Mildura Weekly : Friday February 7 2014 Vol 8 No 14
www.milduraweekly.com.au 2 Mildura Weekly – 07/02/14 Hot and sunny min: 220 max: 400 Hot and Sunny min: 230 max: 420 Cloud clearing min: 260 max: 370 Sunny min: 190 max: 410 Mostly sunny min: 230 max: 430 Partly cloudy min: 260 max: 420 Sunny min: 160 max: 360 mildura weather outlook Today: Sunday: Saturday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: a look at the lighter side of life and other amazing things.... a look at the lighter side of life and other amazing things.... a look at the lighter side of life and other amazing things.... Chaff News: firstname.lastname@example.org Sport: email@example.com Letters: firstname.lastname@example.org General Manager: email@example.com Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds: email@example.com 25,718 copies distributed weekly 424 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura Phone: 5021 1777 • Fax: 5021 1733 www.milduraweekly.com.au OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.30pm | Fri 8.30am-4.00pm In the Riverland: ...................................... 20-23 Real Estate Guide: ............................. 25-52 TV Guide: ................................................ 54-55 Brain Strains: ............................................ 58 Trades & Services: ............................... 56-57 Go Auto: ................................................. 59-66 Classifieds: ............................................ 67-71 REGULAR FEATURES INSIDE TODAY CT scanner boost for Mildura Base – Page6 ’Steamer centenary highlights in print – Page8 Long-time RFDS chief calls it a day – Page 14 For more information visit www.auditbureau.org.au Proudly Audited by RED Cliffs Club present Brendan Bell has lashed out at the Victorian Government in the wake of a 4.2 percent gaming tax hike which is set to hit clubs in April. Mr Bell said the tax increase would mean many not-for-profit clubs in the re- gion would be forced to divert their rev- enue to the government rather than local community and sporting groups. He said it would also put more finan- cial pressure on not-for-profit clubs. “Unfortunately this will not only affect the viability of community clubs, it will also mean less funding for all sporting and other groups that clubs fund,” Mr Bell said. His anger was echoed this week by Mil- dura Working Man’s Club chief executive, John Harlock. Mr Harlock said the tax hike would de- prive the club of $150,000 over the course of a full financial year. He said the tax increase was introduced with no consultation and went against an undertaking by former Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu during the 2012 Statewide gaming review. Mr Harlock said the Premier at the time gave an assurance the taxation regime wouldn’t change until 2022. “It’s just an example of how difficult it is for business when government contin- ues to change the goal posts,” he said. “How can you plan the future of your business when governments just change the taxation rates midstream?” Mr Harlock said the Mildura Working Man’s Club would now have to reassess its 2014/2015 strategic business plan in the wake of the tax hike. Clubs’ gaming tax anger A gift from the Heart... IT’S great to be recognised for varying years of employment...the Weekly, for exam- ple, has a staff incentive scheme that is very much appreciated...but what to spend your gift card on...that’s the question. This year we’re supporting City Heart Traders - some have been doing it tough - and we decided to do an in-house survey to see just what takes the fancy of our guys and gals. Predictably, older members of the staff didn’t so much indulge themselves, choos- ing instead to buy something for the kids or grandkids... things like educational books, cloth- ing, kitch- enware and small items of furniture. One got a new hairdo, another bought some work clothes (now that’s dedication), a senior staffer decided on some sports equipment, a colleague snapped up a series of latest DVD’s from a TV series, there were some toys and baby clothes, and, of course, a range of beer and other drinks by way of celebration. The most unusual (have you got a story to beat this?) was the staffer who used his gift card to put down a deposit on matching rings in the lead-up to a 2014 wedding. If you’ve got a story to tell, involving your most unusual and/or unique present, gift or experience, our writers at Chaff would like to hear about it – simply email newsdesk@mil- duraweekly.com.au THE only cow in a small town in Ire- land stopped giving milk, Then the town folk found they could buy a cow in Scotland quite cheaply. So, they brought the cow over from Scotland, it was absolutely wonderful, it produced lots of milk every day and everyone was happy. Then they bought a bull to mate with the cow, to get more cows, so they’d never have to worry about their milk supply again. They put the bull in the pasture with the cow, but whenever the bull tried to mount the cow, the cow would move away, No matter what approach the bull made, the cow would move away from the bull and was never able to do the deed. The people were very upset and de- cided to seek advice from the vet, tell- ing him “Whenever the bull tries to mount our cow, she moves away. If he approaches from the back, she moves forward. When he approaches from the front, she backs off. If he attempts it from the side, she walks away to the other side.” The vet rubbed his chin thoughtful- ly. After pondering for a while, he asked, “Did you by chance, purchase this cow from Scotland?” The people were dumbfounded, since they had never mentioned that they had brought the cow from Scot- land. “You are truly a clever vet”, they said, “How did you know the cow came from Scotland?” The vet replied with a distant look in his eye, “My wife’s from Scotland.” NOW this really is a load of rubbish... A regular reader spotted these supermar- ket trollies during her early-morning walk on Tuesday. They were alongside the fixed council bin, almost on The Boulevard walking track at the corner of Vidovic Court. There were a few items of clothing and other rubbish, but mainly alcoholic drink cartons. Must have been a great party. Anyway, someone was onto council bright and early, because soon after this shot was taken, at 7.30am, a council employee in a small tray truck pulled up and took the load of rubbish away for re-cycling. $2000 Cashback* on all new vans $1000 Cashback* on all used vans Full range in stock, well worth the weekend trip to the Hill BROKEN HILL CARAVANS 65 RAKOW STREET BROKEN HILL N.S.W 2880 | PH: (08) 80871300 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.bhcaravans.com.au • Proud Coromal Windsor Dealership • Caravans, Pop-Tops and Camper Trailers • Pre Loved Caravans • Extensive Range of Spare Parts and Accessories • Exceptional After-Sales Service • Fully Qualified Service Technicians “WE ARE NOW A PART OF THE COROMAL WINDSOR FAMILY, YOU COULD BE TOO!” ROLL OUT SALE *2013 plated stock only. Sale Finishes 14/02/2014.
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