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The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Emergency response for our emergency responders

We need our nurses. Right now, they are the most important workforce in the country. Not politicians or real estate agents or tradies or miners. Nurses. Paramedics. Hospital doctors.

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West Byron public hearings, June 19

Put this in your diary: public submissions for the two contentious and large West Byron developments will be held before the Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel at the Mullumbimby Council chambers on June 19.

290-lot West Byron subdivision rejected by council

Byron Shire councillors have voted unanimously to reject a massive housing/industrial proposal on Ewingsdale Road. Every councillor spoke against the West Byron application by Queensland company Villa World and Sydney-based developer Terry Agnew.

West Byron not in the public interest: council staff

An extraordinary Byron Shire Council meeting to discuss the West Byron development has been called for tomorrow at the Mullumbimby chambers. It comes as residents and some councillors met Monday night at the Byron Community Centre to work out a strategy against.

Planning minister silent over West Byron development control plan

Planning minister Anthony Roberts (Liberal) has not responded to communications from Byron Shire Council advising him it would take two months to have the proposed development control plan for the controversial West Byron suburb peer reviewed.

West Byron developer ignores community, lodges 290-lot DA

A planning ‘instrument’ that gives the community and councillors a say on one of the largest Byron Bay suburbs in a generation has been circumvented by Gold Coast developer Villa World Ltd.

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.