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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

Caper Byron – it’s going to be food bliss!

Caper Byron Bay; Our Food and Culture Festival has launched their first program, inclusive of more than 30 diverse...

It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

The Irukandjis sting in USA

Australia's national surfing team the Irukandjis have won a silver medal overall at the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games which just wrapped up at Huntington Beach, California.

Party with a conscience

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink – the party with a conscience, is on this weekend at the Billi Pub. DJs...

Stories about "Medicare":

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.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.