Financial Assistance Grant Program has provided local councils with some extra money so that ‘local councils [can] target local priorities'.
Incumbent northern rivers MPs Kevin Hogan (Page, Nationals) and Justine Elliot (Richmond, Labor) have retained their seats after a knife-edge federal election result which could see a hung parliament.
Nimbin’s HEMP Party is urging voters in the Page and Richmond electorates to vote for The Greens in the House of Representatives after receiving no reply from the Nationals and Labor to questions related to ‘the war on drugs’.
The North Coast Primary Health Network has been selected as one of four lead sites across Australia to implement a new suicide prevention program if the Coalition is returned on Saturday.
The number of apprenticeships in the Page electorate has fallen by 31.5 per cent in two years, according to Federal Department of Education figures. Federal Labor candidate for Page Janelle Saffin said the drop in numbers equated to 666 apprenticeships, with the figures replicated across Australia.
The next federal government must address the youth unemployment crisis in the Page electorate, which has left 21.6 per cent of young people out of work, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
The last few days before the July 2 federal election will see more high profile politicians in the Richmond and Page electorates in an effort to shore up last minute voter support.
The Greens candidate for Page Kudra Falla-Ricketts joined residents of the lower Clarence in a pop up protest against a proposal for industrialisation of the Port of Yamba. Developers are currently lobbying government to allow the construction of a large industrial port in the Clarence River estuary.
Supporters of a rail trail between Casino and Murwillumbah have been buoyed by positive responses from candidates in the federal election.
The three leading candidates in the Page electorate have all indicated they would like to see a federal Bill of Rights. The chorus of agreement came at a meet the candidates forum in Casino this morning.
Volunteers will be doorknocking throughout the Page electorate on 26 June as part of the grassroots campaign against proposed cuts to Gonski funding.
Page MP Kevin Hogan and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced funding of $2 million to upgrade local roads.
A skatepark for Broadwater, an adventure playground for Woodburn and a study into a rail trail between Casino and Lismore are among promises made by Labor candidate for Page Janelle Saffin.
Jobs will again be the focus on the election trail as Malcolm Turnbull heads to the NSW north coast today, but this time with a $25 million pledge.
The three main contenders for the seat of Page will face the scrutiny of arts lovers at a specially convened candidates’ forum next week.
Wooden bridge replacements across Kyogle Shire will be fast-tracked by a re-elected Coalition Government, following a $2 million commitment from The Nationals Member for Page Kevin Hogan.
Last week they were at each other’s throats over mobile phone black spots. This week, the major parties have turned their attention to broadband, or what passes for that on the NSW north coast.
Millions of voters aren't expected to wait until polling day to deliver their verdict on three years of coalition government.
Labor's Page candidate Janelle Saffin has promised $300,000 over three years for the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.
Two things you can invariably find agreement on among rural residents, especially during an election campaign: poor internet speeds and patchy mobile phone reception.
Lismore City Hall seemed an optimistic choice of venue for Tuesday night’s Page candidates’ forum, hosted by GetUp. But it was almost full, perhaps surprisingly given the state of roads after Saturday’s storms.
The Knitting Nannas Against Gas are holding a ‘fluffy lock-on’ outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office at 2pm today in protest against the Baird government’s new anti-protest laws.
Six candidates for the Federal seat of Page will front voters at an information session in Lismore next Tuesday. Organised by the online lobby group GetUp, the candidates forum is one of just three being held in New South Wales in the lead-up to the election.
Page MP Kevin Hogan has defended the roll-out of the National Broadband Network in the region saying it should be completed by the end of 2017. Labor candidate Janelle Saffin this morning challenged Mr Hogan and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce to come clean on the state of the rollout.
The Coalition government says that, if re-elected, it would provide $250,000 for Bangalow Weir’s restoration and upgrade and a whopping $1.4 million towards making Oakes Oval a world class sporting arena.