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Top Fitness Trends of 2019 Revealed

Top Fitness Trends of 2019 Revealed

Are You Ready To Get Physical?

As every year passes, trends involving fitness training change. And as 2019 continues it is clear that a new set of fitness training trends are set to explode.

People who never would have dared to say the word 'fitness' are now jumping onboard thanks to the following exciting fitness trends of 2019.

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Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence Friday, August 23, 20190

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence

THE state's mining watchdog has suspended the exploration licence of Narrabri Coal, for building unauthorised tracks in the Pilliga...
Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field Friday, August 23, 20190

Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field

AN independent politician has put forward a bill to establish a moratorium on all coal seam gas projects in the state. The private member's...
GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT Wednesday, August 21, 20190

GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT

The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party put on the table in Parliament a drought package that would provide real support to farmers and farming...
Hear Them Raw: Walgett's Jill Roughley, 79, runs her property on her own with guts and determination Wednesday, August 21, 20190

Hear Them Raw: Walgett's Jill Roughley, 79, runs her property on her own with guts and determination

The smell of a piping hot lasagne slips through the cracks of the oven in Jill Roughley's Walgett home.  Like most rural women, a home...
Clayton Barr visits Moree to grasp water situation as he takes on new role as shadow minister for water Tuesday, August 20, 20190

Clayton Barr visits Moree to grasp water situation as he takes on new role as shadow minister for water

Cessnock MP and shadow minister for water Clayton Barr was in Moree last week as part of a trip across the region to gain a better understanding...
Cafe provides vital buzz to drought-impacted Walgett locals and visitors Tuesday, August 20, 20190

Cafe provides vital buzz to drought-impacted Walgett locals and visitors

Katie Murray can not quite believe that her little business is bucking the trend of economic downturn due to drought, but she says the figures and...
The Boat from Wee Waa - Commercial fisherman Ross Miller, 90, still building prawn trawlers, despite concerns about industry's future Monday, August 19, 20190

The Boat from Wee Waa - Commercial fisherman Ross Miller, 90, still building prawn trawlers, despite concerns about industry's future

The trawler started its life well away from the waters of the Pacific. When Mr Miller first learnt about the boat, it was virtually a skeleton...

Monday, August 19, 2019

NSW pushes back on AWU criticism over backing for LNG imports

AWU national secretary Daniel Walton late last week rounded on the government for granting the status of "critical state significant...
Emily Newton, Jinnara Tyson chosen on NSW Youth Summit steering committee Monday, August 19, 20190

Emily Newton, Jinnara Tyson chosen on NSW Youth Summit steering committee

Kids are growing up far too quickly as they see the affect drought is having on their families, says Walgett's Emily Newton. Ms Newton and...
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ICAC seeks comment on lobbying conduct and regulation in NSW

ICAC seeks comment on lobbying conduct and regulation in NSW

Author: Kate Schwager/Sunday, May 12, 2019/Categories: Narrabri, Wee Waa, Walgett, Rural News, Politics

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The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is seeking public input as part of a new investigation it is conducting into the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in NSW (Operation Eclipse).

The Commission released a discussion paper today, Enhancing the democratic role of direct lobbying in NSW, which, amongst other matters, addresses principles of transparency, integrity and fairness concerning or associated with lobbying practices in NSW. The Commission engaged academics Dr Yee-Fui Ng, Senior Lecturer, Monash University Faculty of Law, and Professor Joo-Cheong Tham, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, to prepare the discussion paper, which invites respondents to address questions based around the main principles.

The discussion paper is appended to an introductory paper, The regulation of lobbying access and influence in NSW: a chance to have your say, which also explains how to make a submission. In this paper, ICAC Chief Commissioner the Hon Peter Hall QC notes that lobbying, when conducted on proper lines, can have beneficial outcomes. However, it could also be argued that “lobbying might lead to decisions by government and/or public officials in circumstances of unjustified secrecy, where processes are sometimes criticised as lacking transparency or accountability, while particular groups or the public generally are denied the opportunity of being heard.”

“These criticisms appear to be based on two concerns. First, that secret lobbying by certain individuals or organisations, in their nature, undermines democratic processes. Secondly, such secret activities carry the risk of inappropriate or improper decision-making and, hence, a risk of corruption. Measures already in place in NSW go some way towards providing transparency of lobbying activities and decision-making, and safeguarding against undue influence and self-interest. However, there is an arguable case that they do not go far enough,” Chief Commissioner Hall said.

Operation Eclipse follows the Commission’s 2010 lobbying investigation, Operation Halifax, which resulted in recommendations published in the report, Investigation into corruption risks involved in lobbying, to tighten the lobbying legislative and regulatory framework in NSW. While some of the key elements from Operation Halifax were implemented (see Appendix B to the discussion paper for more details), the failure to adopt all the recommendations has left open the issue of transparency and accountability in government decision-making.

“Although the Commission regards the implementation of the recommendations made at that time as a step in the right direction, regulatory practice in other jurisdictions suggests that a review of lobbying practices in NSW is now overdue,” Chief Commissioner Hall said.

“Given the importance of trust and confidence in government and public administration, it is timely for the Commission to: consult further on lobbying practices; examine whether the interrelated principles of transparency, fairness, integrity and freedom of political communication are being upheld or not; and examine the options that are available for lifting standards of probity so as to ensure integrity in official decision-making.”

Like Operation Halifax, Operation Eclipse differs from investigations usually conducted by the Commission in that it is not concerned with examining whether any particular individual may have engaged in corrupt conduct, but rather seeks to examine particular aspects of lobbying activities and the corruption risks involved in the lobbying of public authorities and officials. 

The closing date for consultation responses is 24 May 2019. The Commission will then conduct analysis and follow up with respondents and experts, with a view to holding a public inquiry in late July/early August 2019.

Media enquiries: ICAC Manager Communications and Media, Nicole Thomas, 0417 467 801.

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Political News

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence Friday, August 23, 20190

Mining watchdog suspends Narrabri Coal's exploration licence

THE state's mining watchdog has suspended the exploration licence of Narrabri Coal, for building unauthorised tracks in the Pilliga...
Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field Friday, August 23, 20190

Coal seam gas moratorium bill put forward by NSW MLC Justin Field

AN independent politician has put forward a bill to establish a moratorium on all coal seam gas projects in the state. The private member's...
GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT Wednesday, August 21, 20190

GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST PROVIDING REAL DROUGHT SUPPORT

The Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party put on the table in Parliament a drought package that would provide real support to farmers and farming...
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2019

Come by Chance Campdraft

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Aug

2019

Want your RSA & RCG card, Walgett Sporting Club

Want your RSA & RCG card, Walgett Sporting Club will be holding courses Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August. Spaces Limited get in early

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24

Aug

2019

Two Day Horsemanship Clinic - Narrabri

🌟 Two Day Horsemanship Clinic 🌟 
Learn how to understand your horse and achieve real results from groundwork to undersaddle in our first two day clinic ar our home “The Valley”, Narrabri NSW. 
🐴 Camping available BYO yards 
🐴 Participant $300 for both days morning tea included
🐴 Fence Sitter $30 for one day or $50 for      both 
🐴 25-25th of August
🐴 Fire/Campout Saturday Night

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25

Aug

2019

Sunday Services - Narrabri Christian Fellowship

Narrabri and Wee Waa

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Aug

2019

Narrabri Bowling Club. Big Sunday Breakfast

Narrabri

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKY STARTS AT THE BOWLO SUNDAY WEEK.  JUNE 2ND.  BOOK NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS

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Aug

2019

Walgett and District Garden Club - How to grow Nutrient Dense Food and Composting and Wicker Beds

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Aug

2019

Sunday Morning Worships at the Presbyterian Church Wee Waa

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25

Aug

2019

Save my Sight Fundraiser all proceeds to Mathew James Narrabri

Sunday 25th August we will be hosting a Charity Day for Matthew James who has been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and needs sight saving medical treatment.

All proceeds from this day will go to Matthew for his treatment in China.

On the Sunday we will be hosting a charity auction, live entertainment, raffles and more.

If you can donate anything for the auction to help one of Narrabri's own please contact ,Matt Tubby Tubner, Jason O'Brien and Chris Fox.

If you cant attend this wonderful event and would like to help please donate to Matthew James Go Fund Me Page.

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Aug

2019

Narrabri Pilates 3 times a week. Come join in for some exercise

PILATES:

Monday 2:15-3pm
Tuesday 12:15-1pm
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Come join, includes whole body exercises & stretching🙏

$20 per session -  claimable through Physio extras

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Aug

2019

Have any ideas for a start up Business- Business Connect Bus coming to WALGETT

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Aug

2019

Narrabri Pilates 3 times a week. Come join in for some exercise

PILATES:

Monday 2:15-3pm
Tuesday 12:15-1pm
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Come join, includes whole body exercises & stretching🙏

$20 per session -  claimable through Physio extras

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Aug

2019

Dharriwaa Walaay 2019 Galawu

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Aug

2019

Walgett Little Athletics Tuesday Nights starts 20 August

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Aug

2019

Little Athletics

Narrabri

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Aug

2019

Narrabri Pilates 3 times a week. Come join in for some exercise

PILATES:

Monday 2:15-3pm
Tuesday 12:15-1pm
Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

Come join, includes whole body exercises & stretching🙏

$20 per session -  claimable through Physio extras

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