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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.

Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

NEFA calls on State Government to implement recommended protection for State Forests devastated by the Black Summer Fires.

Stories about "police brutality":

Police watchdog finds Byron officer assaulted teen

The Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has found that a NSW Police Force officer who inflicted multiple baton strikes on a naked 16 year old male in Byron Bay on 11 January 2018 used excessive force. 

Local hearing into violent arrest impossible because of ‘staffing, security’ issues, police watchdog says

The NSW police watchdog says it considered having a local public hearing into the violent arrest of a naked 16-year-old in the Shire, but decided not to because of 'staffing, security and availability of premises'.

Police involved in violent Byron Bay arrest to face public hearing

The NSW police watchdog will hold a public hearing next week to determine whether or not the officers who forcefully arrested a naked, 16-year-old youth in Byron earlier this year engaged in 'serious misconduct'.

Greens police meeting out of order, says ALP candidate

Ballina’s Deputy Mayor Keith Williams taken a swing at Greens MLC David Shoebridge for hosting a public meeting to ‘call police to account’ following recent social media posts of alleged police beatings of drug affected young people in Byron Bay.

Calls for crisis team to address street violence

Disturbed, drug-affected people in our local streets and parks should be assisted by trained mental health professionals, not forcibly arrested by ‘heavy-handed’ police, a local anti-violence campaigner said.

Independent inquiry to be conducted over rough arrest

Update: The investigation of police treatment of a 16-year-old male who was found naked and disorientated in a Byron Bay lane will now be undertaken by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, rather than a senior police officer, as a result of community concerns.

Police deny assaulting woman during Byron Bay arrest

Tweed-Byron police have been forced to deny assaulting a woman they arrested at a Byron Bay beach yesterday (Monday, February 12) after mobile phone footage of the altercation was posted to social media and screened on TV.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday. Member...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’ markets every week. Both Coles and...