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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. 

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

Rip Starters light up twilight cricket

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Cinema: Seriously Red

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Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

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Stories about "alcohol free zones":

Alcohol free zones extended in Ballina Shire

A group of theoretically temporary alcohol-free zones in Lennox Head, Alstonville, Ballina and Wardell have been extended until 2025, despite rumblings of discontent from some Ballina councillors.

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Busy weekend for Tweed Byron police

Drink-driving, assault, alcohol-free zones and the ongoing risk of COVID-19 all appear in local police news for the start of the holiday period.

‘Drunk and disorderly’ revellers in Byron Bay

A man was assaulted in Apex Park in the early hours of Sunday morning while another man was arrested for vandalising signs. But the most pervasive problem facing Byron Bay police is the number of people ignoring the town’s alcohol-free zones.

Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve goes alcohol free

If you are planning to give up the booze over new year we’ve found just the place for you: Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve will be an alcohol-free zone on Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Australia Day.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.