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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...

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‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

Labor MP calls Greens election ad ‘untruthful and misleading’

Labor MP calls Greens election ad ‘untruthful and misleading’

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Rob Marks

Rob Marks lives in the Tweed Shire, owns a small business and is running on Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party ticket for the federal seat of Richmond.

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

Barbara Roughan, Relocate Tweed Valley Hospital

In last week’s Tweed Valley Weekly, Geoff Provest is quoted, ‘I am disappointed with the Relocate Team spreading misinformation.’

Health Infrastructure are quoted, ‘if no agreement can be reached on the price of the land at Cudgen, the matter will be referred to the Valuer-General.’

This comes a week after Mr Provest said that the sale could go through as early as the next day. Is this misinformation, given that protracted negotiations are happening and perhaps compulsory site acquisition will have to be done?

Are the Health Infrastructure team guilty of misinformation as well when they will not clearly state that the current Tweed Heads Hospital will close as a hospital? By stating that some out-of-hospital services will be retained, they are deliberately confusing many residents who still believe that they will be able to be treated there. This is not so, as all existing hospital services will be transferred and relocated to the new Tweed Valley Hospital.

Our group of concerned farmers and residents are spreading correct information, trying to reach many older residents who don’t have access to the internet, and who rely mainly on the free papers for their news. We wouldn’t have had to deliver fact sheets to Tweed Shire residents if the truth had been told about the hospital closure from day one.

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Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.