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NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts pressuring Byron Shire Council on behalf of millionaire developer

April 24, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

The Northern Star, 20 April 2017:BYRON Shire Councillor Cate Coorey has reacted angrily to a letter received by council from NSW Minister for Planning Anthony Roberts, pushing council to make a Draft Control Plan for the West Byron site that she and a number of other councillors see as flawed.At a meeting on November 17 last year, council resolved "that subject to peer reviews of frog,

Out of the frying pan and into the fire for NSW & Qld regional newspapers?

April 23, 2017 - 00:16 -- Admin

In June 2016 when APN News & Media announced that it was selling its faltering Australian regional newspaper operations to News Corp, staffing levels at APN east coast regional newspapers had long ago been pared to the bone.Now News Corp is also embarking on yet another round of staff reductions and work practice changes across its mastheads.The Guardian