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MORE than 20 young Aboriginals were at the YMCA’s Camp Manyung, Mount Eliza last week to “reconnect with culture and country, as well as develop life-long physical skills”. The camp and Sport and Recreation Victoria joined forces with the Hastings-based Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association to provide the activities as well as teaching them about the yidaki (didgeridoo), jewellery crafts and boomerang throwing. The cost of the camp is part of a $300,000 federal government grant for active recreation programs for young Aboriginal people. “As an industry leader in recreation, the YMCA is excited to be partnering with Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association to deliver activities to increase participants’ physical skills in an inclusive environment without barriers like fees, uniforms and training,” Camp Manyung manager Jim Boyle said. He said participants at the inaugural Deadly Kids Camp would also be given skateboarding lessons and paint their own boards to take home. “The YMCA action sports team members who deliver the lessons, will also introduce the kids to local sporting groups so they can continue their newfound skills after the camp,” Mr Boyle said. Peter Aldenhoven, of Willum Warrain, said it was “important for our young people to have opportunities like this to have fun, make friends, learn new skills and tackle physical challenges together”. Keith Platt

Kangaroos ‘face extinction’ Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au DESPITE oversight by government agencies, there are fears that kangaroos could quickly become extinct on the Mornington Peninsula. Landowners and property managers on the peninsula are being issued with licences to shoot kangaroos, but no checks are made to ensure that only the specified numbers are killed. Seven of the 16 kangaroo species found in Victoria 150 years ago are now extinct. Cr David Gill, who was able to per-

suade his fellow councillors to ask the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)for details about eastern grey kangaroo numbers on the peninsula, says he can remember a time when wild wombats and emus lived on the peninsula. The department sees the peninsula as part of Gippsland when it comes to estimates of kangaroos numbers and the issuing of “cull” licences, which stipulate that the animals must be shot. Animal activists want the peninsula to be classified as part of Melbourne, which would exclude it from the state government’s rules allowing for kan-

garoos to be “harvested”. Moves to stop the slaughter of kangaroos in Australia has also spread overseas, with two US congressmen trying to get support to stop kangaroo skins being used in the production of sports shoes. “The wombats and emus are now all gone, shot because they were considered pests,” Cr Gill told The News. His list of possible local extinctions includes animals, birds and insects. “Once plentiful native bees are now seldom seen, mainly because of broad spectrum spraying,” Cr Gill said. “Our beautiful bandicoots? Very dif-

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shooting kangaroos on the peninsula (“Council ignores move to end kangaroo shoots” The News 15/2/21). Cr Gill says documents released through a Freedom of Information request show approvals in 2020 for the shooting of 325 kangaroos on the peninsula although he “suspects that the figure isn’t exactly accurate because it is difficult to decipher all of the end dates”. “Also, there are separate culling operations, one of which was 300 at Cape Schanck two years ago which I know about from the property owner concerned.”

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Feds under pressure to back AGL refusal Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au WHILE celebrations continue over state Planning Minister Richard Wynne’s rejection of AGL’s proposed import gas terminal at Crib Point, those opposed to the plan will feel more secure once the decision is also backed by the federal government. Mr Wynne’s decision was based on environmental grounds and to be set in motion must now be endorsed by several state departments and the federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley. “Minister Wynne’s assessment reflects the overwhelming and sustained opposition from a broad alliance of groups including scientists, residents, tourism and fishing businesses, and our clients,” Environmental Justice Australia lawyer Virginia Trescowthick said. “We congratulate all of those involved for their perseverance and dedication. “We will be closely monitoring the federal government’s response to Minister Wynne’s announcement to ensure that their decision is consistent with the minister’s assessment and the overwhelming community opposition to the project.” Immediately after Mr Wynne’s decision was announced, Flinders MP Greg Hunt said it was “welcome news” for the Mornington Peninsula and “thanked” the those involved in the years’ long fight against AGL’s plan. “Throughout this fight, I have been clearly, absolutely, unequivocally opposed to the AGL gas plant in Westernport,” Mr Hunt, a former environment minister, said. “Last year I took community concerns directly

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to Minister Wynne, to express the strong and consistent objection from the local community. This followed multiple letters and correspondence with his office on behalf of my community.” Mr Hunt then took a swipe at the state government saying AGL’s plan to import gas “was always a solution” to a problem the government had caused with its now-cancelled moratorium on conventional gas exploration”. Mr Hunt’s did not respond by deadline to two emails from The News asking if he would be urging the federal government to follow Mr Wynne’s lead and refuse to back AGL’s plan for Crib Point. Another lawyer from Environmental Justice Australia Nick Witherow said the federal government could not step in and overturn Mr Wynne’s decision. If would open itself up to an appeal under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act if it did decide to support AGL. It would also have to convince the state government and several of its agencies to go against Mr Wynne’s decision. “We expect all the state agencies to fall into line [with Mr Wynne’s decision] and expect the federal government will too,” Mr Witherow said. Ms Trescowthick said the EJA believed the AGL refusal “is only the second time a proposal has been rejected by a minister under the environmental effects statement (EES) legislation”. “The minister’s reasons for rejection are consistent with the issues we raised … and speak to how inappropriate this proposal was. It should never have progressed to this stage, especially given this is an internationally recognised wetland under the Ramsar Convention.”

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BEN Ross finishing off a more than four metre high mural depicting the production process at JimmyRum Distillery, Dromana. Picture: Yanni

Artist hits the wall with eye for self-parody THE art of self-parody works for Ben Ross. One of his first pitches for a commercial job was a caricature of himself doing some yoga poses. He didn’t get the job, but the character he drew, Bennie, became an inspiration that continued to evolve while Ross subsequently surfed in Mexico. “My vision really came alive. The soft palettes you see on my work today are all Mexican inspired: soft pastels, white beaches, blue and pink skies. Mexico was a true Inspiration,” Ross says. Now back on the Mornington Peninsula, the self-taught artist is two years into a graphics career and has just finished a four metre high

mural for a Dromana rum distillery. Although Bennie was a much distorted selfportrait, Ross finds it interesting that people can “see themselves” in numerous other fictious characters that pop up in his works. “Whenever I'm painting, I’ll get people saying, ‘that's me’, which is good, that's what I want. “I want people to put themselves in my art and get away from the harsh realities of this world, so I love it when they come up and say, ‘that one could be me’. That means what I'm doing is right in my eyes, and that also means that person is seeing themselves in my art.” Keith Platt

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Expansion, but blackspots remain TELSTRA says it has expanded its 5G coverage on the Mornington Peninsula to Shoreham, Red Hill South and parts of Point Leo and Main Ridge. Regional general manager Loretta Willaton customers in those areas with 5G devices “can get faster download speeds and enjoy greater capacity during those busy periods on the mobile network”. Ms Willaton said there were more than 30 5G sites “on-air” across the peninsula, including Portsea, Sorrento and Blairgowrie, up to Safety Beach,

Mount Martha and Mornington. While Telstra regularly makes announcements about its expanding 5G coverage, there are continuing complaints about blackspots. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor David Gill says he has received complaints from “throughout” his Red Hill Ward, including Camp Hill Road, Somers. He said coverage blackspots were also being reported from “across the peninsula in general”. Cr Gill said the lack of service was

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“due to poor federal government decision making, which let down our businesses and our community”. “False economy regarding digital technology is a major issue which we cannot afford to ignore,” he said. “I will continue to advocate to the Federal Government and our local [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt to fix the problems that they have created.” Cr Gill said he would ask other councillors to back “a renewed advocacy campaign”. Keith Platt

COMMUNITY groups and sporting club are being offered grants to buy such things as bottles and crockery to lessen their dependence on single-use plastics. Up to $50,000 will be distributed in $1000 to $5000 grants by Mornington Peninsula Shire to organisation’s based in buildings or spaces. “Single-use plastics are a massive problem globally and right here on the peninsula. Plastic litter doesn’t belong on our beaches, in our bays or creeks, yet we see it everywhere we go,” the mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said. “As a coastal community, the protection of our bays, creeks and ocean is integral to ensuring our wildlife thrive and supporting the health and wellbeing of our residents and visitors.” Cr O’Connor said single-use plastic items were often used “out of habit”. “As an organisation, [the shire is] phasing out the use of single-use plastics in our offices, halls, sporting facilities, events and on shire

managed land,” she said. “And now we’re helping community groups and sporting clubs phase out their use of plastics with our innovative singleuse plastics grant.” Cr O’Connor said the shire had committed to sending no waste to landfill by 2030. “Part of this vision is to phase out problematic single-use plastics. By working together, we can make a huge impact on the consumption of single-use plastics. Every action counts. “Elimination doesn’t have to be hard. Start small and work your way through the list in our handy guide to help make plastic free choices, one type of plastic at a time.” Alternatives to single-use plastics included bamboo cutlery, reusable coffee cups and drink bottles, paper straws and bring-your-own takeaway containers. Applications for the grants open 19 April and close 25 June. Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/grants

Man dies when car hits fence A MAN died and two others were seriously injured when the car they were in crashed into a fence at Tootgarook, Saturday 10 April. Police said the car veered off Point Nepean Road and struck the fence about 2am.

The 19-year-old driver, of Kew, died at the scene. His two male passengers were airlifted to The Alfred hospital in a serious condition. Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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A NEW ramp ensures accessibility to one of Presentation Family Centre’s six self-contained houses at Balnarring. Picture: Supplied

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National Disability Insurance Scheme. Everyone in need is welcome.” Ms Connor provided the following quote as being a “typical” comment from a guest: “Our family has not been on a holiday for many years. We have been through much stress and it was like a dream to have this special time out from the world in such a relaxing environment.” During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown PFC completed an accessible bathroom and built a ramp to fit out a second house for people with disabilities. PFC receives no regular finance from government and relies on donations and grants to subsidise the rent paid by guests. “We rely on volunteers to assist with working bees, fundraising, open days and barbecues,” Ms Connor said. To inquire about staying at PFC or make a tax deductible donation email: info@pfc.org.au

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A BRONZE statue has been unveiled at Point Nepean National Park to commemorate former graduates of the Portsea officer cadet school who died during active service. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions the 18 March unveiling by former graduates Major General David J McLachlan AO and Lieutenant Colonel Robin A McBride, was broadcast online. Of the 22 names on the statue’s plaque fixed to a granite base, 15 lost their lives in south Vietnam, four in the Philippines, two in Malaysia and one on the Thai-Laos border. The statue faces the former parade ground close to Badcoe Hall, named after Major P J Badcoe VC, who died in south Vietnam on 7 April 1967. The Portsea officer cadet school was at Point Nepean from 1952 to 1985, resulting in the graduation of 3544 officers (during 1972 and 1973, 68 of these undertook the course at the officer training unit at Scheyville, NSW). Of the 3544 graduates, 2826 Australians were commissioned as regular army officers and 30 as RAAF officers. The school also trained 688 international officers from 14 countries, the first being from New Zealand and Malaya in 1957. The international graduates came from New Zealand (398), Malaya/Malaysia (91), Papua New Guinea (61), Singapore (40), The Philippines (38), Fiji (24), Brunei (16), South Vietnam (6), Nigeria (4), Cambodia and Kenya (3 each), Tonga (2), Thailand and Uganda (1 each). The statue was approved by the state government, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Bunurong Land Council and Parks Victoria. The cost of the statue and associated works was paid for with donations from cadet school graduates, RSL Victoria and the Rye RSL sub-branch. Barry Irving

TWELVE Mornington Peninsula towns will host Anzac Day services on Sunday 25 April 2021. This year marks the 106th anniversary of the 1915 Gallipoli landing in Turkey. Mornington Peninsula Shire has issued a news release urging “our community to commemorate Anzac Day safely” by following COVIDsafe guidelines at the various dawn services, marches and remembrance services. The dawn service and march in Melbourne will be livestreamed from 5.40am at shrine.org.au The peninsula’s Anzac Day program: Crib Point: March 10.40am; Crib Point RSL service 11am. Dromana: dawn service 6.15am Peninsula Club; march 9.15am, service 9.45am, Dromana Cenotaph. Flinders: service 10am Flinders Hall; march 10.30am; wreath laying 11am, Flinders war memorial. Hastings: dawn service 6am Hastings foreshore; march 10.30am; Hastings RSL service 11am. Mornington: dawn service 6am Memorial Park; march 9.45am from corner Queen and Main streets; service 10am Memorial Park. Mount Eliza: service 2pm Remem

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AT the opening of the HMAS Australia 11 exhibition are artist Randall Wilson, Western Port Oberon Association president Max Bryant, Commodore Greg Yorke, Victorian Maritime Centre ambassadors Heidi Victoria and Dennis Gist. Picture: Supplied

brance Garden, Mount Eliza Community Centre. Red Hill: service 10.45am Red Hill Community Park. Rosebud: dawn service 6am Rosebud RSL memorial. Rye: dawn service 6am Rye RSL; march 10am Rye Pier; service 10.30am, Rye RSL. Somerville: dawn service 5.45am Fruit Growers Reserve. Sorrento: dawn service 6am Sorrento Foreshore; march 11.30am Ocean Beach Road; service midday Sorrento Foreshore. Tyabb: dawn service 5.45am Tyabb Central Reserve. Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/anzacday or call 1300 850 600.

Exhibition for those who served on ship that refused to sink THE Victorian Maritime Centre museum in Crib Point now includes an exhibition dedicated to those who served on HMAS Australia 11. The exhibition was opened on Saturday 27 March by Victoria's Chief of Navy, Commodore Greg Yorke. The exhibition includes a background painting by maritime artist Randall Wilson and a documentary by Wayne Gibbs. Two veterans that served on the ship, Petty Officer Des Shinkfield and Signalman Bruce Crowlmong, were among the 60 people at the opening. Mr Crowlmong recited a poem writ-

ten by fellow crewman Alan Fenton about his wartime experiences aboard the ship. Hiram Ristrom, a coxswain who served on HMAS Kanimbla, recited a poem by A B Morgan, which described how proud and safe they felt in the company of HMAS Australia in the heat of battle. Also present was Doug Symes from Crib Point who served on minesweepers during the war. The presidents of the HMAS Sydney and HMAS Australia associations were among the guests as were delegates from Maritime Museums of

Victoria. HMAS Australia suffered more kamikaze attacks that any other ship during the World War II. One of two 10,000 ton County Class heavy cruisers, Australia (II) was commissioned a few months before her sister ship HMAS Canberra. Throughout the war Australia operated in key areas: Atlantic 1939-43, Pacific 1941-45, Coral Sea 1942, Savo Island/Guadalcanal 1942, New Guinea 1942-44 Leyte Gulf 1944, Lingayen Gulf 1945. In the battle for Leyte Gulf her commanding officer Captain Dechaineux

and 29 other officers and ratings were killed and a further 64 injured. After repairs, Australia returned to Lingayen Gulf were, in 1945, she was again attacked by kamikazes, losing three officers and 41 ratings and one officer and 68 rating wounded. Repaired once again, she operated around the Australia before being decommissioned on 31 August 1954 after nearly 30 years of service and having steamed over 500,000 nautical miles. The Victorian Maritime Centre is at 220 The Esplanade, Crib Point, call 0476 109 223.

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Brown coal to hydrogen: responsible or risky? By Simon Brooks* With Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in mid-2019, and the August 2020 adoption of the climate emergency plan there is an expectation by many that the shire clearly communicates a position on some of the big energy infrastructure projects planned for our country, state and in particular within the municipality. I was privileged to be a councillor who was able to help drive these initiatives and I’m hopeful the new group of councillors will keep up the momentum with support from the shire staff and senior officers. Climate change is placing us at significant risk and will increasingly cost local government to respond and adapt to the very real impacts of climate change. Where the activities of others add to this risk, we have a duty to shine a light on these activities and question their relevance. With this comes a responsibility that we also publicly set a level of expectation that best practice is followed by others. Hydrogen is being held up as a key component of our transition away from a carbon-based energy economy. This article is based on a resolution of council in February 2020 to set a level of expectation that the state and federal governments adequately assess the risks versus the benefits of the hydrogen-from-brown coal process now being trialed through the hydrogen energy supply chain (HECS) project. The hydrogen gas is being liquefied

and being exported from a plant at the port of Hastings. The Japanese in particular have been actively investing in hydrogen production research and infrastructure over several decades, actions that have been accelerated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Australia’s national hydrogen strategy identifies the potential for Australia to be a significant hydrogen producer and net exporter. According to a research paper by IFRI (a France-based international research agency) the in-principle agreement between Japan and Australia to undertake the HECS project was reached more than 10 years ago, locking-in the trial now underway. At present hydrogen is produced in two key ways: through extraction from fossil fuels, usually natural gas (blue hydrogen) or through electrolysis of water using electricity (green hydrogen). The extraction process from fossil fuels varies depending on the source, but they all produce by-products, including emissions. In order to ensure that the process to extract hydrogen doesn’t produce more emissions it is seeking to avoid, CCS (carbon capture storage) is increasingly seen as mandatory. The HECS project states that to progress from trial to commercial phase CCS must be attainable. To achieve this, areas of the Bass Strait have been under investigation for storing the emissions under the sea floor (Carbon Net project). The splitting of water into hydro-

energy as ultimately being both the cheaper and long-term pathway. The vast reserves of brown coal in the Latrobe Valley are seen by many as a resource that is too significant to be ignored and that the emissions challenge can be solved. As with any existing market, there are vested interests that would prefer to see continued exploitation of a cheap and abundant resource. Meanwhile, other clean technologies are rapidly evolving. There is plenty of information comparing the cost of producing hydrogen from coal versus hydrogen through electrolysis. The CSRIO’s 2018 National Hydrogen Pathway report suggests the cost of producing hydrogen through renewable electricity powered electrolysis will be cost competitive to that of using brown coal by 2025. Research from Germany claims the cost of hydrogen through electrolysis will quite likely match the cost of hydrogen from fossil fuel by 2025 without the cost of CCS. A 2019 IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) hydrogen paper states: “The lowest cost wind and solar projects can provide hydrogen at a cost comparable to that of hydrogen produced from fossil fuels.” This research assumes that the cost of renewables, in particular wind, will continue to fall at a modest rate. To balance the argument, the CCS industry estimates it will cost $120$150 to store a tonne of emissions. There are claims that the technology

gen and oxygen through electrolysis produces no other by-products or emissions. It does require significant electricity and a supply of water. There are two projects underway in South Australia using this technology, and other smaller projects are emerging utilising small-scale and containerised electrolysers including by Toyota at Altona. Other significant green hydrogen projects are being mooted, notably including from Fortescue Metals. The differences between the two approaches are quite stark and assumptions are being tested on both sides of the equation. The founder of Zen Energy and a pioneer of the new energy market, Professor Richard Turner, says that the technology to produce hydrogen through electrolysis (electricity through water) has advanced significantly and was becoming a commercially viable and environmentally clean way of producing hydrogen. He sees excess renewable energy being used to produce hydrogen to provide both combustible energy and electricity through fuel cells. Conversely, his view was that the hydrogen-from-coal process was risky as it relied on the largely unproven and expensive CCS technology. His colleague Professor Ross Garnaut’s perspective was that while hydrogen from coal may be seen as a transitional pathway, and that the feasibility of CCS in the Bass Strait was a valid investigation, he saw producing hydrogen through renewable

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will reduce in price as more schemes come online with comparisons being made to the reduction in cost of production of lithium-based batteries. Currently there are only a very small number of large commercial CCS projects operating. There is a growing view that this is a large upfront and ongoing investment for what at best is a transitional technology that may already be noncompetitive. The CSIRO report also states that in order to make CCS cost competitive it is necessary to build a large plant (500,000 kg/day). In its analysis of hydrogen through electrolysis this technology is much more scalable and can be located where required. Interestingly, the CSRIO report states that the risk over time of stored emissions would need to be managed by government rather than private industry. One of the few existing CCS projects (in Canada) has this risk management structure, which is an admission that there is a permanent and ongoing need to monitor and manage stored emissions. In summary the HECS trial is taking 160 tonnes of brown coal, burning it, producing three tonnes of hydrogen and 100 tonnes of emissions. The trial will offset its emissions by buying carbon credits. The technology to capture the emissions and store them in the Bass Strait has not been finalised, proven or been shown to be economically viable. If the CCS process is proven and is viable, there will still be a legacy of


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AN exhibition of photos taken in Argentina is on display at the Frankston Arts Centre. Photographer Osvaldo Civetta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He emigrated to Melbourne when he was 15. At the invitation of a friend he returned to his country of birth, where he shot photographs of Indigenous Argentinian people. He is now displaying

his work at the Arts Centre as part of an exhibition titled Roots, Raices. “The exhibition was inspired through an invitation by friend and artist Jaime Torres, Argentine musician and worldrenowned interpreter of charango, to visit his cultural centre in his native province of Jujuy, Argentina – rich in heritage and astonishing scenery,” Mr Civetta said.

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Safety beach rocks - for protection WORK is underway rebuilding the rock barricade to prevent erosion on the Safety Beach foreshore near the sailing club. The Bay Trail has been diverted around the site, with a temporary fence maintaining pedestrian access and safety. Heavy machinery will be on site for the next six weeks. The mayor Cr Despi O’Connor said Mornington Peninsula Shire was rebuilding the rock wall as “part of council’s commitment to protecting our coastal environments from the impacts of climate change”. Cr Debra Mar said the rock revetment “will help protect our foreshore for years to come”. Cr Kerri McCafferty said the work “demonstrates how the shire is protecting and preserving our beautiful coast for future generations”.

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Driver shocked as crane hits power lines THE driver of a truck delivering timber to a Dromana building site received an electric shock when the boom of the crane he was operating struck power lines about 8.20am yesterday (Monday 12 April). Co-workers at the unit site in Palmerston Avenue, near Jetty Road, heard a loud bang and rushed to help the driver aged in his 60s. They applied CPR until ambulance crews arrived. The driver was taken to The Alfred hospital. His condition was not known when The News went to press. Sergeant Wayne Wood, of Hastings police, said police were investigating the incident. It is believed WorkCover will also investigate.

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Hospital’s new clinic for musculoskeletal illness Brodie Cowburn brodie@mpnews.com.au A DEDICATED rheumatology clinic has opened at Frankston Hospital for people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions. The clinic can treat arthritis and 150 other types of musculoskeletal issues. As well as providing rheumatology services in the outpatient clinic, Frankston Hospital’s upgraded service aims to improve care for patients who are being treated in other areas of the hospital by allowing them to be referred for a rheumatology consult. Peninsula Health rheumatology consultant Dr Bita Omidvar says the clinic is “the first of its kind at Peninsula Health.” “Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula has not had local access to a publicly funded outpatient rheumatology for some years,

A PERFORMER playing for attendees at a previous Bay Mob Expo. Picture: Supplied

Indigenous health expo returns Friday THE Bay Mob Expo will return to Nairm Marr Djambana, Frankston on Friday. The expo will showcase health, education, and wellbeing services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Elder Helen Bnads, cultural lead at Peninsula Health, said “the Bay Mob Expo is a great example of the active and respected partnership be-

tween the local Aboriginal communities, Peninsula Health and other organisations”. “This free family event brings together health, education, sports, arts, government providers to share information about their services and to promote further Aboriginal safety, strong culture, strong peoples aspiration of self-determination.” The Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partner-

ship is hosting the event which organisers say “is provided to break down barriers to local health services, employment and educational pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula – and to build long-term partnerships with service providers”. The Bay Mob Expo runs from midday to 4pm on 16 April at 32 Nursery Avenue, Frankston.

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meaning some patients would be travelling two, even three hours to get the treatment they need – which is not very convenient,” Dr Omidvar said. “We’re bringing world class care closer to home for the local community in Frankston and Mornington Peninsula. Now GPs can refer any patients with arthritis, gout, any sort of inflammatory connective tissue diseases – such as lupus, vasculitis– and those with suspected rheumatological conditions for specialised care to an easily accessible public clinic. “Hospital inpatients are referred to us by other specialists on wards services or in other departments. This is a game-changer, because previously the admitting team was required to manage any rheumatology condition and sometimes need to transfer the patient to another hospital. Since we introduced this service, we don’t have to do that anymore.”

State on the road to mobile detection THE state government is spending $33.7 million on technology that can detect drivers using their mobile phones. Legislation will also be introduced to back up the methods being used to detect “distracted” drivers. A three-month trial assessed 679,438 vehicles and found that one in 42 drivers were illegally using a mobile phone while driving. The trial was conducted while stage four coronavirus restrictions were in place, leading authorities to believe the rate of offending could be higher when roads are busier and movement is not restricted.

Using two portable cameras across several metropolitan and regional locations, the trial found the highest rates of mobile phone use at Craigieburn Road East, Wollert (one in 18 drivers), Calder Park Drive, Hillside (one in 21) and Old Geelong Road, Laverton (one in 28). The new technology can also detect drivers not wearing a seatbelt, driving without hands on the wheel or with pets on laps. Research from Monash University Accident Research Centre estimates the technology - scheduled to be rolled out by 2023 - can prevent 95 casualty crashes a year.


Fire season ends FIRE restrictions end this week, but the CFA is urging landowners to exercise “extreme caution” when burning off. CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said the fire danger period across Victoria ended at 1am, Monday 12 April. “This marks the official end to a much milder bushfire season than the unprecedented fire season that ravaged East Gippsland and North Victoria in 2019/20,” he said. Mr Heffernan said it was still important to check local conditions on the day of any burn-off for safety’s sake. “Fires can get out of control within minutes in dry and windy conditions, and the effects can be devastating – we want everyone to exercise extreme caution,” he said. “While light winds can help to disperse smoke, burn-offs should not be conducted if the wind speed is more than 10kph. This can be observed when twigs and leaves are in constant motion.” During the first week of April landowners registered more than 6000 private burn-offs. Some had an open date meaning the burning will be done over more than one day or when conditions are suitable. Mr Heffernan said it was important to register all burn-offs so triple zero operators know what is happening in the area. Register burn-offs on the Fire Permits Victoria website (firepermits.vic.gov.au), or notify the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority on 1800 668 511 or email burnoffs@esta.vic.gov.au. People should never leave a burnoff unattended as it is the landowner’s responsibility to ensure that it does not get out of control. “If a burn off does get out of control, call 000 immediately. People should have a fire plan and prepare for the event of fire, and never be complacent.” If a burn-off gets out of control, call 000 immediately.

Yawa’s close to being filled WORK is nearing completion inside the Yawa Aquatic Centre, Rosebud, with pool tiling finished and a floating pool (boom) installed for the 50 metre pool to be divided into two. The play area has three slides, water cannons and a tipping bucket. The steam room and sauna will be completed, and equipment added to the gym over the next few weeks. Early May has been set as the new completion target date with the centre opened to the public before the end of the month. Belgravia Leisure, which manages the centre, is recruiting swimming

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An unforgettable experience for Mums AS theatres and arts venues welcome audiences back in 2021, an abundance of live performance is back on the menu for arts lovers. From classic theatre pieces to deeply moving works to much-loved children’s book adaptations, this year’s program of events at Frankston Arts Centre has something for everyone. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, children’s show The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Sydney Dance Company’s Impermanence, Opera Australia’s Carmen, an entrancing repertoire including new works performed by The Australian Ballet School and Windmill Theatre Company’s Amphibian are just a few of the shows set to wow audiences throughout the year. A production of George Orwell’s powerful Animal Farm, the charming and wacky kids show Brass Monkeys and Mental As Everything – a raw and honest cabaret that explores the multifaceted nature of mental illness – are also among the highlights. Frankston Arts Centre’s Head of Programming, Tammy Ryan, said the Centre team is excited to bring back the energy, passion, life and unforgettable experiences to the venue following the ‘intermission’ of 2020 caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. “As 2021 unfolds and after working with artists, touring companies and arts organisations we are delighted that many of the shows originally scheduled to perform in 2020 are once again able to return to Frankston as part of this year’s program.

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Tidy and convenient, this 890m2 (appox) home boasts a deep yard, spacious living areas and alfresco options for all weather. Minutes from Beleura Hill Shops, Main Street, schools, transport and beaches, you´ll also discover gated access to open parkland at the rear. Whether you´re looking to move in or develop (STCA), this family-friendly home is brimming with opportunity.

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LETTERS

Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The News, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: team@mpnews.com.au

Visitors want natural beauty and animals, not gun shots I am appalled to hear that the Andrew’s government is permitting the shooting of kangaroos on the Mornington Peninsula (“Hundreds sign to stop kangaroo slaughter” The News 9/3/21). The peninsula thrives on its natural beauty, with tourism probably being the major industry. People escape the city every weekend to enjoy the natural beauty of its beaches and bush. No one wants to hear gun shots and see dead native wildlife. In fact, seeing a beautiful kangaroo with a joey in its pouch is a highlight for locals and visitors. Already there are dire predictions for the survival of the koala beyond 2030, with hundreds of square kilometres of habitat being destroyed every year. Australia has one of the world’s worst rates of extinction of native animals We are gradually destroying everything of beauty around us through over population, greed, pollution and unchecked climate change. These native animals have just as much right to the land as we do. They also live in a fragile environment more and more vulnerable to natural disasters as the human race continues to destroy the planet The hypocrisy of the peninsula being considered part of Melbourne when it suits the Andrew’s government (for lockdown purposes) but then not when it doesn’t (culling would not be allowed if the peninsula was defined as part of Melbourne for this purpose). I can only hope that sense prevails before it is too late. Catherine McKenna, Moorooduc

Outdated ideas I can understand that some people feel alienated and disconnected with changes happening around [Australia Day] 26 January and the talk of a treaty. Basically, it’s your choice to hang on to the past and try to confuse the discussion around justice for Aboriginal people (Treaty divides” Letters 30/3/21). The reality is that it’s inevitable that society will progress and continue to mend the past and change what damage is being done right now. Aboriginal people have felt divided for the past 233 years and not a lot has changed. Oh wow. They got citizenship. The federal government only did that so they could make laws for them under our law. Citizenship did nothing for Aboriginal people. The conservative very white attitudes in Australia and especially on the Mornington Peninsula make me sick. I know that you’ll all be pushing up daisies soon and the world will move on without a thought for your old white stuffed shirt opinions, cheerio. Neale Adams, Bittern

Hydrogen ‘madness’ When I saw the headline I thought, hurray, sanity has finally prevailed, but sadly I was mistaken (“Hydrogen to set sail from Hastings” The News 6/4/21). They’re not following AGL into oblivion. This is the most idiotic scheme of wasting tax-

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payers’ money; $100 million has been given by state and federal governments for these people to pollute our state with CO2. There is still no successful trial of safe and permanent CCS (carbon capture and storage) in Australia. The northwest shelf gas and oil development has a multi-million dollar sequestration plant that has not been able to sequester any meaningful amount of CO2 in several years, so it’s obvious CCS does not work or is too expensive. Making hydrogen from coal is a complete farce. It produces no green hydrogen it’s a great con on the Victorian people. A lot of secrecy is involved by the proponents of this scheme. When I tried to find out by writing to the company about what other waste beside the CO2 would be left and what it would consist of, and how this would be disposed, I drew a blank. I’m still waiting for a satisfactory answer. To me, the whole sad saga looks as if Japan will get a clean fuel and Victoria can deal with the dirty residue of this process. It’s madness. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

Use coal power I see that the Japanese-led project to extract hydrogen from brown coal is proceeding (“Hydrogen to set sail from Hastings”, The News, 6 April). The carbon dioxide produced will be released into the air. A superior existing method is to take plain old water and add lots of electricity (using excess hydro-electricity like in Norway or Tasmania?) to produce identical hydrogen by electrolysis with no pollution. However, what with all of the complications and problems of manufacturing, processing, compressing, liquidising, cooling, storing, transporting and distributing hydrogen in general, I can’t see it being used as an alternative to conventional fuels. The project intends, in the future, to capture and store deep underground the CO2 produced. What makes the Japanese think that they can utilise CCS when, for decades, the rest of the world has been unable to do so economically? Anyway, if they do succeed with CCS, then it could be immediately applied to modern, fairly clean, coal-fired power stations, thus eliminating the single remaining contrived objection to burning coal for electricity. If they don’t succeed with CCS then I suspect they might continue anyway and pay a carbon offset tax, since the “zero carbon by 2050” loose policy is an unachievable fraud. If they do that, why not for power stations, too? The 65 billion tonnes of proven brown coal reserves (430 billion tonnes estimated) is a giant economic bonanza that cannot just sit there, unexploited. You can’t sell it or ship it; it has to be used on site. It is worth trillions. It is ours. It could generate abundant, reliable, industrial scale power for hundreds of years until we finally go nuclear. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Win for people power

Election over-promise

Congratulations to everybody in the community that took on AGL and won (“State terminates AGL’s gas import plan” The News 6/4/21). This was a David and Goliath moment; AGL has declared that it spent $130 million on its Crib Point floating gas terminal proposal, all to no avail, because of people power. What sort of company would spend that amount of money on a project that had not been approved? A company that thinks money talks all languages and comes before the environment and we proved it does not. A huge thank you to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. Despite a slow start, it came home like a steam train. During the 10-week environment effects statement hearing the shire took the fight right up to AGL with very professional legal counsel. The press advertisement and the Save Western Port video were fantastic. To Environment Victoria, Victorian National Parks Association, Save Westernport members and supporters as well as all other environmental activist groups on the peninsula that were involved, I say thank you all for your fantastic and successful collective effort, an effort that makes me feel proud to be part of the human race. One last accolade must go to Labor’s Planning Minister, Richard Wynne, who chose to protect Western Port’s world significant flora and fauna environment rather than put its fate in the hands of AGL. Environmentalist David Attenborough would be proud of you Minister Wynne. Rod Knowles, Crib Point

Oh yes, the Jetty road overpass (“State should pay” Letters 30/3/21). I remember [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt pre-federal election promising to build the said overpass as he plucked $70 million out of the pork barrel. If there is an allocation of federal money, have it reached the coffers of the state treasury or is it still wallowing around in the pork barrel until next election? Too expect the state government to start the overpass on a promissory note from Greg Hunt is folly. Let’s see the colour of the money, or is it fictitious like most of the bushfire relief funds? Fire victims are still waiting for relief. The federal government doesn’t care about the disabled, elderly or children. Empathy isn’t in its vocabulary. The question was asked “what is standing in the way of the state government’s overdue roadworks” on the project? May I suggest asking Greg Hunt. John Cain, McCrae

Make quarry ‘no’ next As a local of nearly 70 years on the amazing, diverse Mornington Peninsula, I am very pleased the state Labor government has listened and acted decisively to ban the proposed AGL gas import terminal at Crib Point. Taking into consideration the very sensitive ecology of Western Port, the scientists, the amazing locals’ outrage, to this inappropriate development, the government’s decision is most welcome. We now need the state government to make the same decision on the Ross Trust’s proposed, inappropriate quarry on environmentally sensitive land at Arthurs Seat. If allowed to proceed it will not only destroy pristine vegetation but also highly sensitive flora and fauna unique to this area. It would be, in my opinion, vandalism of the highest level and the government should use the same grounds to ban this highly contested proposal. The level of devastation if it were allowed to proceed would be a huge, visible scar on the pristine landscape. Please listen to the locals and the experts again and stop this proposed vandalism now. Denise Hassett, Mount Martha

Coffee break I would like to thank the federal government for my recent $3 a week increase in the aged care pension. My husband also received the same, so now we have $6 a week. We’re trying to work out what spree to go on. We might just settle on one cup of coffee and half a biscuit between us this week. Mary Lane, Mornington,

Tea rooms to go Driving along Frankston-Flinders Road to Hastings, I was saddened to see that there are demolition signs and fencing up around the old Warrenda tea rooms. I believe that these tea rooms were run by sisters in the 1930s, back when Bittern was a popular tourist destination and part of the larger Bittern-Flinders tourist complex. It was built on part of the old Warrenda Estate, which was a large land-holding that was subdivided in the 1920s and 1930s. After the unavoidable recent demolition of the Lamble Jnr Cottage (it had become too derelict to save), it is a shame to see another small slice of our local history on the verge of being lost. Bianca Felix, Bittern

Aagh, Easter The serenity of peace. The little fellow in the current commercial on television “Are we there yet” refreshing/haunting our memories of the long interstate family drives to Sydney and beyond, now replaced by the pleasure of “Have they gone yet?” Easter amid the thousands. A four-day break from a quiet beer at the RSL, taken over by the (seemingly) entitled mob from up north. The good news is we are still here, bruised but recovering, months of calm ahead as a bonus. Cranky, no. Happy, you betcha. Cliff Ellen, Rye

Clean up signs I don’t mind the idea of the bin police [but] also some sort of enforcement wouldn’t go astray for the morons who put cardboard boxes on street poles with their address for sales and never removing them making the place look like a pigsty (“Will the bin police be wearing brown shirts?” Letters 6/4/21). Bob Turner, Rosebud

Access for all When will Frankston Council show the courage and acknowledge the disproportionate effect of the climate crisis on people with disability? Our intention is to create inclusive and regenerative cultures and we are working on making our communication, events and actions more broadly accessible. Vic Langsam, Frankston


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THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

The Poetry of Voicemail By Stuart McCullough I HAVE a mobile phone - that should come as no surprise. I’m guessing you probably have one too. It occurs to me that I’ve had one for a long time now and that for years I’ve been recording a greeting that others must hear every time they call me and I don’t answer. Which, frankly, is often. For whatever reason, I remain surprised that anyone calls at all and, almost invariably, am too slow to answer. Put simply, any one who calls is likely to get a dose of my voicemail greeting. Let’s be honest – there’s a lot of pressure when you record a greeting on your mobile. Burdened by the knowledge that your entire family and all your friends are likely to hear it multiple times, it’s hard to get just the right tone. Without fail, every time I have to do such a recording, I am startled by the sound of my own voice. Put simply, I do not like what I hear at all. It doesn’t sound like me. I hope. Despite this, those leaving a message never see fit to question the identity of the speaker which means they must recognize my voice. This, of itself, is incredibly disappointing. Tone of voice is crucial. My preferred tone is one of mild annoyance – hopefully conveying to the listener that I am totally cheesed off that I have missed their phone call, but that it’s only because I am so unbelievably busy that the tragedy that is a missed phone call has occurred. You have to be careful, though. If you sound too annoyed, you may give them the impression you’re angry they rang.

Mild annoyance is, of course, little more than a smokescreen. Chances are, I’ve missed your call because I wasn’t paying attention. But, in my defence, it’s not entirely my fault. You see, like many people, I have acute telephonophobia. It’s a real thing. I think.

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evitably, someone is left to scramble for a bag or pocket to silence the offending device. It’s difficult to imagine a more spectacular social faux pas. To date, this has never happened to me. Not once. That’s because my phone is always on silent. I wouldn’t know if my phone even has a ring tone. This means that if it’s not sitting right in front of me or, better yet, in my hand when you call, chances are I won’t notice. Yet despite the fact that all calls made to me are likely to go through to voicemail, I’ve made very little effort with my voicemail message. Instead of the sound of me pretending to be mildly annoyed, there should be music and singing. It ought to be more of a celebration that someone has decided to call me. These things can’t be taken for granted. I can remember a period in my twenties when I had an answering machine I thought was broken but later learned had simply not been pressed into service because no one had rung. Voicemail ought to be fun. So fun, in fact, that the person wants to leave a message. We’ve all done it. We’ve called ready to talk - before hitting the voicemail and hanging up as a result of becoming despondent. Mobile phones generally tell you whose call you’ve missed. My father has a mobile phone but still treats it with the utmost suspicion. If you want to reach him, you’ve got to use the landline. And, because he’s usually out in the paddock cutting yet more firewood to add to the ‘World’s Largest Known Woodpile’ (confirmation for which is still pending from the folks at ‘Guinness’),

you’re invariably going through to his answering machine. Frankly, my father has given up. Once, there was a message in which he solemnly recited the phone number as though reading out the week’s lottery numbers before lamenting that he had been unable to get to the phone. Now it’s just some computerized voice inviting you to leave a message. The problem with the computer lady is that you’ve no idea if you’ve rung the right number or whether you’re about to leave a message for a complete stranger. I choose to hang up. My father is not one to take hang ups lying down. Invariably, he launches a full-scale investigation in which he rings about thirty of his closest confidantes and demands to know whether they had called and failed to leave a message. The problem with this approach is that it invariably puts you in a defensive frame of mind. I tend to deny calling even if I had. It’s not unusual for him to call people he hasn’t spoken in decades all as part of a process of elimination. Hopefully, none of this is too controversial. I should probably pay more attention than I do, but I can improve my message. I hereby pledge to replace my voicemail message with something more inviting and engaging. Trust me, you’re going to want to leave a message. But if anything I’ve said causes you concern – feel free to reach out. Send an email or, alternatively, give me a call. Obviously, you’ll need to leave a message, because there’s no chance of me picking up. None at all. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Lauren Guymer - Among The Trees AMONG The Trees is an exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery of watercolour paintings by artist Lauren Guymer, showing until 23 May. Lauren grew up on a small horse property on the Mornington Peninsula. With frequent camping trips and weekends spent at the beach or in the family studio, her love for nature and creativity were instilled from an early age. Among The Trees is a collection of new watercolour paintings inspired by Lauren Guymer’s encounters in the Australian landscape. Formed by her deep appreciation and connection to nature, these works are a visual representation of her experiences and the places she visits. Located just beyond her backyard on the Mornington Peninsula, the majority of these paintings depict the surrounding bushland, from trails winding through the native scrub to woodland along the coast. Spending endless hours observing and traversing among the trees, she intuitively explores the beauty, freedom, and refuge that nature provides. Using immense layers of detail, colour, and light, Guymer builds her peaceful places from memory. Embracing the fluidity and immediacy of watercolour, she paints large gestural movements across the paper before meticulously placing each mark into the landscape one brushstroke at a time. Lauren Guymer is an Australian visual artist who primarily creates landscape drawings and paintings on paper. From the native bushland to places further afield, she is inspired by the

natural world that surrounds her. Her process includes travelling, observing, and collecting inspiration from places, resulting in works that respond to her experiences and connection to the land. The native bushland and coastal scenery near her home has been a large influence in her work and is revisited often. Currently, Lauren lives and works in Melbourne. Her work has been selected for awards and prize shows including the 2020 and 2019 SBS Landscape prize, 2019 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, the 2018 Collins Place Summer Salon Prize, and the ‘Best in show – other Medium’ prize at Art Red Hill in 2017. Alongside these achievements, she has held two solo exhibitions at Outré Gallery and Off The Kerb Gallery in Melbourne, and has participated in multiple artist residencies in Australia and abroad. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–4pm More information: 5950 1580 or mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au


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By Brodie Cowburn MT ELIZA have started the year on the right foot with a big win over the Frankston Bombers. The Redlegs signalled their intent early with a big first quarter. A four goals to one opening term put the Bombers on the back foot. The Redlegs continued to apply pressure throughout the match, and ended up running out 55 point winners. The final score read 5.5 (35) to 13.12 (90). Sam Gill, Lachlan Williams, Sam Webster, Zach Rouse, and Nicholas McKinnon kicked two goals each for the winning side. Under the new lights at Frankston Park, the Stonecats scored a big win. Frankston YCW defeated Pines 36 93.

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Rye prevail after a last quarter blitz DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn RYE have opened their season with a strong win over Devon Meadows. Both sides had to contend with difficult weather conditions at RJ Rowley Reserve. After a scrappy opening half, Rye

opened up a two goal lead. Devon Meadows wrestled back control in the third quarter, and took a one point lead into the final term. The Demons piled on the pressure in the final quarter, scoring five goals to zero. They sprinted over the finish line to an impressive 9.9 (63) to 4.8 (32) win.

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Tyabb were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal on Saturday. Hastings got the better of Tyabb at Bunguyan Reserve, winning 4.13 (37) to 9.8 (62). Seaford and Langwarrin also scored wins over Mornington and Somerville respectively.

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Table-topping start for local trio SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie MORNINGTON, Frankston Pines and Seaford United head their respective leagues after three rounds of the 2021 season. And NPL2 outfit Langwarrin is second on goal difference to Goulburn Valley Suns with both sides enjoying a perfect start to their league campaigns. A Tom Youngs tap-in after 29 minutes was enough to separate Langy and Moreland Zebras at Lawton Park on Saturday. Rogan McGeorge sent George Howard down the right and Howard’s ball across the face of goal was cut back by Damir Stoilovic on the left for a simple finish by Youngs. Howard injured a hamstring during the build-up and was replaced by Shayan Alinejad. The extent of Howard’s injury will be determined this week. Mornington ran out a 3-2 winner against Casey Comets at Dallas Brooks Park in a clash which Mornington coach Adam Jamieson was delighted to win especially after a nasty pre-match exchange with his Comets counterpart. Mornington was 1-0 down at halftime but Mark Vangeli levelled early in the second half when he hammered the ball home following a Sam Scott free-kick. A diving header from Wayne Gordon in the 69th minute made it 2-1 but within a minute Comets equalised. In the 85th minute Josh Hine’s shot slammed off the bar and Milos Lujic won the race to the rebound to poke home the winner. The result clinched the home side’s top-of-the-table status and condemned its opponent to a second successive defeat. In State 2 news an Aaran Currie hat-trick underpinned a 4-2 home win for Peninsula Strikers against Brandon Park on Saturday. Strikers led 2-1 at half-time thanks to Currie and Ben Doree and Currie added two more goals in the second half with typically clinical finishing inside the area to seal Brandon Park’s fate. State 2 neighbour Skye United had a successful trip to Egan Lee Reserve with a 2-1 away win over Knox City

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last weekend. A stunning strike from former Heatherton United player Nejib Ullah Ali in the 14th minute put Skye in front but it took an excellent save from Skye keeper Jonathan Crook to deny Josh Calle from the spot and give the visitors a half-time lead. Ray Markley equalised for Knox in the 60th minute but Caleb Nicholes got the winner from the spot six minutes later. His first attempt was saved but the big man tucked away the rebound. In State 3 the Frankston Pines juggernaut showed no signs of slowing when Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor’s men defeated home team Ashburton United 3-0 last weekend. Pines’ goals came from Simon Webster, Joe O’Connor and CJ Hodgson. In State 4 Harry McCartney reports that a combination of injuries, suspensions and unavailability couldn’t stop Seaford United maintaining its unbeaten start to the league season

by accounting for visitor Springvale City 2-0 on Saturday. Seaford started on top and was rewarded in the 26th minute. Dylan Waugh got on the end of a poor clearance and his half-volley was deflected into the bottom corner off a Springvale defender to open the scoring. Three minutes later a Joshua Simmons chip over a square back four was met by Mitch Hawkins who controlled with one touch before being fouled by Springvale keeper Dimassi Yahya. Waugh made no mistake with the ensuing penalty. Springvale should have narrowed the margin early in the second half when Jeremy Schwellinger brought down Eid Sarwari in the box but the visitors were denied by a great spotkick save from Hayden Hicks and the home side was able to protect its advantage. An undermanned Baxter defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Baxter Park on Saturday with a disciplined and committed

team performance. The pivotal moment came in the 21st minute when Baxter central defender Matt McDermott spun off his opponent inside the area then went to ground. The referee paused for a second then pointed to the spot and Luke Grant sent Chelsea keeper Rhys Davies the wrong way. Chelsea had chances to get back into the contest but Baxter defended well and keeper James Foster made three excellent one-on-one saves. Baxter substitute Daniel Fernandes replaced Grant in the 82nd minute and could have had a hat-trick as Chelsea was caught pressing for the equaliser. At Tyabb Central Reserve on Saturday Somerville Eagles lost 3-2 to Endeavour United. An Adam Steele own goal in the 2nd minute put the visitors ahead and a lunging challenge from behind by Steele in the 23rd minute resulted in an Endeavour United penalty which Cooper Andrews converted.

The Eagles again showed their fighting qualities in the second half and hit back in the 49th minute with an Ahmad Tabbara own goal following good work by Nasser Muhammad on the left. Eagles’ player-coach Dave Greening won a penalty in the 51st minute and scored from the spot to make it 2-2 but the match winner came from Matty Durand whose stunning top corner strike in the 80th minute gave Somerville keeper Nathan Brown no chance. In State 5 Rosebud claimed all three points with a late volley from substitute Cory Osorio on Saturday. The 1-0 win over Aspendale Stingrays took player-coach Mark Pagliarulo’s side into the top half of the table. Young Billy Gowans missed a 75th minute penalty but in the last minute a half-volley from Cal Richardson struck the bar and Osorio scored from the rebound. Nick Carter made his debut for the Stingrays. Meanwhile Chris Sanderson’s young Mount Martha outfit went down 5-0 to Casey Panthers at Civic Reserve last weekend. Eighteen-year-old goalkeeper Ryan Sharrock made his senior debut for the home team in difficult conditions while teenage midfielder Ethan Sanderson returned from an ankle injury sustained in the club’s last practice match. Here are this weekend’s round 4 fixtures: FRIDAY, 8.30pm: Frankston Pines v Whitehorse Utd (Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve), Chelsea v Keysborough (Edithvale Recreation Reserve). SATURDAY, 3pm: Langwarrin v Werribee City (Lawton Park), Mornington v Mazenod (Dallas Brooks Park), Skye Utd v Monbulk Rangers (Skye Recreation Reserve), Dingley Stars v Seaford Utd (Keeley Park), Endeavour Utd v Baxter (Reema Reserve), Hampton Park Utd v Mount Martha (KM Reedy Reserve), Endeavour Hills v Aspendale Stingrays (Power Reserve). SATURDAY, 5pm: Springvale City v Somerville Eagles (Ross Reserve). SATURDAY, 8.30pm: Rosebud v Mentone (Olympic Park). SUNDAY, 3pm: Peninsula Strikers v North Caulfield (Centenary Park).

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By Ben Triandafillou MICHAEL Mehegan’s handy filly Miss Inbetween shot back into the winner’s circle on Monday 5 April with a strong win at Sandown. The three-year-old filly by Fighting Sun relished the drop back in grade after tackling two Group Three contests at her past three starts. Settling towards the rear of the field, Miss Inbetween showed plenty of fight to run down the up-and-coming Sirileo Miss in the closing stages of the 1400m event. Mornington-based trainer Michael Mehegan said it was great to see her back on track for her main targets after being unplaced this preperation. “We spoke about bringing her back to 1400m [after running over 1600m last start],” Mehegan said. “She just did a little bit wrong. We just wanted to make sure we got her right and then push onto [the VOBIS Sires].

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“She had been running well. We just couldn’t get the job done so we brought her back in class and brought her back in distance and she was good enough to get the job done today.” Mehegan said its terrific to have a consistent filly like Miss Inbetween in his boutique stable as she continues to make her way through the grades. “She was a $25,000 buy at the Inglis Premier sales. She’s Group placed twice and she’s got the job done today so hopefully she takes a lot of confidence from it and she can keep improving,” he said post-race. Now rated 72, Miss Inbetween holds a record of two wins and six placings to her name from her 14 career starts. She has earnt just short of $230,000 in prize money. On the up: Michael Mehegan’s classy filly Miss Inbetween returns to the winner’s circle at Sandown on Easter Monday. Picture: Supplied

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The nurturing home your loved one deserves at Mornington. Welcome to Village Glen Aged Care Residences on the Mornington Peninsula, where residents and their families can enjoy peace of mind and support every step of the way. Settle into the beautiful residences with stunning bay views, featuring in-house physiotherapy, high-level nursing care, robust lifestyle programs, and world-class cuisine.

Watch the ‘Video Tour’ on our website and call for a private inspection.

827-829 Nepean Hwy, Mornington VIC 3931 Phone: 03 5958 6800

WWW.VILLAGEGLEN.COM.AU

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