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‘Backflip’ on youth lifeline ‘‘The department is aware of some staff departures from provider agencies, but services to children and young people in need will be delivered without interruption,’’ the spokeswoman said. Both Yarra Ranges mayor Jim Child and his Maroondah counterpart Nora Lamont were pleased with the decision. Cr Child, who was one of the mayors who called to keep the program, said he did not know whether the government changed its mind because of public pressure. ‘‘That’s up to interpretation, but all along they’ve said the program would be replaced,’’ he said. ‘‘We were thinking, ‘Isn’t it about time we hear the alternative?’ . . . the proof’s in the pudding now.’’ Cr Lamont said the most important aspect was that ‘‘vital wellbeing and mental health programs were being maintained’’. The minister did not confirm whether the $7.6 million program would maintain the same funding from July.

apparent axing. But Premier Denis Napthine told parliament on May 10 that the service ‘‘in its current format is funded and will continue to be funded’’ and that he was ‘‘very proud of’’ of the program. The state opposition has labelled the decision a ‘‘backflip’’. ‘‘Without the lobbying and campaigning from both providers and the community, Denis Napthine would have swept this service out the door,’’ Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education Colin Brooks said. Mr Brooks said it appeared the Education Minister Martin Dixon was overruled by Dr Napthine and told to reverse the cuts — a claim denied by a spokeswoman for the minister. ‘‘Despite the Labor lies being peddled about the SFYS program, the minister has never made a decision to end it,’’ she said. Mr Brooks said that because of the impending cuts, almost half of the program’s coordinators had left after anticipating they would have no work post-June 30. This claim was not denied by the minister.

BY DAVID SCHOUT A VALUABLE youth mental health program has won a reprieve amid a groundswell of local opposition to indications that the state government planned to end it next month. Premier Denis Napthine announced the extension of the School Focused Youth Service in parliament’s adjournment debate on May 10, but a government spokesman refused to say whether public pressure influenced the decision. In November last year, the Education Department wrote to youth and support agencies and said contracts for the service — which includes suicide prevention programs — would not be renewed after June 30. The decision attracted a raft of criticism, including from leading psychiatrist and Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry, who told the Weekly the decision ‘‘beggars belief’’. Mayors from several eastern municipalities met to voice their protest to the program’s

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Close to the heart Meagan and her autistic 11-year-old son Ollie are one of the many families who are helped each week by the Croydon Respite Home. The Croydon home, owned by community services organisation Villa Maria, is undergoing a complete rebuild to improve services. Villa Maria is hoping to raise $98,000 specifically to fund the fit-out of the house, furnishing (including specialised equipment) and landscaping. The organisation is hoping for generous donations from the public. The total cost is over $900,000. To make a donation, call Vanessa Lyons on 9837 6641.

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EASTWOOD Primary School will benefit from $3 million in federal funding to contribute to a muchneeded rebuild. The funding, announced in last week’s federal budget, will likely help pay for new specialist education facilities for hearing-impaired children and replacement of the school’s administration centre. Eastwood’s deaf facility co-ordinator Simon Shepherd said the investment was very much needed but funds had yet to be allocated. ‘‘I don’t know the specifics. A whole new facility will be redrawn into our original plans now,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s (the funding) very important, but we won’t know how much will go to the deaf facility and how much to the primary school.’’ The application for the funding was a ‘‘draining process’’, involving more than two years of planning, but Mr Shepherd is glad the grant application has finally been accepted. ‘‘It was really long and drawn out applying for the funding. We had to put together our own special application and our principal had to make a presentation to the government. It took more than two years of lobbying to get this over the line, but thankfully we have the all-important funds.’’ The new centre at Eastwood will be purpose-built with the size of meeting and breakout-rooms almost doubled to allow for extended specialist teaching to students. — Yessar Daou

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MAROONDAH and Yarra Ranges councils have again lamented the fact they will now be forced to collect the fire services levy on behalf of the state government. Yarra Ranges chief executive Glenn Patterson said handing over the responsibility of collecting the levy to councils was symptomatic of the ‘‘paternalistic’’ attitude of the state government and the perspective that outer metropolitan councils were a ‘‘poor cousin’’. Spring Street announced the scheme last year. From July 1, councils will take over from insurance providers to collect the levy, meaning all ratepayers, and not just insured households, will contribute towards fire services. The fee will be attached to councils’ rates notices. At the time of the announcement, Maroondah councillor Rob Steane likened it to ‘‘debt collecting’’. Earlier this month Treasurer Michael O’Brien reiterated that the government was only acting on sound advice. ‘‘Introducing the fire services property levy in place of the old insurance-based levy is a key

In the current financial year, the fire services levy is collected by insurance providers. From July 1, a property levy will replace the insurance-based levy and will be collected by local councils on behalf of the state government. Both Maroondah and Yarra Ranges councils have urged residents to check their insurance premiums after July 1 to ensure they aren’t being double charged.

recommendation of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission,’’ Mr O’Brien said. Maroondah mayor Nora Lamont said that in light of an announced rate rise of 5.6 per cent, it was important people realised this was not another charge from the council. ‘‘They’re just using us to take the payment and that’s what we need residents to understand,’’ she said. Mr Patterson said recent angst with the state government, especially on other issues such as Swinburne University cuts, was not abnormal. The amount residents will contribute to the

levy depends on whether their property sits within a Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) or Country Fire Authority (CFA) area. MFB households will contribute on average $143 in 2013-14 (down from $193 in 2011-12) while CFA households will pay $142 (down from $262 in 2011-12). The MFB-CFA ‘split’ runs though Maroondah and Yarra Ranges. The majority of Maroondah households are MFB-zoned and Yarra Ranges households are predominantly in CFA areas. To find out how much you will be charged, visit firelevy.vic.gov.au.

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Open budget, closed doors MAROONDAH Council has decided to re-present its draft 2013-14 budget because the public was locked out of an open council meeting by mistake. Last Monday evening, the council was due to submit its budget at a special council meeting. But by the 7.30pm start time the council entrance was locked and no one was able to enter the building. The meeting went ahead as planned with only one member of the public in attendance after being let through a side door by a staff member. Resident Michael O’Connor, who was left outside during the meeting, was disappointed he couldn’t attend the meeting as he wanted to hear about the future of Ringwood’s new Aquanation aquatic centre. Maroondah chief executive Frank Dixon last week ‘‘unreservedly apologised’’ for the ‘‘regretful error’’. He has decided to re-present the budget to the public at the next council meeting on May 27 for public consideration. Budget submissions will now close on June 25 instead of June 14. Notable aspects of the draft budget include: ■ $15.7 million: Aquanation ■ $5.9 million: Roads, footpaths, local areas traffic management ■ $2.1 million: Playground, bike path, sports field and golf course upgrades ■ $1.38 million: Mullum Reserve Pavilion extension ■ $1 million: Croydon flood mitigation — David Schout

BY DAVID SCHOUT YARRA Ranges residents will have their rate rises capped at 4.8 per cent for the next four years, considerably lower than most of the neighbouring councils. The announcement came as the council released its 2013-14 budget last week and opened it to public comment. The rate rise compares favourably to nearby Knox’s increase of 6.16 per cent, Cardinia’s 6.8 per cent and Nillumbik’s 9.9 per cent. Mayor Jim Child said he was proud to present his first budget as mayor and the result was achieved through the recognition that the council needed to cut down on costs. ‘‘This outcome has been achieved through prudent financial management and a cost efficiency program, while also addressing a number of significant budget impacts such as wage increases... and cost pressures that have impacted on council’s financial position.’’

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He said the 2013-2017 long-term council plan, also submitted last Tuesday, ‘‘responds to the financial constraints that many of our households are facing’’. Cr Andy Witlox, who told the Weekly last month that previous rate rises in the area were ‘‘ridiculous’’ — and who was elected to the council last year on a platform of keeping rates low — said he was ‘‘very happy to support’’ the draft budget. The future of the Swinburne Lilydale campus was also high on the mayor’s agenda last week. ‘‘The organisation is also very conscious of

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addressing community concerns about the closure of the Swinburne University Lilydale campus and the impact this will have on the region,’’ Cr Child said. ‘‘We’ve been working to provide a new education provider for the site.’’ The budget included $50,000 to ‘‘identify a suitable alternative site’’ to the current Lilydale site, although the council could not confirm whether an ‘‘alternative’’ site had actively been sought. Written submissions on the budget will close at 5pm on June 13.

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JAPARA Neighbourhood House is the big winner in Yarra Ranges proposed 2013-14 budget with $2.6 million earmarked for the new Kilsyth Community Hub. Japara will manage the new hub and overlook a range of community programs including adult learning, U3A, maternal and child health and occasional child care. A further $2.2 million being contributed in the next financial year will take the centre’s cost to $4.8 million. Japara chief executive Joanne Scanlan said they were looking forward to working in an expanded, modern building. ‘‘We’re extremely excited about being part of the new centre,’’ she said. ‘‘We’ve probably outgrown our current [Montrose] facility and this will give us an opportunity to work with several organisations and deliver great programs to all members of the community.’’

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with a projected opening date in mid2014. Ms Scanlan is looking forward to working with community groups in the new space. Japara’s Montrose centre will go back into council hands.

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Cr Noel Cliff said the hall should be kept. ‘‘This to me would be absolute stupidity to knock it down. ‘‘We keep saying we want to look after the younger generation . . . yet here we are wanting to get rid of it.’’ Cr Len Cox, the key backer of keeping the building, put forward an alternate motion to keep the hall. The eight sitting councillors were split four-all but mayor Jim Child used his deciding vote against the motion — something Cr Cox described as ‘‘pretty ordinary’’. Those against it argued keeping the hall would cost more than $200,000 over the next 10 years, a notion dismissed by Cr Cox as ‘‘fanciful’’. A subsequent motion to demolish the building was put forward and passed 5-3 in favour. It is understood demolition works will begin in the coming months, with the Kilsyth Living and Learning Centre due to open in mid-2014.

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Maccas says no rift with franchisee MCDONALD’S Australia has emphatically denied a rift between itself and new Tecoma franchisee James Currie. Earlier this month the No McDonald’s in the Dandenong Ranges Facebook page — which has now passed 6000 ‘likes’ — reported that internal sources confirmed a rift between the two parties. They claimed that Mr Currie, who in April took over the Wantirna McDonald’s franchise, was ‘‘forced’’ to acquire the Tecoma store as part of the Wantirna deal. They said the Tecoma store was a ‘‘poison chalice’’ that several other franchisees have chosen to pass up and Mr Currie attained the store reluctantly. Mr Currie, however, said the purchasing of the two stores was completely separate. ‘‘Whilst my business transactions are confidential, I negotiated and purchased the McDonald’s Wantirna res-

taurant directly from the previous owner and McDonald’s Tecoma from McDonald’s Australia,’’ he said. A spokeswoman from McDonald’s Australia was more direct about the allegations. ‘‘It’s false. There were a number of candidates interested in and being considered for the Tecoma location,’’ she said. ‘‘Yarra Ranges resident James Currie was appointed as the franchisee because he is a local and a strong restaurant operator.’’ Mr Currie refused to comment whether recent protests at both of his Wantirna and Boronia stores had affected business. Despite meetings with antiMcDonald’s protesters, Mr Currie and McDonald’s Australia have given no indication that construction will not be going ahead. Protesters are preparing for what they claim ‘‘will be the biggest PR disaster in McDonald’s Australia’s history’’. — David Schout

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Crafting a friendship BY YESSAR DAOU IT was almost by chance that Marg Miller and Katie West first met, but six years on they continue to enjoy a rewarding friendship. Their story began when Ms Miller found work at Melba Support Services, a disability support service for outer east residents. ‘‘I started off just helping out with Scouts and Guides on a casual basis,’’ Ms Miller says. ‘‘The staff there knew I had an interest in arts and craft, so after a year they approached me to help a lady who’s keen on crafts.’’ Every Wednesday morning since, Ms Miller has picked up Ms West from her home in Lilydale or from Melba’s community centre at Wray Crescent, Mount Evelyn. The pair then head on to the nearby Discovery Church and take part in craft activities for a few hours. ‘‘They have craft activities that vary with five to six different lessons, but it’s more of a social group,’’ Ms Miller

Close friends: Marg, right, helping out Katie with her needlepoint craftwork. Picture: Rob Carew

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IT’S raining cats and dogs in Croydon — or so latest figures show, anyway. Croydon has 4327 dogs and cats and has unofficially taken the mantle as the pet capital of the municipality. The next highest suburb, Ringwood, has 2474. But with higher pet ownership also come a few problems: the figures, recently released by Maroondah Council, also reveal a growing number of complaints made against barking dogs, but a halving in the number of stray cats. The data — released as part of the council’s new Domestic Animals Management Plan — offers an intriguing snapshot into the city’s furry friends, and a little trivia to entertain. For instance, Maroondah’s oldest pet is a 29-year-old cat. Local dog trainer of 16 years Michael Garden says that while he hasn’t noticed a particularly high number of pet owners in Croydon as the figures show, he has seen a pro-

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gressive change in local attitudes in recent years. ‘‘Dog owners are generally very good in Maroondah,’’ he says. ‘‘They’re getting more and more responsible and see training as an important part of owning a dog.’’ Mr Garden, whose Eastern Companion Dog Training group works with 170 dogs a week, says parklands and open space in Maroondah lend

themselves to solid pet ownership levels. Pleasingly for the council, the average number of stray cats was halved last year from the number in 2008-2011. But complaints about barking dogs rose from 19 in 2012 to 53 so far this year. Maroondah director of community and leisure services Wendy King says owners need to address this. ‘‘Dogs can bark for many reasons, and for people living near a dog that’s barking constantly it can quickly become a source of irritation and annoyance. ‘‘Dogs need to be trained not to bark continually at common things like birds, possums or people walking past the property.’’ In the past five years, Maroondah Council has initiated 34 prosecutions against owners of dogs that have attacked animals or people in the area. ■ The draft Domestic Animal Management Plan will be placed on exhibition until next Tuesday and public comment is encouraged.

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Raising the roof to build a dream for kids BY TARA McGRATH THE vacant block of land is waiting and the plane tickets have been bought — all Shane Falconer needs to do now is raise enough money to buy the building supplies. The Chirnside Park resident will head to Uganda in July for the third time to help build an orphanage. Joining him will be his American-born girlfriend Katherine Wcyisk, whom he met while on a previous trip to the East African country. He and Ms Wcyisk recently hosted a trivia night, to help finance a new Way Side orphanage — but more aid is needed. ‘‘Not only does 100 per cent of the money we raise go to Ugandan orphanages, but the difference it makes to these kids’ lives is incomprehensible,’’ Mr Falconer said. A member of the Eastern Rangers Pool Club, he first visited Uganda several years ago to meet a child he had sponsored through World Vision for 10 years. While there, he decided to use his carpentry skills to help build a classroom and playground. But 12 months later, Mr Falconer, 36, learnt that a Ugandan friend had bought land with the hope of building an orphanage. It was time again to put his trade to good use.

‘‘As a white person over there, you have to earn respect. Working with the locals, they’ll drive you into the ground,’’ Mr Falconer says, laughing. He worked alongside a team of Ugandans to build an orphanage, which has several bedrooms and is attached to a school. Despite building two bedrooms for the girls with beds for each orphan, Mr Falconer said they were surprised to see them all in the one bedroom on the first night. ‘‘They are used to sleeping with their sisters, so they didn’t know any different.’’ A year later, Mr Falconer again flew to Uganda to help build an extension to the orphanage. It was there that he met Ms Wcyisk, 23, who had been working on other volunteer projects in Uganda. She moved to Australia in December last year and in July they are flying back to Uganda to build another orphanage from scratch. Despite some harrowing times, particularly when seven children last year suffered from head bacterial infections, Mr Falconer said it was the children who brought him back each time. ‘‘They are the most loving kids you could imagine — they are what bring me back. They’re always glowing and always want cuddles.’’ Details: aid4uganda.com or call Shane Falconer on 0419 890 624.

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Referendum denied Yarra Ranges Council has taken a massive swipe at the state government for opposing a referendum to recognise local government in the Australian Constitution. The council has accused the state government of ‘‘scaremongering’’ and ‘‘misinformation’’ on the issue. Yarra Ranges mayor Jim Child said the role of local governments was essential in providing a range of services Australia-wide and was disappointed by the views of the minister for local government. ‘‘Our Federation relies on the three levels of government working together to benefit the nation and our community. This needs to be above party politics,’’ Cr Child said.

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Students in summit A summit on climate change will be held next Wednesday for year 9 to 11 students in Maroondah, Knox, Manningham, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges. The Start the Switch Youth Sustainability Summit is a free one-day event run by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the councils. The summit will be held at Tintern Schools, Ringwood East.

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Charting a course for young boffins BY ALI AHMAD COMING up with ways to get schoolkids hooked on science and maths can be a hard task, but after a long search Patricia Kruse finally had a eureka moment. Ms Kruse, a teacher at the Croydon Community School for the past five years, introduced her pupils to the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program — something she stumbled upon in a Google search. ‘‘I’m always searching for exciting things for my students to engage in so I can provide them access to authentic and real-life learning experiences,’’ she said. As part of the program, volunteer scientists and mathematicians partner up with schools and teachers to hold workshops at which the youngsters can learn directly from them. The Croydon school visited Mt Burnett Observatory and expert astronomist and academic Dr James Murray showed them

Heavens above: Croydon Community School students during their visit to Mt Burnett Observatory. how to look at stars through a telescope. Ms Kruse said it gave students who showed interest in space and science an opportunity to ask scientists some questions and get answers. ‘‘A real life astro-physicist! I could never provide them with such a learning opportunity.’’

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FEATURESTORY Family violence, possession of drugs, assault, recklessly causing injury, theft and driving offences are all in a day’s work for the lawyers of Victoria Legal Aid. TARA McGRATH reports.

Defending, without prejudice sheaf of court papers waving in her hands like a distress signal, the woman who appears in the doorway speaks hurriedly, interrupting the duty lawyers as they prepare for a long day in court. She has reason to be worried. She is a 30-something, harried single mother with a charge sheet that includes theft, drug and weapons possession, past failures to appear in court, and numerous driving offences including busting the blood alcohol limit. And she does not have a lawyer. Legal Aid’s Elissa Scott, a veteran of five years of long and unpredictable days defending vulnerable people, is unfazed. She has seen this before. Firmly but politely, she directs the woman to a court clerk, telling her she must take her place in the queue of lawyerless defendants. Indeed, all day defendants stream into the duty lawyer’s spartan office furnished with plain office chairs and a single desk. The walls are bare. On any day at Dandenong Magistrates Court, Scott, as managing lawyer, sees up to 20 people take a place at that desk. Their manners range from defensive and denying wrongdoing to humbly discussing the mental illness or drug addiction that so often underlies offending. The main focus for Legal Aid lawyers are people who cannot afford a private lawyer, have an intellectual disability or are experiencing homelessness. They also see many people who have English language difficulties, or who are at risk of family violence. Indigenous Australians are over represented, too. ‘‘There is a high volume of work and it can be challenging because we need to see a certain number of people on any given day. Sometimes the issues people present with are really complex — like mental health issues, intellectual disabilities, or drug and alcohol issues,’’ Scott says. At her first meeting of the day, Scott meets a middle-aged man who was recently nabbed twice for serious driving offences. ‘John’ (not his real name) had his licence cancelled in 2009 for four years after he refused a police breath-test. However, he was recently caught twice driving while disqualified — once going to work, the other after dropping off a mate — and using a mobile phone while driving. Scott warns him he is facing more ‘‘significant time’’ off the road, as well

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Scott for the defence: Social worker and lawyer, Elissa Scott, has made defending vulnerable people her business. Picture: Wayne Hawkins as a community corrections order or suspended jail term. She walks him through the police summary of offences, stopping and listening as he explains why he ventured onto the road unlicensed. John and his partner then question whether he will be able to get off because he was driving to work. Scott quickly dismisses that long-held myth — something she regularly does. There are many such myths in the legal world — some that are humorous and some that are absurd, such as the one that claims you may continue driving as long as you do not know your licence has been disqualified. Scott never laughs or scoffs. ‘‘Sometimes it does get frustrating, but at the same time it’s about putting it into perspective. ‘‘The people we’re dealing with perhaps haven’t had the same background that I had growing up in a family where I have developed

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problem-solving skills and social skills. We’re dealing with people that have had different life experiences, so on one level it might sometimes get a little frustrating, but on others it is completely understandable,’’ she says. Scott has always been drawn to humanitarian causes. She worked as a social worker before following her passion into law. Scott did her legal articles in commercial law, but that was never going to be her career path. She recalls: ‘‘I just never thought that was me, because I really wanted to work with some of the more vulnerable people in our community, like I had when I was a social worker.’’ Legal Aid became her ultimate career goal. She has now been with the organisation for five years and is the managing lawyer at the Western Port regional office in Dandenong. ‘‘My time as a social worker provided me with a lot of people skills and

good listening skills. I’ve been able to deal with vulnerable clients, who are sometimes difficult to work with.’’ Outside of the Melbourne office, Western Port is the busiest Legal Aid office in the state with 8884 duty lawyer sessions conducted in the 2011-12 financial year — representing more than 13 per cent of duty lawyer matters statewide. Scott’s time as a social worker proves pertinent to the next appearance involving ‘Lucy’, a softly spoken, nervous and worried mother of two who is concerned about what a conviction will mean for any future employment prospects. She is no stranger to court, recently appearing at the Broadmeadows Magistrates Court and has court appearances scheduled in Melbourne and at Heidelberg. Discussing Lucy’s charges, Scott discovers that she was an ‘ice’ addict at the time who now says she has gone ‘cold turkey’ for the past three weeks. It’s a common theme, Scott says. Heroin and cannabis used to be the ‘popular’ drugs, but these days it’s ice and cannabis. Talk also uncovers Lucy’s history of severe mental health issues, including admissions to a psychiatric hospital. ‘‘Sometimes they are difficult to work with. They have come to us in a time of crisis and they’ve got a lot of issues going on. That is where my social worker background becomes really advantageous because I know what services are out there.’’ Scott advises Lucy to make an appointment with The Salvation Army in Dandenong — just across the road — to begin drug counselling. An attempt at rehabilitation will give her the greatest chance of impressing a magistrate, Scott tells her. Lucy agrees, but it will be a while before Scott ever finds out if she followed the advice. ‘‘It is sometimes a bit of a thankless job but that’s OK too, because I suppose it’s that innate feeling you get of being able to assist somebody,’’ she says. Later, Scott’s focus turns to two family violence cases — the fastest growing portfolio within Legal Aid.

Victoria Police says there were 1845 reports of family violence incidents in Dandenong last financial year, 3172 in Casey and 984 in Cardinia and all heard at Dandenong Magistrates Court. Two men each claim the women they allegedly abused exaggerated the claims. Scott is still calming, soothing and positive. When ‘Nick’ explains he illegally installed a listening device in his girlfriend’s bedroom wall because he was addicted to ice and extremely paranoid, she praises him for now being off the drug. ‘‘It’s a really sensational effort on your part,’’ she says. Regardless of the alleged offending, she tries to avoid condemnation. ‘‘I think it’s about putting all that aside. It’s not my job to judge, I am here to provide assistance in the best capacity that I can because everyone is entitled to good legal representation and that’s very much what the role is — it’s about providing good comprehensive legal representation for everybody,’’ she said. By 4.30pm, the courts are closed and the waiting area which resembled a holding pen just hours ago has emptied out. Today’s cases, captured in manila files, are now bound for Scott’s office files. Tomorrow, there will be another batch just like them.

LEGALLIMBO LEGAL assistance for major trials was recently placed in jeopardy after Victoria Legal Aid introduced changes to its funding guidelines in January. The changes limited pay for instructing solicitors to trial preparation and two half days of a serious criminal trial. Legal Aid said the cuts were needed because government funding did not match the unprecedented demand for its services. Legal Aid restored the funding this month but warned it would not be financially sustainable long term, while the Law Institute of Victoria condemned the state government’s recent budget for Legal Aid. LIV president Reynah Tang said an immediate one-off $10 million injection of funds was needed along with increased ongoing funding. “Legal Aid is in crisis in Victoria and much of the reason for this is the government’s tough on crime policies,’’ Mr Tang said. ‘‘Tough on crime means more people charged with offences and greater demand for legal aid.’’


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Musical icons get rollin’ again in Lilydale BY DAVID SCHOUT OMEONE once said of Rolling Stone magazine: ‘‘To be on it is to be recognised, is to make it, especially in a world where every week, something that used to mean ‘making it’ kinda goes extinct.’’ Over the past 40 years most popular artists and bands have longed to see their faces plastered on the front of the esteemed magazine. Indeed, that longing was the subject of the 1970s hit Cover of the Rolling Stone. Now, the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum is giving people the chance to see these faces in an exhibition showcasing the 150 greatest covers spanning four decades of Rolling Stone Australia. The Australian arm of America’s famed magazine started in 1972 and the exhibition features the best covers from then through to 2010 and includes AC/DC, Jimmy Hendrix, Mick Jagger and John Lennon. It also includes more quirky front-cover talents such as Miranda Kerr, Andrew Denton, Bart Simpson and Darth Vadar. Museum curator Megan Sheehy said the

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Stay active: Are you over 60 and want to stay active and in your own home? Learn new ways to stay active and independent in an informative and social setting. Starts June 12 at the Bridge Community Garden Centre, 49 Durham Road, Kilsyth. Cost: $43 for six weeks. Details: 9738 8801. Women’s leadership: Central Ringwood Community Centre is hosting a women’s leadership course on Wednesdays, 9.30am2.30pm, for seven weeks from June 5. Improve your skills and develop skills in lobbying and

is from 10am-2pm this Saturday, at 1 Meadowgate Drive, Chirnside Park. Meet the staff and find out more about the wonderful play-based curriculum. Enrolments for three- and four-year kinder can also be made on the day. Details: 9726 7536 or visit chirnsideparkpreschool.com.

Family bushdance: At the Senior Citizens Hall in Laurence Grove, Ringwood East, on Saturday June 1. Tickets $12, $10 concession, children free. From 8-11pm. Details: 0411 041 704 or vfmc.org.au.

Free workshop: Yooralla and EACH are offering a free workshop for those who care for a person with disability. From 9.30am-12.30pm on May 28. At Yooralla, Level 1, Asipac House, 342 Flinders Street. Details, bookings: 9916 5821 or 0411 079 702 by Thursday.

Cheese making: Join Pat and Vic Grotaers for a demonstration of how to make and cook with fullcream milk ricotta cheese. Samples of strudel, slice and spinach and ricotta rolls will be available for tasting. This Saturday from 10am-1pm. Cost $30. Details: Central Ringwood Community Centre, crccinc@bigpond.net.au.

Cupcake fun: Arrabri Community House in Bayswater North is running a one-off course on cupcakes for special occasions from 7.30-9.30pm on Wednesday, May 29. Details, bookings: 9294 7530 or visit arrabri.org.

To the beat: Try African dance at Central Ringwood Community Centre. Ekow Crentsil, a vibrant and talented West African dancer and entertainer, is holding one-hour classes on Friday evenings, from 6-7pm. Cost: $75.00 a term or $10 a lesson. Details: crccinc@bigpond.net.au.

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New view: Yarra Valley View Club’s luncheon at Chirnside Park Country Club at 11.30am on May 28. Guest speaker after lunch is ‘The Dunny Man’, John Gardner, who will give an entertaining talk about Melbourne before septic tanks and sewer pipes were installed. Visitors welcome. Details: Heather, 9723 3327.

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League keen to raise ranking BY ROY WARD YARRA Valley Mountain District Football League will look to establish itself as a top-10 Victorian Country Football League competition when interleague matches are played this Saturday. The YVMDFL took 10th place last year and this Saturday faces the ninth-placed Gippsland Football League in Moe with the aim of moving further up the VCFL standings. Former Olinda-Ferny Creek coach Michael Scott will coach the YVMDFL for the first time after being approached to lead the side. Scott, who played several interleague matches during his playing career, said his side faced a big test against what is expected to be a strong Gippsland side on a big ground, something YVMDFL players aren’t used to. Scott is expected to announce his 24-man side tonight. ‘‘I think it’s important we name a side who can handle the bigger

Interleague coach: Former Olinda Ferny Creek coach Michael Scott will lead the YVMDFL into interleague play this Saturday. Picture: Wayne Hawkins ground and different speed of interleague football,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s a representative game, it’s going to be at a lot quicker pace, so we will be mindful of that. ‘‘First and foremost we want to

win, but we also want to send them back fit and healthy to their clubs. These are the quality players in the league. They’re an investment for their clubs and supporters so we don’t want to let them down.’’

While Scott didn’t let fly with any names ahead of selection, he said his complement of midfielders looked imposing. ‘‘Our midfield is really our strength,’’ Scott said. ‘‘We’ve got some good quality players running through our midfield and a good list of onballers and ruckmen. I’m happy in that regard and at the same time I’m happy with the quality of our forwards and backs.’’ As with most interleague clashes, Scott admits he knows little about Gippsland other than a few players who have played in leagues closer to Melbourne. If the Yarra Valley faces a rainy day, at least in that area they will be well prepared. ‘‘We’ve had three training sessions leading into this week and we’ve had some very ordinary weather on those nights,’’ Scott said. The Yarra Valley and Gippsland under-18 sides will also do battle in Moe as a curtain-raiser to the seniors match.

Hot Barkers overrun outclassed Eagles IN a game long on endeavour and short on chances, Mooroolbark found three goals and an even more valuable three points against Rowville Eagles in the FFV state league 4 east soccer competition on Saturday. Eric Huynh (17th minute), Reuben Clausen (49th minute) and Mario Cauteruccio (61st minute) scored in the Barkers 3-1 win over the Eagles, whose goal came from Nemanja Salamandic (81st minute). The Barkers opened the scoring with a long ball down the middle to release Clausen. He passed out right to the unmarked

Huynh, who netted from a tight angle for 1-0. The score was unchanged at half-time and the Barkers were straight out of the blocks in the second half when David Brickell punted the ball forward for Adam Doughty, but the ball refused to sit up for him on the bumpy pitch. He eventually controlled it and beat his man, reaching the byline before crossing from the right to the far post, where an unmarked Clausen was waiting to head home for 2-0. A Barkers cross into the box resulted in a penalty, with a player going down as the ball came in. It fell to Cauteruccio to dispatch the ball to

the keeper’s left for 3-0. Ibraimi Ibraimi for the Eagles set a ball from the left to the far post where Salamandic headed home to make it 3-1. The Barkers have now won 11 of their past 12 matches. — Peter Stephenson FFV state league 4 East: Riversdale 15 points, +10 goal difference; Mooroolbark 15, +5; Monbulk Rangers 13, +8; Knox City 10, +1; Old Camberwell Grammarians 9, -2; Old Melburnians 7, +3; Ashburton United 7, -1; Waverley Wanderers 7, -6; Rowville Eagles 6, -2; Croydon City Arrows 5, -1; Monash University 4, -4; Brandon Park 1, -11.

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RINGWOOD Hawks men made it four straight wins on the back of an unforgettable shooting performance from import Bryan Dougher in the Big V state championship menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball competition on Saturday night. The Hawks thrashed Eltham Wildcats 101-76, with Dougher almost equalling Aaron Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s club record of 10 threes in a game. Dougher had to settle for equalling current Hawks coach Ken Harrington in second place â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harrington made nine threes against Werribee in 1997. Dougher, who finished with 35 points, six rebounds and five assists, praised his teammates and joked he would look to break the record later this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The guys did a good job of finding me and I was feeling good after hitting my first couple of shots,â&#x20AC;? Dougher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, I get another chance to beat coach. I am pretty sure if I get close again he will probably put me on the bench anyway.â&#x20AC;? Hawks star Sam Belt added 21 points and seven rebounds while Shaun Clarke scored 11 points. The Hawks women maintained their place on the top of the ladder with an 80-64 win over Eltham Wildcats with Tara Blair scoring 20 points. The Hawks men will look to fly into the top four if they can beat Melbourne Tigers at Oakleigh Sports Centre this Saturday at 7pm. â&#x2013; Kilsythâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s men and women had very different visits to Brisbane in the South East Australian Basketball League on Saturday night. The Cobras women got a big 84-63 win over Brisbane Lady Spartans but the Cobras men fell to a 91-75 loss to Brisbane Spartans. The women were led by Carley Mijovic, who top-scored with 27 points while four other Cobras reached double figures. Spartans guard Scott Kenny top-scored against the men with 27 points while Cobras stalwarts Tim Lang (21 points) and Matt Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hea (20 points, 11 rebounds) were best for the Cobras men.

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NORWOOD has made a good start to the Eastern Football League division 1 season but faces an early test of its top-three ambitions when it faces Noble Park at Pat Wright Senior Oval this Saturday. The Norsemen beat South Croydon by 33 points on Saturday but will face a much stronger opponent in the Bulls, who also aspire to make the top three. Norsemen coach Denis Knight, a Noble Park premiership winning coach in 2003 and 2004, said the win would go to whichever side played best on the day. ‘‘It will be fun to go back there but the challenge for us is being good enough to beat a big side like Noble Park,’’ he said. ‘‘There is not too much between the top four, it’s cliche but you have to play well enough on the day, that is what matters.’’

Brent English, John Holmes, Rudi Falovic and Marc Declar were named best players against South Croydon, with English adding three goals. While the Norsemen have lost only one game, to Vermont, Knight said his side’s progress was good but its biggest improvements should come later in the season. ‘‘If we can get better at looking after the ball, that would be the biggest thing we need to improve on at the moment,’’ he said. ‘‘Defensively we are going well and we are setting up quite well. ‘‘We are six games into the season. ‘‘If we want to go anywhere then we should be playing our best football at the back end of the season.’’ Noble Park coach Mick Fogarty said his side knew a top-three finish was important, hence the need to beat leading sides. ‘‘It’s two teams trying to lock up a top-three

spot and it should be a really good game,’’ Fogarty said. ‘‘It will also be a chance for us to see where we are at. ‘‘Now the challenge is to try and put together a four-quarter performance — we will need to do that against Norwood.’’ East Ringwood scored a second straight win, beating Rowville by 19 points on Saturday. The Roos, who lost their first four games, are now making a move with leading players Andrew McGuinness, Chris Cerni, Andrew Renton, Joel Perry, Cam Purdy and Bernie Dinneen all in the Roos’ best against the Hawks. EFL division 1 ladder: Balwyn 24 points, 175.26 per cent; Norwood 20, 142.49; Vermont 16, 147.15; Noble Park 16, 145.68; Lilydale 12, 106.74; Knox 12, 89.62; Blackburn 12, 77.73; East Ringwood 8, 99.24; Rowville 8, 88.20; South Croydon 8, 72.02; Scoresby 8, 62.84; East Burwood 0, 57.19.

Mustangs add firepower MOOROOLBARK’S small forwards and lesserknown players have got them this far. Now three key players are poised to rejoin the Mustangs in the coming weeks of the Eastern Football League division 2 season. Michael Smith (ankle), James McManus (wrist) and full forward Kire Talevski (work in Queensland) are expected to begin returning to the senior side. Smith and McManus are strong chances to play this Saturday and Talevski should be back in the side leading up to the Queen’s Birthday weekend. Despite being without three players whom coach Brett Fisher deems as leaders of his side, the Mustangs have managed four wins, including a 31-point victory over Bayswater at Bayswater Oval on Saturday. The Mustangs won 11.9 (75) to 6.8 (44). Fisher said midfielder-small forwards Michael Martin, Matt Polkinghorne and Cam Linford were instrumental in the win over the Waters, as they had been in the opening six games of the season. ‘‘Our small forwards were the key for us. They really looked dangerous for most of the day,’’ Fisher said. ‘‘Martin, Polkinghorne and Linford all stood up for us and we have asked our rotating midfielders to have a major impact for us when resting up forward. We have asked them to do more and they have done it.’’ Fisher said his coaches and selectors would face some tough decisions as players returned to fitness and several young or unheralded players had stood up during the opening rounds. ‘‘We had a little concern about how we would handle the first few weeks, but we knew we had good depth in midfield ranks and we asked other boys to step up. ‘‘The guys have been really good in that way.

Muddy work: Mooroolbark’s Luke Armstrong attempts to get the ball while challenged by Bayswater’s Neil Winterton on Saturday. Picture: Wayne Hawkins

‘‘We got beat down by the two top sides in Montrose and North Ringwood because we ran out of legs in the final term. ‘‘But in getting back those premier midfielders we will be much more consistent at the end of matches.’’ Smith seriously injured his ankle in the EFL finals last year and returns from off-season surgery. McManus broke his wrist in the preseason. Fisher also commented on the closeness of the division 2 ladder once again. ‘‘It’s a terrific competition and everyone who knows EFL football knows the second division is the most competitive of all the divisions. ‘‘You just need to see the results this round with Waverley Blues beating North Ringwood, who were undefeated, and even Doncaster East

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were only 40-odd points off Montrose, who have towelled up sides earlier in the season. ‘‘In this competition you don’t get an easy game and the bottom sides are always capable of beating the top ones.’’ Croydon kept pace with top four with a 16-point win over Mulgrave on Saturday 14.15 (99) to 13.5 (83). Brendon Weinert kicked six goals while Andrew Hughes, Nathan Haag and Billy Dickson were best players. EFL division 2 ladder: Montrose 24 points, 242.20 per cent; North Ringwood 20, 170.62; Croydon 16, 114.57; Mooroolbark 16, 92.37; Donvale 16, 90.08; Mulgrave 8, 88.59; Waverley Blues 8, 71.23; Bayswater 4, 92.97; Upper Ferntree Gully 4, 67.97; Doncaster East 4, 59.62.

EASTERN Ranges had 10 players named in the Vic Metro squad last week for the AFL under-18 national championships which begin this Saturday. Ranges players Tom Boyd, Ben Cavarra, Mitchell Honeychurch, Nick Evans, Mitchell Keedle, Christian Petracca, Jordan Walker, Joseph Fisher, Daniel McStay and Michael Apeness were listed in the 40-man squad for the championships. The Ranges had the highest number of players ahead of nine from Oakleigh Chargers and Sandringham Dragons. Vic Metro plays its first match of the carnival against Queensland at Yeronga, Queensland this Sunday at 1pm.

FINAL SCORES TAC Cup: Eastern Ranges 15.14 (104) d Gippsland Power 11.11 (77). Eastern Football League: Division 1: Balwyn 18.22 (130) d Blackburn 7.10 (52); Noble Park 15.14 (104) d Knox 9.5 (59); Lilydale 19.7 (121) d East Burwood 10.8 (68); East Ringwood 10.13 (73) d Rowville 7.12 (54); Norwood 17.15 (117) d South Croydon 12.12 (84); Vermont 31.24 (210) d Scoresby 4.10 (34). Division 2: Mooroolbark 11.9 (75) d Bayswater 6.8 (44); Montrose 13.18 (96) d Doncaster East 7.7 (49); Croydon 14.15 (99) d Mulgrave 13.5 (83); Donvale 12.7 (79) d Upper Ferntree Gully 9.9 (63); Waverley Blues 13.8 (86) d North Ringwood 12.9 (81). Division 3: Glen Waverley Hawks 17.10 (112) d Whitehorse Pioneers 8.9 (57); Mitcham 24.11 (155) d Ringwood 8.10 (58); Wantirna South 17.13 (115) d The Basin 9.11 (65); Doncaster 17.11 (113) d Heathmont 7.8 (50); Templestowe 16.8 (104) d Warrandyte 8.4 (52); Boronia 19.11 (125) d Chirnside Park 11.12 (78). Division 4: Kilsyth 21.12 (138) d Eastern Lions 9.4 (58); Park Orchards 26.15 (171) d Canterbury 10.7 (67); Forest Hill 17.20 (122) d Nunawading 8.22 (70); South Belgrave 12.16 (88) d Coldstream 13.6 (84); Ferntree Gully 18.17 (125) d Surrey Park 10.9 (69). =Yarra Valley Mountain District FL: Division 1: Woori Yallock 15.14 (104) d Monbulk 6.6 (42); Emerald 14.10 (94) d Mount Evelyn 11.17 (83); Warburton Millgrove 16.10 (106) d Olinda Ferny Creek 13.14 (92); Gembrook Cockatoo 20.10 (130) d Belgrave 11.12 (78); Wandin 15.6 (96) d Upwey Tecoma 13.9 (87). Division 2: Yarra Glen 32.16 (208) d Kinglake 7.5 (47); Powelltown 16.31 (127) d Yea 13.6 (84); Healesville 14.10 (94) d Yarra Junction 5.8 (38); Seville 15.8 (98) d Alexandra 12.4 (76). For full results go to maroondahweekly.com.au/ sport THIS WEEK TAC Cup: Eastern Ranges, bye. Eastern Football League: Division 1: Balwyn v Scoresby, Balwyn Park, 2.10pm; East Burwood v South Croydon, East Burwood Reserve, 2.10pm; East Ringwood v Lilydale, East Ringwood Reserve, 2.10pm; Rowville v Blackburn, Knox Gardens Reserve, 2.10pm; Noble Park v Norwood, Pat Wright Senior Oval, 2.10pm; Vermont v Knox, Vermont Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 2: Bayswater v Upper Ferntree Gully, Bayswater Oval, 2.10pm; Donvale v Croydon, Donvale Reserve, 2.10pm; Mooroolbark v Doncaster East, Heights Reserve, 2.10pm; Montrose v North Ringwood, Montrose Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm; Mulgrave v Waverley Blues, Mulgrave Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 3: The Basin v Chirnside Park, Batterham Reserve, 2.10pm; Ringwood v Glen Waverley Hawks, Jubilee Park, 2.10pm; Doncaster v Boronia, Schramms Reserve, 2.10pm; Templestowe v Heathmont, Templestowe Reserve, 2.10pm; Mitcham v Wantirna South, Walker Park, 2.10pm; Warrandyte v Whitehorse Pioneers, Warrandyte Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 4: South Belgrave v Nunawading, Belgrave South Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm; Canterbury v Silvan, Canterbury Sports Ground, 2.10pm; Park Orchards v Forest Hill, Domeney Reserve, 2.10pm; Eastern Lions v Coldstream, Fairpark Reserve, 2.10pm; Surrey Park v Kilsyth, Surrey Park Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm; Ferntree Gully, bye. Yarra Valley Mountain District FL: YVMDFL v Gippsland FL, Moe, 2pm; YVMDFL under-18s v Gippsland under-18s, Moe, 11.45am. All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

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