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Majors Creek Festival

Singer songwriter Neil Murray to headline this year Also… For more than 20 years, some of Australia's finest folk/roots, bluegrass, Americana, Celtic and alt-country musicians have loved performing at the Majors Creek Music Festival and to mingle with fellow folk musicians and enthusiasts in a charming, laid-back, gold-rush era village. This year, the

Updates on swimming pool opening hours-additional budget allocated

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council will be holding three community updates to discuss the opening hours of the Bungendore, Braidwood and Captains Flat swimming pools. Council’s Manager Community Businesses, Daniel Fulton said a review of the pools highlighted a number of urgent maintenance and safety issues and fixing them was Council’s top priority. “Council

Four community meetings in October/November

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council will hold four community meetings around the region during October/November to bring residents up to date with Council news and to hear feedback from the community. “A lot has happened both within Council and across the Local Government Area since our last community meetings in June this year,”

Enviro Expo coming to schools and community

  Thousands of school students and community members are expected to attend the Queanbeyan Schools and Community Enviro Expo in late October. Schools from across the Local Government Area, including Braidwood, Bungendore and Captains Flat have been invited to the fourth Schools Enviro Expo on Friday 28 October. School students will be

Koala population in Queensland facing extinct.

From ANIMAL advocates are calling on the government to urgently intervene to save koala populations from extinction. Numbers of the iconic animal have been depleted in Queensland in recent years in large part due to lax land clearing laws and little government oversight to protect habitats. Australia Koala Foundation chief executive Deborah

Refugees attacked ‘on a daily basis’ on Nauru, says Amnesty report while Australian government says look away

By Helen Davidson, The Guardian. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch representatives visited Nauru to examine Australia’s offshore immigration system and say they were shocked by what they found. Attacks on refugees are occurring “on a daily basis” on Nauru, according to human rights researchers who secretly went to Nauru to investigate

Gundaroo village as it was and is

With thanks to the Gundaroo Historical Society  for these insights. In 1860 the only buildings in Gundaroo were the Caledonia store, the lock up and the Old Harrow Inn. William Affleck, a prominent citizen in the formation of Gundaroo started agitating for the post office to be located in the village,