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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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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.

Bentley protesters celebrate as gas drilling suspended

Hugs all round: protesters at the Bentley camp celebrate the drilling suspension.

Simon Webster The people at the Bentley protest camp on the NSW north coast have been bracing themselves for a showdown with police and gas rig workers.

Metgasco misled public about drilling intent

LISMORE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15:  A protest sign at the proposed site at the Bentley blockade on May 15, 2014 in Lismore, Australia. Anti-gas protesters are celebrating today after a drilling permit allowing mining company Metgasco to set up an exploratory gas well on a private property in Bentley, NSW was suspended due to 'insufficient' community consultation. The suspension comes just days before a planned police operation reportedly involving over 800 officers, was expected to move forward to clear the activist blockade at the property.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Nicole Hasham Resources company Metgasco misled the public over its drilling operation in northern NSW by saying it was seeking a less controversial type of gas.

Obeid family link to gas drilling firm

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

Metgasco slams decision to suspend drilling licence

Police confront protesters who had been blockading a site where gas company Metgasco planned to drill.

Sean Nicholls Embattled resources company Metgasco has launched a furious broadside at the state government, questioning the legality of suspending its northern NSW drilling licence and slamming Energy Minister...

Two-night treetop vigil ends in arrests

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Nicole Hasham Police might have confiscated her muesli bars and dehydrated pasta, but Freya Harvey had been determined to stay the course on Sunday, high in a tree in the Leard State Forest.

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...

Tabulam woman found dead, partner arrested

Melanie Kembrey A 32-year-old woman has died and her partner has been arrested.

Lawyer has a passion to improve damaged lives

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Anna Patty Ros Everett was five when a head-on car crash outside Bourke set her course for life.

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.