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July 28, 2021

Economy before ecology

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$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

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Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

Lismore Hospital redevelopment site temporarily closed after COVID-19 exposure risk

Work at the Lismore Base Hospital Stage 3C redevelopment site was temporarily paused late on Tuesday 20 July over COVID exposure risks.

Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

Luxury Byron stay discounted

S Haslam Luxury Byron resort Crystalbrook Byron has come up with an incredible offer to anyone tragically stuck, like us,...

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby

‘Lock the Gate, Lock the Roads, Protect our Region’ is a motto of the movement for CSG-Free Northern Rivers. With exploration licences taken out over the northern rivers, even we are under threat from CSG and other gasfield mining. Fracking has now been approved by O’Farrell and production is approved in Casino.

Many of us have differed over the local economy; now it’s the local ecology. Our water catchment, our agricultural land and our quality of life is at stake. Our strength will be in our unity, coming together across the community.

A March Against Mining in the Northern Rivers at Murwillumbah on Saturday October 13 is a chance to show our solidarity – everyone wearing yellow making a visual statement. Starting at 10am it is organised by Lock the Gate Tweed, and a Rock the Gate concert starts at 1pm at the Showgrounds.

Contact [email protected] to share a bus ride, giving preferred pickup. The CSG-Free movement is both non-violent and non-negotiable. ‘Our common humanity is more important than all the things that divide us’: Mairead Corrigan.

 


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