Nov 29 2017

Zachary Gates

Thursday will mark the final day of Movember for 2017, an event run by the Movember Foundation committed to changing the face of men's health in the Snowy Monaro and abroad.

The fundraising initiative runs across November every year and sees locals raise funds for a variety of health issues, from prostate and testicular cancer to depression and suicide.

The Movember Foundation launched in 2003 and has since seen more than five billion commit worldwide.

Nov 29 2017

Zachary Gates

A man has died in a one-vehicle crash in Holts Flat, north of Bombala.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Holts Flat Sliding Road and the Monaro Highway about 4:30pm on Tuesday.

It followed reports a van had veered off the road and rolled.

The 60-year-old was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene.

Officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command have established a crime scene and commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Nov 27 2017

Zachary Gates

Residents in the Snowy Monaro and abroad can now have their say on newly proposed welfare standards for poultry in Australia.

 

 

An Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry draft and an associated Regulation Impact Statement have just been released, with a 90-day public consultation period starting today.

 

 

The draft standards mark a significant step forward in poultry welfare in Australia, moving from the existing voluntary system to national regulation.

 

 

Animal Health Australia CEO Kathleen Plowman says public consultation provides an important opportunity for the community and stakeholders to comment on the draft welfare standards.

 

 

Ms Plowman says people now also have the chance to provide feedback on the Regulation Impact Statement in its identification of the key costs and benefits for poultry producers, governments and the wider community.

 

 

She says public consultation is pivotal to the development of the document, as it will help ensure all views on poultry welfare are considered and that a robust document is delivered to Australia’s agricultural ministers for their noting or endorsement.

 

The public consultation period will end at 5pm on MondayFebruary 26th next year.

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