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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Tweed River House

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Tamara Smith, Greens candidate for Ballina

In December gas originating from the coal seam gas industry was exported from Gladstone to buyers in Asia for the first time. It’s all part of the industry’s plans to expand this toxic industry across NSW and QLD and jeopardise our land water in the process.

But there’s another consequence of this new plan to export gas from the east coast. The multinational gas companies can command prices up to 300 per cent higher in the Asia-Pacific region than they can in Australia. The effect on the domestic gas market will be a surge in the price of gas for homeowners and businesses, as overseas buyers will pay much more than we do.

Don’t be fooled by industry and politicians’ spin that there’s a shortage of gas in NSW. There’s plenty of conventional gas connected to the east coast from the South Australian desert and Bass Strait. This gas should be reserved for use by Australian customers before it is exported.

Our towns, farmlands and water supplies must not be turned into industrial gas fields so multinational gas companies can export to Asia for massive profits. The Greens are the only party with a policy to ban invasive gas mining across all NSW and transition to 100 per cent renewable energy.


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