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Public interest publishers band together to seek deal with Google and Facebook

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Eighteen of Australia’s small news publishers who produce public-interest journalism are banding together, to negotiate collectively to secure commercial agreements with Google and Facebook for the supply of news content on their platforms. Called the Public Interest Publishers Alliance, these important Australian publishers, from around Australia, attract multicultural audiences, focus…

Gemstone And Jewellery Festival Will Shine

By BEV JORDAN The largest crystal and gemstone festival of its kind in Australia is heading to the Central Coast. The Central Coast Crystal Festival at Gosford Showground will be the first post COVID event run by Crystal Festivals Australia and will feature more than 100 stalls with traders from…

Payment to Help DV Victims

A one-off payment of up to $5,000 to help women establish a life free of violence is now available through the Federal Government. Under the two-year Escaping Violence Payment trial women will receive financial assistance of up to $1,500 in cash with the remainder available for goods and services or…

Orange Glow of Activism

The old Hawkesbury hospital building in Windsor is set to be bathed in an orange glow from Thursday, November 25th to December 10th to highlight the devastating effect of domestic violence in communities. The 16 Days of Activism event has been organised by the local woman’s organisation, The Zonta Club…

Where to Vote

HAWKESBURY LGA Pre-election voting venues for Hawkesbury LGA from Monday, November 22, until Friday, December 3: (Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm) include: • Hawkesbury Returning Officer’s Office, 18 Macquarie Street, Windsor • Richmond School of Arts, 6 West Market Street, Richmond Voting venues on election day December 4th. • St…

A Blue Reminder

An old tree, which is now used as a bike rack at Bella Vista Farm, has been turned a vivid blue as a stark reminder to check-in with loved ones. Local artist Samuel Kim, with the support of The Hills Shire Council, transformed the wooden bike rack into a striking…

Don’t Forget to Vote

By BEV JORDAN Election day used to be a good day to grab a democracy sausage at a local polling booth after you voted and catch up with your community in the queue. But things have changed. Local Elections were always low key affairs compared to their State and Federal…

Choosing the Mayor

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While Hills residents got to vote for the Hills Shire Mayor for the first time in the 2017 Local Government Elections the Hawkesbury City is elected by the councillors. The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News contacted all five candidates standing for Hills Mayor and asked them why they were motivated…
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