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The Helfgotts and the turtles

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MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

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The prolific anti-fossil fuel campaigners are to meet with Federal Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen to raise concerns over Labor’s Future Gas Strategy.

Reconstruction Authority review submissions deadline extended

The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.

NSW gov’t opens Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

Virtuoso concert pianist David Helfgott and his wife Gillian, who are touring the region, took time out on Friday to relaunch two turtles that had been rehabilitated by Australian Seabird Rescue into the sea at Byron Bay. The turtles were nursed back to health after being found severely emaciated, having swallowed plastic bags that prevented them from ingesting food.

Gillian says she had become a convert to the cause of banning plastic bags after seeing what had happened to the turtles.

After his popular concert in Lismore on the weekend, David will be playing a more intimate one for the residents of the Buttery this evening.

Photo Jeff ‘Loggerhead’ Dawson


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