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September 21, 2021

Two men charged with Robina armed robbery

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

Union wants mandatory vaccination across the board

Representatives of NSW prison officers say they are demanding mandatory vaccinations be adopted across the NSW justice system, with the union saying inmates who refuse the jab should face the same public health restrictions unvaccinated members of the public do.

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.

Police say that Gold Coast detectives have charged two men in relation to the armed robbery of a store in Robina on July 13.

It is alleged around 9.20am a man entered the store on Robina Town Centre Drive and approached a 35-year-old male employee with an unknown weapon wrapped in a piece of clothing.

It is alleged during the robbery a quantity of jewellery was stolen before the man was seen getting into an older model white hatchback that was allegedly being driven by another man.

No physical injuries were sustained in the incident.

A 41-year-old Mudgeeraba man was charged on Friday (July 17) with one count of armed robbery. He appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on July 18 and was remanded in custody to reappear today July 20.

A 44-year-old man also from Mudgeeraba was charged on July 15 with one count each of armed robbery/in company, possess dangerous drug (amphetamine) and fail to dispose of syringe. He is due to reappear at Southport Magistrates Court on August 13.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP2001449565 within the online suspicious activity form.


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