July 2015

Published a story 28th Jul 2015 4:42 PM

A WOMAN whose teacher fondled her on a bus during a pattern of sexual assault lasting seven years and involving two pregnancies has been awarded $1.2 million

Sex predator forced to pay $1.2m to former student

A WOMAN whose teacher fondled her on a bus during a pattern of sexual assault lasting seven years and involving two pregnancies has been awarded $1.2 million

Published a story 28th Jul 2015 4:01 PM

SCRIPTURE classes will be exempt from an audit of all prayer groups in NSW state schools in a crack down on student exposure to violent extremist ideologies.

NSW school prayer group audit targets religious extremism

SCRIPTURE classes will be exempt from an audit of all prayer groups in NSW state schools in a crack down on student exposure to violent extremist ideologies.

Published a story 28th Jul 2015 12:32 PM

IF a controversial quarry next to the Lockyer Creek had not been built, water in the 2011 fatal Grantham floods would have flowed very differently.

Quarry’s impact on Grantham flood put under spotlight

IF a controversial quarry next to the Lockyer Creek had not been built, water in the 2011 fatal Grantham floods would have flowed very differently.

Published a story 27th Jul 2015 7:04 PM

THE NSW Government’s $100,000 investment into trialling a sonar shark warning system and research into shark-deterring technologies is moving ahead.er.

Holy magnets Batman, does shark repellent actually work?

THE NSW Government’s $100,000 investment into trialling a sonar shark warning system and research into shark-deterring technologies is moving ahead.er.

Published a story 27th Jul 2015 6:13 PM

THE Environmental Defenders Office has called for NSW landholders to be given the right refuse coal seam gas companies access to their properties.

Enviromental Defenders call for NSW fracking ban

THE Environmental Defenders Office has called for NSW landholders to be given the right refuse coal seam gas companies access to their properties.

Published a story 27th Jul 2015 4:29 PM

THE Jehovah’s Witness church identified more than 1000 of its members in Australia as child sex abuse perpetrators but never told the police.

1000 Jehovah's Witnesses child sex abusers, hears inquiry

THE Jehovah’s Witness church identified more than 1000 of its members in Australia as child sex abuse perpetrators but never told the police.

Published a story 27th Jul 2015 11:49 AM

THE Grantham flood inquiry hearing for today has been cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

Grantham flood inquiry delayed

THE Grantham flood inquiry hearing for today has been cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

Published a story 26th Jul 2015 6:39 PM

LEARNER motorcyclists could face tougher testing procedures and extended zero-alcohol limits under a swathe of new laws the state government is consideration.

Zero alcohol and tougher tests likely for Qld motorcyclists

LEARNER motorcyclists could face tougher testing procedures and extended zero-alcohol limits under a swathe of new laws the state government is consideration.

Published a story 26th Jul 2015 6:21 PM

HUNDREDS of mourners have attended the traditional Kurdish funeral of a Gold Coast man who died fighting against Islamic State in Syria.

Kurdish funeral for Gold Coast anti-IS fighter

HUNDREDS of mourners have attended the traditional Kurdish funeral of a Gold Coast man who died fighting against Islamic State in Syria.

Published a story 26th Jul 2015 3:00 PM

THE NSW Government has backed down on plans to force greater responsibility for public drunkenness onto pubs, following lobbying from the alcohol industry.

State govt backs down on 'draconian' alcohol legislation

THE NSW Government has backed down on plans to force greater responsibility for public drunkenness onto pubs, following lobbying from the alcohol industry.

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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.