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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

Colonisation and invasion didn’t just happen 250 years ago at Botany Bay, it happens every day in a country that has been stolen from the traditional owners.

Sneaky Eats

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

Storylines – Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1972–2022 – the power of patience

As the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy draws near, the attention of the nation is again being drawn to the lawns of Old Parliament House. However, this time the actions of the few do not encompass the views and needs of First Nations people.

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

Slowmo

What a debacle we’re experiencing with this government right now – again. After our PM Slowmo was unable to...

School return comes with COVID-19 measures

Today is the official first day of term one in most NSW schools and as students and parents prepare to start the school year, there are new guidelines in place to manage COVID-19 infections.

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Local Land Services ‘another govt rort’

New rural services are ‘unconstitutional’ and of ‘no value to rural landowners', say opponents of the recently established Local Land Services authority.

Govt under fire over land management services

Previously exempt landowners with properties as small as two hectares will be expected to pay state government levies next year in a shake-up of rural land services.

Land rates gall

Russell Preston, Brisbane. The ‘Battle against LHPA rates’ in The Land November 14 and a letter in the November 28 edition from the principal subject, Howard Furner of Goonengerry, at last exposes the statewide non-compliance in paying these arbitrary rates.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.