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Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

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Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to....

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

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Addressing drug issues a team effort

Applications are now open for the Local Drug Action Team Program, a joint initiative of the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the Australian Government which provides community organisations with funding to address alcohol and drug issues.

NYE Get Home Safe Bus for Ballina area

After a successful run over Christmas, the Ballina Liquor Accord will be running the free ‘Get Home Safe’ bus service again at New Year to help the local community get home safely.

Ted Noffs Foundation warns of mental health ‘wave’

A wave of substance abuse issues and mental health problems could overwhelm health and social services after COVID-19, unless free and accessible treatment options for vulnerable young people are expanded, warns expert.

Seen enjoying ‘Hello Sunday Morning’ last Saturday

Byron Bay’s Hello Sunday Morning, featuring Tommy Franklin and in fact held last Saturday, was a great success with about 500 people enjoying the morning. SEE PHOTOS

Jacks Bar licensee loses RSA over drunken patron incident

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has banned the former licensee of Lismore’s Jacks Bar for from working in any NSW licensed venue for six months despite not being in attendance on the night a drunken patron was served.

Alcohol ‘kills 15 Australians each day’

A new report paints a bleak picture of the impacts of alcohol in Australia.

Byron Bay doesn’t need more grog shops

Lorraine Ward, Byron Bay. It is with alarm that the residents of Byron Bay read in the local papers that our ALDI supermarket has applied for a liquor licence.

Imagination could be key to beating booze

People who want to drink less alcohol are being urged to join a study of a newly developed treatment that has shown promising initial...

NSW police launch RBT blitz

Police will perform 25 random breath tests every minute during a state-wide operation that started early this morning.

Support program offered for drug users’ families

How do you keep loving, caring for and supporting someone when all they seem to care about is using? Nothing can ever prepare family members for this journey.

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.