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‘We’re with you’ SENIOR Sergeant Mick Lamb, of Frankston police, led a police patrol in Young St on Friday to show traders that they will be out in force while road works continue. Here, he speaks with Lucky’s Deli proprietor Lucky Ferraro who is pleased more police will be on the beat curbing anti-social behaviour. Senior Sergeant Lamb said more foot patrols in Young and surrounding streets and lanes would “focus police attention” on the area where trade has been hard hit by the protracted road works. A meeting of about 50 “angry and disappointed” traders two weeks ago at Lucky’s Deli discussed the effects of crime and a perceived lack of safety for traders and shoppers. Picture: Gary Sissons See story page 3.

Push for traders’ emergency rescue package By Stephen Taylor FRANKSTON’S Cr Steve Toms has urged his colleagues to press the state government for an “emergency rescue package to assist traders adversely affected” by the long-running $63 million Young St revitalisation project. He has asked for a report from officers “on the impact of waiving rates or other options for assistance for businesses adversely affected by the [works] in 2017-18, including developing eligibility criteria”. Cr Toms, the deputy mayor, made the push in a successful notice-ofmotion to the 3 July Frankston Council

meeting. It will go back to officers for a report to the 24 July meeting. He later foreshadowed a Thursday 3 August meeting in Young St with senior Frankston police, Hastings MP and small business spokesman Neale Burgess, councillors and traders to push for “appropriate action” on the traders’ crisis. Cr Toms is urging the council to assist traders in Young, Station, Balmoral and Wells St East who are “facing severe financial difficulties” as a result of the ongoing works in Young St which were now expected to finish at the end of October – five months late.

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Lucky’s Deli owners Lucky Ferraro said fed-up traders would push for compensation for the loss of trade over delays in the works. “That should be a priority because many traders are suffering from the stress and strain.” Cr Toms wants the council to advocate to South East Water and energy companies for utility payment plans, and to contact owners of affected properties, “where possible meeting with them”, to discuss how they can assist their tenants. Cr Toms’ motion asks that the council meet with Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke “so he can brief councillors

on the current street works situation”, and to put in place an “action plan to directly help traders in the affected areas” of the city centre. He said on social media: “I’m proud to move this notice of motion to support our traders who are doing it really tough as a result of the Young St works.” He said some traders may be suffering a 90 per cent loss of trade during the protracted works. Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial said the Young St redevelopment was part of a $63 million state government investment to “revitalise the Frankston

Station precinct – and is one of several major redevelopment projects happening in our City”. “While council is not managing these projects, we are working to stay up to date with their progress and to keep the community informed about what’s happening and how traffic will be impacted,” he said. “I believe the works are expected to be completed in October.” Cr Toms had a different view: “VicRoads promised a May finish but it is clear the works will drag on to mid-November or early December,” he said.

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Police boost patrols on Young Street Stephen Taylor FRANKSTON police said Wednesday they would be upping their profile in works-besieged Young St and in surrounding streets and lanes. Station Commander Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb said increased foot patrols would â&#x20AC;&#x153;focus their attentionâ&#x20AC;? on the precinct where trade has been hit by the protracted road works. He was speaking after about 50 â&#x20AC;&#x153;angry and disappointedâ&#x20AC;? traders met two weeks ago at Luckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli in Young St to discuss the effects of crime and a perceived lack of safety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Communication between the police and traders had not been good; it was a crucial issue,â&#x20AC;? said Cr Steve Toms, who organised the meeting. Senior Sergeant Lamb said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was clear to me from our meeting that we need to refocus our efforts to the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young St is basically a construction zone, with traders telling us their businesses are struggling and they are under a lot of pressure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the removal of the public toilet in Young St an undesirable element were using the back lanes and alcoves behind their businesses as a toilet and an area to deal and use drugs. As a result the traders felt unsafe.â&#x20AC;? The extra foot patrols and resources aim to reassure the traders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A big part of the task for our foot patrol crews is to ensure they engage with the traders each day, so they know we are out

and about and their feeling of safety is improved during these trying times,â&#x20AC;? Senior Sergeant Lamb said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the officer-in-charge of the Frankston Police Station I cannot positivity influence the time lines of the Young St redevelopment, but I can help reassure the traders and shoppers and improve their level of safety.â&#x20AC;? He said the results for two weeks in Young St had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;encouragingâ&#x20AC;? with 10 arrests for public order offences, theft and warrants of apprehension, and 30 penalty notices for breach of council bylaws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Importantly, the feedback from the traders has been excellent; they tell me seeing the added police presence has really helped them feel safer in their businesses.â&#x20AC;? Senior Sergeant Lamb said the focus on Young St and engagement with the traders would remain at present levels until the streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s redevelopment was finished â&#x20AC;&#x201C; possibly late October. A review would then be done â&#x20AC;&#x153;moving forwardâ&#x20AC;?. Lucky Ferraro, of Luckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli, said traders supported efforts to boost the police presence in the precinct, and to focus on curbing the methadone trade. He said they would push for compensation for the loss of trade. VicRoads blames delays in the works on water and electricity services being unearthed unexpectedly during excavations. This has required moving utility services and, in some instances, changing original designs.

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Iconic sculptureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new home THE iconic five-metre high sculpture named Sentinel, inspired by Bunjil, the eaglehawk â&#x20AC;&#x153;spirit creatorâ&#x20AC;? of the Aboriginal Kulin nations, has reappeared atop a grassy hill next to the Esplanade overlooking Frankston foreshore. Sentinel was created by artist Bruce Armstrong and installed beside Young St at the intersection of Wells St in 2001. It has been moved for the $13 million Young St streetscape works. Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20-tonne, 25-metre Eagle, made of jarrah and aluminium and also inspired by Bunjil, was

installed at Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Docklands the following year. Frankstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor, Cr Brian Cunial, said Sentinel was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;significant piece in Frankstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public art collection, keeping a watchful eye in Young St for more than 15 yearsâ&#x20AC;?. He said its new location was determined â&#x20AC;&#x153;in conjunction with key stakeholdersâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its new nest is in the Esplanade Reserve in Frankston.â&#x20AC;? Cr Cunial said Sentinel was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fivemetre tall abstract wooden sculpture of

a sea eagle created by sculptor Bruce Armstrongâ&#x20AC;?. Bunjil (also spelt Bundjil) is also at Hastings, outside Willum Warrain, the Aboriginal communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gathering place in Pound Rd. It was made by Somers artist Paul Mutimer. Bundjilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest was made by children from Balnarringâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s preschool and primary school in 2015. Constructed on the beach, it has been moved to a permanent home in Robinsons Park at Balnarring Beach. Mike Hast

Rental affordability worst on record, driving homelessness NEW rent data shows that Melbourneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rental affordability is the worst on record, with only 5.7 per cent of all rentals affordable to someone on a low income. In Frankston the figure is one-in-10 rentals being affordable to a person on a low income. Five years ago the figure was one-in-five and 10 years ago nearly seven-in-10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The [Department of Health and Human Services] report paints a dire picture for low people on a very low income. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re poor, there is virtually nowhere left to live, or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be living in extreme poverty just to pay the rent,â&#x20AC;? Council to Homeless Persons CEO Jenny Smith said. The council says the â&#x20AC;&#x153;housing crisisâ&#x20AC;? is driving increased rates of

homelessness, with 45 per cent of clients citing housing issues as the main reason they need help, with family violence being the next main reason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our housing system is failing [us], and the result is increased homelessness. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little in the private rental market for low-income households, and not enough social housing to catch people who are being pushed to the edge,â&#x20AC;? Ms Smith said. The council wants state and federal government to change federal housing taxation to â&#x20AC;&#x153;allow more people to buy their first home, freeing up rental properties for those on low incomesâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our housing taxation system favours property investors at the expense of ordinary Australians looking for a place to live,â&#x20AC;? Ms Smith said.

The council is advocating for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;monumental boost to public and community housing to reduce waiting listsâ&#x20AC;?, and to give people on low incomes an â&#x20AC;&#x153;alternative to unaffordable private rentalâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People pushed out of private rental need a safety net of social housing, and that safety net is totally inadequate,â&#x20AC;? Ms Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Currently, 35,000 Victorians are waiting for public and community housing, with most expected to wait years.â&#x20AC;? The council is urging the state government to better use planning mechanisms, such as Inclusionary Zoning, so new developments include minimum levels of social housing for those on low incomes. The peak body says that the state

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Police renew hunt for local man over assault Stephen Taylor A MAN “familiar with the streets and lanes of Seaford” is believed responsible for an attack on a woman as she walked home along Railway Pd, 3.10am, Saturday 1 April. The Sexual Crimes Squad has released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the sexual assault on the 19-year-old near Seaford North Reserve. See the video at media-centre/Seaford%201.mp4 It is believed the woman had stopped briefly near bushes at a church car park when she was attacked from behind. The man then ran from the scene and the victim walked home and called police. He is described as having a tanned complexion with brown hair, thin build and an Australian accent. Detective Sergeant Rod Neylan said police believed the man had local knowledge of the area. “After the incident [he] has run across the reserve, which has a number of small fences separating it into sections, making it difficult to cross easily or quickly,” he said. “We also know he ran down a very small alley near the north-west corner of the reserve and this alleyway is so small that we believe he would have had to have known previously it was there. “Whether he lives in the area or has previously lived in this area we don’t know, but we do suspect that is the case based on what appears to be

Map: The route the woman’s attacker is believed to have taken. Facefit: An image of a man police wish to speak to over the incident.

an intimate knowledge of these back streets. “I’m urging people who live near that reserve to take a look at these images and think hard about whether this is someone you know, someone who lives in the area now, has lived there before, or even someone who worked in the area. “There is someone out there who knows who this man is.”

At the time of the incident the man was wearing jeans with a belt and a dark coloured t-shirt. He has a distinctive mole on the left side of his cheek or chin and small teeth. Earlier this year police released a digital composite image of a man they wish to speak to and they continue to appeal to anyone who can identify that man to come forward. The CCTV footage shows the man

walking along Railway Pd, near Hayman Av, 2.55am, before he came across the woman at the south-west corner of the reserve about 3.10am. Detective Neylan said police were also yet to recover all of the victim’s belongings. “We’d ask that people double check their backyards, including any outbuildings, such as garages and on the roof of those buildings, in the event any items have been thrown

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Native seduction at the gardens ROYAL Botanic Gardens Botanical Illustrators Group is holding an exhibition of botanical art depicting the relationship between plants and their pollinators next month. Native Seduction will be on display daily in the visitor centre of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne during August. Works by several of their tutors is included. A variety of mediums and techniques are used, including watercolour, coloured pencils, pen and ink and oil. All paintings are for sale, with

commission from sales going to support the gardens. “Botanical art requires careful observation of the subject which is then depicted as a true representation of the plant and, in this case, the insect, bird or mammal that pollinates the plant,” coordinator Margaret Holloway said. An artist will be in residence each Sunday, 10am-2pm. Visitors are invited to get up close and ask questions while watching how the artist develops the painting. Also on

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Wednesdays 2 and 16 August artists will hold informal talks, 11am and noon. The Botanical Illustration Group meets to paint at the Cranbourne Gardens on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 10am-3pm. A variety of workshops and talks are also held during the year.

In the gardens: Artist Sandra Sanger’s mistletoe and jezebels. Picture: supplied

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THE driver of a car which ploughed through the side window of a United service station on Thompsons Rd, Patterson Lakes, last week, is expected to be charged on summons with careless driving. Senior Constable Yunus Miller, of Chelsea police, said the man in his 60s was treated for minor injuries after the incident, 5pm, Tuesday 11 July. His Toyota sedan received minor damage and shattered glass covered the shop’s floor. “There was significant damage,” Senior Constable Miller said. Picture: Gary Sissons


TRAIN travellers between Frankston and the Melbourne CBD will see some friendly faces along their journey, as the Faces of Frankston photographic exhibition rolls on through. A whole train will be used to host a range of remarkable photographs showing the faces of people connected to the city, with links to find out more about their stories. International photographer Richard Simpkin’s Locals of Frankston exhibition brings together a collection of images featuring traders and students. They showcase Frankston as an ideal place to live, work, shop, invest and enjoy time in, the council says. The mayor Cr Brian Cunial said: “As our city undergoes a major transformation with numerous investor activities, we are proud to present the Faces of Frankston, a series of exhibitions celebrating the everyday people who make our city great. “These locals all have their own unique stories and experiences, but share one thing in common: an absolute passion for our city.” To celebrate the Faces of Frankston an on-board roving gig will be held on the 4.04pm Frankston-bound train departing platform 8 at Flinders St station, Thursday 27 July. The cost is the same as a train ticket. Share and add to these stories using #frankstonfaces. Simpkin’s exhibition Locals of Frankston is showing at the Frankston Arts Centre until 21 October. It will be complemented by portraits projected onto the Frankston Arts Centre flytower.

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We’re paying more and more for less and less PLANNING and population issues are back in the spotlight after the state government changed planning laws to allow three-storey houses to be built in the region, sparking concern about overdevelopment. Frankston-based sociologist and author Sheila Newman sounds a warning about unrestricted population growth, land prices and development of food production land. By Sheila Newman AS a fig leaf response to growing unrest about exponential population growth, governments and developers are now suggesting “decentralisation” is the cure for all that ails us from overpopulation. The current plan to “create” (mostly via massive immigration) eight new cities between Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney is a foretaste of the growth lobby’s desire to aim for a population of 100 million in Australia and perhaps 50 major cities within 80 to 100 years. This super growth would be financed entirely by speculating on land costs, with massive profits falling mostly to a few already obscenely rich developers. However, as usual the growth lobby conveniently disregards water, agriculture, and natural and resource environmental costs. Losing land in the countryside to more houses, schools, hospitals, shopping centres and more is no less significant than it is in our current peri-urban areas. As for ongoing adjustments to the urban growth boundary, rezoning rural land to urban residential is threatening Melbourne’s peri-urban food bowl – Werribee, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Casey-Cardinia. Up to 50 per cent of Australia’s vegetables are grown on the urban fringe of Mel-

bourne and 17 per cent of Victorian fruit. Greater than 80 per cent of some types of fruit and vegetables are produced. Production is at $1.3-1.6 billion a year, and supports 6000 jobs. But once converted to housing, the land and jobs are lost forever, entrenching a reliance on imported foods. Since the Menzies government era, the privatisation of land production has evolved into a system of packing more and more people into smaller and smaller areas. It multiplies the dollar value of the land, while massively diminishing the land per person. So most of us pay more and more for less and less. Meanwhile a minority profit obscenely from the growing misery of their fellow citizens and residents. This is essentially what drives the policies for mass immigration in Australia. The costs to business are horrendous (unless they are corporations that invest in land and mortgages). For instance, manufacturers have to pay for their own accommodation, for their business premises, and for salaries that will permit their employees to afford rent or mortgages. These costs ruin many businesses and make us globally uncompetitive since our land, housing and rent costs are among the highest in the world. Abolition of state industrial award systems, redefinition of most state

CBDs as “regions in need of immigration”, and Prime Minister John Howard’s use of the Corporations clause in the Constitution means it is now possible, for the first time since Federation, to import cheap labour to undermine Australian wages. Employers can exploit cheap imported labour, but labour must pay very high rent and mortgages, pitting employers against workers and citizens against citizens. It’s beginning to feel like a return to Dickensian living conditions or feudalism will be the ultimate outcome. Meanwhile, these unreasonable, anti-social land costs (and the population growth-associated inflation of water and power costs) make the pension and welfare system unaffordable, but the problem is then blamed on “dependency ratios” – too many

unemployed people, too many old people, etc. However, if we greatly reduced invited economic immigration (which all the states advertise for – see Victoria’s, pensions would be adequate to live on and could possibly even be reduced, and working people would not have to enslave themselves to life-long mortgages. It would also be relatively affordable to start manufacturing businesses and employ people. Twenty-five years ago, when I became worried about population growth in Australia, the plight of wildlife and the loss of green and wild spaces were accepted. Empathy for the environment is disappearing under the walls of masonry and concrete paving of our once rural areas. As much as it pains me, it is understandable to lose em-

pathy for the environment when there isn’t much left to empathise with. It’s as if wildlife is completely off the radar, and caring about wildlife habitat is just an indulgent wistful pastime. The extremes to which we are now pushed socio-economically and the urbanisation of our values have reinforced our human-centric behaviours – and it is very depressing. Presently, those who hope to protect where we live are relying on a “community engagement” model that is past its use-by date. Previously, when a development was announced, we could have our say about it. Sometimes we even managed to stop outrageous proposals – or at least win major concessions. However, the latest proposed changes to the Victorian Planning Scheme, and many that have already occurred while we have been asleep at the wheel, will completely strip away any rights or tools we thought we had to protect our homes and amenity. The ground has shifted under us so we need, somehow, to be more proactive. A good place to start could be a residents’ bill of rights.  Sheila Newman is an evolutionary sociologist and editor of articles on energy, population, land use planning, and resources as well as a news site called Her books include The Final Energy Crisis (Pluto, UK) and the Demography, Territory and Law series (Countershock Press) on ecological population systems and political outcomes. She has a YouTube channel called queeniealexander2000.

City’s cash adds strength to biosphere Keith Platt THE future of the Western Port Biosphere Foundation has been strengthened with a decision by Frankston Council to again become a financial member. Earlier this year the foundation was facing closure as money ran out. However, the state government stepped in with $20,000 from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning “to assist us in working through our cash flow issues”, executive officer of the biosphere Cecelia Witton said in an editorial in the July edition of foundation’s The Connector newsletter. “We welcome [the decision by Frankston Council] and look forward

to working to strengthen our relationship with Frankston City Council and our other biosphere councils,” Ms Witton stated. The biosphere’s Growing Connections Project ended on 30 June and Ms Witton said a final report would be complete by mid-August. She said recent foundation activities had included a planting day with Downs Estate Community Group on a reserve north of Seaford Wetlands. The hundreds of trees and shrubs would help protect the wetlands and create a biolink across the north of the site. Ms Witton said 120 passengers had joined three bus tours with the Bunurong Land Council “which focused on the landscapes of Casey and Cardinia, and Bass Coast … learning a little about our local Indigenous culture

and some of the important sites for the Indigenous community and how these were used”. The third annual Western Port Biosphere Biodiversity Forum on 30 June was attended by about 100 people from government agencies, community groups, and the public. Keynote speaker Vanessa Craigie, policy officer from DELWP, outlined the new statewide biodiversity plan “and how we can all get involved in delivering the desired outcomes”, Ms Witton said. With Frankston’s continued absence from the biosphere, the remaining four members – Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Cardinia, and Casey councils – were earlier this year forced bailed out the ailing organisation, which would have run out of money by April.

At that stage Ms Witton said the biosphere foundation had survived a “hectic” few months. In a bid to secure future funding, a memorandum of understanding was drawn up between the biosphere and the four remaining member councils. Frankston had withdrawn its $20,000 annual commitment four years previously, adding to the biosphere’s financial woes. Ms Witton told an extraordinary general meeting in January that the organisation was running out of money before a vote was taken to give the board of directors the power to wind up the “company”. That option was not needed. The 2142-square kilometre Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve – one of 14 in Australia – includes five local government

areas and French Island. Listed under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) “Man and the Biosphere” program, it includes national and marine parks, rural agriculture and urban growth areas. Western Port is also listed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International significance. Biospheres are described as being “sites of excellence that seek to reconcile conservation of biological and cultural diversity and economic and social development through partnerships between people and nature”. Although they have no statutory powers, biospheres are seen as being “ideal learning sites to test and demonstrate innovative approaches to sustainable development and conservation on a regional scale”.

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‘Coward punch’ victim in hospital A CARRUM Downs man is facing a string of charges after allegedly punching a man coming out of a takeaway shop in the Nepean Highway, near the Grand Hotel, Frankston, 3am, Saturday 8 July. The man, 26, allegedly “coward punched” a 32-year-old Narre Warren South man, causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the footpath. The man was knocked out cold and taken by ambulance to Frankston Hospital where he received four stitches. Detective Senior Constable Bernard Dowling, of Frankston CIU, said the alleged attacker was parading around in front of the shop with his pants down prior to the alleged assault. He then allegedly confronted the victim and punched him to the head with a clenched fist. The man was arrested Tuesday night. He has been charged with intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury, drunk in a public place, and behaving in an indecent manner. He was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in September.

‘Illegals’ minding crop house TWO Vietnamese nationals were arrested last week allegedly minding 200 marijuana plants at a Frankston “crop house”.

Detective Senior Constable Flyn Loughlin, of Frankston CIU, said the plants in various stages of growth were being tended by a woman, 24, who is an illegal immigrant, and a man, 25, who is here on a bridging visa. An electrical bypass system was stealing power from the grid. The pair was charged with cultivating commercial quantities of cannabis, possessing cannabis and other matters. They appeared before an out-of-sessions court, Tuesday, and were remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court in October. Cannabis plants are valued at around $1000 each, depending on their size and quality. Police are investigating the house’s ownership details.

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Channel 10’s bumpy ride started at Mt Eliza By Howard Bull NETWORK Ten is again creating its own news after announcing a big loss and its billionaire shareholders Lachlan Murdoch, Bruce Gordon and James Packer withdrawing support for a $250 million guaranteed loan. Ten Network Holdings went into voluntary administration mid-June, which would have dismayed its creator, the Mt Eliza resident and leading businessman Sir Reginald Ansett of Ansett Airlines fame. Previous financial difficulties included going into receivership in 1989, which ended when Westpac bought the station and later sold it to a consortium headed by Canadian group CanWest. The station’s genesis occurred in the early 1960s when the Australian government announced it would grant more commercial TV licences in a number of capital cities, including Melbourne. Reginald Myles Ansett, yet to be knighted, was renowned for phoning senior Ansett Transport Industries executives at their homes after he had enjoyed a fine dinner and his favourite whisky at his home overlooking Port Phillip, one of the largest waterfront properties on the peninsula with its beach house, stables, gardens and a lake designed by Edna Walling. An executive director was surprised when he answered his phone one night and was told by his boss that ATI would apply for the Melbourne licence and he should establish a task force to create a proposal. Ansett believed ATI should diversify and not be too reliant on its airline operations for cash flow. This policy was pursued vigorously. During his reign as managing director, the ATI empire operated, in addition to Ansett Airlines, five intrastate airlines, 26 hotels, Hayman Island resort, Pioneer Tours with 284 luxury coaches, National Instrument Company, Wridgways Removals, Avis car rental, Ansair coach builders, and Ansett Road Freight. ATI was a major shareholder of Diners Club and an insurance company. When ATI closed in 2002 it comprised 47 related companies. Ansett had good reason to diversify – in the 1960s ATI was under constant pressure in the air and from the Labor Party. A Labor government had created its own airline, Trans Australia Airlines, to fight the free enterprise Ansett Airlines. Labor supporters described Ansett as the chief advocate of free enterprise, the living justification of capitalism, and categorised him as ruthless,

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Heigh-ho: It’s off to work by helicopter for Reg Ansett from his home at Mt Eliza to a pontoon on the Yarra River at Melbourne. (Inset) Reg Ansett was on the cover of The Bulletin, a leading business and politics magazine, in 1963 as his empire expanded.

a scheming go-getter, the epitome of a big businessman. They wanted him brought down, despite ATI having many small shareholders and thousands of staff. He was renowned in Mt Eliza for travelling between home and his office in one of the airline’s helicopter. The chopper would stay at his property overnight and its pilot, Captain Max Holyman, who was Australia’s first licensed helicopter pilot, lived nearby. In 1963 ATI was awarded the additional Melbourne licence and Channel O was born (“oh” not zero). The day the announcement was made a media conference was held in the ATI boardroom, which was packed with media intrigued by ATI’s good fortune. The victory was based on a written submission that would not have succeeded nowadays. Many TV viewers believed there was excessive violence on TV, including many westerns such as Bonanza, Wyatt Earp, and Gunsmoke. The submission said Channel O would screen religious programs as

well as a plethora of shows for women and children. A journalist asked Ansett to name his favourite TV program. His oneword reply was: “Westerns.” There was a deathly silence, but fortunately the media generally had a high regard for Ansett and did not pursue an obvious opportunity. A television station was built at Nunawading. Initially it transmitted test patterns and it was reported that Ansett would have long stints sitting in front of his TV at home, watching the test pattern. The first public transmission was in August 1964. Each Monday morning he would arrive at the studio in his helicopter and voice his opinions to an attentive general manager. (In January 1980, the station changed to Channel 10.) In 1969 Ansett was knighted and became Sir Reginald. A decade later ATI came under pressure from corporate raiders after the company announced it had lost $9.4

million on its investment in Associated Securities Limited. It was the only major business mistake made by Sir Reginald and it created repercussions. Some business people decided it would be timely to take over ATI. Two colourful Perth identities, Robert Holmes a Court and Alan Bond, separately nibbled at this corporate meal. In 1979 Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and transport magnate Sir Peter Abeles, who operated TNT, each bought 50 per cent of ATI. Murdoch operated Channel 10 and Abeles was responsible for the rest, particularly freight operations. Sir Reginald remained as chairman only. He was described as one of Australia’s finest businessmen. Later generations applying for positions are told a tertiary degree is required. Sir Reginald obtained his Intermediate Certificate at night school and started work as a timber cutter before buying a car to carry people and parcels. Sir Reginald had developed a strong corporate culture at ATI. His execu-

tives knew him as RM and his army of staff was very loyal to him. This all changed when Sir Reginald lost control of the company in 1979. The airline was placed into administration in 2001 after suffering financial collapse due to two decades of doubtful business decisions. It was a sad end to a great Australian company built by a man who started business in 1931 with a secondhand car carrying passengers and small items of freight between Ballarat and Maryborough. It could be said that Sir Reginald still “resides” on the Mornington Peninsula – his ashes were dropped from a helicopter over his Mt Eliza property after he died in December 1981 at age 72.  Howard Bull was a public relations consultant to Ansett for 20 years from the late 1960s to late 1980s. On the peninsula he is best known as the former owner of the Armoured Military Vehicle Collection at Boneo, and former CEO of Mt Martha Community Learning Centre at Mt Martha House.


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Support needed to stop state’s planning changes The support of residents and property owners is required to stop 11-metre high, multiple three-storey developments from being built and becoming the norm in many areas on the Mornington Peninsula. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is asking for support to oppose the state government’s residential planning changes (“Shire call-up against planning changes”, The News, 4/7/17). Under the changes, suddenly without warning, property owners and residents may find that they will loose their views or have an ugly development overlooking their back yards. They may not have to be notified or be able to object, and this is deplorable when they have already had to comply with the previous height limits. It will also be a major setback for many of the peninsula’s areas and townships, which are different to Melbourne’s urban development because of the views to the bays, ocean and countryside, which provide a much-needed change to the densely populated, boring and concreted inner suburbs. It is why we live here and why thousands of tourists, day visitors and holidaymakers come to the area. The economy of the peninsula is heavily reliant on this difference. Support the council and oppose the changes by completing the petition at “Become a Peninsula Protector” on the Peninsula Speaks website: or email: info@ Alan Nelsen, McCrae Action Group

Freeway noise, safety I refer to VicRoads’ plans to install wire safety barriers along Mornington Peninsula Freeway

from Mt Martha to Rosebud. While I welcome this safety initiative, VicRoads’ justification for the project is the high number of crashes, which is the result of the huge increase in traffic along this section of the freeway. This is the very reason we need noise barriers instead along the freeway and an overpass at Jetty Rd, Rosebud. VicRoads’ testing has confirmed over many years that noise levels are above the acceptable level. I urge the state government to accept its own agency’s advice and install the noise barriers as part of the wire safety barrier upgrade to the freeway as well as addressing the urgent need for an overpass at Jetty Rd. Martin Dixon, MP for Nepean

Unionised government Have you ever wondered why the Andrews state government will not distance itself from the CFMEU, no matter how rude, crude and unattractive the union is? Figures from the Australian Electoral Commission give the answer: this union has donated $3.027 million to the Victorian Labor Party since 1988, $627,154 in the past two years alone. This state (called the People’s Republic of Victoria by some) has a government in thrall to its union masters. Think about it. Peter Grey, Rye

Waiting for the bus In 2009 politician Johan Scheffer claimed the Brumby Labor government’s transport plan was good for the Mornington Peninsula. Sure,

Fire brigades from Mornington, Mount Martha and Mount Eliza attended a house fire at Wilgul Way in Mornington on Friday 14 July. Smoke was issuing from the second storey of the building when fire services arrived but it was quickly brought under control. The building was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

we have a rail line to Hastings and Stony Point (which we had anyway) and the freeway to bypass Frankston, but nothing has changed for the vast majority of peninsula residents. It still takes 75 minutes by bus from Rye to Frankston; still no express bus service; still not enough buses and long, long waits; and still the fact one must own a car to get anywhere at a reasonable time. Over the years there have been many plans by both [major party] governments that have all amounted to sycophantic ramblings. I go back to the early 1940s, when it took 80 minutes from Frankston train station to Rye. If politicians really cared about us they could have a second, faster bus service with stops at Blairgowrie, Rye, Tootgarook, Rosebud and Dromana, and then express to Frankston, leaving Portsea every hour, ditto ex-Frankston. “Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall” (Matthew Arnold). Cliff Ellen, Rye

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Letter reader AS I open my copy of The News I think, maybe, the Letters column will be different today. But, no, there they are again, the usual culprits: a Green and a frustrated housewife. Missing was the intelligent voice from Mornington and a leftwinger from Rosebud. But there was the usual dog hater letter. These people must lie in bed at night and dream up things to write in and whinge about. They should get a life or move out. Peter Damyon, Mt Martha

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I’m only 41 and call me old-fashioned but it seems most people, especially young mums in shops, don’t know the good manners words such as please, thank you, please excuse me and sorry. The death of good manners seems to be everywhere these days. Sharon Bayer, Frankston

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Taking time to get your tax right TAX time has kicked off and the ATO is reminding taxpayers to take their time to get it right. Assistant Commissioner Kath Anderson said 2.8 million people lodged their tax return in July last year, which is 22 per cent of all tax returns lodged for 2015-16. “We know that some taxpayers like to get in early and lodge in the first month of tax time, but our analysis shows that if you lodge in July, you’re far more likely to make a mistake by leaving out some of your income,” Ms Anderson said. “By mid-August we have pre-filled most of the data from employers, banks, government agencies and other third parties. Waiting until this information is available will help you avoid mistakes.” “For many people waiting until August means all they have to do is double-check the information we have pre-filled, enter any deductions and then hit submit.”

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economy, your second job, foreign sources, employee share schemes and capital gains from the disposal of shares and property.” “Our systems are great at finding errors in tax returns, and if we have to investigate something further in your tax return.” Ms Anderson said people can choose to lodge using the ATO’s online lodgment tool myTax, which is fast, easy and secure, or they can lodge with a registered tax agent. “If you have been using the myDeductions tool, which is available in the ATO app, to save and store your deductions, you can upload that data as well without the need for physical receipts. Last year over 55,000 people uploaded their deductions to myTax or their tax agent, and 9 out of 10 of them told us they intend to use it again this year. For more information on how to lodge, visit and to find out about myDeductions, visit

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IMMERSE yourself in the absolute charm of this storybook cottage set in delightful Red Hill. At the front of the home is a long timber verandah that affords a rural outlook, and the fenced 707 square metre block, that tapers to a point in the east corner, is alive with lush native ferns and succulents that are guarded by a stand of tall gum trees. To the side is a tandem double carport which leads through to a single garage. A variety of timbers have been used to create a

wondrous open plan living zone with the welcoming space greatly accentuated in size by the soaring pitched ceiling. Incorporating a lovely lounge room with wood heater and air-conditioner, there is a dining space that adjoins the kitchen which features a cosy breakfast bar with a beautiful thick slab of timber and two rustic copper basins that are an absolute highlight. Down the hall past the separate laundry and bathroom are two good-sized bedrooms and a smaller

third that would serve as a study or nursery. Upstairs is a versatile mezzanine level perfect for a large fourth bedroom or rumpus room. There is wonderful potential here for a charming home away from home where you want nothing more from a winter escape than to curl up in front of a wood heater and enjoy all the superb eateries, wineries and cafes of Red Hill.

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POSITIONED over two levels, this stunning property boasts absolute water frontage with grand views across the Martha Cove marina. Conveniently, all your living and entertaining areas area on the one level with a sweeping open plan layout comprising a sparkling kitchen boasting Miele appliances, stylish marble bench tops with matching splash-backs and softclose drawers. To either side are the lounge and dining areas which open out to a spacious timber deck, and a charming paved alfresco respectively. Complete with ducted heating and cooling, plus a feature wood fireplace to the living zone, extra touches include handsome timber floorboards throughout. The upstairs master bedroom suite also has balcony access for a pleasant water view with other appointments including an enormous walk-in-robe and ensuite. Two more bedrooms both have built-in-robes and share the main bathroom, and a handy study nook is also a great addition.

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LUXURY COUNTRY ESTATE & HISTORIC COOLSTORE Once part of the peninsula’s longest and largest apple growing countryside and alongside some of the area’s most prestigious wineries and tourist attractions, this picturesque 15.8 acres (approx) country estate is a property full of luxury, opportunity and historic romance. A buying opportunity of the rarest kind surrounded by T’Gallant, Mock Orchards and Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, very few properties offer so much with a luxury 4 bedroom homestead and pool, an enormous disused historic coolstore shed, former caretaker’s residence as well as 4 x chicken growing sheds (business).


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TIMELESS ELEGANCE ON AN ACRE Architectural design unites with elegant contemporary luxury in this irresistible 5 bedroom family haven cradled on a dreamy acre property bordering beautiful reserve land on two sides. A mid-century classic stunningly refurbished to meet the modern age, the KRPHÃ&#x20AC;DXQWVERWKIRUPDODQGLQIRUPDOOLYLQJDQGGLQLQJDUHDVZKLOHDJUDQGFHQWUDOWHUUDFHDQGDQDOIUHVFRGHFNZLWKELVWUREOLQGV provide lovely options for all-season outdoor entertaining. A short drive to Mt Eliza Village, the property includes a zoned master wing with bathroom, 2nd bedroom/study and dressing room, separate wing with 2 bedrooms, 2nd bathroom and kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lounge, gas ¿UHSODFHGXFWHGKHDWLQJVSOLWV\VWHPERDWFDUDYDQVKHGFDUSRUWUDLQWDQNVDQGVXEOHYHOVWRUDJH


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AFFORDABLE LIVING IN THE HEART OF TOWN Just a leisurely stroll to the shops, restaurants and services of Hastingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bustling High Street a mere 350m away with regular bus routes from Frankston to Flinders, this 2 bedroom unit with JDUGHQFRXUW\DUGÃ&#x20AC;DXQWVLQFUHGLEOHDIIRUGDELOLW\LQDUHGKRW location. Ideal for starters, renovators, investors and downsizers, the home features a surprisingly spacious living/dining area with a northerly aspect, functional kitchen with electric cooking, BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and full bathroom with separate toilet & single lock-up garage. AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:

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CITY-FRINGE RENOVATOR WITH DUAL STREET ACCESS Right on the fringe of Frankston CBD, with easy access to shops and transport, this 3 bedroom home with dual street access off Corlett Lane presents a wealth of opportunities for astute EX\HUV7KH¶VEULFNYHQHHUKRPHKDVWLPEHUÃ&#x20AC;RRULQJZKLOH WKHVTP DSSUR[ Ã&#x20AC;DWDOORWPHQWDOVRKLQWVDWWKHSRVVLELOLWLHV IRUGHYHORSHUVWRHUHFWGZHOOLQJV 67&$ 7KHÃ&#x20AC;RRUSODQ comprises separate living and dining, sunny kitchen, bathroom with separate shower and toilet, and large garage. AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:

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RARE COMFORT FOR STARTERS A home that screams exciting potential, ideally placed at the end of a residential cul-de-sac beside schools, transport and Gateway Shopping Village. This 2 bedroom home with study merges excellent positioning with genuine affordability. Set on a 627m2 (approx) subdividable allotment (STCA), the brick home offers solid bones for a modern refurbishment with an openFRQFHSWÃ&#x20AC;RRUSODQVOLGLQJGRRUVWRDVKDGHGSDWLREDWKURRPZLWK separate toilet, split-system, gas heating, carport and shed. AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:

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Mornington 11/5 Satu Way MODERN WAREHOUSE WITH OFFICES Electric container height roller door 1 carpark, floor and window coverings throughout Downstairs:  Reception area with desk & cupboards  Split-system air conditioning/heating  1 office with desk, shelving & plan bench  Kitchen area and staff amenities Upstairs:  Storage area with cupboards  Staff amenities with shower  Two offices with split-system & drawing benches  

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Mini Maestros MINI Maestros is an Australian educational music and movement program for children aged 6 months to 5 years. Kate Howard, the owner and operator of the Frankston and Langwarrin Mini Maestros franchise, has always had a love of performing and singing. Following her passion, Kate completed a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts in 1997, and many varied jobs followed: including working at a wildlife park, performing in daily animal shows and taking animals to schools as part of an education program. In 2009 Kate became Bubbles the fairy and started a Face Painting business. In 2014

.DWHFRPSOHWHGDFHUWLÂżFDWHRI Education support, and for the past 2 years she has worked at the local primary school as an Integration Aide. .DWHZDVÂżUVWLQWURGXFHG to Mini Maestros whilst attending a similar program in the UK in 2007 and is thrilled to be a Mini Maestros Franchisee as it enables her to combine her passion for education and music whilst creating a fun and engaging learning experience. The Mini Maestros program FDWHUVIRUVSHFLÂżFDJHJURXSV and therefore delivers a program that is appropriate for childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s developmental stages. Children sing, dance, play percussion instruments and use props and puppets, all


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Baby Goods Warehouse MORNINGTON Baby Goods Warehouse has been operating since 2002, servicing Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula for your entire baby needs. Adelle Charman purchased the business nine years ago after running a childcare centre with her husband for many years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bought the business in November 2008 and we have now built it up that we carry about eight times more stock than when we purchased it,â&#x20AC;? said Adelle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We carry a large range of car seats, prams, cots, bassinettes, linen, an extensive range of feeding products, and are one of the few stockists of Mam in Victoria which is a great brand of bottles. We have linen, pram accessories,

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A mid-career change enabled Pippa Hanson to reinvent herself as a co-founder and award-winning entrepreneur in her role as managing director of The Sports Injury Clinic. She has leveraged her massive success by sharing her positive story with female business owners, executive leaders and young entrepreneurs. As a business owner, wife and mother it is not surprising that her mantra is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good health is your wealthâ&#x20AC;?. Without good health you have to adjust and potentially not live life to your fullest. The impact on spending time with family, friends, sport/hobbies and work is impacted with injury and poor health.

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IN BUSINESS BJS Insurance Brokers TERESA Westgarth loves helping clients with their insurance needs, and has found the perfect place to do this at the Mornington branch of BJS Insurance Brokers. Starting out in the industry as a 19 year old in the UK, Teresa is now the branch manager of BJS, and still remains as passionate today about her career as when she ÂżUVWVWDUWHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just love how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so diverse, and the fact that we get to deal with all sorts of different businesses and different clients. I like to solve their insurance problems when they come to us with an issue. For most people, insurance is shrouded in mystery, but it is very simple to us. The fact

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Mr Leadbetter opens fish shop in Frankston Compiled by Cameron McCullough MR C. J. Leadbetter notifies in another column that he intends opening a fish shop in Frankston on Saturday next and will keep a constant supply of fish, &c. Customers waited on twice a week. *** THE fortnightly Red Cross Social held at Tyabb July 14th was as usual a great success and favoured with fine weather. The evening opened with a short program, followed by competition which caused great amusement then dancing and supper. The musical items were:– Pianoforte duet, Mr and Miss Steer; song, Mr A Denham; song, Mrs Woodhouse; song, Mr Russell Denham; song, Mrs Roe; song, Miss Freda Denham. Miss Lily Slocombe and Mr Russell Denham acted as accompanists and Mr G. Gibson provided music for the dance. The takings were about £2 2s. *** WORD was received from the Red Cross Central Depot during the week urging that there should be no slackening in making the particular garment that Tyabb make a specialty of. At the Central Depot they find great difficulty in keeping up the supply of these garments, so all workers are asked to continue as before without slackening. *** THE 19th Annual Public Meeting of the Tyabb Hall was held June 4th ‘17. The chairman R. Maclaurin occupied the chair. The minutes of the previous public meeting were read and adopted. The annual report was read and the balance sheet submitted showing a

credit balance of £7 10s. The following officers were elected:–K - W. Slocombe was reelected secretary at a salary of £2 2s. R. Mair re-elected treasurer at a salary of 10/6 and G. T. Slocombe caretaker £10. Members of committee to fill vacancy caused by effluxion of time:–R. Maclaurin, F. A. Oates. W. J. Clark, J. Bake and Cr. W. Longmuir to fill vacancies caused by non attendance of members. *** THE following letter of thanks to those who so kindly helped to make the concert held at Langwarrin in aid of the funds of the War Relief Fund of the Education Department has been received by the Head Teacher and has been handed to us for publication.– Dear Miss Gillard.– would you be good enough to convey to all the workers in connection with your recent effort on behalf of the British Red Cross Appeal, the best appreciation of the Central Executive. Those who remain at home can do much for the men behind the firing line, and you can feel assured that your co-operation does much to help strengthen the supplies in this most noble cause. With best wishes, on behalf of the Central Executive, I am, yours faithfully, May Cox, Organizing Secretary. *** A CHEQUE for £3 15s was handed to the “Wattle” Club this week, from the local Red Cross society. This sum had been obtained for entertaining soldiers and as the “Wattle” Club were entertaining soldiers so often, it was decided by the Red Cross

to hand their money over to the Club. A cheque for £2 2s was also received from Mr C. Tait. These donations are highly appreciated. *** THE ‘Wattle’ Club will hold their second anniversary plain and fancy dress ball on Wednesday next, when every thing points to its being even more successful than last year’s function. Good prizes are offered and Di Gigg’s band has been engaged. *** WORK sent in from Mt Eliza Red Cross Branch to the Frankston Red Cross year ending July 17th 1917 – 20 shirts, 12 pillow cases. 6 suits pyjamas, 13 scarves, 4 prs mittens, 24 prs socks, 6 prs bed socks, 1 washer, 2 undershirts. *** Frankston Court of. Petty Sessions. Monday, July 9th, 1917. Before Messrs Williams, Oates Grant and Crawford J’s.P. TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET. Charles W. Risely of Crib Point was charged by Joseph Dean, a railway officer, with travelling by rail, between Melbourne and Frankston, on 12th May last, without having ticket entitling him to do so. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Porter Ward, of Frankston, deposed that Risely, when asked for his ticket, denied that he had travelled by train, and afterwards, gave a wrong name. He had given considerable trouble. Defendant said he paid his fare to Carrum, but came to Frankston as it was raining; he had lost his ticket at Carrum; he admitted giving a wrong name.

The Bench held the charge proved and fined defendant 20s with 12s 6d costs. DISPUTED DEBT CLAIM. Albert Shannon sued John Bedcock for £7 17s 6d on account of groceries etc sold and delivered. Mr Cook appeared for complainant in the absence of Mr Utber. Defendant, who conducted his own case claimed that he had already paid part of the amount claimed but was unable to produce receipts bearing out his assertion. As defendant is very deaf, great difficulty was experienced by the Bench and Court officials in dealing with the case. Albert Shannon and William Hyland gave evidence in support of the claim. Defendant and his daughter and son contended that certain amounts had been paid off but they had not received receipts. The PM said that in the absence of receipts no notice could be taken of the defence. Order for the full amount with 16s 6d costs, in default distress. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Const. E. C. Ryan charged Guy Gellibrand Jennings, of Seaford, with “that at Seaford, between the month of December 1916 and the 6th day of June 1917, he did act towards a certain animal, to wit, a cow, in a manner involving cruelty, contrary to the Police Offences Act 1615”. Mr Cook, Mornington, conducted the prosecution for the Animals Protection Society. Defendant pleaded not guilty and conducted his own case. Mr Cook informed the Court that

about last Xmas one of defendant’s cows fell off a bridge and broke her hind leg, at the hock. Defendant kept the animal, which was hopelessly injured, for six months in an open paddock, in an endeavour to fatten her and sell her to a butcher. On June 3rd, Sgt. Bennett, of Moonee Ponds, who was on leave at Seaford, noticed the injured cow which was hopping about endeavouring to graze. The animal was in a very emaciated condition and fell down several times. The Sergeant told defendant to destroy her. On 6th of June Const. Ryan and Inspector Wilmott, of the Animals Protection Society, inspected the cow. The Constable shot the cow with his revolver. Counsel contended that it was gross cruelty to keep the beast alive in her crippled state. Sergt. Bennett, Inspector Wilmott and Const. Ryan gave evidence. The constable stated that defendant was most courteous to him and gave him every assistance. Defendant stated that he made every effort to cure the cow and had fed and watered her constantly. This was admitted by the prosecution. The P.M. said that a case of a cruelty had been proved. It was not a bad case. Defendant had done his best according to his ideas but it was cruel to keep the cow alive at all, however the penalty would be a light one. Fined 10s with £2 10s costs. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 21 July 1917

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Smile! Camera catastrophes and other conundrums By Stuart McCullough TALK about unlucky. You’d think that I’d broken a mirror while walking underneath a ladder, cutting a cake during which I touched the plate with the knife just as a black cat stumbled across my path. I’m talking seriously unfortunate. Indeed, fortune has not smiled upon me so much as it has bared its bloody fangs in my direction. The evidence is plain – I am never going to be accused of being conventionally handsome. Or unconventionally handsome, for that matter. Fact is, the wind changed and this is the face I’m stuck with. I’ve never been one to gaze into mirrors. It’s not that I’m shy; it’s more that I just don’t trust the guy I see in there. He’s kinda funny looking. For that reason, I’ve always avoided Facebook because it focusses on a part of my anatomy that I’d much sooner ignore. That said, my knuckles are (I believe) exquisite, and it’s a tragedy that there’s no ‘Knucklebook’ to which I can flock and display my wares to virtual friends. Then there’s the index finger on my left hand which, according to consensus, is truly a thing of beauty to which songs should be sung and sonnets devoted. But index fingers don’t really get the recognition they deserve. That’s because in this somewhat shallow world, it’s all about the face. Some people are photogenic. I, on the other hand, am photo allergic. I had, for a time, hoped that the appalling photos were not the inevitable result of my own physical features but the product of extremely poor photography. It is generally believed within my family that my father is an appalling photographer. Lighting, composition and atmosphere – all these things were con-


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sidered dispensable when my father was in charge of the camera. By far and away it was the fact of the photo that mattered; whether it was any good to look at was largely irrelevant.

While undoubtedly a ‘point and shoot’ kind of photographer, my father could also be quite particular. For years, he insisted on taking pictures at family functions, by standing at the

head of the table and squeezing the button. Year after year, he chose the exact same vantage point, yielding the same unsatisfactory results. Some years, we were sitting in the same seats, yielding a spooky ‘time lapse’ sense to his photos. He also mastered the elusive art of the ‘red eye’. Somehow his pictures always succeeded in giving someone demonically crimson eyes, making them look not so much like a member of the family sitting down to dinner as much as Satan’s spawn taking a quick breather while on the hunt for souls to collect. My father doesn’t do casual. Not for him the candid snap or picture in which the subject is blissfully unaware that they’re being captured for posterity. Rather, he preferred to have us standing together in a group, our bowl haircuts glistening in the sun as he somewhat forlornly asked us to smile. My father has strong views about lighting. In particular, he believes that the best photos are taken when the sun’s rays are lighting the face of his subjects. That, in turn, meant that we had to stand; gazing into an unforgiving, hostile glowing orb while being told not to squint. To this day, I can barely stand direct sunlight. I have a lot of nephews and nieces. I may be biased but, without exception, I think they’re all very good looking. And, unlike me, they’re all extremely comfortable in front of a camera. I think that kids today get a lot more practice when it comes to getting their photo taken. They’re used to it. Once, getting your photo taken was a special event. I look at pictures of my great grandparents and you can tell it was a big deal – they dressed up in suits and gowns and posed as if sitting for an oil

painting. Two generations later and I was getting my picture taken at school while wearing my very best baby blue skivvy. Things move quickly. Phones, in particular, have changed everything. That you can now take a photo whenever you like is both a huge step forward and a leap backwards at the same time. You can, I think, overdo these things somewhat. But my nephews and nieces have started to fight back. Whenever we have a family function, we always make sure to try and take the most alarming picture of ourselves that we can without actually breaking the camera lens. It takes a lot of effort. It’s a group shot. Rather than have someone stand at the head of the table, we try and squeeze in to frame and pull the most amazing faces that we can. The results speak for themselves. It’s often said that a picture says a thousand words and, mostly, these pictures serve as fair warning to the general public not to cross us. We look so frightening that, frankly, even I would cross the road to avoid one of our number. Somewhat unwisely, I divulged the security code for my phone to my five year old nephew. It’s fair to say that he has absolutely gone to town. It’s common place for me to find a whole bunch of new pictures of him pulling all kinds of silly faces. One day, I’m hoping one of them turns up on his passport. Whenever I see photos of me with my nephews and nieces, I forget for a moment that I’m cursed with an un-photogenic face. Instead, I just feel lucky. Now just say ‘cheese’….

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Things need to change – Murphy PENINSULA LEAGUE

By Toe Punt SEAFORD coach Ben Murphy will look to continue to “change things up” at training following another disappointing loss on Saturday in MPNFL Peninsula Division. The Tigers have dropped off the face of the earth in the past six weeks after getting away to a terrific start this season. On Saturday at home it suffered perhaps its worse loss of the season, an eight goal thrashing at the hands of lowly-placed Mornington. Seaford went through a heavy training load for a period but that ceased three weeks ago, leaving Murphy to say that it had nothing to do with his team’s recent form. “We’ve just fallen right away,” Murphy said. “Our confidence is down and I just can’t put my finger on it. Like Paul Roos said, you can’t buy confidence from a shop. “Some of our more senior players are making some uncharacteristic mistakes, such as dropping uncontested marks. When your confidence is down, these things happen and collectively we need to get ourselves out of it. “We’ve got a few injuries sure but it doesn’t justify simple mistakes and our overall form. “Our game plan and structures haven’t changed drastically – maybe that’s what we need to do? “This competition is unforgiving and every team goes in every week thinking they are a chance to win. Mornington would have looked at our performance last week and on the back of a big win themselves, would have come here on Saturday giving themselves every

Kangabruise: Langwarrin were leading at half time but ended up going down by 18 points. Picture: Scott Memery

chance. “Take nothing away from Mornington. We all know they are hard to stop when their tails are up and they certainly got away from us in the third quarter

and we couldn’t stop them. “We’ll just front up again on Tuesday night (training) and plan for this weekend’s game (against Frankston YCW),” Murphy said.

Broden Bird booted seven goals for the Dogs while Warwick Miller and Emilio Bitters shone. Despite the loss, Seaford remains in the top five, a game clear of Mt Eliza. The Redlegs failed its second big test in as many weeks when it was thrashed by Bonbeach at Shark Park. Coming off a horrible loss against Frankston YCW the week before, the Redlegs would have been looking for some redemption on Saturday, however, they were never in the contest. The Sharks too were coming off two horrible losses and needed to make a statement. They did, jumping out of the blocks with 10 scoring shots to five in the opening quarter and claiming a 28-point lead at the halfway point of the match. The final margin was 25 points after Mt Eliza kicked six goals to four in the last quarter. Owen Hulett bagged five for the winners and Jackson Casey and Dylan Jones were both at their best through the middle of the ground. In better news for the Redlegs, Matt Lillie was back in the reserves after quite a lay-off. The big question for Pines on Saturday against Frankston YCW was how were they going to go without star forward and the competition’s leading goal kicker Aaron Edwards? The answer; 11 scoring shots and just six goals against the best defence in the competition. With Tim Bongetti well beaten by BJ Credlin, the Pythons looked vulnerable in attack and struggled to impact the scoreboard. At the other end, Josh Butland booted five goals and teenager Luke Paynter three majors as the Stonecats flexed their muscles and won 14.11 (95) to 6.5 (41).

Brad Kiely was the best of the Pythons with a couple of goals and Paul Scanlon worked hard through the middle of the ground. Karingal stormed away from Langwarrin in the final quarter to win its second game of the season, 10.11 (71) to 7.11 (53). The Kangas led at half time by three points but were outscored six goals to two in the second half to remain on the bottom of the ladder without a single win for the season. The Langwarrin FC is the envy of many given its junior base, however, it is just a shadow of what it should be. With ‘review’ being the buzz word around footy clubs at the top level right now, perhaps it’s time this takes place at Langwarrin FC both on and off the field. The Bulls worked hard. Cal Dixon was superb for the winners and Andrew McInnes played arguably his best game since crossing from Carlton. Kieran Albanese again played a lone hand up forward with four goals and Luke Churcher battled hard. Three weeks ago, after losing to Mt Eliza, the season of Edithvale-Aspendale appeared to be over. Fast forward and the Eagles have won their past two matches are now a game clear in the top bracket. On Saturday it held off a persistent Chelsea, winning 17.15 (117) to 12.13 (85). Tim Mannix was the best player on the ground while Mick Meehan, Michael Bussey and Tom Burley booted three goals each. Bussey has only played two games this season, both against Chelsea, and has dominated each time. Simon Mitchelhill and Todd Gardiner were the best of the Gulls.

Bombers show experience NEPEAN LEAGUE By Toe Punt DROMANA maintained its position in the top five despite losing to Frankston Bombers by 22 points in MPNFL Nepean Division on Saturday. Billed as the match of the round, the game appeared to be anything but that in the opening quarter when the Bombers jumped out of the blocks and booted the first six goals of the game. The Bombers completely dominated centre clearances and their inside 50 count was 19 to two at one stage late in the term. Sam Fox booted three goals in the last quarter against Red Hill last week and booted three in the opening quarter on Saturday. Dromana’s Craig Christie did go to Fox after his early domination and had an impact before Jackson Quigley was given the job and shut him down completely. At quarter time, the Bombers had booted 6.8 (44) from 21 inside 50 entries. It missed some sitters and should have been 10 goals up at the first change. A goal just before quarter time game Dromana a tiny sniff at the break. That sniff appeared to be enough. The Dromana of the first five weeks would have thrown in the towel and be beaten by 15 goals. There’s a resolve about this young

Blues cruise: Hastings handed out an 111 point drubbing to Pearcedale. Picture: Andrew Hurst

group. It worked its way into the contest and for the second and third quarters, it outscored Frankston eight goals to four. However, whenever Dromana got close, Frankston was able to respond. The smallest margin for the match was eight points. Sam Fowler (four goals) and Jay Hutchison (three goals) were keys in attack for the Tigers while Dean Waugh’s drive off half back was superb. Skipper Terry Wheeler was superb when his team needed him. The Tigers kicked the first goal of the last quarter and when Hutchison had a

shot from 45 metres it would have reduced the margin the just four points. The shot missed and Frankston took it up the other end of the ground and booted a goal to make the margin 15 points. Jarryd Amalfi, Nathan Lonie and Corey Micari provided enormous drive out of defence for the Bombers while Longham, Muston and Harnett all looked dangerous in attack. Through the middle, Mitch Bosward, Dale Sutton and Matt Harris were excellent. Composure and experience were the difference between the sides in the end.

Dromana should be congratulated for coming back the way it did when it was blown away in the first 25 minutes. Frankston needs to be applauded for its scintillating start, weathering the storm and outscoring the opposition in the last when the game was up for grabs. Somerville is just one game outside the five after coming from behind to beat Rye. Billy Rolfe and Travis Finn in his fourth game for the Eagles were superb with three goals each while Justin Allsop continued his strong season. Sixteen-year-old Dylan Allen was sensational for the Demons in his first senior game, Matt Whelan snagged three majors and Harry Witty worked tirelessly. The Demons led by four points at half time but the Eagles booted 10 goals to five in the second hour to win 15.12 (102) to 11.14 (80). Tyabb played arguably its best game of footy for the season on Saturday, trailing Rosebud by just eight points at half time and going down by just 44 points. Jack Doman booted five goals in a superb display for the Yabbies while Brad Williams and Geordie Scott also played four great quarters of footy. Jack Jarman and Daniel Wilson were the best of the Buds who again were inaccurate in front of goal, winning 12.19 (91) to 7.5 (47).

Sorrento blew Red Hill away in one quarter of football on Saturday, which resulted in a 21.15 (141) to 12.7 (79) victory. The Sharks booted six goals to two in the third quarter to end the contest by three quarter time. Nick Corp was dominant with seven goals and Leigh Poholke booted four while Danny Stephenson was also a dominant force. Angus Callaghan played his first game for the season. Devon Meadows coach Glenn Michie dusted-off his footy boots and made a forced return to the field for his side against Crib Point on Saturday. Given his side’s lack of depth, Michie was forced to come out of retirement and take to the field. He booted two goals in his team’s 14.14 (98) to 10.12 (72) victory. The Meadows led by a whopping 49 points at half time before Crib booted seven of the next 10 goals to add some respectability to the scoreboard. In the final game, David Hirst and Shaun Foster booted four goals each and Luke Clark, Dale Alanis and Paul Rogasch three each to help Hastings to a monster 26.17 (173) to 9.8 (62) victory over Pearcedale. The Blues booted 21 goals to five after quarter time and had 12 goal kickers. Zach Campbell and Damian Scully were the best of the Panthers. Frankston Times

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Aziz Bayeh gives Strikers precious point SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie Despite being undermanned and facing off-field disruption leading into the match Peninsula Strikers battled to a gallant 2-2 draw against title contender Doveton at Waratah Reserve on Saturday. Former Strikers player and ex-English pro Willie Raynes was appointed senior coach last Tuesday, a move that shocked interim senior coach Billy Buchanan and assistant Graham Watson who thought that they had been appointed to the end of the season. No doubt Raynes turned up to Waratah Reserve expecting a baptism of fire against the State 2 South-East leader given that he’d lost Swiss import Raphael Stulz and young defender Conor Keely to injuries sustained on the training track last week. He had no inkling of what was unfolding off the pitch for not long before the 3pm kick-off there was no sign of the Strikers’ teamsheet in the referees’ room. Referee Senko Rastocic gave the visitors until 3.15pm to produce the teamsheet before calling off the contest and fortunately the issue was resolved within the time limit allowing the game to start at 3.10pm. Four minutes in and Deniz Sabanovski gave Doveton the lead after his first shot was blocked and his second deflected high into the top corner past the despairing grasp of Strikers’ keeper Colin McCormack. When Scott Webster scored a rare headed goal from a corner in the 18th minute most observers expected the floodgates to open but former Doveton ace Aziz Bayeh and his teammates had other ideas. Three minutes before the interval Doveton paid dearly for a defensive mixup as both Gethin Jones and Jozef Ferencz thought the other was going to attack a high ball into the Doves’ defensive third. Bayeh wasn’t similarly befuddled as he ran onto the bouncing ball and slammed an unstoppable volley past Doveton keeper Stuart Webster. In the 59th minute Michael Freeman blew a great chance to put the game out of Strikers’ reach when he mistimed his shot following a superb interchange with Shane Tagliaferro down the left. In the 69th minute Bayeh, whose dribbling ability troubled opponents throughout the contest, sent Grant Davies through on the left of the area but Jones slid in and blocked superbly. The goal of the game came in the 72nd minute when Bayeh spun just outside the area and unleashed a ferocious dipping volley that rocketed into

Brilliant Bayeh: Peninsula Strikers star Aziz Bayeh. Picture: John Punshon

the top far corner for the equaliser. Jones had one last shot at redemption when given a free header at the back post in the 91st minute following a Ronir Muriqi free kick but he blew it by heading wide. It was a precious point for Strikers who are in a relegation battle with Doncaster Rovers and local rivals Frankston Pines and Seaford United. Strikers’ coaching staff will meet this week and the club is hopeful that any outstanding issues can be resolved. Pines drew 0-0 with Doncaster at Anderson Park on Friday night despite key defender Ben Caffrey being forced off after 10 minutes with a calf injury. Seaford may be at the foot of the ladder but it’s not finished yet as shown by Sunday’s 3-1 away win over North Caulfield. A stunning half volley from Matt Morris-Thomas in the 10th minute opened Seaford’s account, an Oran Harel header in the 44th minute levelled the scores but Seaford took a 2-1 lead into the interval after North Caulfield keeper Famara Djiba saved Alex Roberts’ penalty attempt and Josh Tsung hammered home the rebound. Djiba was sent off after receiving a

second yellow in the second half and Seaford substitute Mitch Lander sealed the issue with his side’s third goal. Strikers, Pines and Seaford all play each other over the next three seasondefining rounds and with so much at stake these local derbies have a harder, sharper edge to them and are certain to be fiercely contested. Langwarrin remains seven points clear on top of the State 1 South-East table after drawing 1-1 with Casey Comets at Comets Stadium last Friday night. Comets struck the first blow in the 19th minute when Canadian import Allando Matheson sent livewire winger Andy Stubley clear down the left and Stubley expertly slotted the ball past advancing Langy keeper Robbie Acs. Langy squared things up in the 40th minute when Paul Speed’s free kick was met with a glancing header by Mat Luak which gave Comets keeper Faraz Zenoozi no chance down low and inside the far post. Big George Whiteoak headed home from a Belger corner in the 69th minute but referee Yuhong Li ruled that Luak had infringed inside the area

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and gave a free-kick to Comets which drew a chorus of complaint from the Langy dugout. Comets substitute Liam Ryan sent Stubley clear on the right with 10 minutes left and his low drive into the goalmouth saw Matheson lunging to make contact only to be blocked by a defender and the ball scrambled clear. Many Langy supporters were disappointed at the end of the match pointing to a controversial offside decision against Belger in the first half and Whiteoak’s disallowed goal in the second period while Comets fans were pleased with their side’s hard-earned point. Star striker Ryan Paczkowski scored a cracking goal but was later sent off in Mornington’s 2-0 away win over Clifton Hill on Saturday. Paczkowski brought Mornington fans to their feet just before half-time with a right-foot (yes, right foot) volley from just inside the area that flew past Clifton Hill keeper Chris Davis. An excellent finish on the angle by Sammy Orritt after a fine build-up in the 57th minute gave Mornington a two-goal buffer that it never relinquished. Paczkowski had been booked in the first half for kicking the ball away and when referee Danielle Anderson judged that a Paczkowski tackle in the 80th minute was worthy of a second caution the striker headed for the dressing room. “It was a massive three points for us given what happened before the game,” said Mornington assistant Dale White. That was a reference to the clash of heads at training that ruled out both Keegan Ziada and Nathan Yole. Big Scotty Millar was sick before the match and did well to get through the contest while Josh Valadon could only last an hour so Mornington’s depth was severely tested. Skye remains in the State 3 SouthEast promotion hunt after Saturday’s 2-1 away win over Middle Park. Skye hit the front in the 53rd minute after Jason Nowakowski was felled inside the area and captain Mark O’Connor stepped up to the plate and made no mistake. In the 78th minute substitute Lawrence Komba broke free and was unceremoniously brought down on his way to goal. O’Connor’s free kick found the top corner to make it 2-0 and from there few chances were fashioned. Middle Park’s consolation goal came in the 93rd minute after Skye defender Daniel Utting was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area. David McCoy made no mistake

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from the spot but the final whistle blew seconds later. Rosebud Heart was sucker-punched on Saturday losing its State 4 South away fixture 4-0 to title contender Bayside Argonauts. Despite going into this clash without Matt Pearce who was suspended and Carlo Cardoso and Chris Sibson who were both interstate Heart created enough chances in the first half to take what should have been a comfortable lead into the break. It paid for its profligacy when Bayside scored three goals in six minutes the opener coming from substitute Lewis Broderick in the 62nd minute after Beau Sharpe failed to clear and Broderick went past stranded Heart keeper Sean Skelly and slotted the ball home from the right of the area. Former Skye striker Nick Theodore was making his debut for Bayside and his header made it 2-0 in the 65th minute. Three minutes later Rob Harmeston curled the ball past Skelly to make it 3-0 and Theodore’s second in the 79th minute completed the scoreline when he was gifted possession from a long throw-in and finished from close range. Baxter’s promotion hopes received a setback when it went down 2-1 away to Dandenong South on Saturday. Goals in the 44th and 69th minutes by Lindurim Tairi kept the home side in the title race. Mark Pagliarulo opened the scoring for Baxter from the penalty spot in the third minute but Dandy South dominated the contest and Baxter’s best was Daniel D’Alfonso, back in goal in place of Francis Beck who was attending a family funeral. Somerville Eagles went down 3-0 at home to Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea’s goals came from Dale Schmidt (26th minute), Chris Neumann (52nd) and Dhruv Rodrigues Chico (85th). Somerville’s Damien Finnegan received a second caution in the 75th minute and was sent off. The match raised over $2000 for Beyond Blue and the family of the late Jace Gillies. This weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Warragul Utd (Lawton Park), Mornington v Mooroolbark (Dallas Brooks Park), Peninsula Strikers v Seaford Utd (Centenary Park), Frankston Pines v Doveton (Monterey Reserve), Skye Utd v Riversdale (Skye Recreation Reserve), Baxter v Keysborough (Baxter Park), Rosebud Heart v Dandenong South (Truemans Road Recreation Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Pakenham Utd (Barber Reserve).


Rainbow rollers: Skaters across Victoria came together at the Rainbow Lightning tournament to support Minus18. Picture: Richard Annable

Skaters roll in money for charity By Ben Triandafillou SOUTH Sea Roller Derby threw “all the rules out the window” with their Rainbow Lightning Tournament on Sunday 2 July in support of Minus18. The Rainbow Lightning Tournament lured skaters from across Victoria with players from Ballarat, Bendigo and Upwey making their way down to the Sk8house in Carrum Downs. The three round swiss style tournament had an extended ‘mega’ jam

of 10 minutes rather than the usual two minutes while having only seven skaters in each team. “It was a great atmosphere with players from all around Victoria coming to skate,” South Sea Roller Derby president Harmin’ Miranda said. “We don’t normally get to skate against people from other leagues so it was great to compete and skate with new people. “Victoria has the number one roller derby team in the world and often share their knowledge, so every team

in the tournament was quite strong. “There wasn’t any money for the winner as the event was about supporting the charity but the winners get bragging rights... and rainbow lollipops.” The tournament raised over $500 in donations with all proceeds going to the Minus18 charity, Australia’s largest organization for LGBTI youth. “Everybody loved it and we certainly hope we can make it an annual event – we want it bigger, better and more colorful,” Miranda said.

Red Hill rider eclipses ‘brutal’ course to take title By Ben Triandafillou RED Hill Mountain Bike Riders have a world beater in their ranks. Member Kevin Skidmore rode to victory in the World Endurance Mountain Bike Organization (WEMBO) 24hour solo world championships. Skidmore, 41, took out the 40-44-year-old male category and finished 10th overall in the grueling endurance event at Finale Ligure, Italy, on Saturday 3 June. He rode 24 hours straight, clocking up 320km over 34 laps of the track which included almost 8000 metres of climbing. “It’s nothing short of insane,” Red Hill Mountain Bike Riders president Mark Gardner said. “There’s never a moment where he can relax and not be on his game. “[Mountain bike riding] is one of the most demanding sports on the planet. “You’re sleep deprived, constantly hydrating and reviewing your food intake, while riding at 70-75% of maximum heart rate, where some sections require a maximum effort to get through a climb” It was far from smooth sailing for Skidmore who faced several set-backs throughout the race. He destroyed one of his bikes when he miscalculated a jump early in the race and recalls the “sickening sound of carbon fibre being destroyed”. Later, he tumbled into thorn bushes after stopping on a hill and overbalanced when trying to take off and pass another rider who had stalled on the climb. Then, in the closing stages of the race, Skidmore tangled himself in vines in the forest and broke a brake lever on a second bike. Recounting the wearisome race, Skidmore said that the course was “brutal” and that he was “struggling with his own demons and fighting off sleep [when having to ride through the night].” It was a massive win for Skidmore who has recently been competing in the six-hour Victorian Enduro series.

Kitted up: Mornington hockey club goal-keeper Julia Ashmore (second from left) representing Australia in the over-45’s side. Picture: supplied

Ashmore keeps goal of Australian side alive By Ben Triandafillou MORNINGTON hockey club goalkeeper Julia Ashmore represented Australia for the first time in her career with the Australian over-45’s side which faced New Zealand in May. Ashmore spent two weeks in New Zealand where she played in the World Master Games in Auckland with the over-40’s Boardermasters side before heading to Whangarei to join the starting line-up for the over45’s Australian side. Ashmore guided the Australian side to a 1-0 victory in their first match before drawing to the New Zealand side 1-1 in the second match until eventually being worn down in the final game, going down 2-0. Ashmore has come close to making the Australian team once before, getting chosen for the Australian shadow squad in 2011, but was surprised to be selected for both the over-40’s shadow side and the over-45’s Australian team. “I had my best chance of making the Australian team in 2013 but I didn’t try-out,” Ashmore said.

True grit: Kevin Skidmore rides through the mud and dirt to win the 40-44 age group world championships. Picture: supplied

Skidmore has been riding bikes for as long as he can remember but took up racing mountain bikes nine years ago and has been a member of the Red Hill Mountain Bike Riders for the past five years. “I never started this with any real ambitions, I just wanted to prove that I could do it,” he said. “Nine years later I still find that I have something to prove, but still love the idea of riding somewhere new.” Skidmore is gearing up for the Otway Odyssey in February – an event in which he missed out on a top-10 finish by only one second this year.

“This time I thought I had nothing to lose so I really gave it a go.” “The team was awesome to play with and we had some really great games.” Ashmore was chosen for the Australian side after her performance at the National Championships in Hobart last October and is hoping to replicate the same performance this year. “The state trials over the last couple of weeks will determine who represents Victoria in Newcastle later in September,” Ashmore said. “Hockey Australia then picks the Australian team from what they see at Newcastle and decide on who goes to Spain to represent the country.” Ashmore has been playing hockey on and off throughout her life, initially taking it up at 13 years old. Ashmore now plays for Mornington Hockey Club in the Peninsula Women’s league on a Monday and also plays in Victorian League One on the weekend. Ashmore also plays for Mentone Hockey Club on a Wednesday night in the Women’s A Grade Masters.

Boots for remote kids By Ben Triandafillou A FOOTBALL “boots drive” is being held by the MPJFL in conjunction with AFL Northern Territory to provide kids living in the remote areas of the Northern Territory with some new boots. MPJFL is holding the ‘boots drive’ as many kids in the remote areas of the Northern Territory are playing barefoot on hard dirt football ovals. With junior football nearing the end of the season, the MPJFL is hoping

that players from the Mornington Peninsula will donate their old boots and join the drive. Freight company’s K & S Freighters and NTFS are supporting the initiative and will be freighting the boots up to the NT in October freeof-charge. Drop off points for boots can be located at either your local junior football club within the MPJFL or at the MPJFL office at 10 Wallis Drive, Hastings - opening hours are 9am5pm Monday to Friday.

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HURRY TO MORNINGTON ISUZU UTE TODAY 41 Tyabb Rd, Mornington | PH: 5975 5188 LMCT 10467 5-star ANCAP safety rating on all MU-X models and 4x4 D-MAX Crew Cab models built from November 2013 onwards and 4x2 D-MAX Crew Cab High Ride models built from November 2014 onwards. ^5 years/130,000km whichever occurs first, for eligible customers. Excludes trays and accessories. >The Capped Price Servicing Program ("CPS Program") applies to Eligible Vehicles with a Warranty Start Date on or after 1/1/15 at Participating Isuzu UTE Dealers only. The 5 years Capped Price Servicing covers the first 5 Scheduled Services for 16.5MY and later vehicle models for up to 5 years/50,000km (whichever occurs first). CPS Program is subject to change. For full terms & conditions and current pricing visit +3.5 tonne braked towing capacity on D-MAX 4x4 and 4x2 High Ride models and 3.0 tonne braked towing capacity on all MU-X models when fitted with an optional genuine Isuzu UTE tow bar kit. ~Includes economy alloy tray fitted at motorpool. #Fuel consumption and emissions figures based on ADR 81/02 (combined cycle test) and are to be used for vehicle comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on many factors including, but not limited to, traffic conditions, individual driving style and vehicle condition. §Seats have leather touches or accents (excluding third row), but are not wholly leather. *Private and ABN holders only. Excludes government, fleet, rental & non-profit buyers. Includes one year business vehicle registration, CTP insurance, dealer delivery and statutory charges. Metallic/mica/pearl paint $450 extra. Only at Participating Isuzu UTE Dealers from 1/7/17 until 30/9/17 unless extended, varied or while stocks last. Excludes demonstrators. †Offer is limited to 17MY 4x4 D-MAX & 4x4 MU-X models sold & delivered between 1/7/17 and 30/9/17 to private & ABN holders only. Excludes demonstrators. The Scheduled Servicing offer covers standard items (normal operating conditions) as listed in IUA Warranty and Service Booklet for the first 2 years Scheduled Servicing (covering the first 2 Scheduled Services up to 24 months/20,000km – whichever occurs first). The free Driving Report must be requested and conducted at the same time as the first 2 Scheduled Services. For full Terms and Conditions of the Service Plus Driving Report Program, visit Offer does not cover any other Scheduled Service, Make-up Scheduled Service or any additional service items or requirements, which are at the owner’s expense. Only at Participating Isuzu UTE Dealers. Not available with any other offer.


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Arthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seat Challenge Set To Soar! ,QDQH[FLWLQJĂ&#x20AC;UVW7KH$UWKXUV6HDW&KDOOHQJH LVSDUWQHULQJZLWK7KH$UWKXUV6HDW(DJOH offering the experience of partaking in the 6.7km fun run/walk up to the summit, while enjoying a gondola ride back down to the base station at Dromana. This is a wonderful addition to what is already deemed a very unique event, at an iconic Mornington Peninsula location. This year, the Arthurs Seat Challenge will be held on Sunday 12 November and will see some 2000 people in attendance. 7KH&KDOOHQJHDLPVWRSURPRWHWKHSURĂ&#x20AC;OHRI Fit2Drive (F2D), a best practice road safety education program with event proceeds supporting the implementation of the program at secondary schools across the Mornington Peninsula, Westernport and Frankston areas. The program emulates the philosophy that it is essential to enable and encourage young people to explore and accept challenges but also to take ownership and responsibility for their own and WKHLUSHHUV¡VDIHW\ At its peak, the climb up Arthurs Seat hits a whopping 9.5% gradient, made palatable by the breathtaking views of Port Philip Bay, and of course the knowledge that all participants are contributing to making the Peninsula a more roadsafe community.

all-weather conditions and cater to the disabled, elderly, frail and toddlers, and they are wheelchair DQGSUDPIULHQGO\WRR-XVWOLNHWKH$UWKXUV6HDW Challenge, anyone and everyone is welcome! The Arthurs Seat Challenge, is an opportunity for schools, families and the local community to rally together and raise awareness of the overrepresentation of young people in road crashes in the hope of eliminating the pain road trauma causes. We are both proud and excited to share this journey with The Arthurs Seat Eagle in 2017, who has thrown its support behind this important cause.

Registrations for the Arthurs Seat Challenge are now open and your UHWXUQMRXUQH\RQ7KH(DJOHVKRXOG also be booked online at

)RUWXQDWHO\KHDGLQJEDFNGRZQWKHKLOOGRHVQ¡W have to be so arduous. Catching a return journey on The Eagle will see participants and spectators ULGHLQVWDWHRIWKHDUWJRQGRODVà \LQJIURPWKH highest point on the Mornington Peninsula over the state forest, capturing views across the bay to the city. While the fastest of our race participants can climb the summit in under 26 minutes, each journey on The Eagle takes approximately 14 minutes one way. The gondolas are conducive to Frankston Times 17 July 2017


6.7km Run/Walk


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