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Senate says response to black spots must be better tailored

A SENATE committee has urged the Turnbull government to provide more and better-targeted funding to address black spots - areas with a high frequency of accidents - on highways in rural and regional areas.

Tabled in parliament on Tuesday, the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee's interim report on road safety noted the $50 billion in national roads funding over four years announced in the Federal Budget, but called for "tailored solutions in regional and remote areas that focus on road safety rather than driver convenience".

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Community notices: Central Coast

Local Wyong writers meet monthly to encourage and develop their writing skills. Meeting are on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Get involved and make new friends at your local club or group.

2018 influenza vaccines now available for the Central Coast

Getting vaccinated from mid-April will ensure you are protected before Australia's peak flu period, from around June to September.

It's important to get the flu shot every year, as the virus changes.

ANZAC DAY: Services and marches for Ipswich and surrounds

The City of Ipswich Anzac Day parade.

Commemorate ANZAC Day at locations across the city