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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

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Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Long-distance train travel could again be part of the country lifestyle if the federal government gets its way.

Transport minister Anthony Albanese has announced the second part of the government’s feasibility study into a very fast train service between Melbourne and Brisbane.

He said there was already great interest in the project, with the first stage of study downloaded by 300,000 people since August.

The route and exact number of stops is still to be determined but Mr Albanese has indicated that there is likely to be at least one stop on the north coast.

Although the majority of trains will run express between cities, some will stop in the regions, he assured country people.

The high-speed rail link is expected cost between $61 and $108 billion to build.

For further information visit http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/rail/trains/high_speed/.


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