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Newell Highway 40km south of Narrabri near Pilliga closed after accident

Newell Highway 40km south of Narrabri near Pilliga closed after accident

Northern Daily Leader

A clean up effort is under way after a truck crash closed the Newell Highway near  Pilliga on Friday afternoon.

Fire crews were called to the scene 40km south of Narrabri at 2.45pm after reports a truck had crashed and lost its load.

A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesman said crews arrived to find about 200 litres of petrol had been spilled as a result of the accident.

“A group of hazardous materials firefighters from Narrabri are on the scene at the moment and they are laying a blanket of foam to help absorb the spill,” the spokesman said.

“A 300m exclusion zone has been set up around the crash site to allow the firefighters to clean up the spill.

“At this stage, motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.”

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Burren Junction Public School students win year five Top Coder in the Robotics Competition of the 2018 ANSTO Top Coder Competition

Burren Junction Public School students win year five Top Coder in the Robotics Competition of the 2018 ANSTO Top Coder Competition

The Moree Champion

Burren Junction Public School students have been named the best year five coders in a state-wide coding and robotics competition.

More than 100 budding robotics engineers and coders took part in the 2018 ANSTO Top Coder Competition, with the grand final held at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights' campus.

Burren Junction Public School students, Jenna Hattingh and Emma Slack-Smith, took out 2018 Top Coder in the Year 5 Division of the Robotics Competition, where their robot successfully navigated an obstacle course filled with tracks and tasks.

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Murray-Darling authority accused of maladministration and ignoring best science

Murray-Darling authority accused of maladministration and ignoring best science

The Guardian

Royal commission counsel also says officials tried to lean on CSIRO to reduce water recovered for the environment

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority has been accused of maladministration, deliberately ignoring the best science on the river, leaning on the CSIRO to alter reports on the adequacy of the basin plan and ignoring the impact of climate change in its future planning.

In a scathing assessment of the authority, counsel assisting the South Australian Murray-Darling royal commission, Richard Beasley SC, has painted a picture of an organisation cowed by its political masters and too afraid to present its own scientific data to the greater scientific community.

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Hot farmer anger as climate, drought trends ignored by politicians

Hot farmer anger as climate, drought trends ignored by politicians

The Land

Farmers are angry and perplexed by former Nationals federal leader Barnaby Joyce’s obsession with promoting coal-fired power stations and a deep seated reluctance by some politicians to acknowledge Australia’s carbon emissions must be curtailed.

As increasing climate variability threatens to cut our agricultural productivity 10 per cent in the next 20 years, farmers generally feel cheated and fed up with the political manoeuvring and denials of the need for practical policies on energy, climate change and drought says fast-growing national lobby group, Farmers for Climate Action (FCA).

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Rural infrastructure funding: Restart NSW Fund only half spent in rural NSW

Rural infrastructure funding: Restart NSW Fund only half spent in rural NSW

Northern Daily Leader

RURAL communities have been short-changed half of their owed state government infrastructure funding, an auditor-general report reveals.

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Far right extremists 'not welcome' in Nationals, leader says amid investigation

Far right extremists 'not welcome' in Nationals, leader says amid investigation

Guardian

Nationals allegedly infiltrated by people with links to neo-Nazis and white supremacists

Senior members of the NSW Nationals have held a special meeting to discuss how their party has been infiltrated by people with alleged links to the far right, neo-Nazis and white supremacist groups, with plans to purge the party of any extremists.

Michael McCormack, the federal leader of the Nationals, says his party will not tolerate the “politics of hate”.

The issue came to light earlier this month when the ABC’s Background Briefing reported it had uncovered a plot by Australia’s alt-right movement to join major political parties.

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OPINION: Paddock bashers a big problem for NSW Police

OPINION: Paddock bashers a big problem for NSW Police

The Land

WE ALL know the tradition.

Kids who aren’t even tall enough to see over the wheel are thrown the keys to the “paddock basher” or a quad bike and their driving career begins.

I’m a mum and I also manage the Crash Investigation Unit for the NSW Police Force.

Lately we have been called to so many cases of young children losing their lives in cars or on motorcycles or quad bikes being driven or ridden on private property.

The most recent of these has been the death of a 14-year-old boy who died after a single car crash at Yerong Creek near Wagga Wagga on October 11.

The driver, also a 14-year-old boy, was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous.

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It was Queensland versus New South Wales in Gold Cup runoff

It was Queensland versus New South Wales in Gold Cup runoff

Daily News Warwick

CAMPDRAFTING: Capella rider Steve Comiskey has won a runoff to win the Pryde's EasiFeed Gold Cup at the Warwick Showgrounds.

At the end of the final, Comiskey had 268 on Broomfield Stylish Diamond, the same score as Wee Waa rider Sam Knight on O'Lara.

In the runoff, Knight was first in camp but his beast proved troublesome on course and he only finished with a cutout score.

Comiskey could have been tempted to take it easy in his run as he only had to record a score on the course to win.

He did more than that, recording 91, a score as good as any in the competition.

Tamworth rider Hugh Miles was third on Reys Ya Garter.

Kimberley Sammon (Beaudesert) riding Possum Sue and Cal Gibson (Bungarra, NSW) were equal fourth.

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Fatal crash near Wee Waa claims life of 27-year-old man

Fatal crash near Wee Waa claims life of 27-year-old man

The Northern Daily Leader

A TWENTY-seven year old man has died following a fatal car crash in the North West.

Just before 1am on Sunday morning emergency services were called to Yarrie Lake Road, Wee Waa, following reports of a single-vehicle crash.

Emergency services attended and commenced CPR on the driver – a 27-year-old man – however, he died at the scene.

Two male passengers – aged 25 and 37 – were treated for minor injuries by paramedics.

 

A crime scene was established, and an investigation has been launched into the incident by officers from Oxley Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit.

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$5bn drought future fund headlines summit

$5bn drought future fund headlines summit

9 News

Up to $5 billion will be stashed away for non-rainy days as part of a new fund to help farmers when future droughts scorch paddocks across Australia.

The Future Drought Fund was the key announcement made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Friday's national drought summit in Canberra.

From 2020, about $100 million per year will be available, with payments starting from July that year.

The fund will be underpinned by an initial $3.9 billion injection before growing to $5 billion in 2028.

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No work done after Nationals' treasurer got $850k water-saving grant

No work done after Nationals' treasurer got $850k water-saving grant

Sydney Morning Herald by nick mcKenzie and Richard Baker

The Nationals' federal treasurer and candidate for the Victorian seat of Shepparton, Peter Schwarz, is accused of gouging much of the $850,000 he was paid by Australia's largest drought-proofing project.

Mr Schwarz is also accused of then calling in favours when pressed to account for the taxpayer cash.

As Prime Minister Scott Morrison launches his drought summit, leaked government files reveal that Mr Schwarz banked the taxpayer subsidies in November 2011 and then spent years resisting efforts from water officials to get him to either return the money or use it for its intended purpose - saving water.

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Feral pests looking for food and water offers chance to control numbers, expert says

Feral pests looking for food and water offers chance to control numbers, expert says

ABC News

The impact of the drought on wild animals offers a chance to try to get on top of pest numbers, a land service officer has said.

The widespread nature of the drought is affecting more than just livestock and wildlife, with feral animals also struggling to find food and water.

This is bringing them closer to areas where humans are present as they compete with livestock for resources.

Central Tablelands Local Land Service senior officer, Paul Gibb, said the congregation of pest animals around water sources offered opportunities for landholders.

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Federal anti-corruption body motion could test Coalition control in minority government

Federal anti-corruption body motion could test Coalition control in minority government

ABC News

A motion to create a federal anti-corruption commission could test the Coalition's control of Federal Parliament as it prepares for minority government.

Greens senator Larissa Waters believes there is now majority support for a national body, with the Liberal Party likely to lose the historically safe seat of Wentworth to independent Kerryn Phelps.

All six crossbench MPs have indicated they would support a national commission and Federal Labor has already pledged to establish one if elected at the next election.

To test the numbers, the Greens will introduce a Senate motion calling on the Coalition to "establish a national anti-corruption commission".

Senator Waters expects that motion — which would require an immediate debate in the Lower House — would pass with the support of Labor.

Key points:
Senator Waters expects the motion would pass with the support of Labor
Kerryn Phelps says she sees the creation of such a body "as something that is very achievable"
Christian Porter has previously said there was no persuasive evidence for a national integrity commission

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New $5 billion future drought fund to help farmers battle changing climates

New $5 billion future drought fund to help farmers battle changing climates

ABC News

Helping farmers prepare for future droughts will be the focus of a new multi-billion-dollar fund that Prime Minister Scott Morrison will unveil today.

The $5-billion Future Drought Fund will be announced at a national drought summit, which brings together state and federal governments, weather experts, farm lobbyists and charities, in Canberra.

Key points:
The Federal Government will commit an initial $3.9 billion to the fund, with $100 million to be available each year from 2020
Money will be provided for community services, research, technology and infrastructure
Legislation to create the fund will need to pass Parliament
The Federal Government will initially commit $3.9 billion to the fund, which will reach $5 billion by 2028.

But only $100 million will be available each year from 2020, with that money being allocated by a board of guardians.

Friday, October 26, 2018/Author: Kate/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mullaley Drought Taskforce and Mark Coulton prepare for federal drought summit

Mullaley Drought Taskforce and Mark Coulton prepare for federal drought summit

The Northern Daily Leader Billy Jupp

THE Mullaley Drought Taskforce is hoping to put forward a range of suggestions via a submission to this Friday’s federal government drought summit in Canberra.

Interest rate subsides, post drought recovery and protecting stock breeding herds are some of what the group of locals will bring to the government’s attention.

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Kate/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW Farmers furious with government

NSW Farmers furious with government

The Land Daniel Pedersen

NSW Farmers, after months of protracted negotiations with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, has laid the $10 billion Inland Rail project’s shortcomings squarely at the feet of the Coalition Government.

It says the decision to cut a new route across the Pilliga, slicing through farming properties, was ill-conceived and not even properly assessed.

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Kate/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs - September 2018

Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs - September 2018

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland NSW

Welcome to our new Community Funding Opportunities and Awards Program Newsletter where you will find details of selected grant submissions from around the region for Community Projects and Award Programs.


Due to the number of grants that are available, we now send two funding opportunities newsletters a month; one for Business and Infrastructure and another for Community Projects and Award Programs, rather than the one combined newsletter.


We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below and if you are looking for a grant between newsletters, have a look at the grants area of our website which is updated weekly: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/grants-and-funding-opportunities.php


If you need some facts and figures for your applications, a range of data for our region is also available on our website here: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/regional-data.php

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Kate/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Blair seeks Federal tax concessions for farmers at summit

Blair seeks Federal tax concessions for farmers at summit

John Ellicott The Land

NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair fears Friday’s drought summit in Canberra will be a talkfest with 150 people expected to attend the meeting at Old Parliament House. “That will give them about two minutes each to speak,” he says.

Instead Mr Blair is taking two firm tax-related proposals to Canberra he will will put on the table that he believes will ease financial stress for farmers.

Thursday, October 25, 2018/Author: Kate/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW Farmers furious at Inland Rail land acquirement

NSW Farmers furious at Inland Rail land acquirement

Daniel Pedersen Northern Daily Leader

NSW Farmers, after months of protracted negotiations with the Australian Rail Track Corporation, has laid the $10 billion Inland Rail project’s shortcomings squarely at the feet of the Coalition Government.

It says the decision to cut a new route across the Pilliga, slicing through farming properties, was ill-conceived and not even properly assessed.

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Rural News

Foreign investor rules questioned in Riverina agribusiness sale

US Private equity to sell Riverina agribusiness BFB to Canadian pension fund
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Santa gets an Aussie farm Christmas

See Aldi's Christmas campaign that gets Santa into the yards, and building fences.
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Farmers launch road safety campaign

Common Roads, Common Sense campaign says look out, slow down, take care during harvest time.
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St Josephs Fete

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2018

Political Candidate Roy Butler will be in Wee Waa Friday 16th, November

Author: Kate

I know that we're not better off with the National Party in Government.

Barwon is the largest electorate in New South Wales, and yet we keep being ignored.

Over the coming months, I want to hear about what matters to you in our area because every town and every community is different.

We could use the same level of funding and attention from being a marginal seat that Philip Donato brought to the Orange electorate.

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2018

Volkswagon Scramble Narrabri Golf Club

Saturday 17th November 10.30am

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2018

Country Hoedown Maules Creek

Saturday 17th November 2018

Author: Kate

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**Update **
Thank you Cassie Woolford & Emma Clarke for your offer to help out with the organising side of things, we have enough helpers now thank you everyone!

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2018

Northwest Speedway Club Narrabri

17th November Newcastle Street Stockers

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2018

The McClymonts - Like We Used to Tour 2018

Author: Kate

 · Hosted by Wee Waa Bowling Club and The McClymonts

Australia’s favourite and most successful country group, The McClymonts are returning to the road after a year off and they’re ready to kick it up in style. Despite the break, Brooke, Sam & Mollie have been anything but quiet with their best-selling latest album ‘Endless’ debuting #1 Country & #3 ARIA all-genre album chart upon release and generating three smash hit singles - “House”, “Don’t Wish It All Away” and “Like We Used To”, after which the tour is named. On top of that, the girls took home three awards at the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards including the coveted Album of the Year and Group of the Year at the CMC Awards. 

Most importantly there have been major personal milestones including the birth of Sam’s first baby, Wilder, the upcoming birth of Mollie’s second child and Brooke released a duo album with her husband, Adam Eckersley. 
The girls & their band are fired up and ready to go and with over 20 smash hit singles from their 5 much-loved albums, you are sure to be in for an unforgettable night. They’ll be performing hits like Forever Begins Tonight, Here’s To You & I, Wrapped Up Good and Kick It Up, all sung with their stunning harmonies and backed by their incredible band.

“We’re so excited to head off around Australia to play the ‘Like We Used To’ tour together!” Mollie said. “It will be a high energy show packed with all of the favourites. It has been a while since we hit the road and can’t wait to see you all soon!”

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2018

Boggabri Carp Muster

Saturday 24th November

Author: Kate

It’s that time of year again.... 
2018 c a r p m u s t e r...
please take note of rules stipulated on the bottom of th flyer!

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2018

Christmas party Narrabri Dirt bike Club

Author: Kate

Presentation day and Christmas party 
24th November 4pm Nandewar Motel. 
Members please bring a salad or dessert.
Meat will be supplied by the club and some drinks for the kids and icy poles.
Also bring your swimmers.
Hope to see you all there.

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2018

White Card Community College

29 November

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2018

Gwabegar P & C Christmas Tree

Saturday December 1

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2018

Viper Creek Band

Narrabri RSL 1 December

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Dec

2018

Narrabri Rugby club Get Talkin

Author: Kate

Join batyr, NSW Positive Rugby Foundation, and the NSW Waratahs for a community gathering at the Narrabri Rugby Club.

The Get Talkin’ Tour will provide you with the tools and skills to look out for your own wellbeing and that of your mates. It’s an afternoon designed to bring your community together to start important convos and promote positive wellbeing. We’ll even chuck in a free BBQ, and a game of touch footy with the Waratahs.

Absolutely everyone is welcome to come along and Get Talkin'!

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Dec

2018

Dressage Protocol Days

Author: Kate

Dressage Protocol Days are a great opportunity for riders to learn how to improve the riding of a dressage test in a more relaxed environment, by giving them 'on the spot' access to the dressage judge. Unlike a riding clinic, these protocol days focus on 'how' the test is ridden, rather than whether a rider can walk, trot or canter.

Each rider rides a test, then has the opportunity to talk with the judge who will give feedback on how to improve the riding of the test or individual movements - all with the view to gaining more marks.

It's also a great opportunity to learn about the language used by a dressage judge and gain insight into what they are looking for without the added pressure of competition. It is not essentially different from a rider discussing the test with the judge after a competition except that there is an opportunity to repeat movements.

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2018

Narrabri RSL Cricket Club Christmas party

Saturday 15 December

Author: Kate

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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