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NEWS DESK PMs past and past FORMER Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs will speak about former Australian prime ministers - From Evatt to Turnbull at the next meeting of the Southern Women’s Action Network (SWAN). Professor Triggs was Dean of Sydney University Law School before becoming head of the Human Rights Commission from 2012 until 2017. Now based at Melbourne University Law School, Prof Triggs was appointed a vice-chancellor’s fellow of Melbourne University in August 2017. SWAN is a not-for-profit organisation which has been meeting bimonthly for the past 21 years to promote action for social justice. Women of all ages and creeds are welcome to our meetings. Details: www.swanwomen.org.au Prof Triggs will speak at the Mornington Peninsula Shire offices, corner Vancouver and Queens Streets, Mornington, 9.30am Sunday 16 September. Bookings: call 0404 811 422.

Dress ups: Teachers Loraine Dramis and Michelle Smith, rear, with pupils Gemma, Pippa, Henry, Sadie, Finn and William. Picture: Yanni

Chamber music

Colourful characters come to life

PENINSULA Chamber Musicians will perform at Beleura House, Mornington at 1.30pm Saturday 15 September. The program includes Saint-Saens - romance for horn and piano; Haydn - The Lark String Quartet; Schumann - Three Romances for clarinet and piano; Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango (selected movements) for flute and guitar. Bookings: www.trybooking. com/330007

PUPILS at Our Lady of Fatima, Rosebud, enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters during Book Week activities, Monday 20 August. Visual Art Teacher Amanda Heggen said the pupils participated in four different art activities to complement shortlisted books. One group modelled colourful dragons to go with the book Boy, while another group made crazy, collage micro-organisms to go with the book Don't Lick This Book.

Red cross meets THE Sorrento/Portsea/Rye unit of the Red Cross will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday 6 September at 1.30pm at Sorrento Couta and Sailing Club, Point Nepean Road, Sorrento (afternoon tea at the end of the meeting). Beverely Moss, from Seniors Rights, will speak on Elder sbuse. The unit’s next monthly will be at 1.30pm on Thursday 13 September at the Sorrento Community Centre, Sorrento. New members welcome.

Shire ‘working’ to avoid traffic chaos MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will hold community drop-in sessions next month to explain how it is working to overcome traffic congestion on the southern peninsula. The move follows concerns that pressures on the shire’s road network are expected to significantly increase as Melbourne’s population rises to eight million by 2050 – with many more people flocking to their penin-

sula “playground”. ( “Road congestion a daunting challenge” The News 21/8/18). Those attending the sessions will be invited to provide input into formulating alternative traffic plans to reduce traffic congestion – rather than having motorists continuing to flood the southern peninsula freeway reserve. The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said this preliminary investigation was a “first

step towards resolving congestion on the southern peninsula”. “The report will assist council’s advocacy efforts to both state and federal governments for support to resolve congestion problems on the southern peninsula.” Drop-in sessions will be held at Tootgarook Community Hall, 30 Barry Street, Tootgarook, 5-8pm, Thursday 6 September, and Rosebud Memorial

Hall, 994 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, Wednesday 19 September. The sessions will feature presentations, maps and discussions, with general presentations 5.30pm and 7pm. Community consultation closes 5pm, Monday 15 October. The date of a forward planning meeting, at which residents can provide feedback to councillors, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Other ways to contribute: Online at mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay; in hard copy at the shire’s offices at Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville, or email: haveyoursay@ mornpen.vic.gov.au. In the subject line put Southern Peninsula Traffic Investigation. Post views to the Traffic and Transport team, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000,Rosebud, Victoria, 3939.


Southern Peninsula News

28 August 2018