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Testing time at the half-way mark PENINSULA Health had a good response to its mobile Covid-19 testing clinics at Bonbeach and Mt Eliza last week. About 50-75 people were tested each day over the week with more at other clinics, including at Frankston Hospital screening clinic at 12 Hastings Road and the drive through clinic at Frankston Basketball Stadium, 90 Bardia Avenue, open 8.30am-4pm. Another Covid-19 walk-in screening clinic opened at the Hastings Scout Hall yesterday (Sunday 23 August). It is open 8.30am-3.30pm until Wednesday (26 August 26) and is accessible via 15 Thornhill Street. If you have any symptoms, it is important you self-isolate and arrange to get swab tested. To see other screening clinics visit: https://bit.ly/2UZTjR0 PENINSULA Health’s mobile testing clinic at Mount Eliza. Picture: Yanni “COVID-19 hits hospital staff” Page 5

Budget affected by COVID-19 Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council’s half-year finances had been “sharply impacted” by the effects of the COVID-19 lockdowns forcing it to make $3 million in cuts while facing a predicted $6.4 million loss of revenue in the coming year. Cr Sam Hearn said councillors had “worked hard to deliver a fair and balanced budget under these difficult circumstances”. He said council was determined to achieve an economic and social recovery, but warned “it will take a sustained

collaborative effort to overcome the hurdles we are facing as a community”. “Despite these difficulties, we continue to deliver close to the lowest average rates and charges in Victoria while delivering the services efficiently,” Cr Hearn said. He said there would be no wage increases for shire staff and “no reduction in services for the community.” Cr Hearn said the council was “committed to economic stimulus projects” through the $50.9m capital works budget. About $96 million in capital works was delivered or contracted in the previous financial year. “This all helps sustain and boost our

economy during COVID-19 and provide much needed local employment, and improved amenity for the community,” he said. Support was being provided by waiving non-commercial sporting club lease and licence fees for 2020/21; waivers or deferrals to organisations leasing council facilities; relief for those paying footpath trading and licence fees; standardising and reducing bathing box fees; reviewing shire hardship policies and giving rate relief for facing financial difficulties. Cr Hearn said “significant council resources” would go towards delivering care packages to vulnerable and

isolated residents. The budget recognises properties under Trust For Nature and drops the rural living rate but increases waste collection fees from $285 to $322. Big ticket items include $33.1 million in waste services; $4.4m to manage bushland and foreshore reserves; $5.7m for roadside vegetation management and arboriculture; $8.4m to beautify and clean towns and $4m for road resealing and rehabilitation works. About $12.4m will go on roads, pathway, traffic and transport management; $1.2m on school crossings in high risk locations and $1.5m on marketing the peninsula, developing industry and

“visitor servicing”. Yawa Aquatic Centre will receive $11.2m, while $3.1m will go to child and family health and youth services; $5.6m to ageing and disability services, senior citizens’ services, meals on wheels and home-based services; $6.6 million to open spaces maintenance, and $5m for other aquatic and recreational facilities. About $1.3m will help implement the shire’s tennis strategy. The $4.4m projects program includes a $100,000 study into supplying recycled water to the hinterland, $100,000 for social housing, $400,000 for a climate emergency program and $360,000 for bio-links weed management.

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New faces for council Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au JUST five of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s 11 councillors will stand for re-election in October. The five councillors who will recontest their seats are the deputy mayor Kate Roper (Cerberus Ward), David Gill (Red Hill), Hugh Fraser (Nepean) and Antonella Celi and Simon Brooks (Seawinds). None of the three Briars Ward councillors will seek re-election - the mayor Sam Hearn, Bev Colomb and Rosie Clark. Other councillors retiring in October are Julie Morris (Watson Ward), Bryan Payne (Nepean) and Frank Martin (Seawinds Ward). Although few candidates have declared their intentions to stand, one sitting councillor claims to have compiled “a Melbourne Cup long list” of council aspirants. Voting will be done by post and because of the COVID-19 restrictions candidates will have few chances to meet voters. Local Government Minister Shaun Leane ended rumours to the contrary last week by announcing Victorian municipal elections would proceed as planned on Saturday 24 October, with nominations closing on 22 September. Postal ballots will be accepted from 8 October until poll eve, Friday 23 October. Vote counts will be posted periodically online. Cr Hearn, elected in 2016, said serving the community over the past four years had been “one of the greatest honours of my life”. “I’ve been particularly glad to have had the opportunity as mayor to make a difference at a time of great challenge and need, and will continue to use every day I have left in the role to do so,” he said. “Unfortunately, I can’t balance four more years working in a demanding management role

combined with the significant weekly hours of a councillor and still be a half-decent dad to my young children.” Three-time mayor Cr Bev Colomb, who has represented Briars Ward since 2005, said she would miss her time of service and providing a longer-term view to council decision-making. “I’m known as the Grand Old Dame of council,” she quipped. “I feel for any candidates who this year won’t be able to get out and meet their constituents, but I certainly hope we get some younger, community-focused candidates to contest the [Briars] ward.” The Victorian Electoral Commission says it has closely monitored government advice in developing a plan to “safely manage” the elections during the COVID-19 emergency. Electoral commissioner Warwick Gately said postal voting was safe and of high integrity, and that the VEC was ready to respond to the changing environment. He said there would be increased distancing at election offices, limited face-to-face contact and enforced mask wearing. Measures to further safeguard voters and VEC staff will include the removal of counter service for replacement ballot packs and unenrolled votes. Requests can be made over the phone for replacement packs to be mailed out. Voters can hand deliver completed ballot papers to the election office if they miss mail collection times with social distancing rules in place. Information sessions for candidates will be moved online. It is also expected that additional social distancing during vote counting will delay the declaration of results for some elections by at least a week to Friday 13 November. See the COVIDSafe election plan at vec.vic. gov.au/voting/2020-local-council-election/providing-safe-elections

CROWDS at this year’s Tyabb Air Show. Picture: Gary Sissons

Hearings could lead to airfield shut down PENINSULA Aero Club says the enforcement order being sought by Mornington Peninsula Shire, if granted, will “effectively” shut down the Tyabb airfield. A news release issued by PAC president Jack Vevers following last Friday’s “practice” VCAT hearing said the shire’s intent was to “strangle airport operations to the point where it will become unviable. This will cause many job losses and the demise of the emergency response facility”. “Of course, all of this is predicated on the shire’s assertion that PAC does not have permits to continue to conduct its operations at Tyabb Airport, as it has for several decades,” Mr Vevers said. “PAC has consistently maintained that it has all of the permits required.” He hoped the results of an earlier hearing into the so-called holy hour restriction on Sunday flying “will shed further light on the matters in dispute between PAC and the council”. PAC has requested orders from VCAT today to direct the shire to make all persons who might be affected by the making of the enforcement order

aware of these enforcement proceedings, to allow everyone with a stake in the airport an opportunity to make their views known to VCAT and oppose the making of the enforcement order,” Mr Vevers said. “As we have said all along, and despite the shire’s claim … of wanting the airport to 'thrive’, it is clear they are committed to limiting the airport’s operations to the point where closure is the only outcome. “PAC is bewildered that under the current COVID-19 environment, the shire continues to attack people’s jobs and is spending hundreds of thousands of ratepayers’ dollars in VCAT hearings on what we believe will only confirm what 50 plus years of previous tribunal and panel hearings have acknowledged and endorsed.” Mr Vevers said recognition in 1983 by a planning panel that the “Westernport Airfield” was “recognised and protected” by a special use zoning and “provides a general aviation facility on the Mornington Peninsula at no cost to the community” was “as accurate and relevant today as it was nearly 40 years ago”. Keith Platt

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Churches unite to ease COVID-19 fatigue By Barry Morris A SIGN on the front of the Anglican Centre in Mornington declares: “Our buildings may be closed, but our church is alive and well.” The sign reflects the spirit that has driven Mornington community groups and churches to join forces and provide hope in the time of COVID-19. The pandemic and particularly stage four restrictions have meant that church buildings have been closed, with most moving to become online/virtual churches “Alive and well” is the experience of most churches with some even recording an increase in people taking part in their new online format. With a long history of working closely together, community groups and churches have formed a network to address community needs. The network sprung out of the desire of Mornington/Mt Martha Inter Church Network (a group of parishioners from different churches), Peninsula Voice, which promotes a healthy and more connected community, and Mornington Community Information and Support Centre to work more closely with church leaders. Mornington community and information support centre manager Stuart Davis-Meehan said: “We recognise that we are better when we all work together, in the interests

of our local community. “Churches are an important part of people’s lives in Mornington, Mount Martha and Mount Eliza, with some 56.1 per cent of the local population identifying as Christian in the last Census.” The new group has met twice by ZOOM with members welcoming three new ministers to Mornington, They are St Macartans Catho-

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LOCKDOWN PICTURES THIS week’s crop of pictures taken by readers during the ongoing coronavirus restrictions range from birds, to knitted toys and an inflatable , but unseasonable, reindeer. Starting with the birds, Tom McCullough spotted sulphur-crested cockatoos, bottom left, happily inspecting a seemingly made-forthem hollow on Dromana foreshore. It has sea views, is close to shops and power is just a flutter away. Further north, at Mount Eliza, Rosie Fay is happy to see “these little visitors come nearly every day and help brighten our spirits during isolation and lockdown”. The kookaburras, right, no doubt have breakfast in mind. Lyn Keamy says the blow-up “smiling chappie, left, keeping watch

over the neighbourhood” on a verandah in Oakland Street, Mornington “gave me a lift while on my morning walk”. At Hastings, Fran Henke has been knitting Trauma Teds, below, since the bushfires earlier this year. Deprived of being able to exhibit them at Mornington Library because of coronavirus closures she is still knitting (with wool donated by a Gippsland spinner) and hoping to sell them to support koalas. Several have also been sent to “polio pals” in the Unites States. Every ted has a name and Fran insists “they are not to be given to pets to tear up”. Readers are invited to send and share their pictures, with a short caption, to: lockdown@mpnews.com.au

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FIVE people allegedly caught partying at a Somerville house on the weekend have each been fined $1652. Sergeant Damien Lombard, of Hastings police, said police knocked on the door suspecting a party was in full swing, but this was allegedly denied by the homeowner, Saturday evening 22 August. However, it seems the partygoers head for the exit when the police used their new powers under the state of disaster declaration to enter the house univited. Sergeant Lombard said said the partygoers had run out the back to hide but were rounded up and fined.

TWO women are wanted after a commercial quantity of cannabis was allegedly found at a property in Mount Eliza, Tuesday 14 July. No one was at the Bambra Street house during the search, but police believe two women of Asian appearance may be able to help with their inquiries. Both are described as being in their 20s or 30s, of average build and of short-to-medium heights.

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A CAR being driven erratically in West Park, Hastings, attracted police attention, 11.10pm, Monday 17 August. The Hastings divisional van crew pulled the car over in Curacoa Drive and took the driver back to Mornington police station where he allegedly blew 0.115 per cent. The man’s car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1075 and his licence suspended pending a court appearance. The van resumed patrolling near Hodgins Road/Wallaroo Place, Hastings, after reports of a vehicle doing burnouts. At 2am next morning (Tuesday 18 August), they spotted a yellow VW Beetle with no plates driving west along Hodgins Road. The driver allegedly locked the rear wheels with the handbrake and performed a slide into Wallaroo Place. He was intercepted and found to be unlicensed. He was also taken to Mornington police station where he allegedly blew 0.146 per cent. The Beetle, below, was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $895. Police said the driver told them it was the fourth time in as many months his car had been impounded. They said vehicles out during curfew stood an “excellent chance of being intercepted by police”, adding that driving erratically or doing burnouts in a yellow car with no plates was also sure to attract police attention.

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Closures lead to DIY BMX tracks Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au YOUNGSTERS are doing it for themselves following playgrounds and skate and BMX ramps being declared out of bounds because of the stage four coronavirus restrictions. Informal BMX ramps and accompanying bike tracks have sprung up across the Mornington Peninsula, many within protected bushland reserves and parks. But it’s not just enterprising youngsters digging in the build the BMX tracks. Parents have used excavators at Somers and Flinders to help their children build BMX tracks. The track at Flinders between the football oval and cemetery in Stokes Street “started with the kids just using spades … and has progressed through to parents using excavators and dumps of soil to create a huge track complete with constructed wooden ramps”, one resident has told Mornington Peninsula Shire. The area is declared leash-free for dogs and the resident said that besides “the illegality of using council land like this” concerns had been raised about collisions between bikes and dogs and people falling into holes. In Mornington, an ad hoc BMX track in the Mitchell Street reserve was also built with the help of parents. One resident who did not wish to be named, told The News she had suggested another, more suitable area but the youths “just continued on with their destructive actions to our park. It is a very real danger to everyone who

Digging in: Parents with excavators are helping to build BMX tracks in reserves across the Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Supplied

uses the park”. “It’s really just vandalism. I can’t believe no one has put a stop to it. The [Mornington Peninsula Shire] council should put up a fence and signs saying offenders will be fined.” Cr David Gill said BMX tracks were “happening everywhere”. “We can’t just say no, we need to help them find alternatives.” Executive manager infrastructure services Jessica Wingad said while assessing the reserves and parks “used without permission for the construction of bike

jumps” the shire “understands the energy, creativity and enjoyment of those involved.” Ms Wingad said the bike jumps posed unacceptable risks to other park users and damaged bushland and public parks. “Our policy is to remove these,” she said. “We are reviewing our response times and priorities for intervention. We understand the energy, creativity and enjoyment of those involved and will investigate longer-term options to respond to this need in a safe and collaborative way.” Cr Gill has suggested that if the shire

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looks at sites on a case by case “perhaps some of the issues could be resolved by allocating nearby areas to small community bike projects”. Cr Gill says land over the south eastern outfall which traverses much of the peninsula and ends at Gunnamatta could be reserved for use by the public, including BMX and bike trails. He has asked state MPs on the peninsula to help provide suitable sites “so that the health and wellbeing of our younger generation is better catered for in this period of uncertainty and growing anxiety”. Cr Gill said the shire had been priced out of buying some parcels along the outfall route because the government valued them after rezoning the land to residential. “This land is gradually being sold to the highest bidder by the state government without regard for community needs,” he said. Mornington MP David Morris said use of the outfall land was “exactly the sort of issue” being looked at by the Legislative Assembly’s Environment and Planning Committee. Mr Morris, who is deputy chair of the committee, said it was investigating community access to parks and open space, sporting fields, forest and bushland, wildlife corridors and waterways. With Stephen Taylor

UPDATED planning controls and exemptions for vegetation removal are among changes to bushfire protection exemptions on the Mornington Peninsula. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council said it had successfully lobbied the state government for the state-wide changes which align fence line vegetation exemptions with the map of Victorian bushfire prone areas. The changes mean landowners in areas at risk of bushfire can clear vegetation without a planning permit. Landowners outside bushfire prone areas covered by vegetation protection, environmental significance and significant landscape overlays need a planning permit to remove vegetation. “These changes allow landowners of properties at risk of bushfire to remove vegetation to protect their lives and property without the hassle and costs of getting a planning permit,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said. He said the changes were a “sensible clarification of planning controls and realignment of exemptions to support landowners in protecting their lives and properties from bushfires”. “These changes also help us conserve vegetation, habitat and biodiversity values outside of bushfire risk areas on the peninsula by restricting unnecessary clearing.” Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/ vegetationremoval

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“Think about who you love, then think about them in ICU.” For Sarah, who’s been battling coronavirus for nearly 8 weeks, being separated from her two little boys, has been heartwrenching. On top of coronavirus attacking every one of her body systems, intense pain and acute breathing difficulty, she still has no idea when she will be well enough to see her boys. Sarah’s hope is that by us all doing the right thing, no one else will have to experience the heartache her family has. Please, play your part and help stop the spread of the virus. If you have symptoms - please get tested. Payments of $450 are available to help you stay home and wait for your test result.

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OBITUARY

Frances Jean O’Neill - a life well lived OBITUARY

Frances Jean O’Neill 29 March 1926 – 18 July 2020 By Peter McCullough Well known local identity Frances O’Neill passed away at the Rosebrook Aged Care facility in Rosebud on 18 July. She was 94. Married to the late Jack O’Neill for over 66 years, she was the mother of daughters Sally, Jeanette and Lynne; grandmother of Chris, Clare, Rebecca, Dylan and Molly; and great grandmother of Louisa and Archer. Because of the existing restrictions, attendance at the funeral was limited to family members and consisted of a graveside service held on 29 July at the Tyabb Cemetery, Hastings. The service was conducted by the Reverend Tom Ede who gave the eulogy on which this obituary is based. *** Frances Jean O’Neill was born at the hospital in Somerville on 29 March, 1926, the youngest of three children to William and Frances (Ruth) Hutchison. Her siblings were Wallace and Gwen, both of whom are deceased, and the family lived on a 400 acre mixed-farming property (fruit, dairy cattle and sheep) in Tyabb on the corner of Coolart and Mornington – Tyabb Roads. Frances attended the Tyabb Primary School and then Frankston High School where she completed her Intermediate Certificate. Her ambition to be a nurse took Frances to Bendigo hospital to undertake training and she spent three years there before transferring to Frankston hospital where she worked for a further three years. During her time at Frankston, Frances’ brother Wallace introduced her to a Jack O’Neill, a fellow orchardist. In due course Frances and Jack were married at All Saints

Church in Tyabb on 20 January 1951. The house in which Jack had grown up in O’Neill’s Road, Tyabb, then became their home. For the next 40 years Frances worked alongside Jack on their 60 acre apple orchard, later diversifying into poultry when the apple industry went into decline. As well as helping Jack in the orchard and later in the chicken sheds Frances managed the household and attended to the needs of the couple’s three daughters: Sally, Jeanette and Lynne. At all times she had a positive outlook on life and this was supplemented by a wicked sense of humour. Frances was on the committee of the Mothers’ Club at Tyabb Railway Primary School and later facilitated the many extra-curricular activities which the girls became involved in at secondary school. Her nursing training meant that she was caring and supportive of her family and the wider community. In 1993 Frances and Jack retired and moved to Bribie Island in Queensland where, with more time on her hands, Frances was able to pursue her passions. She became Vice Chairperson of the Bribie Island Diabetes Support Group in which capacity she was involved in fund-raising activities, and the local garden club where she developed many friendships. Frances had always had the desire to paint so she joined the local folk-art group and the family now treasures many of her art works. In 2014 the couple returned to Victoria and became residents of the Rosebrook Aged Care facility in Rosebud. Jack passed away there on 29 March 2017 and Frances on 18 July of this year. At the conclusion of the graveside service Sally provided some additional comments, concluding with the words “She is remembered for her strength, calmness and nurturing ways.”

Peninsula loses long time community supporter By Barry Morris SOME people are so generous with their time that it’s difficult to keep track of everything they did in life. Busy, busy, busy. Such a person was Helen Veronica Hendrey, OAM, who worked tirelessly for the good of Mornington, the people of the Mornington Peninsula and beyond. She died on August 1, aged 83. The mother-of-eight was an indomitable force before she suffered a stroke 10 years ago. Even then, she was still able to see the humorous side of life, enjoying laughs with her carers when they visited to look after her in the home she shared with husband Pat in Venice Street, Mornington. Ms Hendrey will be remembered as a founding member and long-time manager of Mornington Community Information and Support Centre, where a room was named after her, and as a workaholic at St Macartans Catholic Church, Mornington. She was a member of a mothers’ club, parent committees and treasurer of a disputes settlement centre, Mornington Community Group treasurer, a member of Ozanam management committee, Combined Churches Caring, Peninsula Psychiatric Services and the teaching panel for TAFE community information worker course. And then there was her love of gardening and patchwork quilting. In her spare time she fostered children who needed looking after, some for as long as a year. In 2003, Ms Hendrey was awarded the Order of Australia for services to the peninsula community. Many remember her as a force in

setting up the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre in Main Street almost 40 years ago. Stephen Alty was chairman of the committee of management when Ms Hendrey retired. “Helen did all the hard work from day one and a tribute to her skills is that it is still run today the same as when she was there,” Mr Alty said.

“She was there for about 18 years as manager and was the foundation stone of the whole place.” Ms Hendrey was involved with the Mornington Peninsula Shire-founded Friends of Lospalos from when it was set up in 2000 to finance projects in Timor Leste, working as secretary and treasurer and starting a newsletter which got information out on the dire

situation in the developing nation. Secretary Xiao Li Ma said: “Helen was a driving force on the committee, collecting, sorting and sending goods to Timor Leste. “Her work and commitment will never be forgotten.” Ms Hendrey loved music and sang with a host of choirs. At St Macartans Church, she was

choir leader, founder of a credit union and a member of the parish council and prayer group. Her family believes that her intense reading habit guided her spiritual journey as she embraced Charismatic Renewal and widened her community to include interchurch and interfaith communities. But it all goes back to the days when Ms Hendrey and future husband Pat became childhood sweethearts after they met as 6th grade pupils at St Joan of Arc Primary School in Brighton. After school, Ms Hendrey spent a year training to be a Presentation Sister at Gardenvale, but decided the sisterhood wasn’t for her and trained as a teacher, educating mainly migrant children at Ascot Vale. She and Pat rekindled their relationship and they married in their old primary school church at Brighton. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, only a few people could attend the commemoration at Tobin Bros on Friday. Husband Pat spoke simply, eloquently and proudly of how they became sweethearts, of their spiritual journey together and how she was totally independent. “She had a life apart from our family,” he said. Ms Hendrey had a couple of sayings summing up her attitude to life, which Pat recalls fondly. The first: There are no strangers, only friends whom you haven’t met yet. And: When you meet St Peter, he will ask you one question: “Did you have fun?” Helen Hendry’s answer would have to be a resounding yes.

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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

Planned shared path is not good for nature

never been rescinded so, even here you can take that breed of dog into parliament so it can mess up the carpet. This is just an example of how stupid and archaic these laws are in our present times. Mr Fox must never be allowed to take something that is ours, not his because of these laws. David Barker, Sorrento

I agree that we need more bike paths on the Mornington Peninsula, for the safety and enjoyment of not only cyclists, but of pedestrians as well (“Pedalling a petition for shared path” The News 3/8/20). But the precious remnant woodland, bordering the Moorooduc-Mornington railway line, with its beautiful, endangered indigenous flora and wetland havens for diverse frog, bird and insect species, is not the place. The wildlife corridor flanking the railway is a rare local gem; one of the last remaining areas of its type on the Mornington Peninsula and already surrounded by cleared land on both sides of the track. The area is home to endangered native orchids and grasses of national significance, to local snow gums and to a large and diverse range of native wildflowers, birds, frogs and insects. Despite Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s awareness of the environmental significance of the railway reserve, plans are underway to construct a wide, paved shared bike path, together with a safety fence, beside the railway line Are residents willing to stand by and see this precious natural haven sacrificed for the sake of the tourist dollar or for a quick spin on their bikes? For the sake of biodiversity which enhances the health of our environment and of ourselves; for the sake of our children and grandchildren and all the health benefits to them of natural spaces, and for the sake of some voiceless, small, but hugely significant, threatened plants, please lodge your objections or suggestions for an alternative bike path route to councillors. Jeanette Miller, Mornington

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Doubts on vaccine [Flinders MP and Health Minister] Greg Hunt and his colleagues are at it again with spin and marketing. He and [Prime Minister Scott] Morrison made a grand announcement saying they had signed a deal with AstraZeneca to secure development, production and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, promising that a vaccine would be available for all Australians and rather weirdly suggesting it might be made compulsory. Unfortunately for them, the company itself corrected the announcement the next day saying they had simply signed a letter of intent with the federal government. At the same time, of course, there is no guarantee that the vaccine they are working on will work or be available freely for us. This announcement was made at a time when aged care homes are still experiencing a high level of deaths which Morrison and Hunt are claiming they have no responsibility for despite what we have learnt about the Commonwealth’s lack of preparedness for dealing with the pandemic in aged care homes. We could do with a little less spin and a bit more leadership and responsibility. Marg D’Arcy, Rye

Cool on warming policy Further to your article parking at the bottom of Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza despite the already more than 1000 patches, a few days ago I saw that in the past week or so they have added a few more tiny patches while large areas are crumbling (“Beachgoers face long wait for better access” The News 4/8/20). Both I and the person with whom I was walking found the reasons for this difficult to understand, when clearly the area requires a totally new surface. I trust that it is not that mayor Cr Sam Hearn, who represents this area, and his councillors concerning themselves more with global warming and the part Mornington Peninsula can play? The shire’s draft policy on this has the following comments: “the planet heat up so quickly that conditions become incompatible with civilisation” and “... it’s scary confronting and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed” (page 7); ”catastrophic effects of humanity’s effect on the planet’s ecosystems” and “council recognises that the earth’s current warming trajectory threatens most life on this planet” (page 10); and “If we don’t drastically take action … the world that our children inherit will be a scary and unstable one” (page 12). One is left with the impression that unless the shire focuses on global warming, there will not be a planet (or peninsula) to worry about. The shire should address local issues and although everyone can do their bit on global warming (I believe we should do more on pollution than global warming), surely focusing on global warming is unlikely to compensate in any measurable way for hundreds of coal-fired (Australian supplied) power stations being built in China, India and Japan (which are built so they can make products that we can buy from them that we used to make here). Grant Snowden, Mount Eliza

‘Stupid, archaic’ laws Thank you for your report on the approach Lindsay Fox has made to take over areas of land that have always been owned by the people of Victoria and not by selected individuals (“Politics and ‘olde’ law a potent mix at Portsea” The News 10/8/20). Fox has made his fortune here in Australia and he claims he is a true Australian, but he now wants to use archaic British laws to increase land holdings that I do not believe he is entitled to. Part of these old laws came about because of tidal changes in Britain that create huge mud flats each day and they were created because of ever changing tidal movements that affected mooring and shipping needs, and even go back to boat building on estuary and river banks requiring areas for launching. King Charles made a law that allowed his dogs (King Charles spaniels) to be able to enter the Houses of Parliament - a law I believe that has

I admire the courage and blind faith of people who attempt to defend the indefensible. Try telling 25 million Australians that [Victorian Premier] Daniel Andrews is doing a good job and you would be laughed at. We are a basket case here in Victoria all due to the mismanagement of the virus. The list of mistakes is endless and throw in the belt and road initiative for good measure. I am looking forward to the apologies for wrongly accusing the Australian Defence Forces for the Ruby Princess disaster. Oops, I forgot that Daniel Andrews and his ilk never apologise for anything. Peter Rogan, Rye

The blame game Various correspondents to your Letters column have complained that the Premier Daniel Andrews has taken less than perfect action to control the present COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, it is symptomatic of human behaviour to try to find a cause and a culprit for all the bad things that happen to us. More often than not though the cause is ill fortune and the culprit (as in this case) is ourselves. The people calling for the Premier’s blood are, I suspect, the same ones who criticised him for overreacting when he cancelled the Grand Prix and curtailed Mother’s Day celebrations in the early stages of this pandemic. It is quite farcical that Andrews is now being held responsible for the failure of the state’s health system to alleviate the so-called second wave despite the fact that no one else in the world has yet been successful in doing so. However it is informative that one of your correspondents has likened Australians to children and, to an extent, they are right - we do not like being told what to do and we try to avoid such instruction even though it is for the betterment of the group rather than the individual. Therein lies the cause of all our troubles. Richard Marshall, Carrum

Call for honesty The letter from John Cain outdid itself in its lack of consistency, leaping from topic to topic, state to state in an extraordinary load of self-indulgent twaddle (“Kicking back” Letters 4/8/20). The truth is finally coming out about the hotels’ quarantine fiasco and it is getting worse by the day and, no Mr Cain, Daniel Andrews did not “arrange trysts between guards and residents”, a comment that is plain silly. He is, indeed, fronting the inquiry on a daily basis, and so he should. Now all he needs to do is refresh his memory a little better and be truthful in his responses and statements. Then we move interstate to denigrate alleged fundraisers to be held by the LNP? So what if they want to hold fundraisers as long as it is safe and responsible to do so? Does the Labor Party ever hold fundraisers, along with their union

mates? Oh yes, the Ruby Princess was a disaster. However, it is now under control (unlike in Victoria) and I absolutely agree that the aged care Industry needs a full and frank inquiry and firm action taken to ensure that our senior citizens receive the best care and resources available. And no cover ups, at any level. This correspondence simply tries to deflect criticism from our state’s premier and ministers for their inept handling of this crisis, and push it onto others, particularly those in federal government. Other states are getting through this crisis way better than we are in Victoria. Mr Cain needs to be honest and admit that our state government has caused this current quarantine fiasco. Kevin Cahalane, Mornington

Labor questioned I have adjusted my thinking about responsibility for the Victorian COVID-19 crisis and can say that the Labor government has a lot to answer for. Having said that, I have no doubts that a Liberal government would do no better. And keep in mind that 66 per cent of the deaths in Victoria are attributed aged care, which is under the rule of the federal government (Liberal for those of you who may have missed it). I do have to commend the Premier Daniel Andrews for having the fortitude to front the press and answer their criticism and questions, unlike our prime minister who seems to learn a lot from Donald Trump in how to thwart the media. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Delivering for Rye It is right to applaud the outstanding design and delivery by Mornington Peninsula Shire’s strategic planners and engineers of capital works and planning for Rye (“Amazing outcome” Letters 4/8/20 and 11/8/20). Working closely with the Rye community and successive Nepean Ward councillors delivered by the shire and underway are $2 million of committed shire money to the completed boardwalk and landscaping east and west of the Rye pier, the Napier Street plaza presently underway, foreshore camping reconfiguration creating a new entrance to Rye, the Elgan Avenue drain conversion to a coastal bio infiltration basin and sealed bay trail west of the pier and there is more to come. The Rye Township Plan - with the $6.5 million of shire and state government grants – council will continue to roll out a fabulous foreshore promenade from Napier Street over Point Nepean Road to the pier and replacing the “horseshoe” car parks – all creating a whole new public plaza and precinct. The plans are currently on public exhibition for all the community to “have your say” on line. Together with council’s recently approved urban design guidelines – with maximum township height controls of three storeys with third storey setback mandated and rezoning – all charts the course of generational change for the Rye foreshore and township for the benefit of all the community. Hugh Fraser, councillor, Nepean Ward

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Rise in skin cancer cases expected DURING this pandemic people are very unsure about what they should do. The messages we are getting are confusing and it is hard to be compliant, and at the same time survive this craziness. One thing is very clear though, we need to maintain our regular doctors appointments. From the very beginning the Prime Minister and then the Premier and the Health Minister have made a point of saying that melanoma is a condition that can easily be overlooked and even a few months late diagnosis makes a big difference. Freezing a small lesion today will make a difference in a few months time, and save an operation. Doctors are particularly careful about our contact with our patients. There have been several studies already showing that we are likely to have 10% more deaths from cancer in the next five years because people are not getting screened. The risk of an invasive cancer is much higher than that because of the drop off in screening. 30 to 40% of cancers are diagnosed through routine screenings, but there has been an 80% drop in urgent referrals since the lockdown began in March. This effect was most pronounced for Skin Cancer‘s and was observed across all age groups and all cancer sites. There are a number of reasons for this, patients feel they do not want to waste the doctors time in a pandemic for non-Covid related issues. They are worried about being exposed to the virus at the clinic. Many people

feel unsure about whether the clinic is open or has restricted hours or appointments. At the Mornington, Rosebud and Cranbourne Skin Cancer Clinics their aim is to stay open throughout the pandemic and

be available as much as possible for patients who have concerns about their skin. It is important to have your regular skin checks even at this time, especially if you have a spot or lesion of concern. As the current stage 4

restrictions limit social activity, this is a great time to get many of your treatments done whether surgical or nonsurgical, that can cause downtime. By the time we are able to see each other again it will be all healed and ready

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Victoria’s power problems will be solved by great Morwell scheme Compiled by Cameron McCullough VICTORIA is dependent upon New South Wales for her coal supplies. But for the coal brought at great cost by rail or steamer from the sister State Victorian industries would vanish. It is a lamentable state of affairs, and we have paid dearly indeed for our experience. Our only hope of the future lies in the Morwell electric power scheme. That there is reason for hope at all is due to the Lawson Ministry. Successive Ministries for the past thirty years have failed to make anything of an asset given by nature that means so much to Victoria. Inquiry after inquiry has been conducted into the possibilities of brown coal as a source for the provision of power for industries, but it remained for the Lawson Ministry to take the step towards actual achievement. The recent appointment of Sir John Monash as general manager of the Morwell electric power scheme represents another stage in the programme of work undertaken by Mr. Lawson and his colleagues to make Victoria absolutely independent of outside sources for power for industries. Many lessons were taught by the war. One of the most important was that the stability of a nation is measured by its resources. Lack of shipping, curtailment of supplies of imported manufactured goods emphasised the extent to which Australia relied upon other countries for her requirements. That lesson has fallen on fertile soil, and on every side are to be seen industries that would have remained foreign to this country but for the war.

British capitalists are looking round for openings in Australia, and it is becoming increasingly evident that they are finding those openings in States with cheap power to offer as the chief attraction. Tasmania already has its hydroelectric power scheme in operation, and several large industries have been established on the island. Other States, too, are competing, and without a cheap power scheme Victoria would be left in the backwash of industrial expansion. In the brown coal deposits of Gippsland, Victoria has a truly wonderful asset. The existence of thousands of millions of tons of coal in the Morwell area has been proved, while the wealth that lies hidden in other parts of the southern province is untold. The particular advantage of the Morwell coal is its accessibility. It can be won without the sinking of shafts, and some day on the Morwell field will be seen perhaps the biggest open cut coal mine in the world. A project of such magnitude as that of Morwell necessarily entails a vast amount of preliminary preparation. Before involving the State in an expenditure that will run into millions of money the Lawson Ministry fortified itself with the opinions and advice of the world’s most eminent authorities. The soundness of the scheme has been proved beyond all question, and the utmost care is now being exercised to ensure that no mistake will be made in its execution. Within one square mile of the power house site there are between 120,000,000 to 150,000,000 tons of

open-cut coal. With an output of 100,000 kilowatts of power a year this coal would last for 150 years. Outside of the area mentioned there are over 20,000,000,000 tons of coal. *** Frankston Police Court MONDAY, AUGUST 16th. Before Messrs C. G. V. Williams (chairman), C. Grant, W. J. Oates, and W. Armstrong, J’s.P. A CLAIM FOR RENT. Brody & Mason v G. White; claim for rent. Mr. Rostron appeared for plaintiffs, and Mr. Chumley for the defendant. The plaintiffs alleged that White entered into a verbal agreement to lease a cottage at Frankston for a period of 12 months. A lease was drawn up, and forwarded to White for signature, but was never returned. The rent was paid at the rate of £2 14s 2d per month. The last two payments were made by a man named Lesker on behalf of White. The last payment was made on 24th July, 1920, and was forwarded by post by Lesker. The key of the house had never been returned to plaintiffs, and in May last, Mrs Huon, the owner of the house, was compelled to take forcible possession. After July 1919, plaintiffs made several visits to the house to try and collect the rent, but were never able to find defendant at home, as he was a week-ender. Neighbors had advised them that the house was occupied at week-ends last

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at Seaford on 14th August, and was fined 10s, and on a charge of assault was fined £1. *** Frankston Cool Stores - Forming the company. Provisional directors appointed A further meeting of those interested in the formation of a company for the purpose of erecting Cool Stores at Frankston was held last evening. Cr. W. J. Oates was again voted to the chair, and others present were – Messrs J. Nott Marsh, C. W. Grant, J. Clark, S. Corlett, Aisbett, Patten, Janes, Young, Cr. F. H. Wells, and the acting secretary, Mr H. Vicars. The canvassers having submitted their reports, Mr Werner, of the firm of Werne and Co., gave the meeting a lot of valuable information. Mr Marsh moved, and Cr Oates seconded, that this meeting resolve to form a Company for the purpose of establishing Cool Stores at Frankston. – Carried unanimously. It was further resolved, on the motion of Cr Wells, seconded by Mr Aisbett, that the capital of the Company shall be £25,000, divided into 50,000 shares of 10s each. Mr C. W. Grant moved, and Mr J. Clark seconded, that each member shall pay 1s per share on application and 6d on allotment. – Carried. It was also resolved that the minimum number of shares issued to one member be 50. Cr Oates and Messrs Marsh and Clark were elected provisional directors. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 20 August 1920

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By Craig MacKenzie FOOTBALL Victoria is expected to announce its fees refund policy this week. Late last month the state federation posted a joint statement from president Kimon Taliadoros and CEO Peter Filopoulos. The statement said that a refund policy would be based on a consultative process that engaged clubs in decision making. “We are very close to finalising the FV refund policy for our portion of participants’ fees. Emergency committees of football stakeholders have been created to work through the incredibly complex matrix of issues. We are working with clubs to ensure their input in developing a reasonable, transparent and fair FV refund policy. Each individual club will need then to take into account their own circumstances when developing their own club refund policy.” Since that statement was issued it’s understood that none of the 12 local NPL and State League clubs has had contact with FV on this matter. Rosebud president Melissa Osorio was the only local club boss who refused to comment when asked if FV had been in touch concerning refunds. FV’s inertia has forced many local clubs to take matters into their own hands. “We’ve already started our refunds process for our community teams with no input from them (FV) or guidance,” Langwarrin president Tanya Wallace said. “It’s really hard but we couldn’t wait forever.” Langy sent out an email to parents last week with three options: (1) to donate fees and get a brick with the player’s name on the clubroom wall, (2) to roll over fees to 2021, and (3) accept a refund less expenses already incurred (strip, equipment, etc). Mornington, Skye United and Peninsula Strikers are among other clubs who have been offering refunds. “Fortunately for the senior club we only had a couple paid up and those monies go towards next year’s fees as the lads weren’t interested in a refund,” Strikers president Adrian Scialpi said.

Top trio: Football Victoria president Kimon Taliadoros (left) with former Socceroo player and coach Ange Postecoglou (centre) and former Socceroo Josip Skoko. Picture: Anita Milas

“We had no consultation with FV.” Baxter president Bray Hodgkinson had a similar comment. “Absolutely zero consultation with our club mate,” he said. The FV statement also reinforced the governing body’s commitment to get some form of “competitive football happening before the end of 2020 provided it is safe to do so – it just might be in a different format than to what we have been accustomed to. Even though the situation changes week-to-week, we remain determined to get the ball rolling this year.” It is unclear whether this refers specifically to the JBNPL but FV is yet to inform clubs about the fate of that elite junior boys’ competition in 2020. Strikers vice-president Steve Schreck oversees the club’s junior NPL program and was dismissive of FV’s communication record. “The last official junior boys’ NPL email was on 7 July and the last official FV correspondence was on 15 July. There’s been nothing since,” he said. “Pretty sure that’s more than the three weeks they said they would have refund information in their last email.” Meanwhile there has been action on the off-season front with FV’s foot-

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The proposal received a lukewarm response from Langwarrin, the only local NPL senior club. “The club isn’t comfortable at this time opting in or out as we don’t know how it will impact the season, pre-season and trial period for 2021,” Tanya Wallace said. “It’s (calling for) an expression of interest but again lacks any insight or understanding into the potential implication for next year.” There was no mention of costs in the proposal. An off-season competition proposal is expected to be rolled out to State League clubs in coming weeks. In other news a multimillion dollar facilities investment was announced by the state government last weekend. Just over $4.9 million in grants has been secured for 13 projects through the World Game Facilities Fund allowing upgrades for some of the state’s most critical soccer facilities. The fund is a state government initiative that assists local soccer clubs and organisations to upgrade existing or develop new facilities across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. It has invested $9.9 million in 38 infrastructure projects since 2018 with a total project value of $25.5

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ball operations executive manager Will Hastie contacting NPL clubs via email to gauge interest in a proposed new competition. Hastie’s email proposed an under-23 NPL competition held in spring/summer months pending state government approval of full contact sport at that time. “While competition structure, rules of competition, eligibility rules (we would anticipate a limited amount of over-age players can play each week) are still to be determined, we see this as an excellent way to bridge the gap that has been created between the cancellation of the 2020 NPL senior men’s season and the commencement of football in 2021,” Hastie wrote. Hastie’s proposal included “up to three over-age players eligible on the game day team sheet; a voluntary optin process for all clubs; establishment of two, geographically determined leagues being North West and South East (if there is enough interest, this may be four leagues being North, South, East and West to ensure travel is reduced for participants); potential for two games a week which would include a weekend and midweek fixture; and five substitutions to ensure high player rotations.” Hastie was contacted about discussing his proposal but declined to do so.

million. Last weekend’s announcement was lauded by FV bosses. “This significant funding will immediately go towards the biggest problem we have in football – our lack of proper facilities to cater for the thousands of Victorians who want to play our sport,” FV CEO Filopoulos said. “The Andrews Government has listened to the football community. They’ve shown a commitment that has turned into real action, the kind of which is going to deliver real outcomes for the people who participate in our sport.” The CEO’s comments were echoed by Taliadoros. “When it comes to facility investment, our clubs have been crying out to us from day one and we promised to work with the Victorian Government to deliver the outcomes our sport needs. That’s what the World Game Facilities Fund is all about,” he said. “We are a long way from the finish line, but the commitments made are giving us a real chance of securing the extra 420 full-size equivalent pitches we need by 2026 to meet the demands of the football community.” Grants of up to $500,000 will be made to councils to improve facilities including lighting, turf pitch redevelopments, synthetic pitches and female-friendly change rooms. Victorian Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence said the funding was about giving the sport the backing it deserved. “We’re on the hunt for the next Sam Kerr or Tim Cahill and we’re all inspired by what our Matildas have achieved already – this funding will give grassroots football the support it deserves. “We’re making sure that women and men, and girls and boys, of all abilities have the facilities they need to play the sports they love.”

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Streets of Avalon looks to bounce back HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou SHANE Nichols is confident his Group One winner Streets Of Avalon can get back into form on Saturday when he contests the Group One Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. After making a top return in the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes when finishing runners-up to the Godolphinowned Viridine, Streets of Avalon failed to fire second-up when striking a soft track at Caulfield a fortnight ago. Ridden by Ben Melham, the sixyear-old gelding sat in behind the pace before sliding out three-wide at the 1000m mark when the pace slackened up front. The son of Magnus was unable to pick up in the run home and ended up finishing in seventh place in the Group Two P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m). Mornington-based trainer Shane Nichols believes the run will bring Streets of Avalon on nicely, with the likely firmer surface to work in his favour. “The track was probably a fraction too soft for him and the race lacked tempo which didn’t suit him,” Nichols said of Streets of Avalon’s previous start. “He needed a solid run race and when they backed off and ran a 12-second furlong that was going to make it really hard for him from where he was.” Nichols said Streets of Avalon, who won the Group One Futurity Stakes (1400m) at the same track and trip in February, has pulled up excellent

since his last outing. “I couldn’t be happier with how he is in between runs and he’ll be somewhere near his peak third-up,” he said.

Streets of Avalon had a gallop last Saturday morning and will have his final workout on Tuesday heading into his next assignment.

The Avalon: Shane Nichols’ Streets of Avalon winning the G3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last year. Picture: Supplied.

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