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Volume 7, Wednesday November 10, 2010

Community anger grows over drunken mob violence the end of the day they need “toAtdrink liquor responsibly to enjoy the moment, not destroy the night out for everyone involved


rowing community anger at recent drunken mob violence towards Roxby police will bring to a head the festering undercurrent of drug and alcohol abuse in the area. Roxby police officers who were involved in the incident outside the Club on the last weekend in October are questioning why they have become the “bad guys” in the eyes of some in the community, for simply doing their job. Two men and two women were arrested and charged for crimes including aggravated assault on police, resisting arrest, loitering and property damage. All four were released on strict bail conditions and will appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrate’s Court on November 24. Eight people were banned from entering the Roxby Downs Club and the Roxby Downs Tavern for three months also as a result of the incident. One of the officers involved said she can’t understand the mentality of mob violence aimed at them. One officer was allegedly punched in the face and both officers were heckled, pushed, shoved and pulled as a “large number” of onlookers joined in when police tried to apprehend an offender. She said they are “country cops” who live and work in the community with these people and often know them by name and unlike their city counterparts, let a lot of incidents go with warnings to keep the harmony within the town. Since the incident they have had appeals from those charged to have their bail conditions lifted so they can attended family birthday celebrations and company Christmas parties in the coming weeks. “What they are realising now is there are

consequences for their actions,” said the officer. There will be a police crackdown on alcohol abuse and violent incidents relating to over intoxication and there has been a call to fast track taser gun training in Roxby Downs as an extra deterrent. Tasers are an additional defensive item available for police and adds the option of non-lethal response in certain situations and there are strict guidelines for their use. Officer in Charge of the Roxby Downs Police Station, Sergeant Stuart Paxton told The Monitor, “In this situation I do not believe any officer would have used a taser, however as a safety option that is available for Police I will be pushing forward to have my officers trained and issued with them as soon as possible. “I will do everything in my power to ensure my officers go home after every shift in an uninjured state. “I would love to say that the town of Roxby Downs does not require these types of measures, but the general public with the majority law abiding do not see the drunken violence that my officers are subjected to with regularity so to this end, anything that will keep my officers and the general community safe will be implemented at Roxby Downs once approved by Senior Management,” said the Sergeant. What local police are hoping for and what the larger community want is the back-up of the judicial system to send a strong message that these types of crimes, which can attract jail time, will be stamped out in Roxby Downs.

Know when enough is enough!

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Don’t let this happen to you over the Christmas festivities when extra Police will be out to catch public drunkeness and bad behaviour.

Good news for Roxby: The Boys are here to stay After a 3 months trial at Roxby Traders Mitre10, the boys from Roxbytec Computers have decided to keep Roxbytec Computers permanent in Roxby Downs. Based in the electrical department of Roxby Traders Mitre10, “the boys” Ron Bath & Kirt Hignett repair & upgrade the customer’s computers within one day where possible. Ron & Kirt travel up from Adelaide on the 1st & 3rd weekend of every month to fix computers for that are booked into Mitre10.

Who is Roxbytec Computers? We are a South Australian based computer repair business servicing Roxby Downs and surrounding areas. We believe in good old fashioned customer service and take pride in our ability to understand our customers needs. Roxbytec is the brain child of Kirt Hignett of Ktron Computers in Glynde S.A.& Ron Bath of Rontek computers in Willaston, S.A. after we discovered that there was little or no service for SA's northern area.

Ph: 7071 5181 or our new mobile number 0434 545 106

Both Ron and Kirt have been involved within the computer industry for over 20 years each and between us, there is no problem that cant be solved. We believe that word of mouth advertising is the best form, and to ensure this, we provide a fast, top quality service to our customers - both personal and business. Ron & Kirt will always tell you what the price is prior to the repair or service. With fixed pricing it makes it easier for the customer.

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Self esteem

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By Dr. Andy Kilcross, FliipSyde Youth Health Services

Have you ever heard people talking about ‘Self Esteem’ and wondered what it’s all about? Well, if so, this article might have some important answers for you. Self esteem means ‘how you feel about yourself as a person’. If someone has reasonable self esteem then they generally feel OK about themselves. If they have poor self esteem then they often think they’re inferior and not as ‘good’ as other people. As the excellent website says ‘your self-esteem affects how you feel, how you relate to other people, how you deal with challenges and how relaxed and safe you feel in your daily life.’ Having said that, self esteem is NOT about being ‘full of yourself’, arrogant or ‘up yourself’; instead we’re talking about having a balanced sense of our own abilities, values and worth. Being a teenager can be a very stressful period of our lives. It’s a time when our self esteem can often be low and when many of us worry about these things. So why does some people’s self esteem get low and how might it affect us? Self esteem isn’t something we can just pick up at the local super market. Instead it’s something that we develop over our whole life time. From our early childhood all the way to when we’re much older, our sense of self esteem is slowly changing. This happens because of the different experiences that we all have. For example if our families and friends love and support us and make us feel that way then our self esteem is more likely to be good. If, however, we’re regularly told that ‘we’re useless’, ‘worthless’ or ‘not fit to be around’ then we will start to believe it. As you can imagine, with such negative thoughts swirling around our heads it may well damage our self esteem and make us feel worse about ourselves. So what effects do low self esteem have on people and how can we help? People whose self esteem is low may well feel some of the following: •A sense of being useless or worthless. • Thinking more about their weaknesses or things they’re bad at. • Being afraid to try new things in case they ‘mess them up’. • Have negative self talk like ‘I’m really bad at this’ or ‘I’m not good enough’. • End up doing things that they don’t really want to in order to please other people. • Needing regular reassurance from friends that they’re OK as a person. Low self esteem can be a ‘vicious circle’ because it will often cause people to feel suspicious or unfriendly towards others. This may then cause the person to give out the wrong messages; to come over as being cold, distant or unsociable (the last thing that they really want to do) and lead to others avoiding them. So what can we do to help our self esteem and feel better about ourselves? Here are a few tips to help you get started: • Hang out with people who appreciate you, support you and make you feel good about yourself. Try and avoid those who put you down or spread bad feelings. • Have reasonable expectations and try not to put

your self under too much pressure. People can only do their best and it’s really important to remember that. • Take the step and socialise. Although it can seem hard to start with, getting out there and mixing with others is a great way to lift your mood and start the ball rolling. It might be as part of a sports team, playing music together or going out to the cinema with friends. It will help you to build confidence and can really help. • Have a go at talking positively to yourself. Imagine that you’re chatting to your friend and wanting to give them support and encouragement. What would you say to them to help them feel better about themselves? Now… have a go at saying it to yourself. • Remember; we all make mistakes and certainly can’t be good at everything! Need some extra help? Try one of the following for size: Come and speak to someone at Roxby’s FliipSyde Youth Health Service (Phone 8648 5720 for an appointment or ask your teacher for more details). Make an appointment to talk with your local family Doctor (GP). See Toni Love, Counsellor in Roxby - Tel: 0427 744 275 for an appointment. Have a look at the articles about self esteem at www. or

EDITORIAL No respect The recent bad behaviour by a small group of locals has tarnished the reputations of a lot of people who got dragged into something that was really none of their business. Police were doing their job dealing with a person who clearly was affected by alcohol, when they were allegedly set upon by an equally intoxicated crowd. This lack of self control and lack of respect for authority reflects badly on these people and police have every right to say enough is enough. Unfortnately the actions of a few also impacts on the The Club which doesn’t deserve adverse publicity. After spending millions upgrading facilities there for ALL patrons to enjoy, they cannot be blamed in any way. The security people too, like the police were doing their job evicting this person from the Club. This lack of respect for authority is becoming far too common and our community needs to stand with our police and security people to make sure Roxby is a safe and secure place to be at every time of the day and night. “He that respects not is not respected.” Herbert 1640

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Community anger grows over drunken mob violence

“Behave badly or violently and you will feel the full force of the laws and tools of trade available to us,” warned Sgt. Paxton.

From the front page Sgt. Paxton was also involved in the incident when called in as back up for his two female officers, he was pushed, shoved and punched from behind whilst handcuffing the offender and was allegedly head butted by the offender resulting in small lacerations to the forehead. Speaking about the alleged attack on his officers Sgt. Paxton said, “The unprovoked attack and behaviour was disgraceful and what I want to remind the drinkers of this community, DRUNKENESS or any level of INTOXICATION is not a defence to bad behaviour, nor will it be tolerated.” He told the Monitor had there been CCTV (closed circuit television) footage of the area where the incident took place more people would have received barring orders. “Under the liquor licence of any establishment they are actually responsible for the behaviour of their patrons leaving the venue, even if the misbehaviour occurs some distance away, this actually gives the licensed crowd controllers the power to act away from the licensed premises.” Sgt Paxton said the attack was spurred on by alcohol and possibly drugs. “The irresponsible consumption of excessive amounts of liquor, and a high suspicion of drug use contributed to the explosive incident.

“It does not take much of a spark for bad behaviour to come to the fore. Most people become poor decision makers when affected by liquor/drugs and gives them a feeling of invincibility.” He went on to say, “At the end of the day they need to drink liquor responsibly to enjoy the moment, not destroy the night out for everyone involved.” The public has joined in, saying they don’t want this type of incident here and some are calling for a blanket dry zone, while others are calling on BHP Billiton to step in and sack employees found guilty of similar offences in the future. Sgt. Paxton reported earlier, “Amazingly those involved (in the October weekend incident) included labourers, apprentices, trade persons, office workers, supervisors and responsible persons under the Liquor Licensing Act.” He reported that all these incidents relate to a very small pocket of the community. “Unfortunately for the town, laws and restrictions are reflected on everyone as the laws cannot discriminate, so the wider community continues to pay for the misbehaviour of others. “I feel this is the reason employers in mining towns should control the behaviour of their employees with expected codes of conduct. There are plenty of people wanting the jobs that these hooligans occupy” claimed the Sergeant.

Roxby Council Administrator, Mr Bill Boehm said, “It’s extremely disappointing when a small minority of society cause such trouble and do not respect our community and our police who through their job are unnecessarily harmed. “This behavior is simply not acceptable and SAPOL are totally supported in responding to the situation as it arises. The community has long viewed alcohol and substance abuse as a major issue and council is assisting through funding of an alcohol and substance abuse study and funding of a project officer as well,” he said. As well as meetings with senior management of BHP Billiton this week, Sgt. Paxton said there will be other meetings with Council, the licensed venues in the town and there will be a Liquor Licensing meeting to review this incident and other incidents directly attributed to alcohol and drugs on November 19. “This incident has brought a rapid response from local Police in relation to ZERO tolerance to any form of bad behaviour. The response from Senior Management of SAPOL will see an influx of additional resources from various fields over the Christmas festivity period, so the warning is there, go out, enjoy yourself, arrange a lift or a taxi. If you are getting angry leave the venue/ party and walk home to cool off. “Behave badly or violently and you will feel the full force of the laws and tools of trade available to us,” warned Sgt. Paxton.

Bravo BHP! By Millie Thomas

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a much needed and much respected service in and around our state, but none more essential for the Far North towns like Roxby Downs. Last week the RFDS, in conjunction with our own BHP Billiton joined forces to make a difference to the provision of health services to regional and remote areas. The RFDS has added an extra five new aircraft (Pilatus PC 12s) to the RFDS fleet this year, and the medical outfit of one of these aircrafts, aptly named ‘Bravo’ was funded by BHP Billiton. Stefan Buys, Asset Manager for Olympic Dam is a strong advocate of the RFDS and proudly outlined the new allegiance between BHPB and the RFDS. “BHP Billiton is thrilled to enter into this new partnership with the RFDS, which totals $900,000 of which $600,000 is included for the medical fit out of the new plane,” said Mr Buys. “I must say it is humbling to think that we as BHP Billiton can contribute in such a tangible manner to such a vitally important service to ourselves and the community in which we operate in. “There’s no doubt that the RFDS provide a vital role in providing emergency medical assistance, not only to residents but also to many people travelling through our region. “The BHP Billiton Community Investment Fund is an exciting program in South Australia and I’m very excited to see this partnership with the RFDS come to fruition today. “Supporting the communities and supporting the operations is

critical to our success, especially in the mining industry, to ensure the host communities in South Australia share in our success BHP Billiton invest significant funding to the community programs throughout the state on an annual basis,” said Mr Buys. John Lynch, Chief Executive Officer for the RFDS central operations – which spans all of South Australia and the bottom half of the Northern Territory, boasted the success of the Roxby Downs RFDS Auxiliary, who continue to contribute tens of thousands of dollars to this service, year in, year out. “We’re very fortunate, the RFDS, that we hold a place in Australian history,” stated Mr Lynch. “There is no question that iconically we’re highly regarded, but from a trust scenario and from an embracing scenario the RFDS is one of those organisations that people do belong to and people do want to be a part of. “The success of our auxiliary up here is testimony to the hard work of all the members that are part of this auxiliary but also the community the way they engage and embrace whatever is put on.” Dr Ian Gild, Director of RFDS Central Operations, was also present, representing the RFDS board. He too applauded the incredulous donation to this landmark project. “We would like to accept and acknowledge the outstanding generosity of BHP Billiton and the tremendous goodwill of other members of the community here who helped make this aircraft possible,” said Dr Gild. “FVB (Foxtrot Victor Bravo) is the second of five medically equipped Pilatus PC12 aircrafts to be introduced to the RFDS Central

Regions fleet in this calendar year. A total capital cost of $30 million. That’s the single biggest replacement program that’s ever been undertaken by the RFDS in South and Central Australia.” This is not the first time that BHP has made a significant contribution to the “flying docs”. Two years ago, they donated $100,000 of cumulative proceeds from their ‘Under the Stars’ social community event. They have also donated seed funding for the initial development of the RFDS Aboriginal Coordinator Program. The program is aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of aboriginals living in remote communities. On top of that, BHP continues to exercise its workplace giving scheme – donating dollar for dollar the personal donations of its employees to charitable organisations such as RFDS. “We couldn’t have achieved this without BHP Billiton, we applaud your ongoing generosity to the RFDS and your ongoing support to families living in rural, remote and regional communities throughout South Australia,” said Dr Gild. “It’s with some pride that I can inform you within it’s first month of service to the community FVB has transported no less than 123 patients from 29 townships throughout South Australia. “Over the years to come, the FVB will continue to operate between our three bases (Adelaide, Port Augusta and Alice Springs) to assist members of the community over its next 15 years, ranging from the emergency evacuation of the injured or the critically ill to the delivery of essential primary health care and immunisation to children during fly in health clinics to remote communities.”

BHP BIlliton’s Asset Manager, Stefan Buys , at last week’s celebrations with Dr Ian Gild and John Lynch from RFDS.

Johnston Withers Lawyers are now visiting Roxby Downs each month Offering professional legal advice and representation in most areas of law including: Industrial Employment Law

Criminal & Traffic Law

Medical Negligence

Workers Compensation

Wills Estates & Trusts

Family & DeFacto

Discrimination Law

Personal Injury


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Nic Kernahan and Emma Wilkinson will next be in attendance at our offices of 1A Tutop Centre, 20-22 Tutop St. Roxby Downs on

Wednesday 24 November 2010 For appointments, contact us at:

17 Sturt Street, Adelaide SA 5000 Telephone: 8231 1110 (Adelaide) 8642 5122 (Pt Augusta) Fax: 8231 1230 Email: Web: Regional offices at Clare, Port Augusta and Whyalla

The Rotary Club of Roxby District presents the

ROXBY DOWNS CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Roxby Major sponsors Association Central Traders ON Stall and BHP BILLIT

4th December 2010 from 7pm

and float registration forms to be returned to Roxby Jewellers, Raine and Horne or the Council or fax to 8671 3366 before Wednesday 1st December 2010

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Selling cars on the street – is it illegal? By Millie Thomas

As previously reported in The Advertiser, a new by-law has been introduced, enforcing motorists to obtain a permit before putting a ‘For Sale’ sign on their car. The repercussions of not complying with this by-law will land the motorist a fine worth up to $100. Vendors caught without permits displayed on their dashboard will be given a warning, and could be fined up to $100 for a second offence - if individual councils adopt the move.

Council Administrator Bill Boehm

The LGA issued its “permit system” guidelines to the state’s 68 councils for consideration in August. While permits would be free they limit where cars for sale can be parked to streets specially “prescribed” by councils which decide to adopt the system. Could this mean that the car lot located on Olympic Way could become illegal? Would this be ethically fair, considering our geographical isolation? Independent state MP Bob Such said there was no need for councils to regulate people advertising their cars for free on the roadside. LGA spokesman Chris Russell said the guidelines were issued in response

to a “storm in a teacup” generated by a Sunday Mail article in May which revealed several councils were fining motorists for advertising their cars for sale while legally parked on the kerbside under the Moveable Signs By-Law drafted by the LGA last year. “There are a number of councils who have adopted this by-law and are now looking at the permit system. The guidelines were issued to councils to advise how the by-law should be enforced,” Mr Russell said. The by-law was designed by the LGA because it said advertised vehicles “have the potential to distract passers-by, obstruct views of traffic, cause congestion or create other hazards”. With 11 councils already having adopted the by law in the Adelaide Region and the Onkaparinga Council having issued more than 100 fines since January, how will this affect Roxby? Town Administrator Bill Boehm said that this adoption of the by-law elsewhere does not necessarily mean that the Roxby Council will adopt it. “The Local Government Association is a representative body for all of Local Government in South Australia and is a great resource for developing sound approaches to governance issue,” said Mr Boehm. “It has no power to implement any action; that is the responsibility for the respective Council. “In the case of model by-laws any by-law needs to go through a full consultation process locally before being adopted. What one Council decides to do has no bearing on what may apply in Roxby Downs,” he said “Suggestions for having a permit system for the sale of vehicles on local roads may have merit but it is likely that in Roxby specific considerations would apply and be part of a wider range of by law considerations for a range of matters. “In any event Council has always taken an educative rather than punitive approach with such situations of compliance with regulations generally. The situation of ‘For Sale’ signs on cars is currently a low priority.”

f o r e d n o w e h t e c n e i r e Exp The longest White Pointer Shark Landed in SA lies in wait for your visit – well, an inspiring replica! Take a guided tour, see the original jaws and fin and learn more about these fascinating creatures. Group Bookings Available Visit one of SA’s most popular exhibitions at the Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre 3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie Phone: (08) 8633 8700 Fax: (08) 8633 8799 Email: Website:

Local Pink Ribbon breakfast Grant and Mel Egginton with children Jack, Alessandra and Eden at the breakfast.

By Celeste Lustosa

Mel Egginton, along with her husband Grant and their children hosted a Pink Ribbon breakfast that fundraised $1500 for breast cancer research. Mel has special reasons to embrace, not only a fundraising event for the cause but also try to inform people about the disease, as her sister was affected by breast cancer. I am delighted to say she is a survivor. “My younger sister Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 24 years old, and we don’t have a family history of it, so it was even more of a surprise when it happened. “My family was living in Chile at the time she was diagnosed and I was in a plane within three days to come back to Australia. She went through surgery and from then she had an intense two years with sur-

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did push.” As for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast event, Mel said “it was a fantastic day. It was very nice to have some friends and family around just to celebrate making people more aware of breast cancer.” “We only organised everything the weekend beforehand. But we had some merchandising breast cancer products for people to purchase on the day and some people made cash donations as well, which will go to breast cancer research. “We wanted to commit as a family to do a fundraiser for breast cancer and we want to do it each year. Our goal this year was to raise $1,000; add another thousand the next year and see how big we can get. We raised $1500 which was very good,” she concluded. To get more information about the Pink Ribbon Breakfast, donate or host one in the future, visit www.

5.5 metre shark on display at Pt. Pirie You may have seen Jaws but wait until you experience the wonder of Shakka! Shakka is the centrepiece of a fascinating exhibition on display every day at the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre. Once Port Pirie’s best kept secret, the Shakka the Great White Shark Exhibition is now recognised as a unique and iconic tourist attraction. The exhibition contains an exact reproduction of the longest white pointer shark landed in South Australia, affectionately known as Shakka. At 5.5 metres in length and weighing in at over 1300 kilograms, she is not to be messed with! The fibreglass model mirrors the real thing, right down to lumps and scars on her body. And for a greater touch of reality, see the preserved jaws and pectoral fin – a sight to behold! Shakka has become local legend in Port Pirie but her story is fascinating to visitors. This is a rare opportunity to see this majestic creature in a safe environment while learning plenty about great white sharks along the way. While inside the exhibition, take a moment to view a repeating slideshow of shark history. This footage shows the detailed history of Shakka, who unfortunately drowned when she became entangled in a fisherman’s line in waters near Port Pirie. See the process of pulling Shakka’s body to shore and the work car-

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gery and a recovery treatment. “She recovered and she has a lot of exciting things happening in her life after her battle with cancer. But it was a very difficult two years to see her go through that,” Mrs Egginton explained. The amazing thing about Jane was that she discovered a lump and went to see her local GP, who told her not to worry about it. But she pushed her GP to get her tested as she knew something wasn’t right. And it wasn’t until she got the tests done that they realised she did have breast cancer, and in a very aggressive form. So, Mel wants to spread the message that “if her sister had just listened to her GP in that particular situation, she could have gone a couple more years without acknowledging the cancer and the treatment would have been more difficult and maybe even not as effective. She was very fortunate she

ried out by PIRSA and the State Museum to research the shark, preserve the jaws and pectoral fin, create a replica and bring the exhibition together. Tours are available through this exhibition. Let the friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers at the Tourism and Arts Centre guide you through this exhibition then spend as long as you like marvelling at the artefacts, watching the slideshow and taking in the majesty of this brilliant creature of the ocean. Groups are also welcome but bookings are essential to ensure tour availability and a discounted rate. This exhibition is one of many fantastic attractions on offer at the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre. It is home to the nationally accredited Port Pirie Visitor Information Centre, as well as being the city’s Stateliner bus terminal. The centre is also a thriving cultural precinct, home to the Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Port Pirie Regional Library and Port Pirie Internet Centre. There are also opportunities to tour through the world’s largest lead smelter, buy local produce and souvenirs and take in the city’s rich railway history, most notably by climbing aboard a miniature ride on engine. So what are you waiting for – call into the Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre on your next trip!

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Shadow Sponsors of Christmas Pageant Cabinet to excited about big day meet in Roxby By Celeste Lustosa

Isobel Redmond, Leader of the Opposition in South Australian will bring her Shadow Cabinet to Roxby Downs on Monday, November 15. The visit will see the leader and members of her shadow cabinet meet with people of the district and with business and community group leaders. There will be a cabinet meeting prior to a special morning tea for invited guests at the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct Auditorium at 10 am on the Monday and then the group will be taken on a tour of the Olympic Dam mine and see plans for the proposed expansion.

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This is certainly a community event that Roxby Downs looks forward to all year long. The Christmas Pageant is on December 4 and the event’s coordinator hopes to see the success of last year repeated. Since last year, the local Rotary Club is in charge of organising this traditional event that attracted over 2500 people to our main street to celebrate the end of another year in 2009. BHP Billiton has come onboard as a Major Sponsor along with ODT Australis. The event also has the sponsorship of RoxFM, Raine & Horne and The Monitor again this year. “BHP Billiton Olympic Dam understands the importance of our families and community and we are proud to be a major

sponsor of the 2010 Roxby Downs Christmas Pageant. “This is always a fantastic community event and we are looking forward to contributing to its success,” a BHP spokesperson said. The local branch of Raine & Horne is sponsoring the event for the third time. “This will be the third year that Raine & Horne Roxby Downs has sponsored the pageant, and we do so because of our strong belief in supporting community events and as a way to give back to the people we deal with in our everyday business life. It’s like one big party at the end of each year,” Sandy Sumsion said. And Community Radio Station RoxFM, as well as The Monitor are also sponsors and will keep everyone up to date on everything that is going on the day.



Over the last week numerous traffic infringement notices were issued, including exceed speed, failing to wear seatbelts, driving unregistered, uninsured and driving unlicensed. Two infringements of particular concern were a driver recorded travelling at 149km/hr in a 110km/hr zone and a male riding a motorcycle without a helmet. Multiple vehicle defects have been issued by police this week. Drivers are reminded that vehicles must meet the required standards and that any modifications made to motor vehicles must comply with the department of transport’s vehicle standards guidelines. Vehicle standards are in place to protect the safety of all road users. Information on vehicle standards can be found on the Department of Transport’s web site. HOON BEHAVIOUR

Hoon behaviour again continues to be an ongoing issue within the Roxby Downs township and continues to effect safety of all who live and conduct business in the Roxby Downs township and the surrounding areas. Road users are reminded that new legislation has taken effect from the 31st of October 2010, in relation to the clamping/impounding of motor vehicles. All clamping/impounding related offences will increase from 7 days to 28 days. All drivers are warned that their vehicles will be clamped/impounded for 28 days when committing prescribed offences in a motor vehicle. The general public are encouraged to continue their vigilance on reporting hoon behaviour to the Roxby Downs Police Station or the SAPOL call centre (131444). Many calls have already resulted in positive action by the police against offenders. OPEN 7 DAYS

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munity groups, and businesses, everyone to enter a float for the Christmas Pageant. Registration forms are available here at the Hourglass Jewellers and at Raine & Horne and in The Monitor newspaper,” he said. People interested in having stalls on the day also need to register at the same places. And this year they are having a push bike competition during the event but those interested in participating need to register at Hourglass or Raine & Horne. A great Adelaide band called Mr Buzzy is also booked for the day. If you want to make a donation to help or want to sponsor the event please contact Leigh on 8671 0662. And hurry, get your ideas and friends together to create a float!


n Sunday the 1st of November 2010, a male was arrested as a result of the incident that occurred outside The Club on Sunday 31st October 2010. The male was arrested for failing to cease loiter and hindering police. He was barred for 3 months from the Roxby Downs Tavern and The Club and then bailed from the Roxby Downs Police station to appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrates court at a later date. On Tuesday the 2nd of November 2010 at 10.00pm a male was arrested for aggravated assault. He was bailed from the Roxby Downs police station to appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrates court at a later date. On Saturday the 6th of November 2010, at about 1.38am two males were arrested for failing to cease loiter and hindering police outside of the Roxby Downs Tavern. They were bailed from the Roxby Downs police station to appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrates court at a later date. On Saturday the 6th of November 2010, at 9.15pm a female was arrested under the Public Intoxication Act and conveyed home into the care of a friend.

“We at RoxFM are proud to throw all our support behind the Rotary Club’s Community Christmas Pageant. “In a small community, events like this don’t just happen, there are a lot of people working hard behind the scenes to get them off the ground and we’re delighted to help out in any way we can. See you all there!,” RoxFM manager Julian Tregenza said. Pageant Coordinator Leigh Malcolm was very excited about the sponsors that have come on board so far but he says there’s still need for more sponsorship and businesses can also contribute in many forms, so he encourages people to contact him and get to know how they can get involved. “We also want to encourage sporting clubs, schools, com-

If you’re a working parent expecting a child after January 1st, there’s something else you can expect From 1 January 2011, Australia’s first national Paid Parental Leave scheme will start. It’s a new entitlement for working parents, funded by the Australian Government. Taking time away from work for a new baby is a common part of working life. Paid Parental Leave will help parents spend time with a new baby, and help employers retain skilled staff. What is Paid Parental Leave? Eligible working parents of children born or adopted on or after 1 January 2011 may get 18 weeks Governmentfunded pay at the National Minimum Wage, currently $570 a week before tax, to help them care for a new baby. Am I eligible? Full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal, contract and self-employed workers may be eligible. You must have worked at least 330 hours (just over one day a week) for 10 of the 13 months before your new baby arrives. You can have up to an 8 week unpaid break between two working days and still be eligible.

You can earn up to $150,000 a year (individual salary) and still be eligible. Is it for both parents? Yes, usually the mother must apply for Paid Parental Leave. If you are eligible, you can transfer some or all of the pay to your partner (they need to be eligible too). The scheme gives families more options to balance work and family. When can I take it? You can claim up to three months in advance, and your pay can start at any time you choose from when your child is born or adopted. It will be paid in one continuous period from the start date and must all be taken within the first year after the birth or adoption. You are encouraged to apply early.

What about employer-provided entitlements? Eligible parents can receive Parental Leave pay at the same time, before or after other employer-provided paid leave or entitlements. The existing minimum entitlement to 12 months unpaid parental leave for long-term employees is unchanged. What does it mean for employers? From 1 July 2011, employers must provide Government-funded Parental Leave pay through their usual pay cycle to eligible employees who have been with their business for at least 12 months. Other eligible parents will be paid through the Family Assistance Office. Where do I find out more? To learn more about Paid Parental Leave visit the website or call the appropriate number below. Parents 13 61 50 Employers 13 11 58

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Last week’s Hot Topic: Can we do more to attract professional people to Roxby to work in support services, like health and education? If you are a professional and have the opportunity of working in the city or closer regional towns to Adelaide your first preference will be there. It takes a special kind to work in the remote towns like ours and we have had some wonderful people over time. It’s sad when they go, but times and family situations change and eventually they will be replaced. Realist. I disagree with the texter from last week. The Rox FM breakie show three days a week should be on five days a week. Compared to other programs this is the most professional on the local station. If you think that content is “smut” listen to some of the crude stuff on Triple J and that’s a National station! Keep it up Jack! A Fan. To “Not a Wowser Seriously? Lighten up! The three mornings a week that the breakfast radio is on are RoxFM’s greatest hours. And if you don’t need to listen to it then don’t. And if you seriously have nothing else to discuss about this town other than 9 hours of radio then get a life. Grow some sense of humour and get over it! REGULAR FOREVER! From BBM#1 Fan! I agree with the person that wrote in about the noise in the Dunes Café. About time some one stepped up and said something and to the person who was so offended by it . . . control your kids or have coffee mornings at the park. The kids are probably running amuck because they are bored, but hey Mums get their caffine that’s all that matters. HA! From Mum of 3 who respects others.

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n behalf of Cancer Council SA I would like to extend a big thank you to all of the committee members, volunteers, participants and supporters of Roxby Downs’s Relay For Life. The dedicated teams and volunteer organising committee passionately undertook a massive task and their hard work and determination has been the key to delivering such a successful Relay as we celebrate, remember and fight back. The Roxby Downs community has raised an amazing $51,280 so far. Funds raised contribute to the delivery of vital research, prevention and support initiatives. These include staffing Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20, which in the first half of this year alone received more than 3,600 calls from the South Australian community and provision of subsidised motel accommodation for rural and regional people undergoing cancer treatment in Adelaide. Cancer Council SA is also playing a lead role in the formation of South Australia’s Cancer Research Collaborative. We’re investing $2m a year, matched by the SA Government, to form a critical level of research funding that will attract a bigger slice of national research grants. It’s already leveraged additional investment and involvement in partnership with three major SA universities. Your achievements are a testament to the strength, dedication and passion of your communities and are to be heartily congratulated. Professor Brenda Wilson Chief Executive Cancer Council SA



n relation to the reported major disturbance in the early hours of Sunday morning 31st October 2010, which occurred after the Roxby Downs Club had closed, when a single local male person who had been removed earlier in the night returned seeking retribution. But the other persons had left the area, the male person, who I will happily label as

an absolute IDIOT, unprovokingly attacked Police in a patrol car causing damage to the vehicle. This male person then threatened the two female officers and Defensive Spray was deployed. The male then resisted arrest violently, this attracted a large number of persons who then entered into the incident, heckling, pushing, shoving and pulling at Police. A female officer was punched in the face. On my arrival within minutes, the other female officer was struggling with the violent male with the assistance of a security officer. Whilst her partner was dealing with her Assailant. I assisted, and was assaulted by the male and other persons who saw it fit to hit Police from behind in a cowardly act. Two persons were initially arrested and conveyed to the Police Station, a third was arrested in the rear yard of the Police Station for her actions at the initial disturbance. An additional Roxby Downs local male adult was arrested and charged for Hindering Police and failing to Cease Loiter from the area of the Disturbance. 8 persons have been served POLICE BARRING ORDERS for a three month period barring them from attending the Roxby Downs Club and the Roxby Downs Tavern. This attributes consequences on their behaviour within the mob environment that surrounded Police on the night. Disturbances continued with this mob congregating at the Police station making demands for the release of prisoners. They moved on with the threat of more arrests or deployment of Defensive spray. This mob mentality of ROXBY people will not be tolerated. The disappointing factor in all this is that this community regularly blames contractors and shut down workers for the violence in Roxby Downs. WELL THE FACTS:- 95% of the violence and disturbances in Roxby Downs is directly attributed to the full time workforce, be it BHP Billiton workers or sub contract workers of BHP Billiton who are in our view LOCALS. Amazingly those involved included:-labourers, apprentices, trade persons, office workers, supervisors and responsible persons under the Liquor Licensing Act. A disgraceful outcome for the community of ROXBY DOWNS. The result of these ongoing major disturbances will be the continued service of barring orders, ad-

ditional support Police from Port Augusta to rid Roxby Downs Streets of Hoons and Idiots. This continued crackdown is targeted at those behaving badly with a ZERO tolerance approach over the next 2 months covering the Annual Christmas Parties for workers. SO BE WARNED, behave yourself and enjoy the festive season, get angry and misbehave and you will be dealt with by Police and hopefully punishment fitting the crime will ensue through the courts. I would like to publicly commend TITAN SECURITY, who is employed by the Roxby Downs Club and Tavern, because if it was not for their assistance given to Police at the incident, I have no doubt that the minor injuries the three attending officers suffered would have been more severe. Ever since TITAN SECURITY has operated at Roxby Downs the incidents of violence at the Roxby Downs Club and Tavern have dramatically reduced. I look forward to their continued support, to their employers, the community and South Australia Police. As a problem solving issue over these incidents, I will also be negotiating with Senior Management and Government to fast track the issue and training of Tasers to my officers. Working with local Liquor licence holders and the office of Licensing and Gaming to review licensing hours, conditions of licenses for all Liquor Licence holders in Roxby Downs. THEY NEED TO CONTINUE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL, and the abuse and intimidation of their staff by drunks needs to be addressed. It is clear the Roxby Rabble can not handle their liquor. I must say though, the general Roxby Downs community are good people, it is a specific group of 50 or so that continually resort to violence, threats and intimidation when affected by alcohol and or drugs. These will be the subject of our devoted attention, as well as setting up liaison with BHP Billiton Senior Management to assist in controlling workers and sub contract companies under the BHP Billiton code of conduct requirements. The protection of life and property, inclusive of my officer’s and the Community is paramount to my staff and I. That is the basis of this letter to report the FACTS to the community to quell the false rumours that are circulating. Sergeant Stuart Paxton, Officer in Charge, Roxby Downs Police Station.

As a long time resident I have seen many changes good and bad. It’s called “life”. The Dunes has always been noisy kids or no kids – get over it, there are other options. The local drinking establishments have been pretty ordinary for a long time. The Club has put some effort in and what do we do- abuse it rather than use it. Well done all you have achieved is to upset the local law and alienate everyone that does have respect for other people and property. Time to wake up everyone! Support your community, sporting and service clubs, businesses and each other. Wake up and smell the fresh air! Stay happy and safe in Roxby and district or do us all a favour and move on. Sting3 I’m a regular at the Dunes Café and have a child myself. I think there is a huge difference between the children playing with the toys and running around screaming through the café. I agree SOME parents need to be more courteous to other patrons and staff by not letting their children run amuck! Regular at Dunes To those idiots who mobbed the police – get out! We don’t want u or need u in our town. BHP sack them. There are plenty of people 2 replace them. We want our town kept safe. We support the police with whatever means necessary 2 get rid of these losers. From very angry long term residents.


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Last chance for Community Learning places With the year drawing to a close there are only a few opportunities left to take part in the Community Learning Places Program. The program goes into recess until February 2011. This is the last chance to apply for this year. Limited places exist in the following modules Train Small Groups 22-24 November 2010 (3 days) Workplace Assessor 25-26 November 2010 (2 days) Both of these modules form part of Certificate 3 in Training and Assessment. Expressions of interest are also sought for following: Senior First Aid 17-18 November 2010

(2 days) Senior First Aid 1-2 December 2010 (2 days) All training is conducted at Roxby Downs TAFE. Community Learning Places Program is ideal for mums wanting to re-enter the workplace after a period of absence. It is a chance to meet new people, establish new networks and get into the routine of a day at training or work. These places are also ideal for people who have left school and are looking for work, new migrants, and mature aged or other residents who are looking to expand their skills. People in full time employment can also apply if they are involved

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in volunteering in the community. “Sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Accessing training such as this may generate an interest to continue with further study or create the bridge that leads into employment. It is also a way to build confidence because re-entering the workforce can be quite daunting.” Michelle Hales Executive Officer of the Community Board said. Community Learning Places are free to participants but places are limited. If you wish to apply please email Tamara Clarence at for the guidelines and application form. Telephone enquiries can be directed to Tamara at 8671 0010 or Michelle on 0418 833 818.

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JOINING FORUMS If you are interested in joining a forum please contact the following people. New members are always welcome.


RED EARTH FESTIVAL MEETING A first Red Earth Festival Planning meeting was held last month in Roxby and now that we have some ideas, the next step is to get a budget and a timeline together. If you had an idea and would like to take part on the Festival, you are invited to come along to the next meeting on Wednesday, November 10 in the Dunes Cafe at 7.30pm. You are welcome to bring others along to help us get underway, many hands makes light work!!!!

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Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 SPORT and RECREATION FORUM Kaye Doyle 0419 935 316 COMMUNITY GARDEN Cherie Gaskin 8671 2924 HEALTH FORUM Karen Russell 8671 9020

Health Forum at Family Day Health Forum members joined forces to create a health and safety presence at Family Day this year. The Forum was delighted to be asked to take part by BHP Billiton and embraced the opportunity with gusto. This was the first time the Forum had been involved in the event. The Forum’s main charter derives from the Roxby Downs Community Plan (2005) which is to promote health and wellbeing programs to the community. As one of the key family events of the year Family Day provided the perfect opportunity to connect with parents, young people and children. The Health Forum organised stands for Fliipsyde Youth Health, Roxby Roadsafe, Frontier Health Services (Andamooka), Strengthening Our Families and the Welcome Program. Literature was also available from Beyond Blue and alcohol

and drug topics and health and wellbeing related support services for residents and their families. “I would like to congratulate our Chairperson Karen Russell for coordinating the Health Forum’s presence at the event. It is important that we participate in these events because it connects us directly to the community. It is also an informal way for residents to receive information and ask questions. We hope that the brochures collected by people during the day are not thrown away but become a resource for future use” Michelle Hales Executive Officer of the Community Board said “The Forum was pleased with the attendances at the various stands and it would be great to do this again next year. We are all brimming with new ideas for next time and we would be really pleased to be invited again”. Ms Hales added.

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Don’t overfill the fridge – it affects the circula on of cool air and can overload the motor. If you have a second fridge or freezer, do you really need it all year round? Are both fridge/freezers par ally full instead of filling one fridge/freezer? Check the rubber seal on the door by closing the door on a thin sheet of card. If the card slips out it’s me to get a new seal.

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If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.

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Snake awareness information night Designed not for the squirmish but for the reptile conscious, BHP Billiton held a Snakes Information Night at the auditorium in Richardson Place. Hosted by Julian Craig of ‘Living with the Wild’ the night outlined various breeds of snakes and their dangers, and the importance of snakebite first aid. The night was well attended, with onlookers ‘lucky’ enough to get up close and personal with one of the desert’s most feared creatures.

Under the Vehicle Program with the CFS, the Roxby Downs CFS have been granted with a new Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) to replace their existing one. It will be utilised to get to the hard to get places behind houses within Roxby Downs, such as on the Nature Reserves and in spaces between houses. Pictured right is CFS Brigade Captain Brett Atkins putting the vehicle through it’s paces last Thursday afternoon.

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Clark shaft incident, our load factor over the last few months has returned to a consistent level. That provides Alliance the opportunity to further support BHP Billiton Olympic Dam by adding more flights to our base schedule.” E f f e c t i v e We d n e s d a y 1 s t December 2010, we will a d d th e fo l l o w i n g f l i g ht s : Wednesday QF2608 ADL OLP 1030 1200 QF2609 OLP ADL 1230 1400 Thursday QF2616 ADL OLP 1530 1700

QF2617 OLP ADL 1730 1900 “The Wednesday flight is intended to support additional contractors travelling to and from site on the busiest day of the week as well as assisting interstate connectivity. “Passenger loads on our Thursday afternoon and Friday morning flights from Olympic Dam are currently very high and another flight to improve availability was necessary” said Mr. O’Neill. “I fully expect more flights to be added before the end of the first quarter 2011.”

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About four months ago The Monitor introduced to the community a new Weight Watchers group in town, which was headed by enthusiasts and participants of the Weight Watchers program, Karyn Wallis and Bianca Arancelovic. Four months down the track, the core group of Weight Watchers attendees have exceeded all expectations, losing a combined weight of 245kg! “Progress has been huge, there’s really a core group now,” said Karyn. “In saying that we’re getting a couple new members every week, so the base is getting really high. “The core group that have been there since the beginning are starting to see huge results. “For everyone that started with us, the progress if just continuous,” she said. “They’re starting to know each other better and they’re starting to talk Kayrn Wallis and Bianca Arancelovic with some about what they did during the healthy products to help you get in shape. week. “They’re all going down dress sizes now. We’ve lose weight and tone up for the warmer months. talked about health benefits and the statistics of dia“It’s almost Christmas time, the sun is out everyone. betes in Australia as well as heart disease, etc.” If you want to join weight watchers, you’ve got to have The healthy weight loss plan that is ‘approved by 5kgs to lose to get to your goal weight,” said Karyn. life’ is more of an addition to your lifestyle, than a “It’s the perfect time to join weight watchers and diet, the girls said. shed those last 5kg to get bikini body ready,” said Bi“The Weight Watchers program is called The Sat- anca. isfaction Plan, so basically the idea is that you are “Weight Watchers have decided to incorporate wasatisfied in your life,” Karyn said. ter aerobics in their program. What better way to tone “The satisfaction plan is essentially able to be fitted up and stay cool at the same time? into your everyday life. “Its Christmas in eight weeks, Weight Watchers “We talk about the art of flexible restraint. In Weight is in town, its going really well and the members are Watchers you can have that, its all about energy con- finding that they are really succeeding. We’re just so sumed, energy used.” proud of them!” she said. With the bikini season just around the corner, and “There are always challenges at Weight Watchers. the notoriously unhealthy Christmas period yapping Anyone who joins next week still has time to lose 5kg at it’s heels, Karyn and Bianca say it’s not too late to before Christmas,” Bianca finished.

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Oz Minerals leads the way in promoting indigenous employment

By Millie Thomas


rominent Hill, an open cut copper and gold mine based about 2 ½ hours south of Coober Pedy is a fast progressing mine, capitalising at about $1.4 billion dollars over twelve months, pulling themselves out of the slump that saw their rapid decline during the GFC. Their expected mine life of 8 years is merely a starting point for the mine that produces some of the highest quality copper concentrate in the world. Their impressive portfolio is, however, only the crust of the project. OZ Minerals, owners of the Prominent Hill mine, have just finished their sixth indigenous career development program, the only program of which all successful participants are offered a contract of employment. Their most recent program was aimed at the people of the various communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in the far north western corner of South Australia. This is the first program of its kind in this area. Janet Skewes, manager of the TAFE at APY Lands, said the program was invaluable to the vocational development of the indigenous parties. “OZ Minerals and I started having conversations July last year,” said Janet. “Then we started meeting and started believing it was all possible and it just grew from there. “It was a case of getting funding for delivery, working with people at Port Augusta at the Aboriginal Access Program then working with Complete Personnel and Bungala Aboriginal Corpora-

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tion so by October last year, we had the partners all worked through. “My staff were involved in the tutorial of things, so they are actually lecturers based in the five communities that were included in the program.” Ms Skewes said, “The mining program is just another program they are enrolled in, so they provide that continuity on the ground and they also support students who are learning online. “Debbie Klingberg, (a lecturer from TAFE Port Augusta) was using Centra Link (a computer program) to deliver the training to support the community based lecturers. So both sides were integral you couldn’t have one with out the other.” The students had to start from the beginning, with a lot of them experiencing the workforce for the very first time. “The students learnt OH&S regulations, communications, then skills like forklift and front end loader, tickets that they can take wherever they like,” said Ms Skewes. “A lot of the training was also all about understanding workplace requirements and the training included three field trips to Prominent Hill, the last being a nine day exercise. “It’s certainly setting a new role model for employment in the APY Lands and we know that OZ Minerals will be furthering their development in the workplace and creating further opportunities. “We had 19 students start the program and 10 received offers of employment. This is just the beginning, OZ Minerals understands the level of commitment that’s involved from them, which instils confidence in all other partners. We don’t believe we’re setting them up for failure,” she said. Chief Executive Officer of OZ Minerals, Mr

Terry Burges was present at the graduation ceremony of the students, which occurred on Thursday, October 28 at Prominent Hill. “It’s the trainees themselves, who I think have really done splendidly and made good out of this program,” said Mr Burgess. “I think it was a great challenge in the beginning to get up every morning, start work when it’s still dark and have to come to work every day. It’s a challenge and they have really been very successful with that – it’s not easy. “Over the years these programs have been running, there have been 50 people who have graduated, and of those 50 people, 41 are still working and employed on site here at Prominent Hill,” he said. “The purpose of this pre-employment training program was developed with the objective of facilitating sustainable opportunities for surrounding communities. “It’s quickly understood that without the additional training and support, it is very difficult for people in these communities to even think about taking a job in the mining industry. “This program enables local indigenous and non indigenous people, who have never worked in the mining industry the opportunity to get that understanding,” he said. Not going unrecognised, the program was recently awarded with the National Diversity in the Workplace Award, as well as the Training Initiative Award from the Australian Government. Executive General Manager of Operations, Mick Wilkes, was also present at the graduation ceremony and reinforced the success in the huge personal development in half of the program participants. “The APY Lands is one of the remotest parts of Australia. It is aboriginal land, it’s not owned

by the state. It is 107,000 sq kilometres of South Australia,” said Mr Wilkes. “It is our backyard, even though it is a long way away, we are the closest mining operation to the people there. “The students were able to listen to us and learn whilst sitting in their communities. “We observed huge personal development of all of the trainees to the point where, the very shy and nervous at the start were much more confident with much higher self esteem,” he said. One of the program’s graduates, Jonathan, spoke exclusively with The Monitor about his successes. “We done a lot of stuff, working, and listening and learning for work stuff,” said Jonathan. “People are good friendly people. I worked with the people like ‘hands together’ you know to get in and work slowly. “I start work I’ll just look at all of the pipelines and all of the overflowing water, and looking after the mining and the water pumps. “I’d like to thank all of the people all of the help, hands together,” he concluded.

Pictured: TOP: A view of the open cut pit mine that is Prominent Hill – don’t be deceived, it may look shallow, but isn’t! BELOW LEFT: Oz Minerals CEO Terry Burges and Chief Executive GM Mick Wilkes with come of the APY Lands PP6 graduates. BELOW: Oz Minerals CEO Terry Burges, head of investor and external relations Melbourne, Natalie Worley and Chief executive GM Mick Wilkes. TOP INSET: The Prominent Hill process plant.

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hen you next visit the Council you will notice some new faces in the office. Council is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new staff. Tanya Hick and Naomi Medlycott have joined the Customer Service and Administration Team while Tamara Clarence and Dani Stringer have joined the Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support Team.

Tamara Clarence, Naomi Medlycott, Tanya Hick and Dani Stringer are the new faces at the Roxby Downs Council Office

Road Safe for Family Day This is the first year that Roxby Roadsafe has been part of Family Day and we are very honoured to be invited to take part. Our aim is to focus on the safety of our residents whether they are pedestrians, drivers or other road users. This sits perfectly with the safety theme of the event. Our involvement enables us to raise awareness of our activities and create further links with the community. We were particularly impressed with the Linfox display which alerted residents about blind spots and stopping distances of the B double and B triple trucks. We would like to thank Chris Borlase and the team from Linfox for donating the

proceeds from the Linfox raffle held on the day to Roxby Roadsafe. These funds will support our road safety awareness campaigns. Having a stall provides a chance to have a chat with the community about their road safety concerns. We also handed out road safety activity packs with colouring in pages, puzzles and activities to the children. Many people raised concerns about Olympic Way between Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam and we will take these comments to the next Roxby Roadsafe Committee meeting which will be held on Thursday 11 November.

Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support Michelle Hales said “ All four bring diverse skills and experience with them which complements the existing team perfectly. Due to the nature of our work all Council staff have to be multi-skilled, adaptable and able to work across all operational areas. Finding suitable people can be difficult at the best of times but we believe we have found the right mix. They have already proven themselves in the short time they have been with us”. Administrator Bill Boehm added “ Council is not immune to the transience of the population and despite having a relatively stable workforce for the last three years a number of staff changes have occurred all at once. Council has been undertaking a continuous improvement program for the last 12 months and part of this process has involved strategically reviewing our staffing needs. Tanya, Naomi, Tamara and Dani are a welcome addition to our team”. The recruitment process is still ongoing. Council is currently looking to replace a long standing employee who will soon be leaving town. Her departure has created an opportunity to do some internal transfers and as a result a position has opened up in Customer Service. This position is currently being advertised. Contact Council for further information.

NEWS IN BRIEF WATER ACCOUNTS Water Accounts were issued on the 15th of October 2010 and are due for payment by the 15th of November 2010.

WEBSITE HOSTING AND DESIGN MANAGEMENT Council is seeking Registrations of Interest from suitably qualified contractors with experience in the delivery of Website Hosting and Design Management services to the Council and partnered Community Organisations. Tender documents can be obtained by calling Alan Male on 0438 010 088 or emailing alan@ Tenders close Friday 19 November 2010 at 4pm. WHEELIE BINS Residents are reminded that Wheelie Bins must be removed from the street verge within 24 hours of collec on. Wheelie Bins must also have a lid which is to be closed flat with no protruding rubbish. The main reason for this is that crows are a racted to any rubbish in Roxby Downs and will pick at the rubbish in bins with

Roxby Road Safe members Michelle Hales, Peter Keller and Margaret Anchor at BHP Family Day

lids par ally open. It is also a condi on of kerbside collec on that rubbish such as liquid waste, stones, gravel, sand, earth, ashes, acid and building materials not to be placed in the bin.


Citizen of the year awards Nomina ons for the Australia Day Ci zen of the Year, Young Ci zen of the Year and Community Event of the Year close on 20 December 2010. Nomina on forms are available from the Council office and online from h p:// page215.asp.

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Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email:

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Library membership is FREE wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities

Recycling can be taken either to the Opal Landfill or BSH Waste Solutions on Gosse Street All enquiries: 8671 1154

Opening hours Wednesdays and Thursdays only 9 am to 4.30 pm Council provides Transport Services including: • Vehicle Registration • Boat Registrations • Licensing Transactions • Learner written theory tests (test to begin before 4 pm) All enquiries 131 084


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PUBLIC NOTICE HOLIDAY Fun For Kids by Party Go Round. Expressions of interest wanted for 18 December and 15 January at $25 / child. Fun day for kids staying in Roxby Downs over the December holidays. Jumping Castle, Gift Box, Cupcake, Drink & Lollies, Games, Face painting and other activities on offer. Email your full name and contact details, with your child’s name & age to: annarien. for more information phone 8671 3390 (after hours) 105.5 RoxFM Inc. Annual General Meeting RoxFM invite all members and interested parties to the 2010 AGM. Monday December 12 at The Club 7PM in the beer garden.

Position Vacant Far North Economic Development Manager $90,000 salary package including fully maintained vehicle

Regional Development Australia Far North, formerly NRDB is looking for an individual to drive the economic development of the Far North of South Australia. The role aims to drive maximum benefits from the mining boom in terms of new jobs and new business in Far North South Australia. We are looking for an enthusiastic hands on economic development manager with a good commercial understanding and an empathy for assisting business in the outback. The role also supports the broader community development for Coober Pedy in particular while reaching out across outback SA. The job is located in the iconic outback community of Coober Pedy. This is a unique opportunity for an individual keen to play an important role in ensuring the region extracts maximum benefits from the mining boom in South Australia.

For further information contact Claire Wiseman 08 86411444, Applications should be sent to: Claire Wiseman Deputy CEO Regional Development Australia Far North PO Box 1762 PORT AUGUSTA SA 5700

Opportunities are boundless. As a world leader in finding, mining and processing the earth’s mineral resources, Rio Tinto delivers minerals and metals that meet global needs and contribute to improving our living standards. Our success depends not only on the quality and diversity of the Group’s assets, but also on the talent, skills and safety of our people. We seek to contribute to sustainable development and share a commitment to be a dependable global partner and a good local neighbour.

Expressions of Interest – Planners/Schedulers QLD | Clermont | Ref: BOW000EJ We invite expressions of interest for Heavy Mobile Equipment, Fixed Plant or Infrastructure Maintenance Planners and Maintenance Schedulers for two of our operations in central Queensland. We are looking to fill several new positions due to an increase in our activities. This is an ideal opportunity for experienced planner/schedulers to join Rio Tinto working a residential roster; or for experienced Supervisors/Operators who are looking for their next challenge. You will need an Electrical/Mechanical trade qualification or have relevant Planning/Scheduling experience. Knowledge of SAP or another maintenance system would be advantageous.

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STALL REGISTRATION FORM Community Group ....................................................................................................................................................... (stall workers must wear a badge) Contact Person ............................................................................................................................................................... Phone Number ............................................................................................................................................................... Email .................................................................................................................................................................................... Do you need a powered site? YES/NO Please return this form to Roxby Hourglass Jewellers or Raine and Horne or Fax 8671 3366 before Wednesday, 1st December 2010

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l was a child in the 60s, a teenager in the 70s, an adult in the 80s, a mother in the 90s and now listen to my teenage children’s music in the 2000s and beyond.

Roxby Downs Child Care Centre DIRECTOR POSITION

Roxby Downs Child Care Centre provides a caring, educational environment for children between the ages of six weeks to primary school age. We are looking or an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to lead our staff team. To be considered for this role, you will have: - DECS approved qualifications - Sound demonstration of management experience and/or qualifications - Knowledge of Early Years Learning Framework - Current First Aid, Police check and Child Safe Environments - The ability to work closely with and engage staff, parents and the centre committee. This is a full time position and residential in Roxby Downs. For further information contact or 08 8671 0911. Applications close Monday 22 November 2010.

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As a result, l have a wide knowledge of many decades of music, and like to share with you the background trivia of songs l play on RoxFM. I want to take you – the listener - down memory lane, to remind you of times good and bad gone by in your own lifetime. l like to connect with listeners, and playing songs from the past 50 years makes me feel that connection. When people tell me that l bought some happiness or a tear to their eye when they heard a song that made them remember a moment in time - that to me is the power of music. Page 16 – Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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One of Council’s long standing employees is leaving town and we are now on the hunt to find a replacement. Council invites applications from people with diverse skills and experience in customer service to join our team. Members of the Customer Service team are the first point of contact with residents, ratepayers and the general public. We are seeking applications from enthusiastic individuals who thrive in delivering high quality customer service. This is an ideal opportunity to work with a multi-skilled team across a variety of operational areas within Council. We are looking for people who have had recent experience working in a front counter/reception environment but also have the capacity to undertake a variety of administrative tasks. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Roxby Downs Council Workplace Agreement (2006) and classified at a level of 2 or 3 depending on skills and experience. If you are interested in working for Council please obtain a copy of the position description prior to applying. Local government experience is not essential but applicants with strong communication and organisational skills will be highly regarded. Written applications addressed to the Administrator must be submitted by the closing date and consist of a formal application letter and a Resume.

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Applications may be sent by: • Post to the Roxby Downs Council Office, PO Box 124 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs SA 5725 or • Email:

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Further enquiries may be directed to Michelle Hales, Manager Community Development, Governance and Strategic Support on 8671 0010.

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“Next year we would look at getting a bit more support, more permanent refrigeration, storage cool rooms and keep working away at all of the facilities,” said Clint. “Hopefully now that this event is over we can focus on the master plan of getting the permanent amenities in there. “There’s obviously some exciting things happening with possible plans of putting in an enduro track next year. “A few years back, I have been told the track used to get visited regularly by local families. A lot of parents may not want their kids jumping on their bikes, but the track is rider safe for beginners. We would really love to have regular family days out there again. “We could possibly look at getting some new machinery for the club and look towards becoming more independent. The sponsors up here are fantastic, but we don’t want to push our boundaries with them, needing sponsorship for absolutely everything. Great annual events such as this aren’t organised over night, and a lot of sponsorship and volunteering is donated to make events successful. Clint has a huge list of thankyous… “A special thanks to the committee – Riley Graham and Nick Murray, who were away racing in China this weekend, and missed the event but spent many hours helping prepare the track-their dedication to the Club and the sport needs to be acknowledged. “Eric Reiss, and all the guys who helped with the track. Half of the volunteers don’t even have motorbikes but came and helped out. Thank you to the Jenkins Family, Hill Family, Toddy for water truck and Travis Brougham for all his behind the scenes work, great stuff guys! Alvesy and Tricey for their help on the day and night. A massive thanks to Damien Flavel, who did all of the electrical work and Kurt Murray for his absolute dedication and support in the weeks leading up to the event and on the night between riding in 2 classes himself. “Thankyou to my supportive wife for putting up with me , I have barely be home lately but she runs such a good ship at home-super wife, super mum! “Obviously a big thankyou to Coates Hire for all of their equipment for the last month – leading up to it and actually on the night. To Jack Daniels for coming up and running promotions through the night. To Flinders Motorcycles, Whyalla Bikes n Gear, Northern Motorcycles, who support the event every year, and brought a heap of people up with them. A big thankyou to Pete Marks from Coates Hire, both for his work professionally with Coates, but also on a personal level, for the use of his PA and for MC on the night. “Huge thanks to Coxy who single-handedly cleaned the venue after the event. To Greyhound buses who came in and out all night, with quite a crowd from camp using the free transport. Sandvik were also strong local supporters, providing a huge diesel tank for the night. Thankyou to all involved with the catering, the guys on the gate, and the sellers of beer tickets. “Mama Jen’s kitchen hadn’t catered for an event of this size before so a huge credit to those guys, they didn’t even run out of food, they got it all spot on, and the food was fantastic! “To all of the volunteers, thankyou. We probably had about 30 or 40 volunteers on the night, plus all of the people who gave up their days off work leading up to the event. “And to all our other sponsors…Alliance Airlines, Mitre 10, MPS, Heading Contractors Stevens Resources, Cemex, Roxby Tavern, Xanchies Tattoos, Exact Mining, Sandvik, Tandales, Orica, CAT Rental, The Monitor, Clipsal, Spark Management, MTU Detroit Diesel, Blackwoods, Heading Contractors, Rexel and Greyhound.” An exhausted Clint signed off with the satisfaction of providing yet another enjoyable family event to the Roxby Downs community, “It’s so rewarding at the end of the day when everybody is out there enjoying themselves. You take a look around at all the people that have helped you with pride. People ask why you do this sort of thing - it’s just such a great feeling.”











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You’re out! - Dylan Male’s safe hands

Night for bowlers at Woomera T20 Above: Young Wanderers player Dylan Male takes a good catch off a top edge during last Saturday’s match against Andamooka. Below: Jason Carroll sends down a medium pacer during his spell for the Wanderers.

Friday night the 5th November saw the second T20 game played between Woomera and Olympic Dam under lights in Woomera. Woomera batted first and could only manage 53 runs off 14.4 overs. White top scored with 15 runs. Olympic Dam passed the total in the tenth over but did lose 6 wickets along the way. M. Travis 22 not out and Scotty Prior 13 - scored the bulk of the runs for O.D. Obviously a good night for bowlers with Rian Geraghty 4 for 12 off 3.4 overs and Adrian Harris 3 for 25 off 4 for O.D. and J. Payne 3 for 12 off 4 overs for Woomera. Saturday 6 th November Wanderers played Andamooka at Roxby Oval but not results have been handed in. Sunday 7th November Olympic Dam and Rogues played off

at Roxby Oval with O.D. winning very convincingly. O.D. batting first compiled 5/160 with Phil Stacey continuing his good form with 57 and Craig Nicholls a solid 38 not out. Brian (BJ) Platten picked up 2/36 off 7 overs for Rogues. Rogues never looked in the hunt losing wickets at regular intervals with only Paul Trotta 18 and Richard Davis 10 getting double figures. Rogues were bowled out for 78 in the 33rd over. Adrian Harris was again amongst the wickets with the excellent figures of 4 for 20 off 8 overs and coming straight to the game off nightshift leg spinner Mick Hoffman bowled 8 overs, one maiden and picked up 3 for 18 – a top effort !! Matt Hayball represented the Upper North U14 side in Whyalla on Sunday again the

Mid North. Mid North won comfortably making 7/163 off 45 overs while Upper North could only manage 60 runs. Matt opened the batting and top scored for Upper North with 18 runs and took 1 for 42 off his allotted 9 overs. The team travels to Adelaide later this month for 4 one-day games against other country associations. This Friday night is the Celebrity T20 Game starting at 7.00pm with Wayne Phillips, Darren Lehmann and Greg Blewett – being the star attractions. Proceeds to the R.F.D.S. There are no Club Games this weekend due to the Association Game between Roxby Cricket Association and Port Augusta Cricket Association being played in Port Augusta on Sunday.

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Hombsch signed to new AFL team


ormer Roxby Downs Junior Football star, Jack Hombsch has made it to the new AFL team’s senior list following his signing last week. The 17 year old who played all his junior football in Roxby Downs until plucked from obscurity by Sturt in 2007, becomes a member of the Greater Western Sydney senior list and will move to Sydney following his year 12 exams at Rostrevor College in Adelaide. Homsch is one of dozen priority 17 years olds available for the new AFL club which will start in the competition in 2012. The team will play next year in the VFL competition where Hombsch and many of his peers will get their first real taste of senior football. The Greater Western Sydney team is coached by legendary coach Kevin Sheedy who is no stranger to giving young stars a chance in the bi time. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

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SENIOR TENNIS Lawn Courts - 7:00pm - 10:00pm T20 CELEB CRICKET MATCH Roxby Town Oval - 8:30am


JUNIOR BASKETBALL GAMES Sports Stadiums - 9:00am - 3:30pm PULSE AQUA Swimming Pool - Group Fitness - 10:00am



BUTS & GUTS - Group Fitness Room - 9:00am VOLLEYBALL Sport Stadiums - 7:15pm- 9:30pm SOCIAL COMMUNITY TENNIS Lawn Courts - 10:00am- 11:00am JUNIOR SQUASH Squash Courts - 5:30pm- 7:30pm PULSE SPIN Group Fitness Room - 6:00pm JUNIOR BASKETBALL TRAININGS Sports Stadiums - 3:15pm - 5:30pm JUNIOR SQUASH Squash Courts - 5:30pm - 7:30pm


BALLET - Auditorium - 3:30pm - 7:30pm COME AND TRY SOCCER Stadium 2 - 3:30pm-5:00pm SENIOR SOCCER - Sports Stadium 2 - 6:30pm SQUASH SPRING PENNANT COMPETITION Squash Courts - 7:00pm- 9:00pm SENIOR MEN’S BASKETBALL Sports Stadium 1 - 7:00pm- 10:00pm JUNIOR BASKETBALL TRAININGS Sports Stadium 1 - 3:15pm - 4:45pm JUNIOR BASKETBALL DNSP TRAININGS Sports Stadiums 1- 5:00pm - 6:30pm PULSE CIRCUIT Group Fitness Room - 6:00pm PULSE BALANCE Group Fitness Room - 7:00pm

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – Page 19

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Motocross night meet outstanding

s l l i p S d n a s l l i Thr of Moto-X

By Millie Thomas

Dust and fumes and the incessant drone of motorbikes ranging from peewee 50s right up to 450 cc were put through their paces last Saturday night as the highly anticipated Roxby Desert Motocross Club held their annual night meet. The night was considered a huge success from both the community and Club President Clint Gow – Smith, with spectators and participants coming from all over the state for the twilight extravaganza. Clint speaks exclusively with The Monitor about the night, which according to him, could not have gone ahead without the wonderful support of sponsors and volunteers. “It was a great success,” started Clint. “A lot of riders came up from the south from places like Port Augusta, Port Pirie, the Barossa Valley and Clare. A lot of families made their way up, which was good to see. It goes without saying that the local support was great. “Everyone behaved themselves and the community got behind it. The local police had a bit of a presence there which was great, they helped keep everybody under control, and we appreciate that. “Each year it grows and gets more momentum. We did a lot of work on the track this year with some sponsored employees from Exact Mining. They have actually gone around building motocross tracks for years, so they added quite a bit of expertise to it all,” he said. Motocross is a high speed, highly physical sport which is popular

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worldwide, particularly amongst men. Although the strictest of regulations are introduced to prevent injury, there is risk associated. “The Ambos were pretty busy throughout the night,” said Clint. “I think one rider broke his leg; Ben Heindrich tore apart his shoulder. He had just recovered from a split kidney from riding with the Crusty Demons, has just started riding again and will now be out of action for a while! “Local rider Chad Dawes was knocked out. That was a bit disappointing because Chad is one of the best local riders we have up here, and i felt disapointed for Chad as he was really looking forward to the event! “Unfortunately this stuff is part and parcel with the sport. The track was prepared to be as safe as possible, sometimes this stuff just happens.” However, it was not all drama at the event. Clint outlined that with almost an entirely new committee looking after the Club and the Night Meet, the event went better than expected. “The best part of the night would have to be the atmosphere, and just how well everyone worked together to help it run smoothly” he said. “With an all new committee and a lot of younger helpers this year, we were unsure what to expect, but by all reports from the public, the guys have done an amazing job! “The highlight of the night would have to be the general atmosphere and the crowd’s good behaviour, not to mention the amount of local lads riding out there on the night. “There were also lots of young kids riding this year, which was great to see, and also great to see the girls having a ride! We had enough to fill a class this year which was terrific! “Because of the sheer size of the event, we might look to outsource some help next year through the major sporting club. This will be a great opportunity for other local clubs to hold some of their own fundraising.” The proceeds of the event will go straight back into the Club, and Clint is excited to see some of the long awaited renovations come to fruition to further better the track and the Club, prompting more community involvement year round. Continued page 18

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