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Indigenous Australians may have been here for longer than first thought

  A Wollongong academic believes Aboriginal people may have been in Australia for thousands of years longer than previously thought. Dating on artefacts uncovered at a site in the Northern Territory reveals they are up to 65,000 years old. University of Wollongong professor Richard Fullagar says it's an important insight into the movements...

Rock fisherman dead near Ulladulla

  Another rock fisherman is dead after he was swept into the ocean at Merry Beach on Saturday morning. Emergency services were called to Kioloa just after 7.30am, the man found face down in the water. It comes as a dangerous surf warning was issued for waters along the coast with authorities warning...

Nominate for the National Disability Awards

  The Federal Member for Gilmore is encouraging local individuals, workplaces and businesses who’ve improved the lives of Australians with a disability to submit a nomination for the National Disability Awards by the 6th of August. The awards offer a platform to highlight the communities efforts to help break down barriers for...

Draft management plans released for Australia's marine parks

  The Turnbull Government has released for public exhibition draft management plans for Australia's marine parks. Fairfax Media reports environmental groups are not happy, with 25 organisations saying it amounts to an unprecedented roll back of protections. A large number of marine parks would become more open to fishing, jumping from 64 to...

Nature Conservation Council calls for transition to renewable energy

  The Nature Conservation Council is calling on the Berejiklian Government to rapidly transition towards renewable energy. A new report has revealed conditions on the South Coast may become hotter and drier making conditions tough for native wildlife. Campaigns Director Daisy Barnham says it's also not good for Agriculture. Photo credit: By Jürgen from...

Optus mobile upgrades set to benefit the region

  The Coast and Highlands are set to benefit with Optus planning to spend $1 billion to improve and expand its mobile network throughout regional Australia. The telco will build 500 new mobile sites across the country, including 114 under the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspots Program. The company will also complete a program...

Woman lucky to be alive following horrific crash in Vincentia

  A woman is lucky to be alive following a 2 car collision at Vincentia this morning (Friday). It happened about 9am this morning when for an unknown reason, the 2 cars collided on Elizabeth Drive between Bayswater and Albion Streets. The female driver of one of the cars was airlifted by the...

$800,000 government grant for local medical practices

  Medical practices in Kiama, Vincentia and Ulladulla will share in more than $800,000 worth of Government Grant money allowing them to sustain more staff and improve services for patients. It means more doctors, nurses and other health workers will get hands on training. Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis says it's welcome news. “This grant...

Volunteer mini bus driver could face additional charges

  A volunteer mini-bus driver could be facing additional charges over a crash that killed an 88-year-old woman in January. 63-year-old Michael Ryan's case was heard in court after he pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving occasioning death. The court heard Mr Ryan was driving the bus on a day trip from a...

Kiama Council declares war on tree haters

  Kiama Council has declared war on tree haters following yet more poisoning of trees in the Local Government Area. The latest attack has seen an extensive number of banksias deliberately poisoned along Jones Beach at Kiama Downs. Councillor Andrew Sloan says they are now considering the use of infra-red surveillance cameras in...