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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Alcohol free zones extended in Ballina Shire

A group of theoretically temporary alcohol-free zones in Lennox Head, Alstonville, Ballina and Wardell have been extended until 2025, despite rumblings of discontent from some Ballina councillors.

TGA grants Provisional approval of oral COVID-19 treatments

At last, some good news on the COVID front: the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the first oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

Comment: Welcome to the Byron Bay family law dilemma – Jesus wept

In spring 2013, Mary and Joseph bought a house in Suffolk Park for $500,000.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.

School return comes with COVID-19 measures

Today is the official first day of term one in most NSW schools and as students and parents prepare to start the school year, there are new guidelines in place to manage COVID-19 infections.

$2m upgrade for Kyogle CBD

Kyogle's town centre is going to get a $2.048m facelift, local MP Kevin Hogan has announced.

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Legal Centre funding cut will hurt most disadvantaged: MP

Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot has condemned the Turnbull government for imposing ‘devastating’ funding cuts of nearly $180,000 on the Northern Rivers Legal Centre.

Turnbull intransigent as economy goes down the gurgler

When the September accounts emerged far worse that even the most pessimistic practitioners of the dismal science predicted, the economists hastened to assure us that once the entrails of next quarter’s chooks had been assessed, things would be better.

Thus Spake Mungo: Turnbull’s Christmas stocking stuffed

One of Malcolm Turnbull’s many boasts is his business acumen. Part of his credentials for being palsy-walsy with Donald Trump is that before they became politicians, they were both businessmen.

Marriage plebiscite ‘corrupt’

Fast Buck$, Coorabell.  Is the same-sex marriage plebiscite a form of corruption? I recall that in 1994 or thereabouts NSW premier Nick Greiner was having trouble with...

Teachers to lecture Hogan about Gonski

A number of teachers and even school principals from schools across the electorate of Page will be lining up outside the office of federal Nationals MP Kevin Hogan today.

Voters support Turnbull but not GST

A 15 per cent GST accompanied by income tax cuts has received a thumbs down from voters in the first Newspoll of 2016, writes Michelle Grattan.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.