Here's how the 2016 federal budget impacts on regional Australia.
David Brehaut Ballarat racing has lost an old favourite.
GRACE RYAN NARROMINE: A police car has been caught making what has been labelled a dangerous U-turn near Tomingley by a dash camera owner.
CHRIS CLARKE TAS: A new scam technique is making its way around Tasmania.
Stan Gorton NSW: Father and spearfisherman Dean Loudoun had a close encounter with a large 8-foot shark while swimming with a group of kids.
JESSICA BROWN NSW: Woman attacked in car park by two men, local martial arts expert comes to the rescue.
Alicia Thomas A 26-year-old man who stole a tractor from an Inverleigh farm, driving it 30km towards Ballarat before it broke down was unlicensed and drunk at the time, a court has heard.
EMMA D'AGOSTINO Today is International Star Wars Day.