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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

LISTEN TO THE LOCAL NEWS 1-9-14

Listen to the Local News:

*Coalition of Brumby Advocates holds meeting with National Parks & Wildlife Service in Tumut.

*Duty MLC for Monaro Steve Whan says NSW Government needs to be more proactive in its handling of Mr Fluffy issue.

*And Pink Ladies In The Snow to kick off this weekend.

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DUTY MLC STEVE WHAN SAYS NSW GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE MORE PROACTIVE WITH MR FLUFFY INVESTIGATION

FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

Duty MLC for Monaro Steve Whan says the NSW State Government should be doing more to assist home owners that may have the deadly lose fill asbestos known as Mr Fluffy in their roofs.

Mr Whan said he knows of homes in the Jindabyne area that did have the insulation in their roofs from his time as local member.

Although there are no basis for the claims.

“In the ACT they actually did 20 to 30 years ago, go out and identify which homes were affected,” Mr Whan said.

“The NSW Government should be approaching the federal government for assistance with this,” he said.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro said Steve Whan should have took action when he had the chance.

“Steve Whan and the Labor Government had 16 years under his watch to find a solution for homes that had been affected by asbestos and did absolutely nothing,” Mr Barilaro said.

“And now he wants to be the champion of what we should be doing, going forward,” he said.

Snowy River Shire Council was also contacted by 2XL.

They are currently checking records to see if they are aware of any homes in the shire that had the insulation.

If you suspect that you have lose fill asbestos in your home, it's important not to take samples yourself and call Workcover on 13 10 50.

LISTEN TO THE LOCAL NEWS 29-8-14

LISTEN TO THE LOCAL NEWS:

In today's Local News:

*Former CSIRO Scientist to give presentation in Cooma on climate change.

*Electrical Trades Union criticizes Federal Government for making changes to building industry codes

*And international speaker making his way to Cooma to discuss the negative impact of technology on young people.

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RETIRED CSIRO SCIENTIST TO TALK CLIMATE CHANGE IN COOMA

FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

A recently retired scientist from the CSIRO is going to be Cooma this Saturday to explain the lull in Global Warming.

Research Scientist DR Brad Sherman says the oceans, which absorb about 90 per cent of radiation reaching Earth, have actually continued to warm during recent years when land temperatures appeared not to rise very much.

Individuals from both sides of the debate are invited, it's on at the Uniting Church hall, Cooma from 3pm tomorrow.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

ELECTRICAL TRADES UNION HOLDS GRAVE CONCERNS FOR FUTURE APPRENTICESHIPS

FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

The Electrical Trades Union of Australia has expressed concerns in relation to changes that the Abbott Government is making to the building industry codes.

The union holds grave concerns for future apprenticeships in the Snowy Mountains & Monaro, as employers and and employees would be prevented from negotiating on a range of polices, including minimum apprentice numbers.

The ETU says this would lead to skill shortages.

ETU National Secretary Allen Hicks says, the building and constriction industry code, which will be voted on by the senate, along with legislation to reintroduce the Howard governement's Australian Building and Construction Commission was an ideological attack on collective bargaining rights.

LISTEN TO THE LOCAL NEWS 28-8-14

LISTEN TO THE LOCAL NEWS:

*Community satisfaction survey released for Snowy River Shire Council - Hear the negatives & positives.

*Eden Monaro MP DR. Peter Hendy says most of the coalition budget measures are through, despite scaremongering.

*And Snowy Mountains Neighbourhood Centre to hold multicultural film night.

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