13.1 C
Byron Shire
June 22, 2021
Home Tags Rough sleepers

Latest News

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.

Other News

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.

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Stories about "rough sleepers":

Creating connections is key to ending rough sleeping

Byron Shire has the highest number of rough sleepers per capita outside Sydney and next week the End Street Sleeping Collaboration Connections Week will look at what assistance rough sleepers need.

Mobile showers and laundry come to Northern Rivers

Showers and doing a bit of laundry are an unremarkable daily event for most people. But for the homeless the luxury of a warm shower and getting your clothes clean is not such a simple and unremarkable experience.

Homelessness getting worse in Byron Shire, say frontline workers

Responding to concerns about rough sleepers and homelessness, local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith and officer in charge of Byron police station, Detective Chief Inspector Matt Kehoe, brought together 25 frontline workers to discuss the ongoing crisis.

Rapid rise in rough-sleepers in Byron

Once again Byron Shire has the highest number of people who sleep rough per capita in NSW outside of Sydney, according to this year’s count.

A little shelter and comfort from the rain

We all like a dry pace to sleep when it rains but for some it is not so easy to find.

‘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.