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September 27, 2021

To the mad rulers

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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.

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.

September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

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

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock

Are we seeing the impact of global warming already around the world in our politicians’ brains?

When you look at Trump’s election and the sad tragedies from then on, or England’s Brexit drama moving now into the third act and year – it appears so.

This is quite disturbing for a lot of people not only in their countries, but globally.

We are used to the mad rulers in some countries of Africa and Asia etc but are we now seeing for the first time three-quarters of the voting population of NSW being affected?

What happened at the election in NSW? Did the majority forgot about all the urgent problems we are having? Not to mention facing in the future?

Suicide is epidemic in indigenous communities, the indigenous incarceration crisis, wildlife extinction (koalas, honey gliders and fish), the public housing disaster – the list is long. At the same time we are getting brainwashed about unemployment figures, Muslims, drugs and more.

We now have a premier who doesn’t understand the need for pill-testing at festivals, the problem of homelessness (just changed the laws on Wednesday giving new powers to the police) and the urgent needs of rural areas in her state – to mention only a few issues.

But there will be two billion plus spent on building a new stadium in Sydney. What madness are we facing? Welcome to the Gladys State coming into your life ASAP!

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