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More level crossing removal works are gearing up to get underway on the Frankston line. Designs for a new station at Glenhuntly have been released. See story page 6. Picture: Supplied

Information sessions soon on stabling Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au THE former landfill site on Old Dandenong Road in Heatherton looks destined to become the future home of train stabling for the suburban rail loop. Kingston Council had made queries into whether other sites would be considered for stabling by the state government. It has since confirmed to council that only the Heatherton site

will be assessed as part of the Environment Effects Statement hearings. Kingston Council had earmarked the site at 91-185 Kingston Road for a new regional sporting facility. The move to put train stabling on the Delta site in Heatherton has sparked protests and uproar (“Stabling plans spark protest”, The News, 17/3/21). It is understood that the state government looked at other sites, but did not proceed with them due to size and constructability issues. The state government confirmed the Heatherton Delta landfill site as its preferred

location for stabling in December last year. Government spokeswoman Hayley Bester told The News “among all of the various options considered, the Heatherton location requires the least acquisition of homes and businesses and it will deliver 200 local jobs.” “We’ve gathered a lot of feedback from local residents in recent months and will be holding drop-in community information sessions across the project, including in Heatherton, from this weekend,” she said. “Suburban Rail Loop needs train stabling to run a

turn-up-go network – we will continue working with the community to minimise its potential impact, including screening, landscaping and enhancing some of the surrounding reserves.” In a statement, Kingston Council said it would make a submission during the EES process “on behalf of the community” “Council has assembled a high-calibre team of legal, environmental and planning consultant experts to inform and support our advocacy through the EES process on behalf of the community,” the statement read. “This

includes the appointment of technical experts to assist council in the fields of traffic and transport, urban design, landscape architecture, arboriculture, ecology, noise and vibration, groundwater, and ground movement.” Community information sessions about the suburban rail loop project are expected to be held between Cheltenham and Box Hill from this weekend. Heatherton Christian College will host at least one session. Continued page 2

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PROTESTERS at the proposed stabling site in Heatherton earlier this year. Picture: Supplied

Concerns about stabling impacts Continued from page 1 Kingston councillor Hadi Saab said “the Victorian government’s decision to proceed with the Delta site will have a significant impact on the surrounding communities as well as on our long-held vision for the Sandbelt Open Space Chain of Parks. Now we have been told only one site is to be presented at EES, we will be working hard to make sure all the potential impacts of this decision are presented

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through the process as well.” Kingston Council has listed “permanent noise as a result of the train stabling, including years of construction noise and then ongoing 24/7 train stabling and maintenance noise, dust, dirt, and vibrations during the construction phase, around the clock light from the stabling yard to dramatically reduce liveability of the area, the use of Kingston’s Green Wedge for industrial purposes, the impact on the future

of the Sandbelt Open Space Chain of Parks project, the loss of a site long earmarked for an important regional sportsground, and the permanent closure of Old Dandenong Road between Heatherton Road and the Henry Street Trail” as its concerns about the proposal. When complete, the suburban rail loop will link every major rail line from Frankston to Werribee.


Gambling harm a focus of new play Emergency

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A CAUTIONARY tale of the harmful effects of gambling has been penned by an Edithvale playwright. Kieran Carroll has devised the play Enough is Enough. The story follows four gambling addicts whose lives start to unravel. The play is set around a bayside hotel with pokies, which does not shut until 5am. Gambling drives one towards criminal activity, another to counselling, another to illness, and another to grief. A bar worker observes the gamblers and watches their lives fall apart. Members of the local community have helped put the play together by contributing their own stories. The performance concludes with a message from Alliance for Gambling Reform chief advocate Tim Costello AO. He will discuss the devastating impact of gambling, and potential reforms. Gamblers in the Kingston local government area lose tens of millions of dollars playing pokies every year. Enough is Enough will debut at Chelsea Activity Hub in Chelsea on Sunday 18 July at 2:30pm, and Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale, Thursday 22 July at 7:30pm. Book free tickets at kingstonarts.com.au/PERFORMANCE/Enough-is-Enough-Gambling-Harm-in-our Community Performances are subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Visit kingstonarts. com.au for updates.

A TOTAL of $50,000 in grant funding has been paid to local emergency relief service providers to help them cope with rising demand from the recent lockdowns. Kingston Council has allocated the funding to numerous local groups. Pantry 5000, Bayside Community Care Emergency Food Relief, Matt’s Place, Kingston City Church Emergency Resources, Make a Difference Dingley Village, Mentone Community Assistance and Information Bureau, Chelsea Community Support Service, Churches of Christ Auspice Community Care, Bayside Community information and support services, and Chelsea Longbeach Anglican Church have been chosen to receive funding. Each organisation will receive a one-off payment of $5000. Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “the snap lockdowns have created additional demand on local welfare agencies which provide food relief to community members experiencing disadvantage. “We have provided an emergency relief payment of $5,000 each to ten local charities, which will enable them to do their important work providing critical food relief – utilities bills payments, and other emergency supplies – to vulnerable community members,” he said. “Even when lockdowns are in place, we continue to provide a number of critical services to community members in need: from food deliveries through our Meals on Wheels program, to home care services for residents over 65 and those living with a disability. We also offer a number of opportunities to connect and engage, through online workshops run from AccessCare, Kingston Libraries and Youth Services. And for those who enjoy sending and receiving letters, we have a local letter writing project that aims to address loneliness and isolation in our community.”

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Girl charged with aggravated burglary A 13-YEAR-old girl has been charged over an aggravated burglary in Aspendale. Police allege that a home invasion took place in Brighton on 28 May, followed by an aggravated burglary in Aspendale on 12 June and an aggravated burglary and home invasion in Lyndhurst, 12 and 13 June. Police soon arrested a 13-year-old girl in relation to the alleged offences. Southern Metro Crime Team detectives have charged her with home invasion, aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle and numerous other driving charges. The girl has been taken before a Children’s Court.

On your bike POLICE commandeered bicycles during a pursuit in Bangholme, 20 June. Police say that a stolen Hyundai sedan crashed into two cars on Eastlink, around 8.20am. Three people fled from the car on foot into the Dandenong Creek Trail. Two attending police officers borrowed an electric bike and a push bike from two onlookers, and pursued the suspects. The three people were chased for more than a kilometer before police caught up with them. Police then arrested two 15-year-boys and a 16-year-old girl, who were taken to hospital for observation.

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Theft charges A MAN has been charged over three car thefts in Seaford last week. Police were told that three cars had been stolen from a business at around 5am on 16 June. The first car was found abandoned in Carrum Downs. The second was later located in Roden Court in Dandenong. Members of the public spotted the third car later in the day. Police say that a “citizen’s arrest” was performed while they arrived. A 30-year-old Chadstone man was charged with three counts of theft of motor vehicle, committing an indictable offence while on bail, and drug possession. A female driver fled and is still at large. The charged man was remanded to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court 25 June. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

Drivers nabbed on long weekend POLICE detected nearly 5000 traffic offences over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

More police patrolled roads over the weekend as part of Operation Regal. A statement from Victoria Police read that 4780 traffic offences and 431 criminal offences occurred. Nearly 2000 drivers were caught speeding, and 170 motorists were detected with alcohol in their system. Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Road Policing Libby Murphy said “whether speed, distraction, disobeying road rules, not wearing a seatbelt, fatigue or impairment from alcohol or drugs is at play, road trauma can be avoided. We cannot be complacent when driving. Everyone must take responsibility for their actions on our roads” “As restrictions continue to ease across Victoria, we will see more motorists returning to our roads. We are urging you to please slow down, consider other road users and don’t take unnecessary and irresponsible risks. We want everyone to return home safely. Police will continue to be highly visible and enforcing on Victorian roads over the coming weeks as restrictions ease and the July Victorian school holiday period commences. “Sadly, we have seen one life lost over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend – a 56-year-old male passenger who died as a result of a fatal collision with a vehicle attempting to overtake in Moorooduc. While this is the lowest number of fatalities seen over a Queen’s Birthday weekend since 2017, one life lost on our roads is still too many.”

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Road rage assault A MAN was assaulted in a road rage incident in Dandenong South last month. The drivers of a truck and white Toyota Kluger travelling on Abbotts Road were involved in an altercation just before 11pm on 31 May. The truck driver sustained a stab wound for his hand, and went to hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Police have released a reconstructed image of a man (right) they wish to speak to about the incident. They have also released an image of a similar looking Kluger (below). Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Fighting the scourge of elder abuse Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au A CAMPAIGN launched on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Tuesday 15 June, aimed to highlight financial elder abuse which is said to be a common problem on the peninsula. Peninsula Community Legal Centre and Frankston Mornington Peninsula Respecting Seniors Network are behind the campaign

“Inheritance: not an entitlement” which aims to advise and protect those with nowhere to turn. Elder abuse can be defined as: “A single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person.” The legal centre’s Kirsten Young said close to two thirds (62 per cent) of all elder abuse cases involved financial abuse. “The need for public awareness of this issue is more

Enrol for kinder REGISTRATION has opened for 2022 three and four year old sessional kinder. The state government will provide funding for three and four year old kindergarten from 2022 onwards. Eligible children will be able to have two years of funded kindergarten. To register a child for kindergarten visit kingston.vic.gov.au/Services/Family-and-Children/ Early-Years-Education-and-Care-Options/ Three-Four-Year-Old-Kindergarten

urgent than ever,” she said. The campaign’s key objectives were to increase understanding of financial elder abuse and the issue of “inheritance impatience”, and to show that elder abuse is really a form of family violence. The campaign ran seven short film clips which explore the issue of inheritance impatience or entitlement which can lead to financial elder abuse. A lawyer dispels common “myths” about elder abuse and gives advice

to abuse victims, or those trying to help them, on where to get help and advice. The facts are that elder abuse happens most frequently at home by trusted family members; that the most common forms of elder abuse are financial exploitation and emotional abuse, and that powers of attorney can be changed at any time. “Elder abuse and ageism are linked,” Dr Kay Patterson, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Age Discrimination Commissioner,

who launched the campaign, said. “Ageist attitudes are often used to justify elder abuse, for example, adult daughters and sons who feel they have a right to their parents’ money or assets. “Elder abuse can happen to anyone, and it often happens in secret, but there is help available. “A lack of public awareness about the problem leads to elder abuse becoming an invisible social issue”.

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Spotlight on Frankston history THE Frankston Historical Society has prepared a curriculum package to help local students learn about Frankston’s rich history. Frankston Historical Society president Glenda Viner said the project was a “great initiative”. “It’s important for students to have a deeper understanding of Frankston’s remarkable history,” she said. The educational package is available digitally for local schools. It includes information on Indigenous history and beliefs, European settlement, and milestones in Frankston’s history. McClelland College assistant principal Karin Miller said “to understand the rich and unique story of Frankston and its surrounding areas is an important stepping stone in our students’ journey through the world of history. One must understand the history and context of where they live to better explore and understand the histories of others.” “The ability for our students to seamlessly be able to analyse and evaluate the history of Frankston through the Frankston History Curriculum package has been invaluable. Furthermore, history is about storytelling and the passing down of key learnings and events. The Frankston History Curriculum package allows for our students to continue to pass down the history of Frankston to friends, family and community members,” she said. The project was financially supported by Frankston Council.

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Clear path for level crossing free travel CONSTRUCTION work to remove two more Frankston line level crossings will begin soon. Level crossings at Glen Huntly Road and Neerim Road will be removed by lowering the line into a trench. Once the level crossing removal project is complete, the Frankston Line will be level crossing free between Flinders Street and Moorabbin Station. The boom gates are expected to be gone by 2023. Designs of the new Glenhuntly Station on the Frankston line were released this week. Work on the station is expected to start shortly. The state government says that since 2016, 10 pedestrians have been involved in near-misses at the Glen Huntly Road level crossing. Victorian transport infrastructure minister Jacinta Allan said “our massive investment in the Frankston line is connecting Victorians to jobs, health services, education and delivering new places for them to potentially live.” State MP Nina Taylor said the new station design is “the result of thorough community consultation and will greatly improve the area by better connecting the station to the local shopping strip and in turn revitalising the heart of the suburb.” The state government plans to remove 18 level crossings on the Frankston line, constructing 12 new stations during the process. PLANS for a new Glenhuntly Station on the Frankston line. Picture: Supplied

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‘Ridiculous figures’ justify kangaroo kill Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au THE judgement of some Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors has been questioned over their different attitudes to the slaughter of kangaroos and spider crabs. In February, Cr David Gill failed to get any support for his call on the state government to kangaroos being shot on the peninsula until scientific evidence could justify the killing. However, last month Cr Sarah Race was able to get every councillor to agree to sign a letter calling on the government to stop spider crabs being harvested from May to July, during their annual aggregation (“Spider crabs stay on the menu” The News 31/5/21). Two weeks after his initial failure Cr Gill was finally able to persuade councillors to accept a watered down version of his earlier motion. This time they agreed to shire officers investigating the management of kangaroos on the peninsula (“Science called in to probe apple-eating kangaroos” The News 9/3/21). “It’s a pity kangaroos didn’t receive the same level of councillor support as spider crabs,” Cr Gill said last week. He agreed that the taking of spider crabs while at their most vulnerable (during their annual moult) was cruel, but questioned his council colleagues’ judgement in not being so concerned about kangaroos being killed. “Females and joeys are being shot from a distance and it’s not humane,” Cr Gill said. “Some will get injured [rather than killed outright] and the

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joeys are bashed to death. “There are licences to shoot many hundreds of kangaroos on the peninsula as well as a harvesting program with unlimited numbers.” Meanwhile signatures are also being added to an online petition calling for an end to the culling and an accurate count of kangaroos on the peninsula to be presented to the Victorian Legislative Council in August. As well as being shot, kangaroos on the peninsula are being killed by cars and threatened by the illegal clearing of their native habitat. “It’s alarming how shooting kangaroos on peninsula can be justified considering their dwindling population,” Mary Waterman of the Mornington Peninsula Wildlife Working Group said. “We don’t really know how many kangaroos are here, but our group suspects the population is not nearly as high as farmers and DELWP (Department of Land, Water and Planning) continue to promote so they can continue shooting and ‘harvesting’ kangaroos on the peninsula.” Ms Waterman said she had seen an email from DELWP that estimated there were 7000 kangaroos on the peninsula in 2020 and 3500 in 2018. “Even if these overinflated figures were correct - how can the kangaroo population double in two years? It’s not biologically possible,” she said. “The figures are just ridiculous ... we would be lucky to have 1000 kangaroos here.” The wildlife working group blames the inaccuracy of kangaroo numbers stems from DELWP never having counted kangaroos on the peninsula.

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Instead, it relied on aerial counts of kangaroos in Gippsland. The working group is training people to use the INaturalist app to “prove that the kangaroo population here is dwindling”. “A few landowners and locals have already started counting kangaroos and the next stage will be training more landowners and the wider public on the peninsula to count our kangaroos,” Ms Waterman said.

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THE redeveloped fresh food precinct at Karingal Hub Shopping Centre. Picture: Supplied

Doors open for redeveloped supermarket THE first stage of the Karingal Hub Shopping Centre expansion is nearly complete. The revamped fresh food precinct area will open this month, complete with a Coles, Aldi and a Woolworths. A Pacific Asian Supermarket, Bakers Delight, Ausea Seafood, Lindens Fresh Meats and Poultry Plus, Roll’d, Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse, Walkers Doughnuts, and Matchbox will also open. The precinct will open 26 June. The full redevelopment of the shopping centre is set to cost $160 million, with a new centre court and fashion precinct to open in August. A Town Square area will open later in the year ISPT is the owner of the centre. ISPT general manager retail services, Sam Curry, said “the first stage of the reimagined Karingal Hub redevelopment offers the community a complete and convenient fresh food destination. It offers not just vibrant

new facilities and a sustainable design, but also unmatched convenience with the introduction of three leading supermarkets, fresh produce, a variety of seafood, cafes, services and specialty stores - all in one place, with ample free under cover and open air parking.” Karingal Hub Centre Manager, Catherine Polley, said “our new fresh food precinct responds to growing demand by local shoppers for a broader assortment of market-style fresh food. Our Coles is the latest format, giving customers access to new-to-market mochi, macarons and a mini gelato dessert bar, a specialty pet scoop and weigh service and delicious freshly baked flatbread flipped daily in store. We are pleased to be supporting Victorian businesses, with MarketPlace Fresh offering a wide and diverse range of fresh fruit and vegetables plus gourmet, organic and free-range specialty produce.”


LETTERS

Is there an election coming? The flyers say it’s so... Got to be an election in the air. Three political statements on high quality 200gsm card nonrecyclable material. One pollie even puts “The Environment” as an important issue. Another swamps the message with miniscule screen photos of happy constituents mainly too young to vote but by heck let’s catch them young. The last usual suspect hails from the ACT and delivers the non-recyclable flyer into a dead cert ALP seat already occupied by one of theirs. What a waste of public money. We already have local councillors that recently must have spent record municipal amounts on multiple printed flyers bombarding the befuddled ratepayer into submission and “most pushed through the letterbox” candidate takes the prize. Have we poor mushroom voters been given access to the unusually large election printing costs? Our democracy of worse off by this mongrel millennial distortion of privilege. Print and be damned! The more responsible and incidentally the more experienced candidate didn’t spend other people’s money to get elected. We have at least one councillor in the Briars who wants us poor dummies to pay for his self-improvement course. How to be a director? Perhaps some empathy courses too just like some of the more senior pollies. Incidentally, one tip for the well-paid office staff who obviously are directed to desktop publish and forward to the printers, these wasteful cards, don’t expect voters to fill in community surveys if you print the fill in box in dark blue. Unless you supply a fluorescent pen or sticky white labels, so that us poor bunnies can actually write down the pearls of wisdom you need to help you understand the facts of life, issues, understanding the baffling graphics of hearts, light globes (most of us are into LEDS) and shaking hands (sorry should be elbows) then don’t bother. Ian Morrison, Mt Eliza

Party people Well John Cain, the “Get Up” political supporter, again has demonstrated his insulting and vexatious views per his letter (“Party Support” Letters 16/6/21). He rambles on about quote “not owning up to being a Liberal National Party supporter” unquote, because of his accusation about so called sleeze, yet he needs to look into the mirror about himself, and his continuous vindictive and unauthentic comments. It is so true with the well known axiom, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”, and he needs to get his facts correct, before making wild accusations, which is evident now, let alone his numerous past letters, resulting with the community getting fed up. True to form about his false claims about the Prime Minister and Federal Health Minister “dabbling” with Medicare, and cutting funding for some surgery, but again is far from the truth. The correct situation is that the LNP Government has not been involved with the matter at all, and that each year Medicare reviews their Medicare Benefit Schedule. Also the Australian Medical Association, highlighted from a recent media article, that more than 800 medical procedures were being reclassified, with some being removed and replaced by newer procedures which are medically appropriate. With respect to our Federal Health Minister, who we are privileged to have as our Member for Flinders, he appears now and previously to have a disingenuous and constant vendetta about him, and no doubt jealous, attributing to the incredible amount of benefits that Greg has worked so diligently to achieve for over the past 20 years for the wider community of his electorate.

Have no doubt John Cain, they can sleep well at night, but wonder if you really can with all of this continuous unenlightened claptrap over the years that you are continually dreaming up. John F O’Hanlon, Capel Sound

Five Minutes Of Fame It did not take newbie councillor Susan Bisinger long at all to achieve her “five minutes of media fame”, through the promotion of a ‘thought bubble’ in the form of sea baths at Portsea. Let’s hope she believes it has been a worthwhile experience, as I doubt that she would have endeared herself to the many constituents of her Nepean Ward, through naively expressing sympathies to the relevant government department by virtue of “continued source of frustration for DELWP... over the past decade”. How does she think that her constituents will feel reading her commentary, having worked and continuing to work - extremely hard over that decade on getting the state government (through DELWP and the Minister) to remedy the problem that the previous Labor government actually created, rather than through placing band aids on a broken leg. A sea bath/rock pool will not restore a sandy beach to Portsea, which is the outcome the community demands. Drawing comparisons to a facility in suburban Sydney, demonstrates Cr Bissinger’s lack of commercial nous as. Other than both having sea water, there is nothing to compare Portsea and Bronte. Cr Bissinger makes no mention of the key issues of cost, risk and liability. Who will pay for the sea baths? Who is going to manage it? Who is going to underwrite the inherent risks? More evidence of a ‘thought bubble’! If she thinks it would be a good idea for the shire to assume these elements, then she need not worry about working on a re-election plan! Maybe it is not too late to get Cr Bissinger enrolled in the same course that Cr Marsh wishes to attend. Perhaps the Shire’s CEO can get a ‘job lot’ price and have all councillors attend the course; it may prove money well spent! Stuart Allen, Dromanaa

Easy target Us conservationist get the blame for any troubles, mostly self inflicted by the few generations of land managers of the pale skin colour who wholeheartedly destroyed a landscape kept in pristine working condition over millenia by our indigenous Australians. The only reason the weedy willow ever needed to be introduced to Australia, is the destruction of our lowland forests along creek and river fronts by white squatters on Native Australian land. If present land managers and owners would take up the generouse subsidies for river and creek front native revegetation and fencing, the European willow would not have a place in Australia. It’s not the conservationist that are causing these troubles, it’s the thoughtless land managers who are the real villains. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring Beach

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Tyabb get the better of Langwarrin Compiled by Cameron McCullough OUR special representative at Tyabb writes: There was a fair attendance of spectators at the match between Langwarrin and Tyabb on the Tyabb oval last Saturday. The local team played far superior football than against Hastings the week before, and were never hard pressed by their opponents. Some nice hand ball passing by the maroons, especially by their forward men, was witnessed. The game was of a very fast and friendly nature; hard knocks being given and taken with true sporting spirit. The outstanding feature of the day’s play was the large number of behinds kicked by the local team. Several easy shots by the maroon forwards went to the wrong side, and three times the post was hit. The Tyabbians were unlucky not to have won by a larger margin than 10 points as their team, playing fine football, with nice system and plenty of dash, always looked the winners. It was the finest effort yet shown by the local team for the season and it should inspire them on to yet greater efforts. The final scores were: Tyabb, 2.16 (28 points) Langwarrin, 2.6 (18 points) Practically every player in the maroon jacket was prominent at some stage or another of the match, but the most conspicuous were Scanlan, Longmuir, Golding, Les Cole, Slocome, Storey, Morrow, L. Thornell, while Reg. Borley, Alan Hodgins,

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Lewis Cole, Russell and A. Noble were among those who battled hard for the victors. For the losing side, Cain, Adderly, Bond, Franklin, Males, and several others unknown to the writer shone out. Connell umpired the match. Our Tyabb scribe further writes: I think the duel next Saturday, between Frankston II and Tyabb, on the Frankston oval will be the match of the season. The maroons are confident, and no doubt the Frankstonites fancy their own chance. Anyhow, may the better team win. Having seen most of the Second Association teams in action, I consider that Frankston, Hastings and Tyabb are, so far, the best clubs. I predict one of these three teams will be premiers. Scanlan played a good, dashing game for Tyabb against Langwarrin. Both in marking, kicking and general play he was always foremost for the winners. *** IN connection with the forthcoming municipal elections it is stated that Mr Geo. May has been strongly urged to allow himself to be nominated as one of the candidates for the new Mt. Eliza Riding, and he has given a favorable reply to his supporters. *** IN connection with the Beaconsfield tragedy, Detective Commons interviewed two suspects at Frankston on Wednesday last, but he was satisfied that they did not know anything about the tragedy.

They were allowed to proceed on their way to Bittern. *** OWING to a late influx of advertisements, our Picture Notes are crowded out this issue. The principal picture tomorrow night is “The Yellow Typhoon”, featuring Anita Stewart, supported by Marie Osborne In “The Sawdust Doll”. *** A NEW wood and coal yard has been opened in Frankston and is situate in Playne Street near the Savings Bank. The proprietors are Messrs Harrison and Golds, of Mornington, both returned soldiers and prominent in local football circles. Mr Golds, who has taken up his residence in Frankston is in charge. Full particulars are given in advertisement appearing in another column. *** ON Wednesday evening next in the Frankston Hall the “Chelsea Sunbeams” will submit an entertaining concert programme. The proceeds are to be devoted to Salvation Army work. *** AFTER five years residence in Frankston, Mr Jack Stewart, engineer and machinist at the Naval Base, has gone to reside at Hastings. *** MR J. Bradbury has installed an upto-date grindery at his place on Mornington Road. This is the first of its kind installed on the Peninsula. Mr Bradbury has a advertisement elsewhere in todays issue.

*** WHEN a verdict of guilty was announced in the Civil Court on Thursday, the accused, Vincent Leo Hyndes, formerly of Frankston, whipped out a revolver, and placing it to his temple, fired, but the cartridge failed to explode. Hyndes was charged with defrauding the Returned Soldiers’ League, and was remanded for sentence today. *** FOR Children’s Hacking Cough Use Woods Great Peppermint Cure *** A LETTER, replying to Mr Joseph Unthank, re shire matters, was received too late for publication this week. It will appear in next issue. *** MR F. Addicott, who was thrown from his cart last week and severely injured, is making satisfactory progress under the care of Dr. Maxwell. *** REGISTERED Dentist, “ELGIN,” Melbourne Road, Frankston. Two Doors from Beach Street. PAINLESS EXTRACTIONS. Hours—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. *** REPATRIATION Notes Returned Soldiers are invited to apply to this Committee for advice before entertaining business proposals of any kind. Those Soldiers and Dependents needing assistance, sustenance, &c.. are hereby notified that by personal application to any of the undersigned members of committee, forms and advice may be obtained:

Messrs Oates (chairman), C. Gray, W. S. Hartland, S. Sherlock, W.P. Mason, T. J. McMurtrie and E. Barrett. Employers are requested to notify the Committee of any vacancy suitable for returned men. Persons having Businesses or Property, &c., to sell suitable to Returned Soldiers are earnestly invited to communicate particulars to the Committee. E. BARRETT, Hon Sec, Repatriation Frankston. *** MENTONE Grammar School. J. A. Ball. Head Master. Day and Boarding School for Boys Reopens February 16. Boys prepared for university or commercial life. School on high situation near the beach. Sea bathing; individual attention; home comforts. For further particulars apply to the Head Master, Tel Chelt. 141. *** THAT Oswald Olsen has For Hire the 1921 BUICK MODEL CAR – the most up-to-date car on the Peninsula. Address – “Albury,” Young Street, Frankston, or care of McKinnon’s Royal Automobile Club House, Frankston. Day and Night Service. Phone 14. *** ADVERTISER with £100 to invest prepared to enter into partnership in desirable business – Worker, this office. *** FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 17 June 1921

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The Reverse Oscar Wilde Puppet Vortex By Stuart McCullough IT started with my nephew. Without warning, he started making puppets. I’m not talking about a sock with a couple of buttons sewn on, but beautiful puppets that would make Jim Henson weep with envy. One is named ‘Terrence’ and he performed a puppet show that included fielding questions from the audience. It was quite brilliant. Within moments, I was flooded with nostalgia and my right arm went bolt upright as a matter of instinct. That’s because I know a thing or two about puppet shows – for I was a teenage puppeteer. I couldn’t tell you how it happened. I had no instinct whatsoever for needlecraft, design or costuming and none of the skills normally associated with puppetry. I didn’t even own a black skivvy and was way too young to cultivate an effective goatee. If you were designing a puppeteer from scratch, I would be more of a cautionary tale rather than a blueprint. But despite my shortcomings being both bountiful and profound, I built my own puppet. He was made of foam with blue material stretched across the frame; the end result was something that resembled a disaffected Smurf. The stitching was uneven meaning that the foam was pulled in various directions resulting in a head that would likely frighten small children. It’s fair to say that making a puppet that terrifies children means you’re alienating pretty much your entire potential audience. Having not worked out my design in advance, I was now forced to make the best I could out of the twisted puppetry wreckage in front of me. I glued

on some white carpet around the head, made some glasses out of wire and called him ‘Grandpa’. Despite his hideous appearance that terrified old and young alike, ‘Grandpa’ was quite the hit. Our youth group would perform puppet shows which, in reality, meant kneeling on

the floor with your arm above your head for extended periods of time until you thought it was about to fall off at the elbow. It was common that, mid show, due to severe arm-fatigue, Grandpa would start to become quite limp until he was pretty much hanging on the curtain, not moving very much,

prompting the other more spritely puppets to question whether Grandpa had experienced some kind of medical episode. In reality, I think they were just jealous. At some point during my teenage years, I made the obvious transition from puppetry to rock and roll, and left Grandpa behind. For those who might suggest that music and puppetry are not necessarily mutually exclusive – as One Direction so ably demonstrated – I can only say that I tried once to strum a Maton guitar while holding Grandpa and the results were not so much musical as they were flatout disastrous. I put Grandpa aside and for the past thirty years he’s been gathering dust. Until now. My father is strongly of the view that I should present my puppet to my nephew. I’m reluctant; the simple fact is that my nine year old nephew is making puppets that are greatly superior to anything I managed conjure up as a teenager. I shouldn’t care, but the truth is that I’m not ready to receive constructive criticism on my needlecraft from a nine year old. But my father was determined, and shoved a box containing the mortal remains of Grandpa in my direction. Time has not been kind to my puppet. I would have thought there was no greater depth for Grandpa to plumb, but I now stood corrected as I gazed upon what was left of my puppet. Then it struck me – when I constructed ‘Grandpa’, my father was the age I am now. In the intervening years, my father has gradually become more and more like the puppet. Just as Dorian Gray had a portrait ageing in an at-

tic; here, my father was catching up to Grandpa. It was kind of a reverse Oscar Wilde effect. Then it occurred to me – perhaps that was the reason he’d kept it all these years. That, somehow, my father and the puppet were inextricably linked. No matter what I did, it felt like the eyes of the puppet were following me as I moved around the house. In quiet moments alone, I think that I’ve heard the voice of my father before I spin around to see the puppet lying on the dining room table, it’s dead eyes staring at me. Eventually, I surrendered and put the puppet on my hand. It was amazing how natural it felt. But then it started to speak; telling me that it had a bundle of newspaper clippings and a carton of eggs in the car and that I should make sure I took time to collect them. It’s my father that’s speaking. In a sharp turn for the worse, I think I may have started speaking back… I’m not sure when I’ll be handing ‘Grandpa’ over to my nephew. What his puppet, ‘Terrence’, will make of Grandpa is anyone’s guess, but I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Grandpa was about to find himself on the wrong end of a fairly nasty hazing ritual. He may deserve it. And so it is that the term ‘Master of the Puppets’ is not only the name of a Metallica album but a title passed on from one generation of my family to the next. For me, I’m happy to hand both the title and the puppet over to my nephew. My arm, however, is now stuck permanently above my head. This could be awkward. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Sharks struggle, Redlegs just best Bombers DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn THE stripped-back MPNFL season has restarted. After a three week delay due to COVID-19, players returned to the field last weekend. The sounds of bone crunching tackles, ball on boots, and coaches’ sprays filled the air, but the familiar roar of the crowd was absent. Despite the lack of audience, the competition’s top teams still hit the ground running.

Top of the ladder Frankston YCW cemented their spot with a big win over Pines. It was a complete team performance by the Stonecats, who had 13 individual goalkickers. Luca Goonan and Luke Paynter were their best. A seven goals to one second term put the game to bed by half time. Frankston YCW ran out winners 16.13 (109) to 6.4 (40). Sorrento’s troubles this season have continued. The Sharks fell to defeat at the hands of Rosebud. The Sharks have endured a diffi-

Madsen Reserve to restart their seasons. The Redlegs had a good first half, but it was not without frustrations. They kicked 4.11 to take a 20 point lead into the second half. The Bombers also struggled to kick straight, booting 1.9 in the first half. The Bombers poured on the pressure in the third term, kicking 6.8 in the third term to close the lead to just one point. Both sides traded blows in a tense final quarter, but it was Mt Eliza who came out on top. The Redlegs held

cult time this season, falling short of the high standards expected of them. They have also recently parted ways with coach and gun player Luke Tapscott. Rosebud took advantage of the out-of-form Sharks, working hard to claim an important win. Three goals from Thomas Baker helped them to a 9.6 (60) to 6.11 (47) victory. The result sees Rosebud overtake Sorrento and move into fifth spot on the ladder. Sorrento is sixth. The Mt Eliza and Frankston Bombers played out a thriller at Emil

onto their lead, eventually claiming victory by just a solitary point 12.14 (86) to 11.19 (85). Red Hill suffered a tough loss at home on Saturday. They were defeated by Dromana by just four points. The Tigers kicked six goals to zero in the first quarter. Although the Hillmen worked hard to get back into the contest, it was too little too late. Dromana won 7.12 (54) to 8.10 (58). Bonbeach claimed a comfortable win against Edithvale-Aspendale 7.6 (48) to 15.26 (116). Joseph Fisscher kicked five goals.

Kangaroos pick up where they left off DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn IT was business as usual for Langwarrin last weekend as the Division Two competition got back underway. The Kangaroos have been unstoppable this season, and remain perched atop the ladder. They continued their winning run on Saturday with a comfortable victory over Devon Meadows. Devon Meadows couldn’t get close to the Kangaroos, who ran away with it. The Panthers only scored five goals all afternoon. In just his second senior match of the season, Langwarrin’s Zac Foot stamped his authority. He scored six goals in a best-on-ground showing. The final score read Langwarrin 18.20 (128) to Devon Meadows 5.5 (35). Crib Point battled bravely on Saturday, but fell just short of victory against Rye. The 11th placed Magpies came out of the COVID-19 break refreshed. They kept touch with the Demons all day, and trailed by just three points heading into the final term.

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By Craig MacKenzie BEN Doree has been forced to quit Peninsula Strikers and has signed with Richmond. The leading scorer in State 2 SouthEast has had a change to his work circumstances and found it too difficult to continue to travel back and forward from his Altona residence. Doree’s goalscoring has been a pivotal part of Strikers’ league campaign so head coach Paul Williams is tasked with covering for his prolific striker’s absence. Last weekend Williams paired youngster Jai Power with Riley Anderton up front but neither had a major impact on what proved to be a dismal day for the local club going down 1-0 to second bottom side Mooroolbark at Centenary Park. “Young Jai with a bit more confidence is a goalscorer, we’ve got Aaran (Currie) and Riley (Anderton) was in double figures pre-season so we know we’ve got goals in this team,” Williams said. The Barkers can thank a wonder strike from outside the area in the 12th minute from Max Soloyev that gave Strikers’ keeper Robbie Acs no chance. Neighbouring State 2 outfit Skye United won 4-0 against North Caulfield at Skye Recreation Reserve on Sunday evening. Caleb Nicholes (2), Marcus Collier and Jason Nowakowski were the scorers. The result leaves Skye fourth in the league just two points off secondplaced Collingwood City. In NPL2 Langwarrin earned a valuable away point following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Manningham United. Anton Nardella put Manningham ahead from close range in the 42nd minute but in the 70th minute a Slaven Vranesevic shot struck the near post and Luke Gallo tucked away the rebound. In State 1 Mornington stayed on course for an NPL berth with a 3-2 away win over South Springvale last weekend. Two Josh Heaton headers either side of a superb chip from distance by Luke Goulding had Mornington 3-0 up after 28 minutes. Right on half-time Cody Martindale made it 3-1 and a minute into the second half Tim Atherinos made it 3-2. South Springvale had a great chance to level in the final minute but Taylor Davidson’s stunning point-blank save from a header was backed up by Heaton who cleared off the line.

Midfielder Kane Bentley made an impressive comeback to the Mornington line-up after his recent return from China. In State 3 Frankston Pines remained on course for its first league title since 2014 with a 3-1 away win over Brighton that sent the local side 10 points clear at the top of the league. Pines failed to convert from the spot in the 2nd minute but Jordan Avraham and Joe O’Connor combined in the 12th minute to set up Sava Baledrokadroka for the opener. In the 27th minute Avraham broke at pace then played the ball to O’Connor who fired across the keeper into the corner from a tight angle to make it 2-0. Early in the second half Pines keeper Aeseli Batikasa collided with Simon Webster and was stretchered off and replaced by Jarrod Nardino. Brighton hit back in the 49th minute and a late Simon Webster penalty rounded off the scoreline. Both sides finished with 10 men. Pines stalwart and league top scorer CJ Hodgson, filling in at right back, was cautioned twice and sent off in the 85th minute and Brighton captain Michal Knott joined him in the 88th minute after clashing with Tito Vodawaqa. In State 4 Seaford United’s bid for promotion hit a brick wall at Reema Reserve on Saturday when it crashed to a 6-2 defeat by Endeavour United. Harry McCartney reports that Seaford was rarely in this contest and was 3-0 down after 30 minutes. A poor pass back from Jeremy Schwellinger in the 8th minute set up a 50/50 challenge between his keeper

Hayden Hicks and Endeavour’s Alex Cunha with the latter coming out on top and stroking the ball into an unguarded goal. In the 17th minute a quickly taken free-kick caught out the Seaford defence and although Hicks effected a left-footed save Maqsod Mansuri was able to tap in from close range. Another Seaford defensive error in the 38th minute allowed Cunha to grab his second but two goals in a fiveminute burst late in the half from Blake Hicks and Dylan Waugh brought Seaford back into the contest. Harry Herouvim made it 4-2 in the 62nd minute and in the 75th minute Zaharia Forsyth was put through and beat the advancing Hayden Hicks to make it 5-2. The home side finished off its opponent when Herouvim nabbed his second in the 86th minute. Somerville Eagles and promotion challenger Sandown Lions had to settle for a point apiece at Tyabb Central Reserve on Saturday when they drew 3-3. Recent Eagles’ signing Roneel Kumar from East Bentleigh made his debut off the bench in the second half. Zach Karolidis put the home side ahead in the 23rd minute following up a Greening volley well saved by Sandown keeper Riad Dagher but Duol Kuei scored from the spot two minutes later. A superb half-volley from Karolidis made it 2-1 in the 29th minute but five minutes from the interval a Gatwech Kuichloch header made it 2-2. An audacious Greening overhead kick four minutes into the second half

made it 3-2 but an excellent header from Dobuol Kong in the 68th minute secured a point for the visitors. The only local State 4 side to win last weekend was Chelsea who defeated FC Noble Hurricanes 1-0 at Alex Nelson Reserve on Friday night. It was Chelsea’s first away win this season and came in spectacular style thanks to a Max Timuska-Carr overhead effort in the 15th minute. Baxter lost 4-0 away to Dandenong South. George Hughes’ side went behind to an early penalty that earned a booking for defender Matt McDermott who was given a second caution after a late challenge in the 23rd minute and 10-men Baxter had a mountain too big to climb. In State 5 an Adrian Pace brace helped Aspendale Stingrays stay in the promotion mix with a 4-2 home win over Knox United last weekend. The weather forced the match to be switched from Jack Grut Reserve to Aspendale Gardens Sports Centre due to the pitch conditions. The sides were locked at 2-2 at halftime with Aspendale’s goals coming from Hayden Nuhanovic and Sam Timuska-Carr. Matt Bruce had stood out in the reserves match and came off the Aspendale bench in the 58th minute to great effect. He set up Pace’s goals in the 75th and 87th minutes in a fine second-half performance from the home side whose best were Ryan Maokhamphiou, Noah Berends and Pace. Rosebud earned a point with a 1-1 away draw against South East United

Bye, bye Ben: Aspendale striker Adrian Pace (left) grabbed a double last weekend while Peninsula Strikers gaffer Paul Williams has lost leading scorer Ben Doree. Pictures: John Punshon and Darryl Kennedy

while Mount Martha lost 3-0 away to White Star Dandenong. Iglia Malisan scored for the ’Buds but the home side levelled in the 88th minute. Craig White has returned to Rosebud after leaving early this season due to work commitments. NEXT WEEK’S GAMES: Friday 25 June, 8.30pm: Doncaster Rovers v Peninsula Strikers – Anderson Park Chelsea v Endeavour Utd – Edithvale Recreation Reserve Saturday 26 June, 3pm: Northcote v Langwarrin – John Cain Memorial Park Mornington v Warragul Utd – Dallas Brooks Park Skye Utd v Old Scotch – Skye Recreation Reserve Elwood City v Frankston Pines – Elwood Park Seaford Utd v Somerville Eagles – North Seaford Reserve FC Noble Hurricanes v Baxter – Alex Nelson Reserve Mount Martha v Bunyip District – Civic Reserve Aspendale Stingrays v South East Utd – Jack Grut Reserve Hampton Park Utd v Rosebud – KM Reedy Reserve

Brooklyn to thrive with extra trip HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou DEAN Krongold has no doubts over Brooklyn Hustle running a strong 1400m in the Group One Tattersall’s Tiara on Saturday 26 June. The inform mare has won her last two starts in the G3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) and G2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1300m) impressively and takes the step up to the seven furlongs for the first time in her career. Krongold, who trains in partnership with Jason Warren, said it’s always been their intentions to get the mare over more ground. “We’ve always thought the more she steps out the better she’ll be provided she settles off that sort of tempo,” Krongold said. “She’s a lot more seasoned this time in and her

dam (Joint Aspiration) suggests she could even get to a mile to a mile and a quarter.” After partnering Brooklyn Hustle to Group Two success last start, jockey Craig Williams has made the decision to ride another runner in the G1 Tattersall’s Tiara on Saturday. Williams will again combine with the Michael Moroney-trained Tofane who he won the G1 Stradbroke Handicap aboard a fortnight ago. Krongold said a jockey is yet to be confirmed for Saturday’s contest. “(Craig Williams) will ride Tofane which is probably understandable in the circumstances,” he said. “He’s a great fella, Craig. He’s even offered to help us out and ride her in her final gallop. He’s keen to stick with her in the future should she be

active in the Spring.” Despite Williams hopping off, Krongold is confident the Dane Ripper form will once again hold up in the Tattersall’s Tiara. History is on their side with six winners of the last 10 Tatt’s Tiara’s coming through the Dane Ripper Stakes. Three of them, Invincibella (2019), Cosmic Endeavour (2014) and Red Tracer (2013) all completed the double. “You can’t be nothing short of impressed with her win (in the Dane Ripper Stakes),” Krongold said of Brooklyn Hustle’s last-to-first victory. “If she gets clear running, she can reel off some explosive sectionals and we saw that a fortnight ago. Provided she gets the luck she needs, she’ll be there abouts again.”

Back-to-back: Brooklyn Hustle makes it two wins on the trot by taking out the G2 Dane Ripper Stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday 12 June. Picture: Supplied Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News

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