Local News March 27th 2017

Childcare set to become more affordable.

Local News March 27th 2017

Childcare is set to become affordable under new reforms brought forward by the coalition.

The expensive system will see a boost of $1.6b next year which in turn Member for Mallee Andrew Broad says will help out many local families who never use childcare as an option for their children.

Mr Broad says that with 5440 children currently enrolled in approved childcare across the Wimmera Mallee this will greatly benefit our local community.

From July 1st 2018 the reforms will offer better support for people working the most and earning the least, relief for the rebate cap and downward pressure on pay increases.


The Cancer Council has revealed 336 locals were diagnosed with cancer in Mildura in 2015, and of those, 123 people lost their battle.

The new statistics are out to remind locals to take preventative measures when it comes to protecting themselves and reducing their risk of cancer.

Cancer Council Victoria CEO, Todd Harper, says that adapting healthy lifestyle in all facets will greatly reduce the chance of getting cancer.


Sunraysia businesses are being directed to a smartphone application as a means of becoming more serious about record keeping.

The Record My House App has been created to complement record keeping at businesses, so, both employers and employees can monitor payments are working hours.

The Fair Work Ombudsman says that encouraging workforces to download and use the app could save employers and employees hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.


Mildura Settlers have claimed their third SCA premiership in a row after defeating Mildura West by 6 wickets over the weekend.

They managed to get West all out for 79 before taking to the crease scoring 4 for 117.

Mark Cleary was at his brilliant best for the winners taking 4 wickets and making 51 during the run chase.

The win made history for the local club being the first time that they've ever won 3 consecutive 1st Division titles.

Sunraysia's motorcycling legend Leigh Adams has been inducted into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

He was one of 21 new members to be inducted on Friday night in Melbourne.

His long running career seeing him win countless titles across Australia and England including multiple Speedway Grand Prix wins and a World Championship.