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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.

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Editorial: Dear Committee Secretariat

The federal Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a new inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print...

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

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...

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption: what comes next?

The powerful volcanic eruption was captured in amazing detail, yet remains shrouded in mystery. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga...

Bioenergy precaution

The notion of ‘Green Energy’ has recently excited business investors and no doubt the public. We need positive solutions...

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Stories about "northern rivers floods":

Casino flooded: 100mm of rain in an hour

Flash flooding hit Casino yesterday, with water seeping into homes and businesses after more than 100mm of rain fell in less than an hour.

Nats leader grilled over March flood

NSW Nationals leader and deputy premier John Barilaro faced tough questions at a Senate estimate hearing last week over his government’s response to the ex-Cyclone Debbie in March.

Byron, Ballina flood funds to manage future risk

State and federal governments need to fund infrastructure upgrades before disaster events according to local experts dealing with the after effects of Cyclone Debbie.

Recent rains test new flood response for Billinudgel

Recent heavy rains have allowed the Byron council and SES to demonstrate some of the changes that they are making in relation to flood responses in the north of the shire following the flood meeting on June 1.

Worst of the weather has passed, says bureau

Updated 4.15pm, Tuesday June 13: The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has cancelled its severe weather warning for the northern rivers as the coastal low trough continues to move north into south-east Queensland.

Wilsons Creek residents fear flooding could destroy bridge

Byron Shire Council is in a wrangle with residents of Parmenters Road, Wilsons Creek, who say a large tree threatens to take out a bridge, cutting off access to seven residences.

Review your flood plans: SES

Updated, Monday 8.30am: The Richmond-Tweed SES is encouraging northern rivers residents to review their flood plans after 296 millimetres of rainfall was recorded during the 56 hours to 5am Monday over the Richmond and Wilsons River valley.

Disaster recovery payments hang in the balance for Byron shire

Help for residents of Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Billinudgel and other locally affected areas of the Byron Shire still hangs in the balance following cyclone Debbie.

Marshalls Creek flooding very real

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel.  I respond to the letter Flood disease affecting people’s thinking by Matthew Lambourne, Echonetdaily May 21. I refute what he said and in...

Flood disease affecting people’s thinking

Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby. Reports are emerging that the recent flood in the Marshalls Creek area has led to the emergence of a most peculiar disease....

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.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.