Politics & police

Politics



Campaign firing up
(Independent candidates for the seat of Mallee stage campaign launches in lead-up to May 18 federal election.)



Mallee candidates had their moments
– Colour – (Luckily, only 10 of the 13 contenders for the federal seat of Mallee made it to a Swan Hill Town Hall forum.



Tim Quilty’s secession plan
(Victorian upper house Liberal Democrat visits region to promote ‘Rexit’)



KerangLink a cherry on top
(Member for Mallee on “mobile office” tour following announcement of major campaigning success)



Shock exit
(Months of angst culminate in the resignation of two councillors amid claims of bullying)



Decisions, accusations and motives questioned
(A dramatic meeting saw the claims and motivations of MP Peter Walsh disputed as the council voted to discontinue management of the Cohuna aerodrome.)



Council move fails pub test
(Opinion) Hasty decision to offload public asset lacks transparency and is bound to fan discontent



Budget response mixed
State budget delivers a mixed bag for region


Police



Syndicate accused stand trial
(Eleven of 15 people charged in relation to alleged drug manufacturing syndicate committed to stand trial in County Court)



Properties under court order in drug probe
(Local construction site and chicken farm named in legal proceedings probing international drug syndicate)



Crime statistics continue to rise
(Reported crime in Gannawarra increased significantly in the last 12 months)



Night of mayhem (Teenager charged with multiple arsons, burglaries)


 
Ute dumped in Murray
Two men arrested in relation to spate of burglaries and thefts, including a torched Land Cruiser and a utility dumped in the river



Three injured in Prairie crash (‘A miracle nobody killed’ in collision)



Community focus
(Engagement the priority for new police boss)



Lucky escape (Woman escapes rollover without serious injury after hitting ‘indentation’ at high speed)



Man impaled in crash
(Mitiamo man in critical condition after ‘delicate’ rescue)


‘Everyone knew her and she knew them’ – Krystal Fraser had friends from all walks of life but was in some ways a private person

 


‘House destroyed’ (Cause of a fire which gutted a house in Kerang overnight not yet determined)


 ‘Man arrested over shooting incident’ (Police investigate assault rifle shooting following break in)

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