Politics Science/Environment

Healing the urban-rural divide: Why a ‘locals-first’ approach doesn’t work in a pandemic

Toilet paper and ventilators may be unlikely bedfellows, but they serve as powerful symbols of the growing tensions between urban and rural regions in Australia and elsewhere amid the COVID-19 pandemic. By Timothy Baker, Emma Tumilty and Kristy Hess Last month, the media reported dozens of frenetic “supermarket swoops” across […]

Local Science/Environment

Independent audit finds 85% of inspected Coffs Coast properties not water compliant

The independent water regulator’s latest inspections on the Coffs Coast has found 18 of the 21 properties assessed were non-compliant with water management laws. The Natural Resources Access Regulator says its recent operation represents a small improvement compared to the first blitz last year – where all 10 properties inspected […]