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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh

I confess to having no clinical or medical training, but my reading of some of the literature increasingly tells me that laughter, and the hormones that trigger it, is a powerful healing and comforting tool that serves to help us cope with stress, anxiety, trauma and the challenges associated with living and navigating modern life. 

No jab, no jive?

No jab, no jive if you want to go to a festival, what the? This is blackmail by the...

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

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.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety...

Strange strategy

The strategy applied by Byron Shire Council (BSC) since 2002 is bemusing at best. Firstly a position was created by...

Stories about "Bluesfest":

Bluesfest 2021 cancelled, 2022 event announced

With all of NSW in an extended lockdown and the state's premier saying she didn't expect COVID-19 vaccination targets to be realised until October or November, Mr Noble on Tuesday announced Bluesfest's October 2021 event was off.

Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead this time is once again being asked.

Interview with Emily Wurramara

Emily Wurramara’s childhood was one of water and music. Growing up on Groote Eylandt her days were filled with travel, fishing and extended family, and a mother telling stories of dreams and dolphins that would one day become the seeds of Emily’s music.

Don’t Give Up Your Day Job: Scott Owen, The Living End

Legendary band member of The Living End, one of Australia’s foremost musical exports, Scott Owen can usually be seen climbing the heights of his double bass on stage during high octane live sets

Midnight Oil to launch their new album at Bluesfest

The official launch of Midnight Oils new album will take place at this October’s rescheduled Bluesfest on Friday 1 October.

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the October long weekend -  Friday,...

Empanadas and community spirit in wake of cancelled Bluesfest

With a collective sigh of disbelief and disappointment we processed the news that Bluesfest was cancelled

Local Mayors and MPs call for JobKeeper extension for Northern Rivers

Calls by Byron Shire Council Mayor Simon Richardson for are specific JobKeeper extensions have been supported by Lismore City Council Mayor Vanessa Ekins, Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Green), Lismore MP Janelle Saffin (Labor) and Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor).

Bluesfest stallholders win case

A group of stallholders have won their case against Bluesfest Services Pty Ltd in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Bluesfest drops big 2021 lineup

Bluesfest say they have released their largest ever first artists announcement.

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I have it, it’s called true...

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...