Channel 9 | Sunday 23 September 2018
The Sydney Morning Herald | Friday 14 September 2018
Trevor Menzies admits he's stood on his farm during the worst drought he's ever seen with tears in his eyes, thinking 'What am I doing here?'
Yet still, the lifelong Taralga farmer initially had no intention of driving to Goulburn on Friday to pick up his share in 200 tonnes of hay that was donated to the region's farmers.
Sky News | Friday 14 September 2018
ABC News | Friday 14 September 2018
Dr John Collier, head of St Andrew's Cathedral and Gawura Schools, has been awarded the highest teaching accolade in NSW and named the state’s best educator.
Dr John Collier was named the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Sir Harold Wyndham Medal – the top education award in Australia.
ABC News | Friday 7 September 2018
When Sam Isfahani and her husband Aaron fell pregnant in early 2015, neither of them had heard of stillbirth.
Warning: This article contains images of stillborn babies
REDLANDS School will swing into full bloom next Saturday with their popular biennial spring fair.
An event centred around building relationships and community for the school and local area, the Redlands Spring Fair is a day out for the whole family continuing a school fete tradition which started in 1894, marking the 56th anniversary of the fair and 134 years of the school.
Expect entertainment, rides, carnival games, markets, food, student performances and prizes — including a dedicated ‘little ones’ precinct with a jumping castle, kindy farm, face painting and wind jammer.
Redlands principal, Dr Peter Lennox said the school was looking forward to a fun and entertaining event for the whole community.
“There is something for everyone at the Redlands Spring Fair and I encourage everyone from our school and wider community to join us at Redlands and share in the festivities,” Dr Lennox said.
The carnival fun continues with rides for the young, and young at heart. Expect a giant slide, the Pirates of Bermuda, Black Ops obstacle course, wacky hoops, a gladiator duel, a horizontal bungee and turbo tubes.
This year’s fair is expected to attract 3000 people from the school community and local area.
North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson will open the fair, which runs from 9am until 3pm on September 15 at the junior campus.
There is something for everyone at the Redlands Spring Fair
Principal Dr Peter Lennox
As of Saturday, St George and Sutherland Shire motorists have to slow down when passing emergency service vehicles with flashing blue and red lights – or cop a hefty fine and the loss of three demerit points.
The new road rule, designed to improve safety for emergency personnel, means motorists must slow down to 40km/h when passing stationary emergency vehicles displaying red or blue flashing lights.
DROUGHT-STRICKEN farmers in the greater New England area will receive 1000 tonnes (2000 bales) of donated hay on Friday as part of a convoy of 30 road trains and semitrailers.
The hay, coming from both Western Australia and Tasmania, will be distributed to more than 200 drought-stricken farmers in the North West, including Tamworth, Gunnedah and the Liverpool Plains.
The hay donation is in response to the NSW government’s announcement that 100 per cent of the state is now in drought. As a result, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is continuing its extensive Operation Drought Relief campaign throughout NSW.
The RRT will donate $500,000 of hay,and $100,000 of food coupons to the communities in and around the greater New England and North West areas, with RRT volunteers also hosting a free community barbecue and fundraiser on Friday and Saturday. Rio Tinto has donated 75 tonnes of hay, as part of the delivery.
The RRT has committed 100 per cent of every dollar raised to go directly to farmers. To date, the campaign has raised close to $3 million.
When Zoe Albrecht went to her regular training session last year, she had no idea she would end the day in hospital.
The healthy 29-year-old went into sudden and unexpected cardiac arrest mid-work out, and were it not for the quick thinking of Matt Geale, she might not be alive today.
ABC News | Thursday 30 August 2018
AFL star midfielder Rory Sloane and his wife have announced the loss of their first child, Leo, after he was stillborn last week.
The Adelaide Crows' vice-captain and wife Belinda, a television presenter for lifestyle program SA Weekender, posted a photograph and statement to their Instagram accounts.
7 News | Sunday 12 August 2018
More than 20 trucks carrying hay worth almost half a million dollars are on their way to Condobolin after leaving Western Australia this morning. 150 drought-impacted farmers are expected benefited once the convoy arrives.
A Melbourne-headquartered law firm has signed off on a partnership with the Victorian-Tasmanian Construction branch of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union.
Gordon Legal has partnered up with the group, as part of a strategy that will see the firm representing the Victorian-Tasmanian CFMEU as it works to protect and advance its members’ safety, rights and living standards.
7 News | Saturday 4 August 2018
A number of private high schools across the state are taking a different approach to learning, challenging the traditional roles of both the teacher and the classroom.
In Tamworth alone, there are more than 260 people who are homeless, a figure that has risen by 27 per cent in NSW over the past five years, including as the drought has really bitten in the area.
The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) is helping break the cycle of homelessness and supported the Tamworth Homeless Connect Day at on Thursday July 26 at the TRECC, Greg Norman Drive.
Some 20 RRT volunteers provided meals for more than 1,000 guests, committing 110 hours to create at least 500 delicious bacon and egg rolls, and another 500 burgers.
The Connect runs the annual event for both government and non-government services to connect with people who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The RRT has volunteered at the annual Connect every year since 2016, providing thousands of warmly welcomed hot meals and beverages to the homeless.
The RRT supports the Tamworth Homeless Connect alongside community services that provide free employment and legal services, complimentary toiletries, clothing and birth certificates.
An initiative of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, the RRT is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services during a range of charitable events and emergencies.
Lloyd Grimshaw from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, said the RRT was thrilled to contribute again at the Tamworth Homeless Connect this year.
“The RRT believes everyone deserves a safe place to call home, which is why we continue to support the Tamworth Homeless Connect and other great causes,” Mr Grimshaw said.
“We want to serve up a bit of hope, along with a delicious burger or bacon and egg roll, to the most vulnerable people in our local community.”
Every day in some small way, RRT volunteers offer a helping hand to those in need. For more information about the Rapid Relief Team, go to https://www.rapidreliefteam.org/
Channel Ten News | Sunday 29 July 2018
Early this morning, a highly-guarded, top secret mission was carried out through Sydney as hundreds of police transported a decade’s worth of spent nuclear fuel.
The Australian | Friday 13 July 2018
Thanks to the combined efforts of the civil justice system and the nation’s leading class action law firms, something incredible has happened: AMP’s public image has been transformed.
This company’s public standing was shredded at the banking royal commission. But it has now been subjected to such ludicrous and wasteful treatment by the civil justice system that it is impossible not to sympathise.
An Australian law firm will debut in NSW with the recruitment of injury law and employment law specialists.
Gordon Legal has announced an expansion into NSW, after successfully nabbing injury lawyer Sheri Carolan and industry and employment lawyer Aron Neilson.
The Australian | Thursday 12 July 2018
Individual Australians who overclaimed on their tax returns cost the federal budget almost $9 billion in the 2014-15 financial year alone, new analysis by the tax office has found.
For the first time, the Australian Taxation Office has published the income tax gap for individuals not in business, finding that the difference between the tax it collected and the amount that would have been raised if all taxpayers had been compliant amounted to a stunning $8.7bn, or 6.4 per cent of the total tax take for that category.
PRIME7 News North West | Friday 6 July 2018
Wheelchair sports have received a huge boost for their growth in the region as 10 sport wheelchairs were presented to the Tamworth and Armidale communities.