February 2016

Published a story 9th Feb 2016 6:55 PM

A BOOK teaching public schoolchildren as young as four that gender is not necessarily connected to sexual organs has earned one NSW upper house member’s ire.

MP slams transgender teachings at school

A BOOK teaching public schoolchildren as young as four that gender is not necessarily connected to sexual organs has earned one NSW upper house member’s ire.

Published a story 9th Feb 2016 4:25 PM

THE Baird Government has backed a 12-point action plan to improve security at NSW hospitals, as health workers come to grips with more drug-fuelled violence.

Hospitals talk violence as ice-addict patients lash out

THE Baird Government has backed a 12-point action plan to improve security at NSW hospitals, as health workers come to grips with more drug-fuelled violence.

Published a story 8th Feb 2016 8:16 PM

NEW wealth distribution figures reveal the widest divide between the Coffs-Clarence region’s richest and the rest lies in the Korora-Emerald Beach area.

Clarence's great dividing wage crisis

NEW wealth distribution figures reveal the widest divide between the Coffs-Clarence region’s richest and the rest lies in the Korora-Emerald Beach area.

Published a story 8th Feb 2016 6:16 PM

THE New South Wales Government has been labelled short-sighted over a plan to unlock new coal seam gas reserves to local mining companies

NSW restarts CSG battle it just lost to provide local gas

THE New South Wales Government has been labelled short-sighted over a plan to unlock new coal seam gas reserves to local mining companies

Published a story 8th Feb 2016 3:18 PM

HOME-SCHOOLED students are outstripping their counterparts in mainstream schools in reading, writing and numeracy, a review of NAPLAN results for NSW shows.

Home schoolers beat mainstream students in NAPLAN testing

HOME-SCHOOLED students are outstripping their counterparts in mainstream schools in reading, writing and numeracy, a review of NAPLAN results for NSW shows.

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 4:34 PM

A CAMPAIGN is gaining momentum against plans to slug working backpackers with hefty taxes from the first dollar they earn.

Picking apart how backpacker tax affects North Coast farming

A CAMPAIGN is gaining momentum against plans to slug working backpackers with hefty taxes from the first dollar they earn.

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 4:14 PM

LABOR leader Luke Foley still has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Premier Mike Baird as the New South Wales preferred leader.

Baird’s popularity soars as Labor struggles in polls

LABOR leader Luke Foley still has a long way to go if he wants to overtake Premier Mike Baird as the New South Wales preferred leader.

Published a story 5th Feb 2016 9:53 AM

THE release of the Prime Minister’s gift register is always a fun time of year, even if Australia’s haul pales in comparison to some international politicians.

No pandas on our Prime Minister's gift register

THE release of the Prime Minister’s gift register is always a fun time of year, even if Australia’s haul pales in comparison to some international politicians.

Published a story 3rd Feb 2016 6:19 PM

Case of woman who bled to death will be re-examined

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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.