Mildura Weekly : Friday October 6 Vol 11 No 48
MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 2 CHAFF 424 San Mateo Avenue, MILDURA Ph: 5021 1777 | F: 5021 1733 www.milduraweekly.com.au OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm NEWS email@example.com SPORT firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS email@example.com MANAGING firstname.lastname@example.org DIRECTOR SALES email@example.com CLASSIFIEDS firstname.lastname@example.org REGULAR FEATURES INSIDE TODAY A corporate enterprise of the Mildura Weekly Ph: 5021 1782 www.milduraphonebook.com.au 25,465 COPIES DISTRIBUTED WEEKLY For more info visit www.auditbureau.org.au NEWS Water, climate and security on agenda – Page6 PEOPLE Mindshop students work with Council – Page 12 ARTS Chocolate Starfish promises big show – Page 20 NEWS................................................................ 3 - 20 OPINION ............................................................... 10 COFFEE CULTURE............................................... 18 WHAT’S COOKING ............................................. 21 ENTERTAINMENT............................... 22, 23 & 26 TRADES & SERVICES................................24 & 25 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................... 27 - 30 SPORT ............................................................ 31 - 36 REAL ESTATE & MOTORING.................LIFTOUT a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... a look at the lighter side of life and our amazing World.... OUR community’s voice has been heard, and the Office of Public Prosecu- tion’s (OPP) has agreed to appeal the nine-year jail sentence handed to Brandon Osborn. Osborn, 37, last month pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mil- dura White Ribbon Am- bassador, Mildura Rural City Council employee and his former partner, Karen Belej. However, due to time already served, and a minimum six-year non-parole period, Os- born could have been freed in four-and-a -half years. The OPP’s decision to appeal follows the tabling of a petition in Victorian Parliament by Member for Mildura Pe- ter Crisp two weeks ago. More than 9000 people signed the ‘Jus- tice for Karen’ petition, which called on Premier Daniel Andrews to urge the OPP to appeal Os- born’s sentence, while also calling for the State Government to intro- duce tougher sentencing for violent criminals. Karen’s mother Lou- ise received confirma- tion earlier this week that the OPP would ap- peal Osborn’s sentence. It is also believed that members of Karen’s family will meet with Victorian Attorney-Gen- eral Martin Pakula next week. Mr Crisp this week thanked the community for their “effort and sup- port” in regards to the Justice for Karen peti- tion. “This process has been about supporting a brave family who de- cided to speak out, even through their grief, and who were focused on ensuring that no other family has to go through what they have been through,” he said. “Mildura has dis- played this level of sup- port many times for many causes... we’ve always been strong in of- fering that support.” Mr Crisp said the State Government should next focus on amending the laws around violent offend- ing to meet community expectations. “What is constantly in play is community expectation,” he said. “Parliament needs to look at how the laws of the land are structured, as it is Parliament that makes the laws, while the police enforce it, and the courts administer the punishment. “Sentencing prec- edents are being set... and when community expectations of those sentences change that must be reflected in Par- liament.” OPP agrees to appeal Osborn sentence If you’re not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he’s the famous comic-scientist who once said, “I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates.” His mind sees things dif- ferently than most of us do... 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Ambition is a poor ex- cuse for not having enough sense to be lazy. 18. Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now. 19. I intend to live forever... So far, so good. 20. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? 21. Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines. 22. What happens if you get scared half to death twice? 23. My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.” 24. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name? 25. If at first you don’t suc- ceed, destroy all evidence that you tried. 26. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. 27. Experience is some- thing you don’t get until just after you need it. 28. The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread. 29. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal from many is research. 30. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard. 31. 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