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Below are the latest news headlines for Monday 01 July 2019.

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NDIS funding increases

The Federal Government has announced an increase to price limits for services provided to regional and rural Australians on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

From July 1, providers will see increases to remote plan funding and price limit loadings, along with changes to billing for travel, non-face-to-face services and other supports.

Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Stuart Robert, says the changes will help support local providers while improving outcomes for participants.

Gannawarra Shire Council's budget adopted

More than $10 million in capital works will proceed from 1 July 2019 after Gannawarra Shire Council adopted it’s 2019/2020 Budget at the June Ordinary Council Meeting

The Council’s financial document for the coming 12 months outlines how Council will spend the $31.6 million of revenue generated through rates, charges and grants during 2019/2020, with a $3.7 million surplus predicted.

Residents had their opportunity to comment on the 2019/20 Budget during a six-week public consultation period that involved information being distributed to community groups and organisations, talks with progress associations and a social media campaign.

According to Mayor Lorraine Learmonth they will focus on road and footpath rehabilitation, bridge works, parks and recreational facility improvements, flood mitigation measures and tourism initiatives.

New Dairy Chair elected

The NSW Farmers have elected a new Chair for their Dairy Committee who will take over the work of Erika Chesworth.

Dairy farmer Colin Thompson says the significant challenges the industry faces are brought about by pricing and drought

Lake Boga Lions Club awards nomination

Lake Boga Lions Club have been nominated for the 2019 Awards Australia Community Group Award.

Nominated for their 'AirShow and Splash', the Lions Club worked in conjunction with the Catalina Flying Boat Museum at Lake Boga to put on a display of aerobatic and vintage aircraft.

The air show attracted a crowd of 4000 people and injected over $1 millions into the local economy.

Secretary of the club Robyn Howarth said that the nomination shows the hard work of the club.

Central Murray Football League Round Ten review

Swan Hill defeated Koondrook/Barham by 26 points in Round Ten of the Central Murray Football League at the weekend 9.7.61 to 4.11.35.

With the win, Swan Hill push up to sixth position on the ladder. Following the loss, Koondrook/Barham are still in top spot on percentage but they're now tied with Woorinen on points.

In other results, Woorinen defeated Cohuna Kangas 5.11.41 to 4.6.30, Mallee Eagles won over Balranald 13.7.85 to 8.6.54, Tooleybuc Manangatang won over Lake Boga 6.8.44 to 2.8.20 and Kerang won against Nyah Nyah West United 6.14.50 to 3.6.24

Golden Rivers Football League Round Ten review

Moulamein defeated Quambatook by four points in Round Ten of the Golden Rivers Football League at the weekend 5.11.41 to 4.13.37

In other results, Hay defeated Macorna 16.15.111 to 2.6.18, Nullawil defeated Murrabit 8.7.55 to 3.5.23 and Ultima defeated Wandella 9.8.62 to 6.14.50

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