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Even if you’re over 70,
you still have to vote in
the federal election
The federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. Enrolment and
voting is compulsory for all eligible citizens over the age of 18 years.
Everyone who is on the electoral roll must vote in this federal election.
If you can’t make it to a polling place on election day, there may be options to
assist you including postal voting and early voting.
Remember that you can only vote once in the election.
For more information go to www.aec.gov.au or contact the AEC on 13 23 26.
Federal election, Saturday 2 July 2016
www.aec.gov.au | 13 23 26
Jeff Pope APM, Level 8 Casselden, 2 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, Victoria
Time is running out to enrol your child in funded four-year-old Kindergarten.
Enrolments close on 30 June. Late enrolments will still be accepted but you
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enrolment form and nominate your Kindergarten preferences.
You can enrol at www.southgippsland.vic.gov.au/centralenrolment or you can
pick up an enrolment form at Council or your local library or Maternal & Child
Health Centre. For more information, please contact Shelley on 5662 9200
Have you enrolled your child in Kindy for 2017
Central enrolment for four-year old
By Stuart Biggins
READY, SET, GO is a work
ready program funded by the
Victorian Department of Educa-
tion and Training for the Career
Education Association of Vic-
toria (CAEV) and its high-tech
venture pulled into Korumburra
Secondary College recently.
The World of Work on Wheels
(WOWOW) bus uses virtual reality as
one method of encouraging students to
think beyond the confines of their pres-
ent to imagine the world they will soon
WOWOW has visited 20 rural and
remote government schools in Victoria
to demonstrate to students in years 7 to
10 how technology is rapidly changing
the world of work.
The visit includes an appearance by
a humanoid robot which presents a talk
about career development to help stu-
dents understand that everything they
do in their lives becomes a part of their
The robot is identical to the one
that has just been deployed as a guide
at the Art Gallery of NSW.
As well as the robot, students are
introduced, usually for the very first
time, to the world of virtual reality.
Project officer Leah Pappas said, “In-
troducing today’s students to advanced
technology may alter career aspirations
and influence subject selection, future
course and study options, and encour-
age them to explore growth industry
areas and other career options.”
Year 10 student Poaki Ahokava
said, “It’s cool! Can you imagine if
this was used? We could re-enact his-
tory. I reckon the technology is really
Why board an aircraft and endure
a day shut inside a fuselage in an en-
vironment full of risks to wander the
backstreets of Istanbul, when it can be
done via the world of virtual reality.
The technology presents all the
sights, sounds, smells and movements
present as if one was there in person.
The technology enables partici-
pants to experience 10 minutes at the
South Pole or the middle of the Sahara
Tomorrow today: Korumburra
Secondary College Year 10 student
Nicholas Wylie enjoyed the 3D vir-
tual reality experience.
A NEW table and seat has been
installed in the hub of the Leon-
gatha Community Garden.
Made by a local tradesman from
black butt and spotted gum timber,
and surrounded by brick paving, the
facilities are for everyone’s use.
Many low growing native shrubs
have been planted to attract birds.
community to inspect and also consider
joining the group.
Cooking classes have been well
supported by the community and are at
a low cost so everyone can participate.
The last class was soft cheeses but
the group has also held breadmaking,
Asian appetisers, and citrus and
Talented cooks Cheryl Lamb and
Janica Nichols have extensive culinary
skills and run the workshops.
A thermomix class was held on June
To fi nd out, more see the garden’s
Ready, set, go: from left, Career Education Association of Victoria project officer Leah Pappas, Latoya Kypri-
os from The Brainary escorting NAO the humanoid robot, and association project officers David Bucknell and
Amelia Bucknell prior to a robot session at Korumburra Secondary College.
Careers on the move
Community garden grows
Tasty business: from left, cooking
queens Janica Nichols and Cheryl
Lamb run workshops at the
Leongatha Community Garden.
EXPOSURE and exhaustion
due to heavy seas have been
identified as the cause of death
of 59 cattle, during their trans-
port from Tasmania to Port
Welshpool in January.
The cattle were either dead on arrival or
had to be put down due to their condition
once at Port Welshpool.
Following the investigation into the
deaths, the Australian Maritime Safety Au-
thority is considering licence amendments
and possible penalty infringement notices.
Each infringement notice can carry a
fine of up to $10,000.
A spokesperson for the Department of
Economic Development, Jobs, Transport
and Resources told The Star the investiga-
tion centred on the decision to sail given the
weather and sea conditions forecast, and the
compliance of the vessel with AMSA orders
for the confinement and protection of live-
stock during shipment.
“Biosecurity Tasmania has submitted a
prosecution brief for review by its director
of public prosecutions,” they said.
“Victorian investigations and statements
have informed the Tasmania Biosecurity
prosecution brief, however no prosecution
action will occur by Victoria.”
The investigation into the deaths was
being undertaken by RSPCA and the Tas-
manian Department of Primary Industries,
Parks, Water and Environment.
A spokesperson for the department con-
firmed the shipping company involved in
the incident continued to transport livestock
throughout the investigation period.
“The relevant shipping company was
issued with instructions to ensure any live-
stock being transported across Bass Strait
in the interim phase are protected from any
similar welfare risks,” they said.
At the time of the incident, lobby group
Animals Australia described it as “one of
the worst live shipping disasters in Austra-
lian history” and called for the suspension
of livestock shipments from Tasmania.
Victoria’s chief veterinary officer
Charles Milne said incidents on sea cross-
ings that result in the deaths of cattle are
“The department has arranged a meet-
ing of Victorian Ports CEOs and AMSA to
discuss emergency contingency arrange-
ments for such incidents,” he said.
Dr Milne said at the suggestion of
Victoria, Tasmania Biosecurity arranged a
reconvening of the Bass Strait Livestock
Transport Committee with increased repre-
sentation from Victoria.
“This meeting was primarily called
to discuss this incident and to review the
Tasmanian animal welfare guidelines,” he
Heavy seas killed cattle
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