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Dominic Giannini looks at the stories happening in regional Australia that the big news organisations dismiss.

Today  – Canberra Liberal Leader Alistair Coe could be on the skids;  Gloucester, Port Macquarie, Grafton onto level 4 water restrictions and Sydney moves to Level 2.  Increase dam capacity mooted for Buffalo River.  Tasmania rejects Chinese resort near Swansea.  Tasmanian prison lockdowns are way up, as are inmate numbers.   SA Environmental authority closes down illegal dump in southern Murrylands – up to 12 companies dumping 50 thousand tonnes of waste .  Kimberley doubts over promised new national park in Fitzroy Valley.  NT want a bigger slice of the Defence spending in the Territory.  Mining red tape and high fees is killing Opal mining in Central Queensland.

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