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LOCAL BUS DRIVERS TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Central Coast commuters can travel for free on some buses this Monday, as drivers take industrial action. Members of the Transport Workers Union from the Wyong and Gosford depots say Opal card services will be switched off, as they push for a “fairer enterprise agreement” with Busways. Drivers on the Central Coast and in Sydney are fighting for better pay and super-annuation benefits.   (VISION ONLY)

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POLICE FIND ILLEGAL DUMPING GROUND CONTAINING ASBESTOS

Police have discovered an illegal dumping ground, containing asbestos, at a property on the Central Coast. Investigators believe the illegal dumping operation is linked to organised crime. Strike Force Dothan was established by officers attached to Redfern Police Area Command, to investigate anomalies recorded in the removal and disposal of waste, as part of the Green Square Town Centre development. In August 2016, contractors were engaged as part of the development and were required to remove excavated material, including asbestos, and restricted waste that could only be safely disposed of at two Sydney sites. Police and the NSW EPA will allege that up to 17,000 tonnes of waste appear to have been dumped or disposed of illegally. This morning, Strike Force Dothan has executed a search warrant at a property on Cherry Lane at Kulnura. Investigators along with officers from …

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