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Police appeal for help to find man who robbed bus at gunpoint: VIDEO, PHOTOS

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CONCEALED: The man who robbed a bus driver at gunpoint pulled a cover over his face as he entered the vehicle.Police are seeking help to identify a man who terrorised a female bus driver with a hand gun during an armed robbery at Telarah last month.
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Footage of the robbery has been released in the hope someone will recognise the offender.

On August 14, a man flagged down the bus about 8.45pm as it travelled south along its usual route on Brooks Street near the William Street intersection.

The 57-year-old female driver stopped the bus and the man, wearing a hooded top, got on board with his face concealed.

He produced a silver pistol and demanded cash.

Police said the man put the money in a backpack and fled on foot.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time.

Police were called and the bus was forensically examined.

Central Hunter crime manager Detective Inspector John Zdrilic said police needed help from the public to find the man.

“Anyone who wants to point guns at other members of the community doesn’t deserve to exist with other members of the community,” he said.

“We are seeking assistance from the community to identify this person so he can be dealt with accordingly.

“We’re releasing the CCTV footage from the bus in the hope someone will identify him.”

The man is believed to be Caucasian, in his teens or early 20s, 160 to 165cm tall with a thin build.

He was last seen wearing a light grey, hooded top, dark pants, white runners and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Maitland police on 4934 0200.

Police appeal for help to find man who robbed bus at gunpoint: VIDEO, PHOTOS HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

HELP WANTED: Police have called on the public to help identify a man who robbed a bus at gunpoint in Telarah on August 14.

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School bonus back in as mining tax axed

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Finance Minister Mathias Cormann announced the deal in the Senate on Tuesday. Photo: Alex EllinghausenThe Abbott government has moved to cut short debate on the mining tax after clinching a deal with the Palmer United Party to repeal the tax but keep the associated compensation.
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The opposition and the Greens have lashed out at what Labor’s leader in the Senate Penny Wong called “a stealth attack” on the Senate.

The deal means millions of workers will not receive a promised boost to their superannuation, with the PUP agreeing to let the government delay the increase to improve the bottom line.

Compulsory super, currently set at 9.5 per cent of an employee’s wages, had been set to increase to 12 per cent by July 2019.

PUP has made a deal with the government that will sacrifice that increase in order to keep spending associated with the mining tax.

The amendment circulated says the superannuation guarantee will not increase to 12 per cent until on or after July 1, 2025.

An amendment moved by Labor, with support from the Greens, called for the government’s proposal to go to an inquiry.

PUP senator Glenn Lazarus told the Senate the deal would keep the schoolkids bonus in place to December 2016, low income super contributions until June 2017 and the low income bonus until December 2016.

Treasurer Joe Hockey and Palmer United leader Clive Palmer appeared in the chamber to shake hands as the amended bill was presented.

Labor and the Greens attacked the government for what Senator Wong called “a dirty deal”.

“We have another deal…another dirty deal where they try to ram through the chamber just like we’ve seen before,” she said.

Greens Leader Christine Milne called the move to gag debate on the amended bill “contempt for the Senate”.

“I can’t remember a time when we had amendments dropped on the desk with no attempt to explain what they mean,” she said.

Senator Milne called the deal “an absolute disgrace” that would hurt the super entitlements of millions of working Australians.

“This is exactly what the Australian people were concerned about at the prospect of a mining billionaire coming in here.”

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Diverse range at Scone FilmFest

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SCONE Films is gearing up to present their sixth short film festival, Scone FilmFest 2014, this month.
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Save the date – Saturday, September 13 – for a highly enjoyable and social evening of entertainment.

This isn’t just for movie buffs, there’s something for everyone in the diverse range of films screened.

Once again all the movies are Australian.

Some have been screened internationally and are award-winning films but all of them showcase the talents of independent Australian filmmakers.

The range of offerings includes animation, rural, urban and black and white.

As always, the strong program features many award-wining films that have screened around the world.

This year’s list includes films starring David Wenham, Cate Blanchett and the late Penne Hackforth-Jones.

Four of the directors and/or producers will attend FilmFest – and be able to talk to festival-goers about their stories.

Taylor Litton-Strain, the director and producer of two films being screened, will be in attendance.

“Driven is the first film I ever made and I’m still really proud of it,” she said.

“It’s really wonderful to be screening Driven at Scone FilmFest.

“It’s a simple modern story about family and struggling to do what’s right, which I think many people will be able to relate to and (hopefully) enjoy.”

Ms Litton-Strain’s other film, All God’s Creatures, has won six awards, including at Nashville in the United States.

“All God’s Creatures is a really lovely film featuring very good performances from two child actors,” said Margaret Pomeranz, from At the Movies, who judged it at a Sydney Film Festival this year, where it won Best Film and Best Direction.

Ms Litton-Strain added: “All God’s Creatures is one of the more recent films I have produced, but it’s going to be an interesting screening at the Scone FilmFest, pairing it with my first short Driven.

“While they are very different films, they do share some themes.

“Also, of course, both films hinge on the performances of some very talented young actors.

“Ed Oxenbould, who is now appearing in the Hollywood feature film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, stars in All God’s Creatures.

“I can’t wait to see what the Scone audience think.”

Another short film, Jump, has screened at festivals around Australia, the USA and at the renowned Cannes Film Festival in France.

“Jump is a story that celebrates difference,” director and writer Aimee Lee Curran said.

“It underscores the importance of family when pursuing your dreams.

“It is a story close to my heart that was largely inspired by my little brother, and it is to him that I dedicate the film.”

Maxx Corkindale, is co-producer of Welcome to Iron Knob, one of the films being screened.

It is set in a sleepy little town in South Australia.

It has won seven awards, including best of the Fest at Palm Springs, USA, and screened around Australia.

“Thanks for having us and showing our film to audiences we would never be able to reach,” Mr Corkindale said.

“We hope that the audience enjoy it.”

Delicious finger food and refreshments will be served before the films, and coffee and desserts afterwards.

Dress up in something glamorous, walk the red carpet and enjoy a fun and sociable evening at the movies with a real atmosphere.

Scone FilmFest 2014 takes place at the Senior Citizen’s Centre, Oxford Road, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm.

Entry is $25 and tickets are available from Serendipity, Scone, and Eyecare Plus, Muswellbrook.

For further information, visit the website at www.sconefilms.org.au or phone 0428 508 326.

FILMFEST TREAT: A scene from All God’s Creatures, one of the selections at the upcoming Scone Films’ short film festival.

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Off to a flying start

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Jenny Parer (left) with guest artist Susan O’Brien.The Holbrook Art and Photography Show has started with a bang with around 100 people attending opening night lastFriday.
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This year the show will split the proceeds with the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group who will help with the running of the show and spread their message at the event.

“The food went well, the art was appreciated and I believe the guest artists had a great time,” organiser Milt Golenberg said.

“There were a few paintings sold on opening night and over the next couple of days we sold a few more.”

There is something for each taste at the art show with pieces ranging from metal art, sculptures, paintings, photographs and clay frocks.

Another one of the organisers Jenny Parer said many hours of work had gone into the admission side of the show.

The art show featured two artists, Susan O’Brien and Suzie O’Shea.

“We go to other art shows and see work we like then contact the artist and ask if they would like to come,” Ms Parer said.

The event is run by the Holbrook Rotary with an art committee within the club organising the event.

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Focus on environment

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Murray Group CWA members went on an imaginary bus ride to Botswana following a power point presentation by five students from Rand Public School.Around 30 members from the Murray Group of the CWA attended the Agriculture and Environment and International Day last week on in Holbrook at the CTC on Tuesday August 26.
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Agriculture and Environment officer Rita Bowler organised the environmental side with Bushlinks officer Kylie Durant invited as the guest speaker.

While members were a mix of people who lived in town and people who lived on farms they all found the talk very informative.

Ms Durant spoke about the importance of tree corridors, the wedge tail eagle and the wilga tree which are a focus of study for the CWA.

She also spoke about the invasive weed, serrated tussock, and the importance of controlling it.

“It was thoroughly enjoyable and we all gained something from it,” member of the Murray Group Pat Brown said.

The Murray group includes branches from around the area including Holbrook, Little Billabong and Albury.

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