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June 15, 2021

How much do you know about koalas?

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It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

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It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

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Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces. 

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

Signs claiming COVID can be spread through vaccination cause a stir in Mullum

At least two Mullumbimby businesses have put up signs asking people who have received the COVID vaccine not to enter because they might 'shed' the virus onto others.

The Greens were at Renewfest last weekend, spruiking their credentials for Council 2021–24 and for Mandy Nolan and her run for the federal seat of Richmond. When Ben and Isabel dropped by the stall on Saturday they gifted Ben a T-shirt and asked him and Isabel to come to Koala Hard Quiz in Mullum on Wednesday, 2 June from 6pm, at the Mullumbimby ex-services club.

The NSW Libs have rammed a new Koala SEPP (State Environmental Planning Policy) through parliament but it’s designed by their dummy-spitting coalition partner, The Nationals. Under this policy our iconic furry friend will be wiped out.

Koala facts

Join your local Greens, and State MP Tamara Smith and Cate Faehrmann MLC when they go head-to-head on a Koala Hard Quiz, hosted by Greens Candidate for Richmond, Mandy Nolan.

How much do you know about koalas?

Do you know why they like to hug trees?

What was the name of the plush 1984 Aussie Olympic Mascot? 

What year did the last Koala SEPP end? 

Opening with some hard facts from Cate Faehrmann about what our koalas are facing, this is a fundraiser for the local Council campaign, to be held from 6pm, 2 June at the Mullumbimby ex-services club. Pick up a ticket at: www.greens.org.au.


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