May 2016

Commented on a story 20th May 2016 12:56 PM

IMPLEMENTATION of the backpacker tax has been delayed by six months to allow for a review into alternatives to the controversial tax.

Backpacker tax delay allows for review

"The issue is that major employers in tourism and fruit picking industries, saw the very negative..."

Commented on a story 19th May 2016 8:31 PM

IMPLEMENTATION of the backpacker tax has been delayed by six months to allow for a review into alternatives to the controversial tax.

Backpacker tax delay allows for review

"The ABC had an interview with an Irish backpacker who came here with around 10 000 Euro (around $15 000..."

Commented on a story 19th May 2016 8:31 PM

IF the bookmakers are any guide the race for Cowper in the upcoming Federal Election has already been run and won.

Online bookmaker considers Cowper a safe bet for Nationals

"Tony Abbott has a poor record in negotiating outcomes. Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor saved Australia..."

Commented on a story 19th May 2016 9:23 AM

IF the bookmakers are any guide the race for Cowper in the upcoming Federal Election has already been run and won.

Online bookmaker considers Cowper a safe bet for Nationals

"I know seeing the LNP lose Cowper is highly unlikely, but Leicester City in the EPL were paying 5000 to..."

Commented on a story 1st May 2016 12:55 PM

COME next week, 40 full-time employees will have started new jobs in Coffs Harbour working at the Centrelink call centre and customer service centre.

New public sector jobs a boost for Coffs

"You do realise that Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor were able to gain a huge boost in funding for rural..."

April 2016

Commented on a story 24th Apr 2016 10:04 AM

THE Federal Government has reiterated it has no plans to implement a sugar tax despite recent speculation, Canegrowers Australia and Queensland chairman said.

Federal Government 'has no plans' to implement sugar tax

"There are other views. The British Telegraph at..."

Commented on a story 17th Apr 2016 11:19 AM

SURVEYORS and project managers have started on-ground site investigations for the two tunnels associated with the Coffs Harbour bypass.

Workers on ground at bypass location

"It is good that something is happening. What is needed is a budget timetable/allocation to make the..."

Commented on a story 15th Apr 2016 8:35 AM

FUNDING has been granted to fix a well known local road black spot.

Black spot to get much needed repair work

"Do Luke Hartsuyker realise that the NSW transport minister, Duncan Gay, took $4 million from the..."

Commented on a story 12th Apr 2016 7:27 AM

COFFS Coast residents can now access up-to-date information on the Federal Government’s $160 million Mobile Black Spot Program rollout through a new website.

Mobile blackspot rollout schedule available online

"Better than nothing. Giving around $1 million for each electorate does seem inadequate. Cowper has..."

Commented on a story 10th Apr 2016 9:51 AM

COFFS Coast Climate Action Group is urging the city council not to backtrack on its commitments to renewable energy and emissions reductions.

Climate change back on agenda

"There is very little speculation and debate, except for those climate change deniers and climate change..."

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