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SALT Work With Kallinyalla to Create Community Mural Project

SALT Festival 2021 is working with Kallinyalla Garden Centre to bring Port Lincoln a community mural project. The local garden center has offered a space for the mural along its fence line on Shane Street as a project to launch during SALT. Next week a community workshop will be held at the...

Seafood Sector to See Growth

Australia’s seafood industry is on the cusp of an aquaculture-led recovery, with salmon, prawns and oysters expected to help lift the sector back into positive territory. Latest ABARES data reveals production value is forecast to slide six per cent in 2020-21 to $2.9 billion because of COVID-19 and trade disruptions. But thanks...

Senator Rex Patrick Calls for Prime Minster to Back Whyalla Steelworks

South Australian independent Senator Rex Patrick has this week called on the Prime Minister to reaffirm the Federal Government’s support for the Whyalla steelworks and Australian domestic steel production.  Senator Patrick says it’s essential that the Australian Government back domestic steel production and the vital contribution the Whyalla steelworks makes to...

New Program to Help Former Veterans Get Civilian Work

A ground-breaking employment program under way in South Australia is helping to secure jobs for veterans while providing a unique opportunity for prospective employers. Every year, around 5,500 defence personnel leave the military for various reasons but some veterans can struggle to find and maintain civilian work. Robert Skoda from RSL...

Tumby Bay's Major Event Shows Success

Over the weekend, locals and visitors showed an incredible amount of support for the Colour Tumby Street Art Festival and At the Bay with an estimate of around 5000 people in attendance. This year the two events collaborated bringing the town a long weekend of colour and localism. Up to 7 artists...

Clean Up Australia Day Lower Eyre Peninsula Events

This month an array of Clean-Up Australia day events are taking place across the Eyre Peninsula and locals are being encouraged to clean up and create their own events. Up to four community groups have already registered with the official Clean up Australia day website and will be carrying out clean...

Autumn Prescribed Burns Program Begins Early

The State Government’s autumn program of prescribed burns has begun early, taking advantage of the mild weather conditions experienced over summer. Areas of both public and private land have been strategically chosen across the state to help manage the intensity and extent of bushfires across the landscape and provide safer access...

Now a Prime Time for Local Businesses to Hire Trainees

Local businesses are being encouraged to take on new apprentices following the Governments $1.2 billion dollar Apprenticeship commencements boost. The program extending by 50 percent in wage subsidy means now is a good time to hire a trainee. Last week’s Royal Commission into Aged Care highlighted the pressing need for the aged...

Challenging the Inequity of Retirement for Women

There are fresh calls to provide local women with equal pay, flexible work and greater access to childcare as part of efforts to boost their retirement savings. It comes as a new survey reveals nearly two-thirds of Australian women believe they won't have enough money for a comfortable retirement. Alarmingly, more...

SALT's Symphony by the Sea

SALT Festival is set to return for 2021 with a once in a life time opportunity announced for the festival. SALT is excited to be bringing the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to Port Lincoln for the first time since 1954, with the full orchestra will perform a series of three signature events...