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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.

Other News

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.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

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.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Stories about "Australia":

The loneliness of the long distance activist

In Australia, it's not easy being green. There are no monuments to those who have risked their lives and liberty in the defence of Australia's unique and precious ecology.

Food waste up amid pandemic hoarding

Aussie households are wasting more food as a result of the pandemic according to Rabobank’s 2020 Food Waste Report.

Storylines: Advance Australia Where?

Australia, as a nation, is at a crossroads.

Open letter to the year 12 school leavers of 2020

Open letter to the year 12 school leavers of 2020 (because I still haven’t figured out Tik Tok yet) from Professor Nick Klomp, Vice-Chancellor of CQUniversity Australia

Storylines: Surviving a pandemic in the colony

The toilet paper, and a measure of our societal maturity, were the first Australian casualties in today’s COVID-19 pandemic. The madness in the shopping centres were an early indicator that the leaders of the nation would need to step up. But as with the bushfire crisis, they did not.

The big good things we got in the decade gone by

When Galileo said that the Earth went around the Sun, not the other way around, priests tortured him...

Byron and Kylie calling all Poms!

With a tag line: 'Dear United Kingdom, Your besties across the ocean are calling. Love, Your mates in Australia…' a new tourism campaign to entice tourists to the entire country, features a hefty swatch of Byron Bay and the Byron Shire.

Extinction crisis in Australia according to government

Australia’s extinction crisis in regard to its fauna (animals) is under the spotlight and the results are not good.

Roamer trots through the Shire

Terra Roam is on her final leg of her 16,000km walk around Australia and has been traversing the northern rivers via Wollumbin, Huonville, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Ballina over the last week as she does her final 800km to the finishing line in Newcastle, where she was born.

Young Indigenous men highest suicide rate in world: report

The rate of suicide among young Indigenous men is the highest in the world, according to a new report. Reporting for the ABC, Siobhan Fogarty...

‘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.