The South Eastern Times : October 11th 2018
2 OPINION ANY hopes that the presence of Police Minister Corey Wingard at Kalangadoo on Tuesday would mean good news on the police staffing front were quickly dashed. When a State Government minister visits a small country community it is usually to make a positive announcement but that was not the case. There was no word from either Mr Wingard or the senior police in attendance on whether the almostnew police station and residence at Kalangadoo would ever be staffed again. It has been many months since Kalangadoo had a resident police officer OUR VIEW and it looks as though that situation will continue indefinitely. Mr Wingard gave an exclusive interview to The South Eastern Times in which he said he would not intervene in such police operational matters as closing the Kalangadoo police station and the stripping of Millicent of its detective. The minister was quite definite in his stance about his powers although others view the reading of legislation differently and believe he can indeed issue directions to the Police Commissioner Grant Stevens. In the meantime, the local chorus of disapproval about the doomed Kalangadoo police station and Millicent CIB continues unabated. It has come from business operators, Wattle Range Mayor Peter Gandolfi, other government identities and the general public as seen in our news columns and our popular “Street Sweeper” section as well as online comments received by The South TALKING TO THE TIMES ABN: 65 007 614851 Published: Tuesday & Thursday Deadlines: Displays: 10am 2 days prior to publication Classifieds: 11am day prior to publication Copy: 5pm 2 days prior to publication General Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Tegan Pink Phone: 8724 1501, Email: email@example.com Sales Supervisor: Melissa Prior Phone: 8724 1508, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Jason Wallace Email: email@example.com Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Responsibility for editorial comment is taken by Jason Wallace, 81 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier. The SE Times proudly uses 100% recycled paper. 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 Mental health intervention needed Millicent a great place THE mental health and wellbeing of Australians is clearly not where it should be, with 20pc of the population dealing with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues. This is not an issue with a quick fix - it requires intervention by policy makers and increased community awareness of how to provide support to those who are struggling. We need to consider all of the determinants of mental health at the individual level, the relationship/family level, the societal and community level and at the political and economic levels. INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ........................................15 TV GUIDE ...............................................11-13 PUZZLES ........................................................14 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SPORT ..............................................................17 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 11 2.03am 1.18m 7.32am 0.47m 2.07pm 0.94m 6.37pm 0.3m Friday Thursday Max 19°C Min 6°C Mostly sunny Chance of rain - no rain UV: Moderate Friday Max 22°C Min 8°C Mostly sunny Chance of rain - 5% < 1mm UV: Moderate Saturday Max 23°C Min 11°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 30% < 1mm UV: Moderate Sunday Max 26°C Min 14°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 55% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Monday Max 22°C Min 15°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 75% 5-10mm UV: High District: Thursday Mostly sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22. Friday Mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Coastal: Thursday Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots north of Beachport in the late morning. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 1st Swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres. 2nd Swell southeasterly around 1 metre. Friday Winds easterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. 1st Swell southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. 2nd Swell southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning. 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, October 11, 2018 12 2.34am 1.24m 7.41am 0.49m 2.32pm 0.89m 6.59pm 0.24m Saturday 13 3.05am 1.25m 8.03am 0.53m 2.55pm 0.83m 7.25pm 0.21m Sunday 14 3.38am 1.22m 8.34am 0.57m 3.14pm 0.78m 7.55pm 0.22m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 11 2.15am 1.18m 7.44am 0.47m 2.19pm 0.94m 6.49pm 0.3m Friday 12 2.46am 1.24m 7.53am 0.49m 2.44pm 0.89m 7.11pm 0.24m Saturday 13 3.17am 1.25m 8.15am 0.53m 3.07pm 0.83m 7.37pm 0.21m Sunday 14 3.50am 1.22m 8.46am 0.57m 3.26pm 0.78m 8.07pm 0.22m Thursday 11th Sunrise 6.28am Sunset 7.21pm Friday 12th Sunrise 6.27am Sunset 7.22pm Saturday 13th Sunrise 6.25am Sunset 7.23pm Sunday 14th Sunrise 6.24am Sunset 7.24pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 733304 People with mental health problems are at increased risk for suicide, which has been increasing across Australia for the past 10 years. There were 3128 suicides in 2017 (higher than the global average), more than double the number of deaths caused by road vehicle accidents. Eight to nine Australians die by suicide each day and more than 200 suicide attempts occur each day. If we look at the group at highest risk for suicide which is middle-aged men in rural and remote communities, it’s clear that stressors such as severe drought and economic uncertainty are likely playing a major role in their declining mental health and some individuals are choosing to end their lives as a last resort. Other groups at risk for suicide include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, migrants, LGBTQI people, people living in rural and remote areas, ex-service personnel, emergency workers and individuals experiencing domestic violence. We need to take the same approach to reducing suicide as we do to reducing road deaths - it’s a national health issue. Allocating more resources and funding are key, including full support for the national suicide prevention strategy and for all state and territory level suicide prevention policies and plans. Our efforts to stop this must reflect the true scale of the issue. David Templeman Public Health Association of Australia president DRIVING past the Millicent Children’s Road Safety School one evening recently, my eyes caught the flashing lights. A parent had taken his children there and had pressed the button to activate the lights. I thought, “well, that’s great to see this re-invigorated venue being used.” The walking route along Belt Road is a simple and highly-used facility. There is rarely a time when I drive along Belt Road when I do not see people walking, with their dog or pushing a pram. Now that a footpath has been constructed along Park Terrace to Main Street, a circular route can be chosen. From the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre down past the skate park and Domain Playground to Williams Road and then along North Terrace is also a pleasant circuitous route for a walk. How fortunate are we to have these places to encourage exercise? Some years back, we had a slogan, “Millicent, a Great Place to Live”. There are many services and facilities which still make such a saying ring true. With the IMAG group working to install public art installations and a renewed impetus to plant trees around our townscape, things just keep improving. This is written and authorised by Moira Neagle, 88 Boandik Drive, Millicent. Moira Neagle Millicent What do you think of the horse racing advertisements being beamed onto the white sails of the Sydney Opera House? CRAIG McROSTIE Millicent I think it is a great idea as they already advertise the rugby and the cricket. HEATHER LOWNDES Millicent I think it is wrong because it is a money-grabbing exercise. MATTHEW BOHLIN Millicent I think if it works well as a promotion, it is a good thing. Eastern Times. Without exception, there is opposition to these decisions made by senior police. The Millicent CIB and Kalangadoo staffing decisions have been defended by senior police as they are in the interests of efficiency. Nevertheless, it is perhaps ironic that the only time Commissioner Stevens has visited the Millicent police station was in February of this year when he presented a long service medal to the officer-incharge of our CIB. It looks as though that will be the last such medal presentation to be made to a detective in Millicent.
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