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After fears last week that four ANZAC Day marches in the Blue Mountains would be cancelled due to the additional costs of implementing new anti-terrorism measures, it now looks as though the sacred marches have been salvaged and will go ahead. Read the full story on page 3

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Council

Marches will go ahead after spat over funding Council and the NSW Government will share costs of implementing new security measures ERIN MAMO & TROY DODDS

t appears ANZAC Day marches will go ahead in the Blue Mountains this year despite debate over who will pay for security measures and traffic management plans. There were fears last week that four ANZAC Day marches that take place annually in the Mountains were to be cancelled due to additional costs of anti-terrorism measures imposed by the NSW Government. Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill attacked the State Government, blaming them for the possible cancellations. “The cost to cover the marches at Glenbrook, Springwood, Katoomba and Blackheath is about $70,000,” Cr Greenhill said. “For the Government this is a small amount, for the veterans and communities it is priceless.” The $70,000 expenditure covers the cost of water-filled barriers to close roads, among other things, which are now mandatory since the State Government imposed new regulations in late 2016. While it’s primarily up to the event organisers in the community to fund the ANZAC Day marches, Blue Mountains City Council said over the years they have been supporting the event and have given local organisers an estimated $35,000 for traffic management plans. A Spokesperson for the Minister for Justice and Police, Troy Grant, said it is the responsibility of local council to fund these events. “The NSW Government wrote to the Council last year, offering additional financial support with road management connected with ANZAC Day,” the spokesperson said. “It is perplexing that the Blue Moun-

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tains City Council can afford a $130,000 campaign opposing Badgerys Creek airport, yet it cannot afford to honour our veterans.” Roads Minister Duncan Gay also laid the boot into Council, calling Mayor Greenhill “dishonest” as the debate took a nasty turn late last week. “The Council are up there crying poor – this is a Council that would spend $130,000 opposing Sydney’s second airport in western Sydney… yet they couldn’t find the $17,000 to honour our diggers,” Mr Gay told Radio 2GB on Thursday. “This Mayor – this nasty little leftie Mayor – went out yesterday and absolutely lied… he said the State Government should have offered money… he completely ignored the fact that we sent a letter on December 15… it went to Council on December 20 and was acknowledged by Council having received it, where we offered to fund half given it’s on the Great Western Highway if they funded half.” Mr Gay said Mr Greenhill had “demeaned” ANZAC Day and was dishonest. “I can’t believe that this guy has been out there playing politics over ANZAC Day when he and his Council actually knew that the State Government had last year promised to pay half,” Mr Gay told 2GB. Less than 24 hours after its initial press release calling on the State and Federal Governments to cover costs, Blue Mountains City Council issued another statement, saying it would pledge its support for the traditional ANZAC Day marches across the Blue Mountains and would “assist local RSL branches meet the crippling costs of new anti-terrorism security measures imposed by the NSW Government”. “The NSW Government anti-terrorism measures are required to be implemented

Blaxland/Glenbrook RSL Sub-branch members John Wakefield, Peter Bennett, Paul Macklin and President Tony Lowe. Photo: Megan Dunn

“I am stunned that the NSW Government seems to think they have no responsibility for the safe conduct of ANZAC Day marches” by all event organisers, including the local RSL sub branches, in the Blue Mountains. I cannot say why these security measures are not required in other locations at this point in time, but this is what we have been told,” Mayor Greenhill said. “Despite the new security measures, such as the installation of water filled barriers to prevent vehicle incursion, being a NSW Government requirement, there is no funding forthcoming to cover the unexpected additional costs for event organisers, the majority of which are community groups and non-profit organisations. “I am stunned that the NSW Government seems to think they have no respon-

sibility for the safe conduct of ANZAC Day marches in this state.” The Mayor said that Blue Mountains City Council will again support the local RSL branches as best it can, within available resources, to ensure the ANZAC Day marches have the best chance of going ahead in 2017. “The possibility of ANZAC Day marches being cancelled is unacceptable,” he said. “We will continue our discussions with NSW Police and ex-services organisations in the Blue Mountains to find a workable solution. “The Council will consider providing one off, limited financial support or the provision of heavy vehicles as an alternative to water-filled and concrete barriers to help the RSL branches meet the new security requirements. We fully expect the NSW Government to do the same.” It would appear Council and the NSW Government will now share the costs. A senior police officer has also expressed his disappointment at the situation. North West Metropolitan Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford says he will do everything he can to see the marches go ahead. “For many years I have been part of the ANZAC Day ceremonies across Sydney and I am extremely disappointed to hear reports that some areas may not go ahead with their regular marches this year,” Assistant Commissioner Clifford said.

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he one thing that last week’s furore over the possibility of cancelling ANZAC marches in the Blue Mountains proved was that nobody should dare play politics with such an important part of our history and culture.

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I dare say everybody involved in the situation shares a bit of the blame here. It has been a massive communication meltdown, and embarrassing for Blue Mountains Council. The whole thing never should have reached such an absurd level.

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Council

Council’s airport stance to be tested Mayor orders councillors to publicly reconfirm their opposition to 24/7 airport amid disunity in ranks ERIN MAMO

his month, the Blue Mountains City Council’s opposition to Badgerys Creek will be tested after two Councillors made comments recently to suggest that money had been wasted on Council’s anti-airport campaign. In December last year, The Daily Telegraph reported that Liberal Councillors, Brendan Christie and Kevin Schreiber, did not agree with the amount of money that the Council had spent on the campaign to oppose the controversial 24/7 airport, which could potentially threaten the Blue Mountains’ World Heritage status. Mayor of the Blue Mountains, Mark Greenhill, immediately took to social media stating that the Council had been unanimous in its support for the campaign against the airport. “Councillors opposed the airport unanimously before the election,” Cr Greenhill wrote. “I was shattered to read the story in the Telegraph, I knew that a story was running because I was asked to comment.” In response, Cr Christie told The Record that his position on the Badgerys Creek airport, which was given the green light

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by Prime Minister Malcolm Turbull in December last year, is consistent with the position he took to the election. “Now the Blaxland merge point issue is resolved it’s time to move forward with a positive agenda,” Cr Christie said. “Our city needs to determine how we will accommodate this new airport in our social and economic framework. “We need to come together and work on a strategy to tap into the benefits of the airport by boosting tourism, creating local jobs and lifting the performance of the villages that line our once-great tourism corridor.” Cr Greenhill now plans to bring the matter to the first Council meeting of 2017, on Tuesday, January 31. “I will be presenting a Mayoral Minute at the beginning of the next meeting,” Cr Greenhill said. “Given that Council’s position has been publicly challenged, it is right and proper to test the support on the floor of Council. “My Mayoral Minute will ask all Councillors to recommit to the campaign and our position of opposition to an airport at Badgerys Creek. “I would like to see the community attend the meeting so that they can assess the position of Council,” he added.

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he Lady Luck Festival is on again at the Carrington Hotel for its eighth year in a row. This year, the festival will take place on Saturday, January 21, with food, fashion and entertainment available for the whole family. The vintage-themed celebration gives enthusiasts the opportunity to showcase rocking customs and culture from the 1950s’ era. Nicole Scheinflug, Sales and Event Coordinator at the Carrington, said they are expecting this year’s event to be the biggest one yet. “This year we are holding the festival in just one day, so there will be something on for everyone for most of the day,� Ms Scheinflug said. “There will be a jumping castle for the kids, a hot rod and vintage car show on Katoomba Street, lots of stalls and markets, swing dancing and dancing lessons for all ages with the Sydney Swing Katz, and a huge party into the night.� Festival organisers have also decided to hold the Miss Lady Luck Competition again which was a big hit last year. “The Miss Lady Luck Competition for

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he turtles of Glenbrook have a new home! Recent upgrades to stormwater basins around Glenbrook Lagoon are now complete and have provided new homes to turtles and other wildlife. The basins, which are located at three points around the Lagoon, are designed to collect stormwater, capture rubbish and sediment, and filter pollutants before slowly releasing cleaner water to the lagoon. The basins form part of a series of linked stormwater treatments, which includes a wetland in the eastern basin to further improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife such as turtles and frogs. Blue Mountains City Council said it is trying to establish and maintain turtle habitat at the Lagoon to help protect and enhance turtle breeding areas. Mayor, Mark Greenhill, said local residents nearby have expressed how happy they are with Council’s work. “Anything we can do to protect or enhance turtle breeding habitats will help Eastern Long-necked Turtles have a future,” Cr Greenhill said. “It is very satisfying to have all the basins done now and the prospect of

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An Eastern Long-necked Turtle improving water quality in the lagoon.” The newly-created wetland area offers a sandy beach area for turtles to nest in, complete with basking and perching logs. While Eastern Long-necked Turtles are currently a common species throughout the Blue Mountains, they are faced with a rapidly ageing population due to predation of nests by foxes and high rates of road kill in urban areas.

Council is now looking at other ways to provide habitat for turtles at Glenbrook Lagoon, including using innovative ‘floating wetland’ technology to outfox the foxes and protect turtle nests. Surveys found an absence of turtles under 10 at Glenbrook Lagoon, reflecting high juvenile mortality rate trends around Australia that show very few baby turtles are surviving to breeding age.

Christmas was a little brighter The Blue Mountains Youth Council worked with the community to collect 71 gifts through their Community Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ drive for 2016. “A big congratulations goes to the Blue Mountains Youth Council for the continued success of their ‘Giving Tree’ initiative,” said Blue Mountains Mayor, Mark Greenhill. “They are really showing us what great young leaders and ambassadors they are. I am also greatly appreciative of the community’s generosity and Christmas spirit by helping those less fortunate.” Blue Mountains Youth Councillor Grace Faulder thanked those who contributed to the concept. “Thank you to the community for donating so many gifts through the Christmas ‘Giving Tree’. Together we have been able to give presents to so many local young people in need,” she said. The gifts were collected through the Springwood Library and Council headquarters in Katoomba. The Platform Youth Services organisation greatly assisted by distributing the 71 gifts to people between the ages of 12-25, in need during Christmas in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury areas. “The staff that passed on the gifts to the young people saw the look of anticipation and excitement on their faces when they were told that they had received Christmas gifts,” said Leanne Reihana, Manager at Platform Youth Services.

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Well, stranger things have happened, and singlehandedly raising global GDP should be a piece of cake for a man who has brow-beaten ‘celebrities’ into achieving business success on his reality TV show, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’. I even read recently that Dr Harry Dent, the economic equivalent of “Wrongway” Feldman, reversed his December forecast of impending economic doom to one of strong economic and investment market gains in the year ahead. Although Dent’s predictive powers are ranked alongside the record company executives who turned down the Beatles, if current market optimism has enveloped even him, then we must certainly be in for a nice upward trajectory well into next year. Then again, he is not referred to as “Wrongway’ for nothing, is he? We can only hope the rest of the world’s governments will be following the same script as “the Donald”, and we move into a prolonged period of peace, prosperity and progress across the globe. If nothing else, the year 2017 is set to be a particularly interesting one in both the financial markets and the political arena.

Well here we are at the start of a brand spanking New Year. We certainly finished last year on a particularly high note, at least from a financial markets perspective. Donald Trump is yet to be inaugurated, but he certainly lit up equity markets across the globe. They have really taken a shine to him, particularly in the US where the new-found investment exuberance has the Dow Jones index pushing into record territory. And add to this our own property boom, coupled

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with record low interest rates and we can say that it was a sensational finish to 2016. The question now is, ‘are we in for more of the same over the coming year?’. Will Donald Trump truly make America great again, and in doing so create the economic catalyst to jolt world economies back to their pre-2008 sanguine state?

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hristmas is over for another year. And with it came another opportunity for us all to experience a variety of customer service examples. One of the best in my Christmas travels was at my local fruit and vegetable shop. On Christmas Eve, I arrived late in the morning to a full carpark, expecting to find chaos inside. Instead, I found numerous staff topping up every item as soon as it appeared low. Each checkout had two staff: one to scan the items, one to pack the bags. All staff were keeping a keen watch on customers, calling them over to checkouts and ensuring everyone received assistance where they needed it. On the other end of the customer service spectrum was my visit to a large department store. After scanning my fragile Christmas decorations, the staff member asked if I needed them wrapped in paper. I indicated that I did, and he gave an audible sigh, and proceeded to wrap the first decoration. A few minutes later, as a line of customers grew longer behind me, other staff

members came to the counter asking if he needed help. He said ‘No, I’m OK’, as he struggled to wrap and tape my items, and as the line behind me got longer. The other staff members left and the customers behind me got more exasperated. Busy and stressful periods bring out the true colours of any business. In the first example above, it was apparent that my local fruit shop had fully prepared for a very busy day. Their primary focus was on their customers and they had processes in place to ensure all our needs were met. The large department store on the other hand, were far less customerfocused. The staff members I observed were far more concerned with their tasks than with the comfort of customers. Their responses to situations were reactive rather than proactive, and they seemed to lack the capacity to respond to needs. A business that can look after its customers, and pre-empt difficult situations, will reap loyalty and raving fans for their efforts.

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ow are your 2017 New Year’s resolutions going? Many people don’t last until the end of January, so how can we turn resolutions into a success? By implementing SMART goals and action plans! When setting your business goals it is a good idea for a small business owner to first consider their family and lifestyle goals, and the time they have to run a business and live life. Conflicts can lead to a feeling of disappointment in all areas of life. Know your ‘why’, it can get you through tough times. For goals to be SMART they should be: S – Specific, significant, simple to understand Setting a goal to make more money is weak, as $1 more in 12 months would be a technical success, when we may have intended to double profit in six months. M – Measurable, meaningful, motivational Without the right measure how will we know if we meet our goal? For instance, going to the gym three times a week is measurable, but is it the right measure?

Ask, what would it look like if I achieved that (remember going doesn’t mean doing!)? Consider creating scales if there is no obvious numerical measure. A – Achievable, agreed, action-oriented Although it is beneficial to set at least one ‘WAG’ (wildly audacious goal) as they lead to the biggest changes in our lives, goals ultimately need to be achievable. A WAG for a non-runner may be to run a specific marathon in two years. It may be achievable, but only with an action plan to support it. R – Realistic, results-oriented As you can see by the meanings, this links to the A eg achievable and resultsoriented versus action-oriented and realistic. T – Time-constrained, timely Set deadlines and include both some short and long term goals. Once you’ve created SMART goals check to make sure they don’t conflict with your personal goals, and combined are a stretch but are achievable. Set priorities, sub goals and action plans to achieve. Have a great 2017!

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“It’s pretty exciting because we’ve been asking for many years and then luckily for us they’ve allowed the rights for a limited time,” he said. “We were the last company in the Sydney region to be allowed to do it before it went off community theatre rights and they’ve only just allowed it again for 2017.” Though many people would only have experienced the story of murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly through the 2002 movie remake, Grant feels the film doesn’t really live up to the quality of the stage musical. “The musical’s fantastic, the movie’s not,” he laughed.

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‘Blood Brothers’ is by no means a show that we would normally produce,” Grant said. “It’s more of a drama and I think the best way to describe it is that it is a musical but it’s more story driven than music driven.” PMCC is hoping the change of direction will connect with audiences, and introduce new people to the theatre. “It’s a touching show and I guess any mother that comes to see it will feel the pain and the anguish that this mother goes through having to give up a child,” Grant said. For more information on the Penrith Musical Comedy Company’s 2017 season visit www.pmcc.org.au.

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Rated PG // KATE REID Set sail on an adventure across the crystal clear seas in Disney’s latest release ‘Moana’. Natural born navigator Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) is chosen to seek out a precious artefact that could help save her people. Leaving behind her Polynesian tribe and her village chief father she sets out on the daring mission where she meets the demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson). The pair find themselves in the middle of an action packed voyage that sees them face impossible odds and encounter fiery creatures. The film has enjoyed positive critical reception with movie review site Rotten Tomatoes praising ‘Moana’ for the depth

of its lead character along with its beautiful animation work. ‘Moana’ also features a stunning soundtrack which includes the songwriting talents of ‘Hamilton’ composer and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Along with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson the film features a few familiar voices including ‘Flight of the Conchord’ star Jemaine Clement and Hawaiian born singer and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. ‘Moana’ has to be the pick of the school holiday flicks. ‘Moana’ is currently screening at Hoyts Penrith. For information on session times visit www.hoyts.com.au.

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On Tuesday, find proactive ways to heal a rocky relationship. Thursday looks frustrating though, when Saturn squares your power planet Mars. Motivation will be low, and expect self-doubt to creep in especially regarding a personal project or a professional matter. And prepare for some volatile moods, as Mars reactivates deeply hidden emotions. The Sun stirs up your restless, adventurous side from Friday onwards.

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APRIL 21 TO MAY 21

Friendships or joint finances look frustrating this week, as things move at a snail’s pace or even slide backwards! Persistence and determination will win out in the end. Attached Taureans – don’t let jealousy rear its ugly head on Friday. Have the self-confidence to give your partner plenty of personal space. Single Bulls – don’t confuse lust with love. Look for long-term satisfaction.

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MAY 22 TO JUNE 21

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Close partnerships will be a veritable minefield this week. And a relationship at home or work will certainly test your patience and diplomatic skills. Trying to rush the matter won’t help. You’ll just have to pace yourself and be extra tolerant and understanding. You’ll feel physically and mentally restless from Friday through until Sunday. So aim to get out and about. Do things that stretch your mind and body.

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JUNE 22 TO JULY 22

The more energy you put into helping others – and viewing situations from their perspective – the better the week will progress. But it will be difficult to get things done in a straight-forward fashion on Thursday, when frustration levels are high. So do your best to side-step a sensitive issue and come back to it at a later date. Pluto deepens the connections between you and loved ones on Friday.

LEO

JULY 23 TO AUGUST 23

A tricky relationship with a child, teenager or close friend will be tested, as you discover what their hidden motives and frustrations are. Compromise is needed on both sides if you want to get things moving in a positive direction. And don’t feel you have to do everything on your own. With the Sun moving into your relationship zone, help is at hand. All you have to do is ask. Friday is the day to put on your detective cap.

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AUGUST 24 TO SEPTEMBER 23

This week make sure your talent for criticism (constructive and otherwise) doesn’t go into overdrive, as you critique the efforts of those around you. If you empathise with a frustrated family member, then it will help them to calm down and carry on. Virgos can get stuck in a very predictable daily routine. The Aquarian Sun encourages you to broaden your horizons.

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SEPTEMBER 24 TO OCTOBER 23

You have a perfectionist streak and hate doing things a second time. But that’s exactly what you’ll have to do mid-week, when Saturn squares Mars (which also increases your tendency to procrastinate). You need to take action or make a big decision soon, before someone else does it for you. For some lusty Librans, a romance becomes very intense. Friday night is the most likely time for the sexual fireworks to happen!

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OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 22

This week your unconscious mind is working on relationship problems while you sleep. It’s the perfect kind of therapy – and it’s free! But there may be some frustration regarding a financial situation. Perhaps you are expecting more than is actually on offer? Take on board the wise words of birthday great, Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

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NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21

Maintaining momentum will be tricky on Thursday, when Saturn (in your sign) squares Mars and your energy is curbed in some way. There could also be tension between a personal project and domestic responsibilities. The more organised you are, the more you’ll be able to multi-task and the better the week will be. And don’t try to rush a frustrated family member. The main way to resolve a relationship problem is through patient negotiating.

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DECEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 20

Capricorns are set for a colossal week as the Sun, Mercury and Pluto all power through your sign. Monday and Tuesday are terrific days to contribute your substantial talents to a worthy cause within your local community. But Saturn saps confidence on Thursday, when your energy is curbed and others criticise your performance in some way. Plenty of patience will see you through.

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JANUARY 21 TO FEBRUARY 19

Independence is your number one priority this week and you won’t take kindly to others placing obstacles in your path. Especially on Thursday, when someone could pour cold water on a cherished goal or dream. Then the Sun shimmies into your sign on Friday. And Mars boosts your spirits on the weekend, when you bounce into freedom bunny mode. It’s the perfect time to research and plan your next adventurous escape.

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FEBRUARY 20 TO MARCH 20

When it comes to work or school, keep plugging away Pisces. If you put 100 per cent care and commitment into all that you do then you’ll slowly start to reap the rewards. With three planets passing through your hopes and wishes zone, focus on formulating fabulous new goals and aspirations for the future. “I wake up with new dreams every day. Take Dolly Parton’s words to heart!

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Summer of tragedy reminds us all to be more vigilant The bright and happy summer we were hoping for has turned to tragedy with a high number of drownings, but we can all play a part in fixing it...

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I had wanted to begin this, my first column back for 2017, with an upbeat ‘Happy New Year’, but after the events of the past few weeks it just doesn’t seem appropriate. It has been anything but a happy time for the families of the 21 people who have drowned since December 19. That’s three to four times more than usual over the Christmas and New Year period, and almost as many water deaths as car fatalities. Some are calling it a drowning epidemic. The worst thing is, so many of these tragedies are preventable. From toddlers, including a twin boy and girl from the same family, to teenagers and grown adults, factors such as unlatched gates, unfenced ponds, swimming alone and alcohol consumption all have played their part. Even more frightening is the fact that, in some of the deaths reported, there have been no obvious risk factors at play. Fences and gates were safety compliant and closed, there was nothing to be

climbed near the fence, however the child still made it into the pool and lost their life. It can happen to any of us. On Christmas Eve, my two-year-old son somehow managed to get his back float off, and was standing on the edge of the pool, about to jump in, when I saw him. Adults were all around, just metres away, chatting, but no one was looking directly at my toddler. Thank goodness I noticed, but with a house full of guests, I could have just as easily been distracted for the next two minutes, and the splash may not have been heard by anyone amongst the chatter and music... it just doesn’t bear thinking about. My point is, no one is immune, and we all have to be vigilant. Which is where the layers of protection come in, so if one layer fails, hopefully the next will be the safety net that prevents a tragedy. Fence the pool, always shut the gate, teach your kids to swim from a young age, ensure active adult supervision, and learn CPR, just in case the worst does happen. Michael Ilinsky, Royal Life Saving NSW spokesman, said in a recent interview with the ABC that it has been a disastrous summer. “It is definitely the season of distractions — the knock at the door, the ringing phone, other children crying out for assistance; they are the things that take our attention away from backyard swimming pools,” he said.

Justin Scarr from Royal Life Saving has a timely warning for us all, saying, “There’s an incredibly tragic risk zone at the beginning of January when people are returning to work after they’ve been in the pool with their kids all summer. Remove pool toys and make sure the gate is working. If you have a portable swimming pool, it’s a good time to pack that away.” At the time of writing, we have managed not to have the tragedy of drowning touch our local community this summer, and I truly hope that we can continue to heed the warnings and work together.

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A firm heel counter This is important because the heel acts as the support of the foot and must be held in a stable position so that it does not lean in or out too much, possibly leading to pain and postural problems. If you can easily press in the sides of the heel, it is not providing enough support. Fastening mechanism It is important to have laces or other fastening such as Velcro to hold the foot in place so it does not slip forward and cause the toes to scrunch and claw. This damages the front of the foot and can lead to the development of hammertoes (where the toes buckle) and clawed toes, which can become permanent. Flexibility Soles should be flexible, but only at the ball of the foot, not at the mid-point, and with sufficient cushioning. The sole should not be rigid, but nor should you be able to roll it up into a ball or bend it in half. Good Quality Material A good quality shoe is made from a

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Finding the right outfit to match your baby bump

I am lucky enough to be experiencing the most magical time, being an expectant mother at nine months pregnant! One thing that I have noticed is the struggle with what to wear! Maternity fashion is such a tricky one. Do you want to look upbeat and polished in a nice dress and heels like you don’t have gigantic swollen ankles? Or do you think about accepting defeat, the reality of not being able to walk for a few metres before that sore back kicks in, opting for track pants and a baggy t-shirt? I have found that it takes a bit of extra effort to pull together pieces but you can definitely be comfortable and stylish at the same time! If you have a social event coming up and you want to dress the bump, look out for nude and subtle tones in stretchy dresses. Go for a midi length, this allows extra material to cover the bump and assure you won’t have to keep pulling it down. Look out for greys or nudes. In store at Bardot, they have a perfect option – the Emily Dress, a body con with a square

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“It was a penalty. It was clear, it doesn’t get clearer than that,” Popovic said post-match. “The deflection was so clear. It’s a tight game, it’s a derby, that changes the game.” Away from the refereeing dramas, the Wanderers were much better on the field than they have been in recent weeks, particularly in defence. It was the first time the Wanderers have had a clean sheet this season.

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