February 2016

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 4:34 PM

A CAMPAIGN is gaining momentum against plans to slug working backpackers with hefty taxes from the first dollar they earn.

Picking apart how backpacker tax affects North Coast farming

A CAMPAIGN is gaining momentum against plans to slug working backpackers with hefty taxes from the first dollar they earn.

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 4:14 PM

LABOR leader Luke Foley still has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Premier Mike Baird as the New South Wales preferred leader.

Baird’s popularity soars as Labor struggles in polls

LABOR leader Luke Foley still has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Premier Mike Baird as the New South Wales preferred leader.

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 9:53 AM

THE release of the Prime Minister’s gift register is always a fun time of year, even if Australia’s haul pales in comparison to some international politicians.

No pandas on our Prime Minister's gift register

THE release of the Prime Minister’s gift register is always a fun time of year, even if Australia’s haul pales in comparison to some international politicians.

Published a story 3rd Feb 2016 6:19 PM

Case of woman who bled to death will be re-examined

Published a story 3rd Feb 2016 4:07 PM

NOBODY will be charged over a drunken woman bleeding to death from massive vaginal trauma on a beach near Iluka.

No charges despite horror evidence over "Norma's" death

NOBODY will be charged over a drunken woman bleeding to death from massive vaginal trauma on a beach near Iluka.

Published a story 2nd Feb 2016 4:32 PM

DELAYED and cancelled flights due to Regional Express Airlines strikes have ended for the time being, as pilots return pending industrial negotiations.

Regional Express pilots call end to strike... for now

DELAYED and cancelled flights due to Regional Express Airlines strikes have ended for the time being, as pilots return pending industrial negotiations.

Published a story 1st Feb 2016 7:14 PM

THE addition of 400 extra beds for the new Grafton prison would be cause for celebration except for one detail, the Public Service Association says.

Union's fear for the safety of prison officers

THE addition of 400 extra beds for the new Grafton prison would be cause for celebration except for one detail, the Public Service Association says.

Published a story 1st Feb 2016 6:08 PM

POLICE have warned against using synthetic marijuana after a teenage boy died and two other men fell gravely ill after smoking a bad batch of the substance.

Teen dead, two in hospital: synthetic marijuana warning

POLICE have warned against using synthetic marijuana after a teenage boy died and two other men fell gravely ill after smoking a bad batch of the substance.

Published a story 1st Feb 2016 4:27 PM

TWEED Heads mother of two and recovering ice addict Nicole is part of a national trend of “rehab tourism” drawing thousands of Australians to South-East Asia.

Nicole overcomes ice addiction at Thai rehab centre

TWEED Heads mother of two and recovering ice addict Nicole is part of a national trend of “rehab tourism” drawing thousands of Australians to South-East Asia.

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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.