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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 13th 2009
2 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 14, 2009 MB 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 58.4% ---------------------------- Every week we meet a local business owner. To learn more about local businesses, go to www.truelocal.com.au KEYVAN MIRZAI, Family Self Defence, Five Dock Q. Why is it important to learn a martial art? A. It is good for discipline, fitness, co-ordination and balance. Self defence is just a bonus and hopefully you won't need it. Q. What kind of defence style do you use and teach? A. Hanmudo (Korean martial arts) uses the opponent's strength against themselves. The harder they push you, the harder they will fall down. Q. Have you ever had to use your black belt skills on the street? A. I have never had to use it. When you walk confidently, 99.99 per cent of people won't come after you. Through martial arts, you will gain that confidence. 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 38 41 25 Index 8 Police Beat 15 HQ Kids' Club 16 Giveaway 17 Pet of the Week 17 Sudoku 18 Opinion 22 Clever Living 23 Alive 24 What'sOn 34 Open Houses 35 Home Living 45 Sport 47 TV guide Sackings to help save the vision SHIREEN KHALIL VISION Australia Enfield has sacked 40 staff as part of the organisation's decision to make 130 workers redundant nation- wide. The not-for-profit organis- ation which provides free ser- vices to blind people, will lose an estimated 17 per cent of income due to the current econ- omic environment. Vision Australia CEO Gerard Menses told the Inner-West Weekly the Enfield office would not lose any more staff, unless the market goes into a tail spin. ''There's no plans for closing Enfield (office) and while we closed (three) centres in Victoria, we maintained ser- vices,'' he said. Mr Menses said the organis- ation had cut several positions at Enfield including audio pro- duction and marketing. ''People were clearly upset and we recognise there was going to be anger, but each person was spoken to individu- ally, and had a career adviser to provide support and we also had counselling available,'' he said. ''Many staff took advantage of all forms of support and were able to farewell their col- leagues.'' While the Enfield office has clearly been affected by the redundancies, Mr Menses said all the services offered would continue. ''Seventy per cent of our ex- penditure is on staff salaries and despite many other cost- saving initiatives, we must re- duce the number of staff and rationalise our overheads in order to protect our delivery of services to people with blind- ness or low vision,'' he said. ''The decision ensures that services to clients are improved in many areas. As a result of these changes, Vision Australia will be well prepared to deliver essential services to the 600,000 Australians who will have blindness or low vision by 2020. 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