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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 24 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 25, 2008 9 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Top gong's very welcome Kwang Sun Kim cherishes his Welcome Shop Award. Picture: Phil Blatch ~PP194839 www.innerwestweekly.com.au TRANSLATION: This story is translated in Chinese at www. innerwestweekly. com.au FIONA BRADY ASHFIELD BBQ Korean Res- taurant and 7-Eleven Ashfield have taken out top gongs at Ashfield Council's second annual Welcome Shop Awards. Ashfield BBQ Korean Res- taurant, run by Kwang Sun Kim and his wife Myung Kyun Kim, topped 29 other nominees in the best shopfront category, with Ten- der Loving Cuts the runner-up. The winner of the best access award was 7-Eleven in Hercules St. Chemistworks was runner-up. Ashfield Council's community services manager Gerard Howard congratulated the winners. ''Local shops and businesses play an important role in our community,'' he said. ''They reflect the social and cultural diversity within our com- munity, giving the Ashfield mu- nicipality its distinct character and rich history. ''Ashfield Council is pleased to continue to reward the efforts of local shop owners and their staff, to help to create and maintain an aesthetic and more accessible ser- vice and commercial sector, and we congratulate the winners, run- ners up and all the nominees for the 2008 awards.'' The awards were presented at a special ceremony at Ashfield Council earlier this month. Teacher in funds talks INNER West Teachers Associ- ation president and Homebush Primary School teacher Greg Blundell left for Canberra on Sunday to join union talks with Labor politicians about public and private school funding. The teacher of 31 years said he was passionate about public schools and was concerned about funding. ''The Federal Government spends just on 75 per cent of its education budget on private schools and 35 per cent on public schools.'' he said. Mr Blundell said it was a direct result of the Howard govern- ment's years in office. ''The new Rudd Government looks like it intends to follow this trend and it seems the education revolution is about starving pub- lic schools of funds,'' he said. A recent McMorrow report, commissioned by the Australian Education Union, revealed an in- vestment of at least $1.5 billion is needed to restore the share of federal funding to 1996 levels. ''I'm hoping the politicians listen to the people who actually do the job and take into consider- ation our thoughts on the mat- ter,'' Mr Blundell said. He described public schools as places where children got to mix with all of humanity. ''When we interact with people from all the different back- grounds that make up our Aust- ralian society, it breaks down barriers and helps us all to accept and value our differences.'' Visit our cute and cuddly baby animal nursery! When: Monday 29 September -- Friday 3 October Time: 11am -- 3pm Daily Where: Level 2, near City Beach Decorate your own delicious cake! When: Tuesday 7 -- Saturday 11 October Time: 11am -- 2pm Daily Where: Level 2, near City Beach Bookings Essential at Concierge. School Holidays ROCKat Westfield Burwood! Burwood
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