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Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

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Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to....

Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

Stories about "aged care":

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged the Federal Government to adopt...

Restrictions put in place for Northern NSW Local Health District facilities

In response to the latest cases of COVID-19 detected in the Brisbane community, hospitals in Northern NSW Local Health District are restricting entry for visitors who have been in the Greater Brisbane area.

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Voluntary lockdown and getting ahead of the curve

A Byron Bay aged care centre has gone into voluntary lockdown as a precautionary measure to protect residents and staff from COVID-19.

Should all states adopt Queensland’s measures for aged care?

With residents in aged care facilities making up the vast majority of overall deaths from COVID-19, is it time that we turned our attention to focus more on how we can stop the virus killing our elders?

Dementia help sheets to navigate COVID-19

Many aged care facilities have stopped residents leaving the premises. Many have reduced visits to one person per day, for one hour a day, and many have closed their doors entirely to outside visitors, including family, and this is causing distress for many aged folk.

Are residents at risk at Feros nursing home in Bangalow?

Understaffing at the Feros Care nursing home in Bangalow has become so bad that the care and safety of residents is regularly being neglected, according to staff and people who have had loved ones living in the home.

Job cuts to aged care in Lismore

Twenty-five jobs will be cut and another 60 workers will have their hours reduced at the Uniting Caroona aged care facility in Goonellabah according to the Health Service Union.

Catholic Healthcare defends decision to remove workers holidays

Accusations that Catholic Healthcare, who run Coolamon Villa aged care in Mullumbimby, are removing a weeks holidays from aged care staff unfairly have been rebutted.

Coolamon aged care workers stripped of holidays

Aged care workers at Mullumbimby are among 500 workers in NSW who have been stripped of their annual leave entitlements by Catholic Healthcare's word games.

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.