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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 (169)/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.

 

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (321)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Wool's young guns to meet in South Australia

Wool's young guns to meet in South Australia

Queensland Country Life

Some of the wool industry's brightest young talents will gather in Clare, South Australia, next week for an intensive leadership development program.

Participants are aged between 25 and 35 and come from South Australia (10), Western Australia (3), Queensland (2), Victoria (4) and NSW (6).

South Australia: Annie Ashby, Gulnare; Dale Button, Robertstown; Josh Cousins, Burra; Declan Harvey, Narrung; James Henderson, Lochiel; Alistaire Lindner, Yunta; Peter Mitchell, Angaston; Reuben Solly, via Carrieton; Kayla Starkey, Mt Pleasant; and Karl Zerna, Eudunda.

NSW: Ian Cameron, Jerilderie; Samara Harris, Broken Hill; Amie L'Estrange, Condobolin, Emma Turner, Goulburn; Benjamin Watson, Wee Waa; and Willian Wragge, Boambolo.

Friday, February 07, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Let’s talk about gas: It’s expensive, dirty and struggling to compete with batteries

Let’s talk about gas: It’s expensive, dirty and struggling to compete with batteries

David Leitch Renew Economy

1) The world no longer has the head room to use gas a transitional fuel. If gas replaced all coal in electricity generation, an impossibility in of itself, the world would still have well over 2°C of average global warming.

The idea of gas as a “transition” fuel arose in the time when wind and solar energy were expensive and little used. But we have passed that point. The cost of solar has plunged 90 per cent in the past decade, wind more than 60 per cent. Exactly what role is gas supposed to serve in electricity generation in Australia?

2) Extracting gas from the Narrabri field in NSW at the mooted rate of 60 petajoules (PJ) a year is likely to require a price of at least $6 a gigajoule, and probably more like $7-$8 GJ to be economic. Imported LNG is likely to cost a bare minimum of $A7.50/GJ and no-one’s going to build an import terminal without a higher price than that. Nor do we see Narrabri as increasing price competition, mainly because its owned by Santos, and so the producer oligopoly remains in place.

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$3 billion gas deal labelled a 'bribe' to approve Narrabri gasfield

$3 billion gas deal labelled a 'bribe' to approve Narrabri gasfield

Jamieson Murphy - Northern Daily Leader

FEARS have been raised the independent approval process of the controversial Narrabri Gas Project has been destroyed by a $3 billion deal, which some have labelled a "bribe".

The state government has committed to injecting an additional 70 petajoules (PJ) of gas per annum into the east coast market in return for $3 billion from the Commonwealth government.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian flagged two possibilities to supply the gas; import it or source it from the yet-to-be-approved Santos Narrabri Gas Project, which will create 70 PJ a year.

Friday, February 07, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Eight 'leaks' discovered as second CSG hearing gets underway

Eight 'leaks' discovered as second CSG hearing gets underway

STATE government officials will be grilled about a number of "leaks" at Santos' Narrabri Gas Projects at a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday.

It's the second hearing into whether the NSW Chief Scientist's 16 coal seam gas recommendations have been implemented by the NSW government, after the first hearing in December was described as a "train wreck", with many questions going unanswered.
The first hearing did uncover that eight leaks at the Narrabri Gas Project were found by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during 2018-19.

Two of the leaks were repaired within 24 hours, however the EPA is still investigating if the remaining six were "gas releases" that were part of the wells' operation or whether they "should be classified as leaks and further action taken".

Tuesday, February 04, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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FRRR Newsletter

FRRR Newsletter

Welcome to 2020 - it is certainly off to an unprecedented start, with communities across the length and breadth of the country dealing with fires, and others going into their eighth or ninth year of drought. Add to that relentless dust storms, and the odd flood event - there aren't many places experiencing a 'normal' season.

However, we have also seen Australia's generosity in response to the fires, with an outpouring of support . We have been overwhelmed with the way people want to help, both here in Australia and across the world

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NO SHORTAGE OF GAS – JUST A SHORTAGE OF COMMON SENSE

NO SHORTAGE OF GAS – JUST A SHORTAGE OF COMMON SENSE

“There is no shortage of gas in Australia, there’s a shortage of common sense in Canberra when it comes to gas export policy and domestic gas reservation policy,” says Member for Barwon, Roy Butler. 

Mr Butler’s comments follow the new energy deal struck by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Friday, January 31, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (797)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Rural News

Farming looks good, but coronavirus still to hit ag's fortunes hard

Despite well positioned to weather the COVID-19 storm, Australian farmers should brace for a likely demand slump as local and overseas consumer incomes fall
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Relaxed visas for agriculture

The Federal Government has made changes to agricultural visa programs to secure workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 forces Ekka cancellation

The 2020 Royal Queensland Show has been cancelled because of COVID-19.
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Coles chops its mince price

Butchers hit back at 'cheap move' by supermarket giant.
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Northern hemisphere dry steadies futures

Dry weather in the northern hemisphere stalled the decline in CBOT futures last week.
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Butchers meating demand

Cereal for dinner and inventively cobbled-together meals are becoming a thing of the past.
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Political News

Independent assessment of social and economic condition in the Basin Thursday, March 19, 20200

Independent assessment of social and economic condition in the Basin

The new report on the MDBA socio economic review is now on line and this quote is pretty relevant for regional communities! You can have your say...
THE SHOW WON’T GO ON – COVID-19 THE LATEST BLOW FOR REGIONAL COMMUNITIES Saturday, March 14, 20200

THE SHOW WON’T GO ON – COVID-19 THE LATEST BLOW FOR REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

The Government now more than ever needs to provide cash based assistance to struggling regional communities according to Member for Barwon Roy...
The Government must act on improving water management transparency Monday, March 09, 20200

The Government must act on improving water management transparency

Water Management in NSW is not transparent. We have seen in the last few weeks the issues that this lack of transparency creates for everyone, be...
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Local Events

DRESS DETECTIVE Miss Fisher’s Wardrobe - Kate Strasdin

Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DRESS DETECTIVE Miss Fisher’s Wardrobe - Kate Strasdin

Monday 13 July, 2020

Event date: 7/13/2020 Export event

The phenomenal success of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries has a great deal to do with the aesthetic of the TV show – 1920s Melbourne and a glamourous protagonist! This lecture looks at the dress in the 1920s, the designers who were influencing the style and the developments that were changing the way people thought about clothes. It is also a look behind the scenes, creating Phryne Fisher’s world and the flapper style so synonymous with the decade. It was a period that began to embrace sportswear, leisurewear, shortened hems as well as outrageous parties. It also looks at menswear of the period and the changes that were beginning to take place within the masculine wardrobe.

Kate has worked with objects of dress and textiles in museums for almost twenty years in curatorial positions. She is Assistant Curator
at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Totnes, Devon. Kate is also a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University, teaching history and contextual studies to fashion and textile students.

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