Drought re­lief for parched farm­ers

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10 years ago: Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2007 A $100 mil­lion drought-re­lief pack­age an­nounced last week will pro­vide a much-needed boost for Vic­to­ria’s drought-stricken farm­ers.

In­cluded in the pack­age is $55 mil­lion to be spent on wa­ter re­bates for ir­ri­ga­tors fac­ing se­vere al­lo­ca­tion cuts.

The wa­ter re­bates will see the gov­ern­ment pay up to the first $1,000 of wa­ter bills for all ir­ri­ga­tors and stock and do­mes­tic farm­ers re­ceiv­ing less than 40 per cent of their wa­ter en­ti­tle­ments as of De­cem­ber 1.

30 years ago: Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 27, 1987 IM­PROVE­MENTS to the Cam­paspe River in Rochester are to be car­ried out un­der the guid­ance of a com­mit­tee of man­age­ment formed at a meet­ing last week.

The meet­ing heard a large num­ber of sug­ges­tions as to what im­prove­ments could be made to the river, in the area be­tween the Rochester bridge and the rail­way bridge.

These in­cluded damming the river to form an aquatic re­serve and clo­sure of the area to uses apart from walk­ing, jog­ging or horserid­ing.

100 years ago: Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 27, 1917 USE­FUL hints on eti­quette by Bill Nye.

There are a great many peo­ple who be­have well other­wise, but at the ta­ble do things that, if not ab­so­lutely outre and en­sem­ble, are at least ‘‘pianissimo’’ and ‘‘sine die’’.

If by writ­ing an ar­ti­cle of this kind we can in­duce on man who now wipes his hands on the ta­ble cloth to come up and take higher ground, and wipe them on his pants, we shall feel am­ply re­paid.

If you can­not ac­cept an in­vi­ta­tion to din­ner, do not write your re­gards on the back of a pool cheque with a blue pen­cil. This is now re­garded as ‘‘ric­o­chet’’. A sim­ple note to your host in­form­ing him that your washer-woman re­fuses to re­lent is suf­fi­cient.

On seat­ing your­self at the ta­ble, draw off your gloves and put them in your lap un­der your nap­kin. Do not put them in the gravy as it will ruin your gloves and cast a gloom over the gravy.

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