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Different approach to refugee freedom push SOUTHERN Peninsula Grandmothers for Refugees are sending freedom birds in packages to the MPs in Canberra. This is a different approach while still reminding our politicians of their responsibilities towards asylum seekers and refugees, the group says. “It is over six years that most of the refugees in off-shore detention [centres] have survived the incredibly harsh treatments and the difficult environments,” member Anne Renkin said. “And there is still no hope of a safe future for them. Our freedom birds represent hope and justice for refugees.” The group says the federal Medivac legislation was also being challenged

Like minds: Rupert and the mayor Cr David Gill see eye-to-eye on saving bees. Picture: Supplied

Rupert’s petition creates a buzz at council A SOMERS Primary School student has been a busy bee gathering more than 100 signatures on his petition to save the bees. Rupert, 6, made a formal presentation at Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Tuesday 8 October meeting pleading for the council to guard against the poisoning of local bees. He was backed up by 120 signatures from peninsula school children and residents confirming they support his stand. Concerns about the safety of bees have been raised over fears DepartDECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.70mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.75mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $6.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $13.95mt

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Hope for change: The Freedom Birds packages. Picture: Supplied

a bee hotel which mimics the natural habitat of most types of native bees and counteracts the global decline of bee populations caused by the growth of our towns and cities. Rupert and his parents met the mayor and CEO at one of the shire’s Meet-the-Mayor sessions where Cr Gill suggested he attend a council meeting to present the petition. Council moved that Rupert’s petition be presented to the council’s environmental protection unit for review and further comment.

ment of Health officers will begin widespread “fogging” of the peninsula’s bushland areas in the fight against the Buruli virus. It is feared bees will become collateral damage. The mayor Cr David Gill said it was “fantastic to meet such a young likeminded bee lover exercising his democratic right”. “As a bee enthusiast and regular speaker about native bees, I applaud Rupert’s initiative and commitment to protecting our precious bee population,” Cr Gill said. The mayor presented Rupert with

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by the government “although seeming to work very well without threat to our security”. A rally supporting the Medivac legislation was planned to be held Saturday 9 November in front of the State Library. “We think it is well and truly time for the government to change these cruel policies and practices towards refugees and to work towards finding safe places for these people, such as New Zealand,” Ms Renkin said. The group’s name change signals that most children are out of detention but there are many refugees under Australian Government jurisdictions who face detention, family separation, slow processing and no hope for the future, Ms Renkin said.

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