Sep 29 2017

By Georgia Holland


NSW Labor is challenging the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government to come clean on plans for nuclear power in Southern NSW. 
This follows a call by Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, to have nuclear reactors operating in NSW within the next 10 years.

He says when it comes to addressing the energy crisis, we must be prepared to talk about nuclear energy and the lack of discussion about nuclear power has resulted in a lack of awareness of technological advancements.

Together with Snowy Hydro 2.0 and a pilot modular reactor in NSW, Mr Barilaro believes the energy mix would deliver improved security, increased supply and in turn lower energy bills for households and business. 

Shadow Minister for Energy Adam Searle says the idea needs to be specific.

Sep 29 2017

By Georgia Holland


David Carl Ewen, the man accused of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl at Perisher Valley this year has been released on bail.

He's returning to his Sydney home and must report to police daily. 

He's also under strict conditions not to enter the Snowy Mountains region and must not be in the presence of any children under the age of 16 unless in the company of another adult.

9news reports the 50-year-old had his bail initially declined, after police tendered facts to the court stating there may be more victims.

The matter will resume before Queanbeyan Local Court in October.

Sep 27 2017

By Georgia Holland


John Rooney has been elected as the first Mayor of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council.
It was decided last night, at the inaugural meeting of the recently elected Council with Councillors Bob Stewart, Peter Beer, and John Rooney contesting the vote.
Councillors Lynley Miners and Brian Old ran for Deputy Mayor with Cr Miners elected into the role.
Both Cr Rooney and Cr Miners will serve two-year terms.

Dean Lynch's time as administrator officially came to an end yesterday. 

All the councillors will now return tonight for their first council meeting.

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