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One person is in ICU with covid in the Northern Rivers region

There is one person in ICU in the Northern NSW Local Health District and 23 people in hospital with COVID-19. 

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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.

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Reactivating Lismore with markets

Lismore CBD is about to receive a boost with two of its largest markets coming to Lismore’s CBD to help reactivate local economy and sense of community. 

So Cr Warren Polglase wants Tweed Council to sell off all its landholdings?

I am sure most developers would appreciate the opportunity to buy prime real estate at the bottom of the market. Got any buyers in mind, Warren?

The premier of Queensland flogged off millions of dollars community assets and the electors handed her the greatest political flogging on record in that state. Warren justifies the ‘sell-off by claiming the money could be used to improve infrastructure.

Wouldn’t releasing more prime land to developers increase the demand on infrastructure given that they contribute comparatively very little to infrastructure costs generated under this council’s generous conditions that accompany DA assessment approvals?

Community real estate assets are essential for the provision of future community facilities, such as parks and recreation areas, libraries, sports centres, auditoriums, and local health and community centres etc. This legacy handed to us by the initiative and foresight of the pioneering forefathers of this shire must not be destroyed by those who live to profit from the present.

Margaret Bergan, Kingscliff


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