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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

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Cartoon of the week – 26 January, 2022

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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.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

Sneaky Eats

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

One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

Stories about "developer donations":

Arguments reach boiling point over Tweed Hospital siting

Greens MP Dawn Walker raises questions in parliament over compulsory acquisition of farmland and nature reserve for hospital site while Nationals and Labor trade barbs over alleged favours for political party donors.

Unions cleaner than developers

Bruce Apps, Townsend. On the ABC breakfast show this morning (Tuesday) we had prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his minister Michaelia Cash giving the unions a serve and running them down to the lowest – I am afraid that he is on the wrong tangent.

The Mafia, corruption and development

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay. If you did not see the 4 Corners report on the influence of Calabrian mafia in Australia, you should. A lot of things may begin to make more sense.

Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.