November 18 - 24, 2018: Issue 384
Front Page Issue 384: Doggie Rescue's 2019 Calendar Is Out!
Warriewood Development Approved By NSW Planning Dept.; Confirms Community Perception Of False Claims Of ‘Consultation’ Or ‘Affordable Housing’
Artists of the Month: November 2018 - The Avalon Mixed Palette Art Show: Lorrie Morgan and Debby Waters, founders of the Pittwater Community Arts, have brought together an eclectic mix of works from 35 Artists for the 14th consecutive year. A few samples of this year's works
Barrenjoey High Performance Space Funding Tops $1.2 Million - from Member for Pittwater, The Hon. Rob Stokes
Improvements to Bus Services North of Mona Vale - from Member for Pittwater, The Hon. Rob Stokes
Michael Glasheen Art Exhibition To Go On The Road - To Support Newport Acquisition Of Crown To The Sea Land Add-In To 'Complete The Loop': Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach weekend of December 1/ 2, Porter Reserve, Newport December 8/9 and outside Pasadena for December 15/16
Farr 40 RPAYC One Design Trophy 2018: Day 1 Races off Palm Beach by Jennie Hughes
Lifesavers Support Environmental Message: mobile collections are taking place during Summer - see where and when for here
Pictures: Palm Beach Longboarders Old Mal/Old Log Rally 2018 by Palmy Longboarders, Fiona Roberts, Adriaan van der Wallen
Aquatics: Be Water Safe, Not Sorry This Summer
Reflections by George Repin: MONUMENT TO THE HEROIC DEFENDERS OF LENINGRAD
Food: Sky Thai: Lunch Combo Authentic is the word that springs to mind here – seasonal vegetables, great spices tastes and sprigs of fresh herbs and generous portions, so much so that no dinner was required.
He has been a member of Palm Beach Sailing Club for 30 years. Now 48 years old and sailing with 17 year old daughter Bronte, he has re-entered the sailing scene to enjoy teaching his daughter the beautiful skill of sailing high speed catamarans and passing on his wealth of knowledge to all the teams whom he competes with.
In fact, family, and running the family business, are now his focus, with joy undiminished for getting out among those salty breezes - which is where it all began - with family, among salty breezes.
Stay safe during schoolies
Review into university freedom of speech
Wednesday 14 November 2018: Media Release -The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Federal Minister for Education
The rules and regulations protecting freedom of speech on university campuses will be reviewed.
Former Chief Justice of the High Court Robert French will review existing material regarding free speech, including codes of conduct, enterprise agreements, policy statements and strategic plans.
The review will:
- Assess the effectiveness of the Higher Education Standards Framework (the Standards) to promote and protect freedom of expression and freedom of intellectual inquiry in higher education.
- Assess the effectiveness of the policies and practices to address the requirements of the Standards, to promote and protect freedom of expression and intellectual inquiry.
- Assess international approaches to the promotion and protection of free expression and free intellectual inquiry in higher education settings, and consider whether any of these approaches would add to protections already in place in the Australian context.
- Outline realistic and practical options that could be considered to better promote and protect freedom of expression and freedom of intellectual inquiry, including:
revision/clarification of the Standards
development of a sector-led code of conduct.
Minister for Education Dan Tehan said Australian universities were autonomous bodies that have their own policies, procedures and practices regarding freedom of speech on campus.
"Universities are important institutions where ideas are debated and challenged. We must ensure our universities are places that protect all free speech, even where what is being said may be unpopular or challenging," Mr Tehan said.
"The best university education is one where students are taught to think for themselves, and protecting freedom of speech is how to guarantee that.
"If necessary, the French Review could lead to the development of an Australian version of the Chicago Statement, which is a voluntary framework that clearly sets out a university’s commitment to promoting freedom of speech."
Mr French said: "I have agreed to undertake the Review requested by the Government on a cooperative and consultative basis with the university sector and respecting the legitimate institutional autonomy of Australian universities. An important object of the review will be the production of a resource including a Model Code which can be used as a point of reference in any consideration by universities of their existing rules and guidelines relating to the protection of freedom of speech on campus."
Universities Australia have been consulted on the review.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW offers support as 2019 sees agriculture compulsory in classrooms
headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you are a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information,headspace Brookvale can help you with:
• Mental health • Physical/sexual health • Alcohol and other drug services
• Education and employment services
If you ever feel that you are:
• Alone and confused • Down, depressed or anxious • Worried about your use of alcohol and/or other drugs • Not coping at home, school or work • Being bullied, hurt or harassed • Wanting to hurt yourself • Concerned about your sexual health • Struggling with housing or accommodation • Having relationship problems • Finding it hard to get a job
Or if you just need someone to talk to… headspace Brookvale can help! The best part is our service is free, confidential and youth friendly.
headspace Brookvale is open from Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm so if you want to talk or make an appointment give us a call on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.
When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You will then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team. The headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team consists of three workers, who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or you may be referred on to a more appropriate service provider.
A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a service operating withinheadspace Brookvale that best suits you, the Youth Access Team can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.
eheadspace provides online and telephone support for young people aged 12-25. It is a confidential, free, secure space where you can chat, email or talk on the phone to qualified youth mental health professionals.
For urgent mental health assistance or if you are in a crisis please call the Northern Sydney 24 hour Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511
Need Help Right NOW??
kids help line: 1800 55 1800 - www.kidshelpline.com.au
lifeline australia - 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au
headspace Brookvale is located at Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street Brookvale NSW 2100 (Old Medical Centre at Warringah Mall). We are nearby Brookvale Westfield's bus stop on Pittwater road, and have plenty of parking under the building opposite Bunnings. More at: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-brookvale
The Project Gutenberg Library of Australiana
Australian writers, works about Australia and works which may be of interest to Australians.This Australiana page boasts many ebooks by Australian writers, or books about Australia. There is a diverse range; from the journals of the land and sea explorers; to the early accounts of white settlement in Australia; to the fiction of 'Banjo' Paterson, Henry Lawson and many other Australian writers.
The list of titles form part of the huge collection of ebooks freely downloadable from Project Gutenberg Australia. Follow the links to read more about the authors and titles and to read and/or download the ebooks.
Research shows that one in five Australian children aged 8 to 17 has been the target of cyberbullying in the past year. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.
Make a Complaint
The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 gives the power to provide assistance in relation to serious cyberbullying material. That is, material that is directed at a particular child with the intention to seriously embarrass, harass, threaten or humiliate.
Before you make a complaint you need to have:
- copies of the cyberbullying material to upload (eg screenshots or photos)
- reported the material to the social media service (if possible) at least 48 hours ago
- at hand as much information as possible about where the material is located
- 15-20 minutes to complete the form
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety. The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.
We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.
Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) Practice run Online
Improvements to Bus Services North of Mona Vale
Wednesday November 14, 2018
Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced improvements to bus services north of Mona Vale.
The additional services, commencing 2 December, follow Transport for NSW’s decision not to pursue the extension of B-Line services to Newport, in response to community feedback and construction complexities.
- An additional 15 weekday E88 express services will operate across the week between North Avalon and Wynyard.
- Weekday morning E88 services departing North Avalon will be extended beyond 7:56am, with additional services at 8:16am and 8:36am.
- In the evening, weekday E88 services from Wynyard to North Avalon will be extended beyond 7:37pm, with an additional service at 8:07pm.
- 31 additional L90 services will operate across the week between Palm Beach and Wynyard.
- Weekday L90 services from Wynyard to Palm Beach will restart again after the evening peak, with new services at 9:15pm, 10:15pm, 11:15pm and 12:15am.
- Weekday L90 services from Palm Beach to Wynyard will be extended beyond 3:10pm, with additional services at 4:10pm and 5:10pm.
- On Saturday evenings, L90 services departing Wynyard will be extended from 11:33pm to 12:33am.
- Late night 188 services will continue to operate after midnight from the city to Avalon Beach until the early hours of the morning.
“These improvements will address identified gaps and extend the operating hours of services north of Mona Vale,” Rob Stokes said today.
“Evening L90 services are being reinstated to assist late evening passengers, such as workers and uni students, to catch a direct bus home from the city to Palm Beach.
“These improvements will be a welcome addition to the range of transport options available for Pittwater residents north of Mona Vale,” Rob Stokes said.
When travelling to the city, commuters have the choice of catching the high frequency 199 service to connect with rapid turn-up-and-go B-Line services at Mona Vale, or using the timetable to catch direct E88, E89 and L90 services from North Avalon, Avalon Beach, Newport and Palm Beach. These options can also be complemented by the highly popular Keoride on-demand transport service.
Customers can plan their trips at www.transportnsw.info
Busking By The Beach Competition 2018
One Call Away: your NSW Police
Nature Writing Prize 2019
Green Team Beach Cleans 2018!
Sync Your Breathing with this - to help you Relax
NCYLC is a community legal centre dedicated to providing advice to children and young people. NCYLC has developed a Cyber Project called Lawmail, which allows young people to easily access free legal advice from anywhere in Australia, at any time.
NCYLC was set up to ensure children’s rights are not marginalised or ignored. NCYLC helps children across Australia with their problems, including abuse and neglect. The AGD, UNSW, KWM, Telstra and ASIC collaborate by providing financial, in-kind and/or pro bono volunteer resources to NCYLC to operate Lawmail and/or Lawstuff.
If you’re aged 5-25 the Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800. You can chat with us about anything… What’s going on at home, stuff with friends. Something at school or feeling sad, angry or worried. You don’t have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
You can Webchat, email or phone. Always remember - Everyone deserves to be safe and happy. You’re important and we are here to help you. Visit: https://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/
Keep A Look Out For (iOS and Android App)
Keep A Look Out For is a Northern Beaches app, featuring upcoming events, groups, places and job opportunities. Download for free at: http://kalof.com.au/ - for and by young people! Like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/keepalookoutfor
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