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Grand gesture: anonymous donation fast-tracks cancer trials

SAVING LIVES: Cancer Care Western NSW fundraising committee chair Jan Savage, oncologist Dr Rob Zielinski and Orange mayor John Davis at yesterday’s announcement. Photo JUDE KEOGH 0814carewest4THERE were cheers and tears at Orange hospital yesterday when it was announced cancer trials in Orange would be fast-tracked, following an anonymous donation of $100,000 and a grant of $150,000 from Cancer Care Western NSW.
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The extra funding means more than 70 patients can be placed in trials 18 months ahead of the scheduled trial start date.

Dr Rob Zielinski, who is leading the new cancer trials at the hospital, says he feels humbled by the generous financial support.

“For every $10,000 we receive it means another four patients can be put into trials,” he said.

Dr Zielinski said the first major trial Orange had secured would start towards the end of the year, far ahead of schedule.

“We will use new immunotherapy drugs for stage four incurable cancer patients,” he said.

Making the surprise announcement yesterday while handing over another cheque for $150,000 from Cancer Care Western NSW, fundraising chair Jan Savage said the anonymous $100,000 donation came as a complete shock.

“This person is just incredibly charitable and this is a generous gesture by someone who is full of humanity,” she said.

“This person really cares about the people who come into this hospital to have their treatment and they hope that by providing this income of $100,000 they will be able to see the cancer trials expand here at the hospital and services continue to grow,” she said.

Among those at the announcement, were cancer survivors who were put on a limited trial last year when seed funding was provided.

Both were diagnosed with incurable cancer.

“The simple fact is I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Rob [Dr Zelinski] putting me on the trial,” Don Wheeler said.

Fellow patient Stephen Jones, who has also had an improved outcome from being on a trial, said he was encouraged to take part.

“Dr Zelinski really wanted me to be part of it and I owe it all to him,” he said.

Before being placed on an Orange-based trial Mr Wheeler had travelled 37,000 kilometres to access cancer treatment in Sydney.

Orange mayor John Davis, who is also the Cancer Care Western NSW patron, says Orange’s fundraising success for the cancer trials in such a short period of time builds on the community’s previous generosity to raise funds to build the Western Care Lodge accommodation service.

“Our challenge now is how far we can keep going with this,” he said.

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2019
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Firefighters forced to break into car to fight fire at Kardinya home

Firefighters battle the blaze in Kardinya. Firefighters battle the blaze in Kardinya.
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Firefighters had to break into a car on the driveway of a Kardinya home to move it and fight the fire engulfing the home’s roof and garage.

A DFES spokeswoman said four fire trucks from Murdoch and Fremantle rushed to the blaze on Petterson Avenue, at the intersection of McCombe Street, after an emergency call about 12.15pm, when an onlooker saw a big plume of smoke.

The spokeswoman said firefighters had to force their way into the car on the driveway so they could move it and get the fire under control, which they did by about 1.15pm.

They then searched the home to make sure no one was inside.

The fire is not yet fully extinguished, so any estimate on damage is not yet available.  Follow WAtoday on Twitter

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2019
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Private hunting parks to be considered by NSW parliament

Shooters party members Robert Borsak and Robert Brown want private hunting reserves to be permissable in NSW. Photo: Steven SiewertA bill to allow private hunting reserves – or game parks – in NSW will be debated in state parliament after the Shooters and Fishers Party succeeded in getting the issue on the agenda.
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Shooters and Fishers MP Robert Brown said his bill would amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and other acts to repeal the current ban on private game reserves to hunt animals and trap shooting of birds.

The government says the bill will be considered by cabinet “in line with standard practice”.

But Mr Brown has rejected suggestions by the Greens that the move is part of a deal with the government after the Shooters and Fishers helped defeat a bill that would have banned coal seam gas in parts of the state.

“There is no deal”, he said.

Mr Brown said game parks are legal in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, but not the ACT.

The fact that NSW has had a ban in place since the late 1980s is anti-competitive, he said.

“It is a fairly valuable industry for rural areas,” Mr Brown said.

Mr Brown said he expected that if the ban was lifted the initial industry would be for game birds such as ducks, quail and pheasant because they were low cost and did not require modification to the property, such as fences.

Game reserves for the hunting of other animals such as deer, pigs and foxes would emerge “in time”.

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham said the party was concerned the government had agreed to support the game parks bill “in return for their vote against the bill that would have established a moratorium on coal seam gas and bans in certain areas of NSW”.

The Greens bill was defeated 19 votes to 16 in the upper house on Thursday, with Shooters and Fishers Party support.

But Mr Brown, who won the right to have a private members’ bill considered following random draw in the upper house, said the decisions to vote against the CSG bill and put forward his game park bill were “coincidental”.

Greens MP David Shoebridge said: “The very idea of game parks, where well-armed hunters pay to kills animals that simply can’t get away is not only deeply sad, it’s offensive,”

A spokesman for Premier Mike Baird said cabinet and the joint party room “will approve a government position on this private member’s bill before it is considered by the Parliament.”

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2019
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Wharfies temporarily win back jobs but greeted by security staff

Sacked Hutchison Ports workers have been granted an injunction by the Federal Court, but a security cordon remained at the Sydney work site on Friday. Photo: Jorge BrancoHutchison Ports workers who temporarily won their jobs back on Thursday night after being sacked by text message the previous week say they were confronted by security staff when they returned to the Port Botany work site on Friday morning.
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The 97 workers in Sydney and Brisbane who were sacked overnight on Thursday last week won their jobs back until August 31, after the Federal Court granted a temporary injunction against the company.

But when they returned to work at 6am on Friday, those in Sydney said they were confronted by security staff at Port Botany. Workers in Brisbane were not prevented from returning.

Sydney staff returned for the start of the 2pm shift, but the Maritime Union of Australia said three were excluded because they were among the 97 who were sacked.

The union and company lawyers met in the Fair Work Commission again later in the afternoon in response to the company’s request for a return to work order for staff who have been taking part in a picket line in solidarity with their sacked colleagues.

The Federal Court Justice Darryl Rangiah​ issued a temporary injunction on Thursday night restraining Hutchison Ports Australia from sacking the 97 workers until August 31, when the case is due to return to the Federal Court.

Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Paddy Crumlin, who addressed staff at Port Botany on Friday, said a functional relationship between workers and the company needed to be re-established.

“And to have that, we don’t need the sophistry of the legals,” Mr Crumlin said.

“We were here at 6 o’clock. There was no one here greeting them from the company.

“They still had the cordon of the security.”

Mr Crumlin said his members “honestly want to go back to work”.

“These are the people that have been ripped out of the heart of their workforce.

“And if you don’t have work you haven’t got a life, you can’t educate your kids.”

The MUA has accused the company of deliberately sacking its members as part of a “union busting” strategy.

Hutchison Ports Australia has refused to comment.

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New water rules for river

Hindmarsh Shire has proposed new Wimmera River operating rules.HINDMARSH Shire Council has proposed new waterway rules for the Wimmera River in a bid to protect banks.
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New rules for Dimboola and Jeparit will determine operating times and restrict boat sizes.

Hindmarsh chief executive Tony Doyle said council was concerned about at the state of the river banks.

“We have a number ofskiing areas along the Wimmera River, we wanted to introduce a measure to try to protect the banks,” he said.

“Ultimately we want to reduce the rate of erosion caused by boats,” he said.

At bothDimboola and Jeparit, boats cannot be longer than 6.4 metres.

Towed sports will be prohibited between 6pm and 10am in November andApril and between sunset and sunrise from December to March.

Mr Doyle said passengers would berestricted to onlyfour people for each boat, whenever the boatis towing.

Children less than 12 years old will be counted as half a person.

Mr Doyle said the river was a major tourist attraction and a hub for activities such a water skiing, wake boarding, swimming and fishing.

“Council recognises there are some major issues associated with the effects of excessive wake on the river banks,” he said.

“The effect of the wake has caused tree and river bank erosion.

“Council believe that by limiting excessive wakes and introducing operating times, environmental damage can be minimised.”

Boats must not exceed 40 knots an hour when towing a barefoot skier and 31 knots an hour when towing a skier,wake boarder or any other towed device.

People cannot operate the vessel in a way that causes an excessive wake or bow wave.

Any water skier or wake boarder being towed shall swim to the right bank whenever they lose the tow rope and make themselves obvious to any approaching boats.

My Doyle said council had worked with the community to put together the proposed rules.

“The Dimboola Boat and Water Ski Club has been very involved throughout the whole process,” he said.

“They are one of the groups that raised the issue about the state of the river bank in the first instance.

“They are working as hard as anyone else to make sure the banks are preserved.”

The community can make submissions on theproposed rules.

“People have been actively submitting feedback and we are pleased with the level of interest so far,” Mr Doyle said.

He said the rules were designed to minimise risk and reduce environmental effects, without compromising water activities.

Council will accept written submissions untilFriday.

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