Government urged to discourage log exports

THE Federal Government should discourage log exports and increase its focus on local timber processors, according to State Shadow Forestry Minister Clare Scriven. Her comments were […]

Forestry back on federal agenda

THE Australian Forest Products Association yesterday welcomed Federal Labor’s commitment to deliver “a comprehensive strategic plan” for the forest sector should it be elected.[…]

Community kitchen upgraded

VOLUNTEERS at Mount Gambier’s Sunset Community Kitchen have generously served meals to the city’s most vulnerable for over seven years and last month that generosity was […]

$20m for forest plan

THE Federal Government’s $20m funding commitment to underpin the initial implementation of a National Forest Industries Plan is a great start to addressing Australia’s forest industry requirements, according to the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA).[…]

Crisis call centre support

LIFELINE will receive a $33.8m boost from the Federal Government to significantly increase its telephone crisis service and help those with mental health issues in Barker. […]

Mill investment pays off

MOUNT Gambier’s N.F. McDonnell & Sons has been highlighted among businesses which have boosted employment over recent years with the help of Federal Government programs. This […]

NBN rollout reaches milestone

THE National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout has hit a milestone in regional South Australia with the fixed line rollout now complete[…]

Berry farm in doubt

A PROPOSED major development for the South East may not go ahead with Victoria securing funds from the Federal Government to proceed with an identical project.[…]