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Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

As summer approaches

Ah yes, all this death because we could not listen and a bus winding through the renamed country road once a walking track now paved...

Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

Who can I trust?

COVID, WHO SHOULD I TRUST ?   I tend to trust people who care, who demonstrate they have no agenda, but to be...

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

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Payments to state government delayed by Lismore health workers

Inaction on security at the Lismore are Hospital has led to workers imposing bans on the processing of payments for Medicare and private health insurance claims by the Northern NSW Local Health District.

APS welcomes psych services for bush

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) yesterday welcomed the the federal government’s announcement that people living in isolated and rural areas will be able to...

Home visit doctors next on the chopping block?

Doctors performing home visits could be the next casualties of a government looking to find savings in the health budget, putting even more pressure on the region's overstretched emergency departments.

Medicare approves 30-minute breast cancer treatment

An innovative radiotherapy technique that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of early breast cancer will become available and affordable for all eligible women under Medicare from today.

Medicare review ‘not a savings exercise’

Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced a wide-ranging review examining 5500 services subsidised by Medicare but she says it's not all about savings.

Medicare co-payment still on agenda

Health Minister Sussan Ley has met health advocates in Canberra to discuss the future of Medicare and the government's proposed co-payment.

No guarantee co-payment cash for research

There's doubts over whether money raised from a GP co-payment will go to a medical research fund, after the health minister declined to give a guarantee.

Thus Spake Mungo: blitzkrieg on public health care

One of the more irritating aspects of our frequently exasperating Prime Minister is that even when he does a back flip, he doesn’t do it properly.

Medicare works very well, families need it

Mrs Tani Shaw, Ocean Shores. We have a Medicare system which works remarkably well. Please keep it intact.

Soap Box #151: Woolies the healthcare people?

While taking her blood pressure on the run, Mandy muses whether a certain supermarket's foray into healthcare could herald a whole new era for Australian democracy.

Blue skies for Blueberry Fields

Blueberry Fields is very much a family business with father-and-son team Otto and Jasch Saeck working alongside each other on their 160-acre farm at...

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now open to the public. The...

Rancho Relaxo

Although Jane Boniface says that everything she does is ‘a mistake’, she seems to have the knack of turning things to her advantage. When...

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.