Heat rule restrictions put on the railway line between Tocumwal and Shepparton are having a negative impact on the local economy, according to business operators.. The freight service restrictions were put in place in January to allow for track work
The untapped opportunities of the Southern Riverina will be explored next week as part of an initiative to support growth, innovation and development in business.. The Berrigan Shire and Murrumbidgee councils will each host special Back to Business
The Finley Community Church will host expert speakers on the link between traditional marriages and safe schools during a seminar at the Finley RS Club next week.. The day will cover the controversial issue of marriage equality, and the impact it
The World Day of Prayer service for 2017 will be held at St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Jerilderie, on Friday, March 3 commencing at 10am.. The theme for this year is ‘Am I being unfair to you’, and the service has been prepared by the Christian
Finley and district community members are invited to share their vision for the town’s future.. Berrigan Shire Council will host a community session at the Finley Bowling Club on March 8, from 7.30pm, to plan for some ‘‘exciting
Amaroo Aged Care Hostel Auxiliary will be holding a Garden Party on Sunday, March 19 at 10am.. Come along and stroll around the beautiful gardens and enjoy morning tea.. There will also be produce, plants and books for sale.. The new units will also
Victoria’s protracted firefighters pay dispute needs to be investigated, says the Opposition.. Instead of signing a new pay deal, the CFA and the United Firefighters Union have added new conditions to the 2010 enterprise bargaining agreement
A destructive plant pest has been found for the first time in Australia in Perth, and could pose a significant threat to vegetable production.. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA has confirmed the presence of the tomato potato psyllid at six
Murray Goulburn has reported a first half net, after tax loss of $31 million.. New managing director of Murray Goulburn, Ari Mervis said the first half of this financial year has been a particularly challenging time for MG. . "Record rainfalls and
The spurned West Australian Nationals have retaliated to the Liberals’ preference deal with One Nation by putting the Greens ahead of their alliance partners in two out of three upper house regions in next month’s state election.. The alliance
Queensland prawn farmers are questioning their future as the white spot disease outbreak worsens, with another prawn farm on the Logan River testing positive.. The highly contagious virus has now hit every prawn farm in the area, forcing those
Cereal growers are being warned to act now to counter the high disease risks following last year’s wet spring.. As the sowing season approaches, croppers face greater disease loads on their heavy stubbles and from crop regrowth after summer
Chicken farmers and animal welfare groups are again facing off, with the farmers fuming the RSPCA has threatened to walk away from negotiations for a new poultry industry welfare code.. The VFF has accused the group of damaging a year’s worth of
This caricature is just one of many from the Stanhope RSL Caricatures Book of Memories which will be included in the mosaic mural.. The book is dedicated to the personnel who served Australia in time of need. The artist behind the creation of most
A hay run officially left from Darlington, NSW early this morning, delivering hay to farmers in dire need in Muttaburra, QLD. . In 2014 Brendan ‘Bumpa’ Farrell heard about a farmer in Bourke (NSW) that was struggling in the drought. He contacted
The Shepparton-based Australian Processing Tomato Research Council is one of six bodies to receive funding from the Horticulture Innovation Fund.. Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the peak industry body would use the $50000 grant to
Taking fish oil supplements during pregnancy can help mums reduce their child’s chances of developing asthma during the first five years of life, medical researchers have discovered.. A study of 695 newborns in Denmark found that the risk of
Melbourne's Catholic archdiocese is in talks with other churches and the Victorian government about a state redress scheme should a national one not go ahead.
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe says a major slowdown in China remains a potential risk for Australia's economy.
Graincorp says full-year earnings could rise by as much as two thirds and underlying profit treble to up to $160 million.
Taxi payments system operator Cabcharge has slumped to a half-year loss of $106.75 million on the back of writedowns and impairments.
Gladys Berejiklian has met Benjamin Netanyahu for official talks in Sydney.
Katter Party MP Shane Knuth won't yet commit to contesting the next Queensland election after his seat vanished in a redraft of electoral districts.
Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders has cancelled his week of public appearances after a security leak.
The head of the Reserve Bank says some companies will invest elsewhere if Australia does not cut company tax rates.
The Reserve Bank says cutting interest rates may benefit jobs in the short term, but will be dangerous in the long-term for household debt levels.
The Reserve Bank is reluctant to cut interest rates further and is expecting growth of three per cent in the current calendar year.