State Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy said a Royal Commission into Victoria’s fire services would restore the confidence of local communities and the region’s CFA volunteers.. Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy and Nationals
Two early childhood services in Cobram received a Smiles 4 Miles award for their work improving the oral health of some of our youngest community members.. Smiles 4 Miles is an oral health promotion program for kindergarten-aged children developed
The Goulburn Broken Regional Floodplain Management Strategy is now out for public comment and feedback.. Development of the draft strategy was co-ordinated by the Goulburn Broken CMA in partnership with the eight local councils in the catchment
A Cobram woman who gave birth while she was in a coma has woken up.. Sarah Hawthorn, 33, became critically ill when she was struck down by influenza during the late stages of her pregnancy.. Ms Hawthorn’s son was delivered five weeks premature
Demand for the free Urban Fruit Tree Removal Program continues, with more than 600 applications received to have unwanted fruit trees removed from residential yards across the Goulburn Murray Valley.. Property owners with unwanted fruit trees in
‘‘Help me, Lynette.’’. That was all David Scott could croak to his neighbour as he suffered a life-threatening asthma attack.. The former Cobram resident’s breathing ceased as he sagged in Lynette’s arms on his
Today is the inaugural Agriculture and Related Industries Day, which has been created to recognise the understated contributions made by Australia’s farm sector.. Senator Bridget McKenzie said AgDay was an opportunity for Australians to
Meat & Livestock Australia is preparing to tackle one of the biggest on-farm productivity constraints with a bold plan to improve connectivity on-farm and right through the red meat supply chain.. The new connectivity program will be launched by
More Australian peaches, plums and apricots will be seen in China after Australia inked a deal with the world’s most populated country allowing more local stone fruit to be exported.. The deal has been hailed as a ‘‘game
New quad bike laws could be introduced next year with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission launching an investigation into the safety of the four-wheeled vehicles.. Announced last week, a new inquiry will explore the issue as part of
The Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s Annual Report for the 2016-17 season has been released and the foundation is increasing its funds for industry projects.. Despite the financial input into industry projects for the 2015-16 season totalling
When the Jewell family makes the trek out to the paddocks to herd sheep, it’s not just the trusty working dogs that follow.. Having accidentally adopted a guinea fowl almost two years ago, the feathered friend — who they’ve dubbed
On nearly 117ha at Killawarra (24km north-west of Wangaratta), you will find Blonde d’Aquitaine and Limousin beef cattle, Dorper sheep, Isa Brown chooks and a small hive of bees.. The property, Killawarra Farm, is also the home of the Kirby
Strong export demand is continuing to fuel rising wool prices, delivering record highs last week and leaving producers with plenty to smile about.. The industry’s price benchmark, the Eastern Market Indicator, jumped 58¢ on the previous
A maize crop grown on the property of Nathan Heckendorf of Narrandera in southern NSW has taken out the irrigated section of the inaugural National Maize Competition, beating Cooma’s Ian Hamano to the title.. Mr Heckendorf’s crop of
Saputo’s chief executive officer has ruled out reversing the closure of Murray Goulburn’s Rochester site if the company’s bid to take over the co-operative is successful.. Lino Saputo, who is also the chairman of the
Northern Victorian irrigators have racked up almost $12million in debt to Goulburn-Murray Water as the full impact of the dairy crisis continues to reveal itself.. The figures, revealed in the irrigation authority’s annual report, have largely
The UN is urging Australia to take responsibility for the 380 people who remain in the now closed Manus Island detention centre.
South Australia will conduct a state funeral for dual Olympic gold medallist Gillian Rolton
Social Services Minister Christian Porter is due to spruik his government's efforts to overhaul the welfare system during a speech in Canberra.
The LNP, One Nation and Katter's Australian Party leaders will face off in a debate in Townsville, while Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk campaigns in Bundaberg.
Wild celebrations broke out during a joint sitting of Zimbabwe's parliament when the speaker announced Robert Mugabe's resignation as president.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, the Kremlin has revealed.
Debate on Victoria's proposed assisted dying laws is expected to drag into Wednesday's early hours with some MPs in the upper house questioning each clause.
An investigation has begun in to the military and police records of Labor MP Barry Urban after he was exposed wearing a police medal he had not earned.
The inquest into the death of Perth madam Shirley Finn has heard claims she was in a police canteen with two detectives just before her 1975 murder.
A Melbourne man has been jailed for working as an armed guard while unlicensed after he was spotted carrying a gun through a Bourke Street memorial.