Local News May 8th 2017

Petrol sniffing on the radar again.

8 May 2017

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A recent spike in petrol sniffing incidents across the Border in the Dareton Indigenous Community has Police worried the concerning act could start becoming a trend again.

The issue was raised at a recent Police and Aboriginal consultative committee meeting, with Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation representatives letting Police know it was again becoming an issue.

The Sunraysia Daily reports that although the act isn't a criminal offence, Police are worried and if it continues to rise it's extremely detrimental to those participating health.

Police say that they will be on the lookout for anyone taking part in these activities and they'll be working with local health services in Dareton to combat and control petrol sniffing.


An erratic driver is facing Court today after a dangerous Police pursuit through Mildura on Saturday night.

Local Police attempted to stop the driver after reports they were possibly intoxicated, but, when the attempt was made the driver refused to stop, instead gaining speed and driving dangerously through Toorak Avenue, Tenth St and Olive Avenue.

The driver is facing a string of charges including a serious dangerous driving charge.


A new report has shown that New South Wales has the best job growth of any State, as 51,000 jobs in regional NSW have been added to the State’s economic agenda.

In 12 months, the regional unemployment rate is down 1.1 percentage points to 5.5% since this time last year.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, says that the Government is focused on creating more regional jobs, while providing support for regional employers.


Quad Bike safety courses will now be free for farmers and their families across the Border and each participant will get a free helmet on top of rebates already available from the State Government.

The new initiative was launched by Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean who says that it's about making it as easy as possible for farmers to access the training.

Locals can head to www.safework.nsw.gov.au for more info about the Quad Bike safety initiatives and safety training near them.


Irymple’s unbeaten streak was snapped by Ouyen United over the weekend with the Kangas claiming a 16 point victory in Round 4 of the Sunraysia Football Netball League.

In other games, Merbein went down narrowly at home to Robinvale-Euston, Mildura belted South and Red Cliffs won the late game by a tick over 6 goals under lights against Wentworth at Quandong Park.

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