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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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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.

Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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.

Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

Hospitals under strain

With ever increasing pressure on health services across the nation and locally, how are health staff coping – and are there enough ICU beds and ventilators to cope with the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases?

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

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Breaking ground on Tweed organics recycling facility

Tweed Shire Council has taken another step towards their long term ‘zero waste’ commitment with work commencing on the new $7 million organic processing facility.

Tweed mayor wins defamation case

Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne has been awarded $45,000 in damages plus costs after winning a defamation case against billionaire developer Bob Ell.

Will Cr Reece Byrnes ‘be responsible for the death of the Pottsville koalas?’

Almost 400 people showed up in support of the koalas and moving the Men's Shed to a better site. The Pottsville concerts is being hailed as a success but it may all come down to the vote of Cr Reece Byrnes.

Tweed mayor welcomed back

Menkit Prince, Uki. A delegation from the community welcomed back Tweed mayor Katie Milne at the last council planning meeting. Cr Milne had been absent for the previous three months due to health reasons and there were fears that she would never return.

Tweed Nats councillors walk out over disputed expense claims

A walkout by the three National Party-aligned councillors during last Thursday’s Tweed Shire Council meeting has riled Greens mayor Katie Milne who raised concerns about two of them for claiming phone and internet expenses without providing the proper paperwork.

Murwillumbah rejects plastic, opts for solar-lit Christmas tree

Tweed mayor Katie Milne has welcomed Murwillumbah business chamber’s move to pull out of a controversial plan to erect huge plastic Christmas trees in CBD areas around the shire at a cost of $60,000.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

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.

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.