Saturday 11 August 2018

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Barrier Daily Truth Saturday 11 August 2018

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IN THIS EDITION:

* The Menindee Yabbies and the Wilcannia Boomerangs battle it out this afternoon at the Jubilee Oval in the 2018 Musicians Club Outback Rugby League Grand Final, with plenty of action beforehand commencing at 10.30am. See page 22 for all the details.

* The Far West Local Health District held its annual Health Innovation and Staff Recognition Awards yesterday afternoon and all the finalists will be entered into the NSW Health Awards to be held in Sydney on November 5. Read all about it on page 2.

* Broken Hill’s mayor says that the Department of Primary Industries has not met City Council recently to discuss the NSW Government’s plans to restructure the Menindee Lakes. On Thursday, the office of the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Water, Niall Blair, told the BDT that the DPI had briefed the council about the contentious proposal.

* Headspace Broken Hill have storage lockers available to people 12 to 25 years old who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The lockers are free and provide a place for the young people to keep personal items safe during tough times. Any young person worried about living arrangements and looking for somewhere to store their belongings is invited to visit Headspace at 231 Blende Street. They can also contact them via email at headspace.brokenhill@flourishaustralia.org.au or call 02 9393 9699.