The South Eastern Times : February 9th 2017
2 oPINIoN DISLOYALTY to the Liberal Party has been evident this week with the departure of South Australian senator Cory Bernardi from the fold. Senator Bernadi has gone to the crossbench and he intends to form a new political group called the Australian Conservative Party. Although the Liberals have more than 100 other senators and representatives in Canberra, his decision does destabilise the leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The ex-Liberal senator is articulate, has a high public profile and is a former president of the South Australian Liberal Party branch. OUR VIEW It was in this capacity that he first came to Millicent around 20 years ago when he would attend the annual meetings of the Millicent and Rendelsham branches of the Liberal Party. At the time, he was aged in his mid-20s and his alliance with the conservative wing of the Liberal Party was obvious. It is disappointing to Liberals that Senator Bernardi has felt that the party can no longer reflect his socially-conservative stance. Many in the Liberal Party would hope he follows the example of three Liberal Party members from the Millicent district who returned to the fold after a period in the wilderness. In the 1970s, Liberal member of the Legislative Council Martin Cameron became aligned with the Liberal Movement which was a splinter group. The Liberal Movement petered out as a separate party and the Thornlea grazier became a Liberal MLC again and eventually State Liberal Party president. 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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 MoIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist ON Wednesday last week, my day changed in nature at 7am with just one sentence: “Connor Wilson of Tantanoola went for a motorbike ride yesterday and has not been seen since”. Working in a small school in a close-knit community, such a sentence has holistic impact. We all know the person and we are all immediately concerned for the young man and his family. This was an extremely worrying situation. INDEX TV GUIDE .......................................................16 PUzzLES ........................................................19 CLASSIfIEDS ............................................20 SPoRT ..............................................................21 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 9 12.43am 1.10m 8.55am 0.35m 12.38pm 0.46m 3.46pm 0.42m Friday 10 1.10am 1.16m 9.14am 0.36m 1.04pm 0.56m 4.58pm 0.37m Thursday Max 33°C Min 22°C Humid & mostly sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Friday Max 30°C Min 17°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Saturday Max 26°C Min 16°C Shower or two developing Chance of rain - 40% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Sunday Max 21°C Min 14°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 30% 1-5mm UV: Very high Monday Max 21°C Min 12°C Cloudy Chance of rain - 20% 1-5mm UV: High District: Thursday Very hot, humid and mostly sunny. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 41. Friday Partly cloudy. Winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 37. Saturday Mostly sunny. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 33. Coastal: Thursday Winds northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly early in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Swell south to southeasterly around 1 metre. Friday Winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the afternoon. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, February 9, 2017 Saturday 11 1.37am 1.20m 9.31am 0.38m 1.35pm 0.66m 5.44pm 0.32m Sunday 12 2.05am 1.22m 9.43am 0.40m 2.06pm 0.77m 6.22pm 0.30m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 9 12.55am 1.10m 9.07am 0.35m 12.50pm 0.46m 3.58pm 0.42m Friday 10 1.22am 1.16m 9.26am 0.36m 1.16pm 0.56m 5.10pm 0.37m Saturday 11 1.49am 1.20m 9.43am 0.38m 1.47pm 0.66m 5.56pm 0.32m Sunday 12 2.17am 1.22m 9.55am 0.40m 2.18pm 0.77m 6.34pm 0.30m Thursday 9th Sunrise 6.32am Sunset 8.13pm Friday 10th Sunrise 6.33am Sunset 8.12pm Saturday 11th Sunrise 6.34am Sunset 8.11pm Sunday 12th 702819 Sunrise 6.35am Sunset 8.09pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au If he had gone for a ride in the pine plantations and had suffered an accident, it could well be very difficult to find him. SES, SAPOL, Star Group and helicopters were called in. It is a truly wondrous aspect of our country that we have all those resources to draw upon in an emergency. However, we cannot brush over the community’s response as well. Local residents were quick to go Community spirit leaves impression out and begin the search. Some were out all through the night searching. At daylight, more locals turned up to assist. Connor and his motorcycle were found about 10.40am off Burrungule Road by local residents. My column a couple of weeks ago was a negative purging upon the current nature of the national culture of Australia. This local event made another deep and quite different impression upon me. When it is local, it is personal and the response is immediate, heartfelt and compassionate. It is a commendable attribute of a community. When I have watched episodes of the ABC program, Back Roads, and seen how rural communities pull together, support each other and have a lot of fun, it is very heartening. These programs are refreshing portrayals of the nature of life beyond the cities. I have also been reminded of the adage, “Think globally, act locally”. It can be quite exhausting considering the global picture but rewarding to act locally. Emergency crews praised LAST week, the Millicent State Emergency Service unit responded to assist South Australian Police with locating Tantanoola’s Connor Wilson. Within an hour, SES had numerous crews on the ground along with local searchers. They continued throughout the night and relief crews arrived at first light. It was a coordinated land and air search with the SAPOL helicopter also involved. A big thanks to Kingston, Mount Gambier and Millicent SES crews, SES district officer Flew, SAPOL and all local searchers who assisted. It’s great when we get this outcome. The Millicent SES members deployed their utility terrain vehicle for the rough terrain and narrow forest tracks. Gavin Golding Unit Manager Millicent SES Solar proposal supported THE Limestone Coast Protection Alliance is supporting Repower Port Augusta in its bid to have the solar thermal base load power station built to replace the coal fired one that closed in 2016, and to provide Port Augusta with jobs to replace those lost. Merilyn Paxton Chair Limestone Coast Protection Alliance What do you think of the decision of South Australian senator Cory Bernardi to quit the Liberals and form his own Australian Conservatives Party? IAN CHANT Millicent It is a ridiculous idea. I think all politicians get paid too much for doing too little. MARY ALTSCHWAGER Millicent He might be like Australian Democrats founder Don Chipp. They were around for a while and then dropped out. JUDY WALKER Millicent When I heard the news, I thought to myself “not another party coming in”. minister Ren DeGaris became disillusioned with the Liberal Party. For the final three years of his parliamentary career, Mr DeGaris did not attend party room meetings, but he became active again in the Liberal Party when he retired to his home town of Millicent in 1985. In the 1990s, Mount Burr farmer Mitch Williams quit the Liberal Party on a policy matter and won the seat of MacKillop as an independent before returning after two years. The old adage of “disunity is death in politics” is very true and Senator Bernardi’s actions this week may help deliver government to the Labor Party in the next state and federal elections.
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