The Border Watch : February 13th 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015 Country Press SA Newspaper Of The Year – 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 www.borderwatch.com.au | $1.20 History recovered DOUG and Jean Brown stand in their backyard shed where they unknowingly stored the 1841 diary of South Australia’s first Police Commissioner in a box for many years. After the significance of the historical document came to light, it has now been presented to the Police Historical Society. Story page 12. Picture: ANELIA BLACKIE Fracking in spotlight South East representation to dominate government gas exploration inquiry KENNEDY KEN BR brett@ RETT email@example.com STRONG representation from the sector will dominate next week’s sitting of the State Government’s parliamentary inquiry into unconventional gas exploration. Starting Tuesday, the Natural Resources Committee - headed by Labor MP Steph Key - will hear from seven witnesses across two days of public proceedings at the Millicent Civic and Arts Centre. Focused primarily on the South East, the inquiry was triggered by a Greens motion in State Parliament’s Upper House. Two exploratory wells drilled by Adelaide company Beach Energy near Penola were the catalyst for a widespread social movement opposed to mining and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, resulting in calls for an inquiry at both a local government and community level. WEATHER > moUnT GAmbIER ToDAy: SHoWER oR TWo DEVEloPInG. 32 – PAGE 47 Kalangadoo organic farmer Chris McColl and prime lamb and beef producer Tony Beck will be the first witnesses at the fact-finding exercise, followed by Coonawarra Grape and Wine vice president Peter Balnaves and Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council chair Peter Bissell. Treasury Wine Estates vineyard manager Allen Jenkins will round ComICS > PAGE 31 TV GUIDE > PAGES 32-33 Continued page 6 ClASSIFIEDS > PAGES 34-39 Barry Maney GROUP Mount GaMbier 199 Jubilee Highway West Mount Gambier Sa 5290 Phone (08) 8721 3400 WarrnaMbool 987 raglan Parade Warrnambool ViC 3280 Phone (03) 5560 5477 www.barrymaney.com.au A Toyota Group Company A BETTER CLASS OF TRUCK 660661 out the first day of guest speakers. Wednesday morning’s session will see South East Local Government Association president Mayor Erika Vickery and executive officer Ann Aldersey speak ahead of Rural Communities Australia director Dr Geoff Wells.
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