July 2015

Commented on a story 31st Jul 2015 5:02 AM

WE’VE all seen a shooting star or perhaps a solar eclipse, but what about a blue moon?

Once in a Blue Moon coming on Friday

"Besides the idiocy of saying the moon is blue, a person experiences a blue moon more frequently than a..."

Commented on a story 31st Jul 2015 4:51 AM

A JUDGE has ordered an airline to pay a man’s travel costs for a medical exam after he suffered a back injury from sitting next to an overweight person.

Man sues airline after sitting next to overweight passenger

"Its a no-brainer if a person is too fat to fit in their seat the person adjacent who can should not..."

Commented on a story 24th Jul 2015 11:11 AM

HOW much more proof do Australians need that our politicians are incompetent and not to be trusted with enacting legislation?

YOUR SAY: MPs must start actually representing us

"The Greens are also part of the problem choosing power before principle. Examples Greens are..."

Commented on a story 21st Jul 2015 5:14 AM

ONE has to wonder just how many shark sightings, attacks, maulings and deaths it will take for authorities to over-ride the extreme conservationists.

YOUR STORY: Who are we protecting - humans or sharks?

"Given a choice between saving a human or an endangered shark, I'd save the shark. "

Commented on a story 13th Jul 2015 2:20 PM

EIGHT years ago, faced with rock-bottom macadamia prices and a declining harvest, maca farmer Guido Conte made a drastic move that could have cost him the farm.

Macadamia farmer chops half his trees, hits paydirt

"Absolutely no pioneering or innovation involved. Horticulture has long known about what was cited..."

Commented on a story 8th Jul 2015 9:59 PM

EVERYWHERE I go in our community, people tell me one of their greatest concerns is the poor quality of our local roads, and I couldn’t agree more.

COMMENT: Federal funding for roads, phones, internet, bridge

"They all basically suck.. just look at the pensions they give themselves.. "

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..."

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