Goulburn prison officers back at work after strike

Prison officers in Goulburn have returned to work after a 24 hour strike. Photo Darryl Fernance.Goulburn jail in lockdown: 24 hour strikePRISON officers at Goulburn have returned to work on Sunday morning following lengthy negotiations with management.
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Chairman of the Prison Officers Vocational Branch of the PSA, Steve McMahon said his union had secured undertakings that the types of decisions that sparked Saturday’s 24-hour strike would not happen again without consultation with officers.

The Union has also scored more officers inside the jail and other visible areas to address “poor behaviour” of inmates.

“After protracted discussions, management has agreed to take action and address our concerns,” Mr McMahon said.

“Some of these measures will take time but members have voted to return to work.”

In future, there will be “zero tolerance” of inmates refusing to muster and other “defiant” behaviour.

The union was satisfied with the interim measures until the longer-term issues were thrashed out.

Some 100 members and union representatives met with Corrective Services acting regional director Ian Farquhar at the jail at 8am. Before the meeting, Mr McMahon also had lengthy discussions with assistant Commissioner for Custodial Corrections, Kevin Corcoran.

He said officers were very angry at Sunday’s gathering.

“They take their roles and their safety very seriously, as we all do. Ultimately, these types of decisions undermine their authority and put their safety at risk.”

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Circular Head Show 2015pictures, photos

Circular Head Show 2015 | pictures, photos Side show alley in full force. Picture: Ed Jones.
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Woodchopping in full swing at the Circular Head Show Picture: Ed Jones.

Kade Hardy and Bronsen Sutton-Collins enjoying the traditional show food. Picture: Ed Jones.

Competition heating up with the Dog Showing at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Stanley Primary School doing a great job with their cupcakes at the Circular Head Show Picture: Ed Jones.

Family fun at the Circular Head show, (front, from left) Naite Barker, Charlotte Allen, Bentley Allen with (back, right) Danny Allen and John Barker. Picture: Ed Jones.

Sophia Hardy, 2 tries her hand at fishing at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Bill Von Stieglitz, 8, Lucas Marshal, 8, and Sienna Vons pretty happy with their showbags. Picture: Ed Jones.

Kelsey Williams, 10, with a spiny leaf insect at the animal nursery at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Cakes getting in the seasonal mood at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Circus Anywhere putting on a show at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Leon, 4, and Tarik, 2, Macdonald meeting a lamb with Zoe Newman at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Angus Webb gets up close to a lamb at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

Rubee Korpershoek gets up close with some kids in the Animal Nursery at the Circular Head Show. Picture: Ed Jones.

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All ready for NDIS roll out

Fusion Building and Maintenance ison the front foot with the early roll out of the NSW Government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), bringing access to services for young people with a disability and their families in the Nepean, Blue Mountains area.
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Ready and willing: Joshua Shelley (front row and second from the right) Manager of Fusion Building and Maintenance, with his team from Fusion Building and Maintenance.

The NDIS will provide a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue the goals and aspirations of people living with a disability,including independence, involvement in community, education, employment and health and well-being. It will provide information and referrals, links to services and activities, individualized plans and where necessary, supports over a lifetime.

Fusion Building and Maintenance is registered to provide supports for NDIS across the Nepean, Blue Mountains including home modification design and construction, therapeutic supports, assistive technology specialist assessments, set up and training, personal mobility equipment, assistive products for personal care and safety.

Fusion Building andMaintenance has more than15 years experience as a provider of home modifications and maintenance services.

A social enterprise, Fusion Building andMaintenance is dedicated to developing the potential of individuals, while providing best practice in all building work.The team works together with clients in planning for and accomplishing the transformation of their home, whilst delivering a high quality product with integrity and reliability.

The newest member of the FBM team is occupational therapist, Damien Davies. Hisrole is to provide functional assessments of how people undertake the activities of daily living in their home, including showering, mobility and cooking.

All surplus income from Fusion Building and Maintenance is directed back into the community through Fusion Western Sydney, a youth and community development organisation caring for vulnerable young people and families in western Sydney.

For details call 8805 5900 or visit the website http://梧桐夜网fusionbuilding南京夜网419论坛. For more information about the NDIS services visit 梧桐夜网ndis.gov419论坛 or call 1800 800 110.

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Shooting fires up former pollie

WARNING: Tim Fischer has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to “muscle up” its travel warnings for the United States in the wake of the latest mass shooting there that left more than a dozen people dead.AUSTRALIA’S deputy Prime Minister at the time of the Port Arthur massacre, Tim Fischer, has bemoaned the United States’s gun laws in the wake of the latest mass shooting.
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Mr Fischer, a former Riverina politician,called on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to “muscle up” its travel advice for Australians headed to the US to include warnings about guns.

“You are 15 times more likely to be shot dead in the USA per capita than in Australia,” Mr Fischer said.

He made the comment hours after 14 people were shot dead and another 21 wounded in a community centre in San Bernadino, California.

“The DFAT site is good, but it needs to muscle up for travel to the USA,” Mr Fischer said.“I simply make the point Australians should think carefully about their travel to the USA and where they go to within the USA because statistics show there have been 352 gun massacres so far this year involving four or more people.”

Mr Fischer said overseastravel warnings issued by the US Government after last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris had led to delegates cancelling plans to attend conferences in Australia.

“If they have muscled up their travel advice then it’s time we muscled up,” he said.

Mr Fischer was part of the agovernment that cracked down on gun ownership in the wake of the Port Arthur massacre which claimed the lives of 35 people in 1996.

“It was a difficult time,” Mr Fischer said.

“I will defend the rights of farmers and Wagga sporting shooters and Olympic shooters to have guns to use responsibly, but I equally feel the suburbs should be drained of automatic and semi-automatics.”

Riverina resident Diane Mortimer grew up about an hour away from San Bernadino and was shocked to hear of the massacre just a week or so after returning from a trip to the region.

Mrs Mortimer said she thought it a bit harsh to beef up travel warnings for her country of birth but is critical of the US gun laws, describing them as ridiculous.

“President Obama is on the right track and is doing all he can to reduce the number of guns, but the gun lobby is too strong and there is so much ignorance,” Mrs Mortimer said.

“There is nothing he can do and he knows it.

“I feel sad, and also I think, as Obama says, these massacres could be lessened if they had better gun control.”

Despite the grim statistics, Mrs Mortimer still regards the US as a safe place for visitors.

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2015 radio graduates all employed

ON AIR: CSU graduate Hannah Mayjor with fellow students and radio presenter Tim Ross (left).The 10th year of the revised radio course at Charles Sturt University (CSU) has been celebrated by 100 per cent of 2015 graduates gaining jobs in the radio and media industries.
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Lecturer and radio discipline group leader in the CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries in Bathurst, David Maxwell said graduates of the Bachelor of Communication (Radio) can be found in diverse roles in the radio industry.

“All of this year’s graduates now have jobs in the radio industry or related media organisations,” Mr Maxwell said. “These students join the more than 100 graduates from the course since it was first established under the sponsorship of Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) in 2000.”

Of the 2015 graduates, Nick Robins has joined Macquarie Media, Sarah Heslop and Gemma Prendergast have joined Nova Entertainment, and Hannah Mayjor has joined Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) Melbourne.

Graduates Frankie White and Tilly Allard have joined the multimedia sections of News Corp.

“A key component of the three-year course is the students’ 10-week internship with CRA members,” Mr Maxwell said.

“During the internship the students not only broaden their industry experience but also demonstrate their learning and ability to contribute from day one.”

Ms Mayjor said CSU’s radio lecturers were not only educators, they were also industry professionals.

“During my final year, it became especially apparent that this point of difference is our strongest asset as Charles Sturt University graduates,” she said.

“We gain not only theory but arguably the more important practical knowledge and connections within the industry that give us an advantage.”

“Every single element of this course was applicable during my internship. I was excited to be an intern, and once the radio station discovered how competent I was, I was given a full-time role. I couldn’t be happier!”

Mr Maxwell said 25 new students will enrol in the course in 2016. Fourteen of these students will come from regional markets through the CSU/Southern Cross Austereo Regional Radio Endorsement Program which is in its second year.

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Goulburn prison officers back at work

Prison officers in Goulburn have returned to work after a 24 hour strike. Photo Darryl Fernance.Goulburn jail in lockdown: 24 hour strikePRISON officers at Goulburn returned to work on Sunday morning following lengthy negotiations with management.
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Chairman of the Prison Officers Vocational Branch of the PSA, Steve McMahon said his union had secured undertakings that the types of decisions that sparked Saturday’s 24-hour strike would not happen again without consultation with officers.

The Union has also scored more officers inside the jail and other visible areas to address “poor behaviour” of inmates.

“After protracted discussions, management has agreed to take action and address our concerns,” Mr McMahon said.

“Some of these measures will take time but members have voted to return to work.”

In future, there will be “zero tolerance” of inmates refusing to muster and other “defiant” behaviour.

The union was satisfied with the interim measures until the longer-term issues were thrashed out.

Some 100 members and union representatives met with Corrective Services acting regional director Ian Farquhar at the jail at 8am. Before the meeting, Mr McMahon also had lengthy discussions with assistant Commissioner for Custodial Corrections, Kevin Corcoran.

He said officers were very angry at Sunday’s gathering.

“They take their roles and their safety very seriously, as we all do. Ultimately, these types of decisions undermine their authority and put their safety at risk.”

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Two dominant days sees Homers triumph

Two dominant days sees Homers triumph Eddie Landwehr, Homers. Homers v Laharum.
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Danny nails five-star score to front door

FIVE STARS: Danny Chan from the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant puts up his latest official five star food and health safety Scores on Doors certificate which he received from Bathurst Regional Council. 120115fivestarsWHEN it comes to Scores on Doors ratings from Bathurst Regional Council, five stars is as good as it gets.
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Danny Chan from the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant was busy putting up his official certificate for excellence in food hygiene and safety for all to see.

It arrived in the mail last week after the latest round of inspections of local food outlets by council’s environmental health officers.

The state government initiative is aimed at letting residents and diners see how well local food businesses are complying with food hygiene and safety requirements.

Deputy mayor Ian North said the result of the inspection determined if an award was warranted.

“If a premises is awarded a five-star certificate it is forwarded to the owner of the business soon after the inspection,” Cr North said. “It is not mandated or necessary for the certificate to be displayed.

“However, if any subsequent inspection reveals the premises not to be of a five-star standard, the existing certificate is usually removed from the premises by council’s environment health officer.

“If you see a restaurant displaying the purple and green poster you can dine there safe in the knowledge it has met hygiene and food safety standards during the last inspection and if it’s not displaying one, you can ask why.”

A council spokeperson said its officers inspect businesses and rate their hygiene and food safety standards, taking into account such things as food temperature control, food prepared in advance of service, food handler hygiene, cleaning and sanitisation and pest control.

Mr Chan said Scores on Doors offers businesses a fantastic opportunity to show customers just how seriously they take food hygiene and the results they have achieved by displaying a rating certificate on their door.

“Here at the Great Wall we are proud to be part of Scores on Doors and it shows we are doing our part to ensure everyone has a memorable dining experience here,” he said.

“We have been in business at the same location in George Street since 1989 and are one of Bathurst’s pioneering Chinese restaurants.

“At present we are undergoing major renovations, including special attention to our kitchen with new appliances to ensure we maintain that five star Scores on Doors rating.

“The inspectors from council came through the restaurant about two weeks ago and we received our certificate last week.”

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#TBT GALLERY: Daily Liberal December 1989 – Part 1Photos

#TBT GALLERY: Daily Liberal December 1989 – Part 1 | Photos A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.
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A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

A selection of photos from the pages of the Daily Liberal in December 1989.

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Rebels on winning roll

TIGHT DISPLAY: Heytesbury Rebels bowler Chris Vogels sends one down the pitch at Camperdown Turf on Saturday. Picture: Vicky HughsonHEYTESBURY Rebels captain Jeff Rosolin says his side is reaping the rewards from a strong commitment to training.
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He highlighted the work ethic of the side as the Rebels moved to the top of the South West Cricket ladder with a comfortable away win over Camperdown on Saturday.

“We’ve got a good blend of experience and youth, and everyone loves training and working hard at training,” Rosolin said.

“Their approach to the game is really good this year …they’re keen to learn.

“Our effort at training is reflective of how our games are going.”

After Camperdown won the toss and elected to bat,Rosolin said there was “a little bit in the deck with the new ball”, but it did not last long.

“It was just a really good batting deck for the rest of the day,” he said.

The Rebels removed Camperdown’s top three batsmen early, before brothers Mitch and Troy McLaughlin steadied the ship, making 37 not out and 27 respectively.

Sitting on about100 runs 40 overs in, the Lakers upped the ante in the final 10 to lift their score to 8-153.

Rosolin praised the efforts of his bowlers, with tight displays from Daniel Balcombe (1-10 off 10 overs), Chris Vogels (2-14 off seven) and Paul Vogels (1-18 off nine) limiting Camperdown’s scoring capacity, while Michael Vogels snared 3-31.

The Rebels started strongly in their chase, making 50 runs in the first 10 overs, before passing Camperdown’s target three wickets down and with 10 overs to spare.

Rosolin made 53 runs, teaming with Travis Brown (40) in the match-winning 70-run fourth wicket partnership.

Chris Dendle made 38 before being run out, while Shaun Drayton,AnthonyVogels and Simon Harkness all made good starts.

Camperdown captain Mitch McLaughlin said he was pleased with his side’s efforts with the bat, considering the quality of bowling attack they were up against.

“I was happy with the boys –153 was reasonably good considering the bowlers they had,” he said.

“It was a bit tighter than the scoreboard looked…we just didn’t have the bowlers to get the job done.”

Meanwhile, another top order batting collapse saw Mortlake lose to Bookaar by 37 runs at D.C. Farran Oval.

Bookaar opening batsman Simon Baker made a century as the visitors posted 8-217 batting first, with Mortlake restricted to 9-180 in reply after losing 3-19 early in the chase.By contrast, the Pelicans had been 3-192 late in their innings.

A tight bowling display and solid batting from its top order set Cobden up for a 115-run win over Noorat, while Pomborneit held strong to defeat Terang by eight runs.

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