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NEWS DESK

Free dog poo bags at parks Job losses hit hard FREE dog poo bags will soon be available at dog parks across Kingston. Council trialled the free bag system for six months, and has made the call to implement it permanently. The mayor Georgina Oxley said “my dog Banjo and I love to get exercise at Kingston’s fantastic off leash areas but it’s important all dog owners do the right thing and pick up after their pooches, so everyone in the

community can enjoy our reserves, parks and beaches.” “We are making it easier for dog owners and will be providing dog litter bag dispensers at select off leash parks and reserves across Kingston. Council will also look to expand this to other larger, popular dog off leash reserves,” she said. Council has discussed implementing the free bags at Roy Dore Reserve, Bicentennial Park, Iluka Reserve,

Bonbeach Sports Reserve, Glen Street Reserve, Kevin Hayes Reserve, Farm Road Reserve, Kingston Heath Reserve, Reg Marlow Park, Spring Road Reserve, Namatjira Park, Moorabbin Reserve, and Bald Hill Park.

THE dog-litter bag dispenser at Namatjira Reserve’s dog off leash area. Picture: Gary Sissons

Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au THE Dunkley electorate is among the hardest hit by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with 7.9 per cent of jobs in the area lost according to a new study. A study conducted by the Grattan Institute found that only two Victorian electorates were suffering worse than Dunkley when it came to job losses during the COVID-19 crisis. The Dunkley electorate encompasses Frankston, Mt Eliza, Langwarrin, Skye, and Seaford. The Isaacs electorate, which covers from Carrum to Moorabbin, has a job loss rate of 6.6 per cent during the pandemic. The Flinders electorate, which covers the Mornington Peninsula, has also suffered through a job loss rate of 7.9 percent. Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said the area’s high rate of job loss highlighted the need to expand the JobKeeper program. “The JobKeeper wage subsidy is not reaching all the people who need it. We know they got the numbers wrong by $60 billion, now is the time to support workers in Dunkley,” she said. “The [federal government] should start by heeding my call to extend JobKeeper to support workers in the arts and entertainment sector, at Monash University Peninsula Campus, for casuals and PARC employees.

CLINICAL educator Brionhy Westbrook, nurse Kayla Cheasley, ICU consultant Mark Savage, ICU nurse unit manager Amy Brown, and critical care nurse Glenn Coghill. Picture: Gary Sissons

Socks draw attention STAFF and doctors at The Bays Hospital in Mornington wore their crazy socks “loudly and proudly” on Friday 5 June. The aim of the colourful display was to bring attention to the challenges faced by doctors and the disproportionately high suicide rates in the medical profession. Cardiologist Dr Geoffrey Toogood, a long-time advocate for mental health, came up with the idea of Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day to raise awareness of mental health problems among health professionals. Dr Mark Savage, of the hospital’s intensive care unit, said: “As members of a caring profession, healthcare professionals strive to provide the very best care for our patients [but] we are not always so good at caring for ourselves and our colleagues, particularly when facing mental health challenges in life. “Campaigns like Crazy Socks 4 Docs are essential to raising awareness of mental health issues as they affect health care workers, continuing the conversation and saving lives.”

Stationery company making face shields The company says that its shields are “100 per cent carbon neutral, 100 per cent recyclable polypropylene.”

A FACE shield manufactured by Sagamore Industries. Picture: Supplied

Works continue in the south east and there will be transport disruptions We’re upgrading the intersection at Thompsons and FrankstonDandenong roads. Works are also underway to upgrade the Monash Freeway and remove level crossings on the Frankston Line. Road disruptions: Closed intersection, roads and ramps Monash Freeway

Throughout Jun

Reduced speed, overnight lane, and ramp closures

Charman Road, Cheltenham

Until 11 Jun

Road closed between Station Road and Blagdon Street

Thompsons and FrankstonDandenong roads, Carrum Downs

Until 5am on 13 Jul

Intersection closed

Balcombe Road, Mentone

Until 23 Jun

Road closed between Swanston Street and Como Parade West

Jacksons Road, Mulgrave

From 10pm on 19 Jun to 22 Jun and 26 to 29 Jun

Closed under the Monash Freeway overpass

Public transport disruptions: Buses replace trains Frankston and Stony Point lines

Until 26 Jul

Moorabbin to Mordialloc

Keep in mind, there are other disruptions over winter. Find a detailed list at bigbuild.vic.gov.au

Dates subject to change. Authorised by the Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne

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A SEAFORD stationery company has made the switch to producing face shields to help support hospital workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sagamore Industries usually produces binders and diaries, but has started using their facilities to make the protective equipment. The company has kept their 35 staff employed to manufacture the equipment. They are making around 10,000 shields a week.

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