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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 10th 2008
2 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 11, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Editor: Robyn Ainsworth Manager: Ben Payne Office: 181 First Ave, Five Dock, 2046 Phone: 9018 3592 Fax: 9018 3531 Deliveries: 9689 5498 Classifieds: 13 19 79 Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation: 52,892 (CAB Apr 2008 -- Sept 2008) Readership: 69,000 (Roy Morgan Readership Survey, Oct 2006 -- Sept 2008) Your recycling of the Inner- West Weekly helps make Australia the world leader in newspaper recycling. More than 74.5% of Australia's newspapers are re-used. your guide Inner -West Weekly Water 63.8% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au KYLIE McCULLOCH, owner Rhodes Podiatry, Rhodes Shopping Centre Q. What is the best thing you can do for your feet? A. Wearing shoes to protect your feet from the damaging elements, and engaging in a daily heel moisturising routine. Q. Are high heels really bad for your tootsies? A. Yes, any high heel wearer would agree. But like all good things in life, moderation is the key. Q. What do people say when you tell them what you do? A. Most people ask if it's the study of children (pediatrics). When I correct them, off come the shoes for an instant examination, regardless of the setting. YOUR LOCAL The Inner-West Weekly circulates in Abbotsford, Ashbury, Ashfield, Birkenhead, Burwood, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Concord West, Concord, Croydon, Croydon Park, Dobroyd, Drummoyne, Enfield, Five Dock, Haberfield, Homebush, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, Newington, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Strathfield, Summer Hill, Olympic Park. Printed and published by Cumberland Newspaper Group, a division of Nationwide News Pty Ltd. ABN 98 008 438 828 (incl ACT). 142 Macquarie St, Parramatta. NSW 2150 Chequered flag for plan KIM SHAW state parliament Is the race against the V8s over? Tell us online. www.innerwestweekly.com.au THE Greens, Opposition and Christian Democrat Gordon Moyes all railed against State Government plans to run the V8 Supercars at Sydney Olympic Park, but the laws passed in a legislative race to the finish line in the last three sitting days of Parliament. Five neighbouring councils -- Strathfield, Auburn, Ryde, Parramatta and Blacktown -- opposed the laws, Opposition MPs told parliament, along with resident groups, environment groups and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Canada Bay Council also opposed the plan. During debate, Labor MPs raised the fact that the Oppo- sition supported the race being held at Homebush in 2007. The race will be held in December next year. A new government authority will be created to oversee the event with board members ap- pointed by State Development Minister Ian Macdonald. The Homebush Motor Racing Authority will be able to over- ride local environmental, plan- ning and councils' controls. Residents and business in the region will be unable to claim compensation over nuisance and economic loss. Mr Macdonald said large- scale events required such legis- lative protections. Claims for personal injury and property damage could still be made and neither the state nor the promoter would be protected against economic loss claims if their actions were not ''in good faith'', Mr Macdonald told parliament. ''Every reasonable effort will be made to minimise disruption to business tenants and other users, but it needs to be remem- bered that Sydney Olympic Park is a major events pre- cinct,'' the minister said. Opposition MPs said the race would be better at Eastern Creek where the $30 million government subsidy could be put to use on an upgrade. Tom Bohan from the Save Olympic Park No V8 Race group described the decision as a ''huge economic, environmental and electoral blunder''. ''We wish to notify Ian Macdonald and his V8 mates that we will continue to fight this appalling project through every political and legal chan- nel available,'' he said. 43 46 35 Index 8 Police Beat 16 Pet of the Week 20 One Degree 25 Kooka Kids Club 29 Opinion 31 Alive 34 What'sOn 38 Home Living 51 TV guide 50 Sport Today Showers. Top Temp: 21C Friday Rain. Top Temp: 21C Saturday Clearing early. Top Temp: 31C Sunday Fine. Top Temp: 24C THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF TENNIS PRESENTS SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK TENNIS CENTRE 11 -- 17 JAN 2009 medibankinternational.com.au LLEYTON, SERENA AND MORE. A HUGE RETURN FROM JUST $9.90 BOOK AT TICKETEK.COM.AU OR CALL 1300 888 104 www.fahcsia.gov.au Helping Children with Autism package EARLY INTERVENTION FUNDING FOR CHILDREN WITH AN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now have increased access to early intervention services. If you have a child six years and younger who has been diagnosed with an ASD and hasn't yet started full time school, you may be eligible to access funding of up to $12,000 in early intervention services. FaHCSIA is establishing a group of Early Intervention Service Providers from which families will be able to choose services that best suit their child. Families will be able to visit an Autism Advisor through Autism Associations in each state and territory to access service providers from the panel. Contact your local autism advisor for information on available funding, early intervention and other support services that are available to you. For contact details visit: www.fahcsia.gov.au/autism or contact the Helping Children with Autism Enquiry Line on 1800 289 177 (TTY 1800 260 402) hmaC092603
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