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New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

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Always full of surprises

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Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Comedic paranoia

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Strange strategy

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A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

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New Mullum Indian

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The Bangalow CWA branch is way more than tea and scones. The branch has a strong commitment to the CWA of NSW’s call for urgent action on homelessness in regional areas.

In 2018 the branch took a motion to the State Conference seeking the policy of CWA of NSW: to campaign for specific housing options for older women faced with homelessness or a housing crisis. The motion was passed unanimously and is now CWA policy. The 2021 State-wide Awareness Week campaign calling for urgent action on social and affordable housing options in rural and regional NSW is owing, in part, to the work and advocacy of Bangalow CWA branch.

On a practical level, over the past six years the branch has donated significant funds to local services supporting people living in vulnerable housing circumstances. The branch financially assists SHIFT, Liberation Larder, One Roof Byron and the Winsome Hotel Soup Kitchen in Lismore on a regular monthly basis. We have also contributed to the newly formed Women’s Village Collective and the Fletcher Street Hub. These substantial funds, are all raised through the sale of members’ handmade goods and homemade treats (including scones).

If you would like to join the CWA of NSW, find a branch near you on cwaofnsw.org.au

Rebecca Dickson, Bangalow CWA

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