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January 21, 2022

Can you help kids get what they need to start school?

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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.

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The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

COVID strategy

Our PM and premier have decided to fall back on the old ‘Dunkirk Strategy’: Retreat, withdraw and claim a...

Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Can you help kids get what they need to start school?

Operation Backpack will be launched this Monday, 3 January at Lismore Square with St Vincent De Paul Society asking shoppers to buy and donate things that kids need when they start the 2022 school year.

Items needed include pens, lead pencils, highlighters, rulers, erasers, glue sticks, lunch boxes, rolls of clear contact, note pads, water bottles, coloured pencils, pencil cases and backpacks.

‘Lismore Square are excited to partner with St Vincent De Paul to help local families with their back-to-school needs,’ said Elizabeth Fulloon, Centre Manager of Lismore Square.

‘Our donation box in the centre will be available for customers to make contributions and help local children get ready for school.’

Operation Backpack will run from Monday 3 January until Sunday 23 January with all stationary items distributed by St Vincent De Paul once the 2022 school semester begins.

The donation box will be located outside Kmart.


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