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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.

Other News

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

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.

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.

Hue and cry

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

New COVID – casual contact location – BP Chinderah Southbound

NNSWLHD has been notified of a new casual contact venue visited by a confirmed case of COVID-19 who travelled between Sydney and Brisbane for work.

The Greens and Ballina Council

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

Byron Shire Council (BSC) is not transparent despite what the former Mayor or BSC’s senior management would like the community to believe.

You cannot claim that the Council is transparent when waged staff are threatened with dismissal if they are seen talking to certain members of the community.

I was shocked when I stopped beside a waged employee on stop-go and said hello, the staffer became very uneasy and stated ‘I cannot be seen talking to you, I will lose my job’. I was also made aware, by a retired W&R employee that W&R ‘waged staff’ were made aware that if they were seen talking to me during working hours or outside of working hours their job would be at risk.

Why are W&R so uneasy about staff talking about what they do in their working day? As a member of the Water, Waste & Sewer Advisory Committee (W&R) I had the audacity to contact the Coordinator of W&R and ask for information on recorded inflow figures for Brunswick Valley STP. I was contacted by the Director of Infrastructure who informed me I could not talk to staff.

My experience is that when you ask for any information from W&R staff they seem to immediately become defensive and secretive – why?

The information I sourced should be freely supplied, it is quite concerning that W&R is so secretive with what should be easily accessed operational information.

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads

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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.