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8 Aug 2022
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The Peninsula puts in front of us what we must do
Men's Shed project may not have started without grant
Public comment sought on draft street banner policy
Partial Peninsula power outage
Union seeks inquiry into bank branch closures
Demographic changes shown in online graphs
Clean4Shore completes Patonga clean-up plan
Please take survey, koala group urges
Donations collected for Homelessness Week
Rotary club holds charity golf day
Anglicans appoint new Peninsula rector
Uniting minister to leave parish
Mike Curley dies just short of 85th birthday
Phyll O'Regan dies at 94
Mangrove Creek holding tank loses water
Bushfire fund to support local innovators
Why do we do what we do?
Month ends with highest July and annual rainfall figures
Dual occupancy proposed for Brittania St
Four units proposed for Waratah Ave site
Revised application removes garage and second access
No details of three-unit proposal available
Are any council staff acting on its climate change policy?
Procrastination on climate change policy
More than 1000 active cases remain
Aged care home cleared of coronavirus
Hospital introduces tighter visiting restrictions
Aged care provider expects more long-term residents
New aged care wellbeing manager appointed
Building works continue despite rain
Hospital system 'failing the community', says Tesch
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Echoes of Laurel Canyon at Troubadour folk club
Patchwork group is 'powering along'
A change of scene
Cleaners awarded in Education Week
Public education appreciation awards to college staff
Kindergarten celebrates 100 days
College student member of winning YouthRock band
Association raises $2500 at athletics carnival
Pyjama day raises $400
School defers Education Week celebration
Book parade held to celebrate Book Week
Busy rehearsing on guitars
Parents to meet at Umina campus
Touch team comes fifth in the State
Day of friendship at college
Dressed as their possible future selves
Personal best in gymnastics
Booking open for family Kindergarten interviews
Naidoc activities held at Woy Woy campus
Students and parents explore curriculum options
College team make it to Oztag semi-finals
Lesson on social media careers
Students engage in 'quality learning experiences'
Woy Woy Junior Rugby Football Club players' photo
Southern Ettalong United retains fourth spot
Umina comes second in youth pool rescue event
Learn to instruct Learn-to-Swim
Cricket coach and players wanted
Open pairs championship for bridge club
Bridge club holds super congress online
Cricket club to hold sportsman's lunch
Bridge promotions
First win to Swans under-11s



Union seeks inquiry into bank branch closures

The Peninsula is not the only community suffering with the closure of bank branches, according to the Financial Services Union.

Three banks are moving to shut down another 37 branches across the nation over the next few months, and the union is seeking an inquiry into bank branch closures.

The union said it had campaigned against branch closures for many years but is now seeking government intervention to protect local economies and save what's left of Australia's bank branch network.

"This latest list of closures means the Big Four have closed more than 550 bank branches across Australia since January 2020," said national secretary Ms Julia Angrisano.

"We must act to stop the banks walking away from communities in our suburbs and towns.

"It's time to examine the impact of these closures which have hit hundreds of communities across the country."

Ms Angrisano said for decades the major banks had been supported by Government as part of the "four pillars policy" but had failed to support local communities in return.

"Instead the banks continue to shut down branches, sack workers and turn their backs on customers and businesses.

"Cost savings from branch closures are designed to increase the banks' already huge profits," Ms Angrisano said.

"Communities depend on the banks to deliver financial services but if we don't stop the current trend, there will be no branches left."

Ms Angrisano said self-regulation had not worked.

She said the Australian Banking Association's commitment to consulting the community about proposed branch closures was being ignored.

"We need an inquiry into bank branch closures to assess the impact on local communities when the banks pull out of suburbs and towns."

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