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Focus on EP mental health

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COUNTRY and Outback Health has been selected as the preferred providertodeliverprimary mental health services on Eyre Peninsula.
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As part of Country SA Primary Health Network’s objective to improve access to primary mental health services for rural South Australians, five preferred providers have been selected to deliver general mental health services to communities across the country region.

Country and Outback Health was selected toprovideservices to a major part of regional South Australia including Eyre Peninsula and the Far West.

Country SA Primary Health Networkchief executive officerKim Hosking said the network was looking forward to working with thepreferred providers to deliver efficient and effective primary mental health services across regional South Australia.

The team at Country SA Primary Health Network has also been undertaking significant work to expand and develop services across specialist areas of mental health, including suicide prevention and alcohol and other drugs.

“We’ve been able to form strong partnerships across the region to ensure the co-design of these specialist services utilises the expertise of key organisations within the alcohol and other drugs sector, suicide prevention and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific services,” Mr Hosking said.

On Eyre Peninsula, Mr Hosking said the network would like to improve the level of services for youth and drug and alcohol support.

Country and Outback Health clinical programs managerOlivia Britcher, who is based in Port Lincoln, said the organisation was pleased to be identified as the Primary Health Network’spreferred provider.

She said Country and Outback Health wassupported with state and federal funding and offered comprehensive subsidised and private services catering for all age groups presenting with mild, moderate and in some cases severe mental health problems.

“Our services are delivered face-to-face and through video conferencing and telephone.

“Weare committed to helping communities attain mental health and wellbeing, providinghigh quality mental health services to country South Australians.

“We delivered over 26,000 occasions of service to those in need throughout the last 12 months.”

Ms Britcher said the organisation offered services across a large part of the state includingPort Lincoln, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Ceduna, Kimba, Cleve, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Jamestown, Clare, Balaklava, Kadina, Maitland, Yorketown, Ardrossan and Nuriootpa.

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Aquaculture a boon for the region

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A NEW business is set to be a boon for the district.
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With the need for Murray Cod growing, aquaculture companyTimpetra hasannounced it has signed binding term sheets to acquireRiverina-based businesses, Riverina Aquaculture, Silverwater Native Fish and Bidgee FreshPty Ltd.

The purpose of the acquisition isfor the breeding, growing and supply of premium Murray Cod to wholesalers,restaurants and export markets.

MIA businessmen Mathew Ryan and Roger Commins will become directors and majorshareholders ofthe company.

Their drive and innovative ideas will becombined with the skills andexperience of Ian Charles from Silverwater.

Timpetra chairman Ross Anderson said their knowledge would be key factors in the growth of theindustry.

“The quality of the fish has already beenappreciated by many locals and top-endrestaurants have been clamoring for the product,” Mr Andersonsaid.

By using a land-based aquaculture model the companywill also have an environmental focus.

“Effectively the same irrigation water is used twice –once through the fishponds –then thenutrient-enriched water is used to irrigate crops or pastures on the farms,” Mr Anderson said.

“Cropping andgrazing can be integrated with fish farming as part of the company’s operations.”

As part of the new venture, ASX-listed Timpetra will undertake capital raising of up to $10million to fund acquisitions and expand existing operations to meet excess product demand.

“This has all the main ingredients of a great business and I believe it is the beginning of amajor new industry in the Riverina area,” Mr Anderson said.

“There is almost no direct competition in eitherfarmed or wild caught cod and barriers to entry are high.”

Due to its appearance and premium quality flesh and taste, Murray Cod is earning areputation as one of the best tasting freshwater fish in the world.

Theaverage price paid for live Murray Cod isabout$20per kilogram at the farmgate.

Information sessions for interested investors and contract growers will be heldin August.

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Gap is opening in GDFA

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Yoogali SC aren’t settling for second best as the race for first place heats up in the Griffith District Football Association first grade competition.
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YSC’s opposition –Leeton United –are in quite a different predicament.

Leeton are just five points ahead of Griffith City as the two sides duke it out for the last spot in the finals.

“We want to get battle hardened and ready for the big games that are no doubt in store,” YSC captain-coach Luke Santolin said.

“We’re going to place a lot of emphasis on our structure and committing on those one percenters.”

Santolin said the minor premiership was a priority for the team.

“We see it as important and a real achievement to get it,” he said.

“We’re not going out there to drop any points.”

Leeton’s up and down season continued last week when they defeated Yoogali FC 8-1.

Leeton assistant coach Joe Trifogli said one player in particular had stepped up for the side in recent weeks.

“Mick Doolin (first gradecoach) has moved Danyon Arnold in the last few weeks and that really paid off on Sunday with him scoring a hat-trick,” Trifogli said.

“It was such a great team effort.

“We knew it was coming, especially with the week before where we had so many missed opportunities.”

Leeton will be bolstered by some fresh legs as its under 18s side isn’t scheduled to play on Sunday.

“That means we will have fresh reserves to call on,” Trifogli said.

“Our bench has been pretty depleted in the last few weeks.

“So having them there will be a bit of a boost for us.”

Santolin said they would wait until the last moment to decided on Sunday’s squad.

“There’s a few niggles around,” he said.

“We believe any team we put on the pitch can get us the win.

“It’s all about who comes down to training, who’s putting in and applying themselves.

“No one player is more important than the rest of the team.

“We want to put together a strong showing in front of our home crowd this week.”

The match is scheduled to kick off at 3pm at E W Moore Oval on Sunday.

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Harriet Wran before her arrest. Harriet Wran arrives at the NSW Supreme Court for her sentencing hearing. Photo: Michele Mossop
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Daniel McNulty was murdered in his Redfern unit in August 2014. Photo: Supplied

Jill Hickson Wran arrives at the NSW Supreme Court for the sentencing hearing of her daughter Harriet Wran. Photo: Michele Mossop

Harriet Wran said she regrets every step she took the night she was involved in the murder of Sydney man Daniel McNulty.

The daughter of former premier Neville Wran became teary as she told the NSW Supreme Court about her battle with anorexia, bulimia and the ice addiction that led to her involvement in the murder.

“I feel terrible. I’m ashamed to have been involved in anything like that. I can’t believe someone died. I can’t believe someone was so badly hurt,” Wran told her sentencing hearing on Thursday.

“I regret every step I took that night,” she said.

Under cross-examination from Crown prosecutor Peter McGrath, SC, Wran said she felt jail had saved her life.

“I think I would have killed myself [with drugs],” she said.

Mr McNulty was murdered by Wran’s boyfriend of two weeks Michael Lee and another man Lloyd Haines during a botched ice deal at a public housing unit in Redfern on August 10, 2014.

Last Wednesday, Wran pleaded guilty to a charge of harbouring, maintaining or assisting Lee, knowing that he had murdered Mr McNulty.

In the days leading up to the murder, Wran said she had left a rehab clinic and gone on an ice binge.

“This time I had failed everyone, I had failed myself, I had failed my mum.

“I just wanted to hurt myself, I just wanted to use so much so I couldn’t remember who I really was.”

Wran told the court she first tried ice after meeting a group of users at a rehabilitation clinic she went to for depression.

“[Ice] gave me a completely different feeling and suddenly all my insecurities were gone,” she said.

“I felt so confident, there was just a chemical high I never knew existed … I knew straight away that my brain wasn’t going to forget about that.”

Wran’s mother Jill Hickson Wran looked away as her daughter spoke about her eating disorders.

“It’s [bulimia’s] the worst thing in the world, it’s the hardest thing to deal with, it’s the most shameful thing to deal with, it’s so embarrassing, it’s so disgusting yet it’s an impulsive thing I can’t stop doing.”

Wran told the court she had not realised that someone had died until the next day.

When she did find out, she continued to use ice and did not contact police.

“The addiction drove me to be silent about what happened because I just wanted to get this ice.”

Wran has vowed never to touch drugs again.

“It won’t happen – because somebody died and I was involved in something that led to that and I know that I won’t pick up drugs again,” she said.

“I never thought in a million years I’d end up in jail, let alone for murder. I’ve never intended for anyone to get hurt in my life; it was almost not real to begin with.

“Once I realised it was real, it was too much at times.”

Wran bared all, speaking openly about the loss of her father.

At times Ms Hickson Wran closed her eyes and put her hands over her face.

“I was glad that I was there when he passed but it was so painful for him, he was in so much pain,” she said.

“I’ve never seen anything like that before. It was so strange that his journey had finally ended.”

Armed with knives and a hammer

The court heard previously that Wran went to the high-rise block on Walker Street with Lee and Haines, whom she had just met, to score ice from the victim.

But after she knocked on the door, Haines and Lee entered the unit armed with knives and a hammer and demanded: “Where is it?”

During a fight that broke out, Mr McNulty was fatally stabbed.

Wran, Lee and Haines then ran from the apartment.

Investigating police were able to identify the trio by viewing the security footage from the housing estate.

Haines was arrested when he attended Parramatta police station on the Tuesday after the attack.

Wran and Lee were later found by police at Liverpool train station on the Wednesday, still dressed in the clothes the CCTV footage showed them wearing on the night of the attack.

Shortly before their joint murder trial was due to begin last month, Lee and Haines pleaded guilty to all charges against them – including murder.

Lee pleaded guilty on June 16 while Haines pleaded guilty on June 21.

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Incoming: Greg O’Rourke. Photo: A-League南京夜网419论坛Expansion of the A-League is now firmly the goal for Football Federation Australia after appointing a new head of the A-League entrusted to set the foundations for a bigger competition.
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Former Football NSW chairman Greg O’Rourke was unveiled on Thursday morning by the FFA as the new A-League chief, whose number one job requirement is improving the financial security of all 10 existing clubs.

A former director of PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand – where he was part of their executive leadership group – O’Rourke’s appointment was made to set the financial platform for the A-League to expand to at minimum a 12-team competition in the near future.

“I think an expansion of the number of teams is inevitable and I also think the expansion of the number of teams is the right thing to do. But that’s the second step. The first step is to actually make sure that the 10 teams that we currently have inside the A-League are sustainable and can stand on their own feet. There’s no use in my opinion bringing new teams into a competition where existing teams are still shaky,” O’Rourke said.

The FFA has moved away from a commissioner-role attached to the position in this appointment to one that is hoped to finally create stability for owners who continue to lose significant sums of money each season.

“The focus of this job is to drive the commercial performance of the A-League and the 10 A-League clubs,” FFA chief executive David Gallop said. “The operations of the various leagues require a lot of attention but we are looking for a sharper focus on the commercial performance of the A-League and the clubs. Our club owners invested heavily in the decade of the A-League, we’re looking to reward that investment from our owners and create value in our licences.”

Through his background in the corporate and manufacturing world, O’Rourke is confident of assisting the clubs improve their revenue streams, attract more fans and members to games with the goal to expand the competition.

“It’s about going and building those relationships. Most people just want to be heard, most people just want to be respected. Most people want you to ally to their brand,” O’Rourke said. “I feel that my role is actually to work with the clubs to align the strategy between the FFA and them.”

O’Rourke spent more than four years as a director of Football NSW, including three-and-a-half years as chairman before electing not re-stand for the position earlier this year. He remains the president of his local football club, Bardon Ridge.

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The police and SES are searching along the Maribyrnong River. Photo: Penny Stephens Police have released photos of a handbag and purse like Karen Ristevski’s in case someone finds them. Photo: Supplied
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Karen (centre) and Borce Ristevski with their daughter Sarah. Photo: Supplied

Karen Ristevski’s daughter Sarah, and husband Borce have appealed for help. Photo: Penny Stephens

The police and SES are searching Avondale Heights and along the Maribyrnong River for missing woman Karen Ristevski. Photo: Penny Stephens

Police suspect Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski may have been murdered, but her family is clinging to hope she will be found.

The 47-year-old was last seen on June 29. Her husband, Borce Ristevski, is believed to have told police the couple had an argument over financial issues and that Ms Ristevski left their Avondale Heights home for a walk to “clear her head”.

Mr Ristevski, who was questioned by police and released without charge, was asked by a Channel 7 reporter in a press conference on Thursday if he had killed his wife.

Mr Ristevski, arm-in-arm with his wife’s visibly distressed 21-year-old daughter, Sarah, did not answer. Ms Ristevski’s aunt Patricia interjected, saying Mr Ristevski was too distressed to speak.

“That’s really not appropriate at the moment … honestly, I have to say, that is really inappropriate …This is about Karen. This is not about anything else; this is about finding Karen,” she said.

The family then left the press conference.

Before the exchange, which occurred near the banks of the Maribyrnong River where police are searching, Patricia pleaded for anyone with information to come forward.

“We’re hoping that today we will find something that will lead us to Karen,” she said.

“We have nothing, so if you have something that you know, something that you have seen, you’ve heard something, someone has spoken to you about something, anything, please, we’re asking you to help us.

“It’s not possible for someone to just disappear; it’s not Karen, Karen would not leave us.”

She described the past 15 days as a “nightmare”, and said she didn’t know who would want to cause any harm to her niece.

“If that was the case, we would already know something about that, it would be an ongoing thing,” she said.

Police and State Emergency Service volunteers searched a 60-hectare area between Canning Reserve, off Canning Street, and Afton Street, which runs along the Maribyrnong River.

The family home, which backs onto the river, sits in between.

Investigators are looking at expanding the search area on Friday.

Inspector Stephen Dennis said police had “grave concerns” for Ms Ristevski’s welfare, with her phone still off and her bank account untouched.

He said she was last seen at her home.

“We can’t say what route she may have taken from the house, so it’s still up in the air for us at this stage,” he said.

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Ms Ristevski ran formal-wear shop Bella Bleu in Taylors Lakes, which she owned with her husband.

Her daughter made an emotional plea for help to find her mother last week.

Sarah told radio station 3AW she had reached out to her mother’s friends on Facebook, but to no avail.

“There are no leads at all, no sightings, nothing,” she said.

“I’ve logged on to her Facebook and contacted all of her friends. No one has seen her.”

Ms Ristevski is described as 160 centimetres tall, with a slim build and shoulder-length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans.

Anyone who may have seen Ms Ristevski is urged to contact triple zero, while anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to 梧桐夜网crimestoppersvic南京夜网419论坛.

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Working together

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THREE Eastern Eyre councils are working together to look at opportunities to combine more services but retain their own identities.
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Representatives from the Kimba, Cleve and Franklin met at Kimba recently todiscuss further options for shared services with a “positive outcome achieved,”Kimba District Councilchief executive officer Daryl Cearns said.

Cleve District Councilchief executive Peter Arnold said theaim of the meeting was shared services,reviewing what the councils were doing and what future opportunities there may be.

Mr Arnold said thethreecouncils alreadyworked together with combinedservices suchrubbish collection, developmentand environmental health officers,with lines of communication open betweenworks managers.

“The three councils currently share kerbside waste collection, street sweeping, a development officer, an environmental health officer, and jointly own a bitumen sprayer,” he said.

Mr Cearns said working together would enhance options for the councils while maintaining each area’s identity, and send a message that small councils couldwork together without the need to have fewer councils on Eyre Peninsula.

“We want each council to maintain their separate identities but feel that there could be other areas in administration and works that we can work together.This (meeting) is a start.”

Mr Arnold said the meeting was timely with amendments to the Local Government Act and other State Government legislation’s impactingon local government including “significant changes” in the development/planning processes and local nuisance monitoring in the next 12 to 18 months.

Mr Cearns said the Kimba council was“passionate” about looking into future shared services.

Franklin Harbour District Council’s chief executive Chris Smith said historically the three councils had worked together, but,despite having a common Health Advisory Council, the councils were at differingstages when it cameto doctors.

“Our current doctor is on sick leave so we are without a full time regular at the moment,” he said.“He is currently looking at his options which may include bringing in an additional doctor.

“Council has stated we will work with him to ensure that our town has its own doctor.”

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Marshall brings grassroots focus

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GRASSROOTS: Mayoral candidate Joanne Marshall is keen to bring a grassroots focus to local government.Former councillor Joanne Marshall believes she can bring a unique focus to the role of Mayor if elected.
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Mrs Marshall acknowledged that the ‘state of play’ in Whyalla has changed due to the Arrium crisis, but said the everyday concerns of ratepayers should be a major focus of the Whyalla City Council.

“The council plays an important role at that grassroots level, it can obviously lobby government and industries but it can’t forget the basic reasons why it’s in place as well,” she said.

“It still provides those community services which help us with our everyday life, we can’t lose sight of that, that’s very important.”

“I’m calling on ratepayers and the community to let me know what their everyday concerns are, it’s interesting because the range of issues people have are very diverse.”

Mrs Marshall said while Arrium’s struggles had taken centre stage in Whyalla, attending to the community’s smaller issues was still important.

“Yes it’s important that we advocate to keep our steelworks and our mining industry absolutely, but for me it’s always been about sustainability,” she said.

“We don’t want a boom and bust cycle which will oftenleave you with a crisis, we want to grow our population,employment andhealth services, so we need to bring more family into town.”

“It’s something which has been overshadowed because there’s a major crisis happening, but you have to plan for the future with a potentially reduced population and what kind ofimpact that will have.”

Mrs Marshall said she understoodthe need for council’s recent rate increase of 1.9 per cent but suggested they should consider cutting expenditure.

“Lets look at how we can lessen than expenditure, having been in business I have hadto cut to the bone in order to be solvent,” she said.

“People are in pain, ifthere some way that we can halt a raterisewe should be looking at that for the next financial year.”

“We need to go through everything with a fine tooth comb and look at where we can make some savings.”

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Sound system shot

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An eventful day at the Bathurst Rifle Range last Saturday with maintenance on the communication towers delaying the shoot,causing the last few competitors to battle failing light.
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To add to the problems a large mob, upwards of 60 kangaroos, undeterred by the gunshots, invaded the range mid shoot, asmakingtheir way towards the race track.

Shooting was good,some personal bests achieved.Darren Crimstona personal best scored49.05, to win the B grade Cock of the Walk.

Some similar scores seen, separated only by centre bull’s eyes, which included Dennis Lavelle, Gordon Shepherd and Ron Gibson.

Visitors Luke Harris (Hornsby) and Terry Howell (Gosford) performed brilliantly in the F class discipline with second stage scores of 60.6 and 60.7 respectively.

Howell finished with 119.9/120 to win the F class honours. Grahame Willis with 116.7 lead in locals,after a hectic stint of coaching and organizing the days’ activities.

Terry Howell and Brendan Robertson both from Bathurst and both of whom have had firearms experience, but not in the field of target shooting, performed very well in their first appearances on the mound.Their scores of 113.4 and 110.2 were very competitive.

Other news, Graeme Bright and Ben Wrighthad some success recently, Wright winning two stages at the NRAA National Championships in Brisbane in the F class B grade division and Bright winning and placing in western area competitions.

Bright also competed in the MDRA Champion of Champions and teams events in Sydney representing the Blue Mountains DRA and the winning country team in the country versus city match.

Next Saturday will be the 500 yard range of the J Sibera Trophy

Scores: R Gibson TRB 90.13 (12) 100; G P Willis FSA 116.7 (4 ¼) 100; D Crimston TRB 92.06 (5 ¾) 97 ¾; D Lavelle TRB 92.04 (5 ¼) 97 ¼; J Coghill TRB 84.05 (12) 96; G Shepherd TRA 92.03 (3 ¾) 95 ¾; T Howell FSA (Gosford) 119.9; C Howell FSB 113.4; L Harris (Hornsby) FSB 112.8; B Robertson FSB 110.2; A Smith FSB 55.0; C Mills FSB 42.2

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Sharing its soccer skills in September

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Celtic is home for Socceroo Tommy Rogic.
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In partnership with Mid North Coast Football the world famous Celtic FC International Soccer Academy iscoming to the Mid North Coast.

Celtic FC is the home of world famous coach Brendan Rogers and our own Socceroo Tommy Rogic.

Celtic FC International Academy usually run these camps in the United States, Canada, south America and Europe.

As a result of a lot of organisation, Celtic Academy coaches will travel to Australia and have included Taree as part of a two week regional tour of NSW and Canberra.

The world famous Celtic Football Club issending coaches from theiracademy to deliver training sessions based around the ‘Celtic Way’ in coaching young soccer players from Taree and surrounding towns and clubs.

The camps are for boys and girls of all ages and abilities designed so that players attending will experience what it is like to be coached in the methods of Celtic Football Club.

The coaching will be focused on technical development which includes:The Celtic turns,all master, receiving the ball,1 v 1 (attacking and defending), passing and moving, awareness and control, finishing, small sided games and youth team football problem tactics.

Session one will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 9-10am for children aged from five to seven years for a cost of $15 each.

Session two will begin from 10.30am and extend to 3pm for advanced seven-year old players to 18-year-old, and the costis $60 per player.

To registercontact technical director, Mid North Coast Football, Larry Budge 0414 392 703 [email protected]南京夜网.

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