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September 29, 2021

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Correcting Dr Tim Devine

Dr Tim Devine makes several impassioned statements in his letter (September 8) about COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccinating children. I...

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Storylines – Recognising the importance of gentle men

The world needs gentle men. A gentle man is someone who puts more into the world than he takes out. For me this is an adequate description of First Nations men.

Teacher shortage sparks campaign

Overseas and interstate STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teachers will be the target of a new campaign to boost teacher numbers in NSW public schools.

Forest for the trees

I’ve heard a lot of criticism (even hostility) over the years from people disdainful of ‘the mainstream’ and, in...

Large Wilsons Creek Community Title given green light

Plans for a 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek will proceed to the next stage of the planning process, without further amendment, despite the community expressing concerns around flooding and traffic safety.

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

A COVID summer: Limited vaccines and unhurried leadership leave Byron exposed

Lack of vaccines is responsible for low vaccination rate, not vaccine hesitancy. The impending lifting of the Sydney lockdown threatens people's health in the Northern Rivers and may lead to the region’s hospital capacity being overrun.

Che Hamill-Diehl, Coorabell

When you think things are starting to go back to normal in the Byron Shire after 18 months of this global pandemic, you awake to a Sydneysider with his two teenage children, positive with Sars-COV-2 and travelling around the region looking to buy property.

Does this person have no commonsense? Are they just really stupid? Thanks to him people’s health and lives are jepordised with this selfish act. I guess we have the state government to thank for its wording – by not using ‘lockdown’ and instead opting for the less dramatic wording of a ‘Stay at Home Order’. The rest of the states and territories used the word ‘lockdown’ – why can’t our State government?

I think we know why, it’s not to hard to work out. That’s why the coronavirus case numbers in NSW are out of control. No one in these hotspots is wanting to listen to the government when they aren’t using the right wording.

With this current situation affecting the Shire we know it will probably not be the last. Fingers crossed that people will start learning.

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  1. How ridiculous are our politicians. They dictate laws–you can’t take your child across the border to see the doctor or a dying relative but you can visit to buy real estate as investments. Pathetic! Have you no shame????


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