Description: * Locals are being encouraged to speak out about the changes in rates, after Monday night's extraordinary Council meeting. The meeting was held at the request of councillors Tom Kennedy and Ron Page to discuss the transfer of mine rates on to residential and commercial properties. However, Mayor Darriea Turley said she had to put forward a mayoral minute in favour of the current rates strategy as there was no recommendation or supporting report from either councillor. As the meeting started Councillor Tom Kennedy asked for a public forum, which Mayor Turley said didn't align with the code of meeting practice.
* The South Australian Government's Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is in the city today to hear from the community. A community consultation is being held at the Musicians' Club from 11.30am to 1pm so that Commissioner Bret Walker SC, Senior Counsel Assisting, Richard Beasley SC, and Commission staff can hear about the operations and effectiveness of the Basin Plan from a local perspective.
* A list of houses for the city's next permanent magistrate is expected to be ready next week, according to the NSW Attorney General. Broken Hill has been without a resident Local Court magistrate since the last one left in December.
* The NSW Government's bill to stop brumbies from being culled in the Kosciuszko National Park has been called "crazy" by a Far West station owner who has been helping to save the wild horses. NSW Deputy Premier and Nationals leader, John Barilaro, on Sunday announced he would introduce legislation to parliament this week recognising the "heritage value" of the brumbies. "I have always opposed cruel forms of culling and have advocated for non-lethal ways of managing brumby numbers," Mr Barilaro said in a statement.