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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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Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Police appeal for missing woman

Lismore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Missing Person, Emily Eden Lazzaroni.

Engineering ‘solutions’ won’t get us out of this mess

Engineering works have been proposed to mitigate the extreme flooding experienced in Lismore in February and March 2022.

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.

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.

Coalition policy

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Des Bellamy, PETA Australia, Byron Bay

Taste-testers in London recently sampled the world’s first laboratory-grown hamburger – and proclaimed it a virtual success. Dutch scientist Mark Post, who created the burger, predicts that in vitro meat could be commercially available in as little as 10 years.

Switching to in vitro meat will help stop animal suffering, reduce carbon emissions, conserve land and water, and make the food supply safer. Scientists even say that laboratory-grown meat will require up to 60 per cent less energy than conventional meat.

And eating meat that was created from stem cells in a sterile laboratory seems much more appetising than eating the dismembered body parts of pigs, chickens, cows, and other animals who are raised in filthy factory farms and slaughtered on killing floors that are covered with blood, vomit, urine, and faeces. That is just plain sick.

But don’t worry if you don’t want to eat in vitro meat, or animal flesh. Great-tasting mock meats and other vegan foods are readily available in local supermarkets, health food stores, and restaurants. Give them a try.


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