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Frankston hit by rental woes BY ALECIA PINNER MOST of Frankston’s struggling citizens are unable to afford appropriate rental housing in the municipality. An Anglicare report released last week, which ranked council areas according to their Australian Bureau of Statistics socioeconomic index of advantage and disadvantage, named Frankston as the sixth most disadvantaged of Victoria’s 33 council areas. A severe shortage of private rental housing in the municipality for those on a limited income, such as disadvantaged singles, families, disabled people, tertiary students, aged pensioners and low income earners, was a key factor in the Frankston municipality’s disturbing overall rating. The report found Frankston had the third lowest percentage of appropriate and affordable private rental housing following Ballarat and Dandenong. An affordable rental was defined as costing less than 30 per cent of a household’s total income. Anglicare CEO Paul McDonald called for a review of government allowances and rent assistance, public housing stock and other infrastructure spending and funding for homelessness and related programs. “We are creating a lose-lose situation for these hard working families,” he McDonald said. “Families must choose between living in extreme financial stress, often foregoing essential items, to live close to jobs and services or move to areas of disadvantage. We’ve finally see progress on a National Disability Insurance Scheme and a comprehensive review of education in the Gonski review but it is high time we put the same focus on housing.” The report states couples with two chil-

dren aged under five and under 10 and single people with two children the same age, and who were receiving a parenting payments, could not afford private rentals in Frankston with enough bedrooms to meet their needs. The research also found there wasn’t any appropriate and affordable rental accommodation in the municipality for single parents with a child under five, receiving a parenting payment, single parents with a child aged over eight receiving Newstart or singles receiving Newstart or aged more than 18 and on the youth allowance. Singles aged more than 21 on a disability support pension and single aged pensioners also could not afford appropriate accommodation. A mere .83 per cent of rental accommodation was appropriate and affordable to aged pensioner couples without children. Of the municipality’s rental accommodation, 41 per cent was appropriate and affordable for couples, with two children, earning the minimum wage. This figure plunged to 4.33 per cent for singles with two young children, earning the minimum wage, and .5 per cent for singles taking home the minimum wage. One impact of the extreme cost of living pressures was apparent in recently released bankruptcy statistics. Frankston had 84 bankruptcies last financial year, the second highest number in Victoria. This meant one person out of every 626 people had claimed bankruptcy. Last week, state Housing Minister Wendy Lovell announced that applications for public housing in the south-east region in the last quarter had fallen. However, Frankston bucked the trend with the number of public housing applications rising by 32.

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Chicken little Kananook Preschool pupil Jacob goes head to head with a new feathered friend. Children in the Seaford preschool’s three and four-year-old groups have been learning about the life cycle of chickens through a hatching program sponsored by City Farmers. The new additions have also inspired art and craft creations. When the two-week program ends, families can adopt the chicks and look forward to a supply of fresh eggs. The preschool still has a few places available in its Friday morning three-year-old program. Inquiries to Beck Cowley, 9786 6413.

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Great to see talented (and humble) people still loving music and the stage. Also great to see Haydn Godony still writing after more than 30 years! And still supporting peninsula talent. Shame I couldn’t catch the gig Nigel, but hope to see you when I’m back in Australia.

VicHealth has just launched TeamUp (teamup .com.au), a free smartphone app people can use to connect with hundreds of sports and activities in their neighbourhoods and join in — whether it’s casually kicking the footy in the park on a Saturday or joining an established sporting team for a regular gig. Jerril Rechter, CEO, VicHealth

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Re: Creek work ‘definitely on’ I’ve heard that promise before from Mr Shaw. He told me in the lead-up to the election that the money to fund the Kananook Creek would be delivered within the first term of the Liberal budget, just like he promised he would completely rebuild my son’s school at Mount Erin Secondary College in the first term of the government’s budget. Kane Johnson (via web)

Appy to make you active It’s a fact of modern life that more than seven out of 10 Victorian adults don’t do enough daily physical activity. As society has become more automated, we’re moving less and sitting more than ever before. Ironically though, new technology might just be the key to helping all of us get more active.

I write to commend our Longbeach and Seaford RSLs for their efforts on Anzac Day. Our community came out in force to remember those who have served and those who continue to serve our country, making the ultimate sacrifice to protect Australia and the freedoms that we enjoy. Record numbers of children braved the chilly dawn service and marched proudly with their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. One family in Chelsea had four generations present with a three-year-old great-grandchild marching alongside his 90-year-old great-grandfather, with all generations in between. Donna Bauer, Carrum MP

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nate peninsula residents are in having access to Frankston Hospital. I have recently had major surgery at the hospital, and the quality of care I was given could not have been better. My heartfelt thanks to all the medical team who cared for me, including staff in the intensive care unit. Each and every one of you were brilliant. Yvonne Morrison, Mornington

Re: Speedy broadband for Frankston The NBN roll-out for Frankston (and Mornington) is a joke. The businesses that will most benefit from a fibre-optic network are being short-changed by both political parties. It’s hard to believe the threeyear roll-out plan does not include the major business districts. Who knows when this will be available? The other option is to back the Liberals’ plan. A second-rate network, with the option to pay $5000 (Labor-quoted figure) to upgrade. We need to push both parties to ensure that Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula have world-class infrastructure in place to support the businesses and to attract new businesses to the area.

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Police crackdown at high ‘risk’ station BY LEE OPITZ

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outstanding warrants. Establishing public order and providing data for traffic analysis were other goals of the operation. ‘‘The highly visible and targeted police operation maximised enforcement opportunities and provided a deterrence to potential offenders and antisocial behaviour,’’ Acting Sergeant Leihy said. As a result of the operation, 2646 Sheriff’s warrants totalling $690,507 were cleared and 134 Metro infringements and various other crime, traffic, transport, behavioural and council offences were detected. ‘‘This all contributed to increased community confidence in police,’’ Acting Sergeant Leihy said.

Caught out: Sheriff’s officers and police crack down on crime at Frankston railway station.

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POLICE have identified Frankston railway station as the seventh highest community ‘risk’ location in Victoria. In determining risk, police look at crime, collisions, public order incidents and risk to community safety. In an attempt to address these issues, Frankston police conducted Operation Lavar on April 26-27, a joint exercise which also involved the divisional intelligence unit, Carrum Downs police, transit police and Frankston highway patrol. Also involved were Frankston Council, the Sheriff’s Office and Metro Trains, which dealt with outstanding warrants, fare evasion and behavioural and local law offences such as illegal parking, smoking and dogs. Overseen by Acting Sergeant Brendan Leihy, the operation aimed to increase the police presence in and around the Frankston transit interchange to increase the perception of public safety and address crime and antisocial behaviour and

‘This all contributed to increased community confidence in police.’

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You could win one of three double passes to Gold Class Council would appreciate your feedback and comments on how we communicate with local residents. Surveys completed by Friday, 31 May 2013, will be eligible for the prize draw. Visit the ‘Have your say’ section of www.frankston.vic.gov.au or phone 9784 1059.

Wednesday, 15 May, 10:00am– 12noon, Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston Enjoy building, arts and craft, storytime and much more. For families with children aged 0-5 years. Gold coin donation. Bookings: 9293 7116.

Responsible Pet Ownership: Have your say By Friday, 10 May All residents are welcome to comment to help shape the Domestic Animal Management Plan. Copies of the survey are available at Council Customer Service Centres and on the ‘Have Your Say’ section of the website: www.frankston.vic.gov.au

We need your help! Wednesday, 15 May, 2:00pm– 3:00pm, Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre, 55 Towerhill Road, Frankston South Come along and find out how you can get involved in improving your local community centre. RSVP: 9784 1035 or cindy.plowman@frankston.vic. gov.au

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Wednesday, 22 May, 6:00pm– 8:00pm, Acacia Room, Civic Centre, enter via Young Street, Frankston RSVP: by 15 May, 9786 1555 or judi.krznaric@frankston.vic.gov.au

Thursday, 16 May, 9:20am–3:45pm A Positive Ageing Together activity. Train as a group to the city and then walk as a group to the Museum. Cost: myki fare (concession $5.92, full $11.84), Museum entry free, optional $8 lunch pack. Bookings: by 6 May, 9784 1046.

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Social Media Session Tuesday, 21 May, 6:30pm– 7:30pm, Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street, Frankston FREE practical presentation from Ms Megabyte on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Bookings: libraryenquiries@frankston.vic.gov. au or 9784 1020.

Disability Action Plan Community Consultation Wednesday, 22 May, 9:30am– 1:00pm, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston Share your key issues and ideas to help Frankston City be more inclusive for people with a disability. RSVP by 16 May, 9784 1721 or communitydevelopment@ frankston.vic.gov.au

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New Art Exhibitions FREE entry • Toby Matheson presents ‘Shades Within Melbourne’ – portraits in iconic locations, Cube 37 Gallery, Frankston Arts Centre, 4–31 May. • Victoria McCaffrey, Judi Singleton, Caroline Grayley, Bridgit Thomas present ‘4 Seas’ – visions influenced by the Mornington Peninsula, Curved Wall, Frankston Arts Centre, 8 May–23 June.

Wednesday, 22 May, 6:30pm– 7:30pm, Frankston Library, 60 Playne Street, Frankston Journalist and author of the Underbelly and Chopper series discusses his search for stories. FREE. Bookings: 9784 1020 or libraryenquiries@frankston.vic.gov.au

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Thursday, 16 May, 1:00pm–2:00pm, Belvedere Community Centre Inc, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford FREE State Trustees presentation on administration orders, capacity to manage your own affairs, Powers of Attorney, question time and afternoon tea. Bookings: 9776 8922.

• Understanding Construction Tenders: Thursday, 9 May, 9:00am– 5:00pm, Civic Centre, Young Street, Frankston, $75. • Cost Effective Marketing for Small Business: Thursday, 16 May, 6:00pm– 8:00pm, Civic Centre, Young Street, Frankston, $35. • Understanding Services & Consultants Tenders: Thursday, 23 May, 5:00pm– 9:00pm, Asian Pacific Serviced Offices, Ground floor, 435-437 Nepean Highway, Frankston, $50. • Writing a Business Plan: Thursday, 30 May, 6:00pm– 8:00pm, Asian Pacific Serviced Offices, Ground floor, 435-437 Nepean Highway, Frankston, $35. Bookings: 9784 1889 or www.businessfrankston.com.au

Tuesday, 28 May, Mahogany Centre, Frankston North Details: 1300 322 322.

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Buddhist Spirituality Sunday, 19 May, 2:00pm-3:30pm, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, 360 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin Labyrinth Walk and Reflection led by Ani Chodron, presented by Frankston Interfaith Network. FREE. Details: 9784 1022.

Biggest Morning Tea Thursday, 23 May, 10:00am-12noon, Langwarrin Customer Service Centre, Gateway Shopping Village, Shop 6, 230 Cranbourne Frankston Road, Langwarrin Celebrating its 20th anniversary, all welcome for a delicious morning tea with mud cake and scones, live musical entertainment, silent auction, raffles and prizes. Gold Coin donation entry. All proceeds to Cancer Council.

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Keeping an Eye on police information

A MAN whose body was found in Carrum Downs last Wednesday died after a fight with friends, police allege. Glenn Carleton, 40, has been charged with manslaughter over the death and faced an out-of-sessions hearing on Thursday night. Police did not want the name of the victim published until he had been formally identified. Detective Senior Constable Sallyanne Leach alleged Carleton and another man got in a fight with the victim on April 14 at a house in Cranbourne. The victim died as a result of injuries allegedly sustained in the fight, and Carleton and the other man disposed of his body in an overgrown ditch between the M3 Eastlink and Worsley Road in Carrum Downs the next day. The man was reported missing on April 18. Carleton, of Dandenong, was arrested on Wednesday. He led police to the body that afternoon, Detective Senior Constable Leach said. A post-mortem conducted on Thursday determined how the man had died. Carleton, wearing a blue hooded jumper, grey jeans and with a crucifix tattooed on his neck, told bail justice Robert Mealyea that he required prescription medication. He was remanded in custody and was due to appear for a filing hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday.

FRANKSTON residents will now be able to access the latest information from Victoria Police with the roll out of the Eyewatch program. Under the initiative, social media is being used to upload information and images from the department. This enables police to inform people about crime in their area and post photos of missing or wanted people, and allows community members to ask local police questions about crime and safety. Following the success of a pilot program launched in five districts in February last year, the program has been rolled out to another 11, including Frankston. Police and Emergency Services Minister Kim Wells said the use of Facebook and mobile phones could help residents make their communities safer and enable police to reach a wider audience. “A number of crimes have been solved as a direct result of information gained from the public through Eyewatch,” Mr Wells said. A visit to the Frankston Facebook page last week showed it already had 79 likes and 46 people talking about it. Go to http://www.facebook .com/#!/eyewatchfrankstonpsa

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A PHILOSOPHY event in Frankston became a memorable occasion last month when a power failure meant it had to be conducted by candlelight. Heart of Philosophy creative director Michelle Irving said organisers knew it was likely before the event that the power would still be out but thought the show must go on. Author and former psychotherapist Pierz Newton-John was guest speaker at the Philosophy Cafe at the TWE12E bar in Young Street and impressed his audience with a session on the pursuit of happiness. ‘‘It was an intimate setting, that’s for sure and it was definitely interesting reading my notes by candlelight,’’ Mr Newton-John told the Weekly. The night was about deconstructing some of the assumptions people made about the nature of happiness, he said. Janet Bromley attended the evening and said the dim lighting added to the atmosphere. ‘‘It was a great night. I rather liked the dark and I think it showed resilience of the group on the night and the want, we all came and we all stayed because we enjoy the stimulation of the conversation,’’ she said. For more information, visit heartofphilosophy .wordpress.com. — Alecia Pinner

STATE opposition leader Daniel Andrews did the rounds of hospitals last week, including Frankston as he criticised the government on its commitment to hospital beds. In the lead-up to the state budget, to be released today, Mr Andrews said the community needed assurance that more funding would be allocated to health. ‘‘Two and a half years ago they promised 800 hospital beds that haven’t been delivered. If you are going to claim it you have to produce a list.’’ Mr Andrews said that despite repeated requests, Health Minister David Davis had failed to produce a list of where the extra beds were. ‘‘Far from extra beds, there are actually less beds. We already know the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare said there were 36 less hospital beds in Victoria after the Coalition government’s first full year, when it had promised to deliver 100 by that time.’’ Mr Davis dismissed the claims, saying: ‘‘The AIHW report confirms the Victorian Coalition government has met its first full year bed commitment of 100 new beds by June 30, 2012. This is despite the closure of hundreds of beds during enterprise bargaining action in late 2011,’’ he

Health on a budget: Daniel Andrews, right, with Cranbourne MP Jude Perera and opposition health spokesman Gavin Jennings outside Frankston Hospital. Picture: Samantha Robin said. ‘‘The latest performance report shows strong performances by Frankston Hospital in a number of key areas and the figures show that despite the pressures, Victoria’s most urgent elective and emergency patients continue to

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Thieves double up FRANKSTON police are investigating two separate but related brazen thefts on Anzac Day. Between midnight and 2am two trucks were stolen from Heversham Drive, Seaford. One of the trucks was loaded with an excavator. The 1990 Isuzu light tray truck, 2003 Isuzu heavy-ridged tray truck and excavator are valued at a total of $170,000. Police believe that on the same night, one of the trucks was used to steal a $55,000 excavator in Brunel Road, Seaford. A padlock was cut and the excavator was driven over the property fence. Police assume more than one person was involved in the thefts and are calling for witnesses who may have seen the second excavator being loaded on to the truck in Brunel Road between 2am3.30am. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

recent spate of 25 thefts from cars at Seaford railway station. He was released on bail to appear at a children’s court.

Man charged after ‘wild’ drive A woman was dragged into a vehicle against her will following a domestic incident in Frankston last month. Police said that at 4pm on April 26 the male driver of one car, chased the female driver of another vehicle along Golf Links Road, Moorooduc Highway and Hastings Road in an erratic manner. The 23-year-old Frankston woman stopped her vehicle and was pulled into the male’s car. Police intervened and charged a 23-year-old Langwarrin man with false imprisonment. He was remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on May 27. Police are seeking the public’s help about how the cars were being driven before the arrest. Information to Frankston CIU on 9784 5590.

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Truancy patrol: parents face $70 fine STATE Parliament is considering a bill that would make parents liable for a $70 fine if their child is absent without a reasonable excuse. Victorian Education Union state secretary

Meredith Peace says the plan would unfairly target already vulnerable families. When the Weekly asked what people thought of Education Minister Martin Dixon’s plan, there was some scepticism.

OPINION CATHERINE WATSON asked shoppers whether they supported a bill before State Parliament to make parents liable for a $70 fine if their child is absent for five days a year from school without a reasonable excuse.

Attempted thefts fail Someone tried to steal several cars at Seaford railway station last Tuesday. The thief was unsuccessful but damaged the vehicles. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Following earlier incidents, police on April 5 arrested and charged a 14-year-old boy with a

Footy equipment stolen Auskick sporting equipment was stolen from a car in Plowman Place, near the Frankston Mechanics Hall, last Monday week between 6.40-9.45pm. Information to Detective Sergeant Paul Busuttil on 784 5590.

Fred Wellzen, Chelsea Heights: ‘‘I think it’s nonsense. These are probably people struggling enough as it is. They probably need support more than a fine.’’

Amy Vaughan, Carrum Downs: ‘‘My mum was lenient. Those days were different and it was much safer. You didn’t have to worry about kidnappers.’’

Julie Hartnett, Frankston: ‘‘It would probably work. I did wag as a child. I used to go to the park with my friends and smoke cigarettes.’’

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Welcome Isaac, and here’s to your future BY LEE OPITZ THE Australian Bureau of Statistics says Australia’s population counter ticked over to 23 million at 9.57pm on Tuesday, April 23. Statistically, our newest citizen was a boy named Jack born to a 31-year-old mother and 33-year-old father living in western Sydney. But we reckon they got it wrong by 60 seconds, and that Isaac Mansell takes the crown as the country’s milestone baby. Isaac was born at 9.58pm at Frankston Hospital to Krystal Love, 24, and Mark Mansell, 23. Mr Mansell is a furniture removalist, Ms Love’s a stay at home mum and, along with Isaac and his four-year-old brother Hayden, they now call Frankston home. The young family moved from Tasmania four months ago in search of better job opportunities and chose Frankston because of its affordability and access to public transport. In 2011 there were just over 35,000 people in the City of Frankston, including 9164 families comprising 35.5 per cent couples with children,

25.6 per cent single-parent families and 36.7 per cent couples without children. In an attempt to ensure all its young citizens have a bright future — at least in the short term — Frankston Council held a community forum in March looking at what has to be done to meet the city’s future needs in areas including arts and culture, family and young people, healthy connected communities, older people, prosperity, education and employment, and environment and community safety. The Frankston 2025 report will be released this month and form the basis for developing strategies to ensure that the city’s facilities, services and infrastructure meet changing needs. But what does the future hold for baby Isaac? It’s impossible to predict, but we can imagine. By 2050, 37-year-old Isaac will be living with his partner and child in a high-tech apartment on the outskirts of Frankston. They both work from home, him three days a week and her two. While the cost of living is high, it’s worth it because they get to spend more time with each other. The days are hotter and the rainfall heavier

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Harmonious blend as chorus turns 20 BY LEE OPITZ FOR 20 years the ladies of the Southern Sounds Chorus have been raising their voices in song. Over the years the Langwarrin-based group has entertained audiences throughout the region and further afield with its renditions of standards, popular, broadway, jazz and swing delivered in true four-part harmony ‘barbershop’ style. ‘‘We may be local but we belong to a global network of singers whose motto is to ‘harmonise the world’,’’ choir member Judy Swann said. Originally known as The Mornington Bay Chorus, the group started in 1991 with just nine members. ‘‘Once numbers increased, rehearsals moved to the Mornington Secondary College. At that time they serenaded basketballers, children, mosquitoes and flies in summer. ‘‘In winter they were deluged by waterfalls

On song: Ina Roos, director Catherine Bechaz, Karen Dawson and Sharelle Volmer of the Southern Sounds Chorus which celebrates its 20th birthday this year. Picture: Gary Sissons

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from leaking windows,’’ Ms Swann said. In 1993 the chorus became affiliated with US-based Sweet Adelines International, the largest educational organisation for women singers in the world. The group has performed at local festivals including the Waterfront Festival, Australia Day ceremonies, expos and charity concerts, and last year was part of a 900-strong flash mob harmonising at Canberra’s largest shopping mall. The current 32 members range in age from 30 to 70, and the group is keen to recruit more singers. To mark its 20th anniversary, Southern Sounds Chorus is holding a free six-week workshop at its headquarters at St Jude’s Primary School Hall, 30 Warrandyte Road, Langwarrin. The first workshop will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 10am-3pm, followed by five sessions on Tuesdays at 7pm. Graduates will take part in a Christmas in July concert for friends and family and invited to perform with the chorus for its 20th year celebrations on October 27. For details, call Christine on 5971 2231.

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Nurse visits a boon for mums BY SAMANTHA ROBIN A PROGRAM to help vulnerable expectant mothers and their children will be trialled in Frankston. The right@home program has had proven benefits in trials overseas and last week the state government announced it would contribute $6.8 million to launch a trial in Victoria. Children and Early Childhood Development Minister Wendy Lovell said the program was aimed at promoting positive parenting and reducing early childhood development problems. “Similar trials overseas have found that sustained home nursing visits to mothers in low socioeconomic communities can minimise the impact of disadvantage on child development,” she said. Results from nurse home visits in America showed substantial reduc-

tions in behaviour and intellectual problems for six year olds, a reduction in language delays in 21-month-olds and a decrease in emergency department visits for accidents. The trial will provide intensive home nursing visits to about 300 expectant mothers with complex needs in the Frankston, Dandenong, Ballarat and Whittlesea council areas. The mothers will receive regular home visits from the same local maternal and child health nurse from the time they are pregnant until their children turn two. “Providing new mothers with regular support from a familiar person they trust can strengthen parent-child relationships and ensure children have a positive start in life,” Ms Lovell said. Expectant mothers wanting to take part in the program should call Frankston Hospital’s antenatal clinic on 9784 7777.

NEWS ●

Garden award really Good news PATRICIA Good loves her garden and, it appears, so do others. The Carrum Downs resident has taken out the honours for the best household garden in the year’s Victoria in Bloom awards, which recognise the work and creativity of social housing gardeners throughout the state. Other categories in the awards, which this year celebrates 75 years, were best common area, sustainable, creative, edible and balcony, small contained area or container gardens. ‘‘When I first came here 19 years ago there was just one pelargonium in the garden. Now it looks like a jungle, but someone must like it.’’ Mrs Good’s cottage garden is full of colour all year round, and many of the plants have been grown from cuttings. Daisies of any kind, and particularly the blue marguerite daisy, are her favourite flowers. ‘‘I’ve waited 87 years for my five minutes of fame,’’ she joked. ‘‘I don’t know who nominated me, but it’s been very nice.’’ As a finalist in the awards Mrs

Blooming fantastic: Patricia Good loves her garden. Good was given a $50 Bunnings voucher, plants and gardening accessories, and as category winner

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FEATURESTORY

Housing fears: Barbara Dixon with Deanna.

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Cautiously optimistic: Kevin Birkett.

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fter her son Jeffrey wakes up, Marie Hell showers him, dresses him and makes him breakfast. She helps him to the toilet and to wash his hands. Marie then packs his lunch for the day service he attends four days a week. When Jeffrey returns home at 4pm she helps get him a cup of tea and they make dinner together. After they have eaten she washes him, gives him his medication and gets him ready for bed. It’s a routine you would expect from any mother — but Jeffrey is 41 years old. This is a typical day for the Crib Point resident, who is a full-time carer for her son, who was born with a severe intellectual disability. He can’t talk but uses hand gestures to communicate . He has poor vision and suffers from epilepsy. Jeffrey can’t cross a road by himself or even make a sandwich and requires constant care and supervision. But Marie counts herself as one of the lucky ones. ‘‘Many carers have disabled children who can’t even feed themselves and have to wear nappies,’’ she says. Jeffrey was diagnosed at just nine months of age. “We were told he would be severely intellectually disabled his whole life. They said we could put him in an institution or take him

A trial program for a long-awaited national disability insurance scheme is about to start. SAMANTHA ROBIN talks to people with disabilities and their families about their hopes and fears for the scheme. home and try and cope.” Last year, family members looked after Jeffrey while Marie went on her first holiday in 41 years. It was a milestone for the caring mum who has devoted her life to looking after her much loved disabled son. She is terrified about what will happen to Jeffrey when she dies and who will look after him. ‘‘I don’t want to leave that up to my other two sons, it would be a huge burden for them.’’ People like Marie have spent years lobbying state and federal governments to implement a national scheme to provide sufficient funding for disabled family members. Many say the sector has already reached a crisis level, with funding, staffing and services stretched almost to breaking point. And in its wide-ranging report on disability care and support, the Productivity Commission described the current system as under-funded, unfair, fragmented and inefficient. On December 7 , the NSW and federal governments made the ground-breaking decision to sign off on a trial of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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In March, the NDIS bill passed through both houses of parliament and the scheme was renamed DisabilityCare Australia. The multibillion dollar initiative will be trialled from July in the Barwon region of Victoria, including Geelong, the Surf Coast, Colac and Queenscliffe as well as in the Hunter region of NSW. The program will be rolled out across the country gradually from 2018 — providing all states sign up. The annual cost is estimated at $13.6 billion in the 2018-19 financial year. The scheme will allow Australians with a disability to access attendant care, day programs, respite, therapy, aids, appliances and other supports to enrich and enhance their lives. The ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers shows that in 2009 just under one in five Australians had a disability, equating to 4 million people. Kevin Birkett, 52, who has cerebral palsy, hopes the scheme will help the next generation of people like himself. ‘‘Everything for me is set up so I don’t think it will affect me too much but I hope it will make it easier for people in the

future,’’ says Kevin, who works in Mordialloc but grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and retains strong peninsula ties. Kevin receives rent assistance as well as financial help for equipment, including his $15,000 motorised wheelchair. But he says a system in which people automatically receive financial assistance would be better than the current model which was difficult to navigate and required recipients to plead their case. ‘‘It has taken me a long time to get the funding that I receive now. With the new system everyone who needs assistance will get it.’’ His only quibble is that the scheme won’t be implemented soon enough. ‘‘Whenever they bring it in, it is going to benefit people but it won’t help the people who need it now. More and more people are coming up through the system, so the number of people who need it is only going to increase.’’ He says it’s too early to say whether the funding will be enough. ‘‘Who knows how many disabled people there will be in a few years time?’’ While there are obvious benefits to having a national scheme and funding pool available to all people with a disability, some carers are sceptical about whether it will achieve all it sets out to. Barbara Dixon, of Bonbeach, who cares for her 38-year-old daughter Deanna, says there is


Family support: Sandra Smyth with husband Graeme and their sons Daniel, left, and Richard.

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT What is DisabilityCare? The national disability insurance system about to be trialled is designed to have several key improvements including: ■ Earlier intervention. ■ National no fault insurance, so everyone who

acquires a disability in an accident will receive funding regardless of whether they were at fault. ■ A funding pool based on an assessment of need. ■ A lifelong approach to disability, not just immediate need.

Motherly love: Marie Hell with her son Jeffrey.

look to a brighter future no certainty the scheme will be a fix-all solution . ‘‘Some of these carers are in their 80s so by the time the scheme is implemented it will be too late. The older carers will be dead by then.’’ Supported accommodation is one of the grey areas in the new scheme and is something many carers are worried about. Barbara is petrified about what will happen to Deanna, who has Down syndrome, when she dies or becomes too frail to care for her. ‘‘Accommodation for people with disabilities has been in crisis for more than 30 years. I want to die in peace knowing my daughter is properly cared for and surrounded by her friends.’’ Barbara says staffing issues at centres must be addressed now so enough employees are available when DisabilityCare starts. ‘‘You want passionate and committed people in these jobs who want what is in the best interest of the person with the disability.’’ Deanna lived in supported accommodation for eight years but returned to the family home last year after being unhappy where she was. Barbara said she was upset about the treatment her daughter received in care and knew it was in Deanna’s interests to come home where she could look after her. The Summer Foundation was set up to investigate options for supported accommodation for people with disabilities.

Chief executive officer Di Winkler says DisabilityCare has the potential to turn services and assistance for people with disabilities upside down. ‘‘At the moment, people have to compete for scarce resources. With the new system there will be a national amount of dollar funding and people with disabilities will be able to decide what they do with that funding,’’ she says. ‘‘The current system is crisis driven and it is often only when families are at their wits end that services are provided to them. There is such a high demand that you virtually have to be homeless to receive funding. ‘‘The national scheme will give people with disabilities and their families certainty about their futures. My hope is that it will be a more equitable system.’’ Another fundamental difference is that the scheme will provide no-fault insurance for anyone who acquires a disability in an accident. Victoria is one of the few states which provides a no-fault insurance scheme for motor vehicle accidents. It is a discrepancy which grates with many families as Transport Accident Commission funded recipients receive greater assistance than others with disabilities. ‘‘It became obvious to families that people funded by the TAC received early intervention and were given greater

assistance and financial support. With DisabilityCare it won’t matter if you fall off your roof or are assaulted — you will be funded,’’ Ms Winkler says. She believes the scheme must address a critical shortage of affordable accommodation for those with disabilities, particularly young people. ‘‘There needs to be a range of housing, not just community homes or residential units but accessible and affordable housing that enables families to stay together. ‘‘There are currently 200 people under the age of 50 at risk of going into aged homes in Australia.’’ Federal Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin is confident that DisabilityCare will have a positive impact on how services are delivered. “Once the scheme is fully rolled out, DisabilityCare Australia will transform the way we deliver care and support for people with disability,” she said in Melbourne last month. “It will give people with disability choice and control over the support they receive and certainty that they will get the support they need. Frankston residents Sandra and Graeme Smythe are hoping housing will be included in the scheme. Their sons, Richard, 46, and Daniel, 35, have Down syndrome. ‘‘I would love to see the NDIS work but there

needs to be a lot more done to fix the system before it will benefit people,’’ Sandra says. ‘‘There are bits missing, like the capital funding for housing, there is some funding for supported housing but there are no guarantees that it will be sufficient. The system needs a major overhaul before this new scheme can work successfully.’’ She says some staff at centres for the disabled are leaving the system after becoming burnt out. ‘‘There is going to be all this money but there will be nowhere to spend it if there aren’t enough staff to run these centres. “These things should be worked on now before the NDIS comes in. The money isn’t going to solve everyone’s problems, you need qualified people working in these areas.” Sandra says a huge shortfall in available services must be overcome before the government starts handing out support packages under the new initiative. ‘‘We receive these packages at the moment, but try spending it. There just aren’t the service providers or the staff available. ‘‘We have difficulty getting assistance for speech services, behaviour modification, physiotherapy and facility-based respite. I don’t need more money, I need to be able to spend the money I have now. ‘‘It is totally frustrating.’’

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Turn it on: more power to livewires Haydn Godony meets a band that loves to stand out band that has seemingly been on the edge of fame for a decade, British India plays Frankston later this month. The group was formed when four ‘outcast’ students at St Bede’s College in Mentone found themselves jamming in the music room at lunchtime . “We are all really familiar with the peninsula. [Drummer] Matty had a holiday house in Sorrento and I used to go to Rosebud for holidays with my family,” frontman Declan Melia said from his Brunswick home. Now veterans of more than 300 live shows, the band scored their third consecutive Aria top 10 album with the 2012 release of Controller. The disc unleashes a sound that swells to engulf an audience. But beneath the swollen riffs and sometimes grungy, sometimes mellow guitar, lies a bed of catchy choruses. Melia said the band had developed the credo ‘they don’t have to enjoy it, but they have to remember it’. “It’s about every performance being something

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Raj rock: British India is Declan Melia on vocals, Nic Wilson on lead guitar, Will Drummond on bass and Matt O’Gorman on drums. Picture: Haydn Godony

that the audience can’t ignore. We don’t want to make music where you can eat a chicken parmagiana while it’s going on. We prep mentally and focus before we step on stage.” The band often finds its form writing melancholy music, the latest single I Can Make You Love Me being no exception. “For us it’s always been a matter of wedding our emotions with a pop song. We don’t want to be in a headspace where we have to sacrifice emotions to ‘connect’ on a lowest common denominator level.” On stage, the band plays full on and flat out. But YouTube reveals a couple of acoustic versions of the latest single. “The acoustic side of things is something that’s actually very new to us and it’s something that we’re excited about. It’s a case of connecting with people via texture rather than volume,” Melia said. “In one way our biggest fear is to be faceless. We are a band that wants to stand out.’’

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SEE&DO ●

Dance step: Mahogany Neighbourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston North, has dance classes in tap, ballet, jazz and hip hop for all ages on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Details: Debbie, 0411 036 043.

Langwarrin classes: Langwarrin Community Centre classes include first aid, food handling, professional writing, MYOB and MS Office. Details: 9789 7653.

Church fete: The Uniting Church in High Street, Frankston, has a fete from 8.30am on Saturday. Details: 9783 3400.

Good turn: The Peninsula Woodturners Guild has an exhibition at Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Road, Mornington, from 10am-4pm from May 21-26. Cost: $5. Details: pwguild.org.au.

Mother’s Day: Kathleen Keegel Children’s Fund will hold a familyoriented Mother’s Day lunch on May 12 at Windmill Hill Farm, 73

Art classes: McClelland Guild of Artists offers classes in many mediums and levels. Details: Jane, 0419 373 460. Genealogy: Belvedere Community Centre, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford, offers classes in genealogy, skincare and makeup, MYOB, laughter yoga and style savvy. Details: 9776 8922. Retiring: The peninsula branch of the Independent Retirees Association meets at 10am on the third Monday of each month in the hall at 2 Logan Street, Frankston East. Details: Margaret, 9773 1452. Karingal classes: Karingal Neighbourhood House, 103 Ashleigh Avenue, Frankston, has classes including sketching and drawing, beading, scrapbooking, playgroup, computers and cupcakes. Details: Lisa, 8786 6656.

Navy band: The Admiral’s Own Big Band (pictured), part of the Royal Australian Navy Band, has free Soundwave concerts at 7.30pm on Wednesdays, May 8 and 29 in the entertainment complex at HMAS Cerberus (enter via Stony Point Road, Crib Point). Bookings not required but bring photo ID to gain entry to the base. Details: Petty Officer Brett Donovan, 5931 6012. The band will also play in Mornington Park at 10.30am and 11.30am at the Mornington Farmers Market on Saturday. Treat mum to a morning of festive entertainment, seasonal fresh produce and gourmet specialties from 8.30am-1pm. Cost: $2 entry for adults, children admitted free. Details: Janette, 0401 026 687.

Carer support: Grow Better Together carer support group which helps friends and family of those affected by mental health issues meets regularly in Frankston. Details: 1800 558 268. Learn bridge: Frankston Bridge Club has lessons for beginners and intermediate players. Details: Lyn, 8751 3020. Croquet lessons: Frankston Croquet Club is seeking new members and offers free tuition on Tuesday mornings. Details: Angela, 0418 141 729.

Get Involved Activity: Buy a pink bun and support breast cancer information efforts. When: Until May 22. Details: This year’s Support the Breast Cancer Network Australia’s annual pink bun fund-raiser aims to raise $1.2 million for Australians affected by breast cancer. All money raised from the sale of the buns goes directly to BCNA to help fund information resources for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Contact: Simply buy a bun at your local Bakers Delight store.

Bungower Road, Somerville. Attractions include a spit roast and scones from a wood-fired oven. Cost: $20 adult, $12 child. Details: Tracy, 0412 460 567.

Sing along: Frankston Sings meets at 5.30pm each Monday at The Nave, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 26 High Street, Frankston. Details: 8679 6088.

Moorooduc each Tuesday and Friday. Details: 0417 553 537.

Lyrebird classes: Lyrebird Community Centre, 203 Lyrebird Drive, Carrum Downs has classes in cake pops, e-portfolio creation and food handling. Details: 9782 0133.

Senior swim: The Frankston Fabulous Fifties Swimming Club meets at Jubilee Park Aquatic Centre for aerobics and coaching for nonswimmers and swimmers.Details: Joan, 9786 3775.

Dog walking: A dog-lovers’ walking group meets for friendship and gentle exercise at 8.30am each Tuesday in Baxter Park’s leash-free reserve. Details: Suzanne, 9789 8475.

Check this: Chess players meet at Mahogany Neighbourhood Centre, 26 Mahogany Avenue, Frankston North, from 2-4pm each Tuesday. Cost: $4. Details: 9786 1445.

Painting class: Watercolour artist Judy Reekie teaches the craft at

Mah jong: Mt Eliza Mah Jong Club meets at 9.30am and 7pm each Monday in the Village Neighbourhood Centre, Canadian Bay Road. Experienced and novice players welcome. Details: 9787 4002.

Probus: Carrum Downs Probus Club meets at 10am on the second Wednesday of each month at The Sands Hotel in Hall Road, Carrum Downs. Activities include day trips and theatre visits. Details: Vel, 9770 0140.

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De-stress dad: Dads in Distress support service helps men experiencing separation grief and related issues. Frankston group meets at 7.30pm each Wednesday at Orwill Street Community House. Details: 1300 853 437.


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A private oasis This renovated home is close to Hastings foreshore It has three good-sized bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. For the chef of the home a new galley-style kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and sliding glass servery awaits. Entertaining is made easy with two living zones and outside are a large undercover area and landscaped gardens. Features include ducted heating and single garage.

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Picture of perfection tunning presentation highlights this solidbrick home, setting a new standard in family living. Features include leadlight windows, polished floorboards, designer interior, a tiered alfresco decked entertainment area and wheelchair ramp access. A wide entry hall showcases three large bedrooms, the main with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. The state-of-the-art kitchen overlooks a massive meals and family area. The main bathroom is lavish and has a claw-foot bath. The house is freshly painted, and has new

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Five Dolphins get call for VFL state squad BY BRAD McGRATH THE much improved showing by the Frankston Dolphins has culminated in five Dolphins players being named in the preliminary VFL state squad to clash with the WAFL in Northam, Western Australia, on Saturday. The VFL team will be coached by Port Melbourne mentor Gary Ayres, with Dolphins coach Simon Goosey to be his assistant. The feel-good story for the Dolphins is the inclusion of former Dandenong Stingrays star Riley Heddles, who has struggled in recent seasons with injury.

“He has had a good preseason, he played a bit last year but has been injured,” Goosey said. The VFL has also included star forwards and Mt Eliza pair Sam Lloyd and Michael Lourey in the squad of 30 with the pair proving to be valuable contributors for the Dolphins. “He [Lloyd] has come into the competition and been fantastic and had his four or five shots on goals each week,” Goosey said. “He plays way above his height. “Michael Lourey has kicked quite a few goals and been really solid for us.” Former Geelong rookie Scott Simpson and Lachie Delahunty, who represented his state last

season, have also been named in the squad. Simpson has shown his versatility this year after injuries to several of the Dolphins defenders forced Goosey to switch him to defence. Delahunty has slowly been working his way into form after an injury late in the preseason meant he had a delayed start to the year. “He had a good year, he has started the year a little bit slow but he’s getting there now and he is probably in the squad because he gives you that versatility,” Goosey said. “Scotty Simpson is that big-bodied player that the team needs.” The Squad: Matt Farrelly (Bendigo Gold); Sam

Iles, David Mirra (Box Hill); Evan Panozza (Casey Scorpions); Nick Riddle (Collingwood); Matthew Bate, Michael Sikora (Essendon); Lachie Delahunty, Riley Heddles, Sam Lloyd, Michael Lourey, Scott Simpson (Frankston Dolphins); Dom Gleeson, Troy Selwood, Matthew Sully (Geelong); Stephen Clifton, Myles Sewell (North Ballarat); Kane Lambert, Adam Marcon (Northern Blues); Chris Cain, Sam Pleming, Josh Sciopone, Wayde Skipper (Port Melbourne); Adam Cockie, Marcus Marigliani (Sandringham); Ben Ross, Scott Sherlock, Ben Warren, Jake Wilson (Werribee Tigers); Ben Jolley, Willie Wheeler, Cameron Wood (Williamstown).

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Opening blitz puts brakes on Dolphins FRANKSTON Dolphins coach Simon Goosey was left to lament a horror opening quarter as the Dolphins suffered a 45-point loss to North Ballarat in a VFL clash at Eureka Stadium on Saturday. The Roosters jumped Frankston in the first term, piling on seven majors to just three behinds. The Dolphins were never able to recover, losing 20.10 (130) to 12.13 (85). Goosey was able to see the positive side despite his young side suffering successive losses. ‘‘They [North Ballarat] kicked seven goals [to none] in the first quarter and that was the final margin,’’ he said. ‘‘I was happy with the way the boys responded in the last quarter, but having said that we had two other quarters in which we could have responded.

‘‘We ran the game out, so you take the positives.’’ The classy North Ballarat midfield, boasting Myles Sewell and former Liston medallist Stephen Clifton, was dominant early with the Dolphins struggling for answers. The Dolphins stemmed the bleeding and slowly worked their way back in the second term, Mr Fix-it Scott Simpson was switched to centre half-back in the second term and his presence was steadying. ‘‘We just had sloppy ball use,’’ Goosey said. ‘‘It was a matter of us just hitting our targets. ‘‘We really butchered the ball when going forward.’’ Dolphins forwards Michael Lourey and Sam Lloyd were lively, both booting four majors, Lourey taking his season tally to 18.

Roosters crow: Frankston Dolphins’ Michael Lourey flies for a mark in their loss to North Ballarat on Saturday. Picture: Ballarat Courier

Russell Gabriel put in another behemoth effort in the ruck, giving the likes of Shane Hockey and Corey Buchan first use. Despite the Dolphins rallying late in the game the damage was already done and the Roosters were able to

hold them at bay. In the development league the Frankston reserves handed the Roosters a 65-point hammering, Joel Miller bringing himself back into senior contention with a best-onground performance. — Morgan Cole

Slick teamwork propels confident Rays to the top rungs DANDENONG Stingrays are on the verge of the TAC Cup top four after defeating Murray Bushrangers by 50 points at Shepley Oval on Saturday. The Stingrays dominated every quarter in their most complete performance of the season to win 13.9 (87) to 5.7 (37) and move into fifth position. Stingrays coach Graeme Yeats praised his team’s performance but warned there would be further tests ahead with the under-18 nationals looming and the unavailability of the Stingrays’ private school contingent. ‘‘As the game went on I felt we continued to build on last week’s effort . . . we had a few more changes this week and at this time of the year and over the next month or so we really get to see what future we have next year and the depth needed if players go down this year.’’ The Stingrays had several standouts including small forward Clayton McCartney, who returned

to form with five majors. Yeats said it wasn’t just McCartney’s goals that pleased him. “I was happy with those guys who came in and played their roles. Clay [McCartney] was good with five goals, but more pleasing was his work off the ball, something we’ve been working with him.” The Stingrays took a 10-point lead into the second term and soon extended it when Dale Gawley kicked a major. The Bushies responded soon after but the pivotal move came soon after when Yeats switched Jack Lonie and Blake Mullane into the midfield to add to some pace. Captain Nathan Foote and Kyle Gray mopped up any Bushies’ forward movements and McCartney capitalised up front to extend the margin to 32 points by the long change. The Bushrangers lifted in the third with both teams booting three goals, but the likes of Alex Harnett, Sam Crawford and Jake Gain went up

another notch in the final term as the Stingrays extended the margin. Stingrays talent manager Mark Wheeler said the result showed they have a bright future. “We, like other regions, had a fair few out with injury and private school commitments. It’s great to give opportunities to others,’’ he said. ‘‘It is pleasing for us as a club because it puts pressure on those out injured or others to retain their spots.” “To keep Murray to only five goals, three after half-time showed the back six had a strong play in the team’s performance today. All our forwards featured in today’s goal-kickers. It also shows we started to work a little more as a team, which we haven’t done to date.” The TAC Cup has a general bye this weekend because of the trial match between Vic Metro and Vic Country on Mother’s Day.

SOMERVILLE sensation Myles Collins dropped his first game since joining the Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association, with reigning club singles champion and Frankston ace Sam Palmer ending his dream run on Thursday night. Palmer defeated the New Zealander 13-11 in the seventh set to reassert his authority over the A1 competition. It was Collins’ first loss after accounting for Jarryd Cathcart and Luke Bronsema in successive weeks. Palmer’s victory was enough to get Frankston home 3-2 against Somerville and shore up their position at the top of the ladder. On an adjacent court, Langwarrin’s Bronsema found himself down 10-7 in the deciding seventh game against Mt Martha’s Chris Robinson before somehow managing to hold his nerve and rattle off the last five points of the match to take the deciding seventh game 12-10. But Bronsema’s celebrations were brief. Mt Martha’s Sean O’Meara, who is enjoying his best start to an A1 season, forced him into yet another nail-biting marathon that ended in a 4-3 win, after taking the deciding game 11-9. O’Meara also defeated Bronsema’s partner Shane O’Connor in straight games and will take a healthy 5-1 record into next week’s round. A straight sets win in the doubles to MtMartha secured a 4-1 victory and, like Frankston, they remain undefeated after three rounds. In what is undoubtedly the upset of the season to date, Phil Bolitho, who went into this round without a win to his name, upset Mornington ace Jarryd Cathcart. It was another table tennis classic that finally went Bolitho’s way 12-10 in the seventh. Cathcart took his frustrations out on Bolitho’s partner Mark Flavel with a resounding 4-0 victory but could not prevent his side going down 3-2 to last season’s premiers, Carrum Downs.

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Confident Tigers get over line

Victorian Football League: North Ballarat 20.10 (130) d Frankston 12.13 (85), Port Melbourne 15.11 (101) d Casey Scorpions 14.14 (98). Casey Cardinia League: Doveton 13.10 (88) d Pakenham 7.8 (50), Cranbourne 13.16 (94) drew Tooradin 14.10 (94), Berwick 17.25 (127) d Keysborough 7.8 (50), Narre Warren 21.8-134 d ROC 7.8 (50), Beaconsfield 26.15 (171) d Hampton Park 5.10 (40). Peninsula Football League: Karingal 20.15 (135) d Chelsea 10.10 (70), Mt Eliza 15.10 (100) d Langwarrin 12.18 (90), Frankston YCW 16.11 (107) d Pines 9.7 (61), Seaford 8.17 (65) d Mornington 9.7 (61), Bonbeach 19.9 (123) d EdiAsp 14.10 (94).

Leap of faith: Seaford’s Damien Lawrence flies for the ball, but it evades him, in their narrow win over Mornington on Saturday. Picture: Gary Sissons

Nepean Football League: Crib Point 16.8 (104) d Rosebud 13.15 (93), Sorrento 22.25 (157) d Red Hill 1.2 (8), Tyabb 1.3 (9) lt Dromana 29.20 (194), Frankston Bombers 17.11 (113) d Devon Meadows 11.7 (73), Pearcedale 14.20 (104) d Hastings 8.15 (63), Somerville 13.13 (91) d Rye 11.16 (82). THIS WEEK Victorian Football League:

Frankston YCW was able to breath a sigh of relief during the week learning star ruckman Ash Eames will return this season. The Stonecats had a nervous wait after the previous week’s match against Karingal when Eames went down after hyperextending his knee, with fears that he had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. Eames will sit out the next 10-12 weeks with a grade one strain to his ACL, but is expected to return in time for finals. The Stonecats, minus Eames, recorded a 46-point

never looking back. The Panthers looked controlled as they extended their lead at every change to cruise to a comfortable win. In-form Pearcedale forward Pat Heijden was again able to influence the contest despite some close checking from the Blues’ defence, booting three goals to take his tally to 22 for the season. ‘‘To play well and get the win was a great reward for our effort,’’ Cadd said. ‘‘We’ve had a lot of trouble against them [Hastings] in the past couple of years, so we saw this as a really important game for us.’’ Panther Chris Hensby’s rich vein of form continued with his second beston-ground performance in as many

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TAC Cup: Dandenong Stingrays 13.9 (87) d Murray Bushrangers 5.7 (37).

win over Pines. Karingal accounted for Chelsea with a 65-point win, recruit Harley Ambrose dominating the midfield on his way to kicking four goals. Mt Eliza made it two straight wins with a 10-point win over Langwarrin. Bonbeach continued to work itself into form with a comfortable 29-point win over EdithvaleAspendale, Sharks captain Shane McDonald booting six majors. ■ For more MPNFL reports and pictures visit frankstonweekly.com.au.

Pearcedale relishes that winning feeling PEARCEDALE rejoined the winners’ list and added to Hastings’ woes with a 41-point victory over the struggling Blues in a Nepean League clash at Pearcedale Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Pearcedale coach Ben Cadd was impressed with the way his young team responded after successive floggings at the hands of Dromana and Sorrento. ‘‘It was good to come through those games with our confidence intact. It’s a real credit to the boys,’’ Cadd said. ‘‘We’ve certainly matured as a group.’’ In what was a tight contest, the Panthers broke free in the second term after a tight start, getting out to an 18-point lead at the main change and

FINALSCORES

BY MORGAN COLE SEAFORD coach Craig McIndoe has hailed his team’s belief after their narrow four-point win over Mornington at Miles Reserve on Saturday. Seaford has been the surprise packet of the Peninsula League and despite losing star players Michael Kraska, Chris Irving and Luke Smith the Tigers sit second with a 4-1 record. Aaron Walton was the hero for the Tigers with two late goals to steal the win from a plucky and muchimproved Mornington. ‘‘We have a lot of belief,’’ McIndoe said. ‘‘A lot of people thought that we would be battling but we are happy to keep going under the radar.’’ Mornington coach Stuart Seagar was left to rue his team’s inability to shut the contest down after they established a lead in the final term. ‘‘It was a disappointing finish but at the same time it’s a big learning curve,’’ he said. ‘‘We were impressed by how Seaford kept on fighting but at the same time as a footy club we have to learn that if we are in that position we have to maintain possession of the footy so we don’t lose those games.’’ Another bright spark for the Bulldogs was a pair of youngsters performing in key roles. Jackson Calder presented strongly all day and provided a target and despite failing to register a major was among their best. Anthony Simpson also impressed with three goals playing across half forward after joining the Bulldogs from Frankston Dolphins. Seagar said he was keen to move on quickly from the loss. ‘‘Our attention now turns to Bonbeach and that will be a massive test for us,’’ he said.

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weeks. The recruitment of former Frankston forward Dylan Hoare continued to pay dividends, the classy flanker booting two majors in another solid outing for the Panthers. Hastings on-baller Taylor Stratton continued his stellar start to the season again having a heavy influence through the midfield while brother and soccer convert Kain played his best game since joining the Blues in the defensive half. The Blues have had a less than impressive start to the season with just the one win coming from their five outings so far. The Panthers will look to make it four wins when they take on Red Hill this Saturday. Hastings will square off

against the red-hot Frankston Bombers in a must-win game. In other Nepean League matches, Sorrento destroyed a hapless Red Hill by 149 points, Ben Schwarze dominating up forward with eight majors. Crib Point came from nowhere to upset Rosebud by nine points. Dromana annihilated Tyabb by 185 points. Anthony Bruhn had a field day booting seven goals while the returning Adam Lourey helped himself to six goals. Frankston Bombers made it five straight wins with a comfortable 41-point win over Devon Meadows. Somerville stunned Rye, getting over the fancied Demons by nine points. — Morgan Cole

VFL v WAFL, Northam (Western Australia), 12.15pm. TAC Cup: TAC Cup bye Casey Cardinia League: Cranbourne v Berwick, Casey Fields, 2.15pm; Beaconsfield v Tooradin, Holm Park Reserve, 2.15pm; Narre Warren v Doveton, Kalora Park, 2.15pm; Keysborough v ROC, Keysborough Reserve, 2.15pm; Pakenham v Hampton Park, Toomuc Reserve, 2.15pm. Peninsula League: Karingal v Edi-Asp, Ballam Park, 2.15pm; Pines v Mt Eliza, Eric Bell Reserve, 2.15pm; Frankston YCW v Seaford, Jubilee Park, 2.15pm; Langwarrin v Chelsea, Lloyd Park, 2.15pm; Bonbeach v Mornington, Bonbeach Oval 1, 2.15pm. Nepean League: Tyabb v Sorrento, Bunguyan Reserve, 2.15pm; Devon Meadows v Somerville, Glover Reserve, 2.15pm; Rosebud v Dromana, Olympic Oval, 2.15pm; Rye v Crib Point, RJ Rowley Reserve, 2.15pm; Red Hill v Pearcedale, Red Hill Showgrounds, 2.15pm; Hastings v Frankston Bombers, Thomas Barclay Oval, 2.15pm All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.


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