Thursday, 04 June 2020
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Bogong brumby stir

Bogong brumby stir

Don’t eradicate the brumby population completely, don’t shoot them and leave them in the bush and let people with local bush knowledge do any culling. That is the general consensus of a range of locals with experience of brumbies in the mountains, providing a rational voice amid the clamour since Parks Victoria was given the okay to cull wild horses. On May 8, The Australian Brumby Alliance...
Camel talk

Camel talk

Colourful character John Elliott from Perth WA, a retired insurance man, raconteur, but now a man with a dog and five camels has walked from Perth, was in Bairnsdale yesterday and stopped off to chat with Lauren Brookes at Molemap in Nicholson st. While on his camel trek around Australia John is fundraising for "Beard Season” raising awareness of skin cancers. John is on his way to Lakes to...
Cheap milk, but what’s the cost?

Cheap milk, but what’s the cost?

Australian milk is cheap but it’s killing our dairy industry according to an indepth paper released by John Dahlsen. It’s with a sense of urgency to help save those remaining in the industry that Mr Dahlsen has proposed a levy of 40 cents per litre on all fresh milk sold. “The key issue here is nine dairy farmers are leaving the industry a week,” Mr Dahlsen said. “They are terribly frustrated...
Barrier crash

Barrier crash

A semi-trailer crashed into the start of the centre barriers, near the Billabong Roadhouse on Monday morning, before coming to a halt 100 metres along the Princes Highway. The truck driver, aged in his 30s, from Melbourne, was uninjured but his scrap metal truck suffered extensive undercarriage damage and had to be towed from the accident scene. He told the Advertiser that the road “is too...
$4.2 million for Clifton Creek school

$4.2 million for Clifton Creek school

The Clifton Creek Primary School will be rebuilt at a cost of $4.2 million. The State Government this week confirmed the funding with the Education Minister, James Merlino, saying he was honoring a commitment given in the wake of the summer bushfires to rebuild the school. “Schools are often at the heart of the community and used in a variety of ways – that is why rebuilding Clifton Creek...
Not being listened to

Not being listened to

Truck drivers and freight representative groups are calling for a ‘roughness audit’ of the Princes Highway roadworks between Sale and Bairnsdale. “The recent spate of heavy vehicle accidents indicates all is not well and when truckies with decades of experience behind the wheel say it’s the worst stretch of road in the country and is now referred to as ‘The Goat Track’, you have to listen,”...

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