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Pushing-Up for mental health in June
Australia’s largest fitness-based mental health event, The Push-Up Challenge, is back in 2023, encouraging Australians to push for better mental health.
Emergency Services training at Lismore today
From 10am to 1pm today you may well hear and see lots of sirens and flashing lights at the Lismore Regional Airport.
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: When your home is a prison
When a 95-year-old woman is tasered in her nursing home, it’s clear our aged care system is broken. It’s clear also that our policing methods aren’t far behind. Clare Nowland was on a walking frame, she has dementia, and she was clearly frail. Somehow the police ascertained she was a violent threat and tasered her.
Gov’t rental figure for first temporary housing village revealed
The Ballina Shire Council has finally revealed it received $100,000 in rent for the Wollongbar emergency housing village.
One year in, and federal Labor lacks the ticker for big picture challenges
The budget didn’t cause a ripple of anxiety among well-heeled Australians, big business or Murdoch shock jocks, and that was the precise intention of Treasurer Jim Chalmers. It was basically business as usual
DV reoffence reduced by electronic ankle devices
Reductions in reoffence and new offences have been identified as a result of NSW domestic violence offenders wearing electronic ankle devices in the first year of release from prison.
Firearm seized following shooting investigation – Ballina
Investigators have seized a firearm and vehicle following an investigation into an alleged public place shooting at Ballina last month.
Stories about "blocked roads":
Ballina area weather impacted roads
Ballina Shire Council is asking all motorists to be vigilant and take care following heavy rainfall and more on the way.
A gem among the many incredible natural wonders of the Northern Rivers
Eve Jeffery - 1
The Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin called a local tourist spot is 'a gem among the many incredible natural wonders of the Northern Rivers' as she announced two reserves in the Lismore region will be upgraded.
Vale George Davidson OAM former Tweed Shire Councillor
A funeral will be held today for George Davidson OAM who was once a Tweed Shire Councillor and a passionate advocate for the Tweed.
3.8ML earthquake hits Melbourne’s northern suburbs
Eve Jeffery - 0
Residents in Melbourne and the northern suburbs were woken in the middle of the night as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the darkness radiating out from the town of Sunbury, about 41 kilometres north west of the city.
Political comment: International revolving doors
David Lowe - 8
Corruption takes many forms, and has become more refined since the days of brown paper bags. In Australia, we have lobbyists, interests and politicians, with the traditional dividing lines between these three now all but invisible, and numerous examples of people moving from one position to another, and then back again, as they prioritise personal gain over what's best for the country.