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Rosie Batty book signing a national first

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FAMILY violence campaigner, Australian of the Year and peninsula resident Rosie Batty will sign copies of her new book in Mornington in early October, the first signing following the biography’s release. Rosie Batty: A Mother’s Story tells the harrowing story of her son Luke, who was killed by his father at cricket practice in Tyabb, a story known by most Australians, and what has happened in the 18 months since. Ms Batty has become the national public face of family violence – before and after her selection as Australian of the Year – and galvanised public opinion behind a call for more to be done to combat a

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ANYONE wanting to learn about the shire's community support, creative communities and flexi grants – as well as the application process – can attend an information session 6.308.30pm, Wednesday 19 August at the shire’s Rosebud office. Not-for-profit community organisations can seek grants to help with community-led projects as can organisations that enhance community services and support, volunteering and community participation, including arts and cultural programs and activities. The community support grants of up to $5000 are for projects that support the health and wellbeing of local communities. Applications close 5pm, Monday 21 September. The creative communities grants of up to $5000 are available to commu-

rising tide of domestic conflict. Publisher Harper Collins insisted on the first book signing being on the peninsula and asked Peninsula Voice to organise the event, which will be held at Peninsula Community Theatre on 8 October. Peninsula Voice is a new alliance of peninsula churches and community support groups tackling family violence and other pressing social issues. Ms Batty was a keynote speaker at its family violence forum last September, also at a capacityfilled Peninsula Community Theatre. Ms Batty will be interviewed by ABC radio presenter Jon Faine at the signing.

nity groups initiating arts and cultural activities and programs with public outcomes. Applications close 5pm, Monday 21 September. Organisations cannot apply for both types of grants in the same round. Flexi grants of up to $1000 are aimed at helping organisations to get started, buy equipment, host a activities, support volunteers or enhance an existing project. This grant round is open all year, with four allocations of funding. The shire's Rosebud office is at 90 Besgrove St, Rosebud. RSVP by Monday 17 August to Linda Wimetal, 5950 1656, or Andrea Ebsworth, 5950 1716.

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Peter Orton of Peninsula Voice said “Rosie has become an outspoken crusader against family violence, winning hearts and minds with her compassion, courage, grace and forgiveness. The event will be our chance to welcome Rosie back and share some stories of the roller coaster of the past 18 months.”  Rosie Batty signs her book from 6.30-8.30pm, Thursday 8 October, Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington. Entry by donation. Places limited to 400 people. Book on 5975 5034 or www. facebook.com/FarrellsBookshop More info: events@farrells.com.au or www. farrells.com.au Mike Hast

Group’s annual meeting will be Mornington Peninsula Shire’s conservation officer Matt Stahmer and Naturelinks’ Vyvian Stryder. Mr Stahmer will speak about the reserve’s strategic management plan and Mr Stryder on the Nature of Nature, 9.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 29 August, at the Mt Martha Lifesaving Club’s function room. Morning tea available. RSVP 0405 324 508 or email info@sunshinereserve.com.au

Meals meeting MORNINGTON Community Meals will hold its inaugural annual meeting 2.30pm, Monday 31 August, at the Mornington Masonic Hall, Barkly St, Mornington. All welcome. Details: Secretary Garry Stacey, 0419 387 825.

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