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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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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.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

As Lismore local government area comes out of lockdown residents will also be permitted extra reasons to cross the border into Queensland from 1am 23 September.

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

Byron Bay Hempire

S Haslam Inside the gut are about 100 trillion live microorganisms that vitally contribute to a strong immune system. These...

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Stories about "pads":

Just a bunch of bleeders

Unless the powers that be expect women to drip their way around the streets, to work and on the school run, then we can only consider sanitary products as ‘essential’.

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the most vulnerable and otherwise to...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for us as part of OzGreen...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’. Let’s...

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is problematic because noise is a...