Healthy competition from Core on Darby

CORE VALUES: A sample of Bec and Richie Ransom’s tasty and health-conscious menu at Core on Darby. Picture: Marina NeilFOR years Bec and Richie Ransom’s friends urged them to open their own cafe.
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Their first venture, Warners Bay’s Core Espresso, opened in mid-2014. It was a runaway success which has already spawned sister cafe Core on Darby, Cooks Hill.

The philosophy behind Core is simple: it is the couple and their way of life translated into cafes.

Richie’s extensive experience as a chef (he was head chef at Crowne Plaza Newcastle before moving into TAFE teaching) and love of food has combined with NIB team leader Bec’s passion and talent for interiors and knack for the business side of things such as number crunching, leadership, team work and social media. And it has worked.

Their young daughter Stevie even has a role to play, inspiring the kids’ menu and the child-friendly atmosphere at Core.

Bec said the evolution from one cafe to two was a natural process –aswas the four-week turnaround that transformed the Core on Darby site to what it is today. It has wooden accents, deep grey tones and seating on the street, inside and out the back in an inviting, sun-filled courtyard.

“It happened so naturally because it is just us,”Bec said.

“It doesn’t feel like work for Richie because it comes naturally.”

Indeed, the menu includes many dishes the Ransoms cook and eat at home.

“Our community and friends are health conscious,”Bec said.

“It’s what we eat so it’s ended up on the menu.

“The miso salmon [miso and soy-glazed salmon with steamed greens and quinoa] on the lunch menu, for instance, Richie made at home and I said, ‘You have to put this on the menu’.”

All-day breakfast options include the popular overnight-soaked coconut chia seed bowl with seasonal fruit, toasted seeds, amaranth andcoconut chips; double egg and bacon roll; and the health bowl with soft poached eggs, smoked salmon, avocado, kale, spinach, haloumi, lemon and garlic oil.

Lunch includes Richie’s delicious toastie combinations:nude sushi; chicken and supergreens; and a choice of salads.

Core also serves petite fours from Bec’s uncle Christian Breton, of The French Patisserie, and a variety of protein bombs.

Top it all off with a cold-pressed juice, smoothie, protein supershake, tea or hot or cold coffee made with The Branches beans from Mullumbimby.

Core on Darby is at 162 Darby Street, Cooks Hill. It is open Monday to Sunday, 6am to 3pm. Visit:facebook南京夜网/coreespressonewcastle/or Instagram @coreespresso. Call 4929 5125.

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Goldman Sachs bets on just James Hardie to keep outperforming in 2016

Investors are bracing for another tough year on the Australian sharemarket and of the top performing stocks in recent years, just one is tipped to continue its winning streak, Goldman Sachs says.
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Over past five years, just 14 stocks on the S&P/ASX 200 have consistently outperformed, that is, have share price growth in excess of 70 per cent since then and have not had one down year, Goldman Sachs head of portfolio strategy and quantitative research Matthew Ross said in a research note.

Those were Domino’s Pizza, Corporate Travel Management, Technology One, Real Estate Group, Ramsay Healthcare, Sydney Airport, James Hardie, Carsales南京夜网, Dulux Group, ARB Group, APA, Transurban, Investa Office and Ausnet.

But of the seven covered by Goldman Sachs, just one is expected to continue its winning streak into 2016: James Hardie.

“James Hardie is the only firm on the list of long-term winners currently trading at a material discount to its five-year average forward P/E [price-earnings ratio] while most others are at 15-30 per cent premiums,” Mr Ross said.

The building products company downgraded its earnings outlook last month but said it was poised to capitalise on a recovering US property market.  Long-term laggards

Goldman Sachs has a “buy” rating on James Hardie, with a target price of a more than 20 per cent premium on its current trading price.

The research comes as the ASX 200 on Monday again dipped below 5000, with the index down 8 per cent for the year to date.

Of the long-term laggards, there were 10 which had consistently underperformed since 2010: Paladin, Whitehaven Coal, Ten Network, WorleyParsons, Metcash, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Orica, QBE and SAI Global.

These stocks have all lost more than 20 per cent of their share price value and have not delivered a more than 15 per cent return in the past five calendar years.

“They are the names that have essentially fallen, or traded sideways, for longer than any other ASX firms,” Mr Ross said.

Of the eight stocks covered by Goldman Sachs research, just SAI Global and QBE were expected to improve in 2016.

“Both are “buy” rated with greater than 25 per cent upside to their 12-month target prices,” Mr Ross said.

The companies tipped for a sixth straight year of weak performance were Whitehaven Coal, WorleyParsons and Rio Tinto. Goldman Sachs have a sell on these stocks.

It’s not all bad news from the investment bank however. Mr Ross predicted in Goldmans’ 2016 Outlook the index would rise to 5600 by end 2016, an 8 per cent price return plus a 4.7 per cent yield.

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Max on the mend after skewer scare

RECOVERING: Max the golden retriever ate two chicken skewers and needed surgery.
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IF you see tinsel danglingout your cat’s rear end this Christmas, and there are some wordsyou never expect totype,don’t yank it out.

The string can slice their insides,saysNewcastle Animal Referral & Emergency Centre boss Wendy Fisher, like “cheese wire”. And cats eat tinsel because they’re attracted to its shininess.

“Another one we seea lot of is chocolatetoxicity indogs,” says Dr Fisher.

“People might have chocolate in their presents that they’re unaware of. Then theygo outand the doghelps itself.”

The clinic’s vetsrecently treateda dog that swallowed a Christmas decoration with five pins, and last week they savedMax the golden retriever from Maryland (pictured).

“Max took theopportunity, during the chaos of a family gettogether, toingesttwoskewers of freshly-cooked chicken,” says Dr Fisher.

“One skewer was successfully removed by endoscope by Dr Frances Ng, but the second skewer had been chewed into fivepieces and required surgery by Dr Michelle Chambers.”

It’s not just chocolate orsharp, pointystuff that owners have to worry about; apparently something as seemingly benign as raisins can bedangerous.Leftoverham andturkey fatare yet moreseasonal hazards for pets. At least they’re spared the office Christmas parties.

Spare us the shark PR We only tolerate nature, and sharks, so far.

MAYBE ‘tistheseasontaking its toll, but Topics detectstraces ofhumbug inthe Optus-poweredClever Buoy shark detector (Herald, December 14).

It’s not the buoy itself. For all we knowbuoys,lifeguards and the Optus network arejust the ticketto get touristsback on beaches andboardsthissummer. It’s thepromovideo for the gadget thatputs usin nomood to entrustlife or limb.

“Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!” it declares.

“That’s why 85 per cent of us live on the coast!”

Er, no. That might have somethingto do with most ofthe continentbeing an arid unlivablepetridish of drought and salinity, orthe fact settlers took until 1813 tofindpassage throughthe Blue Mountains, or… OK, we’ll stop.

If we’rehonest about why we demandthings like shark detectors,Topics suspects Fairfax’s Malcolm Knox iscloseto the mark:“we can allow some of the harsher realities into our sporting bubble, but we don’t want that many.

For surfers, the desire to connect with nature is conditional: a limited, Japanese-garden idea of a natural world that is beautiful and driven by the elements and all that, but not with man-eating creatures, thanks very much”.

That, honestly, is an idea we can live with.

More first world problems The McDonald’s clowns confused some.

HOT on the heels of the Macca’s sweet and souroutrage (Topics, December 14), Ray, of Merewether, raisesanother First World Problem with the golden arches. There’s asynergy to that.

“Do they still have those kids’ parties where someonedresses up as a clown, but then just acts like a normal person?” asks Ray.

“Waste of everyone’s time.”

Sounds like Ray had aroughMacca’s party.

Meanwhile, our own year six farewell islookingincreasingly plainin hindsight, festooned as it was withstreamers, Fantaand the odd Will Smith banger. There were certainly no limos (Topics, December 14). And limos aren’teven the cutting edge, we’re told.

“The cool kids get helicopters now,” advisesa reader.

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Out-of-control truck missed cars by metres at notorious Dee Why intersection

Fire crews inspect a truck which was left lying on its side on Warringah Road in Dee Why following an accident. Photo: Supplied A truck lies on its side on Warringah Road in Dee Why following an accident. Photo: Supplied
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Motorists would most likely have been killed or seriously injured if a truck crash at a notorious intersection in Dee Why had occurred just 10 minutes later when more commuters would have been on the road, Warringah councillor Pat Daley says.

Cr Daley was heading south on Pittwater Road and had pulled up at the intersection with Warringah Road about 6.15am on Monday when he heard a loud screech to his right.

The former police officer saw an out-of-control truck, which had just travelled down the steep incline of Warringah Road and turned left into Pittwater Road, roll on to its side with a “very, very loud bang”.

The truck, which was transporting a shipping container filled with 25 tonnes of tiles, crashed about 10 metres from Cr Daley’s vehicle.

“How it didn’t take out traffic that was going south is an absolute miracle,” Cr Daley said.

“We raced back. Our first thoughts were for the driver or people in the cabin. But the driver got out and was all right, amazingly, and had minor injuries.”

He said the truck narrowly avoided hitting any other vehicles on the usually busy road.

“Another 10 minutes later, there would have been more traffic and it would have been banked waiting there [where the crash occurred]. I missed being severely taken out by about 10 metres,” he said.

The truck is registered to transportation company Sydney Port Logistics.

Company director Ignatios Tsiriplis said he was on his way to the crash site and did not know the circumstances of how the truck had crashed.

“All I know is that the driver is OK, and no one has been hurt. That’s all the information I have at the moment,” he said.

The same intersection was the scene of another major crash last year, when an out-of-control truck travelled down the hill on Warringah Road and smashed into eight cars at the intersection before coming to rest on top of a vehicle.

A female police officer in that vehicle was trapped for more than an hour and suffered serious injuries.

A NSW Police spokesman said the circumstances of Monday’s crash were not yet known, but the truck’s container fell onto the road when the truck overturned and a crane would be required to remove it.

The Transport Management Centre said all north-bound lanes and two of four south-bound lanes were closed on Pittwater Road in Dee Why. All lanes re-opened just before 1.30pm on Monday.

Cr Daley said there had been some “horrific” accidents at that intersection, and something clearly needed to be done to make it safer.

He said the council and police had been working with various state government agencies to try to improve it.

“Perhaps more signage [is needed], flashing lights, perhaps restricting truck traffic at certain times of the day,” he said.

“This infamous intersection clearly needs further attention despite our best efforts.” */]]>

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Star Wars fan event in Koreaphotos

Star Wars fan event in Korea | photos Actor Adam Driver, director J.J. Abrams, actress Daisy Ridley and actor John Boyega attend the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios
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Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, actor Adam Driver and director J.J. Abrams attend the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, director J.J. Abrams and acto Adam Driver attend with South Korean boy band EXO during the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, director J.J. Abrams and actor Adam Driver attend pose for their selfie with South Korean boy band EXO during the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

DJ Charles performs on stage during the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, actor Adam Driver and director J.J. Abrams attend the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

DJ Charles performs on stage during the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, actor Adam Driver and director J.J. Abrams attend the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, actor Adam Driver and director J.J. Abrams attend the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

Actor John Boyega, actress Daisy Ridley, director J.J. Abrams and acto Adam Driver attend with South Korean boy band EXO during the event for fans ahead of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ South Korea premiere at the Octagon on December 9, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Pic: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

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Tomago hazardous waste company in damage control after pollution alert

HydroMet ordered to clean up its Tomago site and remove all chemicals pending testing of nearby drainage channels.A HAZARDOUS waste company boasting its “leadership in environmental technology” is in damage control after pollution alerts involving up to 500,000 litres of substances at Tomago, including arsenic, lead and sulfuric acid.
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The NSW Environment Protection Authority has ordered HydroMet Corporation to remove all hazardous waste and chemicals from its Tomago site by March, and to test for “a full suite of metals” in neighbouring drainage channels.

It follows criticism by the EPA after tests showing lead concentrations “significantly exceeding” national standards, elevated levels of selenium in drains outside the property, and storage of up to 500,000 litres of substances, some in “very high concentrations” , described by the EPA as “inadequate”, “corroded”, “failing and/or failed” and “compromised”.

On December 3 the EPA accelerated clean-up orders issued in August 2014, and upgraded earlier this year, after selenium was found in drainage channels outside the School Drive property in October, leading to concerns that other hazardous or toxic substances might have leached from the site.

The accelerated clean-up orders followed tests which found the top 10 centimetres of soil on part of the Tomago site recorded a value of 12,000 milligrams per kilogram of lead which “significantly exceeds” national health-based investigation levels of 1500 milligrams per kilogram.

A report prepared for HydroMet took only limited soil and groundwater samples on site, the EPA said. It limited testing in nearby drainage channels to selenium. The EPA ordered testing of the “full suite” of heavy metals in the drainage channel system between School Drive and Tomago Road.

“The sampling plan must include proposed analysis of the full suite of metals and any other hazardous or toxic substances that have historically been stored and/or processed at the premises, and be extensive enough to clearly define the area of any contamination present, in or around the drains, soils and groundwater,” the December 3 clean-up notice said.

In a statement on Friday EPA Hunter manager Adam Gilligan said the clean-up of more than 2000 tonnes of chemicals from the property “had not been as quick as we would have liked”, after the company was fined in August 2014 for inadequate storage of hazardous materials.

The EPA ordered all chemicals to be removed from the site to HydroMet’s Unanderra facility at Wollongong, to “understand the level of contaminated soil and groundwater on site”.

“While there are no immediately apparent health concerns for the local community, the EPA will monitor the situation and review if any further action is required,” Mr Gilligan said.

HydroMet’s Tomago operation was placed in care and maintenance in 2014.

The company’s website said the Tomago site recovered precious metals, selenium, copper and tellurium from copper and nickel smelter residues, with “clients from countries including Norway, USA, Canada and South Africa”.

An EPA inspection in August 2014 found tanks and bunds showing “poor maintenance practices”, with corroded or “failed” drums of substances including arsenic, lead, chromium, barium and cadmium.

A pollution incident had occurred, or was likely to occur, because of “the failure to maintain the premises in a proper and efficient condition leading to pollution of land and possibly waters”, the EPA said.

HydroMet did not respond to a request for comment.

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The figs leave but a likeable pear arrives

THE FALLEN: These figs in Laman Street at Cooks Hill fell during the April super storm. More than 10,000 trees were lost in the storm.THE much-maligned fig is out of favour and the manchurian pear is in under a broad-leafed plan to put the green back into Newcastle’s streets.
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Still fresh from counting and checking the condition of109,000 street and park trees, Newcastle council has formed a new ‘Street Tree Selection Manual’ which it says will help to build the city’s “urban forest” with trees that won’t have to be hacked away from power lines, won’t damage footpaths or fall during storms.

The manual will be used as a guide on what to plant and where, and it went on public exhibition on Mondayafter getting the thumbs up from elected councillors last week.

A newreport, however, says that more than 20 per centof trees throughout the city and suburbs are “in poor structural condition”. Almost a third are also planted near overhead power lines.

The city lost an estimated 10,000 trees during April’s wild storms but many of those will be replaced over the next few years as the council creates a “sustainable street tree canopy”. That canopy will be established primarily on public land to compensate for the loss of trees created by sprawling urban development.

While figs currently dominate many parts of the city’s streets and parks, they’re now well down the list of preferred species because of their capacity to damage paths, roads and stormwater drains. To the great relief of hayfever sufferers, also on the outerare the plane trees which currently line the likes of Hunter Street Mall. While they provide good shade in summer and light in winter, their leaves and pollen are renowned for clogging drains and dropping mountains of blossom fibres in the winter months.

On the list of preferred species, subject to location, are the likes of the manchurian pear, lilly pilly, silky oaksand an array of natives.

The council was essentially forced into an audit of its leafy “assets” by its insurers.When the council’s insurer expressed concern at the risk posed by unhealthy trees, it threatened to remove them from the council’s insurance policy.In 2007, a report commissioned by the council put the dollar value of the city’strees at more than $115 million, with a report by Adelaide University saying theyprovided a costbenefit of $11.02 million annually, mainly by providing shade and reducing the need for airconditioning.

New home owners will still get two young trees from the counciland a choice of two species which won’t grow into power lines or lift footpaths and gutters. Pear trees are favoured by the council near new public works, like those planted in King Street in the city.

The new guideis on public exhibition until January 11.

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Calls for truth and justice

TIME FOR TRUTH: Ballarat survivors Peter Blenkiron and Andrew Collins want truth and justice to prevail at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s public hearing this week. Picture: Melissa CunninghamTHEY are in a city full of people but there weremomentsBallarat’s clergy sexabusesurvivorsnever felt more alone.
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The RoyalCommissioninto InstitutionalResponsesto Child Sexual Abuse’s public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballaratcommenced at the Melbourne County Court last week.

Asmore truth emerges of Ballarat’sdarkhistory of abuse, torture andrapesurvivors Andrew Collins andPeter Blenkiron say theemotional toll of being away from their loved ones intensifies.

“It’s really, really hard,” Mr Collins said. “I’m surrounded by people andI still feel alone. I’m really missing my family and my support structurebut it’s important to be here so I’ve got to get through it.”

Mr Blenkiron said many of the survivorsattendedthe public hearings then go back to their accommodation andfall to pieces.

“A lot of them can’t be even be here every day because they are just so knocked out,” Mr Blenkiron said.

But as the truth trickles out, survivors say the burden they have carried so long is slowly shifting.

Former Mildura detective Denis Ryan, 83, told the inquiry last weekhow hisinvestigation into numerous child sexabuse allegations against a disgraced priestwas thwarted by senior police officers working alongside the church to cover the crimes.

“If Denis Ryan waslistened towe wouldn’t be in this situation now,”Mr Blenkironsaid. “If somebody like that wasn’t listened to, then what hope did we ever have?”

As the second week of the public hearing commencessurvivorswant one thing: Truth.

“I want to see people take the stand and tell the truth. If justone or two people did this then therest will come tumbling down,” Mr Collins said.

Mr Blenkiron saidthe implementation of asupportive system to stop the premature deaths of survivors was crucial.“We need to able to support those struggling today as a result of the past,” MrBlenkiron said.

“We need to enter a new phase so all patriarchal systems of the past, which allowed this horrific abuse to be inflicted on children no longer exist.”

MrBlenkiron said he believedclergy leaders were taking a 1962 directivefrom the Vatican to conceal sex-crimes against children to save the reputation of the church.

Mr Blenkironsaid the only way forward was to rewrite Vatican law.

“I want George Pell, our most senior Catholic to come here in Februaryand say he will push to rewriteVaticanlaw andprotect the children of the future,” he said.

Inthe midst of all the darknessMrBlenkiron said hope for the future mustprevail above everything else.

“It’s time the denial turns to admission and real healing and change can happen not just in Australia but the world.”

Mr Collins saidsurvivors continued to find strength in the support of the Ballarat community.

“Weare here in Melbourne but just a hundred kilometres away there are so many people who are supporting us and that means so much to us,” Mr Collins said.

The Courier, Ballarat

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Channel to be dredged again

A new Swansea Channel dredging project will begin this week to improve navigation for boaties.
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Dredge Up: Yachtie Keith Vandervliet believes Lake Macquarie should have a maintenance dredge. Picture: Damon Cronshaw

Swansea MP Yasmin Catley was pleased that the NSW government had “listened to the community’s call” to dredge the channel before the holiday period.

Ms Catley (Labor) raised concerns with the Coalition government last month.

“To his credit, [Hunter] parliamentary secretary Scot MacDonald has listened and taken action,” Ms Catley said.

The government completed a $2.5 million dredging project in February.

Mr MacDonald said that project was successful, but a strategy for the channel noted that “ongoing maintenance would be necessary”.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club member Keith Vandervliet said “I think the answer is a maintenance dredge [in the lake]”.

MrVandervlietsaidthelakewas“brilliantforcompetitionsailing”,butmanyclubsfromoutsidetheareaavoided it because of concerns about the channel.

Charlestown yachtie Robert Black welcomed more dredging for the channel, but was disappointed it was needed following completion of the recentproject.

Nevertheless, Mr Black said the dredging was particularly good news because “we didn’t think the government had any money to spend”.

He said the government should explore more options to improve the channel.

Charlestown yachtie Robert Black welcomed more dredging for Swansea Channel, but was disappointed that it was needed following a big project that finished in February this year. Picture: Damon Cronshaw

Ms Catley said the dredging announcement was welcome, but there was more to do “to ensure we have an ongoing solution to maintain the channel”.

Mr MacDonald said the NSW government was conducting “a sand tracing study of Swansea Channel to help gain a better understanding of sand movement between the bridge and drop-over into Lake Macquarie”.

“Swansea Channel is highly dynamic and this information will be used to develop future sand management strategies for maintaining a navigable channel,” Mr MacDonald said.

He said the maintenance dredging would reduce a sand shoal that reformed in the navigation channel near the southern entrance to Swan Bay.

The government engaged Hunter Wharf and Barge to do the work.

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Groups hold breath over air standards

Environmental activists fear a review of national air quality standards will fail to protect the Hunter. Newcastle and the Hunter will continue to “unfairly bear the impacts of Australia’s air polluting activities” if the nation’s environment ministers bow to industry pressure on Tuesday and fail to implement tougher air quality standards, say environmental activists.
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Federal and state governments undertaking the first review in nearly two decades of the air quality National Environment Protection Measure (NEPM) will decide whether to tighten daily and annual particulate matter (PM) standards, where the biggest impact will be felt in coal mining areas including the Hunter.

Tightening the PM10 limit to the most stringent recommended level would reduce hospital admissions for lung-related conditionsby 65 per cent, an environmental impact statement found. Restricting the PM2.5 level to the tightest recommended level would prevent 700 deaths per year.

Groups including Environmental Justice Australiaand the Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices have argued small communities in the Hunter are particularly disadvantaged under the current system. While they bear the brunt of air quality pollution from coal mines,theirpopulations of fewer than 25,000 mean theyare not protected by the standards.

“Any size population in highly industrialised areas like the Hunter coal fieldsshould be afforded the same protections as the rest of the Australian community,” Hunter Communities Network spokeswoman Bev Smiles said.

Environmental Justice Australia spokesman James Whelan said the lack of action againstmines for regularly exceeding existing air quality standards was “like imposing a speed limit that is never actually enforced”.

But the Minerals Council of Australia has argued against moves to have the NEPM standards in force in populations as low as 5000, or a tightening of dustparticulate matter standards.

“The potential imposition of those standards on regulated industries, such as minerals operations, could have a significant detrimental economic impact on regulated industries,” the council said.

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