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Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

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#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

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New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

A man who allegedly murdered his own son over the weekend has been held in custody after facing Lismore Local Court yesterday.

John Christopher Gibson, 61, has been charged with murder after his 29-year-old son was found dead in the pair’s Barrow Lane home with stab wounds to his neck on Saturday night.

Mr Gibson did not appear in court and his lawyer did not apply for bail, which was formally refused.

The matter will return to court on January 17 next year.


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