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Minister of Local Government can postpone NSW Council elections for one year – meetings may be held via video link

Urgent amendments to the Local Govt Act will give the Minister for Local Government the power to postpone the September council elections for 12 months, with a possible further extension to 31 December 2021. The NSW Parliament last night passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 comprising a broad range of […]

Coffs Coast Business

Which business people Australians trust the most and the least – Roy Morgan survey

A special Roy Morgan survey on ‘Trust’ and ‘Distrust’ of business leaders shows Australian entrepreneurs Dick Smith, Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest score the highest ‘Net Trust Scores’ – meaning the ‘Trust’ felt towards the three far outweighs the ‘Distrust’ – according to a special Roy Morgan Snap SMS Survey […]

Local Politics

Council meeting to go ahead this Thursday – Contentious Orara Fire relief on agenda

Following the Australian Government’s ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 or more people and health authorities’ advice to practice social distancing, Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) will be implementing new arrangements for Council Meetings. From 26 March 2020, anyone coming to Council Meetings to observe proceedings will be required […]

Coffs Coast Business Science/Environment

Coronavirus ‘essential services’ might just surprise you

As the coronavirus infects an increasing number of Australians, seemingly harmless activities have been branded potentially lethal and shut down as non-essential services. By Samantha Dick Nightclubs, pubs, cinemas, casinos, sport centres, gyms and places of religious worship are now closed. Restaurants are restricted to takeaways and deliveries. The announcements […]