Into the wildProfile
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WATER WORLD: North Nowra’s Chelle Roberts, 25, has a laugh while canoeing the Madeira River, deep into the heart of the Amazon jungle.MOST people don’t voluntarily enter environments which require deliberate protocols for dealing with animals capable of tearing an individual to shreds, but then Chelle Roberts isn’t most people.
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In 2013 the 25-year-old adventurer spent three months trekking the Amazonian jungle with a group of 13 students and five instructors – for fun.

Born in the Sydney Hills district, Chelle lived in the Southern Highlands for much of her schooling years, moving to the Shoalhaven for full time work and an internship at Youthworks outdoor recreation facility Waterslea.

“I had actually never done much outdoor stuff,” she said.

In fact, Chelle was all set for university when during her gap year she went on a few HSC study camps as a mentor at Waterslea.

“Something happened that made me decide I wanted to work there,” she said.

Students from a private school group attending the camp had been rocked by the murder of a fellow classmate by her own sister, finding out a week before exams.

Chelle spent time tutoring a particular student who chose to stay at camp following the news.

“I wasn’t a friend, or a teacher, I was just present,” Chelle said.

“I didn’t counsel or advise – I just listened.

“She had lots of angst and pain.

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Foxes and Thompson grab medals
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Gold and silver: Jessica Fox navigates the course at Eldon, Victoria. Picture: Dean Tonkin

Penrith paddlers Jessica Fox, Noemie Fox and Angus Thompson have all featured at the Australian Slalom National Championships in Victoria.

The event held in Eldon on January 2-11 doubled as a chance for young athletes to impress selectors before the final national junior team selection meet at Penrith next month.

This year the world junior championships are in Brazil.

Noemie Fox, 18, impressed junior selectors by finishing with gold in the junior women’s C1 and silver the K1 classifications.

In the open events Kate Eckhardt beat Noemie to bronze by the slimmest of margins in each event.

Just 0.76 seconds separated them in the K1 and an unbelievable 0.01 seconds in the C1 class.

“I found it quite challenging because I’m not used to racing on flat water, so this was completely different,” Noemie said.

She said though she had a lot of support at school last year racing while doing her HSC was hard and she’s able to do a lot more training now.

“This is my last year as a junior so I really want to go and give it a good crack,” she said.

She is aiming for some strong results at the Australian Open that could lead to her entering some world cup events in Europe next year.

Angus Thompson, 17, absolutely dominated the junior men’s K1 event, where he came home more than five second quicker than the second-placed paddler.

“I was a bit off the pace but I was happy with it. I could have been quicker through certain points, but it is a tiring course and I am happy,” Thompson said.

After winning two of the selection races, Anderson hopes a strong result next month will earn a junior national call-up.

Jessica Fox is coming off a historically great 2014 racing year and she continued in that vein by winning the open Women’s K1 event and taking silver in the C1.

Rosalyn Lawrence pipped Jessica by less than a second after a two-second gate penalty.

The next national team selection event is at Penrith White Water on February 13-15.

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MEGA GALLERY| Twenty20 action at Rocky River
南京夜网 / 09/07/2018

Crystal Brook were the champions of the Rocky River T20 competition, taking out the Golden North Cup.
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MEGA GALLERY| Twenty20 action at Rocky River Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

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Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

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Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

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Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

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Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

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Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

Thrills and spills from the Rocky River Cricket Association T20 competition held at the weekend. Photographs by Jennifer Wainwright.

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Summer photo competition 2014: your ‘makes me happy’ photos
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Summer photo competition 2014: your ‘makes me happy’ photos Submitted by Jaz. Tama Corry, 3, and our 12-month-old Shar Pei just relaxing in the sun.
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Submitted by Carolyn Foster.

Submitted by Jason Baldwin. Ice cream!

Submitted by Sheree Pearce. Sun sets make me happy.

Submitted by Courtney Kelly. The love they have for each other makes me happy!

Submitted by Elizabeth Scott. Yoga makes me happy.

Submitted by Laura Meagher. T2 makes me happy.

Submitted by Mel Shephard. Watching our beautiful little miracle grow and discover new things.

Submitted by Amanda Fell. Our newest addition has had us smiling all summer – those smiles would make anyone happy!

Submitted by Rebecca Tucker. Much loved cousins from middle Australia coming to our beautiful city for the first time.

Submitted by Anita Casey. Watching the sun set over the water with those I love dearest makes me happy.

Submitted by Grace Townsend. Summer hail makes me happy.

Submitted by Stephanie Robinson. Experiencing the diversity in our world makes me happy.

Submitted by Donna Mcgregor. What mess, it wasn’t us!

Submitted by Bron Hatton. Summer freckles make me happy.

Submitted by Emma Siejka. My smiling meatball is what makes me happy.

Submitted by Christine Dean Smith. What makes me happy…. my mothers roses.

Submitted by Ebonie Heller.

Submitted by Renee Stephens.My parents. They’re my best friends. I would die without them by my side every minute of every hour of every day

Submitted by Stacey Rose. My little family makes me happy!

Submitted by Christine Dean Smith. What makes me happy…. relaxing after a hard day of farmwork with the loves of my life… My hubby and my ‘adopted’ kids— all 46 of them.

Submitted by Waryk Holmes, aged 9.5 years. My Family.

Submitted by Danielle Evans. Quiet time at Oberon Dam… makes us happy.

Submitted by Danielle Flanagan. Memories of a beautiful sunrise on the coast makes me happy.

Submitted by Jasmine Ryan. Seeing the fruits of our labour being harvested ‘makes me happy’.

Submitted by Joanne Simpson. The beauty, history and rustic charm of old buildings makes me happy.

Submitted by Kaitlin Jane Nightingale. My sister.

Submitted by Kelly Timms. Camping with the family.

Submitted by Kylie Deppeler.

Submitted by Lyn Downing. My dogs.

Submitted by Rebecca Rudder. These two lil dudes made me smile all summer.

Submitted by Renetta Wolfe. My kids feeling free and invigorated.

Submitted by Sarah McDonald. My garden.

Submitted by Skye Dawes. Picnics at the duck park with this little guy makes me happy.

Submitted by Talitha Keates. My friends.

Submitted by Talitha Keates. Traveling to beautiful places makes me happy.

Submitted by Terrence Cass. The birds and the sunsets.

Submitted by Trudi Clare. My grandchildren enjoying my pool.

Submitted by Vickie Osborne. Holidays with my family.

Submitted by Leeanne Turner. My gorgeous son taking selfies.

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Motorcyclist killed at Mt Seaview
南京夜网 / 09/07/2018

A MOTORCYCLIST died after a collision with another cyclist and an oncoming car at Mount Seaview on Saturday morning.
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Laurieton Police attended the crash site, west of Wauchope on the Oxley Highway.

The deceased, a 43-year-old Sydney man, was riding his motorcycle east along the highway with four other riders, about 11am, when it is believed he collided with one of them as the group rode down a steep decline.

Police report the man then lost control of his motorcycle before colliding with a Hyundai i30 hatch travelling in the opposite direction.

Ambulance Paramedics from Wauchope and Walcha assisted the motorcyclist, however he died at the scene.

The rider of the other motorcycle, a 48-year-old Sydney man, and the 40-year-old male driver of the Hyundai, were taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests but were uninjured during the incident.

Police are continuing investigations into the circumstances leading up to the crash and will prepare a report for the Coroner.

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Locals respond well to Urgent Care Centre
南京夜网 / 09/07/2018

Well received: Registered Nurse Fred Cahill and Executive Officer/Director of Nursing Ann Bodill inside the Urgent Care Centre.WAUCHOPE District Memorial Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre has been well received by locals and visitors over the Christmas-New Year period and school holidays.
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The hospital’s Executive Officer/Director of Nursing, Ann Bodill, said the centre, which is open from 8am until 6pm daily, had a great team of doctors and nurses.

“There is always a doctor in the Urgent Care Centre, during these hours, who is supported by our experienced nursing staff,” Mrs Bodill said.

“Our X-ray department also is open from 8am to 6pm daily, seven days a week, including all public holidays, which means outpatient X-rays can be carried out any day of the week.

“Busy full-time workers can visit the centre on the weekend and we are here late enough to help children after school.

The Urgent Care Centre has been open since March last year, treating moderate to minor injuries and illness such as lacerations, fractures and muscular skeletal injury.

Urgent medical condition exacerbations such as mild and moderate asthma, chest infection, and viral illness can also be treated.

The Urgent Care Centre does not have the capacity to see patients requiring emergency department care – such as chest pain, abdominal pain, urgent pregnancy related conditions, moderate and severe trauma or acute neurological conditions.

“Our Urgent Care Centre is well equipped to handle many illnesses and injuries right here in Wauchope, however, anyone requiring after-hours or specialist treatment must go to Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

“The Wauchope community is a great supporter of our local hospital, and our staff and patients really do appreciate that support.”

Mrs Bodill said the start of a new year was a great opportunity for Wauchope residents to look around their homes for borrowed hospital equipment.

“We provide many patients with equipment, such as walking aids, to assist their recovery.”

“The start of the new year is a good opportunity for former patients to return borrowed items to the hospital so they can be used to assist new patients in the year ahead.”

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Bromhead’s petrol price challenge to ACCC
南京夜网 / 09/07/2018

AS the high cost of Forster’s fuel continues to flout the lowest oil prices in six years, petrol across regional NSW is making national headlines, with the word ‘collusion’ increasingly heard.
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Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead

The local member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, is amongst those crying foul.

“Fuel prices overall are part of a coordinated pricing structure between the major oil companies, ripping the whole area off,” he said.

“The only reason our prices are so high is through their collusion. They work together, that’s the point.”

Until recently, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was unable to look into pricing unless there was evidence of collusion between companies. Their standard response to fuel concerns put it down to market pressures such as demand, transport, and outlet locations.

But in December the federal minister for small business, Bruce Billson, directed the ACCC to take a closer look at elements of the fuel market which are of particular concern to consumers, and last week a plan was announced to scrutinise petrol prices across the country, as the price discrepancy stretched to more than 40 cents more per litre between cities and some regional areas.

Under the new arrangement, fuel prices in all capital cities and 180 regional centres will be monitored, and the ACCC’s power to compel information will be used to examine petrol companies’ price-structuring systems.

“We will look at three regional locations closely this year to understand their level of petrol prices in more detail,” Mr Sims, chair of the ACCC said.

“The studies will look at the cost of fuel in the nearest port, transport and storage costs, as well as wholesale, distribution, and retail costs to fully explain prices and where money is being made in the petrol price value chain.”

The ACCC will rely on its new compulsory information gathering powers under Section 95ZK of the Act to conduct the micro market studies.

Whilst Mr Sims acknowledged that complying with these notices might be a burden for businesses, he said it is the only way to uncover what is going on with petrol prices in specific regional locations, and why the gap between petrol prices in regional areas and metropolitan areas had tripled since July last year.

Mr Bromhead said that the ACCC’s new investigative powers will allow it to be privy to a company’s details such as telephone records and emails, or demand interviews with staff.

“If the ACCC doesn’t do that job, then they shouldn’t exist. If they can’t do that job, then they need to ask for a change of legislation, to enable it to find evidence of collusion. The ACCC knows major fuel companies are colluding, they just need to get proof of it” he said.

If no unlawful evidence of collusion can be found, Mr Bromhead said that existing legislation needed to change to prevent price gauging from occurring.

“In countries like the US, this would not be allowed to happen” he said.

Even if no breaches are found, the ACCC believes the reports can shine a light on specific markets where prices are relatively high.

“Such exposure can influence behaviour as consumers can see where the money is being made and seek appropriate change,” Mr Sims said.

“Fuel producers can either respond or face a consumer backlash or even a government response if the market is not behaving as a competitive market should. It may be, for example, that barriers to new entry are too high, or that there is a lack of independent market participants.”

Mr Sims acknowledged that many regional communities would no doubt want to be the first target of these micro market studies, but due to the level of detail involved only three can be done in any year.

“I encourage every driver and every owner of a motor vehicle in the Myall Lakes to complain to the ACCC. I also call upon the ACCC to prove that it does have a purpose, it is not a toothless tiger, and can protect consumers from collusion and price gauging” said Mr Bromhead.

In terms of the ACCC, it is a sentiment echoed by the state’s unofficial petrol watchdog, the NRMA.

“The NRMA looks forward to seeing the ACCC’s first petrol report and ensuing action.” Kyle Loades, NRMA president said.

Will the ACCC rise to the challenge?

“I think we will be able to put the producer on the spot in the way they have never been before,” Mr Sims said.

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Being at the wrong end of a taser is a choiceOpinion
南京夜网 / 09/07/2018

I have never been tasered by the police.
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That’s probably because I generally behavemyself, at least when it comes to breaking thelaw.

Unfortunately, people who are tasered generallydeserve it.

Usually, they have well and truly defiedpolice instructions, so therefore they haveplaced themselves in a vulnerable position.

Then when a tragedy occurs there’s an outcry.

But why?

Quite obviously no one wants to see anyonedie as a result of being tasered, but surely thevictims only have themselves to blame.

Why on earth would anyone place themselvesat such risk?

The 38-year-old who died at Bowral last weekhad been on a three-day drug-induced binge.

Well, I’m sorry, but whose fault is that?

Certainly not the police.

But, as always happens in times of trouble,it’s the police who are called in to try andresolve what often is a volatile situation.

In this case the victim was being disruptiveand troublesome at the local McDonald’srestaurant.

Officers at first used capsicum spray andwhen that failed they were forced to draw ataser.

So why all of a sudden are the police toblame? Had this man behaved himself he

would be alive today.

Even his brother admitted he had problemsall his life, had taken drugs and had mixedwith the wrong crowd.

For goodness sake, what about some self-responsibility here?

It’s the same with the Brazilian student whodied in similar circumstances in Sydney a fewyears ago.

After stealing from a local supermarket hethen ran amok through the streets and as theCCTV footage clearly shows he repeatedlyrefused to stop.

Again, the incident ended tragically, but hewould have been fine had he simply obeyedorders.

And while we are at it, we should spare athought for the police in all this.

Imagine going to work in the morning andcoming home that night having killed someone.

Talk about trauma.

Car chases are the same.

If my car is stolen I would want the police todo something about it.

I’ve worked hard for it and to have someonejust up and steal it would anger me no end.

Imagine how annoyed I’d be if the policeadmitted to seeing it being driven around butfailed to act.

As usual, if a chase ends badly there’s a hueand cry.

Well, we just can’t have it both ways.

Either we want the police to act or we don’t,but at least I know where I stand – stop thecriminals and we’ll stop the rot.

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Faces in the crowd: Photos
南京夜网 / 09/07/2018

Faces in the crowd: Photos Goulburn Murray cricket team waiting to bat. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN
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Country Week cricket at Canterbury Park Eaglehawk. Alex Keath, Adam Decicco, Austin Windridge, Josh O’Shea, Blake Gelletly.

Country Week cricket at Canterbury Park Eaglehawk. Barry Brackley, Kenny Bell, Scott McKenzie, Grant Brown.

Country Week cricket at Canterbury Park Eaglehawk. Peter King, Trevor Lynch, Alan Smith.

Country Week cricket at Canterbury Park EaglehawkNorman Poole with Myla.

Country Week cricket at Canterbury Park EaglehawkWayne and Amelia Mitrovic.

Jack Lake, 14. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

Cousins Jacob Hatcher, 9 and Adam Button, 11. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

Goulburn Murray cricket team waiting to bat. Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN

Lachie Mika, Brian Brasher, Col Lake and Keith Dickson. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Peter Moore and Frizz Marshall. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Paul Wicks and Rob Morley. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Lynne Watt and Shirley Wallis. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Ryder Hudson, Kristy Davidson and Leila Hudson. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Peter Crow. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Shavis O’Beirne, Ken Jones, Murray Habel, Paddy Mahony and Chris Bant. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

John Burns and Stephen Edwards. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

David West, Mark Henry and Dan Oakley. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

Josh Mahoney and Glenn Morgan. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

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From Russia with love
南京夜网 / 09/07/2018

The couple have enjoyed their time in Boorowa.An adventurous young Russian couple are spending two weeks in Boorowa as guests of John and Glenys Dymock.
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Katya Sherbakova and her fiancee Slava Shishlaev arrived in Boorowa on January 10, and will go back to the frozen north of Russia on January 24.

The couple live in Archangelsk, a city of 400,00 people 1300 km north of Moscow.

The temperuture when they left Archangelsk was minus 30 degrees celsius.

They have watched shearing, eaten a pie with sauce, tried vegemite, ridden a horse and motorbike, and been to Wombeyan Caves.

They have travelled twice to Canberra to see Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin, climb Mt Anslie and attend a concert in the Botanic Gardens.

Their connection with the Dymocks is through Katya’s skill as a Russian languge teacher.

Katya has been teaching John the Russian language on Skype for two years. Katya said she felt at home when Margaret in the Boorowa newsagency said”Good Morning”” in Russian. . They finish their short tour to Australia with 3 days in Sydney.

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