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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

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Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Stories about "child abuse":

Man charged with indecent assault at Lismore pool

A man will face court after being charged with an alleged indecent assault of a teenage boy at a Lismore swimming pool, while Tweed police are looking for another man who made indecent suggestions to a girl at her home.

Aid agency misconduct claims may not stand up

Doubt has been cast on evidence used by the immigration department to kick nine staff from aid agency Save the Children, who were working with asylum seekers, out of Nauru.

Royal commission to get more time

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he's confident the government will be able to grant the royal commission into child sex abuse request for more time.

Aust police praised for child porn bust

Australian police have played a major role in shutting down one of the world's largest and most sophisticated child pornography operations that had priests,...

Call for submissions on child sexual abuse in out-of-home care

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released its fourth issues paper and is inviting members of the public to...

Telling the HARD Stuff

Mandy Nolan At this year's inaugural Boomerang Festival, actor/writer Tammy Anderson presents the longest running aboriginal play in the country, the critically acclaimed I Don't...

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...