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Former Liberal Leader John Hewson critical of Tony Abbott’s response to Bronwyn Bishop expenses scandal

Former Liberal Leader John Hewson critical of Tony Abbott’s response to Bronwyn Bishop expenses scandal

Speaker of the House of Representatives and federal member for Mackellar Bronwyn Bishop at a press conference. Photo: James BrickwoodBishop left staff to check expensesFront-row rat in the Liberal Party ranks
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Former Liberal leader John Hewson says if Prime Minister Tony Abbott continues to support Speaker Bronwyn Bishop throughout her expenses scandal, it will come at “enormous political cost”, while Treasurer Joe Hockey has continued to criticise Mrs Bishop.

Mr Abbott stood by Mrs Bishop  on Friday after she paid back more than $5000 in public money to take a helicopter from Melbourne to Geelong to attend a Liberal Party fundraiser. Mr Abbott said Mrs Bishop was doing a good job and that he still had confidence in her.

But Mr Hewson said he was “staggered” by Mr Abbott’s decision to support Mrs Bishop. “He’s got to nip it in the bud, it’s just going to run hard against him,” he told Sky News.

“The fact that she’s just obfuscating rather than addressing the substance of the issue, as is he, is unsustainable.”

The Coalition’s support for Mrs Bishop, who also spent $90,000 on a trip to Europe, including $1000 a day on limousines, was inconsistent with its calls for former Speaker Peter Slipper to resign over allegations he misused $900 in taxi vouchers. Mrs Bishop’s trip was partly aimed at securing her a job with the International Parliamentary Union, based in Switzerland.

Mr Hewson was “staggered” at Mr Abbott’s decision, during a week when he had a chance to score political points against Labor, following Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s appearance at the Royal Commission into Trade Unions, and ahead of Labor’s national conference. “You’re spending all your time defending the indefensible,” he said.

“I just think it’s pretty bad short-term politics and it’ll end in tears for a lot of people.”

Mrs Bishop’s “only hope” to keep her job as Speaker was if she gave “a complete and honest and open account” of what happened and why, and to openly admit where she had tried to claim entitlements for the wrong purpose. This would give Mr Abbott an opportunity to deal with the scandal differently, he said.

“I suspect it’s too late for that, I suspect they’ve put the barricades up and they’re going to fight this at enormous political cost,” Mr Hewson said.

Mr Hewson said Mrs Bishop was “ducking and weaving”  on the issue. “It’s amazing how history bites you in the bum,” he told Sky News.

Mr Hockey criticised Mrs Bishop for a second time, saying he has “never heard of anyone” doing such a thing in his party.

But he says the scandal is now sucking too much oxygen from the political debate and he wished Australians would keep talking about “job security, economic security, and national security.”

Revelations that Mrs Bishop charged taxpayers $5227 to charter a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Geelong in November last year to attend a Liberal fundraiser are continuing to roil federal politics.

Mr Hockey called on Mrs Bishop to explain why she did so earlier this week, saying in a now-infamous radio 2UE interview that it didn’t pass the “sniff test”.

He was the first Abbott government minister to publicly call her behaviour into question, and Mrs Bishop fired back at him on Saturday – in a defiant press conference – saying: “Joe says some funny things sometimes, doesn’t he?”

“I think he said poor people don’t drive cars or something,” she said.

Asked on Sunday about Mrs Bishop’s reaction, Mr Hockey said it was good to see that she had admitted she made an error or judgement by taking the helicopter flight.

“She recognised that what she did was an error of judgment, paid the money and is cooperating with the Department of Finance, and that’s all happened since I had that interview with 2UE,” he told Andrew Bolt on Channel 10.

“I haven’t heard of anyone who has taken a helicopter to a fundraising event.”

Earlier on Sunday morning, Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Mrs Bishop had done all she needed to do to make amends for the trip.

“She has acknowledged that she was wrong,” Mr Hunt said on ABC’s Insiders.

“I’m not going to comment on a colleague but I’ve made it clear… it was an error, it was wrong, she has repaid the full cost of it and with a penalty.”

But Former Treasurer Peter Costello weighed into the debate, saying Mrs Bishop needed to explain what she spoke about at the fundraiser in her official capacity that could have justified her helicopter flight.

Mr Costello said the rules must be tightened for parliamentary expenses to stop politicians misusing the system.

“The rule can’t be that you can just turn up somewhere and talk about Parliament because then it’s justified,” Mr Costello said on Channel 10.

“You could go to a wedding. You could go to a wedding, you could say. I could wander up to someone at a birthday party and say, “Look, I’d like to tell you about the Parliament.”

“That can’t be the rule. There has to be something other than the fundraiser. I assume there is. We’re all waiting for the explanation. We don’t know who the fundraiser was for.

Political leaders ramped up pressure on Mrs Bishop,.

NSW opposition leader Luke Foley said Mrs Bishop had no choice but to step down, saying in the past she has “disembowelled” public servants over their wasteful spending.

“What message does it send to the public if she keeps her job after the revelations?” Mr Foley said on Sky News on Sunday.

Greens senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon accused Mrs Bishop of fraud for spending more than $5000 on a chartered helicopter to attend a Liberal Party fundraiser. She later repaid the money.

“We have a situation where if Bronwyn Bishop signed the parliamentary form declaring her $5000 as a legitimate parliamentary expense, then it’s fraud and paying it back is not enough.,” she said.

“This is a weeping sore for the Abbott government.”

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Reclaim Australia group and protesters clash in Sydney

Reclaim Australia group and protesters clash in Sydney

Victor Waterson dressed as Ned Kelly, at the Reclaim Australian Rally in Martin Place. Photo: Michele Mossop Protesters rally in Martin Place. Photo: James Bullen
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Protesters have clashed violently in Martin Place as Reclaim Australia rallies and counter-rallies continued on Sunday.

Several men wearing Australian flags were chased by protesters at about 10.20am. The counter-rally was to interrupt the rally by Reclaim Australia, a far-right nationalist group who were protesting  against what they call the “Islamisation of Australia”.

Protesters shouted “Nazi scum, off our streets,” as they gave chase down Pitt Street.

Three arrests have been made. One woman has been arrested for assaulting police. Two men have been arrested, one for offensive behaviour and one for breach of peace.

None have yet been charged.

Separate rallies continue at the top and bottom of Martin Place, with a heavy police presence restricting some movement through the area. About 300 ‘Protesters’ at the #Sydney#ReclaimAustralia rally. pic.twitter南京夜网/VKhl5F1COm— Jarah Crook (@jarahcrook) July 19, 2015

In Melbourne on Saturday, about 50 Reclaim Australia protesters were met by anti-racism protesters. Hundreds of police armed with pepper spray, as well as horse-mounted officers , were called in to break up the violent scuffles between the two groups.

Reclaim Australia rallies in cities around Australia, including Sydney, also attracted ugly scenes in April. At that time, police had to intervene in violent clashes  between anti-Islam and anti-racist protesters

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Fashion designer Alex Perry and businesswoman Katie Page release luxe apartments

Fashion designer Alex Perry and businesswoman Katie Page release luxe apartments

Retail powerhouse Katie Page, the CEO of Harvey Norman, has developed the plush M3565 apartment collection on the Gold Coast. Photo: Supplied Katie Page, the CEO Harvey Norman retail group and one of Australia’s most powerful business figures.
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After almost 10 years in the making, red carpet couturier to the stars Alex Perry has finally released his namesake apartment collection to the Brisbane market.

The global financial crisis caused the bottom to fall out of the economy, like a poorly made pair of pants, shortly after the plans for Alex Perry Residential were first drawn. But the one and two-bedroom pads in Fortitude Valley are nearing settlement.

Perry, a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model and known for his rock star runway shows, really knows style, dressing the glamour project with a rooftop “aqua lounge”, horizon pool and Grecian-style pavilion with flowing curtains, plus gym and concierge.

McGrath Real Estate’s Sherrie Storor is helping buyers find the right fit among the available apartments, with about 30 per cent available.

The designer has frocked up some of the world’s sexiest women, from local beauties including Myer face Jennifer Hawkins (pictured with Perry) and Megan Gale, to Hollywood actresses Sandra Bullock and Jessica Chastain, and supermodel Heidi Klum.

And south, on the glittering Gold Coast, one of Australia’s most powerful businesswomen is the force behind a boutique block of apartments, which are the latest high-end offering to luxury-conscious international buyers.

Architect Virginia Kerridge has designed Harvey Norman chief executive Katie Page’s ultra swish development at postcard-worthy Main Beach, with frontage to that famously endless stretch of sand.

Named M3565, the project was flagged earlier this year and is expected to commence construction soon. Page, who is married to the retail chain’s chairman Gerry Harvey, has kept it super exclusive, with only seven residences.

The off-the-plan global sales push, which is now underway, is being handled by Christie’s realty head Ken Jacobs, who adds M3565 to his selective books, which includes Eureka Tower penthouse E82 and actor Mel Gibson’s Costa Rica jungle hideaway, Playa Barrigona.

Six of the apartments cover single floors, each with a different look and layout, including natural materials and huge balconies, and the penthouse, which has a plunge pool, spans two levels.]]>DomainThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

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John Barker says inexperienced Blues need to keep driving high standards

John Barker says inexperienced Blues need to keep driving high standards

Interim Blues coach John Barker. Photo: AFL Media/Getty ImagesSpare a thought for John Barker, as he tries to impress the Carlton board enough to land the senior coaching role at Carlton for 2016 and beyond.
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After a 42-point loss to Fremantle at Domain Stadium on Saturday night, his next assignment is to get his young side ready to play Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium next Friday night.

“How did they go today?” he asked in the post-match press conference after the Blues’ loss to the Dockers.

“Beat Sydney by 89 points,” was the reply.

“Is that all? So that looks like it’s going to be a solid challenge next week.”

On Saturday night the Blues had 11 players on Domain Stadium with less than 50 games experience; Fremantle had four.

Plus Carlton had Brad Walsh on debut, Tom Fields in his second game and Nick Holman in his fifth. The difference in experience between the Blues and the Dockers was 940 games – which is nearly 43 games per player.

And when asked if there was anyone expected back from injury to help with their battle against the in-form Hawks (who have now won seven consecutive games and have moved into third spot on the ladder), Barker gave a nervous laugh when he full understood what his answer would be.

“Nah, in terms of injuries, we are still a couple of weeks away from having Nick Graham (foot injury), who has only played six games anyway,” he said. Graham has played six this year, for a total of just 16.

“That was our 40th player that we have played this year.”

The Gold Coast has also used 40; Fremantle just 28.

Already out for the remainder of the season are Dale Thomas (shoulder, with 182 games), Bryce Gibbs (pectoral muscle, 187) and Robbie Warnock (shoulder, 87, but not consistently in the starting line-up anyway).

Dennis Armfield (arm, 125), David Ellard (calf, 59) and Andrew Walker (knee, 186) are all expected back before the end of the season, but not next week.

Five of the Blues’ remaining seven games are against sides currently in the eight – the Hawks (twice), North Melbourne, Collingwood and the GWS.

But Barker said that he had a responsibility over the remaining rounds to improve the standard of play.

“What I can’t do is waste a half of season of footy and there is a lot that goes into that in terms of the standards that we need to lift to be a better football team,” he said. “And it’s not just about on the field and there is a lot in terms of the environment that creates a good club.

“At the moment, we don’t have much of a choice with our list in terms of who we play, so I think everyone understands where we are at; we know where we are at and we just have to make the most of the situation we are in and keep driving these boys to higher standards.

“We can’t keep missing easy targets, we can’t keep dropping easy marks if we want to be a good team.

“You miss those easy marks, those easy targets, you know, does it just etch away at your spirit a little bit…?

“It’s good for the Carlton people to see these young players, these inexperienced players play footy.

“There are a few of them who are really going to make up our future going forward and we just have to play with good method, but with an effort that lasts for four quarters.”

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Gerard FitzGerald hopes to land AFL assistant coaching role

Gerard FitzGerald hopes to land AFL assistant coaching role

The VFL’s longest-serving coach, Gerard FitzGerald, says he is hopeful of landing a job as an AFL assistant coach, admitting he is at the peak of his powers at 58.
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FitzGerald was informed by the Roosters board last month his contract won’t be renewed at the end of the season as the club enters a new phase with the end of its AFL alignment with North Melbourne.

His has since employed a manager, Damien Smith, as he attempts to retain a job in football, possibly in a development role.

He has overseen the development of former Rooster, now Hawks premiership player, Isaac Smith, ex-Roo Cam Richardson, and  Darren Jolly, Nick Maxwell, Josh Gibson, James Frawley and the Brown brothers, Nathan and Mitch, over a 19-year span.

“I enjoy my coaching now as much as I ever have and I feel I’m still coaching well,” FitzGerald said on Saturday. “I had a very positive review conducted by the board at the end of last year and I was really encouraged by the findings of that review. I’m  keen to continue to push on and continue to have a good coaching/leadership role in footy. I’ve got to hope that there are other options.”

He accepts the challenge for the next Roosters coach will be an enormous one. North Ballarat is desperate to remain in the league, but there are many doubters.

“We all knew that. That’s why I thought I could provide that stability and continuity and take the club through this next transition. That’s why I requested an extension,” FitzGerald said. “I think everybody realises  it’s going to be a challenging period. I believe country Victoria needs a team that is going to be represented in the VFL and I think the VFL is enhanced by having a country team.”

FitzGerald believes the Roosters are better positioned than the now defunct Bendigo Gold was.

“They were different models though,” he said. “They [Bendigo] tried to create a club up there and really good football people tried very, very hard. We have a high quality footy club at North Ballarat which represents the city of the wider region. The North Ballarat model is a lot better equipped to be able to handle the challenges.

“Therefore you need a distinct model of recruitment. I’ve always thought the best way to recruit players is to sell the city as a high-quality venue, the university and apprenticeships is what we try to do with our boys and then retain our own experience rather than trying to chase the market.”

There is doubt, however, that all three recruits will remain at the club beyond this season.

THE BIG ONE: 

Sandringham recruits Clint Jones and Mitch Brown were the keys to the Zebras’  13-point win over Werribee at Avalon Airport Oval.

Jones racked up 30 disposals, while Brown, who is believed to have attracted interest from AFL clubs Fremantle, Essendon and StKilda, racked up 23 touches and a goal. The Tigers led by three points at the last change. Eric Wallace even kicked the opening goal of the last term for an eight-point lead, before goals to Ahmed Saad and Brodie Murdoch. First-gamer Tom Wilkinson gave the Zebras a 13-point buffer and an eventual match-winner lead.

BEST OF THE REST: 

Demons ruckman Mark Jamar and midfielder Jack Grimes were the best in Casey’s 47-point win over the Northern Blues, while Essendon escaped with a 22-point win over North Ballarat.

WE NOW KNOW:

Sandringham deserves a top four spot after a gutsy win at Avalon Airport Oval. Casey is genuinely a finals contender this season.

THEY SAID IT:

“In many ways, he’s [Luke Kiel] typical of the North Ballarat player. He’s a boy from country Victoria, and headed into Ballarat to give his footy a good go and he’s continuing to develop into a very good player and a very good influence on how we play.” (North Ballarat coach Gerard FitzGerald).

MAN OF THE MOMENT: 

Tom Wilkinson (Sandringham) – Stood up at the Zebras’ time of need to kick a match-winner.

SUNDAY WATCH:

eelong v Footscray, Simonds Stadium, 11.42am

Richmond v Port Melbourne, Punt Road Oval, 1pm

Coburg v Box Hill Hawks, Piranha Park, 2pm

Frankston v Collingwood, Frankston Oval, 2pm

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Police separate protesters as Brisbane Reclaim Australia rally starts

Police separate protesters as Brisbane Reclaim Australia rally starts

Rally Photo: Tony Moore Scenes at the rally in Brisbane on Sunday. Photo: Tony Moore
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Scenes at the rally in Brisbane. Photo: Tony Moore

Rally Photo: Tony Moore

Rally Photo: Tony Moore

Reclaim Australia rallies in QldRival protesters clash in Melbourne

A strong police presence is separating vocal anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters at Sunday morning’s Reclaim Australia rally in Brisbane in a bid to stem violent scenes that erupted in Melbourne on Saturday.

Police are standing between two sides of the racism divide in Emma Miller Place in the old Roma Street Forum.

On one side is a group of young people grouped under Socialist Alliance banners chanting, “Muslims are welcome in Australia”.

On the other side is a group of older people with signs saying they are members of the Patriot Defence League Australia and the Reclaim Australia movement.

The younger protesters are using whistles, loud hailers and megaphones to drown out Cold Chisel, Men at Work and John Farnham songs.

“Say it loud, say it proud, Muslims are welcome here,” the younger protesters are chanting.

On the other side, among the Reclaim Australia protesters are anti-Islam signs.

One sign says the Koran is an “evil book of hate.”

Another says, “Nazis had a Muslim army.”

Police numbers have moved between the two groups as the noise intensifies.

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Defence ripped apart by Thunder

Defence ripped apart by Thunder

ON TARGET: Bendigo Braves guard Grant Johnson.
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THE Bendigo Bank Braves defence was ripped to shreds by North West Tasmania Thunder in Saturday night’s basketball clash.

Bendigo’s first leg of the Tasmanian double tipped off with a 22-point win on Hobart’s court on Friday night.

The momentum rolled on in the opening quarter against Thunder at Ulverstone.

Bendigo led 35-30 at quarter-time.

From there it was North West Tasmania which took complete control.

Thunder won the next three quarters –27-13, 28-12 and 30-13 –to complete a 115-73 victory.

The Braves battled to lessen the impact that Fred Hunter, 25 points; Garrett Jackson, 23; and Mason Bragg, 19, had on the match.

Leading scorers for Bendigo were Grant Johnson and Josh Wilcher, 13; Michael Vigor, 12; Tony Lewis, 11; and Jordan Vandenberg 10.

The Ben Harvey-coached Braves are at home next Saturday to play Canberra.

Tip-off is at 8pm at Bendigo Stadium.

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Jeffery leads way as Thunder rolls Dragons

Jeffery leads way as Thunder rolls Dragons

ON A ROLL: Crowd favourite Joe Silafau barges through the Temora defence during yesterday’s Group 9 clash at Greenfield Park. The Thunder’s momentum continues to build in the run to the finals. Picture: PETER MERKESTEYN
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CAPTAIN-coach Ben Jeffery led by example to set up a strong 52-4 Albury Thunder win against Temora at Greenfield ParkAlburyon Sunday.

Jeffery, who missed last week to be with his sick partner, bagged a first-half hat-trick as Thunder continued their climb up the Group 9 ladder.

Despite leading 20-4 at the break it was not all one way for the home team.

“I thought we were a bit slow in the first half, but 50 odd to 4 is obviously a really good result for us,” Jeffery said.

“We’re getting there, the second half was good, but the first half just wasn’t.

“Ithought we were a bit slow to start,but we got there in the end and that’s what you want.”

Temora had their chances but, despite breaking the defence several times, were unable to find the line.

And the Thunder made the visitors pay, eventually.

Quick ball movement saw Thunder switch play and go widefor winger Daniel Hill cross out side to open the scoring after 15 minutes.

Shortly after a rampaging Joe Silafau had the Temora defence rattled with a charging run from deep inside Thunder territory.

He had winger Alex Jones in support outside but opted to go inside to his skipper Jeffery, who scooted 25 minutes to the line. Cameron Breust converted to put Thunder up 10-0.

Jeffery was in again when he wrong-footed his opposite Scott Bowden to score in the centres.

The Dragons eventually broke through when Bowden backed up some solid forward attacks close to the line to burst over in the corner.

A minute later it appeared the Dragons were in again after a clever cross-field kick, only to be called back for offside.

The no-try was costly as just minutes before half-time Jeffery gathered a loose Temora ball to cross for his third. Breust made it 20-4 at the break.

Albury came out in the second half full of intention and rattled the Dragons with some solid defence and flashes of brilliance.

Chris Seaton showed greatskills late in the game to pull down a high Cameron Breustkick and cross.

Daniel Hill picked up two tries in a solid day.

Levi Freeman, who also found the line, landed a solid tackle on Brady Oliver midway trough the second half.

Oliver took several minutes to regain his feet.

“We’reon the road again next weekend up to Tumbarumba, so hopefully we can keep putting up some wins and do our best to get into the finals,’” Jeffery said.

“It was a tough week but now hopefully we can just keep the same team on the paddock and keep trying to get some good wins.”

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Cold snap could impact cattle farms

Cold snap could impact cattle farms

Australian farmers are reaching out for help to maintain their animals after a cold snap hit pastures across the country.
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Feed Central business development manager forquality services, Ian Wickham, said producers are looking for supplementary feed options.

“The sudden change in temperature has really knocked native pastures and in many cases the land is too wet for stock,” Mr Wickham said.

“We’ve received a lot of calls from producers looking for high energy feed options to get their animals through this tough period.

“The colder the temperature and the greater the exposure to wet and windy conditions, the greater the increase in maintenance energy requirements.”

However, Haddon farmerChris Draffin says icy mornings are standard for areas around Ballarat and Central Highlands.

It was pretty unexpected for around here,” Mr Draffin laughed.

“It’s fairly stock standard –you have to set the system up to allow for it, but that’s about it.

“It’s (the cold weather) par for the course around Ballarat.”

Mr Wickham said it was important to feed higher quality forage or provide supplemental grain to ensure an active rumen.

“When cows are in poor to marginal condition, there areserious negative effects such as viability of her calf and subsequent breeding performance,” he said.

There are several good options available for farmers needing feed, including lucerne hay and wheaten hay.

Nutritionist Dr Steve Little from Capacity Ag Consulting said farmers need to know the nutritional value of what they are buying, focusing on energy and protein.

“It’s straightforward maths – animals need to be provided with enough food to meet their daily energy and protein requirements for maintenance and production,” he said.

“Farmers need to do a feed budget to calculate how many megajoules of metabolisable energy per day each animal will need to keep on track and then work out how best to meet that requirement.”

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Photos | Griffith Sikh temple opening

Photos | Griffith Sikh temple opening

Photos | Griffith Sikh temple opening Japleen Kaur, 12, is delighted to be at the event.
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The Sikh Nishan Sahib is raised at the new temple.

Hundreds of people take part in the procession.

Young and old took part in the walk.

A Sikh community members washes before entering the new temple.

Sikh community members wore orange for the event.

A Sikh community member prepares to raise the flag at the new temple.

The Sikh community celebrates the milestone.

Community members celebrate the holy day.

Community members entered the grandiose temple.

Flowers are scattered from a helicopter over the temple.

Perminder Singh and Rajvir Singh attend the temple opening.

Joshana Vaghela, Kalpana Patel and Meena Patel at the holy event.

Prekash Patel, Mayur Patel, Bharat Vaghela and Ketam Patel celebrate together.

Sandeep Chalal, Kuljit Singh Ghag, Pinda Ghag and Simran Grewal at the new Sikh temple.

Manmeet Kaur, 15 months, attends the celebration with Charanjit Singh.

Naseem Kahloo, Marium Kahloo and Jaspreet Kaur dress for the occasion.

Navdeep Kaur, 6, Angad Brar, 7, and Jaskiret Brar, 6, enjoy the day.

Kate Tyrrell, Stacey Weeding and Sarah Best celebrate the milestone.

Gagandeep Kaur is all smiles at the new temple.

Arshdrip Kaur, 8, and Japleen Kaur, 13, enjoy the day.

Pawandir Singh joins the holy procession.

Shamsher Singh celebrates the milestone.

Shamsher Singh joined the hundreds of Sikh community members at the temple opening.

Amandeep Singh and Bikramjit Singh join the celebrations.

Aman Singh and Agaazvees Singh, 3, visit the new temple.

Yurvraj Singh, 6, joins the celebration.

Jasmeen Kaur, 10, is all smiles at the new temple.

Deepinder Singh, 9, dresses for the occasion.

Griffith councillor Simon Croce attends the holy event.

Griffith councillor Doug Curran visits the new temple.

Hundreds of people attend the event.

Griffith councillors Anne Napoli, Paul Rossetto and Dino Zappacosta celebrate the milestone.

The Sikh community members prepare to raise the Sikh flag.

Community members walk towards the new temple.

The procession along Kidman Way.

Hundreds of people arrive at the new temple.

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