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Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

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Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

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High, but not high enough, on the country's human rights agenda is the issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Step up, Ben

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Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

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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