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After drought and pandemic, mouse plague pushes regional NSW residents to breaking point

After drought and pandemic, mouse plague pushes regional NSW residents to breaking point

ABC News

Just after suffering the worst drought in living memory, farms and communities in western New South Wales are now enduring another natural disaster — millions of mice.

Regional communities have watched in dismay as any drought recovery from their first good season last year has been destroyed.

Many farmers have been forced to burn hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of hay and grain, now rendered toxic from mouse infestations.

With no end in sight, regional communities are desperate for support to control the vermin as many fight to avoid bankruptcy.

Friday, June 04, 2021/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (173)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Celebrating Hearts Day with Little to No Budget

Celebrating Hearts Day with Little to No Budget

Chloe Harris - Featured Writer

Romance is already in the air and commercials for lavish jewels and floral arrangements are all over the place. Celebrating Valentine's Day might feel like you'll have to shell out money to prove that you care, but the quality time you spend together is priceless.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021/Author: Chloe Harris/Number of views (751)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
How Financial Literacy Affects Your Income, Debt and Wealth Levels

How Financial Literacy Affects Your Income, Debt and Wealth Levels

Chloe Harris - Featured writer

Financial literacy is understanding money: how it’s earned, spent, and grown. It also extends on how money is used to help others. Research indicates that financial literacy has a critical correlation to income, debt, wealth accumulation, and retirement planning.

Credit Capital’s senior credit advisor, Alistaire Claire, emphasises its importance,” Learning and applying basic finance concepts in your everyday life is the way to financial security. Without the right knowledge, it’s easy to commit huge financial mistakes. It is through lack of financial literacy that people fall for fraud investment schemes and credit card debts. Just knowing the basics can provide you with a level of protection.”

Tuesday, April 20, 2021/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1146)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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Roy’s Roundup

Roy’s Roundup

Hi Folks, 

A belated Happy Easter! I hope you all got some time with family or friends, and spent time doing things that brings you happiness and contentment. 

The floods in Sydney, Moree and the Coast have been devastating. There is no getting away from the property damage and economic cost of this incident. The good news for us is that rainfall in our own catchment and flows out of Queensland should see some of the best river flows in years. Well over 500GL should hit Menindee, it’s my priority that water is retained in Menindee to protect the lower Darling for as long as possible. I have asked the Minister to review the 480GL/640GL rule that transfers control of Menindee Lakes to the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) when storage is over 640GL. These discussions are ongoing. 

Friday, April 02, 2021/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2909)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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5 Tips And Tricks To Get Your Home Office Ready

5 Tips And Tricks To Get Your Home Office Ready

Do you want to make your home office a more beautiful and productive space?

A home office allows you to get some work done while away from the office. It also means you have allowed work into your living space – which may interfere with your personal life and living space to some extent.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (3400)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
NSW kids can come home from Queensland boarding schools

NSW kids can come home from Queensland boarding schools

Media Release from Roy Butler MP

“Over 400 NSW kids attend boarding schools in Queensland, many of them coming from remote and regional NSW where we’ve had no cases of COVID, these kids and their families were tied up in politicking,” said Mr Butler.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (10332)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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

Friday, January 31, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (12435)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Yarrie Lake Test Bore Update

Yarrie Lake Test Bore Update

Wee Waa and Narrabri

With a few stories doing the rounds, I just wanted to clear up a few points. 
• We have permission from the Yarrie Lake Trust to drill a test bore.
• A grant is available to more than cover the cost.
• Drilling to a max depth of 400m to hopefully tap into the warm bore water of the Great Artesian Basin.
•DPI do not see the lake as a fish habitat and have no issue with the project.

Thursday, January 30, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (9760)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Water is scarce! So here are some water saving tips that you can do right

Water is scarce! So here are some water saving tips that you can do right

Written by David Green

Water is scarce! So here are some water-saving tips that you can do right now. 

While Australia is well and truly the lucky country it is also the driest continent on this planet outside Antarctica. It means that we are constantly at risk of drought and It is usually a case of how severe and how long rather than when. 

There is no denying that we have seen some of the harshest conditions in Australia over the last few years with warmer and drier weather. The data below is information from the Bureau of Meteorology and just shows how hot and dry it has been.

Sunday, January 12, 2020/Author: David Green/Number of views (20509)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Business success in 2020 - 3 tips to make sure it happens!

Business success in 2020 - 3 tips to make sure it happens!

Written by David Green

It is easy to lose focus throughout the year. Before you know it, 2020 is upon us. We get it. You get busy, jobs start to pile up, bills need to be paid and before you know it, you are buying Christmas presents! Make 2020 different. Before anything gets too wild, it's time to make a plan and set your business up for success in 2020.

These 3 key things will make sure you have the structure and rigour for business success in 2020! 

Sunday, January 12, 2020/Author: David Green/Number of views (11587)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Barwon MP fighting for desperately needed drug rehabilitation centres in western NSW

Barwon MP fighting for desperately needed drug rehabilitation centres in western NSW

Member for Barwon, Roy Butler is calling on the NSW Government to take action and establish more residential rehabilitation centres in the west of the State.

Drug related crime figures, presentations to emergency departments, and Ambulance call outs for drug related incidents are all on the increase.

In the Far West, amphetamine use and possession has increased by 61 per cent between April 2017 and March 2019 – the highest increase in the State. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (19845)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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How to Get the Perfect Spray Tan Before Your Wedding

How to Get the Perfect Spray Tan Before Your Wedding

Do you have a wedding on the horizon?

First things first...CONGRATULATIONS!

Now, onto the most important question - are you spray tanned ready?!

Looking beautiful on your big day is more than a matter of self-confidence. When you’ll look back on the photos for a lifetime, feeling sexy in your skin is super important.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (19355)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
First Home Owners: Build or Buy

First Home Owners: Build or Buy

A must read if you're ready for your first home

Ready for your first home?

You might be tossing up between building a new home or buying an existing one. 

Read this article to discover the pros and cons of each and find out which option is right for you.

Monday, September 09, 2019/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (17849)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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5 Ways to Increase The Value of Your Home

5 Ways to Increase The Value of Your Home

(That don't break the bank)

Do you want to increase the value of your home?

There are plenty of small changes you can make to your house to give you the best chance of adding value on auction day.

Here are 5 proven ways to increase the value of your home before it comes time to sell.

Thursday, September 05, 2019/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (19794)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Northern Inland Regional Development Corporation Grants List

Northern Inland Regional Development Corporation Grants List

Welcome to our Business and Infrastructure Funding Opportunities Newsletter

Welcome to our Business and Infrastructure Funding Opportunities Newsletter where you will find details of grant and funding programs that are available for the Northern Inland Region for businesses and infrastructure projects.

Due to the number of grants that are available, we send two funding opportunities newsletters a month; one for Business and Infrastructure and another for Community Projects and Award Programs. These newsletters are a free service that we provide, and can you can add the Community Funding Opportunities and Awards Programs newsletter to your subscriptions by filling your details into on the left hand side of our website: www.rdani.org.au

Saturday, August 31, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Everything you need to know about Salt Therapy (and its Benefits)

Everything you need to know about Salt Therapy (and its Benefits)

Salt Therapy has been around for over 100 years. It has been used by people of the past to ease symptoms of some illnesses. It is known for its respiratory and skin health properties. There are several areas that salt therapy can be beneficial to our health.

Let’s explore the importance of salt therapy and its health benefits.

Monday, July 08, 2019/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (23461)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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It's time to work together for the future of Barwon - Roy Butler

It's time to work together for the future of Barwon - Roy Butler

Barwon

This week I had the honour of delivering my inaugural speech in Parliament. An opportunity to talk about my goals for the next four years.  To you the people I represent I restate my election commitments – to work hard and be honest.   
 
Across the electorate I have met many people who are incredibly passionate about the future of  their  community.  They  want  recognition  that  at  this  moment  in  the  history  of  NSW  the government is faced with a choice. They continue to treat the communities of western NSW in the same manner they have been or they change their focus and reinvigorate the bush.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (24030)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Inquiry into Inland Rail supported by CWA of NSW State Conference in Albury

Inquiry into Inland Rail supported by CWA of NSW State Conference in Albury

The map that does not make sense (unless you are the owner of the red box ie Santos).

No business case has been released for this greenfield rerouting of the Inland Rail right through the Pilliga forest (no farms in there!) and the CWA have now joined NSW Farmers and Labor in the call for an inquiry.

"The conference voted to request the federal government hold an independent inquiry into the green field routes and funding for the inland rail project."

https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/6117549/what-we-are-lobbying-for-just-makes-sense-cwa-leader-says/

Sunday, May 12, 2019/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (37705)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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