The National Rural Advisory Council (NRAC) have submitted indepen-dent advice to the Federal Government on whether to continue Exceptional Circum-stances assistance in 19 areas in NSW, NT, QLD, SA, and WA, which were […]
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TRUE COLOURS OF “OPAL SCAM”
Dear Editor, Are recession preditors turning on their communities? Upon reading the typical Advertiser (Adelaide Now) style headline, “Tourists duped in fake opal scam“, alarm bells began to ring. Reading further and […]
FIRST NIGHT MATCH AT COOBER PEDY FOR SAINTS – HORNRIDGE
by Mark Bell Saints – Hornridge Night Game at Coober While the Saints may have been beaten, it was a great night for footy in Coober Pedy last Saturday as over 400 […]
ADELAIDE NOW PRODUCES ‘MISCHIEVOUS’ OPAL SCAM
Adelaide Now story dubbed as sensationalism and rubbish The Chairperson of Coober Pedy Retail Business and Tourism Association Inc, Mr Robert Coro has refuted the banner headline ‘Tourists duped in fake opal scam’ (Advertiser […]
CONFUSION WITH “OPAL SCAM” DUPLICITY
To the Editor, How is the jewellery trade a mining concern? In googling Coober Pedy Times website today, we noted a catchy headline on another site: “Tourists duped in fake opal scam“. […]
GOVERNOR GENERAL ENJOYS ROMANCE WITH OPAL IN COOBER PEDY
By Margaret Mackay, Coober Pedy Regional Times Wistfully looking back upon a century of pioneering and her Coober Pedy hosts, the Governor General, Ms Quentin Bryce says farewell to the Opal Capital, with […]
$10,000 IN GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY BASED NRM PROJECTS IN SA ARID LANDS – HURRY
Community groups in South Australia’s arid lands can apply for grants of up to $10,000 from State funding to carry out local landcare and watercare projects.
FIRST NIGHT FOOTY MATCH IN COOBER PEDY COMING SOON
By: Mark Bell Coober Pedy is about to experience it’s first ever night football match. Hornridge has agreed to be the first team from Roxby Downs to play under lights on Saturday […]
JOB CUTS: ATO TO OUTSOURCE PRIVILEGED TAX INFORMATION TO PRIVATE COMPANIES
There are 23,000 Tax Officers employed around Australia and many are expected to join the National Day of Action. ATO management has revealed plans to shed close to 3,000 Tax Office jobs […]
COOBER PEDY: OPAL MINING MECCA
Posted in the New Zealand Herald 12:23 pm Tuesday May 05, 2009 Mine tailings litter the Olympic Opal Field on the outskirts of the South Australian mining town Coober Pedy.
STONG REACTIONS TO RUDD’S CLIMATE SELLOUT TO THE BIG POLLUTERS
“Householders will pay twice whilst polluters get free permits” Like the majority of Australia’s environment and climate groups, the Conservation Council of South Australia (CCSA) is bitterly disappointed with the Federal Government’s […]
SCRAM JET TESTING UNDERWAY AT WOOMERA
See 2010 test plans here: HYPERSONIC SCRAMJET TESTS FOR OUTBACK SOUTH AUSTRALIA Posted on March 8, 2010 by Coober Pedy Regional Times (2009) Two HIFiRE launches are scheduled to be conducted in the […]
CENTRELINK CHANGES TO JOB SERVICES AUSTRALIA
Job seekers will today begin receiving letters outlining changes to the Australian Government’s employment services. Centrelink this week began sending letters to job seekers informing them that from July 1, the current […]
FARINA – OLD GHOST TOWN IN THE FLINDERS COMES BACK TO LIFE
An opening ceremony, paying tribute to early residents, and to launch the new “Information Bay” will be held on May 10 The old ghost town Farina will come back to life in […]
PLANS TO DEPLOY ESSENTIAL COURT SERVICES TO PT AUGUSTA FROM REGIONAL & REMOTE S.A.
Regional Mayors react with anger to “grapevine” decision to axe four regional courts in South Australia Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Kadina and Naracoorte have been targetted as likely candidates to lose their vital […]
OZ MINERALS – SALE OF MARTABE PROJECT
Following a competitive sale process over recent months, OZ Minerals today announces the sale of its Martabe gold and silver project in North Sumatra, Indonesia, to China Sci-Tech Holdings Limited (“CST”) for […]
ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA (APY) LANDS COMMUNITY STORE GOVERNANCE
Public hearings and meetings –Wednesday 29 April 2009 On its third day of hearings in Central Australia, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs will visit […]
MINMETALS GETS AUSTRALIAN GOVT APPROVAL FOR OZMINERALS ASSETS
OZ Minerals has been advised that the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia has today announced that he has approved the proposed acquisition by China Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals Co. Ltd. (“Minmetals”) of […]
TAMIL CIVILIANS USED AS HUMAN SHIELDS – WORLD LEADERS CALLED TO STOP COWARDLY WAR CRIME
1000 people have died and more than 1300 people have been wounded. The Sri Lankan Army spokesperson arrogantly calls this genocidal attack on the Tamil civilians as ‘the world’s biggest hostage rescue.”
LEGAL SERVICES SLASHED REGIONALLY IN LEAD UP TO MAY BUDGET
Four major South Australian regional towns are to have court services slashed as part of the Rann Government cuts to services in the lead up to the May 2009 budget. Information given […]
TOURISTS PROHIBITED AT ICONIC DALHOUSIE SPRINGS IN OUTBACK SA
Dear Editor, Outback Airlines is Alice Springs leading air charter company with a fleet of six aircraft. We operate half-day and full-day sightseeing tours to West MacDonnells and Uluru landing at iconic […]
VOICES OF DARWIN SPEAK OUT AS “INPEX LNG” IMPACTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Is Tibby Quall tackling a system, set up to fail for the Bloodline Owners of their own Land? Is it economic progress before people, at the expense of a successful ancient civilisation? On Tuesday, the Darwin […]
TRAGEDY STRIKES COULTHARD FAMILY AFTER HISTORIC NATIVE TITLE SIGNOFF IN THE FLINDERS RANGES
Questions Without Answers The celebration of an historic Native Title sign off ended in grief for the Coulthard family in the ancient Flinders Ranges, historically the home of the Adnyamathanha people. At […]
COOBER PEDY SAINTS ON THE ROAD AGAIN
by Mark Bell Pre-season training is nearly over for the Coober Pedy Saints as they ventured down to Roxby Downs for a Lightning Carnival on Sunday 5th April.
HEALTH CLINIC SERVICES REMOVED FROM REMOTE TOWN MINTABIE WITHOUT CONSULTATION
To: The Editor Coober Pedy Regional Times I would like to protest against the removal of clinic services from Mintabie, without any consultation or stated valid reasons.
WAYNE SWAN BLOCKS MINMETALS BID FOR PROMINENT HILL
The Government has determined that Minmetals’ proposal for OZ Minerals cannot be approved if it includes Prominent Hill
IS INDIGENOUS WELLBEING A RESULT OF RACISM?
New Project for Flinders University – focusing on how Aborigines and Torres Straight Islanders adapt to foreign society, including the effects on their general wellbeing. What motivates racism? Effects of racism? Possible solutions? […]
TRAGIC DROWNING IN POOL AT COOBER PEDY AREA SCHOOL
South Australian Police are investigating the drowning of a woman aged 29 whose body was discovered in the swimming pool at Coober Pedy Area School today at approximately 1.40 pm.
WINDERLICH XENOPHON & HANSON-YOUNG JOIN FORCES TO SAVE THE LOWER LAKES
“Democrat MLC David Winderlich, Senator Xenophon, Senator Hanson-Young and river campaigner Diane Bell have joined forces to save the Lower Lakes
OZ MINERALS FIRST PRODUCTION FROM PROMINENT HILL MINE
OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill operation in South Australia has today delivered its first copper-gold concentrates following successful commissioning to date. First revenue from Prominent Hill will begin to accrue at the end […]
VICTORIAN BUSHFIRES BRING APPEALS FROM COMMUNITY
To the Editor, Please support the victims of the Victorian bush fires in a real and practical way – even if you are like me and can’t offer monetary aid.
BUSHFIRES – A WARNING AUSTRALIA & WORLD CLIMATE IS RAPIDLY CHANGING
NORTHERN TERRITORY INTERVENTION TO GO BEFORE UNITED NATIONS
TRADITIONAL OWNER WINS INJUNCTION RESTRAINING BARRICK GOLD MINE EXPANSION
Yesterday the NSW Land and Environment Court handed down a decision in favour of Wiradjuri Traditional Owner, Neville Chappy Williams, with an injunction restraining the NSW Minister of Planning
MARATHON TRY TO RE-COMMENCE MINING IN ARKAROOLA WITHOUT FORMAL SIGN-OFF!
MINERS SEEKING WORK ARE SCAMMED BY CON ARTISTS – HOW TO AVOID THE WORST
by Jack Caldwell Australia’s mining industry is riddled with con artists who run phantom online recruitment services, according to one industry insider. Jody Elliott is a former human resources manager for BHP […]
AS HEAT RETURNS SA RESIDENTS ASKED TO MAKE SURE ELDERLY NEIGHBOURS ARE OK
The sudden deaths of 60 people last week in South Australia and Victoria have been attributed to the heat wave conditions which swept across both states. Those deaths were an absolute tragedy […]
OUTBACK STOCKMAN – RODEO RIDER DIES IN TRAGIC NT ACCIDENT
Residents of the bush in both SA and NT are mourning the loss this week of one of their own, Brett Schmidt.
NEW AIRPORT WILL OPEN TOURISM FROM THE NORTH FOR COOBER PEDY
PRISON VAN RETURNING FROM COOBER PEDY COURT, ROLLS NEAR GLENDAMBO SA
A prison van rolled over 10 kilometres north of Glendambo on the Stuart Highway today whilst transporting a prisoner to Port Augusta after a court appearance at Coober Pedy in the state’s […]
IMX RESOURCE REPORT ISSUED 28 JANUARY 2009
Report for the Quarter Ended 31 December 2008 -HIGHLIGHTS Corporate > Market value of listed investments is $12.5m, which with cash in hand of $10.8m cash equates to 13.4 cents per share […]
MAN MISSING FROM APY LANDS IN FAR NORTH
Far North Police are seeking the assistance of the public in attempting to locate a man who has been missing since early in January.
SERVICEMEN SUE BRITAIN OVER 1950s MARALINGA ATOMIC TESTING
by: Charles Miranda