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Federal government considering a state income tax

The federal government is floating a proposal to allow states and territories to levy their own income taxes. The plan is understood to let states and territories charge some income

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Housing strategy outcome to benefit farm land

BY KIRSTIE FITZPATRICK ENVIRONMENTALISTS in the Bathurst region have welcomed the development of high-rise apartments in the CBD to help preserve productive farmland. Community members recently attended workshops, hosted by

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Thursday’s news wrap

SENATORS PREPARE FOR MARATHON SITTING Protracted debate has been foreshadowed in the Senate today over changes to the way the Upper House representatives are elected at a federal election. Senators

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Women take flight over Bathurst

BY SARA BOORER Bathurst Airport was well and truly taking off over the weekend with around 100 women taking flight for the first time in light aircrafts in the annual

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Nuclear dump protestors honour fifth year anniversary of sister city devastation

Five years ago this week the residents of Bathurst’s sister city in Japan, Ohkuma, were still feeling earthquake aftershocks following the devastating quake that claimed 22 000 lives and led

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Girl power from Miss 2015 Showgirl

by GEORGIA THOMPSON Hannah Piper has reflected on a year spent being a voice for the minority in the Central West after being crowned the Bathurst Showgirl 2015. Encouraging women

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Regional patients to benefit from digital health system

BY KIRSTIE FITZPATRICK BATHURST residents can look forward to the possibility of a new digital health record system following the Federal Government’s announcement of the My Health Record program. My