Local News March 3rd 2017

Jail for man part of a violent assault.

Local News March 3rd 2017

Jail time for one of the three men involved in a violent assault of a young Mildura man back in 2015.

Riley Allen, Daniel Adolph and Ashley Kempton faced court yesterday to learn of their fate after the attack that left 21 year old Jaidan Brook with on-going brain injuries.

Allen, who's believed to have played the biggest role in the fight, was sentenced to 6 months in prison and three years community work.

Adolph will serve 3 years community work and Kempton will serve two.

Judge Michael Burke said that Mr Allen did present as an upstanding young man, however, on that very night he wasn't and the young men's actions had to be condemned to stop others committing the same crimes.

  

The Nationals have officially launched their push to move more quality public service jobs out of Canberra and into the regions as part of their Get out of the City campaign.

Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce says that decentralisation not only boosts the economies of regional areas, but, there are substantial public service savings for businesses who relocate to country regions plus tax payers save money.

  

The 2016 Mildura Base Hospital Quality Awards ceremony was held this week.

Taking out the top honour was a hospital wide program that aimed to revitalise staff-patient interactions.

The program was called "Hello my name is" and was stemmed from community feedback.

Other awards including Employee of the Year award for Clinical Services went to Sandra Doyle, Maternity Services Educator at the hospital.

The Support Services Employee of the Year award went to Mental Health Executive Assistant Elaine Heinrich.

  

A wake up call for local drivers as we head into the weekend with new figures by the RACV revealing Fridays are the deadliest days for collisions.

In Mildura alone last year, 542 claims were made following car accidents and Statewide there were 12,500 on just Friday’s alone.

The RACV say that we need to pay more attention to our driving, but, we also need to watch out for what other motorists are doing.

RACV's General Manager of Motor Insurance, Mark Gerahty, says that we need to be driving carefully every day. 

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