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Visit Narrabri NSW - it is set in the heart of the rich Namoi Valley, in North West NSW, Australia. Narrabri NSW is home to 7,300 residents who enjoy good shopping, good sporting facilities and a very good way of life. Narrabri is situated 100 kms from Moree in the north and 110kms from Coonabarabran in the south on the Newell Highway. Gunnedah is 95kms to the east and Wee Waa is 45kms west on the Kamilaroi Highway. It is the home of the Narrabri Shire Council, The Crossing Theatre, and the untamed beauty of Mt Kaputar National Park, Pilliga National Park and the Australia Telescope. Narrabri services the surrounding towns of Boggabri, Bellata, Wee Waa, Pilliga and Gwabegar.

Narrabri has daily Country Link Rail, air services and interstate coaches. The district has an average summer minimum temperature of 17° and a maximum of around 37°. Recorded average winter minimum and maximum temperatures are 3° and 17° respectively. The district can also expect a rainfall level of approximately 635 millimetres in one calendar year. It is 190 m above sea level.

Narrabri tourism includes an amazing amount of interesting places to visit, a wide selection of eating experiences. Some menus include fine local produce such as olives, wine and superlative pasta which is made from the high quality durum wheat grown in the Bellata area. Accommodation is plentiful and of excellent standard. It includes motels, caravan parks, B & Bs and farm stays, either self catering or fully pampered!

Photos in this website are supplied by Margo Palmer, John Burgess, Rohan Boehm and the Narrabri Information Centre

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ABOUT NARRABRI NSW

Narrabri NSW is the headquarters for two major agricultural research stations, the Australian Cotton Research Institute and the IA Watson Grains Research Centre. Narrabri's growth and development is strongly tied to the success of its agricultural and commercial industries, and is moving ahead towards a prosperous future with the current population being approximately 7,500.  

Area
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On a regional scale Narrabri NSW is encompassed by Regional Development Australia - Northern Inland NSW. This entity undertakes the promotion of the region

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Agriculture

The Narrabri NSW District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

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Narrabri NSW always has houses for sale and houses for rent on a wide range and commercial blocks and shops also come up for sale.   The variety is amazing.

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The Business directory encompasses the towns of the Narrabri Shire, if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is very minimal.

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Local News

Dylan Smith U17 National Cricket Championships🏏 congrats on your efforts. The Raffle Results

Dylan Smith U17 National Cricket Championships🏏 congrats on your efforts. The Raffle Results

Dylan Smith U17 National Cricket Championships🏏

⭐️Raffle Winners Announcement⭐️

Kindly drawn by Roxanne Bushby Whitton😊

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Service station in Narrabri held up with knife

Service station in Narrabri held up with knife

Two men threatened a service station worker with a knife in a frightening early-morning attack in Narrabri today.

Police are investigating after the incident about 4.40am at the Newell Highway business, in which the men held the employee at knifepoint.

The thieves demanded money and cigarettes, but the employee was not harmed.

The men left the station with a cash and cigarettes and were last seen running north through bushland towards Kelvin Vickery Avenue.

Officers attached to Oxley Police District attended and established a crime scene at the service station.

Police wish to speak with the occupant/s of a white, older-model ute seen driving from the location on Cooma Road shortly after the offence.

The dual-cab ute with a tray back was headed towards Narrabri.

Anyone with information, including CCTV or dashcam footage from the area, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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Barwon MP fighting for desperately needed drug rehabilitation centres in western NSW

Barwon MP fighting for desperately needed drug rehabilitation centres in western NSW

Member for Barwon, Roy Butler is calling on the NSW Government to take action and establish more residential rehabilitation centres in the west of the State.

Drug related crime figures, presentations to emergency departments, and Ambulance call outs for drug related incidents are all on the increase.

In the Far West, amphetamine use and possession has increased by 61 per cent between April 2017 and March 2019 – the highest increase in the State. 

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Real Estate

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

For Sale House Wee Waa

FOR SALE    5       2      4      Price $420,000.00  Negotiable and all reasonable offers will be considered.

This weatherboard and Hardiplank home is situated on the outskirts of town inside the levee bank. Zoned General Industrial on 2.3 acres.

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39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Home For Sale Wee Waa New South Wales

$380,000
39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, New South Wales

4 bedroom home for Sale!! 
Fully ducted split system, double garage with loft.
Large entertainment room, 2 bathrooms, main bedroom with ensuite, 3 bedrooms have built ins. 
Pool, Solar panels.

For more information contact 
Luke Humphries 0428957049 or Erin Humphries 0408715321

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85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Commercial Investment Opportunity

Long Term Lease in Main Street

• Lot 162 DP 1035634 Shop - one commercial shop 
• Zoned B2 Local Centre 

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Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Commercial Investment Office Space available in Wee Waa for Sale

1,019 ㎡ leased/Rented just off Main Street. Front Shop 2 sold

Genuine inquiries Call Sue Smith 0428 436 720

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Spring Into The Pilliga - At Pilliga Pottery

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Wee Waa CWA Annual General Meeting

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Crazy Rich Egyptians at Burren Junction Hall of Arts a musical play written and performed by Burren Junction School.

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Collarenebri to Narrabri On Demand Bus Service

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Narrabri Park Run - Every Saturday

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Rural News

Do I Have to Pay My Interns

Do I Have to Pay My Interns

By Julian Parsons - Sydney

Author: Julian Parsons/Friday, July 19, 2019/Categories: Feature Writer Julian Parsons, Other News, Rural News, Mining, Agriculture, Business

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Do you have to pay your interns?

The short answer is yes and no.

Under Australian law, you must financially compensate anyone who comes to your workplace to contribute through ‘productive work’.

However, there are perfectly legal ways to bring on unpaid interns in a meaningful capacity that supports the goals of both employee and employer.

According to Fair Work Australia, a legal unpaid internship is defined as;

“The person who’s doing the work should get the main benefit from the arrangement. If a business or organisation is getting the main benefit from engaging the person and their work, it’s more likely the person is an employee.”

While there are many internship types, employers will always be at risk of breaking the law if they use interns to carry out work that would otherwise be carried out by a paid employee.

Despite this, it is common for recent university graduates or job-seekers to accept unpaid internship roles to help get a foot in the door of their chosen industry, with young workers excited to take the first step towards their new careers.

In fact, according to a survey commissioned by the Federal Department of Employment, more than 50% of young adults in Australia have completed unpaid work as part of an internship or trial.

So, if you’re looking to include interns in your business, here’s what you need to know to stay on the right side of the law, provide value to your business, and most importantly to your interns.

What Tasks Can an Intern Do?

What Tasks Can an Intern Do?

The most important thing to remember is that an intern cannot be considered as unpaid labour.

So the tasks you assign to them cannot mimic those of a full-time employee.

Remember, the work done by your intern must benefit themselves over your company. Because of this, the safest course of action is to provide tasks that further their individual learning or experience.

For example, a digital marketing intern would benefit from shadowing a social media manager to learn about the process of social media marketing.

Figures show that 81% of adults between 18-29 using Facebook, and a further 64% using Instagram, interns can help your company’s social media management efforts.

In this example, the primary workload is being carried out by the full-time employee, with the intern is in a learning role.

This is reinforced by Sydney SEO agency Search It Local who are specialists in this field, having created an intern pathway program to provide value, saying “we promote a culture of communication to ensure our interns are feeling both a part of the team, and like they are learning from their experience. With regular meetings and activities we’ve brought 3 full-time employees through our structured internship program.”

What Questions Should I Ask Before I Bring on an Intern?

Your internship opportunities must be set-up in a way that benefits your intern, and not in an employment relationship.

Finance company, Credit Capital, agree and use this to help identify future talent, saying “we communicate clearly the expectations and boundaries for our interns, but encourage creativity and problem-solving. When an individual thinks outside the box and looks to solve a problem outside of their direct training, we consider that an exceptional green flag for future employment.”

How do you identify whether you have entered into an employment relationship instead of an internship arrangement?

Consider the following:

  • The purpose of this relationship: Is it to provide experience to a job-seeker or to benefit your business with increased productivity?
  • The length of the internship: Typically, internship periods cap out at 12 weeks. The longer the relationship, the more likely the person should be trained to go to become an employee.
  • The beneficiary: The benefit should be seen going towards your intern, not your business outcomes. Keeping your internship observational will help the benefits flow the right way.
  • The day-to-day task: Your intern can still carry out meaningful and productive work. But this should not be the expectation, instead, the by-product of their learning experience.

Final Thoughts

When managed properly, internships are a valuable learning experience for young adults, while providing support and assistance to employers.

While the goal is never to use an intern instead of a paid employee, when you follow the tips outlined in this article, you’ll be staying on the right side of the law.

Even better, you’ll give your interns a chance to demonstrate their value, and help you identify and acquire the talent of the future.

Are you looking to bring on interns? 

Let us know what you have planned in the comments!

 

Author Bio:

Julian Parsons is an Australian writer and a business administration student living in Sydney. He is passionate about financial data and project management. Julian enjoys photography and when he’s not studying or writing, you’ll find him outdoors capturing shots of nature.

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