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Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

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Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

NSW Labor’s mental health reform aims to streamline agencies

Despite the presence of many high-quality services, the difficulties involved in navigating the mental health system as a whole can make seeking help a distressing experience rather than a therapeutic one.

David – ‘self-hating Jew’

I am overwhelmed by the vitriol hurled at the 'self-hating Jew' David Heilpern by the letter writers in last...

Exploring the history of women in music

Following an overwhelming response from audiences and critics alike, Lady Sings The Blues is back with ‘Volume 2’, promising an even more exhilarating journey through the history of music as shaped by legendary women.

Tyalgum Music Festival will be awesome

An opera, a jazz night, a string quartet, mythical creatures, QCGU talent, a violin and piano recital, a wind quintet from Los Angeles and a harp – what more could you need for a fabulous weekend of music?

Arabs rights

Regarding Heilpern’s article: 1. Not a token of non-Jews serve in the army. By and large the whole Muslim...

Stories about "koala death":

Want to save the koala? Slow down and keep your dogs inside

At least 30 koalas have been hit by cars or attacked by dogs across the Northern Rivers since mid-July and Friends of the Koala and Tweed Council are calling for people to slow down and contain their dogs overnight.

Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest condemned over koala vote

Federal Labor MP for Richmond Justine Elliot has joined the condemnation of the NSW Liberal and National parties over the approval of the legislation that will reduce koala protection in NSW.

Are the new koala habitat rules enough protection?

Tensions are rising over protecting koala habitat, and therefore koala lives, as preparations are made to log Braemar State Forest, south of Casino.

Two more dead: what can you do to help koalas?

Are you keen to help stop the killing of your local koalas?

Control your dogs – they’re killing koalas

Dog owners are being asked to keep dogs restrained following the death of two koalas and a joey that were killed by roaming dogs at Southern Cross University's campus in East Lismore.

Koalas under threat – rally this Sunday

Deforestation is the number-one cause of extinctions in NSW and koalas are under threat from every direction – logging, housing development, the Pacific Highway just to name a few. Take action this Sunday at the #SaveOurKoala rally in Lismore.

Byron Bay koala found dead

A dead koala was found in the early hours this morning on Jonson Street in Byron Bay opposite the Byron Bay Ex-Services Club.

Putting koalas first: Towards zero deforestation

The NSW Nature Conservation Council are calling for community action to protect old-growth forests and are coordinating a series of free workshops, the Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow, across the north coast and NSW.

Ten koala deaths in three days on North Coast

Friends of the Koala reports that despite its campaign to prevent koala extinction on the North Coast, 12 sick, injured and dead koalas were brought to its Care Centre within the space of three days this week.

Healthy lifestyle program for Lismore and Tweed families

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that families can access support to build healthy habits together, including tips and assistance for getting active, healthy eating and overall wellbeing.

Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.