May 2015

Published a story 22nd May 2015 5:15 PM

POWER networks in NSW are fighting to overturn an Australian Energy Regulator decision which would force them to cut fees by nearly a third.

NSW power networks fight one-third fee cut decision

POWER networks in NSW are fighting to overturn an Australian Energy Regulator decision which would force them to cut fees by nearly a third.

Published a story 22nd May 2015 4:32 PM

A BIRD behaviourist has called on Australia to follow India’s lead and ban bird cages.

Call made for Australia to ban bird cages

A BIRD behaviourist has called on Australia to follow India’s lead and ban bird cages.

Published a story 22nd May 2015 4:20 PM

A COFFS Harbour quarry company that extracted more than six times its limit of material has been fined $106,500 and ordered to pay $90,000 in legal costs.

Quarry fined $106,500 for over-extracting material

A COFFS Harbour quarry company that extracted more than six times its limit of material has been fined $106,500 and ordered to pay $90,000 in legal costs.

Published a story 21st May 2015 5:58 PM

THE ball is rolling on moves to allow NSW residents to check their partners’ backgrounds for a history of domestic violence.

NSW domestic violence register closer to reality

THE ball is rolling on moves to allow NSW residents to check their partners’ backgrounds for a history of domestic violence.

Published a story 21st May 2015 5:55 PM

NEW home construction in New South Wales is expected to hit a 20-year high by the end of June before slowing over the next two financial years.

NSW construction rates to hit 20-year high by mid-year

NEW home construction in New South Wales is expected to hit a 20-year high by the end of June before slowing over the next two financial years.

Published a story 21st May 2015 5:21 PM

Greens call for state-wide ban on fracking after natural chemicals found in water near NSW CSG site.

Greens demand fracking ban after natural chemicals found

Greens call for state-wide ban on fracking after natural chemicals found in water near NSW CSG site.

Published a story 21st May 2015 2:06 PM

A DISGRACED former Tweed-Byron cop has avoided jail and conviction for lying about a drug-fuelled weekend with other police officers at the Gold Coast.

Former cop avoids jail after lying about drug-fuelled party

A DISGRACED former Tweed-Byron cop has avoided jail and conviction for lying about a drug-fuelled weekend with other police officers at the Gold Coast.

Published a story 21st May 2015 7:55 AM

CAFES and restaurants in NSW are enjoying stronger increases in turnover than anywhere else in the country.

Cafe sector full of beans with fast-growing turnover

CAFES and restaurants in NSW are enjoying stronger increases in turnover than anywhere else in the country.

Published a story 20th May 2015 7:30 PM

MORE than 85% of public housing tenants who had received help from a specialised homelessness agency would have a successful tenancy once granted housing.

History of homelessness doesn't make a bad tenant: study

MORE than 85% of public housing tenants who had received help from a specialised homelessness agency would have a successful tenancy once granted housing.

Published a story 20th May 2015 7:05 PM

THE NSW Government is keeping quiet on whether licences will be renewed for three caravan parks in Brunswick Heads after accusations they “misled” authorities.

Bruns caravan parks in spotlight after boundaries outcry

THE NSW Government is keeping quiet on whether licences will be renewed for three caravan parks in Brunswick Heads after accusations they “misled” authorities.

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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.