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Pokie machines pumped hard in regional areas

REGIONALS areas are funnelling huge sums of cash into poker machines, with Queensland’s resource-rich towns pumping the equivalent of more than $550 per person into the games over the past 12 months.




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OH BEHAVE: Lock the Gate spokesman Ian Gaillard (left) discusses the Bentley protest with NSW Resources Minister Anthony Roberts outside Richmond Valley Council’s Casino office.

Quiet voices get to speak

PROTESTERS choosing to “lock on” or trespass private land at Bentley will face the “full force of the law”, NSW Resources Minister Anthony Roberts has warned.

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Mr Roberts, The NSW Government t already stated many times that: - The CSG industry in NSW is governed by 'tough regulations'; - The NSW Government has implemented strict regulations to protect the State's prime agricultural land; - CSG is extracted...

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SUCCESS: Bess-Serena and Eliza have both successfully graduated from the Buttery’s Maintenance to Abstinence Program.

Drug program is a lifesaver

FOR recovering addicts Bess-Serena and Eliza the new Maintenance to Abstinence Program at the Buttery is both a life-changer and a lifesaver.

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Because having $1000+ worth of stuff stolen each day is much preferred. By no means a perfect solution, in many ways a damaging solution (they'd be better off with free medical grade clean heroin, such as in Switzerland, rather than substitutes) but...

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