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News and views on what’s happening in regional and rural NSW, with a spotlight on the Charles Sturt University footprint around the towns and cities of Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga and Albury.

Farmers on the end of Chinese retribution

Australia's barley producers are currently feeling China's wrath, with an 80% tariff imposed on the crop which goes predominantly to Chinese ports. After Australia's government unabashedly called for an...

Farmers Collaborate with RFS Ahead of 2020 Fire Season

In the shadow of catastrophe from last year’s bushfires, Farmers and volunteers are doing everything they can to prepare for another fire season. After one of the best...

The underground community hit hard by coronavirus

By Madeleine Riddell Waitomo Caves, New Zealand (Courtesy of the Legendary BlackWater Rafting co.) I can recall my first experience with caving. I was black...

ACT Police praise Canberra’s compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures

by Madeleine Riddell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhI_COIsL_w The ACT police have been able to announce that they are pleased with the Canberran communities dedication to COVID-19 prevention,...

Sharp Indigenous response to PM’s political promises on Closing the Gap

https://soundcloud.com/user-537304909/indigenous-communitites-dont-hold-their-breathe-on-political-promises/s-bDL1VBOA8aZ Kamilaroi community leader questions the integrity and capacity of the Prime Minister to consider Indigenous people. By Zoe Morris