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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.

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COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Courage

Mask mandates are flawed orders that violate the human right to informed consent. Businesses that demand their customers wear...

Banned bunnies

Did you know that pet bunnies are banned in Queensland? But not in New South Wales! We’ve all seen the...

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I...

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

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Byron Greens ticket announced for Sept elections

The Byron Greens say they are running an experienced team for this Council election, to be held September 4. 

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Gobsmacked Greens reply to Echonetdaily analysis 

Greens Cr Michael Lyon has replied to The Echo editor’s assessment of why Council has a trust deficit, saying it ‘left many of us...

Attack on Byron councillors unjustified

Cr Michael Lyon, The Pocket. Thank you, Hans, for the opportunity to respond to your opinion piece, Courageously avoiding responsibility, which left many of us...

Green history before the Greens

Nadine Hood, Bangalow. For the historical record, there were antecedents to the 1993 formation of the Byron Greens, which Tom Tabart states was the beginning...

Departing shots at Byron Greens from founding member

A founding member of the Byron Greens, who is about to move interstate, has made some pointed comments about the state of the local party on his way out the door.

Byron council’s honeymoon ended

The sheen is already coming off the recently elected progressive Byron Shire Council, with Byron Labor attacking the Greens-led council over its proposed major rate increases and its handling of negotiations to purchase the Suffolk Park sports field.

Byron Greens’ mea culpa over Rose Wanchap

A prominent Byron Greens member has broken the party’s silence over the selection, election and subsequent defection of prominent real estate agent Rose Wanchap on Byron Shire Council.

Apology over Wanchap defection

Tom Tabart, Byron Greens member, Bangalow In leaving the Greens and joining the pro-development faction early in the current term of Council, Rose Wanchap destroyed...

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I have it, it’s called true...

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...