The South Eastern Times : January 25th 2018
6 OPINION EVERY major decision by the KimberlyClark Corporation has had an impact on our community ever since the American firm purchased a share of the Millicent mill in 1964. It has had 100pc ownership of the Millicent mill for the past decade. KCA announced this week that it would be shutting 10 of its plants and shedding up to 5500 of its staff across the globe. The possible impact on the Millicent mill - if any - is not yet known but its 400 employees, as well as contractors and the wider community have been reminded that this manufacturing sector OUR VIEW is highly competitive. We have a world-class manufacturing facility on our doorstep which produces quality products which are market leaders. It has truly been the life-blood of Millicent for almost 60 years and underpinned the prosperity of our district. There are some anxious days ahead as further announcements from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation are awaited. GEORGE STREET MURAL THE main thoroughfare of Millicent is about to have a talking point like no other. Although funds have yet to be secured and the plans have yet to be approved by council, a striking mural is set to be painted on the front wall of a former Millicent bank. The design by an Adelaide artist appears in this edition of The South Eastern Times and was announced last night at a public reception at the George Street premises. The mural is the first act of the newlyformed Imagine Millicent group which intends to add to the stock of public art around our town. At the time of the year when many groups go into recess, Imagine Millicent members have been busy raising funds and assessing 17 concepts. Their chosen multi-coloured design features a water goddess and incorporates the themes of wind and water. It is sure to generate passionate debate in our community. 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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 Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 726885 TALKING TO THE TIMES What do you make of the first 12 months of Donald Trump’s presidency? TREVOR STEVENS Beachport I do watch Donald Trump on television, but he otherwise has had no impact on my life. SHANE ASH Millicent Donald Trump has done more for the economy of America in his first year in office than any other American president achieved in their two completed terms. Australia Day debate about compassion instead of division AUSTRALIA should choose a national day that enriches the community rather than one that is an occasion for mourning. The same people arguing that January 26 is not a divisive date and saying it’s a non-issue are the same people who said five years ago marriage equality would not happen and was not important to Australians. History will prove them wrong. I believe we can come together to back our indigenous communities in their struggle for recognition. We have seen the Adelaide and Marion councils wade into the discussion on changing the date, from different sides, before they have decided to stay out of it. INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ...........................................8 PUZZLES ........................................................20 TV GUIDE .......................................................21 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................24 SPORT ..............................................................26 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 25 5.01am 0.83m 10.32am 0.42m 6.57pm 0.78m 10.01pm 0.71m Friday 26 1.21am 0.79m 10.54am 0.4m 9.11pm 0.84m 10.45pm 0.83m Thursday Max 31°C Min 12°C Mostly sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Friday Max 35°C Min 15°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Saturday Max 39°C Min 19°C Very hot & mostly sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Sunday Max 35°C Min 22°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Monday Max 23°C Min 16°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 60% 1-5mm UV: High District: Thursday Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 29 to 36. Friday Very hot. Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39. Saturday Very hot and sunny. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 19 with daytime temperatures reaching 37 to 42. Coastal: Thursday Winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 3 metres. Friday Winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. 6 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, January 25, 2018 Saturday 27 1.13am 0.87m 11.21am 0.39m Sunday 28 1.01am 0.96m 11.53am 0.38m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 25 5.13am 0.83m 10.44am 0.42m 7.09pm 0.78m 10.13pm 0.71m Friday 26 1.33am 0.79m 11.06am 0.4m 9.23pm 0.84m 10.57pm 0.83m Saturday 27 1.25am 0.87m 11.33m 0.39m Sunday 28 1.13am 0.96m 12.05pm 0.38m Thursday 25th Sunrise 6.18am Sunset 8.28pm Friday 26th Sunrise 6.19am Sunset 8.27pm Saturday 27th Sunrise 6.20am Sunset 8.26pm Sunday 28th Sunrise 6.21am Sunset 8.25pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 725606 Councils should stick to rates, roads and rubbish, they say. But as institutions that offer information on local services, host community-building events and provide a helping hand to new migrants to our suburbs (and naturalises them in citizenship ceremonies), they are a great place to start. The Turnbull Government likes to threaten councils with stripping them of their duty to hold citizenship ceremonies if they dare not bust out the party poppers on January 26. They accuse those people in the community who want to move to a date that we as a nation can all celebrate, of stoking the fire of division. It’s sad to see the prime minister bullied into taking such a hard-line position by the hard-right of his party. The far-right of the Liberal Party has been practically frothing at the mouth about the need retain January 26. There is plenty Australia has to celebrate, and no-one is suggesting we do not. The decision to celebrate January 26 is a political one. We get to choose what we celebrate as a nation. And celebrating a day when a group of convicts to whom only 20pc of modern Australians share a lineage raised another nation’s flag is a political choice we’re right to question. I am one of those many non-indigenous Australians who is saddened and increasingly uncomfortable that we celebrate the day British settlers arrived and the subsequent slaughter of innocent and unsuspecting men, women and children that followed. I want a day we can all celebrate. We have got 364 other days of the year to choose from, and none of them marks the arrival of those who began the genocide of a people who are inherently more connected to this land than the rest of us could dream of. Positive change is not always comfortable, particularly while it’s happening. Australia is growing, maturing and evolving into a more inclusive and sympathetic nation. The fact we’re having this conversation now shows that, for at least some of us, this is a day that is not unifying: we have got other days, and they could be. In the feedback I have received from the South Australian indigenous community, one thing has become abundantly clear: there are many in the broader community who have a terribly low level of understanding of Australia’s history. This push is not just another scheme by the PC-brigade to “destroy our way of life”, but rather to enrich it and allow us all to enjoy life together. On January 26, I will take a moment to acknowledge that indigenous people are in mourning. I did not invent their mourning. Rather, I’m simply recognising it. We choose to celebrate January 26 but that choice is not set in stone. Australia Day does not have to be January 26: it was not celebrated as such until the 1930s and it did not become a public holiday until 1994. What day would be better is a decision we should all consider. I will continue to stand with the South Australian indigenous community and support them in their determination to see our national day changed. It was January 1, after all, when we actually became a nation. I stand with the inclusive, welcoming Australia I know and love. A little bit of acceptance goes a long way - and should be celebrated. Sarah Hanson-Young Greens Senator for South Australia SCOTT MILLER Tantanoola Donald Trump is a misogynistic, xenophobic racist and he is changing democracy as we know it.
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