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BREAKING NEWS: Car found, cleaner charged with murder of Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott: A cleaner is expected to be charged with her murder. Photo: FacebookA SCHOOL cleaner has been charged with the murder ofmissing bride-to-be Stephanie Scottafter police allegedly found blood in a vehicle and a photograph on a phone of what is believed to be a burnt body.
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Police arrested Vincent Stanford, 24, a cleaner at Leeton High School, at a house on Maiden Avenue in Leeton, in the NSW Riverina, about 7.30pm on Wednesday, and took him to Leeton police station for questioning.

Police said on Thursday morning he was charged with the murder of Ms Scott, 26, a popular drama and English teacher from the school.

Mr Stanford is expected to appear before Griffith Local Court on Thursday.

Fairfax Media understands police have seized the phone that contains photographic evidence.

Police began to home in on Mr Stanford on Wednesday after allegedly finding holes in his alibi. When they questioned him they allegedly found a number of items linked to Ms Scott’s death.

A senior manager of the cleaning company that employs Mr Stanford said he had undergone standard criminal checks before he was employed.

Colin Joss & Co cleaning division manager Fleur Dooley said thesuspect had worked for the Albury based company since October 2014.

Ms Scott was last seen at the school on Easter Sunday, six days before she was due to marry her partner of five years, Aaron Leeson-Woolley.

A NSW police spokeswoman said police had not found Ms Scott’s body. Her car, a red Mazda 3 sedan with registration BZ-19-CD, was spotted by a helicopter on Thursday morning in open fields about eight kilometres outside Leeton.

Police also are appealing for anyone who has seen an older model white Toyota Hilux space-cab two-wheel-drive, with a canopy over the back, travelling in Leeton or surrounding towns since Sunday, to contact them.

On Wednesday, Ms Scott’s sister, Robyn, told Fairfax Media that her sister was incredibly excited about her upcoming wedding, due to take place on Saturday in the central western NSW town of Eugowra.

More than 100 guests were due to attend the wedding, including family who had travelled from overseas.

“I spoke to her on that Saturday night, and she was over the moon, she was so excited. She had been to Griffith that day shopping and getting ready for the honeymoon,” Robyn said.

Robyn said her sister had gone to Leeton High School on Easter Sunday morning to prepare lessons for a replacement teacher who would take over her English and drama classes while she was on honeymoon in Tahiti.

She said that, at 12.59pm on Easter Sunday, her sister sent an email to the bus company that was due to take wedding guests to the reception venue on Saturday. In the email, Ms Scott confirmed she had paid the final deposit into the bus company’s bank account.

That was Ms Scott’s last known action.

Police formed Strike ForceGundibri to investigate Ms Scott’s disappearance.

Police said that, on Wednesday night, officers attended a home on Maiden Avenue, where they spoke to two residents.

About 7.30pm, another resident of the home – a 24-year-old man – arrived at the property and was arrested and later charged with one count of murder.

Stephanie Scott: a man is expected to be charged with her murder.

Devastating news: Mayor

Paul Maytom, the mayor of Leeton Shire, said news of Ms Scott’s suspected murder was “absolutely devastating”.

“I’m still trying to come to terms with it,” he said on Thursday.

“The last few days everyone’s been talking about it in the town. For her to mysteriously disappear like that, everyone was hoping she was going to be found, and found alive. We didn’t know what could have happened.

“I was not considering it would end up like this. We have a small community, most people know each other or know the families in our shire, and to have someone like Stephanie, who’s such a well-liked person, just about to be married next weekend … it’s just devastating.”

Cr Maytom said Ms Scott’s fiance had been “absolutely worried sick” since her disappearance.

Neighbours shocked

Neighbours on Maiden Avenue were shocked to discover police on their street after news of Ms Scott’s disappearance had overwhelmed the small town.

“You just don’t expect anything like this in this area,” said Janice Cameron, who has lived for 34 years next to the house were Mr Stanford was arrested.

“It is a very quietneighbourhood, we don’t have any trouble.”

Mrs Cameron said that Mr Stanford had moved into the area about a year ago, and that the resident in the house mostly kept to themselves.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, described the accused’s household as “beautiful people”.

“They would always say hello in the street, just like everyone does when you live in a tiny town like ours.”

She said she was extremely surprised to learn that Mr Stanford had been arrested in connection with the murder.

– with Eryk Bagshaw SMH

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Hypocrisy over health

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Labor understands the need to continually improve our health system and it’s time for some honesty from the Liberals.

The Liberals have lied to and misled the people of the North-West Coast for too long.

They have fought tooth and nail against health reforms over the past eight years. Their hypocrisy is breathtaking. They have cut more than 100 health jobs and slashed $210 million from hospital budgets.

John Howard, Tony Abbott, Brett Whiteley and Jeremy Rockliff all promised that services at the Mersey hospital would not be downgraded yet that’s exactly what is happening now.

Mr Rockliff guaranteed the North-West regional health organisation would remain but now it is gone.

He promised equity for North-West cancer patients but now that is not assured.

Mr Rockliff also gave a commitment that no front line health jobs would be cut but now they are going.

The Liberals must think people have very short memories.

BRYAN GREEN

Member for Braddon

Tasmanian Labor Leader

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Clown kids strut their stuff

Emma Best, Lucy Best, Minti Corrigan, Ella McCubbin, Akira Barbour, Sopheak Neaves, Beverly Yamaguchi and Daisy Wingate are among the participants in theClowning Around workshop. Photo: Lisa Baker PhotographyYOUNGpeople from all overthe Wellington region havebeen unleashing their innerclown this week at ClowningAround, a five-day workshopwith internationally acclaimedclownClint Bolster.
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Twenty one children andteens have been learning howto use costume, mask, voice andphysicality to create their ownunique clown, and to create aseries of short individual andgroup performances usingtheir new skills.

The participants will beperforming for families,friends and members of thepublic on Fridaynight onstage at theWellington EntertainmentCentre in Sale.

The performancewill start at 6.30pm andentry is by gold-coin donationat the door.

Clowning Around wasorganised by GroundworkYouth Theatre with the help offunding from Wellington ShireCouncil.

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BREAKING NEWS: Car found, cleaner charged with murder of Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott: A cleaner is expected to be charged with her murder. Photo: FacebookA SCHOOL cleaner has been charged with the murder ofmissing bride-to-be Stephanie Scottafter police allegedly found blood in a vehicle and a photograph on a phone of what is believed to be a burnt body.
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Police arrested Vincent Stanford, 24, a cleaner at Leeton High School, at a house on Maiden Avenue in Leeton, in the NSW Riverina, about 7.30pm on Wednesday, and took him to Leeton police station for questioning.

Police said on Thursday morning he was charged with the murder of Ms Scott, 26, a popular drama and English teacher from the school.

Mr Stanford is expected to appear before Griffith Local Court on Thursday.

Fairfax Media understands police have seized the phone that contains photographic evidence.

Police began to home in on Mr Stanford on Wednesday after allegedly finding holes in his alibi. When they questioned him they allegedly found a number of items linked to Ms Scott’s death.

A senior manager of the cleaning company that employs Mr Stanford said he had undergone standard criminal checks before he was employed.

Colin Joss & Co cleaning division manager Fleur Dooley said thesuspect had worked for the Albury based company since October 2014.

Ms Scott was last seen at the school on Easter Sunday, six days before she was due to marry her partner of five years, Aaron Leeson-Woolley.

A NSW police spokeswoman said police had not found Ms Scott’s body. Her car, a red Mazda 3 sedan with registration BZ-19-CD, was spotted by a helicopter on Thursday morning in open fields about eight kilometres outside Leeton.

Police also are appealing for anyone who has seen an older model white Toyota Hilux space-cab two-wheel-drive, with a canopy over the back, travelling in Leeton or surrounding towns since Sunday, to contact them.

On Wednesday, Ms Scott’s sister, Robyn, told Fairfax Media that her sister was incredibly excited about her upcoming wedding, due to take place on Saturday in the central western NSW town of Eugowra.

More than 100 guests were due to attend the wedding, including family who had travelled from overseas.

“I spoke to her on that Saturday night, and she was over the moon, she was so excited. She had been to Griffith that day shopping and getting ready for the honeymoon,” Robyn said.

Robyn said her sister had gone to Leeton High School on Easter Sunday morning to prepare lessons for a replacement teacher who would take over her English and drama classes while she was on honeymoon in Tahiti.

She said that, at 12.59pm on Easter Sunday, her sister sent an email to the bus company that was due to take wedding guests to the reception venue on Saturday. In the email, Ms Scott confirmed she had paid the final deposit into the bus company’s bank account.

That was Ms Scott’s last known action.

Police formed Strike ForceGundibri to investigate Ms Scott’s disappearance.

Police said that, on Wednesday night, officers attended a home on Maiden Avenue, where they spoke to two residents.

About 7.30pm, another resident of the home – a 24-year-old man – arrived at the property and was arrested and later charged with one count of murder.

Stephanie Scott: a man is expected to be charged with her murder.

Devastating news: Mayor

Paul Maytom, the mayor of Leeton Shire, said news of Ms Scott’s suspected murder was “absolutely devastating”.

“I’m still trying to come to terms with it,” he said on Thursday.

“The last few days everyone’s been talking about it in the town. For her to mysteriously disappear like that, everyone was hoping she was going to be found, and found alive. We didn’t know what could have happened.

“I was not considering it would end up like this. We have a small community, most people know each other or know the families in our shire, and to have someone like Stephanie, who’s such a well-liked person, just about to be married next weekend … it’s just devastating.”

Cr Maytom said Ms Scott’s fiance had been “absolutely worried sick” since her disappearance.

Neighbours shocked

Neighbours on Maiden Avenue were shocked to discover police on their street after news of Ms Scott’s disappearance had overwhelmed the small town.

“You just don’t expect anything like this in this area,” said Janice Cameron, who has lived for 34 years next to the house were Mr Stanford was arrested.

“It is a very quietneighbourhood, we don’t have any trouble.”

Mrs Cameron said that Mr Stanford had moved into the area about a year ago, and that the resident in the house mostly kept to themselves.

One neighbour, who asked not to be named, described the accused’s household as “beautiful people”.

“They would always say hello in the street, just like everyone does when you live in a tiny town like ours.”

She said she was extremely surprised to learn that Mr Stanford had been arrested in connection with the murder.

– with Eryk Bagshaw SMH

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Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005

Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005 Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.
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Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

Taking a trip down memory lane to this week, 10 year ago, with The Examiner’s photo archives. Throwback Thursday: April 9 to 15, 2005.

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‘He’s no Xenophon’: DLP blasts senator John Madigan for defecting and forming new party

Senator John Madigan with independent senator Nick Xenophon. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen Senator John Madigan, pictured talk to school students in 2012, has quit the DLP and has formed the Manufacturing and Farming Party. Photo: Michael Copp
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Senator John Madigan with independent senator Nick Xenophon. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Senator John Madigan with independent senator Nick Xenophon. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Senator John Madigan with independent senator Nick Xenophon. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

The Democratic Labour party has lashed out at defector John Madigan, saying the senator is “not up to the task” of leading a new party to electoral success.

The DLP is facing possible deregistration but says it has the 500 members to continue to qualify as a political party. The AEC is still assessing the DLP’s response.  However the DLP has lost its Parliamentary party status meaning it faces more red tape.

The AEC has confirmed it has received Senator Madigan’s application to form the “Manufacturing and Farming Party,” as revealed by Fairfax Media on Wednesday.

Federal secretary of the DLP Michael Byrne said he was not surprised by Senator Madigan’s decision to create his own party but doubted his chances at the ballot box.

“He just doesn’t have the goods. He’s not dynamic like Nick Xenophon, he’s a man who is not up the task,” he said.

And Mr Byrne said Senator Madigan’s decision to turn his back on the Democratic Labour Party volunteers who had helped him get elected was “befuddled and peverse”.

“By him leaving the DLP he enjoys the right to set another party that immediately gets status but with no members, just because he is a sitting member,” he said.

“While the party that went to all the financial and volunteer work has lost parliamentary party status”.

Mr Byrne appeared to mock Senator Madigan’s claim that “submarines are the spaceships of the ocean”.

“No matter how flash Senator Madigan can ascribe to a submarine (as “the spaceship of the ocean”) the perversity of his situation torpedoes any claim by him of political integrity,” Mr Byrne said.

Under electoral laws, a political party can qualify for registration if they have 500 members or a sitting member of Parliament.

This has also allowed ex-Palmer United senator Jacqui Lambie and South Australian independent Nick Xenophon to launch their own political parties without needing to gather 500 members.

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Easter Markets | PHOTOS Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Look how good we are – waiting for our mum to return. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Look how good we are – waiting for our mum to return. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Jacques Lurton, owner and winemaker, The Islander Estate Vineyards, was kept busy all morning talking about his wines and encouraging people to taste. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Jacques Lurton, owner and winemaker, The Islander Estate Vineyards, was kept busy all morning talking about his wines and encouraging people to taste. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Jacques Lurton, owner and winemaker, The Islander Estate Vineyards, was kept busy all morning talking about his wines and encouraging people to taste. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Jacques Lurton, owner and winemaker, The Islander Estate Vineyards, was kept busy all morning talking about his wines and encouraging people to taste. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Jacques Lurton, owner and winemaker, The Islander Estate Vineyards, was kept busy all morning talking about his wines and encouraging people to taste. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Richard and Suzanne Trethewey at the Penneshaw market,with their new line, Suzanne Rose premium potatoes. Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Richard and Suzanne Trethewey at the Penneshaw market,with their new line, Suzanne Rose premium potatoes. Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Markham and Alison Nesfield of Modra’s Eggs did a roaring trade on the day.Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Markham and Alison Nesfield of Modra’s Eggs did a roaring trade on the day.Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

A big crowd gathered at the Penneshaw Easter market,bathed mostly in sunshine, with a couple of light showersthrown in. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

A big crowd gathered at the Penneshaw Easter market,bathed mostly in sunshine, with a couple of light showersthrown in. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Ann Capel of Island Care is a market regular, with proceeds of her sales going to assist the island’s most vulnerable residents. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Ann Capel of Island Care is a market regular, with proceeds of her sales going to assist the island’s most vulnerable residents. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Carolyn Dixon’s plants in quirky containers are always a hit Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Carolyn Dixon’s plants in quirky containers are always a hit Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Carolyn Dixon’s plants in quirky containers are always a hit Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Ann Lashmar’s photography attracts a big crowd eager to hear about her passion. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Ann Lashmar’s photography attracts a big crowd eager to hear about her passion. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Ann Lashmar’s photography attracts a big crowd eager to hear about her passion. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Matt Nettheim, better known as basketboy, delighted visitors with his basket-weaving skills. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

The Easter Bunny arrived – and Finn Bates (left) and Max Thomas lined up for their Easter eggs. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

The Easter Bunny arrived – and Finn Bates (left) and Max Thomas lined up for their Easter eggs. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

The Easter Bunny arrived – and Finn Bates (left) and Max Thomas lined up for their Easter eggs. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

South Rock Lamb is always a popular stall, with Kate Gilfillan (right) enjoying meeting her customers, along with Andrea Heading from SA Tourism, a regular visitor to the island. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

South Rock Lamb is always a popular stall, with Kate Gilfillan (right) enjoying meeting her customers, along with Andrea Heading from SA Tourism, a regular visitor to the island. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Coffee time – Lisa Collins and Pete Nash from Chocol’Art Kingscote were constantly busy serving hot coffees, hot chocolates and chai. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Coffee time – Lisa Collins and Pete Nash from Chocol’Art Kingscote were constantly busy serving hot coffees, hot chocolates and chai. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Coffee time – Lisa Collins and Pete Nash from Chocol’Art Kingscote were constantly busy serving hot coffees, hot chocolates and chai. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Coffee time – Lisa Collins and Pete Nash from Chocol’Art Kingscote were constantly busy serving hot coffees, hot chocolates and chai. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

A big crowd gathered at the Penneshaw Easter market,bathed mostly in sunshine, with a couple of light showersthrown in. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

A big crowd gathered at the Penneshaw Easter market,bathed mostly in sunshine, with a couple of light showersthrown in. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

A big crowd gathered at the Penneshaw Easter market,bathed mostly in sunshine, with a couple of light showersthrown in. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Amelia Oates of Kingscote showcased her new Bread business – with a range of delectable treats at the Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Amelia Oates of Kingscote showcased her new Bread business – with a range of delectable treats at the Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

The Easter Bunny arrived – and Finn Bates (left) and Max Thomas lined up for their Easter eggs. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

The Easter Bunny arrived – and Finn Bates (left) and Max Thomas lined up for their Easter eggs. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

The Easter Bunny arrived – and Finn Bates (left) and Max Thomas lined up for their Easter eggs. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

Matt Nettheim, better known as basketboy, delighted visitors with his basket-weaving skills. Penneshaw Easter Farmer’s Market, Sunday April 5, 2015. Photos by The Islander

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Party formation a joke

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Jacqui Lambie obviously suffers from delusions of grandeur.

Having only received 1501 personal votes at the last federal election, her move to establish her own political party – the Jacqui Lambie Network – could be viewed simply as a bad April Fools Day joke.

Unfortunately, it appears to be true, and is indicative of the sorry state in which our federal Parliament now finds itself.

Undoubtedly there will be some electors who support Ms Lambie at the next election, and there is an outside chance that she may even be re-elected by “above the line” voters on a party ticket.

I support the election of independents, but only on the premise that they receive sufficient personal support to be able to say, in all honesty, that they genuinely represent their electorate.

Horse trading in preferences that resulted in the current crop of micro-party representatives should be outlawed.

In Tasmania a quota is approximately 1400 votes and if Ms Lambie could convince anything like that number of Tasmanians to give her their number one vote, I would happily endorse her right to sit in Canberra.

Until such time as this occurs however, I remain sceptical of her position.

GEOFF QUINN

Shearwater

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