June 2015

Commented on a story 29th Jun 2015 5:21 AM

A SELF-confessed “serial protester” from Byron who spray painted “Shame Australia. Shame" in hot pink on Parliament House could be deported under proposed laws.

Byron Bay activist could be deported under new terror laws

"We take more U.N. certified refugees into Australia per head of population than any other Western..."

Commented on a story 29th Jun 2015 5:21 AM

THE Australian Broadcasting Corporation stepped up security at its main offices yesterday after receiving threatening phone calls.

Threats pour in after ABC hosts terror suspect

"A billion taxpayer dollar funds the ABC and this is their flagship current affairs talk TV programme."

Commented on a story 27th Jun 2015 8:55 AM

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has called the Baird Government’s budget a “quick fix” as he outlined Labor’s alternative economic plan for the state.

Labor calls for “sharing economy” in NSW budget reply

"We have been sold out to rich foreign interests for years by both sides of politics.Our National..."

Commented on a story 27th Jun 2015 8:55 AM

ONCE Byron Bay was a hippie utopia.

The naked truth: Byron Bay is changing

"The first time I saw a woman completely naked was when i sured the Pass in 1965 , aged 14 and a group..."

Commented on a story 27th Jun 2015 8:55 AM

THE Department of Primary Industries has confirmed Arthur “Woody” Vidgen’s surf ski was bitten by a great white shark off Belongil Beach on Wednesday.

Expert: shark in encounter "large enough to be a concern"

"There were six deaths as a result of shark attacks in Australia during 2015. This story omits the..."

Commented on a story 4th Jun 2015 11:19 PM

THERE seems to be a clear division among The Northern Star readers over the idea of a live export trade between the region and Indonesia.

72% of voters say No to live export trade

"Must of the people voting against live exports are emotive nor logical. Fact is, we need some income..."

May 2015

Commented on a story 22nd May 2015 8:02 AM

WORK has started on the $95 million Pacific Pines development at Lennox Head, following its sale to Ballina-based company Clarence Property Group in November last year.

Work starts on Pacific Pines development at Lennox Head

"500 homes and 1700 more people to do precisely what? Presumably they all won't be working at the..."

Commented on a story 22nd May 2015 8:02 AM

TEMPERS flared at Byron Shire Council today as a crowd of ratepayers turned out to have their say on the $1.7 million temporary rock wall at Belongil Beach.

Shoes fly as Byron Shire Council meeting gets ugly

"What's wrong with throwing rotten tomatoes ? Organic of course! "

Commented on a story 20th May 2015 9:01 AM

ADMISSIONS from addicts, 15-year-old girls prostituting themselves to get their next hit and serious assaults on hospital staff.

Teen addicts sell sex for ice, assault hospital staff

"Natural selection at work here?"

Commented on a story 20th May 2015 7:47 AM

SOME patients are being turned away from Lismore Base Hospital’s Women’s Care Unit under industrial action launched last night by nurses and midwives.

Lismore Base Hospital nurses take action over staffing cuts

"I am in Sydney receiving treatment at a large Public Hospital. So far I have received efficient..."

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