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'Anyone but Nats': Rural figures come out against Barnaby Joyce and Nationals

'Anyone but Nats': Rural figures come out against Barnaby Joyce and Nationals

Guardian Gabrielle Chan

Prominent rural advocates have become increasingly vocal over a potential return of Barnaby Joyce to the National party leadership as the prospect of a concerted independent push in rural areas gains momentum after the Wentworth byelection.

A nascent political movement, Anyone But Nats, has started to run advertising across northern NSW ahead of the 2019 state and federal elections. It has been funded by the IT businessman, Charles Tym, whose family has donated $20,000 to fund 400 advertising spots across regional television stations.

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APA shelves project after public resistance

APA shelves project after public resistance

Independent Australia Johanna Evans

Community resistance from a small town has left the future of a large scale pipeline project in question, writes Johanna Evans.

THE AUSTRALIAN PIPELINE ASSOCIATION (APA) has appeared to shelve their proposal for the high-pressure Western Slopes CSG Pipeline ahead of their upcoming AGM to be held in Sydney on 25 October 2018. The 460km coal seam gas pipeline (also known as “the head of the snake”) will link the Santos Narrabri Gas Project (NGP) to the Moomba/Sydney bi-directional pipeline that takes gas to the Curtis Island LNG plant for export.

In a recent release on their website, APA states:

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Narrabri coal seam gas: Santos granted another 1000 days royalty free for exploration wells

Narrabri coal seam gas: Santos granted another 1000 days royalty free for exploration wells

The Northern Daily Leader Madeline Link

SANTOS has been given a further 1000 day royalty-free handout for coal seam gas extraction in Narrabri.

The Coalition and Labor Party voted on Tuesday to grant another 1000 days of royalty-free exploration to the gas giant for 17 wells at its Wilga Park Power Station.

Greens’ MP Jeremy Buckingham’s disallowance motion for what he calls a ‘royalty-free holiday’ was shot down in parliament.

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Have you seen Carp in your local waterways

Have you seen Carp in your local waterways

National Carp Survey

Community help is needed to map carp populations. 

CARPMAP https://carpmap.org.au is an online survey tool to support community surveillance of carp aggregations. Launched by the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP), CARPMAP is being developed by YOU. 

 Photo of Carp
CARPMAP is a joint initiative community surveillance program led by NCCP with support from the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and CSIRO.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018/Author: Kate/Number of views (498)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Narrabri Shire Council was announced winner of the 2018 A R Bluett Award

Narrabri Shire Council was announced winner of the 2018 A R Bluett Award

Narrabri Shire Council was announced winner of the 2018 A R Bluett Award last night in a ceremony in Albury; recognised as being the most progressive council in the state.

Described as “the greatest accolade a council can achieve" and "the pinnacle of local government achievement". 

A very proud Mayor and General Manager received the award on behalf of Council. The General Manager stating that it is recognition for the hard work completed over the last few years; acknowledging the leadership of both current Mayor Cathy Redding and immediate past Mayor Conrad Bolton. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#narrabrishire #discoverthepotential

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Wee Waa Medical Centre mentioned in Parliament this week

Wee Waa Medical Centre mentioned in Parliament this week

Daniel Mookhey Member of the Legislative Council

Mookhey, Daniel to the Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Regional Water, Minister for Trade and Industry representing the Minister for Health, and Minister for Medical Research

  1. To date, how many days in 2018 have in person general practitioner services been available in Wee Waa Medical Centre?
  2. How many full-time equivalent general practioners are currently employed at Wee Waa Medical Centre?
Question asked on 23 October 2018 (session 56-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 177
No answer has been printed.
Answer due on 27 November 2018.
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Lake Keepit and Split Rock Dam levels managed by WaterNSW

Lake Keepit and Split Rock Dam levels managed by WaterNSW

The Northern Daily Leader Billy Jupp

WATER levels in Lake Keepit and Split Rock Dam could fall to as a low as 2 per cent and 5 per cent by the end of the year.

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Will Wentworth play out in the bush?

Will Wentworth play out in the bush?

The threat of strong independent candidates to the major parties in the upcoming federal election won’t be as pronounced in rural seats according to a leading political commentator.

Independent candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps remains on track to win the seat of Wentworth with a massive swing of nearly 19 per cent against the Liberal Party – a result many say highlights the threat of high profile independent candidates to the major parties. 

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Mark Coulton, MP, to contest federal seat of Parkes for fifth time

Mark Coulton, MP, to contest federal seat of Parkes for fifth time

Member for Parkes Mark Coulton will contest the Federal seat of Parkes for the fifth time.

Mr Coulton was successfully pre-selected by the National Party on Saturday and is looking forward to again contesting the seat after more than a decade in federal parliament.

“I am honoured to have been pre-selected by the National Party at the weekend,” Mr Coulton said.

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Narrabri Shire Council prepares for Inland Rail project

Narrabri Shire Council prepares for Inland Rail project

WITH the development of one of the country’s largest nation building projects on its doorstep, Narrabri Shire Council is looking to plan for the future.

The planning comes as plans for the Inland Rail Project come to light and are designed to maximise the benefits for the shire.

The council has recruited the services of Arcadis Australia Pacific to implement detailed documentation on the benefits and viability of a substantial commercial and industrial estate to ensure it maximises the benefits.

Narrabri shire mayor Cathy Redding said the district is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the upcoming development, and all the opportunities entailed.

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Images of drought shock Royals

Images of drought shock Royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan were shocked by the severity of drought when shown images of barren paddocks from far western NSW.

Overlooking Scott and Elaine Woodley’s property ‘Mountain View Farm” near Dubbo, NSW Drought Coordinator Pip Job explained to the royal couple the current situation of drought nationally.

Ms Job then broke it down to what was happening in each state and regionally around NSW.

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Farm family shows the Royals how the drought has hurt I Gallery

Farm family shows the Royals how the drought has hurt I Gallery

It’s not every day a Duke and a Duchess walk through the front gate on the property Mountain View Farm at Wongarbon near Dubbo – nor eight police with sniffer dogs, scores of press members and a retinue of VIPs and officials.

But that’s what happened yesterday when the Woodley family hosted Prince Harry and his new wife, US-raised Meghan Markle as the Royals took time out from their Dubbo visit to learn how hard the drought has been.

Laura Woodley, 23, even had time for a personal chat with Meghan, explaining what she does and how she is proud to be the fifth generation of Woodleys on the farm, a White Suffolk sheep stud.

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Santos Narrabri: EPA investigation reveals coal seam gasfield did not have treated water approval

Santos Narrabri: EPA investigation reveals coal seam gasfield did not have treated water approval

AN INVESTIGATION into Santos’ Narrabri coal seam gas operation has found the company irrigated with treated water without approval.

The issue was raised by the Department of Industry with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after Santos started irrigating a lucerne crop on its property with treated water.

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'Embarrassing': Santos fined for using CSG water without a permit

'Embarrassing': Santos fined for using CSG water without a permit

Santos has been fined by the NSW environmental watchdog for using water from its controversial $3 billion coal seam gas project for irrigation without approval.

The energy company copped a fine of $1500 by the Environment Protection Authority for using treated water from its Narrabri project in the state's north to irrigate lucerne on its own land.

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Hundreds gather to celebrate the 2018 Rural Woman of the Year | Photos

Hundreds gather to celebrate the 2018 Rural Woman of the Year | Photos

Guests traveled from across Australia to celebrate the mighty contribution of rural and regional women at a gala dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday night. 

Krista Watkins, a banana farmer from Walkamin, North Queensland was named the AgriFutures Australia 2018 Rural Woman of the Year while Darrylin Gordon, from Halls Creek, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region was named runner up. READ MORE.

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud announced the winners, saying the annual awards had for nearly twenty years recognised and celebrated the achievements of rural women – vital in driving change.

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Hundreds gather to celebrate the 2018 Rural Woman of the Year | Photos

Hundreds gather to celebrate the 2018 Rural Woman of the Year | Photos

Guests traveled from across Australia to celebrate the mighty contribution of rural and regional women at a gala dinner at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday night. 

Krista Watkins, a banana farmer from Walkamin, North Queensland was named the AgriFutures Australia 2018 Rural Woman of the Year while Darrylin Gordon, from Halls Creek, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region was named runner up. READ MORE.

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud announced the winners, saying the annual awards had for nearly twenty years recognised and celebrated the achievements of rural women – vital in driving change.

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Former mayor awarded $120,000 over defamatory Facebook posts

A former mayor in country NSW has been awarded more than $100,000 in damages after a local resident defamed him in a series of "bullying and high-handed" Facebook posts accusing him of corruption and intimidation.

Monday, October 15, 2018/Author: Kate/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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National Rugby Championship: Will McDonnell enjoys maiden flight with NSW Country Eagles

National Rugby Championship: Will McDonnell enjoys maiden flight with NSW Country Eagles

Saturday’s National Rugby Championship clash at Scully Park capped off what has been a breakout season for Narrabri’s Will McDonnell.

The former Blue Boars junior was at the start of the season just hoping to cement a first grade spot with Sydney University after being hampered by injury last season.

He well and truly surpassed that, the 22-year-old’s list of achievements over the season including playing for the Waratahs on their tour of Japan, being named the Rookie of the Year for the Shute Shield competition and Sydney Uni’s Rookie of the Year, and earning a call-up to the NSW Country Eagles squad.

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Narrabri Shire Council receives stronger country communities funding

Narrabri Shire Council receives stronger country communities funding

NINE community projects from across the Narrabri shire are set to benefit from a welcome funding boost thanks to the state government.

More than $1.6 million will be injected into the region as a part of the state government’s stronger country communities program and will be distributed between the nine projects.

Narrabri Shire Council general manager Stewart Todd said it was very exciting to see local community groups receive a funding boost.

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Narrabri Shire Council receives stronger country communities funding

Narrabri Shire Council receives stronger country communities funding

The Northern Daily Leader Newsroom

NINE community projects from across the Narrabri shire are set to benefit from a welcome funding boost thanks to the state government.

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Federal Government announces $190m in drought support

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Narrabri RSL Cricket Club Christmas party

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It's on! Saturday December 15 2018 RSL CC will hold our Christmas Party. Venue and further details TBA. Stay tuned!

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Last Day School Narrabri High School

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Wee Waa Chamber of Commerce

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Gwabegar Christmas party and community Event

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Stall holders are being asked to come along for this event.

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