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Celebrating Hearts Day with Little to No Budget

Celebrating Hearts Day with Little to No Budget

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 (26)/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 (261)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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120 years of wheat varieties planted to track industry's evolution

120 years of wheat varieties planted to track industry's evolution

ABC News

Wheat researchers are going back in time to produce a visual display of just how far the industry has come and to examine what work remains to improve crop productivity.

Seeds from 15 wheat varieties dating back to 1901 have been sown, and by the end of the year will paint a picture of the changes made over the past 120 years.

It is part of the University of Sydney's 60-year celebrations of its Plant Breeding Institute at Narrabri in north-west New South Wales which has been responsible for continually improving wheat lines.

"Farmers always have a favourite, or not-so-favourite, variety," said the university's director of northern agriculture, Guy Roth.

Thursday, June 04, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Regional Development Australia Northern Inland

Regional Development Australia Northern Inland

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Dear Northern Inlanders,

As our region continues to face unprecedented times, the resilience of our communities continues to shine. As our communities start to reopen with decreased restrictions, it is now time to work together to rebuild from the devastation of not only COVID-19, but also the bushfires and the ongoing drought. While the Australian Government’s support programs have helped us through these times, I am looking forward to hearing further details of the JobMaker program when they become available so we can work towards a stronger economy for our region together.

The results of our Impacts of COVID-19 on Businesses survey are in, and the impact has been significant. Almost half of our businesses have had a downturn of 50% or more of their income, and 67% do not have enough income to cover their operating costs. We are continuing to work closely with the Australian Government to provide feedback about the experiences of businesses in our region during the shutdown and during the recovery period, which will take years of hard work.

Wednesday, June 03, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Calls to expand Indigenous circle sentencing after success in Walgett and Dubbo

Calls to expand Indigenous circle sentencing after success in Walgett and Dubbo

ABC News

A former Dubbo-based magistrate who presided over 25 Indigenous circle sentencing cases in Walgett said only one person had since reoffended.

Circle sentencing is a method in which Aboriginal offenders are sentenced through a discussion involving local elders, family members and sometimes victims. 

Magistrate Claire Girotto worked for several years on the Dubbo and Walgett circuit and is calling on the program to be expanded in New South Wales, after a study supported her experience that participants had better outcomes. 

"I'm a big fan of it," Ms Girotto said.

She said the process allowed offenders to take ownership of their crimes and their futures.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rural News

Rivers may not recover from drought: study

Rivers may not recover from drought: study

An Australian-first study has overturned the widely-held view that river systems will eventually recover from drought.
Friday, May 14, 2021/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (4)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Organic farmers push to improve soil structure in the dry

Organic farmers push to improve soil structure in the dry

Improving soil structure and becoming more sustainable are the key goals for the McIntosh family, organic farmers in the SA Mallee.
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Political News

Roys Roundup

Roys Roundup

Hi Folks,

I hope this Round-Up finds you well. It’s been a very full two weeks, I have been in Walgett a couple of times, Bourke, Nyngan, Carinda, Warren and even managed a stop off for a good lunch at the Nevertire Hotel.

As I write this I am in Argent St Broken Hill, preparing for very full days at the Western Division Conference that has an agenda packed with Ministers and Shadow Ministers and Mayors and Councillors from across western NSW. It’s a great chance for Ministers and Shadow Ministers to understand what is happening in western Councils.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (551)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1609)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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Wee Waa every Tuesday 10.30am to 2.30pm

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