Monthly Archives: May 2009
The Rudd Government needs to back new laws to outlaw outrageous bank penalty fees? It was revealed today that banks are charging up to 775% profit on typical bank penalty fees Leader of Family First, Senator Steve Fielding said.
by Mark Bell Another 940km trip saw the Coober Pedy Saints beat the Andamooka Roos in a keenly fought contest on Saturday 30th May.
Is it true that Telstra or other communication companies are double dipping on our not so $ilent telephone numbers? A reader who states that their family has had a silent number for over 10 years, is puzzled at to why they receive … Continue reading
Dr Patrice Rey, Structural geologist from the University of Sydney is at the start of a long journey to understand opal formation. Dr Rey is currently visiting Lightning Ridge with student Baptiste Journaux to look at open cuts, underground mines … Continue reading
Clarification from Federal MP Rowan Ramsey on comments relating to a malicious “Opal Scam” story. The tall story in the Adelaide Advertiser was not evidenced with complainants from the tourist sector as stated in the headline. Nor were any “suggested” … Continue reading
The National Rural Advisory Council (NRAC) have submitted indepen-dent advice to the Federal Government on whether to continue Exceptional Circum-stances assistance in 19 areas in NSW, NT, QLD, SA, and WA, which were due to expire on 15 June 2009. The … Continue reading
Dear Editor, Are recession preditors turning on their communities? Upon reading the typical Advertiser (Adelaide Now) style headline, “Tourists duped in fake opal scam“, alarm bells began to ring. Reading further and subsequently hearing it rehearsed on regional radio, the … Continue reading
by Mark Bell Saints – Hornridge Night Game at Coober While the Saints may have been beaten, it was a great night for footy in Coober Pedy last Saturday as over 400 people turned up to watch Coober Pedy take … Continue reading
Adelaide Now story dubbed as sensationalism and rubbish The Chairperson of Coober Pedy Retail Business and Tourism Association Inc, Mr Robert Coro has refuted the banner headline ‘Tourists duped in fake opal scam’ (Advertiser 22/5/09) as at best, sensationalism and at worst, … Continue reading
To the Editor, How is the jewellery trade a mining concern? In googling Coober Pedy Times website today, we noted a catchy headline on another site: “Tourists duped in fake opal scam“. An interesting observation was that the claim was … Continue reading
Wistfully looking back upon a century of pioneering and her Coober Pedy hosts, the Governor General, Ms Quentin Bryce says farewell to the Opal Capital, with perhaps a secret thought to come back one day as a noodler or even a … Continue reading
Community groups in South Australia’s arid lands can apply for grants of up to $10,000 from State funding to carry out local landcare and watercare projects.
By: Mark Bell Coober Pedy is about to experience it’s first ever night football match. Hornridge has agreed to be the first team from Roxby Downs to play under lights on Saturday 23rd May.
There are 23,000 Tax Officers employed around Australia and many are expected to join the National Day of Action. ATO management has revealed plans to shed close to 3,000 Tax Office jobs by out-sourcing work to private companies and making … Continue reading
Posted in the New Zealand Herald 12:23 pm Tuesday May 05, 2009 Mine tailings litter the Olympic Opal Field on the outskirts of the South Australian mining town Coober Pedy.
”Householders will pay twice whilst polluters get free permits” Like the majority of Australia’s environment and climate groups, the Conservation Council of South Australia (CCSA) is bitterly disappointed with the Federal Government’s backflip on its election promises to take strong … Continue reading
See 2010 test plans here: HYPERSONIC SCRAMJET TESTS FOR OUTBACK SOUTH AUSTRALIA Posted on March 8, 2010 by Coober Pedy Regional Times (2009) Two HIFiRE launches are scheduled to be conducted in the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) during the period 4 … Continue reading
An opening ceremony, paying tribute to early residents, and to launch the new “Information Bay” will be held on May 10 The old ghost town Farina will come back to life in May as volunteers work to restore the crumbling … Continue reading