Monthly Archives: February 2014

Forced redundancies at council

Sally Alden Three local people have lost their jobs at council as part of forced redundancies, with more redundancies a possibility. The Sealed Roads Maintenance overseer, storeman and Parks and Reserves assistant roles have been made redundant for what the council terms ‘financial reasons’. When asked by the Quirindi Advocate if the redundancies are a result of the change from a 19% rate rise to 12.5%, General Manager...

Down to the wire

Sally Alden According to Caroona Coal Action Group CEO, Tim Duddy, the community needs to act now to determine the future of coal and gas extraction on the Liverpool Plains. “The time has come, because at the end of the day if resource extraction progresses without proper checks and balances in place the community as we know it will be destroyed into the long term.” Mr Duddy spoke...

Emergency drought assistance oversight

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson have announced additional assistance measures for drought-stricken farmers in NSW. The measures include the expansion of a temporary package of emergency in-drought support measures to an additional 20 local government areas (LGAs) and the far west Unincorporated Area in NSW. In November 2013, the NSW Government announced a $7.6 million emergency assistance package for the Bourke,...