July 2015

Commented on a story 2nd Jul 2015 8:54 AM

NORTHERN Rivers MPs Kevin Hogan and Justine Elliot racked up almost $400,000 in taxpayer-funded expenditures and entitlements between them in just six months.

Hogan, Elliot's $400k in expenditures in six months

"That's nothing compared to their (all of them) obscene pensions they get when they leave office."

June 2015

Commented on a story 23rd Jun 2015 11:57 AM

A COUPLE of weeks ago we ran a story suggesting our councillors were not paid particularly well for the demanding job they do.

OPINION: Councillors deserve more respect

"Until circa 1980 councillors received no monies. A stipend was brought in to encourage more diversity..."

Commented on a story 23rd Jun 2015 11:57 AM

BROADWATER cane grower Mark Byrne is still battling against the Pacific Highway upgrade route that will go straight through his 150-year old family farm.

Pacific Hwy to cut through 150-year-old family farm

"Its obscene how little money is on offer considering the cost of the project combined with the effect..."

Commented on a story 22nd Jun 2015 10:42 AM

CATHOLIC and independent schools whose funding was slashed under former Premier Barry O’Farrell will get millions returned in next week’s State Budget.

Funding doubled for NSW independent schools

"This extract is bad rationalizing: "These additional funds not only support the right of parents to..."

Commented on a story 14th Jun 2015 12:18 PM

THE Byron Preservation Association has said that the NSW State Parliament has been misinformed about issues surrounding the construction of a rock wall.

Group says parliament "misinformed" about Belongil rock wall

"NOTHING can prevent catastrophic ruination of Belongil when the next '1954-er' strikes. "

Commented on a story 11th Jun 2015 5:40 AM

COUNCILLORS from Lismore and Kyogle voted for a 2.5% pay rise on Tuesday night in a move that might ruffle the feathers of some ratepayers.

POLL: Are our councillors paid enough?

"Give me a one way ticket to the vomitorium. Talk about an age of false entitlement. When I arrived in..."

Commented on a story 10th Jun 2015 7:38 AM

EUROPEAN stores are removing Round Up from their shelves. But councils on the Northern Rivers continue to spray the glyphosate chemical widely.

Round Up may be dangerous but councillor says it works

"Petrol and diesel are incredibly more carcinogenic AND are also herbicides. Spray either on a plant and..."

May 2015

Commented on a story 8th May 2015 5:23 AM

POLICE are unable to provide a breakdown of alleged positive drug tests during Mardigrass to determine how many people of the 114 detected were under the influence of cannabis or ice.

Police can't determine which drugs caused positive tests

"You cvan't. The published paper on the draeger 5000 showed median time for occasional users (half..."

Commented on a story 8th May 2015 5:23 AM

POLICE are unable to provide a breakdown of alleged positive drug tests during Mardigrass to determine how many people of the 114 detected were under the influence of cannabis or ice.

Police can't determine which drugs caused positive tests

"The study on the Draeger 5000 showed median time for occasional cannabis users was 12 hours and..."

Commented on a story 8th May 2015 5:23 AM

POLICE are unable to provide a breakdown of alleged positive drug tests during Mardigrass to determine how many people of the 114 detected were under the influence of cannabis or ice.

Police can't determine which drugs caused positive tests

"Wrong..the draeger 5000 can test for opiates and cocaine"

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