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Much of the traditional freedoms we
once enjoyed in our much loved country are
rapidly disappearing it would now appear.
And in the lead up to Australia Day next
Tuesday, it is perhaps time to pause for a
minute to reflect on how our Australian
way of life is changing, not all for the
better one might add.
Already we are seeing more government
control in pretty much everything we do,
which is nice if they really have our best
interest at heart. However, do they?
A Letter to the Editor in this week’s
edition of The Leader by Ms Sandra Deuter,
of Kapunda highlights recent action of the
Victorian Government who has drawn
up legislation banning the singing of
Christmas carols in public schools.
Apparently it would seem that new
move-ins to our country are offended
by the singing of such happy words and
rather than just them being unhappy
about Christmas carols, they also want us
to be unhappy too.
It’s all very good for new citizens of our
country to reside here, but they shouldn’t
be permitted to make such severe changes,
at least not without majority consent.
A good deal of our new migrants are
not all law abiding citizens, as seen by
relatively recent events with the Lindt
Café terrorist murder interstate and more
recently the mass shootings and bombings
taking place in France along with the
rapes in Germany.
It seems these kind of people go about
their life in the belief that drives them
and when justifying their deadly activities,
say its their religion that encourages such
Those indoctrinated with hatred, violence
and disrespect for centuries will not change
their way of thinking overnight.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
BEAT THE HEAT.................24
Letters to the Editor..............26
BACK TO SCHOOL.......32-34
Sport Coverage begins........35
Faces and Places................49
A-Z Business Directory...52-54
Real Estate.....20 page Lift-out
Yvonne leaves Barossa Lower North Futures
Barossa Lower North Futures executive officer, Ms Yvonne
Cloke has resigned from her role after 11 years at the helm.
In a heartfelt letter to partners, friends, colleagues and
associates, Yvonne said her time at Barossa Lower North Futures
(BLNF) has been wonderful and there have been some amazing
wins but cited the challenge to continually source and apply for
funding as stressful and increasingly demanding and frustrating.
“The past 12 months have been particularly challenging
for BLNF as we continually source and apply for funding,”
“I am worn down from “fighting” for funding for youth
programmes at state, commonwealth and in recent months at
local government level.
“The past 12 months have been at times very stressful and
I have found it increasingly demanding and frustrating.”
Yvonne said her letter was very difficult to write as she has
so many mixed emotions but added many share the frustrations
of insufficient and meager funding for youth programmes that
support the most marginalised and disadvantaged young people.
Barossa Lower North Futures chairman, Mr David Hodge said
it was with some regret that the board accepted
Yvonne’s resignation but added she had been
passionate about supporting young people across
the Yorke, Lower North and Barossa regions during
her time at the helm.
“Her enthusiasm, high energy and ‘can do’
attitude has meant that a number of successful
initiatives under her stewardship, with BLNF staff,
has changed the lives of many of our regional young
people,” said David.
“The successful partnerships she has established
with business, governments, educators and regional
communities have ensured that programmes
have been delivered collaboratively for the mutual
benefit of all.”
David said as a board they have supported some
exciting initiatives and are extremely grateful for
While Yvonne started her new role as country
community care co-ordinator with Helping Hand,
based in Clare, on Monday, she will continue to
work closely with Barossa Lower North Futures
as a volunteer board member.
Mr Wayne Perry will take on the role as
acting executive officer until the end of March
as the board reviews their operations in light
of their funding situation at the time.
Yvonne Cloke with David Hodge, representing Barossa Lower
North Futures, at last year’s SA Regional Awards night. Yvonne
has left Barossa Lower North Futures after 11 years at the helm.
Federal Member for Wakefield,
Mr Nick Champion has nominated
Wasleys, Hamley Bridge and
Roseworthy as priority locations for
funding under round 2 of the Mobile
Black Spot Programme.
The Department of Communications
and the Arts provided a list of areas
lacking in mobile reception for three
priority locations to be selected.
“With reports of communications
issues during the Pinery Fire,
it is important that the towns
of Wasleys, Hamley Bridge and
Roseworthy are addressed as a
priority,” said Mr Champion.
“I have written to the Prime
Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull
MP and the Premier, the Hon Jay
Weatherill MP, requesting them
to act in the interest of safety for
Adelaide Plains and Mid North
communities and invest in improving
mobile phone reception,” said
Fixing Mobile Black Spots will go
a long way in protecting communities
and making sure people are aware and
prepared if there is eminent danger
Mobile Black Spot
Programme Round 2
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