Northern Rivers Echo

I was thrilled today to meet some of the 28 nursing & midwifery graduates who are commencing their 12 month work placements with the Northern NSW Local Health District.

They will have three placements during this time at Lismore Base, Ballina, Nimbin, Casino, Kyogle or Urbenville facilities.

Nurses & midwives play a vital role in our health system, good luck to everyone during their training and future jobs.

The NSW Government wants the community to help shape the development of the NSW Koala Strategy and invites people to attend community information sessions.

These sessions provide an opportunity for people to share their knowledge about our local koala population and provide feedback on how to address declining koala numbers. The NSW Government is committed to coordinating efforts to stabilise and ultimately increase the numbers of this iconic species.

The draft Saving our Species Iconic Koala Project is also on public exhibition at the information sessions. Feedback is welcome on this project that supports on-ground works such as restoring habitat and food trees, fire planning and management.

If you cannot attend the information session, visit NSW Koala Strategy website ( for details on how to make a submission and/or join an online, interactive information session throughout February.

Lismore Tuesday 7 February, 4:30pm at the Gordon Pavilion Function Centre, Oakes Oval.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.