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Queanbeyan Palerang Council: face-to-face service closures, online access instead

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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.

Fed casual workers offered paid leave

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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

Feds’ RURAL BUSINESS STIMULUS package in age of uncertainty

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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

Care for the Earth, respect the land — timeless message

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IN A HISTORIC assembly coinciding with recent extreme climate events, Aborigines from the Yuin Nation came to Tilba at the foot of Gulaga mountain to take part in a Bunaan or dance corroboree. They came from all over NSW and Victoria to strengthen their ties with their culture and traditions, and

Volunteer fire fighters’ now face paper blizzard

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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

Promises, promises

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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

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