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• A PENSIONER from Panania received a nice surprise when someone else paid for her shopping. “I went to my Butcher at Panania last week, got some meat, asked how much, reached into my wallet for the money and when I put my head up and offered the money the butcher said it was paid for already. It was over $50, not a small sum, and it took the wind out of my sails. It was very much appreciated.

• CUSTOMERS are invited to drop off pre-loved toys into the ‘Toys for Joy’ chest, found at the front of all BIG W stores after the pilot program was expanded to all 176 stores nationally, having saved over 18 tonnes of old toys in its pilot from ending up in landfill. It cannot accept books, playdough, pens, pencils, crayons, paint brushes, wooden toys, board games, batteries or oversized toys.

• BANKSTOWN Art Society is holding an Informal Art Exhibition for its students back on the brushes for Term 2. The exhibition will be held in the Art Studio until May 27. A spokesperson says the fabulous art showcase will feature paintings in water colour, acrylic and oils, as well as sketches and drawings. For info, email basoffice@tpg.com.au.

• THE NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that it will no longer proceed with controversial changes that would have seen small business skip bin operators hit with increased costs as high as 400-500 per cent. NSW Small Business Minister Eleni Petinos said that she welcomed the EPA’s decision to listen to the concerns of small businesses and shelve the proposed changes to the Recovered Fines and Recovered Soils Orders and Exemptions.

• THE iconic FightMND blue beanie is returning to Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express shelves this month to help continue the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Big Freeze 8 beanie is now available for $25 at more than 1,300 Coles supermarkets and Coles Express stores.

• PROFESSIONAL advisors who promote tax avoidance strategies will face tougher penalties under new legislation passed in Parliament. Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope said that for too long dishonest operators have managed to get away with leading others into tax avoidance arrangements without any penalty.

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• A PENSIONER from Panania received a nice surprise when someone else paid for her shopping. “I went to my Butcher at Panania last week, got some meat, asked how much, reached into my wallet for the money and when I put my head up and offered the money the butcher said it was paid for already. It was over $50, not a small sum, and it took the wind out of my sails. It was very much appreciated.

• CUSTOMERS are invited to drop off pre-loved toys into the ‘Toys for Joy’ chest, found at the front of all BIG W stores after the pilot program was expanded to all 176 stores nationally, having saved over 18 tonnes of old toys in its pilot from ending up in landfill. It cannot accept books, playdough, pens, pencils, crayons, paint brushes, wooden toys, board games, batteries or oversized toys.

• BANKSTOWN Art Society is holding an Informal Art Exhibition for its students back on the brushes for Term 2. The exhibition will be held in the Art Studio until May 27. A spokesperson says the fabulous art showcase will feature paintings in water colour, acrylic and oils, as well as sketches and drawings. For info, email basoffice@tpg.com.au.

• THE NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has confirmed that it will no longer proceed with controversial changes that would have seen small business skip bin operators hit with increased costs as high as 400-500 per cent. NSW Small Business Minister Eleni Petinos said that she welcomed the EPA’s decision to listen to the concerns of small businesses and shelve the proposed changes to the Recovered Fines and Recovered Soils Orders and Exemptions.

• THE iconic FightMND blue beanie is returning to Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express shelves this month to help continue the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Big Freeze 8 beanie is now available for $25 at more than 1,300 Coles supermarkets and Coles Express stores.

• PROFESSIONAL advisors who promote tax avoidance strategies will face tougher penalties under new legislation passed in Parliament. Minister for Finance Damien Tudehope said that for too long dishonest operators have managed to get away with leading others into tax avoidance arrangements without any penalty.

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  • Hi Torch

    Not sure if this would be of interest for the Good / Bad section. Its simply about two dumped rubbish issues.

    1. The rubbish is in the bush area known as Virginius Reserve, which sits between Virginius Street Padstow and Centaur Street Revesby. It has been there at least since late June this year. About a 2 & 1/2 minute walk along a beaten track deep into the bush there is a clearing which unfortunately has become an area scattered by general rubbish. The rubbish consists mainly of discarded plastic bottles and cans, fast food wrappings and some broken chairs. It apears to have been a regular meering place because someone has set up an old outdoor garden setting with glass top table and chairs, some intact and some broken. One interesting item commonly referred to as a ‘bong’, a filtration smoking device, has been seen on the table. Although the area cant be seen from outside of the bush, it does represent an ugly site inside the otherwise natural reserve. CB Council have been informed via online and telephone.

    2. A discarded large water heater cyclinder currently lies on the nature strip in Hydrae Street, Revesby (outside No.67). Its initial presence would not normally create concern however it has been there at least since 18 July this year. It could be a minor danger to vehicles or pedestrians as it sits on the crest of the grassed area, and could roll in either direction. The CB Council has been informed via online and telephone.

    If the Torch is interested in reporting the items, I could be happy to check that both rubbish sites still existed prior to printing. ASlso, if it helps I have photos.

    Regards
    Peter