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TEAM BEN – (L-R) Sisters Ashleigh, Hannah, Angus (Dad), Ginny (Mum), Abbigayle and Mia with 6-year old Ben who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. Photo - submitted

Getting into stride By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) “It’s not about the money, it’s about the message” a local businessman has said when describing his ongoing involvement in an annual initiative. This week sees the commencement of a Cystic Fibrosis Australia initiative called Great Strides. The event, which is usually held in Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens, adapted to the COVID-19 climate, and has moved into an online space for the first time. St Anne’s Winery are stakeholders in the cause and have participated in the Great Strides Walk for the last six years. Angus McLean told the Moorabool News the event helps drive awareness of Cystic Fibrosis to everyday Victorians.

“The initiative aims to show people what [Cystic Fibrosis] is, and to get increased funding for it, awareness of it, and to support Cystic Fibrosis sufferers. “Historically, [Great Strides] has been a casual race around the Botanical Gardens track, and a 4km run,” Mr McLean said “This year it can’t happen, so it’s gone virtual. Teams are doing it in their own spaces, and there’s a lot of accrued steps and distances to get to their set targets.” The initiative holds significant meaning to Mr McLean and his family, with one of their own a sufferer of the condition. “Our son has cystic fibrosis, he’s six so this is our sixth year at it. We’ve got some skin in the game, you could say,” he said.

Team Big Ben have raised around a thousand dollars for the cause, but Mr McLean said the money isn’t their main driver for participation. “It’s not about the money, it’s about the message,” he said. “So many people don’t realise what Cystic Fibrosis is, and that it’s Australia’s number one genetic condition. “Cystic Fibrosis is an invisible, horrible disease, and it’s important we champion this cause for the generation of kids who continue to be born with it to unsuspecting parents.” Mr McLean said people’s personal efforts and donations make a big difference to little guys like Ben who don’t understand the condition they have yet. If you are interested in supporting Team Big Ben, potential donators can visit: https://greatstridescf.raisely.com/t/teambigben to donate.

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Two top honours await teen By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) A Ballan teenager has been named one of just four Victorian finalists for the Young Australian of the Year Award, as well as a finalist in the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards, in the category - Awards Australia Community Hero Award. It was only in July this year (M/News 21 July 2020) Keely Johnson received an international accolade, awarded The Diana Award, one of only two recipients in Australia. The Diana Award was established in 1999 by the British Government who wanted to continue Princess Diana’s legacy by establishing a formal way to recognise young people who were going above and beyond the expected in their local communities. Ms Johnson is just 16-years old and started the charity Keeley’s Cause when she was 13, to obtain iPads for children with autism or an intellectual disability. Ms Johnson herself has autism, and struggled with conventional learning methods. Depression and anxiety followed, but she found that she could learn more effectively using an iPad than sitting in a classroom. She soon became inspired to make sure other kids didn’t have to “go through what I did, and the troubles I went through”.

Since the charity began in 2017, it has raised over $70,000 and given children in need 103 iPads. Victoria’s Young Australian of the Year will be named by Governor Linda Dessau in a ceremony to be livestreamed this week. The winner will then join the other state winners, with the national Young Australian of the Year to be announced from Canberra on January 26, 2021. The Awards Australia Community Hero Award will be decided in an online event being held in December this year.

COVID reason for delays By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni)

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Residents have grown increasingly frustrated with delayed roadworks on Werribee Vale Rd, which began in February this year. The Bacchus Marsh road offers an alternative route to and from Maddingley when open, helping motorists avoid the notorious Gisborne Road/Grant Street traffic – which is especially slow during school drop-off and pick-up times. Fed up residents took to community social media groups to voice their displeasure. “Anyone else wondering when Werribee Vale Road is opening again?” Bec asked. “Yessss! What is going on?” Kim said. “Very inconvenient.” Margaret said. Moorabool Shire CEO Derek Madden told the Moorabool News in July that reduced work hours due to COVID had caused unforeseen delays to the project. Mr Madden also stated the works were expected to be completed in “4 to 6 weeks”, however the road is still barricaded almost

four months later. Updating the Moorabool News on the project’s progress, Mr Madden dispelled rumours that the company contracted to work on the road had ‘gone broke’ or had stopped work. “The project was well underway and progressing well when COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in March. This impacted the contractors’ ability to resource the works and limited the number of workers on site at any one time,” Mr Madden said. “The contractors continue to work on site. Although the rate of progress has slowed and it has not impacted the cost of the project to Council. “With production rates reduced, the works extended into winter, and various activities, such as pavement construction, needed to be deferred until the onset of warmer and drier weather conditions,” he said. Mr Madden said pavement works are expected to recommence shortly, and it is expected that the road will reopen to traffic by the end of the 2020 year.

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Be a GoodSAM-aritan Ambulance Victoria announced the return of its life-saving GoodSAM community responder program last Friday 16 October. The GoodSAM Responder smartphone app alerts registered community responders when someone nearby is suffering a cardiac arrest and provides their location, allowing responders to help in the crucial minutes while an ambulance is on its way. The program had been running on a restricted basis since March due to concerns over the possibility of COVID-19 transmissions. Executive Director of Clinical Operations at Ambulance Victoria, Associate Professor Mick Stephenson, said that suspending the app had been a difficult decision, but safety came first. “At Ambulance Victoria, the safety of our people, volunteers and patients is paramount,” Associate Prof. Stephenson said. “At the start of the pandemic, little was known on the impact of performing CPR in the community with the presence of COVID-19. That’s why we made the decision in March to suspend GoodSAM alerts from being sent to non-operational AV employees and the wider GoodSAM community. “Many ambulance services around the world also placed community alerts on

hold. We have been very grateful that our 11,500 GoodSAM community responders understood this approach with their safety front of mind.” Recent international evidence backed by the Australian Resuscitation Council suggests that bystander CPR can be safely performed during the pandemic if guidelines are followed. “From last Friday, GoodSAM will be turned on to all responders in regional Victoria where community transmission has significantly decreased,” Associate Prof. Stephenson said. “Our GoodSAM responders will be directed to perform compression-only CPR and not using rescue breaths. “Like all Victorians, they will always wear masks and place a mask or cloth on the face of the person in cardiac arrest, similar to infection control measures used by paramedics. “With 3 in 4 cardiac arrests happening at home, we urge all Victorians to call Triple Zero (000) immediately and the ESTA call taker will talk you through CPR.” For more information on the GoodSAM program and instructions on how to apply as a responder, visit ambulance.vic.gov.au/ goodsam/.

Scone drive misses the record By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) The CWA Bacchus Marsh Day Branch had their ovens working overtime as they baked a whopping 902 scones in their contribution to the CWA of Victoria’s Scone Drive. CWA branches across the state have been baking and selling scones in an attempt to break the CWA of Victoria’s Royal Melbourne Show 2019 record of 15,565 scones. Like the famous CWA scones, the Bacchus Marsh ladies rose to the occasion, but unfortunately the CWA of Victoria was

unable to break the record. Regardless, an impressive 13,443 scones were sold across Victoria over the 11-day period, despite no Royal Show taking place. The local ladies were assisted in their efforts by Coles and Foodworks, which kindly donated ingredients to make the scones. Day Branch President Hope Mann and Secretary Carmen Aiple presented both Coles and Foodworks with two plates each of delicious jam and cream scones to show their gratitude. The scones were sold for $1.50 each.

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(L-R) Darcy Tatchell, Marcus Skeggs, Shaun Teven and Rob Hodge are all taking part in MOvember. Photos – Nicole Brown

Truckies get behind Movember By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A group of local bloke’s ‘moustache’ you a question, what shape should they shave their facial hair? Sixteen men have spent October growing out their facial hair for the men’s mental health fundraiser, Movember. The month long lead up to the charity event has allowed their beards to grow so people can vote on the shapes the men should shave into their face. This will all take place via social media. Mastermind behind the event, and hairdresser, Kathryn Teven said she always participates in Movember, but this year they wanted to do something fun. “Our boys have all had truck accidents or personal issues regarding physical or mental health,” she said. “We thought it would be a fun thing to do considering no one has been able to socialize. There hasn’t been a lot of good happening for a lot of people, so this is just something fun for mates to do.”

Ms Teven said the men started a month early and have been sending her photos at work for her to post on their social media pages. Prior to the event, Ms Teven posted the men’s names and allowed people to comment what moustache shape they would like on each person. Whichever comment gets the most likes, is the shape the Truckstache Driver will have shaved. “We’ll even colour the men’s moustaches as well,” Ms Teven said. The Truckstache Drivers are also holding a raffle that people are automatically added to when they donate to the Movember charity page. “Local businesses have been supportive with vouchers for the raffle and this will encourage people to support these shops and spend a little bit of money in the future.” Ms Teven will be shaving the men’s faces on November 1, and the raffle winners will be drawn December 1. If you want to donate to the Truckstache Drivers

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Orange Door delivers crucial support For many adults, children and young people experiencing family violence, The Orange Door is a vital source of help and support – and the newest branch of the network has just opened in the Central Highlands region. The Central Highlands Orange Door Network will deliver crucial support for adults, young people and children in need, including risk assessment, safety planning and crisis assistance, as well as crucial links to services for ongoing support, bringing together workers from specialist family violence, child and family, and Aboriginal and men’s services. It is the sixth Orange Door to open in Victoria, and means those who are or have experienced family violence will find it even easier to access the support and services they need. The Orange Door Network is planned to eventually service all 17 DHHS regions by 2022. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced that The Orange Door Network will officially begin operating in the Central Highlands, which covers the areas of Moorabool, Ballarat, Ararat, Golden Plains, Pyrenees and Hepburn. “Family violence remains the number one law and order issue in the state – that’s why we’re pressing ahead with our unprecedented reform of family violence support and services, including the expansion of our Australian-first Orange Door Network.” Ms Williams said. The Central Highlands Orange Door is a strong collaboration between Child and Family Services Ballarat, Berry St (Western Region), Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) and the Victorian Government, who have been working together to prepare for commencement for more than 12 months. The $6.1 million project includes a primary site in Ballarat, with an access point planned for Moorabool Shire, and outposted services in the Rural City of Ararat and Hepburn Shire for people seeking face-to-face support – all operating in line with current coronavirus restrictions. During the pandemic, leaving home for your safety is allowed, and anyone seeking assistance with a family violence matter in the Central Highlands region can contact The Central Highlands Orange Door Network on 1800 219 819. Out-of-hours support services remain available for help through safe steps on 1800 015 188 or webchat (safesteps. org.au/chat) Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm. Anyone concerned about their own behaviour can contact the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.

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By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Native Australian mammals have been spotted in Moorabool but many of these sightings are going unreported. There have been three reported sightings of platypus in Moorabool this year, two of which occurred in the Werribee Gorge, and one in Ballan. President of the Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance, Jodie Valpied, explained to the Moorabool News the importance of reporting a platypus sighting. “Reporting sightings help us keep track of platypus populations in the area,” she said. “Platypus numbers in Victoria are reducing, and we need to make sure the platypus we still have are safe.” With so many people exercising outside during COVID-19 restrictions, one could assume platypus sightings may be plentiful. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. “We haven’t received many reports of sightings during COVID-19 restrictions, although this might be partly because sightings are less common during winter anyhow,” she said. The most reported sightings of platypus in Moorabool occur at Peppertree Park (Bacchus Marsh) and the Werribee Gorge, according to Ms Valpied. There have also been sightings in or near Ballan’s Caledonian Park and in the Moorabool River. “We’re hoping that more sightings will be reported now that the weather is warming up, and people are spending more time outdoors early in the morning and late in the evening when platypus are most likely to be observed,” she said. “It is also currently breeding season for platypus, which may increase the chances of them being sighted.” So, what should you do if you come across a platypus in Moorabool? Ms Valpied said you should get your camera ready. “Please report platypus sightings to bit.ly/bmpa-sighting or download and use the PlatypusSpot app. “When you see a platypus, take a photo or video to upload with your report if you can. Even if you can’t get a photo, still

report the sighting,” Ms Valpied said. “If the platypus disappears into the water, get your camera ready in film mode and wait a couple of minutes. It’ll reemerge nearby for air.” Ms Valpied had a warning to be careful not to disturb the platypus, wait quietly and enjoy the unique sight..

A word from the Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance Everything that goes down outdoor drains and gutters ends up in our rivers and platypus habitat. These drains and gutters are connected directly to the rivers via pipes, and the water doesn’t get treated. You can help our local platypus by: • Washing your car at a carwash rather than at home where runoff ends up in our gutters, and then our rivers • Only putting water down outdoor drains – nothing else. Contact your local Council to find out where to dispose of paint and other substances – these should never go down the drain • Making sure hair bands and other ‘circle-shaped’ rubbish don’t fall on the ground, and disposing of any you see on the ground. Platypus get tangled up in these and can die as a result • Installing a rain tank, planting a rain garden or anything else to slow the flow of stormwater into our rivers • Making sure construction sites are using sediment barriers, erosion control, and little management, so that sediment and little don’t end up in our platypus habitat. • Please report any concerns to Moorabool Shire Council or Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance Bacchus Marsh Platypus Alliance welcome’s new members and volunteers. For more information please email platypusalliance@gmail.com.

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Hunger on the rise By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) Foodbank’s Hunger Report for 2020 has painted a concerning picture of Australia’s food relief situation – and they’re concerns that hit local food relief efforts too. Foodbank conducted a number of surveys and interviews with individuals and charities, with some of the most worrying findings being that the number of people seeking food relief weekly had more than doubled since the same time last year, 28 per cent of those experiencing food insecurity had never experienced it before COVID-19, and demand for food relief had increased by an average of 47 per cent since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. Jackie Tabone, who runs the Bacchus Marsh food relief organisation The Neighbour’s Place, said these were all issues she had observed, and had affected the organisation too.

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“I couldn’t put a percentage on it, but it’s a fair hike, the increase [in demand for food relief] is really high for us. People who have never accessed any services, people who have lost jobs and don’t know what to do…I’ve seen a lot of those people come and ask for help.

Ward (11- candidates) beginning a three day count, whilst the Woodlands Ward with three candidates, will achieve a likely outcome by 5pm after counting began at 2.15pm.

“Most likely because of JobSeeker and JobKeeper cuts, we are seeing a bigger increase in people coming to us, and it’ll be even more in March [when JobKeeker is due to be further decreased] I’d say, definitely.”

if they are embarrassed, I ask people to just give me a call. If they don’t want to come to the house, I can leave food out of the front door for them. We are happy to help anyone in the Shire who needs assistance.”

The Foodbank report also revealed that, of the 39 per cent of Australians in need who hadn’t accessed food relief, 63 per cent did not seek help because they felt embarrassed or ashamed.

The Neighbour’s Place provides not just food relief for those in need, but also low-interest loans through the NILS program.

“People are very embarrassed…but I would say, please don’t be embarrassed, we are a group that is not judgemental. Even

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“A lot of items that we normally get off Foodbank are no longer available,” Ms Tabone told the Moorabool News.

Ms Tabone said she “totally agreed” with that statistic but those who needed help shouldn’t be ashamed to ask for it.

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For more information on The Neighbour’s Place, visit neighboursplace.org.au. The JobSeeker supplement is due to end on 31 December 2020 with a review likely. JobKeeper has been extended until 28 March 2021.

Extraction involves the removal of the ballot papers from the declaration envelopes. The activity for Central, West and Woodlands Wards will all be Extraction and sort to 1st Preference, with East Ward activity to include Extraction and obvious informal sort, followed by two days scheduled for Count-computer data entry. The activities for Group B votes will not commence earlier than Saturday 31 October. The VEC will declare all successful candidates prior to Friday 13 November.

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Man of steel ranks world #1 By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni)

Compassion by magistrate By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) “After hearing your circumstances, I will be dismissing the charges,” Magistrate Bob Kumar told a man in court. Rajender Singh entered a plea of guilty in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s on October 16 to offending that occurred on 27 January 2019. Police lawyer Paul Thomas provided a summary of the offending to the court, and said Singh was stopped at a preliminary breath testing station where number plate recognition devices detected the owner of the car to be unlicensed. The defendants licence had been suspended since 5 May, pending a medical review. The court heard Singh was not aware his licence was suspended at the time. “I live in Melton and used to drive tow trucks before a horrific car accident in 2017,” which caused his right arm to be amputated. ‘I’m in the process of recovering from my latest surgery,’ Singh said. Magistrate Kumar dismissed the charges under Section 76 of the sentencing act. ‘After hearing your circumstances, I will be dismissing the charges,’ Magistrate Kumar said.

A Bacchus Marsh born and bred triathlete has ranked number one in the Ironman world rankings for the 2020 year. After years of training, and a move interstate, Kurtis Sniegowski is currently ranked first in the 18 – 24 age group in the 70.3 Ironman World Rankings. Kurtis (23) said he started Triathlons when he was ten years old and has always wanted to make it his profession. “I was very fortunate to have guidance from my dad and my coach at the time, Sam Stewart, who helped me in my progression as a junior athlete,” Kurtis said. Back in 2017, Kurtis made the decision to move to Brisbane to take his triathlon training to the next level, where the weather allowed him to train all year round. “I moved to Brisbane to be able to train with some of the best high-performance squads in Australia. This has given me the best opportunity to become a professional triathlete.” The Moorabool News asked Kurtis how his ranking came to be; was it from a single race, or was it brewing over his entire career? He said it was based on his times and results for the last 12 months. “These times are worked into a point system where you get your ranking for the year. Each race includes a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.1km run. “I train about two to three times a day. I swim 18 to 22kms, ride around 300 to 400kms and run 60 to 80km a week, which is anywhere from 20 to 25 hours of training,” he said. When asked what drew him to the sport, he said it was the influence of his dad and his past as an Ironman. “My dad used to compete in Ironman events when I was growing up. We could run across the finish line with him, and this motivated me to want to get into the sport from a young age. “Currently, my goal is to compete in the 70.3 World Championship and continue on the progression of becoming a full-time professional triathlete over the next few years,” Kurtis said.

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Athletes can now jump higher By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A local sporting club are running and jumping for joy after purchasing new training equipment for this year’s athletics season. Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Club (BMLAC) received a generous donation from a large supermarket chain to go towards new equipment. The club received $3,121.81 for new high jump mats and training hurdles for the shire’s youngest athletes to improve their skills. President of BMLAC, Maria Downes, told the Moorabool News the club was not expecting to receive such a large sum of money, so they were excited when they did. “We asked for quite a large sum of money, because we needed to upgrade the junior high jump mat and we don’t have any training hurdles. “We thought it was worth applying for, but we didn’t expect to get that much so we’re very pleased,” Ms Downes said. The training high jump mat the club received will help younger athletes learn the new method of jumping called the ‘scissor kick’ and will allow them to land safely on a lower mat, Ms Downes said. “Kids are pretty terrified of hurdles, they hurt when you land on them and they make a loud noise when they clack down. “The training hurdles will give the kids

an opportunity to learn the steps and techniques, which will make them feel more comfortable when they’re ready to use the real ones,” she said. With the BMLAC season beginning on Saturday October 17, Ms Downes said the road to commencement was a long, drawn out process. The club had to ensure all the COVID-safe boxes were ticked and trained people to be the designated COVID officers. “I’m excited to get going and get our kids out there, and obviously, a lot of kids have been waiting for a long time with home schooling and not being able to do much. “We’re only a couple of weeks behind when we’d normally start, I think because we’ve been on top of getting all the protocols and stuff sorted, we’re ahead of the game really,” Ms Downes said.

Hazel Arnol and Felix Cukavac jumping hurdles watched closely by Coles representatives Joy Hawkridge and Ashley Hawkridge. Photos supplied.

“There’s about 30 athletes living in metro areas that obviously can’t get to Bacchus Marsh at this time, and we just want to get the family back together.” Ms Downes said BMLAC currently have 105 registered members and are one of 15 Little Athletics Victoria clubs ready to start the season. Little Athletics Victoria have 100 Centres across the state. “We’re hoping we can get through until Christmas, and then hopefully, with any luck, things could get back to normal,” Ms Downes said.

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Another chapter opens for libraries Following the State Government’s easing of restrictions on Sunday October 18, Moorabool libraries officially have reopened in a limited capacity. To keep library users and staff safe, there will still be limits on the amount of people allowed inside Lerderderg and Ballan Library, and a limit on how long they can stay. Lerderderg Library will only be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. A limit of 20 people will be allowed in the library, for a maximum of 30 minutes. Click & Collect service is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm. Ballan Library will be open from 1 to 4 pm on Mondays, 9.30 am to 1 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and 10 am to 4 pm on Fridays. However, only 3 people will be allowed inside at once, for a maximum of 20 minutes. Restrictions mean there will be no Council Customer Service at Lerderderg library, meeting rooms are unavailable for bookings, and there is no seating available at the library for the time being. Fitted masks must be worn when visiting the library, and contact details must be provided to staff for DHHS contact tracing purposes.

Licence loss after high alcohol reading By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man has sought a sentence indication after recording high alcohol reading Damian Catania appeared before Magistrate Bob Kumar via Webex, in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates court on Friday 16 October. Police lawyer Paul Thomas said on July 27 last year Catania was driving a motor vehicle on Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh, before being stopped in a preliminary breath testing station. Prior to being tested, police formed the opinion there was alcohol present on Catania’s breath and he was conveyed to the onsite testing station for further testing. Mr Thomas told the court the defendant had a blood alcohol content more than the legal limit and his licence was suspended before he left the testing vehicle. Catania recorded a 0.093 reading. Magistrate Kumar provided a sentence indication to the accused, and lawyer Peter Melasecca accepted the charges and entered a plea of guilty on his client’s behalf. Catania was convicted and fined $1,500. His licence was cancelled and disqualified from driving for 18-months, back dated to July 27, 2019.


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What a week for kids Children’s Week began last Saturday, and Moorabool Shire Council is celebrating with a free webinar. The webinar will be held this Thursday 29 October, and Australian parenting author Maggie Dent will be in attendance, presenting her book ‘Real Kids in an Unreal World’. The book explores the 10 essential building blocks that children need to grow up resilient, independent and confident in an uncertain world. An online meeting link will be sent to everyone who registers prior to the session. To book in for the session, visit trybooking. com/BMBKJ. For more information contact the Child, Youth & Family Services Team at earlyyears@moorabool.vic. gov.au.

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The housing order in place in the Restricted Area of the Golden Plains Shire to help manage detections of avian influenza ended at 11.59 pm on Monday, 19 October. Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Graeme Cooke said the end of the housing order will coincide with a reduction in the size of the Control Area to reflect the progression of the response to eradicate avian influenza detections in the Shire. “While this is another step in the right direction, I strongly encourage bird owners in the Golden Plains Shire to continue to practise good biosecurity and take steps to stop their poultry mixing with wild birds. “The end of the housing order and the refining of the Control Area reflects the progression in the management of this outbreak and therefore a reduction in restrictions placed on bird owners. “As we have said throughout this response, we are taking an incremental approach to our management to be confident that the threat of avian influenza has been eliminated and that if the situation changes we can respond quickly. “Information and intelligence gathered so far, along with no new detections means we are able to take this step. “Our surveillance operations, including swabbing and testing birds, will also continue to monitor the viral load of avian influenza in the area. “Other measures will remain in place however until the end of the outbreak,so please check the Agriculture Victoria website to understand what those are,” he said. “We are grateful for the efforts of both industry and the community for their assistance with this response, whether it has been supporting our ongoing surveillance efforts or reporting dead or sick birds to the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline.” Dr Cooke said all poultry and captive bird owners must continue to follow good biosecurity practices in order to prevent a recurrence of the disease at any time. These include: - Keep drinking water and feed away from wild birds, pets and vermin ensure birds’ feed and water is clean from droppings or animal waste - Keep domestic birds away from potentially contaminated water sources such as streams, dams, ponds - Feed your birds good quality feed from a reputable feed-mill

Dear Editor, What are the facts about the WVTNP powerlines? I spoke with Michaela Settle, Member for Buninyong, at the Ballan rally against AusNet’s proposed transmission towers on 15 Oct. It struck me that she has been given the wrong facts. First fact, this was supposed to be one of AusNet’s drop-in sessions to gather community feedback, but no-one took notes, they did not even have pen or paper to hand, and no real questions were answered. Fact - this was the same for the earlier Ballarat session. Michaela said she had been told that undergrounding was worse for the environment than overhead. Fact - this is wrong, an Australian underground transmission project has actually won an environmental excellence award. AusNet are talking about undergrounding High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC), because this is all they know. AusNet ordinarily work exclusively with overhead HVAC, except for 2009 when the Brumby Government told them to put the lines to the Wonthaggi desalination plant underground. What AusNet is not telling you, is that while HVAC is technically feasible for overhead power transmission, it is not technically feasible to put HVAC underground for more than 35 - 70 km. This is because the ground naturally ‘absorbs’ some of the power along the way and consequently, over a distance, less and less power remains available for the load. At some point, there will be no power left. Fact - this limitation does not exist for High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC). HVDC is not absorbed anywhere as much as HVAC and therefore the power loss is much, much lower, allowing for efficient transfer of electricity over long distances. The 290 km Basslink cable that supplies electricity from Victoria to Tasmania is a perfect Australian HVDC example.

Fact - this is why the Moorabool and Central Highland Power Alliance, and the 200 people at Ballan on 15 Oct, were all talking about an underground HVDC Solution, because we understand that underground HVAC is not an option for the WVTNP, but that underground HVDC is. Another successful Australian use of underground HVDC is the Murraylink interconnector which ships power efficiently between Redcliffs, Vic, and Berri in SA. Fact, this 177km, 220kV underground HVDC cable won the 2002 Case EARTH Award for Environmental Excellence for best practice and innovation in environmental management - it removed lots of bushes, but only one tree in the whole 177km! By using HVDC it was able to use existing rights of way along roads, at minimal environmental impact, with cables laid quickly by a trenching machine, with an easement of only 6m wide, not 60m, and direct drilled under sensitive areas. Fact - the Marinus Link being proposed to put a second transmission link from Victoria to Tasmania has been endorsed by AEMO as an undersea HVDC cable, with 90 km of underground HVDC cable in Gippsland from the beach to Hazelwood. For that project the business case determined that undergrounding would be more cost effective than going overhead – but for us here, AusNet say it can’t be done, go figure. Final fact, we are not arguing against the WVTNP because the ‘sums have been done’ and we just don’t like the answer; rather, we are arguing for underground HVDC because no-one has done the sums on this option yet and we believe it is technically feasible and would involve less impact and less risk – AEMO discounted it on an arguably unfounded cost assumption rather than studying it during their early analysis, and AusNet have limited experience with it. In order to truly represent our concerns Michaela, please ask for all of the facts. Jim Phasey Myrniong

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CANCER—June 22-July 22 Your sense of loyalty wins you credit in the community. Email - news@themooraboolnews.com.au Your intuition is strong now, but avoid impulsive financial moves. In romance, a subtle approach could lead to an improved relationship.

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Stars & Puzzles LEO—July 23-August 22

Compliments coming your way are more sincere than you at first believed. This is generally a good week for improving your self esteem. Short distance travel is spotlighted on the weekend. VIRGO—August 23-September 22

QUICK PUZZLE

★★★★★★★★ ★★★★★★★★ ARIES—March 21-April 20

You and your partner seek similar goals though the methods may be quite opposite. A realistic approach to a financial situation may help you out of a bind. TAURUS—April 21-May 22

An overdue payment may arrive by the weekend. The time is right for expressing your feelings in a creative form. A lovesick friend may seek you out for advice. GEMINI—May 23-June 21

In current projects, be sure to balance imagination with attention to the finer points. Your partner is more trusting than usual this week. The communications network may be blocked over the weekend.

1. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 15. 17. 19. 22. 23. 24. 25.

ACROSS Rodent (8) Gem (4) Renown (4) Rather (8) Laziness (5) Usual (6) Scribble (6) Water down (6) Interfere (6) Content (5) Shrill (8) Chase (4) Closed (4) Verse (8)

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 12. 14. 16. 18. 20. 21.

DOWN Bird (5) Sluggishness (7) Ascended (4) Drink (8) Oarsman (5) Flagrant (7) Flower (8) Cat (7) Hide (7) Tendency (5) Terror (5) Particle (4)

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ACROSS 1. Came back and were caught in a sandstorm (8). 6. A certain little problem is spoken of (4). 8. Charge double, you say, for her (4). 9. Depending on the number fishing (8). 10. A flash and a shudder (5). 11. Go outside to eat, by agreement (6). 13. Right on time in the news flash broadcast (6). 15. As it happens, ours include the cricket club (6). 17. Many tears are shed on the run (6). 19. No, it’s not stale, cheeky! (5). 22. Happened to have been imbibing a drop (8). 23. Mother of the foals in the garden (4). 24. Turned mad by shock (4). 25. Rewards, we’re told, for finishing off the Meal (8). DOWN 2. Said no, but it is from the stable (5). 3. Crumple the tip (7). 4. A trip, free, to the East (4). 5. A gift from the people to the party (8). 6. Work out only if you divide it by five (5). 7. Mr N is in church (7). 12. Involved getting the ten dressed and the girl up (8). 14. Bother! The wrong people have been admitted! (7). 16. Does the florist’s wilt in the middle? (7). 18. Taking a trip round a foreign country (5). 20. Found to be surprised by (5). 21. Annihilating fifty per cent of the nastiest insects (4).

SOLUTIONS - CROSSWORD NO. 9170

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Ans-were-d. 6, Some (sum). 8, Fifi (fee,fee). 9, D-angling. 10, Shake. 11, Tr-eat-y. 13, S-t-R-ewn. 15, O-CC-urs. 17, C-resta (Run). 19, Fresh. 22, Be-fall-en. 23, A-dam. 24, Stun (rev.). 25, Desserts (deserts). Down - 2, Neigh (nay). 3, Wrinkle. 4, Rid-E. 5, Do-nation. 6, Sol-V-e. 7, Mi-N-ster. 12, Ent-aileD. 14, Tor-ment. 16, Cor-sag-e. 18, Sp-a-in. 20, Start. 21, Ants (anag.).

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Fast. 7, Fantastic. 8, Apex. 9, Edit. 10, Each. 11, Limp. 14, Roundabout. 16, Hard-boiled. 19, Ever. 22, Stop. 24, True. 25, Grip. 26, Cartridge. 27, Rely. Down - 1, Frail. 2, Steam. 3, Landau. 4, Stated. 5, Isle. 6, Discourse. 12, Impartial. 13, Prod. 15, Bode. 17, Obtain. 18, Lounge. 20, Verge. 21, Reply. 23, Pate.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Squirrel. 6, Ruby. 8, Fame. 9, Somewhat. 10, Sloth. 11, Normal. 13, Scrawl. 15, Dilute. 17, Meddle. 19, Happy. 22, Strident. 23, Hunt. 24, Shut. 25, Limerick. Down - 2, Quail. 3, Inertia. 4, Rose. 5, Lemonade. 6, Rower. 7, Blatant. 12, Bluebell. 14, Cheetah. 16, Leather. 18, Drift. 20, Panic. 21, Atom.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across - 1, Go-sh. 7, The-O-rises. 8, Ape-X. 9, Bent. 10, Laid (rev.). 11, Taps (rev.). 14, Last letter. 16, Firm friend. 19, Ends. 22, U-seD (rev.). 24, Seen (scene). 25, Stem. 26, For-bid-den. 27, T-H-en. Down - 1, Grant. 2, Steep. 3, Cheers. 4, Port-Al. 5, Will. 6, Delivered. 12, AD-mission. 13, S-lam. 15, Tide (tied). 17, (P)Reside(nt). 18, Eleven(11). 20, Not-ch. 21, SiMon. 23, Dabs.

CANCER—June 22-July 22 Your sense of loyalty wins you credit in the community. Your intuition is strong now, but avoid impulsive financial moves. In romance, a subtle approach could lead to an improved relationship. LEO—July 23-August 22

Compliments coming your way are more sincere than you at first believed. This is generally a good week for improving your self esteem. Short distance travel is spotlighted on the weekend. VIRGO—August 23-September 22

An absentminded streak may surface this week so be sure to mark down all appointments. In romance, new tactics may bring positive results. Hobbies may include a profitmaking angle. LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Relationships generally improve, thanks to your positive approach. Simplification in general helps you reach a career goal on schedule. Offbeat interests are highlighted.

SUDOKU

SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

Making the most of a dull situation could lead to a new awareness of your hidden talents. A relationship with a Leo is currently highlighted. Your sense of timing is impressive.

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SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Taking the initiative may bring desired results, especially in areas of career and education. Last minute changes in plans may prove a blessing in disguise. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Some tension with older relatives may be eased, thanks to efforts of a new friend. Although your good ideas may not be accepted initially, hold on to them. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 Be sure not to make too many commitments for what looks like an already lively social week. A surprise gift may arrive after the weekend. A friend’s suggestion may merit consideration.

PISCES—February 20-March 20 This can be a highly productive period both personally and professionally. The key is to be willing to share the limelight. Attention to detail is critical, especially at your place of work. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK You are ever young, because you believe that life is an adventure and there are always things to be learned. You sometimes have trouble making a serious commitment a difficulty that needs addressing if you are to make serious financial or career achievements.

An absentminded streak may surface this week so be sure to mark down all appointments. In romance, new tactics may bring positive results. Hobbies may include a profitmaking angle.

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LIBRA—September 23-October 22 Relationships generally improve, thanks to your positive approach. Simplification in general helps you reach a career goal on schedule. Offbeat interests are highlighted. SCORPIO—October 23-November 21

Making the most of a dull situation could lead to a new awareness of your hidden talents. A relationship with a Leo is currently highlighted. Your sense of timing is impressive. SAGITTARIUS—November 22-December 22

Taking the initiative may bring desired results, especially in areas of career and education. Last minute changes in plans may prove a blessing in disguise. CAPRICORN—December 23-January 20

Some tension with older relatives may be eased, thanks to efforts of a new friend. Although your good ideas may not be accepted initially, hold on to them. AQUARIUS—January 21-February 19 Be sure not to make too many commitments for what looks like an already lively social week. A surprise gift may arrive after the weekend. A friend’s suggestion may merit consideration.

PISCES—February 20-March 20 This can be a highly productive period both personally and professionally. The key is to be willing to share the limelight. Attention to detail is critical, especially at your place of work. BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK You are ever young, because you believe that life is an adventure and there are always things to be learned. You sometimes have trouble making a serious commitment a difficulty that needs addressing if you are to make serious financial or career achievements.

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LOCAL TRADE & BUSINESS DIRECTORY 5368 1966

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PET FOOD

Date: 20/12/17

(Rear of SuperCheap Auto)

ROCK WALLS

TILER

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SEPTIC SERVICE

The Bacch Shed Self Storage

STONEWORK

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TREE LOPPING

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Tiger Natural Spring Water For Swimming Pools, Household Tanks, Stock, Roadworks Hire Call Gary McTigue

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FUNERALS

EMPLOYMENT

FIREWOOD

ASBESTOS REMOVAL

Admin assistance needed for mail order business in owner’s home at Darley 3340. Basic MS Word, Excel and Access skills required. Only a few hours once or twice a week, flexible days and times. $30/hr. Email Brian at AusBulk1@bigpond.com No CV necessary, just a few lines about yourself.

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Domestic and Commercial Fully Licensed and Insured Call Steve for a Quote 0439 476 966

FUNERALS

DEATH NOTICE

PAT CASHIN

LARKIN, Maree 15/07/1941- 28/10/2015 In loving memory of my dear wife. Another year has gone by, They say it gets easier, but it doesn’t. You are in my thoughts every minute of every day. Love you with all my heart. Til we meet again, your loving husband Michael xx Love also from Linda & Mark (dec), Zoe & Dean, Ryan & Molly, Rikki & Aaron, Matilda & Willow.

FUNERALS 1114 Doveton St. Nth, Ballarat

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Sport

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Speak No Evil trained and driven by Amanda Turnbull. Photo Stuart McCormick

Pink Galahs trained and driven by Matthew Craven. Photo Stuart McCormick

The flying mare

By Michael Howard The goalposts may have moved but it was still a sweet feeling for Matt Craven when his fabulous filly Pink Galahs took the honors in, what he’s long considered her grand final, the TAB Victoria Trotters Oaks last Saturday 17 October. Only a week after she shocked the trotting world and won the Aldebaran Park Bill Collins Trotters Sprint, the three-year-old backed up to claim a second successive Group 1 in a bruising Oaks. “They made her earn it tonight,” Craven told Trots Vision post-race, with Pink Galahs having worked to the front from gate five and controlled proceedings with a 32.2-second first quarter, before being exposed to a midrace challenge. Jason Lee, steering Anton Golino and Jack MacKinnon’s Im Ready Jet, turned it into a staying contest approaching the bell, challenging and claiming the lead in 28.2 and 28.7 second and third quarters. It reverted Pink Galahs to a sit-sprint role, but as she’s shown readily in open class company that suits her just fine, rushing via the sprint lane to a 4.2-metre win from stablemate Queen Of Crime, with Im Ready Jet running third. “Jase with 1200 to go tested us out and was able to beat her for a little bit for speed, but to her credit she travelled really kind on his back and it was just a matter of getting to the sprint lane without doing anything wrong,” Craven said. “It wasn’t easy, but this was the end goal. We reset now and set some more (goals), but just to achieve what we set out to achieve at the start of the season with this little girl, the

campaign all through winter was all aimed around this race. We new that we had to improve over that period to be competitive in this race to season her up for what was produced tonight. “That middle half in (56.8), for three-yearold fillies you have got to be pretty brave to be able to finish it off after that. I’m just so proud of her to be able to get through and get the job done.” It was another superb result for breeder Laura Lewis, who co-owns the filly with Caleb Lewis and Bryan Healy, and the Craven camp, particularly with the stable producing second-placed Queen Of Crime. The latter was driven by Craven’s brother Glen, while cousin Jason Lee placed third in a Terang trifecta, but there was little brotherly spirit in the run. “Cousins, brothers, once you are out on the track I think they become your biggest enemies,” Matt Craven told Trots Vision. “People would think you’d look after each other, I think it works the entire opposite because we are all so competitive. “I hate getting beaten, I know (Jason) hates getting beaten and I know Glen hates getting beaten. I think when we see each other, we’re all in red colours, it’s like waving a red flag at a bull. “He takes no prisoners out there Jason and he expects no favors, which makes it so great, we’re all such great competitors, but they’re always the first ones to congratulate each other.” Craven said Pink Galahs would likely be directed towards the November 1 Victoria Trotters Derby at Maryborough before readying for December’s Aldebaran Park Vicbred Super Series.

Speak No Evil catches the moment

By Michael Howard It was a night to remember at Tabcorp Park (Saturday 24 October) for Amanda Turnbull’s team as five-year-old Speak No Evil and four-year-old Catch A Moment served up bold front-running performances to not only take line honours, but flag that bigger things were to come. Speak No Evil held out the challenge of $1.60 favourite Our Princess Tiffany to win the Angelique Club Pace, blowing open the Elizabeth Clarke Mares Triple Crown, which concludes with next Saturday’s $100,000 Benstud Queen Of The Pacific. Earlier in the night Catch A Moment was stunning in winning the Alabar Vicbred Championship first heat by 34-metres, despite reinsman James Herbertson trying to keep the Art Major entire under a hold and fresh for next week’s final. The Stewart stable’s flex was even more significant in the two-year-old fillies Tatlow Stakes, where the trainer filled the first six places, including the winner Ladies In Red for reinsman David Moran. “There’s not much of her, she’s got it all, she can tough it out, she’s got very high speed,” Moran said. She’s going to make a very nice racehorse.” Which will be music to the ears of Lauriston Bloodstock’s Bill and Anne Anderson, who not only enjoyed success in the Tatlow Stakes but also with Speak No Evil’s win in the aforementioned Angelique Club Pace. “They’ve got a wonderful breed and some really nice horses at the moment,” Turnbull said. She was rapt with Speak No Evil’s performance, having initially been

concerned how the four-year-old had trialed in the lead-up. “We wanted to come last week because it was only over the mile, but her trial wasn’t quite good enough, so we just stuck at home and got a bit of work into her,” Turnbull told Trots Vision. “It was a little bit of a worry being first up over the 2200, but she handled it good. She was a different horse again tonight, she knew it was race night, she was a lot more relaxed and a lot better to handle, so she knows what she’s doing.” Speak No Evil won by a short half-head from Rock N Roll Chapel, who sat leader’s back throughout and almost won in the closing strides, while No Win No Feed pipped Our Princess Tiffany for third, with the latter failing to make ground in the straight after sitting in the breeze for a tick more than the last lap. It makes for a delicious entrée to next week’s Benstud Queen Of The Pacific, which carries not only the Group 1 status and $100,000 purse, but will also decide the inaugural winner of the Elizabeth Clarke Mares Triple Crown. For the first time, the horse who scores most points in the series takes home a $10,000 bonus. Turnbull confirmed Speak No Evil will be there and it could also be a big night for Catch A Moment, who will take some topping when he backs up in the $30,000 Alabar Vicbred Championship final after tonight’s blazing win. “We’ve always had really high hopes for him and he’s been thereabouts all the time,” Turnbull said. “Now he’s grown into himself, he’s a big fella and looks amazing, and he’s putting it on the race track too.”

Ballan Golf Club Results – Week ending Saturday 24 October Wednesday– Stableford Winner - Les Martin (16) 37 points. R/up - David Leach (15) 36 points. Magpie - 14th Hugh Miller. NTPs - 12th Vic Buttigieg, 15th Bob Arklay. Saturday – Stableford (9th Round House Teams) A GRADE Winner - Chris Tudor (14) 35 points. R/up - Rick Roden (10) 30 points. B GRADE Winner Frank White (31) 35 points. R/up - Peter Clifford (16) 28 points on c/b from Les Martin (16). NTP - 15th Barry Sims.

Catch A Moment trained by Amanda Turnbull, driven by James Herbertson. Photo Stuart McCormick


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