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A looming hospital fiasco?

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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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True lies

Darren Hiller Smith, Mullumbimby May I present some scientifical facts to edumacate readers about how cons-piracy theorists manipulate stuff....

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads

The Northern Beaches hospital was built by public money to the tune of $600m (I have seen the figure of $2.14 billion as the real final cost). Whatever the amount, the cost was at public expense, but handed over to an American multinational company to run for profit.

The beds in the hospital are split 60 per cent public and 40 per cent private.

Parking ranges from 15 minutes free to $20 per day. The company also receives a fee from the government to run the hospital.

Is this to be the fate of the Kingscliff hospital when built? Senior staff have resigned, workers complain of being over-worked through staff shortages.

Are the current reallocations of nursing hours from Murwillumbah hospital a portent of things to come?

We got a lot of sweet talk at the last election about the new hospital from pollies and their local mates.

We should be very afraid for the future of our public heath system, after all, Murwillumbah (population under 10,000) has, from a medical point of view, been declared a city! What’s that all about?

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