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November 30, 2022

National Carers Week 

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Pod homes for Lismore ready for residents

The Southern Cross University temporary housing site is now officially operational and serving as a home for flood affected Lismore locals.

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The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

Woman charged following house fire – Murwillumbah

A woman will face court today charged following a house fire in Murwillumbah.

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously...

Five men charged with child sex offences, Gold Coast

Queensland Police say five men have been charged with multiple child sex offences following a joint investigation by officers from Argos and the Gold Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit.

It’s National Carers Week, focusing on the diversity of primary carers and their caring roles. 

Anyone at any time may become an unpaid carer. Their outstanding commitment, made more challenging by Covid, deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated. 

With no formal training, the more than 2.7 million carers in Australia give 36 million hours of care and support every week for family or friends living with disability or illness, or who are frail or aged. This saves the public purse at least $1.1 billion per week. 

These unsung heroes wash bodies, laundry, and dishes; keep appointments, records, and tempers; give medication, time, and hugs; fill forms, fridges, and silences; and deal with doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, My Aged Care, Centrelink, and a lack of sleep. Amidst all this they need support to have a life of their own. Take the time to acknowledge carers for their selflessness – not just this week.

Meg Pickup, Ballina 


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Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

The Boil Water Alert for the village of Nimbin has been lifted, effective immediately – but remains in place for rural users. 

The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

Unsealed roads left off govt road audit

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation say one of the biggest road surveys in regional NSW is now underway – Yet unsealed roads have not been included in the audit.

Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.