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Due process

Sally Alden Concerned locals will meet with the Minister for Planning and Environment Prue Goward today (Wednesday November 5), including Chairman of the Namoi Community Network, Hugh Price. Mr Price is requesting the Minister refer planning approval for the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine to the Land and Environment Court. “We consider recent draft approval for the mine has been granted without due process. We want the proposal...

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...

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