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October 20, 2021

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Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

Koalas and dogs

I want to thank Byron Council for including the flyer in The Echo about koalas and dogs. There is...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and...

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby

I want to thank Mandy for her marvellous column on Mr Sol Bellear last week, especially as January 26 – known to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as Survival Day or Invasion Day – is here once again. It reminds us that a person should be judged by their actions and their achievements in life, and not on superficial and irrelevant facts.

Giving Mr Bellear the respect that is his due I would like to repeat the words of Senator Patrick Dodson (Pat Dodson for PM!) when he remembered him as ‘A true activist and justice warrior for First Nations people’. He was a man of courage, vision, and dedication. Sol Bellear serves as a great example to us all of what a man can aspire to, given the passion and determination powered by a strong mind, a sense of justice, and responsibility towards our fellow human beings.

Rest in peace, Sol – on January 26 I was at your graveside to plant the red, black, and yellow in your honour.


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