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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.

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Casino’s winning tap water ways

Yesterday Casino was announced as the winner of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

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.

Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

Editorial: Dear Committee Secretariat

The federal Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a new inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print...

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.

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

Stories about "single-use plastic bags":

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Nothing fantastic about plastic

I have really cut down on my use of single-use plastic shopping bags. I don’t have a single single-use plastic shopping bag in my shack at the moment. But the planet is still heading for environmental collapse.

Vinnies saves 50,000 plastic bags in three months

Vinnies on the north coast have saved 50,000 single-use plastic bags from going into circulation in just three months.

Mandy Nolans Soap Box: Every bin has a single lining

Just over 12 months ago I stopped using plastic bags. After seeing picture of the devastating impacts one billion-plus bags per day have on our environment. It’s hard to use a plastic bag guilt free one you’ve seen one kill a turtle. Or choke a fish.

Dirt Girl celebrates Mullum store going plastic-bag free

ABC’s Dirt Girl and  our own local Plastic Free Boy will be hitting the green carpet this Saturday, April 7 to celebrate yet another Mullumbimby store that is getting rid of single use plastic bags.

NSW govt urged to ban single-use plastic bags

NSW Labor has stepped up its calls on the Berejiklian government to follow Queensland's lead in banning single-use plastic bags from July 1 this year.

Move to get tourists to go plastic bag-free

Plastic Free Byron have officially launched their Byron Borrow Bag program for accommodation providers operating in Byron Bay. The program was established to deter plastic bag usage in the tourism sector.

Don’t be a sucker – can the single use plastics

Positive Change for Marine Life and Waste Warriors have joined forces to launch their ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’ campaign that focuses on the impacts of plastic straws and other single-use plastic items on the marine environment.

‘Kids for the Future’ campaign started by Plastic Free Boy

Arlian, the Plastic Free Boy, is taking his message about reducing and reusing plastic to local schools and is asking them to get behind his ‘kids for the future’ campaign.

Byron sends a clear message: no more single use plastics

Locals came together at Main Beach recently to send a message to the NSW government to ban single use plastics.

Coorabell Public says ‘Bye bye Plastic Bags’

Bye Bye Plastic Bags began in 2013 in Bali and came to Coorabell Public School last Wednesday to continue putting the message out to young people that we need to reduce our dependence on plastic, especially single use plastics.

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.

Reform needed to deliver electric trucks in Australia

With the aim of getting more electric-powered trucks on Australian roads, the Electric Vehicle Council and the Australian Trucking Association have collaborated to develop the policies necessary to drive Australian trucking into an electric future.

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.