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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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Real
Estate

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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Business
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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

Roy’s Round-Up

Roy’s Round-Up

Roy Butler MP

It has been another busy fortnight, one week sitting in Parliament, and since Parliament rose, I have been in Canberra talking water and energy with federal actors. I also managed to slip down to Eden Monaro where Matt Stadtmiller is running for the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party in the by-election. Matt and I spent a couple of days talking to locals and looking at the impact of recent devastating fires. We also turned to locals for advice on what needed to happen to prepare for the next fires.

In early July I am heading out to Coonamble, Walgett and Lightning Ridge. I hope to speak to plenty of people, and report back on the work we have been doing relevant to their communities.

Please keep your guard up on Coronavirus, as we see people moving around more and more, social distancing and hand hygiene is our best defence to keep the virus at bay. You have done an amazing job, hopefully in coming months we can see zero cases, and get back to a more normal life.

Monday, June 29, 2020/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (553)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs Newsletter

Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Award Programs Newsletter

Grants and Funding

Welcome to our Community Funding Opportunities and Awards Program Newsletter where you will find details of grant and funding programs that are available for the Northern Inland Region for community based projects and social enterprises.

Due to the number of grants that are available, we send two funding opportunities newsletters a month; one for Business and Infrastructure and another for Community Projects and Award Programs. These newsletters are a free service that we provide, and can you can add the Business and Infrastructure Grants newsletter to your subscriptions by filling your details into on the left hand side of our website: www.rdani.org.au

We wish you all the best with the Funding Opportunities below and if you are looking for a grant between newsletters, have a look at the grants area of our website which is updated weekly: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/grants-and-funding-opportunities.php

If you need some facts and figures for your applications, a range of data for our region is also available on our website here: www.rdani.org.au/our-region/regional-data.php

Please note the below information is intended as a guide only. Closing dates and other details should be verified using the links provided as they are subject to change by the providers without notice.

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'If you've never seen a gas drilling site up close, they're not pretty'

'If you've never seen a gas drilling site up close, they're not pretty'

Opinion - John Tough

After years of delays, the NSW state government has approved the expansion of the controversial Narrabri gas project, despite opposition from many in the local community. 

The project, which was opposed by the vast majority of submissions during the consultation process, could involve up to 850 new coal seam gas wells being drilled on 1,000 hectares of a 95,000 hectare site covering the Pilliga forest and nearby farm land.

If you've never seen a gas drilling site up close, they're not pretty. 

Towers being raised across the countryside, orange flames from gas flares, glaring floodlights, constant noise from the grind of the drill - and that's not even touching on the potential for land and water pollution from fugitive emissions during the drilling process.

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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.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019/Author: Sam/Number of views (63049)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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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Local Events

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DRESS DETECTIVE Miss Fisher’s Wardrobe - Kate Strasdin

Monday 13 July, 2020

The phenomenal success of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries has a great deal to do with the aesthetic of the TV show – 1920s Melbourne and a glamourous protagonist! This lecture looks at the dress in the 1920s, the designers who were influencing the style and the developments that were changing the way people thought about clothes. It is also a look behind the scenes, creating Phryne Fisher’s world and the flapper style so synonymous with the decade. It was a period that began to embrace sportswear, leisurewear, shortened hems as well as outrageous parties. It also looks at menswear of the period and the changes that were beginning to take place within the masculine wardrobe.

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Narrabri to Burren Junction Bus Service

Weekly Monday and Friday

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Webinar Series from North West Local Land Services

Webinar Series

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Safe Drivers Course Narrabri

14th July 2020

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North West NSW Mobile GP Respiratory Clinic

Wee Waa every Tuesday 10.30am to 2.30pm

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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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