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Socks draw attention STAFF and doctors at The Bays Hospital in Mornington wore their crazy socks “loudly and proudly” on Friday 5 June. The aim of the colourful display was to bring attention to the challenges faced by doctors and the disproportionately high suicide rates in the medical profession. Cardiologist Dr Geoffrey Toogood, a long-time advocate for mental health, came up with the idea of Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day to raise awareness of mental health problems among health professionals. Dr Mark Savage, of the hospital’s intensive care unit, said: “As members of a caring profession, healthcare professionals strive to provide the very best care for our patients [but] we are not always so good at caring for ourselves and our colleagues, particularly when facing mental health challenges in life. “Campaigns like Crazy Socks 4 Docs are essential to raising awareness of mental health issues as they affect health care workers, continuing the conversation and saving lives.”

Foreshore campers evicted By Stephen Taylor and Keith Platt POLICE intend to shut down the Rosebud camping ground being used by homeless people. Evictions began last week, with Mornington Peninsula Shire sending a truck and bobcat to clear rubbish from campsites. While the arrival of homeless people at the camping ground is an annual occurrence, the COVID-19 pandemic is being blamed for the number of campers being higher than normal. The mayor, Cr Sam Hearn says although the shire is trying to find alternative accommodation for the campers, it was a state government issue. He said the government was able to avoid responsibility because the shire

and welfare agencies were trying to solve the problem. Nepean MP Chris Brayne said the government was “supporting local homelessness services to work with the council and reach out to people sleeping rough”. “They are offering people safe and secure hotel accommodation while COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.” Cr Hearn said he had thought about “sleeping outside [the Premier] Daniel Andrews’ office to get some attention and help” (“Homeless on a merry-goround - mayor” Page 13). Acting Sergeant Steve Drew, of Rosebud police, said police had worked alongside council officers using a bobcat to move illegal campers

from the Rosebud camping ground on Wednesday 3 June. “It’s not entirely cleared [yet] because a number of campers have been given more time, but it’s our intention to shut down that camp site,” he said. Police were “organising more suitable accommodation” for rough sleepers at the camping ground where perhaps 22 people had pitched 12 tents over the past few weeks. Acting Sergeant Drew said the evictions followed “concerns raised by members of the public” and “lots of aggression shown to officers of foreshore management agencies”. “We are actively working with shire officers and foreshore committees of management to provide emergency assistance,” he said.

Initially a small number of homeless people were allowed to camp there. However, when extra people arrived the situation was deemed unsatisfactory. “People have illegally camped there for the past three years and we routinely serve them with notices to move on [and] then we go down and clean up abandoned materials,” Acting Sergeant Drew said. “We’ve had no complaints until recently. Last week we noticed an increase in the number of people there and police were required to attend on various occasions. “As a result we increased our efforts [to move them on].” Camper Amy Williams said she was shocked to see her camp site bulldozed.

“They never said anything to me,” she said. “They just walked around tapping tents and telling everyone to get out and then they sent the bulldozer through. “People’s personal items just got thrown in the truck and off to the tip.” Ms Williams, a disability pensioner, said she was “sick of moving” and would “rather stay on the street” than face the trauma of eviction again. “I’m going to call the Salvos this afternoon but I am not hopeful of a bed tonight.” Ms Williams said she and her partner Ricky Meyer – a boilermaker working at Blairgowrie – had found it hard establishing a sound rental history because “personal issues” meant they were always being asked to leave.

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Dog attack may have court sequel Lucky to survive: Chanel the boxer recovers after surgery with owner Matt Hollard. Picture: Yanni

Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council investigations officer is compiling evidence to present to the police over a savage dog attack at Rye last week. Environment protection manager John Rankine said police could decide to issue a summons to the owner of the attacking dog and “determine which charges will be put to them”. “A decision regarding the future of the attacking dog will be made once the outcome of the prosecution is known,” Mr Rankine said. The move follows the savage attack on a boxer by what was described as an “American staffie” near the Rye pier, 10am, Sunday 31 May. The attack left the nine-year-old bitch with severe leg wounds, her owner traumatised and needing tetanus shots for bites to her hand. The offending dog’s owner also received lacerations to his hands and a vet’s bill nearing $3000. Mr Rankine said the shire’s community safety team had “been in contact with the victim dog’s owners on several occasions to update them on how the investigation is progressing”. “We have received witness statements, as well as medical reports, relating to the injuries sustained by the boxer,” he said. Owners Matt Hollard and wife Yvette Nicole Williams described how one of two staffies “broke free and bolted full steam at me and our dog, locking onto the upper part of her back leg”. “With horrified cries from our beautiful Chanel, the other owner let go of the [second] dog and threw himself onto the [attacking] dog in an attempt to release [its jaws],” Mr Hollard said. “Myself, another man, and three other ladies somehow attempted to free our poor dog from this vicious animal’s locked jaw. “My wife had to retreat after being bitten and going into complete shock as well as a full-on

panic attack. Other walkers ran to her aid while continuing to watch [our] little girl being mauled with none of us able to release our poor puppy from this dog’s locked jaw.” Mr Hollard said after “what seemed an eternity,

with ripped flesh and blood streaming everywhere, the dog let go”. The next day (Monday), Ms Williams was said to be “recovered but completely traumatised by the incident”.

Chanel was at that stage recovering at a Mornington veterinary hospital on a drip after surgery on Sunday night with extensive damage to her leg and back, muscles torn off bone and skin, along with multiple puncture wounds and serious internal damage. “She is OK at this stage, but also very traumatised,” Mr Hollard said. “The [other] dogs’ owner received serious lacerations to his own hands when trying to release his dog. “And we are left with a vet’s bill in the vicinity of $3000 – making it a very expensive outing for a coffee on an [otherwise] beautiful morning in the area we love.” Mr Hollard said while he and Ms Williams were “in a state of shock and concern for our dog, and our own wellbeing, we are also very concerned for the other dog owner’s wellbeing as he was very apologetic”. “An older man shouldn’t [have to] be on the ground fighting off a vicious dog and with what looked like serious injuries to his hands.” Mr Hollard was grateful to the help from strangers and “to the beautiful lady (Anne) who helped calm my wife, and others who got water and gave us advice while I was attending to our puppy and unable to help my wife”. He urged “all dog lovers and owners be aware of your surroundings, be responsible for your dog and we hope you never have to face what we did today”. “Heaven forbid these dogs go on to harm other dogs or, even worse, small humans.”

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Services reopening softly, softly MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire services will gradually reopen during June with further easing of coronavirus restrictions. The shire is following state government guidance by taking a staged approach with “necessary modifications … to keep our community safe and the pandemic curve flat”. Services will operate with shorter opening hours and limits on numbers and time spent at the service. The shire says its priority is to keep the community safe, and only services that can maintain physical distancing guidelines and numbers limits will open “at this stage”. Updates about further changes to shire services will follow the state government’s announcement of a third stage easing of restrictions on 22 June. Some things that have not changed include social distancing; wash hands and cough and sneeze into your elbow; stay home if unwell; if you have been working from home you must keep working from home. Events on shire land, such as markets, will not run until restrictions are further eased. Community services, such as meals on wheels, maternal and child health and immunisation, will continue to operate. Community halls will gradually reopen from 13 July. The second stage of easing at parks and outdoor spaces means that playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment can be used by up to 20 people at any one time. Physical distancing and gathering rules apply at all times. Hands should be washed

Art moves online to connect

Reflected ideologies: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is showing Desktop Holiday, 2017, Digital video. Image: Xanthe Dobbie

or use sanitiser used before and after using equipment. The Briars park at Mount Martha is partially open, including the wildlife sanctuary, community forest, lawns and gardens with barbecues, Josephine’s Restaurant and Angus and Rose. Nursery and shop sales continue online. Football and cricket ovals are open, but contact sports such as Aussie Rules and other codes of football and soccer, netball and basketball, are not allowed unless modifications are made to ensure physical distancing.  Groups of up to 20 people can train at any one time, as well as those running the training session. Martial arts, including judo, karate and taekwondo,

ARTISTS on the Mornington Peninsula have a new website to showcase and promote their work and connect with audiences. The online hub is open to anyone to join workshops, performances and events, from Peninsula Chamber Musicians’ Cello Concerto No. 2 to ukulele lessons and children’s collage workshops. The website was launched as part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s arts and culture plan to advocate for and promote peninsula-based artists, arts organisations and creatives. It also provides information about the shire’s networking and professional development opportunities, grants and funding. The arts industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Venues, studios, education institutions and businesses have closed, depriving artists of income streams, and the community of creative experiences beneficial to their health and wellbeing. Visit the website and sign up to receive the enewsletter: artsandculture.mornpen.vic.gov.au

must be modified so participants maintain physical distancing.   Indoor sporting activities are prohibited until 11:59pm on 21 June. Libraries will reopen from Tuesday 9 June by appointment, with a clickphone-collect service ensuring books can be accessed safely. Reserves can be made by phone or online. Physical browsing cannot take place. All loans have been extended to the end of June and no fines will be issued. Public programs will remain online for a little while longer, including story time. The Mobile Library cannot operate for now due to physical distancing requirements, but other outreach and

delivery options are back. Call or visit the library website for details. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will reopen to the public from Wednesday 1 July 11am-4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Public programs, workshops and education programs will continue online. Youth services and programs where numbers can be limited and physical distancing managed will aim to resume Tuesday 9 June. These may include the Youth Advisory Committee, Mornington Youth Action Group, Freeza Youth Committee and Social Space. For more information call 1300 850 600 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/ coronavirus.

Sunday concert streaming live PENINSULA virtual pub has teamed up with the Mornington Peninsula music network to present the Soda virtual festival, a Facebook live stream event, Sunday 14 June. Peninsula virtual pub has been running Friday night live music since April to raise awareness and money for the peninsula’s music community. Publican Garry Gosling said the industry needed “more help than ever as it continued to face hardship and struggles due to limited event capacities surrounding COVID-19”. He said Soda – to stream from 2pm – aimed to support live music and those whose livelihoods depended on the industry. It will present an array of independent singer-songwriters not only from the peninsula, but across Victoria and NSW. Peninsula artist Maxon says performers are inspired by the hope of live streaming ahead of live in-place performances. “Soda gives artists a reason to rehearse, to write music and perform before audiences on the peninsula and around the world,” she said. “We are developing fans in the UK and across the country by performing live through Peninsula Virtual Pub and we hope to build on that through Soda Festival.” Other musicians among the 13 performing are Heidi Louise, Sam O’Connell, Facades, Nussy, Tess Guthrie and Delsinki. See the Facebook page for details: @peninsulavirtualpub. Book VIP access to support local businesses by going to peninsulapub.org Donations go directly to artists.

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Driver peppered, arrested A MAN who allegedly drove at a police officer in Mornington was later pepper sprayed and arrested in dramatic fashion at Mount Martha. Police said they saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road and through the roundabout at the intersection of Main and Barkly streets, Monday night, 1 June. They pulled the driver over but when they approached his car he “took off again with one officer only just avoiding being struck”. The 50-year-old was intercepted by another police unit at Mount Martha but he allegedly refused to turn off his car’s engine. Police said they used pepper spray when arresting the man who was taken to hospital for assessment. Police were waiting to interview the man late last week. Anyone who saw either incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report atcrimestoppersvic.com.au.

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THIRTEEN drivers were each fined $289 for driving past a police vehicle with flashing lights at more than 40kph, Thursday 28 May. Somerville Highway Patrol officers conducted Operation Safe-Mate as a result of being “thoroughly fed up with motorists whizzing past at speed while [we are] standing on the side of the road”.

Creating an age-friendly Mornington Peninsula Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to creating a community enabling all residents to participate, belong and contribute. Council has developed the draft Positive Ageing Strategy 2020 – 2025 to support us to live and age well on the Peninsula – you are now invited to provide feedback on the draft Strategy. The draft Strategy is based on the visions of what an age-friendly Peninsula can look like in five years. We encourage local older people, people of all ages, service providers, clubs and groups, and local businesses to submit their thoughts.

How to have your say Community consultation is currently open and closes 5pm Friday 26 June 2020. Email your submission with the subject line “Positive Ageing haveyoursay@ Strategy” to: mornpen.vic.gov.au Online mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Hard copy consultation forms and Draft Strategy are available to be posted upon request by phoning Customer Service on 1300 850 600

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Point of view: FRANKSTON and Mornington Peninsula roads are often patrolled by police from the state highway patrol. The picture shows them enjoying the view from Arthur’s Seat in a Tesla Model X. Details: bddy. me/2M7remP

They say the issue was highlighted by the quadruple police fatality on the Eastern Freeway in April. Officers patrolled the Mornington Peninsula Freeway between Moorooduc and Rosebud, targeting speeding and general traffic offences while enforcing the passing emergency vehicle at 40kph rule which was introduced in July 2017. One police unit dealt with an offending motorist, while a second further up the road checked the speed of vehicles passing the first unit. Police said “discretion was used” with all those fined doing at least 80kph – double the mandatory 40kph – past the police vehicle with the flashing lights. As well as the 13 drivers fined, police also detected three unregistered vehicles, two drivers under suspension, five speeding drivers (including a P2 P-plater, from Mt Martha, allegedly driving at 146kph on the Moorooduc Highway while “testing out [a] new differential”. They also impounded one vehicle.

Operation Safe-Mate will be run again on roads in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula.

Car impounded A P-PLATER allegedly speeding and drink-driving in Mornington later allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.157 per cent. Mornington police pulled over the Langwarrin woman, 21, on The Esplanade, 9.25pm, Friday 29 May. Her car was impounded and she is expected to be charged on summons to face court at a later date.

Mate ‘loses’ BMW A 40-year-old Mornington man pulled over while driving his mate’s BMW while disqualified then provided a positive roadside drug test, Thursday 28 May. Somerville Highway Patrol officers impounded the car which carries a $1315 release fee. The man will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

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STAYING SAFE KEEPS US TOGETHER Thank You Victoria. While some restrictions have eased, limiting our movement everyday means everything. It means we slow the spread of the virus. If we keep working from home and we limit the number of us moving around, we can keep kicking a footy in the park. If we use common sense and keep our distance, we can visit cafes and restaurants. And if we only see those we need to, we’ll keep our friends and families safe. We all have a part to play. It’s up to all of us to make this work.

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Black lives matter here too

More time to register pool

By Barry Morris THE leader of the Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place in Hastings has spoken out against Aboriginal deaths in custody following the death of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis, US. “Black lives matter here too,” Willum Warrain’s executive officer Peter Aldenhoven said. The shocking vision of George Floyd’s death that precipitated race riots across America paralleled that of the Aboriginal teenager slammed face first by a policeman into a Sydney footpath last Tuesday, Mr Aldenhoven said. Aboriginal people did not need reminding that 432 Indigenous Australians had died in custody since the Royal Commission into Deaths in Custody took place in 1991. “We feel that Australia still turns a blind eye to our mob dying in jail,” he said. “Things have to change. The disproportionate rates of Aboriginal incarceration, of our men and women and, particularly our teenagers, are a national disgrace. “We need to close the gap when it comes to justice equality for our mob.” Mr Aldenhoven said one of the untold stories of the COVID-19 shutdown had been the difficulties Aboriginal families and partners had in visiting loved ones in prison. Virtual visits had become the norm. “On top of this, Aboriginal people are significantly more vulnerable to COVID-19 with Aboriginal people over 50 years of age in the high- risk

PRIVATE pool and spa owners on the Mornington Peninsula now have until 1 November to register them with council. The five-month extension from the original 1 June deadline has been granted because of the impacts of coronavirus on families and council staff workloads. The safety measures are being introduced to reduce the number of drownings of children under five. Over the past 20 years 27 youngsters have drowned in private pools and spas in Victoria. The coroner reportedly found that, in at least 20 of these cases, a non-compliant safety barrier was likely to have played a role in their deaths. The government introduced the regulations in December. Owners are required to register their pools and spas with the council for a one-off fee of up to $79 (“Pool register date looms” The News 19/5/20). Failure to register by the due date can result in a $340 on-the-spot fine. Once registered, the council will inform the pool owner of the date by which they must organise their first inspection and certification of suitable safety barriers. The deadline for owners to lodge their first barrier certification has also been extended. The cost of having a registered building surveyor or inspector certify the continuing compliance of their safety barrier every four years is about $300-$395, with the cost of rectifying faults depending on what has to be done. Details: vba.vic.gov.au

On the march: Some of the 1000 participants in last year’s Mornington Peninsula Reconciliation Walk and, inset, Willum Warrain’s executive officer Peter Aldenhoven. Pictures: Supplied

category,” he said. “For non-Indigenous people, the age is 70 and above. “Against this unsettling backdrop, Reconciliation Week events took place recently, although extremely limited.” Mr Aldenhoven said the Aboriginal community was bitterly disappointed it was unable to run its annual Mornington Peninsula Reconciliation Walk because of COVID-19.

Last year, the walk from the Hastings foreshore to the Gathering Place, in Pound Road attracted more than 1000 participants and demonstrated the strong desire for improved relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia. During the period of closure, Willum Warrain has been supporting community members, (particularly elders) with food deliveries and grocery vouchers as well as running online

cultural catch-ups by Zoom. “We really appreciate the support of Westernport Community Support, Bunjilwarra, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency – it has really made a difference to our mob,” Mr Aldenhoven said. “We certainly feel - to quote this year’s Reconciliation Week theme that we are all in this together.”

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Gambling Harm Awareness Campaign The normalisation of gambling as an accepted form of entertainment is causing harm without us even realising it. In Australia we lose more money on gambling each year per person than any other country, with gambling advertising prominent across all media, particularly in sports.

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To raise awareness of gambling related harm within our community Mornington Peninsula Shire is partnering with Gambler’s Help Southern and Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC). Gambler’s Help Southern provides confidential support to those concerned about their gambling or that of a loved one. Counting down: It’s (almost) show time as Paul Whitaker opens the Dromana drive-in gates last week. Picture: Yanni

Cars line up for outdoor show IT was just like old times at Dromana Drive-In last week, with cars lining up at the gate and the movies ready to roll. The outdoor screens were back in business after emerging from the 10-week COVID-19 shutdown. Owner Paul Whitaker said six movies were scheduled on the three screens over the two sessions of the Thursday 4 June opening night. “It’s a really good feeling to be opening again,” he said after being closed since the last weekend in March. “We will open Thursday to Sunday as normal but, if demand is high, we could go to seven days a week.” A part of the drive-in’s fabric since it was opened by his father in 1962, Mr Whitaker took over in 1989 and included extra screens. The family affair continued with wife Shel-

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ley running the American-style diner and their children helping out part-time after school and at weekends. “The funny thing is we were never actually told to close [during the pandemic] so, theoretically, we could have been operating all through,” he said. “Our system is ideal for social distancing, with customers having no need to leave their cars. They are able to order food and drinks through our online system and, when they go to the toilet, they can wash their hands and use hand sanitiser.” He said an enthusiastic audience was eager to hook up the microphones on opening night, with “lots of bookings” to see Jumanji: The Next Level, Red Dog: True Blue, Back to the Future, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Bad Boys for Life and Mad Max. Stephen Taylor

The Minister for Planning has required AGL and APA to prepare an Environment Effects Statement (EES) to assess the potential for environmental effects of the proposed Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project. Formal exhibition of the EES and key approvals documents, being the proposed planning scheme amendment to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme (C272), the EPA works approval application, and the pipeline licence application, is intended to commence no less than two weeks after the publication of this notice. Due to the declared state of the emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister has decided that conventional exhibition of the EES and key approvals documents for physical inspection at public exhibition places is not appropriate. Recognising this, the Minister has amended the procedures and requirements applying to the exhibition stage of the EES process for this EES. The EES and related key approvals documentation will be exhibited for a period of 40 business days for public comment. For exhibition purposes, the EES and key approvals documents will be available online at the Project website at www.gasimportprojectvictoria.com.au During the public exhibition period, members of the public will be able to read the EES and the key approvals documents and make written submissions. A notice announcing the commencement of exhibition will be made, which will include information about how to make submissions. The EES is the accredited assessment process for each of the Gas Import Jetty Works and the Pipeline Works under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth). Submissions can be made on EPBC Act matters as well.

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Shire adds extra time to pay ‘hardship’ debts Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council will extend its financial hardship policy until 31 August to help ratepayers hit hard by the coronavirus. This will apply to all rateable properties – not just primary residences – and is for debtors seeking relief. No interest will be charged on any outstanding balances until after that date. The council does not propose writing off any debts owing outside of requests for the waiving of interest. Debt will still be due and payable, but with greater flexibility offered on repayments. The council adopted the revised hardship policy moved by Cr Antonella Celi and seconded by Cr Bryan Payne at its 26 May meeting. It included a direction that officers report back to councillors on the “implementation and impact of the adjusted hardship policy”. Revenue management team leader Vanessa Lawless proposed temporary support for financial relief for fees or rates and charges raised in the 2019-20 financial year – and 2020-21 if required – without waiving any rates. “This applies to individuals and businesses who require assistance, having suffered from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and are in addition

to the existing hardship policy for rates currently in place for owner-occupiers,” she said. In her report she said the global pandemic was declared on 30 January and a state of emergency was declared in Victoria on 16 March. “In times of crisis it is important to remember that council still requires cash flow to deliver critical services to the community, however, it is also recognised that the … pandemic will cause significant financial hardship for members of the community,” she said. “The proposed short-term changes will provide direction to … officers when collecting debts … and ensure council takes into consideration the financial hardship facing debtors caused by COVID-19. “Council will endeavour to assist those in financial hardship, while ensuring it does not jeopardise the funding of its operations.” Debtors will be encouraged to set up a payment plan to reduce the amount owing after the pandemic. Ms Lawless said the “total deferral of all financial responsibilities due to an event can cause a secondary bout of financial stress when the event has concluded and bills are owed”. A report on council’s cash-flow will be included council’s quarterly finance report.

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Facelift for lighthouse MCCRAE Lighthouse will receive $1 million for urgent conservation works under the state government’s Living Heritage Program. The landmark, which is on the Victorian Heritage Register, needs repairs as a result of its age and the harsh conditions it has endured over the past 137 years. The works will repair or replace the lighthouse’s gutters, windows, balcony and copper dome and will also include sandblasting and repainting of the riveted iron structure. Reportedly the state’s tallest at 31 metres and an essential

Port Phillip navigation aid, McCrae Lighthouse was built in Birmingham in 1874 and shipped to McCrae in 1883. Its beam guided mariners through the South Channel on the eastern side of Port Phillip from the 1850s until it was turned off by the Port of Melbourne Authority in 1994. “McCrae Lighthouse is a popular destination for locals and visitors to the Mornington Peninsula, so this funding boost will have cultural and economic benefits for our community,” Nepean MP Chris Brayne said.

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Homeless on a merry-go-round - mayor Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Sam Hearn said seven homeless people were given permission last month to use the camping ground at Rosebud. The shire had been “trying to find places for them to stay” when a second group of four to six people arrived. Cr Hearn said the allotted area did not have the capacity to accommodate such large numbers and if allowed to continue could lead to a shanty town. Cr Hearn said homeless people had “year after year” used camping ground over summer with several always “staying on” after the end of the camping season. “It gets to the point where the police are asked to move them on,” he said. Cr Hearn said the people then moved to another spot before again being asked to leave. He termed the annual arrival and subsequent departure of homeless people as a merry-go-round. The shire had “advocated for many years” that it was a problem that should be handled by the Department of Health and Human Services. “The difference this year, made worse by the COVID-19 crisis, is that we have allowed them to stay longer,” Cr Hearn said. “The cycle keeps happening and the state government never actually has to step up.” He said the shire “tends to go to the police to ask them to move [the homeless] campers on”.

Cr Hearn said the situation was “completely inadequate … with the shire stuck in the middle”. With up to 60 homeless people across the shire and possibly 1000 others “couch surfing” it was a “big immediate issue” that involved the shire “because it’s on our doorstep”. “We’re hitting a brick wall because the state is not providing enough funds to stop the ongoing merry-go-round. “I think I need to sleep outside [the Premier] Daniel Andrews’ office to get some attention and help. “This is the twenty-first century and we are a very prosperous country, but we don’t have a universal approach to the significant issue of homelessness. “Personally, I’m heartbroken that it is the case in our community that these people don’t know where they’ll go. It’s a lack of leadership by the state. “Any action we take is over and above what the shire is expected to do.” Cr Hearn said he had been to Rosebud and spoken to some of the homeless people camped there. He could sympathise with them as, when aged 19, his family “broke up” and he lived with friends until their rental house was sold, forcing him to couch surf for three to four months. “I was never actually homeless, but it’s uncomfortable not knowing how long you can stay or if you are entirely welcome.” Cr Hearn said plans underway earlier this year to use churches for overnight accommodation for the homeless under the name Stable 1, had been abandoned when a similar program in the Yarra Ranges was closed.

AMY Williams, Larissa Meyer, her brother Ricky Meyer, and dog Narla at their Rosebud camp site before being “moved on” by police. Picture: Yanni “We thought they could stay just one night in each church, but this was not possible it seems, because the churches failed to meet state accommodation regulations,” he said. “It’s a really frustrating and disappointing situation and it can falsely look like it’s a shire responsibility. Many people do not actually realise it is a state government problem. “We’re all the time going round in circles without seeing

any real change, although if we had 60 people in a shanty town it probably would get state level attention.” Cr Hearn said the only alternative accommodation found by the shire for the Rosebud campers was at St Kilda or Dandenong. “But they are local people, and this takes them away from their support networks and services, so are not the best options.”

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NEWS DESK Working towards an age-friendly society WITH the highest population of older residents of any municipality near Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has a strategy of planning for residents aged 50 and above. As confirmed by the 2016 census, the number in that cohort is 44.8 per cent compared to Greater Melbourne’s 30.9 per cent – with the number on the peninsula expected to continue to increase. With the aim of creating a community where all residents can participate, belong and contribute, the council has developed a draft Positive Ageing Strategy 2020 – 2025 based on the visions of what an age-friendly peninsula can look like in five years. People of all ages, service providers, clubs and groups, and businesses are being invited to make submissions. “The draft strategy aims to ensure people are supported to age well and to promote optimal health and wellbeing,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said. Cr Antonella Celi, who heads the shire’s positive ageing steering committee, said the draft strategy “fostered a vision to create an age-friendly community where older people are respected, remain connected and can continue to experience life in the fullest capacity”. Information for the draft was gathered at consultations, including the shire’s Positive Ageing Community Summit and 2019 Ageing Well Community Engagement initiative. Community consultation closes 5pm, Friday 26 June. To complete an online form and to view the draft strategy visit: mornpen.vic.gov.au/ haveyoursay or call 5950 1733. DECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.70mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $5.25mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $6.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $13.95mt

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Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A WOMAN who trained as a nurse and a school teacher is the new minister at Mornington Uniting Church. The Reverend Joy Blamires arrived in early May after 15 months of the interim ministry of the Rev Chris Cohen. The St Marks posting is her first ministry. Ordained only two months ago she is the first woman to lead the church in Barkly Street which was established as a Presbyterian church in 1867. The Rev Blamires began her theological stud-

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ways to connect with parishioners, such as with online meetings. Of the 160 parishioners in the directory about 80 are regulars. Many of the church’s Sunday Zoom attendees were previously “on the fringe” and unlikely to visit the church. Now they are back in the fold although, as the Rev Blamires says: “We are not too sure when we can meet face-to-face”. The Rev Blamires has two sons in their early 20s, and is interested in choral music. Although not living in Mornington she is in the church office most days and conducts the Zoom service at 10am on Sundays.

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Film follows artist’s pursuit of peace IT can be viewed as a sad commentary on humanity that children happily play where lives were brutally lost. Or perhaps the apparent incongruity of such a scene is testament to the human spirit of survival. Artist William Kelly describes Guernica in northern Spain as “a lovely city with children playing in parks”. But looming large in Kelly’s mindset is also the horror and brutality depicted in Pablo Picasso’s 1937 oil painting, Guernica. An optimist, Kelly’s own art is designed to create dialogue, peace talk, if you like. Kelly, who lives in Cheltenham, is known for his sweeping statement “art can’t stop a bullet, but it can stop a bullet from being fired”. His views have now been canvassed in a 90-minute documentary that uses his 13-metre long vertical banner, "Peace and War/The Big Picture” as a central theme. The banner includes Kelly’s “visioning” of Picasso’s Guernica. Directed by Mark Street and produced by Fiona Cochrane, ”Can Art Stop a Bullet: William Kelly’s Big Picture” records the views of peace activist Kelly along with those of actor Martin Sheen, photographer Nick Ut (whose photo of a child fleeing napalm bombing is credited with adding impetus to ending the Vietnam War) and philosopher A C Grayling. The image of that young girl is also incorporated in Kelly’s banner, which hangs in the La Trobe Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. Shot on every continent - from Hiroshima, London, Geneva and indigenous artists in Australia - the film’s producers see it as spanning “a dynamic social and historical landscape”. It is “all about contributing to a discussion about world peace that may help to reduce the possibility of further wars in the world, as well as demonstrating a range of beautiful artworks (visual, musical and performance art) relating to peace and human rights from around the globe”. Although filmed in many countries, its creators say its “birthplace is local”, with director Mark Street living in Mentone, sound recordist David Muir, Mornington, online editor Alan Ryan, Mt Eliza and media producer Terry Cantwell, Mornington. “Can Art Stop a Bullet: William Kelly’s Big Picture” was one of the last films shown at Mornington Cinemas before it was closed due to the COVID-19 emergency. Keith Platt

PEACE activist and artist William Kelly being filmed at home, above; and on location at Hiroshima, right; and with actor Martin Sheen, left.

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Parrots trained to home-in for species’ survival THIRTEEN captive-bred orangebellied parrots have been released in Western Port. This is the first time the critically endangered parrots have been released in the area and followed a two-month “training regime” in a large aviary. The training by Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park staff aimed to instill site-fidelity by daily calling the birds to a specially designed food station. The Pearcedale sanctuary’s director Michael Johnson said the release was made possible thanks to two environmentally dedicated landowners who allowed the aviary to be built on their property next to the parrot’s saltmarsh habitat. The release was part of the sanctuary’s commitment to the recovery of orange-bellied parrots in the wild, including breeding more than 180 birds since 2013. “The parrots responded extremely well to the training while in the aviary,” the Pearcedale sanctuary’s life sciences manager Lisa Tuthill said. “We consulted several international and local animal behaviourists to tailor a program for the parrots and we are thrilled with how the pre-release training progressed.” The time spent in the release aviary also gave the parrots exposure to environmental elements such as wind and rain, and awareness of birds of prey flying overhead, calling and perching in trees. “Initially, the parrots reacted with confused and random flight when a bird of prey such as a goshawk approached the aviary,” Ms Tuthill said. “However, quite quickly, the parrots

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Orange-bellied parrots are one of just three migratory parrot species in the world, with fewer than 50 individuals being recorded in recent years as returning annually to breed in Tasmania.

learnt to camouflage themselves on the grass in the aviary whenever a bird of prey appeared, so the training will help them survive better in the wild.” Tracking devices were fitted to selected birds from the group their release by staff from the sanctuary and Zoos Victoria. The devices included GPS solar-powered satellite tags VHF

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transmitter tags. Since their release, some of the parrots have been seen feeding on saltmarsh such as beaded glasswort, roosting in mangroves and also interacting with blue-winged parrots. “The orange-bellied parrots that have been observed daily since the release are using the landscape just

as we had hoped,” the sanctuary’s avian threatened species coordinator Ashley Herrod said. “We are excited at the prospect of naturally-migrating parrots arriving in Western Port and joining up with the released birds, which is one of the main aims of the broader project.” The four-year orange-bellied parrot

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Death of Max the cat shows need to overhaul pound Here we go again. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s pound’s reputation continues to reach lower levels (“Heartache over cat’s death sentences” The News 25/5/20). I was appalled at this latest transgression. What on earth gave “whoever” the right to deem that “Neil” was too aggressive to be re-homed? This stray cat had endeared itself to another family who took the trouble to win its trust and had it literally eating out of the hand that fed it. So, doing the “right” thing, he was taken to a vet to see if he was microchipped, a responsible move. That’s where it all goes pear-shaped. I would have then kept the cat. Instead, he is held at the pound for eight days even though his potential owner was constantly letting them know he had a home to go to. From there it becomes a sad story. The poor cat was obviously terrified and, after being befriended, is then put in a cage and expected to purr? A few hisses and lashing out of claws is all that makes a cat “aggressive”? Cat owners for 40 years, in our experience, no cat is aggressive unless feral. Many come because they have lost their owners and are frightened and vulnerable. My husband was a ranger and about once a fortnight he would take about 10 cats from the pound to the RSPCA at Pearcdale which then try to get them a home. There needs to be a complete overhaul of the procedures at the pound in Mornington and I would also like the monthly euthanasia figures to be made available to the public. Virginia Leacy, Rye

Sorry Day (in)decision Thank you for highlighting the lack of appropriate and timely decision making by some Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors (“Shire’s ‘ugly’ Sorry Day decision” The News 2/6/20). I was shocked and sickened to read that a decision was not made to adopt an Aboriginal name such as Yawa, Gunawarra or Barbawar for a swimming pool currently being completed in Rosebud to the tune of $50 million. Now, apparently $200,000 is to be wasted for a public consultation process to occur to choose a name for the pool. The waste of money that is to occur all through some councillors not wanting to recognise the original inhabitants of this land baffles me. As the article states “there is enough English names on the peninsula”. There is a lack of recognition of Aboriginal tribes and nations within Australia, let alone on the peninsula when it comes to place names. The week before National Sorry Day (26 May) and National Reconciliation Week I phoned the shire to inquire into what was planned to recognise or celebrate Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. I am still waiting for a call back. If the “public consultation” process is to go ahead I know where my vote for an appropriate naming of the pool will go. It has taken 20 years for the pool to go ahead. Let’s not take that long for the appropriate naming

of the pool to be placed on the building. I look forward to visiting Gunawarra Aquatic Centre on Boon wurrung land of the Kulin Nation. I will be throwing my hat in the ring when the local council elections come up later this year. I am hoping that I see some local Aboriginal representation on council by the end of the voting process. Janet Street, Mornington

Poor pool performance My husband and I were dismayed to hear that Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors had failed to agree on one of the three names for the soon to be completed aquatic centre. These names had been selected by an expert naming panel after community consultation (with 442 submissions and a strong emphasis for an iconic name utilising Boonwurrung language). Instead, council decided to defer a decision and again go through a public consultation process. This will add further costs to the project and delay processes (such as uniforms, signs, branding and marketing) that need to be implemented before the aquatic centre opens Sadly it appears that there are elements in our peninsula communities that will not move forward to a time where we can respect and embrace our Indigenous heritage. And what woeful timing this is, during National Reconciliation Week along with footage of horror racial tensions in the US bringing to attention to Australia’s own poor history and treatment of first nations’ people. It is poor form the council, an ugly stain in a time where we need positive role models and good leadership. Pam Bannister, Somers

Splashing out Why not call the new aquatice centre at Rosebud] “Splash”? All the kids will want to go there. It is easy for them and everyone else to say and to remember and it is synonymous with fun, holidays and families. It will become an obvious place to go. Alex Kudrasev, Dromana

Location, location Surely location is the most important detail needed for a facility” The aquatic centre will be used by locals and visitors and needs “where is it?” identification. The centre has cost us ratepayers millions of dollars over many years. Councillors come and go and us ratepayers will continue to subsidise the “Rosebud Aquatic Centre” for ever. I suggest consideration should be given to ‘“they who pay the piper, call the tune”. Roger Stanley, Crib Point

Continuing fiasco The Rosebud swimming pool fiasco keeps on giving. The ratepayers now know that even after the shire has spent $50,000 they can’t even agree on a name for a pool (“Shire’s ‘ugly’ Sorry

Day decision” The News 2/5/20). Political correctness and virtue signalling are in full force - we need an Aboriginal name. Seriously, it is a pool. Then we further learn that we now may have to spend another $200,000 on marketing the pool. After all the controversy the “final cost” is over $35 million, maybe $40 million plus, and all have agreed it will run at an operating loss. When will this uncontrolled spending stop and the management take responsibility. Stefan S Borzecki, Somerville

Stop the stupidity In the words of Victor Meldrew, “I don’t believe it”. Here we are again,facing further controversy over the pool (“Shire’s ‘ugly’ Sorry Day decision” The News 2/5/20). From what I can gather, the same folk that are responsible for the delay that caused us to not get a pool for 10 years because of their bloody-minded tunnel vision to put it on the Rosebud foreshore which, incidently, denied us millions of dollars in grant money, now want the ratepayers to fork out a further $200,000 for a further consultation because they don’t want an Aboriginal name for the pool. These people got their way over extending the pool from 25 metres to 50 metres and adding to the cost. I do hope that there isn’t an undercurrent of racism in their opposition to giving the pool an Aboriginal name, although it certainly appears that way considering the finding against giving the pool an Aboriginal title was handed down on National Sorry Day. Find the Aboriginal equivalent of swimming hole and call it that. How twee is Rosebud Aquatic Centre? I am led to believe that out of the first public consultation of 400 or so submissions, only 16 were in favour of that name. We do not need a second consultation. What if they don’t like that result? Please, stop this stupidity and wanton waste of ratepayers’ money, and give the pool an Aboriginal name. Perhaps they might like to point the $200,000, or any cash, towards the homeless and unemployed? We do have poor souls sleeping on the foreshore. I feel sure they would tell them just where to place the new name. John Cain, president Mornington Peninsula Ratepayers and Residents Association

Say it again Back in 1910, my father, aged two, and his extended family came to the Mornington area from Gippsland. Together with eight brothers and sisters he lived and worked in the community for the next 91 years, passing away in 2001. Dad, as with most guy’s from that era, had sayings to cover most situations and I was reminded of a couple of them when reading The News last week (“Shire’s ‘ugly’ Sorry Day decision” 2/5/20). One saying he often trotted out was “stupidity reigns when commonsense is silenced” and another he started in the 1980s “when I was growing up the 12 brightest and smartest men were on council, now we have the 12 dumbest”. No matter what the council decides it will for ever be known as the Rosebud pool.

The reason we have an abundance of English names on the Mornington Peninsula? Here’s a hint, an abundance of us speak English. Michael G Free, Mount Martha

Best of both worlds The argument over naming the aquatic centre needs a little common sense. Reconciliation requires a little compromise and give and take by all sides. In this case Rosebud Yawa Aquatic Centre surely covers all bases: English, Indigenous and descriptive of the purpose of the building. Marianne Punshon, Capel Sound

Beach box discrimination Why is it that boat shed owners in Capel Sound, Whitecliffs to Cameron’s Bight or Point King foreshores are not charged the $1000 license fee for the privilege of having a boat shed on foreshore land (“‘Locals only’ rule for beach boxes” The News 2/6/20). Unfortunately, owners of boatsheds under the control of Mornington Peninsula Shire are the only ones who have been slugged with a license fee of $1000 a year. Apparently we have the attitude it is a “right”to have a boat shed not a “privilege”. I don’t know how Councillor David Gill has come to this conclusion. In my opinion it is discrimination and bias. Charge all boatshed owners a $1000 fee not just some owners. Beach boxes have become desirable through no fault of their owners. No one wanted them years ago. They were vandalised often, set alight and were very basic huts. Council now insists they are maintained, and rightly so, but they provide income to businesses in the town, used as backdrops for wedding parties, celebrations and memorial occasions and photo shoots for advertising. Boatshed owners get no revenue from publicity agents. Yet it appears we have to contribute twice to the so called $6 million spent on the foreshore. Once through our home rates and then a massive $1000 license fee. Judy Martin, McCrae

Tax the visitors So tired of reading about all the whining and teeth gnashing about rate capping and now COVID-19 effect on looming budget disaster. Big question is: Why does Mornington Peninsula Shire not tax the “tourrorists” and add $25 million to the budget? I guess it is too complicated and not enough dollars spent on consultants. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Community news Very good to see The News remain in print these past few weeks as a true community paper, unlike News Corp who’s so-called “community papers” stopped printing when the advertising revenue faltered or stopped. Apparently, these papers have all now been either closed or only available online (subject to payment). Yet another negative move by Murdoch. John Shorter, McCrae

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WELCOME TO THE GOOD LIFE FROM the spectacular architectural design to the lavish finishes and bespoke fittings, every element of this imaginative, yet unforgettable residence reflects an elite standard in build quality. Presented to the market with genuine luxury in mind, this modern escape was created by the Swell Building Group and will exceed the expectations of most buyers in this range. A handsome street appeal features Silvertop Ash and the home is well positioned in the heart of charming Flinders, close to the village shops and the stunning beach with outlook to Bass Strait and Phillip Island. The interior is accentuated by the breathtakingly high ceilings throughout that fill the space with light which gleams off the polished concrete floors. Two generous living areas, including a vast open-plan domain that overlooks the stunning pool and spa area, further enhanced by a suspended open fireplace, will comfortably accommodate the needs of any growing family. Walls of north-facing glass reflect the premium gourmet kitchen where waterfall marble benchtops and a full suite of Miele appliances are just the entree to the integrated double fridge and fantastic butlers pantry that create an extraordinary main impact. From the meals zone, full length bi-fold doors open to reveal a stunning alfresco deck overlooking a beautifully landscaped garden. Amplified to the extreme by multi-coloured lighting and an equally impressive outdoor kitchen, the deck also takes your gaze across to the solar-heated pool. The magnificent main bedroom boasts a walk-in robe and an ensuite with a round freestanding bath, with three more bedrooms, also with walk-in robes, sharing a chic main bathroom and a useful separate study. The level of appointments here are comprehensive and cater to the sophisticated - there is a 500 bottle wine cellar– and as the home is on full Ipad controlled automation, the needs of the tech savvy 21st century buyer are also met. Complete with solar panels, under floor heating and a double remote garage, this stunning contemporary home is a sensational offering in this idyllic location renowned for its relaxing peninsula lifestyle.n

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Escape to the Peninsula with this modern, low-maintenance home minutes to the beach. A location just off Jetty Road delivers the perfect blend of privacy and accessibility, with the foreshore, pier and shops just down the road, and Peninsula Link around the corner. Invest, nest or holiday and enjoy the space, the alfresco terrace and the garden for pets and little ones.

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Bring on the beach vibe with this revamped beach house beautifully updated to retain its classic charm, on 904sqm (approx) featuring a professionally landscaped native garden. From the eye-catching retro touches to the idyllic treetop outlooks, this is a home set to capture hearts with the best of the Peninsula within easy reach.

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> Easy drive to surf beaches and Peninsula Link > Light-filled open-plan living and full-width front deck > Stunning garden with boardwalk, fire pit area and sun decks

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IT’S BEEN A TIME LIKE NO OTHER. ACTIVE REAL ESTATE HAS CONTINUED TO MOVE FORWARD, AND WE PLEDGE THAT WHEN YOU’RE READY TO MAKE YOUR MOVE WE WILL BE THERE. ACTIVE REAL ESTATE IS MOVING TO 228 MAIN STREET, RIGHT IN THE THE HEART OF MORNINGTON. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING THE COMMUNITY WITH ALL THEIR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SALES AND LEASING REAL ESTATE NEEDS.

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‘a lifestyle village for the over 50’s’ 249 High Street, Hastings, 3915 www.peninsulaparklands.com.au

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Adderly’s mourn death of 12-year-old daughter Compiled by Cameron McCullough MR and Mrs Adderly of Langwarrin suffered a sad bereavement in the loss of their daughter, Erica, aged 12 years, whose death took place on the 21st May in Melbourne, where she had been taking the day previously for expert treatment. Death was due to Bright’s disease. The funeral, which took place on Monday, at the Frankston cemetery, was attended by her late schoolmates from Langwarrin State school. Much sympathy is felt for the parents and family in this, their great loss. *** Football. Frankston V. Balnarring The Frankston-Balnarring match played at Frankston was, except for the opening term, very uninteresting, the home team, after the first change, playing all over their opponents, and taking complete charge of the game. Balnarring have some fine players, but are not disciplined, and their play was hampered by attempts to ‘handle’ their opponents. The visitors were without the services of Buckley, Col Vansulyn, Ballenger, and Hall, while Frankston played F. and P. Darcy, E. McComb, and Pike – Williams, Conder, Davies, and Cain being out. The Play Balnarring got busy on the bounce, but a fine mark by Gurr saved centre play for a time, until Patterson, marking, forwarded, but no good came of it. A great kick by R. Tipping on to Hurley, and Balnarring looked like scoring.

Frankston backs returned some brilliant wing work by Coxall and clever team work by Bray and Patterson gave McCulloch a chance, but the ball was touched in transit. A line sprint by Stone, and again the visitors crossed the centre line, but Eades returned, and, Patterson forwarding smartly, Bolger scored the first goal. Some fine play in which Wilson, Bray, and Carlson showed out, and the latter kicked a fine sixer, repeating the performance from a free a few minutes later. A free to Twining, marked by T. Delaney, and Balnarring attacked vigorously, Joe Vansulyn and Stone putting in great work. A free to Eades relieved, but the Red and Blues were determined, and G. Berryman secured a minor point, as did T. Delaney with a great boot from a free on the right wing. A free to J. Callanan, who sent the ball forward, and C. Delaney scored a big point. A free to Carlson on the bounce, fine centre play, Patterson on to Bolger, but the attack was beaten off by J. Vausulyn. Free to stone, finely marked by T. Delaney, and again Frankston’s goal was in danger. Good play by H. Humphries, mark by A. Tipping, and Balnarring’s second goal appeared from the latter’s boot. Back and forward play followed, Balnarring now showing their best form for the day. Bob Tipping, Robertson, G. Humphries, Stone, and Jack Vansulyn

all showing out strongly. Stone and T. Delaney were brilliant in marking and wing play. A fine mark by Jack Vansulyn, but a free was awarded to Twining, who raised one flag. Stone marked to T. Delaney; a free to Gamble, but his foot slipped, and Berryman secured a small point as the term ended: Frankston, 3 goals 3 behinds. Balnarring, 2 goals 3 behinds. A free to Stone opened the second term, but a fine mark by Gamble and an equally fine kick sent the ball well forward. Twining, from a running shot, hit the post. W. Vansulyn centred, but Wall and Carlson worked forward again, and a free to Twining right in front secured Frankston’s fourth goal. Marked by F. Darcy to Patterson, the latter lost his kick by hanging on too long. P. Darcy played to Patterson, to Twining, to Bolger, and one flag appeared, followed by two double scores within a few minutes. Balnarring were now plainly beaten, and were much disorganised, kicking wildly and constantly leaving their men. A couple of weak attempts to score resulted in two minor points, mainly through the influence of Theo. Delaney. At the half-time interval the scores stood: Frankston, 6 goals 9 behinds. Balnarring, 2 goals 5 behinds. The remaining play was mostly Frankston’s, although Stone and T.

Delaney showed up splendidly at times – the latter secured his side’s third and, in the concluding quarter, their fourth goal. At three quarter time the scores were: Frankston, 10 goals 9 behinds. Balnarring, 3 goals 7 behinds. The final scores were: Frankston, 12 goals 12 behinds. Balnarring, 4 goals 7 behinds. The game was not one on which to judge players’ merits, but Balnarring probably had the best two men on the ground in Theo Delaney and Ronnie Stone, both of whom played brilliantly throughout the whole game, and made very few mistakes. Unfortunately for their side, their comrades were not of the same standard, although Jack, Joe and Bill Vansulyn, H. Humphries, A. and B. Tipping, and G. Berryman showed good form in the earlier stages of the game. For the home team, every man seemed to be there when wanted. Carlson and Twining were great and showed out prominently. (It was good to see Cyril’s return to pre-war form). Of the others Wall, Wilson, Bray, Gurr, Coxall, Bolger, Patterson, McCulloch and Eades were the most noticeable. *** FOR sale, brick house, six rooms, sheds, etc. One acre, orchard. E BRAY, Petrie Street, Frankston. *** Heard in Train H.M.S. Renown sailors, will receive

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in the morning when it’s still dark and there are very few other people around. Although there are exceptions. One of the interesting things about lockdown was that it saw most people seize the restrictions with gusto. Others became outlaws. That’s where the Exercise Ninja comes in. In the dead of night, I was making my way through the park at what I’d like to think was warp speed but, in reality, was probably a notch above a brisk walk. To my left was a cluster of outdoor gym equipment, wrapped in tape. In the corner of my eye, I saw him. Dressed entirely in black including a balaclava, this person was undertaking a workout. It was amazing. By

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dressing in black and exercising in the dark, he’d almost entirely neutralized the risk that comes with outdoor exercise. He could fall off the equipment and no one would be able to see him. Genius. It has to be said that it’s rare for those attending a gym to dress entirely in black. It’s rarer still that they should wear a ski mask. No one who exercises wants to accidentally look like a member of TISM. But here was the Exercise Ninja, lifting weights in the darkness to evade both detection and social stigma. Before I could so much as say, ‘I loved Great Trucking Songs of the Renaissance!’ he disappeared, melting back into the darkness. Ready

to appear wherever there’s injustice or, alternatively, a rowing machine. I’ve learned a lot over the past few weeks, and not just how far people will go to maintain their exercise regimen. Firstly, I learned that I’m a master of social distancing. This is largely because I spent most of my twenties perfecting the art of social distancing; a skill that has stood me in remarkably good stead during lockdown. To some extent, it kind of felt like business as usual. I’ve come to appreciate hand sanitizer in a way that, a couple of months ago, I would have said was impossible. And yet I barely take two steps before I’m slamming my hand down

on the pump pack to give my palms another spray. I swear my hands are beginning to have a permanent sheen. I’m washing my hands so often, they practically glow in the dark. And I’m not done yet. I’ve been trying to improve myself by acquiring a heap of new skills. Having decided that now is the time to learn a foreign language or two, starting with Klingon, I plan to take things up a notch with Esperanto (it’s due for a comeback). If I’m feeling especially brave, I may even learn how to cook spatchcock. There was a brief moment at our local supermarket when the only thing they had resembling poultry of any kind was spatchcock. When the chips were down (and needing some form of protein), spatchcock was there. Ever reliable. I’m getting used to Zoom meetings at work. The make me a little uneasy as I can never quite tell when I’m being deceived. For all I know, someone who looks to be neatly dressed is, in fact, rocking a pair of ‘Dora the Explorer’ pajama pants. The camera never lies, but it doesn’t tell you everything either. Mind you, my colleagues often look confused when I speak Klingon; but the fault is theirs if they haven’t used their time as well me. Recently, the crime-scene tape was removed from the local playground and all the outdoor gym equipment. At exactly the same time the Exercise Ninja has disappeared. I don’t know where he’s gone, but I bet he’s eating spatchcock and speaking Klingon to anyone who’ll listed. Good luck to him. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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One million reasons to play SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie FOOTBALL Victoria has put a million dollar proposal on the table to slash fees and entice clubs to participate in the 2020 season. FV’s fee relief package was announced in stages last week starting with NPL1 then NPL2 and NPL3 followed by an offer to State League clubs. The official announcement stated, in part: “The packages are aimed at supporting the safe return of football at all levels and ensuring the viability of our 355 clubs and the game in Victoria more broadly.” As an NPL2 club Langwarrin received confirmation that promotion was still in play but relegation had been removed for the 2020 season. The key points of the NPL2 package are: n A 20% discount on a $20,000 participation fee n A 62% reduction in referees’ fees comprising a 25% cut agreed to by referees plus an FV subsidy taking matchday fees from $500 to $187. This fee reduction ends should state government lift restrictions on crowds to enable 300 or more patrons to attend. n A target date of a return to full contact training of Monday 22 June pending state government approval n A target date for a season start of the second weekend in July. n A preferred season scenario whereby in a 12-team league 16 rounds take place comprising each team playing each other once (11 games) before splitting into a top six and bottom six and playing each other within those groups resulting in five further rounds. The key points of the State League package which confirmed a promotion incentive while removing relegation are: n A 20% discount for senior men on their team entry fee and a 100% discount for senior women’s teams n A 20% discount on senior men’s player registration fees and a 50% discount on senior women’s player registration fees n A target season start date in line with NPL and a similar preferred season scenario of 16 rounds. FV has reserved the right to place teams in other leagues to preserve its

Double trouble: Mornington striker Josh Hine (left) and ex-Somerville Eagles player-coach Dave Greening. Pictures: Darryl Kennedy and John Punshon

ideal 12-team scenario (with the exception of the 14-team NPL1). For example, if just a handful of NPL1 teams want to play this season they could be accommodated in NPL2 however the top two finishing NPL2 teams will earn promotion to a revamped 16-team NPL1 in 2021. FV will be hoping that little change will be needed to current State Leagues as there is a danger of a logjam in a worst case scenario whereby, for example, six teams in the same league choose not to participate but pay their team entry fees to preserve their league status for next year. FV could replace those six teams for this season by promoting teams from a lower league so with two teams being promoted and no relegation FV could face the problem of dealing with 16 teams with a legitimate claim to compete in that league in 2021. Of the local clubs just Langwarrin and Seaford United have yet to indicate whether or not they will play this year.

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without cross-subsidisation from other levels of football.” That was a direct response to the reaction when the offers to NPL clubs were circulated on social media eliciting an avalanche of claims that poorer clubs were subsidising wealthier clubs. FV also hopes to shortly release details of a Hardship Policy it is developing. Meanwhile in State 1 news star Mornington striker Josh Hine has suffered a major setback while recovering from a road accident in late April. Hine had suffered a dislocated elbow and minor fractures when cycling and being knocked to the ground by a motorist. Passers-by took him to Sandringham Hospital for treatment and a few days later scans confirmed that surgery was required. He was operated on to repair ligament damage and was on target for a return to the game later this month. However trouble with his wound led to another visit to the specialist and he

Langy has until 5pm on Friday while Seaford has until 5pm next Monday to inform FV of their intentions. It’s understood that both clubs will hold player meetings this week and the result of those meetings will play an important part in their decision whether or not to take part in the revamped 2020 season. FV held a video conference meeting with all NPL2 clubs last Friday at which clubs asked the federation to waive the $1000 media fee levied upon them. It’s understood that Goulburn Valley raised the concerns of many of its junior parents at having to travel to compete in parts of the state where coronavirus outbreaks have occurred. FV will hold a video conference meeting with State League clubs this week. In another FV announcement late last week the federation was at pains to make it known that the proposal made to NPL clubs was “based on selffunding from within NPL revenues,

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was diagnosed with septicaemia. He went into hospital last Monday to have the wound cleaned and start a course of treatment and was only discharged on Saturday. “The best case scenario is that the medication works in 10 to 12 days and Josh can resume his physio,” Mornington gaffer Adam Jamieson said. “If we start back in July I’d expect him to miss a few weeks. “The worst case scenario though sees him missing the whole season but football isn’t the priority here. “This is about Josh’s health and getting back to having full use of his arm.” In State 4 news Somerville Eagles is now searching for its fourth senior coach in six months after Dave Greening sensationally quit last weekend. Last November Scott Morrison, Stan Packer and Stuart Mitchell resigned after a disagreement over the club’s decision not to take part in the Wallace Cup, an annual charity event. Billy Rae was hired as senior coach in late December but two months later Rae was replaced by Greening who became player-coach with Stan Packer returning to assist him. “I informed the president, Luke Mulder, yesterday (Saturday) that I’d be leaving with immediate effect,” Greening said. “Let’s just say things haven’t sat right with me since Scott, Stan and ‘Smitchy’ left last November and despite promised changes, they were not what I envisaged. “I’m comfortable with my decision. I have had a great two years at the club with lots of success and met some great people and hold no grudges or ill feeling towards the club. “I thank them for giving me my first senior coaching opportunity and wish them all the best for this season and beyond. “These things happen in football and we move on.”


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Rawiller lands maiden metro victory HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou MORNINGTON-based apprentice jockey Campbell Rawiller landed his first metropolitan winner at Sandown on Wednesday 3 June. Rawiller partnered the Matthew Williamstrained Brilliant Concept to take out the seventh race on the card and made it back-to-back victories for the combination. Having scored a dominant benchmark 64 victory at Ballarat at their prior start, Rawiller took the four-year-old gelding to the rear of the field before slowly creeping forward in the run. By the top of the straight Rawiller had Brilliant Concept within two lengths of the leader and pounced in the straight to land a half-of-alength victory in the benchmark 70 contest. Rawiller said it was a big achievement to land his maiden metro win after riding close to 600 horses so far in his career. “It felt like a big milestone for me, and something I had really been working hard towards,” Rawiller said. “It’s a great feeling to have ticked off that box, and I was lucky enough to get the right horse to come along to pull it off. “I have built up a good relationship with the horse and it’s nice to be given the opportunity by the owners and trainer to be able to get the win for them.” Rawiller backed up his success at Sandown with a winning double at Casterton on Saturday for his boss Logan McGill. Rawiller piloted the speedy mare, Can Star, to a dominant three length victory in the fifth race before breaking a long run of placings with the consistent Rockin’ Sonny to score a narrow win in the sixth. The inform apprentice said the winning double made the five-hour drive from Mornington well worth the trip.

“It was great to get the double for the boss,” he said. “Things are really starting to come together now and it’s a credit to the great mentors that I’ve got around me to get me here.” The victory aboard Rockin’ Sonny brought up Rawiller’s 60th winner since kicking off his career in September last year.

Metro winner: Apprentice jockey Campbell Rawiller scores his first metropolitan victory at Sandown aboard Brilliant Concept. Picture: Supplied

Sports seasons in limbo THE 2020 MPNFL season hangs in the balance, with its future set to be evaluated later this month. AFL South East head Richard Black, AFL South East CEO Shaun Connell, and officials from each of the 22 MPNFL clubs all met on 3 June to discuss the 2020 season. It was decided that a further evaluation would be held after an update from Premier Daniel Andrews, expected on 21 June. Senior leagues across Victoria have begun cancelling their seasons in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Northern Football Netball League and Southern Football Netball League will both not proceed this season, it was announced last week. A statement from AFL South East read “the regions club’s approach to a return to training over the past few weeks has seen strong numbers across junior, senior football and netball and is the first step to returning to competitive sport across the region.” “Our consistent approach during these unique and challenging times has been to take advice from the federal and state government, our sporting bodies AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria, and to work collaboratively with our clubs to ensure the best path forward,” the statement read. “This will remain our approach, and we are fully aware of the importance of a safe environment for all participants involved and the ongoing sustainability of our clubs. “We thank all member clubs and the community for their patience, and we take a positive approach to see football and netball being played under the AFLSE banner in 2020.” It is understood that plans are in place to recommence the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League on 12 July, unless the state government intervenes. The junior season is expected to run for nine weeks with a three week finals period. Games may be played on Wednesday nights. MPJFL Grand Finals are expected to be scheduled for Sunday, 20 September. Brodie Cowburn

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