Friday 2 November 2018

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Barrier Daily Truth Friday 2 November 2018

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IN THIS EDITION:

* The Darling River Action groups is urging everyone who cares about the Darling River and the Menindee Lakes to join Saturday’s protest rally and bring their children because they are who we are fighting . The chairman of DRAG, Mark Hutton, said he hoped to see at least 1000 people at the rally because it would send a powerful message to the nation. The protest march will leave from the Town Square at
11am and head to Sturt Park for the public gathering and speeches.

* A prisoner caught everyone by surprise yesterday when he jumped the dock and bolted from the Local Court. The 27-year-old had two prison officers sitting either side of him and one in front of the dock but he was just too quick, said Rachel Storey, the lawyer representing him. The Broken Hill and Sacred Heart primary schools were put into lock-down after the incident which happened about 2.30pm. FULL STORY: PAGE 3.

* Brown Street residents spoke at Council’s monthly meeting on Wednesday to express their dismay over a lack of maintenance of their street. Cathy King and Corinne Dall’Ami spoke during the public forum about their concerns for the safety in Brown Street (starting before the Silverton Road) and the amount of dust being dragged up. FULL STORY: PAGE 4

* A councillor’s bid to overturn a decision about Nachiappan Surgery’s mural has been thwarted. Councillor Tom Kennedy put forward a rescission motion to reverse the decision to stop the artwork. In a report to Wednesday’s meeting, General Manager James Roncon put forward arguments stating it was unlawful under the Local Government (General Regulation) Act. DETAILS: PAGE 5.