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Below are the latest news headlines for Friday 14 June 2019.

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Takata airbag recall

Car manufacturers have warned more than 224,000 faulty airbags need to be promptly replaced in Victoria.

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber says thousands of vehicles throughout Victoria were still affected by the Takata airbag recall, with the airbag having a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants.

Mr. Weber said that owners of vehicles with faulty airbags that haven’t been fixed need to be aware of the danger to anybody who rides in their car – including themselves.

Police praise community behaviour

Police have praised the community in Swan Hill and Kerang for their behaviour over the long weekend.

With an focus on an increased police presence, Senior Sergeant Brad Bennett from Swan Hill Police said that there were very few incidences.

McGavin calls for changes to water purchasing

Chief Executive of Boundary Bend Olives Rob McGavin is calling for change when it comes to non-irrigators purchasing water.

Mr. McGavin said that since non-irrigators who own permanent water entitlements have no obligation to sell the water to irrigators, they have too much influence on the water market.

He called the 2014 decision to allow non-irrigators to purchase temporary allocation water, "the most damaging and costly decision ever levied on irrigators and the communities in the Southern Murray Darling Basin."

Balranald Council look to upgrade treatment plant

Following the rejection of an application to upgrade their water treatment plant, Balranald Shire Council is looking at other avenues to progress further.

General Manager of the council Michael Kitzelmann had discussions with Helen Dalton of the Australian Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, stating that the local community deserves the same level of service as metropolitan areas.

Golden Rivers Football League Round Eight preview

Macorna will face Murrabit in Round Eight of the Golden Rivers Football League.

Macorna are coming off 93 - 67 loss against Quambatook and are searching for their first victory of the season. Murrabit's previous result was a close seven point loss to Hay, 81 - 74 and are in sixth place on the ladder.

In other games, Quambatook will take on Nullawil, Ultima will oppose Hay and Wandella will be the home team against Moulamein.

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