Reference committee appointments confirmed

THE Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has confirmed the appointment of members to its Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), which will bring industry, health professionals, peak education and[…]

Teacher recognised in parliament

ARIA nominee and Grant High School music teacher Scott Maxwell has been recognised for his outstanding efforts in State Parliament. Independent MP Troy Bell acknowledged the Mount Gambier resident as one of four[…]

Launch party to extend racing celebrations

LEGEND of the Lakes Hillclimb is back for another year with Koonara Wines hosting a launch party at the Rail Lands tomorrow. Koonara Wines’ Dru Reschke said the family-friendly event would extend the racing weekend’s[…]

Aged care report presented

AUSTRALIA’S Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has presented a report following its inquiry into the quality of care in residential aged care facilities. Committee chair Trent Zimmerman said the inquiry examined the[…]

Shoot to kill authority granted

POLICE will have shoot to kill powers in the event of a terrorist threat under recent laws passed by State Parliament. Under the new legislation, the Commissioner of Police will have the power to declare an incident a “terrorist[…]

Homestead to support RFDS

ONE of the region’s prominent historic homesteads will throw open its doors next weekend to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Steeped in nostalgia and history, the two day event at Kalangadoo’s Lowan House[…]

Millicent club liquidated

THE Millicent and District Community Club was placed into liquidation on Friday. A small group of creditors met at the Adelaide office of voluntary administrator David Kidman, who partners with specialist insolvency firm Ferrier[…]

Women held in custody over drugs

A MOUNT Gambier woman has been remanded in custody after she was caught with more methamphetamines while on home detention bail for related drug trafficking offences. Jacinta Mangion-Campbell, 27, appeared in[…]

Fracking moratorium passed

LABOR parliamentarians Clare Scriven and Kyam Maher have “sold out” the people of Mount Gambier by opposing a 10-year ban on fracking in the Limestone Coast, Treasurer Rob Lucas said. The bill to enshrine a decade-long[…]

Abuse victims gather for formal apology

VICTIMS of institutional child sexual abuse gathered at emotional events across the country on Monday for a formal apology from the Australian Government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered the National Apology at[…]