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5 Driving Tips To Stay Safe At The Roundabout

5 Driving Tips To Stay Safe At The Roundabout

Some non-Corona Virus advice to get you through the day

The news is full of Covid-19 right now, but there are other dangers in the world that YOU need to look out for.

One of the greatest dangers comes in the form of your very own car (or someone else’s)

Approximately 40% of all car accidents happen at intersections, with most of these resulting in serious injuries.  

Roundabouts, however, make intersections much safer.

Here's how to stay safe driving around the roundabout.

Friday, March 27, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (92)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Top 5 Tips For A Successful Australian Partner Visa Application in 2020

Top 5 Tips For A Successful Australian Partner Visa Application in 2020

Are you in the process of sponsoring your partner or getting sponsored for a partner visa? 

Here are the top 5 tips to help you prepare your application and ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

 

 

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New flights to provide Dubbo link for Bourke, Cobar, Walgett and Lightning Ridge

New flights to provide Dubbo link for Bourke, Cobar, Walgett and Lightning Ridge

Local residents are set to benefit from special rates offered as new air services take to western NSW skies next month.

With the support of the NSW government and the Far North West Joint Organisation (FNWJO), the airlines are able to offer a 'local fare'.

The local fare price for Cobar to Sydney is $249 one way, and the Dubbo to Cobar local fare price is $129 one way.

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Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence

Northern Daily Leader - Jamieson Murphy

THE state's mining watchdog has suspended the exploration licence of Narrabri Coal, for building unauthorised tracks in the Pilliga Forest.

The long-wall mine, which forms part of Whitehaven Coal's operations, was found to be in breach of its licence following a state-wide compliance blitz in June.

More than a dozen hollow trees, which provide important habitat to native animals, were knocked down. The unauthorised paths also failed to divert around environmentally sensitive areas.

Resources Regulator head honcho Anthony Keon said the mine's actions showed a "comprehensive failure" to follow "fundamental regulatory obligations".

"The construction of the unauthorised tracks resulted in significant environmental harm," Mr Keon said.

"Exploration activities are subject to strict conditions in order to ensure appropriate environmental protections.

Citizen science group, the Leard Forest Node, has been monitoring the mine's "progressive incursion" in to the Pilliga forest for a couple of years, spokeswoman Anna Christie said.

"This is just the tip of the iceberg, the Narrabri Coal mine has been flying under the radar for several years," Ms Christie said.

She was glad to see meaningful action taken against the mine, rather than just "a fine and a tap of the wrist".

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The suspension will remain in place until the mine conducts a full review of its compliance systems and can satisfy the watchdog that appropriate controls have been put in place.

Five other joint-venture partners also had their exploration licence suspended. The licence holders acknowledged the offending behaviour and offered to suspend all drilling and clearing activities.

The mine will be able to continue operating, however the suspension stops it from expanding or investigating new sites.

Whitehaven CEO Paul Flynn accepted that on this occasion the company failed to properly obverse its exploration obligations

"Based on our inquiries to date, the circumstances and communication failures that led to this outcome are unacceptable," Mr Flynn said.

"Whitehaven took immediate corrective action following the Regulator's site inspection, suspending all exploration activity and commissioning an independent audit and investigation to determine necessary corrective actions.

"The company is committed to ensuring all relevant issues are identified and addressed before exploration activities at Narrabri can resume and will continue to cooperate fully with the NSW Resources Regulator to achieve this outcome."

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Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field

Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field

Northern Daily Leader - Jamieson Murphy

AN independent politician has put forward a bill to establish a moratorium on all coal seam gas projects in the state.

The private member's bill, introduced to the NSW upper house by MLC Justin Field, would put a halt to Santos' Narrabri Gas Project, establish no-go zones for CSG including agricultural land and introduce a public interest test for proposed developments.

Mr Field said the bill was modelled off a moratorium put forward by Labor in 2015, and was hopefully it would be widely supported.

"The Greens, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, Animal Justice Party and Christian Democratic Party have all previously voted for, or supported, legislation or policies that endorse a moratorium on coal seam gas," Mr Field said.

"With those parties on board we can pass a coal seam gas moratorium bill through the NSW Legislative Council.

"The community have long opposed coal seam gas development in NSW and now it is time for the parliament to act."

Mr Field said the bill would renew the pressure on the government, and in particular the Nationals, who lost the seat of Barwon at the recent election to the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, in part to CSG and water-related issues surrounding the Santos project.

"Santos have failed to address genuine concerns by the community and government agencies about their project and have breached the agreement they struck with the government in 2014," Mr Field said.

"There are significant water management and waste salt issues that have not been resolved from the company.

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Andrew McConville, CEO of gas industry body APPEA, said there was no reason NSW couldn't have a safe and sustainable CSG industry, like Queensland has had for more than 20 years.

"Repeated independent inquiries, including by NSW Chief Scientist, have found there are no risks associated with onshore gas development that can't be managed, mitigated or eliminated by an appropriate regulatory framework - which NSW has in place," he said.

"The answer to addressing NSW's gas needs is developing new supply - not further regulation or imposing bans on onshore gas development."

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GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT

GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT

Press Release - Roy Butler

The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party put on the table in Parliament a drought package that would provide real support to farmers and farming communities, disappointingly the Government voted against supporting them.

The SFF drought package includes immediate cash grants, to allow creditors to be paid, cash rebates for local government rates, transitioning legacy loans to zero or low interest loans, the establishment of a re-sowing and re-stocking grant and providing financial support for employers to retain employees on farm and in local businesses.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2323)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Hear Them Raw: Walgett's Jill Roughley, 79, runs her property on her own with guts and determination

Hear Them Raw: Walgett's Jill Roughley, 79, runs her property on her own with guts and determination

The smell of a piping hot lasagne slips through the cracks of the oven in Jill Roughley's Walgett home. 

Like most rural women, a home cooked meal isn't out of the realm for this Country Women's Association stalwart, but neither are a lot of things. 

We haven't got a lot of time. That afternoon Jill will board her Kermit green truck loaded with fodder and travel around just under 20,000 acres to feed the drabs of stock that are holding on through the drought. 

 

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Clayton Barr visits Moree to grasp water situation as he takes on new role as shadow minister for water

Clayton Barr visits Moree to grasp water situation as he takes on new role as shadow minister for water

Cessnock MP and shadow minister for water Clayton Barr was in Moree last week as part of a trip across the region to gain a better understanding of the water situation.

Starting at Dubbo, then moving on to Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Moree on Friday and then Narrabri, Mr Barr wanted to get on the ground and talk to affected people and groups.

"I've only been the shadow minister for water for about six weeks now and I've been trying to read through a whole bunch of reports but for me, the best way to learn was to come and talk to people and see things and be shown how it's working and how it's failing and things like that," Mr Barr said.

He met with the Gwydir Valley Irrigators on Friday as well as local farmer and irrigator to hear their experiences with the low water.

"It's part drought, it's part water sharing, and it's a significant part around priorities of what's most important and what needs to come first, second and third and getting that balance right," he said.

Mr Barr said the reports he has read are mostly facts and figures but they don't detail the social impact on communities, with people being forced to leave town because of the lack of water and therefore lack of work.

"For example, at Walgett they were concerned about losing all of their tradesmen....because the rest of the community didn't have much work so there wasn't much money around," he said.

"So people weren't spending money or doing renovations or building new buildings and improvements, so the tradies didn't have any work but they needed to feed their families.

"They've had to move, and often it's younger families, which then drags kids out of schools so then your school numbers drop.

"That's something that hasn't been captured in any of the reports about water but it's a really important social consequence of the absence of water.

"Hearing stories like that has been fantastic in framing my understanding of how the absence of water has impacted the communities."

While Mr Barr has visited Moree and other towns across the region, it's his first visit in his new role as shadow minister for water, and he said it has been a fantastic experience.

He wants to make it clear that he nor anyone in parliament is anti-irrigation, but it's about coming up with a good strategy in regards to the distribution of water.

"While we can't do anything about rain falling out of the sky and drought conditions we can do something about the rules about what happens to the water once it lands," Mr Barr said.

"I think that's where the really important focus needs to be right now because we don't know when it's going to rain but when it does rain we have to make sure the water goes where it needs to go."

He said most of the reports he's read heavily criticise the government while also making recommendations from scientists, commissioners and experts in the area about what the government should do.

He is yet to see anything that proves those recommendations aren't the right way to go.

"They will cause a bit of pain and grief for some people in terms of their business model and farming models but the benefits to society, environments and in other ways will be significant," Mr Barr said.

"But I would hate to make judgmen

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Rural News

Industry ramps up pressure on visa extension

Horticulture is pushing for visa changes to ensure a workforce.
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Shearing in isolation the way ahead for Raelene's team

Longreach shearing contractor Raelene Bowden has isolated herself and her team of 15 as her way of managing the new protocols brought in to manage the spread of COVID-19 in the shearing industry.
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Dual purpose canola returns 40pc of land value in one year

It's safe to say Victorian farmer Tom Wilson is very pleased with results of grain and graze canola in his rotation.
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Barley sales to China tighten domestic supply

The weaker Australia dollar has spurred export sales of wheat and barley into Asia.
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Rural property market remains red hot despite coronavirus

Coronavirus appears to be having little impact on Queensland's red hot rural property market.
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BREAKING: CBH Group has new chairman

The CBH Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Stead as chairman and Natalie Browning as deputy chairwoman of the board, effective immediately.
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2020

Narrabri RSL Superdraw and Meat Raffles Every Wednesday from 6pm

Narrabri Event

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Wednesday Nights

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2020

Walgett to Moree Bus Service

Wednesday and Thursday Weekly

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2020

Narrabri Tennis Comp - Wednesday Nights 4 person Doubles

Wednesday Nights

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2020

Narrabri Junior Basketball !

Commencing Wednesday 26th of February from 5pm

Narrabri Junior Basketball !
Commencing Wednesday 26th of February from 5pm

Ages 6-15 years. Boys and Girls.

Cost $80 (one full years registration which covers two seasons)

We run three 'age groups' which are quite flexible, allowing players to play up or down based on size and skill levels. Generally 6-8. 8-11. 11-15. There are a lot of players playing outside of this.

All registration fees are done online, a link can be found on the Narrabri Basketball Association Facebook page. After the first week, No Pay - No Play applies, so please be timely. Existing players and parents, please check when you are due to ensure you may take the court.

Also, any parents who can spare the time to referee, score or just wash some shirts, please put your hands up.

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Apr

2020

Narrabri Basketball Mixed and Men’s Teams

Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Alrighty guys and girls,

Our first competitions for the year will be kicking off on Tuesday the 25th and Wednesday the 26th of February. Mixed Como on Tuesday's and men's/juniors on Wednesdays.

Cost is still the same. $90 for adults, $80 for under 18.
This cost includes one full year of registration(we run two competitions per year) and covers all costs such as lighting and equipment.

Please nominate your mixed and men's teams on here so that we have an idea of who is playing. That way we can have games that matter from week 1.

Our next committee meeting will be at the RSL this coming Monday the 3rd of February from 6pm. Feel free to come along if you have anything you wish to contribute.

Also, our next raffle night is coming up on February 7th. Please come along for an hour to help out. These raffles go a long way to maintaining our low prices and equipment.

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2020

Pilates Narrabri

Monday and Wednesday

CLINICAL PILATES is back on! 

Want to learn to move Pain-Free.. 
Reinforces good posture, inner core stability, flexibility, tailored exercises for your condition

➡️Monday 2-3pm
➡️Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm

Delivered by Physiotherapist--Allyce Escuriale
CALL 67925007

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2020

Miss Narrabri event to raise funds for Cancer Council

Saturday 1st April 2020

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Apr

2020

Yarrie Lake and Merimborough Land Care Group Information Day POSTPONED

1st April, 2020. POSTPONED

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Apr

2020

Barefoot Bowls at the Narrabri Sporties Thursday’s

Every Thursday

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Apr

2020

Sporties Narrabri Bingo Thursday’s

Every Thursday

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Thursday Parmi Night

Every Thursday

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Apr

2020

Gwabegar Pilliga Wee Waa Narrabri Bus run

Fortnightly on Thursday

#ridealongwithus
Seats available on the Gwabegar to Narrabri Bus Service on Wednesday 10th October. Contact us now on 6795 4265 or info@namoicare.org.au to book a seat or for future dates.

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2020

Walgett to Moree Bus Service

Wednesday and Thursday Weekly

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2020

Junior Narrabri Rugby League Training nights. POSTPONED

18 and 29 February Tuesday and Thursday. POSTPONED

Bring your mates & make new ones.
Get fit & have fun playing the greatest game.
Training has commenced for all internationals & registrations are now O P E N.
We need you to register so we can submit teams to Group 4 & have all your gear arrive before the season starts.

Keen...?... Catch you at training 🤜🏼🤛🏼

🔹 13’s Tuesday 🔹 Friday 🔹
🔹 14/15’s & 16’s Wednesday & Friday 🔹

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2020

PRE & POST NATAL CLASSES

Thursday 5 March 2020

FREE CLASSES!

PRE & POST NATAL CLASSES - 6 WEEK BLOCK

Tara Foley, our Women's Health Physiotherapist is now offering Pre & Post Natal Educational Exercise

♀️Classes starting on Thursday March 5th.

♀️The classes will be held upstairs at the   Christian Outreach Centre from 2pm-3pm.

Make sure to wear your comfy clothing. Bubs are welcome to come along as well.

♀️BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

If you require any further information or if you wish to book your spot, please call us on 67925007.

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Bowls 9 am

Every Thursday

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2020

Narrabri Eagles Training every Tuesday and Thursday

Tuesday’s and Thursdays

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Apr

2020

Walgett Little Athletics AGM

Thursday 2nd April 2020

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2020

Narrabri RSL Spinna Winna / Meat Raffles and Badge Draw on Friday nights from 6pm

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2020

Narrabri Golfie Badge Draw and Meat raffles every Friday night from 6pm

Narrabri Event

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2020

Friday night at the Narrabri Sporties

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Apr

2020

Wee Waa Showgirl Competition

Closes 31March 2020

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2020

Narrabri Sporties Alphy’ back Friday’s 10.30am

Every Friday 10.30 am

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Apr

2020

Chase the Ace at the Crossroads Hotel Narrabri

Every Friday Night

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Apr

2020

Collarenebri to Narrabri Bus Service

Weekly on Friday

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Apr

2020

Narrabri to Burren Junction Bus Service

Weekly Monday and Friday

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Apr

2020

Narrabri District Tennis Comp - Junior Match Play

Friday nights

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2020

Narrabri Junior Sunday Rugby and Training Friday’s. POSTPONED TO FIRST WEEK IN MAY

Starts Friday 27th March

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Apr

2020

Mainly Music Friday’s Narrabri

Friday’s

Parent child musical interaction, home made morning tea, fun, fellowship & friendships All welcome voluntary donation $5 per family at Christian Outreach Centre Tibbereena St,  10am Fridays

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Apr

2020

Wee Waa Bowling Club Giant Easter Raffle

Friday 3rd April, 2020

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Apr

2020

Narrabri Golfie Saturday Megadraw from 6pm

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Apr

2020

Hits and Missus at Narrabri Golfie

1st February 2020

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Apr

2020

Park Run Free Fitness Narrabri

Every Saturday

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.

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2020

Narrabri Markets

First Saturday of the Month

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