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By ALEXANDRA LOKAN
Three people have been detained
by federal immigration officials after
a field operation in the Riverland on
It is not known how the group was dis-
covered or which countries they originated
A spokesperson for Minister for Immi-
gration and Border Protection Scott Mor-
rison said the detainees would most likely be
“On August 12, immigration compliance
officials conducted a field operation in the
Riverland region of South Australia,” the
“Three unlawful non-citizens were
detained pending their removal from Aus-
The spokesperson said information lead-
ing to the discovery of unlawful non-citizens
came from a variety of sources, including
from the community.
Last year, 23 unlawful non-citizens were
apprehended in the Riverland after they were
discovered working on a local property as
part of a field compliance operation.
Non-citizens detained in Riverland
Centre’s SALA (South
Australian Living Artists)
festival exhibition was
spectacularly launched last
The two-part Flow project
which features wire pods
weaved into a main sculpture –
is now on display in the centre
of the surrounding wetland
until September 30.
Participants are able to
wander around the large
sculpture and throughout
the wetlands while listening
to an audio recording of
Riverlanders’ experiences with
Former Riverland Youth
Theatre artistic director Olivia
Allen co-ordinated the project.
A spokesperson said more
than 100 people attended the
opening and enjoyed didgeridoo
and dance performances, along
with “delicious Greek food”.
Flow is part of a Country
Arts SA’s program.
Associate producer was
Sara Strachan, while the
designers were Katherine
Sproul and Christopher Bar-
tlett. The sound was done by
Artists showcase a spectacular Flow
Local photographer Terry Marter captured the Flow art installation – officially launched last week – during the day (above) and
the night (below).
A one-year-old black cat was found
dying in a gutter in Renmark on Saturday
morning, after it was shot through the
stomach with an arrow.
The RSPCA this week put a call-out to Riv-
erlanders to help catch those responsible for
shooting the cat and leaving it to die in Kulkyne
Street, Renmark West.
“It is believed the cat was dumped after
being shot through the stomach,” said
RSPCA South Australia chief inspector Andrea
“The cat was taken to a 24-hour veterinary
clinic in Berri.
“Due to the extent of the injuries, veterinar-
ians made the decision to euthanise the cat on
“The cat was not micro-chipped.”
Ms Lewis reminded locals that those found
guilty of aggravated ill-treatment charges under
the Animal Welfare Act could face fines of up to
$50,000 or four years jail.
Anyone who saw the cat around Kulkyne
Street, Renmark West, on Saturday, or has
any information that could help the RSPCA’s
investigation is urged to call the 24-hour cruelty
line on 1300 4 777 22.
Cat found dying,
shot with arrow
Driver hits 205km/h
A 22-year-old Loxton man was allegedly
caught driving 205km/h in a 110km/h zone in
Paringa on Sunday night.
The man, who was stopped by police on the
Sturt Highway at about 10.15pm, instantly lost
his licence for six months and was issued with
Police said he was fined $952 for exceeding
the speed limit by 45km/h or more, plus a $60
victims of crime levy.
Four times over the limit
A 51-year-old Loxton man was reported
for drink-driving on Saturday night, after he
allegedly registered a blood alcohol concentra-
tion almost four times the legal limit.
The man was stopped by police in Loxton
at about 11pm, when he returned a reading of
Police said he immediately lost his licence
and his car was impounded for 28 days.
The man will be summonsed to appear in
court at a later date.
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