The South Eastern Times : April 12th 2018
6 OPINION IT is pleasing to see new Premier Steven Marshall has visited the South East within the first few weeks of assuming leadership of the State Government. Not surprisingly, Mr Marshall took the opportunity to again state that a 10-year moratorium on fracking in this region would be imposed by his government. The anti-fracking stance was a key plank in Liberal Party policy ahead of the March 17 election and a major point of difference with the then Labor State Government. During his visit to the region yesterday, Mr Marshall was also at pains to state that any government under his leadership OUR VIEW will be careful stewards of the water resource. The premier is fortunate to have a MP of the calibre of new member for MacKillop Nick McBride in his ranks as he has a sound knowledge of this vital commodity. In addition to long experience in the rural sector in this area and interstate, Mr McBride is a past elected member of the Millicent-based South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board. However, one of the chief deficiencies in the 34-strong Liberal Party parliamentary team headed by Mr Marshall is that it does not have any residents of the Millicent district in it. For the first time in 65 years, the voice of a Millicent district resident will not be heard on North Terrace. Mr Marshall can immediately signal that he takes the Millicent district seriously by announcing that he will hold a State Cabinet meeting here. Such a measure was done by his immediate Labor predecessor Jay TALKING TO THE TIMES Have you enjoyed the past summer with its warm to hot days? 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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 PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE CONTACT THE SOUTH EASTERN TIMES ON 8733 3755 TO ORDER TODAY WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 12 6.21am 0.5m 12.32pm 0.77m 4.59pm 0.68m 11.05pm 1.01m Friday 13 6.19am 0.49m 12.06pm 0.85m 5.34pm 0.61m 11.33pm 1.05m Thursday Max 21°C Min 14°C Early shower or two Chance of rain - 65% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Friday Max 21°C Min 9°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 75% 1-10mm UV: Moderate Saturday Max 17°C Min 10°C Showers Chance of rain - 90% 5-15mm UV: Moderate Sunday Max 20°C Min 13°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 70% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Monday Max 20°C Min 14°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 50% 1-5mm UV: Moderate District: Thursday Medium (65%) chance of showers in the early morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Friday Partly cloudy. High (75%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 20s. Saturday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Coastal: Thursday Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. 1st swell southwesterly 2.5 metres. 2nd swell southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. Friday Winds northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning then turning west to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the day. Seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. 1st swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd swell southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 6 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Saturday 14 6.23am 0.47m 12.11pm 0.96m 6.09pm 0.55m 11.58pm 1.07m Sunday 15 6.30am 0.45m 12.28pm 1.09m 6.47pm 0.51m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 12 6.33am 0.5m 12.44pm 0.77m 5.11pm 0.68m 11.17pm 1.01m Friday 13 6.31am 0.49m 12.18pm 0.85m 5.46pm 0.61m 11.45pm 1.05m Saturday 14 6.35am 0.47m 12.23pm 0.96m 6.21pm 0.55m Sunday 15 12.10am 1.07m 6.42am 0.45m 12.40pm 1.09m 6.59pm 0.51m Thursday 12th Sunrise 6.32am Sunset 5.46pm Friday 13th Sunrise 6.33am Sunset 5.44pm Saturday 14th Sunrise 6.34am Sunset 5.43pm Sunday 15th Sunrise 6.35am Sunset 5.42pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 729908 THIS year’s theme #AllMeningitisMatters raises awareness of the four different types of meningitis - bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic. Awareness first step in meningococcal fight Farewell appreciated It also highlights that multiple vaccines are needed to protect against meningitis because of the variety of bacteria and viruses that can cause it. Bacterial meningitis, also called meningococcal disease, is a rare but very serious infection that occurs when meningococcal bacteria from the throat or nose “invades” the body. The consequences can be devastating for individuals and for their families. One of the reasons meningococcal disease is hard to identify is that it can appear in several different forms, depending on which part of the body the bacteria invade - meningitis (affecting the brain and spinal cord) or septicaemia (affecting the blood) or a combination of both. Identifying the disease can also be difficult as symptoms appear similar to those of cold and flu and may include a severe headache, fever, fatigue and stiff or painful neck. Bacterial meningitis can be caused by many different types of bacteria. Since there are different bacteria that can cause meningitis, there are a variety of vaccines that are needed to protect against it, such as MenC, MenA, MenACWY, MenB, PCV10, PCV13, PPV23 and Hib. There is no single “meningitis vaccine”. Receiving one type of meningitis vaccine will not protect an individual against other strains or types of meningitis. Meningococcal disease can strike anyone at any age, but those most at risk are babies and children up to the age of five years and teenagers and young adults from 15 to 24 years. As a father of two young children, I understand how frightening this disease is. Meningococcal has affected many communities in Barker, which is why I am so passionate about making vaccines accessible because immunisation is critical to maintaining public health and preventing the outbreak of infectious diseases. Vaccination works and is an effective and safe tool to prevent the spread of many diseases that cause hospitalisation, serious ongoing health conditions and sometimes death. I have been actively working to see an affordable, effective vaccine is made available to those most at risk. I must also commend the local community for being so active in lobbying for this cause. Together we can achieve outcomes. In the meantime and in the lead-up to World Meningitis Day, I urge everyone to familiarise themselves with meningitis, its various types and the vaccines available. Tony Pasin MP, Federal Member for Barker WE would like to thank all who attended the farewell luncheon for us at the Somerset Hotel in Millicent on Sunday. We appreciated sharing time with family and friends and the many kind things that were said to us and our children Lionel and Talei. For the phone calls received in the days following, we thank you. The service provided by the Somerset Hotel staff was excellent. As we take another step on life’s journey, we will always remember the 46 years that were spent in Millicent. Elaine and Ern Bentley Millicent SANDY BELL Millicent The main problem has been the lack of wind, which means the windmills for livestock watering points have not been operating. MARK OSMOND Millicent It is better weather for me to do my groundman’s jobs at McLaughlin Park in Millicent. JOYCE SOULE Millicent I don’t mind the heat at all, but we do need some rain for the garden. Weatherill and also by the Liberal Premier John Olsen around two decades ago. Millicent and district residents with long memories of new Liberal State Governments have every reason to be suspicious as they recall what happened on the last such occasion in the 1990s. Then Premier Dean Brown withdrew State Government personnel from the Beachport boatyard and privatised the Mount Burr Mill which lasted only a few more years. By holding a State Cabinet meeting in Millicent, Mr Marshall and his 13 ministers can get a feel for local issues such as shopping hours.
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