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The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

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Southern Cross University awarded almost $2 million for innovative research

Southern Cross University has received more than $1.94 million in government funding for innovative research at the institution.

Tweed Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

The first meeting of the new Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday afternoon with the induction of the seven elected councillors and the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 

What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 January, 2022

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Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

NEFA calls on State Government to implement recommended protection for State Forests devastated by the Black Summer Fires.

ABC managing director Mark Scott protects the inner-suburban friends of the ABC and once again regional Australia is abandoned like an old TV left on the roadside by a city person with no respect for the country, by targeting regional areas of the ABC for cuts.

Clearly he is being deliberately spiteful against the government at the cost of the nation. The government has to look at ways to address this and it might be that it needs to split the ABC and create a special, independent, regional ABC; it might be that the whiteboard needs to be wiped clean and a whole new ABC drawn up.

The government has the time: split the ABC now and appoint a new managing director for a regional ABC to protect it from selfish inner-suburbanites who have too much already to indulge themselves with.

John Dobinson, Balwyn North, Victoria

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The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

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Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

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