NEW SOUTH WALES: Three former members of the Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council have been found to have corruptly accepted cash payments in exchange for trying to push through dodgy land deals in the NSW south coast town of Narooma.
NATIONAL: In a sign that the political cracks are starting to appear, the NSW Labor Party’s annual state conference has passed a resolution calling on federal Labor to abandon compulsory income management across the nation, and instead direct funding to boost social services and job creation.
NATIONAL: A NSW bureaucrat who allegedly told Toomelah residents their community faced a government intervention or a bulldozer has been sacked after posting what she believed was an anonymous online rant on Tracker’s website advocating the genocide of Aboriginal people and describing locals as “black blood mixed with white trash”.
NATIONAL: The tiny NSW town of Toomelah has made headlines, and once again it’s because of poverty and community dysfunction. CHRIS GRAHAM takes an in-depth look at the town, and a bad government policy that, above all others, has set the community back decades.