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THE rain didn’t deter one animal from getting out and about at the Edithvale Wetlands. A kangaroo was spotted hopping its way across a body of water earlier this month. The kangaroo had to contend with deep waters, ending up almost neck deep. The kangaroo eventually made its way to the other side without incident. The Edithvale Seaford Wetlands website states that the wetlands supports a “thriving mob of eastern grey kangaroos”. Eastern grey kangaroos usually live for between 15 and 20 years in the wild. Male kangaroos can measure almost three metres from nose to the tip of their tails, and tip the scales at nearly 70 kilograms. Females are much smaller, and usually reach a weight of around 30 kilos. Picture: Gary Sissons

Mayor takes reins for second year Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au KINGSTON mayor Georgina Oxley has been re-elected for a second consecutive term. Cr Oxley and Cr Ron Brownlees were the two nominees for the mayor’s position at a special meeting on 13 November. Cr Oxley won the vote 5-4.

Crs Steve Staikos, Tamara Barth, Rosemary West, and David Eden supported Cr Oxley. Crs George Hua, Tamsin Bearsley, and Geoff Gledhill supported Cr Brownlees. Cr Oxley said “it is very humbling to be elected the 23rd mayor of the City of Kingston, and once again to be leading this council for the next 12 months.” “Our achievements have put our community in the best possible stand-

ing for the future, and that’s exactly what my goals as mayor for the next 12 months will revolve around, our community and our future. I want to understand not just the priorities of my fellow councillors, but also the community,” she said. “We have a number of exciting projects underway that I’m looking forward to seeing finished over the next 12 months including the new Edithvale Life Saving Club, develop-

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Over 140 guests packed the hall last year. To donate a gift for a child attending the event, visit the wishing tree at Ray White Chelsea to give unwrapped gifts up to the value of $15. O’Brien Real Estate Chelsea is collecting non-perishable grocery items from 1 December. The event will take place from 11.45am-2pm at St. Joseph’s School Hall, Woodbine Grove, Chelsea. For more information on how to

THE annual Chelsea Community Christmas Lunch will return for its fourth year this year. The lunch offers people a meal on Christmas Day, and brings together those who may otherwise have spent the day on their own. The day will feature a group of children, including Ty, Lola, Dom, and Grace, entertaining the crowd by singing Christmas carols. The event will also have a balloon artist, magician, and a special visit from Santa.

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Re-elected mayor looks back on year Continued from Page 1 In reflecting on her previous year as mayor, Cr Oxley said “without a doubt the highlight of my mayoral term has been seeing Kingston take a strong leadership role in addressing the issue of family violence in our community.” She also listed “the building and upgrading of sporting facilities throughout the city, the investment in high-quality early learning facilities to give Kingston’s youngest residents the best start to life with the best education, council’s collaboration with the Level Crossing Removal Project that is seeing unprecedented investment in Kingston and transforming the city, and the handing out hundreds of free trees to residents to increase our tree canopy” as other things achieved during the last year. Cr Oxley acknowledged that “the year hadn’t been without its challenges”. One of the most contentious issues faced by council this year has been the construction of the Bay Trail. Debate about the Bay Trail at public meetings has often been derailed by heckling from members of the gallery. In January while two councillors were absent, councillors Gledhill, Brownlees, Hua, and Bearsley voted to refer the decision to proceed with Bay Trail works to IBAC for investigation. That vote was eventually rescinded at a special meeting the following week with all councillors present, prompting four councillors to storm out of the meeting (“Trial on trail called off”, The News, 13/2/19). Works on that project are underway, and will take place over summer.

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MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council, Red Frogs Youth Support Program and police are planning to ramp up their services during Schoolies Week, 23-30 November. This includes setting aside a section of the Rye foreshore for school leavers during the notorious party week. The aim is to give shire officers and police a greater oversight of schoolies’ activities, particularly at night. Cr David Gill said the increase in services was needed to address the influx of visitors and heightened community concerns caused by last year’s episodes of anti-social behaviour. “While the shire is not promoting the Mornington Peninsula as a Schoolies destination, we know that school leavers will visit and, therefore, we have a duty of care to those young people while they are here,” Cr Gill said. “Based on feedback from our community, this year the shire has increased our services in partnership with local police and Red Frogs to help keep everyone safe on the peninsula. “This year we’ll have additional youth services staff on the ground day and night working closely with local police and support staff from Red Frogs, DanceWize and many others. “Our main priority is safety and creating a safe environment for residents and school leavers.” Rye foreshore playground and public toilets will be open to the public throughout this period. The shire’s Short Stay Rental Local Law is in force and holiday-home owners are advised to be aware of their responsibilities and to think about who they are renting their homes to, Cr Gill said. Under the law, homeowners are responsible for inappropriate behaviour by their tenants and could be fined up to $2000 per offence for any breach of the Local Law or Code of Conduct. Inappropriate behaviour can be reported to the shire at any time of the day or night on 1300 850 Stephen Taylor 600.

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FRANKSTON Council has voted unanimusly to declare a “climate emergency”. The move was put forward by new mayor Cr Sandra Mayer. The motion read that “Frankston Council acknowledges that current levels of global warming and future warming already committed constitute nothing less than a climate emergency for most life on this planet, requiring an emergency response by all levels of government, including local government.” The succesful motion also read that council will “call upon the Australian state and federal governments to declare a climate emergency, and back this up with legislated programs to drive emergency action to reduce greenhouse gases and meet the lower target of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.” Cr Mayer said she moved to declare a climate emergency because “there’s a lot of community interest. Mornington Peninsula Shire declared a climate emergency and spoke quite passionately about it. There has been a petition going around, people have been quite proactive, and there’s been emails from volunteers working in the environment.” “We’ve voted to preserve the Green Wedge, we’re phasing out the use of Roundup, and there’s been a lot of really positive feedback about that,” she said. “We already have a climate action plan, we’ve had one for eight years, but now we’ve got to look at how we’re tracking. A report is coming to council about how we’re going meeting our targets, and we haven’t met our targets when it comes to energy usage and water usage. “Once our Green Wedge is gone, it’s gone. We need clean air to breathe, clean food to eat, and clean water to drink. We need to reduce our carbon emissions, they are heating up the planet and it will be catastrophic.” Brodie Cowburn

Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au DOLPHINS spend a lot of time rounding up food and socialising but researchers were intrigued when they were spotted swimming among a large group of jellyfish. Common dolphins living near Mornington were photographed for identification purposes when they appeared to be playing with the blue blubber jellyfish. “It's always a treat to witness their leaps and sometimes full somersaults, as they herd fish or just seem to play,” Dolphin Research Institute executive director Jeff Weir said. “Their eyesight is good both above and below water, so when they leap or spyhop they can most certainly see other dolphins and boats. Maybe it's like when we stand on tippy-toes or jump to find our kids or partner in a crowd? “Puzzling though, was the sight of dolphins playing with the big blue-blubber jellyfish that were present in huge numbers. We watched them rub the length of their body against the jellyfish, finishing with a flick of their tail.” Mr Weir said the jellyfish were common in Victorian waters and “only have a mild sting on their stumpy arms”. “Who knows? Maybe the dolphins were enjoying the sensation of the mild stimulation? Sometimes leaps seem to follow a jellyfish rub. Maybe they were happy? Maybe they were trying to remove the stingers?” Although the blue-blubber jellyfish are commercially fished and, when dried, are considered a delicacy in some Asian countries, the dolphins were not seen to be eating them. Information about boating rules, protecting dolphins, and logging sightings are available at dolphinresearch.org.au

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Missing from beach POLICE are investigating the separation of a 2-year-old girl from her mother at Chelsea Beach last month. Police say the girl was at the beach car park with her mum, and “slipped away” some time between 6.30pm and 7pm while the mother was attending to another child. The toddler was located shortly afterwards with a group of teenage girls. Police are attempting to identify the group. “There is nothing to indicate the child was physically or sexually assaulted in any way during the time she was missing,” a police spokesperson said. “A group of teenage girls was with the child when she was located and police are still trying to identify these teens. Investigators are hopeful they can provide some more details about the whereabouts of the child while it was missing.” Investigators are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www. crimestoppersvic.com.au

Car theft arrest A CARRUM man has become the third person arrested for the alleged theft of cars from a Doncaster dealership, 24 October. The 43-year-old man was arrested after the execution of a search warrant in Carrum. He was charged with handling stolen goods and theft of motor vehicle, and remanded to appear at the Dandenong Magistrates’ Court at a later date. The investigation, dubbed by police as operation Exuma, has taken place over three weeks and spanned Croydon, Dandenong, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. A 41-year-old Dromana man and a 43-year-old Dandenong man were also hit with charges.

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Police have recovered six cars allegedly stolen from the dealership. Two cars are still outstanding, a blue 2019 Subaru Forester, and a silver 2019 Subaru Impreza. Police say the investigation is still ongoing, and encouraged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police car rammed POLICE are searching for four people after a police car was rammed, 5.40am 6 November. Carrum Downs police members in the night shift divisional van were driving on Karingal Drive when they spotted a stolen Nissan Pulsar. Four people were on board the stolen car, with their faces obscured by coverings. The stolen car was being driven on the wrong side of the road with its headlights off. Police attempted to intercept the vehicle, but the stolen car rammed into the police van and continued driving along the wrong side of the road. No police members were injured. The stolen car was later spotted with two occupants on Lipton Drive, Frankston around 4.45pm. A short police pursuit followed, and the car was dumped on Leawarra Parade. The occupants of the car fled on foot and weren’t caught. Information to Crime Stoppers.

Pharmacy ransacked TWO people are on the run after a burglary at a Ballarto Road, Carrum Downs pharmacy, 1am 7 November. The two offenders forced entry into the pharmacy and ransacked the interior. They drove off in a blue Holden Trax at high speed. The car was later seen driving at a fast speed along Thompsons Road with headlights off in the dark. The car is also linked to an attempted ATM theft in Cranbourne.

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Booze stolen A 14-YEAR old Frankston girl and 15-year-old Safety Beach boy have been charged with armed robbery. It is alleged they committed the offence at a Frankston South milk bar on 2 November, and stole alcohol. They will appear at the Children’s Court at a later date.

Guns seized A 51-YEAR-old man has been arrested and guns have allegedly been seized after police executed a warrant in Somerville, 13 November. Police from Southern Metro Division Four Regional Response Unit executed the warrant at a Yaringa Road premises, and allegedly seized a commercial quantity of amphetamine, seven unregistered firearms including handguns, a large quantity of cash, and 500 grams of cannabis. Police arrested a man at the scene and charged him with possess traffickable quantity of unregistered firearms, traffick commercial quantity of amphetamine, traffick cannabis, possess amphetamine, possess cannabis, cultivate cannabis, possess unregistered category A or B longarm, negligently deal with proceeds of crime, and five counts of possess unregistered general category hand gun. The man appeared at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, 14 November.

Long way over A MAN has blown over five times the legal limit driving in Moorooduc, 8 November. Police had set up a booze bus at the Peninsula Link off ramp at Bungower Road. They saw a van approaching the site at around 7pm and failing to slow down. Highway patrol members chased the white

mini truck two kms down the road, and pulled over a 60-year-old man. He returned a breath test of 0.267, and had his licence suspended on the spot and vehicle impounded for 30 days. The man will receive a summons to attend court at a later date.

Crash claims life A MAN has died after a car crash in Seaford, 12 November. The man was driving in a blue Ford sedan on Frankston-Dandenong Road at around 10.30pm when he lost control of the car. The man veered off the road and crashed into a tree. The 41-year-old Carrum Downs man died at the scene of the crash. The state’s road toll for the year stands at 238, up from 180 last year. Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash and wish to speak to any witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage. Information to Crime Stoppers. THE aftermath of a car which crashed in Seaford last week. A man died at the scene. Picture: Gary Sissons


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A LETTER TO THE KINGSTON COMMUNITY Dear Neighbour, You might be surprised to learn that tucked away behind thousands of trees on Kingston Road is one of Victoria’s leading recycling facilities – Alex Fraser’s Clarinda Recycling Facility. This facility has been recognised for operating to world’s best practice, and has never received a complaint. We’ve been part of the Kingston community since 2009, employing 50 locals to serve the community by recycling up to a million tonnes of construction material and glass waste from your kerbside collections – enough to fill the MCG every two years. This material is diverted from landfill and recycled to make construction materials urgently needed for Victoria’s ‘Big Build’ infrastructure projects, like the Level Crossing Removal Projects, Monash Freeway Upgrade, Thompsons Road Upgrade, and the Hallam Road Upgrade. These recycled construction materials help reduce the carbon footprint of new projects by up to 65 per cent. The permit for this vital recycling facility is due to expire in 2023, and, without an extension from Kingston City Council, the site will shut down. As allowed under the current permit, Alex Fraser has applied to Kingston City Council for a 10 to 15-year extension, to give time to find and relocate to an alternative site. If the Clarinda Recycling Facility is shut down, Victoria’s recycling crisis would worsen, with more materials which could be recycled potentially going to landfill. It would also dramatically reduce the availability of construction materials urgently needed for Victoria’s Big Build - increasing heavy vehicle traffic, and the cost of major projects. BUT – a Council decision to extend the permit at Clarinda would provide a vital solution to Victoria’s recycling crisis. It will also ensure the continued supply of sustainable materials needed for infrastructure projects planned for Melbourne south-east; like the Suburban Rail Loop, South Eastern Roads Upgrade, and Mordialloc Freeway. This site is privately owned and if shutdown, the land will be unavailable for public use. To provide certainty about the site’s long term use, Alex Fraser has committed to give the Kingston community ownership of the 22 hectares of land in 2033. We’d love to see this land redeveloped to serve the community as a public park and recreation space, which could include facilities for netball, soccer and football. To help fund this kind of community development, Alex Fraser would lease the land from the community until the planning permit expires in 2038; providing Kingston City Council with $1 million in rent every year, for five years. Alex Fraser actively supports our local communities, and we have established long-term charity partnerships with Riding for the Disabled (Moorabbin), Search and Rescue Dogs Australia, our neighbouring school, and other local groups. An extension to the operations of the Clarinda Recycling Facility would see these partnerships strengthened. After discussions with Council, we have committed to a ten-year program to improve local sporting and recreation facilities, with a contribution of $250,000 per year. Our application for an extension to our permit is currently with Kingston City Council for their consideration. To help keep you informed, we’ve prepared the following information that summarises what we do, why we’re requesting a permit extension, and how we can support the local Kingston community.

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These extracts, from letters received by Alex Fraser, highlight the vital nature of the Clarinda Recycling Facility and the potential impact of its closure:

Department of Treasury and Finance, Invest Assist – 7 March 2019 “ Invest Assist confirms all possible options have been explored. Based primarily on the land size required, only limited options are available and none within the timeframe required. We will continue to assist in exploring opportunities as they arise…”

Sustainability Victoria – 27 March 2019 “With respect to the site at Clarinda, [Sustainability Victoria] recognises that this is an important site for resource recovery in Melbourne… We are acutely aware of the shortage of quarried materials to supply the state’s significant infrastructure program and having a site of this scale located in close proximity to these major projects is essential in ensuring ongoing supply of recycled construction products and materials.”

I hope you find this helpful. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at info@greenroads.com.au. Yours Sincerely,

Peter Murphy

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Managing Director, Alex Fraser

Peter Murphy Managing Director Alex Fraser Group PO Box 17 Laverton VIC 3028

Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia – 25 March 2019

“We encourage stronger collaboration between government, industry and community in supporting the 10 year extension of the current permit in Dear Peter order to seek and migrate to a new site. Any significant interruption to the The Infrastructure Council of Australia (ISCA) is aware of the critical work Alex Fraser does throughout Victoria and Queensland; annually recycling in excess of three millionsupply tonnes of construction and demolition, and kerbsidesustainable resources into the collected glass waste, to produce quality, sustainable resources for the construction of new infrastructure. The use of these sustainable construction materials directly impacts the sustainability outcomes of new infrastructure projects, market would have a substantial impact Written response from Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change reducingLily the carbon footprint of new developments by up to 65 per cent. on the industry’s ability to achieve D’Ambrosio to a Constituency Question asked in Parliament on 12 September 2019 positive social value andgreater environmental As active members of ISCA, Alex Fraser’s work aligns directly with our purpose to accelerate and enable sustainability outcomes in infrastructure. ISCA strongly supports the ongoing and increased use of recycled materials by the Member for the South-Eastern Metropolitan Region outcomes on the major infrastructure in new infrastructure as a key way to improve environmental outcomes including the reduction of carbon emissions, landfill and truck traffic associated with supply of materials. projects planned and underway.”

“Green Wedge zoning does not prevent [Kingston City Council] from granting a permit extension after considering the planning scheme and relevant legislation. The Government will continue to work with Alex Fraser and recognises the important contribution it makes to providing content for infrastructure projects and diverting resources from landfill.”

We understand Alex Fraser’s Clarinda site in south-east Melbourne is responsible for recycling up to one million tonnes of material each year, providing major projects across Melbourne’s south east with a vital supply of sustainable resources.

“Alex Fraser has been a proud member of the Kingston community for over a decade. We want to help develop local active recreation areas.”

To this end, we encourage stronger collaboration between government, industry and community in supporting the 10 year extension of the current permit in order to seek and migrate to a new site. Any significant interruption to the supply sustainable resources into the market would have a substantial impact on the industry’s ability to achieve positive social value and environmental outcomes on the major infrastructure projects planned and underway.

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What’s at stake? ➤ 50 direct job losses

➤ 1 million tonnes (per year) of recycling could be sent to landfill

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➤ 1 million tonnes (per year) of sustainable resources - the Government will need to find another million tonnes of material to supply planned infrastructure, driving up costs and increasing heavy vehicle traffic

Supporting the community of Kingston Alex Fraser has been a proud member of the Kingston community for more than a decade. We have been working with Kingston City Council to identify ways to support the community realise its vision for the municipality. Along with an extension of our permit, Alex Fraser will provide $2.5 million over ten years ($250,000 per year) to support Council and sporting groups with the development or improvement of local sport and recreation facilities for the benefit of the Kingston community. In addition, in 2033, we will give the Kingston community ownership of the 22 hectares of land on which we operate. This land could then be redeveloped to service the community as public park and recreation space, including facilities like netball, soccer and football fields. Transferring land ownership gives the community certainty about land use, guaranteeing Alex Fraser will move. Alex Fraser cannot claim existing rights use of the land. To help fund that kind of community development, Alex Fraser would lease the land back from the community of Kingston until the planning permit expires in 2038; providing Kingston City Council with $1 million in rent every year.

Future use concept plan

This is a conceptual image of what Alex Fraser’s 22 hectares of land could look like in the future – owned by the local Kingston community.

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“I write to you to convey the Victorian Waste Management Association’s concern regarding the potential closure of your Clarinda recycling facility and the unacceptable impact Sent via: peter.murphy@alexfraser.com.au this will have on the Victorian Dear Mr Murphy, waste and recycling network, I write to you to convey the Victorian Waste Management Association’s concern regarding the the environment, economy potential closure of your Clarinda recycling facility and the unacceptable impacts this will have on the Victorian and recycling andwaste local jobs.”network, the environment, economy and local jobs. Peter Murphy Managing Director Alex Fraser Group PO BOX 17 Laverton VIC 3028

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) is one of Australia’s oldest waste and recycling associations representing a sector of 1200 Victorian businesses and 23,000 employees. Our purpose is to promote best practice and the highest industry standards, through the provision of membership services and advice on industrial relations, occupational health and safety and environmental regulations. I would like thank and acknowledge Alex Fraser for its great work in tackling problem materials like waste glass fines, as well as millions of tonnes of construction and demolition waste. You have successfully worked with government agencies, private firms and the waste and resource recovery sector to develop and drive markets for quality recycled materials. Businesses like Alex Fraser play a critical role in Victoria’s integrated waste and resource recovery network, transforming problem materials into valuable products to be used in infrastructure and other parts of the economy.

The Hon. Jaclyn Symes MP – Minister Your massive contribution to Victoria and the environment has been recognised by the Australian FreightResources Industry, with Alex – Fraser the 2018 2019 Australian Freight Industry Awards category for for 14 winning October ‘Waste and Recycling’, and nominated in the same year indirectly for your contribution to MIRRAT

which incorporated recycled material in therole road base. “project, I appreciate the important that your Victoria’s waste and recycling system has recently experienced an unprecedented level of interruption facility plays in recycling construction and loss of public confidence. Closure (even temporary) would have significant impact on Victoria’s materials the critical LEGEND recycling capability that resultingsupplement in the accumulation and stockpiling of waste material. The VWMA advocates for he continued operation of your site in Clarinda until an alternate site is fully operational. supply of extractive resources that are I needed look forward toto see build you and your business providing an essential service to the Victorian economy. new infrastructure Please contact me if you would like to discuss this important matter further. and housing across Victoria. With Thank you, the demand for extractive resources expected to double by 2050, the ongoing supply of well-located recycled Mark Smith construction materials will assist in Executive Officer Victorian Waste Management Association supporting a competitive construction 1 materials market, particularly as mature Level 1, Mirrat House, 46 Kooringa Way, Webb Dock West, Port Melbourne 3207 t. 03 9646 8590 PO Box 5, South Melbourne 3205 quarries come to the end of their ABN 95 922 065 177 production in the coming years.”

Roads Australia – 21 March 2019 “I write to convey Roads Australia’s concern about the proposed closure of the Alex Fraser Clarinda Recycling Facility and to express our strong support for the facility to be granted a 10-year extension of its current permit in order to seek and migrate to a new site.”

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

An outlaw tamed in Frankston Compiled by Cameron McCullough MESSRS Peebles and Strong, the local horse breakers, received from the hands of a client last week, a horse with a most unenviable reputation. They undertook to have him running in their milk cart inside a week. The equine outlaw with a Queensland record, provided lively entertainment for the first day or two but very soon he became amenable to reason, and was driven to Somerville and back on the second day. He may now be seen being driven through the streets like any other reasonable horse. Messrs Peebles and Strong fulfilled their contract. *** POLICE Court report and other items, crowded out of this issue, will appear next issue. *** TOMORROW (Saturday), a clearing sale is advertised to take place on Mr Renouf’s property, Frankston, at 3 o’clock, the auctioneers being Messrs Brody and Mason. *** THE monthly meeting of the Frankston Progress Association will be held on Tuesday evening, 25th inst, at eight o’clock. *** AT the Frankston Hall next Tuesday night, Capt Bruce, will address the electors. He will be at Somerville the same day and hold a meeting in the Mechanics’ Hall at 3 p.m. Full particulars are advertised. *** AT the last meeting of the Shire

Council, held at Hastings, the tender accepted was that of Messrs Hodgins and Gomm for a section of the Frankston-Dandenong Road, starting at the Frankston station. This tender being for work carried out under the Country Roads Board scheme, will have to be submitted to that body for approval. The price was £886. Other tenders for similar works were deferred, pending a fuller meeting of the Council. *** PRESBYTERIAN Church Cantata – To-morrow night (Saturday) the Cantata, “Penitence, Pardon and Peace” will be rendered by the Richmond Presbyterian Church Choir in aid of the Frankston Church Funds. *** ON Friday, 28th inst., the Welcome Home Committee will hold a social at Frankston to welcome a number of our Boys recently returned from active service. At Langwarrin, on the following evening, a similar function will take place in the Recreation Hall. See advertisements. *** SOMERVILLE Changes. Mr P. Jewell, boot merchant, of Dandenong, advertises in another column that he has purchased the bootmaking and repairing business at Somerville lately carried on by Mr A. Steele. A first class stock has been added, and Mr C. L. Bell, the manager, is a thoroughly practical bootmaker. *** ON Monday night, Mr W. H. Burrage, the Farmers’ Union candidate

for Flinders, addressed the electors at Frankston. The chair was occupied by Cr F. H. Wells, and the candidate received a favorable hearing. A detailed report will appear in next issue. *** MR C. W. Clemens, who was for nearly 3 years employed at Deane’s Stores, Frankston, joined the A.I.F. in February, 1915. He was on the “Southland” when torpedoed, and served on Gallipoli, and in France, returning April, 1919. He is now back in his old position in Frankston. Mr Clemens is an old bandsman and has been elected to the committee of the re-organised Bank in Frankston.. *** LABOUR’S NEW PLANK. BREAK WITH THE EMPIRE. Mr. Ryan is loudly indignant because Mr. Watt has dared to suggest that the Official Labour Party favours a break with the Empire. One can almost feel the hot breath of his anger as he asserts that none could be more loyal to the Empire than he. But, unfortunately for him, the great searchlight of publicity has followed him to the other side of the world, and, in the light of his past record and associations will his protestations now be judged. He says he is proud to have shaken hands with de Valera. This Sinn Fein rebel was condemned to death for the part he played in the pro-German Dublin rebellion of Easter Week,

and his sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life because of the movement in America, which claims him as an American. These are Mr Ryan’s “cobbers”, and he was and must be judged by the company he keeps. Mr. Watt’s suggestion was based upon the fact that, from end to end of the Labour Party’s manifesto, there is no mention of the Empire, no word of loyalty, no expression of appreciation of all that membership in the Empire has meant and still means to Australia; but in their place much talk of “self-determination” and “complete self - government”. These words, with Mr. Ryan’s signature at the bottom, have a strangely familiar sound. The Labour manifesto was issued on a Tuesday, bearing the signature of T. J. Ryan. The previous day Mr. Ryan had presided over an Irish convention in Melbourne, at which England had been attacked with bitterness and hatred which would not have been tolerated in any but a British community. The electors have a right to ask if it is not something more than a coincidence that Mr Ryan on Monday gave the endorsement of his presence to the anti-English utterances at the Irish convention and on Tuesday issued a manifesto containing no reference to the Empire, but much talk about the need of “self-government”. Everyone knows that there is no country in the world more completely self-governed than Australia, and that there is no direction in which its practical autonomy could be extended.

When, therefore, the Labour Party talks of self-government and selfdetermination, it either means the severance of the intangible ties that bind Australia to the Empire, or it means nothing. Either it is a sinister incitement to break with the Empire and run up a republican flag, or it is meaningless clap-trap designed to impress the ignorant. Mr Ryan has publicly pledged himself to support de Valera in his treasonable attempts to stir up revolution in Ireland, and electors, remembering this, are not likely, to have much difficulty in giving a purpose to his manifesto, which means Sinn Fein for Australia. *** CR. W. J. Oates continues to make a good recovery. He was about yesterday for an hour or two. *** SPORTING. FRANKSTON V. HASTINGS. This match was played on Saturday afternoon. Play began at 2.20pm. Owing to an exceedingly bumpy and treacherous wicket, high scores were quite out of order, the two innings, one for each side, being completed by about 4.30. Play was continued till 6pm, an opportunity being given to the Frankston trundlers to try their skill, nearly every member of the team being given a chance. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 21 November 1919

THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

The Adventures of Rudy Giuliani – Attorney at Large By Stuart McCullough I DIDN’T want to go. But, looking back, what choice did I have? It’s been seventeen years since I somewhat foolishly loaned Rudy Giuliani my copy of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ and I’d begun to suspect I’d never get it back. Granted, I no longer have a video player, but it’s the principle of the thing and I’ve learned that Rudy and principle are no longer on speaking terms, so I had to force the issue. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Rudy Giuliani – former mayor of New York and President Trump’s personal lawyer – would have an office somewhere in midtown. But you’d be wrong. What most people don’t get is that Rudy is a humble guy who needs little other than a desk, a window and a conspiracy theory to keep him happy. That’s why his office is in Doncaster, behind a Chinese Restaurant called ‘Kung Food’. There’s ample parking, which is a bonus. I squeeze past the skip bin and a small group of feral cats scatter as I spot a wooden shingle rocking back and forth to the right hand side of the door that reads ‘R. Giuliani Esquire – World’s Greatest Lawyer’. I knock but there’s no answer. The door’s unlocked so I gently ease my way in. The office is small – a desk covered in papers, a typewriter and a large red phone; a coat rack and, beside it, a wooden perch on which sits a huge multi-coloured Macaw. The bird lets out an almighty shriek and, suddenly, the door to the stationery cupboard opens and a body falls to the floor. ‘Rudy!’ I cry, as a small man picks

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himself up. ‘Were you sleeping in the stationery cupboard?’ He explained he preferred to sleep at the office and that he took great comfort in being surrounded by highlighters, post-it notes and staplers as he slumbered. The bird – who he called ‘Tootles’ – always told him when visitors arrived. ‘I want my video back,’ I said. His eyes narrowed and he bared

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his teeth, ‘You can’t prove I have it,’ he snarled. The video was sitting on his desk, right next to his ‘thought of the day’ calendar. I picked it up and waved it around asking, ‘How do you explain this?’ It was then his eyes began to glow a deep, demonic red and he seethed something about a ‘Deep State conspiracy’. It felt super awkward. I decided to

try and make small talk. ‘How’s business?’ I asked. ‘Got many clients?’ Rudy spun around and pointed to a framed picture on the wall. ‘Just one client,’ he said. ‘The President of the United States of America!’ I’ll admit I was a little worried. The picture he was pointing to was not of Donald Trump but, rather, a blonde longhaired guinea pig. Granted, the resemblance was stunning, but a guinea pig doesn’t have access to nuclear launch codes. ‘And what’s the President got you doing? Conveyancing? Wills? The occasional letter of advice?’ The Macaw lets out a shriek as if it’s laughing at my question. Rudy leans forward to the point he nearly falls over again. ‘I can’t say,’ he said. ‘Top secret.’ On the other wall was a map for the Ukraine. ‘Does that giant map of the Ukraine have anything to do with it?’ I asked. Rudy spun his whole body around to face the wall, before spinning back again. ‘There’s no map,’ he said. ‘It’s just a bunch of lines on a page that, taken together, look a lot like the Ukraine.’ I’ll admit I was disappointed – I’ve known Rudy since we spent summers thinning fruit together in Moorooduc back in the 1980s. He’s the kind of guy that’ll tell you all his deepest secrets before you’ve even had a chance to ask. When it came to holding secrets, Rudy was a complete butterfingers. After a moment’s awkward silence, it came tumbling out. ‘I’m doing some back channel work for the President in the Ukraine,’ he admitted. ‘Back chan-

nel?’ I queried. ‘What’s wrong with the front channel?’ Silence gripped the room once more and even Tootles the Macaw had nothing to say. ‘Look over there!’ cried Rudy as he pointed to the window. As I turned, I could hear him making a break for the door. Quickly, I tackled him to the ground. ‘Confess!’ I cried. As we were rolling around on the floor, the large red phone started ringing. The bird went totally berserk and Rudy begged me to let him to answer it. ‘It’s my client!’ he cried. Releasing him from my vice-like grip he scampered across the floorboards on all fours, before snatching the receiver from the cradle. Even though I was on the other side of the room, the caller’s voice was so loud that I could tell straight away that it was Donald Trump. ‘Yes, your majesty,’ said Rudy over and over again. He hung up and I asked what the Trump-meister wanted. ‘He wants Singapore Noodles and a bucket of crispy pork from Kung Food’, he said, nodding in the direction of the restaurant. ‘And he wants me to head to the Ukraine right away. And that, because of the sensitive nature of my work, I’ll need to avoid catching a plane and stow away on a freighter instead.’ Before I knew it, he was putting on a cape and picking up a Harry Potter wand. ‘Crapius in excelsis!’ he cried before disappearing in a puff of smoke. Tootles shrieked and I grabbed my video, before getting out of there as fast as I could. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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Tiger time: Hastings struggled to make a dent in Seaford Tiger’s batting lineup, with the home team scoring 240 runs. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Pines post a massive total, Seaford Tigers put in a team effort against Hastings By Brodie Cowburn

PENINSULA

MAIN RIDGE have had a tough afternoon in day one of their clash against Somerville. Main Ridge came in to bat first, and had difficulties. First drop batsman Chris Parker was their best performer with a half century, but he got no help from the rest of the top order. They ended up bowled out for 133, with 26 overs left to play for the afternoon. Jayde Herrick took seven wickets. Somerville had no trouble chasing down their target, and ended up at 1/148 at stumps, securing them the first innings win. Brenton Alp was electric with bat in hand, posting 83 runs. With one day remaining, Somerville have put themselves in with a good shot of an outright win. Pines played phenomenal cricket at home at Eric Bell Reserve on Saturday, giving their visiting Long Island opponents headaches all day long. Brad Trotter, Harley Peace-Stirling, and Nick Wilcox all reached their half centuries for Pines, helping their side to a massive total of 8/311 at stumps. On day two, Long Island are faced with a massive mountain to climb to

get a result. Moorooduc have put themselves in pole position to claim a win over Pearcedale with an excellent bowling performance. Pearcedale came in to bat first and struggled, ending up all out for just 110 runs. In response Moorooduc put 71 runs on the board before stumps, well within striking distance to get the win. Red Hill had a good day at home, batting out the day against Heatherhill and finishing with a total of 9/234.

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A BRILLIANT century from Dewayne Bowden was the highlight of day one of Dromana and Crib Point’s two day clash. Bowden ended up scoring 105 runs before his wicket fell, helping his Dromana side to a total of 230 all out. Crib Point came in to bat for nine overs before the close of play, and ended up at 3/27. It was a one man show for Rosebud on Saturday, with number three batsman Billy Quigley scoring 93 not out. Unfortunately for Quigley, his teammates struggled badly. Rosebud’s next best batsman scored just 12 runs. Rosebud ended up all out for 144.

Delacombe Park came in for 10 overs before stumps, and chose to play it safe. They will restart on day two from 0/8. At Belvedere Reserve, Seaford Tigers put together a brilliant team performance to set their Hastings opponents a target of 240 to chase down. Each of the Tigers’ batsmen on the day reached double digit figures. Mitch White was top scorer with 58. Carrum faced some troubles in their clash against Mt Martha. On day two, Mt Martha will need to score 134 to get the win.

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BONEO have put themselves in a good position to claim the win in their two day clash against Carrum Downs. Boneo won the toss and chose to bat first, and at 6/48 looked in a world of trouble. A 108 run partnership put them back in a good spot. Jarvis Anderson was best of Boneo’s batsmen, hitting 13 fours and scoring 77 batting at number eight. Flinn Shiel was also impressive, scoring 60. Boneo ended up all out for 220, but made the most of the seven overs they were given with ball in hand before the close of play.

Carrum Downs lost both openers for ducks, and finished at 2/7 at stumps. At Bunguyan Reserve, Tyabb performed well and set Balnarring a difficult target to chase down on day two. Opener Michael Edwards got things started on the right foot for the Yabbies with an impressive half century. Tyabb finished at 253 at stumps. Rowan Walker cleaned up Tyabb’s tail end to stop them from inflicting further damage. He posted figures of 5/44 off just over six overs. At Kananook Reserve, Seaford put 239 runs on the board against Tootgarook. Tootgarook have a bit of work to do on day two, and will restart at 0/4. Ballam Park were impressive in the first day of their clash against Skye, finishing with a total of 280 runs.

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JUSTIN Grant scored a career best 135 runs last weekend for Mt Eliza to help his side to a good total against Baden Powell. The two sides faced off at Overport Oval, with Mt Eliza winning the toss and choosing to bat first. Grant was by far Mt Eliza’s best batsman, as he helped his side set a target of 254 for Baden Powell to chase down.

Taylor Harrison was Baden Powell’s best bowler on the day, taking a five wicket haul. Cory Harris scored a magnificent century for Sorrento in their clash against Baxter. Sorrento made the big road trip down to tackle Baxter, and chose to bat first after winning the toss. Harris made the biggest impact, and Sorrento set a score of 222 before being bowled out. Yohan Maddege managed to pick up five wickets, and his Baxter teammates will restart on day two from 0/6. Langwarrin’s clash against Flinders looks like it may go down to the wire on day two, after both sides had difficulties with the bat on Saturday. Flinders chose to bat first, and outside of a half century from Kane Hawkins, struggled to make an impact. They struggled to deal with the bowling of Matt Prosser, who took 5/39. Flinders ended up all out for 134. Langwarrin came in to bat for 14 overs before stumps and had their own troubles, finishing at 3/38. At Alexandra Park, Mornington will have to chase down Peninsula OB’s target of 248 to get a result. The home side will restart at 2/25 on day two.

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Keeping up with the Joneses SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie THANK goodness Lisa Jones likes soccer. Her husband has been immersed in the sport since childhood, their two sons are following in their father’s footsteps, their oldest daughter already has played for Victoria and the matriarch of the family is a team manager at one of this state’s elite women’s clubs. Then there is Mia, the youngest Jones sibling. She doesn’t play soccer. Writing and acting are her passions and like her brothers and sister she is talented in her chosen pursuits. It should come as no surprise that the soccer-playing Jones’ children excel at sport. They were genetically programmed for success given their father’s achievements as a goalkeeper, their mother’s swimming and netball prowess and an ex-VFL player in Ron Dean as a grandfather. Family patriarch Chris Jones retired from “serious” soccer in September 2010 after a storied career highlighted by the three games he played for South Melbourne in the 2000 FIFA World Club Championship against Manchester United, Necaxa and Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro’s famous Maracana stadium. He played professionally with Brighton and Hove Albion in England and his latter seasons were spent at Langwarrin where he now watches his sons, Colby and Brodie, playing for the same club and doing so with distinction. “As a father to see the two boys do so well at Langwarrin makes me so proud,” Chris Jones said. “It’s a club I’ve been involved with for a long time now and it’s such a brilliant club. “That’s what soccer should be all about, kids starting young at a club and going all the way through the ranks just like Ben Caffrey (under-20s assistant coach) did.” Colby, 18, is a goalkeeper and has won three best and fairest awards in successive seasons starting with the 2017 honour when playing alongside his father in one of Langy’s Bayside League teams. Last year he won Langy’s under-18 best and fairest and this year he was best and fairest in the under-20s as well as players’ player of the year. He has represented Victoria in futsal and recently trialled with A-League newcomer Western United. He was announced last month as Langy’s second senior squad keeper. Brodie Jones, 16, is a defender who

Soccer quartet: From left, Brodie Jones, Chris Jones, Alex Jones and Colby Jones. Picture: Lisa Jones.

started most under-20 games for Langy last season as a 15-year-old, has won a best and fairest at Springvale White Eagles and trialled with Melbourne Victory this year. For the past few seasons he has been involved with the Talent Identification and Development Program, a Football Victoria initiative to identify and develop talented players for Victorian and Australian representative squads. Another Jones sibling, Alex, 14, is the oldest of two girls in the family and already has represented Victoria in national underage championships and at schoolgirl level. She was Southern United’s goalkeeper of the year in 2019 having made her senior debut off the bench but she also is an excellent outfield player and is likely to mix playing roles next season. She holds Southern’s games record and her loyalty to her club can never be questioned. “Alex has had the opportunity to join the National Training Centre’s program here in Victoria but she’s always turned them down to stay with Southern even though our club’s been struggling,” Lisa Jones said. “She even was asked on the plane coming back from the nationals this year if she was happy at Southern and would she come to the NTC but she stuck solid and told them she wanted to

stay at Southern. “Deb Nichols (Southern’s under-16s coach) and Emma Bracken (under-14s coach) have done a lot for Alex and she stayed loyal to them.” But brothers and sister look destined to take different paths in their soccer journeys. Colby and Brodie would jump at the chance to forge careers in the sport that consumes them whereas Alex is keen to focus on her academic interests. “Going overseas with Dougie Hodgson and the under-16s this year really opened up Brodie’s eyes and he’s found a new passion for the game since he’s come home from that tour,” Chris Jones said. And now that Colby Jones is licenced he’s able to drive his brother to training and to matches which takes the onus off his parents to arrange transport. Chris Jones is Manager, Finance and Insurance with Mercedes-Benz Berwick and weekend work is the norm. “The most difficult times were when they were younger and had to go to three different venues while Chris was working,” Lisa Jones said. “But we all pitched in and worked around it thanks to grandparents and friends.” Next season there will be four Jones family members in action as Chris Jones had corrective surgery to a knee

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earlier this year and plans to pull the boots back on. “I’ll be back next year in the over35s playing up front along with Caleb (Nicholes) and ‘Sodda’ (Simon O’Donnell) which should be an interesting strike force.” But that won’t be the focus of his attention on matchdays. He’ll remain zeroed in on the achievements of three talented young players as the latest generation of the Jones family continues a tradition of high performance and soccer success. Meanwhile the revamp of Langy’s senior squad continues with news of a number of triallists spotted at Lawton Park last week. They include John MacLean (striker, Moreland Zebras) and Slaven Vranesevic (attacking midfielder, Bulleen). In other news former Mornington keeper Ryan Scott has penned a threemonth injury replacement deal with new A-League side Western United. Scott has been mentored by current Langwarrin goalkeeping coach and Melbourne Knights Team of the Century star Peter Blasby. The pair worked together at Mornington and NPL heavyweight Bentleigh Greens. Scott has been with the Greens for the past five years and has bided his time waiting for a chance to achieve a

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long-held A-League ambition. He trialled with Newcastle Jets last year and despite impressing head coach Ernie Merrick was overlooked in favour of a more experienced keeper. “I’ve worked hard over the years and I suppose the hard work has paid off,” Scott said. “I go with Bentleigh’s blessing and I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity they have given me.” In State 1 news Mornington has missed out on signing Andy Stubley from Casey Comets. Stubley joined Box Hill United last week. In State 2 news Skye United is considering signing a couple of overseas players through player recruitment agency Soccer Smart. The local club has dealt with Soccer Smart before having brought out English recruit Jacob Scotte-Hatherly for the 2017 season. Skye starts pre-season training on Tuesday 26 November at 6.30pm at Botany Park Reserve in Carrum Downs. In State 3 news Frankston Pines announced last week that it has re-signed CJ Hodgson for the 2020 season. Pines had fielded enquiries about Hodgson from NPL clubs Moreland City, Goulburn Valley Suns, Springvale White Eagles and Eastern Lions. The versatile Hodgson had also been linked with Skye United and Seaford United. Hodgson and club legend Craig Lewis share the Pines record of the most Golden Boot awards (six) and Hodgson has an excellent chance to claim that honour outright. Last week the Victorian Multicultural Sports Association, a Fijian community group, announced on its facebook page that Fiji international goalkeeper Alzaar Alam would be joining Pines for the 2020 season. The VMSA hopes to form a partnership with Pines and this was expected to be a major topic of discussion at the local club’s AGM last night (Monday). In State 4 news Seaford United remains tight lipped about its player targets for next season but it is believed to have spoken to midfielder Scott Webster whose CV includes spells at Frankston Pines, Oakleigh Cannons, Casey Comets, Mornington and Doveton. Recently promoted Doveton is keen for Webster to return to the senior squad while Brandon Park is also interested in signing him.


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Baster bows out a winner HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou MULTIPLE Group One winning jockey, Stephen Baster, has finished his career as a winner with his final ride aboard the Logan McGill-trained Gold Fields at Sandown on Saturday 16 November. After more than 13,000 rides across his 28-year career, the retiring 44-yearold got the most out of the last-start Sale Cup winner, Gold Fields, to score a narrow short half head victory in the Group Three Sandown Stakes. The victory brought up Baster’s 1,256th winner and topped off what has been a remarkable career in the saddle. “I was a bit overwhelmed early,” the 14-time Group One winning jockey said. “I’m going to miss all the jockeys in the rooms, and I’ll miss the horses, but it’s been a great career and what a way to finish with Logan McGill and the team. I love racing and I’ll always be coming back to watch and be a part of it in some way.” The established Melbourne rider for the powerhouse partnership of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, will now be making his mark on the Mornington Peninsula as he gets set to join McEwing & Partners Real Estate in Mornington. Baster said he’s excited to be applying his competitive personality in the property industry. “I’m looking forward to starting my new career down there (on the Peninsula) in Real Estate for McEwing and

Partners on Monday so it’ll be a quiet night and getting ready for Monday,” he said following his final win. Baster brings with him some amazing memories from the racing industry, including taking out the 1993 Oakleigh Plate aboard the Mark Riley-

trained Mookta as an apprentice, but these were the three standouts for him over his career. “Mookta winning any of his Group 1s because I was claiming three (kilograms),” he said. “Awesome Rock after losing the

Australian Cup on protest and then coming out and winning the Mackinnon was massive and then Pinot winning the Oaks was huge. “And finishing off like this is amazing - just amazing!”

Final salute: Group One-winning rider Stephen Baster retires a winner as the Logan McGill-trained Gold Fields takes out the Group Three Sandown Stakes. Picture: Supplied

Dolphins team up to call out violence FRANKSTON Dolphins CEO Adrian Lloyd was joined by new Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer at Frankston Park last week to launch the In Her Shoes: Call it Out For Her campaign. There will be 48 shoes placed on the football oval at an event on 24 November, one for each woman believed to be killed in Australia as a result of domestic violence each year. In 2017/2018, there were 2,344 family violence incidents reported in the Frankston municipality, with three times the amount of female victims compared to male victims. Cr Mayer said the gesture at the football oval kicks off “the 16 days of activism against gender based violence.” She said that she is “extremely passionate about any campaign which raises awareness about violence against women” having experienced it herself. “This is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of violence against women and how we can all play a role to stop this from happening by calling out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women in our everyday lives,” she said. “I’m not just talking the talk, I’m walking the walk too. I’ve been in those shoes and it’s soul destroying. That’s why I volunteer my time in the space of prevention and am making it a priority this year. Family violence costs our community $46 million annually and the trauma experienced by victims continues to impact their lives for years to come. “It’s incredibly scary how many

THE mayor Sandra Mayer with Frankston FC CEO Adrian Lloyd at Frankston Park. Picture: Supplied

women and children are being murdered at the hands of someone they know, it seems like it has become an epidemic when it should be going the other way after all the work done in recent years at all three levels of

government. “Prevention is the key so that these devastating numbers don’t continue to climb.” Frankston Dolphins CEO Adrian Lloyd said “if we are serious about

ending violence against women, then we must address gender inequality and disrespectful attitudes towards women straight away.” “Here at Frankston Dolphins we are part of a community and we

teach our players to be positive role models. Our motto is do what good dolphins do, which includes calling out disrespect and standing up against violence of any kind,” he said. “It’s important to bring all people, including men, into the conversation about all forms of family violence and violence against women. We will stand up against family violence against women at any cost.” The football club and council will join forces with Zonta Club Melbourne South East and CWA Peninsula Belles Branch as part of their campaign.

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