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January 21, 2022

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

Other News

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Hospitals under strain

With ever increasing pressure on health services across the nation and locally, how are health staff coping – and are there enough ICU beds and ventilators to cope with the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases?

Bioenergy precaution

The notion of ‘Green Energy’ has recently excited business investors and no doubt the public. We need positive solutions...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Though it may be puzzling to some, I am heartened to see that some of the candidates for the upcoming local government elections are able to find common ground and agree on a potential working relationship.

It’s a pity they were attacked from both sides of the political spectrum by existing Councillors, no doubt concerned about their own re-election rather than about what can be achieved for our community by a cohesive and competent Council.

After five years of inaction and infighting, it is about time we had a Council that is collaborative and capable of putting people before politics.

Leonie Davis, Brunswick Heads


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  1. WHATEVER YOU DO DON’T PREFEEENCE PUGH
    In the last Council Labor Councilors Spooner and Hackett voted with the Right wing National Party’s Hunter. They voted pro-development and anti-environment. Pugh will only answer to the Sydney Labor Party and not to the voters of the Shire. Pugh will get more first preferences in the Mayoral race passing Lyon and Swivel but needs their preferences to win Mayor. If you don’t want Labor leave Pugh out of your preferences.

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