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Handscomb ‘must keep for Vics’ before replacing Wade

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Dhaka: Peter Handscomb must don the wicketkeeping gloves for his state before being considered for the job in Test cricket, says Victorian great Dean Jones.
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There have been renewed calls for Handscomb to become Australia’s keeper at the expense of Matthew Wade after Wade endured a torrid time with both bat and gloves during the first Test loss to Bangladesh in Dhaka.

While Wade snaffled a terrific catch off the bowling of Ashton Agar during the second innings, he conceded 30 byes, a lot even when taking into account the variable bounce at the Shere Bangla Stadium.

Wade made just five and four with the bat, dismissed lbw in both innings, although he was unlucky to be out in the first dig, opting not to review a decision that would have been overturned.

Recalled to the Test team late last year in place of Peter Nevill, Wade is averaging just 21.25 with the bat. The question has been raised as to whether Victorian captain Handscomb – who has kept intermittently in his domestic career – could do so at Test level in order to free up a spot in the XI.

But Handscomb isn’t dominating with the bat either. He made 33 and 15 in Dhaka, and while his Test average remains just a shade below 50, he has passed 50 just once in five Tests on the subcontinent this year.

Victoria have three Sheffield Shield matches before the first Ashes Test, and according to Jones, Handscomb would need to get the gloves ahead of the emerging Sam Harper and Seb Gotch to be in the mix to keep for Australia.

“He needs to keep for the Bushrangers first,” Jones tweeted on Wednesday when asked about the prospect of Handscomb keeping against England.

Victorian selectors won’t have to make the call for Handscomb to keep ahead of Wade, with the latter returning to his native Tasmania during the off-season.

Questioned recently about the possibility of him taking the gloves in the Test team, Handscomb said he was open to the idea.

“I guess it’s an interesting one. I was doing some white ball keeping for Yorkshire in England as well,” Handscomb said during the pre-tour camp in Darwin.

“Ultimately I’m happy to do it if it’s good for team balance, if it opens up another position for a batter or a bowler to come into the side. But first and foremost I’ve always said that batting is my No.1.”

Speaking after play on Tuesday, Australian quick Pat Cummins defended Wade’s keeping in “harsh” conditions.

“I think somewhere like India as the game gets on, out of the rough, some of the balls roll. Here it looks like a lot of them kick up,” Cummins said.

“For a keeper, looking at some of the hawk eye ball tracker after the game, some of them are kicking up above his head from only a metre in front of him. I thought his catch off Agar was an incredible catch. We talk about trying to piece together a couple of special moments in the field, and that was definitely a special moment.”

Australia will make at least one change for the second Test against Bangladesh starting on Monday in Chittagong with fast bowler Josh Hazlewood having left the country with a side strain. He has been replaced in the touring party by left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe. Australian captain Steve Smith said after the loss that O’Keefe could feature in a three-pronged spin attack in Chittagong depending on the conditions. Seamer Jackson Bird and uncapped leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson are also in the squad.

Usman Khawaja is also under pressure after his twin failures at the Shere Bangla Stadium, with backup batsman Hilton Cartwright another option.

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We want small businesses to be excellent and healthy

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

INPUT NEEDED: The first comprehensive survey of small business and mental health in Australia has been launched. Picture: Virginia Star This week the Hunter put a spotlight on business excellence and diversity as part of the Hunter Business Awards. The award I was most interested in was the Herald sponsored Excellence in Small Business. This was because I have been recently connecting with small businesses across Australia talking to them about mental health.
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There is a strong reciprocal relationship between work and mental health. On the one hand, there is a positive influence of work on people’s health and wellbeing. Besides being an individual’s primary source of income, it also has an important role in providing a sense of purpose and identity, and facilitating social connections.

But the workplace can also have a negative impact on our physical and psychological well-being with growing evidence showing a link between workplace stress and physical and mental health problems.

The good news is that there has been some momentum nationally around workplace mental health in Australia, given it is where many people spend most of their waking hours.The bad news is, however, is that small business has been missing out.

If last week’s National Small Business Summit is anything to go by, the momentum may be starting to shift for small business. I was asked to join the Victorian Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell to talk on a panel about what is being done to put a focus on small business and mental health. COSBOA, the national peak body for small business, last year appointed a mental health and small business ambassador – Central Coast based Leanne Faulkner – and the Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has been a long-time supporter of mental health.

Small businesses – classified as businesses with fewer than 20 employees – bring significant economic and employment benefits to Australia and represent over 97 per cent of all active businesses. But there are a number of unique risk factors faced by small business owners, which can result in poor mental health, poor general health, family conflict and feelings of isolation.

These can include financial pressures, high work demands and long work hoursand a tendency not to prioritise self-care over the business bottom line.

A considerable amount of small business operators work from home or on their own, many are mobile, a large number live and operate in rural areas and many have English as their second language.

The time is right to take what we know about the factors that support people at work and ensure they are applied to the small business environment.

Following a $1.1million grant from the icare foundation, the Hunter Institute of Mental Health will develop a mental health program for small business and be working with small businesses in the Hunter and across NSW to co-design and test that strategy. Small business owners and those who work for a small business can help us shape this response by participating in the first comprehensive survey of small business and mental health in Australia.

The survey is the first important step in understanding of the unique needs of those who work in small business, and to identify options and ways to support them. So why not take a small part of your day to help make a big difference to the future of Australian small businesses.

Survey link: bit.ly/SmallMH

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Jaelea Skehan is the director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health

Kelso shooting victim remembered as a ‘loving’ man

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

A man who was shot dead after a “confrontation” with police near Bathurst in central western NSW has been remembered as a loving father, brother, uncle and son by family members.
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Ian Fackender, 47, was left with fatal injuries after police were called to a home in Kelso on Wednesday evening.

The incident was captured on police radio with a female voice saying: “We’ve got a male down, he’s been shot. We need an ambulance urgently.”

A male voice said: “All police have been accounted for … none injured.”

Mr Fackender’s family have paid tribute to him in a series of social media posts.

His brother Mark Fackendersaid he was taken “way too soon”, while another relative remembered him as “a loving father, son, uncle, brother and he will never be forgotten.”

His aunt Pam Alecksonwrote: “My heart is breaking for our beautiful young man. I will hold many cherished memories of a special and kind hearted person will miss you nephew.”

Officers were called to View Street in Kelso about 7pm on Wednesday, after concerns were raised about a man inside one of the homes.

Officers spoke to Mr Fackender in the back yard of the property, where he allegedly threatened police with a sharp object.

Police said a number of tactical responses were attempted before the shots were fired.

Assistant Commissioner and Western Region Commander Geoff McKechnie said Mr Fackender was known to police and that an “object” was involved in the confrontation.

“Officers felt threatened to a significant degree that they used a number of tactical options, ultimately resorting to the use of their firearms,” he said.

“I believe their actions … in many ways are commendable as well as what I would say justified.”

He also said it was a difficult time for the officers involved and the family of the man.

“There’s family out there this morning that are grieving the loss of a son, a brother perhaps, a relative, so our thoughts are certainly with those people as well,” he said.

The incident is under an investigation which will be subject to independent review and all information will be provided to the Coroner, police said.

Mr Fackender’s death is the third fatal police shooting in NSW in five weeks.

On July 26, a man was shot dead at Central Station in Sydney after he ran at police holding a pair of scissors in his hand.

On August 7, police shot a man in Grafton after he approached officers while holding a knife. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition, where he later died.

Critical incident investigations have been launched into all three shootings.

– With AAP

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The only suburb in Sydney with no-one born overseas

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

You have to drive a long way to find a Sydney suburb with no one born overseas.
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There’s only one – the tiny hamlet of Wheeny Creek, 86 kilometres north-west of the CBD – according to country-of-birth figures from the 2016 census.

The suburb-level data provided to Fairfax Media by the Bureau of Statistics underscores Sydney’s migrant character.

There were 111 suburbs across the greater metropolitan area with more than half the population born in another country while just 24 suburbs had fewer than 10 per cent of residents born overseas. The inner-city neighbourhood of Haymarket had the highest overseas-born population at 90.3 per cent. Next was Sydney’s CBD (80.3 per cent) followed by Rhodes (80.1 per cent) and Ultimo (79.9 per cent).

Overall, the 2016 census showed nearly four out of ten Sydneysiders were born in an another country, the highest proportion of any capital city. The share of Greater Sydney’s overseas-born population was about 10 percentage points higher than the national figure.

Suburbs with more than half the residents born overseas were spread across the metropolitan area, although most were within a 25 kilometre radius of the CBD.

Among the postcodes with an especially big share of overseas-born residents were Harris Park (79.3 per cent), Chippendale (76.2 per cent), Parramatta (73.6 per cent) Burwood (73.4 per cent), Chatswood (65.8 per cent) and Waitara (65 per cent).

The neighbourhoods with a relatively small share of overseas-born residents were clustered towards the urban fringe. These included Glossodia in the Lower Blue Mountains (8.9 per cent) Mannering Park on the Central Coast (9 per cent) and Warragamba in Sydney’s south-west (11.5 per cent).

All 21 residents of Wheeny Creek, near Kurrajong, were born in Australia making it the only suburb with no overseas-born residents across the whole Greater Sydney statistical region.

Parts of the Sutherland Shire also had a relatively small share of overseas-born residents including Loftus (11.6 per cent), Heathcote (11.7 per cent) and Dolan’s Bay (12.4 per cent).

The 2016 census found nearly 5 per cent of Sydneysiders were born in China making that country the most common birthplace for city residents outside of Australia. England was next most common birthplace for residents of Greater Sydney (3.1 per cent), followed by India (2.7 per cent), New Zealand (1.8 per cent) and Vietnam (1.7 per cent).

In 2016, 83 per cent of the overseas-born population lived in a capital city. Sydney had the largest overseas-born population of the capital cities with 1.78 million followed by Melbourne with 1.52 million.

The 2016 census revealed that nearly one in five of the 6.16 million overseas-born Australians residents had arrived since the start of 2012.

The number of overseas-born people living in Australia increased by almost one million between the 2011 census and 2016 census.

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Making history

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

FUTURE PAST: Trevor Richards in front of a string of restored historic buildings along Swan Street, in the heart of Morpeth. Picture: Simone De Peak TREVOR Richards clearly remembers the moment –and the feeling of relief –when he realised his investment in the past just might have a future.
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“I’ve got a photo when we had 11 cars out the front of the shop in the main street, and there wereno other cars in the main street, nowhere,” herecalls of that day in late 1986.

“From then on, I knew it was going to work. That was quite momentous. Eleven cars! It sounds ridiculous now.”

Richards is the owner of Campbell’s Store, the antique and craftcentre in Morpeth’s Swan Street. It is perhaps the biggest drawcard in the tourist town, attracting up to 5000 people through its doors each week.

These days, particularly on weekends, visitorswander through history in Morpeth, soaking upthe nostalgia in the museum, shopping in the storesin restored terraces, and sipping coffee or eating gourmet meals in the restaurants and cafes. That is, once they’ve managed to find a car park. There are always vehicles in Swan Street now.

“When we first started restoring Campbell’s Store 31 years ago, we could tell what time it was by the amount of traffic,” he says. “So three o’clock in the afternoon,it would increase as mums picked up the school kids, then it would go quiet again.”

Swan Street was deathly quiet whenTrevor and Shirley Richards first drove into the village from South Australia in 1981.

It may have been a bustling river port and a hub of the Hunter Valley’s economic lifein the 19thcentury, but Morpeth’s good old days had been all but buried by the early 1980s. The river townhad become a backwater.

“Morpeth was derelict,” asserts Richards. “The buildings were derelict, the main street was derelict, the museum didn’t exist. People forget what it was like, [they think] that it’s always been pretty, there have always been restaurants and cafes. There weren’t;it was a dump.”

Little did Trevor Richards know at that point what role he would play in bringing life back to the old buildings, or what role they would play in redirecting and reinvigorating his life.

TREVOR Richards was born in Manly in 1949. When he was a teenager, his family moved to the state’s South Coast. There he met Shirley, and they were married in 1971. Trevor had trained as a chemist, and hiscareer took the couple to Tasmania then to South Australia, where he worked for the state government, helping to care for the Murray River.

As Richards describeshis youngeryears, we are sitting in the Common Grounds cafe, overlooking another river, and the prime reason Morpeth was born: the Hunter.

“When we first came here and people started telling me about the ships that used to come here,I thought they were just pulling my leg,” he says.“Andthatthe train used to come here;Iknewthey were pulling my leg then. And the fact that Arnotts startedhere, and Brambles,Caleb Soul [who]started Soul Pattinson.Andyet no one knew about it! No one even in the Hunter Valley knew about it, let alone anywhere else.”

TheRichards family may not have known aboutMorpeth, butthey did want to bein the Hunter.To be within driving distance of Shirley’s family on the South Coast, Richards had applied for a job with the New South Wales government.

He loved living in the Hunter –“good wine, and that’s important, out of Sydney but close enough to get there, wonderful beaches within a stone’s throw” –but he didn’t love the job. Richardswas bored. He looked foran escape. He found it in the villagewhere they were living.

LIFE RESTORED: Trevor Richards outside Campbell’s Store, which he and wife Shirley bought in 1986 and converted into an arts and crafts centre. Picture: Simone De Peak

In the mid-1800s, when it was built by James Campbell, the large store sold everything that could be brought across the oceans and up the river, from fine clothto flour.

Yet when Richardsinspected the building in 1986 with an architect friend, it held only memories. And that was about all it could hold, he reckons, as the ground floor boards were gone or rotting, “so you had to jump from joist to joist or bearer to bearer”.

Still, Trevorand Shirley Richards bought the propertyfor $93,000. He borrowed 125% of the agreed price, juggling loans between two institutions to buy and restore the building. He figured the worst-case scenario was to lose the store, but “I didn’t lose any sleep over it. The bank manager did when he found out what I’d done!”

Richards figured the risk was worth it. For one thing, his wife wanted to open a craft store. Yetthey saw the possibility of having a group of craftspeople and artisans leasing spaces in the building, demonstrating their skills and selling what they made –and helping pay off the loan. He also figured if one building could be given a new lease on life, so could others down the street.

“I thought if we could restore Campbell’s Store and get craftspeople into there, people would be more than happy to come,” he recalls.“I thought if we could make a go of this here, other people would see the potential to open up along the street, and gradually there wouldbe a domino effect.

“It was obvious to me that the whole village could be turned into what it is today.”

Trevor Richards outside Campbell’s Store, a tourist drawcard in Morpeth

Yet it wasn’t so obvious to others, according to Trevor Richards. Many thought he was “stark raving mad –and weprobably were”. Clubs and organisationsclubs would invite him to talk about what he was thinking.

“I’d start off by saying, ‘At present, Morpeth is 11 kilometres from Maitland. It won’t be long before Maitland is 11 kilometres from Morpeth.’And that brought a huge roar of laughter from everyone. But I was deadly serious.”

The Richards began publicising their store, and those 11 cars showed up. Then more cars arrived, andcoaches, with Trevor offering free tours around the village. The domino effect took hold. More buildings were restored and new businesses opened. The business people promoted the village andplanned festivals –jazz, teapots, gourds – whatever brought in the people. Morpeth was back on the map.

Initially, Trevor Richardssays, not everyone wanted to see their home village turned into a major tourist attraction. Some liked it the way it was. Otherswere converted, for as Morpeth’s heritage was restored and the village’s popularity soared, property prices rose.

“The main complaint you get from the older people now is that their kids can’t afford to come back into Morpeth and buy,” he says.

I ask Richards does he worry the village might become overdeveloped and lose the very soul and atmosphere that make Morpeth what it is. Hebelieves nature will offer protection. He points across to the expanseof fieldson the other side of the river.

“If it wasn’t for this floodplain, all of us would be in big trouble,” he says. “There’d be urbanisation right to our doorstep.”

Trevor Richards owns a string of properties in Morpeth, and he and Shirley are planning to builda new home on the fringe of thevillage. But he doesn’t see himself as an entrepreneur. He never did, even when he bought Campbell’s Store and wanted a restart –for himself and Morpeth.

“It was just an opportunity to have a go,” Richardsshrugs. “And to make life interesting.”

Cranston siblings win variation of bail conditions on ‘humane’ grounds

Friday, 3 August, 2018

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 18: Adam Cranston leaves Sydney Police centre after being released on bail over a tax fraud on May 18, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)Bail conditions preventing two of former Australian Taxation Office deputy commissioner Michael Cranston’s children speaking to each other pending a criminal trial over an alleged $144 million tax fraud have been relaxed on “humane” grounds after the Local Court ruled existing orders were too strict.
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Adam and Lauren Cranston are among nine people charged over an alleged tax fraud scheme the Australian Federal Police claim skimmed millions in PAYG tax through a web of payroll administration companies.

On Thursday, lawyers for the Cranston siblings appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court seeking changes to bail conditions to allow them to attend family functions and meet each other’s children.

Lauren Cranston gave birth to her first child, a daughter, on July 28 while Mr Cranston’s wife Elizabeth is due to give birth later this year.

Greg Walsh, for Lauren Cranston, told the court his client wanted to have “contact with her brother … basically on humane grounds, especially having regard to the recent birth”.

Mr Cranston’s lawyer Penny Musgrave said the siblings’ babies “are only going to be four months apart”.

Ms Musgrave said it was an “emotive submission” but the family did not want to miss “first photo opportunities” and the infant cousins were “hopefully going to spend the rest of their lives being very close”.

It was “onerous” and “completely disproportionate” for the court to say “these people can’t get together as a family”, Ms Musgrave said.

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions opposed the change on a range of grounds, including the risk that witnesses could be “negatively influenced” by the co-accused or evidence could be destroyed.

Prosecutor Suzanne Martinez said the birth of the babies “doesn’t change those concerns” and the siblings could see the respective children in the company of other relatives.

But Magistrate Jennifer Atkinson said: “It’s going to be difficult to move a little baby away from a mother. At the end of the day, you’ve got legitimate concerns but to have no contact at all is a very big thing when you’re looking at a 2019 trial.”

“To cut off contact altogether is probably not warranted,” she said.

New conditions were imposed allowing the siblings contact on Saturdays at one of six family homes, provided at least two members of their immediate family were present.

In addition, the pair may attend family events “such as weddings, christenings, birthdays, births of children … and funerals”.

Ms Atkinson also agreed to release Mr Cranston’s wife Elizabeth from a $100,000 surety to guarantee compliance with his bail conditions, leaving a $200,000 surety provided by his grandmother from her superannuation fund.

She said the surety provided by Mr Cranston’s grandmother was sufficient to ward against any flight risk.

Mr Walsh said Mr Cranston snr and his wife Robyn had divorced and the siblings had a “fairly close relationship”, although they “had their ups and downs”.

Ms Cranston would not under any circumstances discuss the allegations at the heart of the case with her brother, Mr Walsh said.

Sydney tax lawyer Dev Menon, who has been charged over the alleged scheme, also sought changes to bail conditions to allow him to speak directly to Adam Cranston. The application was refused.

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Dominant across multiple divisions

Friday, 3 August, 2018

STARS: MBA NSW vice president Simon Pilcher with John Melvin, Josh Sheather and Matthew Cook of North.
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A swag of awards across individual and company categories, including the coveted Commercial Builder of the Year crown confirmed North Construction and Building’s premier status in the local industry.

Apart from the prestigious Commercial Builder of the Year gong, North also won thePublic Buildings $6million-$12million, Aged Care/Medium Density Developments, Interior and Shop Fitouts over $500,000 and Best Use of Bricks categories.

On top of that, North employees Mitchell Earl and Nicole Redmond took out the Commercial Apprentice of Year the Women in Building Recognition awards respectively.

“Our success at the Newcastle MBA awards is something our business can be proud of and celebrate,” North director Matthew Cook said.

“Getting this recognition from the peak building industry body in our region supports our claims of consistency, quality and professionalism in every project undertaken regardless of size, challenge or project team involved.

“We are grateful to our staff and the many subcontractors who contribute so much to achieving this success.

Mr Cook said the individual awards won on the evening are fantastic recognition among peers and the industry for both Nicole Redmond and Mitchell Earl.

“For our business, it shows the depth of talent we have and is testament to the support and training focus that underpins our business culture,” he said.

North has been in operation for 30 years and has grown steadily to become the largest locally owned and operated commercial building company in the region.

With a new head office at Tuggerah, their projects are primarily in the Newcastle, Central Coast and Greater Hunter regions and span the Aged Care, Health, Education and General Commercial sectors.

“North has established long term relationships with numerous subcontractors and our permanent workforce of direct employees ensures a stable construction team on each project from start to finish,” Mr Cook said.

John won’t pass the buck on mayoral debate

Friday, 3 August, 2018

John Buck.Maitland’s six mayoral candidates have agreed to take part in a forum to discuss their election platforms prior to the September 9 local government poll.
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Fairfax Media reported earlier this week how Ashtonfield man John Buck called on the city’s mayoral candidates to “cut the crap” and attend a public forum to set the record straight on their policies for city ratepayers.

Mr Buck, a heavy industry technician, said the ratepayers deserve an open forum where the city’smayoral hopefuls can put their cards on the table and tell ratepayers what they are standing for.

As a result of Mr Buck’s story, thecandidatesare onboard and ABC media personality Aaron Kearney has expressed interest as the chair.

“We’re still looking for a venue (preferably one without alcohol) and I’maiming for Monday or Tuesday next weekat 6pm as the date for the event,” Mr Buck said.

“The whole event has been set up electronically and all candidates were contacted late Wednesday evening.

“I’m waiting for candidates to confirm venue, date and time.

“Community wise, the interest is growing, with questions being forwarded for consideration.”

Mr Buck said the number of “likes” on his Facebook page (Maitland Mayoral Candidate’s Great Debate 2017) about the candidates’ forum is constantly growing.

“Properly communicated, I expect a decent turnout with the answers published in The Mercury after the event,” Mr Buck said.

Through his Facebook page, Mr Buck is asking readers to put forward their number one concernswhich will help shape questionsput to the candidates.“Maitland deserves the best leadership itcan get,” he said.

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Future looks bright for leadership summit

Friday, 3 August, 2018

Support: Doug Williams, Sally Bartley and Tim Osborn of Workplace HQ, sponsors of the Future of Leadership summit. Picture: Jonathan CarrollTHE inaugural Future of Leadership conference will be held in Newcastle on September 13 with high expectations it will become an annual event.
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The TED-style event’s origins date back to 2013, when it was first runin Brisbane by behavioural scientist and public speaker Darren Hill.

Public speaker Jason Fox ran the event in Melbourne before not for profit group Hands Across The Water took ownership of the event in 2015.

The event now runs in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and this year Newcastle will enter the fray thanks to the backing of Workplace HQ –an amalgamation of Osborn Law, peoplefusion and Skildare.

We have had strong interest from Hands Supporters in Newcastle regarding FOL and some really strong commercial support to help get behind it.

Speakers confirmed for the September 13 event are Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service CEO Richard Jones,Head of Churchill Education and former Crown prosecutor Tricia Velthuizen, entrepreneur Rowdy Mclean, youth entrepreneur Rhiannon Tuntevski and leadership speaker Peter Baines.

Hands Across The Water spokesman said while the event was suitable for any city in Australia, the charity hasa very strong support network in Newcastle which helped get it off the ground.

“Future of Leadership is applicable to a very broad range of businesses, so as a microcosm of Australia, Newcastle is also a very suitable location,” he said.

Mr Osborn said Workplace HQ – a consultancy mergingthe expertise of Osborn Law, peoplefusion (recruitment) and Skildare (human resources) –was keen to back the event because of its unique formula.

“It’s a different format to other events of this nature, mixing local identities with other leaders from around the country who have ‘been there and done that’, and itshould offer some great and varied perspectives on leadership,” he said.

“On the back of some really positive feedback from the event when it was held in the capital cities, we thought it would really benefit our town.”

Mr Osborn said from a personal perspective, he hoped to “learn from others with more experience than I have, and no doubt to be exposed to some different points of view on the topic of leadership.”

Hands Across the Water founder Peter Baines said given the feedback and initial sales for the Newcastle event, he was optimistic it would become a regular inclusion in the annual series.

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Mashed potato murderer’s sentence reduced

Friday, 3 August, 2018

Mashed potato murderer’s sentence reduced Murdered: Alois Rez and wife Sarah Tennant in Newcastle in 2006, seven years before his murder.
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Dead: Alois Rez in a photo supplied to police after he disappeared from his Dubbo home. His body has never been found.

TweetFacebookThe passion which the offender came to feel for Sarah Tarrant from late 2012 unhinged his judgment. He had been of sound sense and morality throughout all his adult years to this point. By every account given in evidence before me he was a solid, honest, hard-working family man.

NSW Supreme Court Justice Des Fagan

Tennant gave evidence she sent text messages to Roff afterMr Rez went into a deep sleep, then left the front door unlocked, switched off a sensor light and disconnected a closed-circuit camera.

Justice Fagan said Roff entered the house at 2am and killed Mr Rez. He wrapped the body in bedding, dragged the body to his car and Tennant helped him lift her de facto into the back of the vehicle.

“The offender drove out into the countryside and disposed of the body at an unknown location. He instructed Sarah Tarrant in a text message to hose off the driveway, which she did,” Justice Fagan said.

They did not report Mr Rezmissing, but planned to tell police he was most likely kidnapped and eliminated by Rebels members.

Justice Fagan said Roff murdered Mr Rez because of his strength of feeling for Tennant.

“She became everything to him. With her he felt he could be a young man again, starting over with a second family, of her children and their own,” Justice Fagan said.

“Without her the future was cold, widowed and alone in a country town. The starkness of the alternatives overwhelmed him.”

Justice Fagan sentenced Roff to 32 years’ jail after finding Roff had shown no remorse for the murder.

“He did not kill Alois Rez in a fit of rage, on the spur of the moment or in uncontrolled desperation. The crime was calculated for the advancement of the offender’s interests, to enable him to take up with the younger man’s de facto wife,” he said.

“He adopted criminal means proposed by the woman he did not want to lose.”

Three judges of the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal accepted Roff’s argument the sentence was manifestly excessive and reduced the sentence on Wednesday.

His earliest release date is May 8, 2032.

Sarah Tennant was jailed for a maximum 10 years and eight months jail for manslaughter, with a non-parole period of eight years.