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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

Other News

Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

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NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

STP problems ignored

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XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal

Here we have Morrison on $10,000 a week and a net worth of $48 million, together with Frydenberg on several hundred thousand a year, both condemning the unemployed to $40 a day to exist on.

No empathy for the plight of the unemployed while taking good care of the top end of town with tax cuts. Devastating.

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  1. Well said, Rhonda though unemployment benefits have not yet been returned to the pre-pandemic low and hopefully won’t be.

    The problem with reductions to Jobseeker, even Jobkeeper – to give tax cuts of greatest benefit to the biggest incomes – is that it is not only socially unjust it’s also bad economics. At a time when the aim is to stimulate the economy, giving more spending power to those more likely to spend makes much more sense.

  2. I’d put the Sco-moving-Mo in the chook house with the treasuring-gland
    but mother hen wouldn’t like it. The aged pen. is supposed to rise at around
    7$ a week… the nannas & pops can maybe buy a small cup of coffee &
    drink it on the street. Equality in the Great Southern Land is ripe.

  3. Allan W, Tasmania. Remember also some big end of town businesses used Jobkeeper to hand out bonuses to their shareholders! We don’t forget that Morrison and nor shall we forget the ” Sports Rorts!”
    Might be a good time to also investigate the bullying of the unemployed by Morrison Govt Jobactive providers? A class action anyone?

    • There is a Class Action already on foot, with ScamMOfromMarketings RoboRobberyDebt. I hope that ScamMO is personally named in the proceedings ( RoboRobberyDebt was his creation as the Social Services Minister and then he pumped it up on steroids when he switched jobs to Treasurer ) and has to front the Court and explain to the people of Australia his illegal activity that destroyed lives.

  4. Worse than that Allan, the bonuses went to executives not shareholders. Shareholders consist of a wide representation of society, including super funds, executives are a much more exclusive and privileged crew.


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