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John’s junket for nuclear power

nuclear power USA

MEMBER FOR MONARO and Deputy Premier John Barilaro has spent thousands of taxpayer dollars flying to the United States as part of his campaign to build nuclear reactors in NSW. The NSW Opposition has revealed that in March, the Nationals leader took a staff member and a Government official to the

Our region skills and apprentice shortages, why?

apprenticeship skills

Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) survey shows  62% of local businesses believe they have a skills shortage EDEN-MONARO FEDERAL representative Mike Kelly is publicising the skills shortages cropping up in regional and rural communities. He says it’s made worse thanks to the Turnbull Government’s cuts of nearly $3 billion from

New Queanbeyan Police headquarters, no nearer

THE NSW LABOR Opposition has again raised the question of a three-year lag so far between promises and reality for an updated police headquarters for Queanbeyan/Palerang. The issue also involves conflicting political promises to move the police to the proposed new $55 million (or thereabouts) QPRC administration building while that

Still Light

Homage Georg Flegel by Jane Gerrish 2018

New works by Jane Gerrish Sydney artist Jane Gerrish will open a solo exhibition at Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore on 12 May 2018. IN THE EXHIBITION entitled ‘Still Light’, Gerrish draws on her passion for research to take viewers on a journey through time. Her curiosity is infectious as a narrative

Ask supermarkets to stop stocking kangaroo cruelty

By Humane Society International. The Humane Society International has signed an open letter with other organisations with our concerns on the welfare implications of kangaroo slaughter in Australia. What can you do? 1. Most importantly, please provide feedback to Woolworths and Coles directly, encouraging them not to stock kangaroo meat products (for humans or pets)

Bywong Car Boot Sale a great success

By Mike Wilkins. THE WEATHER GODS spared us the worst, with just a few gusts of wind and sprays of rain until the last minutes of this year’s Car Boot Sale. The forecast might explain the lower seller turnout this year, but the buyers were as enthusiastic as ever, with a

Why does the turtle cross the road?

turtle on road

By Merran Laver & Phil Machin, Wildcare. IT MIGHT APPEAR as a rock on the road, but on closer inspection a living, breathing turtle could be sitting there on the bitumen. Just by increasing driver awareness, the lives of these long-necked reptiles on our roads in the summer months can be

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