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Dogs, cats seized from ‘puppy farm’

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Property raided: Eighty-one dogs and puppies and 10 cats were seized at an alleged puppy farm near Yelarbon, on the NSW/Queensland border. Photo: RSPCA QueenslandAUTHORITIES have raided what they allege is a“puppy farm” nearthe NSW/Queensland border, seizing almost 100 dogs and cats.

Officers said theyfound one dog tied up next to the remains of other dogs while anumberof dogs needed urgent veterinary treatment at the property onBosjnack Road,Glenarbon, near Goondiwindi.

Property raided: An RSPCA officer carries out a number of pups from the farm during the raid. Photo: RSPCA Queensland

Detectives from the Goondiwindi Criminal Investigation Branch, backed by investigators from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queenslandraided the property near Yelarbonon Monday morning.

Around7.30am, specialist officers discovered a large number of dogs, mainly American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Australian and American Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pitbulls on the property.

Property raided: Eighty-one dogs and puppies and 10 cats were seized at an alleged puppy farm near Yelarbon, on the NSW and Queensland border on Monday. Photo: RSPCA Queensland

Eighty-one dogs and puppies and 10cats were seized and transferred to RSPCA Queensland headquarters at Wacol.

“There was inadequate shelter and water and a number of the dogs were carrying injuries that needed urgent veterinary treatment,” said RSPCA QueenslandChief Inspector Daniel Young.

“There was one dog that was sharing a small space with a dog that was deceased and there were the remains of a number of corpses lying near dogs that were tethered.”

Property raided: Eighty-one dogs and puppies and 10 cats were seized at an alleged puppy farm near Yelarbon, on the NSW and Queensland border on Monday. Photo: RSPCA Queensland

A 40-year-old man is assisting inquiries and is due to appear in Goondiwindi Magistrates Court in relation to other matters.

A spokesperson for Queensland Police said two dogs required emergency treatment at the property while the other animals were seized.

RSPCA Qld Chief Inspector Daniel Young

“Many animals did not appear to have adequate shelter or water and police, having concerns for the welfare of the animals, immediately contacted the RSPCA,” the spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may have purchased an animal from the property in the past.

Family favourite that stood the test of time

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FAMILY FAVOURITE: Julie Winnett’s philly cheese and chocolate chip cupcakes were a lunchbox staple and remain popular to this day. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

WHEN you’re still cooking a recipe 25 years after you first found it, it’s probably a sign that you’re onto a winner.

That’s certainly the case for Wodonga’s Julie Winnett.

Her recipe for philly cheese and chocolate chip cupcakes has been a staple in the Winnett family for years.

It’s featured in the lunchboxes of her three children, two of whom now study and work in Melbourne, as well as countless other occasions.

In part thanks to its simplicity, in part just because it tastes good, Mrs Winnett said the family favourite had relatively humble origins.

“I picked up the recipe from cooking show on television about 25 years ago,” she said.

“The cream cheese gives it a nice texture on top, then you get the nice chocolate muffin underneath.

“I’ve picked up a lot of other recipes from cooking shows over the years.

“Every second show at the moment seems to be a cooking one.

“Every now and then I’ll see something and write it down, I used to do it a lot more often when the kids were in school though.

“Even when we cook dinner now, our leftovers tend to last a bit longer now the kids have grown up.”

Cooking has always been a passion for Mrs Winnett.

She opted to undertake work as an apprentice chef after initially considering becoming a dietitian –but her original career choice still shines through in her cooking.

“Originally I wanted to be a dietitian, but I didn’t want to move away from home,” she said.

“I loved cooking and I love food, so I ended up becoming an apprentice chef at the Corowa bowls club.

“The chef there at the time was Swiss, so I picked up a lot of European touches from him.

“With most of the things I cook now I try to reduce the sugar in them a little bit.

“My husband’s family has a history of diabetes, so he’s watching his sugar at the moment.

“It’s probably something we should all be doing a bit more.

“I prefer to cut back on things like that as opposed to trying to cut them out completely.”

It isn’t just sweets that the Winnett family has developed a taste for –three night a week they eat vegetarian meals for dinner.

“My favourite reciped have probably changed a lot over the years,” Mrs Winnett said.

“I’veenjoyed making some vegetarian food lately.

“I’ve made a lot of vegetarian pasta, cannelloni, that sort of stuff.

“Ingredients like spinach, sweet potato, ricotta and pumpkin are all really good.”

Fish auction proceeds go to local fire brigade

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Sold!: MBGALAC officials watch for bids from the crowd during the gala fish auction last week. The auction raised $3200.

The Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club is pleased to report $3200 in proceeds from its Monster Fresh Fish Auction held on Sunday,January 8, in Spencer Park, are to be given to the Merimbula Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade.

The brigadehad their fire engine on display and helped at the auction, running the large public barbecue.

The presentation will be held at the club’s rooms in Spencer Park later in February when both parties are free to meet.

It goes without saying that this wonderful outcome would not have been possible without the splendid support of Merimbula’s Business sponsors.

Morwong remain on the chew about the reefs and some larger ones have been landed off Haycock and White Rock out of Kianinny.

Ocean flathead, both sand and tiger, are plentiful off Merimbula and Tura Beach and remain very plentiful in the area off Bithry Inlet, Tathra, try 18-22 fathoms.

There is a veritable plague of small barracouta in the flathead grounds south of Turingal Headland which do make great flathead bait.

While we have a full moon good size gummy sharks are to be found at about 22 fathoms in the same areas.

Salmon are about but remain patchy. Luderick have become a little patchy at the Merimbula Fishing Platform passing through early morning and late evening.

Lots of squid are about though on the small size, as well as slimy mackerel, providing both locals and visitors excellent sport.

Larger squid are reported from the Headlands; Haycock, Short Point and Tura.

A good run of dusky flathead is now on with large bream about the oyster racks in our estuaries. The Merimbula Top Lake can also produce trevally, tailor and mullet. Tailor can be taken trolling and spinning.

Blue swimmer crabs are now in excellent condition and may be taken using approved traps.

There are good schools of whiting in all the estuaries and they react to worms, nippers, poppers and hard plastics, try all along the sand flats. Fishing the local beaches with worms can also bring in lovely whiting and bream.

The club maintains an open house at Spencer Park, every Friday evening commencing at 6.30pm. Visitors are very welcome, come and enjoy the fishing report, the ambience, friendship and lovely views with very competitive bar prices. Darragh Reynolds is your scheduled host. All inquiries John McKay on 0427 639 585.

Membership Application, Membership Renewal and everything you need to know about local fishing is on the club’s website 苏州美甲培训mbgalac苏州美甲培训419论坛.

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Heartbreak for young family

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HEARTBREAK: Erin pictured just before her death with husband Adam, son Jack and newborn twins Jorja and Charli. Her mother-in-law Kellie Hackney has planned a benefit night to help support the family.This time last year Erin Hackney was preparing for the birth of her twin daughters and looking forward to celebrating a new year and new beginnings with husband Adam and their son Jack.

In March however, the family’s world collapsed around them when Erin, 32, discovered awhite mark under her tongue that continued to spread.

Seven months later, she passed away.

Erin had metastatic tongue cancera condition that was rare for her age and gender, highly aggressive and one thatspread quickly throughout her body.

Her diagnosis came shortly after twins Jorja and Charli were born, two months premature, in March.

Erin’s mother-in-law Kellie Hackney of Metford said it was only through a chance encounterthat Erin, who also suffered Crohn’s Disease, found out that the small white spot was cancer.

Erin Hackney with her girls.

“A woman in the bed next to her at Maitland Hospital was a dental technician and she overheard Erin talking to a nurse about the mark,” Mrs Hackney said.

“The other patient asked Erin if she could take a photograph of it tosend to her boss. Erin had a biopsy the following day.”

Mrs Hackney said Erin had previously brought the white spot to the attention of her local doctor who had prescribed antibiotics without any effect.

“After the biopsy she had chemotherapy and radiation treatment and we thought she had the all clear,” Mrs Hackney said.

But on September 29 a PET scan revealed Erin’s body was riddled with cancer. She died on October 17.

“Adam nursed her at home all the way through,” Mrs Hackney said. Heis now raising the couple’s three children, Jack now 6 and the twins nine months.

“He’s still grieving and doing it tough but coping as best he can. My husband Frank and I and Erin’s parents Sue and Mick Cranston are helping him out as well.Little Jack is very quiet and hasn’t asked anything.”

Mrs Hackney is arranging a benefit nightto help raise money for Adam and the children. Adam gaveup his full time job as a fabricating automotive body builder with Varley Engineering to nurse Erin andlook after the children.

The benefit nightwill be held on February 18 at East Maitland Bowling Club from6.30pm. Anyonewhocan help with prizes can contact Mrs Hackney on [email protected]苏州美甲培训.

Win over Centrelink woes

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Fighter: Sharon Field tries to work occasionally around Thomas’ needs, but can’t return to her former full time role because she is unable to find local disability support workers available at short notice. Picture: Jonathan CarrollA Hunter motherof a disabled teenager was left with just over $300 a week to support her three children, after Centrelink cancelled her carer’s payments allegedly without notice and could notadvise when they would be reinstated.

Cliftleigh’s Sharon Field – whohad to leaveher job as an aged care nurse two years ago to care for her son Thomas – said Centrelink told her it could take up to six months to resolve her dispute.

After the Herald contacted Centrelink this week about Ms Field’s dilemma, the agency advised her that her case had been prioritised and she would receive backdated payments from Wednesday.

Her dispute coincides with the agency comingunder fire for sending letters, in some cases wrongfully, to welfare recipients asking for reimbursementfor over-payment.

“I’m very grateful it has been resolved, but what about all of the people in a similar situation who don’t have a voice or anyone to turn to?” sheasked.

Ms Field’s son Thomashas severe global developmental delay, asthma, epilepsy that can cause up to 100 seizures a day and cannot walk or talk.

Hercarer payment and carer allowance totalling $983 a fortnight wascancelled after Thomas’ 16th birthday in September and replaced with a disability support pension of $325 a fortnight.

“But our situation had not changed. I wasreally struggling and it wasbreaking my heart – how is anybody supposed to live below the poverty line? I was trying to pay rent, for my carand feed my children, but didn’t know how I was going to cope next week.”

Ms Field said she was told she must provide documentation from Thomas’ medical specialists to prove he neededher assistance and be able to reapply for the funding.She was told the paperwork she submitted on December 14 could take up to six months to process.

Department of Human Services general manager Hank Jongen said carer paymentsfor a child couldonly be made up to when the child was16 years and three months. He said carers were notified three months before a child’s 16thbirthday about “any payment impacts and required action”.

“This may include a request for additional information, to ensure the carer continues to meet the eligibility criteria for carer payment and carer allowance for an adult. If the requested documentation is not submitted within the timeframe provided, and the customer has not requested an extension, the department will send a further notice before payment is cancelled.”

Ms Field said she received a letter in August advising Thomaswould soon be eligible for the pension.She said it did not mention the carer payment or carer allowance, or ask for more information. She said she was never told her son must move onto the pension.

Ms Field’s fortnightly Family Tax Benefit was also recently cut from $700 to $321.

Pokemon Go robbery

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A man, 65,was robbed while playing Pokemon Goin Baulkham Hills over the weekend.

Police said the man was playing the location-based application on his mobile phone in McKillop Reserve at about 10pm on Saturday, January 14.

The man told policehe wasapproached by two young males, who took his mobile phone out of his hand.

The two suspects also stole the man’swallet, which containedcash before fleeing the location.

The first male is described as 170 centimetres tall with a medium build.

The second male is described as 180 centimetres with a large build.

Community members with information about the incident are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

People can also contactCastle Hill police on9680 5399.

Cocaine seized in Castle Hill bustA man will appear in court after police caught him in possession of cocaine and tablets in Castle Hill.

Police said the Schofields man, 36, was stopped by officers on Anella Avenueat around 10.15pm on Thursday, January 12.

After officers spoke to him, the man admitted he had cocaine in his possession, and pulled a resealable bag containing white powder from his pocket.

A search of the vehiclealso located a second clear resealable bag containing 10 pink tablets. The drugs were seized and the man was charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.

He will appear in Parramatta Local Court on February 8.

Man caught drink drivingA man has been charged with drink driving after he was caught nearly three times over the legal limit in West Pennant Hills on Saturday.Police said the West Pennant Hills man, 42, was driving on Taylor Street at about 9.45pmwhen police pulled him over fora roadside breath test.

The man returned a positive result and was taken to Castle Hill police station for further breath analysis, where he returned a reading of 0.142. He was charged with mid range drink driving for the second time and will appear in Parramatta Local Court on March 1.

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30 degrees at 3.30am: another stifling night for the Illawarra

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Wollongong and Albion Park are forecast to reach a maximum of 34 degrees on Wednesday, while Kiama and Nowra are tipped to hit 33 degrees and Bowral 35 degrees. Picture: SYLVIA LIBERTotal fire ban declared for Illawarra, ShoalhavenRSPCA’s plea to pet owners after two dogs die of heat stressThe Illawarra has enduredyet another sticky, stifling night of summer, with the temperature not dipping below 24degrees in the city all night.

In Wollongong, the mercury dipped to the mid-20s at 1am before jumping back up to 30 degrees at 3.30am and just under 34 degrees at 7am.

In Albion Park the temperature dropped to a low of just under 23 degrees at 3am before jumping back over 30 degrees at 4.52am and sitting at just over 33 degreesat 7am.

The overnight temperature observationsmade for some uncomfortable reading, and explain why many residents would have tossed and turned into the early hours.

Sydneysiders also experienced an uncomfortable night with thetemperature at Sydney’s Observatory Hill still sitting at 32.3 degrees at 10pm on Tuesday.

The forecast for 2pm on Wednesday, January 18. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology

An hour later, the city hit its minimum overnight temperature of 28.1 degrees, before it began climbing again, cracking 30 degrees at midnight.

“We have a very warm air mass over us at the moment and some light to moderate winds that helped to keep that warm temperature at the surface,” said Miranda Langton, a duty forecaster with the Bureau of Meteorology.

“It’s been hot across the whole of NSW. Cobar is still sitting on 31 degrees [just before 6am on Wednesday]. Even somewhere like Thredbo is about 16 degrees.” The average minimum temperature for Thredbo’s top station for January is 6.7 degrees.

Wollongong and Albion Park areforecast to reach a maximum of34 degrees on Wednesday,while Kiama and Nowra are tipped to hit 33 degreesand Bowral 35 degrees.

But bleary-eyed residents can take solace in the fact that a cool change is slowly moving its way up the NSW coast.

Ms Langton said that cool change should move throughon Wednesday morning, with a medium chance of showers in the the early afternoon and late evening, and the chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon.

The Rural Fire Service has declared a total fire ban on Wednesday for theIllawarra/Shoalhaven, Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney, Southern Ranges, Central Ranges and Southern Slopes regions of NSW.

On Tuesday,one home was destroyed by a fast-moving and out-of-control bushfirenear Canberra, on a day when temperatures soared across the state.

The blaze, referred to as the Currandooley fire, also threatened homes at Boro and Mount Fairy, near Tarago.

Forecast temperatures for the Illawarra and South Coast

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Shucks, it’s an oyster harvest highPhotos

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Shucks, it’s an oyster harvest high | Photos Graham Barclay and Richard Ellery with a sample of the bountiful harvest this year for Sydney Rock Oysters farmers on the mid north coast.

TweetFacebook Photos at Barclays Oysters by Rebecca CassonAs they say, one man’sloss is another man’sgain, and this year’s Sydney Rock Oyster harvest for farmers on the mid north coast is no different.

With the Pacific Oysters industry in Tasmania hard hit by a disease called Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS), the South Australian market, which sources itsstock from Tasmania’s oyster hatcheries,has also taken a fall……leaving an opportunity for NSW’s mid north coast’s Sydney Rock Oysters to gain astronger foothold in the market.

This year’s harvest has definitely been above average,agreed GrahamBarclay and Barclay’s Oysters general manager Richard Ellery, both citing different reasons.

“The salinity’s been very high, we’ve had high tides, no real rain,” said Graham.

“And demand is up. We’ve been flat out. We’ve operated at maximum capacity all year,” added Richard, citing 12 hour days across Christmas holiday period.

“I’d say we’re up 15 per cent on last year.”

And while expressing commiserationwith their oyster colleagues down south, both agreed it was about time things picked up.

“The oyster industry has been in decline for a number of years due to different factors,” said Richard, referring to various water quality issues and diseases which can afflict farmers through no fault of their own. After all, oysters are essentially water filters, referred to by some as the ‘canaries of the estuaries’. If something goes wrong, oysters willknow about it.

Barclays’ Oysters, the country’s biggest Sydney Rock Oyster producer,no longer farm oysters elsewhere other than Wallis Lake, whose water both men agreedis in excellent condition. The businesshas divested of leases in Brisbane Waters, the Hawkesbury and Port Stephens, and last year produced more than 250,000 dozen oysters from these waters alone.

Forty per cent of its market is local, the rest is sold in Queensland, which has traditionally sought Pacific Oysters.

“There’s been a shortage of supply of oysters throughout Australia over the past three years, and we’ve been able to capitalise on that…The local market remains fairly stable, but over Christmas we can only produce so many.”

And while demand is up, so isthe quality, with several dry seasons and warmer temperatures adding to the overall quality of the harvest –which takes placebetween September to April.

“Rainfall is good at other times of the year, it flushes out the system, but it also affects our ability to harvest,” Richard said.

Fortunately for Wallis Lake farmers, there hasn’t been a “closure” this year–an unusual occurrence according to Richard.

The company is still restocking its infrastructure after a suspicious fire burnt down thousands of dollars worth of trays and oyster sticks in July. Fortunately, no oysters werelost. No one has been charged in relation to the fire.

Wake Up, Wimmera | January 18, 2017

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PIC OF THE DAY: Tag us in your photos of the Wimmera on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupWimmera to have your pic included! Photo: @tink_kl, via Instagram.

We’ve got a partly cloudyday ahead with the slight (20%) chance of a light shower this morning- Horsham 27, Stawell 25, Warracknabeal 28, Nhill 27, and Edenhope 25.

See what’s making headlines here:

Wimmera CFA: Minimay grassfireAn amazing aerial photo from theCFA shows just how close the Minimay fire got to homes. A great job by the fire crews working in sweltering conditions. Read more about the fire-fighting effort here.

Sunscreen blamed for Horsham toddler’s burnsA HORSHAMmum has issued a warning to parents after herson was seriously burned despite wearing SPF 50+ sunscreen. Read more here.

Horsham West and Haven primary mourns teacherThe Horsham West and Haven Primary School community is mourning following the death of teacherJason Weir. Read more here.

Header starts blaze on farmAn overheated bearing on a header caused a 14 hectare fire at Rossbridge on Tuesday afternoon. Read more here.

Haven Hotshots had a chance to hit on Rod Laver ArenaYOUNG players and club members from the Haven and the Quantong tennis clubs had a great experience at the Australian Open on Monday. Read more here.

State of the nationNeed a national news snapshot first thing –well, we have you covered.

Regional news►WANGARATTA, VIC:Thedeath of a Wangaratta woman killed while walking across a pedestrian crossing will leave a hole in many lives, say those closest to her. Married mother-of-three Roberta Brown, 53, was hit by a truck while walking her on.

The death of Roberta “Bobbie” Brown will leave a gap in many people’s lives, according to those closest to her. Mrs Brown died after being run over in Wangaratta.

►GREAT LAKES, NSW:Shucks, it’s an oysterharvest high on the Mid North Coast. With the Pacific Oysterindustry in Tasmania hard hit bydisease, it has createdan opportunity forMid North Coast’s Sydney Rock Oysters to gain astronger foothold in the market…full story.

► QUEANBEYAN, NSW: It’s the stuff of dreams – being paid by a global sportswearbrand to travel the world anddo what you love, day in and day out. And pro skater Jack Fardellis living it…read about his journey here.

Queanbeyan skateboader Jack Fardell will be going pro in the United States. Photo Elesa Kurtz

►TASMANIA: Police areweighing up an historic apology to child-sex abuse victims in institutionalised care whose cries for help were initially not believed by officers…read on.

National news► Australia’s most dangerous venomous creature is not a snake or a spider, nor even a jellyfish. It’s the bee and other stinging insects that pose the biggest public health threat, according to an analysis of more than a decade of Australian bites and stings.

Spiders such as the Sydney funnel web spider have caused no deaths in the survey period. Photo: Ben Rushton

►More than half of Australia’s young adults have done unpaid work as part of an internship or a job trial, raising questions about the need for greater regulation of unpaid work to prevent exploitation, a landmark national study has found…full story here.

Frances Johns worked an 8½ hour shift in the hope of getting a permanent job. Photo: Janie Barrett

► A man has been charged following a fatal crash at Hallidays Point near Taree on Tuesday. At about5.45pm, a 60-year-old man was riding a BMW motorcycle east along Blackhead Road and collided with a four wheel drive…read more.

National weather radarInternational news► BALI:A hotel security guard has claimed he witnessed Byron Bay murder suspect Sara Connor with her hand around the neck of a Balinese police officer who was later found dead on Kuta beach…full story here.

Pullman Hotel security guard Suryana (in blue shirt) plays Sara Connor in a reenactment at Denpasar District Court on Tuesday. Photo: Amilia Rosa.

►PHILIPPINES: Donald Trump’s conflict of interest risk is on glittering display in the Philippines atManila’s newest sky-scraper which soars 57 storeys above the sprawling city’s financial district of Makati…full story here.

US President-elect Donald Trump: some analysts worry the Trump-Duterte relationship could be a disaster. Photo: Anthony Behar.

►LONDON: In a historic, detailed speech, Mrs May dashed the hopes of Remainers and delighted Brexiteers by setting out a vision of an independent UK – a “trading nation” that will look beyond Europe to “new friends and old allies”.

Australia’s high commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer said it was a “historic speech”.

Faces of Australia:Jill Brookes Dardanup Heritage Park owner Jill Brookes shows off the Brookes Transport exhibits in one of the display sheds.

It’s a classic labour of love for Jill Brookes, her dozen staff and her merry band of nearly 50 volunteers.

Jill is the owner and manager of Dardanup Heritage Park, built on 121ha (300ac) property south east of Bunbury and boasting 20 sheds.

‘The Park’boasts the largest collection of heritage items in the Southern Hemisphere, along with some of the best “re-builders” and “restorers” – usually retired cockies enjoying life in what, for them, is the best Men’s Shed going.

Read the full story here.

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Cancer cover-up warning

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Cover up: Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive Penny Egan says all Tasmanians need to remain sun smart and wear sunscreen and protective clothing.Cricketers, tennis players as well asoutdoor workerssuch as farmers and tradiesare being remindedtoprotectagainst potentially deadly skin cancers.

Cancer Council Tasmanian chief executive Penny Egan said290 Tasmanianseachyear receiveda melanoma diagnosis and people in the sun for long periods of theday need to be more aware of the risks.

On top of that12,000 Tasmanians were havingnon-melanoma skin treatment, she said.

The death of legendary cricketer Richie Benaud last year from melanoma at age 84 has again highlighted the lethal nature of skin cancer.

Ms Egan said all Tasmaniansneed to bevigilant about being sun smart because UV and sun exposure when people were young couldcause problems later.

She said older cricketers may have been exposed to sun damage when Australians were not as sun smart as today.She said sports people like tennis players and cricketers were on the court and field for hours and should always ensure to useplenty of sunscreen.

“Wear abroad-rimmed cricket hat that covers the face and neck and yourother extremities to ensure you are assafe as possible from sun exposure,” Ms Egan said.

“We know most skin cancers are caused through exposure to the sun in your earlier years which causes the problem. I hope all teenagers out there playing cricket now are being sunsmart and applying and reapplying their sunblock over the course of the game.”

Aerosol sunscreen

In relation to concerns being raisedinterstate overthe use ofaerosol sunscreens, Ms Egan said Cancer Council Tasmania hadnot received the same feedback. She said Cancer Council products were all tested and safe to use whenapplied properly.Fairfax Media reported on sunburn incidents which led to questions about the suitability and effectiveness of aerosol spray sunscreens, which have become popular because they’reeasier to apply.

According to tests 40 to 60%of a typical can is sunscreen and the rest is propellant. People were warned about mis-applying and under-applying the aerosol product and reminded the spray couldblowaway.Ms Egan said the same aswith sunscreen lotion a liberal amount of aerosol sunscreen was needed and to rub itin.

“Like with a cream the aerosols have to be appliedcorrectlyas per the label instructions,” she said.

“Apply all sunscreen protectionliberally andreapply it every two hours or after swimming and exercise.

“Sunscreen whether it’s a cream or aerosol shouldn’t be the last form ofdefence you should still wear a hat and the right clothing and find shade where possible.”

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