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Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Collaborative government

I have heard a number of people saying that we have to vote Labor first to get rid of...

Work repairing landslips on Tweed’s Scenic Drive won’t start before June

Geotechnical assessments have now been completed for the two landslips near Simpson Drive and Warringa Drive on Scenic Drive at Bilambil Heights.

Multi-agency search continues for missing man

NSW Police say a search is continuing this morning for a man who went missing in a creek overnight.

An ‘awkward’ spotlight on Lismore Council over airport fees

The Lismore Council Mayor, General Manager and a councillor found themselves in an 'awkward' spotlight last night when the Matters Arising turned to the subject of the Airport Annualised Landing Fees.

‘Dining in the Dark’ at Forest, Byron

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Two men had a lucky escape when their trawler capsized at the entrance of the Tweed River late yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Duranbah Beach, on the far north coast, shortly after 5pm responding to reports that five flares had been activated from the 54ft timber trawler.

Police arrived to find two crewmen, aged 29 and 33, still on board the boat, which had begun smashing against the rock wall at the northern end of the river mouth.

The men jumped into the water and were helped to shore by local surfers before being checked by NSW Ambulance paramedics. No-one else is believed to have been on board.

The younger man was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with chest and shoulder injuries.

The vessel was unable to be retrieved.

 


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