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Plunge program out now

The program for the annual Plunge Art & Culture festival has been released with over 100 events planned for the month long celebration which runs from the 26 March – 30 April. Arts and cultural organisations across the Clarence Valley have created COVID-safe experiences for everyone to share in the creativity the Clarence offers.The Plunge program is available at Clarence Valley…


Information from Waterbird Feathers Moulted waterbird feathers collected from wetlands around Australia were used in an innovative project which provided valuable information on the movement of waterbirds like pelicans, brolgas, and white-faced herons.  The Feather Map Project of Australia by the University of NSW (UNSW) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) began in 2015.Feathers collected around Australia by…


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ATO’s taxable payments reporting system helps tradies compete on the level

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has today confirmed more than 60,000 businesses haven’t yet complied with lodgment requirements under the Taxable payments reporting system (TPRS) for 2019-20. The TPRS is a black economy measure designed to assist the ATO identify contractors who don’t report or under-report their income. ATO Assistant Commissioner Peter Holt explained that the Black Economy Taskforce estimated that…