YOUR SAY: Automatic jail for assaults on police, paramedics

Emergency service workers need more protection.

It's a controversial suggestion, but could it work?

OPINION: Can’t stay away from work in digital age

Young woman checking her computer

Who works a 38-hour week these days?

Simply the best: Mitch’s pick of the best NRRRL players

Byron Bay front-rower Chris Coleman on the run against Northern United on Sunday. Coleman has been in good form at the Red Devils and the Northern Rivers representative team in recent weeks.

Seven names chosen after seven rounds of rugby league comp.

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LETTER: Desperate hope to find little brother

HAVE you ever despaired over someone you have lost, wondering if they are well and happy?

LETTER: Negative gearing a working class dud from day one

Real Estate "sold" sign with red brick building and trees blurry in the background

Falling house prices would not be such a bad thing

LETTER: Pollies ignore farmers who are left to struggle

WRONG PRIORITIES: Spending money on stadiums and capital city CBDs is wrong when farmers are fighting drought, says one reader.

It’s a privilege to deliver food donated by local businesses

LETTER: Families get the short stick in LNP budget

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Malcolm Turnbull’s budget puts big business over battlers

SOAPBOX: Is this election deliberately boring?

Parliament House. Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Is this the most boring Federal Election campaign in decades?

Leaders debate: More reality on House Rules, Masterchef

Leadership debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten too dull

OPINION: Corey Parker ages like a fine wine

FOREVER YOUNG: He may be 34 but Maroons lock Corey Parker remains one of the game’s leading players at all levels.

Corey Parker is without doubt the 'Peter Pan' of the Origin arena

‘Put up or shut up’ on farm milk price

DAIRY farmers need to borrow trade union strategies and fight as one for a fair deal from processors.

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

" they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

Website to tackle suicide as Mendoza pleads for funds

A graph showing suicide rates of electorates.

Graph shows the regions alarming suicide statistics

Netflix internet speed test: How do you rate?

Highway 66: the speed at the Sunshine Coast Daily office.

New site allows Australians to test their mobile or broadband speed

MP says Fair Go for the regions campaign is important

Dr Christian Rowan

Coalition MP throws his support behind Fair Go for the Regions

Clumsy tax grab shows Turnbull out of touch

The waterfront family home of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Point Piper in Sydney.

Surely the Coalition has much bigger fish to fry with taxation

Contest for the King's crown at Beef Week pie-eating comp

GET crowned king or queen for simply eating the most pies at the upcoming Casino Beef Week King’s Pie Eating Competition.

Fun rides on for Casino Beef Week

BEFFED UP: Supporters of Casino Beef Week in 2015 line up, (from left) Belinda Dockrill, Ebony Nowlan, John Hamilton, Grant Shedden, Sarah Yeo, festival president Stuart George, Lena Mager and Frank McKey.

CASINO looks set to be jam-packed from May 21–31

Hogan has a beef with Rocky over who is the capital

BEEF RIVALRY: Screenshots from the video of Page MP Kevin Hogan’s speech about Casino’s title of Beef Capital of Australia.  Deputy Speaker Michelle Landry (above) disagreed.

Kevin Hogan wasted no time in claiming Casino as beef capital

Butchers beef up their snags for sausage comp

Madsen Meats owner Brad Wornes and his Casino team will defend their best beef sausage title at this year’s Casino Beef Week.

The best, and not the wurst, of our region's sausages

Splendour ticket resale and car passes sale open

Liz Drew, Ellese Brenan, Jackson Meehan and Jaz Fenton. Splendour in the Grass 2015.  Photo: Nolan Verheij-Full / Northern Star

The Splendour 2016 official ticket resale is now open

Is it ice cream? Is it poo? It’s Splendour art

In 2015 we learned that the infamous 'poo emoji' is actually an image of ice cream, so Mr Poopie will be a fitting Splendour homage to such a first world problem.

A fitting homage to the king of emojis

Five songs to survive Splendour if you are over 40

THE ONLY NAME YOU RECOGNISE? British rock band The Cure will headline the 2016 Splendour in the Grass music festival.

Listen to some of the Splendour music gems beyond The Cure

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WINNER: Renae Gapes from the Triple M Red Angus stud in Rukenvale with supreme exhibit bull Knockout.

Check out all the highlights of the huge morning at Beef Week Saturday with...

Ballina hotel's devastation

GUTTED: Images showing the devastated bistro of the Australian Hotel in Ballina caused by the heat of an out of control fire lit outside the venue over night.

Images showing the devastated bistro of the Australian Hotel in Ballina caused by...

Oh my cod! Big catch in Mann River

Curtis Parker holds his catch of the day an Eastern Cod caught on the Mann River.

Giant eastern cod landed from kayak

Drop in temperature lures bream, snapper, tailor

Fishing from Woolgoolga Headland.

Somebody left the fridge door open – at last

Surfing: Third pulse of swell on its way

LIVING ON THE EDGE: Chris having some mid-week fun.

What a difference a week makes

Lexus RX200t and IS 200t road test and review

Luxury range scores new turbocharged engine to add to high standard specification and trademark styling

New turbo for Lexus range to help keep sales momentum

Milk: Five reasons to raise a glass on June 1

Next time you drink a glass of cheap milk, think about the consequences.

Dairy products rich and pure, says chef

Avo with attitude gives Esther a chuckle

Ballina’s Esther Condie was given this avocado with what appears to be a face.

Have you got photos of objects with a human side? Send them in.

Praise from doctors after a smoking participation rates drop

FACT: Smoking during pregnancy carries a range of risks.

The World Health Organisation is promoting plain packaging.

ATM operating systems need security updates

Cash money   Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

EVER heard of Barnaby Jack? No?

He broke a vow for her

QUIET CEREMONY: Adrian Flikweert and Babylyn Garillo were married on Saturday, May 28 at Apex Park Gladstone after meeting online.

TWENTY years ago Adrian Flikweert vowed he’d never marry again.

Lismore real estate agent celebrates 100th birthday

LJ Hooker Lismore principal Paul Deegan is the third generation to operate the 100-year-old family business.

A Lismore real estate is celebrating 100 years in business.

Coastal development keeps young people on Northern Rivers

Wes Bale is a 27-year-old born and bred Lennox Head local who is an example of the demographic shift in the region.

Young Northern Rivers residents are looking closer to home