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August 11, 2022

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Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

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Tragedy of the commons

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Increase in Reef coral cover comes with a warning

As we witness the ongoing destruction of the Great Barrier Reef by global warming and climate change, new data showing an increase in coral cover in some areas of the Reef is promising news.

Natural probiotics for longevity

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A well-thought-out blend

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Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

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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Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

Byron Council’s decision to approve a controversial mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads that would include the town’s first underground car park could be overturned at this week’s meeting, with a group of councillors moving a rescission motion.

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.