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August 6, 2021

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No border bubble for NSW–Qld border – restrictions outlined

Eleven local government areas (LGAs) in Queensland have now been identified as areas of concern in relation to COVID-19.

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More than a missed gig: cancelled Bluesfest 2021 equivalent to nearly 900 job losses

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble says data analysis shows this year’s last-minute festival cancelation due to pandemic public health orders cost the Australian economy more than $225 million.

Local Labor MP replies to backflips on neg gearing, more tax cuts for wealthy

With the federal Labor Party’s recent backflip on stage three tax cuts and negative gearing reform, The Echo asked local Labor MP Justine Elliot how such polices align with Labor values, given this supports the Nationals and Liberals’ ideology of only helping the wealthy.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

Most people would be shocked to know how close to homelessness some people in the community are – some people might be very shocked to know how close they themselves are to homelessness. It doesn’t take much.

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The...

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre

Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation of Israel’s brutal settler colonialism, support an end to defence cooperation and impose economic sanctions.

Justine’s response to every issue was to emphasise the two state solution. This is effectively dead given the massive settlement building, the systematic ethnic cleansing now taking place in Sheik Jarrah and Silwan and the avowed objective of Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new prime minister, to annex large parts of Palestinian territory. Under his watch there will be no Palestinian state, which he refers to as ‘suicide’ for Israel.

About the only policy difference on Palestine between the coalition and the ALP is the ALP’s annual conference resolution calling on a future ALP government to recognise the state of Palestine. This is hardly revolutionary as 138 out of 193 member states of the UN have already done so!

In stark contrast to the coalition and the ALP stands the Greens Senator, Janet Rice, who states, ‘The Greens oppose any violence, whether that be airstrikes or rockets, especially that which impacts innocent civilians. But we cannot ignore the asymmetry of power or that this cycle of violence will not end until the root causes of injustice are addressed. It will not stop until the occupation ends – we must end the evictions, the illegal settlements, the demolitions and the oppression’.

On receiving the Jerusalem Prize from the Zionist Federation of Australia Mr Morrison said that Israel was in his heart. In what part of your anatomy, Prime Minister, does Palestine reside?

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Tweed Council ask State Government to pay for Wardrop Village business case

Tweed Shire Council will write to the State Government to ask them to pay for the Wardrop Community Village business case that is aimed at supplying affordable, local eco-housing.

What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.