NEWS ROUNDUP: Dateline - 13 April, 2021

Almost $13.8 billion in Australians’ hard-earned wages is waiting to be claimed, including $47 million in the New England, in the form of lost and unclaimed superannuation.

Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said data released by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for the financial year ending June 2020, shows that Australian Government reforms have reduced unclaimed super by $7 billion compared to 30 June 2019.

Workers may have lost or unclaimed super if they have:

• Changed their name

• Moved jobs or changed addresses

• Forgotten to update details with their super fund in the last few years.

Mr Joyce said this is money that people may not even know is missing, so you may have hard earned wages waiting to be claimed. By logging into MyGov, and checking for lost super with the ATO, you could boost your super balance.

Further information about lost and unclaimed superannuation is available on the ATO website ato.gov.au


A man has been charged after shots were allegedly fired in Liston – near Tenterfield – yesterday.

About 11am police attended Stanthorpe Street at Liston and will allege two residents in the street were arguing when one of the men produced a firearm and fired two shots.

No one was injured.

The man left the scene and officers from the New England Police District were contacted and about midday officers arrested a 41-year-old man who was charged with a number of firearm offences.

He was refused bail and will appear in Armidale Local Court today.


The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to a property at Upper Horton, north of Barraba, about 12:30 yesterday afternoon after an 80-year-old man fell from his horse and was injured.

Ambulance paramedics and the chopper's critical care team treated the man at the scene for head injuries, injuries to a leg.

He was stabilised for transport and airlifted to Tamworth Hospital and is believed to be in a stable condition.