The South Eastern Times : January 4th 2017
2 OPINION RUMOURS about the closure of the Kalangadoo Police Station persist although the official line from police sources is that it is part of a statewide review and no decision about its future has yet been made. The station’s future has been queried by locals for many months and it is set to become an election issue at the state poll in about two months from now. It is a time-honoured tradition in South Australia that the State Government operates at “arm’s length” of police and all decisions on operational matters rightly rest with the police commissioner. Nonetheless, it is imperative the commissioner is given adequate financial OUR VIEW resources by the State Government to ensure that cost-cutting is not given as a reason to close the Kalangadoo Police Station. For many decades, the Kalangadoobased officer has patrolled the town as well as the neighbouring areas of Nangwarry, Tarpeena and Glencoe. On occasions, the officer has also supplemented police resources further afield at places like Millicent and Penola. Successive police commissioners since early last century have deemed it necessary for a police officer to be resident in Kalangadoo. Indeed, a new station and police residence have been built there in the past decade. On the other hand, there can be powerful arguments made that single-officer stations such as Kalangadoo are not the most effective use of police resources due to advances in telecommunications and transport. Over the border in Victoria, there was a ban implemented on solo patrols in recent TALKING TO THE TIMES 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: Katherine Taylor Phone: 8733 3755, Email: email@example.com Sales Supervisor: Christian Greco Phone: 8724 1532, 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 Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 726885 Election campaign begins Absence leaves space in life INDEX TV GUIDE .......................................................10 PUZZLES ........................................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SPORT ..............................................................17 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 4 2.31am 1.4m 11.08am 0.4m 2.15pm 0.6m 6.12pm 0.2m Friday 5 3.05am 1.3m 11.46am 0.5m 2.51pm 0.6m 6.51pm 0.2m Thursday Max 26°C Min 11°C Mostly sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Friday Max 33°C Min 13°C Sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Saturday Max 37°C Min 20°C Very hot and sunny Chance of rain - 20% <1mm UV: Extreme Sunday Max 22°C Min 13°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 25% <1mm UV: Extreme Monday Max 24°C Min 12°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 5% <1mm UV: Extreme District: Thursday Sunny. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 31. Friday Sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37. Saturday Very hot and mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower near the coast in the evening. Light winds becoming north to northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then shifting south to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41. Coastal: Thursday Winds Variable below 10 knots becoming west to northwest late morning and reaching 10 to 15 knots south of Port MacDonnell, then turning southwest in the afternoon and easing to 5 to 10 knots throughout in the evening. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly 3 to 3.5 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Friday Winds Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly around 2 metres. 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, January 4, 2018 Saturday 6 3.37am 1.2m 12.18pm 0.5m 3.30pm 0.7m 7.32pm 0.3m Sunday 7 4.08am 1.1m 9.05am 0.5m 4.14pm 0.7m 8.14pm 0.4m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 4 2.43am 1.4m 11.20am 0.4m 2.27pm 0.6m 6.24pm 0.2m Friday 5 3.17am 1.3m 11.58am 0.5m 3.03pm 0.6m 7.03pm 0.2m Saturday 6 3.49am 1.2m 12.30pm 0.5m 3.42pm 0.7m 7.44pm 0.3m Sunday 7 4.20am 1.1m 9.17am 0.5m 4.26pm 0.7m 8.26pm 0.4m Thursday 4th Sunrise 5.53am Sunset 8.33pm Friday 5th Saturday 6th Sunday 7th Sunrise 5.54am Sunset 8.33pm Sunrise 5.55am Sunset 8.33pm Sunrise 5.56am Sunset 8.33pm 725603 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au THE South Australian union movement has begun its election campaigning for the March 18 poll. The unprecedented three-way contest means issues important to working people are at risk of being forgotten in the politics. There has not been a more crucial election for working people in a generation. We know that people are facing a clear choice. There are the Liberals with the same aggressively anti-worker agenda as that being prosecuted by the Turnbull Government in Canberra, the Labor Government, which will come under intense scrutiny for their promises or the Xenophon SA Best Party. Mr Xenophon has voted against workers’ rights in the past - including an attempt to slash penalty rates - and he will have some work to do to prove whose side he’s really on: will he side with big business and the banks or working people? Unions will be fighting for the next State Government to: • Commit to making wage theft a criminal offence to deter employers who repeatedly and knowingly rip-off their staff. • Increase penalties for employers who cause workplace deaths. • Advocate for and commit to penalty rates for South Australian workers. • Fight any further rollout of the community development program which discriminates against indigenous South Australians • Commit to no more privatisation of public services. • Commit to maintaining public sector job numbers. • Commit to full gender pay equity in the public sector. The role of the trade union movement will be part of the transformation of the state’s economy to ensure the principles of equality, fairness, justice and sustainability are not lost along the way. Joe Szakacs SA Unions state secretary MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist ONE of our recently retired friends called in and had breakfast with us on a visit back to his roots. He and his wife have exited their farming life to live in a beach side Adelaide suburb. Many of our long-term friends are retired in Adelaide. They live glorious lives of material comfort, good health and annual overseas travel. They are living golden lives far beyond the ease of previous generations. Good luck to them. I’m not sure our State’s finances can sustain this but that will be determined in the fullness of time. This particular friend has settled into his urban house and completed all those jobs that beckon when you move to make the space work and be the way you desire. Now, he is looking for a project. One cannot spend every day out having breakfast with friends, bike riding and going for a swim. After a while, such activities become time filling rather than meaningful. As a farmer, he was playing a game of chess with movement of stock to ensure good feeding regimes, watching market prices go up and down and determining when best to buy and sell, when to cut and bale hay and gambling with the weather every day. To stop such brain activity suddenly can take its toll. The brain requires exercise as much as any other part of the body. Having turned 60 this year, the time when I choose to do something else grows closer. It is thrilling and daunting to contemplate what else to do when you have grey hair and less energy. Ever since our sons left home, it has been a challenge to find the same degree of meaning in what I do and why. Their absence has left time and space in my life. Would you vote for a Nick Xenophon SA Best Party candidate if one was to stand for the local seat of MacKillop at the state election in March? PAULIE WATTS, Millicent I will not vote for Nick Xenophon as he let me down on a major issue early in his federal parliamentary career. ARNOLD DAMHUIS, Millicent I have not made up my mind yet. ALLAN WEBSTER, Millicent Yes, I would because I do not have much faith in the two major parties. It’s time for a change. times due to terrorism threats. The people of Millicent and district have witnessed parties of both political colours strip them of numerous government services and offices over the past 20 years. It was only a few years ago that an internal police review had recommended that the Millicent Police Station lose its detective. Following an outcry from various stakeholders, the detective’s position was retained. Wattle Range Council and aspiring politicians should explain to State Government the Kalangadoo station’s future should only be determined on police needs and not on Treasury cost-cutting directives.
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