Local News 23rd June 2017

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Local News 23rd June 2017

Mildura has made the top 10 locations of unpaid work.

The study by business consultant PwC has revealed that Mildura comes 5th in the top 10, with over 600 million dollars of unpaid work being carried out.

Women in particular are contributing to the 565 billion dollar unpaid economy but studies show many of them are being held back from getting paying jobs due to an isolating location.

Females are said to do two-thirds of domestic work, 69% of caring for adults and 57% of volunteering.

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The second round of applications to join the Australian Local Drug Action Team are now open.

Organisations across the Wimmera, Mallee, Mildura regions are being encouraged to lodge an application to help deliver targeted local action and tackle drug use and addiction throughout the region.

Groups throughout the regions can apply for up to 40 thousand dollars in funding per year to support the prevention of drug activities.

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad says it's about stepping in to stop a greater problem.

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A new exhibition has officially opened, seeing local artists present environment-themed works to the public

Open at the Mildura Arts Centre, a diverse range of styles and mediums will be used including glass, acrylic and encaustic painting, mixed media textiles and works on paper

Mildura's Arts and Culture Councillor Jason Modica says each piece of art demonstrates an individual style and interpretation of the local landscape.

Featured artist Valarie Robinson says the exhibit is all about bringing the region's natural beauty to life.

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And in sport: 

Our senior sides are getting ready to hit the field this weekend for Round 10 of the Sunraysia Football and Netball's 2017 comp.

Irymple will be looking to claim a victory from South Mildura

Imperial are gearing up for a strong game when they face off against Wentworth.

Merbein are looking for a challenge when they take on Mildura.

Ouyen United will stand strong when they take on Robinvale Euston.

And Red Cliffs will be back next week, taking a bye.

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