Festivals threatened with closure if overdoses continue

Story Published: 5 Jan 2016

MUSIC festivals have been threatened with closure unless they bring down the number of attendees overdosing on drugs.

Ban, Death, Drugs, Duty Of Care, Ecstasy, Mdma, Music Festivals, Nsw Government, Overdose, Stereosonic

Special integrity auditor could oversee greyhound racing

Story Published: 20 Jan 2016

OUTRAGE over widespread animal abuse has triggered a proposal to create a special integrity auditor to oversee the state’s...

Animal Justice Party, Betting, Gambling, Greyhounds, Live Baiting, Mark Pearson, Nsw Government, Parliamentary Inquiry, Racing

82% support Australia-wide greyhound racing ban

Story Published: 20 Jul 2016

A large majority of people are supporting a call for the NSW blanket ban to be extended across the country.

Ban, Greyhound, Mike Baird, Nsw, Nsw Government, Nsw Politics, Parliament, Racing, Sport, Troy Grant

DNA revolution holds key to better rural health

Story Published: 31 Jul 2015

GENOMIC technology may hold the key to bridging a vast health gap which has led to remote Australians having a 40% higher...

Aged Care, Auspol, Dna, Doctors, Garvan, Genetics, Genetic Sequencing, Genome, Health Divide, Hospitals, Human Genome, Nsw, Nsw Government, Nswpol, Regional Nsw, Rural Health Report

No action over poles and wires report edit

Story Published: 23 Dec 2015

AN INVESTMENT bank that favourably reworded a research report on privatising NSW’s electricity assets will receive no...

Asic, Corruption, Editors Picks, Electricity Assets, Investment Bank, Nsw Government, Nsw Politics, Poles And Wires, Privatisation, Ubs

Holy magnets Batman, does shark repellent actually work?

Story Published: 28 Jul 2015

THE NSW Government’s $100,000 investment into trialling a sonar shark warning system and research into shark-deterring...

Diving, Editors Picks, Mick Fanning, Nsw Government, Shark Attack, Shark Nets, Shark Repellent, Sharks, Surfing, Swimming, Technology, Water Safety

High power prices drive green energy

Story Published: 31 Jul 2015

RISING power costs are driving a push for NSW to catch up with the rest of Australia on renewable energy.

Alternative Energy, Cfmeu, Coal Fired Power, Coal Seam Gas, Electricity, Green Energy, Nsw Government, Nsw Politics, Power, Renewable Energy

Govt denies secret plan to shorten shark netting season

Story Published: 23 Jul 2015

A PROPOSAL of cutting the season by a month was raised in a tender document for contractors to oversee the netting...

Beaches, Beach Safety, Mathew Lee, Nsw Government, Shark Attacks, Shark Nets, Swimming, Tadashi Nakahara

Mel Gibson blockbuster to film in NSW

Story Published: 30 Jul 2015

THE Northern Rivers may play host to an all-star cast of Hollywood celebrities, with Mel Gibson planning to film his latest...

Australia, Editors Picks, Entertainment, Film, Investment, Mel Gibson, Mike Baird, Movies, Nsw, Nsw Government, Sydney, Tourism, Troy Grant

Premier rules out shark cull, despite own near attack

Story Published: 14 Aug 2015

MIKE Baird has taken to Facebook to tell NSW no shark cull would be called for North Coast beaches despite a surge in...

Animals, Ballina, Cull, Ecology, Editors Picks, Environment, Lennox Head, Mike Baird, Netting, North Coast Nsw, Nsw Government, Nswpol, Politics, Premier Mike Baird, Shark Attack, Shark Repelling Technology, Sharks, Surfing, Yamba

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