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Two-vehicle accident near Potoroo Palace

There's been reports of a two vehicle accident on the Princes Highway, near Potoroo Palace about ten ks north of Merimbula this morning.  Motorists are advised to issue caution, there may be traffic delays. 

Royal commission hears bushfire smoke contributed to over 400 deaths

Associate professor Fay Johnston, from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, has told the  royal commission into the bushfire disaster initial analysis shows over four hundred people died over summer from conditions associated with the inhalation of bushfire smoke pollution.  Professor Johnston has given evidence to the commission today.  Listen and watch...

Eden Monaro heads to the polls on the 4th of July

Below is the statement from the speaker of the House of Representatives, Tony Smith in relation to the by-election, and managing the by-election within COVID-19 safe practises:  The upshot is for the folk in Eden Monaro polling day is the 4th of July. Nominations for candidates close on the 9th of...

Different bushfire insurance model needed says new report

A new report from the University of New South Wales, asks policymakers, and society more broadly, to reflect on the values which guide our insurance models, in the light of climate-induced extremes like the 2019-20 megafires. Under Australia’s current bushfire insurance regime, more than 445,000 homes are predicted to be uninsurable within...

Water interruptions at North Batemans Bay next Tuesday

  There will a scheduled interruption of water supply to parts of North Batemans Bay on Tuesday 26 May. Parts of Old Punt Road, Wray Street and Penthouse Place will be without water supply between 9am and 3pm to carry out essential work on the water mains supplying the area, including new...

Bushfire grants for farmers available

NSW Farmers is inviting bushfire-affected primary producers on the south coast to apply for a $3000 grant through the NSW Farmers Natural Disaster Relief Fund. “Whether you had country, infrastructure, or livestock damaged or destroyed or your farm business was significantly impacted by the recent bushfires, this grant is designed to...

Royal commission into bushfire disaster to begin formal hearings this Monday

  Above the NSW emergency operations headquarters during the bushfire disaster. Image courtesy Rural Fire Service.  The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements will hold its first hearings next week, from Monday 25 May to Friday 5 June 2020. The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously said, “The inquiry acknowledges climate change, the broader impact...