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September 17, 2021

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How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

Other News

First day out of lockdown – record high of NSW 1,599 new cases

NSW recorded yet another new record high 1,599 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Puritanical wellness

I am getting a little tired of the sweeping statements trotted out about the ‘allopathic medical establishment’ and its...

Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh

I confess to having no clinical or medical training, but my reading of some of the literature increasingly tells me that laughter, and the hormones that trigger it, is a powerful healing and comforting tool that serves to help us cope with stress, anxiety, trauma and the challenges associated with living and navigating modern life. 

What’s with the bollards?

I completely agree with Clive Jeffery when he points out that the new pedestrian crossing near the Commonwealth Bank...

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Berry bright future

At 25, Sarah Montgomery has her feet planted firmly on the ground and her hands deep in the soil....

Mark Swivel is one of the guest story tellers on Sunday Feb 10 at Stories in the Club

Three guest tellers who will speak at the Stories in the Club on February 10 at the Mullum Services Club are Lyn Carson, Jim Tait, and Mark Swivel.

Organiser Jenni Cargill-Strong says the theme will be ‘What Do You Stand For?’

Featured speakers are newDemocracy founder and academic Lyn Carson. NewDemocracy is an independent, non-partisan research and development organisation.

Mark Swivel runs community legal clinic Barefoot Law and is founder of the political party Together. Mark also moonlights as MC  for Dustyesky. Last year he published Making Australia Slightly Better Than Average Again and will be running as a senate candidate for NSW in the 2019 federal election.

Jim Tait will tell the story of what motivated him to also form a new political party.

His concern for the emerging climate emergency led to his establishing Independents for Climate Action Now (ICAN).

He will be running as a senate candidate for NSW in the 2019 federal election.

The event starts at 4pm and finishes at 5.30pm. For more info visit www.storytree.com.au.


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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

A moment of your life?

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Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.