Malcolm Turnbull's parliamentary year ended, if not with the high marks he's awarded it, then with some salient accomplishments.
The decision by the Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to fix the allowable rate increase for councils for 2017/2018 at 1.5% has raised concerns it falls well short of rises in expenditure faced by councils which are estimated to be double the proposed rate increase.
A look at recent events through the eyes of Barwon MP Kevin Humphries.
Artists and arts workers aged 18-25 years in the Dubbo electorate are being urged to apply for a $10,000 Young Regional Artist Scholarship (YRAS) to help reach their career goals, according to Arts Minister and Dubbo MP Troy Grant.
City motorists will not be shocked by the high prices at petrol pumps – they have been paying more to fill up for several weeks.
As Australia gears up for the Christmas break our warm summer evenings make the night sky come alive and you don't need to be a professional astronomer or even have a telescope to catch all of these celestial treats.
Blood from the Orange byelection is still in the water and is set to pose on-going risks for the NSW Coalition government.
The critical importance of soil in Australia’s food chain and the role it plays in supporting a productive and sustainable agriculture sector has been acknowledged for World Soil Day on Monday by the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Luke Hartsuyker.
The final sitting of Federal Parliament saw the Coalition Government deliver on some of its key promises including the so-called backpacker tax that passed through both Houses of Parliament late last Thursday evening.
A search for the remains of Lateesha Nolan has concluded south of Dubbo.
Crime rates in Dubbo are higher than Orange and Bathurst in almost every category.
Christmas is just around the corner, and the kids of Dubbo have once again written to Santa.
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