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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Fishing ban near Newcastle set to be liftedthe discovery that firefighting chemicals PFOS and PFOA were leaching from the
Fishing ban near Newcastle set to be lifted
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted an hour ago
the discovery that firefighting chemicals PFOS and PFOA were leaching from the base into ground and surface water. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) said the restrictions would be lifted from Saturday, except for dusky flathead caught... Read more
4h
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Millions spent on shark barriers that were never deliveredprocess of reopening local beaches," a statement from Surf Life Saving NSW said
Millions spent on shark barriers that were never delivered
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 hours ago
process of reopening local beaches," a statement from Surf Life Saving NSW said. "After a meeting involving the NSW Department of Primary Industries, local council representatives, NSW Police and lifeguards, the decision was made to reopen... Read more
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Daily Examiner
New app to help local fishermenfishing safety and useful guides for reporting illegal fishing." The FishSmart
New app to help local fishermen
Daily Examiner / Posted 5 hours ago
fishing safety and useful guides for reporting illegal fishing." The FishSmart NSW app has been developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and funded from the Recreational Fishing Trust to ensure fishers have a more informed... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Shark attack victim to remain in hospitalAdvocateGraham Broadhead UPDATE 9.40am: BEACHES in the Ballina Shire have re-o
Shark attack victim to remain in hospital
Daily Examiner / Posted 5 hours ago
AdvocateGraham Broadhead UPDATE 9.40am: BEACHES in the Ballina Shire have re-opened this morning after a joint decision by Department of Primary Industries, Ballina Shire Council, Surf Lifesaving and police. Aerial, ground and water patrols were... Read more
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Northern Star
New app to help local fishermenfishing safety and useful guides for reporting illegal fishing." The FishSmart
New app to help local fishermen
Northern Star / Posted 6 hours ago
fishing safety and useful guides for reporting illegal fishing." The FishSmart NSW app has been developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and funded from the Recreational Fishing Trust to ensure fishers have a more informed... Read more
6h
News.com.au
Shark attack teen’s horror bite marksto work with local communities,” Mr Baird said. “The mayor previously has not
Shark attack teen’s horror bite marks
News.com.au / Posted 6 hours ago
to work with local communities,” Mr Baird said. “The mayor previously has not supported that,’’ the Premier added. The Department of Primary Industries promised to set drumlines off Ballina’s beaches in the wake of yesterday’s attack but local... Read more
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8h
Daily Mail
Surfer, 17, shows off horrific bite after being mauled by a sharkhis upper right thigh before the brave surfer made his way out of the water and
Surfer, 17, shows off horrific bite after being mauled by a shark
Daily Mail / Posted 8 hours ago
his upper right thigh before the brave surfer made his way out of the water and calmly asked for help. This comes as the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) reveal another three metre great white shark was spotted off nearby Lennox Head on... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-inf
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 9 hours ago
attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-informed. This app from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries tells people where sharks have been spotted, what shark species are around, and how swimmers... Read more
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9h
Queensland Times
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-inf
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?
Queensland Times / Posted 9 hours ago
attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-informed. This app from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries tells people where sharks have been spotted, what shark species are around, and how swimmers... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-inf
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 9 hours ago
attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-informed. This app from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries tells people where sharks have been spotted, what shark species are around, and how swimmers... Read more
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9h
News Mail
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-inf
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?
News Mail / Posted 9 hours ago
attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-informed. This app from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries tells people where sharks have been spotted, what shark species are around, and how swimmers... Read more
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10h
The Daily Mercury
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-inf
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?
The Daily Mercury / Posted 10 hours ago
attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-informed. This app from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries tells people where sharks have been spotted, what shark species are around, and how swimmers... Read more
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10h
Daily Liberal
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attackedshark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attacked
Daily Liberal / Posted 10 hours ago
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. A... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attackedshark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attacked
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 10 hours ago
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. A... Read more
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10h
The Young Witness
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attackedshark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attacked
The Young Witness / Posted 10 hours ago
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. A... Read more
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11h
Western Advocate
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attackedshark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attacked
Western Advocate / Posted 11 hours ago
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. A... Read more
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12h
Daily Examiner
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-inf
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?
Daily Examiner / Posted 12 hours ago
attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-informed. This app from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries tells people where sharks have been spotted, what shark species are around, and how swimmers... Read more
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13h
Northern Star
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-inf
BEACH SAFETY: Can you reduce your risk of a shark attack?
Northern Star / Posted 13 hours ago
attack there are some tools people can use to head out into the surf better-informed. This app from the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries tells people where sharks have been spotted, what shark species are around, and how swimmers... Read more
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22h
The Young Witness
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in BallinaLocal Area Command, said. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and t
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
The Young Witness / Posted 22 hours ago
Local Area Command, said. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. Two... Read more
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Surfers Village
Teenage surfer attacked by shark in Ballina, AustraliaPolice Inspector Nicole Bruce told ABC.Net. "We've got the surfboard and the bi
Teenage surfer attacked by shark in Ballina, Australia
Surfers Village / Posted yesterday
Police Inspector Nicole Bruce told ABC.Net. "We've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the DPI [the Department of Primary Industries]. Surf Life Saving NSW Jetski patrol © NSW SharkSmart Surf Life Saving New South Wales... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Teenage surfer mauled at Australian shark hotspotthe shore and off-duty nurses treated him. "We've got the surfboard and the bi
Teenage surfer mauled at Australian shark hotspot
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
the shore and off-duty nurses treated him. "We've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the DPI (the Department of Primary Industries)." With school holidays in full swing, police declared beaches across Ballina, some 740... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attackedshark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attacked
Kiama Independent / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. A... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attackedshark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Four-metre great white shark spotted moments after Cooper was attacked
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. A... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballinashark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
Northern Daily Leader / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. Two... Read more
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The Young Witness
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballinashark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
The Young Witness / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. Two... Read more
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Western Advocate
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballinashark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
Western Advocate / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. Two... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballinashark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
Daily Liberal / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. Two... Read more
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The Border Mail
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballinashark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
The Border Mail / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. Two... Read more
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News.com.au
Shark survivor: ‘Don’t tell mum’and a 3.5m great white was herded out to sea later this morning after being spo
Shark survivor: ‘Don’t tell mum’
News.com.au / Posted yesterday
and a 3.5m great white was herded out to sea later this morning after being spotted close to the site of the attack. The Department of Primary Industries said Surf Life Saving NSW crews used jetskis to keep the predator away from shallow... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballinashark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard
Cooper Allen, 17, bitten by shark at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina
Illawarra Mercury / Posted yesterday
shark had bitten the teenager. "They were surfing, so we've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the Department of Primary Industries and we can make an assumption about the shark, but that's all it will be," she said. Two... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Surfer attacked by shark at Ballina beachnurses treated him," Inspector Bruce said. "We've got the surfboard and the bi
Surfer attacked by shark at Ballina beach
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
nurses treated him," Inspector Bruce said. "We've got the surfboard and the bite marks will be analysed by the DPI [the Department of Primary Industries]. "The beaches in all of the Ballina Shire have been shut for 24 hours and there's... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Surfer attacked by shark at Ballina beachsaid the boy was in a stable condition. "Police will be liaising with NSW Surf
Surfer attacked by shark at Ballina beach
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
said the boy was in a stable condition. "Police will be liaising with NSW Surf Lifesaving, Ballina Shire Council and Department of Primary Industries regarding the incident," the statement said. Surf Life Saving NSW said all Ballina Shire... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Fishing restructure 'a shambles'Adams, attended a mock or pre-trading share program session in Maclean on Tuesd
Fishing restructure 'a shambles'
Daily Examiner / Posted yesterday
Adams, attended a mock or pre-trading share program session in Maclean on Tuesday, where she said it was obvious the NSW Department of Primary Industries was clueless about the direction it was taking the industry. "Most attendees including... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Helping the young on the landget a chance to have their say on the future. The Young Farmer Business Projec
Helping the young on the land
Daily Liberal / Posted 2 days ago
get a chance to have their say on the future. The Young Farmer Business Project is a joint initiative between the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), NSW Young Farmers Council and NSW Farmers Association, Young Farmers have an... Read more
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Northern Star
Surfrider Foundation to give voice to Ballina surfersof the Lighthouse Beach shark barrier may have ended in failure, but for local
Surfrider Foundation to give voice to Ballina surfers
Northern Star / Posted 3 days ago
of the Lighthouse Beach shark barrier may have ended in failure, but for local surfers the more serious fail was the NSW Department of Primary Industries' inability to listen to their concerns. As local surfer spokesman Mark Hernage put it,... Read more
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The Young Witness
Record rainfall set to continue for monthscrops are in great condition but harvesters won't be able to access paddocks if
Record rainfall set to continue for months
The Young Witness / Posted 5 days ago
crops are in great condition but harvesters won't be able to access paddocks if conditions don’t ease up. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Seasonal Conditions Coordinator Ian McGowen said during August most of the State... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Onlookers drawn to flare with gas company Origin fracking exploratory well in the NTin June so we were very much underway. "The final stage of the frack was pumpe
Onlookers drawn to flare with gas company Origin fracking exploratory well in the NT
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
in June so we were very much underway. "The final stage of the frack was pumped in the first week of September." The Department of Primary Industries and Resources said flaring was a common practice during well testing and was the most... Read more
5d
Daily Examiner
Communication breakdown in NSW fishing reformsfishers having difficulty grasping how the statewide reform process will work.
Communication breakdown in NSW fishing reforms
Daily Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
fishers having difficulty grasping how the statewide reform process will work. But Labor MP Mick Veitch told parliament Department of Primary Industries presentations were not addressing language barriers and failed to provide translation... Read more
5d
Northern Star
Which iconic beaches will see shark drones trialled first?Strategy. After completing preliminary trials at Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and
Which iconic beaches will see shark drones trialled first?
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
Strategy. After completing preliminary trials at Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Port Macquarie earlier this year, the NSW Department of Primary Industries will kick off the next phase by using drones at five locations simultaneously - including... Read more
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Northern Star
Communication breakdown in NSW fishing reformsfishers having difficulty grasping how the statewide reform process will work.
Communication breakdown in NSW fishing reforms
Northern Star / Posted 5 days ago
fishers having difficulty grasping how the statewide reform process will work. But Labor MP Mick Veitch told parliament Department of Primary Industries presentations were not addressing language barriers and failed to provide translation... Read more
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The Young Witness
Record rainfall set to continue for monthscrops are in great condition but harvesters won't be able to access paddocks if
Record rainfall set to continue for months
The Young Witness / Posted 6 days ago
crops are in great condition but harvesters won't be able to access paddocks if conditions don’t ease up. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Seasonal Conditions Coordinator Ian McGowen said during August most of the State... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Seven Ways To Save Money On Your Grocery Shoppingorders. The catch is some of it is close to or just past its ‘best before’ date
Seven Ways To Save Money On Your Grocery Shopping
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 7 days ago
orders. The catch is some of it is close to or just past its ‘best before’ date. This may turn your stomach, but The NSW Department of Primary Industries Food Authority reassure us that foods are still safe to eat after their ‘best before’ date... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Future bright for bananas in northern Australiagovernments has seen 27 varieties of banana planted, looking for signs of toler
Future bright for bananas in northern Australia
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
governments has seen 27 varieties of banana planted, looking for signs of tolerance or resistance to the disease. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) director of plant industries Bob Williams said three months into the project, there... Read more
7d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Unsuccessful trial not a deterrent, shark barrier creator saysunsurprised President of the Ballina-Lennox branch of the Surfrider Foundation
Unsuccessful trial not a deterrent, shark barrier creator says
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
unsurprised President of the Ballina-Lennox branch of the Surfrider Foundation Mark Hernage said he had told the Department of Primary Industries he did not think the barriers would work. "This is what the surfers and fishermen have been... Read more
7d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shark barrier break up sparks concerns about marine pollutionthere might be an opportunity at low tide for us to be trying to collect as muc
Shark barrier break up sparks concerns about marine pollution
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
there might be an opportunity at low tide for us to be trying to collect as much of that as we can." Mr Williams said the Department of Primary Industries should have staff and personnel that were capable of responding in this kind of... Read more
8d
The Young Witness
Report flood damaged farms: LLSLand Services will collate the information reported by farmers into an Agricult
Report flood damaged farms: LLS
The Young Witness / Posted 8 days ago
Land Services will collate the information reported by farmers into an Agricultural Natural Disaster Report for the Department of Primary Industries which will assist in assessing the extent and nature of damage and also in the allocation of... Read more
8d
Daily Mail
Five hammerhead sharks circle fisherman and his four-old sonand great hammerheads can be found in New South Wales, with the latter growing
Five hammerhead sharks circle fisherman and his four-old son
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
and great hammerheads can be found in New South Wales, with the latter growing up to six metres in length, according to the Department of Primary Industries. The migratory predator - which eats fish, squid, octopus, crustaceans and stingrays -... Read more
11d
Daily Liberal
LLS to check flood damageLand Services will collate the information reported by farmers into an Agricult
LLS to check flood damage
Daily Liberal / Posted 11 days ago
Land Services will collate the information reported by farmers into an Agricultural Natural Disaster Report for the Department of Primary Industries. That will assist in assessing the extent and nature of damage and also in the allocation... Read more
11d
Northern Daily Leader
Uranium risk will emerge with resultshad been drinking the contaminated water, and if he would guarantee the safety
Uranium risk will emerge with results
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 11 days ago
had been drinking the contaminated water, and if he would guarantee the safety of the community. Mr Blair said while the Department of Primary Industries Water (DPIW) had been in contact with council, it only had an "advisory role". "DPIW is... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
‘Listen to us, Minister’for shares, ahead of a preview market scheduled for mid-October. Run by Rural
‘Listen to us, Minister’
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 11 days ago
for shares, ahead of a preview market scheduled for mid-October. Run by Rural Training Initiatives, Mr Heron said no NSW Department of Primary Industries representatives were present at the gathering. “I’ve never met the Minister [for Primary... Read more
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