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The week in pictures: July 31-August 5, 2017

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The week in pictures: July 31-August 5, 2017 BALLARAT: St Alipius Parish School prep students Stella, Charlie and Billie in costume for 100 days of Prep. Photo: Luka Kauzlaric.
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BALLARAT: 9 sets of lamb twins have been born at a property in Mitchell Park. Photo: Kate Healy.

BATHURST: Isaac Lane and Thomas Borland consider their next move at the Bathurst region chess tournament at St Philomena’s School.

BATHURST: Bathurst couple Grant and Cheryl ‘Chezzi’ Denyer have signed on to be Jeans for Genes Day ambassadors this year. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

BENDIGO: Michael Burton arrives at the County Court. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lasila at the Bendigo Small Business Festival. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Angela Wyatt with the ashes of her dog, Panda, who was killed by Parvo Virus. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Bendigo Spirit Star Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe. Picture: DARREN HOWE

BENDIGO: Mikayla Campbell went through ECT twice. The second course left her with severe memory loss. Picture: DARREN HOWE.

BENDIGO: Photo of Odin Gillin up for murder charges. Picture: NONI HYETT.

BENDIGO: Mason Jessop and Shona O’Brien get ready for a new children’s market. Picture: NONI HYETT.

BENDIGO: Young umpire Fletcher Gallagher is back after officiating at a national school carnival. Picture: DARREN HOWE

DUBBO: A rainbow decorates the main street of Dubbo on Thursday afternoon after Dubbo received almost 15 millimetres of rain. Photo: BEN WALKER.

HUNTER: Sharone Cubby, left, with daughter Jenarli, and Kyeisha Cubby with son Casey at Fort Scratchley. Picture: Simone De Peak.

LAUNCESTON: QVMAG Collections and research manager Martin George with lunar partial eclipse. Picture: Phillip Biggs.

LAUNCESTON: Launceston College’s production of In the Heights at the Princess Theatre. Picture: Paul Scambler.

LAUNCESTON: Jeans for Genes Day with four month old Max Ellis. Picture: Phillip Biggs.

LAUCNESTON: Celebrating Tasmania’s Whisky Week at Launceston Distillery with distiller Chris Condon. Picture: Phillip Biggs.

NAMBUCCA: Clarke Hema drives the Brisbane to Sydney route daily and was the first high-flow diesel customer at the new service centre. Photo: Mel Davis.

NEWCASTLE: Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald. PICTURE: Jonathan Carroll.

NEWCASTLE: Newcastle East paediatrician Dr Barry Springthorpe celebrates 80th birthday. Picture: Marina Neil.

ORANGE: Layla Duffy, Lacey Omrod and Paddy Cooper are ready for eisteddfod stage. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.

PARKES: Kirstine and Paul Roadley with their children, from left – Ziva (8), Annika (7) and Cooper (6) with Paul’s psychiatric assistance dog Luna. Photo: Barbara Watt.

PARKES: Kirstine and Paul Roadley with their children, from left – Ziva (8), Annika (7) and Cooper (6) with Paul’s psychiatric assistance dog Luna. Photo: Barbara Watt.

PORT MACQUARIE: Hastings Driver Reviver Centre coordinator Gordon Toms.

TAMWORTH: Matt Wheatley and his Sigma Aerospace team are excited to be heading to the Tamworth Business awards after being named finalists. Photo: Peter Hardin.

TAMWORTH: Caroline Marr of Sydney with organiser Euan Coutts, invite you to the Antiques and Collectables Fair. Photo: Gareth Gardner.

WOLLONGONG: Keiraville’s Michael White, with wife Teresa, won a swag of medals at the World Transplant Games. Picture: Sylvia Liber.

WOLLONGONG: Surfers enjoy swell at Shellharbour. Photo: Sylvia Liber.

WOLLONGONG: Balgownie builder John Totenhofer with his imported Japanese-wood granny flat. Photo: Adam McLean.

YOUNG: Ms Salvin’s class 1S cannot wait for the new play equipment in the Young Public School infants play area. Photo: REBECCA HEWSON.

BALLARAT: Ballarat’s historic SMB Botanical Gardens will be reinstated as part of a major redevelopment. Photo: Kate Healy.

BALLARAT: Six six-week-old dingo pups getting their vaccinations, with Michael Church and Dr Ruth Gore. Photo: Lachlan Bence.

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Bolt wins ugly in heat

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Usain Bolt did it ugly, but he did it.
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Bolt clumsily but effectively completed his first step towards the golden exit from the sport when he won his heat at the world championships.

He won in 10.08 seconds in messy fashion, slow out of the blocks and struggling in the middle of the field before he was able to do just enough in the second half of the race to win.

“That was very bad, I stumbled coming out of the blocks. I’m not very fond of these blocks. I think these are the worst ones I’ve ever experienced. I have to get this start together because I can’t keep doing this,” Bolt said.

“It’s shaky. When I did my warm up it pushed back. It is just not what I am used to. Not as sturdy or firm.

“The crowd is always wonderful. They always show me so much love and I always appreciate being here. I’m excited about getting through to that final and doing my job to my best.”

The whippy Japanese Shuhei Tada, about half the size of Bolt, was sharper from the start and for most of the race made a stark contrast to the tall and big striding but labouring Jamaican.

Bolt now has two runs – just 20 seconds – left in his individual career at best. If he does not fix up his start he might have just ten seconds remaining.

Meanwhile the London crowd proved that just as they have good memories of the 2012 Olympics and erupted at any eyebrow raise of Bolt’s, they also they also have strong, long and not so fond memories of others such as twice banned drug cheat Justin Gatlin.

The American was as popular here as he was in Rio last year. He was booed loudly by the capacity crowd as he was introduced at the blocks and then again when he won his heat in 10.05s.

“I am not worried about the crowds and I just focus on my start and my race. I am just here, seeing my team mates, seeing my countryman and just have a good time,” Gatlin said.

“Bolt looks good. He has his long legs so is not out of blocks very fast but he keeps the energy very well so that is going to count in the end.”

The 2011 world champion Yohan Blake finished second in his heat (10.13s) behind Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (10.05s)

Jamaica’s Julian Forde was the only man to run sub 10 seconds winning his heat in 9.99s.

American Christian Coleman, the fastest man in the world this year heading into the championships, comfortably won the first heat in 10.01s into a slight head wind.

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ACTU ratchets up work-for-the-dole campaign

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Sally McManus , Secretary of the ACTU. Photo Nick Moir 30 March 2017A $1.5 billion work-for-the-dole program that overwhelmingly targets Indigenous communities has been labelled racist by n Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus, with the prominent unionist arguing the government’s policy denies Aboriginal people rights enjoyed by other ns.
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In a speech to the Garma Festival on Sunday, Ms McManus will ramp up a union campaign against the Community Development Program, which covers approximately 37,000 mostly Indigenous ns. While the ACTU has long been hostile to the CDP, the speech marks the union leader’s highest-profile and clearest attack on the program since she was elected in March.

“The bare-faced discrimination of the Community Development Program is a stark reminder that systemic racism endures,” Ms McManus will tell an audience at the high-powered Indigenous event in the Northern Territory, also attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and prominent Aboriginal figures.

“Unlike every other ‘work-for-the-dole’ program or the $4 per hour internships the Turnbull government has introduced for young unemployed people, the CDP is compulsory. It is important to remind the rest of of this – we have a system in our country where we make working for social support when unemployed compulsory for some ns and not others.”

The CDP, announced by the Abbott government and begun in July 2015, requires people to undertake work or training for 25 hours a week for 46 weeks a year in order to receive welfare payments. The scheme operates in approximately 1000 communities and participants undertake activities such as landscaping, cleaning and maintenance.

The ACTU has established a union to represent CDP participants – the First Nations Workers’ Alliance – and launched a national campaign against the policy.

Ms McManus said the program imposes a different set of rules for a group of regional and remote people, 85 per cent of whom are Indigenous. Some participants are working jobs that previously attracted award wages and conditions and the employers are now enjoying free labour.

“The workers are being paid $10 per hour – way less than the minimum wage of $18.86, with no rights, no leave, no superannuation, no workers compensation – so much less rights and protections of any other worker,” she will tell the Garma audience.

The government has consistently and staunchly defended the CDP, arguing it is not discriminatory, applies to all unemployed people in remote communities and equips jobseekers with experience.

A spokesman for Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion said the ACTU was pursuing a “political campaign motivated by the self-interest of the union movement rather than the best interests of remote communities that have called for an end to passive welfare and better engagement in communities”.

ACTU Indigenous officer Lara Watson said the CDP should be replaced with a scheme that mandates minimum award conditions and involves Aboriginal communities in policy development and management.

“In my view, if you’re doing council work, you should be paid as a council worker. If you’re cleaning, you should be paid as a cleaner. I don’t understand how people can be working in remote and regional for less than everyone else in .”

At Garma, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have also been pressed on the Referendum Council’s recommendations on constitutional change. The Opposition Leader has backed a constitutionally-enshrined “Voice to Parliament” while the Prime Minister has expressed caution about moving too quickly with ambitious proposals.

Mr Shorten has called for a bipartisan parliamentary inquiry to be immediately established to finalise a referendum proposal and consult further with Indigenous leaders on the Makarrata process.

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Mick Fanning announces new parnership with Mercedes-Benz

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n surfer Mick Fanning at the Corona Open J-Bay at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Photo: AAP Image/World Surf League, Kelly CestariIt’s not all surfing and sharks for Mick Fanning.
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There’s alsobeerand cars, adding to a career (let’s call it a lifestyle) he somewhat casually agrees is pretty good.

“What else do you need?” he laughs.

The Aussie almost as famous for punching a shark as he is for his three world surfing championships has lots more keeping him busy in between waves.

A recently announced partnership with Mercedes-Benz – where he will represent vehicles such as the Marco Polo camper and upcomingX-Class ute– provides fresh opportunities. And a way to arrive at the beach in style.

Your shoutThen there’s the Balter beer business, founded in 2016 with the help of three surfing mates – Bebe Durbridge, Josh Kerr and Joel Parkinson –and named after a word Fanning randomly stumbled upon on Pinterest.

While the image of the brewed-on-the-Gold Coast beers is all about mates sharing a laugh, Fanning acknowledges there is hard work behind the starkly presented cans.

“It can get testing, but we’ve been really lucky and haven’t had any problems so far,” he says of what appears to be a perfect partnership. “When you start a business you’re always very wary about business and friendship can erupt sometimes.”

But he says there’s plenty of brains behind the quartet of surfers that are the face of the brand.

“We have other people in place to … steer the ship. We’re pretty much just cheerleaders with pom poms.”

Mick Fanning’s unforgettable encounter in South Africa. Photo: Association of Surfing Professionals

Surf’s upRather than a job or a hobby Fanning describes surfing as a lifestyle.

“If I didn’t go and compete I’d still be surfing anyway.”

He has put his life on the line many times, including at some of the world’s most dangerous breaks.

“As you progress you always want to keep pushing your boundaries,” he says of the decision to surf mega waves with plenty of danger lurking beneath the surface.

“Pipeline and places like Teuhupoo in Tahiti, that’s pretty much it; you want to go and challenge yourself in those waves.”

His new venture with Mercedes-Benz will see the surfer putting their X-Class ute to the test. Photo: Supplied/Executive Style

Not about the winBut these days he says he is more aware of when things are too dangerous.

“Some guys are dead-set crazy but for me I kind of make calculated risks,” he says. “Because I’ve experienced it so many times I can calculate a little bit better –but I still put myself in stupid places!”

That said, his once intense focus on winning titles has waned because it wasn’t as fulfilling as it once was.

“It’s definitely different to where it was a few years ago. It’s more about enjoying my time there … now it’s more about personal performance and going out there and doing the best I can and coming in and feeling good about that rather than if I win or not.”

Mick Fanning with his game face on at the Margaret River Pro in 2015. Photo: Mark Boskell

Driving forceEarly in 2018 Fanning will get behind the wheel of Mercedes-Benz’s first ever ute, the X-Class.

Expected to cost up to $80,000, it’s very different to his first car, a Ford Laser built in 1981, the year he was born.

While he’s never owned two of the most famous surf mobiles in – a Holden Sandman or a Volkswagen Kombi – he says he’s always been interested in cars, and he likes driving.

Moving up a classFortuitously, Fanning has a soft spot for utes, having once owned a V8-powered Commodore SS ute.

“That was sort of where I started getting into putting everything in the tray and keeping the front clean.”

The X-Class will be a big step up.

“The car fits in perfectly with my lifestyle, having all the wet boards and wetsuits and everything in the back and being able to keep the front clean.”

More waves to goHe’s a man that’s made his life on the waves of the world – but Fanning isn’t done with surfing yet.

At 36 he jokes that he has at least a couple of years of competitive surfing left in him yet, probably more.

And despite surfing on some of the world’s best beaches Fanning says there are many more waves to surf – and plenty of locations he wants to visit.

“There’s a lot of waves in the world I really want to go and surf,” he says, nominating European hot spots such as Madeira Island and Sardinia.

“Sort of mix surfing with culture a bit,” he smiles.

n surfer Mick Fanning of during a press conference ahead of the Corona Open J-Bay at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/World Surf League, Kelly Cestari

Kick back, and enjoyBut he’s increasingly happy to look beyond the waves.

“I’ve been trying to go and put myself in places that I never thought I’d get to. We went into the wild in South Africa, which was really fun and learnt how to track rhinos and lions and elephants and learn about all the problems they’re having over there with anti-poaching and stuff.”

More than anything, it seems Fanning is a man on a mission to enjoy life.

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Yes, it’s illegal for employers to ask women this question …

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ns have come to regard our revolving door of prime ministers as something of a structural weak point in our democratic process.
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But maybe there’s a silver lining.

Across the ditch – in the land of the long white cloud – New Zealand’s new Labor opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern, faced immediate questioning last week about her intention, as a 37-year-old woman, to fall pregnant in the near future.

“The question is, is it OK for a PM to take maternity leave while in office?” demanded Mark Richardson, a former cricketer turned radio presenter, who had just the previous day used his national platform to confess to defecating off the back of a jet ski.

Right-wing radio shock jocks. Everyone’s got ’em.

Instead of leaping from her seat to throttle her knuckle-dragging interlocutor, Ms Ardern trod the path of so many female leaders before her, insisting she’s totally down with answering this question herself – no one likes a whiney woman – but insisting the question was “totally unacceptable” to ask of other women.

“It is a woman’s decision about when they choose to have children, and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities,” Ms Ardern unleashed.

Amen, sister.

Just to be clear: In , it is unlawful for employers to quiz female employees about their intentions to have children.

For the avoidance of doubt, I asked our sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, to clarify. This is what she said:

“Under the federal Sex Discrimination Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against an employee on the basis of their sex, pregnancy, potential pregnancy, family responsibilities and breastfeeding. This includes, for example, refusing to employ a woman because she is – or may become – pregnant, unless there are genuine health and safety concerns.”

“Section 27 of the Sex Discrimination Act specifically states that it is unlawful to ask a woman during a job interview whether she is pregnant or intends to become pregnant if that information is requested in connection with determining whether to offer her employment.”

Only last month, the NSW president of the n Medical Association, Brad Frankum, wrote to members after it came to his attention hospitals had been asking female candidates for advanced or specialist trainee positions about their pregnancy plans, either in formal interviews or informal chats beforehand.

But if the question is whether it is possible for a prime minister to take time out from his or her fixed term for parental leave, it’s a question New Zealand’s northerly neighbours – us – have answered in the affirmative.

For the past decade, there has been a bi-partisan experiment with a novel new job-sharing arrangement for the position of prime minister, in which PMs leave their post frequently to recover from a painful physical procedure – not childbirth, but the altogether more humiliating procedure of removing a knife lodged deep in one’s upper lumbar region by one’s colleagues.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott had only a brief two-year spell in office before being forced by colleagues to take an extended period of leave from which – after approaching two years – he seems keen to return from.

Kevin Rudd was only PM for two-and-a-half years before taking a three-year extended break – more than enough time to deliver a child, breastfeed it to World Health Organisation standards, and have it constructing full sentences before he returned to work.

But while fresh female leaders still face intrusive questions about their ability to their juggle work while potentially raising infants, no-one thinks to quiz ‘s male leaders on their ability to juggle their aspirations for a lengthy tenure with the increasingly fevered tantrums and dummy spits from backbenchers that would make any toddler blush.

It all begs the question why such an innovative job-sharing arrangement should not be extended to all members of parliament – to facilitate more mothers, or fathers, juggling the demands of full time parliamentary work and exhausting travel to and from Canberra.

In addition to taking extended parental leave periods – which several have – why shouldn’t two MPs with parental responsibilities share the job of one? Given the tendency of part-time working parents tend to regularly chip in work well beyond their paid hours, n taxpayers would likely be ahead on the deal.

The right to request flexible working arrangements – including part-time work – is enshrined in n anti-discrimination laws. But it is strangely absent with it comes to the persons who actually make those laws.

Perhaps ns could have retained the skills of talented mothers such as Kate Ellis or Nicola Roxon if such flexibility were extended to all.

In the broader workplace, the best way to neutralise employer concerns about potential female employees skipping work to change nappies is to not confine periods of parental leave to one parent – usually the mother.

Why not enforce a “use it or lose it” period of lengthy paid leave for fathers? Or, for a cheaper option, force parents to split existing parental leave entitlements down the middle? Three months for mum to recover physically from birth and give breastfeeding a go, and then three months for dad to take over, easing the transition for mum back to the workplace?

It might not suit everyone, but if employers knew that young men and women were just as likely to take time out to rear children, they could extend their unlawful inquiries about parenting plans to men as well as women.

Or, better yet, they could stay mum on the subject altogether.

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Missing Persons Week: Dubbo’s Amelia Hausia remains in her brothers’ hearts

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The family of Amelia Hausia still have no answers about where she is or what happened to her. The Dubbo girl was just 17 years old when she vanished in Canberra in 1992. Photo: CONTRIBUTEDPolice hope to reunite AmeliaAmelia remembered with laughter and tearsLost girl’s new faceThe missing: Meet the people who vanishedA “bubbly” young woman from Dubbo with a “massive big smile” remains in her brothers’ hearts almost 25 years after her disappearance.
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The family of Amelia Hausia still have no answers about where she is or what happened to her.

The Dubbo girl was just 17 years old when she vanished in Canberra in 1992.

This Missing Persons Week Amelia’s brothers, John and Paul, have reflected on the long years without their cherished sister, ‘Mia’.

As the 25th anniversary of her disappearance approaches, John, two years younger than Amelia, told of the heartache he feels.

John Hausia holding precious photos of sister Amelia, who went missing almost 25 years ago. Photo contributed.

“There’s always that sorrow and anger and sheer grief, I suppose, that is relived, just talking from my own perspective,” he said.

“Especially at anniversaries, her [recent] birthday… the date where she was last reportedly seen in Canberra.

“For me personally, it’s like a wound that never heals.”

Amelia attended Dubbo West Primary School and Delroy High before going to Canberra to finish her secondary education, staying with relatives.

The teen was last seen by family on the night of December 17, 1992 and was upset after a fight with her boyfriend, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre website reports.

The last sighting of Amelia was at the Woden Plaza Shopping Centre five days later, the website says.

Amelia Hausia before her disappearance.

Not knowing takes its toll.

John, who contacted the Daily Liberal this week, said for years he had “abused alcohol” to deal with the pain,but now had learnt to cope with thetrauma in more positive ways “especially through my Aboriginal heritage”.

“Proud as punch about my Tongan heritage, but it’s my connection to country and connection to my culture that helps me heal, stay strong each year,” he said.

“Hence why I think I was trying to make this calland start getting it out there a bit more about Amelia’s loss.

“To help my own healing process as well, but also to get it out there to community that you need to really cherish the ones you’ve got because you don’t know when they’re going to be gone.”

John’s 16-year-old daughter with her “bubbly, beautiful personality” reminds him of his sister, an aunt his children have never met.

Paul, older than Amelia by one year, said there were testing times, especially when it was close to her birthday in July, and not having closure was a big factor.

His memories painted a strong picture.

“She’s a very bubbly sister, who is always enjoying life, very athletic, but loved to dance and sing,” he said.

“I think the biggest thing that really strikes you with Mia that she’s always had that big massive smile that no matter happy or how bad you may feel, she’s always had that massive big smile that I’ll always remember.”

Every year in 38,000 people are reported missing, and while most are located fairly quickly, 1600 people are placed on the missing persons list.

“I mean, these type of things happen every year, every day, and we were one of those families that never thought it would happen to us,” Paul said.

“Click of a finger it happens, and now 25 years down the track, we’re all still saying the same thing.”

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Killed in the 1970s, finally buried in 2017

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THE STORYStretch was a bit of an enigma.
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He was the one FW Barnes and Son had the least details about, but Ian Getsom knew as soon as he saw the name in a public notice that Stretch was his mate Johnny.

Now, Mr Getsom is going to help return Johnny home and give him some closure.

John Stretch died in a car accident between Scarsdale and Lintonin 1976 buthis ashes lay with about 80 uncollected, forgotten souls atFW Barnes and Son.

“I couldn’t let Stretch stay in Ballarat for the rest of forever. He deserved to be with his family,” Mr Getsom said.

“…he had a funeral and wake at the Church of England in Skipton so this will be another farewell. I can’t explain it –I’m just making sure he gets to where he needs to be.”

Mr Getsom has worked closely with FW Barnes and Son manager Simon Dwyer to bring John Stretch home to what was the family property, Naringal Station, where his parents are buried. It was the first place Mr Getsom rang when he saw the notice inThe Courier.

TRIBUTE: “We don’t know their stories, but we know their names,” says FW Barnes and Son director Simon Dwyer.

As custodians of the ashes, FW Barnes and Son could not release John Stretch to Mr Getsom but they can take him to the station with the blessing of family.

Mr Getsom had tracked down distant Stretch cousins in Albany, Perth in a path that led him back to a cousin in Ballarat.

In an interesting twist, it was on the phone to West n cousin Rosemary Cunningham, that Mr Getsom helped prompt closure for a second soul.

“Rosemary said to me, ‘Ian, you’ve just reminded me something –my husband’s in the cupboard’,” Mr Getsom said. “She had been planning to take him out to the family farm.”

FW Barnes and Sons is planning a memorial garden for unclaimed ashesin a discreet corner where people may pay their respects. It is a way to help create closure for their life stories.

“John was a fast man, he loved fast cars and was a member of the Ballarat Light Car Club …he was also a member of the Willowdale Fire Brigade, a champion tennis player and he was in the Lions’ Club at Cape Clear,” Mr Getsom said.

“He’s an all-round top bloke, a gentleman.”

THE BURIALVintage cars formed a cortège to take John Stretch home to Naringal on Wednesday. They embarked from FW Barnes and Son, in whose custody Mr Stretch’s ashes had layunclaimed for more than 40 years.

Mr Stretch had been one of 80 forgotten souls at the funeral home, until a public noticecaptured his friend Ian Getsom’s attention.

Working with FW Barnes and Son manager Simon Dwyer, Mr Getsom helped locate the extended Stretch family to take his friend Johnny home to what was the family station.

Killed in the 1970s, finally buried in 2017 TweetFacebookBallarat businessman Peter Stevens worked alongside John Stretch at Craig Brothers in Armstrong Street South, about where Central Square is now. Mr Stretch managed spare parts and Mr Stevens managed the workshop.

Mr Stevens was interstate when one of his friends rang to say there would be a procession and memorial service for Mr Stretch.

“I just thought, I’ve got to get back to be part of it,” Mr Stevens said. “John was a great guy and heavily involved in car club rallying.”

About a dozen cars made the journey from Ballarat to Naringal Station, near Cape Clear, where friends helped a memorial ceremony before spreading his ashes.

Mr Stretch died in a car crashbetween Scarsdale and Lintonin 1976, aged 49. His original funeral and wake werein Skipton.

Hailing from a large extended family, Mr Stretch had no direct descendants.

Cousin Bernie Ebbs, who spoke at the ceremony, said it was an important event for the wider Stretch family.

“John and I are distant cousins and although we didn’t know each other, in some ways we led parallel lives,” Mr Ebbs said in the service. “I spent school holidays with relatives at Wallinduc and developed a love for the land there. I think John lived and worked in the same district all her life.”

Mr Ebbs said their great grandfather was Reverend Theodore Carlos Benoni Stretch, who became Archdeacon of Ballarat and founded Geelong Grammar School. The Anglican Cathedral will host Archdeacon Stretch Sunday with a choral eucharist and lunch on Sunday, from 9.30am.

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NRL Round 22: Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium

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Knights roll Warriors for second straight win | PHOTOS Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman
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Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

Newcastle Knights take on New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium. Picture: AAP/Darren Pateman

TweetFacebookThanks to all the @NRLKnights fans who once again turned out in support.. Im doing fine, just waiting on scans.HOW GOODS A WIN!鉂ゐ煉?/p>— Nathan Ross (@rossdog4) August 5, 2017All smiles from Knights coach Nathan Brown and skipper Sione Mata’utia after back-to-back wins #NRLKnightsWarriorspic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/4ERKvntAQE

— Sam Rigney (@SamRigney) August 5, 2017Brown liked the youth connection in that classy second-half try to Brock Lamb #NRLKnightsWarriorspic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/6nRmaYLrxI

— Newcastle Herald (@newcastleherald) August 5, 2017Sione might not care, but Nathan Brown says he’ll be “death-riding” the @WestsTigers tomorrow #NRLKnightsWarriorspic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/zV2S96Rg2V

— Newcastle Herald (@newcastleherald) August 5, 2017Nathan has been taken to hospital for further assessment. We’ll provide an update when we can #NRLKnightsWarriors

— Newcastle Knights (@NRLKnights) August 5, 2017Lamb scores and the @NRLKnights fans go wild! 馃憦 #NRLKnightsWarriors#NRLpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/YDcPWd8sR7

— NRL (@NRL) August 5, 2017Nathaniel Roache scores his first #NRL Try!#NRLKnightsWarriors 20-10 with 15 minutes to go. pic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/kzOudmc8I7

— NRL (@NRL) August 5, 2017Fitzgibbon in space, the @NRLKnights extend their lead!#NRLKnightsWarriors 20-4 with 20 minutes to go. #NRLpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/q7X9juLN6M

— NRL (@NRL) August 5, 201749 | @rossdog4 has to be helped from the field, and @PeteMatautia moves to fullback #NRLKnightsWarriors#goKnights

— Newcastle Knights (@NRLKnights) August 5, 2017Through the hands 馃檶The @NZWarriors hit back through Fusitua! #NRLKnightsWarriors 12-4 after 27 minutes. #NRLpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/bHs6baRbJJ

— NRL (@NRL) August 5, 2017Make that 2 tries for Barnett!#NRLKnightsWarriors#NRLpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/kbMztzyIHR

— NRL (@NRL) August 5, 2017Lamb to Barnett, the @NRLKnights are in early!#NRLKnightsWarriors 6-0 after 7 minutes. #NRLpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/MQBQbG1muG

— NRL (@NRL) August 5, 2017NRL LATE MAIL | Several late changes for this one.馃懃: https://t苏州夜场招聘/ABpLKzDjBg#NRLKnightsWarriors#goKnightspic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/7AEczsFRuu

— Newcastle Knights (@NRLKnights) August 5, 2017Newcastle Herald鈥檚 live blog and we鈥檒l have a match report on full-time and all of the reaction from the post-game press conferences.

Knights:

1. Nathan Ross, 2. Ken Sio, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Peter Mata鈥檜tia, 21. Chanel Mata’utia, 6. Brock Lamb, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 8. Daniel Saifiti, 9. Jamie Buhrer, 10. Josh King, 11. Sione Mata鈥檜tia, 16. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13. Mitch Barnett. Interchange: 14. Danny Levi, 15. Luke Yates, 17. Jacob Saifiti, 19. Sam Stone.

Warriors:

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. David Fusitu鈥檃, 3. Blake Ayshford, 4. Solomone Kata, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Mason Lino, 8. Jacob Lillyman, 9. Issac Luke, 15. Sam Lisone, 13. Simon Mannering, 12. Bunty Afoa, Interchange: 10. Ben Matulino, 12. Isaah Papali’i, 17. James Bell, 22. Nathaniel Roache.

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NRL Round 22: Melbourne Storm v North Queensland CowboysPhotos

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NRL Round 22: Melbourne Storm v North Queensland Cowboys | Photos Cooper Cronk of the Storm gets a kick away during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers
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Joshua Addo-Carr of the Storm looks for a gap in the Cowboys defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Joshua Addo-Carr of the Storm looks for a gap in the Cowboys defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Cameron Smith, Captain of the Storm, during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Lachlan Coote of the Cowboys is tackled by Curtis Scott of the Storm during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Michael Morgan of the Cowboys during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Jesse Bromwich of the Storm is tackled by Ethan Lowe, left, and Michael Morgan of the Cowboys during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys is tackled by Storm defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Dale Finucane of the Storm gets a pass away while being tackled by Jake Granville of the Cowboys during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Michael Morgan of the Cowboys makes a break from Ryley Jacks of the Storm during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Ethan Lowe of the Cowboys is tackled by Storm defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Lachlan Coote of the Cowboys is tackled by Curtis Scott of the Storm during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Coen Hess of the Cowboys looks for a gap in the Storm’s defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Slade Griffin of the Storm gets tackled by John Asiata of the Cowboys, left, and Michael Morgan of the Cowboys, right, during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

An Injured Gavin Cooper, Captain of the Cowboys, on the bench during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Michael Morgan of the Cowboys is tackled by Storm’s defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Coen Hess of the Cowboys looks for a gap in the Storm’s defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Injured Cowboys player Johnathan Thurston congratulates the Storm after their win over the Cowboys at Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Michael Morgan of the Cowboys fends off Timothy Glasby of the Storm during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

Curtis Scott of the Storm brings the ball up to Cowboys defence during the Round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville, Friday, August 4, 2017. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

TweetFacebookPhotos from the NRL Round 22 game between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys.

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Shorten announces support for Indigenous ‘Voice to Parliament’

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Bill Shorten has backed a referendum question on an indigenous voice to parliament, but Malcolm Turnbull has failed to give bipartisan support. Photo: Peter EveOpposition Leader Bill Shorten has backed a constitutionally-enshrined “Voice to Parliament” representing Indigenous people, marking the first clear commitment by him or Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to the Referendum Council’s central recommendation.
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In a speech to the Garma Festival in the Northern Territory, also attended by Mr Turnbull and leading Indigenous figures, Mr Shorten expressed support for a “Makarrata” reconciliation commission and repeated the Labor Party’s openness to treaties between Indigenous people and n governments.

Mr Turnbull’s more conservative address to the gathering outlined a respect for the Referendum Council’s recommendations but said they would need to be considered properly and reiterated his caution about over-ambitious referendums.

The Opposition Leader said: “Labor supports a voice for Aboriginal people in our constitution, we support a declaration by all parliaments, we support a truth-telling commission, we are not confronted by the notion of treaties with our first ns.”

He said “voting for a constitutional voice is our chance to bring our constitution home, to make it better, more equal, more n” and “Aboriginal ns do not need a balanda [white person] lecture about the difficulty of changing the constitution”.

On the eve of the festival, Mr Shorten proposed a bipartisan parliamentary committee to finalise the recommendations, in consultation with Aboriginal voices, with a view to completing a referendum proposal by the end of the year.

His call for another committee has been greeted with scepticism and frustration from Indigenous figures – including former Referendum Council co-chair Pat Anderson and council member Megan Davis – who contend the Parliament should move immediately to propose a referendum question based on the already available work.

Mr Shorten said detail of how a Voice and Makarrata commission would work still needed to be figured out in a parliamentary process. He emphasised a Voice would act as an advisory body on legislation affecting Aboriginal people and not have veto power over legislation.

A Makarrata commission could oversee the creation of treaties and a reconciliation and truth-telling process about wrongs committed against Aboriginal people.

Following his speech, asked about the constitutional conservatives of the Coalition government, Mr Shorten said Labor would not wait for approval from the “right-wing rump” of the Liberal Party before backing big ideas.

The council’s recommendations were handed to parliamentary leaders just over a month ago following the Uluru Statement, which was finalised at a historic gathering of Indigenous representatives in May and also proposed a “First Nations Voice”.

Mr Turnbull told the festival: “I respect deeply the work of the Referendum Council and all of those who contributed to it. And I respect it by considering it very carefully.”

He said many important questions about the proposals still needed to be answered and noted that, until recently, referendum discussions had focused on removing the constitution’s race powers and recognising Indigenous people in the document.

“However, the Referendum Council has told us a Voice to Parliament is the only option they advise us to put to the n people. We have heard this and we will work with you to find a way forward.”

The Prime Minister warned that voters are constitutionally conservative and said a proposal must be clear, simple, backed by Indigenous people and broadly popular among ns overall to be successful.

In a press conference following his speech, Mr Turnbull said cabinet would consider the recommendations shortly and suggested Mr Shorten’s timeline of a referendum proposal by the end of the year was overly ambitious.

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