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September 17, 2021

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How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

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Following the lead of Western Australia and Victoria

Following the leads of Western Australia and Victoria by adopting a plan to phase out logging of public native forests, is what a local alliance is asking of the NSW Government.

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Will Sydney’s trash be Richmond Valley’s ‘treasure’

Richmond Valley Council say they have welcomed an announcement by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the Minister for...

COVID is here to stay

As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion. Initially...

Puritanical wellness

I am getting a little tired of the sweeping statements trotted out about the ‘allopathic medical establishment’ and its...

Definition

I really like The Echo’s new word invention: Freedumb (noun) 1. The belief that your right to personal freedom outweighs...

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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child Sexual Abuse investigated 1006 alleged...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.