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More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Some insights from Malcolm Turnbull

From the deceptive and underhanded conduct of our current Prime Minister ScMo, to the destructive impact of Tony Abbott and the far right of the Australian political and media scene, A Bigger Picture, by Malcolm Turnbull, provides an interesting insight into how he perceives the Australian political landscape.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry

South Korea, with twice our population, has no lockdown, but everyone wears a mask – and it has 27 new cases today (17 April), versus Australia with 47 new cases today, under lockdown, but no face masks.

Britain, under lockdown with no compulsory facemasks, has 4,603 new cases today. South Korea says ‘wear a mask and wash hands, but don’t lockdown’.

When asked why people in other countries don’t wear a facemask, South Korea’s top doctor replied: ‘because they don’t have enough masks for everyone’.

Now the CDC says ‘everyone should make their own cotton facemask’ and in New York city it is now compulsory to wear a face mask.

The lockdown is unsustainable, unless the lockdown is being used for some unrelated hidden purpose.

To quote Martin Armstrong today, ‘Our computer is showing that if the economy remains closed beyond 1 May, we are looking at a global economic decline that will not bottom for 13 years, until we reach 2032.’


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