A friendly win for Dunsborough Ducks

Novak Van from Dunsborough Ducks chases the ball as Mark Flynn tries to shephard from the ground.THE mighty Dunsborough Ducks football team travelled to Dalyellupfor a big clash against the Dinosaurs in the South West Masters League.
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The Ducks were once again without important players, with the absence of President Bubbles Hanley an especially big blow to the dynamic ducks line up. Luckily, Hanley was onboard the bus in a support capacity, along with Froggy Bruneton, Al Mechanic, London Bridges and Anywhere Baker’s Dad George.

The support squad did a great job and kept up the spirits of the depleted ducks all afternoon and by games end needed support themselves, such was their celebratory vigour.

The game itself was one played in the best possible spirit with a great camaraderie between the Dunsborough and Dalyellup sides.

Ducks debutant Mark Mazing had the ball on a string early, taking strong grabs and kicking goals with assistance from super coach Magoo Hamilton, JockStrap Novak and another debutant, Bryce Bendigo.

Coach Magoo in particular wound back the clock with his dashing play across half forward, penetrating deep into attack with his deadly left boot.

It was developing into a pulsating contest with each team having the best with the wind in the first half.

Junkyard and Tank on the wings were taking posesssion from the midfield and providing service to the forwards who in due course were having an accurate day in front of the sticks.

Bromley in the ruck couldn’t get his hands on the pill unfortunately and had another dog day out, only saved by the persistent and flawless stoppage work from Ben Finch and Bruce Goose in the centre.

Finch and Goose were using the Sandilands method of centre play and consistently winning the ball off the opposition’s ruck taps.

The final quarter saw the Dalyellup team putting up a final push to get the points in the closely contested encounter.

Luckily, the Dunsborough Ducks had a third player on debut in Paul Marker and what a debut it was.

Repelling wave upon wave of Dinosaur attack, Paul and Bryce Bendigo put the work in where it counted and had a huge influence on the end result.

The backs left everything on the park and must be commended for their efforts.

In the end, the mighty Dunsborough team had the edge on the Dinosaurs in an even, skillful game which was played in the best possible spirit.

Both clubs exhibited the values with which Masters footy should be played and enjoyed a quiet lemonade after the game with no injuries recorded.

Thanks goes to the Dalyellup Dinosaurs for hosting the game and also for gifting Dunsborough their best players to even up the numbers.

The Ducks are looking towards a big finish to the season with only a few games to go, so are calling out to players past, present and future to get down to the club for training on a Friday at 5.30.

As usual, training will be followed by a warm down in the club rooms with a refreshing ginger beer or two, so we look forward to seeing you down there.

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Turn Back Time Tuesday #23Photos

Turn Back Time Tuesday #23 | Photos Megan and Paul Smith of Victor Harbor were proud to announce the arrival of Archie Paul, born on July 2 at the South Coast District Hospital. Archie weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces.
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Lachlan David were the names chosen for Luke Philips and Hayley Hutt’s baby boy, born at the South Coast District Hospital on July 1. Lachlan weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was the first child for the couple.

Phil, Tim, Libby, Bonnie, Phil, Shaun, Shannon and James (front) were the team at Bridgestone Service Centre, Victor Harbor featured in an AutoGuide feature in the July 9 paper.

Miriam Ashby showed the beads on sale in MegaHealth to raise funds for Ugandan refugees, while birth guessing game winner Anne Every cuddled baby Kaitlyn.

Victor Harbor’s Jordan Bohnsack was getting ready to play for SA Country in the under 16 national basketball championships.

Goolwa business owners and landlords John Holbrook, Peter Smith, Russell Graham, Josie Butterfield and Ros Holbrook did not want to see the Goolwa Terrace and Cadell Street junction changed.

Laurette Triffett, Adam Stevens and Philip Duigan from Greencorps and Jen Anderson and Hamish Longbottom of Conservation Volunteers Australia took a quick break from their mass planting at Hindmarsh Island.

City of Victor Harbor Mayor Mary Lou Corcoran raised the Aboriginal flag with Goolwa resident and Ngarrindjeri elder Rhonda Casey to mark the 2009 NAIDOC Week.

The building firm behind the Rapid Bay Jetty’s construction, Bardavcol, took out the top prize at the 2009 South Australian Earth Awards for the project in July 2009.

Tram number two, pictured with City of Victor Harbor Mayor Mary-Lou Corcoran and Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tramway team leader Adrian Cox, was gleaming and ready for action after receiving a major restoration, which close to $60,000, and saw the entire body of the tram stripped and rebuilt.

The Leisure and Learing feature suggested residents take some time out from their busy life and get creative at one of Deb Wight’s many craft classes at Whyte House Gallery.

Huw Harris of Lower Inman Valley turned three on July 6.

Ryder Grooby of Port Elliot turned one on July 18.

Oscar Mulhern of Inman Valley turned one on June 26.

Goolwa’s Gary Lindner at South Lakes Golf Club.

Leon Hall of Goolwa teed off at South Lakes Golf Club.

Goolwa’s Don Mills in action.

Dorinda Hafner kept her audience engaged as she told stories in the Horse Tram Barn for the Whaletime Playtime Festival.

Giving surfing demonstrations at the Whaletime Playtime Festival were Alice Gilbert of Goolwa, Penguin Pete of Granite Island and Georgina Thomas of Middleton.

Jacob Bainger of Mount Jagged, at the Mud ‘N’ Tars practice day at Parawa.

Mount Compass rider Harley Briggs in action during the Mud ‘N’ Tars practice day.

Goolwa’s Jordan Crawford raced around the Parawa track at the Mud ‘N’ Tars practice day.

Tim Pearce of Goolwa battled with Kate Martin of Victor Harbor White during the under 13 hockey match.

Goolwa’s Dylan Bell and Jordan Bishop of Aldinga Beach in action during the under 16 hockey match.

Zane Gerstlauer practiced his kicking during an AusKick session at Victor Harbor Oval.

Alex Shierlaw took a grab during an AusKick session at Victor Harbor Oval.

Brandon Bainbridge kicks during the AusKick session at Victor Harbor Oval.

Goolwa’s Val Newenham smashed the ball at Aldinga Blue’s goalie Helen Watterson during Goolwa’s first win for the season.

Josh Leith was determined at the Victor Harbor Football Club’s Auskick session.

Aldinga Blue’s Airlie Nicholls and Goolwa’s Mel Nobbs found themselves playing in close quarters during the women’s match.

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Each week, we’ll bring you new photos of the news from years gone by.

The front page of The Times on Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cadell Street plan anger

Proposed changes to theGoolwa Terrace/Cadell Street junction aspart of the Alexandrina Council’s CadellStreet Streetscape Improvements angered some business owners and landlords.

They saidthe loss of up to 11 car parksout the front of their businesses would havea severe negative impact and that theplan would create traffic congestion on bothstreets.

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Gravy train; the secrets behind a Ballarat staple

Gravy train; the secrets behind a Ballarat staple Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.
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Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

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Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister.

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TweetFacebookIN an age dominated by Masterchef and molecular cuisine, few things hit the comfort food button quite like old fashioned gravy. Whether your preference is for jus, gravy or simply sauce Jack Callil learns a few secrets about a winter warmer. Pictures by Justin Whitelock and Jeremy Bannister

Most people refer to the gravy that “mother used to make” but for Fiona at Breezway this was a tough starting point; her mother’s gravy was dreadful.

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But it turned out for the best, her mother’s penchant for packeted variety of gravy has motivated Fiona now to always make it from scratch.

Cooking for the marginalised and homeless at Breezeway, it’s Fiona’s Sunday roast that draws up to almost 100 regulars every week.

“I remember my mother always buying those frozen peas and packeted gravy,” she said.

“Anyone can open a packet though, but it takes something more to make a real gravy.”

Ballaratians know that it’s that authentic, golden-brown nectar that flows strong through our veins.

A mere whiff and we’re back at the dinner table.

We see our mothers loading up behemoth piles of vegies, our fathers picking meat out from between their teeth.

We hear our siblings fight to the death over first use of the gravy boat.

We know it’s what we rely on each Ballarat winter more than our calloused skin, steel hearts and industrial beanies.

As far back as we can remember, we’ve gone ga-ga for that godly concoction of flour, salt, a little red wine and a debatable dollop of tomato sauce.

For Fiona, she knows it’s what keeps us going.

“Everyone here always wants extra with their meals, you can never have enough,” she said.

Fiona said it was her culinary passion that motivates her to volunteer at Breezeway, and her earliest memory of cooking involved gravy.

“Our family used to have Sunday roast every week together, hands-down, no exceptions,” she said.

“Sure, mum had her own way of making it but I suppose that’s what makes it special. It’s the family recipe.”

Every week Fiona continues that tradition, with her kids coming over to regularly share a roast.

“They eat and run,” she said.

However, there’s no place for tomato sauce in her recipe, not when you can use lemon or chilli flakes instead.

“Yuck! It’s just a paste. It’s not a real thing. I’d never put it in my gravy,” she said.

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GALLERY: Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos

GALLERY: Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.
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AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

AUSSIE RULES: Photos from the Goulburn Swans v Yass Roos game, Goodhew Park, July 5 2014 | Photos CHRIS CLARKE.

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So much on offer at Bo Peep

BO PEEP: Cadet journalist Kirsty Davis recently visited local store Bo Peep in search of a unique gift for her friend s babies.Tis’ the season for the pitter patter of tiny feet, with many of us welcoming new arrivals from close friends and family.
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A new baby is a unique blessing to everyone, with many baby showers and welcoming presents, it’s common for the expectant mother to receive a repeated gift; or five.

That’s why heading down to the City Plaza to visit Bek Strugnell at Bo Peep seemed a perfect option for me, as I looked for a gift for my good friend who recently welcomed twin baby boys.

As you walk through the door it feels as though you have stepped into Narnia, a warm rustic interior greets you with colour splashed from wall to wall.

With brands such as Minti, Munster, LittleHorn, Coco & Ginger, Rock Your Baby and the American answer to Bonds; Etiquette, I was flooded with choices.

One of the things that most attracted me to the store was the variety of options.

There were many clothing options for babies and children I had never seen before, from girl onesies with baby pink tutus, to alternative onesies with cartoon caricatures of bearded men and printed lions.

Bek was more than happy to help me find a personalised gift and wandered around the store with me.

Besides the obvious choice of quality clothing, Bo Peep has a wide variety of unique toys, from vintage rag dolls and teddies to children’s instruments.

One of my favourites was a Big Brother Mouse in a Box toy by Danish toy maker Maileg.

A match like box opens to find a cuddly mouse hidden inside with a blanket and pillow – absolutely adorable.

All the products are moderately priced, but based on just appearance you can tell it is custom quality.

I left with a beautiful Etiquette Clothiers vintage box with a bundle of baby boys socks at $39.

The great customer service, and the unique quality products will see me definitely return to Bo Peep.

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When we ruled this city, July, 1993 – Part IIPhotos

When we ruled this city, July, 1993 – Part II | Photos THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.
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THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

THE WAY WE WERE: A selection of photos from the pages of the Central Western Daily from July, 1993.

TweetFacebookCentral Western Dailyhas scoured it’s archived editions to present to you this look back in time.

Way back in time.

‘When we ruled this city’ galleries have become a staple ofthecentralwesterndaily南京夜网.audiet, with a new one published each Tuesday.

We continue with a look at July, 1993.

Weddings, anniversaries, engagements, 21sts, 18ths and any other event that caught our eye has been included.

This is the second of four chapter which will explore the social goings on in July, 1993.

So sit back and take a walk down memory lane … and try not to choke on your cuppa as you take in the fashions and hairstyles!

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Second big scalp for Halls Head in Peel Football League

Second big scalp for Halls Head in Peel Football League Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.
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Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

Rockingham were too strong for Mandurah.

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Calls to help sex-change kids as demand for gender reassignment soars

An increasing number of children identifying as transgender. The number ofchildren accessing medical treatment to help them change gender has increased 60-fold, leaving Australia’s only clinic for transgender young people struggling to cope with the rise in demand.
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Exclusive figures obtained byThe Sunday Ageshow the Royal Children’s Hospital gender dysphoria service is seeing 150 patients a year, with new referrals rising from one per year in 2003 to 60 in 2014.

Gender pioneers wage war with law and officialdom

Parents of children as young as three with gender dysphoria – which causes persistent and distressing feelings of being born the wrong sex – are facing a five-month wait for treatment.

Doctors say the surge in demand is being seen throughout the Western world as increased awareness of transgender issues prompts more people to seek help to transition to the gender with which they identify.

But doctors fear services are not keeping up, and warn that delayed treatment puts patients at high risk of self-harm.

“For young people who aren’t supported in expressing and having treatment for their gender dysphoria, approximately 30 per cent will attempt suicide and the evidence is that they are at greatest risk in the time between deciding they want to pursue treatment and actually being able to access that treatment,” said Michelle Telfer, clinical leader at the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Centre for Adolescent Health, and head of the gender dysphoria service.

While gender non-conformity in itself is not a mental disorder, for those who experience distress around gender identity, treatment is critical.

“We see kids in early primary school who might be biologically female but have never worn a dress to school and have always worn typically male clothing and have been known as a boy throughout their schooling so to suddenly go through puberty and develop breasts, it’s an emergency for that person to receive treatment.”

Dr Telfer said further barriers are arising due to a “cruel and unnecessary” legal process that is forcing desperate parents to spend $20,000 or more in court costs to access medical intervention.

While the hospital can provide puberty-suppressing drugs without a court order – usually from the age of 11 onwards providing there is parental consent – Australia is one of the few jurisdictions in the world that requires court approval for stage two hormone treatment to help patients develop the characteristics of their affirmed gender. Long-term use of puberty-blockers can cause osteoporosis, meaning patients usually stop taking them at 16. But without access to hormone therapy they will revert back to their birth gender, causing significant distress.

The Family Court relies solely on the evidence of the hospital’s medical team yet still forces parents to go to court for hormone approval, which has been granted in 100 per cent of cases.

Melbourne mother-of-three Therese* toldThe Sunday Ageshe spent her life savings on legal fees to help 17-year-old son Sam, who was born female, gain access to hormones after he was diagnosed with gender dysphoria.

“He was a really unhappy child. He was angry, and he couldn’t deal with the changes happening to his body. I’m a single mum and I’m in debt now but I just don’t want to think about what would have happened if I didn’t do it. It’s important that he feels comfortable in the body he’s in so it’s really unfair that you have to go through the legal system to make that happen.’’

Sam*, who said he has felt like a boy since he was a young child, started hormone injections last month and said it was a relief to finally get the treatment.

“If I wasn’t certain I would have waited until I was 18 when I wouldn’t need a court order, but I was so certain this was the right thing to do. It’s distressing to see your peers grow to six feet and start getting facial hair and basically growing up and you’re not, and you’re in a body you’re really not comfortable with.”

In a landmark case in August last year, the Family Court ruled that legal intervention was no longer required for puberty-suppressing drugs after the parents of “Jamie” challenged the need for court permission for their son, who was born female, to receive treatment.

The ruling stated that the therapy was reversible and, provided there was parental consent and approval from the child’s medical team, court authority was not required. However, it ruled stage two treatment, which is only partially reversible, still required a court order.

Dr Telfer said the situation was absurd. “With really young children who show gender-identity concerns, approximately only 20 per cent will persist with those concerns into puberty – that’s why we don’t start medical intervention until the child is older. Once you hit puberty, if you identify as being transgender then 99.5 per cent of those people will continue to feel that way throughout adulthood,” she said. “The time that doctors are required to produce evidence for the court with the growing number of patients means we are going to need a huge amount of resources to keep up with demand.”

The hospital is lobbying the state government to increase funding for the clinic and change legislation that requires court orders for hormone treatment, andThe Sunday Agebelieves a ministerial advisory group on transgender issues has recommended both measures.

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Bogan mobile childcare service boosted by $130,000 federal grant

Parkes MP Mark Coulton. File photo.
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A mobile childcare service that supports 13 isolated communities from its Nyngan base has received $130,000 in federal funding.

The boost for the Bogan Bush Mobile Resource Unit is part of more than $2 million to flow into the Parkes electorate from a program supporting providers in regional, remote, rural, disadvantaged and indigenous areas.

Parkes MP Mark Coulton recently announced the Budget Based Funded Programme grants to a total of seven mobile services, which received his praise for their support of communities with no viable permanent option.

Mr Coulton said the funding grants were designed to help mobile services with the cost of upgrading their vehicle, training staff and buying new educational equipment including books, DVDs, toys and other resources.

The Bogan Bush Mobile Resource Unit, which received the maximum grant of $130,000, assists the communities of Marthaguy, Quambone, Nyngan, Trangie, Mullengudgery, Collie, Tottenham, Collerina, the Marra, Hermidale, Girilambone, Warren and Mungery.

The Lachlan Mobile Child Care Service and the Paroo Contact Children’s Mobile also received the maximum grant.

Bourke and District Children’s Service, Brewarrina Mobile Resource Van, Goonimoo Mobile Resource Van and Tharawonga Mobile Resource Unit received $30,000 each.

“The Abbott government is committed to ensuring Australian families have access to affordable, flexible, high-qualitychildcareno matter where they live,”Mr Coultonsaid.

“Thesemobileservicesdo a fantastic job supporting regional and remote communities where access to permanentchildcareservices, let alone places, is not always available.

“They provide the Parkes electorate with a broad range ofservicessuch as playgroups, vacationcare, on-farmcare, parenting support and toy and DVD-lending libraries.

“Having a reliable and safe vehicle will allow theseservicesto focus their time, money and energy on high-quality education andcare.

“This funding will also helpserviceswith the cost of training their staff to deal with the unique challenges that come with delivering high-qualitychildcareon the road.”

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Caravan park fire, Neighbour suspects arson: VIDEO

NEIGHBOURS believe arson was responsible for the fire which destroyed two homes at a West Haven caravan park on Saturday night.
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The residences, at the south east corner of the Christmas Cove Caravan and Lifestyle Park, started to burn about 6.03pm.

VIDEO FOOTAGE: A neighbour’s eyewitness account (click on the link below)

Neighbour’s eyewitness accountPHOTO GALLERY

WHEN THE STORY BROKE

Neighbour Ron Thatcher heard a loud smash followed by an explosion, and immediately went to investigate.

The army veteran said almost immediately the caravan closest to Ocean Drive was engulfed in flames.

“My hunch is that it was two Molotov cocktails, merely by the boom followed by an oomph noise as it exploded,” Mr Thatcher said.

What a mess: Firefighters mop up at the scene on Saturday night. Pic: MATT McLENNAN

The first van to burn was empty as its residents left the previous day at the request of management.

“There was no one living there, and nothing in there that could burn like gas or a stove or oil, so it must have been a deliberate act,” Mr Thatcher said.

“Some of the guys standing out there in the cold with me last night mentioned that was their theory too, and that was before I’d said a word about it.

“We’re all of a similar mind on that.”

The woman living in the second caravan heard the noise, saw flames outside and fled just in time.

Most of the caravan park’s residents were evacuated by police from 6.15pm, while the complex’s power supply was shut down.

The area outside the management’s office was filled with people of all ages until about 9pm when they were permitted to return to their homes.

“There were lots of small kids,” Mr Thatcher said.

“There’s a couple whose grandchildren were running around with their blankets pretending to be Batman, oblivious to everything.

“They were having fun, but the rest of us were freezing.

“One guy came wearing thongs and shorts. He was suffering by the end of the night.”

Mr Thatcher grabbed a nearby fire hose to protect the home of his 86-year-old neighbour – a man who buried his wife on Friday – which flanked the side of the fire.

“I just knew that he couldn’t lose his house too,” Mr Thatcher.

“One of the gas bottles further up started to go and it sounded like a jumbo jet.

“I thought it was going to blow up like a hand grenade.”

The Laurieton Fire Brigade, led by Captain Les King, arrived shortly after and secured the area.

Detectives and forensic specialists established a crime scene on Saturday night.

Police were unable to comment on the suspected arson, and said the investigation is continuing.

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