By-out opens door for Lakes Oil

THE Gina Rinehart-backed gas exploration company Lakes Oil is one step closer to the region with a potential acquisition of South East newcomer Rawson Oil and Gas.
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Pubs bet on punters

A PROMINENT Mount Gambier hotelier has warned hundreds of jobs would be lost in the city if poker machines were banned in pubs.[…]

Barker electorate edges closer to Adelaide

THE South East’s influence in Federal Parliament has been diluted with the addition of an additional 12,000 voters from the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley to the seat of Barker.[…]

Mahoney on board

FOURTH-GENERATION Millicent farmer Meg Bell has been elevated to the vice-presidency of the 550-strong Grassland Society of Southern Australia.[…]

Forest project funds on offer

APPLICATIONS for the $4m joint funding program aimed at growing the state’s forest and forest products industry have opened, with Mount Gambier’s state and federal MPs encouraging researchers to apply.[…]

Region shapes state policy

TWO South East representatives will serve on the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention as the State Government progresses its efforts to reduce South Australia’s suicide rate[…]

Pool poll floated

THE city’s political leaders have vowed to not commit to lobbying state and federal governments for funding for the proposed $40m Mount Gambier Indoor Sport and Recreation Centre unless a poll determining ratepayer support is undertaken.[…]

Pilot shortage rejected

THE chair of a parliamentary committee investigating regional air services has rejected claims regional airlines were being hit by a global pilot shortage.[…]