The South Eastern Times : June 7th 2018
6 OPINION THE upcoming installation of security cameras at Millicent’s renowned “The Domain” playground and skate park prompt mixed feelings. Although the ready availability of security camera footage will surely help deter offenders and convict vandals, it is with a sense of regret that such apparatus is now necessary. The Domain was created over a decade ago as a venue where families and young people could enjoy the outdoors and the wide variety of sophisticated play equipment. The South Eastern Times could OUR VIEW see the many benefits of such an adventure playground and was pleased to make a cash donation of $50,000 through its parent company to help with its construction. Countless thousands have since enjoyed The Domain and skate park over the past 10 years or so, but a tiny minority has performed criminal and stupid acts. In particular, there have been repeated acts of vandalism, such as graffiti. It is for this reason a Millicent showpiece has to be protected by security cameras. With the installation of security cameras at The Domain and the skate park, the Federal Government and Wattle Range Council are acknowledging criminal activity is a problem in Millicent. However, a senior police proposal asks for Millicent’s detective to be shifted to Mount Gambier. 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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 PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE CONTACT THE SOUTH EASTERN TIMES ON 8733 3755 TO ORDER TODAY WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 7 7.20am 0.71m 5.07pm 1.05m Friday Thursday Max 15°C Min 10°C Rain at times Chance of rain - 70% 1-5mm UV: Low Friday Max 16°C Min 6°C Rain Chance of rain - 90% 5-10mm UV: Low Saturday Max 16°C Min 8°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 20% <1mm UV: Low Sunday Max 16°C Min 6°C Mostly sunny Chance of rain - 15% <1mm UV: Low Monday Max 16°C Min 7°C Showers increasing Chance of rain - 90% 5-10mm UV: Low District: Thursday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Friday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Saturday Cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Coastal: Thursday Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast. Winds northerly 25 to 30 knots. Seas 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning. Swell southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending westerly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Friday Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas 2 to 4 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell westerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon or evening. 6 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, June 7, 2018 8 3.28am 0.68m 2.00pm 0.94m 3.34pm 0.94m 6.28pm 0.96m Saturday 9 3.55am 0.66m 12.30pm 0.97m 5.14pm 0.85m 8.17pm 0.9m Sunday 10 4.16am 0.64m 10.56am 1.06m 6.02pm 0.75m 9.37pm 0.86m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 7 7.32am 0.71m 5.19pm 1.05m Friday 8 3.40am 0.68m 2.12pm 0.94m 3.46am 0.94m 6.40pm 0.96m Saturday 9 4.07am 0.66m 12.42pm 0.97m 5.26pm 0.85m 8.29pm 0.9m Sunday 10 4.28am 0.64m 11.08am 1.06m 6.14pm 0.75m 9.49pm 0.86m Thursday 7th Sunrise 7.18am Sunset 4.56pm Friday 8th Saturday 9th Sunday 10th Sunrise 7.18am Sunset 4.56pm Sunrise 7.19am Sunset 4.56pm Sunrise 7.19am Sunset 4.56pm 729916 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Mental illness a real issue Redress scheme cautiously welcomed I AM writing from the notfor-profit organisation the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia. In particular I am wanting readers to be aware that far too many people who have a serious mental illness are not getting treatment and we need to get that to change. It is estimated less than 50pc of Australians who have a serious mental illness get treatment. Obviously this is alarming. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia urges people who may have mental health issues to reach out and get the help they need. There is significant support out there from GPs, clinical specialists and most importantly community mental health services. We have a free phone number people can call from anywhere in Australia to get guidance. Just call 1800 985 944 if you need some advice on where best to go. Readers can also go to MiNetworks.org.au. Our latest campaign highlights that 230,000 people in Australia are estimated to have schizophrenia. When you include families helping these people, around one million people are impacted. It is utterly shameful the average life expectancy of someone with schizophrenia in this country is now just 54 years old. We have to do so much more to support people with schizophrenia. People with schizophrenia can and do recover. We also highlight that it is time there was much more government funding for mental health services in all areas of Australia. Current mental health services are grossly inadequate and this needs to change. Tony Stevenson, Chief executive officer, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia SA-BEST cautiously welcomes the State Government action for choosing to “opt in” to the Federal Government redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The issue was a central platform to SA-Best’s campaign. However, SA-Best calls on the State Government to put pressure on the Federal Government to stop the indexing payments made to care leavers, some of whom have received as little as $2000 redress from state schemes in Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania. Those gross payments will be taxed at 1.9pc per annum, which means some will get little or nothing. This is totally unfair. The Federal Government is taking from the poorest of the abuse victims and must reconsider this recommendation which was made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Attorney-General Vickie Chapman announced the State Government would commit to the Federal Government Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. It is a national scheme recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Currently, the scheme covers about 1000 people abused in Federal Government institutions - about 2pc of potential applicants - unless all states, churches and charities sign on. The State Government’s announcement follows a similar commitment by the Tasmanian Government and now leaves Western Australia as the only state not to sign the agreement. This is a significant day for tens of thousands of child sex abuse survivors who remain traumatised by what happened to them when they were young in institutionalised care. Many of these victims were under state government care/ control at the time of abuse so it is only reasonable that government accepts responsibility. Many are elderly and need ongoing medical help and financial support. The redress scheme will ensure these people get the support they so desperately need and deserve. The federal scheme provides compensation of up to $150,000 and access to support. Frank Pangallo MLC SA-Best, Adelaide What do you think of the result of the recent public meeting in Millicent which unanimously supported the retention of regulated shopping hours? BRENDON FIGG, Millicent I support deregulation. There were 80 people there, but the other 4920 people in Millicent did not attend. EMMA RIGNEY, Millicent I agree that shopping hours should stay the same because it helps the smaller retailers. JOHN O’CONNELL, Millicent I don’t see a problem with deregulation. cameras shows Millicent needs more police “on the beat” rather than less. Any so-called “pub test” will tell you that one of the best deterrents to crime is a visible police presence. It is fanciful to imagine we can have a police officer stationed on every street corner in Millicent in order to stop crime. On the other hand, at least one detective has been stationed at Millicent on a continuous basis since 1973. SA Police leadership needs to keep faith with Millicent and ensure we are protected by adequate manpower.
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