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Scott Sunderland joins Grafton to Inverell

Scott Sunderland joins Grafton to Inverell | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
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Deaf community welcomes return of Auslan course - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Deaf community welcomes return of Auslan course - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Members of Victoria's deaf community say the return of a course teaching the Auslan sign language will go some way to addressing a shortage of interpreters in the state.
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In Victoria all Auslan courses were cut from TAFE,  leaving the Deaf Community abandoned. Now there is a skill shortage of interpreters. It is good to see Auslan return to TAFE in Victoria, but how will we stop the NSW government from making the same mistakes? Their Smart and Skilled policy is neither.

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INTERACTIVE:Thirsty paddocks slip into drought again - Glen Innes Examiner

INTERACTIVE:Thirsty paddocks slip into drought again - Glen Innes Examiner | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
INTERACTIVE:Thirsty paddocks slip into drought again
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Weather · Your 4-day local weather forecast · Glen Innes Examiner · TV Guide · Check out what's coming up on TV! Saturday May 11, 2013.
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Hope this election brings some rain and some clarity around drought relief processes for local farmers

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Mother's Day health focus at UNE

Mother's Day health focus at UNE | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Medical students at the University of New England are marking Mother's Day in a different way, with a series of activities revolving around maternal health.  (#GlobalHealth Headlines: Mother's Day health focus at UNE | The Armidale Express
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Twitter / janenecarey: Pippin wins 1st prize Armidale ...

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Pippin wins 1st prize Armidale PS fete pet show most wonderful dog http://t.co/F4qGBtr2M7
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Congratulations Pippin, you look pretty cute!

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Held Back by Student Debt

Held Back by Student Debt | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Student loans make up a growing share of debt for young people, hampering their ability to take out a mortgage or other loans.
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why should we have a big new tax on the futures of our young people? Especially TAFE students who often do it pretty tough as it is without having to go into debt to get a vocational education. This is what the Coalition government in NSW have planned for your kids.

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2013 Northern Tablelands by-election - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

2013 Northern Tablelands by-election - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Antony's Green profile for the Northern Tablelands by-election, brought on by the resignation of former Independent member Richard Torbay.
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The candidate information is now available

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Is the flying car finally here? - The Guyra Argus

Is the flying car finally here? - The Guyra Argus | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Is the flying car finally here?
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Weather · Your 4-day local weather forecast · The Guyra Argus · TV Guide · Check out what's coming up on TV! Thursday May 9, 2013. Multimedia. Larger / SmallerNight Mode.
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Wish I had one of these to get around the elecampaign leading up to the election.

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Ignore the noise - the jobs market is sound - The Guyra Argus

Ignore the noise - the jobs market is sound The Guyra Argus No, the jobs market probably isn't as strong as the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures indicate, but it's still considerably better than business sentiment and much of the...
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Parents want action over NBN promise - Armidale Express

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Parents want action over NBN promise
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They are concerned that while NBN has been rolled out to PLC Armidale, less than 100 metres away, Duval can't connect to the service, despite a two-year-old government promise.
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The NBN has the capacity to transform our public schools. However, working computers, smart boards and systems support across our region would be a good start.

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Candidates - Northern Tablelands State By-election

Candidates - Northern Tablelands State By-election | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
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I am number 5.

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Farmers take their fight to government - The Courier - Narrabri Courier

Farmers take their fight to government - The Courier
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The former Bingara resident claimed there had already been instances of major transgressions in some regions involving the property rights of primary producers and land holders.
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Same issue for farmers on the Northern Tablelnands. Lets support this call to reform the Mining Act. 

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Redirecting...

#TCA "Come on everyone, download a petition and be the straw that breaks O'Farrell's back! TAFE is essential to... http://t.co/Gwo7YLmCER
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A check-in at Thunderbolt's Rock

A check-in at Thunderbolt's Rock | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Other Great Outdoors in Uralla, NSW (I'm at Thunderbolt's Rock (Uralla, NSW) w/ 2 others [pic]: http://t.co/RflxJdnXqo)
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TAFE director warns of more staff and course cuts

TAFE director warns of more staff and course cuts | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
FURTHER cuts to staff and courses at Hunter TAFE are likely in coming months in order to meet efficiency targets, institute director Phil Cox has warned.  (RT @PhillipChadwick: #TAFE director warns of more staff and course cuts
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When TAFE Directors in industrial regional areas like Hunter speak up about TAFE cuts, it's time for the electorate to take notice.

We own the public institution of TAFE. Government are the custodians of our public institutions. How will we attract people to invest and settle in the Northern Tablelands if we dont have viable public institutions?

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Twitter / Beaverkit: Peter Caddy entertaining the ...

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Peter Caddy entertaining the crowd at the Inverell business awards..great job http://t.co/GUaO4xKjtK
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Redfern Legal Centre - LeAP with Armidale launch

Redfern Legal Centre has been given the opportunity to pilot the delivery of legal services to the University of New England in Armidale, using innovative te... (RT @RLC_CEO: We're on YouTube!
Katherine Nicholson's insight:

This is a great innovation and use of technology but it should not replace existing services on the ground.

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Twitter / DanielAndrewsMP: Please RT if you're not proud ...

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RT @lindathestar: Not proud of TAFE "reforms" executed by @Vic_Premier and the Liberals #springst #PAEC http://t.co/itnD1MLG9v Closes schools opens prisons
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I'm very worried that the so called 'reforms' of TAFE that have brought it to its knees in Victoria are what the NSW government has in store for us under the cynically titled "Smart and Skilled" policy. Student debt and limited vouchers for some vocational education only. No more just going to TAFE.

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#TCA #NationalInquiry Dr Toner also questions what it is that is driving these market reforms. The TAFE Community... http://t.co/loUDaoqKrK
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Upclose: Byelection battle looms - Tenterfield Star

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Upclose: Byelection battle looms
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Dr Maher's son Simon Maher is a teacher in Tenterfield.
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Death wishes to go on electronic record - The Inverell Times

Death wishes to go on electronic record - The Inverell Times | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Death wishes to go on electronic record
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Weather · Your 4-day local weather forecast · The Inverell Times · TV Guide · Check out what's coming up on TV! Thursday May 9, 2013. News · Politics.
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I support this initiative, respect for the patient's wishes.

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Byelection ballot order determined - The Inverell Times

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Byelection ballot order determined
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Nominations for the byelection closed on Thursday, with the order of candidates on the ballot sheet drawn at the Australian Electoral Commission's Armidale office.
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Uni reform to hurt students - Glen Innes Examiner

Uni reform to hurt students - Glen Innes Examiner | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
Uni reform to hurt students
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Weather · Your 4-day local weather forecast · Glen Innes Examiner · TV Guide · Check out what's coming up on TV! Wednesday May 8, 2013. News · Politics.
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Investment in education at all levels is what a clever country does if it wants to compete in a globalised and digital economy.

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Funding for school repairs

Funding for school repairs | Let's keep the NSW Coalition government accountable on the Northern Tablelands. | Scoop.it
NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced Armidale High, Bundarra Central, Duval High, Tingha Public and Armidale City Public Schools would receive the funding during a visit to Armidale yesterday.While in Armidale Mr Piccoli also attended a...
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What about funding for TAFE and behaviour support teachers?

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