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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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Banned bunnies

Did you know that pet bunnies are banned in Queensland? But not in New South Wales! We’ve all seen the...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Byron’s vaccination level one of the lowest in NSW

The Byron Shire has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination levels in the state, according to Federal Government figures, suggesting that a significant proportion of the community may be reluctant to get the jab.

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

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.

Stories about "dog owners":

Win for dog walkers at Evans Head

Evans Head’s Airforce Beach will see and extension to its off-leash dog walking zone by 230m to the south, towards Main Beach, lengthening the total dog walking area from 1.45km to 1.68km.

Dogs attack bush wallaby on Byron’s beach

Two dogs attacked a bush wallaby at the 'no dog area' of the beach, approximately 250m north of Elements of Byron Resort, last Wednesday.

Dog kills wallaby joey

Judith Addison, Byron Bay A swamp wallaby was chased from the beach into the ocean by a cattle dog on Belongil beach last Wednesday. The wallaby...

Welcome to pooch poo beach!

Annie Te Whiu, Myocum. I am lucky enough to call Brunswick Heads beach our 'local'. Like you, I think it's one of the most beautiful...

Dog owners also abused

S. Mabbutt
, Soutth Golden Beach. As a dog owner in this beautiful town I often feel like a second class citizen. I've been abused and shouted at as my dog has peed, sat in the water (in doggy legal bits) or walked on a lead with flowers round her neck.

Irresponsible dog owners

Ralph and Rennie Johnston, South Golden Beach. I'm trying to get my head around the rationale of the persistent local dog owners that use the no-dog beach zones.

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...