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Stories about "NSW drought":
The bush, the forests, the animals, and the people of NSW – make that Australia – have been enduring the back to back impacts of flood, drought, fire, flood, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. What could make this any worse?
The rainforests of north-east NSW have been ravaged by both fire and drought leaving animals packed into the remaining areas. The NSW government is being called on to put in place real protection for what is left.
Lismore and Richmond Valley drought affected communities have now had the drought communities fund extended to their areas.
Locals are putting their money where their mouths are and continuing to raise funds to help drought stricken communities. From donating auction items for fundraisers to Kerry O'Brien interviewing drought affected farmers everyone is coming on board.
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 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'.