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Needle exchange gets the OK consultation, five objected to the service, 20 were in favour of the program and 48 said they were ‘‘indifferent’’. The first needle exchange program in Australia was established in 1987 and Mr Alexander said there was evidence such programs protected the community from blood-borne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C. Since 2008, there have been 24 cases of newly acquired hepatitis C in Knox, while in neighbouring Maroondah and Monash there have been seven. Both cities have needle exchange programs. Mr Alexander said the exchange programs encouraged drug users to use other health services while they were collecting their clean injecting materials. He told the Weekly there were needle

BY TARA McGRATH A CONTROVERSIAL needle exchange program has been approved for Ferntree Gully. Department of Health spokesman Bram Alexander last week confirmed the department had advised Knox Community Health Service the program would be located at its site. The location of the service near schools caused an outcry when the idea was first floated last year, but Mr Alexander said community consultation found there was a ‘‘low level of concern’’ within the community. He said information packs had been sent out to 1500 homes, but only 105 responses had been received. Of the 73 businesses involved in face-to-face

COVER: Rowville Primary School pupil Hailey gets her hands dirty as part of the school’s successful kitchen garden program. Story page 7. Picture: Lucy Di Paolo

exchanges near schools in other areas and the service’s workers had ‘‘a very good relationship with the school communities’’. KCHS primary health general manager Ann Elkins said it was a much-needed service for Knox. ‘‘Needle exchange programs are one of the most successful public health initiatives,’’ she said. A consultative committee will be established to provide advice on the implementation of the program, with representatives from KCHS, schools, small business owners, police, Knox Council, Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local and the health department. Mr Alexander said he couldn’t confirm when the program would begin but that it would ‘‘take a few months at least’’.

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Glad to see that something is finally being done about us tenants who don’t get the help we need from the Social Housing Advocacy and Support Program people. It isn’t that successful if people like us and others we know keep getting turned away. I am all for the funding cut and it’s about time a legal service was given the funding because they are professionals and know what the law is!

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SCORESBY Soccer Club members are thrilled at getting almost $1 million from Knox Council for a new pavilion at Carrington Park. The grant, included in this year’s council budget, means the all-girl team at Scoresby Soccer Club will no longer have to share a changeroom with the boys. Melissa Kuys, the captain of the Knoxfield-based team, said

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I sympathise with Salvos workers concerned that their jobs have been ‘underclassified’ in what they see as an attempt by management to cut costs. While I must confess to not knowing all the details in this particular case, I have serious concerns about trends that seem to have turned many charity organisations into corporations. Ever since the federal government privatised the Jobs Network, an increase in the use of volunteers in charity organisations has reduced the need for paid staff. While many of these volunteers are sent by the justice system to do community work, a growing number of unemployed people now perform voluntary work in exchange for government

dividers were used to separate male and female teams on match days and the club had campaigned for ‘‘five to six years’’ for a solution. ‘‘There was only one shower, so most of the girls didn’t even bother showering after games.’’ Coach Andrew Walter, also a Knox councillor, said the club had done a lot of work behind the scenes to convince the council to fund the improvements.

income support. What we appear to have here is a huge pool of redundant manufacturing workers, driven to the dole queues by global industrial change and coerced into providing cheap labour for politicians and charities in need of a shortcut. In fairness to the Salvos, they also have bills other than wages to consider, including the huge expense

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Pokies hard to avoid say Knox gamblers BY CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS and TARA McGRATH

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POKER machines are impossible to avoid in Knox, problem gamblers say. Figures show $85.5 million was lost on gaming machines in the city in the 2011-12 financial year. The average expenditure by each Knox adult was $695 — $82 more than the state average. Gambler’s Heath Eastern community educator Diane Jenkins said feedback from clients was that ‘‘it’s really hard to avoid pokies in Knox’’. She said there were three or four venues in a row with pokies along Burwood Highway, as well as at popular shopping centre Knox City. ‘‘They say they’re all over the place and there are too many machines — you can’t get away from them,’’ Ms Jenkins said. Clients often asked where they could go in Knox to simply ‘‘have a meal and listen to a band to enjoy a night out’’. Ms Jenkins said family members of older gamblers expressed concern about the proximity of a

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retirement village to Knox Tavern at Knox City. ‘‘It’s a very easy target. There are two or three pedestrian crossings along Burwood Highway and they can just cross the road,’’ she said. Woolworths is a major player in the multimillion dollar poker machine industry in the municipality, being a 75 per cent owner in the ALH Group, which owns five of the 11 venues in Knox with pokies. ALH pokies hit a $48.8 million profit in Knox in the 2011-12 financial year — more than 50 per cent of the total amount lost on gaming machines in the area. ALH owns the licence to 413 of Knox’s 845 poker machines, and there are 7.16 poker machines to each 1000 adults in Knox, exceeding the state average of 6.19.

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responsible gambling pocket guide distributed to its gaming staff. He said that in addition to gaming taxes, hotels paid 8.33 per cent of pokies revenue to the state government’s Community Support Fund for grants to community groups and councils. Woolworths did not respond before deadline. If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, call Gambler’s Health Eastern on 1300 131 973.

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PUPILS at Rowville Primary School are developing a sophisticated palate — one of their favourite dishes is beetroot tarte tartin. That’s because grades 3 to 6 are taking part in the not-for-profit Kitchen Garden Program, founded by cook, restaurateur and food writer Stephanie Alexander. Just six months in, and the children have a food knowledge many Masterchef contestants would envy. Food specialist Jodie Wood, who is in charge of the program, has so far taught the children to make bread, pizzas, soups, salads and the tarte tartin. The kitchen is integrated into the school’s new hall — built as part of the federal government’s Building Education Revolution — and they have a garden with an assortment of fruit and vegetables. Grade 6 pupil Elise said the classes voted on what vegetables to plant and some of the top choices were cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes, beetroot and even fig trees. The pupils plant the vegetables, harvest them, prepare the food and then share the meal they have created. Fourth graders Jackson and Charlie, in charge

FOOD specialist Jodie Wood said an initiative like the Kitchen Garden Program needed volunteers to be successful. They had some wonderful parent helpers but welcomed anyone from the community to come along and help the children learn how to cook. To find out more, call Rowville Primary School on 9764 1955.

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of the compost on the day the Weekly visited, said their favourite part of the process was collecting worms. Classmates Vidhi and Abbey, preparing the plant beds for the potatoes, reckoned that the

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IF you’ve never taken notice of traffic signal boxes in Knox before, you will now Jodie Cooper has added her magic touch to two in Lysterfield. Ms Cooper is one of several artists and community groups in the area who have been chosen by Knox Council to decorate 12 boxes. The task is in conjunction with Urban Smarts Project and the Department of Justice and is another element of the council’s graffiti management plan. Acting community services director David Blair said because the traffic signal boxes were at intersections they were regularly targeted by graffiti vandals. ‘‘This has a real impact on the community by decreasing perceptions of public safety and making the affected area look unkempt.’’ Mr Blair said research showed legal murals received little if any graffiti and the boxes would be turned into a piece of permanent artwork. ‘‘The boxes will add life and colour to our city

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and provide a creative outlet for our city’s artists.’’ Ms Cooper was allocated two boxes at the corner of Kelletts and Napoleon roads — just near her Lysterfield home and gallery. ‘‘People in the area who know my work will instantly recognise it on the boxes,’’ she said. The artist began working on her two boxes — called Lysterflight and Lysterflight 2 — last week using a design she had painted before. ‘‘I’ve incorporated the two boxes into one picture so there is one tree swaying in the wind and the leaves turn into butterflies,’’ she explained. Community groups Interchange Outer East and Narana Mind, and Bayswater Primary School were also allocated traffic signal boxes to paint.

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Danny aiming high on a trek for charity BY TARA McGRATH HE started out trekking for fun, but now Ferntree Gully resident Danny Vanderzalm is tackling the Himalayas to raise money for a charity. The long-time fitness fanatic will head to Nepal in October to climb to more than 20,000 feet on Island Peak to raise money for Autism Spectrum Australia (also know as ASPECT). ‘‘I climbed to Everest base camp last year and it inspired me to make my next trip worthwhile,’’ he said. Mr Vanderzalm will cover all his expenses so ‘‘every single dollar will go to ASPECT’’. He chose an autism charity because he has friends with autistic children and his wife works in the disability services sector. A mechanic by trade, he trains five times a week with a personal trainer and is an enthusiastic hiker, often spending his weekends exploring Victoria’s great outdoors. Some of his adventures include tackling the Kokoda Track and the Kimberleys in Western Australia. ‘‘I thought Kokoda would be the be all and end all of trekking but it really just escalated from there,’’ Mr Vanderzalm said. He was keen to do a technical climb —

involving a rope and harness — and thought Island Peak would be the ideal trek. Mr Vanderzalm said he would be able to see Mount Everest when he was at the summit, but there could be some hiccups along the way. ‘‘When I went to base camp last year I got altitude sickness at about 17,000 feet.’’ And there are plenty of other challenges. ‘‘There’s the cold — it can drop to minus 24 degrees — and the high winds can also slow us down, so we’ve got a spare day allocated.’’ Once he reaches the top he will use a satellite phone to call his wife and family back home and the footage will be posted on his social media sites. Mr Vanderzalm hopes to raises more than $5000 for ASPECT and he’s already halfway to his target. A fund-raiser will be held at Paddy’s Bar in Ferntree Gully on September 2 with live and silent auctions and music. Anyone wishing to support Danny Vanderzalm’s Himalayas trek can donate at gofundraise.com.au/page/altitude4autism.

Reaching high: Danny Vanderzalm is heading to Nepal to raise money for children with autism. Picture: Rob Carew

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No mercy: Sheriff’s officer Ben Naughton uses the automatic number plate recognition technology to catch dodgy drivers. Picture: Wayne Hawkins

Sheriff’s got a brand new toy THE Victorian Sheriff’s office has got stronger, better and faster, with new technology that can identify in seconds thousands of drivers who have fines outstanding. The technology, known as Automatic Number Plate Recognition, was unveiled last week in Glen Waverley and will allow the sheriff’s office to read up to 2000 number plates in a second and compare them against a list of drivers. ‘‘When a number plate scan matches with a vehicle registration number on the outstanding list, the software tells the sheriff’s

office they have a successful match,’’ Victorian Sheriff Brendan Facey said. ‘‘It then records the time, date, location and number plate.’’ It is planned the new technology will be used in trawling operations in shopping centres and sheriff’s officers will be able to clamp the wheels of debtors’ cars. Department of Justice spokeswoman Fiona Ung said the technology would be rolled out across the outer-eastern suburbs, including Knox and Maroondah, over the next few weeks.

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Traders team up for a bash in bushland BY TARA McGRATH AN unlikely coincidence has banded businesses in the manufacturing neighbourhood of Knoxfield together. Several businesses along Rushdale Street entered the Variety Bash adventure several years ago to raise money for sick children. These days, they’re all veterans of the Bash and are excited about the challenges that lay ahead in this year’s event from Shepparton to Hamilton Island. Long-time entrants Bill and Heather Redpath have taken to the road for Variety for 24 and 15 years respectively. Mrs Redpath is in charge of navigating — she calls her skills dreadful — while her husband tackles the back roads that the Bash route dictates. ‘Bashers’ are given directions to a certain location each morning at breakfast and then again at lunchtime, but it’s never the most direct route. ‘‘We definitely go the back blocks. We’re going along the unmade roads and we might even go

through a state forest,’’ Mrs Redpath said. Along the way the ‘Bashers’ stop to visit children at schools and studying via distance education in remote areas to deliver gifts such as lollies. ‘‘You’re driving along and there’s hardly a blade of grass and then you see a ute and the gate and the parents have bought their kids to the fence and they’ve put on a morning tea — it’s such a buzz for them,’’ Mrs Redpath said. The 64 year old said that when they left in the morning the townspeople always cheered them off — ‘‘there’s a lot of noise’’. She told the Weekly that being involved in the Bash had led to once-in-a-lifetime experiences for the couple. ‘‘Last year we did the Bash in Tasmania and even though we had been there seven times beforehand, we saw new places we didn’t even know existed.’’ Another highlight was watching whales frolic off the Great Australian Bight from a boardwalk on Aboriginal land. A novelty of the Variety Bash is the over-thetop decorated cars that capture the eye of anyone

A street of Variety: Knoxfield business owners Hugh Ibbotson, Bill and Heather Redpath and David Pugh will take part in the Variety Bash challenge. Picture: Ted Kloszynski they pass. The Redpaths have a gold EH panel van. They’ve seen a couple of participants in a bright pink car with a giant lipstick on the roof of the vehicle. As they prepare to head off with friends from

surrounding businesses for another trip of a lifetime on August 23, the Redpaths can’t see themselves stopping any time soon. ‘‘Who knows how long we’ll keep going?’’ Anyone wanting to donate to the cause can call the Redpaths on 9763 0333.

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Pharmacy hold-up Staff at Luks Pharmacy in Ferntree Gully were robbed at knifepoint about 9pm on Saturday by a man wielding a large knife. He fled with cash. The man wore a dark red jacket with a hood over his head and a black balaclava on his face. Any information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Brawl at McDonald’s About 20 young men and women were involved in a brawl at a McDonald’s in Wantirna early on Sunday morning, one man being knocked unconscious. Senior Sergeant Phil Edmunds said one of the groups was harassing McDonald’s staff and the other group got involved after pulling up in a mini-bus. He said police were waiting to view CCTV footage before determining whether to press charges. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Knox Council hopes a new initiative will help people who have difficulty speaking or who are difficult to understand better access council services. ‘Communication boards’ have been designed in conjunction with Yooralla’s Eastern Region Communication Service and will be available at the council customer service centres at the civic centre and Stud Park. The boards will display in colour images many of the key reasons people visit the council, such as paying rates or

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A pizza delivery driver was robbed and assaulted in Bayswater about 10.20pm last Saturday. The driver delivered pizza to an address in Highmoor Avenue but was told he was at the wrong house. As the 21 year old was walking back down the driveway a man hit him over the head with an iron bar and stole his bum-bag with cash in it. The driver suffered minor head injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppers .com.au.

Vietnam commemoration Vietnam war veterans gathered at the Knox Council chambers last week to commemorate 50 years since the arrival of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam on July 31, 1962. Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney led the commemorations, alongside Knox mayor Adam Gill, who said Knox had a significant number of Vietnam veterans because they were provided discounted land in the area when they returned from service. Senator Feeney said the service of 521 young men who lost their lives in the war would never be forgotten.

Healthy help Curves staff and members including Sue Aughterson, Sheridan Parnell, Angela Burgess, Louise Potter and Cathy Di Fied of the Ferntree Gully and Rowville gyms joined together to support the needy in Knox. Between the two locations, the women collected 360 kilograms of food for UnitingCare Harrison and The Salvation Army Boronia (represented by Glenda Morrison and Steve Morris on the right).

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FEATURESTORY While many commuters are waiting for protective services officers at their local railway station, police say PSOs have virtually wiped out crime at Dandenong station within weeks. CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS followed two PSOs to see how they deal with the reputed trouble spot. Pictures: ROB CAREW

Caught out: A man is detained after PSOs conducted an identity check.

Keeping watch: Pierre Devienne and Ben Huismann on the beat.

It’s safety first at the station t’s late on a Friday night. A train commuter tweets: ‘‘The next station is Dandenong. Tell my mother I love her.’’ Another tweeter gags: ‘‘Place your bets now: A. Assaulted B. Robbed C. Raped D. Slashed.’’ Such jokes about Dandenong railway station’s reputed lack of safety may soon fall flat. Trouble has seemingly left the station since protective services officers — armed guards who have trained at the Victoria Police Academy — started patrolling the station on May 29. For three consecutive weekends in June, there were no reported assaults or robberies at the station and its surrounds during the PSOs’ shifts. Inspector Bruce Kitchen describes it as ‘‘a massive reduction in crime’’ — an 80 per cent reduction at the railway precinct in June. The station vigils will gradually spread across Melbourne railway stations in the next two years; the state government plans to deploy PSOs at Noble Park, Box Hill and Epping in coming weeks. Frankston and Springvale PSOs are expected before the end of the year. The Weekly joined Ben Huismann and Pierre Devienne, two of five protective services officers who rotate shifts at Dandenong station from 6pm to the last train. Huismann and Devienne patrol the station with a cool confidence that belies seven weeks of training and four months on the job, including a three-month supervised stint at Melbourne CBD stations. The PSOs’ uniform is closely modelled on a regular police kit. Each officer is armed with capsicum spray, a stun gun and a pistol. People often mistake them for police. On a

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couple of occasions, mothers scold excitable children as the PSOs walk past. ‘‘There’s the coppers!’’ a boy yells out. ‘‘Hey, stop that,’’ his mother tells him. Devienne says it’s quiet this particular Thursday night but, soon after 6pm, the PSOs grab the details of a man smoking under a causeway roof — a prohibited area for smoking. A radio check reveals he is wanted allegedly stealing from a Frankston bottle shop. As the night chill descends, Huismann and Devienne wait with the man, who has another smoke — this time legally. Police arrive and take the handcuffed man to Dandenong police station for questioning. Devienne says that often a person’s misdemeanour, such as smoking in a prohibited area, uncovers a more serious track record. He tells of a girl who was smoking at the station recently. There were three outstanding warrants for her arrest. Later in the night, the unpredictability of their task is underscored. Devienne asks a mother to butt out as she sits under a bus shelter with her daughters. ‘‘F . . . off. How dare you tell me to put out my smoke in the cold?’’ she screams. Despite the withering reaction, the job is a welcome change of pace for the two PSOs: Huismann used to work in sales and marketing, Devienne as a hotel duty manager. They both hope to become fully fledged police officers. The peak hour is suddenly over. The throngs of commuters thin and the groups that linger at bus stops become more obvious. Devienne says loitering groups are the first

signs of trouble. Routinely, the PSOs quickly snuff out the potential for trouble. The best approach is to ‘‘move them on’’, Devienne says. ‘‘By letting them stay here, it may escalate to something else.’’ Has there been any violence? ‘‘Since I’ve been here there’s been nothing,’’ Devienne says. ‘‘If things escalate, we can get back-up — the crew from Dandenong will be here very quickly.’’ The PSOs regularly do a ‘‘social welfare’’ chat with a group of children who linger at a dimlylit bus stop at night.

‘That’s what we’re here for. The majority of commuters just want to get home safely.’ — Ben Huismann One of them, 12-year-old Keysborough boy Kenny, tells the Weekly he likes how the PSOs are there to look after everyone. ‘‘They tell us just to be good, don’t get into trouble.’’ The PSOs get a call-out to a bus stop where a man is suspected of being drunk. Devienne talks to the man, who says he’s on medication for schizophrenia. Devienne asks for his identity and he roars in defiance: “What did I do wrong?” Devienne doesn’t get sucked in. He keeps calm and asks the man’s companion where the man is living. He asks the man if he’s been drinking. The man replies: “I’m not drunk. I don’t drink. There’s too much violence with alcohol.’’ The man’s companion assures Devienne he’ll

look after him, is apologetic over the outburst and leads him away from the railway precinct. Devienne turns his attention to two young males with soft drink bottles. He asks them what they are drinking. They are sober but cheeky. “Do you want to try a drink?’’ one retorts. The PSOs hand out an average of 20-25 infringement notices at weekends. They are for minor offences such as smoking in a restricted area, drunkenness, bad language and conduct and possessing an open container of alcohol. The PSOs may call in Dandenong police to detain drunks — a chance to sober them up and ensure they get home safely. ‘‘It’s part of our duty of care,’’ Devienne says. Troublemakers seem to have shifted to neighbouring stations in the meantime. Inspector Kitchen says there has been an increase in ‘‘activity’’ at Springvale and Noble Park stations since the PSOs started at Dandenong and says ‘‘Noble Park and Springvale are still concerns’’. Inside the station, all seems to run like clockwork. Commuters wait and depart without anxiety. Most say they are glad the PSOs are here. Railway staff say their presence has driven away the ‘‘riff raff’’ and made their jobs easier. A Metro Trains staff member says he wanted to apply to be a PSO. “Who wouldn’t want to have a gun on their thigh?’’ But he concedes he wouldn’t want to take a pay cut to take the job, with a starting pay of $50,548. Huismann says he feels a reward from helping protect others at the station, to make them feel safe. ‘‘That’s what we’re here for. The majority of commuters just want to get home safely.’’

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SEE&DO ●

Silky writing: Meet Knox resident and author Alistair Smith at Boronia library at 1pm on August 17 when he will discuss his pacy thriller The Eighth Day, based on his travels along the Silk Road and reveal what’s involved in writing a novel. Details: 9762 4099.

Tuesday, August 21. Details: 9800 7240. Snap away: The Basin Community House is taking enrolments for digital photography and PhotoShop classes. Details: 9761 0209. School reunion: If you finished at Dandenong High School in 1952, you’re invited to the 60-year reunion on October 27. Details: 0429 916 550.

Baking date: Rowville branch of the Cake Decorators Association of Victoria’s next workshop is this Sunday and is about decorating with butter cream. Limited places available. Details: 9763 8646 or 9870 5743.

Arthritis help: Knox Arthritis Self-Help group meets from 10am on the fourth Wednesday each month at Boronia Road Uniting Church. Details: 9753 2335.

Disability talk: The Disability Action Group Eastern Region will have Julia Featherstonehaugh discussing the inquiry into taxis at a meeting at 10am next Monday at Bayswater Community Centre. Details: 9720 9800.

Get Involved

Jazz time: The Victorian Jazz Archive in Wantirna will host tours and teas on October 9 and 12 to celebrate Seniors Week. Admission free and bookings essential. Details: 9800 5535.

New classes: Orana Neighbourhood House in Wantirna South is offering a personal development workshop this Friday and August 27. An expert from the Eastern Community Legal Centre will discuss wills and power of attorney. Details: 9801 1895.

Cheer up: Kreationz School of Cheerleading and Dance in Boronia now runs adult classes for beginners on Mondays from 5.45pm. Details: 0422 413 167 or kreationzdance.com.au.

Info session: Villa Maria will discuss the transformation that its Gateway Service in Wantirna is undergoing to help adults with disabilities in the east get ready to work and become more independent. It’s on from 7pm on

Activity: Adopt a bunny, Animal Aid Coldstream. When: Now. Location: The Animal Aid shelter, 35 Killara Road, Coldstream. Details: Animal Aid is calling out to the community to consider adopting one of the dozen rabbits available at the Coldstream shelter. All rabbits adopted from Animal Aid are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated — and ready for a loving home. Contact: 9739 0300 or visit animalaid.com.au.

Life lessons: Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre holds lessons for job skills, hobbies, social groups and special interests. Details: 9764 1166.

Send details by noon on the Wednesday before publication to eastsee&do@yourweekly.com.au or See & Do, PO Box 318, Dandenong, 3175.

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Battle of sexes takes centre stage T was war that brought Zina Carmen to a life in the theatre. The director of the coming 1812 Theatre production Brilliant Lies stumbled across a derelict theatre while accompanying her husband, who was working as a civilian contractor, on a trip in war-torn Kuwait. The former actress couldn’t resist. ‘‘It was a beautiful little theatre, and I decided then to start directing some plays,’’ she says. ‘‘I fell into it I suppose.’’ More than two decades later, war and art still intersect for Carmen — only now it’s a battle of the sexes. Brilliant Lies, which opens tomorrow, centres on a legal battle between Susy and her sleazy co-worker Gary. Gary asks Susy to stay back at work late one night, and it’s then that Susy accuses him of sexually harassing her. It looks an open-and-shut case, except Susy lies to everybody she knows and has a bit of a reputation as a party girl. Carman said the ensemble cast delivered a

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fantastic performance of the 1993 David Williamson play — especially Dhania McKechnie, who plays Susy. ‘‘Susy is such a complex and complicated character who has had a lot happen to her in life. She does a great job.’’ Carmen said the play maintained its relevance because fundamentally nothing has changed between men and women. ‘‘There are still bosses who think a ‘harmless comment’ about a woman’s figure is just that — harmless comment. ‘‘And there’s some women who are very toughskinned and it wouldn’t bother them, while others are I guess more sensitive. ‘‘How do you prove what happened when there were only those two in a room? It’s her word against his.’’ She wants audiences to be not merely entertained by Brilliant Lies, but to think seriously about male-female dynamics. ‘‘Of course, I want it [the show] to be entertaining, but art is a social forum, not just entertainment. ‘‘I want people to leave the play thinking about what they’ve seen.’’

In action: Cast members of 1812 Theatre’s latest production Brilliant Lies rehearse their lines. Brilliant Lies runs from tomorrow to September 1 at 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose Street, Upper Ferntree Gully. Cost $25, including supper and after-show meet and greet. Bookings: 1812theatre.com.au.

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Prestige and economy Ewan Kennedy reviews the latest Mercedes M-Class cruiser

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Comfortable cruising: The ML 350 is well suited to long-distance travel.

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and more striking than ever. Note the big grille and headlights, the sculpted shape of the bonnet and, particularly, the interesting swoop of the C-pillar that has become a feature of the big Mercedes SUV. With the ML wagon the choice of many wellto-do families, safety is high on the list. ML does not disappoint with nine airbags, brake assist or brake assist-plus. The ML 350 BlueTec we tested has economy high on its list of important features. Using an upgraded 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel that now produces 190kW of power at 3600rpm and a significant 620Nm of torque between 1600 and 2400rpm, designed with clean performance in mind, it’s a fascinating example of the latest in diesel technology. The ML 350 BlueTEC is quick at 7.4 seconds in the 0-100km/h sprint. For a vehicle that tips the scales at almost 2.2 tonnes, the combined fuel consumption of 7.3 litres/100km is amazingly frugal. On the road, we found that six to seven litres per hundred kilometres was easy to achieve

Third generation: Bolder than ever before, but still immediately recognisable as a Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The ML 350 BlueTEC has a lot going for it and in our opinion the turbo-diesel is the pick of the M-Class bunch. Economy and towing ability are key features. Add to this the technology and safety where the ML 350 is a tour de force and it offers a compelling argument for ownership. Prices start at $81,400, not including dealer or government charges.

in gentle motorway and country driving. The ML350 has a bright, welcoming interior and now offers 34mm more elbow room in the front and 25mm in the rear than in the outgoing model. No issues with comfort with the ML 350 well suited to long-distance travel. It’s one of those vehicles you can get out of after a day at the wheel and, bodily at least, feel fresh.

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‘Mechanic’ takes second title BY ROY WARD ROWVILLE’S Azer Bektas re-entered kickboxing last year as an unknown mechanic; when he exited the ring at Chelsea Heights Hotel on Saturday night he had hold of his second title. The 26 year old took down Lilydale’s David Rayner to win the IKBF South Pacific cruiserweight K1 title with the referee stopping the fight in the third round when Rayner had stopped fighting back. Bektas had knocked down Rayner in the second round. He spoke with the Weekly during his work lunch break on Monday. ‘‘I was landing some heavy shots and he was just defending. I was waiting for the referee to stop it,’’

Bektas said. ‘‘I want to acknowledge how much heart the fighter [Rayner] had. He had a hard chin and he just kept taking my punches.’’ The win took Bektas’ record to seven wins from seven fights and the K1 title joins his IKBF South Pacific cruiserweight title won late last year. The two fighters were only told on Thursday they would be fighting for the K1 belt, which also changed the rules of the fight as K1 kickboxing allows fighters to use their knees but not their elbows. ‘‘Luckily, we had trained to use my knees as well although I only threw one knee for the whole fight, ’’ he said. The bout against Rayner was Bektas’ first main event fight and he said his biggest thrill of the night came when he won the crowd over in the

third round. ‘‘I started hearing people chanting ‘Azer, Azer’. It was super awesome; it gave me extra strength when I was feeling really tired,’’ he said. Bektas got little time to celebrate his victory with a kickboxer in the crowd challenging him to defend his K1 belt later in the year. He will sit down with trainers Rudi and Alex Ramirez and sort out when the title defence would be, with October the likely month. Bektas fights by the nickname ‘The Mechanic’, because he ‘‘takes people apart’’, but he wants to find more time to train in a more professional way. He has already earned sponsorships from Halkan Construction and Rapidflow Group. He hopes other sponsors could help him in his quest to eventually fight for a world title.

Knox women keep on rolling KNOX Raiders women are in play-off preparation mode after sealing top spot in the South East Australian Basketball League South Conference on the weekend. The Raiders took their winning streak to 13 wins with victories over Geelong Supercats and Ballarat Rush. The Supercats were without star player Deanna Smith and the Raiders bolted out to a 42-19 half-time lead. With the game dead and buried by half-time, the Raiders took their foot off the pedal in the second half, winning 72-46. Amy Denson was the Raiders’ standout with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Odette Andrew continued her hot scoring run with 16 points, and Shanae Greaves played a big part with 15 points and seven rebounds. The game also provided an opportunity for Cassie Smith to return from a knee injury, playing 10 minutes in her first game since June 23. The second leg of their double-header wasn’t as easy, with the Raiders sneaking over the line against the Ballarat Rush. The Rush started the fourth better than Knox, taking back the lead and going ahead by four points with less than three minutes remaining in a low-scoring game. With the game in the balance, Denson took over for Knox, scoring six points in the final 2 1⁄ 2 minutes, with the Raiders finishing the game with a 7-0 run to win 64-61. Denson was the Raiders’ best with 26 points and 15 rebounds. The Raiders will aim to make it 25-1 when they take on Sandringham and Nunawading, playing the latter at the State Basketball Centre on Sunday at noon. — Dale Crotty

Double trouble: Knox Raiders guard Erin McKernan is doubleteamed during the Raiders’ semi-final loss to Dandenong on Saturday night. Picture: Gary Sissons

D-League squads draw blank in semis KNOX Raiders men’s and women’s sides missed out on making their Basketball Victoria D-League grand finals on the weekend. The Raiders men lost 73-65 to Sandringham in their semi-final on Sunday while the Raiders women lost to Dandenong 73-43 in their semi-final on Saturday night. For the Raiders men Simon Grant was leading scorer with 18 points and 12 rebounds while in the women’s

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game Raiders guard Erin McKernan had 12 points. The D-League used to be under the control of the South East Australian Basketball League but is now run by Basketball Victoria. The men’s and women’s grand finals will be played this weekend. — Roy Ward For more Knox Raiders D-League pictures, go to knoxweekly.com.au.

Raiders out for top spot KNOX Raiders men will be out to seal top spot on the South East Australian Basketball League South Conference ladder this weekend. The Raiders have reached the final round of the regular season on top of the ladder and can assure themselves of top spot and a home semi-final if they beat Sandringham and Nunawading. With six of the eight teams in the South Conference still mathematically a chance to finish in the top two, the Raiders face two important games. The Raiders split their weekend double last round beating Geelong Supercats 89-78 at the State Basketball Centre on Saturday night, but losing to Ballarat Miners 84-79 at Ballarat on Sunday. Against the Supercats the Raiders jumped out of the blocks, leading 26-15 after the first six minutes courtesy of CJ Massingale, Mick Hill and Lester Strong. Ben Waterhouse kicked off the second quarter for Knox with a deep two-pointer as it continued the rampage against the highly touted Supercats, going into half-time leading 49-34, with Massingale scoring 17 in the first half. Although Geelong started well in the third quarter, they couldn’t get back within single digits, with John Philip’s three extending the Raiders’ lead to 19 points late in the quarter, their biggest lead of the game. The Raiders shot a staggering 12 of 21 from the three-point line, with Massingale making six threes in his 25 points. Strong finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Mick Hill’s form has peaked at the right time with another great performance with 16 points and five assists. Against the Miners, the Raiders trailed early but got back within three points of Ballarat midway through the second quarter, ending the first half nine points down. The Miners continued to extend their lead in the third term, with some late buckets in the quarter moving them to a 16-point margin. When Daniel Joyce scored to open the final quarter, the Miners led by 18, making things extremely difficult for the Raiders, but they managed to find something left in the tank with some sharp shooting to get the back in the contest. Three three-pointers to Sean Carroll, two to Massingale and one to Philip saw Knox move within three points of the Miners with 20 seconds remaining, but were forced to foul to get Ballarat to the free throw line. Miners forward Kevin White made both free throws to seal the win, with Massingale again the Raiders’ leading scorer with 25. — Dale Crotty The Raiders visit Sandringham on Saturday night, then host Nunawading at the State Basketball Centre on Sunday at 2pm.


Magpies set sights on Balwyn BY ROY WARD SCORESBY’S top-three hopes have reached a tipping point heading into their home clash against premiership fancy Balwyn this Saturday. The Magpies beat Vermont at Vermont last weekend and sit in fourth place, hot on the heels of the Eagles on the Eastern Football League division 1 ladder. If the Magpies can beat the Tigers they close the season with matches against lowly South Croydon and Croydon so with three wins would, at the very least, finish third or higher. But a loss could leave them stuck in fourth place and playing in an elimination semi come finals time, possibly against two-time premier Noble Park, who beat the Magpies in the past two grand finals. Magpies coach Scott Whyte said the win over the Eagles was one of his club’s best for the season but wouldn’t amount to much if they couldn’t also beat the Tigers. ‘‘This game against Balwyn is vital,’’ he said. ‘‘We must do that or it undoes the good work done of this last win.’’ Whyte paid tribute to the pressure and intensity of his players against the Eagles and their determination to win despite being without key players Chris Hoegel and Beau Cosson. ‘‘Chris had a slight calf strain and Beau was ill on game day so pulled out,’’ Whyte said. ‘‘We controlled the game all day and really pressured Vermont when they had the football. ‘‘We didn’t kick very straight at the start, kicking two goals seven behinds in the first term. If we had taken our opportunities we would lead by a much bigger margin.’’ Whyte said Cosson and Hoegel would return against the Tigers. Ben Wilson, Brenton Legg and Wade McConnon were named best players against the Eagles with Kirby McConnon and Ben Broonsgeest kicking three goals each. In other division 1 news, Knox Falcons have

Coming back: Scoresby’s Beau Cosson is expected to return for the Magpies this Saturday. Picture: Ted Kloszynski

reappointed senior coach Jon Knight and reserves coach Rhys Marget for season 2013. EFL division 1: Norwood 48 points, 130.44 per cent; Balwyn 44, 147.55; Vermont 44, 130.92;

Scoresby 44, 129.67; Noble Park 44, 124.47; Lilydale 28, 101.29; East Burwood 28, 99.03; Knox 24, 85.39; East Ringwood 20, 87.38; Blackburn 20, 82.61; South Croydon 12, 69.33; Croydon 4, 64.58.

Waters’ destiny now in Donvale’s hands BAYSWATER held its finals destiny in its own hands going into its clash with Mulgrave on Saturday. But an 11-point loss to the Lions has left the Waters relying on fourth-place Donvale losing one of its final two matches to make the Eastern Football League division 2 top four. Waters coach Neil Winterton said he was very disappointed his side had not matched the Lions in desperation despite needing every win they could get to make the finals. ‘‘If we had won we would be in the top four and in control of our own destiny, ’’ he said. ‘‘Now we have to win our last two games and rely on Donvale dropping a game. ‘‘Mulgrave was more desperate than us and that was also disappointing.’’ The Waters trail Donvale by two points but have a superior percentage. The Waters face Upper Ferntree Gully (home)

and Waverley Blues (away) to end the season and will start as heavy favourites to win both games. Donvale visits the Blues this Saturday and faces Mooroolbark in its final match. ‘‘That Mooroolbark game is a tough one but Donvale is more than capable of beating them,’’ Winterton said. While he paid tribute to the Lions, who had ‘‘improved in leaps and bounds’’, Winterton also felt the absence of five of the Waters’ tallest players had given the Lions an advantage. Lions key forward Adam Booth had his best performance of the season, kicking seven goals. ‘‘Booth is one of the best key forwards in the competition when he is firing and we struggled to contain him, ’’ Winterton said. ‘‘We were really undersized across the board but it was no excuse, Mulgrave deserved the win.’’ Waters senior players Adam Jones, Russell Comb and Daniel McLachlan are all expected to

return to the side this weekend. Winterton said the returning players would give the Waters their best possible side. Despite the letdown, Winterton said his side was still optimistic about its finals chances. ‘‘On our day we can beat any side in the competition,’’ he said. ‘‘But for whatever reason we have struggled to reproduce that form week in, week out. ‘‘We haven’t lost hope. The players realise we still have a chance to play finals and if we get there can still play a big part in it.’’ Waverley Blues 16, 67.01; Doncaster 12, 70.42. — Roy Ward EFL division 2: Rowville 56 points, 174.81 per cent; Montrose 52, 180.04; Mooroolbark 52, 132.64; Donvale 34, 99.07; Bayswater 32, 115.47; Doncaster East 26, 81.84; Upper Ferntree Gully 24, 76.98; Mulgrave 16, 74.66.

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FINALSCORES TAC Cup: Gippsland Power 12.11 (83) d Eastern Ranges 7.8 (50). Eastern Football League: Division 1: Balwyn 19.16 (130) d Knox 7.8 (50); South Croydon 15.13 (103) d East Ringwood 11.12 (78);Noble Park 17.8 (110) d Croydon 9.11 (65); Lilydale 12.19 (91) d Blackburn 11.13 (79);Norwood 12.10 (82) d East Burwood 7.5 (47); Scoresby 15.16 (106) d Vermont 10.11 (71). Division 2: Mulgrave 13.5 (83) d Bayswater 10.12 (72); Doncaster East 14.6 (90) d Upper Ferntree Gully 5.11 (41); Montrose 23.12 (150) d Waverley Blues 5.9 (39); Mooroolbark 13.14 (92) d Doncaster 12.10 (82); Rowville 20.13 (133) d Donvale 4.10 (34). Division 3: Heathmont 12.9 (81) d Chirnside Park 10.9 (69); Ringwood 14.15 (99) d Templestowe 10.6 (66); Mitcham 19.15 (129) d Warrandyte 6.9 (45); Wantirna South 16.23 (119) d Coldstream 6.12 (48); North Ringwood 28.13 (181) d Whitehorse Pioneers 8.9 (57); Glen Waverley Hawks 21.7 (133) d Boronia 14.8 (92); Park Orchards 24.16 (160) d Surrey Park 11.6 (72. Division 4: The Basin 18.7 (115) d Ferntree Gully 10.9 (69); Nunawading 13.19 (97) d Kilsyth 5.7 (37); Forest Hill 12.15 (87) d Eastern Lions 12.6 (78); Silvan 26.10 (166) d Canterbury 7.5 (47); South Belgrave, bye. Yarra Valley Mountain District Football League: Division 1: Healesville 15.12 (102) d Monbulk 15.11 (101); Upwey Tecoma 14.21 (105) d Mount Evelyn 8.8 (56); Woori Yallock 14.8 (92) d Emerald 12.8 (80); Wandin 23.27 (165) d Olinda Ferny Creek 9.9 (63); Gembrook Cockatoo 15.15 (105) d Warburton Millgrove 9.12 (66). Division 2: Seville 12.7 (79) d Alexandra 10.17 (77); Powelltown 27.15 (177) d Yea 12.9 (81); Yarra Glen 23.11 (149) d Yarra Junction 10.4 (64); Belgrave 21.13 (139) d Kinglake 5.8 (38). ■ For full results go to knoxweekly.com.au/ sport THIS WEEK TAC Cup: Eastern Ranges, bye. Eastern Football League: Division 1: East Burwood v South Croydon, East Burwood Reserve 2.10pm; East Ringwood v Lilydale, East Ringwood Reserve 2.10pm; Croydon v Norwood, Hughes Park 2pm; Knox v Vermont, Knox Gardens Reserve 2.10pm; Noble Park v Blackburn, Pat Wright Senior Oval 2.10pm; Scoresby v Balwyn, Scoresby Recreation Reserve 2.10pm. Division 2: Bayswater v Upper Ferntree Gully, Bayswater Oval 2.10pm; Donvale v Waverley Blues, Donvale Reserve 2.10pm; Montrose v Doncaster, Montrose Reserve 2.10pm; Mulgrave v Mooroolbark, Mulgrave Reserve 2.10pm; Doncaster East v Rowville, Zerbes Reserve 2.10pm. Division 3: Coldstream v Heathmont, Coldstream Reserve 2.10pm; Ringwood v Glen Waverley Hawks, Jubilee Park 2.10pm; Boronia v Templestowe, Tormore Reserve 2.10pm; Mitcham v North Ringwood, Walker Park 2.10pm; Wantirna South v Whitehorse Pioneers, Walker Reserve 2.10pm; Warrandyte v Chirnside Park, Warrandyte Reserve 2.10pm. Division 4: South Belgrave v Forest Hill, Belgrave South Recreation Reserve 2.10pm; Ferntree Gully v Nunawading, Ferntree Gully Reserve 2.10pm; Eastern Lions v Silvan, Lewis Park 2.10pm; Kilsyth v Park Orchards, Pinks Reserve 2.10pm; Surrey Park v The Basin, Surrey Park Reserve 2.10pm; Canterbury, bye. Yarra Valley Mountain District FL: Division 1: Emerald v Mount Evelyn, Emerald 2.15pm; Gembrook Cockatoo v Woori Yallock, Gembrooke 2.15pm; Monbulk v Wandin, Monbulk 2.15pm; Olinda Ferny Creek v Warburton Millgrove, Olinda 2.15pm; Upwey Tecoma v Healesville, Upwey 2.15pm. Division 2: Kinglake v Alexandra, Kinglake 2.15pm; Seville v Powelltown, Seville 2.15pm; Yarra Junction v Belgrave, Yarra Junction 2.15pm; Yea v Yarra Glen, Yea 2.15pm. All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

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