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This week in the Pyrenees Advocate

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RET rumour worries wind industry

Local wind farm investment could be at serious risk if reports about the Renewable Energy Target are correct.
The renewable energy sector has expressed alarm about an article in the Financial Review this week stating the Abbott Government is about to scrap the target.
Scrapping the target would effectively mean the proposed Crowlands and Stockyard Hill Wind Farms would be scrapped.
The RET has helped built an $18 billion renewable energy industry across Australia, creating 30,000 jobs.

Council defers rubbish decision for a second time

Pyrenees Shire Council has put off a decision on changes to garbage collection days for a second time.
The company contracted to collect the Shire’s rubbish has asked for a revamp of collection days to allow recycling collections in Avoca and Beaufort to occur on the same day.
The changes would mean rubbish and recyclable collections in most parts of the Shire would occur on different days to the current schedule.

Remembering our Vietnam Vets

Around 60 people from across the region gathered in Ararat on Monday to mark the 48th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.
Long Tan Day – also known as Vietnam Veterans Day - is commemorated on 18 August every year.
The day was originally chosen to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the battle of Long Tan in 1966.
On that day, 108 Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought a pitched battle against over 2,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in a rubber plantation not far from the small village of Long Tan.

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