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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Stories about "People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia":

Animal abusers: you’re being watched

Ashley Fruno, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia Dear Editor,  Here's a warning to anyone who works in an industry that uses animals:...

Spare a thought for the Christmas turkeys

Jason Baker, director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw had one of his characters make this observation over a century ago, and it remains true.

Wool industry’s bloody image exposed

Jason Baker, campaign director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The latest video exposé of abuse in the wool industry released by PETA US reveals shearers on a massive Australian farm a few weeks ago hurling sheep in the air, slamming them to the floor, kicking them, stamping on a sheep's face and more.

Outrage over Cecil shooting justified

Jason Baker, director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The outrage that erupted worldwide, including in Australia, after Cecil the lion was shot by Walter Palmer, is indicative of the fact that many people are widening their circles of compassion to include animals.

Zoos are prisons: don’t patronise them

Jason Baker, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The birth of a gorilla at Sydney's Taronga Zoo is hardly a cause for celebration.This baby animal has been born into a life of imprisonment as a living display.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...