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Kerry’s diploma of the road Geelong’s Kerry Dixon is a mother-of-two on a mission...riding across the country to get her graduation certificate from the Charles Darwin University. Her story is on Page 2. Hopp in to Centro Mildura this thhis Easter Easster to be in the draw too winn 2 Mildura Balloon Flight Flig ight tickets. ticckets. Just Just scan your Freebiess RewardsTM RewardsTM card dailyy between 15-26th April Apriil at the ‘Freebies’ Machines to to enter & use this newspaper barcode barcode as an extra entry.
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This English-born Geelong mum is a self-confessed ‘nomad,’ having had 26 house moves in just over two decades. Now she’s on the move again, but this time with a difference...the 43-year-old is in a race against time to get to her Darwin university graduation in a case of...
Putting pedal to the metal! KERRY Dixon is one of those people determined not to be “a gunna,” someone who’s “gunna” do something, but never gets around to it. A keen mountain bike rider, the 43-yearold single mum had always promised to do a long bicycle ride, and the perfect opportunity came earlier this year when she successfully completed a four-year degree by correspondence with the Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory. So Kerry swapped her mountain bike for a road bike, added a ‘Bob’ trailer, loaded up with supplies and away she went, leaving Geelong last Saturday in the hope of arriving for the graduation ceremony in Darwin on May 19.
All up it’s a 3850-kilometre trip, with 100km added so she could ‘detour’ to Red Cliffs to see her father Peter Dixon, who moved here 12 years ago in his job with the Department of Primary Industries, working mainly with fruit fly control. Kerry has called her ride ‘Pushing for Education,’ and aims to cover at least 140 kilometres a day over 29 days riding to achieve her goal. Most of the time she is ready to hit the road by sunrise, but there have already been a few days when she has had the luxury of a ‘sleep-in,’ such as Tuesday night at her Dad’s home...and she didn’t get on her way until 11am Wednesday. Kerry said she started off with her cycling
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HE pirate walked into the tavern, and the bartender said; “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible.” “What do you mean?” said the pirate, “I feel fine.” “What about the wooden leg? You didn’t have that before.” “Well,” said the pirate, “We were in a battle, and I got hit with a cannon ball, but I’m fine now.” The bartender replied; “Well, OK, but what about that hook? What happened to your hand?” The pirate explained. “We
outfit, with some street clothes in the trailer, but she discarded these after only two days on the road. Because, as she says, every gram counts, she is keeping her food, water and other necessities to an absolute minimum, and is even thinking of discarding her small portable bush stove. Other equipment includes a tent and sleeping bag. ‘Riding’ with her is her mascot, Mojo the dog, a gift from Vision Australia when she did an interview with them to promote their work. It’s attached to the front fork of the bike. Kerry, who works for a Melbourne cosmetics surgeon, said her two boys, aged 14 and 16, were fearful at first that their Mum would die as
a result of the trip, but were now resigned to it, and fully supportive. So far the ride has been uneventful, with Kerry achieving her day’s riding target by about 4pm, but there have been a few days when she has ridden two or three hours after nightfall to make up time after
a slow start to the day. She is making sure she keeps up her water intake, between eight to 10 litres a day, and carries plenty of snacks... very important when you are burning up to 5000 calories each day. Kerry says she should finish the ride “a much slimmer person.”
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were in another battle. I boarded a ship and got into a sword fight. My hand was cut off. I got fitted with a hook but I’m fine, really.” “And the eye patch?” “Oh that,” said the pirate. “One day we were at sea, and a flock of birds flew over. I looked up, and got some bird droppings in my eye.” “You’re kidding,” said the bartender. “You couldn’t lose an eye just from bird poo.” “The trouble was,” replied the pirate, “it was my first day with the hook!”
HE young mum was out walking with her four-yearold daughter when the youngster picked up something off of the ground and started to put it in her mouth. The mum whisked the item away, and and asked her not to do it again. “Why?” the daughter asked. “Because it’s been on the ground; you don’t know where it’s been, it’s dirty, and probably has germs,” mum replied. The daughter looked at
her mother with total admiration and said: “Mum, how do you know all this stuff? You’re so smart.” The quick-thinking mum replied; “All mums know this stuff. It’s on the Mum Test. You have to know it, or they don’t let you be a mum.” They walked along in silence for a few minutes, with the little girl obviously pondering this new information. “Oh....I get it!” she beamed, “So if you don’t pass the test you have to be the dad.” “Exactly,” said mum.
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Growers win Chilean table grape battle By BEN PISCIONERI AUSTRALIAN table grape growers have won the fight to keep imported table grapes out of Australia during their domestic season. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry confirmed yesterday three consignments of Chilean table grapes destined for Australia may now go to another market due to “commercial reasons.” “Currently there is no date of arrival set, and it is understood that due to commercial reasons the three consignments may have been diverted to another
market and may not arrive in Australia,” a spokesperson for the Department said yesterday. It came a day after table grape industry leaders were told the shipment destined for Australia had been suspended by the importer. Australian Table Grape Association chief executive, Jeff Scott, welcomed the news yesterday. “Yes, we’re happy with the news. We don’t really wish to have imports into Australia at the moment, however because of ‘counter-seasonability’ and northern hemisphere countries requesting access, such as Korea
and China, we as an industry cannot stop that,” he said. But Mr Scott said it was important to ensure that if imports did come into the country, it was during the Australian table grape off-season. “If fruit is imported into Australia, it definitely must be when our season has finished, not directly competing with our domestic markets,” he said. He said growers were angry when news of the Chilean imports first surfaced as it occurred when their own fruit was still on the market, or entering the market. Record rain and the result-
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ing flooding and disease had wiped out or damaged many crops before a series of Queensland Fruit Fly outbreaks were declared around the district, including some of Sunraysia’s biggest table grape growing areas. The final straw for many growers was hearing, on top of all this, that an Australian importer intended to bring in three consignments of table grapes, which had been cleared for shipment by Australian inspectors in Chile and were on their way. It’s believe the Chilean fruit could have been sold for almost $1million.
Random fruit fly road blocks for Easter RANDOM fruit fly road blocks will be in place around Sunraysia this Easter to reduce the risk of further fruit fly outbreaks as thousands of visitors flood to the district for the long weekend. It follows the stripping of more than 24 tonnes of fruit from trees around the district as the Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) works to battle the problem. So far there have been 24 fruit fly outbreaks across the region, triggering suspension zones requiring growers have their fruit certified before it can leave the district.
It’s hoped road blocks this weekend will prevent even more fruit fly outbreaks. “Moving fruit could mean moving Queensland Fruit Fly and threatening Victoria’s multi-million dollar horticulture industry,” Victorian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said this week. “Infestations of fruit fly can disrupt market access to domestic and international markets and impose significant extra production costs associated with treating potentially affected fruit. “Rather than risk spreading fruit fly, trav-
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dents in affected communities, who are stripping fruit from their own trees to stop the spread of fruit fly. We’re now asking travellers to do their bit,” Mr Walsh said. The Victorian Government has come under from some horticulture sectors, amid claims it should have responded
to the outbreaks in a similar way to the Equine Flu of several years ago. Sunraysia hasn’t been the only region affected by fruit fly according to Mr Walsh. “Suspension areas now cover much of the Sunraysia district and significant parts of the Goulburn Valley, East Gippsland, North East
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The ‘refugee’ emails have been coming in thick and fast... with different versions spreading like wildfire. The Mildura Weekly has been one of many on the receiving end for months, so...
We look into the refugee situation THE rumours have been dispelled by the ABC’s Media Watch program, talk show hosts in Melbourne and Sydney, web reference sites ‘Hoaxslayers’ and ‘Snopes,’ along with the Federal Government... refugees and/ or asylum-seekers are no better off than the average Australian pensioner. The Mildura Weekly has, in recent months, received dozens of emails from readers, all of whom are “disgusted” at the apparent favoured treatment being given to ‘illegal’ new arrivals to Australian shores. Among the latest emails doing the rounds is a copy of a letter to Prime Minister Gillard, from Vietnam veteran David ‘Butch’ Harrison, who signs it as a proud member of Frankston RSL. He takes over four pages of A4 paper for a vitriolic attack on refugees in general, and Muslims in particular, claiming they are trying to get their own states in countries such as Thailand and The Philippines, and killing anyone who stands in their way. He claims that fanatical Muslims are killing teachers, and burning down schools so that all children will be forced to attend Islamic schools. ‘Butch’ hints that Muslims want to take over the world, and run it their way.
“This is already happening in Australia, where the Government and other authorities are changing the rules to suit the Muslims,” he said. Actually, parts of his email/letter make good sense...it’s worth reading...but the RSL has made it clear that his views are personal, and not those of the returned services organisation.
Half-way through the story, there was a paragraph stating that single refugees were eligible for $1890 as a ‘start-up’ allowance, along with a $580 monthly social security payment, depending on how soon they were able to find gainful employment. Following a public outcry, the newspaper clarified that the payments were a “once-off” for basic household items and living expenses,
Total yearly benefit for the pensioner was $16,068, and $56,680 for the refugee. – FALSE CLAIM A spokeswoman from Frankston RSL has confirmed to the Mildura Weekly that ‘Butch’ Harrison is a member of the club...he’s a Vietnam vet, but the letter and its contents was entirely his idea. The RSL has told him not to involve them, and has distanced itself from his claims. Mildura Weekly research has found that the pensioners versus refugees saga actually started in Canada in March, 2004, when the Toronto Star Newspaper published a story that Canada was to work in with the neighbouring United Nations to settle asylum-seekers from a Somali refugee camp in some smaller Canadian cities.
but the damage was done...the emails were on their way around the world. The one that reached Australia has been ‘doing the rounds’ for at least three years. It claims the Federal Government gives our aged pensioners $253 a week, compared with $472.50 for an illegal immigrant or refugee. Our pensioner’s spouse received $56, compared to another $472.50 for the refugee. Then there was “a hardship allowance,” nil for us, but an alleged $145 for the refugee. Total yearly benefit for the pensioner was $16,068, and $56,680 for the refugee. These widely-circulated claims have proved to be unfounded. The
office of John Forrest, Federal Member for Mallee, referred the Mildura Weekly to at least two web sites that had information dispelling the rumours. One said bluntly; “The information in the message is total nonsense, and in no way reflects the real level of entitlements for refugees or pensioners.” It said the pensioner vs refugee emails were strongly refuted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), which, broadly speaking, points out that refugee entitlements are roughly the same as those of Australian citizens, although some payments are ‘fasttracked’ because of their situation. The full explanation from Government sources is far too long to list in these pages, but is easily accessible through Google sources. But back to the letter from ‘Butch’ Harrison. This is a bloke who doesn’t pull any punches when dealing with the Muslin situation, and if some of his claims are true, Australia, like other countries, is in for some serious problems in the not-too-distant future.
The Mildura Weekly is aware than in Shepparton, the local council some years ago caved in to the wishes of Muslim women, and has sessions where the pool is closed to all users, bar Muslims. ‘Butch’ says that in Dandenong, kindergartens and pre-schools don’t celebrate Christmas, Easter and other Christian events because Muslims might be offended. He says there is a school in Coburg where Muslim women on the committee ordered only Halal meat for a barbecue, so every kid had to eat what the Muslim kids ate. ‘Butch’ has a crack at the Gillard Government for accepting northern Sudanese refugees, who are Muslim, but not those from the south, who are Christian. He has a few suggestions for the Government to stop the issue of people smuggling... jail the captain and crew for at least 10 years, and fly the boat people back to their country of birth. • Continued Page 53
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Crisp takes strong stand on solar energy projects By BEN PISCIONERI
IT’S vital that two major solar energy projects in the Mallee go ahead despite a recent negative verdict on government investment in them, according to Member for Mildura Peter Crisp. A Victorian Auditor-General’s report was critical of $150 million in government funding that had been injected into the Silex//Solar Systems and Victorian Large Scale Solar Project. “While both involve public funding totalling around $150 million, neither was supported by a business case that demonstrated both the need for the project, or its alignment with government policy,” the report found. Member for Mildura Peter Crisp defended both projects this week, stressing the need to forge ahead with solar-based technology for the benefit of both Sunraysia and the rest of Victoria. He said criticism over the lack of a business case came at a time when solar-based technology of this type was very much in its infancy. “In order to build up a business case we have to have something to model it on,” Mr Crisp said. “All we’ve got in terms of solar development in Australia is our 1.5 to 2 kilowatt roof-top systems. “Whereas these projects we’re talking about are in the hundreds
• SHINING LIGHT: Member for Mildura Peter Crisp says solar energy could become an industry in its own right in the future.
of megawatts. So in order to get a business case together you need something to model it on.” Mr Crisp said looking elsewhere in the world for a similar business case was not a viable option. “In the northern hemisphere, whether it’s Europe or the United States, there are significant differences to Australia in many ways,” he said. “We’ve got more solar resources that Europe, and our tariff and use system, our distribution, is all very different. “So what I think we’ve got to try to do is get a couple of projects on the map so we can start the business case.” Mr Crisp said the first examples of any new technology would
always suffer from higher expenses, which contributed to the negative perception ‘on paper’. “We all know that technology comes down a cost reduction curve,” he said. “Until you put a couple of points on the page, you’re not going to start that curve in Australia very quickly. “Once you have several projects up and running, there’ll be improvements in how you do the others and people will learn. “There’ll be a lot of testing and that will allow the assembly of a business case for future projects.” Mr Crisp said the success of these first two major solar projects could be the triggers for Sunraysia becoming the centrepiece of a ‘solar market’.
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“I know that the Department of Primary Industries is working very hard on what I call the smallto-medium sized power generation as well,” he said. “We’ve got roof-top units, and we’ve got these two very large proposals, but there is room for something in the middle – in the two, three, four or five megawatt range.” Mr Crisp said this third option, utilising similar technology to the larger projects, but on a smaller scale could be ideally suited to the district’s older irrigation areas. “If you look at our older irrigation areas where you have powerlines, generally on one, two or three boundaries. The transformers are there, so you’ve got the capacity for easy grid connection. “There’s also some policy work that needs to be worked out as well, and getting the energy marketed would be the big challenge for these small-to-medium size projects. “But ultimately I tend to think that, in the same way we have water brokers, you’ll have energy brokers.” Mr Crisp said while this scenario was still some years away, it was more than simply a pipedream – it could become a reality and the Solar Systems/Silex and TRUenergy projects were crucial. “For it to be a successful business case, you’d have to construct something that will cause solar to pay off,” he said.
MILDURA residents will soon have broadband internet speeds as quick as almost anywhere in Australia following a major upgrade to the TransACT (formerly Neighbourhood Cable) network in Mildura. Known as DOCSIS 3, the new fibre network will enable download speeds up to three times faster than what is currently available to Mildura TransACT customers, once the full 100 megabits-per-second (Mbps) is available. The upgrade means speeds of up to 60Mbps (about six megabytes-per-second) are available now, provided users have the required modem. TransACT chief executive, Ivan Slavich, said once the Mildura network reaches full speed, it will rival speeds available almost anywhere in Australia, even the majority of existing Stage 1 National Broadband Network (NBN) test sites. While future stages of the NBN network promise speeds even quicker than 100Mbps (which is equivalent to about 10 megabytesper-second), Mr Slavich said the technology on which DOCSIS 3 was based was far from at its limit and promised even quicker speeds in the future. “Most of this technology comes out of the United States, where their networks are delivering to 50 million customers, so it’s well proven technology that many businesses have made investments in,” Mr Slavich said. “They’re continually looking at upgrading their networks and Australia gets to benefit from that. “For example, our general manager for Victoria was recently talking to suppliers of products (in the United States) who are testing speeds much quicker than what is currently available.” The Mildura launch follows recent DOCSIS 3 upgrades in Geelong and Ballarat.
Local Girl Joins the Team Jessie Crowe, from Swan Hill, has recently qualified as an Audiometrist. Jessie has been training with Sunraysia Hearing Clinic for the past 10 months in Swan Hill and Mildura, with “block learning” modules in Sydney.
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Jessie says, “I am really excited to be working with Sunraysia Hearing Clinic, as I have always wanted to work as a health professional in my local community. Sunraysia Hearing has been very supportive and I am delighted by this opportunity.”
For the next twelve months, Jessie will be working on alternate weeks in Swan Hill and Mildura, before working full time in Swan Hill. Don MacDonald, who has been running the visiting clinic in Swan Hill for the last seven months, is also delighted with Jessie’s progress. “Our plan was always to train up a local to run a full time clinic in Swan Hill. Jessie contacted us just when we were looking to open so the timing has been perfect.
She has been an excellent student, quick to learn and easy to get along with. Now that she has qualified it has effectively doubled our capacity in Swan Hill.” Don goes on to say, “We believe that it is important to add value to rural communities. Too many hearing clinics operate as drop in services from metropolitan areas, taking more out of the community than they contribute.”
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1 • The Mildura Weekly’s latest ‘recruit,’ Yufan Chen and fellow Chinese university student Katrina Xiong, went ‘bush’ with Weekly editor Alan Erskine last weekend. Yufan and Katrina recorded their adventure in pictures. 1. Meeting Captain John Egge at Wentworth Wharf...the Chinese riverboat captain was revered along the Murray-Darling river system. 2. Catch of the day. 3. Flooded river gums in the setting sun. 4. A tiny friend flies in for a close-up. 5. The Spirit of the Murray is dwarfed by the magnificent cliffs of Kulcurna. 6. The cliffs make a magnificent sight at sunrise. 7. ‘Joey’ gets a feed at the animal sanctuary of Paul and Leanne Cohrs. 8. Inquisitive Old Man Emu comes in for a closer look, wondering what Yufan is up to. 9. Trying out a professional shooter’s ‘hardware.’ 10. Yufan tries his hand at the barbecue. 11. A panoramic view of the Kulcurna cliffs. Yufan and Katrina, and five fellow Chinese university students studying in Mildura, fly home in three weeks.
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Spare a thought for our troops MILDURA Weekly readers with a loved one serving in the Armed Forces have been invited to send a message of support over the EasterAnzac Day long weekend, thanks to a joint program by Telstra and the Australian Defence Force. Message to the Troops, now in its third year, has seen more than 25,000 messages sent to ADF personnel, and it is anticipated this will rise to 30,000 in 2011. For the first time, messages will be sent to Australian troops based on home soil...these are the soldiers serving in important flood recovery campaigns, as well as those deployed abroad in countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. Australia’s latest Victoria Cross recipient, Corporal Ben RobertsSmith (PICTURED RIGHT), said members of the ADF highly valued the support of their fellow Aussies. “There are thousands of men and women serving in the Australian Defence Force, and they make sacrifices every day to better our great nation,” he said. “While many Australian troops are stationed in operations abroad, our troops have also been busy at home rehabilitating flood-ravaged states such as Queensland, so it’s more important than ever we remind them they have the nation’s support. “It only takes a few seconds to say thanks and give our troops a much-needed morale boost this Anzac Day, so I encourage everyone to join me in sending my mates a text message or email.” Telstra Country Wide Area General Manager for Central Victoria and Sunraysia, Ray Pratt, said
he was proud that Telstra could help connect the Australian public to ADF personnel around the world. “Anzac Day is a time to honour the courageous work of our service men and women on home soil and around the world, and I am thrilled that through Telstra’s technology, we can enable Australians across the land to send a heartfelt message of support to our troops,” he said. “Regional Australia has experienced tough times through the recent floods, and Message to the Troops is a great way to thank our troops for the role they have played in helping get Australia back on its feet.” Australians can send a ‘Message to the Troops’ from today through to Tuesday, April 26, via SMS on their mobile phone to 044 SUPPORT (0447 877 678) or by email through www.telstra. com/anzacday.
RSL brings out ‘the big guns’ MERBEIN RSL has been given a much-needed facelift on the eve of Anzac Day, thanks to a joint effort with Merbein Lions and Bunnings Mildura. Donations of materials, time and ‘manpower’ from Bunnings worth more than $2500 has enabled the Lions Club to work in with the RSL to give the 90-year-old Commercial Street premises its first ‘makeover’ for several decades.
• WILLING WORKERS: The joint effort is celebrated, ABOVE, by Lions president Triton Luffman (left), Bunnings Mildura activities manager Virginia Edgeworth and Tom Storer, Merbein RSL president.
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