Repairs to parts of the South Australian Dog Fence damaged during the 2022 Central and South Australian Floods will receive a $2.67 million funding boost through new disaster support, as the Dog […]
NEW ANTIPROTEST LAWS FLY IN THE FACE OF DEMOCRACY & 80 CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS
UPDATE: Greens, SA-Best and civil society groups to oppose anti-protest laws The Greens, SA-Best, and civil society groups will today hold a joint media conference to oppose the State Government’s new anti-protest […]
COMMUNITY MARKETS TO RESUME ON SATURDAYS AT COOBER PEDY (17 MILE ROAD)
MONDAY: COOBER PEDY TELSTRA MOBILE NETWORK OUTAGE
29 May 2023 1:02pm/ Phone Outage Coober Pedy residents are advised of a Telstra mobile data outage in the area. Landline services are not affected and anyone requiring police assistance can attend […]
REX TO FLY ADELAIDE – SYDNEY END OF JUNE
Rex have announced it will launch flights between Adelaide and Sydney from next month.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY ROADS: 4 LIVES LOST IN 24 HOURS
27 May 2023 12:17pm Four lives have been lost in the last 24 hours, all in country locations, all country people. The first crash occurred about 10pm Thursday 25 May after a […]
GROUNDBREAKING STUDY REVEALS PLESIOSAUR ERIC’S LAST SUPPER
A sea lion-sized marine dinosaur dubbed Eric who swam in Australian waters hundred of millions of years ago was a pescetarian who enjoyed fish snacks, scientists say. Eric, a plesiosaur named after […]
AUCTION: SALE OF LAND AT COOBER PEDY FOR UNPAID RATES
UPDATE: There are currently 14 properties for sale. Lot 1940 William Creek Road and Lot 2271 Flats Drive have been removed from the process. The District Council of Coober Pedy is selling […]
SOUTH AUSTRALIANS – WILD MUSHROOM WARNING
South Australians planning to spend time outdoors over the Easter weekend are being reminded of the risks associated with foraging wild mushrooms. With a cooler, wetter summer and more rain expected soon, […]
COOBER PEDY: HEAVY PENALTIES FOR ALCOHOL INFRINGEMENTS APPARENTLY NOT APPLICABLE (?)
According to South Australian laws relating to Alcohol: “A dry area is a place where you’re not allowed to have or drink alcohol. The purpose of a dry area is to curb […]
PUBLIC CONSULTATION – COUNCIL MEETINGS
Council has been having its Council Meetings starting from 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The timing has meant a number of Council employees receive overtime and this costs $10-15,000 per […]
DISCOVERY COULD OPEN DOOR TO NEW COPD TREATMENT
Centenary Institute – Professor Phil Hansbro, Director of the Centenary UTS Centre for Inflammation Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and Ghent University Hospital, Belgium has identified […]
COOBER PEDY’S CFS FIGHTS STRUCTURE FIRE IN SCORCHING SUMMER HEAT
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 18-11-2022
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 4-11-2022
REX NAMED AIRLINE OF THE YEAR
Rex has been declared the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the inaugural Australian Aviation Awards for2022 organised in partnership with UNSW. The judges recognised Rex’s resilience, adaptability, flexibility, innovation and growth whilstkeeping […]
WILL TIM JACKSON SELF-REPORT AGAIN TO THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC INTEGRITY?
LETTER TO EDITOR, On 22 March 2022, Administrator Tim Jackson made a public statement in the Council Agenda and meeting that he had self-reported to the Office of Public Integrity (OPI) about […]
COUNCILOR WINS DEFAMATION / VICTIMISATION CLAIM AGAINST COOBER PEDY ADMINISTRATOR TIM JACKSON
REPORT: By consent and in Orders made this week by Magistrate Davis in chambers, it was agreed that TIMOTHY ROBERT SANDFORD JACKSON had defamed and victimised former Councilor of the District Council […]
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 22-7-2022
GEOFF BROCK MP TO VISIT FAR NORTH COMMUNITIES THIS WEEK
Far North residents are invited to help shape the future of South Australia’s outback. Nominations are now open for positions on the Outback Communities Authority, giving South Australians living in the outback […]
OMBUDSMAN SQUASHES TIM JACKSON’S “SELF-REPORT” AND IDENTIFIES A SEPARATE CASE FOR POTENTIAL MALADMINISTRATION
VIZ ‘conduct resulting from impropriety, incompetence, or negligence Mr Tim Jackson, AdministratorDistrict Council of Coober PedyBy email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Mr Jackson Your report about your own conductI refer to your report to […]
OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER GEOFF BROCK
“……. I believe that Coober Pedy administrator Tim Jackson MUST stand-down” Why did the DCCP Administrator, Tim Jackson instruct for me to be charged with contempt of court when he had no […]
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS AT OPAL INN COOBER PEDY FROM 24-6-2022
OPAL MINER FRANK PENNISI SURVIVES 43FT DROP DOWN A MINE SHAFT AT COOBER PEDY
Story & Photos: Margaret Mackay © On Thursday 10 March 2022 at approx 3.30pm the Coober Pedy Mine Rescue/SES pagers went off requesting a response. An opal miner was stuck at the […]
REMOTE COOBER PEDY BATTLING UNWELCOME DRINKERS & UNCONCERNED COVID CARRIERS
“COOBER PEDY NEEDS SOME URGENT RULES IN PLACE”
PUBLIC SECTOR BULLYING & HARASSMENT HAS COST TAXPAYERS NEARLY $40M IN PAYOUTS OVER PAST FIVE YEARS
South Australian taxpayers have forked out almost $40 million to public servants harassed in their workplace over the past five years, explosive figures obtained by SA-BEST have revealed.
HEAVY VEHICLE HEALTH CHECK KICKS OFF IN MAY
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is urging heavy vehicle operators to use their Daily Safety Checklist, ahead of the second major health check of Australia’s heavy vehicle fleet.
FAKE $50’S CIRCULATING IN SA – POLICE WARNING
19 Apr 2021 3:43pm Police are urging the public and business owners to be vigilant in checking their cash after a recent surge in counterfeit notes being passed across the state.
ICAC PUBLIC STATEMENT: TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED
14 April 2021. Statement by the Hon. Ann Vanstone QC Independent Commissioner Against CorruptionAs a result of an ICAC investigation, on 22 March 2021 two South Australia Police officers were charged by […]
FIRE DANGER SEASON FINISH DATES ALL AREAS SOUTH AUSTRALIA
COOBER PEDY TO HOST 10th NATIONAL OPAL SYMPOSIUM 31 MARCH -1 APRIL 2021
The Opal Symposium held at Coober Pedy this year, brings together opal miners from all the opal fields of Australia, major opal dealers and traders plus many from Australia’s Universities and the […]
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS 26-3-2021 at OPAL INN COOBER PEDY
UPDATE: MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN FLINDERS RANGES
A 20-year-old Kurralta Park man has been charged with murder following the discovery of the body of a woman in a shallow grave near Hawker
UPDATE: DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE DEATH IN FLINDERS RANGES NEAR HAWKER
Woman’s body found in Flinders Ranges – near Hawker 8-3-2021
OPINION: 2021 CURE THE TRANSIENT ALCOHOL PROBLEM, AT HOME!
How much longer are we prepared to allow this shameful situation to exist? Every able-bodied young Anangu male in 2021 is following in the undignified footsteps of their forefathers. “Is this deliberate”? […]
PINAROO CROWNED 2020 AG TOWN OF THE YEAR – CONGRATULATIONS!
Mallee farming town, Pinnaroo, has been crowned the 2020 Ag Town of the Year during last night’s Regional Showcase event at O’Leary Walker Wines in Clare.
SIP N’ SAVE SPECIALS 26-2-2021 at OPAL INN COOBER PEDY
Cross Border Travel Direction No 39
Updates have been made to the Cross Border Travel Direction in relation to the ongoing situation in Victoria. Cross Border Travel Direction No 39 The Cross Border No 39 Direction comes into […]
PUBLIC ACTIVITIES DIRECTION No 19
Updates have been made to the Public Activities Direction, Supervised Quarantine Direction and the Residential Aged Care Directions. Public Activities Direction No 19 The Public Activities No 19 Direction comes into effect […]
FAR NORTH: ALCOHOL INTERCEPTED BEFORE APY LANDS
29 Jan 2021 5:02pm More than 300 litres of alcohol was intercepted by police last month suspected of being illegally transported into the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. A Far North Highway […]
CASA: COMMERCIAL DRONE REGISTRATION WARNING
Commercial and non-recreational drone operators are being warned there are serious consequences for flying drones that are not registered.
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS LOCAL COOBER PEDY RESIDENT – STILL MISSING
Shirley Williams aged 73 and suffering from the onset of dementia did not return home after a medical check up at Coober Pedy Hospital on Monday 28th December 2020 onward but was […]
HEALTH WARNING: POTENTIALLY DEADLY MOSQUITO VIRUS FOUND IN RIVERLAND CHICKENS
South Australians are warned to avoid exposure to mosquitoes, following the detection of the potentially deadly Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus and Kunjin virus during routine monitoring.
REX SUPPORTS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATING OF FACE MASKS ONBOARD
Rex has offered its full support of National Cabinet’s decision to make face masks mandatory on all Australian domestic and international flights.
CHILDCARE: VIRAL GASTROENTERITIS OUTBREAKS INCREASING IN SA
Families with children who attend childcare are urged to keep their children at home if they are unwell and practice good hand-hygiene after an increase in reports of viral gastroenteritis in childcare […]
PURPOSE BUILT DIALYSIS TREATMENT FACILITY FOR COOBER PEDY
In a significant step for the region, a dedicated renal service will be available for the first time for patients in Coober Pedy and surrounding communities. A $200,000 grant from the Marshall […]
PORT PIRIE FISHING RESTRICTIONS TO REMAIN IN PLACE
Restrictions on recreational fishing at Port Pirie will remain in place after scientific sampling of fish, crabs and shellfish detected above permissible levels of lead.
SAPOL: UPDATES TO COVID-19 DIRECTIONS – 18 December 2020
The State Coordinator and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens today (18 December 2020) announced people who have travelled to South Australia from particular areas in New South Wales are required to immediately self-quarantine […]
REGIONAL AIRPORTS LAND $66 MILLION IN GRANT FUNDING
The Australian Government is continuing to provide unprecedented support for the aviation industry, with $66 million in grants under the Regional Airports Screening Infrastructure (RASI) grant program announced for eligible regional airports […]
UPDATE COVID-19 DIRECTION 2020 – PARAFIELD CLUSTER ISOLATION NO 4
28 Nov 2020 7:38pm An update has been made to the Parafield Gardens Cluster in South Australia. The Emergency Management (Parafield Cluster Isolation No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has been revoked and […]