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Alexandrina Council Digs in Heels on Drilling in the Bight

With seismic testing for petroleum exploration given the go ahead for the Great Australian Bight, the Alexandrina Council have dug their heels in, unanimously against any offshore drilling. Mayor Keith Parks said he is still advocating against it for the community, "The Great Australian Bight is a pristine wilderness and it's very...

Precious Time Saved for Hills Dialysis Patients

A win for health in the Adelaide Hills with life-changing equipment announced for the region. From July 2019, three renal dialysis chairs will be available for kidney failure patients in the Mount Barker District Soldiers Memorial Hospital. It follows a two year campaign from Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, members of the...

Wascally Wabbits More Destructive to Dunes than Climate

An intriguing discovery has been made about the historical ecology of South Australia's Coorong. A long-term study of vegetation cover on Younghusband Peninsula's dunes shows it was not wind, temperature or rainfall that eroded the area’s ecosystem in the first half of last century, but in fact it was the introduced...

Coles Calls for "Industry-Wide Solution" to Milk Crisis

Coles is willing to increase the price of $1 milk, only if other supermarkets follow suit, and the money goes straight to farmers. It follows Woolworths' announcement this week that they will give dairy farmers an extra 10 cents for each litre of milk.  Coles Chief Executive Steven Cain has called for...

Dilapidated Regional Roads - Election Issue

Dilapidated regional roads could become a major election issue. Local Government reform is top of the agenda for the Premier on Wednesday 20 February 2019 as mayors from across the State come together to discuss ways to improve the regions. The Local Government Association is pushing for a $300 million a year...

Search for Goolwa Jewellery Thief

Goolwa police are asking the community for information on a jewellery store burglary. Just after 3.30am Tuesday, police were called to the Goolwa Shopping Centre on Hutchinson Road where the door had been smashed and jewellery stolen. Security cameras show the suspect wearing a dark motorcycle helmet, dark hooded jacket, blue denim...

Push to Raise $1 Milk & Following Woolworths Announcement

Pressure is mounting on major supermarkets to follow the lead of Woolworths after yesterday’s announcement the supermarket chain will remove their $1 dollar milk from sale.  Each litre of milk will attract an additional 10 cent charge with all extra money going to dairy farmers. The announcement follows a viral video from...

Scientists Release ‘Fish Kills Report’ with Recommendations

A new proposal to Save the Murray Darling in this week’s ‘Fish Kills Report’ has been handed down by a panel of scientists. The Australian Academy of Science has released a report and video (below) this week, confirming excess water extraction upstream combined with temperature increases has contributed to the proliferation...

Drone Monitoring Reveals Pelicans Breeding in Coorong

Thanks to Drone technology, Pelicans have been monitored actively breeding in the Coorong South Lagoon. University of Adelaide ecologist, Jarrod Hodgson, has been working on the Living Murray Program with the Department for Environment and Water to use drones over a year to better understand pelican breeding behaviour. He has been able...

Privatisation on Cards for Medical Imaging at Murray Bridge Hospital

The medical imaging unit at Murray Bridge Hospital is at risk of being outsourced to a private provider. SA Health has told the Murray Valley Standard a proposal is being considered and would provide better value for taxpayers with no extra costs to patients. However the union disagrees, with Public Service Association...