Regional revival promised

THE Federal government is planning to have its $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund up and running next year, promising “more jobs, better infrastructure and a stronger economy” for regional Australians. Read the full story in our online edition:

Home hopes

Calls for an extension to affordable housing program AUSTRALIA’S peak community sector body and leading housing groups called on the Federal Government to commit to continuing the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). Read the full story in our online edition:

Ken takes an ‘Emu’ award for research

Les Pearson reports KEN Warnes, Owen’s well-known Australian native plant enthusiast, has been awarded for his love of plants with a National Amateur award presented to him by the Australian Plant Society. Ken, 70, has been studying the Australian native plant, Eremophila, otherwise known as emu bush, for the past 50 years. Believing extracts from […]