Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

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Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

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Best citizens search

LISMORE mayor Jenny Dowell is calling for nominations for the 2010 Australia Day Awards.

Cr Dowell said the awards were a good way to acknowledge and reward local citizens who had excelled in their chosen fields, or who had shown dedication and commitment on behalf of community causes. Nomination forms are available from Lismore City Council's Corporate Centre in Goonellabah by phoning 1300 878 387, or by visiting the council's website: (

Don't see eye-to-eye

EYE doctors say they were 'summonsed' to Canberra by Health Minister Nicola Roxon yesterday, simply to be told the Government wasn't going to back down on its cuts to the Medicare rebate for cataract surgery.

Australian Society of Ophthalmologists president Brad Horsburgh said the two warring sides were no closer to ending hostilities, which have flared following Labor's decision to slash the rebate from $624 to $340. …

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