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MAN BITTEN BY SHARK AT BYRON BAY

A 41-year-old man has been bitten by a shark on the North Coast. At around 6:40am today, emergency services were called to Manfred Street, Byron Bay, following reports a man was bitten on the leg by a shark. He was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Both Belongil Beach and Main Beach have been closed for 24 hours. Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District are investigating the incident.

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BAIL FOR CELEBRITY PSYCHOLOGIST CHARGED WITH HISTORIC SEX ABUSE

A high profile psychologist arrested on historical sex abuse charges has been released on bail. Dr Robert Montgomery appeared in Byron Bay Local Court this afternoon after being extradited from the Gold Coast. He facing 11 sexual abuse charges dating back to the 1960’s when he was a scout leader in Sydney. Magistrate Dunleavy said that although the charges are “grave”, he was taking into account their historical nature and Dr Montgomery’s poor health. Strict conditions have been attached to the bail relating to his contact with minors. His lawyer told NBN news the charges will be vigorously defended. (VISION ONLY)

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SHOULD RODEOS BE BANNED?

There will be plenty of action at tonight’s Byron Bay rodeo, and not just in the ring. Animal rights groups will hold a peaceful protest, claiming the sport doesn’t meet safety guidelines, but organisers disagree, inviting activists to come behind the scenes.

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