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September 21, 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.

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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.

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Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Goonellabah

A local case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Lismore area.

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

NRPP transparency questioned over controversial Evans Head Iron Gates development

Concerns have been raised over the transparency of the process of the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP), by which it reached a decision, in relation to the Iron Gates development in Evans Head, to ‘accept the amendment of the application under Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000’.

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Mask mandates are flawed orders that violate the human right to informed consent. Businesses that demand their customers wear a face mask and provide personal details do so in what I consider to be a violation of privacy rights. I would have thought small businesses had suffered enough already owing to government’s overbearing overreach.

Face masks impede the flow of air into and out of your body. They trap exhaled air and restrict the inflow of fresh air. They also trap moisture, creating ideal conditions for breeding bacteria. Within seconds of donning a face mask, carbon dioxide levels exceed OSHA safety limits and oxygen levels drop below OSHA safety limits. This is not opinion, it’s empirical fact that can be readily proved and independently verified see YouTube.

I believe face masks create an unsafe atmosphere and are therefore a health hazard. According to the EPA, health effects of excessive carbon dioxide and reduced oxygen include headache, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, rapid breathing, mental depression, shaking, and visual or hearing dysfunction. If you experience these symptoms you should remove the mask. 

A lot of people seem to think democracy requires a servile citizenry that resorts to unquestioning obedience and obliging compliance in response to autocratic decrees. Oblivious to the incremental evisceration of basic human rights and equally culpable for the erosion of freedom, democracy and the rule of law, they’d like to silence all opposition to the imposition of this billionaire sponsored global faux-medical tyranny.

John Scrivener, Main Arm

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  1. John Scrivener I’m not sure how all those surgeons and surgical teams survive, they sometimes have to wear N95 masks for many hours while performing surgery. Amazing that they can continue to breath given the high carbon dioxide levels you say must be present under their masks. How do they concentrate with headache, shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, rapid breathing, mental depression, shaking, and visual or hearing dysfunction? Goodness how do they manage to perform often difficult surgery requiring very high levels of visual acuity and concentration to ensure that the meticulous work they are performing has the desired remedial outcome? I’m not sure, do you think that next time I need a surgical procedure I should request that the surgeon and theatre nurses don’t wear masks? Would love answers to these questions. Look forward to you providing them.
    Jenny Bush
    Wilsons Creek

  2. John, what a lot of self centred crap. Go spend some time in a hospital, especially a COVID section. Talk to emergency or icu nurses and doctors. Oh I’m too precious to wear a mask for a short time or inconvenience myself just slightly.

  3. What John is describing kind of sounds like a panic attack to me. Try wearing the mask for a short period every day and extend the time incrementally over a week. You get used to it. I actually felt weird without it yesterday when walking down the street.

    Masks are only harmful to your health if you don’t wash/change them regularly. You can easily find this out on the internet even if you are searching for a specific agenda.

    Fancy a little bit of cloth causing so much controversy. It’s just embarrassing that Australia has got so many willing to follow along with uneducated American rhetoric.


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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

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

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.