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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

The earliest unequivocally modern human remains in Africa

There may be earlier remains of modern humans – but science is certain about these ones.

Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

Hospitals under strain

With ever increasing pressure on health services across the nation and locally, how are health staff coping – and are there enough ICU beds and ventilators to cope with the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases?

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Stories about "rural land use":

Should secondary dwellings be allowed on small rural properties?

Questions over secondary dwellings on rural land in Tweed Shire will be up for the vote at next week's council meeting.

Construction of rural cabins and farm stays in Acting Mayor’s sights

The practice of building rural cabins and farmstays in order to cash in on tourism in the Shire would be significantly restricted under a proposal to be voted on at this week’s Byron Council meeting.

Ballina to allow dual occupancy on rural land

Ballina Council has voted unanimously to move ahead with plans to allow detached secondary dwellings on rural properties despite a staff recommendation not to proceed.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.