The South Eastern Times : November 27th 2014
1 NEWS2 HONING SKILLS: Samantha Edwards, Soloman Hunt, Kate Richards, Ben Viney (back left), Marcie Flynn and Nell Bilney practice for their group performance. IN BRIEF Youths receive insight to federal parliament STUDENTS, teachers and parents from Millicent’s St Anthony’s Primary School visited Canberra and the Federal Parliament recently to see how the government works. Member for Barker Tony Pasin was on hand to discuss his role in the Federal Parliament, his own experience visiting Students tune in for workshop South East schools combine for inaugural musical event KENNEDY CAITLIN firstname.lastname@example.org SAXOPHONES, fl utes and the beat of a drum fi lled the air on Friday when school students participated in an inaugural music workshop in Mount Gambier. The benefi ts of music education for young people were highlighted, with over 60 children from across the Limestone Coast participating in the one-day program at the Mount Gambier High School. Students from Grant and Millicent high schools, Naracoorte, Reidy Park, Mulga Street, McDonald Park and Melaleuca primary schools, Keith and Kingston area schools and Mount Gambier North School took part. Instrumental music service teacher Sonja Gooding said the workshop was a new initiative for primary and secondary school students with the hope it would be held annually. “It is an opportunity for students to see how other musicians learn and the facilities they use,” she said. “Most schools have a music program in place, but every school is obviously very different in the way it runs.” String, percussion, brass and woodwork students were heavily represented at the workshop, coming together to practice and present a performance for family and friends on Friday night. “The students worked with a variety of talented music teachers,” Ms Gooding said. “They had to use team skills, problem solving and listen to their conductor. “The workshop proved the benefi ts of music programs and teachers in state schools across South Australia.” Ms Gooding praised the James Morrison Academy of Music @ UniSA, which will open in the heart of the city in March. “It will provide a level of professionalism and arts to Mount Gambier,” she said. “Children will be able to possibly see a goal for the future with an equal opportunity for all students to have an institute of music locally. “We hope to build links with the acad- emy and allow our school children to have experience and exposure to some of the best talent in the world.” Interruption to power supply Robe Now you can use your smart device to: • report outages • view the status of current outages • report a street light fault • register for SMS updates Visit sapowernetworks.com.au and add the page to your home screen. SA Power Networks will be upgrading the network in Robe between 11pm on Tuesday 2 December and 5am on Wednesday 3 December 2014. Power will be interrupted while this essential work is undertaken. The following feeders will be affected: • Robe 7.6kV • Long Beach 7.6kV /SAPowerNetworks We apologise for any inconvenience. This work may not proceed in extreme weather or due to unforeseen circumstances. 12 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, November 27, 2014 MUSIC IN FOCUS: Students Julia Mitchell and Miles Simpson. Liquor licence red tape removed MAJOR event organisers will now be able to obtain quicker and cheaper limited liquor licenses after the State Government cut red tape in the application process. Business Services and Consumers Minister Gail Gago said the changes had been introduced at an ideal time as the state enters its popular festival season. “The upcoming events during this busy time for the Festival State will be aided by this streamlined process, which gets rid of red tape and makes it easier for food and wine businesses to participate,” Ms Gago said. “The amendment to the liquor licensing regulations includes a new fee structure for licence applications with multiple applicants, such as stallholders at a festival.” Previously, each stallholder at a medium to large event held at a single venue was required to lodge an individual application to serve or supply liquor. “Imagine the annual Cellar Door Wine Festival - each of the 200 wineries participating would lodge a separate application at $77 each, taking up their own time and that of Consumer and Business Services offi cials who had to process them. “Now, only one application is required, listing all participants. One application, one licence granted, and a new multi-application fee structure saving time and money.” The tiered fee structure offers a discounted fee where there are multiple applications for the same venue. If the licence is for a charitable or community event, the fee is waived. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au parliament as a young student and to discuss how government affects people in their everyday lives. More than 110 students from the region visited Parliament House on the same day British Prime Minister David Cameron participated in a mock parliament to test their skills as legislators. “Students participated enthusiastically in the mock parliament and I am sure there were a few budding parliamentarians amongst the dozens of students who took part,” Mr Pasin said.
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