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Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

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Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Man charged with assault after death at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

My own pandemic imaginations

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The New Resilience

Resilience is dead. The word has been overused. Some may say the word is no longer resilient. We broke it. It’s unfortunate because it was a really good word.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Matthew O’Reilly, Greens candidate 2021

Both Basil Cameron and Cate Coorey have done a terrific job on Byron Council as progressive councillors unaligned with any political party.

I was really pleased to see in Basil’s letter (10 March) that he has not disagreed with the substance of my letters and comments over the last couple of months. The only issues he raises relate to historical accuracy.

He was right in drawing attention to the many non-Greens progressives who have contributed to Byron Shire over the years, but for clarification, no-one in the Byron Greens has ever claimed a majority on Byron Council despite this often being misrepresented.

He is, however, wrong about the Byron Greens being at war. We naturally have policy disagreements but one of the great things about the Byron Greens is that our members get together regularly and discuss those issues like mature adults. Our breadth of views is similar to that of the diverse community we represent.

If my only comments that needed correcting are about the green credentials of past councillors then it is clear that Basil and the New Byron Greens team are in agreement on a very large number of issues.

In my past letter I bemoaned the loss of organisational and historical memory from Council. Basil is a clear exception to that.

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