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The Turnbull government is all but finished

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and the Liberals will now need to work out who they are. A RELATIONSHIP OF mutual convenience between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the federal Liberal Party is drawing to a close. Each used the other for practical purposes. Turnbull used the Liberal Party as his vehicle to enter parliamentary politics and

QPRC balks at fees to local government peak body

QPRC balks at NSW local government fees

IN A PERPLEXING move, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) has recently voted to withhold its membership fees for the state’s peak local government body and a major advocate for councils – Local Government (LG) NSW. The decision was made at the July ordinary meeting of council. It appears to have been prompted

Labor says GO! to faster Canberra/Sydney train

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NSW LABOR AND the ACT Government have joined forces to commit $10 million to develop a business case for faster rail services between Sydney and Canberra. Opposition leader Luke Foley made the announcement at Queanbeyan Station alongside Australian Capital Territory Labor Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who is matching NSW Labor’s dollar

Eden-Monaro: Federal Budget 2018 black holes

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Veterans, home care, hospitals, schools, TAFE cuts. By Mike Kelly, Federal Member for Eden-Monaro. UNFORTUNATELY, THIS YEAR’S Federal Budget has failed to address many of the issues that are of real concern in our community – it’s a budget that has forgotten that everyone, no matter where they come from or what

NSW politics and brumbies

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When is a political donation a conflict of interest? By Robin Tennant-Wood. THE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT’S backflip on plans to cull brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park on grounds of heritage may have silenced a vocal interest group, but has left many questions unanswered. The National Party Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John

NSW Budget 2018: Opposition counts the cost

NSW Budget impacts 2018

Savage cuts to environment, parks, tourism promotion, Rangers and area managers sacked, Did Monaro get any budget goodies? Regional: roads backlog, service downgrades, job losses THE NSW GOVERNMENT is showing form in continued assaults on the natural environment in city and regional areas with additional budget cuts equivalent to 20% imposed on the

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