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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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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Berry bright future

At 25, Sarah Montgomery has her feet planted firmly on the ground and her hands deep in the soil....

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

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.

Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Stories about "Winter Olympics":

Lennox to reach new heights if ski jump gets up

An aerial training ski jump between 35m and 37m tall, that is 11 to 14 storeys, is being proposed for Lennox Head and has the potential to split the community.

CrossFit coaches to train Olympic skiers

CrossFit Byron Bay are celebrating their first anniversary with the news that owners/coaches Nick and Joe Draxl have both been asked to coach athletes during the Sochi Winter Olympics in early 2014.

ASC announces almost $120 million investment in sports

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vaD9-FBFtOw The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) chair John Wylie AM yesterday announced almost $120 million in government investment allocations to Australian national sporting organisations for...

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...