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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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Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh

I confess to having no clinical or medical training, but my reading of some of the literature increasingly tells me that laughter, and the hormones that trigger it, is a powerful healing and comforting tool that serves to help us cope with stress, anxiety, trauma and the challenges associated with living and navigating modern life. 

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so...

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 15 September, 2021

Inception – Byron Theatre’s first post-lockdown live event Cancelled twice owing to the local lockdown, Three Lords’ Inception and AV...

Democracy under strain as pandemic continues

With the NSW government now openly threatening that the public will not be able to participate in social activities, work in the public sector or travel interstate unless they are vaccinated for COVID-19, The Echo asked local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) what her party is doing about protecting civic rights and freedoms.

Champion a cause

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

Stories about "Great White sharks":

Frydenberg ‘talks crap’ on shark numbers survey

Federal environment minister Josh Frydenberg has been proven wrong by a great-white-shark population study and continues to 'misrepresent' data for political purposes, according to the Greens.

Telepathy as effective as shark nets

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby. In response to George Greenough’s question ‘what is being done to protect the dolphins from great white sharks?’ (Letters, January 11), I would...

Protect dolphins

George Greenough, Broken Head. I have had several incidents with dolphins where they have protected me from sharks. They formed a very tight circle around and...

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...