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Police say that have issued infringements for alleged breaches of Public Health Orders and licensing regulations during a three-day licencing operation in the Richmond Police District over the weekend.

On Friday 18 September 2020, licensing police from Richmond Police District conducted business inspections in Evans Head, Coraki, Rappville and Lismore.

One venue on Richmond Terrace, Coraki, was issued a warning for breaching the Public Health Order as a COVID-19 Safety Marshall was not clearly identifiable on the premises.

On day two (Saturday 20 September 2020), licensing police conducted a business inspection at a football event at Quays Reserve, West Ballina, and issued a 36-year-old man with an infringement notice for ‘carry on Security activity without a licence’.

Later that day, at 5.50pm, police attended a venue on Pacific Parade and Byron Street, Lennox Head, and observed multiple breaches to the Public Health Order, including no clearly identifiable COVID-19 Safety Marshall, mingling patrons and limited social distancing. An intoxicated patron was asked to leave the venue and a fire exit was also noted as blocked.

The venue will be issued with two PINs for ‘fail to comply with noticed direction Section 7/8/9 – COVID-19 – Corporation’ ($5,000) and ‘obstruct doorway serving as or forming part of fire exit – Corporation’ ($1,500).

During the operation, nine licensing audits were conducted on licensed premises and 12 business inspections were conducted on licensed premises across the Richmond Police District.

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  1. Just more revenue raising.
    Why don’t police turn their attentions to something more helpful, such as making a united, effective and public stand, as the “respectable” “FORCE” they purport to be, to bring to justice their colleagues who saw fit, last week, to use their vehicle as a deadly assault weapon, and to stomp on an unarmed man’s head? Or does that actually require conscience, compassion, honour, respect for their fellow man, and courage, seemingly missing from their capacities, judging by what we’ve been witnessing in their increasingly heinous unprovoked attacks on their fellow citizens.

  2. Yes, Ida – we’ve had the message before that, because of what a chiropractor etc said on a YouTube video you believe Covid19 is a big hoax. This despite the US death toll just reaching 200,000, the Uk and other European nations facing a surging second wave. The situation in India is truly horrifying.

    Have you been out and about in the shire, Ida, particularly Byron Bay? The area is crazy with visitors, a good percentage of whom have to be from Sydney. This is a time for great caution, not creating a bastion of paranoid, wilfully uninformed, often smugly self-congratulatory denialism in the hinterland. It’s a dangerous combination.

    Yes we need to be vigilant about police use of excessive force but this reference is a classic politician’s ploy of tangent and distraction. We can presumably walk and chew gum

  3. Several months back, I posed questions, based on strong evidences presented by several doctors, that some measures may have a politico-economic basis rather than one rooted in real science or medicine. Oversimplification and distortion, Liz, amounts to mischievous falsification. I stand by my comment above. If we are to trust the integrity of our officers, they should commit to not tolerating unconscionable behaviour from their fellow officers. “Justice is not served by inflicting injustice” was the ruling of a federal American court in 2014. “No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency.” Theodore Roosevelt. “The idea that the end justifies the means admits that there is something inherently wrong with the means” (unknown origin of this quote). “The end is the means by which you achieve it. Today’s step is tomorrow’s life. Great ends cannot be attained by base means.” Wilhelm Reich. “If our actions will bring harm to others, even in the service of some ‘good,’ they are almost certainly deluded. If our actions do not come from a kind heart, from loving courage and compassion, they are deluded. If they are based on a distinction between ‘us’ and ‘them,’ they stem from delusion. Only to the extent that we act from the wisdom of no separation, understanding how we are woven together, will our intention bring benefit.” Jack Kornfield. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Matthew 7:12, The Holy Bible.

  4. You are probably right, Ida, I could be accused of oversimplification of your position but I really didn’t want to rehash the range of ‘experts’ you have cited along with their supposed ‘evidences’.

    I fail to see the connection with the rest of your post (nor your original post) and this article. Sure it’s hard to argue against ‘unconscionable behaviour’ but not, I would suggest, on the need for a public health response to the very real threat of SARS CoV2. This response needs to be enforced by police and we should be supporting them in their difficult job.

  5. Integrity is consistent and uncompromising, not selective and dependent on the politics of a task. If motives are to be trusted in one area of operation, they can only be trusted if integrity is consistent in all areas of operation.


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