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WATCHING Luke Shuey end Port
Power’s season with a kick after the siren
in extra time was the most painful part of
my week. And that’s saying something
considering two days earlier I’d had
I said some not-overly-nice things
about Shuey, and several other players
from both teams, during the
heart-stopping match. If not for the
painkillers I would probably have been
even less subdued.
From the comfort of my couch, 150
kilometres away from Adelaide Oval, any
remarks I made were obviously
inconsequential, not to mention pointless.
Yet I couldn’t help myself, and many
others are often in the same boat.
When we head to the local winter sport
grand finals, most notably the footy and
netball at Kadina this Saturday, a higher
standard of spectator decorum must
It’s completely natural to be swept up in
the excitement of sport. But inappropriate
comments should not be tolerated,
especially when in public and aimed at
Children’s teams in particular should be
supported by encouraging comments. In a
previous season I saw one young man
commit a fairly violent and
unsportsmanlike act during a grand final.
But even if an extreme case like that,
having adults shout abuse at him was not
going to teach him the right thing to do.
Adults have thicker skin, but it still
makes more sense to encourage rather
than to criticise. Foul language is not a
great look when there are kids around. All
players will be trying their best, and the
umpires are out there so we can play and
watch local sport in the first place. It’s the
big day for the umps selected to officiate
the finals as well.
Emotions will run high so let’s make a
concerted effort not to be abusive. That
way everyone involved can enjoy the day,
just like we all want to.
Nick Perry, Editor
z CIRRUS... Michelle Rule sent in this
photo of an unusual cloud formation
between Minlaton and Yorketown, taken
one Saturday morning in July. If you have
an interesting or unusual photo to share
with YP Country Times readers, email it
AS hiking the pension age is a very important
issue, it would have been nice for Cory Bernardi
(YPCT 29-8-17) to have given an in-depth reply
to my original letter to him.
Identical letters were sent to Rowan Ramsey,
Nick Champion and Nick Xenophon. No replies
were received from Mr Ramsey or Mr
Champion. No doubt Mr Ramsey, as part of the
government that approved this hike, supported
it. It is not the first time Mr Champion has
I did not contact the Greens as they are a
spent force, with loopy-left ideas. Look no
further than their views on Islamic State and
their ideas on power generation.
The Turnbull government can find $50billion
to give business tax cuts, plus another
$13.2billion to waste on foreign-aid handouts,
but trashes baby boomers about ready to retire
to the tune of $3.6billion. This is far more
important than the same-sex marriage rubbish
currently being bandied around.
Nick Xenophon not only answered my letter
in depth, but he did it quickly, and explained
everything in layman’s terms. He was the only
one to give me a decent answer. That is why, Mr
Bernardi, I am so sympathetic to the NXT team.
I am nearly 65, worked virtually nonstop
from mid-1970 to Easter 2016. Except for 14
months when Bridgestone ceased
manufacturing in April, 2010, I worked for
Uniroyal/Bridgestone for 36 years. Then from
June 2011 to Easter 2016 in house demolition.
I vote, and will vote for the party that will give
me the best deal. I can strike off Labor and
Liberal, so it looks like Mr X will get my vote.
The electorate is sick and tired of being fobbed
off by politicians solely interested in putting
themselves first before the electorate.
Kym Bray, Port Victoria
I WAS interested and pleased to note the
intended upgrade to the intersection of Yorke
Highway/Harry Butler Road.
An improvement has been needed for some
I wonder though if there was any local
consultation before the plans were signed off.
It seems to me a much more sensible way
would have been to incorporate a slip lane for
traffic coming from Warooka heading north.
I would refer to the intersection south of
Ardrossan where the Yorke Highway joins the St
Vincent Highway via a slip lane, which works
The problem with the plan for Butler Road
intersection is vehicles, particularly large trucks,
et cetera, approaching from the south, will be
faced with a sudden decline and a veer to the
right with the need to pull up abruptly at a give
way or stop sign.
This will make the intersection much more
dangerous than it already is.
Common sense would suggest a slip lane to
continue towards Minlaton would make for a
much smoother and safer progression!
Indeed, the addition of a merging slip lane to
the existing roadway is really all that is needed
and could have been done years ago at a
ROBERT Menzies and others established the
Liberal Party of Australia as a right-of-centre, free
enterprise political party bringing in the then
disparate non-Labor parties of the post-war era.
Within five years, he led it to success as the first
new Liberal government in this country.
None of the 18 parties involved in the
formation of the Liberal Party would ever have
had any truck with socialist, or Labor-light,
Unlike the Turnbull government, the Liberal
Party of Australia was a monarchist and patriotic
party, believing in Queen and country.
If the prime minister wants to emulate the days
of Robert Menzies, then he should give up his
pursuit of a republic and become a proper
Philip Benwell, national chairperson,
Australian Monarchist League
“GOOD evening premier, thanks for joining us
“Pleasure to be here, Brian.”
“Well, I see you’ve taken up the challenge set
by the big banks.”
“I certainly have, Brian – I’ve fearlessly
labelled them the profiteers they really are.”
“No, Mr Premier, I meant the other issue.
After the big banks, that were crying poor,
suddenly splashed out on huge full-page adverts
decrying your proposed new tax, now you’ve
countered by splurging out on even bigger
adverts spruiking how great you are.”
“Well, that’s only fair, Brian. After all, these
big banks have huge resources behind them to
squander willy-nilly on propaganda.”
“Unlike your government, with taxpayers’
“That’s an unfair call, Brian.”
A GROUP of nine motorhomes from the
Campervan and Motorhome Club known as
Peninsula Yorkeys travelled as a tag-along group
to some very interesting places on our sister
Places included Iron Knob (where we started),
Kimba, Wudinna, Minnipa, Ceduna, Penang
and all places between. Then on the return
journey, Smoky Bay, Streaky Bay, Elliston,
Cummins, Tumby Bay, Cleve, Whyalla, and
Readers may be interested to learn the average
amount spent on fuel, food, camping, and
caravan park fees was about $75 per vehicle, per
day, which equals about $6750 spent by the
Better deal needed for retirees
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