Mildura Weekly : Friday March 20 2015 Vol 9 No 19
Distributed FREE every Friday FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015 WWW.MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU VOL 9 #19 SPEND $10 OR MORE in participating stores and go in the draw to WIN A TOYOTA YARIS OR 1 OF 2 WEEKLY SHOPPING SPREES worth $250!* * A full list of participating businesses are on Page 18. Terms and Conditions apply, see Page 43. CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 CAR & CASH GIVEAWAY MILDURA TOYOTA VIC PERMIT NO: 14/5654 NSW PERMIT NO: LTPS/15/00206 3WEEKSTOGO! Stop the violence! Australian of the Year Rosie Batty says Australia’s court system needs a huge shake-up to help... OUR nation’s court system needs “a huge turnaround” in the way it treats victims of domestic violence, according to Austral- ian of the Year and passionate campaigner against family violence, Rosie Batty. Ms Batty shot to national prominence just over a year ago, speaking out publicly about domestic violence just hours after her 11-year-old son Luke was killed by her ex-partner at a cricket practice session near Melbourne. Her efforts campaigning against do- mestic violence throughout last year, de- spite still grieving the loss of her son, saw her named Australian of the Year for 2015. While thankful for the honour, Ms Batty said she sees it as another opportu- nity to raise the profile of domestic vio- lence in a bid to initiate change. “It gives me a platform for the coming year to raise awareness of family violence, because at the moment it’s really kind of escalated during the past 12 months, and to be given this year ahead in this way is just going to be a really important time,” she said. Ms Batty was in Mildura this week as guest speaker at the Northern Mallee Lo- cal Learning and Employment Network annual meeting, and said she was well aware that Mildura had “a very concern- ing level” of domestic violence. • Continued Page 2 INSIDE NOT for the first time in its 40-plus year history, the Mildura Life Saving Club is in serious danger of folding, but there is some hope for the future. See Page 12. NEXT month the Mildura Brass Band will celebrate 125 years of music with a concert at Mildura Arts Centre. It will be an event not to be missed. See Page 19 for more. Photograph by PAUL MENSCH TANTALISING 6 DELICIOUS LUNCH OPTIONS TURKISH BREADS TURKISH BREADS Availabl e Now!
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