Government delivers for Defence families

FEDERAL member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the launch of the Government’s National Australian Defence Force (ADF) Family Health Program. “Our defence personal and their families play a crucially important role not only in defending our nation but also in times of natural emergencies,” Mr Hogan said. “This program acknowledges the service and sacrifice…

Let's light the Lantern Parade's way home

NOW in its 20th year, the iconic and award-winning Lismore Lantern Parade is asking the community to help to secure its future and light its way home. Parade’s founder Jyllie Jackson said LightnUp, the community arts organisation that stages the annual Lantern Parade, was told last year that it had to leave its rented premise…

Business confidence soars in Page

BUSINESS confidence across the Northern Rivers has soared since the election of the Coalition Government, a Griffith University/Northern Star survey published yesterday (4/02/2014) has found. The quarterly poll conducted last month revealed 72% of respondents said the new Federal Government had given them more confidence about the future of their businesses, with many now planning…

First repeal day to cut red and green tape

THE cost of doing business and creating jobs is about to get a lot cheaper for businesses and not-for-profit organisations in Page, with the Federal Government announcing its first ‘repeal day’  as part of its commitment of cutting $1 billion in red and green tape. Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan said ineffective and inefficient…

Light at the end of St Helena tunnel

TODAY’S breakthrough of the northbound tunnel through St Helena Hill marks another major milestone in the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale. The Federal Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, joined the Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, and   the New South Wales Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay, to mark the occasion.…