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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 29th 2009
20 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 30, 2009 MB NEWS Perils dog posties FIONA BRADY Postie Donna Malcolm en route in Silverwater. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP269838 BEING a postie is a risky business, says Silverwater postwoman Donna Malcolm. ''It's up there in the risky jobs because you're on the road so much, like being a courier,'' she said. Australia Post statistics published last week prove being a postie has its perils. Last year in NSW, nearly 170 posties were attacked by dogs while on their rounds, while another 55 were in- jured on footpaths when struck by reversing drivers. Almost 100 motorcycle posties were involved in an accident with a vehicle. In Ms Malcolm's nine years working for Australia Post, she's suffered an in- jured knee after being struck by a reversing car and she's had the odd can- ine encounter as well. ''Once a little dog grabbed my boot and I had to jump off my bike,'' she said. ''Its owner was saying 'it's alright, he won't bite'.'' Australia Post spokesman Scott McIntyre agreed it's not just big dogs that cause problems. ''Owners of smaller breeds need to keep them from nipping at the heels of the postman and chasing bikes down the street,'' he said. Australia Post has launched a safety campaign reminding people to look out for their local postie. ''By keeping dogs locked safe in yards and by paying more attention when re- versing out of your drive- way or driving on the road, you can help our posties to avoid potential issues on their daily delivery beat,'' Mr McIntyre said. He also urged people to take care of letterboxes, ''I know our posties would also appreciate it if you could make sure (they) are clean and free of spiders, and any nearby low-lying branches or overgrown hedges are trimmed,'' he said. MORE GREAT SPECIALS IN STORE! MORE GREAT SPECIALS IN STORE! For your nearest store phone: 1300 665 271 Call charges apply. Cost of local call, higher from mobile or public phones or visit our website: www.cellarbrations.com.au We are serious about the responsible service of alcohol * Cellarbrations supports the responsible service of alcohol. Beer specials valid until 4/5/09 or while stocks last. All other specials valid from 28/4/09 until 11/5/09 or while stocks last. Retail quantities only. No trade supplied. Cash and Carry only. Prices include GST where applicable. Tobacco & Alcohol not sold to under 18's. Banrock Station Range Zilzie S23 Range De Bortoli Deen Range Brokenwood Cricket Pitch Range Watershed Shades Range Jacob's Creek NV Sparkling Range Hahn Premium Light Tooheys New Twist Tops es e Stanley Wine Cask Range Celebrate this Special Day with Mum Prices may vary outside Sydney metro areas $6.99 750ml each $8.99 750ml each $8.99 750ml each $12.99 750ml each $14.99 750ml each $9.99 750ml each $22 2 for 4 litre Baileys Irish Cream, Tia Maria, Karloff Vodka, Dewar's Scotch $24.99 24 pack case $28.99 24 pack case $55 Any 2 700ml ABBOTSFORD POINT 553 Great North Rd................................................. 9712 3111 CONCORD WEST 27 Victoria Ave ....................................................... 9736 2626 STRATHFIELD 46 The Boulevarde ................................................. 9744 0077 CARPET RIGHT CARPETS•LAMINATES•VINYLS•TIMBER FLOORS Never beaten on price! All carpets installed on Bridgestone Rubber Underlay 2035209i iww wk39 * EXCLUDES EXTRAS OPEN 7 DAYS MONDAY-FRIDAY 8.30AM-5PM SATURDAY 9AM-5PM SUNDAY 10AM-4PM www.carpetright.com.au DRUMMOYNE - 146 VICTORIA ROAD, 9719 8366 DURAL 252 New Line Rd 9651 4625 BELROSE 1/2 Niangala Cl 9450 1511 GORDON 900 Pacific Hwy 9498 8077 CHATSWOOD 234 Victoria Ave 9411 1440 HORNSBY 2 Burdett St 9476 3100 CROWS NEST Shop 32-35, 103-111 Willoughby Rd 9438 3933 BROOKVALE 20 Green St 9938 2306 Attention all carpet buyers! Australia's leading carpet manufacturers have chosen Carpet Right to urgently clear another 40,000m² of top quality carpets. 100% NZ wool twist piles, textured loops, sisals, plush piles and solution dyed nylons. All extra heavy duty and first quality premium grade. At prices never seen before! Save up to 60%! Hurry in, all carpets in stock now and can be stored and laid at your convenience. Offers available at all stores. While stocks last.
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