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Coalition roasted following youth and uni slashes

BY ZAC LOWE Twitter users have lambasted the Coalition following budget cuts to education and healthcare. A proposed new Youth Jobs Path program, which was designed to provide training and employment opportunities for youths under 25 years old who

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Developers told: Love thy neighbour

BY KIRSTIE FITZPATRICK Communities in the Central West are backing the New South Wales Government’s changes to property planning laws that encourage developments be discussed with neighbours and the public.

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Orange goes to the dogs

BY KIRSTIE FITZPATRICK Orange Regional Gallery, hosts of the ‘Best in Show’ exhibition, is enjoying record crowds to one of the largest exhibitions of dogs in Australian art. Since the

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NSW residents support lockout laws

BY HEATHER McCORMACK A recent poll has found that two thirds of NSW residents are in favour of  lock out laws, including the restrictions on bottle shops selling alcohol after

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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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Western gay and lesbian group calls for health and education spending not marriage plebiscite

BY GEORGIA McCARTHY The Western Area Gay and Lesbian Support Group (WAGALS) has branded the same sex marriage plebiscite a huge waste of money. Pledged by Attorney General George Brandis,

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2MCE Local News, March 17, 2016

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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