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Dog’s life: Jade Applebee with a picture of her dog, Kerser. Under cross-examination, Ms Harwood said she did not hold a degree in animal science. She said she had no opinion on breed specific legislation and had appeared as an expert witness in several other cases involving alleged pit bulls. Asked if she had ever testified that a dog was a pit bull, Ms Harwood told the tribunal that there were dogs she had assessed to be pit bull terriers and as a result, did not take part in cases seeking their exoneration. Kerser was identified by council officers as a pit bull last December when they seized him after he broke into a neighbouring backyard. Under Victorian law the dog must be destroyed

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because it was unregistered and found to be a restricted breed. Ms Applebee maintains that her dog is an American Staffordshire terrier. She faces an anxious wait to see if her dog will be destroyed by Monash Council following a second day of hearing at the state’s civil tribunal. At present there are 18 registered pit bull terriers in Monash and the council carries out two inspections a year to ensure they are securely constrained on their owner’s property. Owners are informed of one inspection and the other is at random. The tribunal’s finding is expected within weeks.

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BY DANIEL TRAN THE alleged pit bull terrier seized by Monash Council to be put down as an unregistered restricted breed dog does not properly match the physical characteristics of pit bulls, the state’s civil tribunal heard last week. Lynne Harwood, an international dog judge who was called as an expert witness for the owner, Jade Applebee, disputed the council’s finding that the dog, Kerser, was a pit bull. Ms Harwood told the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal that Kerser’s muzzle was not broad enough, or his skull large enough for him to be described as a pit bull. She added that he was not overly muscular and the shape of the head did not fit the pit bull standard as outlined under Victoria’s restricted breed laws. ‘‘This dog does not comply with the majority of things in the standard,’’ she said. ‘‘I was asked to assess this dog on the wording of the standard.’’ But John Hoey, for Monash Council, raised questions over Ms Harwood’s qualifications during her testimony. Mr Hoey objected to her evidence, arguing that Ms Harwood, who gave her occupation as gift shop proprietor, did not have the expertise to make statements about the dog’s anatomy. ‘‘I think that requires a specific qualification,’’ Mr Hoey told the tribunal’s deputy president, Heather Lambrick. But an exasperated Ms Lambrick said she would accept the testimony and consider it when she went to view Kerser at the RSPCA later that day. ‘‘The real live version of this dog will be very important,’’ Ms Lambrick said. The hearing resumed last week to hear further evidence and to conduct a physical inspection of the dog at the RSPCA in Burwood. Ms Harwood says she has judged about 300 American pit bull terriers during three separate competitions while in the United States of America. She said the council’s animal officers had erred in their measurements of Kerser.

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Urbanisation should be listed as a threatening process. The land clearing, destruction of biodiversity processes, pollution and human footprints has far more impact than that of foxes or other feral animals. It’s a surgical sterilisation of the environment! The eco-destroyers, relishing in high population growth as being ‘‘good’’ for the economy, are deeply entrenched within our governments at all levels. Weeding them out, and limiting our record levels of immigration, will mean a drastic change of policy — from a grassroots level. Most Australians don’t want their green coastal fringes transformed into cities by urban sprawl.

through increased fines, vehicle registrations, motor vehicle taxes and gambling taxes without a requisite increase in services to the community. Victorians could accept this if services were improving. After all the sackings, the lack of any action to protect jobs and tax grabs we have — in words that Mr Napthine once used — ‘a greedy government ripping off the people of Victoria’. Lee Tarlamis MP

It’s threatening our food bowls and causing increasing species extinction. Future generations will condemn this era’s greed. VivKay

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Fund cuts trash EPA’s efforts BY CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS THE state body charged with policing pollution in Melbourne’s south-east is being trashed by funding cuts, its regional manager has conceded. In a frank discussion with residents last Tuesday, Environment Protection Authority’s acting Dandenong region manager Leigh Bryant said 15 per cent staff cuts across the Victorian public service challenged the EPA’s capacity to do its job. He said managers had tried to shield field workers in the region from the cuts ‘‘to keep doing the work we’re doing’’ but told the Weekly its southern metropolitan pollution control officers had been slashed from ‘‘six or seven’’ to four. This was due to a combination of the state’s austerity drive and workers on maternity leave not being replaced. ‘‘Our process can be slow but that relates to the resourcing issues,’’ Mr Bryant told the residents, who included members of Residents Against Toxic Waste in the South East. ‘‘We have limited numbers and it affects the time we can respond.’’ Mr Bryant said the EPA’s outsourced callcentre manning its 24/7 pollution hotline was not

No loss: The Clayton landfill site, which may be phased out within a decade. Picture: Eddie Jim/The Age adequately recording complaints. Since a new data system was switched over in September, there had been problems getting a statistical breakdown of complaints. “There’s been a number of problems — a turnover of staff in the call centre, then there’s the training of the staff to use the new system,’’ said Mr Bryant. ‘‘We hope that will improve now

there’s staff there who are only taking EPA calls.’’ He said the call-centre company had been given its final warning to lift its performance within eight weeks. In its latest quarterly report this month, the EPA reported a reduction in odour issues from the Hallam Road landfill. Nearly half of the complaints related to odour, mostly from the Clayton-Dingley area. Mr Bryant said it was difficult to pinpoint which Clayton-Dingley landfill was responsible for the offensive odours because there was seven in close proximity. The EPA could only issue minor breaches for poor covering or leachate leaks — offences that could be attributed to specific sites. ‘‘We’ve been told by our solicitors to stop wasting time on odour [breaches]. We’re tackling them on things that can be proven as sitespecific.’’ Kingston mayor Ron Brownlees said the council hoped to phase out the Clayton-Dingley landfills by 2020.. Residents Against Toxic Waste in the South East is holding a candidate forum for the Lyndhurst by-election on the issue. It is at Arthur Wren Hall in Stuart Avenue, Hampton Park, at 7.30pm on April 17.

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Handguns in wrong hands THIEVES have stolen an unknown number of handguns from a large storage facility in North Road, Huntingdale. About 4am last Wednesday, two men broke into the facility from a rear door on Hume Street. Security footage shows the men going to the gun safes and stealing weapons from several cabinets before fleeing four minutes later. Police would not say how they broke into the safes, which are made of steel and fitted with individual alarms, or how many weapons were stolen. Detective Sergeant Brian Nolan of the Monash crime investigation unit said there was a clear purpose in how the thieves conducted the raid. He said the crime was not opportunistic. ‘‘They definitely went there with that intent [to steal the guns].’’ Detective Sergeant Brian Nolan said police were still contacting the owners of the gun safes. It is unclear if ammunition was stolen along with the weapons.

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It’s a drag but he loves it BY DANIEL TRAN

Leading the board: Drag racer Kym Oberauer currently leads the Australian Supergas Championship.

WINNING by too much can be a problem for drag racer Kym Oberauer. Oberauer has to beat his opponents by only the smallest of margins — and within only a certain amount of time — or he will be booted from the competition. The 41-year-old Oakleigh South man is the current leader of the Australian Supergas Championship, where drivers race to complete a drag as close as possible to the time of 9.9 seconds but no faster. ‘‘If you both go under 9.9 seconds, the person who went under further loses,’’ he says. ‘‘It’s to contain costs. It allows people with different budgets to compete on an even playing field.’’ Drag racing has been a passion of Oberauer’s since his father introduced him to the sport at the Adelaide International Raceway in 1976. The sport originated in America and has fans across the nation. Drivers need to have nerves of steel

and an intense level of concentration. ‘‘You only get one shot at it . . . because it’s tournament style like tennis,’’ he says. ‘‘You can drive all the way to Willowbank in Queensland for a championship event, have three qualifiers and get knocked out in the first round and you go home. There are no second chances.’’ In a weekend of racing, drivers may spend a total of 10 minutes in the car because races last fewer than 10 seconds. ‘‘For me, an average run is 9.3 seconds,’’ he says. ‘‘You need to be on your game for that very short, sharp amount of time.’’ Reaction times are also an essential skill for all drivers. Oberauer hones his reaction skills by using a small handheld replica of the lights on the track, known as a Christmas tree. About once a month he also makes the 4/1⁄2-hour drive to Portland, which has the closest sanctioned drag strip. Here, he will practice for his next race

Need for speed: Kym Oberauer driving his Holden Camira. at the Sydney Dragway on May 3-5. But despite his fast-paced hobby, Oberauer is at pains to point out that he and other drivers are not hoons. The IT consultant says the sport’s races are managed by the Australian National Drag Racing Association. ‘‘I personally take umbrage when the media uses the term drag racing as

a generalised term for illegal street racing. Illegal street racing and drag racing are completely different things,’’ he says. ‘‘You get people that unfortunately abuse the road and that’s not what we’re all about at all. I drive a Ford Territory and I drive very sedately and I leave my racing to the track.’’

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‘‘Lots of people either drop out of that process or they don’t want to do that in the first place,’’ she said. ‘‘People think their issue’s not that important or they were in some ways to blame because of what they were doing and they might be judged. Sometimes people aren’t that clear what is sexual assault.’’ But with the new app, known as SARA or Sexual Assault Reporting Anonymously, users can fill out a report via their iPhone, Android device or on the website. The information, which will not be identifiable, will be collected by the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual assault so it can identify the frequency of different types of assaults, hot spots and other trends. The data will then be passed onto the police so a more accurate understanding of offences is compiled. A further option will enable users to be contacted by the centre. Information collected is deleted regularly. The app was inspired by the disappearance of Irish woman Jill Meagher

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INBRIEF Apology to unwed mothers Monash Health last week apologised to mothers who were forced to give up their babies when they were patients at its predecessor, the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital. Until the late 1970s, young, unmarried women often had their babies taken from them for adoption. “I recognise that many women, particularly young single women, experienced grief, pain, anger and loss. For this, I apologise unconditionally,” said Monash Health’s chief executive Shelly Park.

Roads to be upgraded Five roads will be be upgraded in Monash as part of a $12.7 million state government plan. Some surfaces near High Street Road and Kendall Street on Blackburn Road will be replaced, and asphalt will be patched on Huntingdale Road near Salisbury Road and on Waverley Road near Huntingdale Road. Two surfaces on the Monash Freeway will also be removed and replaced near Ferntree Gully Road and the Huntingdale Road off-ramp.

No choccies for pets The Animal Health Alliance is reminding pet owners in Monash not to share chocolate with their animals over Easter. Chief executive Dr Peter Holdsworth said chocolate was toxic to pets. ‘‘Chocolate poisoning is common in

dogs because they rapidly consume food, but it may also affect cats and other pets. Don’t leave sweets or chocolate lying around, as they can cause stomach problems and even the smallest amount can become toxic once ingested.’’

Council holiday hours Monash Council offices will be closed on Good Friday, March 29, and Easter Monday, April 1. The Waste Transfer Station in Notting Hill will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday but will be open all other days between 7.30am and 4pm. The Monash Public Library Service is closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, except for the Clayton and Glen Waverley branches, which will be open from 2-5pm on Easter Sunday.

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Fractured lives, guilty secrets Family violence incidents have increased in Melbourne’s eastern and south-eastern suburbs by more than 40 per cent in the past two years. DAVID SCHOUT asks why and speaks with the people directly. T became second nature — each morning as Pamela McConchie travelled to work, she would get ready to put on her ‘mask’. For more than a decade, slipping on that cool, calm exterior was just part of her daily routine. As the owner of a recruitment company and professional businesswoman, she knew this mask — the competent and savvy one — had to stay on all day. But when she returned home each night, the mask would come off revealing the woman underneath — someone scared, bracing herself for what could happen when she walked through that door. She knew that at any time, her partner may hit her. And during the bad times, he did. ‘‘There’s an incredible amount of shame knowing that you’re a professional person and you’re caught up in this sort of relationship,’’ Ms McConchie says. ‘‘So I kept it hidden. For the whole time I kept it hidden. I knew it was wrong but didn’t know how to change it.’’ Up until five years ago, when she finally mustered the courage to leave the relationship, the Ringwood East mother was one of the many family violence victims in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs. The most recent figures from Victoria Police show the number of reported incidents has risen dramatically in the past few years — up 43.6 per cent. In Monash, the number of reported cases has increased from 592 in 2009-10 to 924 in 2011-12. In Knox, the increase is similar, from 904 in 2009-10 to 1379 for the same period. For those working in the field — such as women’s support groups and police — the numbers show that new approaches to investigating the crime, and raising awareness of the issue are working. Victims are more willing to report cases to police or use the support services available to get out. Ms McConchie was with her partner for 13 years. The relationship became violent ‘‘very early on’’. After each time he hit her, a screaming voice inside her would insist she leave. But Ms McConchie, like most

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THE FIGURES Number of reported incidents by local government area 2009-10 Cardinia: 608 Casey: 2264 Dandenong: 1459 Knox: 904 Maroondah: 539 Monash: 592 Yarra Ranges: 675 2011-12 Cardinia: 984 Casey: 3172 Dandenong: 1845 Knox: 1379 Maroondah: 722 Monash: 924 Yarra Ranges: 1068 Source: Victoria Police

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other women caught up in similar situations, found it incredibly difficult to leave the man she fell in love with. Eventually in 2009 after several attempts, she left the relationship for good, but not before there was much emotional damage to both her and her daughter, now 14. Ms McConchie credits the help of her immediate family and then support groups, which she had avoided for years, as the reason why she could finally leave. She now works as a media advocate for Women’s Health East and regularly speaks about her experience to encourage other women to speak up about their problems. She believes the number of incidents is rising primarily because victims are more willing to report an abusive partner. ‘‘It’s become more open, that’s my opinion. There are advocates out there talking about it whereas before there was no one.’’ Dandenong Police family violence liaison officer Sergeant Gary Gladwell says the spike in figures is down to a combination of factors. ‘‘We’re enforcing the reporting of family violence incidents more, and people are more prepared to report matters to the police as a result of better education programs out there.’’ The Dandenong police run a dedicated recidivist family violence unit, which launched as a pilot program in April last year. The unit can receive

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more than 100 call-outs a month — and many of those might be to the same address. Sergeant Gladwell says the Dandenong unit, and similar ones in Casey and Knox, have proved invaluable,

‘I don’t know why they hit the female in their life but they won’t go out and hit their mates...they have the anger, but they don’t actually lash out at others. They only lash out at us.’ — Pamela McConchie but it was now down to the public to ensure intimate partner violence is eradicated. ‘‘We’re pretty much at the limit of what we can do. We need the cooperation of female victims; it’s very hard to prosecute without their help.’’ He says it is not uncommon for a woman to be beaten by her partner, call the police and then back down at the final hurdle. There is a growing base of research

on why men hit the person closest to them in the first place. While unemployment, work stress, upbringing and substance abuse are all cited as contributing factors, research overwhelmingly shows that gender inequality and power imbalances are the prime reason. A 2009 report from the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and Children found that domestic violence stemmed from ‘‘an ongoing pattern of behaviour aimed at controlling one’s partner through fear’’. Ms McConchie’s own attempts to reach into the male psyche lead her to suspect sexism is a big part of it. ‘‘I don’t know, from the male’s point of view. I don’t know why they hit the female in their life but they won’t go out and hit the workmate or their mates or anyone,’’ she says. ‘‘They have the anger, but they don’t actually lash out at others. They only lash out at us. And I don’t know why that is.’’ The children who witness violent acts within their home can also be severely affected. Ms McConchie says her daughter changed from a grade-A, affable student to a quiet and reserved person who took 80 days off school last year and spent much of her time alone. She has no doubt this was because of the violence she witnessed and the fear that her mother may leave.

‘‘It breaks my heart to know that I have inadvertently done this to her and I am doing everything to put into place a solution for her.’’ She says her daughter still loves her father dearly but the violence and uncertainty of the past has changed her. ‘‘She is still the same beautiful child she was but there is a sadness for, and total disconnect from, everything around her. She is lonely and keeps herself hidden.’’ Pakenham mother Lisa Fothergill, a foster carer who looks after children who’ve witnessed severe domestic violence, says it is easy to tell the children who come from this sort of background. ‘‘Some of the boys have been disrespectful to me as a woman and called me names that most likely they’ve heard their mother been called,’’ she says. ‘‘I’ve found that the girls are also quite jumpy. For example, if you touch their hair they coil back and get worried very quickly.’’ The after-effects of domestic violence range from child to child. ‘‘Some are completely traumatised from the past and have nightmares, while others become completely desensitised to it. I see these kids watching TV and when something [violent] happens and you expect them to say ‘woah’, they just sit there.’’ If you are experiencing family violence, contact: ■ Eastern Domestic Violence Service: 9259 4200 ■ Men’s Referral Service: 1800 065 973 or 9428 2899 ■ Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service: 1800 015 188 or 9322 3555 ■ In an emergency, call Triple-O.


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GIVING back comes in many forms: scoring the local game, sizzling sausages for the Lion’s Club, cleaning up your park. But for Jenny Quinn, it’s about being a mother to someone who doesn’t have one. Mrs Quinn and her husband David, of Mount Waverley, are foster carers for Anglicare Victoria. For almost four years the pair have been caring for vulnerable children who have nowhere else to go in times of distress. But a serious shortage of carers in Monash means that some children may not be placed. Anglicare is calling on people from all walks to fill the void. Foster caring has been on Mrs Quinn’s mind since she was a teenager. She watched the leaders of her local youth group take in pregnant teenagers and juvenile criminals who lacked family support. ‘‘I admired the amount of patience that my friends had and the change that I saw in these kids over a period of time . . . from teenagers who seemed to be very angry, very distant to kids who then showed respect to my friends and respect for property,’’ she said.

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Executive director Kelly Hinton suspects many more women who have come through her doors were also trafficked.“This is trafficking for the purpose of exploitation,” she says, adding that Jessica was tricked into harsh conditions and forced to sign a contract.“She was in debt and wasn’t allowed to use condoms and she could never decline to do a service because once she signed the contract she thought she had no rights.”

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Two weeks ago, officers from Victoria Police’s newly-formed Sex Industry Co-ordination Unit (SICU) swooped on a business in Melbourne’s south-east.The taskforce was established on February 29 to coincide with legislative changes that made police the lead agency for investigations into the multi-million dollar illegal prostitution industry. They charged a 66-year-old Bentleigh woman and a 64-year-old Ormond woman with forcing a child to have sex for money. The business was one of about 100 licensed brothels in the state. The legal sex industry estimates there are 300-400 unlicensed brothels across Victoria with links to human trafficking, tax evasion and organised crime. Government corruption has also been a problem. City of Yarra planning enforcement co-ordinator

Ken Wolfe last year pleaded guilty to taking more than $130,000 in bribes from illegal brothel operators. It was Wolfe’s job to enforce sex laws and shut down illegal brothels from Fitzroy to Richmond. An enforcement officer from Darebin council was also stood down in 2011 after it was revealed that he was involved in the illegal sex trade. According to a Productivity Commission report released last month, local councils responsible for brothel planning, zoning and workplace health and safety, continue to identify illegal brothels and co-ordinate further enforcement with state and federal government agencies.The job of investigating illegal brothels has traditionally been split between councils, local and federal police, consumer affairs and the tax and immigration departments. Port Phillip council conducted eight investigations into illegal and legal brothels in the 2011-12 financial year.Three legal brothels were found to be breaching their permits and the council pursued two cases at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Echoing the findings in the report, Port Phillip council and the Australian Adult Entertainment Industry, the body that represents Victoria’s legal brothels, want police to take a more active role in the crackdown against illegal brothels. Port Phillip mayor Rachel Powning said council officers continued to investigate illegal brothels before referring them to the police.“Police are better

positioned to investigate and pursue allegations around illegal brothels due to the broader issues such as criminal activity and other related offences,” Cr Powning said. “Any action taken under planning legislation for illegal land use generally results in an operator moving to another premise.” Under local laws, councils have the power to prohibit the use of a premises where an illegal brothel is run for up to three months. But the legal sex industry claims this does nothing to deter illegal brothel operators who easily set up shop somewhere else. AAEI spokesman William Albon commended Port Phillip council on its work against illegal brothels but conceded local laws were too restrictive.“Regrettably, the council can only use planning law and go after the owners of the land where the illegal brothel is sited,” he said. “Rarely is the owner of the land the illegal brothel operator.”

Since it was set up, SICU has investigated three illegal brothels. One of them is located in the City of Port Phillip, where South Melbourne has 10 per cent of Victoria’s licensed brothels. However, the taskforce has failed to identify a new breed of brothel, which began promoting its prostitution racket through website Sweetybabe.net. Sweetybabe clients access photo galleries and descriptions of sex workers “available today”, who are promoted as a mix of students, office ladies and clubbing girls in their late teens and early 20s.The

website details the sex services provided and costs, starting at $350 an hour. Contact with the brothel operator is made via a 24-hour customer service hotline or Chinese social networking website QQ. The illegal brothel employs at least 19 sex workers and was set up the day before SICU launched. Six new sex workers have been promoted online in the past week. The racket, allegedly run by a Chinese syndicate that has spread from the suburbs to inner-city hotels, has recently made inroads across state borders to Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. A mobile phone app to complement the website is under construction. Victoria Police Inspector Trevor Cornwill, who lead SICU until last week, said the taskforce was not investigating any brothels operating out of Melbourne hotels or Sweetybabe.net. “We are investigating one illegal brothel in Melbourne CBD based at a fixed address,” he said.“We haven’t looked at any hotels.” Asked whether he suspected an illegal brothel was running out of Melbourne hotels, Inspector Cornwill said he wouldn’t be surprised.“Yes, it’s possible because these illegal brothels are quite fluid in that they’ll set up in one place and then move to another place. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.” Sweetybabe clients are not told which hotel will be used until the day of the rendezvous; they are typically met by staff in the hotel lobby and given a key pass to access the elevators and hotel room. In some cases the illegal brothel operator uses one hotel room as a reception area, showing clients a line-up of sex workers and providing pre-booked rooms. A customer who attended the mobile brothel operating out of rooms at Crown Towers on four occasions since March said he was offered sex each time and told he could request different women. He was asked to pay $350 an hour or $550 for two hours in return for sexual services. The customer attended West Melbourne’s Flagstaff City hotel last month, where he was introduced to five women who were providing sex services out of two rooms. He was also offered sex at the Grand Chancellor in June. In a members-only forum on Chinese dating website CatchGod, another client of the mobile brothel described his encounter

with a Sweetybabe sex worker at Crown. He wrote that the sex worker charged $350 an hour for sexual services without a condom. “It’s worth the money,” he wrote. “This weekend I’m very satisfied. Thanks to the Sweety girls for providing a high-quality girl.” The hotels have denied any knowledge of brothel activity.

Sex industry sources say they are concerned that the new police taskforce is too focused on illegal brothels operating in the suburbs to shut down the mobile brothel operating in the city.The owner of one of Port Phillip’s 12 legal brothels, who asked not to be named, was doubtful a small team of police officers could effectively crack down on operators.“I’ve heard about the new team, but there are not enough of them,” the owner said.“The problem is so big – illegal brothels are booming.” One former brothel manager said he knew many Chinese sex workers who quit their jobs in legal brothels to work for the mobile syndicate. He said the women earned more money working for the mobile brothel because the customers, mostly young Chinese students, were prepared to pay more to avoid going to street-front brothels. Since 2009 there has been a push to introduce signs in the reception area and all rooms of legal brothels that describe what sex slavery is and provide the phone numbers of local and federal police. However, unless the signs are displayed in languages other than English and unless the state government is on board, critics argue they will be useless. Through an interpreter, Jessica said she was forced to sign a contract when she arrived in Australia. She believed she was not allowed to leave the brothel and with no understanding of local laws, she went to work. “When a customer came in we all came out from the room and line up.” Jessica said she paid a cut of her wage to the brothel owner, the trafficker and the Malaysian agent who recruited her. Along with the Malaysian, Chinese and Korean women she lived with, some who were also trafficked, Jessica was available for sex 24-hours a day, seven days a week before she finally escaped. (Jessica’s name has been changed)

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Above and beyond: Jenny and David Quinn are foster carers for Anglicare. Picture: Wayne Hawkins. ‘‘You could see they had a self worth about themselves. They actually felt like they had a place to which they belonged, that they were loved, they were worthy and could amount to something.’’ After completing a degree in nursing, she moved overseas and her foster caring ambi-

tions took a backseat. But after returning to Melbourne and meeting her husband, David, her dream became a reality. ‘‘We actually saw an article in the local paper one day saying ‘foster carers needed in your area’. We went along to the information night and we enrolled in the training and did it from there.’’ To date the couple have cared for 12 children. To minimise the disruption to their children, aged 14 and nine, the Quinns shelter wards only up to 10 years old. Some stay for only a few nights, others a few months. The couple’s two children also play an active role and have developed friendships. ‘‘One girl stayed with us for three months and that’s now coming up nearly two years ago. We still keep in touch with her. She was about the same age as my daughter and they still catch up sometimes.’’ Mrs Quinn said anybody could become a foster carer. ‘‘Anybody can do it as long as you’ve got a little bit of love and some patience.’’ An information session for people interested in becoming foster carers is at 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 23, at the Mount Waverley Youth Centre. Details: 1300 889 335.


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Young Africans told: you’re the voice BY DANIEL TRAN

Closing the argument: Kiran Iyer, Sashi Balaraman and Damien Bruckhard started African Voice.

MEMORIES of the civil war that tore apart their country still hang over their heads but Sashi Balaraman only detected an overwhelming sense of optimism from Rwanda’s citizens. Mr Balaraman last year travelled to the small African nation with friends Kiran Iyer and Damien Bruckhard to teach its students debating. Together, they have started African Voice, a program that aims to broaden the skill set of young people who are seen as the next generation of leaders. The trio, who trained up to 700 students across Namibia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and South Africa, were active with the Monash Association of Debaters in their university days. ‘‘We obviously got the public-speaking skills and critical thinking skills and we wanted to use those in a different way,’’ Mr Balaraman said. ‘‘We thought it would be nice to try to do something different. We noticed a bit of a deficit in that kind of training or at least even that kind of skill set or a culture of debating in Africa.’’ They spent about six months pitching a

public speaking and critical thinking program to African universities and non-governmental organisations. ‘‘The idea being that through teaching them debating, they start thinking about issues important to their society and it’ll actually shape how things move forward. ‘‘A lot of the youth, they are the future leaders, they’re the ones who’ll implement policy in the future and we kind of figured that it’s important that they not only have the ability to look at both sides of the argument but for that matter, be open to debate.’’ The trio spent six weeks in Africa last year and Mr Balaraman said the response was overwhelming. ‘‘We’ve been in touch with people that we’ve trained last year and they’ve been emailing us, asking us to come back this year.’’ This year they are hoping to expand the program across Africa by raising money to send more student debaters to the continent. ‘‘The more money we raise, the more trips we can send. We never envisaged it as a program that only the three of us would do. Details: africanvoice2013@ gmail.com or facebook.com/africanvoicedebating

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Help needed: The Monash Volunteer Resource Centre needs volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers help the elderly and disabled stay in their homes. Locals need to have three mornings a week or fortnight free and have a current driver’s licence. Details: 9562 0414. Charitable work: St John’s Uniting Church will be holding a seminar about the mission liaison group of the Uniting Church in the Pacific Islands at 2.30pm on Sunday, April 7.

Spinning the wheel: Adult pottery classes will be held at the Waverley Community Learning Centre on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from next month. Tutor Juliet Widdows will teach hand building and wheel work techniques. Classes are at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1pm on Fridays. Cost: $150 for 10 weeks and $165 for 11 weeks. Details: 9807 6011.

Easter service: The Mount Waverley Chadstone Inter Church Council will present the stations of the cross at 11am on Good Friday. Starts at St John’s Uniting Church on 37 Virginia Street, Mount Waverley. Details: mtwaverleychadstonechurches .org.au or 9807 4084. Gentle exercise: Tai chi and chi kung classes held 9am Saturdays at Valley Reserve, Mount Waverley. Details: 9700 0547. Membership available: The Combined Probus Club of Waverley Gardens meets at the Vegas Club, Waverley Gardens shopping centre, 9.45am on the last Tuesday each month. Details: Rick, 9801 4049 or Noela 9560 2528. Hole in one: Oakleigh Veterans Golf Club seeks new members to join them on Tuesday and

Public speaking: Waverley Communicators teach people to speak confidently in public. Classes every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Mount Waverley Community Centre. Details: Heather, 9576 8790, or Hazel, 9578 1947. Parents wanted: Wesley Mission is calling for Monash residents with a spare bedroom to become volunteer foster carers for children and young people. Details: Rachel 9794 3620. Pilates lessons: Pilates classes on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturday mornings in the Uniting Church Hall at 482 High Street Road, Mount Waverley, and on Tuesday evenings at the Parkhill Primary School hall in Ashwood. Details: karenspilates.com or 9807 0429. Send details by noon on the Wednesday before publication to eastsee&do@yourweekly .com.au or See & Do, PO Box 318, Dandenong 3175.

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work last year. ‘‘You have this love-hate relationship with it. After a while, you kind of lose that objectiveness . . . and you just can’t tell what is and isn’t working any more.’’ But her perseverance paid off — Berlangieri got an A+ for the piece and a study score of 48 out of 50 for the subject. ‘‘It’s really nice to have people acknowledge the hard work that we’ve done throughout year 12.’’ The 18-year-old is studying architecture at RMIT and hopes to continue pursuing art. The Top Arts exhibition is at the Ian Potter Centre at the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square until July 15. Details: ngv.vic.gov.au.

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Mazda6 grows into role of family car Ewan Kennedy road tests the Japanese marque’s upmarket offering he big new Mazda6 has standout frontal styling, using Mazda’s so-called Kudo design theme with a huge grille that blends into the upper edges of the headlights in swooping curves. In keeping with the stunning exterior, Mazda6’s interior also has a futuristic shape. Even better, it has a quality look and feel that will appeal to buyers looking for an upmarket car that’s relatively affordable. This Mazda6 third generation is being offered only as a four-door sedan and a five-door station wagon. The hatchback has been discontinued, much to the annoyance of some potential buyers. It’s hardly unique in becoming larger with every new generation, but the Mazda6 has now grown to the extent that it’s not much shorter than the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore. However, rather than tackling these big Aussie cars, the Mazda6 is likely to be shopped by buyers looking at the four-cylinder Toyota Camry, perhaps even Camry’s six-cylinder brother the Toyota Aurion.

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Mazenod chuffed with surprise signing BY ROY WARD MAZENOD Soccer Club senior coach Nick D’Angelo admits he never expected to coach anyone trained by legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. But that all changed when Mazenod signed former Red Devils and Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner earlier this month. The 35-year-old star will play and coach juniors at Mazenod College this

year along with a possible other marquee signing, leaving the club well placed to contend for the title in the FFV State League 5 competition after the club won the now-defunct metro league competition last season. D’Angelo, a former VPL coach, said he was still surprised to have Brebner running around in his paddock and he couldn’t speak more highly of the twotime A League champion. ‘‘When you take on these jobs, especially in state league 5, you are

sort of lucky if someone in the side has played three divisions higher,’’ he said. ‘‘Players with that sort of experience are like a [Alessandro] Del Piero in your team, so to have a bloke like Grant who is highly decorated and has such an impressive CV — I didn’t expect to be coaching someone coached by Sir Alex.’’ Brebner came to the club as he was friends with some of the Mazenod board members and he has quickly forced up the standard of his team-

mates along with players in the club’s fledgling junior program, which in its first season has recruited more than 100 players. ‘‘Brebs has been fantastic,’’ D’Angelo said. ‘‘All he wants to do is put something back into grassroots football. He has played at the highest levels and he is only 35, so could be playing at a higher level but decided to help us out. ‘‘We have some good 17, 18 and 19-year-old kids and they come from

INBRIEF

Slick Central overruns Ariels

Duo to lead Chargers TAC Cup premiers Oakleigh Chargers will have co-captains for the 2013 season. The Chargers officially launched their season at the Mulgrave Country Club last Monday night and announced Will Maginness and Jay Kennedy-Harris as co-captains. The Chargers also have an extended leadership group made up of Jack Billings, Mitch Donoghue, Aidan Franetic, Tom Gladman, Kieran Nolan, Marc Pittonet and Alex Urban. Melbourne Demons draftee and former Charger Jack Viney presented jumpers to his former teammates and Allan Strauss and Steve Conole were made life members.

MONASH University Central cut out its errors and reaped the rewards with its best win of the new Victorian Netball League championship division season on Wednesday night. Central beat the much-improved Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels 58-46 at the State Netball and Hockey Centre and in the process took its win-loss record into positive territory with its second win in three matches. Central coach Leesa Maxfield said her side was beginning to come together. ‘‘Our defensive pressure was again very good and our attack really stepped up,’’ Maxfield said. ‘‘Overall we are just starting to jell as a team and be disciplined in what we do. ‘‘We’ve cut out our errors and didn’t have the drop in concentration that we had in earlier games. That made a big difference.’’ Shooter Steph Tyrell (32 of 38 shooting) had an exceptional game, as did the rest of Central’s goal circle, who made good use of the turnovers forced further up the court. ‘‘Steph Tyrell really stepped up,’’ Maxfield said. ‘‘She has come up from division 1 this season and she is now used to the speed of the game and the players around her. She is starting to fit into the team. ‘‘Helen Barclay in defence was as consistent as ever and Nat Tommasini at wing defence was on their strongest player and kept her quiet.’’ Maxfield was also happy her side adjusted well to several changes at half-time to extend their margin. Central faces premiers City West Falcons this Wednesday night and, while the Falcons haven’t had the best start to the season, Maxfield is wary of a form reversal. ‘‘You can’t discount them,’’ Maxfield said. ‘‘We just have to concentrate on what we can do, keep up our pressure and keep our error rate low. ‘‘If we do that and execute the game plan, the result will take care of itself.’’ In division 1 Central and Ariels drew 38-38 while in under-19s the Ariels had a 47-31 win over Central.

Girls’ footy returns The Eastern Football League will expand its girls’ competitions this season. The league’s under-12 girls competition will be expanded into a 10-week competition starting in May. Five junior clubs have committed to fielding sides and the league is hopeful a couple more will sign up. Bayswater, Blackburn, Ferntree Gully, South Croydon and St Simons (based in Rowville) plan to field sides. The EFL will announce more about the competition in the coming weeks.

Falcons lose

— Roy Ward

VNL championship ladder: Southern Saints 12 points, 163.09 per cent; Peninsula Waves 12, 139.65; VU Western Lightning 8, 128.57; City West Falcons 8, 105.40; Monash University Central 8, 101.52; Yarra Valley Grammar Ariels 4, 99.25; Boroondara Genesis 4, 99.18; UB Ballarat Pride 4, 60.43; North East Blaze 0, 93.07; Geelong Cougars 0, 66.25. [ 22 ] MONASH WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

good footballing backgrounds and he is like a mentor for them. ‘‘Everyone lifts at training when he is around. It’s like the boys want to impress him, so it’s been all positive.’’ D’Angelo expects Brebner to fall into his usual defensive midfielder role. D’Angelo encouraged football fans to come and watch his team during the coming FFV season. Mazenod plays at Mazenod College campus on Kernot Avenue, Mulgrave.

Key win: Monash University Central wing attack Lauren Tscharke makes a pass against Yarra Valley Ariels on Wednesday night. Picture: Rob Carew

March 25, 2013

Waverley Falcons fell just short against Werribee Devils in their Big V state championship men’s round 2 match at Werribee Stadium on Saturday night. The Devils won 92-89 but they held a 16-point lead going into the last quarter only for the Falcons to hit top gear and storm back into the match before running out of time. Falcons stalwarts Ivan Platenik (23 points, 11 rebounds) and Sedale Threatt jnr (21 points, six rebounds, four steals) led the visitors. The Falcons men are now 1-1 after two matches. The Big V pauses for Easter with the Falcons’ men’s next game against Ringwood at Maroondah Stadium on April 6.


SPORT ●

Century helps put Oaks in box seat BY ROY WARD OAKLEIGH was in position to claim the coveted Victorian Sub District Cricket Association northeast premiership yesterday. The Oaks made 9-278 on Saturday at Warrawee Park, setting Plenty Valley a big run chase under the pressure of the VSDCA grand final. Oaks playing coach Brendan McGuinness made his first century as an Oak, finally passing triple figures after twice falling short in the 90s. McGuinness said he was proud to make a hundred in the grand final. ‘‘It’s my first hundred of the season and I really needed to get one,’’ he said. ‘‘I ran myself out on 99 a few weeks ago and made 98 in round one so I needed to salute.’’ McGuinness said having 278 on the board was a big effort for his side and he hoped it would be enough to give the Oaks the flag. ‘‘You would take 278 in a grand final any day of the week,’’ he said. ‘‘We thought 240 was about par so we have to bowl well, stick to our processes and back up our bowlers in the field and we should be in a good position.’’ Oaks bowler Ben Pinwill played his 200th first XI game in the grand final, joining Oaks 200 club members Val Holten, Ron Munyard and

Hamish Morrison. Pinwill has taken 338 wickets, won the Lionel Dickson trophy twice for his fund-raising efforts and was made a life member of the club in 2010. ■ Ringwood and Melbourne looked likely to meet in the Premier Cricket first XI grand final after the first day of the competition’s semi-finals on Saturday. Ringwood was all but home against Prahran with the Rams bowling out the True Blues for 184 and then having star batsmen David King (95 not out) and Tom Stray (61 not out) take them to 2-172 at stumps, needing just 13 runs for victory at Toorak Park. Melbourne was able to bowl out Dandenong Panthers for 191 at the Albert Ground and then worked its way to 2-74 at stumps, needing 118 runs with Michael Hill (26 not out) and Andrew McDonald (22 not out) at the wicket. Play in both matches finished yesterday after the Weekly went to print. The Premier Cricket grand final will be played over the Easter long weekend. The semi-finals finished yesterday afternoon after the Weekly went to print. For final scores and pictures go to monashweekly.com.au.

Big hundred: Oakleigh playing coach Brendan McGuinness smacks a boundary in the VSDCA grand final against Plenty Valley on Saturday. Picture: Sam Stiglec

Uniting piles up runs as Cavs’ bowling collapses

Look who’s got the Lions’ share DANDENONG Lions won their first Agnes McDonnell Trophy since 2007 with a stirring win in the Victorian Women’s Cricket Association Essteele Premier Firsts grand final at AH Butler Oval in Frankston on Saturday. The Lions lost the toss and were put into the field by Box Hill, with the Mustangs posting 8-191 in their 50 overs, leaving the Lions plenty of work to do with the bat. Kate Dempsey made 73 for the Mustangs while Julie Hunter took 4-48 and Emma Gallagher 3-30 for the Lions. Gallagher took the vital wicket of Mustangs captain and Australian star Meg Lanning for just six runs. But veteran batsman Sarah Elliott became the anchor of the Lions chase making 73 not out from 90 balls as the Lions chased down the total 5-192 with 46.5 overs. Australian star Julie Hunter made 48 from 73 balls while Belinda de Feyter was 25 not out from 30 balls at the end. Penelope Cleghorn took 2-15 for the Mustangs to be their best bowler. Elliott, whose husband minded her five-month-old son Samuel during the innings, said the Lions win was a fantastic team effort. ‘‘The fielding effort was great on a very

Lion Hearts: Dandenong women’s cricket team won the Victorian Women’s Cricket Association Premier competition on Saturday. Picture: Cricket Victoria

good batting deck,’’ she said. ‘‘We shared the wicket around and took some fantastic catches, then in our innings we had batting partnerships all the way through the innings. ‘‘Having runs on the board can be very helpful in a grand final but we knew if one of the top order stayed in then we would be OK.’’ Elliott praised Lions playing coach Kelly Applebee and the club’s committee for their work in developing and recruiting young players in the past few years. ‘‘It was such a special win for the club,’’ Elliott said. ‘‘We haven’t been in finals for about

five years and we finished fourth this year and only got our best team together during the finals. ‘‘There was a lot of past players at the game on Saturday. These past few years have been a rebuilding period for us. ‘‘It’s been a tough year for us numbers wise and we actually played short in a few games but we got our best team in the park during the finals.’’

MT Waverley Uniting had one hand on the SCL Menzies Shield after the first day of play in the grand final on Saturday. A victory to Uniting will see it gain its first senior premiership in more than a decade. Batting first, Uniting occupied the crease all day to finish with a commanding score of 8-270, thanks largely to efforts of Benny Dix (68), Tarquin Leaver (63) and Luke Hannemann (55). Cavaliers were severely handicapped in the bowling department having lost the services of bowler Jude Fernando, who tore a calf muscle after just eight deliveries. In Mackay Shield, Abid Ali with 87 and Shanil Dissanayake who hit up 77 were the backbone of CUCC Kings’ first-innings score of 7-250. — Bill Weeden

Dandenong Lions are always keen to attract new players to the club. Anyone interested in playing can go to dandylionswcc.com.au for more information.

SCL Grand Finals Menzies Shield Mt. Waverley Uniting 8-270 (B Dix 68, T Leaver 63, L Hannemann 55)

v Cavaliers Mackay Shield CUCC Kings 7-250 (A Ali 87, S Dissanayake 77, C De Silva 29) v Glen Waverley Cougars Third Grade Emerald Hill v Cavaliers 8-238 Fourth Grade Monash v Glen Waverley Cougars Fifth Grade Glen Waverley Cougars 112 (R Atkinson 40, K Gandhi 3-14) v CUCC Kings 2-34 Sixth Grade Chelsea 2-34 v Mt. Waverley Uniting 132 (N Murray 25no, M Francis 4-29, R Taus 4-28) One Day Brown Shield Toorak-Prahran 84 (K Fahey 21, P Wintle 4-21, D Pritchard 3-25) d Mentone 82 (B Craig 3-11, R Paine 2-6, R Fairhurst 2-20, J Slade 2-25) One Day Fischer Monash Gryphons 7-166 (M Ebinger 3-31, P Lombardo 2-25) v Salesian Old Boys One Day Taylor Mt Waverley Catholics d Mt. Waverley Uniting — scores not supplied.

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