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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 25 2008
INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 26, 2008 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au BRIEFLY Safety message BURWOOD Council recently invited residents from the Chinese community to attend a safety forum that offered practical advice on how to stay safe and avoid being a victim of crime. About 100 residents heard safety talks from Mayor John Faker and the local police. ''It's important that all of our residents are aware of what steps to take so they reduce their risk of being affected by crime,'' Cr Faker said. ''An interpreter was on hand throughout the presentation and did an excellent job helping us deliver the safety message.'' Huge book sale ASHFIELD library will host a huge book sale in the Ashfield Town Hall on Friday, June 27. Boost your collection with discarded and old library stock available for purchase, including thousands of sports books. Books are 50c each, $2 for five items or $5 for a library bag full. The sale will take place from 11am to 3pm. Call 9716 1810 for details. Shop awards open ASHFIELD Council is calling for nominations for its 2008 Welcome Shop Awards. The awards recognise excellence in shopfront presentation and businesses who provide good access for people with disabilities and other mobility issues. The best shopfront category is open to businesses in the Ashfield town centre only. Shops are assessed on criteria including appropriate signage, clean and safe shop-fittings and creative window displays. The best access category is open to businesses in the Ashfield local government area. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday, July 4. For details call Ruth Paillas on 9716 1842 or go to www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au Move embraced THE National Party in NSW has embraced the move to ban political donations in order to restore public confidence in government. Ballina State National MP Don Page who spoke on the issue at the state conference, said elections should be funded by a combination of public funding and capped individual donations. The National Party policy states that only those with a right to vote should determine election outcomes, not corporations or unions. Retro beauty embraces 50s pin-up life FIONA BRADY Pia Andersen has been described as Sydney's rockabilly icon. Picture: BRENT McGILVARY PP158807. MEET Croydon's pin-up girl who lives every- day like its 1955. Rockabillies Pia Andersen and her partner Angus Adameitis share a passion for all things '50s -- from music to fashion and furnishings. From the outside, theirs looks like an ordinary suburban home. But, inside, the avid collectors have recreated a house just like their grandparents might have lived in. One room is totally devoted to Andersen's 200-plus vintage frocks and accessories. Only her shoes are new because ''it's impossible to get vintage shoes in bigger sizes''. Not surprisingly, her '50s poster girl looks attract attention wherever she goes. But doesn't she ever feel like slumming it in a tracksuit? ''I have started going to the gym and I find it difficult,'' she said, adding that she works out with full make-up and hair. To Page 26 Protection refused STEPHEN RYAN court reporter A MAGISTRATE has refused to make an order protecting Canada Bay councillor Michael Cantali from developer Antoine Bechara. Cr Cantali told Burwood Court last Friday that Mr Bechara threatened him outside the coun- cil's chambers on February 19 this year. ''(Mr Bechara) said, 'I'll f...ing kill you if you do the wrong thing','' Cr Cantali told the court. Magistrate Carolyn Barkell re- fused to grant an interim appre- hended violence order because Cr Cantali conceded there had been no further contact between the two men since the alleged threat. Cr Cantali is still seeking an AVO, however, and another hear- ing will be held on August 19 and 21. During his evidence last week, Cr Cantali said he was so scared by the alleged threat that he told all the councillors and senior staff and has abstained from voting on any of Mr Bechara's applications before the council. ''Well, I was extremely scared,'' he said. ''So scared that I walked into the chamber and told the director of planning what had happened.'' Cr Cantali said he notified the council's general manager who referred the matter to the Indepen- dent Commission Against Corrup- tion and the Local Government Department, which has done like- wise. He also reported the matter to Burwood police, but was told they were not taking the matter any further. Cr Cantali then sought legal advice and lodged an application for an interim apprehended viol- ence order privately. Notification of CPI Toll Adjustment from 1 July 2008 A Consumer Price Index(CPI)-indexed toll adjustment on the Cross City Tunnel (CCT) will take effect 1 July 2008. Main tunnel: • for cars the toll will change from $3.96 to $4.01 • for Class 4 vehicles (eg trucks and buses) the toll will change from $7.91 to $8.02 Sir John Young Crescent exit: • for cars the toll will change from $1.87 to $1.89 • for Class 4 vehicles (eg trucks and buses) the toll will change from $3.73 to $3.78 The adjustment accords with the Project Deed signed between the NSW Roads & Traffic Authority and CCT in 2002. www.crosscity.com.au Brand New Complete Household Furniture and Decorative Ar ts Inspections from 9.30am day of auction, ample parking HUGE MOVING OUT Furniture Auction Sunday 29th june, Croydon 6 weeks to go! Showroom must be cleared 146 Parramatta Rd, Croydon (Opposite Office Works) Telephone 9745 5555 HUGE SAVINGS up to 80% BELOW RETAIL For info/photos: www.furnitureliquidators.com.au 2183287k
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