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February 26, 2021

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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

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Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

 Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads

The Tweed’s National Party councillor’s bizarre attack against Council regarding its addressing the unlawful parts of the operations of a water-mining business is made even more bizarre when he warns the actions of Council are similar to those that saw the council sacked.

Such a claim is a most blatant untruth considering the facts are when this councillor was at the helm of Council at the time it was sacked after a major finding of the inquiry into Council found a substantial slush-fund of developer and big business dollars had been set up to purchase a developer compliant group of councillors.

Hence, the similarities could not be more extreme and further from the truth. Indeed, what is extremely concerning is that we have councillors who are promoting spin to support the unlawful parts of water-mining operations in our shire with the message to operators that it’s alright, mate, to breach conditions of approval and licence requirements.

So do these councillors review the extensive documented evidence of the lawlessness of this industry and choose to ignore the requirements of elected representatives to act within the law, and are they advocating a lawless society?


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