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STATE WIDE ‘STAY AT HOME’ A MESSAGE FROM ROY BUTLER, MEMBER FOR BARWON

STATE WIDE ‘STAY AT HOME’ A MESSAGE FROM ROY BUTLER, MEMBER FOR BARWON

Over the weekend I caught an interview with one of our small business owners in Barwon, she said words to the effect of ‘if we survived the worst drought on record, huge dust storms, and a mice plague what’s a little lockdown?’
I know we’ve been battered over the last few years, and we were just starting to come through it all – farming was back, people had a bit of money to spend in town, and our grass was getting greener – this COVID outbreak has come at a time when times were getting better.

Monday, August 16, 2021/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (3472)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Compare and contrast: Viv Fraser’s subtle architectural genius v another brutal, bulging city tower

As we farewell Vivian Fraser, lest we forget his great legacy to NSW architecture.
Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (4061)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cobargo project: How local Santa got his home back

The only things to survive 2019’s New Year’s Eve bushfires at the home of retired volunteer firefighter Dave Rugendyke were the wooden reindeer that now limp along the front fence.
Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (4084)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Truth and justice commissions will reveal the truth

Teela Reid is right to extol the new school curriculum that will tell what really happened to First Nations people from the invasion to this day.
Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (3203)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Almost 300 kilograms of ice seized in major Sydney drug bust: police

Two men have been arrested and appeared in court, charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of prohibited drugs.
Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1889)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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‘Don’t go weird on me’: Horse breeder’s plea to German teenager after alleged sexual assault

A young German backpacker has told a court Gregory Douglas kissed her buttocks and told her not to be ‘weird’ after a massage allegedly escalated to sexual assault.
Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1839)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Indian COVID-19 cases in NSW similar to US over summer, but appear to be on the rise

There were 48 cases from India in the four weeks to April 24, making up 35 per cent of the 137 overseas cases. Over summer, the United States was responsible for 40 per cent of active cases.
Friday, April 30, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1720)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Woman was ‘laughing her head off’ after alleged rape by de Belin, jury told

A young woman allegedly raped by footballers Jack de Belin and Callan Sinclair was captured on CCTV “enjoying herself” in their company afterwards, a jury has been told.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2188)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Hamzy brother to be released from custody despite police fears about gangland feud

Ghassan Amoun, formerly of the Brothers for Life gang, was arrested for allegedly breaching a serious crime prevention order restricting his activities and communications. 
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1970)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Gang rapist Skaf’s parole bid stalls as prison sentence nears expiry

Gang rapist Mohammed Skaf’s latest bid for parole has been delayed by four months as authorities wait to see if his prison classification is downgraded. 
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2033)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Teen driver charged with attempted murder after two pedestrians hit

An 18-year-old man has been arrested at a home in Broken Hill after allegedly deliberately ploughing into two pedestrians in March.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1551)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Alarm over NSW hospital where newborns ‘are seen by tea ladies’ instead of nurses

Doctors are threatening to quit en masse from a hospital with understaffing leaving them in “crisis” conditions.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2053)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW signals renewed focus on privatisation, will go it alone on fast rail

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says NSW will go it alone on fast rail instead of waiting for consensus from state and federal governments and signalled a renewed focus on asset recycling to bankroll future infrastructure projects.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1658)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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‘Are you turning green?’ : Neighbours’ relief as radioactive land to be shipped overseas

Up to 1800 tonnes of contaminated land affecting six waterfront properties in one of Sydney’s wealthiest suburbs will be sealed up and shipped to the US in a NSW government resolution that ends decades of anxiety over the harbourside blight.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1563)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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It’s time to put lives before pharma companies’ profits

The fact the government is even thinking of putting big pharma profits before people’s lives is unconscionable.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1647)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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In the Herald : April 30, 1943

High school entrance exams abolished, petrol stocks destroyed at Tocumwal and Nazis weaponise food in Europe.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1736)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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From the Archives, 1991: Betty rests in peace, but who owns the bones?

The 1797 headstone for Elizabeth Steel was uncovered during the restoration of Town Hall, but not her bones. The occupant of the coffin remains a mystery.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2082)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Losing vowels and other spoils of war

Clash of the verse titans.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1552)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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RFS hires lawyers to examine misconduct claims after 2500 complaints

The Rural Fire Service has called in Clayton Utz to review previous claims of serious misconduct, mostly from volunteers.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1770)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Man charged after NSW country golf course ploughed up

Police allege the 43-year-old drove a tractor towing a disc plough to the Dunedoo Golf Club and destroyed most of the course’s fairways and greens.
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1775)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Driver trapped in Sydney CBD car and light rail collision

Emergency services were called to Devonshire and Steel streets in Surry Hills about 4.25pm following reports of the crash. 
Thursday, April 29, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2000)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Two NSW men die after receiving AstraZeneca COVID vaccines

Health authorities are reviewing the cases but a clear link between their deaths and the vaccine is yet to be established.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1977)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Teenage producer in tears after ‘rip your throat out’ call from Massoud, court told

Seven reporter Josh Massoud left an 18-year-old social media producer in tears after the producer mistakenly ran part of an exclusive NRL story before the 6pm news.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1750)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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De Belin ‘expected sex’ and Sinclair ‘made wrong choice to join in’, jury told

A prosecutor has told a jury footballer Jack de Belin believed he could do whatever he wanted on the night a woman was allegedly assaulted in December 2018.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1732)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Daughter found guilty of killing acclaimed scientist mother

A jury has found Barbara Eckersley not guilty of murder but guilty of the manslaughter of her mother Dr Mary White in the NSW Southern Highlands in August 2018.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1764)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fewer cars, more trees: Sydney’s traffic-choked roads are set to go green

Four traffic-choked roads leading into Sydney’s CBD will be re-shaped to encourage people to linger, walk and cycle instead of getting behind the wheel.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1979)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Abdallah family, who lost three kids to drunk driver, robbed in Telopea

Leila Abdallah, the mother of Antony, Angelina and Sienna who were killed 14 months ago, was at home on Wednesday with a friend when they found the man inside.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1776)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Party fees for campaigns could open door for banned donors: government

The upper house’s joint standing committee on electoral matters, the majority of whom are Coalition members, recommended the government consider changing electoral funding laws to allow party subscriptions to be used for campaigning purposes following concerns of unfairness against smaller parties
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1804)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IT contractor found not guilty of uploading confidential documents online

Stephen Grant, an IT worker for valuation firm LandMark White, has been cleared of 20 charges. A jury has not yet reached a verdict on two remaining counts.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2002)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Employee injured after bus ‘falls’ on him at NSW depot

A young man has been injured after a bus fell on him at a depot on the Central Coast.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1835)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Employee injured after bus tyre falls on him at NSW depot

A young man has been injured after a bus tyre fell on his lower body while he was changing it a depot on the Central Coast.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1854)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Six men charged over alleged drug syndicate linked to bikies

Six men have been charged over a syndicate allegedly supplying cocaine, MDMA and ice across Sydney and the NSW South Coast.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1829)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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‘People said couldn’t be done’: Premier says NSW on track for faster rail network

Premier Gladys Berejiklian is set to renew her government’s commitment on Thursday to faster rail to regional centres.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2035)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW Treasurer flags distance-based tax on electric vehicles

Dominic Perrottet says such a tax would only happen after a substantial take-up of the technology and would be part of a “holistic” tax plan.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1883)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The clinics where over-50s can get their COVID-19 vaccine next week

All Australians aged 50 and over will be eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine at state-run vaccination clinics and Commonwealth GP-led respiratory clinics from May 3, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced last week.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1872)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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All paramedics on deck: When Sydney’s ambulance network hit ‘status three’ mode

For a two-hour period on Monday, NSW Ambulance received more than 400 triple zero calls, with the network in “status three” mode for 30 minutes.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1645)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Labor needs a tougher voice on national security

I read with horror the Coalition’s willingness to run off to another war, especially with China. War is not a team sport with oranges at half time. People die.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1681)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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In the Herald : April 29, 1991

A rush for the cheap and nasty, saving coin while saving your skin and teenage contempt for the grey men of politics.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1613)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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From the Archives, 1996: PM’s pledge to toughen gun laws

25 years ago, a day after Australia’s worst mass murder, PM John Howard pledged he would “do everything humanly possible” to tighten Australia’s gun laws.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1535)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Four more men charged over soccer brawl in Rockdale

Four people have now been arrested over a brawl at a soccer match on Sunday.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1621)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Our man Godfrey rocks the kitchen

A recipe with true grit.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1609)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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‘My parents need oxygen’: Australians cut off from family in COVID-ravaged India

Sachin Sharma’s entire family is sick with COVID-19 and unable to access medical care. He wants to fly over to care for them but has been knocked back.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2191)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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St Paul’s, once known for its sexist culture, considers enrolling women

St Paul’s, one of just three all-male undergraduate university colleges, is considering enrolling women
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1537)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Friends of the Koala

New funding for Friends of the Koala in Lismore will nurture, distribute and plant 240,000 trees for koala feed and habitat over the next three years.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1513)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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‘It’s a land grab’: Residents protest Harbourside Shopping Centre plan

Plans to transform the centre with a 42-storey tower have triggered anger from residents of nearby apartments, who say the complex will block their views.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1534)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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‘White elephant of hope’: Key to Kings Cross’ revival in jeopardy

The cornerstone to the rebirth of Kings Cross as a family friendly entertainment precinct is already in trouble with the Minerva theatre being placed under conditional sale.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1534)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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De Belin had ‘no idea’ police were listening to his phone calls, court told

The NRL player has told a court he had a consensual threesome with a woman and felt ‘sick’ when she accused him of sexual assault.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1633)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mass vaccination clinic to open, but over-50s urged to see GP for shot

The Sydney Olympic Park clinic will initially be used to complete the vaccinations for frontline healthcare and quarantine workers and their families.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1541)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Driver killed in crash between two trucks on M7 motorway

A truck driver has died after a crash with another truck on the M7 motorway in Sydney’s south-west this morning.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1950)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Million-dollar reward for information into ex-bikie’s shooting murder

Police will on Wednesday announce a $1 million for information into the shooting murder of Adrian Buxton in Sydney’s north-west in 2016.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1918)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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