Dec 11 2018

A 43 year old woman will go before the courts after she was allegedly caught with nearly 4 grams of heroin at the Goulburn Correctional Centre at the weekend.


It is alleged she had 3.8 grams of the drug hidden in a balloon in her mouth after entering the car-park at the gaol.


She is among six people charged with contraband offences during a prison-visitor search operation by Corrective Services officers and police.


During the operation, assisted by detection dogs, officers also seized 10 balloons containing tobacco and three other balloons containing another drug and white powder.


Two knives and four syringes were also found.


A spokesman says almost all of the contraband was allegedly discovered in visitor cars.

Dec 22 2017

A property to host the state's first Koala habitat reserve has been purchased by the government, on the Southern Highlands.

The announcement under the $10 million acquisition programme was made this week by state member, Pru Goward and Environment minister, Gabrielle Upton.

Located on the Wollondilly River, south-west of Moss Vale, the 402 hectare property, forms part of the southern highlands habitat link that joins the Blue Mountains to wilderness areas of the Morton National Park.

State member Goward says the area will provide living space for 1000 koalas and will allow recolonisation.

Dec 22 2017

Federal member, Angus Taylor says the work of his new ministry on Law Enforcement and Cyber Security will for some part have to operate in secrecy.

The federal member was elevated to the ministerial post this week and will work with the Home Affairs minister, Peter Dutton.

Mr Taylor says a big part of Home Affairs will be to work against terrorism.

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