The South Eastern Times : May 18th 2017
6 OPINION NO matter how you feel about the politics of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, there is no doubting that he is well qualified to talk about leadership. Ever since he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University over 40 years ago, much of his life has been spent in the public gaze. He has been a successful journalist, barrister and businessman and is currently a farm owner and politician. Mr Turnbull has shown his harsh edge on a number of occasions, such as his unseating of a sitting Liberal to enter the House of Representatives, OUR VIEW his deposing of Tony Abbott as prime minister and his withering criticisms in parliament of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. His career in public life has its share of failures as he was not a successful Opposition leader while his leadership of the Australian Republican Movement at the time of the 1999 referendum could not overturn the nation’s preference for a constitutional monarchy. The prime minister has been uppermost in the minds of three Millicent secondary students this week as they were chosen to meet him in a private forum in Mount Gambier on Monday afternoon. The trio are school captains and so Mr Turnbull’s thoughts on leadership were of great relevance to them. The presence in this region of the national leader of the Liberal Party would also have been welcomed by the local party faithful. It can be safely assumed Tony Pasin will seek a third term in office as Member for Barker at the next federal poll in 2019, while Nick McBride is building his profile in a bid to be elected as the next Liberal member for MacKillop in March. This week’s visit to the region by Mr Turnbull, albeit brief, was a successful flag-waving exercise and was a boost to local Liberals as they seek to counter Labor, the Nick Xenophon Team and other minor parties. TALKING TO THE TIMES With National Walk to School Day occurring tomorrow, how did you normally get to school? 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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 Health leader’s statement slammed I REFER to the patronising comment by Dr Thiagarajan, acting Chief Medical Advisor for Country Health SA, in The South Eastern Times on May 2. On reading the comment by Dr Thiagarajan, who said “we encourage anyone who is unwell to go to their GP or the nearest hospital so they can be assessed and treated and if needed, transferred to a higher level of care”. Are you serious? Our community knows how to get help when we are ill. My question to you Dr Thiagarajan is, what will happen to us when we get there? INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ...........................................8 TV GUIDE .......................................................12 PUZZLES ........................................................17 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................18 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 18 1.10am 0.72m 3.02am 0.73m 7.21am 0.54m 4.17pm 1.16m Friday 19 7.35am 0.61m 5.10pm 1.07m Thursday Max 17°C Min 9°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 55% 1-5mm UV: Low Friday Max 17°C Min 10°C Showers Chance of rain - 75% 10-15mm UV: Low Saturday Max 18°C Min 10°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 70% 5-10mm UV: Low Sunday Max 18°C Min 9°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 45% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Monday Max 19°C Min 10°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 45% 1-5mm UV: Moderate District: Thursday Cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Friday Cloudy. High chance of showers. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h turning northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Saturday Cloudy. Patchy morning fog. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Coastal: Thursday Winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres at midday. Swell southwesterly 1.5 metres. Friday Winds easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Port MacDonnell. 1st Swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd Swell east to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. 6 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, May 18, 2017 Saturday 20 3.55am 0.64m 6.43pm 0.99m Sunday 21 4.22am 0.61m 1.00pm 0.91m 4.33pm 0.83m 8.32pm 0.94m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 18 1.22am 0.72m 3.14am 0.73m 7.33am 0.54m 4.29pm 1.16m Friday 19 7.47am 0.61m 5.22pm 1.07m Saturday 20 4.07am 0.64m 6.55pm 0.99m Sunday 21 4.34am 0.61m 1.12pm 0.91m 4.45pm 0.83m 8.44pm 0.94m Thursday 18th Sunrise 7.04am Sunset 5.05pm Friday 19th Sunrise 7.05am Sunset 5.05pm Saturday 20th Sunrise 7.05am Sunset 5.04pm Sunday 21st Sunrise 7.06am Sunset 5.03pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 708535 My father (Edward John Mayell) did just that and I’ll repeat my father’s first words when he arrived by ambulance to Mount Gambier hospital on September 17, 2014. “You have to be half dead before they’ll do anything you know”. Just last year, my daughter was 33 weeks pregnant when she developed a blood clot in her leg. She spent seven hours sitting in A&E, only to be told to go to the chemist. When she re-entered A&E early the next morning in agony, the maternity ward nurse asked why she had not been admitted the night before. My daughter said “you tell me”. Her doctor also commented on the illegible state of her paperwork from A&E. She still has pain in her leg eight months later. Such a condescending statement like this implies the good people of our community are so stupid that we need you to state the bleeding obvious. The chief executive of Country Health SA is silent. An apology for my father’s appalling treatment and ultimate demise would be more appropriate, considering it was worthy of a coronial inquest. You are clearly ill-informed of my father’s plight. Just give us the healthcare system we deserve and show us evidence it is not bordering on third world. Obviously there is a statewide problem, judging by recent media coverage regarding Oakden, but, hey, we do have a new state of the art football stadium and the most expensive hospital in the southern hemisphere in Adelaide. Jenny Johnson Mount Gambier CFS volunteer efforts praised APRIL 30 marked the end of the fire danger season in South Australia. Thankfully, unlike last year, there were no severe bush fire incidents in South Australia, however the Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteers still attended over 6000 incidents during the season. I would like to take the opportunity to record my thanks to our hard working, dedicated CFS volunteers who serve our community with distinction and ensure our continued safety. While the fire danger season is now over, please remain cautious and exercise common sense with any planned burning activity. Be sure to review your fire safety plan in the lead up to the next fire danger season. Let’s keep working together to ensure we mitigate the bushfire risk our communities face. Tony Pasin, Member for Barker HELEN REDFORD Millicent I rode my horse about six miles (10km) to the original Millicent Primary School. ALBY CECOTTI Millicent I either rode my bike or walked the 2km to school in my home country of Italy. MAUREEN HANRAHAN Penola I walked 5km to school in Port Augusta.
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