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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Aborting Freedom

Why are women still having to fight for bodily autonomy? What’s happening in the US right now could have more sinister implications for the reproductive rights of women all around the world. And let’s be clear, data from the World Health Organisation shows that banning abortion has no effect on abortion rates throughout the world. It does however have an impact on women’s safety and their mortality. 

Work repairing landslips on Tweed’s Scenic Drive won’t start before June

Geotechnical assessments have now been completed for the two landslips near Simpson Drive and Warringa Drive on Scenic Drive at Bilambil Heights.

What happens after two years?

The recent floods have left many people homeless. Trying to address this problem, local councils have waived some of...

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Wallaby death SGB

To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South...

Help Seabird Rescue help wildlife tomorrow night!

2022 marks thirty years since Lance Ferris established the charity Australian Seabird Rescue, rescuing pelicans in the Richmond River. Now it's time to celebrate and help ASR help local wildlife.

Recent floods and big swells have created hazardous conditions on north coast beaches, some already heavily damaged by erosion.

Jimmy Keough, far north coast co-ordinator of Surf Life Saving NSW, says local crews are constantly assessing the situation.

‘We did have very large tides over the flood period as well. So we did have some coastal erosion and on top of that the floodwater has seen large amounts of debris washed up onto the beach,’ he told ABC radio this morning.

He said the most dangerous beaches are on the Tweed, particularly the bars.

Big surf combined with sunny weather at last added up to an extremely busy day for the state’s surf life savers yesterday, with a record number of 774 rescues in NSW.


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