QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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“I was in tears. I was so hum­bled to be a re­gional win­ner in the first place and it’s just over­whelm­ing to be recog­nised like this. I didn’t ask to be recog­nised but ob­vi­ously my work hasn’t gone un­no­ticed.” Wendy Dal­ton talks about be­ing named NSW Voun­teer of the Year.

“Like the rest of our com­mu­nity, I am sick of petrol prices in re­gional and coun­try ar­eas, like ours, be­ing at times 20 to 30 cents a litre higher than in the city.” - Kevin Ho­gan presents his no­tice of mo­tion for a royal com­mis­sion into par­lia­ment.

“They’re ba­si­cally im­per­son­at­ing coun­cil work­ers, fol­low­ing them around and go­ing to lo­cal busi­nesses and pre­tend­ing they are from coun­cil.” - a di­rec­tor from Maclean Dis­count Phar­macy talks after they were taken by Ir­ish con­men pos­ing as coun­cil work­ers.

“The car scraped along the side of the bus and it tore the wheel off the car, so it’s a mir­a­cle ev­ery­one is OK.” - wit­ness Vicki Ham­bly talks about a near miss where a bus and a car col­lided at Ul­marra.

“I started scream­ing and wav­ing my phone as cars went past, but no one stopped.” Sheree Wil­liamson tells of try­ing to flag some­one down after she was trapped in her car with a bro­ken neck.

“It’s great to see that our younger pa­tients are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing high lev­els of sat­is­fac­tion with the care they’re re­ceiv­ing in our fa­cil­i­ties.” North­ern NSW Lo­cal Health Dis­trict chief ex­ec­u­tive Wayne Jones talks about Grafton Base Hos­pi­tal’s above av­er­age re­sult for chil­dren’s care.

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