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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:00

Win the War on Cartridge Waste

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Thank you to the constituents of Morphett for helping to recycle printer cartridges through the Planet Ark printer cartridge recycling program. In the past 12 months more than 11kg of ink cartridges have been collected in my office.

South Australian Community Achievement Awards

The South Australian Community Achievement Awards have been launched for 2017 and the state-wide search has begun. The Awards are all about the passion of people who are committed to making South Australia a better place in which to live. If someone has made an impact or difference in your life or has impressed you with their community spirit, why not nominate them!

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 00:00

Airline socks for "Hands On"

socks2In my latest Morphett Matters electorate newsletter, I advertised for spare airline socks for the Rotary Club of Somerton Park’s “Hands On” project where prosthetic hands are assembled for distribution to recipients in Sri Lanka or Cambodia who have lost hands in land mine accidents.

The Club was seeking donations of socks left over from international airline flights as they are perfect to place over the limb prior to fitting the artificial hand - every person fitted with a 'hand' receives a sock to wear under it and airline socks are perfect as they do not have a heel.

To date, 80 pairs of socks have been donated, meaning that 160 people will benefit.

The Rotary Club extends a huge thank you to the people who have brought airline socks into the donation bin at my office in 4 Byron Street, Glenelg.  Collecting the socks are Barbara Humphries and Linda Sweeney from RC of Somerton Park. Please continue to support this great cause by bringing your airline socks to my office. 

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) often has to undertake essential maintenance works on metropolitan train and tram lines through the night to avoid impacting day services. To date, residents who live within close proximity of the planned night works have been provided with advance notice in writing.  However, it is often difficult to notify residents of changes to the date, details and location of works due to weather conditions, logistical considerations or in response to emergency work activities.

To help overcome this issue, DPTI has introduced an electronic notification system to enable residents surrounding the rail corridors (including the tram line) to receive rail maintenance works notifications via email or SMS. This will allow residents to be notified of upcoming night works in a more timely manner, including unplanned works.

Monday, 20 June 2016 00:00

Stop Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse is an act that causes deliberate or unintended harm to an older person, from a person they know
and trust.

Monday, 22 February 2016 00:00

Free Immunisation Clinics

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Child and adolescent scheduled vaccines are available free to all Medicare card holders through all Council clinics. No appointment necessary.

Vaccines include Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus and accellular pertussis (DTPa), Chicken Pox, Gardasil - Human Papilomavirus (HPV), Meningococcal C, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Varicella (VZV) and Rotavirus.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:00

Planning Ahead

It is never too early to plan ahead.

Planning Ahead is about taking control of your future. It is about putting things in place.  It means that your choices will be known and acted on if you cannot express them yourself at some time in the future.

Friday, 13 March 2015 12:52

Buffalo Concept Plans

The new owner and developer of the Buffalo, Troy DeYoung of the DeYoung Group has submitted concept plans for the future redevelopment of the site to the City of Holdfast Bay.

Plan can be viewed at:

YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCPWCits43Y&list=UUGcF4bP1dTRVY4zkWrS_K4Q

City of Holdfast Bay: www.holdfast.sa.gov.au/buffalo

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00

Good Sports Awareness Campaign

For more than a decade the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program has been helping sports clubs tackle binge drinking behaviours around sport. In some locations, Good Sports is also already delivering healthy eating and healthy minds programs as part of their mission to promote health and prevent harm. Since starting in Victoria in the early 2000s, Good Sports has been so successful that it has spread to every state and territory in Australia.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

YMCA SA Youth Parliament

YMCA SA Youth Parliament (YP) is a personal development program designed to give young South Australians between the ages of 15 - 24 a chance to be heard at the highest levels of State Government, on a wide range of issues relevant to young people's lives.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:47

Are You Confused About Recycling?

While recycling is taken seriously in the community, there is still confusion as to what to recycle and what not to.

A survey undertaken by Planet Ark shows that more than half of the participants did not know what can and can’t be recycled. National Recycling Week, held 10 - 16 November, aims to highlight these issues.

According to Planet Ark about 94% of Australians have access to recycling services.  Despite this, tonnes of potentially recyclable material still finds its way into landfill each year.

Many wireless audio transmitters currently operate in the spectrum located at frequency range of 694-820 MegaHertz (MHz), but from 1 January 2015, it will be illegal to use devices in this range.

Monday, 16 September 2013 11:47

Free Light Globe Recycling Scheme

Just a reminder that used light globes should not be placed in the kerbside recycling bin.  A free, environmentally-responsible program run by Zero Waste SA enables householders to drop-off used light globes for recycling at the checkout counter of any Mitre 10 or True Value hardware stores throughout South Australia.  This ensures that globes will be recycled instead of going to landfill and prevents mercury contained in some globes from harming the environment.

Monday, 16 September 2013 11:40

Free Electronic Waste Disposal

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Australia, particularly with the changeover to digital television. Televisions and computers contain hazardous and valuable resources including lead, glass, copper and aluminium. Therefore, it is important that electronic waste is disposed of correctly.

In recognition of this, South Australia now has 14 free drop-off sites to dispose of unwanted televisions and computers in metropolitan and regional areas of the state. These free drop-off services are funded under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme and are here to stay.The closest centre for local residents is the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre located at 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. A list of the other drop-off locations is available at www.zerowaste.sa.gov.au

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:12

Rail Electrification

South Australia's public transport system is undergoing a major overhaul to transform Adelaide's public transport network into a state-of-the-art modern, sustainable system providing faster, more frequent and efficient services for commuters.

Brand new trains are being built, for use on our newly electrified Seaford (formerly Noarlunga) and Tonsley lines, and on the Gawler line from Adelaide to Dry Creek.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:54

Hey Ladies aged 18-23! We need YOU!

To better understand women of this generation, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) is recruiting women aged 18-23 by asking them to take part in a short survey.

Friday, 14 September 2012 10:57

Free Energy Advisory Service

I would like to inform you about a new service provided by the South Australian Government to assist people in reducing their energy consumption.

The Energy Advisory Service provides free independent information, advice and resources to help minimise energy use and reduce related greenhouse gas emissions without compromising on comfort.

The Advisory Service can also assist low income households in completing a free assessment of their energy consumption.  They can be contacted on 8204 1888 or via their website at www.sa.gov.au/energysmart

Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:19

Do Not Call Register

The Do Not Call Register was launched in May 2007 in response to community concerns about the growth of unsolicited telemarketing calls.  May 2010 marked the third anniversary of the register, when up to 1.04 million numbers were due to expire and be automatically removed from the register, unless they were re-registered prior to that date.

There is an online survey currently being conducted by the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect  “Protecting Australia’s Children is Everyone’s Business, National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020”.
 
It is a simple survey which takes just 10 minutes, but it will make a huge difference by engaging the whole community in responsibility for the prevention of child abuse.   The survey can be found at www.preventingchildabuse.com.au 
 

Thursday, 01 October 2009 17:31

JusticeNet SA

Pro Bono Legal Assistance Referral Scheme

JusticeNet SA is a not-for-profit legal association recently establish in South Australia.  JusticeNet aims to assist people who are financially disadvantaged by connecting them with a network of legal firms and barristers who are willing to act on a pro bono basis.

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