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Lismore residents with flood-damaged homes still received bills from energy companies

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Lismore residents whose flood-damaged homes have been uninhabitable for months received bills for hundreds of dollars from energy providers based on estimated power usage. Lismore resident Ella Buckland only moved bac...

Flood-hit Lismore ice-cream factory gets 11th-hour funding reprieve

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The federal government has stepped in to save jobs at a flood-ravaged ice-cream factory in Lismore a day before 170 workers were due to be stood down. The Norco ice-cream factory was severely damaged by catastrophic f...

Lismore ice-cream factory ‘will need to stand down 240 people’ unless flood support extended

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An ice-cream factory will stand down 240 workers in Lismore next month – including 44 who lost their homes in floods earlier this year – unless government support is extended. Michael Hampson, the chief executive of N...

Resilience NSW ‘missing in action’ during Lismore floods, says local MP

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The New South Wales agency tasked with preparing and responding to natural disasters was missing in action following disastrous flooding in the state’s north, an inquiry has been told. Lismore MP Janelle Saffin told a...

Lismore braces for more flooding amid storm warnings for south-west Western Australia

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Lismore residents are being warned they could be hit with more floods as rain continues in northern New South Wales. The region has already endured repeated severe flooding in recent months and the Bureau of Meteorolo...

Lismore kicks up its mud-caked heels at free concert following ‘two months of hell’

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A deep, wet mud greeted concertgoers at the One From the Heart gig on Sunday. It was enough to swallow shoes. Fortunately, Lismore came dressed in gumboots. After two devastating floods in as many months, residents ma...

‘No one could have predicted’: authorities defend Lismore flood response after evacuation order was cancelled

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Emergency services have responded to criticism of the response to this week’s flooding in Lismore, Byron Bay and Ballina, with the SES acting commissioner Daniel Austin admitting some things would have been done diffe...

Lismore residents ordered to evacuate homes again as flood waters threaten town

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Residents of the flood-hit town of Lismore have once again been ordered to evacuate, with the Bureau of Meteorology warning the town’s levee is likely to be breached by flood waters on Wednesday morning. In a flood wa...

Climate change spat splits Lismore council in flood aftermath

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The Lismore council was gripped by in-fighting on Tuesday night over whether it should make references to “climate change” following the flood disaster and an eleventh-hour decision to pause its work on flood mitigati...

Flood-affected Lismore residents with nowhere to go return to homes deemed uninhabitable

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Residents in Lismore have been left with no choice but to move back into their houses that have been deemed uninhabitable, with some sleeping on swags in mouldy rooms without electricity, as they are unable to find sa...

Motor homes for flood-affected Lismore residents empty while more temporary housing yet to arrive

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Motor homes intended for Lismore residents whose houses were inundated in this month’s floods are lying empty because linen and water sources have not been organised, while housing “pods” promised by the New South Wal...

NSW floods: Scott Morrison to declare ‘national emergency’ during Lismore visit

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Scott Morrison is expected to declare a floods “national emergency” when he lands in devastated Lismore on Wednesday afternoon, as well as detailing new funding for disaster zones up and down the east coast. The emerg...

Australia news live updates: severe wind warnings after flooding forces 40,000 NSW residents to evacuate; Scott Morrison to visit Lismore

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More wild weather on the way for NSW with 40,000 still under evacuation orders and commuters urged to work from home. Follow all the day’s news

Australia news updates live: Warragamba Dam spills as NSW braces for more flood damage; second Lismore death; M1 drivers still stranded

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Residents in parts of north-west Sydney told to prepare to evacuate their homes; Warragamba Dam spills; Ballina CBD loses power and internet as high tide causes ‘havoc’; drivers still stranded on M1; a second woman ha...

Lismore flood: man saves 16 people and five dogs after losing his own home

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Aidan Ricketts’ north Lismore house had never flooded before but he woke before dawn to water pouring in. But Ricketts, who owns a 4.5-metre boat, managed to get his own household safe before returning to rescue peopl...

‘I just want to be left alone’: artist Daniel Lismore on life as a living sculpture

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In the basement of the Herbert Gallery in Coventry, Daniel Lismore is wearing a gown of pink chiffon and silver lame, a chainmail headdress and a full face of makeup, and wielding a glue gun over a brooch. It’s a stri...