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Works to Commence on Safer Streets project

Works to Commence on Safer Streets project

Central Coast Council has awarded the tender for CCTV installation works in Terrigal and Copacabana thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Safer Streets Programme.

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Champions Trophy 2017: Australia v New Zealand match abandoned due to rain - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Champions Trophy 2017: Australia v New Zealand match abandoned due to rain - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Steve Smith admits Australia dodged a bullet after rain washed out its Champions Trophy opener against New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

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National health check gives pass mark to heavy vehicle fleet | National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

National health check gives pass mark to heavy vehicle fleet | National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Australia’s first national heavy vehicle health check shows a sound performance by industry in maintaining vehicles, with some room for improvement.

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2017 Community Satisfaction Survey | Victorian Government

2017 Community Satisfaction Survey | Victorian Government

Victorian Councils are good at delivering services such as libraries and waste management, but could improve on road maintenance, according to results of a new state-wide survey released today.

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NDIA response to recent media coverage - News Details

NDIA response to recent media coverage - News Details

Contrary to reports in today’s Daily Telegraph, the NDIS does not support or fund participants accessing Energy Healing, Equine Assisted psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Counselling.

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Champions Trophy 2017: Australia

Champions Trophy 2017: Australia's fast bowling dream becomes wake-up call against New Zealand - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

True fast bowling, more than any other subject, is what most markedly makes cricket people lose our collective minds.

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Wide Bay campaign launches on World No Tobacco Day | Bundaberg Regional Council

Wide Bay campaign launches on World No Tobacco Day | Bundaberg Regional Council

Queensland Health, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Bundaberg Regional Council, Cancer Council, the Heart Foundation and Quitline have joined forces to raise awareness about new no-smoking legislation, which involves changes to discourage people from smoking close to where children play sport.

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Traditional fire management book for brigades -

Traditional fire management book for brigades -

“Toolern Vale Brigade is getting back into planned burning in our area, and we were really excited to receive the book as it opened our eyes to learning more about how Aboriginal people also used burning to manage the land,” said Chanel Forbes from Toolern Vale Brigade.

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Help Shape the Future of Alex Goudie Flora and Fauna Reserve -

Help Shape the Future of Alex Goudie Flora and Fauna Reserve -

Renewal and beautification works are planned for the lake at Drouin’s Alex Goudie Flora and Fauna Reserve and Council is inviting the community to have their say on the proposed plans.

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Melbourne girl Zynab Al Harbiya killed in Islamic State terrorist blast at Baghdad ice-cream parlour - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Melbourne girl Zynab Al Harbiya killed in Islamic State terrorist blast at Baghdad ice-cream parlour - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Family friend Sama Hadad said while they were at the ice cream parlour it was targeted by a suicide car bomb.

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Ku-ring-gai Council - Warmer home, lower power bills this winter

Ku-ring-gai Council - Warmer home, lower power bills this winter

For many of Ku-ring-gai’s residents, cooler weather means that heaters are turned on as soon as the sun goes down, meaning power bills in the region soar.

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New $140,000 grant to continue Rural Challenge work – Macedon Ranges Shire Council

New $140,000 grant to continue Rural Challenge work – Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Council in partnership with City of Greater Bendigo will receive $140,000 from the Victorian Government to continue a leadership program that works with local community organisations to promote gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.

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Council Pays Tribute to Former Local Member for Gosford

Council Pays Tribute to Former Local Member for Gosford

Central Coast Council has paid tribute to former local Member for Gosford and local cancer activist, Mrs Kathy Smith, who lost her own battle with cancer yesterday.

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Be roadwork aware - slow down and take care - Main Roads Western Australia

Be roadwork aware - slow down and take care - Main Roads Western Australia

​Roadworks and mobile traffic management are part of infrastructure development and maintenance and you can bet you will encounter some in your travels.

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Take advantage of generous development concessions before June 30!

Council is reminding developers to take advantage of generous concessions as part of its Development Incentives Policy before the mid-year deadline.

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NDIS ‘the boom that’s not going to go away’ - News Details

NDIS ‘the boom that’s not going to go away’ - News Details

Huge benefits for people with a disability and workers is what the National Disability Insurance Scheme is promising.

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Family Violence Data Portal | Victorian Government

Family Violence Data Portal | Victorian Government

The Victorian Government is lifting the lid on the hidden scourge of family violence.

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Inspiring bright young minds - City of Wanneroo

Inspiring bright young minds - City of Wanneroo

Students in the City of Wanneroo recently had the opportunity to think outside the square and showcase their creativity during a ‘Hackathon’.

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National Reconciliation Week to mark two major milestones

National Reconciliation Week to mark two major milestones

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) will take on even more significance this week as it marks two major milestones in Australia’s ongoing journey towards reconciliation.

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Ku-ring-gai Council - Become a Ku-ring-gai family day care educator and earn up to $120,000 a year

Ku-ring-gai Council - Become a Ku-ring-gai family day care educator and earn up to $120,000 a year

Family day care educators care for up to four children aged between 6 weeks and 5 years in their own homes during weekdays. Care outside business hours may also be offered.

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2018/19 Country Football Netball Program is now open – Macedon Ranges Shire Council

2018/19 Country Football Netball Program is now open – Macedon Ranges Shire Council

The Sport and Recreation Victoria 2018/19 Country Football and Netball Program is now open.

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Lower minimum online top up amounts for Opal cards - NSW Government

Lower minimum online top up amounts for Opal cards - NSW Government

From 3 July 2017, the minimum amount to top up an adult Opal card will be reduced from $40 to $10. Concession/Child Youth and Gold Senior Pensioner Opal card holders will be able to top up online with a minimum of $5.

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State of Origin fever shines bright in Quay Street

State of Origin fever shines bright in Quay Street

Rockhampton Region is gearing up for State of Origin season and will mark game one by painting the town maroon tonight.

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Queensland Government commits $150m to tackle

Queensland Government commits $150m to tackle 'national crisis' of Indigenous children in care - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

"There's a struggle that a lot of people of the Stolen Generation have, because they didn't have their parents and so they have a cascading effect with levels of poverty, poor education systems and other issues.

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Caleb Jakobsson jailed for seven years for killing Andrea Lehane with

Caleb Jakobsson jailed for seven years for killing Andrea Lehane with 'monkey bike' at Carrum Downs - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Melbourne man who killed a mother-of-two when he ran into her while riding a mini-motorbike through a pedestrian crossing has been sentenced to seven years' jail.

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School Breakfast Clubs | Victorian Government

School Breakfast Clubs | Victorian Government

The Victorian Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than 2 million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need a brighter and healthier start to the day.

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Australia to send additional 30 military troops to Afghanistan, Defence Minister Marise Payne says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia to send additional 30 military troops to Afghanistan, Defence Minister Marise Payne says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia has agreed to deploy an additional 30 troops to a training mission in Afghanistan.

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Queensland Government confirms

Queensland Government confirms 'middleman' role in possible Adani loan after Deputy Premier sparks confusion - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Queensland Government has confirmed it would fulfil its "middleman" role in any federal loan to Adani for a rail line from its planned Carmichael mine.

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Rochester builds Indigenous connection - CFA

Rochester builds Indigenous connection - CFA

More than six months after Rochester Fire Brigade hosted CFA’s first Smoking Ceremony focusing on safe passage through the fire season, the brigade’s members continue to increase their knowledge of local Indigenous culture.

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Montrose community welcomed under one roof as Town Centre opens - Yarra Ranges

Montrose community welcomed under one roof as Town Centre opens - Yarra Ranges

The development aligns with Council’s strategy to consolidate services for efficiency and sustainability principles to deliver much-needed infrastructure in key areas of the municipality instead of separate buildings performing individual functions.

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Police officer dies after shooting west of Brisbane, gunman on the run - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Police officer dies after shooting west of Brisbane, gunman on the run - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A police officer has died after being shot at by a gunman in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane.

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Spotlight shines on young Yarra Valley men - Yarra Ranges

Spotlight shines on young Yarra Valley men - Yarra Ranges

The journey of young men heading into adulthood is the focus of a Warburton photographer’s latest project, supported by Council.

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Paddock to plate – learn to cook with local produce - Yarra Ranges

Paddock to plate – learn to cook with local produce - Yarra Ranges

Workshops teaching residents and primary school students to make simple and healthy meals at home will take place as part of a project supported by Council.

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Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program | Victorian Government

Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program | Victorian Government

The Victorian Government is recognising the legacy of the late Joan Kirner AC, with applications opening today for the new Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program.

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Burnside CEO implements staff ban against councillor - City of Burnside

Burnside CEO implements staff ban against councillor - City of Burnside

Providing a proper and safe workplace for staff at the City of Burnside has led its Chief Executive Officer to implement a protocol banning an Elected Member for contacting them.

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Surfers take on Bells Beach in bid to dispel myth Indigenous people don

Surfers take on Bells Beach in bid to dispel myth Indigenous people don't surf - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Some of the country's best Indigenous surfers have converged on Victoria's famous Bells Beach for the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles.

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Work starts on Pilbara campground - Tourism Western Australia

Work starts on Pilbara campground - Tourism Western Australia

Camping with Custodians is an initiative developed by Tourism WA, which provides an opportunity for travellers to stay on Aboriginal lands and interact with the locals, knowing that the proceeds of their stay will remain in the community.

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Information for Careers Australia students - VET FEE-HELP or VET Student Loans - MySkills

Information for Careers Australia students - VET FEE-HELP or VET Student Loans - MySkills

The department is aware that Careers Australia has entered into voluntary administration. Careers Australia advised the department that they have suspended all operations for now, but have not terminated operations.

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Funding boost for heavy vehicle safety programs | National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

Funding boost for heavy vehicle safety programs | National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

A trial of livestock unloading equipment will be funded under the next round of the NHVR's Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative program.

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Man's body found in wheelie bin at Preston in Melbourne's north - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The worker was emptying the bin into the Darebin City Council truck at the intersection of Young and Butler streets in Preston shortly after 8:10am when he saw the body on the truck's camera.

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Cricket Australia has image rights fight on its hands against Australian Cricketers

Cricket Australia has image rights fight on its hands against Australian Cricketers' Association - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

It believes the union is confused about that digital revenue — that the amount it receives from Channel Nine to run a website in their joint venture is for "expenses", not revenue, and that players already get a cut of the deal with the broadcaster anyway.

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New report shows increased number of applications under assessment by national regulator | Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency

New report shows increased number of applications under assessment by national regulator | Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency

Reporting on data captured on 31 March 2017, the report also highlights sustained interest from registered training organisations (RTO) in joining the higher education sector, with 71 per cent of applications received in the reported quarter identifying as an RTO.

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Extra Crescent car parking spots open | Fairfield City Council

Extra Crescent car parking spots open | Fairfield City Council

Shoppers, visitors and local businesses will benefit from additional car parking spaces along The Crescent between Fairfield Train Station and Hamilton Road roundabout.

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Local success story serves up for prestigious new restaurant The Pier

The Riverbank Revitalisation is set serve up a new dining experience for Rockhampton with the team behind the acclaimed Headricks Lane awarded the tender for the city’s newest riverfront dining venue, The Pier.

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Australian Public Assessment Reports for prescription medicines (AusPARs) | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Australian Public Assessment Reports for prescription medicines (AusPARs) | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

An AusPAR provides information about the evaluation of a prescription medicine and the considerations that led the TGA to approve or not approve an application.

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Adelaide woman charged over links to Islamic State terrorism group - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Adelaide woman charged over links to Islamic State terrorism group - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Federal and state police have charged a South Australian woman with links to the Islamic State terrorism group. Police will allege the woman cultivated a relationship with Islamic State online and pledged her allegiance.

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2017 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the 2017 Victoria Fellowships | Victorian Government

2017 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and the 2017 Victoria Fellowships | Victorian Government

For the 20th year, 2 Victoria Prizes for Science and Innovation and 12 Victoria Fellowships are available to support Victoria's top scientists, innovators and early career researchers.

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Trauma affects generations after Bringing Them Home report | Australian Human Rights Commission

Trauma affects generations after Bringing Them Home report | Australian Human Rights Commission

Twenty years ago this week, the Australian Human Rights Commission tabled in Federal Parliament a report into the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

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Pauline Hanson

Pauline Hanson 'not offended' by Footscray mural depicting bulldog cocking leg on her face - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she is not offended by a controversial mural in Melbourne's west depicting a bulldog cocking its leg on her face.

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Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk moons Eurovision wearing Australian flag - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk moons Eurovision wearing Australian flag - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Ukrainian media personality notorious for ambushing celebrities like Kim Kardashian has streaked at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine while wearing an Australian flag.

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