December 2016

Published a story 9th Dec 2016 1:17 PM

BOTTLE shops will be allowed to remain open for an extra hour next year as the NSW Government loosens its controversial lock-out laws.

NSW lightly loosens liquor, lockout laws

BOTTLE shops will be allowed to remain open for an extra hour next year as the NSW Government loosens its controversial lock-out laws.

Published a story 8th Dec 2016 4:00 PM

A QUARTER of all emergency patients at Grafton Base Hospital take longer than four hours to be transferred to another department or sent home.

One in four waiting in Grafton emergency department

A QUARTER of all emergency patients at Grafton Base Hospital take longer than four hours to be transferred to another department or sent home.

Published a story 8th Dec 2016 2:31 PM

A FORMER Anglican priest who sexually preyed on two young boys has been jailed for at least one year and 10 months.

Former Grafton priest jailed for Newcastle child sex

A FORMER Anglican priest who sexually preyed on two young boys has been jailed for at least one year and 10 months.

Published a story 7th Dec 2016 5:57 PM

THEIR accounts were irreconcilable with the racist, violent officers alleged police bashing victim Corey Barker depicted in his testimony.

Assault charge dropped in police bashing case

THEIR accounts were irreconcilable with the racist, violent officers alleged police bashing victim Corey Barker depicted in his testimony.

Published a story 7th Dec 2016 3:53 PM

HE WAS granted bail despite raping a woman on the side of the road near Grafton, but now Alessandro Bongiorno will have to await his sentence from a prison cell

Rapist's bail revoked, back behind bars

HE WAS granted bail despite raping a woman on the side of the road near Grafton, but now Alessandro Bongiorno will have to await his sentence from a prison cell

Published a story 6th Dec 2016 3:50 PM

OFFICERS who pinned alleged police bashing victim Corey Barker to the ground, stood on his hand and dragged him face-down appeared to have used reasonable force

Officers 'used reasonable force' in alleged police bashing

OFFICERS who pinned alleged police bashing victim Corey Barker to the ground, stood on his hand and dragged him face-down appeared to have used reasonable force

Published a story 6th Dec 2016 2:42 PM

PARENTS are being encouraged to find alternative care for students as about 50,000 New South Wales public school teachers stop work on Thursday morning.

School's out as 50,000 NSW teachers stop work

PARENTS are being encouraged to find alternative care for students as about 50,000 New South Wales public school teachers stop work on Thursday morning.

Published a story 5th Dec 2016 3:00 PM

CANCER patients across New South Wales can now apply to take part in Australia's first medical marijuana trials.

Coffs touted as medical marijuana trials begin in NSW

CANCER patients across New South Wales can now apply to take part in Australia's first medical marijuana trials.

Published a story 5th Dec 2016 2:51 PM

HE COMMITTED dozens of sex crimes against students under his care, but former boarding school principal James Sampson Doran is unlikely to ever see a jail cell.

Is this child sex offender too old for jail?

HE COMMITTED dozens of sex crimes against students under his care, but former boarding school principal James Sampson Doran is unlikely to ever see a jail cell.

Published a story 2nd Dec 2016 4:54 PM

THE deadline for NSW fishers to decide whether to buy back into the industry has been pushed back two months in what industry leaders call a pointless move.

Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

THE deadline for NSW fishers to decide whether to buy back into the industry has been pushed back two months in what industry leaders call a pointless move.

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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.