Cocaine consumption high in the regions
tra protection for our emergency service personnel who put their lives on the line,” Mr Grant said.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the new rule will strengthen current laws and require motorists to slow down to 40km/h when an emergency vehicle is stopped and has its red or blue lights flashing on all roads.
“The new rule will begin as a 12-month trial from September 1, following a comprehensive public education campaign,” Mrs Pavey said. Safety Fund grant to purchase and install CCTV cameras in six key locations along the main street of Narromine.
Police Minister and Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant, said the business community of Narromine has been advocating to Council to improve surveillance of the main shopping strip.
“The near $180,000 in funding will enable Council to install CCTV cameras specifically in those areas where assaults (non-domestic) and malicious damage to property occur most.
“Police will be able to directly view CCTV footage from both Narromine and Dubbo Stations enabling them to actively monitor those high-incident areas and move people on when needed.
“CCTV footage will also be used to prosecute offenders and hold them to account,” said Mr Grant.
It’s great to see this initiative happening. THE Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission has today released the fourth report of the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program, revealing NSW reported the highest levels of cocaine consumption in capital city and regional sites nationwide.
NSW also reported an increase in cocaine use and some of the highest MDMA and heroin consumption levels nationally.
Across the eight sites monitored in the state in December 2017 – three capital city sites and five regional sites – findings show capital city and regional sites in NSW had the highest average cocaine consumption levels nationally, with the state also reporting the highest regional MDMA and heroin consumption levels nationally, according to Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Chief Executive Officer, Michael Phelan.
He said the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program is world-leading based on the number of substances tested, the frequency of testing, its breadth, depth and geographic scope and the longitudinal data it is generating.
Not great news for the bush.
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