Opinion

Editorial: Balance Not Just Blame

YESTERDAY my grandfather who is a 95 year old resident at Strathearn Aged Care fell off his scooter while he was down the street and was taken by ambulance to the hospital for some minor injuries. The ambulance called to let me know – thanks guys you rock – and said their initial assessment was […]



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Editorial: Country Approach to Safety

LISTENING to Edwina Southern tell me how her 13 year old granddaughter struggled to carry the body of her deceased young friend to get help after a quad bike accident is heartbreaking to hear, especially as a parent. Knowing the toll such an event takes on adults we can only begin to image the weight […]



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Editorial: No Gag Order Here

FOLLOWING yesterday’s story Minutes Missing the Miff, Waid Crockett the general manager of Upper Hunter Shire Council has advised Council will no longer give any information to scone.com.au. While this means we will no longer be able to report on things Council want the public to know, rest assured we will still report on Council, […]



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Editorial: Catastrophic Fire Concerns

THE people who protect us are worried, really worried and they need you to hear their concern. Tonight I had a call from Stuart Daniels from the Kingdon Ponds Rural Fire Brigade asking how quickly we could get the message out to the community imploring them to help prevent any fires tomorrow because they don’t […]



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Editorial: Council Privacy Safeguards Fail

ON Saturday, New South Wales Police issued a media release stating they had suspended an officer without pay, who will now face court after he allegedly accessed restricted data on a police computer. It might be tempting for a police officer to do a background check on their daughter’s new boyfriend, or for a nurse […]



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Editorial: On the Verge

COUNCIL issued a media release yesterday asking all residents to mow their lawns since snake season is upon us. Mayor Wayne Bedggood warned of the dangers of long grass which can harbour mice, rats and snakes and implored people to do the right thing for the safety of all residents. While it is up to […]



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