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October 23, 2021

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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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The other day I met a Mullumbimby doctor. As I used to live in Mullum and Mullum was in...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types...

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

The global fossil-fuel industry divestment campaign initiated by 350.org is gaining momentum around the planet. This is our last best hope. In Australia one of the big banking investors in the fossil-fuel industry is the ANZ bank.

On Saturday December 14 there will be an account-closing ceremony conducted at a Brisbane ANZ bank. If you would like to come and express your support for divestment, email [email protected] to arrange car sharing.

That email for car sharing also applies to the ANZ AGM protest in Brisbane on the following Wednesday 18. Find out more about this protest by searching for the Facebook event.

We won’t stop until we win. There is no other choice.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby


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  1. Stay up to date with Byron Shire’s own fossil free page on Facebook

    Do LIKE the page and bookmark it too
    because there is more news coming online often.

    Make your New Year’s Resolution to divest from fossil fuel industries.

    The first step everyone can take is write to their bank or super funds or investment managers
    and ask the big questions:
    1. How deeply are they investing in fossil fuel industries?
    2. And what is their timeline for switching the investments over to renewable energy projects and other ethical investments?

    The managers are required to reply. Simply receiving many letters gets the managers thinking. When they reply, you can take whatever other steps. More info on gofossilfree.org/australia

    “If it’s wrong to wreck the planet, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.” Bill McKibben.


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