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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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