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Byron Shire
January 21, 2022

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January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Other News

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. 

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

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.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can, and will, make significant and positive contributions to climate change, social housing, transport, arts and small business and the myriad of problems facing us, are fooling you and themselves. They can’t and will not, as a local councillor.

State and federal governments have overriding legislation and public servants in abundance that already have control over these matters. We need local candidates who aim to control the things that local councils are given the responsibility to control; The unexciting monitoring of the general manager, to ensure the proper and equitable fixing of local roads, maintenance of sewer systems, local parks and beaches etc.

We need local councillors who focus on the local development of local land to best please local residents, not developers who take the most profit and leave a mess for locals to live with.

We need local councillors to acknowledge ratepayers who fund a large part of the local budget, by not forcing them to pay extra charges in parking when they come to town and who also live with poor or no services outside of built up areas – eg water and sewer.

There are some candidates who are willing and able to do this. We, as voters, need to put some energy into finding out who they are and then vote for them. The ultimate responsibility for getting who we voted for is ours.

Dr Paul Gannon, Coopers Shoot


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Biz step up to feed frontline staff

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