The Border Watch : November 27th 2013
6 NEWS Child protection units established Offi cer appointed THE State Government will establish two new units to improve child protection responses and help stop vulnerable children and families from “slipping through the net” of different authorities when incidents arise. The new Multi Agency Protection Service will bring elements of SAPOL, education and health departments, Housing SA and Families SA staff together under the one roof to share information. The government will also establish a mobile Screening Audits for Educators team that will undertake random checks of the state’s 600 public schools to ensure all staff and volunteers have had the relevant background checks for working with children. Premier Jay Weatherill said the two initiatives would strengthen the state’s child protection and domestic violence processes and help to protect vulnerable South Australians. “The sharing of information between agencies can create a clearer picture when children are at risk of harm,” Mr Weatherill said. “These measures are about providing an extra layer of protection.” SENIOR police offi cer Trevor Lovegrove has been appointed director of the incident management division of the Department for Education and Child Development. Department chief executive Tony Harrison welcomed the appointment of the respected SAPOL offi cer, who is currently a detective chief inspector and offi cer in charge of the Sturt Criminal Investigation Branch and recently served as acting superintendant of the Limestone Coast police force. Establishment of the division as a central point of supervision and co-ordination within the department over the past six months has been a key response to the fi ndings of an independent education inquiry. Mr Lovegrove will be supported in his new role by Alana Girvin, who has been appointed to the position of assistant director and acted as co-director during the establishment phase of the division. He will start in the new position in January. Smoother drive ready for Christmas MOTORISTS will soon enjoy a smoother ride on roads on the Limestone Coast, with maintenance works to improve surface quality starting on Monday. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is undertaking sealing works on Nelson Road for 2.3km around 15km south of Mount Gambier, Bay Road 8km south of Mount Gambier for 1.8km, two sections of the Jubilee Highway in Mount Gambier totalling 1.5km and areas of the Riddoch Highway 29km south of Naracoorte, 8km north of Penola, 4km south of Penola and 4km south of Nangwarry. The work will be undertaken between 7am and 5.30pm each day. A 25kph speed restriction will apply when workers are on site, with a maximum speed restriction of 80kph at other times until line marking is complete. Works are expected to be completed prior to Christmas, weather permitting. SUPER SPECIALS 1 each Specials effective from 27/11/13 - 5/12/13 Crumbed Beef Burgers $ Boned & Rolled Leg of Lamb $ 13.90kg Mint & Rosemary Lamb Chops Red Wine & Garlic Scotch Fillet $26.90kg $15.90kg Pork Loin Chops $12.90kg MARGARET STREET MEATS “Where Quality & Service Matters” 28 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier Ph 08 8723 2003, Fax 08 8723 2959 Email: email@example.com VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Penola retail gift Businesses open doors for night Christmas shopping experience DO SA WDY SAM firstname.lastname@example.org am@ PENOLA residents have been urged to get behind the town’s annual late night Christmas shopping event tonight to support small businesses, which are the heart of the retail strip. “Our late night shopping has become a much-loved annual event over the years,” Penola and District Business and Tourism Association president Deb Redman. “It gives people who work fulltime an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping at our local stores. “The night also provides people from neighbouring towns with the opportunity to shop in our town. “With a nice relaxing and festive atmosphere, the night is a real social event for shoppers.” She said she was looking forward to opening her store Must See Want Have Buy for the event. A special pop-up shop will be a highlight of tonight’s annual late night Christmas shopping experience. Penola fashion designer Megan Caldersmith and Allaur owner Alana Foster have teamed up to present a range of clothing, jewellery and giftware in a once-off retail store. All goods available in the pop-up shop have been designed and created locally. Their shop will pop-up in the old bakery next door to the newsagency in Penola’s Church Street and will be open from 10am until 9pm today. POP-UP SHOP: Megan Caldersmith and Alana Foster will sell locally-made clothing, jewellery and giftware in a pop-up shop which will appear in Penola today. Many other retail stores in the heart of Penola will open their doors until 9pm tonight as part of the town’s annual late night shopping event in the lead-up to Christmas. Bargains, discounts and lucky draws will be available throughout the evening. Several venues will also offer wine on arrival to add to the festive spirit. Government shared activity initiative launched SOUTH Australians have joined the global sharing movement, with the launch of a new Zero Waste SA website which will help people reduce the cost of living by making it easy to share or swap free goods and services. Environment Minister Ian Hunter said the new website www.shareNsave.com.au was the fi rst of its kind in Australia. “The website lists 160 councils and groups offering free events and activities to help people save money and avoid resources being wasted,” he said. “Many different activities are listed, such as toy libraries, community gardens, collective cooking groups and community produce swaps.” He said the government hoped to see as many groups as possible state-wide listing their free sharing activities on the site. WRATTONBULLY RACE DAY FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2013 Naracoorte Racecourse Gates open 11.30am General admission $10pp For more information call Ginnie Harvie on 0438 622 271 THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A WRATTONBULLY RACE DAY. O O D 6 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 625960 634086 G REA T A N F D N WI E !
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