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Short shrift on youth program The program — set up in 1998 in response to the Kennett government’s Suicide Prevention Taskforce — is designed to reduce suicide through prevention and early-intervention programs. Monash mayor Micaela Drieberg said councils that operate the scheme in state schools had been kept in the dark over any replacements. ‘‘They’ve advised us on several occasions that something was going to fill the void if school focused youth services was taken away. ‘‘We’ve never received that information and there doesn’t appear to be a budget allocation to it either. It’s beyond disappointing. We’re going to have a lot of lost people out there.’’ In Monash, from 2011-12, 13 schools in the city took part in the service, run through a grant system. The closure of the program has prompted

BY DANIEL TRAN THE state government conceded last week it has nothing to replace a suicide prevention and youth support program that is set to close within weeks. A spokeswoman for Education Minister Martin Dixon said the department was still in the midst of finding replacements for the axed School Focused Youth Service. She denied the government was lessening services for at-risk students. ‘‘The department is currently developing two programs — one around suicide and suicide prevention, and a second overarching program to support young people who are at risk of dropping out of school, and to re-engage those that have,’’ she said. Funding for the School Focused Youth Service is set to be axed in the middle of the year.

COVER: Emergency worker Jody Yandle, pictured with colleague Nick Waldron, has helped create a safety program aimed at reducing risk-taking among teen drivers. See page 15.

fierce criticism from mental health professionals and youth advocates. The University of Melbourne’s Professor Patrick McGorry previously condemned the move to shut down the School Focused Youth Service as ‘‘irresponsible’’. ‘‘The state government is clearly walking away from young people here,’’ he told the Weekly. Cr Drieberg said the council would continue to support at-risk teens with its own services for as long as possible. ‘‘We’ll continue to do that but you can only stretch a rubber band so far. This will be a big void in the services that we’re developing and we’ll try to cope with filling that gap as much as we can. ‘‘But at the end of the day, we’ve taken a vital service away, not only for the schools within Monash but across the state as well.’’

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Monash mayor Micaela Drieberg said not extending the bans to outdoor eating areas was a ‘‘glaring omission’. ‘‘The intent of these restrictions is to make sure that there’s fresh air available where there’s large congregations in public areas,’’ she said. ‘‘By all means if you want to smoke, do that, but don’t blow it in other people’s faces.’’ Cr Drieberg rejected the suggestion by traders that banning smoking would adversely affect their businesses. She said the argument had no substance behind it. ‘‘You’ve got your traders going, ‘Oh my god the sky’s going to fall in and we’re going to lose business’. That hasn’t happened in any other place in the world. If anything, they’ve seen increases in their revenue. I don’t know why Victoria would think they’re any different. ‘‘It’s simple maths. You can have someone sitting over a coffee, a $4 coffee for hours on

MONASH has gained several new allies in its bid to ban smoking in outdoor drinking and dining areas. The Victorian branch of the Australian Medical Association, Asthma Foundation Victoria, Cancer Council Victoria, the Heart Foundation and Quit Victoria are united in a push for more smoke-free public places. The move comes as the state health department called for public submissions on its proposal to ban smoking in playgrounds, public pools, skate parks and children’s events. But the council, along with its allies, say that proposed ban does not go far enough. Together, they have started the Keep Fresh Air Fresh Campaign to push for tougher laws to prevent smokers lighting up in outdoor dining areas. Using the website, users can simultaneously send a submission to the health department, the Health Minister and the Premier and their local member outlining their concerns.

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The larger point is that the Victorian government is doing little to prevent gambling harm. Our problem gambling prevalence is the worst of any state. Poker machine gambling harms Monash. Well over $100 million was lost on these addictive machines. Paul Bendat

Re: Mayor defends 6 per cent rate rise Monash mayor Micaela Drieberg said we could physically see where our rates went and they would be not going off into a black ‘‘pothole’’. True it may seem, but the rates are literally going down the drain of the new swimming pool — the one that Cr Drieberg had pointed out. The swimming pools are luxuries and should be sold off to private enterprises. And what of the Euneva car park? It’s a complete waste of an expensive piece of real estate. Placed ‘remotely’ from the shops, it is underutilised and will be for years to come. Property prices have gone up and so have the rates. Unfortunately, the capital appreciation is of no value to the property owners until the properties are sold and the benefits realised. With an ageing population no longer in the workforce, a 6 per cent

increase in rates is 6 per cent too much. Sin Fong Chan

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Does this mean that in previous years there was no transparency in budget spends and that only this year the mayor can ‘‘see’’ where the spends go. What is so ‘‘back to basics’’ about the budget when the councillors have already anticipated the 6 per cent increase much earlier on? Just because that for once the councillors didn’t change their mind to amend this planned rate hike they think they have done a great job. Give us a break, many people are not as illiterate as councillors when it comes to financial management. Charlie Catz

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Re: Klisaris rips into Zographos A few days after the incident, Monash Ratepayers Inc emailed and sternly cautioned all councillors about the community’s zero tolerance for ‘bullying’ behaviour during council meetings, not to mention breaking the code of conduct section of the Local Government Act. Councillors are legally obliged to be respectful to each other and the community in exercising their duties, especially during community engagements such as council meetings. Such behaviour tarnishes the council’s organisational culture and the offending councillor/s are signalling to the public that it’s OK to bully. The council is not the place for parliamentary-like debates and bipartisan political issues and conflict interplays. MRI will continue to keep a close watch on council meetings and, if such behaviour continues, won’t hesitate to use the necessary state policy actions and complaint systems to stop the offenders.

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Another legal pitstop adds to hefty costs JADE Applebee makes no apologies for trying to save the life of her dog, or for the enormous legal costs that the process may impose on Monash ratepayers. The moment the appeal was lodged Ms Applebee, of Mount Waverley, made real the possibility that Monash may again face a $100,000 legal bill as the council attempts to enforce the state’s dangerous dog legislation. But while she too faces thousands of dollars in legal fees, the cost is immaterial. ‘‘There’s no point in lodging the forms if I’m not prepared to take it further. What’s the point of only going halfway there?’’ Ms Applebee’s barrister, Simone Bailey, recently lodged a formal appeal with the Supreme Court over the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s decision that upheld the

dog’s status as a pit bull. The appeal, on a point of law, will go before an associate judge. If successful, Ms Applebee will have her day in court. ‘‘I really do have high hopes that this will go ahead and that I’ll be able to go to the Supreme Court to obviously fight for Kerser again,’’ she said. Ms Applebee has spent $1000 on the appeal and says she is prepared for further costs. Monash Council seized the dog, known as Kerser, in December last year after it was found in a neighbour’s backyard. The city’s animal officers later identified it as an American pit bull terrier — a dog restricted under tough new breed laws introduced by the Victorian government following the fatal mauling of a St Albans child. The legislation has come under fire from anti-breed specific legislation advocates who contend that such laws

fail to stop dog attacks. Ms Applebee, who maintains the unregistered dog is an American Staffordshire terrier cross, rejected the council’s finding and sought to overturn it at VCAT. But after a two-day hearing, which included a physical inspection of the dog at the RSPCA in Burwood, VCAT deputy president Heather Lambrick upheld the council’s decision. ‘‘The overall impression of Kerser is one of compliance. He may not be a perfect example of a pit bull. However, such a dog probably does not exist,’’ she said. Kerser has been held at the RSPCA in Burwood since last year. Ms Applebee now faces a nervous wait to see whether the appeal proceeds. Fighting on: Jade Applebee outside the RSPCA shelter where her dog is being held pending a Supreme Court appeal. Picture: Stephen McKenzie

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Doc’s handiwork, driven by a dream BY DANIEL TRAN IT is a pungent odour and often associated with falling down and sustaining a cut or bruise. But for Mae Chen, the smell of antiseptic takes her back to childhood and the hospital where her mother worked as a nurse. From the beginning, it seems that fate had a hand in her decision to become a doctor. Dr Chen, 44, was constantly exposed to medicine due to her mother’s profession. Their home in Malaysia was often littered with medical books. At 18, when she came to Australia to complete her schooling, she saw a story in Time magazine profiling humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres. ‘‘I felt very inspired,’’ she said. ‘‘This is the sort of work that I hope one day to be able to do.’’ Her mind was made up. That was 1988 and Dr Chen, who has since qualified as an anaesthetist, has never forgotten the reason she took up medicine. At the invitation of a fellow doctor, she became involved with Interplast, a non-profit organisa-

tion that seeks to improve patients’ quality of life through surgery. This year is Interplast’s 30th anniversary. To date, Interplast has treated 21,000 people in the Asia Pacific region through burns, cleft palate and reconstructive procedures. Last year, Dr Chen travelled to Benguet in the Philippines, about six hours from Manila. With a team of five other doctors, she spent two weeks working with children who were born with cleft palate, a condition that leaves a cavity between the mouth and nasal canal and can contribute to malnutrition. ‘‘It was very fulfilling,’’ she said. ‘‘You felt like you made a real difference because many of the patients probably would not have had access to the type of surgery if we hadn’t gone. It definitely would have affected their quality of life.’’ The Interplast team operated on 60 patients in Benguet. Dr Chen hopes to return to the Philippines this year and continue her work. ‘‘I think the Interplast work makes a significant difference to the people that it touches and I think if more people awere aware of it and support it, it could do even more.’’

On a mission: Dr Mae Chen realised a lifetime ambition by joining Interplast’s teams of doctors rendering humanitarian services in Asia. www.interplast.org.au Picture: Wayne Hawkins

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Clayton next in line for community bank BY DANIEL TRAN THE success of a community bank in Pinewood has sparked a push by Clayton residents for a branch in their own suburb to support local groups. Once established, the community bank, which is an initiative of Bendigo Bank, will use half its profits to pay for local projects that would otherwise go unfunded. As of last year, there were 295 community bank branches that have donated more than $89 million to local groups and projects. The Clayton branch will be the second in Monash after Pinewood, which has donated about $550,000 back to the community. But the Clayton branch can only be established if it raises at least $850,000 in pledges from local residents and traders. The fund-raising work is being spearheaded by the project’s steering committee, which includes Monash councillor and trader Bill Pontikis. ‘‘If the community recognises this is a big difference in where we live, I think it [the goal] is

achievable,’’ he said. ‘‘We’re not asking people to come and give us thousands and thousands of dollars — just a small contribution.’’ Cr Pontikis said the bank would not be owned by a corporation. ‘‘It’s going to be owned by us and the community decisions will be made by us. That’s why I encourage them to come on board.’’ Steering committee member Lynn Elder agreed: ‘‘While it’s a bank — it offers all the banking services — the difference is this is a bank owned by, run, by and for the local community.’’ The steering committee, which comprises people who live, work or have a connection to Clayton, will have a say in how the bank’s profits will be distributed. ‘‘It’s not about banking. It’s about the community aspect.’’ Ms Elder said the recent Strengthening Clayton and Clarinda project highlighted the need for ongoing funding for community groups. ‘‘We can see that there’s a real need [for funding]. There’s lots of new emerging communities coming into the area. There’s not the funds there

Financial ambitions: Bill Pontikis and Lynn Elder are pushing for a community bank in Clayton. Picture: Wayne Hawkins

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Snooker champs right on cue Australia has had few world champions at billiards or snooker. One, Walter Lindrum, was a 1930s poster boy alongside Bradman and Phar Lap. Two others met while playing local snooker in Melbourne’s east. DAVID SCHOUT finds where cue sport fits into Melbourne’s sports scene. obby Foldvari knows what it’s like to be Australia’s cue sport king. The 1986 world billiards champion toured the world in the ’80s and ’90s, playing hundreds of international snooker and billiards tournaments. During one off-season in the mid-90s, Foldvari returned home to Melbourne after a long season overseas. It was at this time that Neil Robertson, who would later become a world-beater, was a pimply teen trying to make his mark on the eastern suburbs snooker scene. Some shrewd recruiting by a local club led the two Melburnians together and started a relationship that, by the time they went to either ends of the Earth, signalled a passing of the baton as Australia’s hope to take on the world. ‘‘There was a snooker room in Knox and at this time, in between playing in England, they asked me to play pennant for them in a six-man team,’’ Foldvari explains. ‘‘Neil was only a kid and was the No. 6. I didn’t have any idea what he’d be like. That was my first meeting with him.’’ As Robertson moved up the ranks, the two got to know each other and toured the Australian snooker circuit together. ‘‘He used to practise all the time back then. He loved the game. You could see he was talented at a young age because he’d pot a lot of balls. He just had to refine his skill. ‘‘We used to talk a lot, especially in the long train trips to tournaments. One day his dad ran out of petrol on a trip home from Sydney, so we had even more time to talk,’’ Foldvari says with a laugh. Then, in 2000, the two met in the Oceania snooker championship final in New Zealand. Foldvari’s international career was winding down while Robertson’s career was just kickstarting. It signalled a changing of the guard in Australian snooker. ‘‘I was playing really well and had won the semis 8-1. ‘‘In the final I was putting him on the top cushion [the other end of the table] but he just kept potting the long ball. I didn’t think he could keep doing it but he did, and he has ever since. He’s well known for being probably the best long potter in the world.’’ Robertson, who grew up in Ringwood, went on to win the 2010 world snooker championship and break a 30-year British stranglehold on the tournament. It was an Aussie beating the Poms at their own game, in their backyard. Foldvari puts it into context. ‘‘The BBC televises the world championships for 10 hours a

day, two weeks straight in much the same fashion as Channel Seven televises the Australian Open tennis.’’ The win put Robertson on Australia’s congested sports pages and gave the sport the air time it craved. While cue sports like snooker, billiards and pool at present don’t seem to grab the attention of the average punter in Australia, it wasn’t always like this. The games have experienced peaks of popularity and troughs of seeming obscurity. Comparisons with basketball and baseball, which have also had ebb and flow popularity in Australia, are not too far off the mark. It seems, however, that every peak comes on the back of Australian success overseas. Foldvari agrees, and, while sitting at the bar of a quiet Moorabbin pool room, explains the heyday of billiards, starting in the 1930s with the seemingly unbeatable Australian, Walter Lindrum. ‘‘It’s a long story but to cut it short, when Bradman came along, they called Bradman the Lindrum of cricket — that’s how big Lindrum was,’’ he says. ‘‘In the ’30s, there were three main icons — Phar Lap, Bradman and Lindrum. The public followed that story because it was an amazing story. He cut his finger off as a kid and had to change to left hand and became the world’s best.’’ He goes on to explain how snooker then started to ‘‘get big’’ in the 1970s in Australia primarily because of British television show Pot Black and another hero, Eddie Charlton. The BBC show featured snooker tournaments that, despite carrying no official ranking points,

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Table topper: Robby Foldvari was once ranked in the world’s top 50 in billiards and snooker.

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can be attributed for popularising the modern game. ‘‘For Australia, Eddie Charlton was playing and he won it a few times. That was good TV and really good for the game.’’ Charlton became a national hero for beating the British at their own game, much like Robertson 30 years on. Then, in 1986, Foldvari won the world billiards championship and finished runner-up to Pat Cash to become the ‘Herald Caltex Sportsman of the Year’, so popular was the sport. The emergence of Robertson, Foldvari says, gives Aussies ‘‘someone to follow’’. While it may be too early to assess the impact of Robertson’s win, at the very least it brought the game into living rooms across the country. More importantly, it provided the impetus for world snooker executives to include the Australian championships — the Australian Goldfields Open — as one of 10 international ‘ranking’ events as part of the 2011 season. It was the first time international players had played for official

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ranking points Down Under since 1975 and the Bendigo tournament is now part of the world snooker calendar. Eastern Districts Pool League president Claude Welson says that at a local level, while participation has dropped slightly in recent years, demand for ‘eight-ball’ — the traditional pub game in Australia — is still high. ‘‘I don’t know why numbers have gone down,’’ he says. ‘‘There’s been a few pool halls close. I guess it [popularity] goes in phases. ‘‘Our numbers are still healthy and we have five divisions that play on a Tuesday night. We’re still ambitious and looking to expand, especially our juniors.’’ Welson says while the sport may have previously been masculine, the EDPL has about 10 per cent female participation. And they play against the guys. ‘‘We’ve got a good number of women playing, which is great. They play against the men because it’s such an even sport that just requires hand-eye co-ordination.’’ Foldvari still fronts up for the RACV Club in Melbourne and says the local snooker competition is very strong. He operates his own business, World Cuesport Billiard Academy, in Melbourne and offers coaching and trick shot exhibitions. Foldvari says the various cue sport disciplines have been detrimental. ‘‘If it was one game, it’d be as big as golf. There’s too many to choose from.’’ The Australian Goldfields Open — with Robertson as a headline act — begins in Bendigo on July 8.


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BY DANIEL TRAN ANOTHER year, another budget, and no grade separation — it’s a routine the City of Monash has come to know well. The money to remove the much-maligned Clayton level crossing was conspicuously absent from last week’s state budget. While she called its commitment to funding the Monash Children’s Hospital a ‘‘massive win’’, Monash mayor Micaela Drieberg said the state government failed to be consistent by supporting the project and not removing the suburb’s level crossing. ‘‘It’s just silly. Don’t have this whiz-bang hospital there . . . then ignore a major problem,’’ she said. ‘‘If you’re going to invest in an amazing facility about our community’s wellbeing, well, make sure people can get there.’’ In October last year, the 2012 RACV Redspot Survey found the Clayton level crossing to be the seventh-worst trouble spot in the state, with lowered boom gates causing serious delays and queues to stretch down Clayton Road. ‘‘The rail line must be put under the road,’’ the survey stated.

STATEBUDGET WHAT’S IN IT FOR US? Monash Children’s hospital— project costs to be confirmed Ashwood College — $8.5 million for a new administration area, classrooms and gym Mount Waverley 24-hour police station — a share of $2.2 million Glen Waverley railway station upgrade — $1.8 million Syndal railway station multi-storey car park — $5 million

In June last year, an ambulance was allegedly seen weaving between lowered boom gates, sparking an investigation by Ambulance Victoria. Cr Drieberg said the level crossing was a barrier that may stop paramedics getting to the hospital in an emergency. Her comments sparked an angry reaction on social media website Twitter from Waver-

ley Liberal MP Michael Gidley, who accused Cr Drieberg of ‘‘playing politics’’ and scare mongering. He reiterated his comments to the Weekly last week. ‘‘We recognise certainly that there’s a number of level crossings on the Dandenong corridor that need to be upgraded and Clayton crossing is one. ‘‘We’ve recognised that. We’ve done as much work as we possibly can on the Dandenong rail corridor,’’ Mr Gidley said. ‘‘I don’t take the advice on health access from politicians like the mayor. ‘‘I take it from the health providers in Monash Health. ‘‘[They] have never indicated to me — in fact, they’ve done the opposite — that they have had a specific patient problem in terms of accessing Monash Medical Centre.’’ Mr Gidley said the state had asked the federal government for support to upgrade the Dandenong rail corridor, which includes level crossings like the one on Clayton Road. ‘‘The DRC is a project that needs to be done [in completion]. It can’t be done with one level crossing in mind. ‘‘You can’t just look at Clayton alone.’’

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Volunteer’s a guiding hand for girl power BY ALI AHMADZAI A WHEELERS Hill resident, 64-year-old Robinette Emonson, is a featured face of this week’s Volunteer Australia campaign for her enduring work with Girl Guides Victoria over many years including the past 17 years as a leader. Mrs Emonson, who grew up in Mt Waverley, became a Girl Guides member when she was seven and later returned to the Guides as a volunteer. It is an organisation she is passionate about. ‘‘I had a love of Guiding as a youth and I recognise the skills I developed through Guiding and wanted to give back.’’ Mrs Emonson added that the public often underestimates the rewards that come from volunteering. The rewards are at least twofold: the pleasure of helping others and the gaining of new skills for the volunteer. Growing up, Mrs Emonson attended school in Mt Waverley and enjoyed sports activity more than the academic side of study. ‘‘I had a great childhood. I played hockey with Mt Waverley hockey club and was the C-grade best-and-fairest one year.’’ Mrs Emonson was active as a Guides member

until her late teens. After establishing a career as a human resources specialist, she felt the need to give something back to the movement that had shaped her own youth. For the past 15 months Mrs Emonson has been the state commissioner of Girl Guides Victoria and chairman of the Guides state board. The leadership role requires the confidence and resilience that she believes the Girl Guides try to instil in members, and that she herself acquired in the movement. ‘‘The girls would tell you they come and have fun, but there is a process to it and we work on things such as building mental, physical and spiritual development. ‘‘[Guiding] has the capacity to develop young girls to be confident and develop leadership skills and resilience.’’ She encourages all youth to ‘‘get out there’’ and volunteer rather than sit around all day. Last month, she was pleased to see Guides help war veterans at the Anzac parade. ‘‘We want to build them up to be selfrespecting members of the community. You get so much more out of volunteering than what you put in to it.’’ Get involved, she urges, and ‘‘you will find the world is a better place’’.

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Turning point on drink-drive culture BY DANIEL TRAN THE hour is late and the party is winding down. The music has faded and the drinking is done. You organised a lift but the designated driver, your mate, could not help himself. He reckons he can drive but he reeks of alcohol. But he is the only way to get home. Like speeding and drink driving, refusing to ride with a drunk driver has become one of the cornerstones of road safety education. Yet to the dismay of road safety advocates, it still happens. For emergency workers like Jody Yandle, the carnage has reached unacceptable levels. In an effort to reduce the number of young people killed on the state’s roads, Mrs Yandle helped create the Dandenong Ranges Teenager Road Information Program to send a message to younger drivers about the dangers of risk-taking. Known as TRIP, the program is expected to be confronting. ‘‘What we’re trying to do is get the kids to stop and think about some of the choices that they make,’’ she said. ‘‘This is a reality. It doesn’t just

happen to other people. It can easily happen to anyone.’’ The event, which will be held at the Belgrave Heights Convention Auditorium this month, will include guest speakers from all emergency services and discuss topics such as distraction while driving. Those touched by the road toll, like the parents who lost their son, and the local footy coach without his full-forward will also discuss their experiences. ‘‘We’re trying to give young people an idea of how road trauma impacts everyone in their community, not just themselves and their immediate family,’’ Mrs Yandle said. ‘‘For a community, it’s a really tough thing. We all do the best we can, but if we can make one person just stop and think a little bit more about the choices they make, that’ll be a win for us.’’ Mrs Yandle concedes that the problem of road trauma will never be completely solved, but she hopes to spark some change. Her advice for young drivers: ‘‘Just stop and think. Think about what you’re doing and think about the choices you make and how the outcome of those choices

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Jazz feast: Celebrating excellence in jazz education, the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music students will explore the spirit of collective improvisation with Maria Schneider at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Clayton, from 6.30pm at June 8. Cost: $20-$28. Details: 9905 111, boxoffice@monash.edu or monash.edu/mapa. Russian music: The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will take a journey through the world of Russian music at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton, 8pm June 14. Cost: $20-$82. Details: Details: 9905 111, boxoffice@monash.edu or monash.edu/mapa. Healing talks: Information lectures about health and healing on the spiritual path, including the incurable or chronically ill, 4pm-6pm May 19, Mulgrave Neighbourhood House, 36-42 Mackie Road, Mulgrave. A natural way to good health through the teaching of Bruno Groening. Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated. Details: Ann Wertheim 0424 456 259 or aniwertheim@gmail.com.

Pitch perfect Five seconds of inspiration has won Farid Khoweiss, a student at Gleneagles Secondary College in Endeavour Hills, a well-known brand’s tablet, MP3 player and $500 cash. Farid, 13, won a competition by naming an education department anti-bullying campaign Bully Stoppers. He said the slogan worked because it was easy to remember.

Spinning the wheel: Adult pottery classes at the Waverley Community Learning Centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from next month. At 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1pm on Fridays. Cost: $150 for 10 weeks and

$165 for 11 weeks. Details: 9807 6011. Fleet feet: Enjoy fitness walking with other locals at the Waverley Community Learning Centre, 5 Fleet Street, Mount Waverley, Monday and/or Wednesdays throughout the year. The group leaves from local parks for walks of about one hour. New people can join at any time throughout the year. Cost: $10. Bookings essential on 9807 6011 or email info@waverleyclc.org.au. Club up: Active retirees invited to join the Waverley Gardens Probus Club, which meets at the Vegas Club, Waverley Gardens shopping centre, on the last Tuesday each month. Details: 9801 4049 or 9560 6046. Help needed: Monash Volunteer Resource Centre needs volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program. Locals wanting to help need to have three mornings a week or fortnight free and have a current driver’s licence. Details: 9562 0414. Gentle exercise: Tai chi and chi kung classes held 9am Saturdays at Valley Reserve, Mount Waverley. Details: 9700 0547. Send details by noon on the Wednesday before publication to easteditorial@mmp group.com.au or See & Do, PO Box 318, Dandenong 3175.

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Art as articulation BY DANIEL TRAN HE book that Nick and Heather Safstrom use to communicate with each other is at once a symbol of what they have overcome and a reminder of the difficulties they continue to face. After suffering a stroke, Nick was diagnosed with aphasia, a communication disorder that affects his ability to process language. Although his mind remained sharp, he lost the ability to speak, isolating him from his loved ones, including his wife Heather. He was also robbed of the skills he spent a lifetime acquiring as a landscape architect. Once an avid artist, he had to learn how to draw again. Art soon became his way of communicating with his wife and the world. The couple now carry a sketchbook with them so Nick can express himself. ‘‘If he wants to tell me something, he persists and persists,’’ says Heather, also an artist. ‘‘The speech therapists who’ve worked with him say it’s just amazing, the complexity of ideas that he can convey through a drawing.’’

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Falcons soar over Tigers Canberra Capitals duo Brigette Ardossi, left, and Mikaela Dombkins, right, have proven sound signings for Big V state championship women’s club Waverley Falcons, helping their new team to a 70-62 win over Melbourne Tigers on Saturday night. The two players had 10 points apiece in the win. Evangelia Nikolitsis led her side with 22 points while Claire Landy and Tarlia Higgs had 12 and 11 points respectively. The Falcons men played yesterday afternoon after the Weekly went to print.

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Krushers breeze past Mentonians BY NEIL SMITH OAKLEIGH Amateurs under-19s now top the Victorian Amateur Football Association under19s south competition after an eye-catching win over Old Mentonians at Scamell Reserve on Saturday. A fairly even first term saw the Oaks take a one-goal advantage into first change; this increased to two goals at half-time. In the third term the Krushers began to pull away, taking control of the game in the second half and going into the final break 19 points clear. They powered home in the last quarter adding four goals, four behinds to the visitors’ solitary point to run out 46-point winners. The Krushers won the match 13.13 (91) to 6.9 (45). Zac Pearce-Thomas kicked four goals and Jack Davidson was one of four adding two goals.

Austin Deneys, Luke Pappon and Alex Seremelis were among the Krushers’ best. The Oakleigh seniors showed promise early in their Premier C clash against Old Ivanhoe, although some wasteful kicking denied them the chance of a substantial quarter-time lead. The Krushers began the second half with a slim lead but the third term proved a disappointment as they failed to take advantage of the breeze and had Old Ivanhoe’s poor kicking to thank for being only four points behind at the final change. A reinvigorated Krushers threw themselves into the last term but eventually they faded as Old Ivanhoe ran away with a 27-point win. Aaron Cloke, in his first senior game, booted three goals and was among the best along with Gary Bennett and Pat DiSiervi. The Krushers lost to Old Ivanhoe 11.13 (79) to 7.10 (52).

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Diaco saves the day for Cannons BY ROY WARD LIKE he has done so many times before, Ricky Diaco popped up in the final minute to give his Oakleigh Cannons a share of the points against Victorian Premier League favourites Bentleigh Greens on Friday night. The Cannons had their backs to the wall from the outset at Kingston Heath with the struggling side anchoring its defence and playing on the counterattack against the Greens, whose recruiting and results have them pegged as favourites for this season’s title. Several stunning saves from Cannons keeper Lewis Italiano kept his club in the match as the Greens repeatedly attacked the Cannons’ goal in the early second half. He, however, was powerless to stop a leftfooted strike from defender Aron Wilford in the 64th minute that put the home side up 1-0. The Greens would regret more missed opportunities. The Cannons fought back in the final minutes with on-loan Wellington Phoenix defender Michael Boxall going close and substitute Jesse Krncevic going close before a Boxall run down the left opened space at the top of the box and his neat pass found Diaco unmarked to place home his goal and secure a 1-1 draw. The point against the Greens shows the Cannons can still be a force in the competition this season with former Melbourne Heart defender Steve Gray playing his first game of the season, Boxall making his debut and influential midfielder Hayden Doyle getting through a full game in his third match back from knee surgery. A relieved Cannons coach Bill Theodoropoulos praised his players’ determination for the result against a Greens team that he deemed the best in the VPL at present. “They are definitely championship favourite at this point,” Theodoropoulos said. ‘‘But credit to our boys: we pinched the point at the end. I think the boys were disappointed to concede when we did. “Yes, we’ve had a disappointing start but the team is

Boxed in: Oakleigh’s Michael Boxall is tackled by Bentleigh’s Wayne Wallace during their VPL clash on Friday night. Picture: Wayne Hawkins

getting better with each match and a few boys who started the season underdone are starting to come back now.” Theodoropoulos said Diaco’s goal was important but also expected after his many seasons of heroics. “He’s been your central striker and top goalscorer for the past two years. He is expected to be in those areas and be clinical. That was the difference [between get-

‘‘Our first round match against the Saints was the only one in which we didn’t have more scoring shots than our opponents. ‘‘They got an 8-1 start on us in the first five minutes and we ended up losing by 11 goals. ‘‘This time we have to focus on our start and our preparation before the game. ‘‘In all honesty it’s not about what they do or who they have, it’s about us focusing on our structures, our error rate and making sure we are as ready to go as possible.’’ Maxfield added Central had recorded several impressive wins in away venues in past seasons including beating Peninsula Waves at Patterson Lakes Secondary College earlier this season. The majority of VNL games are

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INBRIEF VSDCA awards Oakleigh’s balanced team performance won it the Victorian Sub District Cricket Association premiership this past summer but that success didn’t translate to the VSDCA awards night. Melton’s Mick Allen won the RM Hatch Medal as best and fairest player scoring 24 votes to Williamstown’s Craig Sheedy on 19 votes and Werribee’s Tim O’Brien on 18 votes. Allen was also selected as captain of the team of the season joined by Oakleigh duo Brendan McGuinness and Michael Splatt along with Shaun Dean (Werribee), Lorenzo Ingram (Plenty Valley), Dallas Jones (Elsternwick), Mick Lewis (Coburg), Tim O’Brien (Werribee), Hamish Paterson (Croydon), Susanthana Pradeep (Moorabbin), Craig Sheedy (Williamstown) and Aaron Shellie (Coburg). Noble Park, Endeavour Hills and Mount Waverley all missed out on taking any awards. Malvern’s Warren Allen won the WJ Price medal as best player in second grade.

Coaching seminar ting a point and losing].’’ The Cannons will now look to rise up the table in the coming weeks. “The heart is there and I’m very proud of the boys tonight,” Theodoropoulos said. “We are getting stronger with each week.” The Cannons face Dandenong Thunder at Jack Edwards Reserve 8.30pm this Friday night.

In-form Central hits road after routing Cougars MONASH University Central will look to continue its good form in away matches when it takes on Southern Saints at Mentone Grammar in the Devine Victorian Netball League this Sunday afternoon. Central comes into the match in top form after thrashing Geelong Cougars 68-35 last Wednesday night with shooters Stacey Northey (39 of 48, 82 per cent) and Steph Tyrell (29 of 35, 83) finding the mark after struggling for accuracy and confidence in past weeks. Central’s shooting form and previous success in away stadiums leads coach Leesa Maxfield to believe her side was well-placed ahead of its clash with the Saints, a side they are tied on points with after nine matches. ‘‘It’s just about concentrating on what we need to do,’’ Maxfield said.

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played at the State Netball and Hockey Centre in Parkville. ‘‘When you look at our record when at a different venue we have performed well,’’ she said. ‘‘I think it helps that the girls have that focus and know there is a job to do, they don’t get as distracted as you might get when you do things automatically like at the SNAC where you follow the same processes. ‘‘For these games you have to concentrate because you are driving to a different stadium and playing in new conditions.’’ Maxfield praised her shooters and also defender Georgie Davenport for her many interceptions against Geelong. ‘‘Georgie had a blinder, she had four or five intercepts in the first quarter alone and took many more over the

match,’’ Maxfield said. ‘‘She really took their goal shooter out of the game and at the other end our goalers really stepped up, I’ve criticised them of late but they did some very good work for us.’’ Monash University Central division 1 side also had a convincing win over Geelong Cougars with a 56-33 victory while the Central under-19s lost to Geelong 68-40. VNL championship ladder: VU Western Lightning 32 points, 126.83 per cent; Peninsula Waves 30, 130.76; City West Falcons 28, 120.93; Boroondara Genesis 24, 130.60; Monash University Central 20, 118.59; Southern Saints 20, 113.97; North East Blaze 12, 110.10; Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels 8, 83.77; UB Ballarat Pride 6, 58.46; Geelong Cougars 0, 55.73. — Roy Ward

Places are still available for an AFL Victoria coaching education seminar with former Western Bulldogs star Lindsay Gilbee and coach Ray Breed this Wednesday night. The twohour session will be at the Eastern Ranges club rooms on Colchester Road, Kilsyth from 6 to 8pm. The sessions will focus on kicking skills and coaching good decision making in players. Any coaches keen to join the session can book a place with Aaron Bailey at the Eastern Football League on email at abailey@efl.org.au or on 0400 830 622.

Macleod makes it three Dandenong Rangers WNBL point guard Kath Macleod has claimed her third straight club most valuable player award. MacLeod led the Jayco Rangers in scoring and assists with 16 points per game and six assists. Jenna O’Hea was awarded the coaches award while the Janine Fielder award for most popular teammate was given to Alison Downie. The Rangers are yet to announce their signings for the next WNBL season but expect to announce some signings soon.


Lions iron out kinks in defence BY ROY WARD A CONFRONTING midweek video review helped Mulgrave Lions regain their defensive prowess and notch an 85-point win over Doncaster East in the Eastern Football League division 2 on Saturday. Lions coach Ryan James has demanded better defensive efforts from his side in the past few rounds as the Lions lost to some of the leading teams in the competition. Last Tuesday night he took his players through a selection of video footage showing their defensive shortcomings and it appeared to do the trick against Doncaster East with several problems being solved. ‘‘We didn’t expect to win by that much,’’ James said. ‘‘We’ve had a pretty disappointing last three weeks and we addressed it during the week. ‘‘We did a pretty confronting video review on Tuesday night and pointed out some of the boys who were getting exposed defensively. We

received a much better effort in defence against Doncaster East. ‘‘It’s hard for the players, but as a group we have always been honest and upfront with each other. We don’t do these things to embarrass people. To go where we want to go we have to reach certain standards.’’ James also praised Lions rover Dean Siakoulis, calling his performance against Doncaster East ‘‘the best game of senior footy Dean has played’’. ‘‘Dean must have had the ball over 40 times,’’ James said. ‘‘Adam Booth was also back in form with five goals and a few of our leaders like Tim Knowles and Robbie Edwards found some good form.’’ Bjorn Reed, Allan Cleven and Seb Henderson were also in the best players for the Lions. Pacy midfielder Knowles has played all the Lions’ games so far despite being on Essendon’s VFL list. ‘‘He has been with us purely because Essendon has had a really good run with injuries in their AFL side,’’ James said.

‘‘He is starting to hit some good form but we want Timmy playing at the highest level possible and Essendon has been really good with us in terms of letting us know where he is at and what they want him working on.’’ While James hopes his side’s defensive hassles have ended, he acknowledges his young side will face other growing pains over the season. The Lions face some important games against teams close to them on the ladder in the coming weeks, starting with Croydon at Croydon Oval this Saturday. ‘‘Croydon has been in good form, but we think their ground will suit us. Then we have the Waverley Blues . . . the next four weeks could be big for us. They are all winnable matches.’’ Waverley Blues also scored their first win of the season, trumping Donvale by 18 points . Matt Watts, Kieran Nolan, Glen Mahoney and Paul Savage were named best players. In division 3 Glen Waverley remains without a win, losing by 46 points to Boronia. Anthony Willenberg and Josh Gray were best players.

Dingoes bring Clays back down to earth CLAYTON has improved since last season but got a reality check of painful proportions with a loss to undefeated Dingley at Souter Oval on Saturday. The Clays were outworked and outplayed by the Dingoes, who showed why they are undefeated and shaping as a premiership contender. Dingley won the match 14.10 (94) to 5.7 (37) and in the process proved to the Clays players they had to lift their efforts and coordination to match it with the Dingoes. Clays coach Ben McGee was left bitterly disappointed in his side’s play, especially its first half. “It’s disappointing. We showed a lack of ownership and a total lack of commitment to our cause. “Dingley is a good side — they are the real deal and will be there at the business end of the season.” The Clays struggled to get past the Dingoes’ defences and were also soundly beaten in the contest. The Dingoes consistently strung together several passes before setting up a shot for goal. “For us it’s about resilience and not getting ahead of ourselves,” McGee said. “Until we can compete with the better teams on the scoreboard and then knock them off, until you do that you can’t say Clayton footy

club has taken big steps forward. “They [the players] have to wake up tomorrow morning and see they have been smashed by 57 points — facts are facts and you can’t ignore them. “We were smashed all over the ballpark. ‘‘Nothing went right for us, nothing worked, but at the same time that is to Dingley’s credit. “No doubt about it, it’s round five of the 2013 SFL division 1 season and Dingley is unbeaten and Clayton has two losses.” The Clays’ best were Aaron Purvis, Matthew Douglas, Brendon Johnson, Tim Edwards, Adrian Papamiltiades and Sheldon Price. The Clays will lose Jake Calvert back to his VFL club Frankston while several other players are battling injuries and fatigue. “We have some injury concerns and our depth will be questioned,” McGee said. “But through injury opportunities arise and blokes who are only getting a quarter or two quarters a game will get an opportunity to secure their position in the side.” In division 2 Oakleigh District was unable to get past Caulfield, losing by 16 points. Pat Carroll, Matthew Hacket and Luke Behin were named best players. In division 3 a five-goals-to-one third term from Mt Waverley

Eyes up: Clayton’s Dean Stearnes looks to handball out of a pack against Dingley on Saturday. Picture: Wayne Hawkins proved the match-winning run as the Mountain Lions beat Sandown by 14 points at Edinburgh Reserve. John Frenken and Jake Chapman

were the Cobras’ best players and Chris Cafiso and Kayne Reddy led the charge for the Mountain Lions.

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FINAL SCORES TAC Cup: No matches, bye. Southern Football League: Division 1: Dingley 14.10 (94) d Clayton 5.7 (37). Division 2: Bentleigh 15.10 (100) d Springvale Districts 11.8 (74); Caulfield 9.10 (64) d Oakleigh District 6.12 (48). Division 3: Ashwood 18.14 (122) d Endeavour Hills 9.8 (62); Carrum Patterson Lakes 12.12 (84) d Lyndale 8.13 (61); Doveton Eagles 21.15 (141) d Black Rock 2.12 (24); Dandenong 21.18 (144) d Hallam 11.3 (69); Mount Waverley 14.16 (100) d Sandown 12.14 (86). Eastern Football League: Division 1: East Ringwood 22.18 (150) d South Croydon 7.14 (56); Noble Park 19.17 (131) d Lilydale 11.11 (77); Norwood 14.13 (97) d Knox 8.6 (54); Scoresby 16.8 (104) d Rowville 10.13 (73). Division 2: North Ringwood 14.16 (100) d Bayswater 11.12 (78); Waverley Blues 13.11 (89) d Donvale 10.11 (71); Montrose 18.16 (124) d Croydon 14.8 (92); Mooroolbark 17.9 (111) d Upper Ferntree Gully 11.19 (85); Mulgrave 22.19 (151) d Doncaster East 8.18 (66). Division 3: Doncaster 16.16 (112) d Chirnside Park 11.12 (78); Boronia 14.17 (101) d Glen Waverley Hawks 10.5 (65); Wantirna South 26.7 (163) d Heathmont 9.15 (69); Ringwood 22.9 (141) d Warrandyte 12.10 (82); Templestowe 13.9 (87) d Whitehorse Pioneers 10.9 (69); The Basin 16.14 (110) d Mitcham 16.8 (104). Division 4: South Belgrave 18.7 (115) d Kilsyth 16.6 (102); Coldstream 27.17 (179) d Canterbury 9.15 (69); Silvan 21.17 (143) d Park Orchards 12.17 (89); Ferntree Gully 22.25 (157) d Forest Hill 16.10 (106); Surrey Park 15.10 (100) d Eastern Lions 10.10 (70). For full results go to monashweekly.com.au/ sport THIS WEEK TAC Cup: Sandringham Dragons v Oakleigh Chargers, Box Hill City Oval, 11.30am. Southern Football League: Division 1: East Brighton v Dingley, Hurlingham Reserve, 2pm; Highett v Clayton, Turner Road Reserve, 2pm. Division 2: Oakleigh District v Skye, Princes Highway Reserve, 2pm; Springvale Districts v Hampton, Springvale Reserve, 2pm. Division 3: Lyndale v Ashwood, Barry Powell Reserve, 2pm; Endeavour Hills v Hallam, Barry Simon Reserve, 2pm; Dandenong v Mount Waverley, Greaves Reserve, 2pm; Black Rock v Sandown, McDonald Reserve, 2pm; Doveton Eagles v Carrum Patterson Lakes, Power Reserve, 2pm. Eastern Football League: Division 1: South Croydon v Norwood, Cheong Park, 2.10pm; Knox v Noble Park, Knox Gardens Reserve, 2.10pm; Lilydale v East Burwood, Lilydale Sports Oval, 2.10pm; Blackburn v Balwyn, Morton Park, 2.10pm; Rowville v East Ringwood, Scoresby Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm; Vermont v Scoresby, Vermont Recreation Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 2: Bayswater v Mooroolbark, Bayswater Oval, 2.10pm; Croydon v Mulgrave, Croydon Oval, 2.10pm; Upper Ferntree Gully v Donvale, Kings Park, 2.10pm; Waverley Blues v North Ringwood, Mt Waverley Reserve, 2.10pm; Doncaster East v Montrose, Zerbes Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 3: Glen Waverley Hawks v Whitehorse Pioneers, Central Reserve 2.10pm; Heathmont v Doncaster, HE Parker Reserve, 2.10pm; Ringwood v Mitcham, Jubilee Park, 2.10pm; Chirnside Park v Boronia, Kimberley Reserve, 2.10pm; Templestowe v Warrandyte, Templestowe Reserve, 2.10pm; Wantirna South v The Basin, Walker Reserve, 2.10pm. Division 4: Coldstream v South Belgrave, Coldstream Reserve, 2.10pm; Park Orchards v Canterbury, Domeney Reserve, 2.10pm; Ferntree Gully v Surrey Park, Ferntree Gully Reserve, 2.10pm; Nunawading v Forest Hill, Koonung Reserve, 2.10pm; Kilsyth v Eastern Lions, Pinks Reserve, 2.10pm; Silvan, bye. All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.

— Roy Ward May 13, 2013 MONASH WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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