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17 Sep 14 - Regional News

The South Coast Regional Wrap
6.50am New South Wales: Activists waging war against mining companies operating in the Leard State Forest stand accused of committing an act of “criminality and colossal stupidity” that threatened mine workers' lives.

OPINION: Regional unis take the brunt
THE Abbott government's restructure of higher education will - if passed - significantly disadvantage rural and regional students and institutions. Fees will go up and students will be carrying more debt for a longer period of time. No one contests ...

Coalition reinstates regional air subsidy on low traffic routes
“The Coalition in government is focused on encouraging the growth of regional aviation services across Australia and expanding the current network by giving impetus for operators to test whether a new route can be commercially viable,'' Mr Truss said.

Indonesian reform threatened by return to indirect regional elections
Indonesians might lose their rights to directly elect local leaders as opponents of president-elect Joko Widodo are pushing to eliminate direct regional elections. The Red-White coalition of defeated presidential candidate and Gerindra party chief ...

MP keen for universities to expand regional presence to boost in-demand skills
The Member for Burdekin says she will look at lobbying for greater funding for training in areas such civil engineering and horticulture for people living in regional towns. Rosemary Menkens met several business groups in Bowen this week to discuss the ...

A monument to human misery
But, at the western end of the street stands a monument to human misery, the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison. It isn't (and has never been) an uplifting place to visit.

Swan Hill bakes rivals in regional student cook-off
Angelica and Ellie have travelled from Rochester after winning their regional semi-final, and their tutor, Bendigo TAFE's Rick Smolenaars, watches nervously from behind the glass.

Regional paramedics air travel worries amid pay stoush
Regional paramedics fear they will be forced to work away from home for up to a month a year, as a dispute between Ambulance Victoria and its union continues.

Horizon Power considers axing more than 60 regional jobs to reduce costs
Horizon Power is considering slashing more than 60 jobs in regional Western Australia as it tries to cut costs. The state-owned electricity provider services the Pilbara, Kimberley, Gascoyne, Mid West and Southern Goldfields regions. Last year it ...

Funeral visitation OK'd for Franklin Regional High School stabbing suspect ...
Funeral visitation OK'd for Franklin Regional High School stabbing suspect Alex Hribal. Court order permits Murrysville stabbing suspect to attend funeral services for grandmother in Mount Pleasant.

Councils eye privatisation of regional airports to boost the bottom line
Australia is poised for the first major wave of airport privatisations in more than a decade, as cash-strapped councils look to sell or lease regional airports to investors, including superannuation and infrastructure funds. Queensland's Sunshine Coast ...

Regional cooperation vital for Gulf security
Cooperation among Arabian Gulf countries in combating terrorism and addressing regional issues is vital for security and stability in the region, said guest speakers and strategic affairs experts on the last day of a conference entitled “Arabian Gulf ...

Indonesia Ratifies Regional Pollution Treaty as Haze Spreads to Neighbors
Yachts sailed across Marina Bay on a hazy day in Singapore on Tuesday. European Pressphoto Agency. JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesian lawmakers voted to ratify a regional agreement on air pollution Tuesday, as haze from land-clearing fires on the ...

Assassins hits the road for regional tour
An independent production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins was nominated for three Green Room Awards last year - competing against the likes of King Kong and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - and is about to embark on a regional tour that's not short on ...

Boyanup lolly lovers' sweet idea for new regional icon
Lotsa Lollies owner Julie Shadbolt hopes an idea to build a gingerbread house style cafe in Boyanup will draw kids and families to the area.

British policymaker: Israeli, Palestinian cooperation on environmental issues ...
As far as regional cooperation is concerned, Krebs acknowledged that the area's players still face considerable obstacles and that cross-border involvement in scientific research still only occurs on a small-scale.

Regional cities set to join in Queensland's real estate renaissance
The REIQ's Queensland Market Monitor (QMM) for the June quarter, released last week, provides enormous encouragement to property buyers and sellers heading into the spring selling season.

Comment: Myopic Cape York Regional Plan a threat to the reef
Today's release of the draft 2050 Sustainability Plan for the Great Barrier Reef, and last month's release of Queensland's Cape York Regional Plan brings an unprecedented threat to the most healthy and intact sections of the Great Barrier Reef. Mining ...

Indonesia: Regional election bill a threat to democracy
Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo has been internationally praised as Indonesia's first elected president not to come from the political or military elite.

Philips opens regional digital command centre to help target marketing
Philips command centre in Singapore Electronics giant Philips has opened a digital command centre in Singapore that the company says will enable it to communicate with consumers in real time and optimise campaigns across the region. Called the ...

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