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New safety plan aims to reduce the road toll

Member for Murray Austin Evans said the NSW Government’s Road Safety Plan, which includes a range of measures, was aimed at reducing the road toll after 392 people lost their lives on NSW roads in 2017.. Mr Evans said the comprehensive package

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Courier Cobram
Feb 16 2018
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Schoolkids’ salt intake too high thanks to typical lunches

New Heart Foundation figures show that typical ‘‘go-to’’ school lunchbox options such as the humble ham and cheese sandwich can deliver schoolkids more than half their entire recommended daily allowance of salt.. A typical

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Courier Cobram
Feb 16 2018
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Teen aims to make difference

Entry into the Miss Teen Galaxy Australia finals has Cobram’s Mariah Tejones dreaming big, but things have not always been this rosy for the resilient teenager.. In fact, much of Mariah’s childhood has been spent in a place no young

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Courier Cobram
Feb 16 2018
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Victorian Government to decide on Shepp solar

The Victorian government will decide on planning applications for four solar farms in the Greater Shepparton region... The City of Greater Shepparton handed over the responsibility and last week the Victorian government agreed to call in the

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
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More bank competition urged

Australia’s long-standing policy to prevent mergers of the big four banks is ‘‘redundant’’ and the sector needs a new champion to promote competition, the Productivity Commission says.. The commission has released

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Shepparton News
Feb 19 2018
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New plan for land sales

The Federal Government has announced a plan for new rules regarding the sale of agricultural land in an attempt to address rising foreign investment.. The changes require land to be widely marketed for a minimum of 30 days and for Australians to be

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
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Eating raw chicken puts dogs at risk

If you like to give your beloved pooch a chicken neck to gnaw on as a treat, you might want to reconsider.. A new study has found eating raw chicken increases the risk of dogs developing a paralysing and sometimes fatal condition by more than 70

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Shepparton News
Feb 18 2018
Livestock

RamSelect offers buyers the information they seek

Kangaroo Island stud Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino has credited genetic selection app RamSelect with helping it record its best sales result late last year.. The sale saw the stud sell its highest ever top-priced ram for $16000 and achieve an

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Have say on flood studies

Residents from various towns across north-east Victoria have a chance to contribute to the formation of local flood studies for the Goulburn and Broken areas this month.. Work is starting on a flood study for the Broken River floodplain (Lake

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Bite victim identified

The heavily pregnant woman killed after a suspected snake bite in Western Australia’s mid-west region has been identified as Sinita Martin.. Ms Martin, 27, was bitten outside her home in Meekatharra last Monday night and taken to hospital

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Mangoes hit our phones

Mango lovers rejoice — an Australian mango grower-led social media campaign has resulted in the release of the very first mango emoji.. Funded through Hort Innovation during 2016-17 with the tag #mangoemojiplease, emoji authority Unicode

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Shepparton News
Feb 17 2018
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Dairy tour to visit Goulburn Valley

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE is set to welcome a delegation of dairy representatives from India next week.. GOTAFE secured the contract to deliver the study tour with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).. The delegation has been drawn

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
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Another bank bites the...

Rochester’s ANZ branch will become the fourth northern Victorian bank to close in nine months, after it was announced it will close on April 24.. An ANZ spokesperson said customers had changed the way they banked in recent years, with more

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
Viticulture

2018 the Year of the...

Come this Friday, we start an entire year that is about ME. If last year was the year of the Donald, this one is the Year of the Dog.. And I have 1.8 billion Chinese people almost entirely focussed on me and my extraordinary qualities, to which they

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The General
Feb 16 2018
Livestock

VFF: no viable Cattle...

A committee established following a Senate inquiry into the cattle industry has failed to deliver a viable solution for the restructure of the Cattle Council of Australia, according to the VFF.. The VFF met with a number of state farming

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Shepparton News
Feb 16 2018
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Joyce facing uncertain Nationals future

Barnaby Joyce's future is uncertain after another frontbencher refused to rule out challenging him at the Nationals' next party room meeting.

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Feb 20 2018
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Nationals MP not sorry for gun-toting post

Nationals MP George Christensen is unrepentant over posting a gun-toting photo to social media which has drawn criticism from across the political spectrum.

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AAP News
Feb 20 2018
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Qld road-rage manslaughter trial continues

More evidence is expected at the trial of a man accused of the unintentional killing of a man he knocked into the path of a truck on a Queensland motorway.

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AAP News
Feb 20 2018
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Trump for improved gun checks: White House

US President Donald Trump is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system on gun ownership, the White House says.

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AAP News
Feb 20 2018
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Call for Australia to become ASEAN member

Australia should seek to join a club of south east Asian nations, a new report recommends.

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AAP News
Feb 20 2018
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Aust keen for UK to leave EU customs union

Australia is keen on a free trade agreement with Britain post-Brexit but Julie Bishop says it can be possible only if the UK leaves the EU customs union.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Dodd killer to appeal guilty verdict

The man convicted and jailed for life for teenager Hayley Dodd's murder will appeal his guilty verdict.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Norman tells of teeing up Turnbull, Trump

Greg Norman has described putting Malcolm Turnbull in contact with Donald Trump soon after the US president won the 2016 election.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Qld cyberbully task force announced

Journalist Madonna King will lead a 14-member task force to tackle cyberbullying in Queensland, and they have six months to report back with recommendations.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Ice haul accused appear in SA court

Three men charged in relation to the seizure of more than 300 kilograms of the drug ice have faced court in Adelaide.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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Minister could lose seat, SA poll shows

South Australian Transport Minister Stephen Mullighan is at risk of losing his seat at the state election, a Galaxy Poll commissioned by The Advertiser shows.

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AAP News
Feb 19 2018
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