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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18...

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Stories about "Free Friday":

WIN tickets to see Kate Miller-Heidke

Welcome to Echonetdaily’s Free Friday. Each Friday we give away free tickets or other prizes to lucky subscribers. After a year composing and starring in her award-winning opera The Rabbits, Kate is back on the road.

FREE tickets to award-winning film Tanna

Welcome to Echonetdaily’s Free Friday. This week’s give-away is to the once-only screening of the remarkable film Tanna, which recently won best feature film of International film critics’ week – an independent section of Venice Film Festival.

WIN tickets to see The Nutcracker

Welcome to Echonetdaily’s Free Friday. Each Friday we give away free tickets or other prizes to a lucky subscriber. This week we are lucky enough to have passes to the world`s most popular ballet.

WIN tickets to Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde

We know that some of you are going to be On the Prowl for these tickets and Twistin’ the Night Away if you win them. So if you want to Frankie and Wilbur back where it all began, performing together onstage, get to it!

WIN tickets to Island Vibe and Island Elements festivals

In our biggest-yet Free Friday giveaway, Echonetdaily is offering one lucky subscriber a double pass to not one but two huge events in October: Island Vibe and Island Elements

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.