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January 21, 2022

Byron’s shame

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for the homeless. He stated that there are 400 homeless women living in their cars, as registered with the local police.

Thinking that was a mistake, I called BayFM and asked him to repeat that statistic. He said that that figure was only the women who had registered with the police and that the total number was probably far higher!

He said that many of these were working women. Also, that a teacher married to a nurse could still not afford the rent of a place in Byron.

People cannot afford to get a divorce in Byron Shire because then they could afford no place to live separately. Poor people used to live in Belongil Fields caravan park at low rent. Can this be opened up to these poor working women so they can have a decent place to live instead of having to find a place to park each night?

Do Byron political wannabes how about this serious issue?

Noah Yamore, Mullumbimby


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  1. WOMEN, CHILDREN AND FIRST NATION PEOPLE ARE AMONGST THE HIGHEST STATISTIC OF HOMELESS PEOPLE. RECENT STATISTICS SHOW THAT OUTSIDE OF SYDNEY BYRON STANDS AS THE HIGHEST STATISTIC FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE. The once Egalitarian Byron society has now become the Byron Brand society……structurally one just needs to follow the dots….immediate action is an imperative;

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