NEW REPORT: NOT FOR PROFIT FUNDING CRISIS

Almost nine in ten ‘Not for Profit’ organisations (87%) have no guarantee of key funding for services beyond June 2014.

The survey shows that Australia’s Not for Profit sector is in crisis with the lack of funding certainty forcing agencies to lay off staff and unable to fill vacancies.  The survey was run by Australian Council of Social Security (ACOSS) in conjunction with the Community Council for Australia (CCA) and NetBalance and distributed through Pro Bono Australia -  Continue reading

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‘REFERENDUM’ ON TRANSITIONAL ACCOMMODATION CENTRE IN COOBER PEDY

COOBER PEDY RESIDENTS are still coming to terms with the sudden and  senseless loss of long term local opal dealer and retailer Nathan Aretas who tragically died on Monday 1 October at his business premises, leaving behind his beloved family and a promising future. See more

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UPDATE: QUANTITY OF RARE OPAL STOLEN FROM COOBER PEDY MOTEL

Desert Sea Collection - rare shells stolen from the Comfort Inn Motel in Coober Pedy

Desert Sea Collection – rare shells stolen from the Comfort Inn Motel in Coober Pedy

UPDATE: Wednesday 16 April 2014

FIVE CHARGED OVER THEFT OF OPAL AT COOBER PEDY 

Three men and two boys have been arrested following the recent theft of a large quantity of precious opal from the Comfort Inn Coober Pedy.

Following assistance from the local community, Coober Pedy Police arrested two youths after they allegedly attempted to sell some of the stolen opal in Coober Pedy on Sunday afternoon.

Further enquiries then lead police to search a number of premises resulting in the arrest of three Coober Pedy men. Continue reading

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FIRE DANGER SEASON ENDS 31 MARCH IN TWO FIRE BAN DISTRICTS

The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) advises that the Fire Danger Season in the North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral fire ban districts will end at midnight tonight.

This means that fire restrictions will be lifted in these two districts from tomorrow but the Fire Danger Season will still apply in South Australia’s remaining 13 fire ban districts. Continue reading

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BODY OF A MAN FOUND AT INNAMINCKA

Update: Sunday, 30 March 2014 11:33am

Police have identified the body of a man who is believed to have drowned in Coopers Creek at Innamincka in the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue reading

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HOUSE FIRE IN APY LANDS

The CFS was called to a house fire in the APY Lands just after 6am this morning following a triple zero call that was made alerting SA Police, who then advised the CFS of the structure fire.
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: CAMEL SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT FOR APY LANDS

The Australian Government is supporting social and economic projects that benefit remote Indigenous communities by taking advantage of a vast food source in the Outback.

The camel supply chain project will aid the creation of jobs and employment-related participation activity, with Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Inc receiving $430,000 for the project. Continue reading

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