The Wee Waa District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep. These industries demand much support in terms of supplies, equipment, expert advice and labour provision. The interdependent relationships between farmers, graziers and business organizations provides the economic basis upon which the Wee Waa Community thrives.


News from the Government

News from the Government

Inserts of things happening in the State Government

Right to Farm Policty Released

More access as resources for regions program expands

Have you say on the container deposit scheme

Three topics from the local member.

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Monday, January 18, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1373)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Knitting Nannas charged in NSW coal-seam gas protest

Knitting Nannas charged in NSW coal-seam gas protest

The Guardian

Three women from the “Knitting Nannas” anti-coal seam gas group have been charged after chaining themselves by the neck to a wastewater plant gate in northern New South Wales.

The women locked themselves on to the gates of the Santos Leewood Water treatment plant south of Narrabri on Monday morning. The treatment plant will support 850 CSG wells above the Great Artesian Basin.

Up to 60 anti-CSG demonstrators joined the women onsite at 7am.

Sunday, January 17, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Water bombing tankers Southern Belle, Thor help battle Pilliga bushfires

Water bombing tankers Southern Belle, Thor help battle Pilliga bushfires

By Breanna Chillingworth Jan. 15, 2016, 11:30 a.m. The Northern Leader

UPDATE: The Newell Highway has reopened today after two massive water bombing tankers were called to battle a bushfire burning out of control in the Pilliga Forest.

According to the Rural Fire Service on Friday morning, the bushfire, burning between Narrabri and Coonabarabran, had swelled to almost 8,000 hectares in size after southerly and hot temperatures on Thursday night.

Thursday, January 14, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The vile scourge of ice tortures everyday Aussie families

The vile scourge of ice tortures everyday Aussie families

January 15, 2016 12:00am Miles GodfreyThe Daily Telegraph

A MOTHER who disowned her addict son. The paramedics regularly attacked by drug-fuelled psychos.

A police chief devastated by the impact of drug lords killing his community.

The pregnant addict who turned to prostitution.

A terrified wife who fled the violent husband who cut off her horses’ ears and handed them to her.
Thursday, January 14, 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Mega merger a fix for Santos and Origin Energy

Mega merger a fix for Santos and Origin Energy

Angela Macdonald-Smith Energy Reporter SMH

A mega-merger between Santos and Origin Energy could drive $3 billion of cost synergies and help both weather rock-bottom oil prices, according to Credit Suisse.

The deal as envisaged by the bank's energy equities team would involve spinning off Origin's utilities business, while the oil and gas operations would be combined to create "Soritos E&P".

"We are struck by the beauty of both the industrial and political logic to the deal at a time when the companies are on their knees and the east coast market is staring down the barrel of an uncomfortable date with destiny," the analysts said in a note to clients.

A zero-premium merger would be the most logical structure for combining the two companies, which are both suffering from the impact of funding large liquefied natural gas projects in Queensland just as cash flows are being hit by plunging crude oil prices, they said.



Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/energy/soritos-santos-and-origin-energy-merger-makes-sense-credit-suisse-says-20160112-gm4mbx.html#ixzz3xefSF7Qo 
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