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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Mercury Prize 2009 award-winning producer Wayne Lotek produces a mash-up of hip-hop, reggae-influenced grime and UK dancehall. Hailing from North London, Lotek is now based in Melbourne.

With an enviable production resume and stellar career in Europe as part of Lotek Hifi, Wayne Bennett aka Lotek matches refined production with musical originality in a rare package. A cornerstone of Big Dada and Ninja tunes, he is the production maestro behind Speech Debelle’s 2009 Mercury Prize-winning album Speech Therapy and Roots Manuva’s pivotal releases Brand New Second Hand and Run Come Save Me. Beach Hotel on Friday from 9.30pm. Free.


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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

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Family Court scrapped

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.