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editorial Welcome to this week’s editorial, Christmas 2020. Vol 16 September 15th 2017 to many people. I grew up in the Territory of Papua New Guinea and my early Christmas is many things 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 memories of Christmas sBll bring amusement as I recall the mishmash and mixed messages.

In the village next to where I lived, around 45miles distant from the nearest big town the Lutherans had built a new Haus Luluai (church). They were making inroads into teaching the Bible and found that the villagers liked to sing. So next came the singalongs of Psalms, translated into pidgin English (Tok Pisin). This added its own confusion to the ChrisBan story and more so around Christmas when the character of Mary is introduced. In pidgin English a woman is called a meri. The local women loved the story of Mary, mother of Jesus, and they finally worked out why the Priest addressed them as meri and told them “God istap insite yu” (God is in you). So they now knew how to spell Mary and as one adopted the name of Mary whenever an outsider asked. This made things difficult for the administraBon at the Bme who recorded that just about every child born in the village of Kabugam had a mother called Mary and every boy born was named Jesus. I was only a wee lad then and spent most of my Bme in and around the village. The first NaBvity scene I remember was outside the new church. It had a plasBc baby doll suspended in a woven bilum bag surrounded by course wood carvings that looked vaguely like pigs and dogs (no-one had ever seen a sheep, a donkey or a cow). The three wise men were carved, as normal, with bones through their noses and oversized penises to denote their status. There was an odd carving that looked like a woman with long pendulous breasts and watching over the enBre assembly was Sanguma, the local demon that ripped out your throat if you ventured outside the village aLer dark. My first ever NaBvity scene and one fondly remembered. Eventually my father an I moved into Madang and there Christmas was once again a mishmash of interpretaBons where the Chinese Trade stores would put up all their Chinese New Year decoraBons and mix in some Bnsel. Added to their mix would be fireworks as a prelude of things to come so the streets in the lead up for Christmas were always covered in red betal spit and red firecracker paper. In Bme, exposed to school and more white families I came to learn of Santa who appeared to have super powers that enabled him to fly and that he was an old fat bastard who determined if you were good or bad and rewarded you as he saw fit. As we were poor I always thought he hated me because I barely got a giL worth talking about while all the other kids from school did so much beNer. Having now travelled far and wide and seen so much of other cultures my views of Christmas are around the senBment of families, and friends that has universally become a Bme to pause and enjoy those family and friends. Whatever happens this Christmas, may those who love you and those you love, find a moment’s happiness. And don't leave the village. UnBl next—Lei Beagle Editor…….. Lei Parker 0405100257 All Enquiries please email beagleweeklynews@gmail.com PO Box 3029 Tuross Head, NSW 2537 Copyright © South Coast Beagle Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The Beagle Weekly is owned by SOUTH COAST BEAGLE PTY. LTD.

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Stay COVID safe this summer Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

As Sydney records more COVID cases today, Eurobodalla Council is reminding visitors and residents to be COVID safe. The latest advice from NSW Health is that residents of Sydney’s northern beaches who’ve arrived in the Eurobodalla since 10 December should be self-isolaBng and geQng tested. DirecBves about travel should be taken from the state and territory governments, and health advice from NSW Health. The Council has scheduled radio adverBsements over summer and installed signage at local beaches, parks and playgrounds reminding visitors and residents to stay 1.5m apart and to pracBse good hand and respiratory hygiene.

Above: Lifeguards have the added task of reminding beachgoers to be COVID-safe this summer – staying 1.5m apart from others (about the length of a beach towel). Pictured are lifeguards Craig Senior and Andrew Jones from the Lifeguarding Services Australia Eurobodalla.

The radio ads also remind people to check that they’re not overcrowding shops and cafes before entering. NSW Health and NSW Police will be enforcing COVID-safe rules in Eurobodalla. Residents with concerns about people not adhering to COVID-safe rules should contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000. For the latest informaBon about COVID-19 in NSW visit hNps://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

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Safety is king on highway to the coast Even a minor lapse in concentraBon or judgement can have catastrophic Vol 16 tragic, September 15th 2017 consequences. 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

That’s the reminder from NSW and ACT Police, who will take a coordinated approach on traffic enforcement this summer on the Kings Highway, acBvely targeBng dangerous driving behaviour including speeding, and drink and drug driving. Above: ACT Policing’s ac/ng At the annual Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership launch on Friday, Officer in Sergeant Damien Kinnane, Charge of Road ACT Policing, DetecBve Inspector Marcus Boorman, urged and NSW Police Sergeant anyone travelling on the Kings Highway to take care and regular breaks. Angus Duncombe at the Kings Highway Road Safety “Drivers should be mindful that there may be delays on the Kings Highway due Partnership launch on to traffic volume, and to drive to the condiBons,” he said. Friday. “I’d also encourage drivers to watch their speed, and ask themselves ‘Who are you rushing to meet?’ “We want everyone to get to their desBnaBon safely so they can spend their Christmas with family and friends, not dealing with police or a serious collision.” Established in 2008, the Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership aims to reduce road trauma on the Kings Highway and brings together Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven and Queanbeyan Palerang councils, ACT Policing, NSW Police, Transport for NSW, and the JusBce and Community Safety Directorate. Although fataliBes have remained relaBvely constant on the Kings Highway at three per year, serious injuries have reduced from high of nine in 2013 to less than three in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Eurobodalla residents heading to Canberra and beyond these holidays are urged not to be complacent. “No maNer how many Bmes you’ve driven the Kings Highway, by doing the wrong thing you’re puQng your life, your passengers’ lives and the lives of others in danger,” NSW Police southern region highway patrol Sergeant Angus Duncombe said. “All drivers must stay alert, be paBent, obey speed limits and take regular breaks. Remember your summer for the right reasons.” The Kings Highway Road Safety Partnership campaign will run unBl the end of January 2021. Motorists can expect to find frequent visible reminders along the length of the Kings Highway on roadside banners as well as signage at petrol pumps, public toilets, retail food outlets and driver reviver staBons in Canberra and Eurobodalla. beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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Northern Beaches man issued PIN for entering South Coast leisure centre A Northern Beaches man has been issued a Penalty Infringement NoBce (PIN) by police on the state’s South Vol 16 aLer September 15th 2017 Coast allegedly breaching a Public Health Order. 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

About 3.30pm yesterday (Monday 21 December 2020), a 70-year-old man aNended a leisure centre in Ulladulla, and aLer signing in with his Avalon address, staff raised concerns with management. The man was asked to leave the centre, which he did, and the alleged breach was reported to officers from South Coast Police District. Their inquiries revealed that the man had travelled from his Northern Beaches residence to a home at Narrawallee, last Thursday (17 December 2020), and had failed to self-isolate from midnight on Sunday 20 December 2020, as per the Public Health (COVID-19 Northern Beaches) Order 2020. Following further inquiries, the Avalon man was issued a $1000 PIN for fail to comply with noBced direcBon in relaBon to s7/8/9 – COVID-19. Police are reminding the public that any residents of the Northern Beaches Local Government Area who leL the area on or since Thursday 10 December 2020, must comply with the same restricBons that apply to the Northern Beaches, regardless of their current locaBon. InformaBon for residents is available at: hNps://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under -rules/northern-beaches. Anyone with informaon regarding individuals or businesses in contravenon of COVID-19-related ministerial direcons is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or h&ps:// nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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New legisla)on to protect Australians against harmful online abuse Australians subjected to seriously harmful online abuse will have new protecBons under the Morrison Vol 16 Septemberproposed 15th 2017 Online Safety Bill. Government’s 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 The world-first adult cyber abuse scheme -- which will give the eSafety Commissioner power to order the takedown of harmful abuse in cases where the plaYorms fail to act on a legiBmate complaint -- is among the key provisions of the new Bill that has today been released as an exposure draL for stakeholder consultaBon. The draL Bill also strengthens protecBons for children, enabling the removal of cyberbullying material from the full range of online services where children are now spending Bme. Minister for CommunicaBons, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Government is commiNed to enhancing Australia’s world-leading online safety framework, and that it was important to get the legislaBon right. “As part of our reforms, we are proposing a scheme for Australian adults experiencing seriously harmful online abuse, giving the eSafety Commissioner the power to issue a take-down noBce,” Minister Fletcher said. The new adult cyber-abuse scheme would apply to seriously harmful content. This is the same standard as in the Criminal Code, and is a higher standard than applies to the exisBng law covering cyberbullying of an Australian child. This recognises that adults have greater resilience than children and appropriately balances the importance of freedom of speech. Along with the adult cyber-abuse scheme, the new Online Safety Bill includes: Legislated Basic Online Safety ExpectaBons for digital plaYorms to establish a new benchmark for industry to keep Australians safe, including mandated transparency reporBng requirements to provide the eSafety Commissioner with the flexibility to alert plaYorms to online harms and require them to provide informaBon about their response; Strengthened image-based abuse and cyber-bullying schemes with reduced Bmeframes within which services must remove material aLer receiving a noBce from the Commissioner (down from 48 to 24 hours); Strengthened informaBon gathering powers for the eSafety Commissioner to unmask the idenBBes behind anonymous or fake accounts used to conduct serious online abuse or to exchange illegal content; A rapid website-blocking power for the eSafety Commissioner to respond to online crisis events, such as the Christchurch terrorist aNacks, by requesBng internet service providers block access to terrorist and extreme violent content for a limited Bme period; and An updated Online Content Scheme where industry must do more to keep their users safe online through updated industry codes and where the eSafety Commissioner is empowered to respond quickly to the “worst of the worst” online content – no maNer where it is hosted. “These are substanBal reforms, so it is important to consult on the detail before the legislaBon is introduced into Parliament,” Minister Fletcher said. “The internet has brought great social, educaBonal and economic benefits. But just as a small proporBon of human interacBons go wrong offline, so too are there risks online. “By establishing proper protecBons to help keep Australians safe online, we can in turn help Australian to realise the substanBal benefits that come from using the internet.” beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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OUT NOW—your latest Beagle Abode : Eurobodalla’s leading real estate Vol 16 September 15thguide 2017 Vol 28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th 2018

The beagle abode is an online weekly Eurobodalla real estate guide showcasing the current Eurobodalla market and our many realtors. The beagle abode is the new addiBon to the South Coast Beagle that owns The Beagle and the South Coast Travel Guide: The Nature Coast of NSW : from Durras to The Tilbas The Beagle Abode has been established to provide that service while also providing our readers with a glossy overview of latest properBes on the market each week. You can find Beagle Abode on the Beagle website under REAL ESTATE The latest Beagle Abode lisBngs are also available each week as a FlipBook on the website and also distributed to readers via our social media pages and our twice weekly mailouts.

The Beagle Trades and Business Directory provides local Trades and Businesses a free lisBng in a hope that they might gain work from it, and conBnue to provide employment and economic benefit to their families and our communiBes. AdverBsing is usually outside the affordability of many smaller businesses and sole traders. The Beagle supports locals. These lisBngs are FREE. If you are a local business and would like to be listed please contact us as we oLen turn over these lisBngs to give everyone a fair go. Email beagleweeklynews@gmail.com Trades and Businesses can also list themselves on the Beagle Trades and Business Group in Facebook at hNps://www.facebook.com/groups/1303512213142880/

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Four ways to share the shore Four simple acBons can help you keep Vol 16 September 15th 2017 shorebirds safe 7th, when you're sharing 28 April December 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 the beach. From August to March, the beaches of New South Wales become a haven for threatened beach-nesBng birds as they seNle in to raise their chicks over the summer nesBng period. This is a very sensiBve Bme of year for the birds, but it’s also when these nesBng sites see an influx of visitors looking to make the most of the beach over summer. Beach-nesBng shorebirds build their nests right on the sand. Their eggs and chicks are very well camouflaged, making them hard to spot and easily disturbed by unaware beachgoers, unleashed dogs and four-wheel drive vehicles. Due to these disturbances, less and less shorebirds are fledging each year – but this is something we can easily change! There are four simple steps you can take to help keep beach-nesBng birds safe: Look out for bird nes)ng signs or roped-off nes)ng areas on the beach and follow the advice. Walk your dogs on dog-friendly beaches only and always keep them on a leash, unless you’re on a designated off-leash beach. Drive only on designated beaches and keep below the high-)de mark. When you’re near a nesBng area, s)ck to the wet sand and give the birds plenty of space.

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community ‘Light Up The Bay’ Strengthens Community Spirit On First Bushfire Anniversary - Calling for volunteers to create a special community event one year on Following an unprecedented year of hardship, the community of Batemans Bay is rallying together to raise the of their community and create new hope for the future, with a colourful lighBng showcase on New Vol spirits 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Year’s Eve. The event will mark exactly one year on since the onset of the Black Summer bushfires in Batemans Bay and will include a VIVID-style light display and live music on the foreshore. Hosted by the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber and the Love the Bay BB campaign, the event is also an iniBaBve to revive the CBD area by encouraging pedestrian traffic outside of business hours. Businesses from across Batemans Bay and Mogo have pledged support for the event, and a number of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs will be extending trading for the evening on Thursday 31 December 2020 – to allow locals and visitors the chance to book tables and enjoy this meaningful evening together with the community, in line with COVID-Safe guidelines. Batemans Bay’s Chamber President Mathew Hatcher looks forward to bringing the community together, one year on, saying “We very much wanted to put on a tradiBonal style event for our community but given the circumstances with COVID, we had to think outside the box. From 6pm on New Year’s Eve, there will be music the whole family can enjoy, surrounded by a beauBfully lit foreshore and adjoining streetscapes. We are just so excited that so many of our Chamber members and local venues are coming together to create an evening for the whole community.” “We know that the locals and local businesses have so much to offer, and we’ve been overwhelmed with offers of corporate support and commitment from local businesses to take part. This is what our community is all about. Light up the Bay could not have been realised without many local sponsors including Gold sponsor Hertz Australia, so a massive thank you to all of them. At this stage we would just like to call out for more community members to come forward to help on the night as volunteers. Due to the current COVIDregulaBons, more assistance is needed than with ‘regular’ events.” Busking on the foreshore and Mara Mia Walkway will commence at 6pm, and the public is encouraged to enjoy dinner or a takeaway meal at a local eatery before or aLer visiBng the foreshore to see the lights.

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Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service extended The Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service will conBnue to help those who need it unBl the end of December 2021. Vol 16 September 15th 2017

28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th The service last2018 week received addiBonal funding from the NSW and Australian Governments of more than $1 million to extend its work for a further six months and employ three more case managers.

Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service is run by Eurobodalla Council. It is one of seven recovery support services jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Governments to support the communiBes most severely impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires. Eurobodalla was the worst hit, with 501 homes destroyed, 274 houses damaged and 79 per cent of the shire burnt. Recovery service coordinator Jane Robertson said more than 500 people had registered for assistance. “Our team is connecBng and working with clients throughout the Eurobodalla shire, in which every locality was impacted in some way,” she said. “Their issues are complex and varied. The scale of psychological damage and trauma and grief and loss people have experienced is unmatched to any previous disaster. “Some are experiencing financial stress due to having inadequate insurance or losing their income. Many are finding a lack of available housing, some are yet to fully clean up their properBes and others are experiencing relaBonship breakdowns.” Mrs Robertson said the service helped people with things like housing opBons, applying for financial support from numerous chariBes and government agencies, clearing burnt debris and fence lines and referral to emoBonal support and specialised trauma counselling. “Working to find soluBons and resolve these complex issues takes Bme, so we’re pleased our work can conBnue beyond the original planned 12 months,” Mrs Robertson said. For assistance drop in to the Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service at 46 Vulcan Street Moruya, next to Moruya Pharmacy, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, phone 4474 7434 or email recovery@esc.nsw.gov.au (the service is closed from midday 24 December and will reopen Monday 4 January).

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Rex To Take Delivery Of First Vol 16 September 15th 2017 In Airline 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol737 48 27thFull 2018 Livery Rex Airlines marks another major milestone on December 24th 2020, as the first of its Boeing 737-800NGs lands in Sydney in full Rex livery (airline colours). The aircraL arrived in Brisbane today (Dec 23rd) just aLer 7:30pm on a transit stop aLer its major scheduled check overseas. The aircraL is due to touch down in Sydney at 8:30am on Christmas Eve. PlanespoNers will be in for a treat as they finally get to see Rex’s official livery on its Boeing 737 in the Sydney skies. Rex has leased six Boeing 737-800NG aircraL in readiness for its inaugural service from Melbourne to Sydney commencing 1 March 2021. Brisbane will be added to Rex’s capital city network aLer Easter. Rex’s Deputy Chairman the Hon John Sharp AM said, “The livery of Australia’s favourite Regional Airline is now emblazoned on a 737, ready for take-off. It’s a historic moment.” “Our second 737 is currently being painted by Douglas Aerospace at one of the country’s finest aircraL paint faciliBes in Wagga Wagga. The remaining four 737s are undergoing scheduled checks and will be brought in-country over the next 3 months.” “With Rex’s entry into the domesBc market, passengers are no longer forced to choose between cheap fares that come with limited service and reliable service with premium fares. Rex is bringing its renowned country hospitality to the capital city market, offering twice the value at half the cost. This is the shake-up Australia’s domesBc aviaBon sector has been crying out for and it could not have come at a beNer Bme, as Australia struggles to recover from the worst pandemic in the last century.” To celebrate its launch, Rex is offering 100,000 special $79 fares between Melbourne and Sydney on sale now at rex.com.au. An incredible range of “thru-fares” is also available on rex.com.au, for passengers who need to get from their hometown in regional Australia to Sydney or Melbourne, with no fuss and minimal cost. Special thru-fares are available from 14 regional centres. “In one quick visit to our website, or the travel agent, a passenger can book an affordable fare to Sydney or Melbourne, without worrying about buying extra Bckets, organising baggage transfer and checking back in as they connect flights. It’s a big win for the customer.”

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Payphones and Telstra Air are free again this Christmas and Vol 16 September 15th 2017 New Year 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Distance is an intrinsic part of this year’s Christmas season, but that separaBon doesn’t mean you can’t connect with your loved ones. That’s why we’re giving everyone a chance to connect with friends and family by making our payphones and selected Telstra Air Wi-Fi hotspots free of charge over the Christmas to New Year period. Telstra say "The payphone network will be free and available to anyone who needs to use it between December 24, 2020 and January 1, 2021. That way, those who need it can make free local, naBonal and standard mobile calls, SMS to anywhere around Australia. "Hearing the voice of a loved one this Bme of year is so special, but seeing your loved ones is even beNer, so we’re also making selected Telstra Air Wi-Fi access points at our payphones and stores free to use during this Bme also if video calling is more your thing. "It might surprise you, but there are sBll over 15,000 payphones around Australia, with over 11 million calls made each year – 200,000 of which were to naBonal ‘000’ services. For many, especially vulnerable people like the homeless or those escaping an unsafe family situaBon, their presence is vital lifeline. "In the past few years, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people place calls to their families and loved ones during the Christmas and New Year season, with thousands of gigabytes of data also used through Telstra Air. "Last year’s iniBaBve saw almost half a million calls placed for free on our payphone network during the Christmas period. That represents almost 1.2 million minutes of calls between family, friends and loved ones. "We know this year has been hard because of lockdown and closed borders, and at Christmas, feelings of isolaBon and loneliness can peak. It’s important that we help in any way we can so that people can have a vital feeling of connecBon and hope at this Bme of year. We recommend anyone struggling with their mental health to use our payphones to call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636. "Of course be mindful of COVID-19 during this Bme, and if you’re using a payphone or a Telstra Air Wi-Fi access point, please respect social distancing, and to pracBce hygiene measures like handwashing before and aLer use. "If you’re out and about during the Christmas to New Year period and you spot one of our payphones – even if you don’t need a free call – then make sure to get in touch with your loved ones when you can. We hope you have a great break and some well-deserved relaxaBon aLer a tough year. Things you need to know Free calls around Australia to local, naBonal and standard mobiles from Telstra payphones from 24 December 2020 – 1 January 2021 inclusive. Free calls exclude internaBonal calls and premium services (19x), Mobile Satellite, and 1234, 12456 directory services. Excludes Telstra rented payphones. Free Wi-Fi data at select Telstra Air payphones and Telstra Stores, in Australia only. Telstra Air available for Wi-Fi enabled devices only. beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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New legislation to protect Australians against harmful online abuse Vol 16 September 15th 2017

28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Australians subjected to seriously harmful online abuse will have new protections under the Morrison Government’s proposed Online Safety Bill.

The world-first adult cyber abuse scheme -which will give the eSafety Commissioner power to order the takedown of harmful abuse in cases where the platforms fail to act on a legitimate complaint -- is among the key provisions of the new Bill that has today been released as an exposure draft for stakeholder consultation. The draft Bill also strengthens protections for children, enabling the removal of cyberbullying material from the full range of online services where children are now spending time. Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Government is committed to enhancing Australia’s world-leading online safety framework, and that it was important to get the legislation right. “As part of our reforms, we are proposing a scheme for Australian adults experiencing seriously harmful online abuse, giving the eSafety Commissioner the power to issue a take-down notice,” Minister Fletcher said. The new adult cyber-abuse scheme would apply to seriously harmful content. This is the same standard as in the Criminal Code, and is a higher standard than applies to the existing law covering cyberbullying of an Australian child. This recognises that adults have greater resilience than children and appropriately balances the importance of freedom of speech. Along with the adult cyber-abuse scheme, the new Online Safety Bill includes: - Legislated Basic Online Safety Expectations for digital platforms to establish a new benchmark for industry to keep Australians safe, including mandated transparency reporting requirements to provide the eSafety Commissioner with the flexibility to alert platforms to online harms and require them to provide information about their response; - Strengthened image-based abuse and cyber-bullying schemes with reduced timeframes within which services must remove material after receiving a notice from the Commissioner (down from 48 to 24 hours); - Strengthened information gathering powers for the eSafety Commissioner to unmask the identities behind anonymous or fake accounts used to conduct serious online abuse or to exchange illegal content; - A rapid website-blocking power for the eSafety Commissioner to respond to online crisis events, such as the Christchurch terrorist attacks, by requesting internet service providers block access to terrorist and extreme violent content for a limited time period; and An updated Online Content Scheme where industry must do more to keep their users safe online through updated industry codes and where the eSafety Commissioner is empowered to respond quickly to the “worst of the worst” online content – no matter where it is hosted. The release of the draft Bill implements policy taken to the 2019 election and follows the release of a discussion paper in December, 2019, followed by extensive consultation. Consultation on the draft Online Safety Bill will open today and submissions will be accepted from individuals and organisations until 5pm (AEDT) Sunday 14 February 2021. More information, including how to participate, is available at communications.gov.au/online-safety. beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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Proposed changes to the ra)ng system - have your say At the request of the former NSW Premier, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) undertook a significant review of the local government raBng system in NSW. The purpose of this review was VolidenBfy 16 September 15th 2017 the equity and efficiency of the raBng system, in order to enhance councils’ ability to how to 28 April December 7th,improve 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 to implement sustainable fiscal policies over the long term. On 18 June 2020, the Government released its Final Response to IPART’s Final Report. This response acknowledged that local government and the communiBes they serve need to have a more flexible raBng system, whilst ensuring rates are applied fairly and more equitably to local communiBes. A Bill has been prepared to seek to amend the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act). Through this Bill, the Government proposes to implement the key reforms from its response in a way that is fair and reasonable for both councils and ratepayers. An Exposure DraL of the Bill, together with this consultaBon guide, Towards a Fairer RaBng System, have been released for public consultaBon. This provides a further opportunity to obtain essenBal feedback from councils, communiBes and other interested individuals and organisaBons unBl COB 5 February 2021. The NSW Government believes that councils should be able to explore different opBons to distribute the raBng burden more equitably, in consultaBon with their communiBes, and supports enabling greater use of differenBal raBng in urban areas. If passed by the NSW Parliament, this Bill would: allow councils to levy special rates above the rate peg for infrastructure jointly funded with other levels of government without IPART approval The Mackay Park pool is jointly funded and is infrastructure so Council would be able to levy a Special Rate increase from all of the Council ratepayers to help pay for the esBmated $3m in annual overheads. The same would apply for a Special Rate to cover the proposed new dam on the Tuross River. Before applying this special rate, a council will need to consult its community through IP&R about anBcipated benefits of the project and special rate, anBcipated total project costs, council’s contribuBon to those costs, the contribuBons to be made by others, the total special rate that would be levied, and how, and for what Bme period, the rates are to be levied. Councils will also need to provide informaBon in their annual reports on project outcomes, actual costs to

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community council of this project, costs reported by other parBes (where available) and the total revenue generated by the special rate. Where this differs from a council’s iniBal esBmates, an explanaBon is to be provided Do you have a property that can't be developed ? Then expect a new raBng category for environmental land. Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

• allow councils to create more flexible residenBal, business and farmland raBng subcategories to enable them to set fairer rates • allow councils to create separate raBng subcategories for vacant residenBal, business and mining land to provide addiBonal flexibility for councils to tailor rates for local communiBes IPART recommended councils be able to set different residenBal rates in conBguous urban areas, but only where there is on average, different access to, demand for, or cost of, providing services and infrastructure. It proposed that councils use geographic markers to define these areas, including postcodes, suburbs, geographic features (e.g. waterways, bushland) and/or major infrastructure such as roads. This would allow Eurobodalla Council to decide which category each property should be in based on its characterisBcs and dominant use. Councils can also choose to create certain subcategories within each of these four categories, and to apply different rates to properBes in each subcategory. Examples might be: - distance from the beach, - having a sea or water view, - backing onto a reserve,- being a block over 1000m2 Fortunately, under the proposed Bill, Councils must set a Revenue Policy each year as part of their OperaBonal Plan. This sets out the combinaBon of rates, charges, fees and pricing policies that will be applied to fund the services it provides to the community. It also contains a raBng structure that determines rates and charges each type of ratepayer will pay, and how they will be calculated. Councils must consult on this structure as part of seQng by the feedback closing date of 5 February 2021 to: Office of Local Government, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Towards a Fairer RaBng System Locked Bag 3015 Nowra NSW 2541 olg@olg.nsw.gov.au

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Electric bikes at 250 wa=s … the view has opened up nicely By Marilyn Johnson Research Fellow, InsBtute of Transport Studies, Monash University If you’ve not ridden an electric bicycle yet, chances are15th you2017 know someone who has. Or maybe someone rode past you on one and you thought it Vol 16 September 28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th 2018 was a convenBonal bike. Changes in permiNed power output means you’ll likely be seeing more, and beNer, electric bikes coming your way (or riding past you). What is an electric bike? An electric bike has motorised assistance that allows the cyclist to ride further with less effort. Think of it as having a reliable tailwind to help you on your way up hills. The disBnct difference is how the motorised assistance works: pedal assist or handlebar throNle. Confusion arises because both pedal assist and handlebar throNle are oLen referred to as electric bikes, or e-bikes for short. Pedal-assist or pedelec bikes require the rider to pedal to gain the advantage of the electric model. Put simply, for a pedal-assist bike, no pedalling equals no power. In contrast, an e-bike with a handlebar throNle, a simple flick of the switch or twist of the handlebar will propel the bike forward – without pedalling. Electric bike manufacturers and retailers have been building and imporBng powered bicycles in Australia for more than two decades but a change is in the wind thanks to new government regulaBons. A change of gear In May 2012, the Australian government amended the Australian Design Rules to adopt the European rule (EN 15194:2009), and this changed some of the rules around electric bikes. The biggest change was the increase to their permiNed power output from 200 to 250 waNs. Motorised assistance will cut out at 25km/h. You can go faster than 25km/h, but you need to be pedalling – the baNery will not provide any extra push. While some countries, and some states of the US, allow electric bikes of up to 1,000 waNs, any bicycle powered by an auxiliary motor that exceeds 250 waNs in Australia will be classified a motorbike and must be registered and ridden by a licenced rider. In addiBon to further clarifying the definiBons of electric bikes, the government’s changes to permiNed power outputs have brought Australia inline internaBonally. While 50 waNs more may not seem a big increase, it’s potenBally a game-changer for electric bikes. For riders, it means going up hills will be a liNle easier, with extra torque, although the top speed will sBll cut out at 25km/h and the distance you can ride with electric motor assistance will be about the same. The real improvement is the variety of electric bikes that can now be sold in Australia. ConBnues….. beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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power output; subsequently, many electric bikes being designed and manufactured globally have 250-waN motors. As a result, the electric bikes available in Australia unBl 2012 were a mixed bag. At one end, small businesses that specialise in custom-built electric bikes offered a quality product that improved with each new generaBon of bike, beNer baNery technology and advancements in design.

Above: An e-bike married with style - photo: Mountain Cycles Ulladulla

But the market was flooded with cheap electric bikes, sold over the internet or imported in containers and sold from warehouses in cardboard packing boxes. While iniBally inexpensive for the consumer – in the region of A$1,000 – these products lacked aLer-sales service and support. When something (inevitably) does go wrong, the consumer is leL with a very heavy bike. In with the new The amended Australian Design Rules mean sophisBcated new electric bike designs with the latest technology are legally available, and what was once a bouBque industry with a discrete custom market share is about to go mainstream. Quality electric bikes with excellent aLer-sales service and support range from A$2,000-A$3,000. More expensive than a standard pushbike, electric bikes are significantly cheaper than many high-end bicycles, which range from A$5,000-A$10,000 and beyond. Electric bikes are already mainstream in one Australian company – Australia Post. While some companies are replacing one fleet vehicle with e-bikes for short trips made by staff, Australia Post is the poster child for electric bikes with more than 1,000 electric bikes in their fleet. Australia Post has worked with bicycle designers and manufacturers to improve the design of the bicycle to maximise the safety and efficiency for posBes en route – and this has impacted the geometry of the bikes and their luggage capacity. Each generaBon of baNery also further improves the distance the e-bikes can travel on a single charge.

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Bermagui’s Christmas Spirit The Narooma Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society has again benefited greatly from Vol 16 September of 15th 2017 the generosity the Bermagui community. Vol 28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th 2018

In November and December Bermagui residents were asked to contribute to a “Christmas Hamper Drive” organised by their town’s “Horizon Bank” branch and “Woolworths” Supermarket. A large collecBon box was placed near the checkouts at “Woolworths” for donaBons of Christmas fare and pantry items. The response was parBcularly commendable, given the challenges our communiBes faced with bushfires and the pandemic. When the drive concluded Narooma St Vincent de Paul Society members took delivery of a large quanBty of donated items. These have made it possible to pack addiBonal hampers for distribuBon to deserving families and individuals in the Narooma, Bermagui, Cobargo and Bodalla areas.

Above:. Anne, Julie (Horizon Bank manager), Mike, Michael (Woolworths manager) and Bill with dona/ons.

The quality and variety of the donaBons this year again ensures that hampers will contain both pantry items and “treats” – Christmas puddings, cakes, hams and sweets. These make the hampers even more special for the less well-off members of our community who receive them. In total over 60 hampers will be distributed by St Vincent de Paul Society members this year. This is on a par with the last three years when “Horizon” and “Woolworths” also tapped into their town’s Christmas spirit to support Conference’s hamper iniBaBve. Narooma Conference extends a big “thank you” to the good people of Bermagui. You have helped make Christmas much beNer for many people who are doing it tough at present. A big thank you also to Horizon Bank’s Julie; and Woolworth’s manager, Michael, for their great support. Bermagui can be proud of its Christmas spirit.

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Nelligen Christmas Hamper dearly appreciated by over 100 families The North Canberra Bears Rugby League Football Club in Kaleen ACT in conjuncBon with the Steampacket Hotel and the West Nelligen Community Brigade secured significant donaBons through a major fundraising effort to provide around 100 Christmas hampers to assist those across the Eurobodalla o are sBll struggling and were most affected by the 2020 bushfires. Last Saturday, 19 December 2020, hampers were delivered via a motorcade, travelling from Canberra to Nelligen where recipients arrived to collect them. A list was provided to the West Nelligen Community Brigade of the families adversely affected in the region and the brigade choose 100 families to receive a hamper drawn out of a barrel. The West Nelligen Community Brigade extend huge thank you to the following Canberra businesses and locals who have donated generously to make this possible. M J Benton Refinishing JLN Contractors The Butcher Shop, Kaleen Reliance Building Services Monte Building Group Capital Precision Coa/ng Brema Group Bears PDR Group Zenith Tree Services Lennock RAM Legacy Plastering Services North Canberra Bears RLFC North Canberra Bears Minor RLFC CONDRILL Hudsons Catering Hertz , Mitchell Bears Auto Group Dimensional Signs Oatley Fine Wine Merchants Fess Nelligen The Steampacket Hotel The remaining funds were donated to the West Nelligen Community Brigade to help them purchase firefighBng equipment to help protect the local community into the future.

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Next Teensafe course January 2021 school hols - book now The16next Teensafe Vol September 15thcourse 2017 is planned for the school holidays for Thursday January 21st, 2021 at Moruya 28 April December 7th, 2017 To book email garys.home@bigpond.com Vol 48 27th 2018 Speedway 10am -3pm. The locally volunteer-run TeenSafe program is conducted during school holiday periods at the Motor Sports Complex on Donnellys Drive, Moruya by a group of dedicated driving instructors. The TeenSafe program commenced in 1999 as a request from members of the local community to provide young people with information and practical experiences in safe driving. 'L' and 'P' plate drivers develop driving skills in a controlled environment and under the supervision of trained instructors. Their aim is to give 'L' and 'P' plate drivers basic driving skills and experiences in a safe and controlled environment. The courses are held over 1 day 10am-3pm with a maximum of 6-7 students. The program consists of both theory and pracBcal elements and teaches basic skills as well as safety aspects of driving. It is a detailed presentaBon teaching driving skills in a fun, posiBve and safe manner with emphasis being placed on slowing down, hazard percepBon and the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. TuiBon is on a 'one to one' basis in the vehicles - all supplied by TeenSafe.

Enjoy a free cookbook full of recipes to use when your family is finally able to get together. hNps://www.fishfiles.com.au/media/cook-books

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Beware of Salmonella food poisoning this Christmas Vol September 15th 2017up in the run up to Christmas, NSW As16 the weather7th, warms 28 April December Vol 48 27th 20182017

Health is warning people to take special care with food preparation, storage and serving over the holiday period.

This month, 66 cases of Salmonella food poisoning have been reported already said Dr Elaine Tennant, Co-Director of Communicable Diseases at NSW Health. “Unfortunately, we see increases in the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning every Christmas, and it is usually due to food not being prepared and stored properly,” Dr Tennant said. Careful food preparation and storage is the best way to avoid Salmonellosis. This means separating raw and cooked foods during preparation and avoiding eating any food containing raw or undercooked egg. “Remember that the longer food is left out of the fridge, the more bacteria will multiply. If food that is normally refrigerated has been sitting out for over two hours, you should throw it out,” Dr Tennant added. Helpful food safety tips include: • Use different chopping boards, trays, utensils and plates when preparing raw foods, especially meat, and ready-to-eat food • Thaw frozen food in the fridge, not on the bench as Salmonella bacteria love to grow between the temperatures of five and 60 degrees Celsius • Wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly before eating • Don’t pour raw meat juices from marinades onto cooked food • Wash hands immediately after handling raw foods and before handling cooked or ready-to-eat food • Don’t prepare food for others if you’ve had symptoms of gastroenteritis until 48 hours after symptoms have passed. NSW Food Authority CEO, Dr Lisa Szabo, said to reduce the risk of Salmonella poisoning, consumers and food retailers can use commercially produced products instead of homemade mayonnaise and sauces. “It is also much safer to use commercially pasteurised eggs rather than raw eggs in ready-to-eat products such as desserts and dressings,” Dr Szabo said. “Businesses in NSW must comply with strict requirements around the use of raw eggs in foods, and the sale of eggs with dirty or cracked shells is prohibited.” Symptoms of Salmonellosis include fever, headache, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and usually last for four to seven days. “Most people recover from Salmonellosis by resting and drinking fluids but some people including infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems can develop a severe infection,” Dr Tennant said. For further information click on the NSW Health Salmonellosis fact sheet. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/salmonellosis.aspx beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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A Christmas Carol for Councillors The Beagle Editor, A Christmas song for Councillors Liz Innes, Rob Pollock, Lindsay Brown, James Thomson, Jack Tait and Vol 16 September 15th 2017 Maureen Nathan, 28 April December 7th,from 2017the community choir. To the tune of ‘Happy Christmas, War is Over’. Vol 48 27th 2018 And so this is Christmas, what’s our council done Stolen our swimming pool, stolen our fun. They’ve ignored our peBBons, our meeBngs and pleas Forging ahead with, their own secret schemes. And so this is Christmas, but only for some The mighty, the powerful, who treat us like scum. This council’s no conscience, no sense of fair play Shoulder to shoulder, with Cath all the way. And so this is Christmas, hope you are glad You’ve stolen our spirit, you’ve made us so mad. No puN puN, no swimming, no centre to use What more awaits us, please no more bad news. A Merry, merry Christmas to Innes and mates Pollock and Thomson, Nathan and Tait. But come next September, we’ll show how we feel We’ll teach you a lesson, it’s not nice to steal. And so this is Christmas This year's been a pain But thank god we had McGinlay and Mayne (and Constable) anon

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Courtesy of the latest PASTIMES Newsle=er of the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

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We can thank a civil servant (yes!) for creaBng the first Christmas card list, as he also commissioned the first hard copy Christmas card. As we ponder who is deserving of more than a greeBngs email, Sir Henry Cole FRSA (1808 – 1882) was the BriBsh civil servant and inventor who facilitated many innovaBons in commerce and educaBon in 19th century and is credited with the concept of sending greeBngs cards at Christmas Bme. He commissioned the world's first commercial Christmas card in 1843, reproduced above. It features a happy family gathering supported either side by charitable giving. Cole was keenly interested in art, science, and industrial de-sign. He is someBmes credited with the design of the world's first postage stamp, the Penny Black. He used his posiBon in the Records Office to encourage royal patronage to improving design standards and was key in establishing the 1851 Great ExhibiBon of Works and Industry at Crystal Palace. The popularity and financial success of the ExhibiBon secured funding for establishment of what became the Victoria and Albert Museum, dedicated to art and design. Cole was also instrumental in establishing the Royal College of Art, Imperial College, and the Royal College of Music. OLen referred to in the press as "Old King" Cole, he was known to have the closest personal backing of the Queen and especially of the Prince Consort, who when he needed a facilitator for one of his pet projects, was heard to remark: "We must have steam, get Cole". With advances in prinBng technology and mail service, the pracBce of sending commercially produced Christmas cards caught on. By the 1880s, it was an integral part of the holiday season. For all his entrepreneurial flair and vision, even Cole could not have predicted that this pragmaBc seasonal gesture (he had too liNle Bme to write leNers, apparently) would develop into a mulB-million pound retail phenomenon.

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Reading—history 100 years ago -December 25th 1920 MAIL TENDER.– Mr. BaNy Moran is the successful tendered for the Moruya to Bega mail contract from 1st January. This contract has been punctually and efficiently carried out by Mr. A. H. Weatherby for the past Vol 16 September twelve months. 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

C.E. MOTOR CAR.– A meeBng of the C.E. parishioners was held on Tuesday evening, the Rector, Rev. G. A. Sanders presiding. The gathering was convened to finalise the maNer of expending the money realised at the recent bazaar. ALer discussion it was decided to erect a balcony on the Rectory building. The remainder of the money being insufficient to purchase a Parish car a further sum of £100 was generously lent free of interest by four gentlemen present at the meeBng. DEATH OF SERGT. KEATING.—many indeed were the expression of sympathy on Saturday for Mr. M. KeaBng and family, when the news reached Moruya that Sergeant KeaBng had passed away that morning at his residence. …. XMAS TREE.– The Xmas Tree Fair held under the auspices of the Methodist Church on Saturday and Monday nights was a complete success. A very large cherry tree laden with everything to delight the hearts of the juveniles, as well as many useful arBcles, was the centre of aNracBon. In addiBon there were refreshments, cakes and sweets and ice cream stalls. A brisk business was carried on throughout Saturday aLernoon, Saturday and Monday nights, double the amount aimed at being raised. MORUYA HEADS.– The Newstead Public School, Moruya Heads, had a pleasing and entertaining break-up on the 17th inst., when parent and children gathered and indulged in the usual picnic games, whilst the children also went through a compeBBve program of events for the main purpose of inculcaBng individualism and originality, but which also gave to the visitors an enjoyable hour or so. Mr. Jenner, sen., made a nice liNle speech complimenBng the children. A bevy of ladies formed the judging secBon for the various children’s events, and the Bme taken to decide some of the events showed that some of the contestants must have been of very even calibre. The program was: Best recitaBon, best reading, funniest drawing, best wriBng line, best bird call, ugliest face made, most pleasant face made, best three jokes, best story told, best descripBon of something useful, as poQng a plant etc., best behaved, neatest child, quickest at grasping a series of quesBon, smartest at games, best song sang. So great was the enjoyment that it is intended to repeat this liNle funcBon at each break-up during each year. SECONDARY EDUCATION.—The elder scholars of the Moruya school and some of the ciBzens were on Friday morning last afforded the opportunity to know something of the nature of the training received by those who having passed through the primary course are now receiving the advanced instrucBon of the High Schools. It was a demonstraBon in chemistry given by Norman Parbery and Bob Colefax (both ex-pupils of Moruya school) and amidst gases and fumes and igniBons and explosions a very interesBng and beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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Reading—history profitable couple of hours were spent. DOUBLE FATALITY. Mr J. T. Brogan and his Daughter Kathleen Drowned. The worst and most tragic drowning fatality in Vol 16 September 15th 2017 this district occurred on Wednesday evening 28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th 2018 near the local Hospital. About 7.45 consternaBon prevailed in our midst when the sad news flashed around that Mr. John Thomas Brogan, of “West End”, Gundary and his second eldest daughter, Kathleen Margaret, had drowned. As was oLen his custom before nighYall, Mr. Brogan took his children down to the river for a bathe. The eldest son, Jack, aged 12, and liNle Ellie, 11 were coming ashore, when the sand bank gave way, throwing them back into deep water. On seeing his children in difficulBes, Mr. Brogan who was siQng on the embankment about 10 yards away, rushed to their rescue without waiBng to divest himself of his clothing or boots. The eldest daughter, Mimi, aged 16 years, also jumped into the river and heroically succeeded in bringing her brother and sister to land. In the meanBme the father, apparently overcome by shock, appeared helpless, and Kathleen, aged 13 years had bravely endeavoured to assist him, but both sank never to rise. … An ar/cle on this family can be downloaded by clicking on the People link under Stories from our Past on our web page h?ps://www.mdhs.org.au TO LET BY TENDER. COTTAGE in Mullenderree, immediately opposite Criterion Hotel. Tenders to be addressed. MRS McPHAIL, c/o Mr. F. Jeffery, Summer Hill Moruya.

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All the known gigs to date: Club Catalina - Live Entertainment every night from Boxing Day through to Saturday 9 January 2021. Dec 24th - Intensity – Club Narooma (5.30pm) Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Dec 26th - Rick Bamford – Tuross Club (8pm) Dec 26th - Joe Driscoll – Tuross Club (8pm) Dec 26th - Getupandans – Batemans Bay Soldiers Club (6.30pm) Dec 27th - live music at the Waterfront Hotel Moruya 2pm Dec 27th - Getupandans – Batemans Bay Soldiers Club (6.30pm) Dec 27th - Daniel Champagne // COVID Safe Show at Smokey Dan's Dec 27th - Sim and Co at the Bodalla Dairy Shed 12:30pm to 4pm Dec 28th - Joe Quennell – Club Narooma (5.30pm) Dec 28th - Dale Huddleston – Batemans Bay Soldiers Club (6.30pm) Dec 29th - Rob Simpson – Club Narooma (5.30pm) Dec 29th - Dale Huddleston – Batemans Bay Soldiers Club (6.30pm) Dec 31st - Vinyl Rain– Tuross Club (8pm) Dec 31st - New Years Eve at the Moruya Waterfront 50.50 Dec 31st - Southern Impact – Club Narooma (2pm) Dec 31st - Country Pumpkins – Batemans Bay Foreshore (6pm) Dec 31st - Dale Huddleston – Club Dalmeny (8pm) Dec 31st—Owen Campbell at the Quarterdeck—two siQngs Dec 31st - CHAD at Club Catalina Jan 2nd - Corey Legge at the Quarterdeck Narooma Jan 2nd - Dale Huddleston – Tuross Club (8pm) Jan 3rd - Steve Benic at the Bodalla Dairy Shed 12:30pm to 4pm Jan 9th - Robin Simpson– Tuross Club (8pm) Jan 13th - The Black Sorrows at Moruya Waterfront

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Two great New Years Vol 16 September 15th 2017 gigs at2017 28 April December 7th, VolEve 48 27th 2018 the Quarterdeck The Quarterdeck Narooma will present two great gigs this news Years Eve featuring the blues of Owen Campbell. To ensure the early birds don't miss out Chris and his Quarterdeck team have organised an early session and a late session Thu 31st Dec 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Tickets $50 AUD + BF and Thu 31st Dec 2020, 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm - Tickets $50 AUD + BF ALer 3 best-selling studio albums, 2 EP’s and over 12 years of naBonal and internaBonal touring, Owen Campbell has cemented himself as one of Australia’s premier alternaBve blues/rock exports. He has performed in many corners of the world from the USA, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, Japan, Hong Kong, India and even performed at the highest blues fesBval in the world, The Himalayan Blues FesBval in Kathmandu, Nepal. Every album upon release has hit the Top 10 on iTunes Blues Charts in over 10 countries. One of which “Sunshine Road” reached Number 1 on the overall charts (Australia), knocking Adele of the top spot in 2014. Owen brings a gumbo-like repertoire to performances all over the world. His smouldering guitar work runs from bluesy riffs and soulful finger-picking to lap steel guitar solos using a shot glass slide. His griNy caramel vocals makes this blues maven a global favourite and a FIRM Quarterdeck favourite!

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arts Untold Eurobodalla, Lee Grant and Amadis Lacheta—12 December – 7 February 2021 Basil Sellers ExhibiBon Centre, Corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya, NSW 2537 02 4474 7355 Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm www.thebas.com.au Vol 16 September 15th 2017 Linda Chapman 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

Linda first came to the Eurobodalla for family holidays as a child and has felt a strong spiritual connecBon to this place ever since. At 18, she happily leL Canberra and moved here, cobbling together a living doing various jobs such as waitressing and working in the local Mad Gear surf shop in Broulee (where she could hop over the road and have a beach swim at lunch!) She also did a short sBnt as a photographer with the Moruya Examiner. Linda is sBll surprised that she has found her place in the community as the well-respected and loved Rector of the Anglican parish in Moruya and treasures her salt of the earth congregaBon. She also founded Open Sanctuary in Tilba Tilba, a non-denominaBonal contemplaBve space, of which she says: “Holding the space for others to encounter the ineffable mystery of God is what it’s all about.”

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Tradi)onal Islamic geometric pa=ern workshop Take mindfulness Vol 16your September 15th 2017and mandala work to the next level in this 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 workshop teaching the art of tradiBonal Islamic geometric paNerns. Following in the footsteps of the Islamic paNern master craLsmen of the ancient city of Fez, Narooma arBst Cat Wilson will demonstrate how to construct one of the paNerns from her recent exhibiBon, From Fez to Casablanca. Workshop parBcipants will learn simple techniques to transfer their construcBon to paper and colour their paNern in watercolour or gouache. All materials supplied. There will be two sessions for this one day workshop, but as numbers are limited bookings are essenBal. Where: Narooma CWA rooms, 96 Princes Highway, Narooma When: Session one| Saturday 9 January, 10am-3pm. Session two | Wednesday 13 January 2021, 10am-3pm. Cost: $60 per person More info and bookings: T: 0419 168 079 W: www.catwilson.net

Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre Workshop alert! In January The BAS are hosting a series of workshops and events for people of all ages. One of these is HeART Space by ECats (Eurobodalla Creative Arts Therapists). HeART Space is a spontaneous, playful, active, creative experience with a focus on community, connection and storytelling. Using a combination of man-made, natural and recycled materials, participants are invited to create a 3D art installation, share its story and process the experience with the group. Two workshops will be held in January, numbers are limited so make sure you book through the BAS website. https://thebas.com.au/ beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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CABBI's 37th Annual Visual Arts Exhibi)on Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

CreaBve Arts Batemans Bay Incorporated (CABBI) is showcasing the skills of local arBsts in its 37th Annual Visual Arts ExhibiBon. The exhibiBon features painBngs, sculptures, digital artworks and arBsan craL, with all pieces eligible for the exhibiBon's Robert Picknell, 'Skinny Dippers', 2020. People's Choice Awards. Artworks can be nominated for the People's Choice Awards in four categories, including a new category for young arBsts. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibiBon, in a celebratory award ceremony open to the public. On New Year's Eve the exhibiBon will be open unBl 6pm, coinciding with Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber's Light up the Bay commemoraBve event. Where: 3-5 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay (adjacent to the foreshore) Exhibi)on dates: now unBl Sunday 10 January 2021. Opening hours: 10am - 4pm daily, except public holidays. People's Choice Award event: Sunday 10 January 2021, from 6pm. More info: T: 0407 960 690 W: www.cabbi.com.au

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Batemans Bay Sailing Report 19th Dec A light and patchy breeze led to a slow Vol 16 September 15th 2017 aLernoon of sailing for the Batemans Bay 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Sailing Club keelboat fleet last Saturday. Only 5 boats started aLer "Xanthia" (James Gardiner) was a late scratching when crew members were stuck in Sydney due to the COVID outbreak. Race officer Terry Paton and his trusty crew of Andrew Bain and Roger Rowe ventured forth in the newly remotored commiNee boat "Clarence the Clocker". It was a handicap start race with the faster boats giving the slower boats a headstart based on past performances. "Rainbow Runner" (Geoff ScoN) got the biggest headstart but needed more breeze to get going. CondiBons were more favourable for the S80 "Avior" which soon got into the lead. Because her skipper Peter Paterson was sailing single handed there was no excess crew weight aboard. Next off was the Farr 1020 "Moonmist" (Robin Davey) then the Adams 10.6 sister ships "Wishful Thinking" (Simon Dunlop) and "Accolade" (Lachlan Brown). "Wishful" got past "Moonmist" on the first work to the Marine Park middle mark. There followed a broad reach to Caseys Beach and a Bghter reach back to a laid mark off Square Head. By the boNom mark "Wishful" had reeled in "Rainbow Runner" and was catching up to "Avior". Meanwhile "Accolade" had got through the lee of "Moonmist" under spinnaker and had made up Bme on "Wishful". The breeze really dropped out on the last work to the finish. It was a challenge to make any headway at all. "Wishful" was first into new breeze on the right hand side of the course and got away again, just pipping "Avior" at the finish, with "Accolade" coming in third several

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stableford compeBBon last Saturday and Bruce Cleeve emerged from the pack to win with a score of 38 stableford points. He was closely followed by a group of players who all had cards of 37 points. In the order of countback placings, Frank Pomfret, Peter Hogan, Wayne Fullerton and Joel Hilliard were called to the presentaBon podium. Nearest the pins were won by John Phyland on 4th hole with well known district golfer Colin Houghtonclosest on both the 6th and 7th holes. A Callaway golf bag, generously donated by Tuross PGA golfer Brendan Jones, was won by Steve Johnston with 20 other club members being lucky enough to each take home a Christmas ham. Thursday’s medley compeBBon was won by David Schmid with 40 stableford points ahead of Warren Hodder with 38 points. Colin Houghton and Graeme Bell each scored 37 points and Wayne Fullerton was the final placegeNer with 36 points. Nearest the pins were won by Ray Bollard on the 4th hole, Colin Houghton won the 6th and Jason Nikolic won the 7th. Photo: Tuross mmen's golf captain Dave Schmid with Trevor Jones and Callaway golf bag winner Steve Johnston. Photo: Courtesy Tony Brown

Broulee Runners Wed Dec 23rd 2020 This was the first week of the holiday period and there were 52 times recorded. With the actual runners we welcomed Ben Lambert, Andrew Brown, Sam Whithear, Tom Lowe, Rory Monroe, and Sue Hawker to their first outing with the group. Personal best times were recorded by Geordie Cox, Max Hadley, and Gavin Grant. The young champion Tino Lopresti reduced his impressive PB in the 5 kilometres by 21 seconds. Congratulations to James Reilly, who recorded his 30th run and received his commemorative shirt. beagle weekly : Vol 187 December 24th 2020

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Your UP TO DATE Fishing report Moruya River. We have had plenty of fishos through the store this week, some with tales of first catches, others grumbling “there’s Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol no 48 27th 2018 fish here”. The fishing certainly hasn’t been firing this week, but there are most certainly fish in the river! The river is sBll running a liNle on the fresh side aLer the recent rain we have had, and conBnue to get. This had the affect of moving a lot of the beNer bites towards the front of the system and had the incoming Bde fishing beNer than the outgoing. The areas around Preddy’s wharf, Quarry Wharf, hole in the wall and the flats and channels around the airport on the northern side have been the prime spots. We have had plenty of first Bme fishos, recounBng stories of the first fish, or the one that got away (thanks dad- suffice to say a landing net has now been purchased). It’s one of my favourite things about working in a tackle store, is hearing the stories about that first fish, or the one that got away, parBcularly coming from the kids out fishing for the first Bme. Baits have been the best opBon this week with the water sBll bit fresh, live nippers, mullet fillet or the good old prawn all doing the trick. One thing we haven’t seen as yet, is a run of blue swimmers crabs, they were thick this Bme last year, but my guess is the constant top up of fresh water has kept them at bay. Muddies should be around in the deeper holes, or creek mouths, as they don’t mind a bit of fresh sBrring things up. We have a reasonable supply of round and rectangular crab traps in store if a feed of fresh crabs has the mouth watering. Tuross River. Tuross has been the beNer opBon this week, with good numbers of flathead being caught on an incoming Bde towards the front of the system. All baits have produced fish, as have arBficial lures. Oily baits of mullet fillet, pilchard and tuna fillet, have been the beNer performers. Whilst lures with a bit of flash and good vibraBon potenBal, have been the beNer producers. The whiBng while there, have been a bit quiet for this Bme of the year in the system proper. My guess is the rain has had them siQng on the beaches waiBng to come in. Four ways has been fishing well this week, and is a good opBon to try and find a sheltered spot out of the wind. There are sBll reasonable numbers of muddies being caught in Tuross as well. Further upstream, I have had reports of good bass, and lots of epic bust ups! If you aren’t fishing 1015lb leaders for bass, be prepared to donate a reasonable supply of lures to the bass gods! Fish heavy drags and good leaders to get these naBve Aussie brawlers out of their snags! Rock and beach. The beach crews have sBll been finding enough salmon to keep themselves entertained, as well as good numbers of bream and whiBng. Evidence that the whiBng are most likely waiBng for beNer condiBons to move into the estuaries. Live nippers or live beach worms will keep rod Bps engaged with some fine fighBng and eaBng fish. Off the rocks, salmon are sBll around, and fingers crossed with the warmer currents pushing down, the kings will make an appearance some Bme soon. Offshore. Acres of slimys have have been reported, along with several great white shark siBngs. The sharks are no doubt in the area looking for an easy feed of whale, as a dead one has taken up posiBon around the Broulee area this week. AuthoriBes tried earlier in the week to move it offshore, only for it to return later in the week. Apart from the shark siBngs, there have been reasonable snapper caught in around the 50-60m mark, as well as good numbers of sand and Bger flathead. It shouldn’t be too hard for most boat crews to find a patch of fish, and bring a feed home for the family this Xmas period. Stay safe everyone, and remember “every days a good day for fishing...”

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