Local News

Farmers Continue to Battle Pests and Weeds

ABARES’ latest report confirms that farmers are spending significant amounts of time and money on battling pests and weeds. The Pest Animal and Weed Management survey results revealed the vital role land managers play in managing feral pests and weeds. ABARES acting Executive Director, Dr Jared Greenville, said the survey results demonstrated...

Better Support for Homeless

In the biggest shake-up of homelessness services in more than a decade, our most vulnerable South Australians will finally be able to get support that will see them housed and stay housed for longer. Following extensive consultation and a competitive tender process, the Marshall Liberal Government that will deliver homelessness and...

Smoky Bay Drug Trafficking

A Smoky Bay man will face court after police allegedly located an amount of cannabis and plants at his home. On Thursday 29 April, following information received via Crime Stoppers Ceduna Police patrols armed with a search warrant searched a Smoky Bay residence allegedly locating three large cannabis plants growing in...

SA Small Business Trading Conditions Highest in the Country

It's been revealed South Australian small and medium businesses are among the most confident in the nation and have reported a significant rise in trading conditions. A new survey, showed SA and QLD ‘led the gains in business conditions’ – with SA (up 5.8 to 25.3 points) now outperforming the other...

CFS Fire Danger Season Concludes

South Australia's Fire Danger Season has concluded for all remaining Fire Danger Districts. Although South Australia did not face as many large-scale bushfires as the previous years, CFS Chief Officer Mark Jones QFSM says the service's volunteers were still very busy over the season. Mr. Jones said "volunteers responded each and...

Popular Online Shopping Platforms a Scam Target

Police have noticed a spike in remote access scams this month involving online shopping platforms eBay and Amazon. The scam involves unsuspecting victims receiving calls out of the blue and being requested to download software onto their phone or computers to resolve account hacking issues. This type of scam is not new,...

Privacy Awareness Week

Local workers and businesses are being urged to make privacy a priority following the release of concerning new figures for National Privacy Awareness Week (3-9 May). It found 1 in 5 Australian workers have experienced a privacy incident in the past twelve months. Concerningly, many of those workers (19%) didn't report...

Tumby Bay Council at a Standstill

The Tumby Bay District Council has found themselves at a standstill following a serious administrative error discovered this month. CEO Rebeca Hayes found the error while sifting through council records trying to locate ordinary returns for any council members for the June 30 2019 period. Following further inquiries, it was established that...

Diabetes SA Port Lincoln Visit Today

Today Diabetes SA will be visiting Port Lincoln for an event to raise awareness of the risks of type 2 diabetes. Following a successful event in Clare, the team is making their way to the Eyre Peninsula to educate locals on the seriousness of diabetes. Diabetes is one of the state’s most...

Local Teachers and Parents Encouraged to Give Feedback on School Curriculum

Local parents and teachers are being invited to have their say on the national school curriculum with proposed revisions now open for public comment. The review covers all eight learning areas, including English, Maths and Science, as well as general capabilities such as Critical and Creative Thinking. CEO of the Australian...