IT will be interesting to see what the NSW Government names its magnificent new building going up in Orange because it will be a misnomer to use 'primary industries'.
The government has adopted a complicated centralisation model abolishing departments and primary industries is one that no longer exists.
The offices of Local Government and environment and heritage are just some of the others to go.
Roads and Maritime Services has been dissolved and gobbled up by Transport for NSW under Minister Andrew Constance assisted by Bathurst MP Paul Toole as regional minister.
The bottom line to all this is that eight ministers have all the powers and 16 others have ministerial titles but no departments.
The Department of Planning Industry and Environment is one of the super ministries and all primary industry's divisions like agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, forestry, investment and business development and biosecurity come under its umbrella.
Adam Marshall is the minister but he has the title Minister for Agriculture, and neither department exists any more.
He has to report to his more senior boss, Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes, to get things done.
Scott Hansen is the director-general of primary industries in Orange but reports to co-ordinator-general for regions, industry and agriculture Gary Barnes, who reports to Jim Betts, the secretary of the Department of Planning Industry and Environment.
But Gary Barnes has now been made leader of a new Department of Regional NSW under John Barilaro as Minister for Regional NSW, Industry and Trade.
It seems everything connected to farming has been swallowed up by the Department of Planning Industry and Environment.
That also applies to local government with Shelley Hancock the minister but the portfolio is administered through, you guessed it, the DPIE and she assists John Barilaro.
Could anything be more confusing?
So what will be the new building's name? Etaoin Shrdlu.
Light a candle for Anzacs
The early Aussie Anzacs accepted strict army discipline was necessary, but they were accustomed to making their own decisions, often wrong ones, and were always ready to stand by their mates even if it meant sticking their necks out.
Like the soldier struggling to carry a wounded comrade on his back to the safety of the trenches. Rifle and machine-gun fire was everywhere. 'Hey,' says the wounded man. 'How about turning around and goin' backwards for a bit? You'll get the medal but I'm gettin' all the bullets.'
There's nothing funny about war, but from the first time the gung-ho young Aussie volunteers sailed overseas to help fight for the king's empire, 102,880 men and women didn't come back from wars including Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Anzac Day honours them all so although the march and services have been cancelled we can still remember them on Saturday by lighting a candle.
Keeping it contained
Fred was applying for a job as a guard at Bathurst jail.
The warden says: "There's some really bad blokes in there. Do you think you can handle it?"
"No problem," Fred says. "If they don't behave, out the door they go."
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