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■ SOUTHERN suburbs community worker David Gibbs has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this week. Mr Gibbs, of St Kilda, has been cited “for significant service to the community, and to the chartered accounting profession”. A prominent Freemason, Mr Gibbs has been a Director of the Australian Communities Foundation, and a Board Member of the Cancer Council of Victoria. His community work has included community work with organisations including the Marcus Oldham College Foundation, Very Special Kids Foundation, the McKenzie Aged Care Group, St Kilda Community Housing Ltd and the Abbotsford Convent Foundation. Mr Gibbs was Treasurer of Girl Guides Victoria, involved with the Royal Freemasons Homes, and was a Founding Director of the Family Business Consultants Network. His civic work has involved the City of Glen Eira, Hobsons Bay Council, and as Commissioner of the Commission for Children and Young People. Mr Gibbs was inaugural Chairman of the Office of the Victorian Inspectorate. His professional duties have included significant responsibilities with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

■ A woman has with infants - had her car impounded after being clocked at 130kmh in an 80kmh speed zone about 10.50pm in South Yarra, say local Police. ● See Page 3

Local sites identified ■ Public exposure sites within the local area have been identified by Health Department officials. Local people who have visited the sites have been asked to have COVID-19 tests. ● See Page 4 ● David Gibbs OAM. Full local list on P6. Photo: Ash Long

Roola Boola for school holidays ■ The City of Stonnington says that the Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is returning in time for the July school holidays. Tickets are on sale now. The Council says the Festival includes Melbourne’s most loved children’s events. Held annually, Roola Boola has been inspiring kids in Stonnington for more than 10years.

Roola Boola runs from June 29- July 10. Activities are suitable for kids aged 2 -12. The festival features performances, workshops and unique activities that will ignite children’s imaginations. This year’s program offers a wide range of activities with live shows at Chapel Off Chapel, online performances and a satellite program.

Duo Hoopla Clique will present their slapstick show Chores, while Joel Salom’s Talking Dogs takes stunts and silliness to a new level. There will be an interactive theatre show with the Ball Room. Organisers say that children will be immersed in arts and craft, magic, theatre, dance and more. www.roolaboola.com

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Praise for Indian temple ■ Steve Dimopoulos, Oakleigh MLA, has praised Sri Venkata Krishna Brundavana. “In any crisis we all rely on community organisations to get us through,” Mr Dimopoulos said. “Sri Venkata Krishna Brundavana has stood up during the COVID crisis as they always do. “Temples like this one in Murrumbeena are at the heart of our community. From spiritual support to ensuring people get fed, no matter your beliefs you are always welcome and supported. “Last year we made a significant announcement through the Minister for Multicultural Affairs of $440 000 for an upgrade of this temple.

Indian Australians across Victoria are always at the forefront of the queue when help is needed. “We see it in bushfires, in floods and in drought. We thank you for everything you do. “We know that our Indian community have had to watch from afar the heartbreaking scenes in India because of coronavirus. “In recognition of the crisis the Andrews Government has donated 1000 ventilators and supporting equipment to India. “We already have a strong, warm relationship with India and its people. “We hope this humanitarian donation goes some way to save lives and bring relief,” Mr Dimopoulos said.

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Dan attack backfires

■ The State Opposition’s questioning about Premier Dan Andrews’s serious injuries at a Sorrento beach house, gloriously backfired last week. Shadow Treasurer Louise Staley called for answers to enquiries about matters including the Premier’s ambulance ride to Peninsula Private Hospital. The Government outplayed the LiberalNational’s bid to make political capital out of the social media rumours that the Premier had been involved in a fight. The Opposition’s episode looked a little like a Looney Tune where Marvin The Martian asks: “Where’s the Ka-Boom?”

Low road for Lou ■ Shaun Carney, Age columnist, says the “opposition took the low road, tempted by an opportunity it didn’t need to take”. Rohan Smith, at news.com.au, said a theory on social media was that Mr Andrews instead must have fallen on stairs while drinking with close friend, trucking tycoon Lindsay Fox. 3AW commentator Neil Mitchell said he had spoken to Lindsay Fox who told him the pair hadn’t spoken for months. Other pundits recalled that Ms Staley was previously convicted of drink driving in 2000 with a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit. One columnist indicated that the Ka-Boom might come in the form of defamation proceedings from Mr Andrews.

Honour for Glenyys

■ State Parliament identity Glenyys Romanes was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on Monday (June 14). Ms Romanes, a former MLC for Melbourne province, now has the AM postnominal in recognition of her service. Amongst her many community service achievements, she started as a Councillor on Brunswick (Moreland) City Council.

Challenge in July

■ Liberal Party President Robert Clark will face a challenge at the State Conference to be held on July 24-25. The event was originally scheduled for June 5 but could not go ahead because of COVID-19 lockdown rules.

The ‘Labour’ Party ■ “Women are being forced to labour in public waiting rooms and give birth in emergency cubicles,” according to Ellen Sandell, Melbourne MLA (Greens). Ms Sandell told Parliament last week: “They are waiting days for urgent inductions and they are being sent home too early, resulting in increased rates of mastitis and infection. “Midwives are regularly working 18-hour shifts without a break. My question is: what is the government going to do to fix this crisis, particularly at the Royal Women’s, in the short term and not just in a few years?”

Media declines

■ Jacinta Allan, State Government Minister, spoke in State Parliament about the decline of regional media, but didn’t refer to the decline of current advertising from her Govermont to media outlets. “Wwe are witnessing the ongoing, sad decline of regional media newsrooms. This is ironic given we are in an era where there is more content than ever before that is accessible. There is more information available than ever before, but our regional newsrooms are declining. We have seen in recent times that Channel 9 regional has wound back their operations.”


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Exposure on Caulfield train ● Cr Melina Sehr, Stonnington Council Deputy Mayor Cr Melina Sehr did herself few favours when she agreed to a radio interview with 3AW Drive host Tom Elliott last Wednesday (June 9). The Stonnington Council Deputy Mayor stumbled with her answers to questions about the Council’s support for local businesses, put by the broadcaster. Cr Sehr said local companies had been given permits by the Council to trade outdoors, but seemed flummoxed when Elliott contended such permits were of absolutely no help during a total lockdown.

MAN BOTHERS TEEN GIRLS ■ Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating after a man exposed his buttocks while travelling on a Frankston line train. Investigators have been told two female youths were travelling on the Frankston line when they were approached by an unknown man about 6.50pm on Saturday, March 20. It is understood the man boarded the train at Caulfield, exposed hit buttocks to the girls and made inappropriate comments towards them before getting off the train at Bentleigh about 7pm. Investigators have released images and CCTV footage of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries. He is perceived to be Caucasian, approximately 35-years-old, about 180cm tall with a shaved head, medium build and a tattoo on his right arm. He was wearing light blue jeans, a grey tshirt, white runners and had a blue suitcase. ■ Anyone who recognises the man or has information regarding the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

● Geoffrey Edelsten Businessman Geoffrey Edelsten wasfound dead in his Melbourne home on Friday afternoon (June 11). Victoria Police confirmed that the body of a man in his late 70s was discovered in a St Kilda Rd apartment. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

The State Government has started to deliver a safety solution for all road users at the intersection of City Rd and Power St in Southbank. Investigations by engineers and safety experts began within hours of the May 6 truck crash that injured five people and are continuing to review safety at similar intersections across Melbourne. This first phase of works includes the installation of bollards to better separate the road and pavement, as well as warning signs about turning trucks and technology to minimise waiting periods for pedestrians. Bayside Council says it has received ✔ nearly 1500 responses to itsonline survey on plans to switch the frequency of bin collections for general waste and food and green waste from July 1. Many residents who aren’t already using the food and green waste recycling service are signing up Boroondara’s Love Local Life pro ✔ gram is giving localbusinesses the chance to win a marketing package. Those who register before June 25 go into the draw to win one of three marketing packages worth $1500 for their business. Love Local Life brings together small businesses across Boroondara to help visitors who are eager to spend locally. The platform is designed to help local Boroondara businesses recover and rebuild post COVID-19.

■ Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives have charged a woman following a fatal collision involving a pedestrian in Carnegie last Wednesday morning (June 16). It IS understood a female pedestrian was crossing Dandenong Rd, at the intersection of Koornang Rd, when she was allegedly hit by a car about 9.15am. The pedestrian, an 80-year-old East Malvern woman, was transported to hospital but sadly died. The driver of the car, a 33-year-old Box Hill woman, stopped at the scene and has since been charged with dangerous driving causing death. She was bailed to face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today (Wed., Jun. 16).

Glen Eira changes

● Police want to speak with this man.

Arrest: infants on board ■ A woman has had her car impounded and is expected to be charged on summons with an array of offences after her car was intercepted by Police at South Yarra last week. Prahran Highway Patrol officers pulled over a sedan travelling west on Citylink after clocking it at an alleged speed of 130kmh in an 80kmh speed zone about 10.50pm on Sunday, June 6. A female P-plate driver, with two infant passengers under the age of two years onboard, underwent a preliminary breath test before returning an alleged evidentiary breath test reading of 0.111. Her car was immediately impounded for 30 days at a cost of $878.50. A 23-year-old Braybrook woman is expected to be charged on summons with speeding, drink driving and traffic offences.

Local Briefs Carnegie fatality

■ Glen Eira City Council has prepared am amendment to its planning scheme. Land affected by the amendment includes proposed heritage precincts and places within Elsternwick, Carnegie and Bentleigh. The amendment proposes to implement some of the recommendations of the Elsternwick Structure Plan Area Report by applying the Heritage Overlay to two proposed heritage precincts and 12proposed individual heritage places in Elsternwick. The amendment also proposes to include the proposed Glenhuntly Tram Terminus Estate Shops Heritage Precinct by removing non-contributory properties and removes two properties from a Heritage Overlay.

Richmond death ■ Detectives from Major Collision Investigation Unit have charged a woman over a fatal collision which occurred in Richmond last year. Investigators allege a man in his 50s was crossing Bridge Rd about 9.30am on Friday June 12 when he was struck by a car trying to reverse parallel park. He fell onto the roadway, sustained serious head injuries and was transported to hospital where he later died. The driver of the car stopped and assisted Police with their enquiries. A 35-year-old Hawthorn woman was last week charged with dangerous driving causing death. She has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on August 11.

Southern FL games ● Police arrested a woman at South Yarra. Photo: Victoria Police

172 ‘pot’ plants at Malvern ■ Prahran Divisional Response Unit detectives seized 172 cannabis plants from a crop house in Malvern East on Monday last week (June 7). Police executed a search warrant at an address on Warrigal Rd as part of an drug investigation on 7 June. A hydroponic cannabis crop house was located and the plants were seized along with equipment. Police also identified the electricity to the property had been by-passed. No arrests have been made at this stage and investigations remain ongoing. “It’s important we continue to identify and dismantle criminal networks in an effort to disrupt organised crime activities such as cannabis crop houses,” said Prahran Divisional Response Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Moreland. “We seek the public’s continued assistance by contacting police if they observe or hear any suspicious behaviour such as the covering or blacking out of windows, strong plant smells and unusual vehicle or pedestrian movement. “Premises such as this one can often have crude electrical systems therefore exposing not only any occupants but others to inherent risks.”

Local Briefs Toorak Rd closed ■ Toorak Road, South Yarra is closed to trams and traffic for a week as major tram stop and power upgrade works take place. This project will include more accessible platforms, tram shelters and passenger information systems, a bike lane and improved pedestrian paths. It will also make way for the new larger E-Class trams that will be introduced to Route 58 later this year, delivering more services, improved accessibility, and less crowding for passengers. Toorak Rd will be closed between Davis Ave and Claremont St until 5am Saturday (June 19).

New courts OK ■ A town planning permit approved for four new courts to be built adjacent to the Sandringham Family Leisure Centre.

■ Division One matches scheduled for this Saturday (June 19) in the Southern Football League are: Murrumbeena v Dingley, Cheltenham v Highett, St Paul’s McKinnon and Bentleigh, Port Melbourne Clots v St Kilda City, Oakleigh District v East Malvern. Division 2: Murrumbenna v East Brighton, Hampton v Skye, Hampton Park v Keysborough, Heatherton v Chelsea Heights, Springvale Districts v Caulfield Bears.` Division 3: South Mornington v South Yarra, Doveton Eagles v Black Rock, Claytoin v Endeavour Hills, Narre South Saints v Ashwood. Division 4: Lyndale v Dandenong, Hallam v Frankston Dolphins, Carrum Patterson Lakes v Lyndhurst, Moorabbin Kangaroos v Cerberus.

$5.4m for Trail ■ A $5.4 million loan has been provided to the Gardiners Creek corridor trail, says Hawthorn MLA John Kennedy. “Gardiners Creek Trail is a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians following picturesque Gardiners Creek.,” Mr Kennedy told State Parliament last week. “I visited the trail with the member for Burwood in February. How lucky we are to have this oasis in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.”

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COVID-19 public exposure sites ■ The latest list of public exposure sites has been published by the Victorian Department of Health. As at last weekend, there were 128 listings, including ■ Docklands. Medibank - Docklands Level 7, 720 Bourke St Docklands. ■ Southbank, Boyd Community Hub 207 City Rd Southbank ■ Southabnk. Boyd Community Hub - Maternal Child & Family Health Services 207 City Rd Southbank ■ Southbank. Boyd Community Hub - Park play area 207 City Rd Southbank ■ Southbank. Woolworths Melbourne Square Shop 1/10 Hoff Boulevard Southbank ■ Southbank. McDonald's Freshwater Place Freshwater Pl Southbank ■ Taylors Hill. Coles Express 127 Gourlay Road Taylors Hill. ■ Taylors Hill. Taylors Hill Medical Clinic Shop 1, Cnr Gourlay Rd & Hume Drive Taylors Hill ■ Taylors Hill. Taylors Hill Medical Clinic Shop 1, Cnr Gourlay Rd & Hume Drive Taylors Hill ■ Taylors Hill. United Chemists Taylors Hill Shop 8, Corner Gourlay Road & Hume Drive Taylors Hill ■ Docklands. Potto Docklands Shop T1/201 Spencer St Docklands. ■ Thomastown. Rexel Aust 1/161 Settlement Road Thomastown ■ Hillside. Reform Health Osteopath 14/3 Gourlay Road Hillside ■ Thornbury. Souvlaki GR Thornbury 665 High Street Thornbury ■ Reservoir. Summer Hill Shopping Village - Summerhill Medical Centre Shop 18A/830 Plenty Road Reservoir ■ Burnside. Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Chemist Warehouse Shop 18, 15-25 Westwood Drive Burnside ■ Burnside. Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Thio Eyecare Shop Shop 9, 15-25 Westwood Drive Burnside ■ Burnside. Burnside Hub Shopping Centre - Angry Beans Cafe 15-25 Westwood Drive Burnside. ■ Hillside. The Sugar Gum Hotel 2 Gourlay Road Hillside. ■ North Melbourne. The Leveson Restaurant and Bar 46 Leveson Street North Melbourne ■ Hillside. Reform Health Osteopath 14/3 Gourlay Road Hillside ■ Taylors Lakes. Coles Express 410 Melton Highway Taylors Lakes ■ Taylors Lakes. mycar Tyre and Auto Sydenham 399 Melton Highway Taylors Lakes ■ North Geelong. Geelong Arena 110 Victoria Street North Geelong ■ North Geelong. The Sphinx Hotel 2 Thompson Road North Geelong ■ Craigieburn. Okami Restaurant D2/ 420-444 Craigieburn Road Craigieburn ■ Thomastown. AMPOL Cnr of Dalton Rd & Wood St Thomastown ■ Heidelberg. Coles - Warringal Shopping Centre Burgundy St & Rosanna Rd Heidelberg ■ Bundoora. Coles - Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Settlement Rd & Plenty Rd, Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Bundoora ■ Bundoora. Woolworths - Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Settlement Rd & Plenty Rd, Bundoora Square Shopping Centre Bundoora ■ Thomastown. BP Thomastown 72 Keon Parade Thomastown ■ Thomastown. Bunnings Thomastown 11 Dalton Rd Thomastown ■ Reservoir. Marco Fine Food & Groceries - Reservoir Central Shop 8, 830 Plenty Rd Reservoir ■ Maidstone. Arcare Maidstone (Magnolia Unit) 31 Hampstead Rd Maidstone ■ Maidstone. Arcare Maidstone (Communal facilities) 31 Hampstead Rd Maidstone

Ne w sit es New sites added to list

■ Two new sites in North Geelong and others in Bundoora, Epping, Reservoir, Southbank and Thomastown were added to the list of potential exposure sites. Most are Tier two sites requiring people to isolate, get tested and remain in isolation until they receive a negative test result. There has been a detection of viral fragments of COVID-19 in a wastewater sample taken on June 10 from the sewer catchment serving a population of about 33,000 persons in the north-eastern suburbs. T his new detection is of interest as there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in that area but multiple exposure sites in and near the catchment. The unexpected detections may be due to someone who has had COVID-19 but is no longer infectious continuing to ‘shed’ the virus, or it may be due to an active but undiagnosed infectious case. Residents of and visitors between June 9-10 to the suburbs of Balwyn North, Bulleen, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Kew East, Macleod, Rosanna, Viewbank, Watsonia and Yallambie are urged to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested if any develop. The wastewater testing program is designed as an early warning system and a cautious approach is always taken when these detections are found. The Department of Health has increased wastewater testing in the area and will continue to monitor the situation closely. ■ South Melbourne. The Old Paper Shop Deli 266-268 Clarendon Street South Melbourne ■ South Wharf. COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1 Convention Centre Pl South Wharf ■ Yarraville. 7 Eleven Yarraville Cnr Williamstown and Somerville Roads Yarraville ■ Port Melbourne. United West Gate South (Soutbound) 2 West Gate Freeway Port Melbourne ■ Maribyrnong. 7 Eleven Maribyrnong 32 Raleigh Road & Navigator Street Maribyrnong ■ Southbank. Chemist Warehouse Southbank Shops 2 and 3, 153 to 159 Sturt Street Southbank ■ Southbank. IGA Sturt Street Plus Liquor 151 Sturt Street Southbank ■ Southbank. Chemist Warehouse Southbank Shops 2 and 3, 153 to 159 Sturt Street Southbank ■ South Melbourne. Chemist Warehouse South Melbourne 310 Clarendon Street South Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Lanzhou Beef Noodle Bar 379 Elizabeth Street Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Sinjeon Food Sys Shop C2/550 Lonsdale Street Melbourne ■ North Melbourne. Twenty & Six Espresso 594 Queensberry Street North Melbourne ■ Flemington. McDonald's Flemington 260 Racecourse Road Flemington ■ Strathmore. Red Rooster Pascoe Vale 504 Pascoe Vale Road Strathmore ■ Glenroy. Bardali Dine Restaurant and Bar 82 Wheatsheaf Road Glenroy ■ Coburg North. Pho Noodle House 1087 Sydney Road Coburg North

■ Mickleham. Honker Burgers Merrifield Merrifield City, Shop 14/270 Donnybrook Road Mickleham ■ Campbellfield. Subway Campbellfield BP Service Station, 1489 Hume Highway Campbellfield ■ Campbellfield. McDonald's Campbellfield 1603 Hume Highway Campbellfield ■ Public Transport. Yarra Tram 19 19 Tram to North Coburg (Collins St/Elizabeth St (stop #2) to Coburg Market/ Sydney Rd (stop #33) ■ Public Transport. Metro Train Upfield Line Merlynston Station to Flinders Street Station ■ Public Transport. Metro Train Upfield Line Melbourne Central Station to Upfield Station . ■ Somerton. That's Alotta Donuts 2/882 Cooper Street Somerton ■ Melbourne. Probuild Construction Site 100 Queen Street Melbourne ■ Moonee Ponds. Chick Chick (Fried Chicken)/Sir Duke 97-99 Puckle Street Moonee Ponds ■ Mickleham. Everyday by BP x David Jones Food Merrifield 470 Donnybrook Road Mickleham ■ Melbourne. Levels 4 and 5 all areas 227 Collins St Melbourne ■ Preston South. Woolworths Preston South & Attached BWS 50 Plenty Road Preston South ■ Greenvale. Coles Greenvale 1-11 Greenvale Drive Greenvale ■ Thornbury. Psarakos Market 2/8 Clarendon Street Thornbury ■ Campbellfield. 7-Eleven Campbellfield 1603 Sydney Road Campbellfield ■ Craigieburn. Australia Post Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Australia Post - Highlands Shopping Centre Shop 8/300-322 Grand Blvd Craigieburn ■ Melbourne. Woolworths Metro Little Collins St 360 Little Collins St Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Aki Sushi 105 Queen St Melbourne ■ Greenvale. BP Greenvale 910 Mickleham Rd Greenvale VIC 3059 ■ Craigieburn. Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Quality Fresh Meats Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Fergusson Plarre Bakehouse - Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. HS Quality Food Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Pinoy Tayo Asian Grocery - Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Craigieburn. Fish Pier - Craigieburn Central 340 Craigieburn Rd Craigieburn ■ Docklands. Costco Wholesale Docklands 381 Footscray Road Docklands ■ Melbourne. Shannakian Fine Jewellery Suite 505, 227 Collins St Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Arna Setters and Jewellery Level 5, 227 Collins St Melbourne ■ Mickleham. Merrifield City Shopping Centre 270 Donnybrook Road Mickleham ■ Melbourne. World Shiner 227 Collins Street Melbourne ■ Melbourne. OPSM 233 Collins Street Shop 2, 233-239 Collins Street Melbourne ■ West Melbourne. Flagstaff Gardens 309-311 William Street West Melbourne ■ Docklands. Coles Spencer Street Outlet 201 Spencer Street Docklands ■ Melbourne. Officeworks QV Centre Russell Street Melbourne ■ Melbourne. Male public toilets 225 Bourke Street Melbourne ■ Reservoir. Healthy India 276 Broadway Reservoir


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Chase led to Hampton ■ Police have arrested two men after they allegedly failed to stop and rode at high speeds from Little River to Hampton. Police first spotted the two motorbikes riding at high rates of speed on the Princes Freeway, Little River about 3.15pm on Saturday, June 5. Police attempted to intercept the two motorbikes, pursuing them to Port Melbourne where one of the offenders was arrested on Todd Rd. The Police Air Wing then followed the second motorbike which continued to ride at up to alleged speeds of up to 200kmh. The motorbike was followed to an address in Hampton where the motorbike rode into a garage on Bluff Rd. A short time later Police arrived at the address and arrested the second man. Both motorcycles were impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1242 A 18-year-old Hampton man was released and is expected to be charged on summons with dangerous driving whilst being pursued, conduct endangering life, unlicensed driving and other traffic offences. Another 18-year-old Hampton man has been charged with 10 offences, including dangerous driving whilst being pursued, conduct endangering life, unlicensed driving and other traffic

● The Police Air Wing monitored two motor cycle riders. File Photo. offences. He has been bailed to appear at the Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court on October 22.

Dessert First ● Dessert First is being held by Port Phillip Council until August 7 to encourage diners to enjoy the City’s renowned hospitality during winter. Mayor Cr Louise Crawford: “Now that we’ve moved into the colder months, and out of lockdown, Dessert First is a great way to remind food-lovers about the fun of dining in the great outdoors while supporting our City’s traders.”

St Kilda cocaine bust ■ An investigation into drug trafficking has led to four men being charged this month, with Police seizing significant quantities of drugs, cash and designer goods as well as two luxury cars and a Harley Davidson motorbike. The Melbourne Divisional Response Unit executed seven search warrants on Friday, June 4, at a range of suburbs including Melbourne, Southbank, St Kilda, Truganina and Yarraville. Items seized as a result of the warrants include: ■ Three vehicles including a Mercedes Benz, Maserati and Harley Davidson ■ Designer clothes and accessories valued at approximately $150,000 ■ Over $130,000 in cash ■ Approximately 1kg of cocaine A 33-year-old Truganina man and a 30-year-old

Local Briefs City’s youth survey

■ Glen Eira Council would like to hear from all young people aged 10 to 25. ItsYouth Services department provides support to young people who may be struggling with a range of issues, including mental health, stress, loneliness, relationships and employment. The Council says it provides the programs, support and events so all young people in Glen Eira can reach their full potential. By participating in the Survey, entrants go into a draw to win one of five $50 Westfield gift cards.

Spray at Jolimont ■ Police officers from Melbourne East have released CCTV footage as part of an ongoing robbery investigation where a 15-yearold boy was doused with pepper spray at Yarra Park. Investigators believe the boy was in the vicinity of the half basketball courts and walking towards Jolimont Railway Station when he was approached by two unknown males on Wednesday, January 20. The offenders discharged pepper spray and stole the boy’s red iPhone XR before fleeing south towards Melbourne Cricket Ground. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and required hospital treatment following the incident.

Changes with bins ■ Waste collection in the City of Glen Eira. From Monday, July 26, green bins (food and garden waste) will be collected every week, and red bins (general waste) every two weeks. All Victorian councils are aiming to halve the volume of organic material going to landfill by 2030. Glen Eira Mayor, Cr Margaret Esakoff, said her Council’s weekly green bin collection trial showed that when food waste is collected weekly, the amount of waste going to landfill decreases by 29 per cent.

Richmond seizure ● Police seized approx. 1kg of cocaine. File Image: courtesy The Conversation. Southbank man were charged cocaine and has been rewith trafficking a commercial manded in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ quantity of cocaine. They have both been re- Court on June 21. A 27-year-old Melbourne manded to appear at the male was charged with posMelbourne Magistrates Court sessing steroids and he was on August 27. bailed to appear at the A 38-year-old St Kilda man Melbourne Magistrates’ was charged with trafficking Court on October 27.

Swim memories at Carnegie ■ Glen Eira Council is hosting a Community Exhibition in September in the Gallery Annexe. The Council is calling on residents to share their greatest memories of summer, sun and community spirit at Carnegie Swim Centre. Glen Eira Mayor, Cr Margaret Esakoff, said looking back over the past five decades, many generations of our community have grown up at the pool and learned to swim, met their friends, enjoyed family barbecues and spent summer evenings on the eastern mound, soaking up the last of the sun. “As we build a new pool for future generations, we want to remember and treasure the moments that unite people and place together,” she said. “This exhibition is an opportunity to reflect on how our community has changed over the years from the post-war era in the 1960s to the beginning of the new millennium. ■ If you would like to be featured in the Carnegie Swim Centre Community Exhibition, please submit a photo or video taken between 1965 and 2006, along with a short description of your favourite memory at Carnegie Swim Centre. Entries close Friday, July 30.

■ A 35-year-old Richmond man has been charged with 35 charges including possess imitation firearms, possess proceeds of crime, possess prohibited weapons, possess GHB and methylamphetamine, traffick methylamphetamine, GHB and ketamine. Officers executed a warrant just after 9am allegedly located trafficable quantities of various drugs including methylamphetamine, GHB and ketamine. Also located was two imitation firearms, ASP batons, machetes, samurai swords, a prison officer’s uniform and lanyard, war medals and an amount of cash.

2 issues missed ■ There were no editions of The Local Paper on June 2 and 9 due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Advertiser accounts will be adjusted accordingly.

Works at Carrum

● Cr Margaret Esakoff, Glen Eira Mayor

■ Carrum Life Saving Club will undergo significant expansion works. Kingston Council has agreed to contribute $800,000, combined with the $1.5 million grant from the State Government. Kingston Mayor Cr Steve Staikos said Council’s investment will ensure the expansion works can go ahead enabling the Carrum Life Saving Club to accommodate both its growing membership and the increase in visitors to Carrum beach. “We anticipate that in the future, visitor numbers will only increase further with the new Carrum foreshore park and the Changing Places facility likely to be a major drawcard to the area,” said Cr Staikos. Banksia Ward Councillor and lifesaver Cameron Howe said the expansion was crucial for the club and would help address the insufficient storage space for jet skis, trailers and other rescue equipment. In the past five years, Carrum had the highest median number of rescues of all metropolitan clubs.


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Local People: Queen’s Birthday Honours Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia ■ Mr David Graeme McALLISTER AM, Melbourne. For eminent service to the performing arts, particularly to ballet both nationally and internationally, to artistic directorship and dance education, and as a mentor. Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia ■ Dr John T ANDREWS. For significant service to nuclear medicine, and to professional societies. ■ Professor Kylie BALL. For significant service to physical activity and nutrition education. ■ Dr Gavin John BECKER, Brighton. For significant service to medicine, to nephrology, and to professional societies ■ The Honourable Mark Alexander BIRRELL, Canterbury. For significant service to the infrastructure sector, and to business. ■ Dr Soren BLAU. For significant service to forensic medicine, and to scientific organisations. ■ MrAndrew Wayne BLODE, Toorak. For significant service to children as an advocate for protection policy standards. ■ Mr John BOWE. For significant service to motorsport as a touring car driver. ■ Ms Susan Gail CARR, Melbourne. For significant service to interior design, to education, and to women in business. ■ Professor Judith Lynne CHARLTON. For significant service to road safety and injury prevention research. ■ Clinical Professor Flavia CICUTTINI, Hawthorn. For significant service to medicine, and to musculoskeletal disease research. ■ Associate Professor Lynette Elsie CLEARIHAN, Southbank. For significant service to medicine, and to medical education. ■ Mr Colin CORNISH, Malvern East. For significant service to the performing arts, to music, and to youth. ■ Mr Philip John CORNISH. For significant service to the telecommunications sector, and to the community. ■ Mrs Elizabeth Ann COUSINS, Melbourne. For significant service to the community through charitable initiatives. ■ Dr ElizabethAnne CROCK, Brunswick. For significant service to nursing, particularly to people living with HIV/AIDS. ■ Dr John Christopher DALEY, South Yarra. For significant service to public policy development, and to the community. ■ Professor Amalia DI IORIO. For significant service to tertiary education, to skills development, and to women. ■ Mrs Rose DOWNER. For significant service to the visual and performing arts as a patron and supporter. ■ Ms Angela EMSLIE, Melbourne. For significant service to the finance and superannuation sectors, and to suicide prevention. ■ Dr Jennifer FITZGERALD. For significant service to people with disability through leadership and advocacy roles. ■ Mr Rodney Milton FITZROY, Melbourne. For significant service to healthcare, to racing, and to the commercial real estate sector. ■ Ms Anne Maree GARDINER, South Melbourne. For significant service to lifesaving organisations through a range of roles. ■ Mr Michael Arthur GAY, South Yarra. For significant service to industrial relations, and to international labour organisations ■ Mr David Ian GIBBS, St Kilda. For significant service to the community, and to the chartered accounting profession. ■ Rabbi Yaakov GLASMAN, St Kilda East . For significant service to Judaism and interfaith dialogue, to rabbinical bodies, and to the community. ■ Mrs Louise Mary GOURLAY OAM. For significant service to the community through charitable initiatives. ■ Mr Ian Leslie GRAY. For significant service to the law, and to Indigenous justice. ■ Dr Jane Lavinia HALLIDAY. For significant service to medicine, and to reproductive epidemiology. ■ Judge Felicity Pia HAMPEL, Melbourne. For significant service to the judiciary, to legal organisations, and to women. ■ Mrs Jill Margaret HEALEY. For significant service to education through leadership and advisory roles. ■ Mr Charles JUSTIN, Prahran. For significant service to the museums sector, to arts administration, and to architecture.

■ Mr Epaminondas KATSALIDIS. For significant service to architecture, and to sustainable construction innovations. ■ Dr Geoffrey Macdonald KNIGHT, Melbourne. For significant service to professional dental associations, and to the community. ■ Ms Maree Anne McCABE. For significant service to people living with Alzheimer's and Dementia, and to the aged care sector. ■ Ms Fiona McCORMACK. For significant service to victims of crime, and to the prevention of family violence. ■ Dr Heather Gwen MACK, Toorak. For significant service to ophthalmology, particularly to professional colleges. ■ Mr Peter Godfrey McMULLIN, Melbourne. For significant service to business, to the law, and to the community. ■ DrTimothy Francis McNAMARA, St Kilda. For significant service to tertiary education, and to applied linguistics. ■ Ms Helen MAXWELL-WRIGHT, Armadale. For significant service to child welfare, to diabetes research, and to the community. ■ Dr Bryan Christopher MENDELSON, Toorak. For significant service to aesthetic plastic surgery, and to medical societies. ■ MsAnn Elizabeth MILLER, Hawthorn. For significant service to the community through charitable initiatives. ■ Dr Keith Louis MUTIMER, Brighton. For significant service to plastic surgery, and to the international community. ■ Ms Vivienne NGUYEN. For significant service to the multicultural community of Victoria. ■ Ms Julie OBERIN. For significant service to women and children experiencing family violence. ■ Mrs Vivienne RITCHIE. For significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to the community. ■ Mrs Pamela Jean ROBINSON OAM. For significant service to conservation and the environment, and to the community. ■ Professor Ute ROESSNER. For significant service to tertiary education, particularly to the biosciences. ■ Ms Coral ROSS, Hawthorn East. For significant service to local government, and to gender equality. ■ Ms Elana RUBIN, Elwood. For significant service to corporate governance, and to the community. ■ Dr Elizabeth Anne RUSHEN, East Melbourne. For significant service to community history and heritage preservation. ■ Mr Vallence Gary SIMONDS, Melbourne. For significant service to the building and construction industry, and to charitable initiatives. ■ Mr Trent John SMYTH, South Yarra. For significant service to international relations, to motorsport, and to business. ■ Dr Gillian Ann SPARKES. For significant service to environmental sustainability, and to public administration. ■ Dr Julie Claudia STONE. For significant service to child mental health, and to psychiatry. ■ Ms Ricci Edith SWART. For significant service to the media and film industries, and to the community. ■ Mr Anthony Charles THOMAS, Malvern East. For significant service to education, particularly to children with special needs. ■ Professor Emeritus DoreenAnne THOMAS, Camberwell. For significant service to tertiary engineering education and research, and to women. ■ Professor Beverley Janine VOLLENHOVEN, Hawthorn East. For significant service to tertiary medical education, to obstetrics and gynaecology. ■ Ms Amanda (Mandy) Joy WALKER. For significant service to film as a cinematographer, and to professional societies. ■ Mr Barry John WATCHORN, Canterbury. For significant service to the superannuation sector through a range of roles. Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia ■ Ms Suzi CARP, Hawthorn. For distinguished service to medical research, to children, and to the community through leadership roles. ■ Ms Peta-Louise Mary CREDLIN, East Melbourne . For distinguished service to parliament and politics, to policy development, and to the executive function of government. ■ Mr Neale Francis DANIHER AM. For distinguished service to people with Motor Neu-

rone Disease and their families through advocacy, public education and fundraising initiatives. ■ Professor Stephen Misha DAVIS AM, Toorak. For distinguished service to medical education, to stroke research, and to the management of cerebrovascular disease. ■ Ms Erika Elizabeth FELLER. For distinguished service to the international community, to the recognition and protection of human rights, and to refugee law. ■ Ms Janine Anne KIRK AM. For distinguished service to the community through leadership and advisory roles in not-for-profit organisations. ■ Professor Geoffrey Lionel METZ AM, Melbourne. For distinguished service to medicine, to medical education both nationally and internationally, and to professional medical organisations. ■ Ms Christine NIXON APM. For distinguished service to law enforcement, to women in policing, and to tertiary education. ■ Emeritus Professor Lester John PETERS AM, Toorak. For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to radiation oncology, and to professional medical groups. ■ Mr Kenneth John SMITH. For distinguished service to public administration, and to public sector leadership and education. Medal (OAM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia ■ Ms Maria ALEXIADIS. For service to karate. ■ Dr Susie Janet ALLANSON. For service to community health as a psychologist. ■ Mrs Adele Marion ALLEN. For service to the community through the church. ■ Ms Janice Edyth ARMSTRONG-CONN, South Yarra. For service to the community through a range of organisations. ■ Ms Carmel ARTHUR. For service to the law. ■ Dr Peter John BAQUIE, Southbank. For service to sports medicine. ■ Mr Adrian Robert BARTAK, Caulfield North. For service to music. ■ Mrs Regula Christine BLACK, Black Rock . For service to veterans and their families. ■ The Reverend Dr Merryl Lois BLAIR, Glen Iris. For service to ecumenical and interfaith organisations. ■ Mx Jacki Joantares BROWN. For service to people with disability. ■ Sr Deirdre Patrice BROWNE, Hawthorn. For service to the community as a religious sister, and through music, education and the liturgical arts. ■ Mrs Jennifer Florence BRUKNER. For service to the community through charitable organisations. ■ Mr Dean Joel COHEN, Caulfield South. For service to people with disability, and to the Jewish community. ■ Mr Peter Charles DE RAUCH, Hawthorn East. For service to community health, and to Australian rules football. ■ Ms Julie Ann DEMPSEY. For service to community mental health. ■ Mr John de Cruz DOUGLAS, Sandringham. For service to veterans. ■ Ms Abigail Margaret FORSYTH, Clifton Hill. For service to sustainable design. ■ Ms Susan Joy FRASER, Richmond. For service to financial planning and counselling. ■ Dr Stacy Kellan GOERGEN, Port Melbourne. For service to radiology. ■ Ms Elizabeth Ann GOSPER, Richmond. For service to people with disability through sport. ■ Associate Professor Kathleen Mary GRAY. For service to medicine through digital health education. ■ Mr Andrew Frank GUY. For service to the community through a range of organisations. ■ Ms Deborah HALPERN. For service to the arts. ■ Mr David Russell HARRIS. For service to the community through charitable organisations. ■ Mr John Richard HARRY. For service to the community, to rowing, and to the legal profession. ■ Mrs Elizabeth Mary HAWTHORNE, Toorak. For service to the international community of East Zambia. ■ Mr Owen Leigh HEGARTY. For service to the minerals and mining sector. ■ Professor Felice JACKA. For service to nutritional psychiatry research. ■ Ms Rosanne Phyllis (Rosie) KING. For service to sports administration. ■ The late Mr Ricardo Erwin KRAUSKOPF. Formerly of Hawthorn. For service to the com-

munity through a range of roles. ■ Mr Eduvard KRNCEVIC, Port Melbourne For service to football. ■ Mrs Jennifer Duggan LEAPER, East Melbourne. For service to aged welfare. ■ Dr Richard John LEAPER, East Melbourne. For service to aged welfare. ■ Ms Mary McGOWAN, Brighton East. For service to nursing, and to the community through charitable initiatives. ■ Ms Florence Lesley McGURGAN, Parkdale For service to local government, and to the community. ■ Mrs Mairi Margaret McINTOSH, Black Rock. For service to veterans, and to the community. ■ Ms Helen MADDEN, Collingwood. For service to the performing arts as an artistic director and creative producer. ■ Professor Dianna Josephine MAGLIANO St Kilda West. For service to epidemiology, and to tertiary education. ■ Mrs Estelle Flora MALSEED, Hawthorn For service to community health. ■ Mr Izydor MARMUR. For service to the Jewish community. ■ DrAnthony Linton MARXSEN, Black Rock For service to engineering. ■ Ms Josephine MILLARD, Burnley. For service to rowing. ■ Ms Amanda MILLER, Malvern. For service to the community through the philanthropic and impact investing sectors. ■ Major Margaret Ann MORE RFD (Retd) Richmond. For service to veterans. ■ Mrs Susan Beaufort MORGAN, Toorak For service to the community through charitable initiatives. ■ Dr Gerard Michael NAUGHTIN, Carnegie For service to people with disability. ■ Mr David NIVEN, Ormond. For service to the law, and to consumer affairs. ■ Mr James OSTROBURSKI, St Kilda East For service to the community through charitable organisations. ■ Mr Richard James OWEN, East Melbourne. For service to business. ■ MrArthur PAPADIMITRIOU, Ormond. For service to the galleries sector. ■ Reverend James David PILMER PSM Camberwell . For service to the Anglican Church of Australia. ■ Mr Dug POMEROY. For service to the community through charitable organisations. ■ Roger William POOLE, Armadale . For service to architecture, and to the community. ■ Mr Horace David POUSSARD, St Kilda East. For service to conservation and the environment. ■ Dr Hyam Barry RAWICKI. For service to medicine as a rehabilitation specialist. ■ Ms Julie Kevall REILLY, Hawthorn East For service to the community through charitable organisations. ■ Ms Brenda Coralie RICHARDS, St Kilda For service to the community through socia welfare organisations. ■ Mr William Edward ROPER, Mentone. For service to amateur radio. ■ Mr Ian Hunter SANDELL, Beaumaris. or service to youth through Scouts. ■ Ms Helen Jean SHARDEY, Caulfield North For service to the Jewish community of Victoria ■ Mr David Henry SHAW, Port Melbourne For service to the community health, and to Australian rules football. ■ Mrs Faye SPITERI, Melbourne. For service to the community through social change organisations. ■ Mr Michael John SWEENEY, Hawthorn For service to the community, and to the law. ■ Mr Max WALD, Port Melbourne. For service to the Jewish community. ■ Dr Miriam WEISZ, Caulfield North. For service to community health. ■ Mr Robert Paul WELLINGTON, Malvern East. For service to science education. ■ Mr Lawrence Raymond WOODMAN Malvern East. For service to sport coaching and development. Australian Fire Service Medal ■ MrAlen SLIJEPCEVIC, Hampton. Emergency Services Medal ■ Ms Dinah Leeanne BOSWELL,Albert Park


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Local Theatre Shows Please note: It is advisable to check dates and times with theatres before booking or attending these productions, due to unpredictability of pandemic restrictions. ■ Have You Seen It? Productions: 12 Angry Men (originally written by Reginald Rose) Until July 2 at 8.00pm at Stageworx Theatre, 3/21 Stud Road, Bayswater (near Mountain Highway). Director: Trish Carr. Tickets: Full $27 Concession $24. (Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes including interval). Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BPTSV or 9729 8368. ■ Brighton Theatre Company: The Architect (by Aidan Fennessy) June 18 - July 3 at Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton. Director: Deborah Fabbro. Bookings: 0493 069 479 www.brighton theatre.com.au ■ Adelphi Players Theatre Company: The Christian Brothers (by Ron Blair) June 24, 25, 26 at 8pm and June 26, 27 at 2pm at Booran Road Hall, 264 Booran Rd., Ormond (Near cnr. Booran and North Rds.). Director: Michael Mace. All tickets $10 each (cash only). Bookings: 9690 1593 or 9578 0952. Bookings essential. ■ Eltham Little Theatre: Peter Pan Jr. June 26 - July 10 at Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Rd., Research. Director: Carol Owen. Bookings: www.elthamlittletheatre. org.au ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Three Little Words (by Joanna Murray Smith) July 2 - 17 at Heidelberg Theatre, 63 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Tim Scott. www.htc.org.au ■ Peoples Playhouse: The Sound of Music July 2 - 10 at the Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt St., Cranbourne. Tickets: thesoundofmusic@gmail.com ■ Diamond Valley Singers: The Addams Family July 9 - 17 at Warrandyte High School, Theatre, Alexander Rd., Warrandyte. Bookings: www.dvsingers.org ■ Encore Theatre: Vigil (by Morris Panych) July 9 - 24 at the Clayton Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton. Director: David Collins. Tickets: $25/$23/$21 Group Bookings of 10+. Bookings: 1300 739 099 or www.encore theatre.com.au ■ Playhouse Players Inc: Around the World in 80 Days (by Jules Verne, adapted for stage by Mark Brown) July 14 - 24 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee on Saturdays at the Rentoul Theatre, 16 Livingstone Close, Burwood. Director: Graeme McCoubrie. Tickets: $25/ $28. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/ BQIMV

Auditions ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Barefoot in the Park (by Neil Simon) June 20, 21 at 7.00pm at Heidelberg Theatre, 63 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Llaaneath Poor. Audition enquiries: queen_styxia_89@ hotmail.com ■ Essendon Theatre Company: Terra Nova (by Ted Tally) June 26, 26 from 2.00pm - 5.00pm at 9 Bradshaw St. (off Buckley St.), West Essendon. Director: David Collins. Auditions by appointment only: divcollins@gmail.com ■ Wolves Theatre Company: The Shadow and the Hue (by Michael Gray-Griffith) Open casting for October production. Expressions of Interest close midnight June 20. For further details and audition booking form, visit www.wolvestheatre.com - Cheryl Threadgold

What’s On Uninvited ■ The music of Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette will be celebrated and performed by Melbourne vocalist and musician Katie Weston, who will perform songs from the 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. Melbourne Performance Dates: Friday, July 9 at The Prince Bandroom, Melbourne Saturday, July 10 at Cube 37, Frankston Performing Arts Centre, Frankston Saturday, July 17 at Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool

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Observations Percy vs Goliath

Published statewide weekly in the Melbourne Observer and all editions of The Local Paper. Phone: 1800 231 311. Email: editor@MelbourneObserver.com.au

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2021

ADDAMS FAMILY

● Wednesday Addams (Paris Dallow) at left, Gomez Addams (Matt Biscombe), Uncle Fester (Brett Harvey), Morticia Addams (Sophia Bubner) and Pugsley Addams (Kaisha Thomas) in The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy. ■ The Diamond Valley Singers present The And to make matters worse, she has invited Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy from the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one July 9-17 at the fully-heated Warrandyte High fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, reSchool Theatre, Alexander Rd, Warrandyte. lationships are tested, and the Addams family In the kooky, upside-down world of the must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel managed to avoid for generations: change. pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are The Diamond Valley Singers will donate prothe stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky ceeds from performances to International family still has to deal with many of the same Needs Australia and Open House in Ivanhoe. challenges faced by any other family. Performance Details: July 9, 10, 16, 17 at Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter 8pm and July 10 and 17 at 2pm Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen yearVenue: Warrandyte High School Theatre, old young woman ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a Alexander Rd., Warrandyte Tickets: $30/$25/$15 sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Bookings: www.dvsingers.org Ohio family - the most un-Addams sounding - Cheryl Threadgold person one could be.

Iphigenia in Splott ■ Red Stitch Actors Theatre opens on Friday, June 25 with Iphigenia in Splott featuring ensemble member Jessica Clarke as Effie who hails from the Welsh working class district of Splott.Understudy is Mollie Mooney. Garry Owen has reworked the Ancient Greek play Iphigenia in Aulis, taking its theme of human sacrifice and contextualising it in the modern day, examining those who get left behind in the pursuit of power and profit, and the consequences of neoliberalism's war on community, morality and human dignity itself. Stumbling down Clifton St at 11.30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we ● Jessica Clarke in Iphigenia in Splott. Photo: Robert Blackburn know her, but don't. Effie's life spirals through a Iphigenia in Splott is directed by Gary mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, until one night gives her the chance to be something Abrahams with set and costume design by Sophie Woodward and Jacob Battista, lighting else. Owen's new adaptation of the Greek myth is design by Rachel Burke, and sound design and said to drive home the high price people pay for composition by Daniel Nixon. Performance Details: June 25-July 18 society's shortcomings. Venue: Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Through her tale, Effie becomes a warrior for the forgotten classes, a battle cry against the St., St Kilda Tickets: $31-$57. redstitch.net conservative social policies that create uncon- Cheryl Threadgold scionable situations for her kind.

● Christopher Walken ■ Percy Vs Goliath is a film that will remind viewers of the Australian classic, The Castle. But while The Castle was a comedy with the serious idea of the ordinary man taking on the big boys, Percy Vs Goliath strikes a more serious tone, and is based on a true story. Based on a 1998 lawsuit, Percy Vs. Goliath follows Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken) who defends himself against a major conglomerate when the company's genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in his crops. He and his family risk everything defending themselves against the giant corporation while representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers in a campaign to protect farmers' rights and the world's food supply against corporate greed. Percy is our Everyman, a humble farmer who grows crops and propagates seeds the way his family has down the generations, and his apparent ordinariness makes him an easy target for the huge corporation Monsanto, as Percy's success as a crop farmer is seen as a threat to their business model, so he is an easy target to grind into the dust. But they reckoned without Percy's and his wife Louise's (Roberta Maxwell) simple but strong beliefs in who they are and their confidence in what is right and wrong. When Percy hears of the global suicide rate of farmers who have been squeezed into crushing debt by big corporations, he decides he must fight on behalf of farmers across the world. Eventually Percy wins through, but not without some cost. But more than 20 years after the court case, the real Percy and Louise still receive letters of gratitude from farmers all over the world - and genetically modified crops have not taken over. In the film's narrative, Percy is brought to prominence by environmentalist Rebecca (Christina Ricci), and, like The Castle, it's a small town lawyer Jackson Weaver (Zach Braff), who takes the case all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court. Percy Vs Goliath is a slow burn for the first 30 minutes but gradually hooks the viewer in until the final credits. Walken gives a stunning performance as the film's protagonist, and Percy is a gift of a role for a fine actor. As his supportive but assertive wife Louise, Roberta Maxwell radiates warmth and common sense, and there is a lovely mature chemistry between her and Walken. In the movie world, youth so often dominates, so it's refreshing to see a high quality and thoughtful film in which 78-year-old Walken and 80-year-old Maxwell arethe stars. - Julie Houghton

Zealot ■ Comedian and ABC podcast host Ange Lavoipierre is bringing her award-winning show Zealot to Melbourne on June 18 and 19 at 7pm at The Butterfly Club. From Santa-based existentialism to Bible camp and a detour into Tarot, one-time believer Ange Lavoipierre charts the course from 10 year old evangelist to fully fledged heathen. Zealot is Ange’s second hour of comedy, following the success of her debut, Final Form, which won a Best Comedy weekly award at last year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival before going on to sell-out shows at Sydney, Melbourne and Edinburgh Fringe. Performance Dates: June 18 and 19 at 7.00pm Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com - Cheryl Threadgold


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Confidential Talk is cheap, gossip is priceless

Better Off Said ■ Better Off Said co-founders Emilie Zoey Baker and Marieke Hardy are determined to bring back their revamped monthly spoken word event to the Brunswick Ballroom on July 4 at 5pm. The line-up locked in for the July soiree features four readers who will reflect on ‘the words I wish I’d said’, including television host Myf Warhurst, journalist and podcaster Osman Faruqi, Walkley-award winning radio host Virginia Trioli as well as editor and arts worker Lujayn Hourani. Writer Tony Birch will deliver a ‘living eulogy’ – paying tribute to someone or something still of this earth, while vocalist and instrumentalist Bumpy will present a moving musical performance. Better Off Said is an opportunity to release some words, thoughts and reflections for the living and dead. Baker and Hardy explain that the guests are asked to write and read anything that resonates with them – it may be poignant, sad, raw, political or funny. “It may be a time to find closure or a moment to shout something aloud they wish they’d said. It could be an important message to someone special or a piece of history they feel their voice could have improved. This is an opportunity to sing their truths from the rooftops before it’s too late,” said Baker and Hardy. Tickets holders to the June edition have had their tickets transferred to the August event (unless a refund is preferred), which currently includes a stellar line up of guests: Denise Scott, N’fa Jones, Samuel Johnson and Janelle Da Silva as well as a musical performance by MamaAlto. Better Off Said donates a portion of their profits to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Date: Sunday, July 4 Time: 5pm – 7pm Location: Brunswick Ballroom, 314-316 Sydney Rd, Brunswick Tickets: $40 + booking fee Bookings: brunswickballroom.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Sisters in Crime ■ Sisters in Crime’s 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards for best short crime and mystery stories is offering a record $11,910 in prizes this year. Entries close on August 31. “Crime does pay – at least on the page,” said Carmel Shute, secretary of Sisters in Crime. “And writing is a lot safer than holding up your local service station, especially during a pandemic.” “We’re thrilled that all but one sponsor has continued their support despite these financially fraught times – and that two new supporters have come on board.” One of the awards is the Viliama Grakalic Art and Crime Award ($750) named in honour of the late artist, and long-time member, who bequeathed $4000 to Sisters in Crime. Viliama Grakalic was born in Zagreb and trained in fine art. In Australia she became a prominent goldsmith and sculptor. Her work is housed in public gallery collections Australiawide. In her later years Viliama decided to write a crime novel with an art theme, set in country Victoria. Breast cancer sadly took control, so as a pensioner she bequeathed “anything left over” to Sisters in Crime. At SheKilda, Sisters in Crime 10th anniversary convention in 2001, Viliama won the very first ‘Be Immortalised in Fiction’ competition, which means her name appeared in the next novel by Lauren Henderson, the international guest of honour and self-proclaimed ‘Tart Noir Queen’. Shute said that several sponsors had also upped the amount on offer. “Our 15 sponsors are a diverse bunch. What they have in common is an unswerving commitment to women’s writing. which has paid off in spades. Since the awards began 28 years ago, 3896 stories have been entered and 30 winners – including winners of the Shoe and category winners – have gone on to have books published,” she said.

Twelve collections of winning stories are available: clandestinepress.com.au Closing date for the awards is August 31. The entry fee is $25 or $20 for Sisters in Crime members. Maximum length is 5000 words. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne in late November, pandemic permitting. COVID lockdown rules permitting, the 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards will be launched at 5.30pm for 6pm, Friday, July 9, at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins St Melbourne. Details and bookings: https:// www.sistersincrime.org.au/event/body-in-thelibrary-readings-and-28th-scarlet-stilettoawards-launch/ To download an entry form and a list of FAQs or pay the entry fee, visit https:// www.sistersincrime.org.au/the-scarlet-stilettoawards/ - Cheryl Threadgold

Morning Melodies ■ Silvie Paladino returns to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Morning Melodies on Monday, June 21 at 11am and 1.30pm. Accompanied by the David Cameron Trio, Silvie will entertain audiences with songs from her vast repertoire including classics from musicals, hits by female vocalists and songs of inspiration. Arts Centre Melbourne’s popular Morning Melodies started in 1985 when performer Betty Pounder and producer Sandy Graham decided it was time to make good use of an otherwise empty theatre on a Monday morning. Over 35 years later, Morning Melodies has presented more than 450 concerts Event Details: Monday, June 21 at 11am and 1pm Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne Bookings: artscentremelbourne.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Darkfield Radio ■ At-home audio experience, Darkfield Radio is back this month in Australia for its second season, Knot. Part of the Tribeca Film Festival Immersive Lineup, Knot is a three-part immersive audio experience designed for one person which unfolds in three different locations in one evening, blurring the lines between real and imagined. Produced in Australia by Melbourne-based company Realscape Productions, Knot takes audiences through three intersecting, interwoven episodes revolving around a traumatic event, questioning how inevitable anything is. In the first episode audiences will situate themselves on a park bench, the second in a car, and the third in a room of their home. For the story to be complete, all three episodes will need to be experienced. "Darkfield Radio Season One exposed audiences to the mysterious and supernatural inside their homes, magnified by Darkfield’s signature 360 degree binaural sound”, said Amy Johnson, producer at Realscape Productions. “We’re looking forward to getting audiences outside of their homes for Season 2, in COVIDsafe settings of course, and pushing them out of their comfort zones even more.” Ahead of the Season Two launch in Australia on June 25, Darkfield Radio Season One is broadcasting to homes around Australia for a limited season until June 20. Darkfield Radio Season One was the first ever audio-only experience to be a part of Venice International Film Festival, before being nominated for various awards at Raindance Film Festival. Knot will run from 5pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 25 to September 30. Tickets are available at darkfield.com.au/radio Recommended for ages 14+. Over-ear headphones are recommended for the best experience. - Cheryl Threadgold

Singing Swallows ■ Singing Swallows, written and directed by Melbourne based theatre-maker Romi Kupfer, is being presented at Theatre Works, 14 Acland

Street, St Kilda on June 23, 24, 26 at 6.30pm. Singing Swallows is an intimate headphone experience designed to connect young people with those who went through the Holocaust. This compilation of four Holocaust stories is created for young audiences between the ages of nine and 18 years, with each story focusing on four different journeys of Jewish children/ young adults during the Holocaust. The stories, compiled from interviews with Holocaust survivors are voice recorded by young Jewish children in primary school. In between verbal storytelling, performers on stage activate a recyclable set, bringing to life the personal experiences heard through individual headphones worn by the audience. Romi Kupfer describes Singing Swallows as exploring 'what life was like for a young person during this time and how much they might've understood that their communities, identity and lives were at risk. Performance Dates: June 23, 24, 26 at 6.30pm Venue: Theatre Works, 14 Acland St., St Kilda Bookings: https://www.theatreworks.org.au/ program/singing-swallows/ - Cheryl Threadgold

Beauty and The Beast Jr ■ The Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC) presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr from July 8-10 at the National Theatre, St Kilda. Inspired by the nine-time Tony-nominated original Broadway production and Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr will showcase a 70-strong cast of talented young performers. The show will feature popular songs like Be Our Guest, Gaston and Beauty and the Beast written by Alan Menken. This family-friendly, 70-minute show will deliver a spectacular theatrical experience on the grand scale owing to the large cast and fabulous costumes. Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr tells the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed back into a Prince. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. American composer Alan Menken has written songs for numerous Walt Disney animations and musicals including Beauty and the Beast, as well as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Pocahontas. Menken has received eight Academy Awards, eight Oscar Awards and 11 Grammy Awards among many other honours. Show Dates: Thursday July 8- Friday July 9, 11am and 2pm. Saturday July 10, 4pm and 7:30pm Location: The National Theatre Melbourne, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda Tickets: $27.50-$38.50.70 minutes, no interval. Suitable for ages 6+ www.beautyandthebeast-jr.com - Cheryl Threadgold

Gazpacho ■ Peter Green’s Gazpacho works more as a tribute than a play. It serves as a requiem for the lives lost during the Spanish Civil War interweaving the words of Federico Lorca (Jim Daly) with vignettes of those who lost their lives, faced starvation and those sentenced to death. Whilst the Spanish references are specific and probably unfamiliar to many, the theme is universal. One only has to think of innocent civilians suffering in war zones today. The ensemble (Julie Dawson, Peter Green, Dion Mills, Louisa Williamson) take on the roles of the dead, soldiers guarding prisoners, the Republicans, the Nationalists and Communists. We hear the voices of grieving mothers, of simple farmers and starving civilians. The short sixty minute duration of the play, however, limits the capacity to develop the pathos one would find in scenarios where an ideological discussion takes place against the backdrop of a death sentence. Faye Bendrup’s direction made good use of

the simple set, four frames that could be easily moved to contain the performance space, and the lighting could be directed to accentuate single performers when needed or create atmosphere as required. Original music (Faye Bendrups, Dan Bendrups) punctuated the scenes the feel of which might be considered more socialist than typically Spanish in flavour. The influence of Lorca and his writing on those fighting in the Spanish Civil War is indeterminate though Green’s work poses an intriguing possibility about the power of poetry in this regard. Lorca was abducted by Nationalist forces and executed in the Spanish countryside near the farm of Cortijo de Gazpacho. Along with Hemingway and Orwell, both of whom fought in the civil war, Lorca’s contribution to letters remains. This work whets the appetite suggesting there’s more here to be explored about the man and his work. Gazpacho was presented at La Mama Courthouse. - Review by David McLean

Gruesome Playground Injuries

■ The American playwright Jajiv Joseph’s (2011) brilliant, funny yet dark and complex play Gruesome Playground Injuries, performed at The Butterfly Club CBD Melbourne. It is competently directed by Ellen Wiltshire and brought to the stage by Deep Cut Productions. This play is a non-chronological journey that begins 30 years ago and is about loss, love, pain and regret. Its disjointed structure is not chronological but rather by jumping around in time yet keeping to the same theme of hurt, pain, loss and regret ‘cleverly’ captures the human nature of memory. This production provides us with some great young and exciting talent. The music was composed by Maddy Monja who provides music that creates an appropriate mood as a complementary background to the play. The music at times sounds dissonant with melodic fragments woven into the overall canvas, fitting well to each scene. Rory Harman (Doug) and Marley Correy (Kayleen) provided the intimate audience with a delightfully balanced performance in their powerful, realistic interpretation of the characters they represent. Harman and Correy sustained the audience’s attention throughout as the chemistry between them was exactly right, as they moved through a series of emotions over a long and sustained period. One almost feels Doug and Kayleen’s pain and suffering, and this engenders real empathy in the audience. A most enjoyable and refreshing experience on a rather cold evening leading into fear of another COVID lockdown in Melbourne. - Review of by Mary Downie

Cabaret Festival

■ The Melbourne Cabaret Festival returns to Chapel Off Chapel from 16 to 27 June 2021. The festival features two weeks of atmospheric, seductive and soul-stirring entertainment. You can experience an entertaining night out and be enticed by the launch of brand new and exciting cabaret shows. Many feature original music and other shows feature music from your favourite singers such as Annie Lennox, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Beyonce. Festival co-producer David Read says “Almost every show in this year’s festival is brand new. There’s a great mix of shows featuring songs from your favourite singers mixed with shows featuring exciting original songs and a dash of comedy. There’s a host of brand new performers you’ll be able to claim with pride ‘I saw them first’, mixed with iconic, established names – truly the best in the biz.” The festival is brought to you with the support of the City of Stonnington and the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation. Venue: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran Bookings: www.melbournecabaret.com, phone 8290 7000 - Cheryl Threadgold


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Marquee Club honours John Blackman

■ Hi everyone, remotely from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood comes this week's news

Out and About

Blackers is back

■ At the altest Marquee Club luncheon at the Emerald Hotel, the entertainment industry came together to celebrate John Blackman and his four-year battle with cancer. After having reconstructive surgery to the mouth and face, it has been a long and courageous journey for John. Of course John enjoyed a remarkable career on radio and television with the hilarious voice overs on Hey Hey It's Saturday. John was also a corporate speaker and M.C. for functions all over Australia. With the cancer battle, all of his work dried up to nothing and now he is fighting back. We all came together to support one of the nicest guys in the business. Probably one of the funniest lunches I have ever attended. When you get Molly, Red Symons and John Blackman together in the same room, all with microphones, no-one is missed.

Stroke more likely ■ There's little doubt the pandemic is making a lot of people a little obsessive-compulsive about cleanliness. However, OCD is a real mental health disorder that's about more than just washing hands. For adults dealing with a clinical case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a new study finds troubling news about their brain health later in life. Researchers say OCD patients are over three times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke than those without the condition. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot interrupts the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. This is the more common version of a stroke, in comparison to haemorrhagic strokes which involve a burst blood vessel causing bleeding in the brain. Overall, strokes are the second-leading cause of death worldwide, trailing only heart disease.

Still in truck morgues

● Pictured enjoying a chat after the Marquee Lunch: Molly Meldrum with John Blackman and Red Symons with the former Arts Minister for Victoria, Heidi Victoria, looking on and keeping the boys in check.

Mild, temporary inflation

Roger Daltrey fights back

■ The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey has joined the wave of rock musicians speaking out against woke culture and its effect on society. Speaking with DJ Zane Lowe on Apple Music, the Baba O'Riley singer said that the "woke generation" is creating a "miserable world" for themselves and everyone else. "It's just getting harder to disseminate the truth," Daltrey said. "It's almost like, now we should turn the whole thing off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth, and start to read books again. It's becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the woke generation," he said. "It's terrifying, the miserable world they're going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who's lived a life and you see what they're doing, you just know that it's a route to nowhere. “Especially when you've lived through the periods of a life that we've had the privilege to. We've had the golden era. There's no doubt about that." Daltrey compared the woke generation with previous generations. "We came out of a war, we came out of a levelled society, completely flattened bomb sites and everything," Daltrey said. "And we've been through socialist governments. We've seen the communist system fail in the Soviet Union. I've been in those communist countries while they were communist."

GavinWood

From my Suite at the Ramada Plaza Complex on Santa Monica Blvd

■ Over the past year, food prices are up 3.5 per cent, with eggs and meat up by over 5 per cent; gas is up 22 per cent and is expected to get even higher by this summer; lumber is up 250 percent; new home prices are up $36,000, with overall housing up 11 per cent; and new cars are up 9 percent, the highest in 68 years. Feeding the problem is the sharp price increase in commodities vital to our basic needs. Microchip prices are up by 25 percent over the last year, hiking the price of items from phones to televisions to car parts. Meanwhile, increased corn prices will further impact a variety of food products. The primary driver of the current inflation comes through money printing by the Federal Reserve. The Fed nearly doubled its bond purchases since the beginning of the pandemic, pumping almost $4 trillion into the economy. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said just last week that she is not concerned about it. The White House says that any inflation seen will be mild and temporary.

How’s this for confidence? ■ For almost half of all Americans, modesty may not be their best quality. A new study finds nearly one in two people believe they're the best person they know. In a recent survey of 2000 US residents, 81 per cent say they believe that humankind is inherently good. Three in four believe they themselves are fundamentally a good person. When researchers asked respondents how they would compare themselves to others in their lives, 46 per cent went a step further, admitting (in their eyes) they're "better" than everyone else they know. The survey was conducted by One Poll and commissioned by Behold Retreats, a wellness company that specialises in the therapeutic use of plant-based medicines to aid in personal and spiritual growth. Looking at responses by gender, female respondents were less likely to think of themselves as good (67% vs 86% of men) and more likely to believe that humanity is inherently bad (20% vs 4% of men).

Time for early release

■ California is beginning early release credits for about 76,000 inmates, including tens of thousands who were convicted of violent crimes, as the state continues to reduce its prison population. The Associated Press reported that of the 76,000 who will be eligible for early release, some 63,000 were convicted of violent crimes. They will now be eligible to obtain good behaviour credits that will "shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017," the outlet reported. That number includes 20,000 inmates who were sentenced to life sentences with the possibility of parole. "More than 10,000 inmates convicted of a second serious but nonviolent offense under the state's 'three strikes' law will be eligible for release after serving half their sentences. “That's an increase from the current time-served credit of one-third of their sentence," the AP said.

■ The bodies of hundreds of New York City residents who died from COVID-19 at the beginning of the pandemic remain in a series of trailers along the Brooklyn waterfront more than a year later, according to the New York Post. Dina Maniotis, executive deputy commissioner of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, told a City Council health committee that there are about 750 bodies in long-term storage at the "temporary" emergency morgue that opened last April, the paper reported. Early in the pandemic, refrigerated trucks were used in many places across the US to augment capacity at morgues and funeral homes, which were stretched beyond capacity as COVID spiralled out of control. "In the very near future, we will begin to notify all the families that we've been working with that we are now going to ramp our operations down slowly, give them the time that they need, and we'll keep the operation going as they need it," Maniotis told the committee. The facility was meant to give families extra time to make their decisions during the days of broad lockdowns and severely decreased mobility. Some have reportedly requested their relatives' remains be buried in the city's potter's field, Hart Island, while city officials have lost touch with others, Maniotis said.

Plan ahead for 2022

● Roger Daltrey

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■ If you are considering coming over for a holiday to see the stars later on in 2022, then I have got a special deal for you. We would love to see you at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. I have secured a terrific holiday deal for readers of the Melbourne Observer and The Local Paper. Please mention 'Melbourne Observer' when you book to receive the 'Special Rate of the Day' for your advance bookings. Please contact: Jennifer at info@ramadaweho.com Happy Holidays, Gavin Wood


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Magazine ■ Irene Hewitt was born in 1922 and began singing at an early age. Irene was 18 when she became the resident vocalist in Tye's Radio Revue on 3XY, which was broadcast every Sunday night from the Princess Theatre. The compere was Eric Pearce, and Irene sang Ida Sweet As Apple Cider as her debut song on the show. On many occasions Irene sang duets with Jack Perry. She sang at many of the local dances and was also resident vocalist at the Coconut Grove Nightclub in Chapel St, South Yarra. Around that time she married her first husband, who played saxophone in the band at The Coconut Grove. Irene also sang regularly at the famous Chevron Hotel. In 1954 Irene appeared on the national radio show Australia's Hour of Song with Dick Fair. She was a regular guest on ABC radio shows and sang on cruise ships. In 1957 Irene was cast in the television series Take That which was a ‘live to air’ 15-minute school classroom comedy. It was one of the first comedy shows produced by Crawford Productions, a bit like Yes What, the old radio series. Take That also starred English actor Phillip Stainton, Joff Ellen, Frank Rich, Keith Eden and Jack Perry. Irene sang on many television variety shows during her career. Her film credits include Blue Fire Lady, Dimboola, I Live With Me Dad and Lonely Hearts. During the 1970s Irene performed in Sydney night clubs as a comedienne and worked with

Whatever Happened To ... Irene Hewitt By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM Jack Bowkett, from the singing group The Tunetwisters. In 1981 Irene was cast as Mrs Swabb, the housekeeper, in an Australian tour of the Alan Bennett-play, Habeus Corpus. The cast included a great bunch of popular television actors - English actor Frank Thornton (Are You Being Served), Pat McDonald (Number 96) and Liz Burch (The Flying Doctors) . There was a night during the tour when a leg snapped off the stage settee that almost everyone had to sit on. Irene madly searched around back stage in the dark and finally walked onstage with a paint tin which she popped under the edge of the settee and the play proceeded without a hitch. She remained friends with Frank Thornton

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and his wife and they always sent each other Christmas cards. Irene played guest roles in many television series including Prisoner and The Henderson Kids. Irene loved music and was a regular attendee at the International Sinatra meetings. Some of her recordings were - When Johnny Comes Marching Home, I Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded and One More River To Cross (with Don Harper and His Orchestra). In 1997 Irene was a guest vocalist at a special fundraising concert for 96.5FM. It was a big show with Val Jellay, Clyde Simpson, Bruce Skeggs, David McGee, Ray Lawrence, The Creole Bells and many others in the line up. Irene Hewitt loved life and when she was very ill she just refused to give in and slipped out of the hospital to visit her friends. She passed away in 2004 and I attended her funeral. Long time friends Terry Gill and Carole Anne got everyone singing. Irene would have loved it and also the thunderous applause as the coffin was carried out of the funeral parlour. One of the great singers and characters of the Melbourne showbusiness scene, Irene Hewitt. Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on 3AW The Time Tunnel - Remember When Sundays at 10.10pm with Philip Brady and Simon Owens. And on 96.5 FM That's Entertainment - Sundays at 12 Noon. www.innerfm.org.au

National Portrait Gallery in focus

Living Memory- National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021. The National Photographic Portrait Prize is a stalwart of the National Gallery's annual calendar, offering substantial cash and equipment prizes for professional, amateur and aspiring young Australian photographers, and the opportunity for artists to have their work shown in a national gallery alongside their peers. This year more than 3000 entries were received, and the judges have selected 180 works for the exhibition of finalists, almost double the usual amount. The NPPP winner will be announced on Friday, July 30, and will take home $50,000 in cash from the NPG and the latest photographic equipment form Canon valued at '$20,000. The winner of the Highly Commended Prize will e awarded an EIZO ColourEdge CG2730 Monitor valued at $4000. The winner of the Art Handlers Award will receive $2000 thanks to IAS Fine Art Logistics. A further People's Choice Award winner will receive $5000 supported by the David Roche Foundation. Exhibition opens July 31 and closes November 7. National Portrait Gallery King Edward Terrace Parkes,ACT

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From Sunrise Road - Bruce Munro Heide Museum of ModernArt will present Bruce Munro: From Sunrise Road, the first museum exhibition in Australia of the work of internationally celebrated English/Australian artist Bruce Munro. Best known for his interactive, large-scale light installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience, the exhibition combines spectacular indoor and outdoor experimental artworks with intimate story-pieces, revealing the depth of the artist's practice and the breadth of his sources, from personal and philosophical to the literary and spiritual. Exhibition opened June 12 and closes October 17. Heide Museum of Modern Art 7 Templestowe Rd. Bulleen

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about our relationship with the natural world. In 2020, MPRG was successful with a Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund grant administered by the PGAV, to acquire a suite of 13 works on paper by Weiss. The Friends of MPRG supported the acquisition with matched funding, enabling MPRG to acquire key works that provide an overview of the artist's practice from 1979 through to 2018. Exhibition closes August 22. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunn's Rd, Mornington

Science Gallery with Peter Kemp

Monash Gallery of Art Stages: Photography through the Pandemic In response to the social, environmental and economic impact of COVID-19 global pandemic on Australian artists and society at large, MGA has commissioned artists Jane Burton, Cherine Fahd, Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine, Phong Ngo and James Tylor to respond creatively with new bodies of work for the exhibition Stages photography through the pandemic. Photographers image the spaces between us, whether physical or psychological, be it through portraits or landscapes, within the domestic sphere of the public realm. The significance of work and leisure routines and the liberty of everyday behaviours we take for granted is never better understood than when the right and ability to do them is taken away. Exhibition closes August 29. Monash Gallery of Art 860 Ferntree Gully Rd. Wheelers Hill

MPRG Rosie Weiss - Collected Works. Rosie Weiss is a Mornington Peninsula-based artist who makes work

■ Science Gallery Melbourne is the first and only Australian node in the internationally acclaimed Science Gallery Network. It opens a new state-of-the-art gallery in June, offering over 3500sqm of exhibition space, a learning centre, a theatre, workshops and social spaces, designed to inspire young adults through art, science and innovation. Since 2017 Science Gallery Melbourne has created exhibitions and programs in a series of disparate venues and pop-up sites around Melbourne from an historical gymnasium to the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne to an underground car park, a shipping container, the Maribyrnong and Yarra rivers, and city laneways, streets and public gardens. June sees the Science Gallery Melbourne in its purpose-built gallery at the corner of Grattan and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, a gateway to the University of Melbourne's new Melbourne Connect innovative precinct. Science Gallery Melbourne, designed by award-winning architect William Smart from smart Design Studio, offers over 3500sqm of spaces Science Gallery Melbourne opened Tuesday June 15, subject to COVID19. Science Gallery Melbourne Cnr Grattan St and Swanston St | Melbourne - Peter Kemp

OK. With John O’Keefe Baby Bruno grows up

● Bruno Mars ■ Bruno Mars was born into a family of entertainers. Times were tough, and Bruno's first gig, aged three, was as an Elvis impersonator. He persevered as Elvis, took on being Michael Jackson for a while. His accomodation was his car parked in the slums of Hawaii, then his luck turned and hit records followed. Today, age 35, his fortune is estimated at $175 million and growing.

TV for man’s best friend ■ Now available in Australia is a subscription service broadcasting specific programs targeted to four-legged friends left alone at home. For $7 a month dogs can watch stimulating programs of dogs - surfing, dogs relaxing, animated characters - even a human chef preparing delicious doggy treats. Details www.dogtv.com/australia/

Billy, coming your way ■ Popular UK wit, Bill Bailey, is due in Australia in November. He will perform in capital cities and major provincials. Part of his performance will be Bill playing didgeridoo. Tickets via usual booking agents - he is a class act.

Prickly problem ■ The fictitious Elite Average Games, seen on high rotation onTV, has hit a hurdle. Advertising Standards has raised a red flag on the spot showing a Kenyan athlete competing in the Bindi Walk. Viewers complained, and the TV ad had to be revised, deleting the name given to the name of the Kenyan athlete as it contradicted the Code of Ethics.

Remember Rin Tin Tin ■ Remember when TV was in its infancy, and you raced home from school to catch the latest adventures of Rusty and his four-legged friend Rin Tin Tin? Child actor Lee Acker played Rusty in the series in 1950, when his part came to an end Lee drifted in and out of bit parts in movies, became a carpenter and fell into poverty having spent all his earnings. Last month Lee died, and a group of friends paid for his funeral. - John O’Keefe


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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not FILM: ARMY OF THE DEAD (Streaming on NETFLIX): G e n r e : Action/Crime/Horror. Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi. Year: 2021. Rating: R 1 8 + Length: 148 Minutes. Stars: * * * ½ Review: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone of a walled off Las Vegas to pull off a monumental heist, but only have matter of hours before they all face nuclear annihilation. The Zombie genre has gone a long way since "White Zombie" (1932) with Bela Lugosi and George A. Romero's seminal 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead" and his universally acclaimed follow up "Dawn of the Dead" in 1978, and this latest offering from co-writer/ director Zack Snyder, who made his feature directorial debut with the acclaimed 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead," and went on to helm such films as "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Sucker Punch," "300" and "Zack Snyder's Justice League," among others, has delivered a stylishly wild and insanely entertaining thrill ride. Inspired by John Carpenter's "Escape From New York" and James Cameron's "Aliens," among others, there's something for everyone in the mix: a zombie movie, an action movie, a heist movie, and even some nostalgic family drama, all intertwined with an abundance of bloody confrontations and twists-and-turns, all led with a firm hand and soft heart by former world wrestling champ turned actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame, Blade Runner 2049 & Spectre), and aided by a bunch of rag-tag misfits that includes Ella Pernell, Tig Notaro and Matthias Schweighofer as the safecracker, to name a few. Filled with jaw-dropping imagery, Zack Snyder has created a well constructed, well paced and an immensely gratifying zombie-horror popcorn adventure yarn, a diabolically R18+ fun and grandiose gore-fest of spills, chills, humour, slicing, dicing, chopping, running, jumping, shooting and munching mayhem, a shrewdly executed rollercoaster ride with an abundance of bite for horror and zombie fans, but most of all, a superior addition to the genre that respectfully and faithfully adherer's to the template set out by zombie maestro George A. Romero over five decades ago. FILM: STOWAWAY (Streaming on NETFLIX): G e n r e : Sci-Fi/Drama. Cast: Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson. Year: 2021. Rating: M . Length: 116 Minutes. Stars: *** Review: A three-person space mission suddenly becomes four when the crew discover an unconscious stowaway, but too late to turn back to Earth, the flustered stowaway has no choice but to accompany the trained astronauts throughout their journey, however, when an unforeseeable incident leaves only enough oxygen for three people, it puts the crew in a moral quandary and a fight for their lives. Human expendability drives the core of this claustrophobic and immersive slow burning space drama that for the most part holds interest throughout as the steady build to its conclusion, a well made and visually stimulating adventure that seems to draw heavily from the universal space movie handbook, yet it make no apologies about any feelings of déjà vu, and for the most part with competence and success without flaw. Stars Anna Kendrick, Tony Colletts Daniel Day Kim and Sharmier Anderson each deliver convincing performances with understanding, humour, empathy and believability, and are aided by superb set design and special effects as they ultimately reach out to the deep depths of space in their unexpected fight for survival, Co-Writer/Director: Joe Penna, whose previous credit includes the gripping 2018 survival tale "Arctic" with Mads Mikkelsen, has created a moody another atmospheric survival tale, an intimate yet at the same time an epic journey that is the total antithesis of such sci-fi fare as "Star Wars," "Star Trek" or "Alien," to name a few, relying solely on the human drama, and proves beyond doubt that journeys into space can be equally gripping without the aid of aliens, extraterrestrial creatures and space battles to make an unworldly thrill ride. - James Sherlock

Rourke’s Reviews First Love ■ (MA). 110 minutes. Now showing in selected cinemas. Initially set for theatrical release March last year, Takashi Miike's (Audition, 13 Assassins) energetic, highly entertaining action/comedy/ romance thankfully receives a much-deserved big screen release, and is a crazed, often hilarious cross between Martin Scorsese's After Hours (1985) and Kenji Uchida's Stranger Of Mine (2005). A budding romance between Reo (Masataka Kubota) and Monika (Sakurako Konishi) is put to the test, as they inadvertently become involved with warring gangsters and corrupt cops over a very memorable night. Miike plays out the outlandish scenario with skilled precision, and there are standout performances from Shota Sometani and Becky. RATING - ****

Deliver Us From Evil ■ (MA). 108 minutes. Now showing in selected cinemas. Despite a number of familiar plot elements, this is an effectively dour, expertly crafted action/thriller that shows two anti-heroes fighting each other over very different views on what the true meaning of family is. Hwang Jung-min plays Innam, an ex-NIS agent-turned assassin who has just completed his Tokyo-located final mission before retiring to the beaches of Panama. In Thailand, In-nam's former lover is murdered after their young daughter Yoo-min (Park So-yi) is abducted. Hearing the tragic news, In-nam travels to Thailand to find Yoomin, and to also investigate who killed her mother. Unfortunately, the brother of the vicious yakuza In-nam recently assassinated, appropriately called Ray The Butcher (Lee Jung-Jae), has also arrived on the scene, wanting to exact bloody revenge. Helping In-nam is transsexual Yoo-yi (Park Jung-min), a Korean ex-pat who has never encountered carnage like this in her life. While the basic storyline plays to formula, the particular aspect which intrigued me most was seeing two men, both with dark pasts, interpreting through conflicting eyes, the primary reason which they feel justifies the inordinate amount of death and destruction they create. While violent, writer/director Hong Won-chan (whose directorial debut, Office, was moody, absorbing, but uneven) presents quite a bit of the brutality around the edge of the frame or completely

offscreen (similar to Fernando Meirelles' underrated 2008 film, Blindness), but this is still not recommended for the squeamish. Hwang (The Spy Gone North, The Wailing) and Lee (Assassination, The Thieves) offer convincing, deliberately opposed performances, successfully re-teaming after appearing together in the marvellous 2013 gangster drama, New World. There is also excellent work from Park (The King, Psychokinesis) as Yoo-yi, which won him the Korean Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor this year. Production values are exceptional. While there is too much in the plotting which prevents it from being truly original, and its slowburn pacing and quiet stretches will annoy diehard action fans, Deliver Us From Evil has a fascinating theme at its core, and combined with strong acting and first-rate action, is intriguing enough to provide solid entertainment. Hopefully the extended Final Cut (running 114 minutes) will turn up soon after. RATING - ***½

Oxygen ■ (M). 101 minutes. Now streaming on Netflix. Alexandre Aja, whose body of work as a director has been variable at best, delivers his best film since High Tension (2003), the knockout horror/thriller that put him on the cinematic map. The less you know about the plot the better, suffice to say that Elizabeth (Melanie Laurent) wakes up in a medical chamber, and has to figure out how she got there and why, before her dwindling oxygen supply runs out. Although Aja's visual clues gives away some plot turns way too early, there is still much fun to be had, and this works better than the disappointing Ryan Reynolds film, Buried (2010). Despite its one location setting, the film is slick and well-paced, zipping by quickly, indicating that the film-makers have successfully drawn the viewer in. Laurent does well in her confined setting, while Mathieu Amalric is perfectly cast as the voice of the A.I. central computer, M.I.L.O. The interaction between Elizabeth and M.I.L.O certainly reminded me of Donald Cammel's classic 1977 film, Demon Seed. RATING - ***½ - Aaron Rourke

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Veteran Iris Walshe-Howling stars

Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au

Fair dinkum Evan ■ Moe based entertainer Evan Platschinda is fair dinkum about his music. His most recent albums, Songs From The Past and Lets Dance, add to an already impressive collection of recordings that feature both popular songs plus his own recordings too. Evan is a seasoned traveller having performed at interstate country music festivals and remote outback locations. His successful collaboration with his Band Of Mates trio has resulted in numerous gigs as far as the Kimberley region. Evan credits his wife Florence in making his music journey possible. More info: https:// www.facebook.com/evan.platschindaGoo

Dreamroom online ■ Melbourne group The Dreamroom have signed a worldwide distribution deal with MGM. It means their recent album release What The Moon Believes and any future recordings will now be available on all digital platforms. The members Eric McCusker, Nikki Nicholls, Fallon Williams III and Rick Petropoulos are renowned artists who have all performed with Australian and international music superstars. More info at: https:/ /thedreamroomband.com.au/

New for Michael ■ Flying is the new single for Michael Waugh ahead of an upcoming album release and national tour. The song is an alt-country, 80s inspired tribute to brotherly love, the films of Spielberg, and The A-Team's B.A. Baracus, says his medial release.

■ The two-hander play Betty, described as 'a harrowing and humorous play born from the lived experiences of Jules Allen will be presented at Theatre Works, St Kilda, until June 19. Set in Rose’s new house in a retirement village the two-hander play explores the story of a complex and unfiltered mother/daughter relationship, during a time when a mother’s inhibitions are being compromised by her decline into dementia. Although their bond isn’t close, the daughter finds herself in a challenging position trying to care for her. Directed by Julian Dibley-Hall and starring Jules Allen and Iris Walshe-Howling, Betty is Allen’s fourth play after her very successful 2019 work Slipped Through the Cracks where she was described by Australian playwright Hannie Rayson as 'a playwright with enormous potential'. Starring alongside Allen in this production is multi-awarding winning actor and director, Iris WalsheHowling. Active in the Melbourne independent theatre scene since the late sixties when she was an ensemble member of La Mama Company, Iris has worked with numerous companies including as a founding ensemble member of The Contemporary Performance Centre, actor with Crow's Bar Cabaret, performer with Australian Theatre

Company Back To Back. Betty is a story for families. Allen spoke about the play having something for everyone, 'as the story is extremely relatable on many levels to many audience members’. Dates: June 9 - 19 at 7:30pm Tue-Sat; 5pm Sun. Cost: Booth of 2-3 $90/$135, and booth of 4-6 $180/$270 + booking fee Duration: 75 minutes (no interval) Venue: Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St Kilda Tickets: theatreworks.org.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Very Hungry Caterpillar ■ The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show returns to Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, on Saturday, June 26. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller based on Eric Carle's books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is presented by CDP Kids. The production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast bringing the books to life on stage. Alongside The Very Hungry Caterpillar, the show features three other Eric Carle stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You

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See?, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, and The Very Busy Spider. The show is presented by the team behind the Australian tours of The Gruffalo, Spot, and The 13, 26, 52, 78 and 91-Storey Treehouses This project has been supported by RISE – Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative. Performance date: Saturday, June 26 Times: 10am, 12noon, 3pm Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St., Melbourne Bookings: www.ticketmaster. com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Yarra Valley Festival ■ The second Yarra Valley Writers Festival will be held between July 16-18 in various locations in Warburton. This word-filled event features contemporary Australian writers and thinkers discussing the theme of resilience. With topics covering sex, history, motherhood, environment, crime loneliness, music, vulnerability and family, Warburton will become the home of conversations and ideas with Don Watson, Helen Garner, Jock Serong, Tony Birch, Kate Mildenhall, Nardi Simpson, Stuart Coupe, Rick Morton, Jessie

Tu, Victoria Hannan, Garry Disher, Monica Dux and more featuring across the program. Yarra Valley Writers Festival Director Brook Powell said the winter weekend of words is for readers, thinkers and wine lovers who are seeking inspiration and creativity as well as wanting to be challenged through thought-provoking conversation. “This year’s program will champion resilience. Conversation by conversation we will dissect what society thinks it is, what we believe it to be and how it shows up in both daily life and global acts. “The program explores how true resilience can often sit in the small repeated acts of survival, as well as the enormously impressive ‘against-all-odds’ stories. “The authors will discuss cultural, personal, financial, creative, environmental and community resilience and together we will leave feeling inspired, humbled, joyful – and maybe even ever-so-slightly changed,” said Ms Powell. The Yarra Valley Writers Festival will feature talks, lunches, workshops and special events. Bookings essential prior to arrival. Tickets to the Yarra Valley Writers Festival are available at yarravalleywritersfestival.com - Cheryl Threadgold

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Equal billing for Tiara classic ■ Class galloper Savatiano and Tofane share equal billing for the Tattersalls Tiara to be run at Eagle Farm on June 26. Savatiano is coming off an unplaced run in the Kingsford-Smith Cup over 1300 metres, where she finished well back, but had no luck in the run. Prepared by top mentor James Cummings, the mare as we know is better than that and will bounce back. Tofane, from the Mike Moroney camp in Victoria, ran a good second to Emerald Kingdom in the BRC Sprint, over 1350 metres, back on May 22. On her day she is smart. On the next line is the Golden Slipper winner last year, in Funstar, prepared by one of the best in Chris Waller, and always gives of her best. You can't leave her out, especially at the odds of $10. Next is the John Thompson trained Sydney mare, Sweet Deal, who ran a good second behind Exhilirates in the Helen Coughlan Stakes over 1200 metres at Eagle Farm, at her last outing. The Queensland mare, Outback Barbie, always gives of her best for the Tony Gollan camp, and despite missing the place, she is always a chance in something like this. Last year's One Thousand Guineas winner, Odeum, prepared by the combination of Mick Price and Mick Kent at Caulfield, is smart and the duo certainly know what it is all about. She is very good on her day, at $13. One that impressed me also, was the smart Nudge, who won the Magic Millions National classic for the mares over 1600 metres back on June 5. In the powerful Chris Waller stable she will be right in this at the big odds of $14. Then you have the good Victorian mare, Brooklyn Hustle, who won the Proud Miss Stakes over 1200 metres at Morphettvile, back on May 15. She is a mare with Jason Warren and Dean Krongeld at Mornington, and has a bit of class about her. Like all races the barrier draw will play a big part in proceedings.

● Gary Fennesy (left), David Hayes and friends. Racing Photos. Astern is already the sire of a first-crop five length stakes winner.

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Prices up ■ Following up, on last week's announcement of stud fee changes at Darley, the Head of Sales, Andy Makiv, said "It's hard to think of a farm that's retired seven champions to stud in a twoyear period". "To have these horses standing in Australia gives us the potential to embark on a golden era". Top Stallion, Lohnro, at $66,000 including GST, still commands enormous respect among breeders. Then there is Brazen Beau, a winner of the Newmarket Handicap, standing at $49,000, who has just had a breakthrough with his first Group One winner. American sire, Frosted, whose fee stands at $44,000 (including GST), has two stakes winners, and another two stakes performers, from his first nine runners in Australia. While Street Boss sired the Group One win-

Congrats. Gary ■ With a half-century of devotion to the thoroughbred industry, and to one family, has earned Gary Fennessy of Lindsay Park, the supreme accolade in the 2021 Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards. An assistant trainer with the Lindsay Park team in Melbourne, Fennessy received top votes in the Dedication to Racing Category of the Awards, and was also named the winner of the overall Thoroughbred Excellence Award. Joining Fennessy on the winner's list at the staging of the SSSA was David Hanratty from Yarradale Stud in Western Australia, who took out the Leadership Award. Former star, Queensland apprentice Mandy

Radecker, who overcame severe injuries that ended her riding career, did not stop her from continuing to work with thoroughbreds. Radecker was named winner of the Horsemanship Award. In the Dedication to Breeding category, Steve Brien, the former Stud Manager at Twin Hills Stud, in NSW, was rewarded for dedicating his life to the business he loves, in the Thoroughbred Care and Welfare category. In the Administration and Ancillary Services section, Cassandra Simmonds of Magic Millions, renowned as the best "can do" problem solver in the business, received well-deserved recognition. While so many of those nominated, have given decades to the industry, the SSSA also recognises those who are just starting out. In that category was Jack Cripps, who works for trainers, Tony and Calvin McEvoy in Melbourne. For Gary Fennessy, known throughout the Industry as ‘Bim’, the Dedication to Racing and the Thoroughbred Excellence Awards are recognition not only for his 54 years of devotion to one employer, but to his value to the team he works with, and to the industry. After beginning his working life with Lindsay Park's founder Colin Hayes in Melbourne in 1967, Fennessy is now working with a third generation of the Hayes family at Flemington. The runner-up to Gary was John Brady, a strapper, stablehand, exercise rider, and just about everything there is in a racing stable, John has done it all. Brady, 84, started with the legendary late Tommy Smith, before Tulloch Lodge became that name. And after almost 70 years, he remains an employee of Smith's daughter, Gai Waterhouse, and her training partner, Andrew Bott. I have known Gary Fennessy for many years, a top man all round, in racing and out. Well done, Gary, well deserved.

ning son, Anamoe, who might just be the best two-year-old in the country. Complementing the roster are sons of breedshaping sires such as, Medaglia D'Oro, whose highest-rated-son, Astern, stands at $16,500.

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Flaw highlighted at Ararat

■ A flaw in the rating system was highlighted at the Ararat meeting on Sunday, June 6, when former Western Australian 8Y0 Tell All-Lilyann Joy gelding On My Oath registered his ninth success at start 142 when successful in the 2195 metre Thank You To All Our Volunteers Pace for NR up to 47 class. Trained by the Kate Hargreaves/Alex Ashwood team, On My Oath, a prohibitive $1.30 favourite led throughout from the pole to easily account for Steam Rolled by 21.2 metres returning a mile rate of 1-59.6. I understand this is one of a team purchased by South Australian connections to race in Victoria under generous terms of the handicapping system even though they have won numerous races and would be handicapped out of conlen-baker@ tention in their home state. bigpond.com Apparently this is not the first time this has with Len Baker happened in recent times, I also believe many horse people here in Victoria are not happy with this new system and would be hopeful of it being 3.7 metres away. Raced by a large syndication scrapped with a resumption to what previously of mostly Sydneysiders including Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron, Mister worked perfectly and fairly. Fortunia returned a mile rate of 2-00.6.

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■ The week commenced at Yarra Valley on Monday and Muscle Hill-Zioa Boko colt Aldebaran Zeus chalked up his fifth success in 14 outings when an easy victor of the Yarra Valley Toyota Trotters Handicap over 2150 metres. Trained at Kilmore by Brent Lilley, Aldebaran Zeus with Chris Alford in the sulky strode to the front from barrier two shortly after the start and after bowling along at his leisure, gave his rivals the slip approaching the home turn to score by 11 metres untouched from Isaac H (three back the markers) along the sprint lane, with Kyvalley Barney a stablemate of the winner (one/ one from 20 metres) third 2.9 metres back after easing three wide on the final bend. The rate 205.1. ■ Lilley scored a double as ex-Kiwi 5Y0 Waterloo Sunset-Gee Abby gelding Gil Favor had taken the 2150 metre De Bortoli Trotters Handicap. Driven by Kilmore’s Aussie Mifsud for wife Julie, Gil Favor stepped cleanly from 20 metres, moving to occupy a one/one position as the race progressed with stablemate Our Spitfire leading after two false stars. Angling three wide running into the home turn, Gil Favor ran home nicely to prevail by 2.3 metres in advance of Baltica along the sprint lane off the back of the pacemaker returning a mile rate of 2-03.6. Dizzysjet was third 3.2 metres away after racing exposed. ■ The Eastern Generator Hire Maiden Pace over 1650 metres is likely remain in the memory bank of Mount Cottrell trainer/driver Jeremy Quinlan for a long time as he prepared both the winner Nuart ($121) and third placegetter Gotta Go Gladys ($56) in a trifecta which paid in excess of $7960. Settling mid-field from gate two on the second line, Nuart must have made the final bend six wide before rattling home down the outside fence to gain the day by a half head in a tricky finish over the leader Pedantic, with Gotta Go Gladys a half head away after trailing the winner before gaining a split in-between runners on turning. The mile rate 2-04.2. ■ Rockbank owner/trainer/driver George Batsakis snared the 2150 metre Ashmores Smash Repairs Lilydale Pace with 6Y0 Somebeachsomewhere-Ball Dancer gelding Oceanique in a mile rate of 2-04.1, leading all of the way from gate two in accounting for Deft Touch (one/one last lap) by 7.8 metres. Argh Me Hearty was third a neck back after racing exposed from the bell. ■ Andy Gath’s kept up his amazing record with former New Zealanders when 4Y0 Bettors Delight-Fortune Lover gelding Mister Fortunia second up in Oz scored in the 2150 metre IGA Liquor Pace. Driven by wife Kate, Mister Fortunia was quickly away from an inside second line draw to possie mid-field, before going forward with a good turn of speed to lead at the bell. Once at the head of affairs, Mister Fortuna defied all challengers to register a 1.5 metre margin over the early pacemaker Dreamers Delight and a death-seating Grizzly Montana who was

Ultra consistent ■ Shepparton raced on Tuesday, and Wahring trainer Shaun Kittel and owner Greg Fleming took the honors with a stable double – PetrockPerfect Bonus gelding Mauries Bonus taking the Katandra West Mens Shed 3Y0 Vicbred Maiden Pace over 1690 metres and Dawn Ofa New Day-Electrical Storm gelding Daylight At Dawn the 2190 metre TAB Long May We Play Pace, both driven by Ararat freelance Michael Bellman. Mauries Bonus named after Greg’s late father raced in the open from gate five, outstaying his rivals to register a strong 4.8 metre margin over the short priced favourite Whiskey And Rye (gate three) which led, with Cheez (one/two – three wide last lap) third 1.7 metres away. Ultra consistent Daylight At Dawn scored well after going forward from gate five as the start was effected to cross the polemarker Lottie Moon.Travelling kindly, Daylight At Dawn reached the wire by an identical 4.8 metre margin from Lottie Moon which had every opportunity to run him down, returning a mile rate of 200.5. Wayonbye was third 3.2 metres away after going forward mid-race to sit parked. ■ Seymour part-owner/trainer Don Gee combined with Lancefield’s Rod Petroff aboard 4Y0 Big Jim-Cullectakiss gelding Ideal Cullect to lead throughout from gate four in the Rich River Golf Club Pace over 2190 metres. Given an easy time, Ideal Cullect kicked clear at the straight entrance to score by 5.6 metres in advance of Presidentslastlady which ran home nicely from the rear. High Flux was third 5.8 metres back after racing in the open for the final circuit. The mile rate 2-00.7. ■ Avenel’s Wayne Potter landed the strangely named Trot Pace over 1690 metres with former NSW 4Y0 Sweet Lou-Lady Waratah mare Geraldton Wax in a mile rate of 1-58.5. Driven by Josh Duggan, Geraldton Wax first up in Vic led out from gate three, but after being pressured by Shania Tee (gate six), was restrained to allow her to assume control. In a truly run affair, Geraldton Wax came away from the inside approaching the home turn, proving too solid at the finish for Final Bow which gained inside runs from mid-field to go down by a neck in 1-58.3. Wild Imagination after switching down to the sprint lane on turning from well back was third a nose away. ■ Naneella part-owner/trainer Col Godden’s ex-Kiwi 5Y0 Sportswriter-Kamwood Cully mare Sport Mental first up in Oz was successful in the 1690 metre Flourish On McLennan Pace giving Duggan a double on the night. Given a sweet trip from the pole trailing the pacemaker Tophut Johny (gate three), Sport Mental used the sprint lane to prevail by a head in 1-57.9 from a game death-seating Dealmaker and Better Day off a three wide trail last lap who was a half neck away third.

Bold move pays ■ Former Mildura trainer Terry Gange who has spent the majority of his life in Sunraysia before

making a bold move to shift to Bendigo a few weeks back, was thrilled with the performance of 4Y0 Modern Art-Caro Ella gelding Mister Jimaringle to win the Aviva Communities Bendigo Pace over 1650 metres at Lord’s Raceway Bendigo on Wednesday. Driven to perfection by Charlton based Ryan Sanderson, Mister Jimaringle starting from the extreme draw pushed through to lob one/one shortly after the start as American Tiger (gate three) led. Pushed back a spot when the favourite Magic Mike after being trapped three wide from outside the front line went forward to race exposed, Mister Jimaringle coming off an eye catching fifth to Blue Chip Delight a week earlier commenced a move in the final circuit and despite being forced four wide on the final bend, ran home best to gain the day by 1.9 metres over Magic Mike, with Shawami Lass third 7.1 metres back from mid-field. The mile rate 155.4. ■ Yabby Dam co-trainers Anton Golino and Jack McKinnon snared the Haras Des Trotteurs 3Y0 Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2150 metres with beautifully bred Andover Hall-La Coocaracha colt Webster Hall. Making only his second race appearance, Webster Hall driven by stable reinsman Jason Lee possied one/one from gate two on the second line but was quickly off and running to park outside the leader Yankee Lover which led from gate five. With Lee dictating the tempo, Webster Hall coasted to the front over the concluding stages to win virtually untouched from Yankee Lover by 4.5 metres in a rate of 2-04.7. Could Dowitharain (one/one) was third 4.4 metres away. ■ Bannockburn’s Geoff Webster combined with Greg Sugars to land the 2150 metre Gold Central Victoria 2Y0 Pace with Cobber, A Rocknroll Dance-Star Crossed gelding. Leading out from gate two before being snookered three markers as both Our Christiano (gate four) and Mach Assassin (gate six) crossed, Cobber finished full of running along the sprint lane to prevail by a half neck in 2-01.3 over Mach Assassin and Pas Guarantee which came from last to be four wide on the home turn to be 4.5 metres away third. ■ Sutton Grange owners Clive and Rachel Henderson were in the winners stall at Bendigo when their honest Kiwi bred 6Y0 Big Jim-Walk Of Life gelding Azza trained by neighbor Leigh Graham greeted the judge in the Sandhurst Stockfeeds Pace over 2150 metres. In what was the “drive of the night” by Tayla French, Azza (gate five) settled mid-field in the moving line as Starvin Marvin led from gate two. With an even tempo being set, Tayla risked the arm and sent Azza forward in the first lap with a great turn of speed to cross Starvin Marvin and lead for the rest of the journey. Still travelling on turning, Azza defied all challengers to defeat Starvin Marvin along the sprint lane by 2.1 metres, with a death-seating Moonlite Drive third 2.8 metres back. The mile rate 159.2.

10-race meeting ■ Kilmore staged a mammoth ten race card on Thursday June 10 in freezing conditions, however the racing was keen all through the evening with mixed results including two local area winners. ■ Wallan trainer Ruth Shinn and son Chris scored an upset victory with 6Y0 Rock N Roll Heaven-Awesomely mare Righteously ($23.60) in the Momentum Gaming Pace over 1690 metres. In a swiftly run affair, Righteously bred and raced by long time clients Justin & Stephanie O’Brien ran home of a four wide trail from last down the outside fence to gain a head decision in a slick 2-00.6 over Muscle Up Major which raced parked before dashing clear in the last lap after the pacemaker Crocrock galloped and fell. Im The Mightygramps (three wide last lap) was third 2.5 metres back. Michelle Phillips took a heavy tumble and had to be taken to Kilmore Hospital for observation. ■ Romsey trainer/driver Chris Svanosio produced a smart juvenile by the name of Captain Coach to take the C & M Build Group 2Y0

Sulky Snippets This Week ■ Meetings for the week : Wednesday – Bendigo, Thursday – Ballarat, Friday – Mildura/Shepparton, Saturday – Melton, Sunday – Cranbourne, Monday – Charlton, Tuesday – Bendigo. Vicbred Maiden Pace over 1690 metres on debut. Flying away from gate four to lead, Captain Coach, a Captaintreacherous-Glitterazzi gelding raced by a large syndication led throughout to easily account for David Miles’ Cocora (three wide to race exposed from the bell) by 6.2 metres, with Goodtime Shady (three back the markers) third 3.6 metres away. The mile rate 2-00.7. ■ Lara trainer James Warnock’s Bacardi Lindy-Eagles Image 4Y0 mare Caledonian Spirit (James Herbertson) led all of the way from the pole to capture the OKR 98.3FM Maiden Trotters Mobile over 2180 metres in a rate of 209.3. Travelling on a tight rein thoughout, Caledonian Spirit may have been blessed to win as The Red Warrior outside him appeared to have him covered as the winning post loomed only to go off stride and out of contention. Partytime which trailed the winner was second 1.3 metres back, with The Red Warrior third 9.5 metres away after galloping wildly.

Geelong victory ■ Geelong was the Friday venue and Iona trainer Michael Hughes was victorious with Orlando Vici-Commander Jewel filly Visionary in the 2100 metre Yabby Dam Farms 3Y0 Trotters Mobile. With regular reinsman Rod Petroff in the sulky, Visionary raced by the Iona Trotter Syndicate settled three back along the markers from gate five and without going round a runner, flashed home along the sprint lane to blouse the leader Loveformoney by a head. Abundance was third 8.8 metres away after trailing the winner all of the way. The mile rate 2-01.7. - Len Baker

Media Flashes ■ Jaime Martín is the new Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Martín is currently Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. ■ 3AW Remember When broadcaster Philip Brady celebrates his 82nd birthday today (Wed., June 16). ■ The Australian Marquee Entertainment Luncheon Club had to cancell its event with Johnny Young yesterday (Tues.). Convenor Jeff Joseph said flight schedules and other factors caused the cancellation. ■ Melbourne’s Jaymes Ruffinhas been working on Hollywood blockbuster films including Spider Man: Far from Home, and this year’s Godzilla vs. Kong. ■ Eugenie Kelly will return to Harper's Bazaar Australia as Editor-in-Chief, following the news that the fashion magazine will be resurrected in Australia by Switzer Media and Publishing. ■ Georgie Moore will relocate from Melbourne to Canberra this month to start a new role as a Federal Political Reporter with AAP. She will be based in the Canberra Press Gallery. ■ Harrison Johnstone has started as an Associate Producer at The Project. He had previously been a Television News Producer at SBS World News and an Associate Producer at Insight. ■ David Wu has started as a Digital Reporter at Sky News Australia.


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