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Bittersweet celebrations Mark Dreyfus celebrating his victory in Isaacs. Labor supporters had a mixed night, as the party did not win enough seats to form government. Picture: Gary Sissons

Dreyfus increases majority in Isaacs Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au ISAACS MP celebrated with supporters at Mordialloc Bowls Club on Saturday night, as he retained his seat with an increased majority. Mr Dreyfus was returned as the member of Isaacs with a swing of over 5 per cent towards him. He

leads Jeremy Hearn on a two party preferred basis by 16.6 per cent with 75.3 per cent of the vote counted. Mr Hearn was the candidate for the Liberal Party, but was disendorsed by the party before election day. The decision was made after anti-Islam comments made by Mr Hearn online were uncovered (“Liberals cut ties with Isaacs candidate”, The News, 8/5/19).

Mr Hearn was disendorsed after the cut off date for nominations, meaning the Liberals could not put forward a new candidate. Mr Dreyfus thanked the residents in the electorate for voting him back in. “I want to say thank you to all the people across my electorate who voted me back in as their federal member for Isaacs,” Mr Dreyfus said.

“I am tremendously grateful and look forward to working even more closely with the people, neighbourhoods, communities and businesses across Isaacs to help build connections and create opportunities. I entered politics to improve the lives of all Australians and to encourage local people to get involved and help shape the kind of future that they want.”

The result was a bittersweet one for the Labor faithful in Isaacs, as the results nationally went against them. Labor leader Bill Shorten called Prime Minister Scott Morrison late on Saturday night to concede the election. Mr Hearn was still the leading candidate on a two party preferred basis at eight polling places despite his disendorsement.


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Up in the air: Kingston Council refused amendments to a permit for an aged care development on Collins Street, Mentone in February. That decision will be heard by VCAT.

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THE future of a proposed aged care development in Mentone will be heard before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Mercy Health submitted a proposal to Kingston Council in February to amend their existing application for an aged care facility on Collins Street. Those amendments included “an increase in the number of beds

from 120 to 136, the addition of half-floor fourth storey, which will be set back from the building’s facade to accommodate the additional residents, and the addition of six car parks on site, acquired by Mercy Health, to reduce on-street parking.” On 25 February Kingston Council voted to refuse a permit because “the proposal constitutes an over-devel-

opment of the site” and “the proposal would detract from the visual amenity of the locality and the streetscape” (“Aged care amendments put to bed”, The News, 13/3/19). Mercy Health confirmed that they would be lodging an appeal to VCAT. The News understands that the hearing is expected to begin in September.


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Road and rail changes in Carrum To allow Carrum Level Crossing Removal works to progress, there are changes to the way you travel in May.

Road At 10pm Friday 17 May the Station Street, Carrum level crossing will close permanently. Pedestrians can continue to use the Station Street level crossing.

Rail Drivers travelling between McLeod Road and Nepean Highway can cross the rail line at Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach via the new Karrum Karrum Bridge.

Buses replace trains on the Frankston line between Mordialloc and Frankston 9.15pm Friday 24 May to last service Sunday 26 May. Plan ahead and allow extra travel time.

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Draft budget out for consultation KINGSTON Council’s draft budget for 2019/2020 has been released for public consultation. Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley said the proposed budget “commits $221 million towards services for the city’s 163,400 residents, which range from weekly waste collection, operating the city’s libraries, manning school crossings across Kingston, providing more than 15,000 immunisations, more than 100,000 community care hours, and the maintenance of 367 parks, 60 sports grounds and 114 playgrounds.” $5.2 million has been allocated to works at Mentone Reserve’s Soppett Pavilion, while the pavilion at Roy Dore has been allocated $4.4 million. The pavilion at Dales Park has had $2.5 million allocated to it, while $3.5 million has been made available for works at Kerr Crescent. “The draft budget includes significant investments in environmental upgrades,” Cr Oxley

said. “Although the cost of recycling continues to rise, council will only pass on a waste increase of approximately $6 household and have allocated $1.5 million to introduce food organic waste disposal in 2019/2020, along with the funding needed to plant an additional thousand trees across the city. “Kingston Council, due to its strong history of sound financial management, is well prepared to continue meeting the Victorian Government’s rate capping legislation that limits average rate rises to 2.5 per cent, whilst offering additional services and improvements including waiving fees for students with overdue library books to encourage more reading and visitation.” The draft budget can be viewed at council’s customer service centres, local libraries, or at kingston.vic.gov.au. Written submissions must be made by 5pm, 6 June.

Sustainable school makes shortlist CARRUM Primary School has made the finalist’s list of the 2019 ResourceSmart School Awards. The awards are designed to reward schools that are keeping sustainability in mind. Schools who minimise waste and save energy and water are recognised on the night. The school has been nominated in two categories, School of the Year and Community Leadership School of the Year (Primary). The winners of the awards are set to be announced at the MCG on 13 June. Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny said “I’m very proud to congratulate the students, teachers and

parents of Carrum Primary School. The 2019 ResourceSmart Schools awards theme is contributing to a better place and Carrum Primary School is certainly doing their bit.” “Congratulations to Carrum Primary School for the fantastic work they are doing to contribute to sustainability in Victoria. Carrum Primary School is showing us how we can all do our bit towards reducing our environmental footprint. I am very proud of the work the school community does,” she said. ResourceSmart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria.


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Sixth grader wins election

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WHILE votes are still being counted across the country for the federal election, one result is certain. The final count is in, and grade six student Jack O’Connor has been voted the new junior mayor of Kingston Council. O’Connor, who goes to Patterson Lakes Primary School, was elected on 16 May. The junior mayor elections have been running in Kingston for over five decades in partnership with Chelsea Rotary. O’Connor won over a crowd of 250 people with his answer to the questions “if you were given a magic wand what would you change for your generation?” He read a poem which secured the votes for him to win: “Hey let’s talk, play a game, catch a ball, just say my name. Put down the machines, come play with us, or maybe even catch a bus. Talk to someone in your class maybe who you haven’t asked, what they like to eat or if they like to skate down the street.” He summed up his message of encouraging people to put down their phones by saying “let’s not wait, it’s time to communicate.” O’Connor takes over the junior mayor role from Alice Roberts. He will be sworn in at the 24 June Kingston Council meeting.

WORKS have begun to turn the Victory Road landfill into a community park. The landfill has now closed, with works set to take place in stages. The site will first be capped with top soil before grass will be planted. Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley said “the Victory Road park will cover 31 hectares and will be connected to the city’s sandbelt Chain of Parks project, which will provide a pathway linking parks through the Green Wedge from Karkarook Park through to Braeside Park, and include a number of open spaces.” “The east and west sides of Victory Road have been rehabilitated and works can now begin to transform the rest of the site into usable parkland space.” Kingston Council splashed out $2.6 million on two Victory Road properties earlier in the year to accommodate future works. “These properties which total 3.02 hectares are in a key location neighbouring the future Victory Road park. The site next door is being transformed from a waste site into a fantastic new public park, so it made sense to buy these properties to give us options for the future,” Cr Oxley said. “There is a major transformation underway in the Green Wedge with Kingston finally seeing the end of the waste industry in our community, with former landfills now being turned into parklands and open space. “The area was once home to over 30 active landfill sites, which are thankfully almost all gone. In recent years we’re proud to have opened more than 30 hectares to the community at Spring Road Reserve and are undertaking rehabilitation works at the former Elder Street landfill site, which will create a new four hectare open space for the community to enjoy.”

Junior mayor takes the reins: New junior mayor Jack O’Connor with Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley Picture: Supplied

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Fine adds to boat ramp confusion Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au CONFUSION remains over parking and launching fees at boat ramps on the Mornington Peninsula. A boat owner was fined $81 last week for supposedly not paying a launching fee at Rye, prompting the Futurefish Foundation to label the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s management of its boat ramps a “debacle”. The Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Channel 31’s “Talking Fishing” show last November that, if re-elected, the state government would run boat ramps on the peninsula, abolish fees, and establish a Better Boating Fund for boat ramp upgrades. Six months later the shire is still waiting to have its role clarified. “The [state government] said they were going to take over [the] boat ramps and we want them to get on with it,” the mayor Cr David Gill said (“No one at helm to control boat ramp” The News 15/5/19). Cr Gill said the shire was “doing the right thing” by checking on and maintaining boat ramps to make sure they are safe for the public. The shire’s director place Niall McDonagh said: “Yes, the shire has stopped processing boat ramp fees, and we await confirmation from the state government before we decommission the paid parking systems.” Futurefish Foundation director David Kramer last week said he had “never read so much nonsense in my life” and criticised the shire for fining the boatie “even when he had a launching ticket”. Mr Kramer has provided The News a copy of

the boatie’s launch fee receipt for $14.50 issued by the Parkmobile app as proof of payment and a copy of the $81 fine issued by a local laws officer later that day. He said while there was no physical ticket, the “parking officer should have access to the parking system to check registration plates and identify if a fee has been paid”. “The shire continues to give recreational fishers good reason why they are incompetent at managing boat ramps and why the Victorian Minister for Boating needs to abolish boat ramp fees as soon as possible and take control of boat ramps,” he said. “The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing when it comes to the shire charging boat ramp fees. “[It] is just unacceptable in this day and age of technology for shire officers [to be] handing out fines. “The shire is not only continuing to charge ramp fees … [and] to fine law-abiding anglers. “It is very clear to me that the mayor is at the helm charging fees and fining people incorrectly: he is steering this ship with his eyes closed.” Mr Kramer said he was “seeking an urgent meeting with the new CEO of Better Boating Victoria to ask when boat ramp fees will be scrapped as he expected fees to be scrapped by 1 July this year”. “The sooner this mess is cleaned up the better,” he said. The shire’s ramps include Schnapper Point, Fishermans Beach, Safety Beach, Rye, Sorrento and Hastings. Two sand ramps at Mt Martha and Flinders can be used by tractors and four-wheeldrives only. Other ramps include Tootgarook (managed by the Capel Sound foreshore committee) and Flinders (run by Parks Victoria).

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BUSKERS TURNED WORLD PERFORMERS, SASSY JAZZ DIVAS TO A CINEMATIC JAZZ EXPERIENCE MORNINGTON heats up over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with a full program of LIVE MUSIC in over 20 venues and three days of STREET ENTERTAINMENT! “There is a fantastic vibe surrounding this year’s event”, commented Festival Director, Bec Davis. “It’s great to see so many cafes, restaurants, bars and venues hosting live music. We are thrilled to have so many wonderful performers including local Singer/ Songerwriter, Simon Imrei; Award winning Celtic band, Sugatree and Arandu, Melbourne Latin Jazz all joining us as part of the FREE STREET PROGRAM. Main Street will be full of festivities on Saturday with an artist, produce & food Market and free Balloon Twisters for the Kids. Visit the crew at the Nepean Music Centre stall where kids can learn more about musical instruments.” If you haven’t seen the Pierce Brothers perform, well this is your chance. From busking on the streets of Melbourne, their unique brand of folk music and incredible multi-instrumental talent have taken them to venues across the world. Just back from their USA tour we are lucky to have them at The Grand on Sunday 9th June before they jet-set off to Europe. If its Jazz you’re after, local favourite Lizzy Gascoigne and her group Kissing Harriet will delight you in a classy, retro jazz evening you won’t forget hosted by the Mornington Yacht Club or book your table at Barmah Park for Melbourne Jazz Festival artist the Lillian Albazi Trio. “Something that has never been seen before at Mornington,” said Bec, “is the screening of the classic Buster Keaton silent movie ‘Steamboat Bill Jr’ with the celebrated ‘Sounds of Silent; 5 -piece Melbourne jazz band performing live. Kids will delight in the

cinematic and music experience as much as the adults will”. Reserve your tickets now directly with Ian at the classic Mornington Cinema. Later that Sunday afternoon, hosted by the Mornington & Mt Martha Interchurch network is one of Melbourne’s most dynamic and successful Catholic Choir ‘Excelsis’ who perform to sold-out audiences at both St Patrick’s and St Paul’s Cathedrals. The Mornington Chamber of Commerce would like to thanks to the Mornington Peninsula Shire and our Major Sponsors Peninsula Eye Care and Nichols Crowder for supporting this event. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of all the venues, both large and small, for getting behind this annual winter festival and backing live music all weekend. With events selling quickly, it’s not too late to get your tickets now. Visit our website for the full VENUE and STREET PROGRAMS. Friday 7th – Monday 10th June For the full program visit: www.morningtonmusicfestival.com.au

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Police probe couple’s death MAJOR Collision Investigation Unit detectives were last week investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of an elderly Chinese couple when a car driven by their son collided with a truck at Bittern, Monday 13 May. Police said the car was travelling towards Hastings along Myers Road after a brief sightseeing tour of the peninsula when the collision occurred, 1.30pm. The couple, in the back seat, died at the scene. Their son, 52, of Carrum Downs, was taken to Frankston Hospital by Air Ambulance

with unspecified injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured. Detective Sergeant Colin Schmidt, of the Major Collision Investigation Unit, said he was looking at all factors, including driver error. He said the son had not been spoken to and no charges – if any – had been laid as of Thursday. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at crimestoppersvic. com.au


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Police seek offenders after road rage incident POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a road-rage incident, 15 May. Investigators were told a 27-year-old man in a silver 2018 Ford Ranger ute was tailgated and threatened from Cranbourne to Keysborough by the driver of a blue 2006 Holden Berlina sedan. Police believe the offender was travelling with a female passenger and attempted to swerve into the victim’s vehicle near Hammond Road and Eastlink in Dandenong South about 9.45am. The offender continued to tailgate the victim to the end of the Dandenong Bypass. Investigators were told the offender continued to stop beside the victim at intersections and threaten the driver before they went separate ways at 10am. Police said the Holden driver was perceived to be “Maori or Pacific Islander in appearance with a slim build, black wavy hair pulled back in a ponytail and aged in his 30s.” Police are urging anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with dash cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www. crimestoppersvic.com.au

The fire brigade attended and extinguished the fire. Frankston Police Senior Sergeant Warren Francis-Pester said “although the building is in disrepair, the structure has historical meaning to many in the Frankston community.” He appealed for witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.

Woman punched A woman loading groceries into her car at Rosebud on Mother’s Day was punched to the head by a man who stole her handbag. The woman told police the man approached her on a bicycle in the McCoomb Street car park, 3.30pm, Sunday 12 May. The man asked for directions and then reached into the car and grabbed her bag containing $120 cash and credit cards. During a short physical altercation the woman said the man punched her and she fell to the ground. The man rode off via the McCoomb Street exit. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Whitehead 5978 1400 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au

Car found in flames after chase A CAR has been found burnt out after a “dangerous” police pursuit on 8 May. Police observed a white Ford Ranger driving on the center of the median strop and veering onto the wrong side of the road, causing the other drivers on the road to swerve to avoid collision. A Give Way sign was also observed to be lodged under the car. Police followed the car into Lee Street and attempted to intercept the driver. Police said the driver continued to drive down the wrong side of the road and was displaying “dangerous

behaviour” and the chase was called off. At around 10.30pm, the car was found on fire and abandoned by Jubilee Park in Frankston. CFA were called and extinguished the blaze. Witnesses said they saw a man exit the vehicle and set the car alight, before getting into a blue ute and fleeing the scene. Two other witnesses saw the blue ute at a McDonalds earlier in the night. Any other witnesses are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

Car troubles: A car found burnt out at Jubilee Park after a police pursuit. Picture: Gary Sissons

Fire started at Playne Street site FRANKSTON Police are appealing for information after a fire was started at a “disused” site on Playne Street. Police were called after fire was lit by unknown offenders at around 4pm, 12 May. It is believed the offenders accessed the building and used cardboard to ignite a blaze. Smoke from the fire entered the second story of the building.

LIGHT AND SOUND ARTIST AND ACTIVISM THROUGH CRAFT FROM 17 May until 21 July Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is presenting two unique exhibitions. Ross Manning is a Brisbane-based artist and musician who uses everyday objects to create mesmerising light and sound experiences for audiences. His exhibition ‘Dissonant Rhythms’ transforms the space at MPRG and visitors can be amazed at kinetic forces at play. Also on display at MPRG is ‘Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms’. This exhibition presents 17 contemporary

Australian artists who utilise craft based materialities with a political intent. ‘Craftivism’ addresses ‘the personal as political’ and explores gender representation and identity, Visit mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au to find out more about exhibitions and events and to listen to podcasts and videos with exhibiting artists. MPRG. Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. Exhibition admission fees: $4 adults / $2 concession. Phone: 5950 1580. mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au



A travelling exhibition organised by Institute of Modern Art (IMA), toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Federal, State, and Territory Governments. Queensland venues are further supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The IMA is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOA). Ross Manning is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Ross Manning, Spectra XIII 2017, fluorescent lights, fans, timber, acrylic paint, and steel cable, Installation view, Dissonant Rhythms, Institute of Modern Art, 2017, Photograph: Carl Warner

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Labor look to break Dunkley drought Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au WITH over 70 per cent of the vote counted from Saturday’s federal election, the seat of Dunkley will almost certainly be won by the Labor Party. For the first time since 1996 it appears the electorate of Dunkley will be in Labor’s hands with their candidate Peta Murphy holding an 6.4 per cent lead on a two party preferred basis with just under 73 per cent of the vote counted. Incumbent MP Chris Crewther has yet to officially concede as of Tuesday morning, but has admitted that victory is “unlikely”. Ms Murphy, a former lawyer and a candidate in the 2016 election, said that the results in Dunkley were “looking good” and she was looking forward to getting stuck into work if elected. “We ran a really positive campaign, people responded to me being out and about in the community. I think I built on my positive work from last campaign, and having been a part of the community people told me it was good that I came to their door, I met people in my community, and I had really positive ideas for Dunkley,” she said. “I really want to thank everyone on my campaign who gave up their time. It took a lot of work to be part of this campaign, and I really can’t thank them enough. I want to thank the community groups that invited me to come talk to them about what they wanted from the government, I’m really grateful for those opportunities. I also want to thank my husband, Rod Glover.”

Winner’s party: Labor candidate Peta Murphy celebrated a likely win in Dunkley with supporters on Saturday. Picture: Gary Sissons

The night was a bittersweet one for Ms Murphy, as she was one of only a small handful of Labor candidates to pick up seats from the Coalition. Labor conceded the election on Saturday night, but Ms Murphy said she is up for the challenge of working in opposition. “Really the first priority was always representing Dunkley in Canberra, and that doesn’t change in government or in opposition. I’ll have to be a little bit louder in opposition but luckily I’ve got a very loud voice,” she said. “Even in opposition, I’ll continue

to push really hard for all of the projects I’d committed to. I’ll be pushing for support from council and the state government on crucial projects, and I’ll be pushing the federal government very hard to deliver all the things the Liberals promised during the election. “If elected I’ll be first woman to represent Dunkley, and I will fight every day to do the memory of Louisa Dunkley proud and fight for our community.” Incumbent MP Chris Crewther was elected in 2016, replacing outgoing Liberal Bruce Billson. His time as

member for Dunkley appears to have only lasted one term. He told The News that he was proud of the work he had done for the electorate. “My proudest achievement was the actually the return of the breakfast club for those in need. I had instigated a meeting with the new head of Chisholm, and now that service is up and running five times a week,” he said. “There’s also been $228 million for Baxter line electrification and duplication, and I hope the state

government gets on board working with the member for Dunkley on that project. There’s $32 million for the Health Futures Hub, funding for the Ballarto Road project, and a range of different sporting clubs. Civic Reserve, Lloyd Park, RF Miles Reserve, the Karingal Bulls, Centenary Park, Ballam Park, significant amounts have already been delivered to these projects and more, and will be completed in years to come whether I’m in the seat or not. “I really do love the community, not just as the local member but just as a local in the area. I’ve been passionate about the people and giving them opportunities. Hopefully whoever the member for Dunkley is going forward will be genuine and honest.” Mr Crewther said that the redistribution of the seat that made it notionally Labor had been the most significant factor in his likely loss. He paid tribute to his campaign team and said if he couldn’t come back and claim victory, he was looking forward to spending more time with his family. “If I don’t get across the line, I’m looking forward to spending time with family, and especially my newborn son. In this job around election time, you’re working 21 hour days. That comes at a cost to your family, and I look forward to spending more time with them,” he said. “I’d like to thank my wife Grace who has been a great help. I’d also like to thank my campaign team, there has been heaps of people volunteering. “It’s been fantastic over the last few years to serve the community, it’s been a community I love.”

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Hunt’s safe return in Flinders Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au LIBERAL Greg Hunt easily retained his seat of Flinders in Saturday’s federal election. Mr Hunt’s seventh win in a row helped the Scott Morrison-led Liberal National Coalition regain government for a third term. A senior cabinet minister in the previous government, Mr Hunt is expected to retain his position as health minister. In the nine-candidate contest for Flinders, Mr Hunt, by late Monday morning, had received more than 46 per cent of primary votes, well ahead of his nearest rival, Labor’s Josh Sinclair, who was sitting on 25 per cent. Coming third in the vote was now independent former Liberal MP for Chisholm, Julia Banks, with 14.55 per cent, followed by the Greens’ Nathan Lesslie, 6.48 per cent; Christine McShane, United Australia Party, 2.36 per cent; James Persson, Animal Justice party, 2.23 per cent. Two former Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors, Reade Smith, Sustainable Australia, and Susie Beveridge, independent, and independent Harry Dreger all received less than one per cent of votes. In neighbouring Dunkley, Labor’s Peta Murphy won the seat from Liberal Chris Crewther. The seat had been subject to a redistribution which saw its boundary move north out of Mornington and into Carrum Downs, mak-

Winning grin: Flinders MP Greg Hunt was in a good mood after easily retaining his seat on Saturday. Picture: Yanni

ing it “notionally” Labor. In a statement issued Monday morning, Mr Hunt said he was “proud and humbled” to be re-elected in Flinders. “I want to congratulate my Labor opponent Josh Sinclair and all other candidates on a hard-fought campaign. Putting your hand up for public service is an endeavour never taken lightly and they should be immensely proud of their achievements,” he said. During the early counting on Satur-

day night, with a “roomful of optimistic people” behind him, Mr Hunt told Channel 9 he was “very optimistic”, but shied away from claiming victory. Within hours there were no doubts and his Labor opponent Josh Sinclair was congratulating him on his win. In an email that arrived at 2.39am Sunday, Mr Sinclair said he had called to congratulate Mr Hunt “a few moments ago”. Mr Sinclair said he had “gotten to

know Greg and his staff and volunteers quite well recently and I wish them nothing but success for the next three years”. “Everyone who works in government or politics puts their heart into bettering our community and his office is no exception,” he said. Mr Sinclair said the four per cent swing to Labor in Flinders “is the closest outcome this seat has seen since 1983”.

Mr Hunt was dogged throughout the five-week election campaign by leftist activist group Get Up, which took out advertisements reminders voters of his involvement in the attempted leadership coup by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. The failed leadership bid led to Scott Morrison being elected prime minister. Both Mr Dutton and Mr Hunt retained their portfolios and senior cabinet positions. The same certainty of Mr Hunt’s retention of Flinders was held by Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill who, as well as issuing a statement of congratulations on Sunday, said the shire was hopeful that commitments and promises made during the election campaign would be kept. Mr Hunt told The News that there was “a wonderful list of projects and commitments to deliver for the peninsula … including a national centre for coasts and climate at Point Nepean, new cancer services at Rosebud and Mornington, improvements to local roads like Jetty Road, Rosebud and working with the community to oppose AGL in Crib Point.” Election commitments made by Mr Hunt include money for the Rye basketball courts; RM Hooper Pavilion; Point Leo SLSC; Somerville Bike Track; Barber Reserve; Western Port Biosphere; Hinterland Environmental Water Scheme business case; pedestrian upgrades in Balnarring; and Mt Martha North Beach.

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Frankston to get its own grammar school Compiled by Cameron McCullough BY advertisement in another column, it will be seen that a Grammar School is to be established in Frankston. The Principal is Mr J. Austin, who will be assisted by Mrs Dial as preparatory mistress. The Headmaster will be at the school on Monday, 9th June. An examination for entrance for scholarships will be held in the schoolroom on 31st May, at 9.30 a.m., and results will appear in the “Standard” on the 7th June. The scholarships are open to boys and girls irrespective of age of locality. *** REPORTS of farewell functions to Major Conder have been held over till next issue. *** METHODIST Church – Rev. Horace Michell of Cheltenham who is exchanging pulpits, with the Rev. E. Tonkin on Sunday next will conduct both services at Frankston. He will also preach at Langwarrin in the afternoon. *** MR George Young, Nurseryman of Somerville is issuing his catalogue of fruit trees for the season. It is is usual an up-to-date production and arranged and printed in attractive style and should well serve as an effective medium to advertise the districts resources. *** THE next ordinary meeting of the local Shire Council will be held on Thursday, the 29th inst., which will be a week earlier than usual. ***

The teacher was giving a nature study lesson on a hen’s egg. Having elicited the fact that an egg is oval, he naturally inquired the reason for its shape. Much to his amusement a small child answered “Please, Sir, so that it will fit in an egg cup.” *** THE following letter has been received by the Editor: Through the columns of the “Standard” we wish to thank the parties who render valuable assistance to our pal who was stricken with influenza while on a holiday to Somerville during the Easter vacation. Unlimited praise is due to Mrs Meldrum and family, well known residents who did everything possible to relieve him of his sufferings and Dr Griffith for his prompt and kind attention. Also Mr Jack Webb for leaving his jinker and pony at our disposal. Yours etc., F.R. Webb & F.H. Swain, Richmond. *** A GRATEFUL Ratepaper writes: Great credit is due to the Frankston and Hastings Shire for the water trough erected on Cranbourne Road. When it is stated that recently the writer travelled 20 miles on one Main road without finding a trough to water his steed and eight miles in another direction, it can be readily seen what a boon to travellers is this work. It is so well constructed that the authorities evidently mean it to last for several generations. *** IT is safe to assume that if the Frankston Brass Band is established

it will receive solid support from local citizens, for undoubtedly a good band is of great benefit to any town. We are informed that one of the best Frankston barrackers and well wishers can put his hand on a score of pounds in donations if the Frankston Band comes here to stay. *** MRS J. H. Fielder who has successfully established a dancing class for children in Frankston, has consented to conduct an evening class for adults to commence on Tuesday 17th June, in the Mechanics. *** AT the special meeting of the Frankston Sub Branch R.S. & S.I.L.A. held on Monday’ night 19th. inst, the following office bearers were elected.—President, Mr A. Wilcox; Vice-Presidents — Messrs C. Bunney and W. Hanton; Treasurer — Mr A. Hill; Auditors — Messrs Carter and J. Smith; Committee — Messrs Hill, Stephens, McComb, Darcy, Walker and Johns; Secretary — O. Young. *** MRS Greene, of Frankston, has been notified that her second son Private E. R. Greene is returning from the front and is due to arrive in Melbourne on 30th May. *** PRIVATE Gus Goodwin who, is suffering from shell shock met with a painful accident on Saturday last. While boarding an electric tram he slipped and fractured his right hand and was kept in the Base Hospital for treatment. His brother, Gunner Bert. Goodwin is expected to arrive Friday, by the


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*** HEARD in the Train. That sickness is still very prevalent in Frankston. That quite a large proportion of citizen are temporarily out of action. That the task of carrying on the Anzac appeal festivities is being bravely shouldered by the undaunted band of “survivors”. That the carnival and fair opened yesterday, and promises to be a huge success. That the attraction to-night (Saturday) will be the palaise-de-danse. Great fun is promised. That the continuation of the festivities next week will witness the presence in Frankston of 250 sailors of the home-coming fleet. They arrive on Wednesday and will be the guests of the Wattle Club. That the naval and military ball which takes place the same night should be a brilliant success. *** INTERESTING items. Last year the English Navy cost £209,877,217. There are over 1,000,000 houses in London, and over 100,000 people own more than one. A gun is being made in the United States, which will be capable of hurling a projectile 105 miles. Building societies in England furnish an average of £9,000,000 a year to provide workers with their own homes. According to the latest statistics, there are 4,500 cinemas in the British Isles, with an annual attendance of

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1,075,000 000. Mr. J. W. Dawson, a veteran postman, of Rotherham, during his 35 years’ service has covered in the course of his deliveries a. distance of 210,000 miles. A North of England vicar holds a special service at 9.15am. on Sundays for allotment workers. Worshippers are specially invited to attend in their working clothes. London gets. 4,000,000 boxes of matches weekly. There are in Great Britain 16,850 blind males and 16,650 blind females. Tickets on the Underground Railway consume two tons of wood pulp daily. Over 3,000,000 ft. of lumber is cut by Canadian forestry companies in France every day. One-third of the world’s 713,000 miles of railways are owned or controlled by the Government of the countries in which they operate. During salvage operations in the ruins of a house demolished in a recent London air raid a workman has found a box containing 700 sovereigns. Private Ivey Cleveland, of the U.S. army, who takes size 15 in boots, has been granted an honourable discharge. Otherwise a special boot maker would have had to accompany him to France. In parts of Australia, where the average rainfall is not more than ten inches, a square mile of land will support only eight or nine sheep. In Buenos Ayres the same area, with thirty-four inches of rain, supports 2,550 sheep. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 24 May 1919

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By Brodie Cowburn THE MPNFL interleague side scored a win on Saturday, mounting a good comeback against the side from the Ovens and Murray Football League. Ovens and Murray looked the better side early on, and were up by three goals at half time. The MPNFL side came out with more fire and intensity in the second half, and wrestled back the lead with a seven goals to two third term. MPNFL’s run of momentum continued into the final quarter, and they ended up running away with the victory 10.11 (71) to 16.16 (112). Shane McDonald booted six goals for the representative side, while Shannon Gladman booted three. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Hillmen secure 200 point win DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn TWO games were played in the MPNFL this weekend as most of the league took time off to accommodate the interleague match. The marquee match of the weekend was at Pearcedale Recreation Reserve, as Pearcedale played host to Chelsea. Pearcedale were boosted by addition of former Essendon captain Brendon Goddard, who had signed to play in one match. Goddard was coming into the match on the back of a hand injury sustained in another league. Pearcedale have struggled in 2019 and only registered a solitary win. Unfortunately for them, even with the added boost of a former AFL star, they would not add to that win against the Seagulls. Chelsea flew out of the block with a nine goals to two first term, setting the tone for what would be a completely one sided game of football. Pearcedale never got close and were down by 80 points at half time. After the main break they were a little better, but still couldn’t stop the flow of goals. When the final siren sounded, Pearcedale would have been glad that what was supposed to be a good day for the club had come to an end. The final score read Pearcedale 8.6 (54) to Chelsea 25.14 (164). James Brain booted six majors

for the Seagulls, while Jack Francis kicked five. Brad Clark also put on an impressive display in his side’s big win. It was a dark day for Crib Point as they travelled to take on the rampaging Red Hill. Red Hill have dominated teams regularly this season, and given Crib Point’s struggles the match was not expected to be competitive. Few could have predicted the scale of the loss. Red Hill were completely dominant, and went into half time up by 95 points. The Hillmen didn’t let up after the main break, and continued to punish the miserable Magpies. Another 18 second half goals sealed Crib Point’s fate, as they succumbed to defeat by over 200 points. The final score was Red Hill 34.20 (224) to Crib Point 3.4 (22). Kane Hawkins, Zach Vines, Jonathon Ross, and Harry Larwill kicked five goals each.

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Burgess grabs point for Langy SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN defender Luke Burgess snatched a point for the local outfit with an injury-time equaliser against Moreland City at Campbell Reserve last Saturday. Moreland took the lead in this NPL2 clash in the 5th minute after a quick break down the right and a cutback was met first time at the near post by striker Apai Ukono whose shot was turned in almost on the line by Burgess for an own goal. Three minutes later Moreland fans were incensed when referee Perry Mur turned down penalty appeals after Alex Van Heerwarden poleaxed an opponent inside the penalty box. It took until the 80th minute for Langy to level with a superbly taken strike on the right of the area from attacking midfielder Jordan Templin. Moreland’s Jacob Colosimo thought he’d given the home side all three points when he evaded two opponents on the left in the 88th minute then sent in a low shot that beat Langy keeper Fraser Maclaren at the near post. But Burgess had the last laugh when a deflected Callum Goulding shot fell to him inside the area and he thumped it into the back of the net. In NPLW news the first significant move in the Melissa Maizels makeover of Southern United came late last week when the local club signed experienced utility player Erin Clout who made her debut in Saturday night’s 2-0 loss to Geelong Galaxy United in Norlane. Canberra-born Clout, 26, has played with Canberra FC, Gungahlin United, APIA Leichhardt and Box Hill United and is a Player Relations and Engagements Executive with Professional Footballers Australia. Southern may make other player announcements shortly and is understood to be in talks with a defender to fill one of its visa vacancies. Maizels has only been at the coaching helm for a fortnight but already has seen major improvement. “The result (against Galaxy) can almost speak for itself but the improvement I’ve seen in the past two weeks with these girls has been nothing short of incredible,” she said. “They’ve been professional, dedicated and disciplined and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in the back half of the season.” Southern’s under-19s drew 1-1 with Galaxy with Talia Palmer scoring for Southern. The under-16s came back from 3-1 down to record a 4-3 win with all of Southern’s goals coming from ace striker Rhys McKenna. The under-14s won 1-0 with Rhiannon Kelleher scoring. In State 1 news Mornington turned in its best display of the season when it strolled past Beaumaris 4-2 at Beaumaris Secondary College on Sunday evening. Former Salford City striker Josh Hine enjoyed a mixed night with two first-half goals only to be sent off for a second caution in the 53rd minute. Sammy Orritt completed the win with a second-half double.

Mixed fortunes: Langwarrin’s Luke Burgess (left) scored a late equaliser while Seaford United’s Dion Brown was sent off in fiery clash with Sandown Lions. Pictures: John Punshon and Darryl Kennedy

In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers and Brandon Park had to settle for a share of the spoils when they drew 2-2 at Centenary Park on Saturday. Strikers were outplayed in the first half but fought back from 1-0 down at half-time with two second-half goals within six minutes from star striker John Prescott. The English import scored in the 67th and 73rd minutes but a superb interpassing move by Brandon Park in the 80th minute was finished in style by Jarrah Clear. In State 3 news Skye United had super sub Daniel Attard to thank for its fourth straight win when it downed South Yarra 3-1 at Skye Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Skye started well and was rewarded in the 7th minute when Saj Sugrim’s endeavour saw him win back the ball then send in a deep cross that Mitch Blake headed home to make it 1-0. Skye continued to dominate proceedings and only had itself to blame for not putting the game to bed early as South Yarra equalised minutes before half time. Skye failed to clear from a corner and South Yarra’s Taylor Matthews finished off a square ball to drag the visitors back into the contest. South Yarra was denied a stonewall penalty on the hour mark as the ball clearly struck the hand of Skye defender Daniel Walsh only for the referee to ignore a chorus of appeals. In the 68th minute Skye gaffer Phil McGuinness threw on strikers Attard and Mikey Turner and the move paid dividends. Attard put Skye ahead in the 83rd minute when he poked home a loose ball in the box following a Marcus Anastasiou strike. The big man then sealed the points in injury time as he finished well following a Harrison Michaelis cut back. Frankston Pines recorded its first home win of the season when it defeated nine-man Diamond Valley United 4-1 last weekend. Pines went into the contest without midfielder Serge Yanez who had work commitments, central defender Daniel

Mota, whose wife was expecting their first child, and a trio of injured first teamers in Lewis Potter, Cedric Benza and Alex Bevacqua. They all could be available this weekend but senior coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor may be an absentee after securing a ticket to next Monday’s Championship play-off final at Wembley between his beloved Derby County and Aston Villa while striker Jason Bradbury is off on his honeymoon and will miss the next three matches. Diamond Valley keeper Peter Kourkoulis kept Pines at bay with two acrobatic saves in the opening exchanges but allowed the ball to escape his grasp in the 24th minute. Bradbury pounced but his goalbound strike was handled by Diamond Valley’s Abdelhadi Deroune leaving the referee little choice but to send him off and point to the spot. CJ Hodgson converted with aplomb sending Kourkoulis the wrong way. But a minute into the second half Diamond Valley hit back with a stunning break down the left and an inchperfect cross that Will Dixon headed over Pines keeper Alfonso Cardinale to make it 1-1. For the next 15 minutes Pines could have rewritten the manual on how to play against 10 men and look ordinary but Diamond Valley forward Marvin Masso had been booked in the first half and when he chose to throw himself on the ground when tackled he was booked for simulation and sent off. Pines midfielder Nick Simmons sent Joe O’Connor clear down the left in the 72nd minute and his cutback gave Hodgson a tap-in and the killer blow for the visitors came in the 83rd minute when a long ball from Connor McAndrews was lobbed on the volley by O’Connor over the stranded Kourkoulis to make it 3-1. Hodgson completed his hat-trick in the 91st minute with a low shot from the left of the area. Finishing a match with just nine men seemed to be the order of the day at Monterey Reserve last weekend as Pines’ reserves had two players sent off yet managed to record a remarkable 4-3

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success. In a bizarre contest which featured goalkeeping heroics, player indiscipline and a Diamond Valley official who thought it okay to stroll onto the pitch during a second half flashpoint and argue with Pines players it took a late Leevy Gatteck goal to separate the sides and give the home team its maiden league win of 2019. In State 4 news Harry McCartney reports that Seaford United lost 5-3 at home to Sandown Lions in a controversial clash last weekend that saw both sides finish with nine men. Seaford took the lead in the 10th minute after Dylan Waugh was tripped as he prepared to score and player-coach Matt Morris-Thomas converted from the spot. Three minutes later a botched clearance from Sandown keeper Norman Vellien fell to the feet of Matthias Schwellenger and his precise lob over Vellien gave the home side a surprising 2-0 lead. Sandown hit back with a blistering drive from Yangdow Kong in the 30th minute. In the 42nd minute a challenge on Gatwetch Kuichloch saw him collide with the fence which incensed the visiting supporters who threatened to encroach on the pitch. A five-minute delay followed as the referee and local officials regained control. Right on half-time Waugh was brought down on the edge of the box and Sandown defender Tristan Contreras was sent off. Two minutes into the second half the 10 men equalised from a headed own goal by Dean Snoxwell. In the 50th minute a slick interpassing move by Sandown ended when Wumjock Gatluak calmly side-footed the ball past Seaford keeper Liam Swift to make it 3-2. But Seaford substitute Mitch Lander equalised three minutes later when he was credited with the final touch after Sandown failed to clear a MorrisThomas free-kick. This seesawing contest again turned in Sandown’s favour in the 55th minute

when Seaford defender Dion Brown gave away a penalty which was converted by Masur Kuei to make it 4-3. Seaford was reduced to 10 men when Morris-Thomas was given a second caution in the 65th minute and Sandown was reduced to nine men in the 71st minute when Yangdow Kong handled and received a second yellow card. But Sandown went further ahead in the 81st minute when Seaford failed to clear and Wari Puoch scored with a leftfoot shot from just inside the area. Brown was sent off in injury time and his departure sparked angry scenes as a group of Sandown supporters rushed towards him as he left the pitch forcing officials and players to step in and try and restore order. Shortly after referee Aurel Ioana blew for full time in what was one of the more difficult matches he’s likely to oversee. Meanwhile Baxter’s recent run of wins ended last Saturday when it lost 2-1 at home to Noble Park United. Baxter’s Lewis Gibson was denied from the penalty spot in the first half by an excellent save from Noble Park keeper Branislav Karaga and a Bogdan Graovac goal in the 35th minute allowed the visitors to go into the break in front. New signing Lawrence Komba from Dingley Stars equalised five minutes into the second half when he took advantage of Noble Park’s inability to deal with a cross and scored from inside the six-yard box. The pivotal moment came in the 86th minute with a controversial penalty decision and Aleksandar Djukic scored the winner from the spot. Baxter continues to build its first team squad and signed Komba and two other players late last week. Utility Liam Stuckenschmidt and left-sided player Ehab Hilal have joined from Frankston Pines. In State 5 news Aspendale Stingrays recorded their biggest win of the season when they hammered visiting Bunyip District 8-1 last weekend. Aspendale had this wrapped up when it led 4-1 at half-time and the home side’s goals came from James Macnab (2), substitutes Luiz Dobre (2) and Ben Garside-Weinert, Ryan Mravljak, Sam Timuska-Carr and Adrian Pace. This week’s games: WEDNESDAY, 7.30pm: South Melbourne v Langwarrin (Lakeside Stadium, FFA Cup round 7). FRIDAY, 8.30pm: Springvale City v Seaford Utd (Ross Reserve pitch 1). SATURDAY, 3pm: Mornington v St Kilda (Dallas Brooks Park), Mooroolbark v Peninsula Strikers (Esther Park), Skye Utd v Diamond Valley Utd (Skye Recreation Reserve), Elwood City v Frankston Pines (Elwood Park), Sandown Lions v Baxter (Ross Reserve pitch 2), Somerville Eagles v Hampton Park Utd (Tyabb Central Reserve), Old Mentonians v Rosebud (Mentone Grammar), Casey Panthers v Aspendale Stingrays (Prospect Hill Reserve). SATURDAY, 3.15pm: Bayside Utd v Southern Utd (Kingston Heath Soccer Complex). SATURDAY, 5.30pm: Geelong v Langwarrin (Stead Park).


A State Title for Frankston and the peninsula THE Champion of the State Pennant (Mid Week) was held at the Moama Bowling Club, played from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th May. The last round of sectional play wrapped up, with five wins to City of Frankston (Peninsula Casey) who got up over Yarrawonga MGCR (Ovens & Murray) 39-24, The other teams beaten were Shepparton Golf, Korong Vale, Warrnambool City Memorial, Bunninyong and Yarrawonga MGCR. In this part of the competition John Curtain was the top skipper in section A. His team won every game with an 89 – 38 score line. The final, was a contest between the City of Frankston and Altona who had won their division. Frankston had a convincing win 53-33 against Altona who had State and Australian representatives in their side. The Frankston side was lead by John Curtain who was ably supported by skips Neville Bradlley and Alan Ash. The three day event was played in quite cold conditions. The players were overjoyed with their win, as this is the first win for Peninsula Casey in this competition.

John Meagher joins racing’s Hall of Fame By Ben Triandafillou MELBOURNE Cup winning trainer John Meagher has come a long way since landing his first winner at Balnarring in 1971. So much so that the champion trainer was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame on Friday 17 May. The trainer of more than 25 Group One victories including the 1985 Melbourne Cup with the Lloyd Williamsowned, What A Nuisance, and the 2000 Singapore Gold Cup with Kim’s Angel, Meagher joins nine other inductees to enter the Hall Of Fame this year. Meagher, whose two sons Chris and Daniel now train in their own right respectively at Mornington and in Singapore, has taken a step down from training the past few years but has helped oversee proceedings at his son Chris Meagher’s set-up in Roberts Road, Mornington. Meagher started out as an apprenticed jockey initially with trainer Bob Clarton in Mentone in the early-1960’s before moving to Bill Murrell and George McCormick to further his skills. Meagher kicked off his own training career in 1971 before landing his first winner with a horse called Ritzali (ridden by Alan Pickles) at Balnarring the very same year. Top sprinter Maniple was an early prolific winner for the humble horseman as he patiently

Masterful Meagher: Brothers Daniel (left) and Chris Meagher continue the success of their father and now Australian Racing Hall Of Fame inductee, John Meagher. Picture: Supplied

began to build his reputation in the training ranks. Jack’s Doubt was another major winner for Meagher during the early part of his career as he took out the Great Southern Steeplechase at Mornington in 1972. Meagher’s first Group One training victory came with Ranger’s Son in the 1983 Marlboro Cup (Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes) at Caulfield before




Lloyd Williams engaged Meagher as his private trainer. Meagher continued to train for other owners as well during this period. What A Nuisance won the first sponsored, million-dollar Melbourne Cup in 1985 for the stable, with continuing success for the partnership following in the next seven years. Drought won the 1986 Peter Pan Stakes and was narrowly beaten


by Raveneux in the Victoria Derby, while Major Drive claimed the 1987 Sydney Cup for the team. Meagher relocated his stables from Epsom to Chicquita Lodge at Flemington in 1989. Between successes were near misses in big races with imported horses including Regimental March, Shantaroun and Nayrizi. Meagher resumed training inde-

pendently in 1991 and had an early surprise winner when Connorvila took out the Grand National Hurdle at Flemington the same year. The run of success continued as Star of the Realm won the 1991 Victoria Derby and Ready To Explode won the 1991 Caulfield Guineas. Other top Meagher horses in the decade included Golden Sword (1993 Epsom and Toorak Handicaps) and Daacha (1995 Sydney Cup) among others. Meagher also memorably trained five winners on the final day of the 1993 Flemington Spring Carnival. Making the move in 1999, Meagher trained for 11 years over in Singapore and produced nearly 600 winners including Kim’s Angel in the 2000 Singapore Gold Cup. He returned to Australia in 2011 and established a training partnership with his sons Chris and Dan and set-up stables in both Victoria and Queensland. It can’t be understated the influence that Meagher also had in the jockey ranks as he mentored many champion jockeys with likes of Steven King, Brett Prebble and David Charles among others. Nowadays, the true trainer keeps a keen interest in his son, Chris’, stable by providing sound advice that he has obtained during his decorated career in racing.

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