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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Peter Olson, Goonengerry

Warren Kennedy (Letters, 30 September) writes that over 15,000 Australians would have lost their lives without the lockdowns. But he ignores the increased mortality that lockdowns cause that the Victorian medical specialists and registrars referred to.

If he could have read half my numerous unpublished letters, or the actual reasons given by the Victorian medical specialists who oppose the lockdowns, he would change his mind very quickly.

As CDC head, Robert Redfield, said, ‘We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID (redstate.com July 27, 2020).

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  1. Again this correspondent repeats yet another baseless rumour circulated widely in both the Murdoch media and right wing conspiracy theory websites. When COVID shutdowns commenced the rumours began circulating that they will cause an increase in suicide. Then months later, the follow up that have actually caused an increased in suicides. Fact checkers revealed nothing. Because there is nothing to reveal. No increase, no additional deaths or even no reported increase in the incidence of mental illnesses. And even if it were true the scale would need to be massive to exceed the proven deaths from COVID this year and the flu in previous years.

  2. 6 of 1 & a half-dozen of the other once again. Suppositions; no! The deaths
    are world-wide & that’s the way of it. Fact check on suicide; nothing. Murdoch
    is always ‘at it’ telling ScoMo via The Australian exactly what he wants the LNP
    to do.


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