Local hearing centres could be affected by privatisation push

THE Federal Government’s plan to privatise Australian Hearing could threaten ongoing services at Two Wells, and Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, plans to fight it. Australian Hearing and the National Acoustic Laboratories provide affordable, accessible hearing care services to many Australians who simply can’t afford fully commercial services. Read the full story in our […]

Champion rejects ejection criticism

HE’S been labelled Parliament’s ‘bad boy’ and calls for his pay to be docked from a political rival have since surfaced, but Wakefield MP, Nick Champion, is unapologetic for becoming the most ejected parliamentarian ever. Mr Champion claimed he was standing up for his constituents each time and also pointed out the one-sided record of […]

Employment award nominations closing soon

NOMINATIONS are still open for the 2014-2015 Celebration of Employment Awards. The awards are held annually to acknowledge and reward individuals and organisations that excel in training and employment within the region, covering District Councils of Barunga West, Wakefield Regional Council, District Council of Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula Council. Read the full story in […]

Mallala residents have their say

AS promised by Mallala Ratepayers Association chair, John Lush, local residents crammed into the District Council of Mallala chamber at Monday night’s meeting. Issues raised by 10 speakers at the meeting primarily surrounded plans to shift council’s administration activities to Two Wells, while other comments also touched on recent rate increases. Read the full story […]

Wakefield confirms community grant spend

WAKEFIELD Regional Council confirmed its annual spend on the Council Grants Programs at last month’s council meeting. Council budgeted $196,780 of grant funding to the region, which is divided between a number of different grant programs including the Community Water Scheme, Community Benefit Program and the Community Infrastructure Program. Read the full story in our […]

Prices still strong, lending down

REGIONAL house prices continued to slowly fall across the state but remain at consistently solid levels, as revealed by the release of the Valuer General’s median house prices for the June 2015 quarter. The state’s regional housing market recorded a decrease of 4.25 per cent in the median house price over the last quarter but […]