Four snippets of news you should know today

GAGAL at the cusp

FOUR days are all that separates Gladstone Area Group Apprentices Limited from breaking its record of days since its last injury on site.

Today it will equal the record of 175 days without injury and then the apprentices will have to wait over the weekend to see if the record can be broken by an injury-free day on Monday.

Bets on for winner

AS the lead up to the federal election drags on and with around three weeks to go until we go to the polls, the bookies are still backing sitting MP Ken O'Dowd to retain the seat he has held for two terms, Flynn.

There has been some movement in the market, with Mr O'Dowd paying $1.20 for the win, while Labor's Zac Beers is sitting a bit off the pace coming in at $4.20.

Sportsbet has Craig Tomsett and his Greens Party a long way off at $51 and for independent candidates Nathan Fletcher and Jordan Puku, the bookies have them at $34. 

In need of players

WITH plenty of weeks left in the season the Wallaby women's rugby league team is in desperate need of players.

The team has been hit with injuries and with only nine players available to play this weekend, the going could get tough.

Andrew Lockwood said it was all about developing women's rugby league and encouraged anyone to come down and have some fun.

He asked any 17-year-olds or above who were interested to come down and check out the game this Saturday at 1.30pm.     

Cash for cans

AT some point most kids dream of moving to South Australia so they can cash in their coke cans for a refund.

But that dream could soon become a reality with both of the major state parties supporting a move to establish a cash for cans style scheme which might see punters get up to 10 cents for a can.

Boyne Smelters Limited, which processes 13 million recycled cans a month, welcomed any scheme that would increase the number of cans available for recycling.       



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