MP’s lack of response upsets Vietnam vet

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MP’s lack of response upsets Vietnam vet
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On June 23, 2015 I wrote to my local MP regarding the injustice applied by the federal government to the military superannuation scheme (DRRDB), seeking Russell Matheson’s personal response to the need to address the injustice.

I did not want a mere ministerial response or the party line but my local MP’s personal view. He failed to respond.

I sent a follow up letter on August 17, 2015, again my local federal MP failed to respond.

If Mr Matheson ignores the need for information from a Vietnam veteran, how can we in this electorate expect him to show concern for contemporary veterans of more recent deployments such as Afghanistan or Iraq?

John Fenton, Narellan

Shopping delight lost

My over 25 years of living in Camden has resulted in an unforeseen conversion: a terminally reluctant shopper, I came to enjoy the necessary activity, even delight in it.

No more, thank you Camden Council. Yes, it’s true you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, but there’s nothing as palatable as an omelette being cooked up in Camden town centre.

It’s rather the irremediable waste of a carton of eggs dropped on the floor.

This is council’s “vision” unfolding: the only possible upside being, in summer those broken eggs frying on the black granite pavers may be opportunistically nibbled by dogs sporting bespoke heat-resistant booties.

Unfortunately Camden Council’s not-a-plan “plan” will blister more than dogs’ feet.

We grieve for the Camden we love.

Sue Way, Camden

No one lifts a finger

A proclaimed heritage area such as Camden’s town heritage area has no meaning when senior council staff are able to state changes to the town centre will have minimum impact on Camden’s historic country town appearance, therefore they are able to proceed regardless of the Heritage Act.

Appealing to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage invokes this answer to a question not asked:

Under the Heritage Act 1977, Interim Heritage Orders can be made if the minister considers that an item or place may, on further inquiry or investigation, be found to be of state or local heritage significance.

It is noted that the Camden town centre conservation area has already been assessed and included on the Camden Local Environmental Plan 2010 as an area of local heritage significance.

The minister considers that, as further investigation is unlikely to reveal heritage values that would meet the threshold for listing on the State Heritage Register, he has determined not to make an Interim Heritage Order for Camden town centre.

Our State Member of Parliament says it is out of his hands.

Our Federal Member of Parliament — the member for Macarthur — considers it is not a federal matter although Camden has been a Macarthur town since the year 1840.

This leaves one very disillusioned in the three levels of political process.

Charles Cowell, Camden

Safety suggestions

I’m a concerned local driver who lives at Mount Annan.

Here’s some road safety suggestions you’ve probably already identified.

■ Heading south, add a lane divider 2km to 3km before Narellan Road (Campbelltown/Camden) exit and notify drivers at least 5km to 6km before the turn which gives them 3km to get in the lane or go to Picton. Having the unbroken painted line on the road means nothing to some impatient drivers who frustrate motorists who do the right thing and obey the road rules. It’s these drivers that cause accidents.

■ Heading north, left turn onto Narellan Road needs a free-flowing lane.

Anthony Gales, Mount Annan

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Local NRMA Insurance office takes major award

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Amanda Whiting (NRMA Insurance Head of Customer Delivery Channels) and Gavin Hickey (Manager of the Urunga NRMA office)
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The Hickey family’s NRMA Insurance office has won the award for ‘Rural Service Centre of the Year’ at the Annual Agency Excellence Awards.

The Rural Service Centre of the Year award recognises high performing teams that have outstanding customer service results, and is keenly contested by 85 offices across the state.

NRMA Insurance Area Sales Manager Rachael Howard said the win is a fantastic achievement for the Urunga NRMA Insurance office.

“It’s great to see the Urunga NRMA office recognised, as they consistently demonstrate commitment to great customer service.

“The Urunga NRMA office has been owned and operated by the Hickey family for over 30 years and are dedicated to looking after their loyal customers in the local community.

“NRMA Insurance is certainly proud they’re part of the NRMA Insurance retail network,” said Ms Howard.

Gavin Hickey, Manager of the Urunga NRMA office accepted the award in front of around 100 of their colleagues, all representing NRMA offices across NSW.

“We are grateful to our loyal customers who have been our supporters for many years. We are proud to serve our local community and humbled to win the Rural Service Centre of the Year award,” said Mr Hickey.

The Urunga NRMA Insurance office is located at 63 Pacific Highway, Urunga and is open from 9.00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

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Get moonstruck

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SHARE THE SKY: Getting ready for a night of moongazing. Picture: ContributedIt’s in the starsDavid RenekeWITHa nice quarter moon this Saturday night it’s going to be a great week for lunar studies and an even better time to haul out that telescope you got last Christmas and left in the garage.
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The moon makes for an easy target.

OK, keep an eye on the skies this weekend as we head outside for a better look.

Tonight let your imagination sweep you away as we go mountain climbing – on the moon!

“The Moon rises during daylight for most of Australia this week which means it’s going to be bright and visible all night long,” said Dave Reneke from Australasian Science Magazine.

It’s a great time for newbie astronomers to check out the valleys, hills and craters as well.

“Some of those smaller craters seen through your scope are dozens of kilometres wide and hundreds of metres deep.

“The craters were formed by asteroids and comets that collided with the moon, it’s a rugged terrain,” Dave said.

“Roughly 300,000 craters wider than one kilometre are thought to be on the Moon’s near side alone!”

That’s a lot of holes. And you thought our highways were bad.

Find the large grey flat area that makes up the “left eye”part of the “Man in the Moon”face.

The Sea of Fertility as its called stretches 1500 kilometres in diameter, equal in size to the Great Sandy Desert here in Australia, and almost as vacant in interior features.

The moon has only one sixth our gravity, so you’d have a ball if you’re the athletic type.

You’d be able to run six times faster, jump six times higher, and listen to this – you could probably lift one side of your car quite easily with two hands on the lunar surface!

“From the moon, our earth appears nearly four times larger than a full moon appears to us and shines around 45 times brighter than a full moon, Dave said.

“That’s why the moonwalkers always had heavy polaroid visors.”

Not many people know our earth seen from the moon also goes through phases, however they’re opposite to the lunar phases that we see from the earth.

From any spot on the moon, when you can see it, the earth would always be in the same place in the sky.

Weird huh?

Here’s two last quirky Moon facts that will raise a few eyebrows.

When hit by large meteors the moon vibrates like a bell for more than an hour, true!

And, strange as it may seem, the moon is moving away from us at about threecentimetres every year.

Visit Dave’s website 梧桐夜网davidreneke南京夜网 for more.

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PHOTOS: Sunraysia sport, September 16

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Footy and netball finals, the McLeod Medal, Mildura Pro Am, S-League soccer grand finals and more.
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PHOTOS: Sunraysia sport, September 16 Mildura Pro Am.Jarrod Lyle, Shepparton, on the fairway.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.Andy Stanbrook, Mildura, on the green.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.Jarrod Lyle, Shepparton.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.From left, Rod Truman, Ave Nemses, Glenn Parker and Kris Mueck.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.Terry O’Brien, of Mildura, Matthew Buff, of Melbourne, Nigel Rogers, of Gol Gol and Paul Leonard, Mildura.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.Kris Mueck, on the fairway.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.Mitchell Brown, Newcastle, on the green.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura Pro Am.Andy Stanbrook, Mildura, on the fairway.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Imperials netballer Ebony Littore.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Hot shots and Cardio tennis workshop.Teachers and coaches from around Sunraysia were given a clinic by Emma Doyle, a Club Professional coach and a world leader in the coach education space.Mildura Coach Dean Kyle, with Demi Green and Troy Kelly.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Hot shots and Cardio tennis workshop.Teachers and coaches from around Sunraysia were given a clinic by Emma Doyle, a Club Professional coach and a world leader in the coach education space.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Hot shots and Cardio tennis workshop.Teachers and coaches from around Sunraysia were given a clinic by Emma Doyle, a Club Professional coach and a world leader in the coach education space.Lachlan Prothero and Jai Green test their fitness.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Hot shots and Cardio tennis workshop.Teachers and coaches from around Sunraysia were given a clinic by Emma Doyle, a Club Professional coach and a world leader in the coach education space.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Hot shots and Cardio tennis workshop.Teachers and coaches from around Sunraysia were given a clinic by Emma Doyle, a Club Professional coach and a world leader in the coach education space.Cathryn Rowles practices hitting.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Hot shots and Cardio tennis workshop.Teachers and coaches from around Sunraysia were given a clinic by Emma Doyle, a Club Professional coach and a world leader in the coach education space.Sheree Moore practices hitting.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Hot shots and Cardio tennis workshop.Teachers and coaches from around Sunraysia were given a clinic by Emma Doyle, a Club Professional coach and a world leader in the coach education space.Emma Doyle, with Ryan Samaras and Sheree Moore.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Mildura: Daniel GervasoniPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Robinvale/Euston: Jackson LesliePicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Mildura: Marcus DerosaRobinvale/Euston: Jackson LesliePicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Mildura: Samuel SimmonsRobinvale/Euston: Braidyn TurnerPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Mildura: Brandon DewyseRobinvale/Euston: Michael GiofrellePicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Robinvale/Euston: Blaide O’ConnorPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Mildura: Keanu PadulaRobinvale/Euston: Colby MannixPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Mildura: Samuel SimmonsRobinvale/Euston: Chaise LesliePicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Under 18’s Mildura v Robinvale-Euston.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Reserves Mildura v IrympleMildura: Dane CostaIrymple: Daniel BartelsPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Reserves Mildura v IrympleMildura: Adam O’Callaghan Irymple: Joshua MoritzPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Reserves Mildura v IrympleMildura: Adam O’Callaghan Irymple: Joshua MoritzPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Reserves Mildura v IrympleMildura: Adam O’Callaghan Irymple: Mathew BirthiselPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Reserves Mildura v IrympleMildura: Tim MuirIrymple: Eleuati ToalaPicture: Carmel Zaccone

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: From left, Jay Savage, Adam Wiseman, and Shannon AnthonyGol Gol: Zachary WestheadPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Gol Gol: Quarter time Gol Gol playersPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: Quarter time Werrimull playersPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: Xavier SmithGol Gol: Waylon CarrPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: Thomas KellyGol Gol: Samuel CurranPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: From left, Scottie Clark and Adam Wiseman.Gol Gol: Daniel MacleodPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: Marcus NitschkeGol Gol: Zachary WestheadPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: Thomas KellyPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: Adam WisemanGol Gol: Daniel MacleodPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: Mark ThomsonGol Gol: Brock ChapmanPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 1 – Gol Gol v Werrimull played at Cardross. Werrimull: From left, Jay Savage, Adam Wiseman, and Shannon AnthonyGol Gol: Zachary WestheadPhoto By: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Christopher SellensNangiloc: Luke CollettPhoto by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Luke McclellandNangiloc: Cameron PetersPhoto by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Nangiloc: Run on to after half time. Photo by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Run on to after half time. Photo by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Run on to after half time. Photo by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Run on to after half time. Photo by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Callan DoeringNangiloc: Samuel BrinsmeadPhoto by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Bradley ThomasNangiloc: David KeensPhoto by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Nangiloc: Robert LindseyPhoto by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Nangiloc: Ryan DowdyPhoto by: Louise Donges

Millewa Football Semi Final 2 – Bambill v Nangiloc played at Cardross. Bambill: Ryan McclellandNangiloc: Luke CollettPhoto by: Louise Donges

Millewa Netball and Football, at Cardross. Playing for Cardross junior netball, and supporting Cardross, from left, Emily Nichols, 11, Clara East, 14, and Kelsey Larkin, 10.

Millewa Netball and Football, at Cardross. Gol Gol supporters and keep in the shade, from left, Jo O’Connor, and Louise Chapman, both from Gol Gol.

Millewa Netball and Football, at Cardross. Bambill supporters, from left, Megan Campisi, Mildura, Eliza Boulton, Red Cliffs, and Bianca Bunney, Mildura.

Millewa Netball and Football, at Cardross. Werrimull supporters from left, Lyn Ryan and Debbie Byrne with her son Mitch Byrne, all from Mildura.

Millewa Netball and Football, at Cardross. Nangiloc supporters from left, Toni Williams, Red Cliffs, Rachel Thomas, Mildura, ‘Dre’ the dog, and Tegan Lawn, Nangiloc.

Millewa Netball and Football, at Cardross. Nangiloc supporters, from left, Kate Mansell, from Colignan, Bonnie Cox (kneeling), Colignan, Jade Begg, Mildura, and Dearne McCarthy, Mildura.

Millewa Netball and Football, at Cardross. Supporting Werrimull from left, Francis Rolfe, Irymple, Rod Loxton, Mildura, and Henry Rolfe, Irymple.

Millewa Netball semi final – Gol Gol v Werrimull, played at Cardross. Gol Gol: Erin GathercoleWerrimull: Amy Anderson

Millewa Netball semi final – Gol Gol v Werrimull, played at Cardross. Werrimull: Alex Bacon

Millewa Netball : Cardross v BambillCardross: Nikki DuscherBambill: Christie Becker

Millewa Netball : Cardross v BambillBambill: Tegan Oliver

Millewa Netball : Cardross v BambillCardross: Annie O’RourkeBambill: Bronnee Loy

Millewa Netball – Gol Gol v Werrimull, played at Cardross. Gol Gol: Katrina SobkowiakWerrimull: Kayla McLean

Millewa Netball : Cardross v BambillBambill: Georgia Oliver

Millewa Netball – Gol Gol v Werrimull, played at Cardross. Gol Gol: Katrina Sobkowiak (c)

SFNL Netball Wentworth v MilduraWentworth: Ashlee Cameron passes to Mikaela FraserPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Netball Wentworth v MilduraWentworth: Courtney WakefieldMildura: Amy DoddsPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Netball Wentworth v MilduraWentworth: Mikaela FraserPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Netball Wentworth v MilduraWentworth: Hannah MurdochMildura: Amanda Morello attemps to pass to Cate BrizziPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Netball Wentworth v MilduraWentworth: Amber SeluageMildura: Bec BishopPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Netball Wentworth v MilduraMildura: Amy DoddsPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Jarrod StokesMildura: Henry KerrPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Andrew LovettMildura: Liam CarforaPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Jerome MotlopMildura: Matthew ViningPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Antonio BrizziMildura: Anthony MatthewsPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Shannon MotlopPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraMildura: Mitch RogersonPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Peter CuaMildura: Kane DawsonPicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Jonty MarcianoMildura: Jesse VallancePicture: Carmel Zaccone

SFNL Seniors Red Cliffs v MilduraRed Cliffs: Andrew LovettPicture: Carmel Zaccone

Supporters at the SFNL Preliminary Final.Jude Ridley, 2, with Kate Gathercole.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Supporters at the SFNL Preliminary Final.Shane and Dean Slorach.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Supporters at the SFNL Preliminary Final.Phoebe, 10, and Molly Mcdonald, 9, with Allanah, 10, and Jackson Morello, 2.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Supporters at the SFNL Preliminary Final.From left, Zara, 2, and Imogen Gowers, 5, with Bella Mcteare, 6, Ashton Gowers, 6, and Gabe Mcteare, 7.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Supporters at the SFNL Preliminary Final.Abbey Allen, 11, Jazmin Parker, 10, and Cheyenne Riordan, 8.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Soccer senior women Nichols Point vs Mildura City Grand Final. Nichols Point: Jordan EllisCity: Tiana MoselloPhoto by: Louise Donges

Soccer senior women Nichols Point vs Mildura City Grand Final. Nichols Point: Jordan EllisCity: Brenda EvansPhoto by: Louise Donges

Soccer senior women Nichols Point vs Mildura City Grand Final. City: Kerry GrimerPhoto by: Louise Donges

Soccer senior women Nichols Point vs Mildura City Grand Final. Nichols Point: Angela EvansCity: Melissa BaileyPhoto by: Louise Donges

Soccer senior women Nichols Point vs Mildura City Grand Final. Nichols Point: From left, Stacey Evans, Angela Evans, and Amanda Boulton.City: From left, Melissa Bailey and Carly Schreiber.Photo by: Louise Donges

Soccer senior women Nichols Point vs Mildura City Grand Final. Photo by: Louise Donges

Mens Soccer Grand Final, Three Colours v Irymple Knights.Irymple Knights: Tolga OzcuzukuThree Colours: Phil KellyPhoto by: Louise Donges

Mens Soccer Grand Final, Three Colours v Irymple Knights.Irymple Knights: Jorgi StamationThree Colours: Deniro GilardiPhoto by: Louise Donges

Mens Soccer Grand Final, Three Colours v Irymple Knights.Irymple Knights: Jorgi StamationPhoto by: Louise Donges

Mens Soccer Grand Final, Three Colours v Irymple Knights.Irymple Knights: Tolga OzcuzukuThree Colours: Hiyat AtayePhoto by: Louise Donges

Mens Soccer Grand Final, Three Colours v Irymple Knights.Irymple Knights: Declan WilliamsThree Colours: From left, Paul Chisalita, and Deniro Gilardi. Photo by: Louise Donges

Imperials president Julian Maloney and supporter Mario Mammone are all geared up to watch their club take on Red Cliffs in this weekend’s SFNL grand final.

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

McLeod Medal. Picture: Jayne Alderton

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PHOTOS: Week in Review, September 15

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The warm weather returns, Irymple South Primary School holds its Boot-ique Market, theRed Cliffs Secondary School Fete and more.
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PHOTOS: Week in Review, September 15 Kids Teaching Kids Week at Sacred Heart Primary school.Abbey Clifford, 11, Ebony Fitzgerald, 12, and Amelie Baumgurtel, 11, show the correct way to dispose and recycle.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Kids Teaching Kids Week at Sacred Heart Primary school.Hamish Cameron, 12, and Tom Hermans, 12, inform students with a presentation.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Statistics show refugees are the most likely of all migrants to own small businesses, Sayed Abbas Hashimi being one of them.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Bernad Ngendakumana, 14, of Chaffey, in the discus.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Kane Darby, 13, of Coomealla, in the shot put.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Ashlee Wakefield and Tiarni Bishop, both 14, of Merbein.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Mia Soebardu, 14, of St Joseph’s, Amilea Mckerrow, 13, of Merbein and Milla Deckert, 13, of Red Cliffs.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.13 years boys 800m, Caleb Connick of St Joseph’s.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.14 years girls 800m, St Joseph’s Gabrielle Deacon, with Chaffey’s Shakiba Alizadah and Chloe Thompson of Coomealla close behind.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Brooke Tremelling of, 16, of Irymple, in the Triple Jump.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Schools from across Sunraysia competed in the Interschool Athletics.Ella Tilley and Gretel Loughhead, both 13, of Trinity.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Local artist and teacher Rhian Birnie is currently exhibiting in the Art Vault with some amazing watercolour artworks featuring Moose, Rabbits and Owls.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Vic parliament for students. Mildura Senior College students studying legal studies, in their session.Legislative Assembly of Victoria outreach program coordinator Pablo Diaz, addresses the group.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Vic parliament for students. Mildura Senior College students studying legal studies, in their session.Legislative Assembly of Victoria outreach program coordinator Pablo Diaz, with Mildura Senior College students Kye Grimmer, 18, and Jessyca Neri, 17.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Vic parliament for students. Mildura Senior College students studying legal studies, in their session.Temeka Harris, reads from her script.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Lucy Garraway, 8, Cassie Hibberd, 9, and Willow Pain, 7, in traditional outfits.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Australian Taekwondo champion Darren Williams, gave students taekwondo lessons for the day. Pictured is student Jeremy Bruton, 5.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Isabella Palamara, 7, and Kaitlyn Cavallaro, 11, cook up an Indonesian noodle dish.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Wearing the traditional Indonesian school uniforms, Chelsea Pollifrone, 10, Lola O’Connor, 10, and Macaila Britton, 9.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The Lake School students enjoyed an Indonesian day with activities and traditional Indonesian outfits.Milla Wallace, 8, with leading teacher Adam Parsons.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Students from Red Cliffs, Merbein and Irymple Secondary college will be heading to China on Thursday, as apart of exchange. Irymple Secondary College students, Marianne Fiorillo, 15, Emily Williams, 16, and Brooke Hammond, 15.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Mildura’s Mark Thornton and Brenton Love participated in the Ride for Sick Kids, with Mildura raising $43k for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is 12 per cent of the state total.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Monash University School of Rural Health -Teddy Bear Hospital at Mildura Primary School. From left, Monash University School of Rural Health second year medical student Trinston Lee showing Mildura Primary School students Victoria Kala, 5, and Daniel Crombie-Handy, 6, how X-Ray’s and MRI scans are done, using teddies as an example.

Monash University School of Rural Health -Teddy Bear Hospital at Mildura Primary School. Mildura English Language Centre students from left, Augustine Niyogasenga, 9, and Roqhia Safdari, 6, learning about bandages and casts from Monash University School of Rural Health second year medical student Rachel Van Zetten.

Monash University School of Rural Health -Teddy Bear Hospital at Mildura Primary School. Mildura Primary School student Florencia Nzitunga, 5, using a stethoscope to see if the teddy has a heartbeat, with the help of Monash University School of Rural Health second year medical student Ryan Hirsch.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Jacob Gray, 7, as Harry Potter, Musashi Safak, 6, as Robin, Indianna Mann, 7, as Little Mermaid and Abigail Fletcher as a Bunny.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Eli Kane, 12, as Pinocchio, Connie Elze, 12, and Little Red Riding Hood, and Margaret McDonald, as Dorothy from Wizard Of Oz.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Ethan Lane, 12, dressed as King Arthur with Ashley Bolt, 11, dressed as Annie, who is holding one of the students books.

Mildura West Primary School Book Launch. (Children have each written and published their own books which were launched on the day. Children were dressed in book character costumes). From left, Zane Booth, 12, dressed as Sherlock Holmes, reading to his fellow students, Josie Brigante, 11, as Cat in the Hat, Tyler Mellberg, 12, dressed as a Mime, and Xander Rothwell, 11, dressed as Dracula.

Former Lower Murray Medicare Local chief executive Lydia Senior says the scholarship to train and retain health graduates in Mildura is a great legacy for the organisation.

Mildura Deputy Mayor John Arnold at the new Mildura Water Park, says he is keen to remain active even though some may think 65 is an ideal time to retire.

Merbein resident Bill Gammon at Merbein Common with a pile of rubbish he found. Bill is annoyed at the amount of rubbish being dumped illegally at Merbein Common.

Mildura Holden car donation to Sunraysia Community Radio 106.7 Hot FM. With the donated Holden Barina Spark, from left, Mildura Holden general manager Paul Shelly and dealer principal Mark Allford, with Sunraysia Community Radio 106.7 Hot FM station manager Bernard Denner, acting president Jack Thompson, tech services manager Robert Manger and breakfast hosts Michael Gigg, and Jessica Barr.

Preview to Murray House Hostel Fashion Parade on 19th September at Wentworth Town Hall, at 2pm.From left, Shirley Kumm, Sharon Rose and Carol McWhinney.

Preview to Heartbeat Victoria Sunraysia Fashion Parade and Devonshire Tea, at The Vines Retirement Village, Mildura, on Saturday 12th September at 2pm.From left, Sharon Rose and Carol McWhinney

Mildura Health Private Hospital chief executive, Gerard Op de Coul says Medibank Private and AHM clients could be left with out-of pocket expenses due to the expiry of the companies’ contract with the hospital.

Mildura resident Garry Walsh who faced a $20,000 up-front fee for his knee replacement cuts up his Medibank Private Health membership card in disgust.

Launch of MDAS Early Years Hub. Kylie Clarke, with her son Matari Clarke, 5 months old, with Kirsty Hampton, at the launch.

Launch of MDAS Early Years Hub. Travis Morvell holding his son, Dean Morwell, 4 months old, with partner Simone Spencer, of Mildura who already in the mother’s group and will now attend the new hub.

Launch of MDAS Early Years Hub.From left, MDAS cradle to kinder support worker, Amanda McCole, MDAS Early Years Hub manager Danielle Dougherty, and MDAS early years support worker Rhonda McInnes celebrating the launch.

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Brian Tumes with grandaughter Emily Tumes, 5.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Lauren Holt, 5, was joined by her big brother Benjamin Holt.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Grandpa Garry Hutchins, helps grandson Zeke Dedman, 5, with his tea cup creation.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Rosy Bibby with grandson Jate Riordan, 5.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Grandparents and special friend’s Day at Pasadena Pre-School Centre.Will Brown, 4, with great grandma, Louisa Gibson and grandma Moya Healy.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Kurt Shaw, Josh Moore and Tahlia Mutmer in charge of the fairy floss.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Kaspah Parker and Alex Horsfall sell some treats.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Jackson Wright and Ty Atkinson, both 13, get ready to rumble in the sumo suits.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Jackson Wright and Ty Atkinson, both 13, get ready to rumble in the sumo suits.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Abbie Cumming, 14, with Courtney Hocking and Jasmine Brand, both 12, have fun in the photo booth.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Alanah Cavallaro, 15, and Zardia-Rose Edmonds, 16.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Tristan Crothers, 17, Tyler Woodward, 16, and Lochie Chamberlain, 17, guess how many balloons are in the car.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.From left, Nathan Bianchin, 15, Cooper Clancy, 14, Jack Sylvia, 14, and Sam Zaccone, 15.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs Secondary School Fete.Nicholas Chiera, 17, Ben Shipp, 17, Antonio Tassone, 17, Junior Tuifao, 16, and Shaun Reddick, 16, running the BBQ.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Red Cliffs/Irymple RSL Women’s Auxiliary member Margaret Hunt and husband Walter.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Steven and April Saunders of Sunraysia Petroleum.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Irymple South Primary School students and all junior school council representatives selling drinks, from left, Sofia Tabacco, 6, Massimo Tabacco, 8, Will Kennedy, 8, Colby Geister, 7, and Will Shore, 10.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Enjoying the shade together Rosa Zaffina with her daughter Felicima Zaffina, from Euston.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Jamie Russell, with his son Chase Russell, 6, from Mildura.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Sisters Taylor Johnson, 9, and Lucy Johnson, 6, from Nichols Point.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Linda Brown with her daughter Shari Brown, 12, from Irymple, selling bracelets.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Ken Underwood from Rye, with his wooden craft shanty’s he made.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Lance Boston, selling plants, from Elm Tree Gardens Nursery, Irymple.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Keeping cool with an ice cream is Xavier Burgess, 3, with his brother Josh Burgess, 4, and mother Jane Burgess, from Irymple.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. Selling various items, from left, Mia Woodburn, 6, Sienna Primarano, 8, Linda Primarano, and Scarlet Primarano, 4, all from Irymple.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. From left, Tommy McGlashan, 12, with his mother Jo McGlashan, Irymple, selling items from the back of their ute.

Irymple South Primary School Boot-ique Market. From left, Tara Rielley, 6, with her mother Sandra Rielley, from Irymple, and family friend Darcy Graham, Merbein.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. Getting soaked from the water, sisters, Destiny Chilly, 6, and Shontae Chilly, 8, from Mildura.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. From left, new friends, Lara Smith, 3, and Stella Ficarra, 2, both from Mildura.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura.Splashing about, from left, Tia Le, 11, Keith Le, 3, Max Phillips, 9, and Kian Le, 10.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. Running through the water, from left, Aimee Staker, 8, Miriam Tauelangi, 11, Hannah Staker, 5, and Emily Staker, 12, all from Mildura.

Children playing at the water park, (at Mildura Riverfront Precinct) Mildura. Dingwall family from Mildura, from left, Caiden, 9, Cooper, 3, and Ella, 8.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. From left, cooking up a storm, NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers, Buronga captain Ken Cornell, Gol Gol deputy captain Brendon Ede, and Gol Gol volunteer Graeme Smyth.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. Standing in front of a vintage Studebaker Fire Truck, which was the first Dareton fire truck, from left, NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers, Gol Gol volunteer Shane Johnston, Curlwaa captain Ray Hill, Gol Gol senior deputy captain Damien Wadsworth, Gol Gol captain Troy Dowley, and supporter Melissa Hoskin, from Mildura.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. NSW Rural Fire Service-Buronga volunteer Teagan Cornell, showing how the hose works for Indee Jackson, 4, Buronga.

NSW Rural Fire Service open day at Buronga Wetlands. Buronga NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers Ash Gray, from Buronga, and Allan Ball, from Mildura.

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Council to highlight financial grants case

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HORSHAM Rural City Council will write to the federal government to outline the importance of Financial Assistance Grants.
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It comes after council received a letter from Australian Local Government Association chairman Troy Pickard and Municipal Association of Victoria president Bill McArthur about the issue.

The letter said the groups’ campaign to maintain the grants was gathering momentum.

The government moved last year to freeze indexation on the grants for three years.

The two associations estimate the freeze will cost councils across Australia $925 million by 2017-18, and theywant the government to reverse the decision.

The letter asked councils to pass a resolution acknowledging the grants’ importance in helping councils deliver essential community services.Horsham councillors agreed unanimously.

The letter stated while the grants were paid through each state’sLocal Government Grants Commission, the funding was federal money.

The groups asked councils to ensurefunding was identified as federal grant money in any council publications and reports to help push the campaign.

Horsham councillors voted to do this.

Councillor Heather Phillips said the grants were critical.

“We get $598.70 per head for recurrent grants, but we spend around $2094 per head,” she said.

“We get about our quarter of our local spend from theFinancial Assistance Grants scheme–we could not run the municipality without them.”

Council will write to Deputy Prime Minister and Regional Development MinisterWarren Truss to highlight its plight.

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Words alone won’t stop violence

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NSW Premier Mike Baird has this week announced domestic violence will be one of his 12 priorities.
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While the sentiment is admirable the announcement needs to be backed up by action and funds.

So far, his track record has not been good.

While he managed to find $1 billion to rebuild two existing sports stadia he has presided over cuts to domestic violence shelters and services and cuts to the Family and Community Services department.

Both of these areas must be funded if the state is to get truly serious about tackling domestic violence head on.

The government, and the community, need to get as angry and as scared as they do when a shark tries to bite off a man’s leg.

They need to be as outraged as they were when Daniel Christie was killed by a one-punch attack in Kings Cross.

When the 18-year-old died the government sprang into action, increasing the penalty of one-punch attacks and introducing laws in the Sydney central business district which aimed to stop it happening again.

It took the death of just one young man to bring about these changes.

So why is there still at least one woman dying at the hands of her partner, or ex-partner every week?

Why are men who harass, intimidate, breach apprehended violence orders still getting a mere slap on the wrist?

Why are women still being turned away from shelters and services, not because they aren’t worthy of help and support, but because there is no room for them.

These poorly funded, understaffed services are unable to help hundreds of women a year.

How many women have lost their lives because Mr Baird’s government have made these cuts?

We may never know, but one thing is certain — more money is needed, fast.

Do it now and stop more women from losing their lives.

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Memories stolen

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An Eaglehawk residence was ransacked and burgled on Monday leaving most things of value behind.
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Jess Berrill and her daughter Aaliyah Booth returnedto their Church Street home after their day, to find thieves had stolen from the bedroom, the lounge room and the dining room.

Unfortunately for Ms Berrill what the thieves did take meant much more to her than any material item they left behind.

A box containing about 15 small video tapes were taken along with the camera they were recorded on.

Seemingly opportunistic thieves stole precious video recordings of her nine-year-old daughter’s birth and childhood.

“It has my daughter being born, her growing up and just before my grandfather died,” she said.

“There is nine year of my daughter’s life on those cameras.

“The box was precious too.

“It was a wooden box with a carved celtic cross on it.

“That is unique in itself.

“You can’t replace that stuff.”

Ms Berrill, a social worker, said the items stolen had surprised and caught her off guard.

“It’s weird the stuff they took,” she said.

“Wouldn’t it make sense to grab my computer?

“The stuff they took is irreplaceable.”

Ms Berrill said she did not care about the camera she just wanted the memories returned.

She said the thieves also stole some of her jewellery.

“They took the bracelet I got when I was born,” she said.

“They took the huge crystal I bought when I got a new job recently.”

Aaliyah Booth said she was surprised the thieves did not take her guitar or something of more value.

“Those tapes might have poppy on them,” she said.

Ms Berrill said the window in the bathroom was where the offenders entered the house.

Bendigo Police confirmed the break in happened between 8am and 7pm.

If you saw anything in the area on Monday Police urge you to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Jess Berrill’s Eaglehawk house was broken into on Monday and the thieves took much more than just a few household items.

Seemingly opportunistic thieves stole precious video recordings of her nine-year-old daughter’s birth and childhood.

About 15 small video tapes were taken along with the camera they were recorded on.

Ms Berrill said she did not care about the camera she just wanted the memories returned.

“It has my daughter being born, her growing up and just before my grandfather died,” she said.

More to come.

If you know anything about this call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.

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Central Oval hosts training academy

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ABOUT 100 staff and students from Port Augusta and surrounding areas participated in the South Australia Aboriginal Sports Training Academy coaching day held at Central Oval recently.
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Sessions were conducted by coaches from Netball SA, South Australian Cricket Association and Basketball SA with students travelling from Port Pirie, Leigh Creek, Coober Pedy, Quorn, Whyalla, Mark Oliphant College and Ocean View College.

Students are assessed on training sessions leading up to the state-wide competition in Adelaide as part of the 2015 SAASTA Shield program.

Students will have the opportunity to compete against 400 indigenous students from 15 SAASTA Academies for chance to play the curtain raiser between the Adelaide 36ers and Perth Wildcats on Wednesday, November 18.

The event was enjoyed by all involved with outstanding athleticism, sportsmanship and skills demonstrated throughout the day.

Coaches of each of the codes were full of praise for all students involved and impressed with the new facility in the town.

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Trish Doyle rallies for registered nurses in aged care homes

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MP for Blue Mountains, Trish Doyle, pictured with deputy opposition leader Linda Burney, led a parliamentary debate on keeping registered nurses in aged care homes 24/7.Blue Mountains MP Trish Doyle has rallied for registered nurses during a debate in Parliament last week.
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Ms Doyle called on the Liberal government to enshrine in law the requirement for aged care facilities and nursing homes to roster registered nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week in every NSW facility.

Ms Doyle said she had been fighting alongside the nurses for a number of years and “it isn’t over”, handing over a petition with more than 27,000 names to the parliament in June.

“I will not let up on this until the Health Minister can guarantee aged care residents will receive quality, round the clock care from a registered nurse.”

But Health Minister Jillian Skinner told the Gazette “no decision has been made by the NSW government to change the legislative requirement for registered nurses in nursing homes” and an inquiry wasn’t expected to report back until the end of next month”.

Nursing activists from the Mountains including Shirley Ross-Shuley, Jocelyn Hoffman, Annette Peters, Peter Buckney and Louise Stammers were in the gallery to hear the debate.

They had earlier campaigned in a rally outside Macquarie Street.

Debate on the issue in the legislative assembly was not extended as government members refused leave to allow those on the speaking list to contribute to the discussion, Ms Doyle said.

“The Baird government wants to tell us on the one hand that they support nursing staff and patients, but when it came to the crunch they used procedural rules in the legislative chamber to guillotine the debate while Labor MPs were on their feet ready to speak to the issue,” she said.

“Just because the Baird government’s prepared to gag debate does not mean that this issue will go away. The sheer number of signatories to the petition is testimony to the importance of this issue in the public’s view.

However Mrs Skinner said the debate “was conducted under standing orders – two Labor MPs spoke, as did two Liberal MPs and one Greens MP”.

The Legislative Council is conducting an inquiry into registered nurses in NSW nursing homes with a final report due on October 30.

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