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Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

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Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Democracy under strain as pandemic continues

With the NSW government now openly threatening that the public will not be able to participate in social activities, work in the public sector or travel interstate unless they are vaccinated for COVID-19, The Echo asked local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) what her party is doing about protecting civic rights and freedoms.

Byron’s vaccination level one of the lowest in NSW

The Byron Shire has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination levels in the state, according to Federal Government figures, suggesting that a significant proportion of the community may be reluctant to get the jab.

Always full of surprises

Mullumbimby-born farmer, Glenyce Creighton, has been on her property in Myocum for 40 years. Originally the farm was a...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Will COVID Lose the Government their Next Erection ?

We are hearing about long covid and the many complex health issues that people are facing, long after the virus has passed through their system. I knew about that, but what I didn’t know about was that men who get covid are six times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

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Australia’s largest clinical trial of CBD oil for sleep begins at SCU

Southern Cross University researchers have commenced Australia’s largest clinical trial investigating the efficacy of an over-the-counter botanical cannabidiol (CBD) product to help with sleep disturbance.

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Domestic uni students resume study online at SCU while international students remain locked out

More than a week into third semester, Southern Cross University [SCU] operators say students will have to continue learning online thanks to Covid 19 concerns and restrictions.

New Chancellor for Southern Cross University

A new Chancellor, Sandra McPhee AM, has been appointed for Southern Cross University.

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

SCU delays staff return to campus

Southern Cross University has delayed its staff returning to campus next year due to the latest COVID-19 surge.

Byron’s new resilience team

A group of locals committed to regeneration and resilience to disasters and crises in Byron Shire has announced its volunteer leadership team. Resilient Byron...

Champion a cause

Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I have it, it’s called true...

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.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...