The South Eastern Times : March 13th 2018
2 OPINION IT is ironic the Liberal Party’s war-cry of choice this election is “city-centric Weatherill Government” considering their uncompromising stance on exempting Millicent from their statewide shop trading deregulation policy. Their refusal to concede they are mistaking, despite two community votes finding overwhelming support for the status quo, is reminiscent of everything this city-centric Weatherill Government has been guilty of this last 16 years. It seems #RegionsMatter only when they are able to fit snugly under blanket rules. Apart from a pledge to complete the Penola Bypass, which in itself should OUR VIEW not be regarded as a groundbreaking feat considering it is a State Government responsibility, MacKillop has seen nothing but empty, anti-Labor rhetoric from all parties. This is warranted however, with the complete contempt the Labor Party has for MacKillop both in the past four terms of government and in this election campaign. Labor parachutes paper candidates into our seat who on their conveyor belt ride from university campuses to party politics are shielded from scrutiny. The Greens are hand-balling their votes to the Labor Party, but somehow still have the audacity to dot the electorate with “Food not Fracking” confutes. Any true competition in MacKillop was obliterated by the catastrophic fall of Nick Xenophon’s SA-Best Party, whose leader’s charismatic grandiosity has failed to transfer to those representing him. We are reassured the South East will benefit from either SA-Best’s $55m royalties for region scheme, or the Liberal Party’s $5m pledge to Country Fire Service stations, or the Australian Conservatives immediate TALKING TO THE TIMES How did you spend the long weekend? 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Send your news tips and contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Export benefits delivered Young citizens’ bid supported AGRICULTURE is now Australia’s fastest growing industry. Last year, it grew by 23pc - fastest of all 19 industries measured in our GDP statistics. The Coalition Government’s landmark export agreements with China, Japan and South Korea are already delivering benefits for agricultural industries and we are working to capitalise on these opportunities and to deliver even more free trade agreements, including the recently signed agreement with Peru and the completion of negotiations with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as the TPP-11. Free trade agreements promote stronger trade and commercial ties between participating countries and open up opportunities for Australian exporters and investors to expand their business into key markets. They are particularly beneficial when they seek to remove barriers in highly protected markets or gain a foothold in potential or expanding markets. By facilitating access to these markets, these agreements provide significant commercial benefits to Australia’s exporters and, in turn, wider economic benefits to all Australians. As an example, last year Australia saw strong growth in produce exported to India. INDEX TV GUIDE .......................................................11 50 YEARS AGO ........................................12 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............14 PUZZLES ........................................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SPORT ..............................................................17 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 22°C Min 12°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% <1mm UV: Very high Wednesday Max 22°C Min 12°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% <1mm UV: Very high Thursday Max 22°C Min 11°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 20% <1mm UV: Very high 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the south, mainly during the morning. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the south. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the south in the morning. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds Southerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas Around 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres around midday. Wednesday: Winds South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Tues 13th Sunrise 7.05am Sunset 7.30pm Wed 14th Sunrise 7.06am Sunset 7.29pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 13 8.20am 0.4m Wed 14 12.14am 1.0m 8.17am 0.4m 1.23pm 0.6m 5.20pm 0.6m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 13 8.32am 0.4m Wed 14 12.26am 1.0m 8.29am 0.4m 1.35pm 0.6m 5.32pm 0.6m 725599 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Australian almonds exports grew by over 50pc and chickpeas by almost 90pc to a record value of $1.1b. Since that period of growth the Indian Government has indicated it will increase tariffs on key agricultural commodities such as chickpeas, lentils, wheat and sugar. Chickpea imports in particular are set to see a massive 44pc tariff imposed, while lentils had a 30pc tariff applied in December. These decisions will seriously harm the profitability of Australian pulse growers. While negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between Australia and India are ongoing, these sudden tariff increases are a timely reminder of why free trade agreements, which would prevent such actions, are so important. Improving market access for Australia’s agricultural exports is vital for supporting a vibrant competitive agricultural industry. Tony Pasin, Member for Barker CONGRATULATIONS to two of our young citizens, Madi Turner and Ellie Leopold, for their initiative to make an application for Millicent to be considered as an event location for Triple J’s One Night Stand, which is apparently one of the biggest charity music concerts on the national calendar. It is quite feasible to imagine such an event would bring an influx of people to Millicent, requiring accommodation and meals. One only has to see what the Generations in Jazz has done for the district, not just Mount Gambier, where it is staged, but the district in general as it attracts thousands to the event and accommodation is at a premium in Mount Gambier and it is necessary for the students and those wanting to attend to seek else where to stay for the duration of the event. Millicent does indeed have a lot to offer visitors, the wineries, the wind farms, the beaches, and where else can you go four-wheel driving over the sand hills and on the beach. We appreciate that in Millicent we have great venues for staging music events, such as The Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre, which we have been fortunate enough to have been able to use several times in the past for the many fundraiser’s we have held there. We also have the Millicent and District Community Club which we use on a regular basis for smaller shows, where else in Millicent do we have such a venue which is so ideal having a stage and a dance floor. We have endeavoured to bring mainly country music artist’s, to perform in Millicent, which includes not only local artists but also those from interstate. Just recently we secured an International artist from UK, Charlie Landsborough, who will perform his only South Australian concert on his final Australian tour. Charlie has won just about every award possible in the UK country scene and has become widely known and very popular and adored by many fans in Australia for many years now, so one can imagine how happy we were to learn he would perform in Millicent. Once we started to advertise and through word of mouth, we have had many bookings and tickets sold, with fans coming from Port Pirie, Moonta, Wallaroo, Victor Harbor, Port Elliott, Bordertown, Edenhope and even some from Ballarat. Most of these have booked accommodation and will stay for a couple of days, which is awesome for Millicent. So Madi and Ellie, bring it on, good luck and lets keep bringing all genres of music to Millicent. Maureen and Allan Webster, Millicent LAYLAH McCALLUM Millicent I stayed at a friend’s house. PAIGE GRAY Millicent I went to a friend’s house and walked around town. KIMMI SMITH Millicent I worked and celebrated with a few drinks with friends and watched a local band. $50m to address the health maintenance backlog. Almost certainly these cash splashes will be earmarked for pet projects in marginal seats ahead of the second safest electorate in South Australia. With the Liberal Party set to retain the seat on primary votes alone, MacKillop is well poised for four more years of the same because there is no political will to do anything for this electorate. As long as voter apathy rules supreme and rival parties neglect to target MacKillop, it will continue as a safe seat. At the end of the day, we will get the government we deserve.
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