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June 20, 2021

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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Other News

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.

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Elders call out pro-Dunoon Dam campaign sign as racist

Widjabul Wia-bal elders have called out a sign depicting sail boats and titled 'Widjabal Sailing Club’ that has appeared in Dunoon village recently as part of the pro-Dunoon Dam campaign as racist.

Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads

Mr Dey’s letter (8 July) on the proposed new flow path for treated effluent leaving West Byron STP (WBSTP) raises some very serious issues.

Why was this proposal not put before the Water Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee (WW&SAC) for discussion?

As a former member of the WW&SAC, the committee was informed by a Water & Recycling(W&R) representative that effluent being used from the plants would need four hours standing time before coming into human contact – yet it is okay to run this same effluent through an open stormwater drain, in close proximity to the public?

Finally, why has W&R called for tenders when the Environmental Protection Authority has not granted permission for this second flow path to be put in place?


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