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What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

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COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

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The federal government wants to hear from landowners who might consider having a radioactive waste dump on their land. Image from econews.com.au
The federal government wants to hear from landowners who might consider having a radioactive waste dump on their land. Image from econews.com.au

Ever dreamt of having a radioactive waste dump in your backyard?

The federal government is considering allowing landowners nationwide to put their hand up to house Australia’s radioactive waste management facility.

Nominations for a volunteer site are open to Aboriginal land councils in the Northern Territory under the National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012.

But a nationwide process could be opened.

If it is, landowners in all states and territories will be able to volunteer a site, which will be chosen only if it can fulfil strict environmental requirements.

Interested parties have until November 10 to comment on the proposal. For more information: https://consult.industry.gov.au.


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