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September 22, 2021

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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.

Other News

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Tweed River House

S Haslam I took a couple of pics at my pre-opening meal last week at Tweed River House, due to...

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

T Sharples, Tweed Heads

I woke early this morning (yet again) to the thumping sound of News’ helicopters taking shots of the traffic chaos building up [at the border] to entertain Queenslanders tonight. They love watching it, but they sure wouldn’t like living in it.

I said to my wife, ‘Quick, what do you want at the shops?’ From previous experience I know once the traffic backs up to the Boyds Bay bridge we simply cannot get over the Gold Coast highway to the Tweed Mall, and if we take the M1 down to South Tweed to shop we cannot get back any time soon.

Queensland police were stopping all vehicles and questioning drivers as to their purpose for entering Queensland in an attempt to create an administrative deterrent on top of the already restrictive entry requirements. Therefore, so called border bubble zone residents get discriminated against – big time. We’re unable to cross to see family. Teachers and child care workers have now been struck out as essential workers who may cross. In fact, as of this coming Friday, essential workers will have to be vaccinated [at least one jab] in order to cross. Queenslanders of course don’t have to submit to such rules.

Who’s running the country? The state premiers are, under their various conflicting and ever-changing health orders. National Cabinet has descended into a joke, and there is no end in sight to the division and chaos as trust in government plummets and the political bagging and point scoring game heats up.

There’s little light at the end of the tunnel when mandatory vaccinations become the norm to cross state borders, enter buildings, go to work, go to the gym, enrol at university and so on. And what’s our PM doing? Running away from all of it saying ‘it’s a matter for the various states, employers, building owners, airlines etc’. Yet latest opinion polls still show Scott Morrison is the country’s preferred PM, 49 per cent to Anthony Albanese’s 39 per cent.

If Labor cannot land a glove on a prime minister who has abandoned the very core of his duty – leadership – then it had better change leaders, or lose the next ‘unloseable’ election as well.


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  1. Be suspicious of those who would hold power in totalitarian times. It is possible that neither Morrison or Albanese want the job of fall guy.
    History and Nuremberg are not forgotten.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

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Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

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