QUEANBEYAN-PALERANG REGIONAL Council has confirmed the closure of a number of non-essential facilities and a restriction of some services to assist in minimising the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Acting on the direction of appropriate authorities including the Federal and State governments, a number of Council facilities have been closed since Monday.
WHILE WORK-FROM-home remains preferred, the Australian Public Service Commission has extended paid leave to more than 8,000 casual employees who may be forced to miss work because of coronavirus impacts. CAPTION: The APSC has announced offering paid leave to casual workers who need to self-isolate or have contracted coronavirus. But contractors
MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud addressed rural businesses with the Federal Government’s economic stimulus package, with an emphasis on traditional enterprises: agriculture, fisheries and forestry, according to the government’s media release. $1 billion in community fund to support rural industries impacted by coronavirus “$1 billion will be directed to
Story and photos by Jacob Howard, District Bulletin intern GLEBE PARK WAS teaming with activists. Infants to elderly, they had come together for the Climate Crisis National Day of Action (22 Feb) where they were just begging for change. This assembly was hosted by Canberra’s primary climate change advocacy groups and
ON ABC’s Q and A television program on the night of 3 February we heard a popular community volunteer from Bermagui tell Australia that she did not think 10% of volunteer firefighters would put themselves through the paperwork and bureaucratic hoops surrounding government reimbursement to volunteer firefighters. At issue is the
BEREJIKLIAN-BARILARO SCHOOLS BACKLOG IN MONARO BEFORE THE MARCH 2019 state election, the National Party Member for Monaro John Barilaro was everywhere promising everyone funding — to the extent that this publication and others dubbed him ‘Porkbarrel-aro’ Now the NSW Labor Opposition has unveiled the extent to which promises for schools in particular
MILLIONS OF NATIVE animals have been killed and survivors deprived of food, shelter and water thanks to the unprecedented bushfires sweeping the country, on the back of extensive drought. The drought is predicted to continue as well as the fires for some time. In our own backyard, Wildcare (Queanbeyan, Bungendore, and
Water recycling anyone? BUYING AND CARTING drinking water to Braidwood will cost around $10,000 a day, according to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) which says the NSW Government is yet to confirm it will help foot the bill. Braidwood is just one of more than 55 townships in Australia, mostly in NSW, reported