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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Taxi stolen at knifepoint in Tweed Heads

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

Sneaky Eats

Sandra Haslam There are times when the fullness of living life squeezes our ability to create our own nutritious and...

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

Meet the new Byron Chamber president

Jason Bentley, founder and owner of Art & Wine Co Byron Bay & AURORA AR/VR, has taken the reins as president of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Stories about "Clive Palmer":

Editorial – Fake, fumbling and fabricated

Morrison’s incompetence, however, is epic; it seems to derive from his belief that God has appointed him to rule in these end times, so that it is impossible for him to be wrong.

Framing the guilty: Uluru deniers, banksters, Dutton’s spies

The Liberal bullies and the Murdoch-Costello press have jammed their frame around indigenous recognition, and it boils down to 'we will decide what you can have, and it’s probably going to be bugger-all'.

Refinery fears after Palmer court loss

Clive Palmer's Mineralogy has lost its bid for an immediate royalty payment from CITIC, with ramifications for his Yabulu nickel refinery in Queensland.

The Clive and Jacqui Show proves a study in contrasts

While much of the media's attention on Monday was focused on the prime minister furiously stabbing the reset button other, more substantial, events were playing out, writes Crikey's Bernard Keane.

China wants to take over Australia: Palmer

The outspoken Palmer United Party leader has accused the Chinese of being "mongrels" who want to take Australia's natural resources for free.

Palmer outsmarts Abbott on carbon tax repeal

Palmer's Abbott-like inconsistency produced extraordinary, shambolic scenes as the government tried desperately to keep up with him. But for the moment, they'll deprive the government of its long-awaited moment.

Carbon tax likely to be scrapped in days

The government has won support from key new crossbench senators to force the carbon tax repeal before the Senate.

Draconian controls

Anton Vanderbyl, Palmwoods. If you are still perplexed by the antics of Clive Palmer and Al Gore, then try viewing it from the context of United Nations Agenda 21; it may make more sense.

Climate-doubting coal baron saves wind and solar

So what just happened there? That was the first, second and third reaction of the extraordinary sight of Clive Palmer – he of the outstanding carbon tax bills, dismissive of climate science and renewables, the promoter of a massive coal mine, proprietor of a dinosaur park and the builder of a replica Titanic – standing side by side with Al Gore, writes Giles Parkinson.

Qld deputy premier details Palmer demands

Clive Palmer has been accused of demanding exclusive control of coal movements in Qld's Galilee Basin in return for stopping his attacks on the government.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.