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Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on the Voice?
The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every...
When western medicine doesn’t work
Once I finally admitted I needed help with vicarious trauma, I tried a few techniques to ease my troubled mind.
A deer in the headlights
The Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, and Kyogle councils have joined forces to find out just what is happening with feral deer in the region.
Waste to energy?
I was delighted to see community opposition to waste-to-energy proposals on the north coast. On a lecture tour to Japan...
Will NSW Labor pay on-call emergency service volunteers?
The newly elected NSW Labor government have stopped short of committing to paying volunteers who attend emergencies such as fires and floods, but say there is investment and initiatives underway to support those who volunteer as emergency service members.
Yulli’s Byron Bay branches into breakfast!
Weekend breakfast out in the shire just got tastier! After recently locating to a new space in Carlyle St, Yulli’s Byron Bay is now also open for breakfast from 8 to 11am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Flood trauma? Free women’s mindful healing workshops available
It has been a tough run in the Northern Rivers from drought to fire to pandemic to flood – so there is quite a bit to deal with for many of us.
Stories about "restrictions":
Nimbin water restrictions lifted today
Lismore City Council is pleased to advise Nimbin residents that Level 3 Water Restrictions will be lifted tomorrow, Saturday, 24 December.
COVID-19 update: restrictions extended by a month
The State's COVID-19 restrictions have been extended for a month, as another 29 people with the virus passed away.
Perrottet: elective surgeries off, booster mandate on and no singing or dancing
New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet met with the media this afternoon to outline restrictions being reintroduced.
When we get to 95 per cent vaccination, this will happen
Just when we were getting used to the current COVID roadmap, it has changed directions. Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone were announced yetserday.
Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars
Apart from the fact that some people have a valid reason for not being fully or even partially vaccinated, today, the precious lambs become sheep and the others are goats, that is, Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars.
Ballina’s open and closed doors include the Cultural Centre and Community Gallery
Ballina Shire Council say they are working hard to keep our community and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lismore Council’s can and can’t includes libraries and pools
In what is the first of many such directives over the next few weeks, Lismore council has announced that there will be restrictions for some people, depending on their COVID-19 vaccination status, to access Lismore City Council facilities and services from Monday.
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.
Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s only a small step in...
I love reading Mandy’s Soapbox, she reflects what I’m thinking, and many like me. In the 17 May column titled ‘A crown is just a...
Getting Real About The Voice
Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the historical fact of conquest i.e....
Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with...