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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

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.

ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential...

Byron Bay Hempire

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

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

Tweed River House

S Haslam I took a couple of pics at my pre-opening meal last week at Tweed River House, due to...

Stories about "restrictions":

COVID-19 Restriction Checker for the confused (all of us)

Between states, between regions and sometimes between neighbourhoods, the constant updates to health regulations mean that often we may be in danger of receiving a Penalty Infringement Notice over breaches of the Public Health Act because we just did't know.

Cancer patient tears up loyalty card over mask issue

A local man says he has torn up his loyalty card to Eden’s Landing Health Foods because of what he says is their active promotion of non-mask wearing.

Greater Sydney goes into two week lockdown

New South Wales Health has announced that to protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, current stay-at-home orders will be extended across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong from 6pm today (26 June) until 11.59pm Friday, 9 July.

Brisbane lockdown to end tonight

Though the lockdown will end later today, there will still be strict protocols in places regarding COVID-19 in the Greater Brisbane are from 6pm today to 1am 22 January.

Queensland border: who and where, can and can’t

With restrictions and border lines changing almost daily, you could be forgiven for being confused about who can and can't cross the border from New South Wales into Queensland and what postcodes are considered border towns.

New restrictions to tighten Queensland borders

Harking back to the days of the Communist Bloc, residents and workers will now have to show their 'papers' as further restrictions are put in place to tighten existing state border controls to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Federal Government update on COVID-19

After yet more National Cabinet meetings responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Australian governments are imposing further restriction to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Casino water restrictions to start on Wednesday

Due to the low rainfall in the catchment areas and falling river levels, residents who receive a town water supply will be subject to level one water restrictions from Wednesday January 16.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.