Is governance, in NSW in particular, about representing your constituents, or is it about following the party line?
While the NSW government grapples with perhaps the worst state budget deficit ever this week – along with neverending scandals revolving around their lack of a moral compass, greed and hubris – there’s a bill making its way through Parliament that should concern those interested in the neverending and ridiculous ‘war on drugs’.
A long-awaited Code of Conduct to regulate holiday letting has been released by the NSW government, which includes a mandatory premises register that the government says ensure a ‘two strikes and you’re out’ policy for unruly guests. Also known as short... Read More →
Jodie Shelley from the Ballina on Richmond Rotary Club has been recognised for her contribution to the community.
Yesterday a 104-page report was released by the parliamentary inquiry into the CSG industry in NSW. The report details how the NSW Government has failed to fully implement the majority of the NSW Chief Scientist’s 16 recommendations from 2014.
Deputy Coroner’s recommendations following the inquest into the deaths of six patrons at NSW music festivals included actions such as safe pill testing and a permanent drug checking facility – Premier Gladys Berejiklian has rejected most of them.
A fire-fighters union representative has confirmed the organisation told Tweed Heads workers not to leave their station closed for a day to attend training in Ballina last week.
Following an overhaul of the compulsory third party green slip system, the NSW Government is giving refunds to motorists on their 2017 premiums. But there's a limited time to apply. Found out how now.
Funding commitments for Byron Shire Council that have been ignored by the state government are causing ‘reputational damage,’ according to the council’s general manager Ken Gainger.
Lismore hospital is creating greater opportunity for women to enter traditionally male dominated trades through the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP).
Government responses to the growing environmental crisis should be lead by sound science, not left in the hands of corporate greed.
Kate Smolski , Nature Conservation Council CEO. The public has given a huge thumbs down to the Baird government’s plans to weaken environmental controls and accelerate land clearing.
The Baird Government last night passed legislation that allows punishment to be imposed without charge, trial or conviction, the Greens have said.
The towns at the centre of the struggle against CSG two years ago have been left out of a consultation program for the state government’s draft North Coast Regional Plan.
A spokesperson at protest held on Friday (April 1) to return rail to the northern rivers has accused the government of having too close a relationship with the major road building companies.
According to the Greens’ Jeremy Buckingham, the state’s controversial new legislation targeting coal-mine and CSG protesters could see the Knitting Nannas jailed for up to seven years for their efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the state.
Dr Liz Elliott, Mullumbimby. It is frightening to imagine our state as one in which in which people and ecological awareness are suppressed. What have we come to?
Controversial roadside drug-testing laws in NSW have been left in legal limbo following the acquittal by a Lismore magistrate of a man who tested positive for cannabis he had smoked nine days before he was pulled over by police.
Tweed shire has been ruled ‘unfit for the future’ under the state government’s merger plan for the 152 councils across the state, but its general manager says amalgamation is not on the cards.
The state government is reportedly negotiating with gas miner Metgasco over a possible compensation payout following the suspension of Metgasco’s drilling licence for Bentley, near Lismore. Sydney media is reporting today that a possible payout of $15 million is being... Read More →
A brief lifting of the political iron curtain has revealed what NSW deputy premier Andrew Stoner really thinks of those who oppose gas drilling at Bentley.
Ballina MP Don Page has lost his major portfolio of local government in the state cabinet reshuffle announced today. And the MP has announced he will retire at the next election, next year.
Farmers and local anti-gas groups have welcomed moves by the state government to place a moratorium on CSG exploration licences and raise the cost of the licences to $50,000. But may say it does not go far enough.