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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

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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

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.