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New COVID-19 cases in Byron and Kyogle

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified on the North Coast of NSW casting doubt over Byron Shire coming out of lockdown at midnight.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 September, 2021

Byron Writers Festival co-presents a special online event with acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen. 

Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Byron and Tweed lockdown to end at midnight!

The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.

62-yr-old man still missing, possibly on Northern Rivers

Sixty-two-year old mid-north coast man Richard Fogden has been missing for nearly a fortnight and is possibly on the Northern Rivers.

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

David Norris, Pottsville.

What political party faction in their right mind would challenge the prime minister with a candidate who has a pecuniary interest in question hanging over his head? Dutton’s challenge was obviously doomed to failure before it was announced.

There is no doubt in my mind that he was put there to knife Turnbull so Morrison could take the throne without blood on his hands. Dutton’s unpopularity with the public would further ensure Morrison’s acceptance.

Blaming the spill on vengeance is a convenient way to cover up the fact that the party collapsed because it can’t agree on policy, especially around the greatest threat to mankind …climate change.

Now the Liberal National Party is being run by a new generation of last century thinkers, many of whom are well-known for their climate change denial. With Barnaby Joyce in charge of drought recovery and assistance, heaven help our farmers as the LNP continues to ignore the cause of the problem while throwing bucket loads of taxpayer’s money around in a vain attempt to try and relieve the symptoms.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale is right. In order to tackle the problems that beset us, such as low wages growth, the high cost of housing and climate change, we need a new generation of 21st century governance and neither of the major parties are capable of providing it.

 


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