The South Eastern Times : April 3rd 2018
2 OPINION THE new Liberal State Government headed by Premier Steven Marshall is to be commended for promptly honouring its pre-election pledge by placing a 10-year moratorium on fracking. The decade-long ban on unconventional gas exploration was enacted just a few days after the Marshall ministry was sworn into office. The fracking moratorium was a key plank in the Liberal policy and Mr Marshall and member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell were frequently derided by then Labor Party Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis for their keen advocacy of it. OUR VIEW The strong stance on fracking of Mr Marshall and Mr Bell has been vindicated with the former becoming premier and the latter comfortably winning back his seat despite now sitting as an independent and facing multiple fraud charges. Newly-elected Liberal MP for MacKillop Nick McBride has also strongly backed the fracking moratorium. The South East has long been regarded as the “food bowl” of South Australia and the fracking ban until 2028 will ensure this status is protected. Despite the introduction of the fracking moratorium, there remains a significant portion of the community who would say this measure does not go far enough. There are many who say that a 10 year period is insufficient while others fear that conventional methods of gas exploration will threaten our precious underground aquifers. On the other hand, there are also TALKING TO THE TIMES How did you spend your Easter weekend? 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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 Creative festival delight Shopping opinion divided MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist THE Adelaide Fringe Festival thankfully stretched its influence all the way to Mount Gambier. We enjoyed a delightful afternoon of entertainment, visual art, stalls and food in the Cave Gardens. There were solo singers, choirs and ukulele groups, Syrian food, cakes and pork rolls, dart throwing and rodeo riding, robotic painting, surfboard decoration and the opportunity to create your own art. We were particularly enthralled by two dance pieces delivered by Lewis Major. The first dance, Trolleys was choreographed by Shaun Parker. INDEX TRADES AND SERVICES .................8 50 YEARS AGO ...........................................8 TV GUIDE .......................................................12 PUZZLES ........................................................16 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................18 SPORT RESULTS ..................................27 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 21°C Min 11°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 20% <1mm UV: High Wednesday Max 22°C Min 8°C Cloud clearing Chance of Rain - 5% <1mm UV: High Thursday Max 21°C Min 8°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 0% <1mm UV: High 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the north in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the south in the morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s. Wednesday: Patchy morning fog. Sunny day. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Thursday: Patchy morning fog. Sunny afternoon. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots early in the morning. Seas below 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres in the evening. Swell southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Wednesday: Winds variable about 10 knots. Seas below 0.5 metres. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 3.5 metres south of Port MacDonnell in the evening. Tues 3rd Sunrise 6.24am Sunset 5.59pm Wed 4th Sunrise 6.25am Sunset 5.57pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 3 1.25am 1m 6.07am 0.31m 1.55pm 1.25m 6.56pm 0.53m Wed 4 1.49am 0.95m 6.29am 0.26m 2.25pm 1.27m 7.25pm 0.57m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 3 1.37am 1m 6.19am 0.31m 2.07pm 1.25m 7.08pm 0.53m Wed 4 2.01am 0.95m 6.41am 0.26m 2.37pm 1.27m 7.37pm 0.57m 729894 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Five dancers lined up, each with their dancing partner, a shopping trolley. These unusual dancing couples glide, twirl and embrace. As the performance progresses relationships develop. There are attraction, competition and disagreement. The dancers interact with their trolleys through acrobatic and graceful movements. This is a beautiful combination full of energy in which the possibilities of physical interaction with a common object are explored with fun and creativity. The second dance, Losers was choreographed by Lewis and put together with local participants in the week prior. This was an aesthetic and robust dance with a script entwined in the music, a commentary of the messages uttered throughout lives to belittle and demean those of us who struggle to be winners in any sense. The use of colour was dramatic with the dancers attired in black formal suits and red balloons. The dance ends with a visual crescendo of two red balloons soaring up into the blue light of a lovely autumnal afternoon; a chromatic semibreve fading upwards. The afternoon presented a smorgasboard of entertainment. This was a fantastic opportunity to socialise and engage with the artistic talent of this region. Lewis danced with a childhood friend, Tom Greenfield. Beachport and Southend ukulele players performed together. This event accentuated the many gems inherent to the expression through the arts. THE new Liberal State Government is looking to legislate for almost total deregulation of shopping hours across South Australia, which will impact on Millicent’s rare regulated status. This matter has generated considerable debate on the Facebook page maintained by The South Eastern Times. A lot of people forget a lot of businesses in Millicent are small, family-run and owned. The majority of townspeople voted no to deregulation of shopping hours because they want to spend time with their families and at home and for some businesses paying staff on a Sunday does not warrant extra trading hours. If local business owners can do their shopping in Millicent inside normal business hours, so can most of the local community. Chloé Davis The town has already voted on this issue and our answer was no. The incumbent State politician Nick McBride gave a public undertaking that he would protect our decision. Let’s see if he keeps his word. Megan Brennan Time to move with the times Millicent. You are missing out not only on tourist money but that of your own residents who shop elsewhere. Bill Corcoran Supermarkets in Millicent are open up to 14 hours a day. This is plenty of time to get to the shops do not you think? Kylie Ross Maybe get some more shops in Millicent so people do not have to travel to the Mount to do their shopping. Karen Durward If they do change the shopping hours, the only one to benefit will be Woolies. Sue van der Heul Do not get me wrong, I like Millicent but apart from the nearby caves at Tantanoola and the Millicent National Trust Living History Museum, what else is there to hold the interests for tourists? Gary Field Why not move with the times? Other towns survive. Do you all want tourists to drive straight through this town? Brian Evans It would be fantastic to have more shopping hours in Millicent. For those who have jobs and work past 5pm and on weekends getting to the shops can be tricky. Mark George JENNIFER SYME, Beachport I enjoyed manning the stalls with Red Cross and spending time with friends. BILLY FRASER, Adelaide Stayed and caught up with family here. ANGELA GORDON, Adelaide I travelled from Adelaide to celebrate special family time. those who share the view of Mr Koutsantonis that a fracking moratorium is unwarranted and the search for gas must not be impeded. The unbridled gas exploration advocates point out that gas reservoirs must be found to secure new and existing industrial developments as well as a means of driving down power costs across the board. By banning fracking in the SE for 10 years, Mr Marshall has acted quickly and decisively and in keeping with Liberal Party policy. These are all commendable attributes in the new SA leader.
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