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Funding to develop Barwon libraries

The Bogan Library is one of seven libraries in the Barwon electorate which will receive part of $650,000 under the Public Library Infrastructure grant program. Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced the funding on Thursday. Mr Humphries said these grants will provide substantial public benefit and significantly improve public
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Central West a hot spot for renewable energy

The NSW Government has identified 77,000 mega watts of renewable energy potential across the state, with the Central West NSW on the list in the top three for most suitable locations. A total of 5,906 mega watts of renewable energy potential has been earmarked in the Central West, with space for 13 million solar panels and 555 wind turbines. Renewable energy will lead
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Call for tough talks on sharks to save tourism

The cancellation of the Margaret River Pro could leave local businesses at a financial loss, according to Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industrys Rebecca Young. The international surfing event was cancelled on Wednesday, April 18 after surfers were concerned for their safety following two shark attacks in one day. After the announcement, tourism minister Paul
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Austria to seize refugees’ mobiles and demand cash

FPÖ chairman Heinz-Christian Strache (R) and then secretary Herbert Kickl unveil the party's posters reading "Islamification should be stopped" ahead of last year's election. Photo: AFP Asylum seekers will be forced to hand over their mobile phones and up to 840 euros ($1,040) in cash to the authorities, under measures approved by the Austrian cabinet on
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Marine heatwave so bad it ‘cooked’ parts of Great Barrier Reef

Related Story: Severe coral bleaching hits two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef, aerial surveys showRelated Story: New coral bleaching database puts Australia second worst An underwater heatwave that bleached massive sections of the Great Barrier Reef in 2016 was so severe it immediately "cooked" some corals in the northern region, scientists say following the results of a