Southern Inlands Brekkie Blog - September 19

Good morning, and welcome to the Southern Inlands Brekkie Blog. Each morning we'll keep you up to date with what's happening around the region, including the latest local news as it breaks and the best of what's happening around Australia and around the world.

8.45am Goulburn:A performing arts centre for Goulburn may be a step closer with Goulburn Mulwaree Council investingating a business plan to use the old ceramics room at the old TAFE building that now houses the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium.

8.30am Crookwell: Minister for Planning Pru Goward announced this week a new process for wind farm assessments whereby applications will automatically be referred to the independent Planning Assessment Commission for determination.

8.20am Yass: At sixes and sevens... an incredible 153 sixes were hit during the Bowning Cricket Sevens tournament on Saturday. 

8.10am Young: It's like Mad Monday... but without the footy players, the scandals or the anti-social behaviour. There's been an abundance of superheroes, bogans, crossdressers and hippies getting around Young this week as Year 12 students celebrated ‘Muck-up Week’ in Young

8.00 Queanbeyan: Former Queanbeyan City Council general manager Hugh Percy has been confirmed as the locum general manager following the ongoing sick leave of incumbent Gary Chapman.

7.50am Goulburn: When are selfies about more than being self-absorbed? When they are Selfies For Sustainability. The 'Selfies for Sustainability' competition is the first event to be announced off the program for the Goulburn Connects Festival, which begins its second year in late October.

7.40am Young: A man from Young accused of molesting three children aged between eight and nine while they were in his care has been committed to stand trial. 

7.30am Gunning: You've heard of Octoberfest, and Rocktober... but how about OcTUBAfest? It's an only-in-Gunning event and it takes place on October 19.

7.20am Queanbeyan: Four years ago Brett Marmont helped pull 40 asylum seekers from rough waters when their boat was left in pieces after smashing into a Christmas Island cliff face. Today, Brett will receive a Group Bravery Citation from the Governor General in recognition of his actions that fateful day.

7.10am Goulburn: It was business as usual for the Goulburn Mulwaree Council this week with Cr Geoff Kettle and Cr Bob Kirk re-elected to the positions of mayor and deputy mayor respectively.

7.00am Cootamundra: A NEW Tier Two export licence has literally opened up a world of opportunity for Manildra Meat Company

Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking the nation's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings of a high alert for a further 18 months. Read more here.

To recap Thurday's terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane, involving 800 police, read more here.  

In less than 24 hours, Scotland will know if it is to be an independent nation or if it will remain a member of the United Kingdom.

"This is no Braveheart patriotism, this is about giving Scots the political power to decide the future of Scotland," 33-year-old Scottish bar owner Jamie Dorran said. Read more here

6.50am Ballarat: THE City of Ballarat claims more than 2000 defect notices have been issued to NBN Co over the past two years to repair works on council assets.  Read more. 

6.45am Illawarra: Cordeaux Heights man Robert Nikolovski has been released on $900,000 bail, a day after being charged for the second time over the 2012 killing of Darko Janceski. Read more

6.35am Bendigo: The on again, off again multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Bendigo Tennis Complex is on again thanks to a $2.4 million injection from the Victorian Coalition government. Read more

Casey Dellacqua in action at last year's William Loud Bendigo International at the Bendigo Tennis Complex.

Casey Dellacqua in action at last year's William Loud Bendigo International at the Bendigo Tennis Complex.

6.20am Launceston: Tasmanian Greens MPs are outraged that Resources Minister Paul Harriss linked a poster against the state government’s forest policy to conflict diamonds. Read more

6.15am Maitland: Sixty-eight Maitland jobs are at risk if the state government privatises electricity, according to Stop the Sell Off campaign director Adam Kerslake. Read more

6.10am Warrnambool:  The stories and memories of former Fletcher Jones factory workers are to be collected as part of a push to preserve and honour the legacy of the much-loved Warrnambool businessman. Read more

6.05am Newcastle: A Newcastle Jets fan accused of grabbing a police officer’s testicles during a clash between rival fans at an A-League match was acquitted yesterday  and will apply to have his legal costs reimbursed. More here

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