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Cork’s polished engineer tackles fatbergs and mountains of wet wipes

On Twitter, Simon Lyons – senior engineer at Cork City Council – is known as @ThePoliteEng, a handle which is the abbreviation of The Polite Engineer. And it sure is, unless you’re a little mountain of wet wipes or a colossal fatberg – those frozen masses of fats, oils, and greases (FOGs) that clog drains […]

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Amazon calls police on union inspectors | Blue Mountain Gazette

Police were called in to remove union inspectors from the safety of an Amazon Flex delivery center in northwest Sydney after the company said they “did not meet relevant entry requirements.” The Transport Workers Union said its officials were allowed into the facility to investigate “suspected serious security breaches” on Friday morning, only for management […]

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Activists block access to Woodside plant | Blue Mountain Gazette

Climate activists continue to block access to the Burrup Hub in Woodside, Western Australia in a protest that has frustrated the company and the workers’ union. Two women and a man chained each other to concrete barrels in vehicles blocking the road to facilities such as the Karratha gas plant in Woodside and the Pluto […]

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The Greens will test the position of climate work | Blue Mountain Gazette

Greens leader Adam Bandt calls on Labor to prevent ‘climate crimes’ and help stop taxpayer-funded fracking in the Beetaloo Basin. In what the Greens see as Australia’s first post-Glasgow test, the party will present a motion in the Senate on Wednesday to block the $ 50 million Beetaloo cooperative drilling program. Mr Bandt, who said […]

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WA mines ‘threat’ to rare marsupial mouse | Blue Mountain Gazette

With a length of 10-16cm, there isn’t much of the rare dune dunnart to see, even with extensive knowledge of the four remote places it inhabit. But now the pint-sized carnivore could disappear entirely from one of these sites, with fears that Western Australia’s proposed uranium mine at Mulga Rock could destroy its home among […]

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Murderer liar jailed for nearly 20 years | Blue Mountain Gazette

An angry middle-aged man who stabbed a neighbor for stealing a laptop computer and then told “outright lies” at trial has been jailed. Richard Archer, 49, who had previously been convicted of murder, was sentenced Thursday to 19.5 years in prison with a 13.5-year non-parole period. David Bradshaw, 54, was stabbed in a scuffle in […]

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Whistleblower summoned to end media crusade | Blue Mountain Gazette

A whistleblower has been barred from continuing a malicious media campaign against his former employer, as he is prosecuted for leaking documents revealing alleged money laundering through NSW poker machines. Troy Stoltz – a former ClubsNSW compliance auditor – last year denounced widespread and “alarming” non-compliance with money laundering laws in pubs and clubs across […]

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NSW Records 165 COVID-19 Cases, One Death | Blue Mountain Gazette

NSW has reported 165 new COVID-19 cases and one death as hospitals have been given the green light to resume elective surgery at full capacity. Locally acquired cases were recorded within 24 hours to 8 p.m. on Sunday and the total was down 30 from the previous day’s tally after 50,453 tests. The number of […]

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Multi-level stunning at Faulconbridge a total delight | Blue Mountain Gazette

new, property, for sale, estate, blue mountains, faulconbridge, liberty property 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR Located in one of the most exclusive places in the region, this mountain domain is offered for the first time in 14 years. Situated on a beautiful 3.45 acre block with a combination of bush and extensive […]

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How a city dweller revived his kinship with the mountains

There is something soothing about sitting down facing a mountain, observing its features, familiarizing yourself with the landscape. Spend enough time and you develop a kinship with the towering shape. And if the bond is deep enough, she’ll have surprises in store for you every now and then, keeping you going. Observing the mountain is […]