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Rowland ‘humbled’ by win

Rowland ‘humbled’ by win

Michelle Rowland celebrates late on Saturday night with her campaign team.Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland is “very humbled and very grateful” to have been elected to a third term.
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“It’s a great privilege to represent the community in which you were born, grew up in and are raising a family in,” Ms Rowland said.

“I’m very optimistic for the future and I won’t let the people of Greenway down.”

With 84 per cent of the vote counted as of Sunday afternoon, Ms Rowland looks to have comfortably won the seat by her best margin.

The Labor MP won the seat in 2010 with 42 per cent of the vote andretained her seat in 2013 with 44.5 per cent.

This election saw a 3.5 per cent swing to Labor, with Ms Rowland projectedto receive 49.9per cent of the vote, and 56.5 per cent after preferences.

Ms Rowland thanked her “great” campaign team and the people of Greenway for her victory.

“I’ve always aimed to work very hard over the entire term of the parliament, not just at election time. I hold that commitment very dear,” Ms Rowland said.

“I believe it is the job of the MP to always be accessible and always listening to constituents.”

Ms Rowland said it was different being in opposition but sheendeavoured to listen to local views, and represent those viewsin parliament on issuesincluding employment and housing affordability.

“The most satisfying part of the last three years was listening to people’s concerns and then responding with really good policies.”

Ms Rowland said it is too early to know who will make government, but either way Labor will continue to campaign for its“courageous” policies.

“Anything can happen still. We need to let the AEC do their job, but I can assure the people of Greenway that irrespective of the result and whether I’m a member of government ora member of the opposition, my first priority will be the people of Greenway. I believe that sound policies can be argued through a close parliament.”

Ms Rowland said she is “optimistic” about the range of good policies that will get through government with the individuals who will hold thebalance of power.

TheBlacktown Suncontacted Liberal candidate Yvonne Keane for comment.

In a personal message sent to supporters, Mrs Keane thanked everyone for their “superhuman” support and said she was proud of the honest campaign they ran.

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Johne’s Disease risk-based management era under way

Johne’s Disease risk-based management era under way

Johnes Disease remains a notifiable disease however regulatory actions are no longer required with the new on-farm approach.
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A NEWapproach to management of Johne’s Disease (JD) in cattle started from Friday, moving from a management structure regulated by state governments to an on-farm risk based approach.

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Acting Chief Veterinary Officer, Samantha Allan, said the changes let farmers take responsibility for managing JD in line with other disease and biosecurity risks they manage on-farm.

“Johnes Diseaseremains a notifiable disease however regulatory actions are no longer required with the new on-farm approach,” Dr Allan said.

“Infectedfarms will not be quarantined and any existing quarantines have now been revoked. There will no restrictions on the movement of cattle within NSW or interstate on account of their JD status and no tracing of livestock to and from infected properties.

“Farmers can now consider what measures should be implemented to guard against and manage the biosecurity risk to their business. Options include requesting livestock health declarations when buying stock.”

JD has been managed under the National Bovine Johne’s Disease Strategic Plan since 2003. The new approach comes into effect aftera scheduled review of the plan was undertaken in 2015, which included consultation with industry, Government and the community on how to best manage JD.

In the lead up to the introduction of the Biosecurity Act in 2017,NSW DPI will have further discussions with NSW Farmers and industry organisations on how best to proceed with the management of cattle health statements in NSW.

To bring goats into line with cattle and sheep, similar changes will be made to the management of JD in goats.

Johne’s Disease is an endemic wasting disease caused by bacteria that affects the intestines of cattle.

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Surrender to army convoys

Surrender to army convoys

BANG ON TARGET: A soldier fires blanks from a machinegun on the turret of an armoured truck, right, in Abattoirs Road on the outskirts of Port Pirie on Saturday.Soldiers deployed on Exercise Hamel aroundPort Pirie have a simple request for their fellow road users – please be patient.
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As part of the training scenario, manymilitary vehicles – including semi-trailers and armoured trucks– will be using local roads.

“We appreciate that our road movements will have an impact on other road users, and we are working hard to minimise the effect we have on local people,” said exercise director Brigadier Mick Ryan.

“Throughout this training activity – which is vital to the AustralianArmy’s preparedness – we have been grateful to the many local communities who have welcomed us, and these coming few days will see us further building on that relationship.”

Road users are asked to maintain a safe distance from military convoys and to be aware of changed traffic conditions.

“Our drivers are under strict safety controls every time they operate our vehicles,” Brigadier Ryan said.

“For example, we take the necessary steps to ensure our convoys adhere to the posted speed limits on state and federal roadsand to a maximum of 40 kmh inside our range areas.

“But we are also very aware that school holidays are upon us and that many people may be seeking to get away on holiday and so we are asking that all road users keep us in mind and take it easy with army convoys.”

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Cattle prices on the increase

Cattle prices on the increase

Local connections : Jean and Frances O'Brien, and Kevin Boehme at Clareville Wellington. Photo Mark Griggs.
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At Dubbo Thursday 2145 prime cattle penned, good quality yarding. An increase of British breedshelped lift the average .Vealers firm, medium weight feeder steer,heifers rose 10 cents due mainly British breeds. Heavy weight feeders firm.Trade steers,heifers lost 4 to 6 cents . Heavy steers,bullocks gained 6 c.Cows fell 4 to 9 c.

Quotations: calves 317.2 to 347.2, steer vealers 316.2 to 408.2, heifer vealers 296.2 to 374.2, steer yearlings 230 to 390, heifer yearlings 220 to 357.2, heavy steers 281.2 to 330, bullocks 296 to 349.2, heavy heifers 240 to 360, light cows 173.2 to 241.6, medium cows 200 to 260, heavy cows 255 to 276, bulls 230.2 to 312.2.

FridayDubbo : 3000 store cattle mixed quality yarding. Several large drafts of Angus and Angus cross weaners offered,strong competition. The bulk weaner cattle prices up$30 -$60 depending on breed and weight. Weaner steers sold $455 to 1265 or 253 to 557 cents per kg. weaner heifers $350 to $1250, yearling steers $830 to $1300 or 284 to 449 cents per kg. yearling heifers $650 to $890, one pen of PTIC heifers made $1280. PTIC cows $1030 to $1550 for a pen of heavy Hereford cows, cows & calves $1270 to $1675 a yard of Herefords.

31,500 lambs Dubbo :Monday good quality andnumbers. Heavy weight lambs,, light weight young lambs suitable for the restockers.Lightweight lambs suitable for processing lost $8 -$12, trade weights fell $7, heavy weight lambs up to 26 kg down $5 to $7, the export weights firm. Light weight merino lambs firm however heavy end $12 cheaper trade types $108 to $146. Heavy end top$162, hoggets$135. Quotations: heavy young lamb $144, light supermarket lamb $159, light lamb $45 to $123, medium lamb $96 to $145, heavy lamb $124 to $159, supermarket lambs $143 to $188, export lamb $172 to $232.

7500 mutton a mixed quality yarding, most grades fell $13 to $18 Quotations: light ewes $48 to $84, medium ewes $65 to $113, heavy ewes $86 to $125, light wethers $51 to $85, medium wethers $70 to $107, heavy wethers $114 to $132, ram lambs $75 to $129, rams $70 to $123.

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What’s on: some key dates for your diary

What’s on: some key dates for your diary

Do you have a community event you want to share? Send in the details, and your contact information [email protected]南京夜网419论坛to have it included in our weekly Community Events listings.TODAY* Learn to Paint classes are being held at the Hope City Church office, in 93A Hill Street, Muswellbrook, from 10am. Phone 0418 206 707.
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* CWA Evening group meet at the CWA rooms Surman Street, Scone 6pm start. All welcome.

* Muswellbrook Men’s Shed meets every Wednesday at 7-9 Industrial Close, Muswellbrook, from 9am. New members are welcome. Phone 0474 253 256 or email [email protected]南京夜网

* Scone Historical Society Research Centre, Kingdon Street opens 9.30am to 2.30pm in the Sergeants Residence. Contact Ann on 6545 9773 or Betty on 6545 1598.

* Country Cottage Craft card making and beading workshop, from 10am to noon at Muswellbrook library. Contact Janis on 0418 629 449.

* Embroiderers Guild Inc. meets at CWA Rooms, Scone. Contact Kay on 6545 2110 or Pat on 6545 0416.

* All are invited to join free fitness group – Scone Community Walkfit. It’s fun, social and free, 9.15am for 9.30start. Rain or shine, they meet at 9 Stanstead Close, Scone (top of cul-de-sac). [email protected]南京夜网419论坛

THURSDAY* The Scone SDA Church Food Pantry is open from 1pm to 3pm weekly (Thursdays) at 164 Susan Street, Scone. Registration is required by Centrelink or Healthcare card, however no disadvantaged person will be turned away. Phone 0490 078 105.

* The Red Door Kitchen is on in the Uniting Church Hall, Muswellbrook, on Thursdays. Enjoy a home-cooked meal and friendly company, open for lunch today between noon and 2pm. .

* A Catholic Faith course has started at the Cusa Room next to St James’ Catholic Church in Muswellbrook to refresh and renew Catholics’ knowledge of their faith. It’s free, from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. Contact Monica Brown on 0409 913 453.

* Learn to make Jewellery classes are taking place at the Hope City Church office, in 93A Hill Street, Muswellbrook, at 10am. For details, phone 0418 206 707.

* At the Scone Youth Centre from 4pm to 5pm there will be a free relaxation group for those younger than 18. Canteen available. Contact Mel on 0417 287 540.

* Senior Citizens Centre has Euchre and Bingo from 1pm to 4pm. Contact Robyn Edmonds on 6545 1915.

* Scone Bridge Club will meet at Scone Arts and Crafts from 10am to 3.30pm. Anyone interested in learning to play iswelcome. Contact Philippa on 6545 2683 or Amy on 0416 326 612.

FRIDAY* Have you ever wanted to learn scrapbooking? Well, here is your chance. Attend the Hope City Church office at 93A Hill Street, Muswellbrook. For more information, phone 0418 206 707.

* Active Over 50 Muswellbrook is a group session aimed at improving stamina, strength, flexibility, bone density and balance. Classes are suitable for beginners. There are two sessions at the Uniting Church Hall, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.15am. Contact Julie on 6543 2517.

* Scone Library presents StoryTime. A Get Together for parents and children from 10.30am to 11.30am. Contact 6540 1183.

* Alcoholics Anonymous meet from 7.30pm at the Catholic Church Hall, Waverley Street, Scone. Contact National AA on 130 222 222.

* Scone Arts and Craft – Painters, join our small and friendly artist groups 10am to 2pm. From beginners to experienced. Contact Betty on 6543 4310.

SATURDAY* Uniting Church - Learn Conversational English – Scone Uniting Church Hall, Kingdon Street, Scone, 2-4pm Saturdays, No cost. Contact Jackie on 6545 1429 or Greg on 6545 3176.

* Crochet and Craft group meet at the Scone library from 9am to 12pm. Free morning tea will be provided. Contact Scone library on 6540 1370.

SUNDAY* The Hunter Valley Over 50s’ Singles’ Social Club meets at the Polish Hall, Grant Street, Maitland, on the first Sunday of the month at 10am. Outings throughout the month include dinners, picnics, shows, movies, lunches, morning teas etc. So if you are 50+ and looking for friendship in a friendly group environment then come along to our meeting and enjoy morning tea or contact Glenda on 4934 3136 or Mary on 4951 4407 for further details.

* Hope City Church meets at Hill Street, Muswellbrook. Morning Service Sunday at 10am. All welcome. Contact Pastor Garth Belford on 0418 206 707.

MONDAY* Quilting classes take place at the Hope City Church office, 93A Hill Street, Muswellbrook, from 7pm. For more information, phone 0418 206 707.

TUESDAY* Every Tuesday a TransCare bus travels to Tamworth from Scone, departing at 8am with connecting buses from other towns. Fare is approximately $30 return depending on where you are travelling from. Return journey departs from Tamworth at 2pm. Bookings are essential. Phone 6545 3113.

* Gidget Foundation Support Group meets monthlyfrom 1pm to 3pm at Scone Youth Centre. The group is an inclusive group who are experiencing or have experienced, supporting a loved one with or at risk of Prenatal Depression. Contact Katrina on 0411 587 655.

* Scone CWA Craft and Friendship Day, meet Scone CWA Rooms, 10am to 3pm. Contact Carolyn 041 246 308.

* Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday night at 7.30pm in Muswellbrook. For more information, contact the national AA helpline on 1300 222 222.

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