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September 21, 2021

Shooting in Nimbin

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

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Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

‘About midday (Friday, 30 July, 2021), emergency services were called to Thorburn Street, Nimbin, after reports of gun shots,’ said a police spokesperson.
‘Upon arrival, police located a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound to the leg.’

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

‘His injuries are not considered life-threatening,’ said the spokesperson.

Officers from Richmond Police District have commenced inquiries into the incident.

No further information is available at this time.


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