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Narooma School of Arts applies for $7.28m in bushfire funding

Above: Narooma School of Arts’ NACC Steering Group consists of Olaf Thiele, left, School of Arts Vice President Jenny Hain, Russell Burke, School of Arts Secretary Laurelle Pacey, Rob Hawkins and Wendy Ambler.  Narooma School of Arts has applied for a $7.28m grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund on...

Manslaughter verdict reached by jury in Andrew Drake trial

A  jury has reached a verdict of not guilty of murder in the Andrew Drake trial which has been held in Queanbeyan for the past few weeks.  The jury came back yesterday, after deliberating for more than a week and after twice telling the court it could not reach a unanimous...

Bushfire victims "not forgotten" says Premier

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian assured Far South Coast bushfire victims they "are not forgotten" during her visit to Batemans Bay this morning. Following a tour of the almost completed Batemans Bay Bridge with Member for Bega Andrew Constance, Ms Berejiklian said the State Government was continuing to support the...

Coastal dune restoration underway in Bega Valley

Above: A project aimed at re-establishing and enhancing the coastal dune systems is well underway across the shire.  A project aimed at re-establishing and enhancing the coastal dune systems is well underway across the shire. Stage 1 is now complete and included the installation of fencing at Pambula Beach, revegetation and the...

Final report from Aged Care Royal Commission due this Friday

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is due to hand down its final report on Friday. Image courtesy Cristian Newman.  Dementia Australia says the release of the final report by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, due to be handed to the federal government on...

Eurobodalla's weed inspection program to get underway

Above: Council’s invasive species supervisor Paul Martin. Eurobodalla Council is inspecting rural properties between Narooma and Akolele for declared weeds.  Eurobodalla Council’s invasive species team will soon begin inspecting rural and semi-rural properties between Narooma and Akolele for declared weeds. Starting in Central Tilba in late February, the inspections will progress over seven...

Less than half of bushfire recovery funds allocated says new report

Less than half of the federal government's $2.74 billion bushfire recovery funds have been allocated, research shows. The report, three months in the making, titled 'Smokescreen' and funded by political  group GetUp and produced by Per Capita, queries the allocation of bushfire recovery funds across Australia. It showed that of the $2.74...

NSW Labor calls for vaccination awareness campaign

Labor is calling on the Berejiklian Government to urgently carry out a comprehensive public awareness campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated. Surveys show more than one in 10 people in NSW may be unwilling to be vaccinated. Global research indicates this rate is even higher.The Shadow Minister for Health Ryan Park...