April, 2019

Fear for safety of kids

WARNING: Princiapl Deb Bowman with students Lily and Abby Dinneen, and Jackson and Bradley Eberle outside Kiewa Valley Primary School.MOTORISTS are being urged to take greater care around a North East school zone amid concerns for the safety of students.
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Kiewa Valley Primary School principal Deb Bowman is concerned about drivers not following the rules around school crossings.

Vehicles must give way to anyone preparing to walk through the crossings when the flags are out.

Theycan’t pass through until the pedestrians have completelycrossed.

Ms Bowman has sent out a flyer to parents and said the issue was about educating people.

“Some people haven’t been stopping when people were waiting,” she said.

“I think it’s just about reminding people of what to do and making people aware of the issue.

“I’ve sent a flyer out saying staff and teachers were concerned about safety at the crossing.

“We’re just reminding people to follow the rules.”

The site, on Kiewa East Road, does not have enough traffic to be eligible for a crossing supervisor or flashing lights.

Leading Senior Constable Tim Park said people may be complacent due to the fact the area was quiet.

“The school zones in small country towns are just as important as the zones in Wodonga where it’s busy,” he said.

“People in smaller towns may be a bit more complacent as the traffic isn’t as intense, butthe same rules apply.

“People need to be aware that when people are on or entering the school crossing, they need to give way.”

The road is normally a 50km/h zone, but is 40km/h between 8am and 9.30am, and 2.30pm to 4pm, on school days.

Leading Senior Constable Park said police ran enforcement operations at school zones.

“We just want drivers to think about it a bit more,” he said.

“We will be continuing to pay attention to school zones and crossings.

“The main concern is people failing to give way to someone on or about to enter the crossing.”

He said it was an ongoing issue at many sites.

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Far West conference

Ross Earl, general manager of the Bourke Shire Council, writes on issues in the Far West.
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NSW Deputy Premier and Ministerfor Regional Development, Skills and Small BusinessJohn Barilaro will be the key-note speaker at the Western Division Shire Conference at Wentworth from Sunday to Tuesday February 28.

Murray MP Adrian Piccoli and the Parliamentary Secretary for Western Division, Rick Colless MLC, will also attend.

Mr Barilaro will attend the conference all day on Monday and join delegates for the conference dinner that night.

One of the questions that will, no doubt, be asked of Mr Barilaro will be the future of the Far West Initiative (FWI) and if it is to continue, what form it will take and how it will be funded.

Mayor Barry Hollman, Deputy Mayor Lachlan Ford and I will attend and will be interested to hear hisaddress and comments.

Bourke Shire Council has lodged a number of motions to the conference, some of which are designed to reinforce the existing policy of the Local Government Association of New South Wales while others deal with contemporary issues within local government.

Tourism. At the conference I intend catching up with the Cross Border CommissionerJames McTavish to progress the concept of the cross-border promotion of Southwest Queensland and Northwest NSWWales from a tourism perspective.

The area has a lot to offer and if we can encourage visiting the area, each of the towns can promote the attractions of the neighbouring towns no matter which side of the border they are located.

Algae.The “red alert” for blue green algae at Louth remains in place and the issue of amber alerts for a number of other locations, including Bourke, is a reminder to all residents to exercise caution in those parts of the river.

If we continue to get hot weather and low river flows there will be an increased probability of getting further outbreaks along the river system.

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Deregulation: Marshall stands with community

UPDATE: Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said he wont support any move which threatens the continuation of regular air passenger services between Moree and Sydney
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“Moree’s air link with Sydney is crucial for business, health services, tourism and government services and it cannot be jeopardised.

“I have had a number of discussions with the current carrier (QantasLink), mayor Katrina Humphries and community members over the past few days. I welcome and am proud of the local community’s passion and determination to preserve this crucial transport link for the district and to maintain the regulated route. It is typical of Moree’s spirit.”

He said QantasLink signed a contract through to the end of 2018 to service the Moree community, on the basis of exclusivity with a regulated route.

“In my view, that contract must be respected and honoured.

“While we should have an open and informed conversation about whether a regulated or deregulated option is best for Moree and the continuation of an air service in the long term, no decision should be made, especially now, that negatively impacts the community.

Mr Marshall believed any discussion and decision-making process hadto recognise the unique nature of the Moree to Sydney route, servicing around 34,000 passengers per year.

“I’m not opposed to the principle of deregulation and I acknowledge that it may work in some places, but I feel strongly that it is not in the best interests of the Moree community at this time.

“Exclusivity, via regulation, is currently vital for the Moree to Sydney route and the ability of the community to attract and retain a carrier. This may change in the future, but it is certainly the case at the moment.

“That’s why I stand with the community and Moree Plains Shire Council to maintain the regulated route and will make every effort to ensure this occurs.

“I will keep the community updated with progress, following the conclusion of the public consultation period.

LAST WEEK: MOREE Plains Shire councillors unanimously voted against deregulation at a meeting on Thursday night.

General manager Lester Rodgers said it was the most commitment he’d seen so far from the current council, taking a forthright position to support regulation.

“A submission will be prepared, having regard for survey results and discussions at the community meeting, on behalf of the community to tell the Minister we want a regulated route to remain,” Mr Rodgers said.

Mayor Katrina Humphries said deregulation was discussed in debate at length.

“I’m proud to be a capitalist but there are somethings you have to be smart about and sometimes competition kills and we just haven’t got enough people, I believe, travelling to maintain more than one air service.”

Councillors, together, addressed points set out by Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance for their submission.

“We recorded the town meeting and will have survey results also included,” she said.

During their meeting, Minister Constance sent out a statement that said better services and lower prices were behind the NSW Government decision to deregulate air services.

“Since we deregulated four routes last year (Cobar, Cooma, Mudgee and Narrabri), new services have started on three of them and on the fourth (Narrabri) the council recently announced it has chosen Northwest Airlines to operate services to Sydney.”

The statement noted that keeping regulated routes did not guarantee it would remain in place.

“all it does is add unnecessary red tape and therefore cost for regional operators.

“I am determined to give regions the fair access to essential services they are crying out for.”

He said pursuing deregulation increased competition, reduced barriers for new entrants to the market and reduced costs to passengers.

“We are also committed to lobbying the Federal Government to open up an extra five slots at Sydney Airport reserved specifically for regional routes.”

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White House strategist Stephen Bannon out-rants Donald Trump in rare speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer. Photo: Twitter/@TheeCurrentYearWashington: In a week in which the US media has been found to be vastly more credible than Donald Trump, the White House has doubled down in its war with reporters, with Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon declaring the new administration to be locked in an unending battle against the media and other “globalist” forces.
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Claiming that Trump was “maniacally focused” on keeping his campaign pledges, Bannon warned in a speech to a conservative political conference of a daily fight against the media – which he often brands as the opposition party.

On stage with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, Bannon assailed the media as, to use a Trump phrase from last week, the enemy of the American people.

“The mainstream media ought to understand something: all those promises are going to be implemented,” he said.

This was CPAC, standing for Conservative Political Action Conference, where audience members have staged walkouts in the past because the likes of former Florida governor and failed presidential hopeful Jeb Bush was deemed to be not conservative enough.

Thousands of delegates come from across the country, and this year they are finding Washington a new fit. As they eagerly awaited Trump’s scheduled speech on Friday, many seemed to forget that a few years ago they had booed him.

Others, too, have come full circle – Breitbart News, controlled by Bannon until last year, used to host an event for the uninvited, those who were ejected or not given a speaking gig, but this year as many as seven Breitbart employees are listed as speakers or panelists.

The conservative jamboree coincides with a series of polls that can be expected to anger Trump.

Not only did the Quinnipiac University poll find that it was Trump, not the media, that was the more bountiful source of “fake news”, when respondents were asked who they trusted more, 52 per cent chose the media, compared with just 37 per cent who opted for Trump.

And despite partisan assessments by Republican and Democratic voters, when middle-of-the-road independent voters were included, 61 per cent disapproved of Trump’s treatment of the media, compared with just 35 per cent who approved.

In the same poll, 58 per cent of respondents said they were embarrassed by Trump, with majorities seeing him as dishonest, not level-headed​ and lacking leadership skills. And though a majority saw him as intelligent, a majority also declared that he did not share their values.

Bannon was enthusiastic in his depiction of a White House at war with vested interests: “The corporatist, globalist media are adamantly opposed to an economic nationalist agenda that Donald Trump has.”

As some in the cheering crowd leapt to their feet, Bannon put his foot down, seemingly out-ranting his boss: “He’s going to continue to press his agenda and as economic conditions get better, as more jobs get better, they’re [opposition] going to continue to fight. If you think they’re going to give you your country back without a fight, you’re sadly mistaken.

“Every day is going to be a fight. That is the promise of Donald Trump … All the people who’ve came in and said you’ve got to moderate. Every day in the Oval Office he tells Reince and I: ‘I committed this to the American people, I promised this when I ran, and I’m going to deliver on this’.”

Bannon, who speaks of his West Wing office as “the war room”, stayed on the attack: “If you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition, how they portrayed the administration, it’s always wrong … you saw them all crying and weeping [on election] night.”

Describing Trump’s abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership “one of the most pivotal moments of modern American history”, Bannon set out the Trump agenda as three “verticals” – national security and sovereignty; economic nationalism; and “deconstruction of the administrative state”.

There was nothing convoluted in Bannon’s language. But just to be sure, The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza offered a translation: “The message from Bannon was unmistakable: the enemy of Donald Trump and those who think like him is not, really, Democrats but, in actuality, the media. And the only way to combat the media is to fight like hell against them on everything and anything.

“Bannon doesn’t want to change the media. He wants to totally dismantle the media. He wants to break its back and leave it for dead by the side of the road. And he’s not afraid of telling the media to their faces about that plan.”

But not everyone gets their way at CPAC. Alt-right movement leader and white supremacist Richard Spencer, who has been a delegate in previous years, was shown the door after CPAC executive director Dan Schneider declared from the lectern: “There is a sinister organisation that is trying to worm its way into our ranks – we must not be deceived by [a] hateful, left-wing fascist group.”

It counted for nothing that Bannon, who after Trump is this year’s second-most loved CPAC darling, last year declared Breitbart to be “the platform of the alt-right”.

As Spencer spoke to reporters, a delegate who identified himself as “Grizzly Joe” interrupted with this message for Spencer: “F— you, you don’t represent us. Get the f— out of here. You don’t represent us. You’re a piece of s—. I hope everybody got that.”

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