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Mildura Weekly Distributed free every Friday You can’t keep a good man down calvin’s making A mark – Page 9 Friday, January 9, 2009 The more the merrier says Mildura’s... – PAGES 12 & 13 a history of helping INSIDE YOUR FREE MILDURA WEEKLY THIS WEEK Vol. 3 No. 10 china painting queen – Page 17 24,000 COPIES CIRCULATING EVERY FRIDAY Concern over exploitation of illegal farm workers, and standover tactics as... Feds move in on farms SEVERAL Federal agencies, including immigration and taxation departments, have targeted illegal immigrant exploitation in the Robinvale-Euston area. The Mildura Weekly has learned of harsh living conditions, cheap labour and standover tactics by some people in charge of labour gangs. Many in the community, including growers, have been turning a blind eye to the treatment of the ‘illegals’, but Federal Ombudsman inspectors and representatives of other Commonwealth agencies recently visited the area, and action is being taken to rectify the problem. Horse play •  Cabarita horsewoman Lesley Allen and her Quarter Horse ‘Paris’ are members of a new group determined to keep the horsemanship skills of America’s Old West alive and well. Read all about it on Page 58. Our report is on Page 3 Put your property up in lights Free appraisals 7 days a week Window displays at • Mildura • Centro • Gol Gol • Robinvale • Merbein 5023 5000 107 Eighth Street, Mildura 5022 4700 Shop 65, Centro, Mildura

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