The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Articles from June 4, 2009

{ABANDONED AND ALONE} {Lack of Support Hurts Kids, Says Foster Mum }; Jane Is Devoted to Caring for Kids, but the State Government Agency Responsible for Helping Her Has Left Her Feeling Her Foster Children Are
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au FOSTER mum Jane doesn't know where to turn. Jane, a Northern Rivers youth worker whose real name cannot be revealed, has been a foster parent caring for seven kids in high need over the last...
Coalition on Track to Cut Congestion; Page Push for Second Rail Crossing to Aid Byron Traffic Flows
Byline: Kate O'neill kate.oneill@northernstar.com.au A STATE Coalition government would approve a second rail crossing at Byron Bay to help relieve traffic congestion, State Ballina MP Don Page has promised. Mr Page, who inspected the site of...
Ensure Caravan Park Residents' Lives Not Put at Risk
I HAVE lived in Lismore for almost 39 years and during that time have been involved in natural disasters, both as an SES volunteer and a co-ordinator of disaster recovery operations throughout the North and Mid-North coasts, as well as the New England...
Govt under New Pressure on Tobacco Tax Increase
TREASURY has confirmed that the Federal Coalition's proposal to increase the tax on tobacco would save $300 million more than means testing the private health insurance rebate. The Coalition has put forward a plan to raise the excise on tobacco...
Greens Seek Points 'Justice'
Byline: Dave Kirkpatrick THE Lismore City Greens are still chasing the five competition points they had deducted for fielding an ineligible player and believe they have been denied 'natural justice' in the appeals process. The Far North Coast...
Love Overrides Cost, Danger
Byline: STEVE SPINKS steve.spinks@northernstar.com.au MANY would ask why you would compete in a sport that costs you about $100,000 a year and can be life threatening. It's a question The Channon's Chris Quinn answers easily when he's talking...
Race to Become Green; Ballina Turf Club Plans to Invest $160,000 in Sustainable Future
WITH the help of Ballina Shire Council, the Ballina Jockey Club is leading the way for other jockey clubs in the State in putting environmental sustainability at the top of its list of business practices, starting with saving water and reducing electricity...
Rugby Player Bashes Woman
Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@northernstar.com.au BALLINA rugby player Beauttlar Filimoehala can add the tags hair-puller and woman basher after his savagery toward a young woman at Ballina's West Tower Tavern. Filimoehala, 32, a scaffolder and...
Star Briefs
Erosion battle BELONGIL BEACH property owner John Vaughan is expected to fight a court order that prevents him from dumping rocks in front of his property to protect it from further erosion. Byron Shire Council successfully sought the order from...
Youth Take Anti-Bullying Stand; Students Facilitate Forum with Strong Opinions Accompanied by Rap Music
Byline: PETER WEEKES peter.weekes@northernstar.com.au TO A rap beat booming from a ghetto blaster, Casino TAFE students yesterday set the scene for an anti-bullying forum that attracted more than 130 young people from Casino to Byron Bay. "There's...
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