Local News August 14th 2017

Another tragic weekend on our roads.

Local News August 14th 2017

A rolled Toyota Prado has led to the death of a 47-year-old woman on Wentworth's roads.

Police responded to reports of the accident at around 3:50 on Saturday afternoon which sent five occupants of the vehicle to Mildura Base Hospital in a stable condition.

The occupants, a 34-year-old driver, a 75-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were all treated for various injuries.

Another passenger, a 47-year-old woman, died at the scene.

Barrier Local Area officers have established a crime scene as they continue to investigate the causes of the accident.

Anyone with details on the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers.

  

Issues have been raised with Polaris Quad Bike Youth Models as some models may contain asbestos in particular parts.

Brake pads, brake shoes, gaskets and washers are the parts in question, affecting around 13,000 supplied models to Australia since 2003.

While the asbestos is unlikely to present any safety risk whilst riding, The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says that owners are advised not to do any repair or maintenance work.

Those with the Youth Models specified are advised to take their 4 wheelers to a Polaris dealership to be repaired by qualified personnel.

 

Landholders across the Western region of New South Wales have been offered contracts for total grazing pressure fencing projects.

The program will cover almost 600 kilometres of land helping owners manage groundcover and provide better access for their stock.

Nine projects have been funded with fencing projects set to be completed in Wentworth and Hillston.

 

A new report into cancer has been presented at the CanForum in Canberra as means of improving funding for rare and less common cancers.

Survival rates of rare cancers is far lower than that of other cancers with calls now to include treatments in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Founder and Chairman of Rare Cancers Australia, Richard Vines says that more proportional funding is needed with 25,000 Australians dying from rare cancers each year.

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