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April 12, 2021

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Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

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Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver wins gold 

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver Paul ‘Punchy’ Davis won gold in the 600m paddle board race

Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. 

Lismore Youth Festival going to be epic

Bigger and better than ever, Lismore Youth Festival will take place across multiple venues in Lismore from 14-16 April.

A place like home

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby Why do we always focus on adding new buildings when the conversation turns to affordable housing? Byron Shire...

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Interview with Dan Willis

Dan Willis brings Best of British back to the Byron Comedy Festival. It was a sellout last year, with the audience confirming it as one of the favourite shows of the program. Dan is back – this time with Rory Lowe and John Flynn, and spoke with The Echo…

Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby

David Gilet and I are on the same page when it comes to preventing clean water from gurgling down the drain. Difference is David keeps a bucket by his hot water tap to catch the cold before it turns hot, while I keep a nice little jug on the counter and a watering can nearby. Saved water goes onto potted plants or into the toilet cistern. It’s tragic that potable water is used to flush the toilet. It’s tragic that potable water is used to flush the toilet, but we do our best.

Downstairs in the laundry where the second toilet resides, the grey water goes into the toilet cistern (not the soapy, the rinse water, as I have a septic system – the soapy ends up on the trees). Every little bit helps.


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