Monthly Archives: October 2014

Unite in Pink

Jared Beaman About 50 Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer or a gynaecological cancer every day. Cancer Council, one of the leading Australian advocates for cancer research, support and education, organises Pink Ribbon Day each year to raise funds and awareness in order to assist in battling women’s cancers. Pink Ribbon Day for 2014 aimed to raise $9.47million nationally. Under the banner ‘Unite in Pink’, volunteers...

TAFE’s future threatened

Jared Beaman
TAFE NSW faces potential staff cuts and shortened course hours if incoming ‘Smart and Skilled’ budget cuts are implemented, according to Australian Education Union and TAFE Teachers Association Federation representative for Muswellbrook, Michael Dyer. “In January 2015 a new funding model for TAFE NSW is coming in called ‘Smart and Skilled’ and it will mean less money for TAFE which will impact on the funding...

Level crossing safety enforcement

Police will be targeting level crossings in an effort to crack down on dangerous driving in the State’s North West. The crackdown aims to increase level crossing safety and promote drivers to stick to the road rules rather than hastening to other side. 118 level crossing collisions between trains and vehicles have been recorded in NSW since 2001/02. Further, according to NSW Police Force there are approximately...