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Sam Burbury graduated Bond University on the Gold Coast with a Bachelor of Journalism before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter.

TAFE HOSTS BRIGHTSPARKS WORKSHOPS

Conventional careers will soon be a thing of the past, according to North Coast TAFE. It’s spent the week hosting a series of bright-sparks workshops, showcasing advancements in workplace science and technology. “As automation comes in, and technology changes, we want these young students to be ready in advance.” “There’s robotics, there’s 3D printing, there’s drone technology, and this is changing the face of everything we do. Whether it be from health, whether it’s from architecture, whether it’s how we farm.” Around 450 students attended the three-day event. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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ALLEGED ANIMAL ATTACKERS TO REMAIN BEHIND BARS

Two men charged with bestiality will remain behind bars for at least another month. Bradley Presbury and Reece Parke are accused of torturing farm animals at a property near Nimbin in December. Prosecutors told Lismore Local Court today, forensic evidence and police statements are still being collated. The pair didn’t apply for bail – their matters were adjourned until the 23rd of February. An application to suppress the identities of both men, was rejected. (VISION ONLY)

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S.C.U STUDENT RECEIVES INDIGENOUS LAW AWARD

A Southern Cross University student’s been named Australia’s indigenous law student of the year. Despite caring for seven children, single mum Johanna Byrne completed her degree in record time – amazing academics. “Johanna’s more than just a good exam taker or assignment writer. She’s a genuine thinker – she’s a planner, she’s a developer.” “The lecturers here have provided great support. I could have easily dropped out in my first year but if you want something bad enough, anything’s possible.” Byrne was chosen over candidates from several other universities. She’ll take up a graduate position with a top-tier law firm in Western Australia, later this year. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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MURDER CASE AWAITS POST-MORTEM

The case of a father, accused of murdering his 29-year-old son at a North Lismore home in November, has returned to court. 61 year old Christoper Gibson didn’t appear when the matter was briefly mentioned in Lismore Local Court this afternoon. He’s accused of stabbing his son multiple times. Magistrate David Heilpern heard the results of a post-mortem are still outstanding. He adjourned the matter until the 21st of February. (VISION ONLY)

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