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Byron Shire
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South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

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Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Stories about "hospital waiting times":

Year-long wait for colonoscopy at Lismore Hospital

A 52-year-old West Ballina grandmother faces an anxious wait of up to a year to discover whether she has colon cancer after she was told by Lismore Base Hospital that was the earliest date she could expect to have a colonoscopy despite her sister having the condition.

Patients waiting too long at Ballina Hospital: ALP

Waiting times at Ballina Hospital’s emergency department are too long and the state government is to blame for ripping up to $3 billion in funding out of the health department, according to shadow health minister Walt Secord.

Hospital waiting times are improving

The average person attending Lismore Base Hospital will have to wait two hours 45 minutes to be seen, according to statistics for July to September released by the Bureau of Health Information this week.

Waiting times threaten patient recovery

Allied health services at hospitals around the region are at breaking point, according to the Health Services Union, with The Tweed Hospital among the worst hit.

Hospital waiting times improve – slightly

Emergency waiting times at crowded Lismore Base Hospital improved in the quarter to June 30, according to new statistics just released by the Bureau of Health Information.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...

IPC fails at reducing emissions: report

A NSW planning commission tasked with assessing large fossil fuel projects has been found to have ‘comprehensively failed’ in mitigating greenhouse emissions, according to a report published by Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe.