The South Eastern Times : February 2nd 2017
2 OPINION THE presence of a late model Holden car without a number plate may have turned heads yesterday as it made its way around Millicent and district. It bore a small crown on its front and rear which signified that Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le was in the vehicle. As part of a visit to the region, Mr Le visited Mayura Station, Blue Lake Dairy Group, Kimberly-Clark Australia Millicent Mill and Holla-fresh. The presence of the governor in our district was a tangible reminder that we live in a constitutional monarchy OUR VIEW and one that has served our nation well. The political stability of Australia is the envy of nations around the world. The head of the State of South Australia is the Governor and he exercises authority on the advice of the Premier and in the name of the Queen. It is not a perfect system as critics would point out that Vice-Regal representatives dismissed the elected Whitlam Federal Government in 1975 and the elected Lang Labor Government in New South Wales in 1932. These exceptions have not prompted massive changes to our constitution and the last referendum on a Republican model of Federal Government was soundly rejected. Hieu Van Le’s story is well-known as he came to Australia from Vietnam as a “refugee boat person” over 40 years ago and he has made a great success of his professional and public life. It was apt that part of his time in our district was spent at Mayura Station which has hosted Vice-Regal representatives for over 160 years. When a name for a new township near Mayura Station was needed around 1870, then Governor Sir James Fergusson suggested it be named after Millicent Glen, wife of the owner of the property. The governor’s suggestion was endorsed by the colonial government. TALKING TO THE TIMES How will the change of the operating hours of Millicent Taxis impact you? ABN: 65 007 614851 Published: Tuesday & Thursday Deadlines: Displays: 10am 2 days prior to publication Classifieds: 11am day prior to publication Copy: 5pm 2 days prior to publication General Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Christian Greco Phone: 8733 3755, Email: email@example.com Advertising Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Jason Wallace Email: email@example.com Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Responsibility for editorial comment is taken by Jason Wallace, 81 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier. The SE Times proudly uses 100% recycled paper. Send your news tips and contributions to: email@example.com Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 42 Davenport Street, Millicent SA 5280 Postal address: PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 Telephone: (08) 8733 3755 Fax: (08) 8733 4341 Business Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday Proud Member of the Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 683874 Region yearns for political change Pension cut disappoints MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist IAM pleased that the state seat of MacKillop has the opportunity for new representation next year. It is also encouraging to see that the Liberal Party, at this stage, has two women seeking pre-selection. INDEX TV GUIDE ..........................................................9 PUzzLES ........................................................15 cLASSIfIEDS ............................................16 SPORT ..............................................................18 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 2 4.00am 1.06m 9.29am 0.4m 4.25pm 0.84m 8.35pm 0.47m Friday 3 4.25am 0.94m 9.35am 0.37m 5.11pm 0.83m 9.12pm 0.57m Thursday Max 24°C Min 13°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Friday Max 24°C Min 11°.C Partly Cloudy Chance of Rain - 20% UV: High Saturday Max 26°C Min 12°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Sunday Max 25°C Min 15°C Partly Cloudy Chance of Rain - 20% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Monday Max 22°C Min 14°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% 1-5mm UV: High District: Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower near the coast in the morning. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Friday Partly cloudy. Patchy early morning fog. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. Saturday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30. Coastal: Thursday Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots from the north during the morning. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Friday Winds westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening. Seas around 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the evening. Swell southwesterly 2.5 metres. 702818 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, February 2, 2017 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Saturday 4 4.43am 1.26m 9.56am 0.34m 6.15pm 0.82m 9.51pm 0.69m Sunday ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 2 4.12am 1.06m 9.41am 0.4m 4.37pm 0.84m 8.47pm 0.47m Friday 3 4.37am 0.94m 9.47am 0.37m 5.23pm 0.83m 9.24pm 0.57m Saturday 4 4.55am 0.81m 10.08am 0.34m 6.27pm 0.82m 10.03pm 0.69m Sunday 5 1.22am 0.8m 10.35am 0.32m 8.11pm 0.84m 10.40pm 0.81m Thursday 2nd Sunrise 6.24am Sunset 8.20pm Friday 3rd Saturday 4th Sunday 5th Sunrise 6.25am Sunset 8.19pm Sunrise 6.26am Sunset 8.18pm Sunrise 6.27am Sunset 8.17pm 5 1.10am 0.8m 10.23m 0.32m 7.59pm 0.84m 10.28pm 0.81m Not that I think that a woman would win such a vote, despite their rhetoric, there is very little commitment to increasing the number of female members of parliament by the Liberal Party. However, it is healthy that there are a number of people seeking Liberal preselection for our seat. A Labor candidate probably won’t be announced until there are weeks left to play out before the state election. No real commitment there to try and win this seat against the odds. The big question is will the Xenophon party run a candidate in this seat? Their candidate made a considerable impact in the seat of Barker in last year’s federal election. A little known candidate named late in the campaign stole a large chunk of the vote. This fact gives credibility to the fact that there is a yearning in the South East for better representation of our specific issues and concerns. Such a mood change is not particular to just us, there is a widespread concern that the major political parties have lost credibility with many voters. This makes for interesting times. It will not be enough for a major party to co-opt members from other parties to their ministry. Both Labor and Liberal parties cannot, if they have any engagement with the electorate, take votes for granted. The one irrefutable fact is that we want better representation. I WAS disappointed to find my wife and I have had our aged pensions cut substantially due to changes to the aged pension entitlements. While I was working for 46 years, any pay increase or extra cash I had I would put into my super fund because I was always advised to save for the future by everyone including my parents who knew what it was to go without. So instead of wasting it and by saving the extra each year I am now being penalised. I realise there must be some figure that the pension is not paid in full but the figure used by the Federal Government is far too low. Every parent likes to put away a nest egg to help out their children when they are not around but with this cut in pension we will have very little to leave them. I am very disappointed. The Federal Government says the days of entitlement are over. So how come the parliamentarians are able to leave parliament with a pension and a very generous super. Most members of parliament either obtain a government job or other work when they leave parliament and this does not affect their pension or super regardless what they have in the bank. A number of members of parliaments are also entitled to free travel when they leave office. So if the age of entitlement is over when will the members of parliament look at their entitlements instead of pensioners? Name supplied Millicent RUPY REIMANN Millicent I don’t need to use taxis as I have three cars of my own. IAN BROOKE Millicent It won’t impact on me as I have my own car. LORRAINE WILLIAMS Beachport Business is business and it would be worse if we lost the Millicent Taxis business altogether.
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