The South Eastern Times : July 13th 2017
10 NEWS TIME FOR WORSHIP: Anglican priest Father John Thompson chatted with his wife Sigrid, Maureen Mitchell and Jan Milham prior to the church service he recently conducted at Boneham Aged Care Services at Millicent. Picture: J.L. “FRED” SMITH IN BRIEF Speed camera audit demand THE STATE Liberals are demanding the State Government conduct an audit of existing speed cameras before committing to funding another 10 fixed cameras, claiming it is a cash grab. Shadow Road Safety Minister Stephan Knoll said he wanted tangible evidence speed cameras across the state were placed in areas where road safety impact is highest. “The State Liberals have repeatedly called on the Weatherill Labor Government to conduct an audit of speed cameras to make sure that cameras are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue,” he said. “So far the Weatherill Labor Government has refused to do so. WINTHE CROWS ESSENDON BOMBERS V ADELAIDE CROWS ROUND 21, SATURDAY AUGUST 12TH “Minister (Peter) Malinauskas can prove the government has nothing to hide by ordering a full public audit of the safety performance of all speed cameras in South Australia.” According to Mr Knoll, the number of mobile and fixed speed camera fines increased in 2015/16 to 195,721 compared to 131,481 in 2012/13. EXPERIENCE , ETIHAD STADIUM FLY WITH THE TEAM STAY WITH THE TEAM TICKETS & EXCLUSIVE ACCESS “On the Weatherill Government’s own figures motorists will be $15m out of pocket over the next four years as a result of these new speed cameras,” Mr Knoll said. “The Weatherill Government is addicted to taxation and slugging motorists is one of its favourite past times.” Authority to oversee parliamentarians PARLIAMENTARIANS’ work expenditure will be overseen by an independent authority for the first time following changes on July 1. The Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority has started operating as a statutory authority and has responsibility for oversight of travel expenses and allowances of parliamentarians and staff. Special State Minister Scott Ryan said establishment of the authority followed the Federal Government heeding community concerns about parliamentarian expenditure. “For the first time, Australia will have an authority operating at arm’s length from the government to monitor and report on the way all members and senators are spending money,” he said. “Australians rightly expect politicians spend taxpayers’ money carefully, ensuring at all times their work expenditure represents an ethical, prudent and cost effective use of public resources.” The independent authority, which includes four members, will also prepare and publish reports and audits relating to all expenses for parliamentarians including travel expenses. Coastal housing trust home for sale A RECORD price of $270,000 is being sought for a Beachport house owned by the State Government agency Housing SA (formerly the South Australian Housing Trust). The agency has had a continuous involvement in this district since 1941 when it built 20 houses in Grigg Terrace, Millicent. The seaside property is currently only available for eligible buyers. Housing SA has a statewide policy of selling its modest houses at discounted prices to encourage home ownership. $ 46 .99 EACH $ 48 ENTER ONLINE AT SIPNSAVE.COM.AU SEE WEBSITE FOR FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. SOMERSET HOTEL MILLICENT 8733 2888 SipnSave supports the responsible service of alcohol. Specials apply 12/7/17 to 25/7/17 or while stocks last. Price may vary in country areas due to freight. Price includes GST. www.sipnsave.com.au 10 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, July 13, 2017 SIPNSAVE.COM.AU SNS_P15_1207_28x5_SET www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au .99 EACH PURCHASE ANY CASE OF GREAT NORTHERN SUPER CRISP LAGER, CARLTON DRY, CARLTON DRY LIME OR CARLTON DRAUGHT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! $ 48 .99 EACH The local sale prices have always been in the affordable range and never before for an amount approaching $300,000. In the space of the past decade or so, it is estimated about 200 Housing SA and other government properties in the area have sold. Candidates nominate for council VOTERS will have a choice of four candidates for the vacancy on the Robe District Council. Robe resident Stephen Phillips was the first person to nominate, followed by Bob Bates, Alison Nunan and David Laurie. The closing time for nominations was noon last Thursday. The council will hold a supplementary election as its sole female councillor Kristina Alexander has recently submitted her resignation after almost seven years of service. The vote will run from July 18 to August 7.
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