The South Eastern Times : June 25th 2015
2 opINIoN THERE was little public angst about Wattle Range Council’s draft budget for 2015/16 and it was endorsed by councillors with a few minor changes at their meeting on Tuesday. Like most other councils in this region, the overall rate revenue to be collected by Wattle Range Council in the coming 12 months is set to rise by about 4pc. Council gave the public ample opportunity to comment on its draft budget, but only a few people voiced their opinions. Of the six people who made a public OUR VIEW submission, two raised concerns about issues relating to sand management at the Beachport recreational boat ramp. In keeping with standard practice in local government in South Australia, council held four closed gatherings, which allowed staff and councillors to prepare the draft budget. It is a safe assumption sand management costs and the Beachport recreational boat ramp would have figured in these workshop discussions. On Tuesday night, three councillors and one senior staff member referred to these seaside matters. Councillor Dean Burrow queried the use of online technology to pay boat ramp fees, Cr Dale Price said they were too low for the professional sector and Cr Peter Dunnicliff clarified the amounts paid by such fishers. Chief executive Peter Harriott said council was working on a number of fronts to obtain funding support from TALKING TO THE TIMES What do you think of the Senate vote this week that will tighten the eligibility for pensions? 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If the current preoccupation with alarm over the rights of Australians with dual citizenship returning to our shores is a heartfelt response to the Sydney siege of last December, then it is a grossly disproportionate action and totally misguided. Man Haron Monis was not a terrorist, he wasn’t a radicalised fighter. He was a Muslim who happened to be crazy. INDEX HISToRY ............................................................8 pUZZLES ........................................................10 TV GUIDE .......................................................19 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................22 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 25 6:25am 0.9 9:07am 0.8 2:45pm 1.0 11:15pm 0.7 Friday 26 1:28pm 1.0 Thursday Max 15°C Min 8°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 30% 1-5mm UV: Low Friday Max 15°C Min 8°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 40% 1-5mm UV: Low Saturday Max 15°C Min 9°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 45% 1-5mm UV: Low Sunday Max 15°C Min 7°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 25% 1-5mm Monday Max 13°C Min 4°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 25% 1-5mm District: Thursday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the late morning. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Friday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Saturday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Coastal: Thursday Winds Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots late morning then turning westerly late afternoon and evening. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to below 1 metre during the evening. Swell Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, tending westerly 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Friday Winds Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas 1 to 2 metres. Swell Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening. 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, June 25, 2015 Saturday 27 12:06am 0.7 10:20am 1.0 Sunday 28 1:23am 0.7 10:43am 1.1 7:14pm 0.7 9:28pm 0.7 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 25 6:37am 0.9 9:19am 0.8 2:57pm 1.0 11:27pm 0.7 Friday 26 1:40pm 1.0 Saturday 27 12:18am 0.7 10:32am 1.0 Sunday 28 1:35am 0.7 10:55am 1.1 7:26pm 0.7 9:40pm 0.7 Thursday 25th Sunrise 7.24am Sunset 4.58pm Friday 26th Saturday 27th Sunrise 7:24am Sunset 4:59pm Sunday 28th 665933 Sunrise 7.24am Sunset 4:58pm Sunrise 7:24am Sunset 4:59pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Australian women have more to fear from their husbands and partners than they do from terrorism or radicalised Muslim Australians. Australian children have more to fear from their parents and step parents than they do from terrorism or radicalised Muslims. Refugees trying to get to Australia seemingly have as much to fear from successive Australian federal governments as they do from people smugglers. More to fear from home-grown ‘terror’ Qualification question Muslim Australians have more to fear from racist Australians. Our children need to be far more fearful of paedophiles with whom they come in daily contact than an exaggerated horror of evil individuals who may possibly return to our continent and who they will probably never meet face to face. The greatest threat to our safety is within our own borders. Over 50,000 mandatory notifications were made last year in South Australia alone. Almost every week, one woman in Australia dies at the hands of her husband or partner. Just this week, a Hobart woman was doused in petrol and set on fire by her husband during a domestic dispute. That woman was not facing fear from ISIS members, radicalised Australians or terrorists within this country. Let’s focus on our own backyard and making it safer rather than super-size a fear beyond our borders. If Australians with dual citizenship commit crimes here or anywhere else on the planet then they should be prosecuted within the legal system, not by one federal minister who has an axe to grind. I READ with interest the debacle regarding certain bridge load limits within Wattle Range Council area (The South Eastern Times, June 16). My question to council would be hat qualifications does Peter Halton have to make such an assessment? As far as I am aware, he is not a structural engineer, who would be the only qualified person who could make such an assessment. Further, it is my belief that Wattle Range Council does not have any such qualified person (that is, a structural engineer) on its payroll, only civil engineers. This was certainly the case last year when I inquired into the services of such a person and was told point blank there is no structural engineer within council. Whilst it may be one thing to be able to read engineers reports, specifications, calculations and make recommendations, it is quite another to make these assessments in the first place and then impose restrictions or load limits based on that assessment. It is also my belief that it is the domain of the State Government authorities to make such assessments on road bridges, as in this case, not council. Barry Churches, Mount Muirhead DENNIS SCHULTZ Millicent I am surprised that the Greens voted with the Coalition, but pensions need to be allocated fairly. GREG HANN Millicent I agree that people with a large amount of assets should not get a full pension. WAYNE SUTCLIFFE Millicent I think it is fair enough. You have to look after the poorer people. the two other tiers of government. It is obvious that major expenditure is needed to deal with coastal erosion at Beachport and sand management associated with the boat ramp. Wattle Range Council must continue to lobby for funds from the state and federal governments. One can not help but think that the voices of our council representatives would be better heard in the halls of power on North Terrace and in Canberra if indeed Beachport was located in a swinging seat and near a major city.
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