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Safety Hub for Domestic Violence Victims in Murraylands

The Murraylands will be home to a new safety hub for victims of domestic violence in the coming months. The State Government has flagged the region along with Berri as the areas most in need of support and are set to be open from mid-2019.  As part of an election commitment there will...

Feedback Sought for Murray Bridge & Victor Harbor Budgets

A $1.9 million surplus has been projected for Murray Bridge in the Council’s draft budget. There will be a $43.5 million spend on roads, kerbing, footpaths, and upgrades to wildlife reserves, a reinstatement of the River Murray Splash festival and a new outdoor sheltered space for The Station, a youth centre....

5MU's Bid to Move to FM Transmission

1125 5MU is hoping to switch from AM to FM transmission. 5MU is joining a number of regional commercial stations that are seeking to convert licences for improved audio quality. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is currently considering the proposal. One factor will include whether there is enough availability of...

Barker & Mayo Incumbents Retain Seats

A resounding win for Liberal incumbent Tony Pasin MP and Centre Alliance Incumbent Rebekha Sharkie MP in their lower house seats of Barker and Mayo this Federal Election. Now Liberal Nicolle Flint has won South Australia's most marginal seat, Boothby, with Labor candidate Nadia Clancy conceding the seat this morning. In the safe...

Truck Company On Trial for Freeway Deaths

A truck company is facing trial after faulty brakes in one of its fleet caused the death of two people on the South Eastern Freeway. Cleanaway faces seven counts of failing to comply with health and safety duties after two people were killed by a Runaway truck, five years ago. Thomas Spiess,...

Feral Deer Take Over Hills & South East

A record number of feral deer has authorities warning residents to take care when driving around the Hills and on the South Eastern Freeway. There are now around 10,000 of the species in South Australia—the highest number in history, according to Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA). Deer were first released in...

Majority of Our Listeners are Protected from the Flu

The majority of our listeners have had a flu shot this year, according to our online poll. When responding to this week's poll 'Have you had your flu shot yet?', 65 per cent of 85 respondents selected 'yes'. South Australia is experiencing an unprecidented year in influenza cases and deaths. The State's...

Liberals Back Labor's Proposed Bight Spill Inquiry

The Liberal Party has joined Labor’s call for an independent inquiry into the safety of drilling in the Great Australian Bight. Up until yesterday morning, the party had rejected Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's proposal to commission a study into the consequences of an oil spill in the Bight, opting instead to...

Curbing Koala Numbers with Contraceptives

A contraceptive for koalas is being rolled out in the Adelaide Hills this week in a bid to curb the booming population and help preserve the environment. Currently there are around 150,000 koalas in the Mount Lofty Ranges, which equates to about 13 per hectare. The Environment Department is trying to get...

Birdwood Museum Wins National Award

One of the most loved cultural institutions in the Adelaide Hills has taken out a national prize this week. At the Museums and Galleries National Awards in Alice Springs on Wednesday 15 May, the National Motor Museum in Birdwood was recognised for its current exhibition ‘Game Engine: Digital Legends’ . The exhibition...