Author Archives: Hugh Schuitemaker

Call to change Australia’s institutional child sex abuse support… CLAN protest at Ruston’s office

SENATOR Anne Ruston has been urged to take “a humane approach” toward Australians seeking support for victims of institutional child sex abuse – known as redress – according to a group that last week protested her handling of the National Redress Scheme.

Riverland’s rainy Friday… with more to come

RIVERLANDERS have been advised to expect more rain after “severe” thunderstorms saw more than 30mm fall in some areas last weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) recorded 34.2mm of rain at Morgan between Friday night and Saturday morning, with 31mm also falling at Mount Mary and 14.6mm in Waikerie. A BoM spokesperson said high humidity […]

New carryover changes ‘a big step forward’

POTENTIAL changes to the State Government’s carryover water regulations would be “a big step forward” for Riverland irrigators and growers, according to a senior local irrigation figure. More than 25 local growers and irrigators gathered at the Renmark Club last Thursday, when State Government representatives discussed potential changes to South Australia’s private carryover regulations. Under […]