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See the Pink Ladies in the park

Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Community Liaison officer with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker, invites everyone to come and see the Pink Ladies tomorrow. Community Liaison officer with Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kerri Baker, invites everyone to come and see the Pink Ladies tomorrow.

By Emily Roberts

More than 100 Pink Lady silhouettes will be on display in Sturt Park tomorrow  as a show of support for women and families affected by breast cancer.

The display will be on after the Breast Cancer Support Group’s Fun Run in the morning.

Community Liaison officer with Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), Kerri Baker, said the silhouettes will be placed around the park and near the rotunda.

Miners stick to their digs

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012

ENTHUSED: Resources and Energy Symposium Managing Director, Kerry Stevenson, opened proceedings with a defiant speech. ENTHUSED: Resources and Energy Symposium Managing Director, Kerry Stevenson, opened proceedings with a defiant speech.

The future of Broken Hill’s mining sector was looking strong yesterday when around 500 delegates turned up for day one of the Resources and Energy Symposium in the city.

The annual three-day event is in its second year and the 2012 line-up features keynote speakers such as former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson and NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher.

Symposium Managing Director, Kerry Stevenson, opened the event which she stated was “not just a beauty parade of mining and energy companies.”

“As we sit here today we all know that we are under attack, not just from the Government, but from many sides,” Ms Stevenson told the delegates at the Civic Centre.

Super fun aboard old Connie

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012

A GREAT TIME: Silverlea’s Edward Sinclair, Tony Pearce and Kim Singleton thoroughly enjoyed the flight aboard the Connie yesterday. A GREAT TIME: Silverlea’s Edward Sinclair, Tony Pearce and Kim Singleton thoroughly enjoyed the flight aboard the Connie yesterday.

A 60-year-old airliner, the last of its kind still flying, took off yesterday on two free trips over the city, courtesy of the delegates from Resources and Energy Symposium.

The first joy flight was for the children from Silverlea and their parents and the second took up a party of Year 10 students.

Professor Ian Plimer said City Council had kindly waived the landing fee for the plane.

“The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is a charity and it was very good of Council to waive the fee,” Prof. Plimer said.

Joy flight gift to the kids

Monday, 21st May, 2012

AIRCRAFT HISTORY: Airport ground crew member Gus Wilson said many people had been out to see the 60-year-old “Connie”. AIRCRAFT HISTORY: Airport ground crew member Gus Wilson said many people had been out to see the 60-year-old “Connie”.

Delegates to this week’s Resources and Energy Symposium have chipped in to give the children of Broken Hill a treat.

One of the delegates, Professor Ian Plimer, said the idea came from a group of 20 ambassadors from the resources sector who had flown to the city on a 60-year-old aeroplane.

“During the flight someone said ‘Why don’t we pass a hat around to pay for fuel and the crew to take some children up for a flight?’,” Professor Plimer said.

“We ended up having too much money so we have enough for a second trip.”

Workers’ compo threat

Monday, 21st May, 2012

UNJUST: Lawyer Samantha Harvey says workers face having compensation payments cut if the State Government’s changes to WorkCover are implemented. UNJUST: Lawyer Samantha Harvey says workers face having compensation payments cut if the State Government’s changes to WorkCover are implemented.

The NSW Government’s review of the WorkCover scheme to reduce its $4 billion deficit could cost workers dearly, according to a local law firm.

Samantha Harvey, from Slater and Gordon which specialises in workers compensation, said the proposal was likely to form the basis of an overhaul of the scheme that might strip away basic entitlements.

“WorkCover NSW has a $4 billion deficit but Government needs to ask why. The answer lies in poor investment decision in the Global Financial Crisis and dysfunctional and costly claims handling,” Ms Harvey said.  

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