COOBER PEDY SEARCH FOR KAREN WILLIAMS CONTINUES IN HEAT
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 2:02pm
Preparing to widen a narrow mining shaft at the search site are Mine Rescue Squad Frank Novosel and Andy Sheils
With the temperature reaching 40c today, the search for the remains of murder victim Karen Williams continued at Coober Pedy in the State’s Far North with excavation of a new mine shaft. Continue reading
A tank containing toxic radioactive acid has burst at Rio Tinto’s Ranger uranium mine within the bounds Kakadu National Park. Up to one million litres of radioactive acid slurry has escaped the containment area of the holding tanks, and has forced an immediate halt to all processing. It is understood the area will be inoperable for over a month. Continue reading
Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, and Jamie Briggs, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development have announced today that the Australian Government will provide up to $342 million toward around 300 community projects across Australia.
These projects will be funded through the new Community Development Grants Programme, as part of the regional community funding package committed to by the Coalition in the 2013 election. Continue reading
ABC TV Lateline
By Michael Coggan
A doctor who played a key role in establishing the Northern Territory Government’s new mandatory alcohol rehabilitation program has quit in protest at the way the program has been run, as well as the treatment of Aboriginal drinkers.
Addictive medicine specialist Lee Nixon says he hopes his decision to speak out will prompt the Government to rethink its reluctance to stem the flow of alcohol in the Territory.
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“ …. effectively means that Council Development Assessment Panels have been stripped of their powers.
“This clandestine decision, to push the regulation variations through yesterday, has left Councils in the dark and communities will be disenfranchised because Councils will no longer be formally involved in the planning processes for their neighbourhoods.”
LGA Acting President, Mayor Lorraine Rosenberg said the Minister’s decision to push through the changes Development (Inner Metropolitan Area Development) Variation Regulations 2013 was further evidence of the Government’s ‘announce and defend’ attitude to legislation and their constituency. Continue reading
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Senior Community Constable Jenny Scott and Sergeant Lauren Leverington with their awards
Two local Ceduna police officers yesterday received Police Service awards for their diligent and ethical service in SAPOL.
In a small ceremony at the Ceduna Police Station, Assistant Commissioner Neil Smith awarded Senior Community Constable Jenny Scott with a twenty year clasp to her South Australia Police Service Medal.
In the same ceremony, Assistant Commissioner Smith presented Sergeant Lauren Leverington with her South Australia Police Service Medal.
Roxby Downs Police have arrested an Andamooka man for trafficking cannabis following a search at Andamooka yesterday.
At about 1.30pm yesterday, Roxby police along with local Detectives and a police drug dog, searched a property at Andamooka, allegedly locating about 1 pound of cannabis.
A 55-year-old man from Andamooka was arrested and charged with trafficking a controlled substance, he was bailed to appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrates Court at a later date.