Victoria’s “10/30 right” land-clearing laws for bushfire protection were passed in to law yesterday, allowing landowners to take practical steps to help protect their property.
Landowners in Victoria now have the right to clear vegetation, including trees, from within ten metres of their house, and any ground fuel within 30 metres of their house without a permit.
The Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales’ water conference wraps up in Deniliquin today.
The Victorian Government is reminding residents that the fruit fly season is about to start again, and that residents can help to control the pest.
Agriculture minister Joe Helper says disposing of old fallen fruit, harvesting and consuming fruit as soon as it ripens, and not leaving ripe fruit on trees are the best ways to help stop fruit flies from breeding.
Changes to Australia’s private health insurance laws were voted down in federal parliament yesterday, and federal member for Farrer, Susan Ley, says this is good news for the 70 per cent of people in the Farrer electorate who are covered by private insurance.
Police are still searching for an elderly Echuca man who has been missing since Monday afternoon.
The New South Wales government is reviewing its Bovine Johne’s Disease program, to see if restrictions can be lifted.
And Dr. John Williams, the New South Wales Natural Resources Commissioner is touring river red gum forests in the Riverina.
Greenham Murray Football and Netball is in Finley tomorrow. In the football seniors, the first preliminary final between Moama and Barooga, the winner will meet Tocumwal in the grand final, while in the netball A grade preliminary final, Numurkah verse Tocumwal for a spot in the grand final against Tongala.
In the Goulburn Valley Football semi-finals, Tatura verse Rochester in Benalla tomorrow afternoon, and Mansfield verse Kyabram in Maroopna on Sunday.
In GV Netball’s semi-finals, the Shepparton Swans clash with Shepparton tomorrow, and Shepparton United verse Echuca on Sunday.
The 125th Jerilderie Gold Cup is on tomorrow.
And in Deni Ladies indoor netball last night, Monkey Magic defeated the Mixtures 30 to 12. Odds n Ends were too good for the Amcal Crocs 33 to 18. The RSL Retreads had an eight point win over Whatever, 38 to 30. And the Mixtures returned to the court but went down again, this time to NSS, 38 to 27.