Lismore

Lismore protesters to be chained to cement blocks to stop gas drilling

Anne Tarasov Protesters are preparing to chain themselves to cement blocks in northern NSW on Monday to prevent Metgasco workers from starting exploratory drilling for gas in the area.

Lismore water flouride decision applauded

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Julie Power Lismore City Council's decision to fluoridate its water supply – reversing its position of the past seven years – will finally bring it into the 21st century, joining the rest of NSW, said local...

Brothers missing on NSW far north coast, father on bail

Jayden and Joseph Brady have been missing since Sunday morning.

Rachel Olding Police hold grave fears for the welfare of two brothers who were abducted by their father on the far north coast on Sunday morning.

Woman kidnapped, forced to drive with cord around neck in Casino

Megan Levy A woman was forced to drive for 30 minutes with a cord around her neck and a knife held to her throat after a man climbed into her vehicle while she stopped to use a public toilet in northern NSW,...

Former Catholic teacher faces sex charges

A former Catholic school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting students more than 30 years ago.

Pilot charged with manslaughter of 11-year-old girl after crash in northern NSW

Nick Ralston A pilot involved in a light plane crash that claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl in northern NSW has been charged with manslaughter.

Nimbin blaze destroys museum and iconic Rainbow Cafe

Alternative lifestyle: Nimbin's main drag.

Michael Koziol A fire tore through the counter-culture capital of Nimbin in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Martin Ferguson takes aim at NSW Labor over coal seam gas policy

Martin Ferguson

Sean Nicholls NSW Labor has abandoned its heartland in western Sydney and "forgotten who it is supposed to represent", according to former senior ALP figure Martin Ferguson, in an attack on the state opposition's...

Same-sex marriage gets state Labor support

Keynote speaker: Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten addresses the NSW Labor Party annual conference.

Sean Nicholls and Nicole Hasham The NSW Labor Party has voted to support same-sex marriage but rejected a proposal that federal Labor MPs should be required to bind on a vote in favour of any legislation that comes before the...

Nurse Megan Haines on murder charges over two care home deaths

Megan Haines is accused of murdering two patients at a nursing home after they complained about her.

Rachel Olding A nurse who allegedly gave two women in a NSW nursing home fatal doses of insulin had a ''dislike and intolerance'' for elderly people, despite having worked in the aged care industry for most of her...

Marist Brothers head tipped off child-sex teacher about police inquiry, commission told

Former Marist Brothers school teacher and convicted paedophile Gregory Sutton appears at the royal commission on child sex abuse.

Paul Bibby A Marist Brothers school teacher who repeatedly sexually abused children was tipped off about a police investigation by the head of the order in Australia, who then sent him overseas and told him to...

Metgasco's Bentley gas drilling suspended, referred to ICAC

Protesters at the  Bentley camp.

Sean Nicholls Resources company Metgasco's plans to drill for gas at Bentley on the NSW north coast are in disarray after state energy minister Anthony Roberts referred the project to the Independent Commission...

Metgasco project referred to ICAC as links to Obeid family emerge

AFR. Pic Eddie Junior Obeid son of Eddie leaving the ICAC 
hearing on Castlereagh Street today in the Car Park under the building. 
Car park is a public car park but check before use. 
Pic by Nic Walker. 
Date 7th Feb 2013. 

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Sean Nicholls, Nicole Hasham, Kate McClymont Resources company Metgasco's gas drilling operation on the NSW north coast was referred to corruption authorities as links emerged between its largest shareholder and the family of disgraced former...

Metgasco ICAC referral: Power company ERM says it has no connection to Obeids

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Sean Nicholls Power company ERM has sought to distance itself from disgraced former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid and Liberal party identity Nick Di Girolamo after NSW Energy Minister Anthony Roberts referred a...

ICAC won't launch inquiry into Metgasco shareholders

Suspended: a Metgasco exploratory drilling site just outside of Casino.

Sean Nicholls Energy company Metgasco has been told by the Independent Commission Against Corruption it will not be launching an inquiry into its shareholders following a referral by NSW resources minister Anthony...

Bentley coal seam gas protesters given marching orders

Saffron Howden Anti-coal seam gas protesters in the state's north are on a collision path with police after vowing to defy a move by the local council to shut down their camp by Saturday.

Woman gang-raped near oval, police say

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Saffron Howden A 30-year-old woman has allegedly been gang-raped at a toilet block near a public oval in Lismore in the state's north.

Man assaults woman while she was holding their child, police say

Leesha McKenny A man who allegedly knocked his partner to the ground while she was holding their young child will face court in the state's north.

Hundreds of police to break Bentley blockade

Rachel Olding and Nick Ralston Hundreds of police are preparing to storm a coal seam-gas protest camp following weeks of mounting tension in northern NSW.