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May 24, 2022

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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round. 

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

A man who was the subject of a rescue operation after jumping into the Tweed River on Thursday night has turned up safe and well.

The man, who was wanted for questioning in relation to a stolen vehicle, was being pursued by police at the time he jumped into the river. He then disappeared without trace.

When a police search failed to find him on Thursday, the SES and Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter were called in to no avail.

In fact the man got out of the river safely on Thursday and was ultimately reported safe by his family on Saturday.

Police said they were relieved he was safe and acting inspector Jason Dowds told local media, ‘Even though we’re chasing him for offences that doesn’t mean we want him to drown in the river’.

They are still anxious to speak to the man about the stolen car.


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Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

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