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June 25, 2021

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Tweed still waiting for action on shark safety

Frustration at the lack of action in relation to sharks and beach user safety in Tweed Shire is clear as Council wait for the state government to follow through on their shark mitigation strategies.

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Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Council staff back Wilsons Ck CT plans, despite flood, fire prone lands

A 15 lot Community Title (CT) subdivision on 12.27 ha of low lying, flood prone, degraded farmlands at the bottom of Wilsons Creek is before the public, which, if approved, would be allowed to straddle RU2 zoned land.

Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

Neil Buhrich, Suffolk Park

Why do those responsible for containing the coronavirus become so concerned when they identify just one newly infected case?

Here is why; If one infected person newly infects two people the next day, and those two then each infect two people (making four) the next day, and those four each infect two people the next day, making eight and so on, then in less than a month, every man, woman and child in Australia would be infected. To be exact, 33,554,432 newly infected people in 25 days.

If we take India (pop 1.36 billion), in a further six days, the whole Indian population would be infected.

That is a lot of deaths and a lot of morbidity for those who do not fully recover.


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