THE hundreds of hours spent babysitting their grandchildren can be rewarding for the growing number of grandparents who take on this responsibility, but there are other aspects that are not so positive.
IF councillors’ eligibility for the job was decided on their interest in the functions of local government, their attendance at meetings or their work ethic there is little doubt Kevin Duffy would still have a seat in the Orange City Council chamber.
AT the heart of teachers’ pay negotiations which opened the door to downgrading the role of principals at small schools is the realisation that duplicating the management structures of larger schools can be costly and unnecessary.
THE profile of disabled people has been raised enormously in recent years, thanks in large measure to events like the Paralympics, but the attitude of able-bodied people remains a barrier to disabled people maximising their contribution to society.
DESPITE its erratic service in recent weeks, the flying public and the business community will take little joy from the announcement yesterday that Brindabella Airlines has suspended its flights into Orange.
YEAR after year paramedics top a popular survey of our most trusted professions but respect for their life-saving work seems to be going the same way as respect for the law and the job done by all emergency workers.
THE sport of rugby league cops its fair share of criticism for the behaviour of some of its high profile players on the field but Orange CYMS players are showing how any sporting code can do positive things off the field.