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Byron Shire
September 17, 2021

Why the rush?

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COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

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Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Following the lead of Western Australia and Victoria

Following the leads of Western Australia and Victoria by adopting a plan to phase out logging of public native forests, is what a local alliance is asking of the NSW Government.

Not enough ICU beds

My best mate lives in a country town in the UK. Over the last year, she estimates around 10...

Definition

I really like The Echo’s new word invention: Freedumb (noun) 1. The belief that your right to personal freedom outweighs...

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.

Worried about COVID vaccine adverse effects? Here’s what’s happening each week

A breakdown of the weekly vaccine-side effects report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park

I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July).

The letter writer was either a troll or, to be honest, someone who needs to have their education re-evaluated, or at least the education institutions they attended need to be re-evaluated.

The police officer who asked her, ‘How many watts is coming from the tower?’ was right to do so, and clearly knows something.

Watts is generally used as a measurement of power. Watts not only is a measure of power consumption by an electronic device ie a 60Watt incandescent light, but also measures radio transmission power.

Clearly ‘someone’ has not done their ‘research’.


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