LOCAL COUNCIL CANDIDATE POSTERS: FOUR WEEK RULE

Candidates in the upcoming Council Elections should not put up early election posters to avoid running contrary to elections legislation.

Local Government Association CEO, Wendy Campana said under Local Government (Elections) Act candidates should not put up campaign posters until Friday 10 October 2010, four weeks from the 7 November polling day. Continue reading

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RAMSEY PLEASED: CASA ALTERS LANGUAGE ON COOBER PEDY AIR SERVICES

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased CASA seems to be giving the green light to REX continuing services into Coober Pedy until the strip can be widened.

After ruling the Coober Pedy airstrip must widen its runway from 18 to 30 metres to meet aviation regulations on Friday the 29th August, CASA informed REX that beyond Nov 13th Rex could not land at the airstrip in cross winds of 10 knots or more, effectively bringing the service to a halt from November 13. Continue reading

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COOBER PEDY AIRSTRIP: RAMSEY ANGRY AT CASA’S INFLEXIBILITY

Rowan Ramsey MP

Rowan Ramsey MP

Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has responded angrily to a decision by CASA which threatens to kill off the Rex service to Coober Pedy.

“I am very angry that a Federal bureaucracy in CASA has shown its sheer bloody-mindedness in trying to hitch on to international regulations to which Coober Pedy has an exemption for 27 years.

“Rex airlines and before them Kendall have operated a safe, efficient and incident free service for almost three decades. Continue reading

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REX AIRLINES: DISCONTINUANCE OF COOBER PEDY AIR SERVICE

Rex Airlines are formally advising all stakeholders that unless CASA alters its position or unless the runway is sealed in time, services to Coober Pedy will cease from 13 November 2014. We have stopped accepting all sales after this date so as to avoid disappointment and disruption for the travelling public.  Continue reading

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UPDATE: RESCUE OPERATION FOR MAN BELIEVED TO HAVE FALLEN DOWN MINE SHAFT

Coober Pedy Mine Rescue Services, CFS, SAAS and Police coordinate services to search for a missing man. Photo CPRT

Coober Pedy Mine Rescue Services, CFS, SAAS and Police coordinate services to search for a missing man. Photo CPRT

Sunday, 3 August 2014 8:52am
Update: Police have located a man’s body after he went missing in Coober Pedy yesterday.

Sadly before 10pm, last night the man was located deceased. The Coober Pedy Mine Rescue Squad will be retrieving the man’s body this morning.

Just before 3.30pm yesterday, police were called to an known as Olympic field about 5km west of Coober Pedy, after a friend reported the man missing. Continue reading

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CHILDCARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING DRAFT REPORT RELEASED

Coober Pedy Area School Kindergarten children learn about 'stranger danger'

Coober Pedy Area School Kindergarten children learn about ‘stranger danger’

The Productivity Commission today released its draft inquiry report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning.

“Our recommendations seek to make childcare more affordable, flexible and accessible.

Furthermore they will provide a framework for a more financially sustainable childcare system for taxpayers into the future,” Presiding Commissioner Dr Wendy Craik said. Continue reading

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SA CHILDCARE WORKER CHARGED WITH CHILD SEX OFFENCES

Police have identified seven South Australian children as alleged victims of a 32-year-old man charged with numerous sex offences.

At the time of the alleged offending the man was employed with Families SA caring for children in a Government-run residential care facility and at an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service. Continue reading

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