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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a...

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

Stories about "Premier Gladys Berejiklian":

Let’s talk pork!

Put simply, pork barrelling is where certain electorates are favoured by politicans with cash (grants, infrastructure projects etc) to curry favour. It’s questionable though, how ethical the practice is, given it is essentially a bribe.

Bang for your buck

Keith Duncan, Pimlico  Well I’ll be, ‘Our Glad’ up to her eyeballs in a sex and corruption scandal. No reasonable person would criticise Gladys for being...

Power grab: Environment and local govt departments neutered

Since being re-elected on March 23, the NSW Liberal-National coalition has moved quickly to weaken environmental protections and local government powers by transferring them to the planning department and the premier, Gladys Berejiklian.

Why did premier cancel meeting in Bangalow?

On Friday, a group of locals who were keen to meet the premier to discuss issues including drug testing at festivals and the medium-density housing code were left disappointed when she failed to show up to a pre-arranged meeting.

Premier visits Byron, dodging protesters and questions

A limousine delivering NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian to a media conference in Byron Bay on Tuesday had to pass through a barrage of West Byron protesters.

Enova launches microgrid for Byron’s Arts & Industry Estate

Enova Community Energy today announced it will build a microgrid in the Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate as a pilot project to encourage locally generated, stored and distributed power.

Are you prepared to stand up to protect old-growth forests?

Are the states forests, protected for the last 20 years, still worth protecting? This is the question that the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) is asking.

What Lismore mayor wants to spell out to the PM

Lismore mayor Isaac Smith has one four letter word that he wants to tell prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who is visiting the flood ravaged city this morning.

Barham calls on Berejiklian to axe state forest logging

In her final act as a member of parliament, north coast-based Greens MLC Jan Barham said it was ‘time for the new premier to act on climate change and the environment by putting a stop to the logging of public native forests in NSW’.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a recent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.