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Local council referendum is another Canberra push for power


“Those of us who remember the local government referendum in 1988 will understand what lies behind the latest proposal,” FamilyVoice national research officer Ros Phillips said today.
“At first sight, recognising local government seems a positive step. Who wouldn’t want to honour those people who week by week remove our smelly rubbish, clear our drains, maintain our parks and provide our local libraries?” she said.
“But this referendum is not really about honouring local councils.
“The reality is that councils are a state government responsibility and belong in state constitutions – not the Commonwealth Constitution. Including local government in the Commonwealth Constitution would give Canberra more power to override state government plans by directly funding local councils, with ideological strings attached.”
Mrs Phillips said most Australians value our state governments and do not want to be ruled entirely from Canberra, whose bureaucrats are far distant from local concerns. She praised SA Liberal senator Cory Bernardi, who has had the courage to speak out against the referendum proposal in opposition to his party’s hierarchy.
“In 1988, initial opinion polls showed that Australians strongly supported the inclusion of local government in our Commonwealth Constitution,” Ros Phillips said. “But as more people understood the real agenda, their attitudes changed. The referendum was overwhelmingly defeated. I believe that could happen in September 2013 as well.”


Letter to the Editor

I wondered if any readers could help me with some family research?
I am trying to contact descendents of the Lucas family who emigrated from the UK in 1963. The couple were Stanley (1924 – 1992) & (Joyce) Thelma Lucas (neé Jerrett). Known as Thelma. (Stanley had a brother Albert who married Caroline White who lived in England)
Thelma who would be in her late 80s is believed to be living in Elizabeth, Adelaide.
They had four children
Ronald Lucas who married Heather and they have two sons Christopher and David
Alan Lucas – no known family
Linda Taylor (neé Lucas) married Garry Taylor and they have 2 children Russell & Susan Taylor
Corinna Ruberra/Roberra (neé Lucas) married Eddie Ruberra/Roberra with 2 children Isqac and Rheo
If so could you email with details please?
mark@thelucasfamily.karoo.co.uk
tel: 0044482641409 Thanks
Mark Lucas
Hessle
UK




FAR NORTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE INC
ROUND 4, 18 May 2013


Olympic Dam Football Club 25.11-161 def Andamooka Football Club 7.5-47


OLYMPIC DAM FOOTBALL CLUB
Goal Kickers:
R. Bennett 7, S. Montgomerie 6, I. McBey 5, L. Francou 3, J. Elliott , T. Sims , C. Green , P. Formosa
Best Players: R. Bennett, M. Shaw, W. Hooper, L. Francou, M. Spinks
ANDAMOOKA FOOTBALL CLUB
Goal Kickers:
T. Mulders 2, B. Wilksch 2, A. Moss 2, T. Paull
Best Players: S. Orr, T. Paull, T. Ripley, B. Harris, A. Dekuyer

Roxby Districts Sporting Club 27.21-183 def Coober Pedy Football Club 5.7-37


ROXBY DISTRICTS SPORTING CLUB
Goal Kickers:
M. Howard 5, A. Parry 4, J. Roberts 4, C. Kenny 3, R. Prosser 3, C. Hall 3, J. Christall 2, L. Godfrey , E. Zeptner , J. Greenbank
Best Players: M. Howard, J. Greenbank, C. Kenny, C. O''Hara, S. Johnson
COOBER PEDY FOOTBALL CLUB
Goal Kickers:
K. Henry 2, M. Grava 2, R. Murray
Best Players: J. Crisa, K. Henry, M. Grava, A. Wooden, D. Warren
(www.sportingpulse.com)

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