Local News

Ice arrest in Casino

A man has been arrested for alleged possession of ice in Casino.
Richmond police allege a 30 year old Casino man was seen at a licensed premise around 10:30am making large wagers on a gambling machine.
The man had a wad of $50 notes in a note holder and was shaking uncontrollably. Police searched the man and allegedly found a number of clear resealable bags containing methyl amphetamine in a bag around the man’s neck.
The man has been charged with possessing a prohibited drug, unlawful use of club premises by an unauthorised person and dealing with property proceeds of crime.
He will appear at Casino Local Court in March.

Woman dies following car crash in Cudgen

A report is being prepared for the coroner after a woman died in hospital following a car crash in Cudgen.
The 24 year old was driving along Cudgen Road on March 4, when her Subaru Forrester Station Wagon left the roadway and hit a number of trees.
The Casuarina woman was flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where she died due to her injuries yesterday morning.

Investigation into Lismore doctor

Shadow Health minister Walt Secord has called for the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission to investigate the doctor who was at the centre of a recent court hearing into the death of Michaela Perrin who died from sepsis after a Caesarean section at the Lismore base hospital in 2014.
The deputy state coroner Harriet Graham described the death as a tragedy and one that could have been avoided had she had appropriate and timely care.
She stated that the doctor had a startling lack of awareness about sepsis and that the health care complaints commission should look into the matter.

Funding for Heartfelt House

Page MP Kevin Hogan is today announcing a grant to ensure Heartfelt House is kept open in Alstonville. The organisation runs programmes to help adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Heartfelt House recognises a survivor’s potential to live a full and satisfying life without their past haunting their everyday experiences.
The organisation believes that with the right support and validation survivors can reclaim their lives. Groups are supported with highly skilled facilitators.