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COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

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Childhood sexual assault: healing at Heartfelt house

Moving forward from childhood sexual abuse and creating a positive life is a challenge – supporting people to achieve this is the purpose of Heartfelt House in Wollongbar near Lismore.

Celibacy to blame for priests’ perversions

Darrell Mcdowall, Byron Bay. Cardinal Pell has given evidence at last. The churches, however, like countries, are often deemed more important than the truth. The immoral reasoning that is used for this action is that the whole, or the many, is more important than the individual and therefore the individual may be sacrificed, along with truth.

Cardinal Pell denies bribing victim of pedophile priest

Cardinal George Pell has moved to 'correct the record' after being accused at the sex abuse royal commission of bribing a victim of pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale to keep quiet.

Child abuse inquiry needs more time

The child sex abuse royal commission says it will need to extend its final reporting date by two years to December 2017 to finish its job.

Salvos sorry for abuse ‘greatest failure’

The Salvation Army says abuse at its boys' homes in the 1960s and 1970s are the darkest period in its history in Australia.

Lucas defends abuse actions to inquiry

Senior Catholic official Brian Lucas has told a royal commission he has a problem with being accused of covering up sex abuse by clergy.

Abuse royal commission probes the Vatican

The child sex abuse royal commission has asked the Vatican to produce all documents relating to abuse complaints against its priests in Australia.

Anglican abuse register ‘dysfunctional’

More than 50 files relating to abuse complaints against Anglican church staff in the Grafton Diocese have yet to be added to a central register which is still not fully operational five years after it was set up.

Church to audit child sex abuse settlement

Keith Slater, the former Bishop of Grafton, says he is totally humiliated for personally falling 'very short' in dealing with the victims of sex abuse, including dozens of former North Coast Children's Home residents.

One man’s journey to seek justice from the Catholic Church

It would seem that $55,000 is the amount a child should expect to be paid after a teacher repeatedly plays with his penis

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.