July 2015

Published a story 1st Jul 2015 7:27 PM

AUSTRALIA’S fondness for throwing welfare at problems is causing more than just debt, it's breaking down the family structure, says the NSW Finance Minister.

Welfare is breaking up families, says NSW Minister

AUSTRALIA’S fondness for throwing welfare at problems is causing more than just debt, it's breaking down the family structure, says the NSW Finance Minister.

Published a story 1st Jul 2015 6:51 PM

A FOUR-month winning streak for new home sales has ended with national volumes falling for the first time in 2015.

New home sales fall for first time in 2015

A FOUR-month winning streak for new home sales has ended with national volumes falling for the first time in 2015.

Published a story 1st Jul 2015 6:47 PM

THE NSW Greens are calling for an inquiry into Baryulgil, a remote Aboriginal community north-west of Grafton where asbestos was mined and milled until 1979.

“They played in asbestos piles as if they were sandpits”

THE NSW Greens are calling for an inquiry into Baryulgil, a remote Aboriginal community north-west of Grafton where asbestos was mined and milled until 1979.

Published a story 1st Jul 2015 6:40 PM

METGASCO has confirmed in a statement this morning it is in negotiations with the government about “the future of its gas operations on the Northern Rivers”.

Metgasco confirms negotiations about future in region

METGASCO has confirmed in a statement this morning it is in negotiations with the government about “the future of its gas operations on the Northern Rivers”.

June 2015

Published a story 30th Jun 2015 6:35 PM

THE New South Wales senate has voted to unanimously support an inquiry later this year into reparation for the Stolen Generations.

Calls for stolen generation inquiry to visit Northern Rivers

THE New South Wales senate has voted to unanimously support an inquiry later this year into reparation for the Stolen Generations.

Published a story 29th Jun 2015 7:58 PM

THE Clarence Valley has the third most agricultural, forestry and fishing businesses of any region in New South Wales, a new study has revealed.

Regional snapshot: who are we in the Clarence Valley?

THE Clarence Valley has the third most agricultural, forestry and fishing businesses of any region in New South Wales, a new study has revealed.

Published a story 29th Jun 2015 7:52 PM

FAMILY sizes are dropping as fertility rates fall and residents of the Richmond-Tweed region live longer, a new study has revealed.

Regional snapshot: who are we in Richmond-Tweed?

FAMILY sizes are dropping as fertility rates fall and residents of the Richmond-Tweed region live longer, a new study has revealed.

Published a story 26th Jun 2015 4:50 PM

FORGET toothless tigers – the dribbling gums of my old dentally-challenged house cat packed more bite than the current Australian Labor Party.

OPINION: My toothless cat had more bite than Labor

FORGET toothless tigers – the dribbling gums of my old dentally-challenged house cat packed more bite than the current Australian Labor Party.

Published a story 25th Jun 2015 3:03 PM

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

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.

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Chris studied journalism at the University of Queensland. Worked for the Western Star in Roma. He has worked at The Chronicle as a reporter since February 2011.