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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

Two dozen welfare organisations say STOP to kangaroo slaughter

AS BRITISH ANIMAL welfare organisation VIVA announces its latest success in dissuading UK supermarkets from selling kangaroo meat two dozen prominent national and international welfare organisations have joined forces on an open letter explaining why Australians should stop looking the other way and stand up against the ethically bankrupt, cruel

Take-home lessons from week’s extreme weather, fires

Tathra bush fires March 2018

AS THE MID-MARCH fire catastrophes, including Tathra near Bega, enveloped communities and residents, the Australian Science Media Centre gathered some expert comment on the extended fire season and the need for Australia to adapt to the changing climate. Some 70 homes and other buildings were razed in Tathra. Dr Grant Wardell-Johnson,

Larger, faster, hotter: the megafires are coming

Koorabri bushfire 2013

IN 2006 JERRY WILLIAMS, formerly of the US Forest Service, visited Australia to talk to workshops organised by Australian bushfire authorities, and he used the term ‘megafires’. These fires, he said, are essentially ‘unbounded’, but there’s surprisingly little agreement about what the term actually means. Is it a measure of a

New housing estates and Bungendore water supply

Bungendore NSW

PROPOSED GREENFIELDS developments in Bungendore have been on hold until more water is found to service them. The present water allocation from the alluvial aquifer is only adequate for the existing town. Any completion of permitted Bungendore urban infill would exhaust the presently available water supply. More water is needed for

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