UNSW Associate Professor Paul Osmond says buildings and cities need to change after this pandemic.
We all know that volunteers keep this country going. From the RFS, the VRA, scout leaders, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens, to caring for wildlife, supporting hospitals, supporting people living with a disability, and just plain old lending a hand…
Have you thought about making lifestyle changes for a greener lifestyle, but just haven’t had the time or the energy?
Australia’s mental health system will need to be prepared to deal with long-term mental health issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Queensland police have announced that some restrictions will ease state-wide this week following the community working together to flatten the curve
NSW councils are set to receive a $395m economic stimulus package from the state government, in an effort ‘to save local jobs and support communities to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19’.
The Byron Community Centre is urgently seeking financial support from the community so that it can continue to deliver food to locals in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
With the number of new COVID-19 cases dropping each day and people beginning to wonder if it's time to come out of iso life, many areas are continuing to expand lockdown areas.
The world has certainly gotten smaller in recent weeks and people turn to the internet for entertainment, interaction, exercise and maybe just company. There is also a world of people out there wanting to share what they have.
It is not only during situations like the current pandemic that people can feel isolated and alone. This of your life today – imagine how many people live like this all the time.
With a constant stream of information and misinformation about COVID-19 (coronavirus) circulating, Echonetdaily will endeavour to update this page as news comes to hand.
What many see as the dob-in-a-mate move, Queenslanders can now report Covid-19 compliance breaches online following the launch of a new Policelink reporting form.
Great news for those who love to read ‘old school’ style as local libraries are about to deliver the goods – to your library bag.
Finally it’s safe to get back in the water – well some bits of it, some of the time, as long as you behave. And make sure you stay in the water – keep swimming or surfing. Sitting on the sand is still decidedly unsafe.
Tweed Shire Council held an emergency meeting last Friday to decide whether local beach carparks should remain closed.
With increased reports of family violence and other issues caused by the pressure put on communities during the pandemic, it was announced yesterday that the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia are establishing a special court list.
Local health authorities have claimed there were no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Northern NSW from Thursday till Friday.
Doing the right thing. Staying home. Saving lives. But what if you’re not home. What if you are living off country as it’s too expensive to go home, or there is no work at home. What if you have no home?
The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport flight schedule has increased and now has four return domestic services a week following Federal Government support of regional air services.
According to the Minister for Health Greg Hunt MP, more than 4.3 million health and medical services have now been delivered to a total of more than three million patients through the telehealth items introduced by the Australian Government for the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a constant stream of information and misinformation about COVID-19 (coronavirus) circulating, Echonetdaily will endeavour to update this page as news come to hand.
As COVID-19 quarantining continues in our neighbourhoods, there are also new relationships forming.
A Daily Mail story is cashing in on coronavirus fear by claiming that ‘Byron Bay emerges as a coronavirus red zone’ with locals told to get tested ‘IMMEDIATELY’ for deadly COVID-19 even if their symptoms are mild.
Both the New South Wales and the Queensland police forces are making it clear that they will not be lenient with people who are not adhering to the law when it comes to health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has only taken a week for the simple beauty of JobKeepers to become a little tarnished.