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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles held at North Boomerang beach on the Barrington Coast last week.

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Stories about "Adani mine":

Adani or Bravus – actions speak louder than words as protester locks on

Work was stopped at the Adani rail construction site near Belyando, Queensland this morning as a Magnetic Island resident locked onto equipment.

Accusations fly between Adani and activists over yesterday’s protest

Accusations that Adani protestors and ‘anti-coal activists have thrown rocks and kicked the doors of cars and utes belonging to people working on our Carmichael Project’ by Adani Australia have been refuted by the group Frontline Action on Coal.

Activists disrupt Adani rail corridor construction as water licence is challenged

‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.

Adani clears final hurdle as the climate crisis accelerates

Adani Carmichael coal mine has received approval for the Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Management Plan (GDEMP), the final hurdle to the mine beginning its operations in Queensland.

Did environment minister strong arm CSIRO over Adani approvals?

Calls for the resignation of environment minister Melissa Price and the revoking of the Adani Carmichael coalminers groundwater approval are increasing. This follows the...

Grey power! Grandparents shut down LNP HQ over Adani water deal

A group of older citizens are blockading the Queensland headquarters of the Liberal National Party LNP today to protest the granting of water rights for the Adani coal mine by the Federal Government.

Coal transport halted in protest against Adani

Adani has declared that it is ready to start work on the proposed mine once given the go-ahead, but protestors are keeping up the fight against the mine.

It’s the planet, stupid!

Lee Pearce, Dunoon. The election mantra of US president Bill Clinton that ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ might be about to be turned on its head. The...

Local Greens hero tells Shorten to ‘seize the moment’ on Adani

Former north-coast based MP Ian Cohen is calling on locals to write letters to federal Labor leader Bill Shorten urging his party to strongly oppose the controversial Adani coal mine project.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.