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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Tom Tabart, From 1,500km (Drysdale)

It would appear that Cr Lyon (Letters, 11 March – Echonetdaily) is unaware of, or is choosing to ignore the full content of my letter.

The letter’s main purpose was to point out that the Byron Greens’ lack of local-issue policies is a result of long-term resistance from a section of the party. Cr Lyon is part of this faction which has managed to nullify numerous policies prepared by the most experienced members of the group.

It is unsurprising that this Council-based minority would be paranoid over policies that may conflict with decisions that Simon-says are the path to progress.

As to the party meeting mentioned, my information differs from Cr Lyon’s version of events, I believe the motion was to ‘oppose’ not ‘reconsider’ the Business and Industrial Lands Strategy; and the decision is still a live issue threatening Cr Lyon’s ambition to pave the Shire.


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Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.