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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

Cartoon of the week – 22 September, 2021

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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

COVID-19 updated venue of concern excludes Lismore’s Workers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) have updated their list of venues of concern for the Lismore LGA.

Stories about "Brisbane":

Time to tell the truth about the militarisation of our economy

Since the successful disruption in the first week of June of the huge arms expo ‘Landforces’ in Brisbane, there has been increasing interest in the Australian Government’s defence policies and budget.

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

Brisbane’s COVID-19 community case update – Alpha variant confirmed

Queensland Health says that genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported on Sunday (20 June) is the Alpha variant.

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Activists disrupt Land Forces Expo in Brisbane

Last week the Land Forces Arms Expo was held in the Brisbane Exhibition Centre in the heart of Southbank. Most people in Brisbane would have gone about their daily lives, unaware of what was taking place there.

Land Forces: A killer of an expo in Brisbane

It may surprise some people to learn that the Brisbane Exhibition Centre, normally the venue for bridal expos and trucking displays, will this year play host to the Land Forces Expo, an arms fair where the business of war will be very much on display

COVID: infectious sisters visit Byron Bay

As Brisbane prepares to go into another three-day lockdown Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it is a necessary measure to stop the UK variant of COVID which is highly infectious.

The Greater Brisbane lockdown restrictions

Queensland Health has clarified transit restrictions in place from 6pm last night (Friday, 9 January), limiting incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane Area.

XR disrupts Brisbane CBD during cycle against social collapse

Extinction Rebellion Brisbane/Meanjin’s Cycle Against Social Collapse caused significant disruption to peak hour traffic yesterday in the Brisbane CBD.

Emergency alert issued for Brisbane suburbs

Emergency alerts from Queensland Health have been issued for residents in multiple suburbs in the south, south-east and south-west of Brisbane.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.