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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.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Electorates miss out on bushfire slush fund 

NSW member for Ballina, Tamara Smith (Greens), has spoken of disgust at the latest Liberal-National government grant rorts scandal, which has directly impacted this electorate and the neighbouring Lismore electorate.

Julian Assange’s father to speak out in Byron Shire

The father of detained WikiLeaks founder and Australian journalist Julian Assange is touring the Northern Rivers this week.

Trial of former Byron Bay policeman accused of assault to continue in 2021

At one point in the footage, five of six officers can be seen holding the naked and hand-cuffed youth down while a paramedic first removes taser prongs and then sedates him.

‘It’s unfair’: lawyer defending policeman accused of youth assault criticises legal process

The defence barrister told the court witnesses in the LECC inquiry had been ‘cajoled’ into ‘giving answers’ in the earlier inquiry.

Alleged police assault youth victim needed to be ‘detained, taken to hospital’, says Byron officer

Sen-Constable Roach says the boy appeared 'drug affected' and 'could’ve been a danger to himself or the community'.

Alleged youth victim of Northern Rivers police assault testifies

The alleged victim has described what he remembers of the arrest, including its end when he was ‘thrown into a little dark box’.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of assaulting youth on trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay nearly three years ago is to face trial this week.

Catastrophic US Assange trial continues at London’s Old Bailey

‘It’s becoming catastrophic. I’m fighting for his life.’ So said lawyer Stella Morris as she tried to deliver a freedom petition for her 49-year-old partner, and father of their two young sons, Gabriel and Max

Tamara Smith opposes border closure

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she doesn’t agree with calls to close the New South Wales border.

Medics ask for patience from those wanting flu shots

Dr Dan Ewald practices as a GP on Lennox Head and says his clinic has been inundated with phone calls from people wanting the flu vax during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time for tempers to cool? Greens MP calls for climate change truce

The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.

NORPA chief calls for Northern Rivers artists to respond to axing of fed gov arts dept

‘I feel like it's time to have a response to the way in which taxpayer’s money is being worked with,’ says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.

RFS volunteers are invited to join the disco at Bay FM tonight

Bay FM are inviting volunteer fire-fighters to join them for a bit of disco fun tonight as guests of honour at Bay FM’s summer disco fundraiser.

Mullum show brings cheer through bushfire haze

Attendance figures at this year's Mullumbimby Show were only slightly less than last year's, despite the bushfire dangers in nearby Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek, cancelled fireworks on Saturday night and the smoke haze blanketing the region.

Koala hospitals full as rescuers start bushfire training

Koala hospitals in Port Macquarie, Currumbin and the Australia Zoo are reportedly full as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the endangered species from fire-affected areas.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Northern Rivers short film competition now open

Entries are now open for Byron All Shorts, a competition celebrating the art of story-telling through film on the Northern Rivers.

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.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Electorates miss out on bushfire slush fund 

NSW member for Ballina, Tamara Smith (Greens), has spoken of disgust at the latest Liberal-National government grant rorts scandal, which has directly impacted this electorate and the neighbouring Lismore electorate.

Julian Assange’s father to speak out in Byron Shire

The father of detained WikiLeaks founder and Australian journalist Julian Assange is touring the Northern Rivers this week.

Trial of former Byron Bay policeman accused of assault to continue in 2021

At one point in the footage, five of six officers can be seen holding the naked and hand-cuffed youth down while a paramedic first removes taser prongs and then sedates him.

‘It’s unfair’: lawyer defending policeman accused of youth assault criticises legal process

The defence barrister told the court witnesses in the LECC inquiry had been ‘cajoled’ into ‘giving answers’ in the earlier inquiry.

Alleged police assault youth victim needed to be ‘detained, taken to hospital’, says Byron officer

Sen-Constable Roach says the boy appeared 'drug affected' and 'could’ve been a danger to himself or the community'.

Alleged youth victim of Northern Rivers police assault testifies

The alleged victim has described what he remembers of the arrest, including its end when he was ‘thrown into a little dark box’.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of assaulting youth on trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay nearly three years ago is to face trial this week.

Catastrophic US Assange trial continues at London’s Old Bailey

‘It’s becoming catastrophic. I’m fighting for his life.’ So said lawyer Stella Morris as she tried to deliver a freedom petition for her 49-year-old partner, and father of their two young sons, Gabriel and Max

Tamara Smith opposes border closure

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she doesn’t agree with calls to close the New South Wales border.

Medics ask for patience from those wanting flu shots

Dr Dan Ewald practices as a GP on Lennox Head and says his clinic has been inundated with phone calls from people wanting the flu vax during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Time for tempers to cool? Greens MP calls for climate change truce

The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.

NORPA chief calls for Northern Rivers artists to respond to axing of fed gov arts dept

‘I feel like it's time to have a response to the way in which taxpayer’s money is being worked with,’ says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.

RFS volunteers are invited to join the disco at Bay FM tonight

Bay FM are inviting volunteer fire-fighters to join them for a bit of disco fun tonight as guests of honour at Bay FM’s summer disco fundraiser.

Mullum show brings cheer through bushfire haze

Attendance figures at this year's Mullumbimby Show were only slightly less than last year's, despite the bushfire dangers in nearby Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek, cancelled fireworks on Saturday night and the smoke haze blanketing the region.

Koala hospitals full as rescuers start bushfire training

Koala hospitals in Port Macquarie, Currumbin and the Australia Zoo are reportedly full as wildlife rescuers do their best to save the endangered species from fire-affected areas.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Northern Rivers short film competition now open

Entries are now open for Byron All Shorts, a competition celebrating the art of story-telling through film on the Northern Rivers.
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