Local News April 18th 2017

Police praise Easter behaviour.

Local News April 18th 2017

Easter holiday makers packed Mildura over one of the region busiest weekends of the year and despite the big numbers throughout the CBD and down by the river, authorities say they're generally pleased with the public's behaviour.

Police say that ramping up their presence throughout the region really assisted in keeping the public safe and discouraging any anti-social behaviour with zero arrests made.

  

There's calls for Sunraysia residents to speak up if their pay packets are missing cash after the Easter long weekend.

Penalty rates still aren't in effect, but, experts say that there may be some confusion among employers over just how much to hand over to fast food, hospitality and pharmacy staff for work done over the 4 day break.

Slate and Gordon's Principal Employment Lawyer, Aron Neilsen, says that people can get in touch with their employer, or, Fair Work Australia if something is not right.

 

The Opposition are calling for an end to the freeze of Government funding that's putting a strain on our local councils.

The indexation of financial assistance grants have been frozen since the 2014-15 budget and council bodies along with the Australian Local Government Association have backed calls for the funding to be made available in this year’s budget after it was indicated last year it would return in 2017.

AGLA estimate the freeze has stripped around $1b from councils revenues and it's seems its having the most impact on regional councils like those in the Mallee who aren't able to fund local projects without it.

AGLA say that they want to see the Government come through on their plan and put more money back into our local councils.

  

One of the Mildura Lady Heat’s rising stars from last season has been a part of a victorious Victorian Country Women’s Under 18 team after they took out the National Championship Title on Saturday night.

Ahlise Hurst played for the Heat last season, but, is now based in Bendigo. She scored 11 points in Saturday’s big Championship decider.

 

It's been a busy weekend for motorsport competitors on the track with a number of events taking place over the Easter long weekend.

The King of The Murray crown went to Lewis Woods on Saturday Night as he claimed victory in the expert class, but, it wasn't without injury as a number of contenders were taken to the Mildura Base Hospital following falls and accidents. 

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