IN THIS EDITION:
* Broken Heel Festival Director Esther La Rovere told the BDT that the Palace Hotel was at capacity crowd on Saturday night, with all 1,800 tickets being sold, and the total number of festival-goers over the weekend was jaw-dropping.
* Four people with a passion for native animals were in the city to launch their new group, Endangered Species Supporters Australia. They will be touring the country raising awareness of endangered animal species.
* A local Palliative Care doctor has been recognised with a national award. The awards were presented by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Perth on Thursday last week.
* In a grilling at Budget Estimate hearings, Deputy Premier John Barilaro has insisted that he “advocated” for a Federal royal commission into the management of the Murray-Darling Basin, even though he and the rest of the Coalition government voted against it last month.