Local News July 7th 2017

Accused brothers remanded into custody.

Local News July 7th 2017

Mildura Magistrate's Court has heard a 33-year-old man with an acquired brain injury has been left terrified after he was allegedly held against his will and kidnapped.

Sunraysia Daily reports that the alleged victim had gone to the accused’s home in search of his phone and wallet before being told that he was not allowed to leave.

He was threatened with makeshift weapons, and was reportedly forced into his car, being dropped at home while the perpetrators drove off in the vehicle.

The accused brothers, Shaun and Leon Morgan have been remanded into custody.

 

The Draft Energy Management Plan for 2017-2021 has been released by Mildura Rural City Council.

Councillor for Environmental Sustainability, Anthony Cirillo, says that public response is critical to the plan.

  

Sunraysia residents who rely on the satellite NBN service are in line to get more data with the Coalition Government announcing there'll be a higher allowance from October.

The Sky Muster satellite service is necessary for businesses and residents who are currently unable to connect to fixed line, or, fixed wireless NBN through retailers due to their location.

Minister for Regional Communications, Fiona Nash, says that she's been working closely with nbnco to fix the problem.

 

As NAIDOC week wraps up across the region, the Fair Work Ombudsman is launching a new set of resources to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers and employers.

Spokesperson for the Ombudsman, Mark Lee, says that it comes off the back of research suggesting indigenous communities have a limited awareness of their workplace entitlements.

  

Young artists across Sunraysia will have the chance to showcase their work to the community with Mildura Rural City Council's FReeZA Youth Art Prize.

Entries are open to those aged between 12 and 25 who currently live, study, or, work in the Mildura Rural City Council municipality and close on Friday July 28th.

The submitted works are set to go on exhibition at the Mildura Visitor Information Centre from Saturday August 5.  

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