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Solar Still Makes Sense in 2020

Solar Still Makes Sense in 2020

Solar Energy in Australia has been a story of significant growth over the decade. Since 2009 cumulative capacity of Solar in Australia has grown from nearly zero to 18,583,305 KWs in June 2020 (as per the Australian PV Institute). To put that into context that is enough power to run an off the shelf light bulb for around 371,666,100 hours. But, is it still worth it to by Solar for your home or Business in 2020?

Wednesday, August 19, 2020/Author: David Green/Number of views (1810)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Hot Kitchen Trends This Year

Hot Kitchen Trends This Year

The kitchen is considered the heart of every home. With everyone forced to stay indoors to slow down the spread of COVID-19, kitchens are seeing more traffic than any place in the house.  In addition to preparing meals, most people prefer to eat, talk, and even work at the kitchen table, a reason you might want to consider a kitchen renovation. Depending on the condition of your kitchen, a few simple upgrades should give it a fresh new look and improved functionality. 

Friday, May 08, 2020/Author: Julian Parsons/Number of views (4642)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Assault on environment by gas fracking multinationals escalates

Assault on environment by gas fracking multinationals escalates

Michael West Media by Callum Foote | Jun 5, 2020 | Energy, Featured

Multinational corporations have captured the national polity and continue to push last-century energy solutions on Australia, in defiance of sound policy and due process. The US fracking industry has collapsed. Yet the Covid Commission forges ahead with coal seam gas plans for Santos at Narrabri. Callum Footereports.

As if a tradie-led recovery wasn’t bizarre enough, the COVID Commission and Liberals and Nationals in NSW are forging ahead with plans to open up Narrabri for coal seam gas fracking.

This is despite:

  • warnings only a day ago that the global glut could force natural gas prices into negative;
  • the science telling us clearly that for the sake of the planet we need to move on from fossil fuels, especially given that renewable energy can compete on cost with oil, coal and natural gas-fired power plants;
  • figures showing that fugitive emissions from natural gas production are driving massive increases in greenhouse gas; and
  • the fact that domestic gas users are massively price gouged because the East Coast gas market is controlled by a cartel of three producers, Santos, Origin Energy and Exxon/BHP, who starve the domestic market to force up prices and make super profits  Meanwhile overseas buyers of Australian gas pay far less than the domestic buyers do.
Friday, June 05, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST BETTER PROTECTION FOR VITAL GROUNDWATER

GOVERNMENT VOTES AGAINST BETTER PROTECTION FOR VITAL GROUNDWATER

Roy Butler - Press Release

The Member for Barwon, Roy Butler today carried the historic Coal Seam Gas Moratorium Bill in the NSW Parliament’s Legislative Assembly.

“Much will be made of me carrying the CSG Moratorium Bill, but it should not surprise to people that I have followed through on my commitment to not support any extractive industry that puts water, our most precious resource at risk,” said Mr Butler. 

“I committed to do it through the campaign, and I kept my word.

Thursday, June 04, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (2682)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Police charge woman over business fraud at Oxley

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A woman will face court next month charged with fraud in the state’s north east.

Last month, officers from Oxley Police District commenced an investigation following reports two machinery businesses were defrauded.

Following extensive inquiries, Oxley detectives attended a home on Yarrie Lake Road, Narrabri, about 1pm last Friday (29 May 2020).

Officers located and seized three pieces of excavator equipment worth an estimated value of $50,000.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Narrabri Police Station where she was charged with three counts of dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

Police will allege in court that the woman provided false documentation to hire machinery between March and May 2020.

Thursday, June 04, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rural News

NSW takes lead on farm workers code being in place for harvest

NSW takes lead on farm workers code being in place for harvest

"The code means that farmers from Warialda to Wagga can get the best skilled workers"
Thursday, September 24, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (8)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mayne's Norwood heads to auction

Mayne's Norwood heads to auction

Norwood will be auctioned by Elders in Springsure on November 18.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (7)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Political News

Roy's Column

Roy's Column

Roy Butler MP Member for Barwon

After the year we’re having it’s important to stop and ask yourself and those around you R U OK?

On 10 September as a Nation we come together and ask that question, but it’s important that we keep asking and keep checking in with each other. Times are getting better in Barwon, the crops are looking great and the stock numbers are back on the rise – but never assume that this means mentally everyone’s OK. So ask the question R U OK? and be prepared to stop, listen and provide support.

This past weekend I have been on the road with the Police from the Western Region as part of the 10th Annual Wall to Wall Police Remembrance ride. Every day the members of the NSW Police Force go to work not knowing what to expect, sadly some never come home from their shift. To the Police right across Barwon, stay safe out there and thank you for what you do.

This week I am heading back into Parliament, following the events of last week its sure to be heavy on the politicking.

Check on your strong friends, check on your quiet friends, check on your happy friends, check on each other.

Roy

Friday, September 11, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (280)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW kids can come home from Queensland boarding schools

NSW kids can come home from Queensland boarding schools

Media Release from Roy Butler MP

“Over 400 NSW kids attend boarding schools in Queensland, many of them coming from remote and regional NSW where we’ve had no cases of COVID, these kids and their families were tied up in politicking,” said Mr Butler.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (801)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Local Events

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Sep

2020

Community Exercise Sessions in Apex Park

Walgett

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Sep

2020

Collarenebri to Narrabri Bus Service

Weekly on Friday

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25

Sep

2020

North West NSW Mobile GP Respiratory Clinic

Boggabri every Friday 9am to 1pm

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26

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2020

Come by Chance Races

Saturday 26 September 2020

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Sep

2020

Killarney Bike Classic

27th September 2020

The Killarney Bike Classic started six years ago to raise funds for our local cancer groups and also as a way to remember a local farmer and grazier, Mark Lampe who rode from Killarney Gap to Sawn Rocks with a group of friends for an Easter get together with their families. Less than three months later, Mark lost his short battle with cancer. Mark grew up in Narrabri and loved the district. He would be so proud of the effort and support from so many people that will help make other families lives a little bit easier when they have to face the battle with cancer.

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