EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes with police at Splendour

VIDEO: Police confirm an increase in the number of people attempting to conceal drugs inside their body at Splendour in the Grass music Festival.

'What gig?' Drummer left out of Powderfinger reunion

Former Powderfinger drummer Jon Coghill works as a presenter and journalist for ABC Sunshine Coast.

Former drummer learns of reunion gig after the fact

Sparkle Debarkle: How nipples got banned at Splendour

Scarlett McGrouther, 23, said the Disco Boobs design was empowering

VIDEO: Festival organisers forced to clarify policy on nudity.

PHOTO GALLERY: Splendour Day 2 in over 80 photos

Catfish and the Bottlemen at Splendour in the Grass 2017 at the main stage on Day 2.

Dune Rats arrive to a killer set on motorbikes, and more.

INSIDE SCOOP: Which celebrities surprised us at Splendour

Bernard Fanning plays the main stage at Splendour in the Grass 2017 on day 2.

DAY TWO of Splendour in the Grass was the day of celebrities.

OPINION: Splendour reached peak glitter

Courtney Smoulden and Dylan Barker sporting some of the extensive glitter available at Splendour in the Grass 2017 near Byron Bay.

2017 is, officially, the year of Splendour in the Glitter

Financial scandal destroys alternative community

Families who gave thousands to be a part of an alternative community at Mt Burrell, west of Murwillumbah, are now trying to recover their investment. Picture: Jamie Hanson

Dream Utopia turns into a nightmare

FAIR GO: Cities performance report is missing key indicators

For cities to be accurately compared, data sets need to be the same.

Despite dying young James leaves a legacy

James Hanna's last resting place in Brunswick Heads.

Typhoid fever has always been around

Have a mortgage? This warning from the PM is for you

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at the Australian High Commission in London, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in The United Kingdom for a three-day official. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

He reminded home owners that prices don't always go up...

Flynn Transport owes $1.4 million in super and tax

Flynn Transport reportedly owes the Australian Tax Office nearly $1 million.

Government asks company to cough up nearly $1 million

$23 million Bangalow plan 'twice the size of Ballina Fair'

BIG PLANS: One of the images in the DA for the Rural Industries Food Precinct, showing the site on Lismore Rd.

Residents say proposal 'highly inappropriate for Bangalow'

Rail trails attract millions of tourism dollars

RAIL TRAIL FUN: Celebrating the Brisbane Valley rail Trail Experience. Rail trails around the world can be of economic benefit to regional areas as they attract locals and international tourists.

Rail trails can be an economic boost to regions

ATO advises pull up tax socks, don't claim them

SOCK 'EM: The ATO reminds tax payers simply because they may wear an item to work does not mean it is tax deductible.

Don't be caught out with clothing claims this tax time

New committee to help shape rescue chopper's future

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is calling on Northern Rivers community leaders and business people to join its new Regional Advisory Committee.

Call out for community leaders to join regional committee

Non-permanent, less paid jobs taking over CQ mining industry

Labor Assistant spokesperson for Workplace Relations, Lisa Chesters in Rockhampton to meet with CFMEU

Mine employers using legislation loophole - ALP

TAKE THAT, KMART: Retail CEO’s swipe at ‘cheap’ rivals

Marissa Tesoro, store manager of Harris Scarfe Top Ryde, with the store team.

An Aussie department store, once on the brink of collapse, is back

No bags, no fags: convenience shop defends environment

CHANGING WAYS: New owners of Emerald Beach General Store Huey and Louis Riley are phasing out plastic bags and cigarettes.

Convenience store takes aim at environmental change

EAST ST OUTRAGE: 40 days to vacate Rocky CBD stores

KNOCK OUT: Brad's Bargain Box and Bruch's buildings in East Street are to be demolished.

Prime CBD stores delivered a demolition bombshell

Ship detained off Hay Point with crew running out of food

The Rena has been detained off Hay Point since June 6 with crew owed about $53,000.

Australian Government detains ship with crew owed $53,000 in wages

$24M Mackay wave pool project: The big reveal

Councillor Ross Gee says his idea for a wave pool in Mackay would be a "tourist mega magnet".

'Get barrelled behind the Great Barrier Reef'

In a bit of a muddle over Australian Constitution

Local government does not exist in the Australian Constitution

Freedom lost: soon we won't be able to smoke in cars

LETTER: Soon we won't be able to smoke in cars or stick our arm out the window.

Our freedoms are being taken away: Kandanga letter writer

Health boss responds to 'sick joke' front page: LETTER

The front page of The Northern Star on Saturday May 27.

"I remain committed to ensuring we continually improve"

Pollie Tickled: Reality returns to news - but don't worry

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, left, has put Petter Dutton in charge of all our cops and spies.

Conservatives need not fear female signs

PAUL MURRAY: Premier has death wish on power prices

Paul Murray, host of news and currents affairs program Paul Murray Live on the Sky network.

The anchor of Foxtel’s No 1 talk show writing for you

Why I'm grateful mum started us at school a year later

I was so ready for my first day of grade one.

Man airlifted after tractor roll-over

Man injured after being trapped by the legs under the weight of a tractor.

Mates help friend struck by rare illness

HELPING HAND: A gofundme page has been set up for Jason Lynch, diagnosed with dystonia. INSET: Jason, cannot 100% control his neck muscles from spasming and twisting his head and jaw to the right hand side.

In January, Jason was diagnosed with cervical dystonia.

Foreign workers fall victim to illegal job advertisements

ILLEGALLY UNDERPAID: Unions NSW reported a Korean woman (not pictured) picked blueberries near Coffs Harbour for about $6/hr.

Korean woman paid $6 an hour to pick blueberries near Coffs Harbour

New figures show NSW is best place for work

New data shows NSW has lowest unemployment rate out of all Australian states.

'NSW remains the best state for jobs by a significant margin'

Masseur charged with indecent assault on girl

EMERGENCY SERVICES: Generic Police file photo.

Police will allege a 65-year-old man indecently assaulted a girl

Tributes flow for former Dex sport editor Max Godbee

1996 sport star awards Max Godbee with guest Olympic equestrian Wendy Schaeffer.Photo Daily Examiner Archives

Community tributes pour in for Clarence Valley sports stalwart who died aged 86.

Disqualified from driving until 2023: That didn't stop her

NSW police generic Handcuffs arrest. 07 October 2016

Woman 'stumbled out of vehicle' with fresh needle marks on arm

Kids as young as 15 allowed to smoke in Govt-funded school

Year 10 students from Warrakirri College enjoy a lunch break and light up some cigarettes in the "smoking zone" at the front of the school.

School has designated smoking areas for kids to smoke in

Solar farm on Sunshine Coast ready to be connected to grid

An aerial shot shows the scale of the new Sunshine Coast Solar Farm.

An Australian-first solar farm will go live tomorrow

Qantas lifts security to help fight against threat of IS

Flying at the pointy end of a Qantas plane might not be as out of reach as you think.

Qantas bans duty-free items out of the Philippines

Clue could explain Justine Damond's death

Justine Ruszczyk Damond with fiance Don Damond and his son, Zach Damond.

Police search for more clues to what led to her shooting death

A BIT RICH? Labor’s gold dessert proves hard to swallow

Dining at Bill Shorten's inequality lunch, where chocolate desserts are covered in gold specks.Source:Supplied

Sometimes the irony of a situation is too much to bear.

Facebook: Bad Girls Advice finally taken down

Bad Girls Advice had more than 200,000 members.

A post on bestiality has finally seen Bad Girls Advice taken down

Australian Christians support same sex marriage

Aussie Christians want SSM without discrimination clauses

I haven’t been to the toilet in two years

Imagine not going to the loo for a number two for two years

Syrians burn burqas and shave beards to spite defeated ISIS

Muslims burn burqas and shave bears in defiance of ISIS

Teens on holiday caught up in sexual assault nightmare

Savk Hotel

Hotel staff claimed the group of teens were "looking for group sex"

Man plays guitar during seven-hour brain surgery

Abhishek Prasad played guitar while undergoing a seven-hour brain surgery. Picture: ANI

Indian man filmed casually strumming guitar as surgeon operate

Holy schnit: This steak's the size of a small child

WHAT A STEAK: Sarah Atkins was amazed to see the Pinnacle Pub crumbed steak was bigger than one of her four-month-old twin daughters, Jorja.

It's not every day you get served a steak as big as a baby

LOW BLOW: Crippled man forced to 'sell car to survive'

Rockhampton man Roy Lucas can't work.

Rocky man takes aim at tax office after taking massive financial hit

Aviation experts at loss over apparent UFO

The mysterious object photographed off Sydney's northern beaches. Picture: Gus Medero

Mystery surrounds UFO spotted on Sydney’s northern beaches

Naughty and nude: Pre-school book shocks parents

BOOK TIME: A Sunshine Coast parent has been left reeling after coming across nude pictures in his son's school book.

Have you read this book to your kids?

Breastmilk brownies at school

You’ll never look at chocolate brownies the same way again.

Facebook post raises curious questions about what's in school cakes

FINAL PHONE CALL: Princes’ regret over last words to Diana

ON THE night of August 30, 1997, a then-15-year-old Prince William and 12-year-old Prince Harry received a phone call from their mother Princess Diana.

Karl Stefanovic breaks his silence on divorce, new love

Karl poses for Stellar’s July 23 issue. Picture: Steven Chee Source:Stellar Magazine

Stefanovic on his marriage breakdown, new girlfriend

What's on the small screen this week

Matty J and Osher Gunsberg in a scene from The Bachelor.

WINNERS will be crowned on MasterChef and Australian Ninja Warrior.

Beauty blogger’s horribly racist product review

Popular beauty blogger run off the internet for racist comment

Outrage as Ninja Warrior cuts Australia's fittest man

Adelaide’s James Newbury was mysteriously cut from the Ninja Warrior broadcast.

Australia's fittest man wasn’t good enough for Ninja Warrior.

Maggie's whirlwind trip around Japan

Maggie Beer pictured in a scene from her TV special Maggie in Japan.

Cooking icon serves up the best of Japanese cuisine in new TV show.