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Below are the latest news headlines for Thursday 06 June 2019.

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Minister Littleproud praises interest rate cuts

Minister for Drought David Littleproud says decisions by Rabobank, National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank to pass on full Reserve Bank interest rate cuts are a victory for many drought stricken farmers.

The RBA board cut the cash rate for the first time in almost three years - down 25 basis points to 1.25 per cent.

Minister Littleproud welcomed the decision by the banks, but criticised the ANZ and Westpac banks for not passing the cuts onto their customers. Calling on the banks to immediately change their decision and pass on the full interest rate cut.

Warning about winter burns

As winter approaches, parents and carers in the Mallee are being given a timely warning about the risk of children suffering burns and scalds around the home.

Data from the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) show that during 2016/17, nearly 1000 Australian and New Zealand children were admitted to a burns unit.

Scalds were the most common cause of burns in children (57%), followed by contact (23%) and flame (10%) burns.

Melanie Courtney from Kidsafe is urging parents to scratch-up on their first aid but says prevention is always the best option.

Gannawarra Shire Council e-waste initiative

Residents in the Gannawarra Shire are being reminded by the council that as of July 1, e-waste materials that no longer work or are used will be banned from being placed in kerbside rubbish bins and landfills throughout Victoria.

The State Government announced last year plans for all e-waste - which refers to any item with a plug, battery or cord that is no longer working or wanted – to be collected at drop-off points throughout Victoria, providing $15 million to help local councils upgrade their e-waste storage and collection facilities.

The council has been preparing for the coming e-waste ban, with e-waste collection sheds at the Cohuna and Kerang Transfer Stations completed in February.

Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said that e-waste contains valuable materials that can recovered and reused, as well as hazardous materials, which can harm the environment and human health.

Minister Gepp welcomes regional ambulance funding

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp has praised Labor's regional ambulance investment, stating that it is yielding results.

The 2019/20 Victorian Budget included $109 million to recruit more than 90 paramedics, get 23 extra vehicles on the road, convert 15 single crew ambulance stations to dual crew and upgrade and build new ambulance stations.

Mr Gepp stated that ambulance funding is just part of a broader investment in health, and that he is proud to be part of a government delivering for regional Victoria.

Central Murray Netball League Round Seven preview

Round 7 of the Central Murray Netball League will see Lake Boga and Nyah Nyah West United face off at the weekend.

The teams have struggled to maintain form this season and both are looking to create some momentum as they make their way through the season.

Nyah Nyah West United is in ninth position with a 1-5 record, with their previous match being a 17-goal loss to Tooleybuc Manangatang.

For Lake Boga, they are coming off of a 68 - 19 loss against Swan Hill. They currently sit in tenth and are searching for their first win of the season, with a 0-6 record.

In other fixtures, Kerang will face Koondrook/Barham, Tooleybuc Manangatang will attempt a win over Cohuna Kangas, Swan Hill will face off against Tyntynder and Woorinen and Balranald will try to push their way up the ladder.

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