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September 18, 2021

Women’s Day in the Bay

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Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

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Confirmed COVID-19 case in Goonellabah

A local case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Lismore area.

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

No blank cheques

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Excessive onanism

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Transparency

Byron Shire Council (BSC) is not transparent despite what the former Mayor or BSC’s senior management would like the...

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Photo Jeff Dawson

Women’s Day was celebrated across the Shire last Friday, as was the important work that SHIFT does in supporting women into work and education. Pictured at the Byron event are Sharon Sweeney from Fairhaven on the Gold Coast, The SHIFT Project’s Anne Goslett, comedian Mandy Nolan, Julie Wells and CEO Vision in Mind Fay Jackson.


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