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The zucchini omelette returns!

Victoria Cosford After a near 12-month absence, brother and sister team Rob and Michelle Costanzo from Nomadic Kitchen are coming...

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Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.

More than 80 new Tweed Hospital jobs

The Northern NSW Local Health District is advertising more than 80 full time equivalent roles at the new Tweed Valley Hospital, due to open in mid-May. 

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

Doing it for Dunkley

The eyes of Australia turn this week to the electorate of Dunkley in Victoria, historically the site of the Frankston riot and just down the road from where Harold Holt disappeared. Now it's the location of an all important federal by-election.

The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Stories about "strike":

Nurses rally against pay ‘backflip’ in Lismore

St Vincent’s Hospital nurses from the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will rally this morning in their own off-duty time, after after what they say is a pay deal they were intending to accept was withdrawn at the 11th hour.

Electrical industrial action starts today

Across NSW, crucial renewable energy and power transmission projects worth billions of dollars will be hit with major industrial action as workers ramp up demands for fair pay.


A week of action for Australian universities

The National Tertiary Education Union today begins a week of action against what they say is wage theft, casual employment, stagnant wages and chronic underfunding.

NSW Health: industrial action ‘in defiance of orders’

NSW Health has responded to Thursday’s industrial action by the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association saying it was in defiance of orders from the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

Babies still ignored in NSW hospital staff-patient ratios, say union reps

Babies still don’t count when it comes to NSW Health staff-to-patient ratio calculations, striking health union workers across the region said on Thursday.

Health professionals strike over patient ratios

The continued refusal by the NSW Liberal-Nationals government to mandate more reasonable nursing/midwifery patient ratios has prompted a 24 hour strike by health professionals on September 1 from 7am. 

Road workers strike first time in decades

Road workers, construction crews and other Transport for NSW workers will walk off the job for the first time in decades on Thursday, as frustrations over the NSW Government's effective pay cut boil over.

What will we do when there are no more teachers?

Monash University says that Australia is facing a teacher shortage that has been looming since before the pandemic. A recent paper by University researchers looks at the reasons that teachers were looking to leave the profession prior to the impacts of COVID.

Strike action possible as public sector seeks pay rise 

Wages have been capped for the public sector in NSW, which includes park rangers, school support staff, child protection officers, civilian workers in police, and Service NSW staff and 40,000 prison officers, for 11 years and with rising inflation, they are calling for a ‘Cost of living pay rise. 

Aged care workers to strike over ‘years of neglect’

The United Workers Union have said that an unprecedented aged care strike across Australia tomorrow is the inevitable result of years of neglect of aged care residents and aged care workers.

Bypass the supermarket duopoly

With more and more people feeling the pressures of Australia’s cost-of-living crisis and the government launching investigations into supermarket prices, there has never been...

Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Time to go? The costly impact of climate change on the housing hip pocket

Jennifer Woods had lived in Wagga Wagga her whole life, a single parent of four children, a social worker and no stranger to what life on a floodplain might throw the way of anyone living there: the town has learnt to cope with floods – 60 have been registered since Federation.

More than 80 new Tweed Hospital jobs

The Northern NSW Local Health District is advertising more than 80 full time equivalent roles at the new Tweed Valley Hospital, due to open in mid-May.