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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

Stories about "Cross Border Commissioner":

NSW Premier Perrottet announces its time to ‘open up’

There were 587 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Eight people died with two...

Pandemonium predicted if there is no regional roadmap to recovery

Tweed Mayor Chris Cherry has called out new NSW Deputy Premier Peter Toole’s assertion that it has been difficult to get the regions to...

How is your business being affected by the Queensland border closure?

Businesses in the Northern Rivers and southern Queensland are being asked to do a short survey on how the border closure is affecting their businesses.

Calls for a Northern Rivers border zone to ease Queensland restrictions

With Sydney COVID-19 case increasing, and the Sydney lockdown extending local Labor MP Justine Elliot and some local Mayors and Councillors have called on fellow Liberal and Nationals state MPs to support a Northern Rivers border checkpoint ‘to keep our community safe and to protect local jobs and businesses’.

NSW Cross Border Commissioner replaced

The replacement of the NSW Cross Border Commissioner has sparked accusations of a failed policy from state Labor candidate for Tweed, Ron Goodman.

Cross Border Commission a failure: ALP

Documents obtained under freedom of information show the Cross Border Commission has so far cost NSW taxpayers more than $700,000 – with nothing to show for it, according to the ALP.

‘Pistols at dawn’ over daylight saving

Tweed Labor hopeful Ron Goodman says Queensland should adopt daylight saving but Nationals sitting member Geoff Provest says he supports an alternative mooted by the cross border commissioner.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.