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3 hrs ago | South Coast Register

Shoalhaven Aboriginal HSC graduates pass milestone

COHORT: 56 students, the largest number yet, celebrated their high school achievements on Monday at the Bomaderry Bowling Club for the 2014 Shoalhaven Aboriginal Graduation ceremony.

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13 hrs ago | Illawarra Mercury

Work starts on $5.3m West Dapto access bridge

Work has started on the second bridge at Shone Avenue as part of Wollongong City Council's West Dapto Access Strategy.

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17 hrs ago | South Coast Register

Reprieve for youth homelessness agency

UNCERTAINTY: The strain shows on Shoalhaven Youth Accommodation manager Kerri Snowden's face during a recent public meeting about the future of the service.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

Police arrest man over Kiama taxi carjacking

Police have arrested and charged a man in relation to the armed robbery and carjacking of a taxi driver at Kiama last week.

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Illawarra Mercury

Confusion over Opal clears

The feared long queues at train station ticket windows didn't happen but people still seem confused about the government decision to retire a number of paper tickets on Monday.

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Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong United to host Dapto Dandaloo Fury

Port Kembla meet South Coast United in the elimination final at Elizabeth Park while, in the preliminary final, Wollongong United were fortunately handed home ground advantage when they play Dapto Dandaloo Fury at Macedonia Park.

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Illawarra Mercury

Jail for Wollongong underwear thief

Corey McAndrew will serve a minimum seven months behind bars after a string of thefts in the Wollongong and Warrawong areas.

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Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong drug supplier remanded in custody

A drug supplier who was dragged from a Wollongong nightclub after allegedly refusing to leave, fought with security and police outside the venue, a court has heard.

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Illawarra Mercury

Neighbourhood Watch's Frank Gavin calls it a day

After almost 30 years of heading up Neighbourhood Watch branches across the Shellharbour and southern Wollongong regions, Oak Flats' Frank Gavin believes his quarterly community safety columns are no longer needed in the internet age.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Catallaxy

Unweaving the web of Aboriginal welfare dependency won't be easy

In The Australian today "It is not easy to imagine a less controversial statement than Tony Abbott's claim that the arrival of the First Fleet was the "defining moment in the history of this continent".

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Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong fun run for Parkinson's: photos

It was the first time the Parkinson's NSW Unity Walk And Run had come to Wollongong, after being held annually at Homebush for seven years.

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Illawarra Mercury

Charles voted South Coast's top Dog

Wollongong Bulldogs head into grand final week with the AFL competition's outstanding player, after Tom Charles won the top award at Saturday night's presentation.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

Healing trauma key to closing the gap

Separated from her mother at just 18 months old, Deb Hocking understands the trauma of the Stolen Generations.

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Catallaxy

High-speed broadband can quickly be delivered at a reasonable cost

In The Australian today: "That the release of the cost-benefit analysis of the National Broadband Network has generated as much heat as light is perhaps unsurprising.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Fight deregulation for the good of society

Nick Riemer, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, addressed a Town Hall meeting on August 25 on the proposed deregulation of fees at Australian universities.

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Illawarra Mercury

Taxi council slams "cowardly" attack

The head of the NSW Taxi Council has condemned the knifepoint carjacking of a Wollongong taxi driver as a "cowardly attack".

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Illawarra Mercury

Woman's boozy police pursuit ends in jail

A Cordeaux Heights woman will spend nine months behind bars and nine years off the road after taking police on a boozy, high-speed chase through multiple Wollongong suburbs in May. Jody Jonceski, 34, was barred from driving until at least 2016 and had already been before the courts twice in 18 months for drink-driving the night she got behind the ... (more)

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Illawarra Mercury

Families take street march to air views

After the March In March and March In May attracted huge headlines and brought thousands of Australians into the streets, the movement will again demonstrate this weekend After the March In March and March In May attracted huge headlines and brought thousands of Australians into the streets, the movement will again demonstrate this weekend.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Kiama Independent

Kiama's fitness group policy to be reviewed

THE use of public reserves by commercial fitness trainers in Kiama will be addressed as part of a new policy, with one trainer suggesting such a policy would have its ''pros and cons''.

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Caribbean News Now!

Caribbean fisheries officers off to Australia for training

BELIZE CITY, Belize -- Eighteen senior fisheries officers and marine management experts from ten member countries of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism will take part in the 2014 CARICOM fisheries law and management training workshop at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia.

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