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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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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.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

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...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Stories about "School Strike 4 Climate":

‘No more gas, no more oil. Keep our carbon in the soil’

The message was clear. They want change, they want action and they are prepared to get out on the streets and hold their governments accountable whether they can vote or not.

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Young people launch fight against gas cash grab

Young people in Perth are rallying this morning outside a closed business breakfast led by National COVID-19 Coordination Committee chair Nev Power, calling on the federal government to fund their future, rather than backing gas.

Lismore School Strike 4 Climate sends a message to Kevin

A global school strike for climate is taking place tomorrow, November 29, directly before the UN climate talks starting next Monday in Madrid.

The kids are alright…

Teenagers get a bad rap in the media – self-absorbed, argumentative, lazy, withdrawn, social media obsessed, irresponsible – but I’m here to tell you, as a young person, that the kids are alright.

Join the global School Strike 4 Climate action

What are you doing on September 20? If you have any regard for the environment you might well be joining students around the world in striking for the climate.

Another successful school climate strike

Taking action at today's school strike 4 climate action today in Byron Bay has reaffirmed local young people's drive to fight for action on the climate emergency.

I can’t vote – so can you vote for me?

As you probably know, there is a federal election coming up tomorrow. As a young person, I can see the world crashing down around us but I cannot vote, so essentially, I am powerless.

Thus Spake Mungo: Are the dark days behind us?

The darkest hour, they say, is just before dawn. And it just may be that a glimmer of light is appearing in the five-year nightmare of the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison dynasty.

Greens back students protests as government condemns youth

Greens come out in support of the National School strike 4 climate – an action created by students get their voices heard on climate change.

‘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 resent 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.