Commercial fishers get extension, but it makes no difference

THE deadline for NSW fishers to decide whether to buy back into the industry has been pushed back two months in what industry leaders call a pointless move.

Sex attacker slapped with strict supervision upon release

Violent sex offender's life after jail no walk in the park

Nationals will not stop Essential Energy job cuts

Essential Energy workers are facing forced redundancies within weeks, according to unions.

Nationals leader rules out blocking Essential Energy's 600 job cuts

Military-style shark first aid kits on stand-by for surfers

Specialised shark kits will be on stand-by when the Byron Bay Boardriders paddle out tomorrow.

"As club president I have a responsibility to protect members”

Why we need sharks and sharks need us

Tagging sharks is something done with care

Why we can't live without sharks

Where there's a will, there's $75,000 for orphanage

A man has left a third of his $232,000 estate to the Grafton orphanage.

St Joseph's Cowper children's home receives $75,000 from will

Baird bunny-hops on bicycle ID plan

New laws for passing cyclists are now in place.

NSW Government puts brakes on plan to force cyclists to carry ID

Heatwave to continue for days as temps top 40 in some areas

Beachgoers cool down at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Temperatures have hit 46 degrees Celsius in parts of outback Queensland today, with a heatwave predicted for the state's central and southern regions.(AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Outback towns scorching under the Friday afternoon sun

Lynette Daley's accused killers plead not guilty

Two men face charges over the death of Lynette Daley (pictured).

Two men plead not guilty over camping trip death of Maclean woman

Brunswick Heads set to dance to reggae

RHYTHM: Brisbane five-piece band Kingfisha.

Kingfisha brings their new music

This decision could save you on your next flight

INCOMIN AIRLINE: Virgin Australia starts flying over the city of Bundaberg.
Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail

Airlines to vanquish pre-selection options

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Ho, ho, hold off quitting

DON'T QUIT: You might be feeling worn out but resigning just before Christmas isn't recommended.

Think twice before quitting right before Christmas.

Nikon D3400: Great way to start out in a DSLR

Brisbane scenes using a Nikon D3400 entry level DSLR.

SnapBridge connectivity makes sharing great photos on social easy

How the fortunes changed for trucking company

NEW OWNER: Centurion has purchased McAleese's Heavy Haulage & Lifting Division.

BIG READ: The long fall for Mackay hauling company

APPROVED: We could have a wind farm by 2017

WINDS OF CHANGE: Rabbit Ridge Wind Farm proponent Tim Lucas, pictured in 2013, finally has approval to build the green energy project.

IT'S been a long three years for Tim Lucas

Alleged drink driver: 'If I killed myself, so be it'

WOMAN allegedly caught drink driving, three-times the limit with a baby in the back remains unapologetic.

NSW announces $73 million Stolen Generations redress scheme

13/02/08 172718t National Apology to the Aboriginal stolen generation. The Sunshine Coast Indigenous Network Group meet at the Nambour PCYC to hear the address from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. The crowd listens to the speech Photo Warren Lynam

NSW becomes third state to fund a compensation scheme

Social media isn't exempt from the law: Crime manager

Cyber bullying is a pervasive, relentless and cowardly form of attack.
Photo Luka Kauzlaric / The Observer

Online abuse can land you behind bars

Backpacker tax could pass at 15%

BACKPACKER TAX: Visa workers could be deterred from picking in places like Tinaberries farm in Bundaberg. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail

18 months of debate surrounding tax

Dogs are the best listeners when it comes to reading

STORY DOGS: Students from Byron Bay High School, Kori Tasker, Coco Cratchley, Nathan Smith and Beau Learmonth with Attila the story Dog.

Story Dogs in Schools is helping local kids read.

650 Northern Rivers jobs at risk over penalty rates

Reducing penalty rates on Sunday may see more jobs in hospitality.

Hospitality bosses and union reps disagree on Sunday penalty rates.

PIMP MY WHEELCHAIR: Mum pens sick son's bucket list

Toni Mitchell and Joshy Mitchell with Joshy's bucket list.

'It gives him beautiful memories to look back on'

Roma's so hot, they're frying eggs on the street

COOKED: Roma's streets are hot enough to cook an egg.

To see how hot it really is, we tried cooking an egg on the road.

Too young to work? This 13-year-old wants a job

WANTS TO WORK: Toowoomba's Declan Traise might be 13, but he already wants to enter the workforce.

A Toowoomba boy wants to enter the workforce at just 13

IT'S OURS: Tobruk is coming to Bundaberg

Artists impression of the proposed HMAS Tobruk proposed dive site.
Photo: contributed

The ultimate dive sight will be off Bundaberg

Pollie property barons: Investment properties of Fed MPs

Suburban Housing  roof topsPhoto Brett Wortman / Sunshinshine Coast Daily

As the negative gearing debate heats up we list pollies' investments

Police reveal gender of discovered corpse

Police are investigating the discovery of human remains at Glen Aplin.

Police reveal startling information about corpse found by public

Big spender: Slipper's golden days out of politics

Former Speaker and Sunshine Coast MP Peter Slipper

Former Fisher MP spends up big on Lifetime Gold Pass

'Golliwog' collector slams decision to pull doll

DOLL DRAMA: Newtown woman Joan Hateley with her golly doll Lucille by Elka Australia.  She has 13 dolls and does not believe they are offensive.

"They're not aimed at any race or creed - it's just a soft toy"

Why Shane will leave Buderim Ginger board if sale goes ahead

SHAREHOLDERS DECIDE: Templeton Ginger owner Shane Templeton is among shareholders who will decide Buderim Ginger's fate this month.

Shareholders have less than three weeks to decide on 15% sale

Bullied teen killed herself in front of her parents

A teenage student shot herself in front of her parents

Climate change's full impact underestimated says study

Climate change escalating so fast it is 'beyond point of no return'

Horrifying clip emerges of teen dangling from cruise ship

A video has emerged of a teen dangling from the side of a ship

OPINION: NRL pay dispute a disaster

Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.

OPINION: Tugboat gives his take on the NRL pay dispute

Police use Nickelback album to threaten drink drivers

Police are threatening criminals with Nickelback.

Superglue protesters and my wobbly dentures

Superglue company claims responsibility for Question Time protest

Raging bull almost flips 4wd as family sit inside terrified

Raging bull photo - don't use.

Raging bull filmed attacking car during bull run in Spain.

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

REVIEW: One hell of a trip

Under Full Sail is out now.

The discovery of gold brought a rush of migrants