July 2016

Published a story 26th Jul 2016 5:30 PM

Government commits to cut reoffending by 5% by 2019

How NSW plans to reduce the number of people in jail

Government commits to cut reoffending by 5% by 2019

Published a story 26th Jul 2016 12:17 PM

Some of Ross's crimes were so horrific a seasoned judge described them as some of the worst things he'd seen.

Child killer claims constant fear of violence in jail

Some of Ross's crimes were so horrific a seasoned judge described them as some of the worst things he'd seen.

Published a story 26th Jul 2016 7:05 AM

P-PLATE drivers will be banned from using mobile phones while on the road, even in hands-free mode, under tough new licensing rules in New South Wales.

No hands-free phones for P-plater drivers

P-PLATE drivers will be banned from using mobile phones while on the road, even in hands-free mode, under tough new licensing rules in New South Wales.

Published a story 22nd Jul 2016 9:19 AM

THE Queensland Government have banned Wicked Camper vans with offensive artwork from their roads.

Queensland clips Wicked van’s wings

THE Queensland Government have banned Wicked Camper vans with offensive artwork from their roads.

Published a story 21st Jul 2016 7:09 PM

AUTHORITIES calling for prisons to establish needle exchange programs have not plucked the idea out of thin air.

The case for having needle exchanges in our prisons

AUTHORITIES calling for prisons to establish needle exchange programs have not plucked the idea out of thin air.

Published a story 21st Jul 2016 7:02 PM

PRISON officer Geoff Pearce was just 21 when he was attacked by a prisoner known to be HIV positive in Sydney’s high-security jail Long Bay in 1990.

"Having more drugs in jails won't protect guards"

PRISON officer Geoff Pearce was just 21 when he was attacked by a prisoner known to be HIV positive in Sydney’s high-security jail Long Bay in 1990.

Published a story 20th Jul 2016 6:30 PM

Authorities try to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by quad bike crashes.

$2m fund to fight quad bike deaths of farms

Authorities try to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by quad bike crashes.

Published a story 20th Jul 2016 3:48 PM

FOUR police officers and another man have been injured after a fire erupted during a siege lasting more than three hours at a home in Botany Bay.

Fire breaks out as police move to end siege

FOUR police officers and another man have been injured after a fire erupted during a siege lasting more than three hours at a home in Botany Bay.

Published a story 20th Jul 2016 12:41 PM

STUDENTS will face more rigorous testing before receiving their higher school certificates under reforms to lifting NSW school graduate standards.

Tougher HSC tests aim to lift NSW numeracy and literacy

STUDENTS will face more rigorous testing before receiving their higher school certificates under reforms to lifting NSW school graduate standards.

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 7:26 PM

Construction activity expectations in the residential sector fell by 45.9 index points between September 2015 and September 2016.

Residential construction optimism plummets in NSW

Construction activity expectations in the residential sector fell by 45.9 index points between September 2015 and September 2016.

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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.