December 2016

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 4:54 PM

THE deadline for NSW fishers to decide whether to buy back into the industry has been pushed back two months in what industry leaders call a pointless move.

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

THE deadline for NSW fishers to decide whether to buy back into the industry has been pushed back two months in what industry leaders call a pointless move.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 3:55 PM

PREMIER Mike Baird has backflipped again, this time putting the brakes on plans to force New South Wales cyclists to carry identification.

Baird bunny-hops on bicycle ID plan

PREMIER Mike Baird has backflipped again, this time putting the brakes on plans to force New South Wales cyclists to carry identification.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 3:31 PM

VIOLENT sex offender William Bird's life after jail will be no walk in the park, with five years of strict supervision awaiting him on the outside.

Sex attacker slapped with strict supervision upon release

VIOLENT sex offender William Bird's life after jail will be no walk in the park, with five years of strict supervision awaiting him on the outside.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 3:28 PM

NATIONALS Leader John Barilaro has ruled out blocking Essential Energy from shedding 600 jobs from regional New South Wales.

Nationals will not stop Essential Energy job cuts

NATIONALS Leader John Barilaro has ruled out blocking Essential Energy from shedding 600 jobs from regional New South Wales.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 12:24 PM

THE St Joseph's Cowper children's home has been bequeathed about $75,000 to continue providing care to orphans.

Where there's a will, there's $75,000 for orphanage

THE St Joseph's Cowper children's home has been bequeathed about $75,000 to continue providing care to orphans.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 11:19 AM

TWO men have pleaded not guilty to charges over the 2011 death of Maclean woman Lynette Daley on a camping trip to Ten Mile Beach.

Lynette Daley's accused killers plead not guilty

TWO men have pleaded not guilty to charges over the 2011 death of Maclean woman Lynette Daley on a camping trip to Ten Mile Beach.

November 2016

Published a story 29th Nov 2016 12:22 PM

A PILOT who received a suspended sentence after a girl died when he his plane crashed into the Clarence River is now facing a two-year jail term.

Pilot faces jail term after 11yo girl's death in plane crash

A PILOT who received a suspended sentence after a girl died when he his plane crashed into the Clarence River is now facing a two-year jail term.

Published a story 28th Nov 2016 5:04 AM

POLICE are dealing with 400 domestic violence incidents each day, prompting a powerful new campaign to get family and community members to speak out.

Police figures reveal spread of domestic violence

POLICE are dealing with 400 domestic violence incidents each day, prompting a powerful new campaign to get family and community members to speak out.

Published a story 25th Nov 2016 4:09 PM

THE victim of a Coffs Coast dairy farmer convicted of bestiality and child sex offences says workmates ridiculed him for being a "cow f**ker”.

Farmer's cow sex, child sexual abuse 'destroyed my life'

THE victim of a Coffs Coast dairy farmer convicted of bestiality and child sex offences says workmates ridiculed him for being a "cow f**ker”.

Published a story 25th Nov 2016 12:27 PM

There is every hope a spectacular Palmer United Party-style implosion is just around the corner.

Strange Politics: Fingers crossed for a One Nation implosion

There is every hope a spectacular Palmer United Party-style implosion is just around the corner.

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Chris studied journalism at the University of Queensland. Worked for the Western Star in Roma. He has worked at The Chronicle as a reporter since February 2011.