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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Government amends Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order

As the spread of fire ants into the north of the state becomes more apparent, the NSW Government has made amendments to the Biosecurity (Fire Ants) Emergency Order in an attempt to stem fire ant migration.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Antonovich inquest delayed again, as new witnesses emerge

The inquest into the kambo-related death of Jarrad Antonovich has taken a surprising turn, with new witnesses coming forward to police. As a result, the rest of the planned dates this week have been abruptly cancelled by the state coroner, with the process set to begin again at Byron Bay Courthouse in late May.

Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

Delivering employment pathways for diverse women

Local organisations in the Lismore electorate can now apply for funding for programs that empower women from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the workforce.

Appointments for free breastscreen van in Mur’bah next month

Around ninety per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

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Nurses and midwives support Gomeroi people in fight against Santos Narrabri Gas Project 

With tensions and gas wells heating up in the Pilliga, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association say they are standing in solidarity with the Gomeroi people in their fight for land rights and opposition of the expansion of fossil fuel extraction in Narrabri, on Gomeroi land.

Nurses and midwives to strike next Wednesday

Adding an exclamation mark to yesterday's announcement that the Greens have introduced a Bill to legislate staff-to-patient ratios for nurses and midwives, public sector nurses and midwives have voted in favour of a 24 hour strike next Wednesday.

NSW Health: industrial action ‘in defiance of orders’

NSW Health has responded to Thursday’s industrial action by the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association saying it was in defiance of orders from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

Occupational violence focus after three NSW nurses stabbed

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has commended efforts by SafeWork NSW in pursuing new measures to prevent occupational violence in the workplace, following the stabbing of three Sydney nurses in May 2019.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?