The South Eastern Times : June 23rd 2015
4 NEWS IN BRIEF School staff shuffle KIMMI Varcoe has temporarily joined the staff of St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Millicent. She will help to cover the absence of education support officer Nikki McRobert, who is on long service leave. Di Wight is also taking holidays and current staff member Diana Stratford will work full-time in the finance office during her absence. Police service milestone AN IMPORTANT career milestone has been achieved by the officer in charge of Millicent police. It is now 40 years since Senior Sergeant First Class Peter Brown commenced training as a police cadet at the Fort Largs Police Academy in suburban Adelaide. Among his fellow cadets in course 53 was Tom Carter, who was in charge of Millicent police around a decade ago. Winter appeal supported THE Millicent conference of the St Vincent de Paul has recently taken delivery of in excess of 500 cans of food and a cash donation to support their Vinnies Winter Appeal. The donations came from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Millicent and followed the successful Can Charlie held in association with its patron festival. The fundraiser has been an annual part of the school since the 1980s. Public speakers impress FORMER forests minister Rory McEwen was impressed with a recent display by children at a Millicent school. Along with fellow Lions Club member and competition judge Leon Miels, the pair was delighted by the students from Newbery Park Primary School. Students from Sam Currie’s class participated in the Lions Mad Minute. This involved the students standing up in front of their peers and the two judges to talk about a random topic for a minute. Boundary discussion A BID to resolve a boundary issue at a historic Beachport property is being made by Wattle Range Council. The issue relates to the council-owned Beachport National Trust Museum and the adjoining Bompa’s private hotel and restaurant. The colonial era museum is a former wool store and is on the state heritage register. Council considered legal advice from an Adelaide law firm on a confidential basis during its June monthly meeting. The minutes and resolutions from the meeting regarding the matter have now been released to the public. Council agreed that any planning/design and construction costs associated with providing fire protection to the Bompa’s building by utilising works on the museum building are to be split between the freehold owners of Bompa’s and the council. Furthermore, council also resolved that if the freehold owners of Bompa’s do not agree to split the costs then they will be required to provide their own fire protection BOUNDARY OFFER: Wattle Range Council is seeking to resolve a boundary issue relating to the museum building on Railway Terrace at Beachport. and that no easement will be provided to accommodate fire protection. The third part of the successful motion moved by Councillor Rob Dycer and seconded by Cr Peter Dunnicliff related to the legal advice provided to the council. A copy of the legal advice is to be forwarded to the freehold owners of Bompa’s. Council has recommended setting aside $20,000 in its 2015/16 draft budget for firewall works at the Beachport Museum. The building has operated as a museum for over 40 years and is leased by the National Trust from the council. 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The Abbott Government will appoint a windfarm commissioner to handle complaints about windfarm noise and establish a new scientific community to investigate the alleged health impacts, despite a comprehensive National Health and Medical Research Council report which found there was no reliable evidence that wind farms posed risks to human health. Australian Wind Alliance coordinator Andrew Bray claimed the announcement marked a new low in the government’s “relentless anti-renewables campaign”. “This is a blatant attempt by the Abbott Government to use taxpayer cash to appoint a propaganda agent for the anti-wind brigade,” he said. “Given that coal is our dominant energy industry, it’s located close to communities and health organisations all over the world have documented its dramatic health implications, why not appoint a coal commissioner? “This government’s complete and utter lack of respect for science that does not support their ideological viewpoint is astonishing. “The country’s peak research body as well as the Australian Medical Association has found there is no evidence that windfarms pose health risks. “And yet because that evidence doesn’t suit the government’s political purposes, they plan to waste taxpayer money on yet another scientific enquiry, while blatantly ignoring the health impacts of coal. “You can’t bend science to fit your will. “Regional Australia is crying out for jobs from this industry of the future and all Tony Abbott can do is put roadblocks in front of their aspirations. “These demands for yet another layer of bureaucracy are diametrically opposed to Liberal Party principles of small government and less red tape. “The cut to the Renewable Energy Target going through parliament now will result in $4.9b less investment going into an industry of the future.” Cutting edge equipment demonstrated THE need for winter firewood prompted a steady stream of people to attend a demonstration morning at Kemp’s Machinery Service in Millicent on Saturday. Proprietor Mike Kemp and his staff were kept busy operating the log splitters to test the samples brought in by their customers. Other popular lines at the Stuckey Street business to attract attention were lawn mowers, while a free sausage sizzle was appreciated by all. WOOD FOR WARMTH: Kemp’s Machinery Service personnel Jay Heffernan, Michael Kemp and Steve Manhood recommend log splitters as a way of keeping down winter household fuel bills.
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