Local News 21st June 2017

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Local News 21st June 2017

Telstra's one millionth Telstra Air hotspot has been switched on in Mildura.

Australians have been looking for new ways to browse that won't affect their data, with Telstra revitalising old phone booths to become wifi access points.

General Manager of Telstra SA Mark Bolton says our local hotspot is a landmark one.


Mildura's YMCA Youth Parliament team are working to research and develop a new Bill that they'll debate in Victorian Parliament over the next three months.

The group is set to go up against 19 other teams from across Victoria.

As a part of the program, the Mildura team has recieved training in Parliamentary ettiquette, publicspeaking, team work and leaderhip through a three day training camp.

Sunraysia team members Emma Golding and Phoebe Wilson have been elected Chamber Leader and Deputy Chamber Leader respectively.


Mildura Rural City Council is encouraging local workplaces to join over $600,000 employees nation wide and become a White Ribbon workplace.

The White Ribbon Accreditation Program is a scheme that recognises workplaces that take active steps to stop violence against women.

The process builds on existing gender equality and diversity initiatives to strengthen a culture of respect at all levels of business.


Motorists in Sunraysia who don't slow down while overtaking emergency vehicles with lights and sirens going face fines under new rules to protect our first responders.

The rule applies to police, ambulance, fire, SES and VicRoads vehicles on all types of roads and in every lane set to come in on July first.

Drivers must slow down to 40 km per hour when the vehicle's lights and or sirens are running.

Roads Minister Luke Donnellan says most of us are doing the right thing giving way to emergency service vehicles when they're driving with lights and sirens on but there's a small number who put their life before others on the road and this legislation is aimed at them.

If caught not slowing down to 40 motorists face fines worth $793.


And in sport: 

Round 9 of the Sunraysia Football and Netball League saw our A Grade teams hitting the court.

Mildura took down the Imperials 44 to 29.

Red Cliffs crumbled against Irymple with more than 40 points between the two sides.

Merbein took on South Mildura and came out victorious, and there was no clear winner with Robinvale-Euston and Wentworth, the teams tied on 37 points.