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#Fridays4Forests take koala and forest protection to Sydney 

#Fridays4Forests has now expanded to Sydney with a community action outside Parliament House Sydney.

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

World Localisation Day, June 25

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating World Localisation Day (WLD), on Saturday June 25 at The Farm in Byron Bay.

Cudgera Creek Agricultural Food Hub extension of DA condition taken to workshop

A request for an extension of time for the development application for the proposed Cudgera Creek Agricultural Food Hub that relies on an allocation of 100ET Wastewater Entitlements was deferred to a workshop.

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Lismore mental health unit to get overdue upgrade

Four years after the death of Miriam Merten at Lismore Base Hospital mental health unit, the state government has announced a $1.2 million upgrade of its facilities.

Avoidable death of person with Down syndrome at Byron Central Hospital triggers inquest

A 50-year-old man with Down syndrome has died after he was found by security outside Byron Central Hospital when he was supposed to be receiving oon-on-one care.

Justice Action calls for external overview of mental health

The NSW minister for Health is refuting claims by Justice Action that the 19 recommendations from the review following the death of Miriam Merten at Lismore Hospital would not prevent this event recurring again.

Merten death review won’t prevent another death

The Justice Action group, a community group of solicitors and mental health advocates, have said the review of the death of patient Miriam Merten at Lismore Hospital is a ‘whitewash’.

Public health care forum in Lismore tomorrow

A NSW parliamentary committee will hold a public forum in Lismore on Tuesday (October 24) following the death in care of Miriam Merten in the Lismore Base Hospital mental health ward in 2014.

Labor wants north coast hearings for mental health care inquiry

Shadow minister for mental health Tania Mihailuk called on the NSW Government to set public hearing dates in Lismore and across the north coast for its inquiry into care of mental health patients during a visit to the region yesterday.

Govt mental health review ‘a claytons inquiry’

A Ballina health practitioner has described the state’s recently announced review into mental health services as sweeping the problem under the carpet and is calling for local residents to contact their local MPs about it.

Nurses welcome review following Lismore Hospital death

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has welcomed the NSW Government's independent review into seclusion, restraint and observations in the state’s mental health system following the 2014 death of patient Miriam Merten at the Lismore Base Hospital’s mental health unit.

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.