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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

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Covid Cassandra peers into the future

As the COVID lockdowns draw to a close, there are still people who profess themselves unwilling to vaccinate under any circumstances, and who object to bearing any consequences that may arise.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

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

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mind Your Language

The other day someone called me a sheeple. I was offended. Not personally, but on behalf of sheep. It’s a term meant to denigrate my agency by suggesting I have herd stupidity. Sheep are incredible, and surprising beings. Before you start denigrating sheep, you should know they are emotionally complex animals who can self-medicate!

Thanks Frank Mills

We had lost our highway protest, but during those colourful marches we had the beginnings of a stronger sense...

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Labor slams govt over Centrelink, NBN waits

Labor’s Page candidate, Patrick Deegan, is tackling the government over issues including long waits for Centrelink clients, patchy mobile reception and an inadequate NBN rollout.

Community service order for Centrelink overpayment

A Lismore person with gender dysphoria, who was overpaid more than $41,000 by Centrelink after failing to declare the income, has been ordered to do 80 hours community service and repay the money.

Centrelink call centre in Tweed ‘could lose many jobs’

Richmond MP Justine Elliot has stood by claims that up to 200 jobs could be lost at Centrelink’s South Tweed Heads call centre, despite the federal government trying to hose down fears of any job losses under an outsourcing plan.

Govt ‘one-stop shop’ opened in Lismore

The Centrelink and Medicare services in Lismore have moved into the same building, providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for government services. And that move was officially recognised today with a cake cutting and a visit from Federal human services minister, senator Marise Payne, and Page MP Kevin Hogan.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually going to responsibly and effectively...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would have thought a Greens approach...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination rate in the state and...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.