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COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

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White poles

In amongst the various existential threats that we are confronted with today, we now have the white poles debacle...

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

COVID is here to stay

As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion. Initially...

Cartoon of the week – 15 September, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

The Greens and Ballina Council

With the Greens announcing their intention to contest the Ballina Shire local government election to be held in December...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores

Did the Australian government have foresight of the things to come? The NBN roll out was cut back and scaled down to speed up completion in record time, imagine the COVID crisis without it being nearly finished?

Did these people have foresight of the future? How much planning was made to get it done quickly? Reducing connection speeds (from the original plan) in favour of faster cheaper household connections, was one of the reasons given to account for the changes in the NBN plan. Very political reasons were given by the elected government at that time, they made the choices for the changes to be implemented.

A real coincidence that is proving beneficial and crucial to contact tracing, surveillance, control of people’s movements, with more entertainment and advertising available. The machinery put in place just at the right time, with the NBN at the fingertips of the operators under government supervision. Got to love the coincidence factor in life. Foresight or coincidence? Will we ever know?

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