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Improving Men's Health towards
a healthier, happier community
with Tim Barritt
Well And Badly
And the awesome power of one
Rising early to write this column, I awoke
as I often do with the radio still playing, and
began my day at
4.45 listening to BBC
Nicholas Winton MBE,
born London 1909,
and still "going very
strong" at 105.
Not only did he
organise the rescue
of 669 mostly-Jewish
children from Nazi-
on the eve of the second World War, but has since
been heavily involved in charity work including Rotary,
helping the elderly and mental health organisations.
He was asked..."if it's not religion that's 'driven'
you, what is it?"
"Ethics" he said. "Goodness, kindness, love,
honesty and decency. That standard of life. I believe
in ethics. If everybody believed in ethics we'd have
no problems at all, that's the only way out." (Google
BBC HARDtalk, podcast Nicholas Winton).
Australia has just 'celebrated' the centenary of the
start of the 'War to end all wars', but I often have to
turn the BBC off in the early hours, simply because
it's filled with graphic 'images' of religious and ethnic
conflict, suicide bombings, beheadings, torture,
summary executions, rape, jihad, millions displaced in
refugee camps and gender-based violence to women
While us males don't have a monopoly on
'behaving badly', it is hard to come to any other
observation than a very large percentage of this
violence is being committed by men.
Sadly, this column cannot 'change the world'.
But we can all help 'make a difference' in our own
communities by keeping our pubs, clubs, schools,
streets, workplaces, sports grounds and families
free from violence, including emotional games and
Nicholas Winton, in his extraordinary life, has
simply and very humbly led 'by example', showing
us that we all carry that powerful, positive force for
change within us.
The 'simply awesome' power of one.
Is someone telling U they
don't feel safe around you?
It is time to stop. And listen.
Having recently been on the receiving end of
some unpleasant, aggressive and unnecessary
male behaviour, I've been reminded how
hurtful and destructive this can be.
No one of us, including myself, is 'perfect', don't
get me wrong; but when it comes to violent,
aggressive behaviour, in particular when someone
around us is saying they don't feel safe because of
something we are doing, e.g. talking too loudly,
slamming doors, constantly blaming others etc,
this list is endless, it may well be time to stop and
Now, in a small number of cases the person
saying this may not be reflecting reality, but in my
experience if someone's telling you they're feeling
unsafe, this is usually how they're feeling.
My 'Golden Rule': If in doubt, check it out.
MensLine (1300 789 978) or seeing your doctor
might be two excellent places to start.
We cannot all be Nicholas Winton, but we all can
and should be striving to make our own families and
communities happier places where everyone feels
All of the time!
The Male Box team of Rob, Aaron, Peter and Tim wish
to thank the Gawler Health Foundation, Gawler Rotary
and The Bunyip for their sponsorship this year. Also
to our valued contributors. Wishing all of our valued
readers a happy and safe festive period.
If you know someone who may be alone on Christmas
day, offer them a place in your own family, your table
and your heart. I can personally attest to knowing
just how much this may mean - to someone living
on their own.
If you are distressed, lonely, depressed or
suicidal, know there is always a caring,
loving hand to reach out
to (Lifeline: 131 114).
DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO
SECTION 49A -- STATE AGENCY DEVELOPMENT
Notice is hereby given that an application has been made by
The Department of Education and Child Development for the
staged redevelopment of Evanston Gardens Primary School.
The works will comprise: (a) removal of existing buildings;
(b) relocation of existing toilets; (c) extensions and refurbishment
to two Local Heritage Place buildings; (d) construction of a new
single-storey building accommodating general learning areas;
(e) tree damaging activity; and (f) general landscaping, fencing,
associated services and infrastructure upgrades. Development
The land is situated at 71 Angle Vale Road, Evanston Gardens:
being Allotment 29 in Filed Plan 153930 (Certificate of Title:
5812/271), Hundred of Munno Para.
The subject land is located within the Neighbourhood Centre
(Evanston Gardens) Zone as identified in the Gawler (CT)
Development Plan [Consolidated 11 July 2013].
The application may be examined during normal office hours at
the office of the Development Assessment Commission, Level 5,
Roma Mitchell House, 136 North Terrace, Adelaide (opposite
Adelaide Railway Station) and at the office of the Town of
Gawler, 89 Murray Street, Gawler. Application documentation
may also be viewed on the DAC website: www.dac.sa.gov.au
Any person or body who desires to do so may make
representations concerning the application by notice in writing
delivered to the Secretary, Development Assessment Commission,
GPO Box 1815, Adelaide 5001 NOT LATER THAN 16 JANUARY 2014.
(Please note additional time has been provided to the notification
period to account for public holidays and seasonal office closures).
Each person or body making a representation should state
the reason for the representation and whether that person or
body wishes to be given the opportunity to appear before the
Commission to further explain the representation.
Submissions may be made available for public inspection. Please
indicate in writing if you object to your submission being made
available in this way.
Should you wish to discuss the application and the public
notification procedure please contact Leif Burdon on 7109 7063.
SECRETARY, DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION
Greyhound club delays
THE brand-new grey-
hound complex at Gawler
Showgrounds is nearing
completion, but will not be
ready to run by Christmas, as
The $2 million redevelop-
ment building is at lock-up
stage, with the interior fit-out
well under way.
But Greyhound SA stra-
tegic projects manager Scott
Wuchatsch said a delay in the
supply of building materials
would result in the project run-
ning into the new year.
"We are hopeful of conduct-
ing the first race meeting out
of the new buildings in late
January," he said.
The club will conduct the
official opening on Sunday,
February 15, and the meeting
will double as the Gawler Gold
"We will be inviting
dignitaries from the local com-
munity to celebrate the open-
Noticeably larger than its pre-
decessor, the new structure will
provide state-of-the-art viewing
and facilities once it is com-
It will not only service the
Gawler Greyhound Club and
Greyhound SA but also sport-
ing and community clubs based
in the complex.
The project includes an up-
dated two-storey facility with a
viewing platform, exterior light-
ing, children's playground, 60
car parks and updated landscap-
THE brand-new greyhound complex at Gawler Showgrounds is expected to be completed early next
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
DOUBLE BANGER...We've got a double dose of Fun Parks for you this week.
Firstly, who would think you could park your bicycle inappropriately, but this
person managed it outside of the Commonwealth Bank on Murray Street
recently. Parked right in front of the doors, it made life interesting for people
trying to get in to the ATM. Meanwhile, the other photo shows a ute blocking
the footpath in Whinnens Lane, Gawler, just 20 metres from a near-empty
public car park.
Phone 8522 1233 to
place your ad today
treasure in the
“We are hopeful of conducting the ﬁrst race
meeting out of the new buildings in late January.
We will be inviting dignitaries from the local
community to celebrate the opening.
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