August 2015

Commented on a story 1st Aug 2015 9:32 PM

WITH youth unemployment in Australia at 15% and one in five young people out of a job on the Northern Rivers, breaking into the workforce is no easy feat.

Generation of school leavers ill-prepared for the workforce

"It's really good that the compassionate Abbott government forces these people to wait for 6 months..."

Commented on a story 1st Aug 2015 9:31 PM

WITH youth unemployment in Australia at 15% and one in five young people out of a job on the Northern Rivers, breaking into the workforce is no easy feat.

Generation of school leavers ill-prepared for the workforce

"All you have to do is to read some of the pathetic posts in fora like this, in terms of both spelling..."

July 2015

Commented on a story 29th Jul 2015 6:17 PM

EMBATTLED Speaker Bronwyn Bishop is said to be 'considering her position' amid speculation Labor will use the choppergate expense scandal to target Tony Abbott.

Shorten renews calls to sack Bishop over choppergate

"She is the worst speaker in the history of Australia's parliament. Not only is she extremely biased..."

Commented on a story 29th Jul 2015 4:47 PM

EMBATTLED Speaker Bronwyn Bishop is said to be 'considering her position' amid speculation Labor will use the choppergate expense scandal to target Tony Abbott.

Shorten renews calls to sack Bishop over choppergate

"While not wishing under any circumstances to defend Abbot, he hasn't got the power to sack her. It..."

Commented on a story 24th Jul 2015 5:29 AM

THE Prime Minister has given the strongest signal yet he wants changes to the GST, saying on Thursday he prefers that option to increasing the Medicare levy

PM indicates support for GST changes after leaders meeting

"Only a Liberal government would want to further disadvantage lower income earners and pensioners by..."

Commented on a story 18th Jul 2015 12:23 PM

ORGANISERS of this year's Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival have hit back at 2LM presenter Neil Marks after he lashed the event on-air.

Radio announcer blasts festival and festival blasts back

"This Neil Marks is guilty of stupidity on two counts! Firstly he takes his child to an event that is..."

Commented on a story 18th Jul 2015 12:22 PM

ONCE again the community is divided in a debate about trains in our region.

Great divide continues in debate over trains in our region

"I can see a huge demand for rail emerging at Eltham and Booyong - two of the old stops"

Commented on a story 13th Jul 2015 2:19 PM

REGIONAL centres such as the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Gold Coast-Tweed Heads are growing at faster rates than Sydney and Melbourne, a new report has revealed.

Regional capitals the secret to Australia’s future, report

""a shorter working week, the banning of overtime and earlier retirement." These would not create..."

Commented on a story 13th Jul 2015 2:19 PM

MEMBERS of Trains On Our Track handed over 3,500 petition signatures from locals wanting the return of rail services to the Murwillumbah-Casino rail corridor.

TOOT petition with 3,500 signatures handed to Tamara Smith

"Rail is not the way to go. The region does not have the threshold population to support a rail service..."

Commented on a story 13th Jul 2015 2:17 PM

THERE has been a spike in the number of influenza cases and respiratory illnesses being reported to the North Coast Public Health Unit.

Vaccinations urged as number of flu cases surge

"My wife and I have had flu vax each year for the last 15 years. We have not had the flu, we have..."

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