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

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

“They played in asbestos piles as if they were sandpits”

Story Published: 2 Jul 2015

THE NSW Greens are calling for an inquiry into Baryulgil, a remote Aboriginal community north-west of Grafton where...

Asbestos, Asbestosis, Baryulgil, Compensation, Disease, Editors Picks, Health Problems, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Mr Fluffy, Nsw Government

Supreme Court: NSW Gov must pay Metgasco's legal bills

Story Published: 27 May 2015

METGASCO has confirmed that it is pursuing the recovery of its legal costs following NSW Supreme Court decision.

Metgasco, Nsw Government, Supreme Court

Calls for stolen generation inquiry to visit Northern Rivers

Story Published: 2 Jul 2015

THE New South Wales senate has voted to unanimously support an inquiry later this year into reparation for the Stolen...

Aboriginal Rights, Indigenous Affairs, Inquiry, North Coast Nsw, Nsw, Nsw Government, Politics, Stolen Generation

Former NSW Nats leader falls victim to online blackmailers

Story Published: 14 Jul 2015

FORMER NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner paid a global extortion racket not to release compromising material about him after...

Andrew Stoner, Blackmail, Compromising Material, Extortion, Nsw Government, Nsw Politics, Online Bullying, Oxley

Welfare is breaking up families, says NSW Minister

Story Published: 2 Jul 2015

AUSTRALIA’S fondness for throwing welfare at problems is causing more than just debt, it's breaking down the family...

Divorce, Divorce Rates, Dole, Editors Picks, Family, Nsw Government, Nsw Politics, Poverty, Welfare

Metgasco confirms negotiations about future in region

Story Published: 2 Jul 2015

METGASCO has confirmed in a statement this morning it is in negotiations with the government about “the future of its gas...

Bentley Blockade, Coal, Coal Seam Gas, Csg, Dart Energy, Lock The Gate, Metgasco, Mining, Northern Rivers, Nsw Government, Pel445, Pel Buyback Scheme, Petroleum Exploration Licence

Drink container deposit scheme likely for NSW

Story Published: 13 Jan 2015

A DRINK container deposit scheme looks set to be introduced in New South Wales in coming weeks.

Bottle Deposit, Drink Container Deposit Scheme, New South Wales, Nsw Government, Recycling, Waste Not Want Not

Majority support right to fight mining approvals

Story Published: 17 Jul 2013

WANT the right to fight against mining? Almost nine out of 10 people in New South Wales are on your side.

Brad Hazzard, Mining Approvals, Nature Conservation Council Of Nsw, Nsw Government

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