Lake Macquarie council calls for community help establishing heritage master plan for West Wallsend

Carrington Street circa 1920.Before Lake Macquarie City Council begins work revitalising West Wallsend, it wantscommunity help to develop a master plan that focuses onthe town’s historic characteristics.
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The council is calling forpublic feedback through its Shape Lake Mac website to develop ideas of what needs to be protected and what can be enhanced and there will be a one-hour community workshop atHolmesville Community Hall from 5.30pm on November 7.

In a statement on Thursday, council called West Wallsend one of Lake Macquarie’s most historically significant suburbs and pointed to its past as a booming town with a population of 6000 and four operationalminesat its peak in the early 1900s.

The master plan will look at streetscape, pedestrian access, mobility issues and focus on the area around Carrington and Withers streets.It will deal with council land and public spaces–not privately-owned property.

Integrated planning manager Wes Hain said theplan would aim to reinforce West Wallsend’s historic character and revitalise the suburb’s retail and commercial precinct.

“We want to make sure any revitalisation ofWestWallsendis sympathetic to its important and fascinating history,” hesaid.

Northumberland Hotel circa 1940.

“WestWallsend’s significant historical value is already recognised by its inclusion as a heritage conservation area in our Local Environment Plan, but a master plan will provide a blueprint for us to follow over the next 10-15 years.

“Recent residential and commercial development aroundWestWallsendhave the potential to affect the viability and long-term conservation of the old commercial precinct.But there is a great opportunity here to capitalise onWestWallsend’s rich history and use it to attract investment and business, and to create a vibrant, contemporary retail and commercial precinct.”

Historian Ed Tonks said West Wallsend was a prime example of how mining drove the Hunter’s early expansion, experiencing significant growth in a 15-year period that sparked the introduction of a steam tram system toNewcastle.

Some of the responses posted on the Shape Lake Mac website as of Thursday afternoon pointed to the cemetery, post office, pubs and butterfly cave as beingamong the historic parts of the suburb considered important.

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Ex-Armstrong manager gets life cycling ban

Lance Armstrong’s former cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel was banned from the sport for life on Wednesday after a successful appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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The 54-year-old Belgian was initially banned for 10 years in 2014 by the American Arbitration Association North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA) for helping orchestrate an elaborate doping program that helped Armstrong to seven Tour de France titles.

In its ruling, CAS also said doctor Pedro Celaya was handed a lifetime ban while trainer Jose “Pepe” Marti had his period of ineligibility increased to 15 years from eight.

The trio all worked for Armstrong’s US Postal Service team (USPS), which changed its name to Discovery Channel after a change of sponsors in 2005, and opted for arbitration when the charges were originally levelled against them in June 2012.

Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles and given a lifetime ban in 2012, finally admitting his use of banned substances in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.

The AAA had said the ban given to Bruyneel, who is often described as Armstrong’s right-hand man, was “appropriate” but CAS said he was at the heart of the system and deserved more.

“If a lifetime ban is a possible sanction, as it is, the Panel sees no reason why it should not be imposed in this case for Mr Bruyneel’s active involvement in widespread, systemic doping in the sport of cycling spanning many years,” CAS said in its ruling.

Bruyneel acknowledged in an open letter sent to cycling websites that “mistakes have been made”, but he still felt USADA did not have the jurisdiction to bring charges against him.

“I want to stress that I acknowledge and fully accept that a lot of mistakes have been made in the past,” he wrote on www.cyclingnews成都夜总会招聘. “There are a lot of things I wish I could have done differently, and there are certain actions I now deeply regret.

“The period I lived through, both as a cyclist and as a team director, was very different than it is today.

“I would simply like to observe that we were all children of our era, facing the pitfalls and temptations that were part of the culture at the time.

“We didn’t always make the best choices.”

Celaya was the team’s doctor from 1997 to 1999 and then again from 2004, and CAS said he was a willing and indispensable participant in the system which required medical supervision.

Marti chose not to testify, but CAS said there was no previous evidence from which it could infer contrition or any change of heart by the trainer.

Saints replace Suns in AFL’s China match

St Kilda’s Seb Ross (left) and Port Adelaide’s Ollie Wines are looking ahead to their China venture.Chasing funding and fans, St Kilda has replaced Gold Coast as Port Adelaide’s opponent for the AFL’s annual match in Shanghai.
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The Saints have committed to the Chinese venture for the next three years, giving up a home fixture to do so.

The match will be staged later than the previous two iterations, on Sunday June 2 as part of round 11 and preceding both clubs’ byes in order to allow for the travel demands.

Hopes are high that after two dubiously attended fixtures, both won easily by Port Adelaide, the Saints’ involvement can breathe life into the fledging match.

“China is not a short-term strategy … we’re really pleased that St Kilda have made this decision,” AFL executive Travis Auld said.

Neither Auld, Port Adelaide chief executive Keith Thomas or Saints counterpart Finnis could or would give figures as to either their financial underwriting or returns from their involvement in the match.

But Finnis said it was a “significant” injection from the deal, which the Saints would aim to leverage opportunities for its sponsors – and to improve crowds.

“There’s the commercial outcome but it’s also a chance to grow our fanbase,” he said.

“There are so many Chinese international students in Melbourne. Monash University, one of our performance partners, has 10,000 Chinese students in its own right.

“It starts to differentiate our football club in a very competitive market.”

The Saints are no stranger to international AFL fixtures, having played three matches in Wellington for three losses between 2013 and 2015.

The club clarified the China match didn’t mean the end for their aspirations to play matches in New Zealand, which hung on finding “a suitable venue in Auckland”.

Auld said St Kilda were the only Victorian club to signal interest in participating in the fixture.

After a brouhaha between Port and the Suns over Gold Coast’s right to wear its home jumper, Thomas said those issues had already been ironed out with the Saints.

“When we first started thinking about China we were quite unsure about what was important and what wasn’t important. We knew the colour red was very significant in the Chinese culture. But it’s not that significant,” he said.

“We have no issue at all with St Kilda having the home guernsey. We’ll design our own guernsey for the occasion … with just a subtle reference to China.”

A Victorian Government representative also tabled the idea of a women’s match in China, catching Auld on the hop.

“This is the first time I’ve thought about it … but we love the idea of expanding the game,” Auld said.

Fitness guru Kayla Itsines’ fortune swells

Fitness guru Kayla Itsines and partner Tobi Pearce have jumped to No 5 on the AFR’s Young Rich List.Helping people whittle down their waistlines has fattened the fortunes of fitness guru Kayla Itsines, propelling her into the ranks of ‘s richest young business people.
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Ms Itsines and her partner Tobi Pearce are the brains behind the Bikini Body Workout program and fitness app Sweat.

With 20 million followers they’ve amassed a combined fortune of $486 million, according to the n Financial Review’s Young Rich List for 2018.

The couple set up their Bikini Body Training business in 2013 and a year later launched a 12-week workout and diet program, which later morphed into their hugely popular fitness app.

The 20-somethings have enjoyed one of the biggest rises on the list this year, leaping from 40th spot in 2017 list into fifth place this year.

Joining them in the top 10 are Collis and Cyan Ta’eed, the husband-and-wife co-founders of online graphic marketplace Envato whose fortune has doubled in the past year to $428 million.

Mrs Ta’eed and Ms Itsines are the only two women to appear in the top 10 of this year’s list of ‘s wealthiest self-made businesspeople aged 40 and under.

Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar came in on top for a record seventh year, with their fortunes more than doubling to $14.2 billion.

The software gurus’ combined wealth is more than 14 times that of the next two on the list, Melbourne luxury property developer Tim Gurner and New York-based Ori Allen, whose real estate tech business Compass has made a big splash in the US.

Gurner, who is worth $631 million, created controversy last year when he warned millennials they would never be able to afford their first home if they don’t give up spending $40 a day on smashed avocados and coffees while not working.

There are 21 newcomers on this year’s list, including former n cricket captain Steve Smith and Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Most of those on the list have made their fortunes in the technology and finance sectors, as well as through sport.

The full list will be published in the AFR on Friday.

YOUNG, SUCCESSFUL AND RICH

1/2. Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, Atlassian founders, $14.2b

3.Tim Gurner, luxury property developer, $631m

4. Ori Allon, real estate technology, $539m

5/6. Kayla Itsines and Tobi Pearce, Sweat founders, $486m

7. Owen Kerr, partner in foreign exchange brokerage Pepperstone, $460m

8/9. Collis & Cyan Ta’eed, online graphic marketplace founders Envato, $428m

10. Peter Greensill, farming and finance capital investor, $412m

Wingard hurt at being labelled a ‘sook’

Hawthorn recruit Chad Wingard has rejected claims he had attitude issues at Port Adelaide.Hawthorn recruit Chad Wingard has hit out at a “bunch of lies” surrounding his AFL split from Port Adelaide.
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Wingard has taken aim at Port greats for saying the Power’s leaders “complained about me being a sook”.

“To read and hear those things hurt a lot,” Wingard wrote in a column published Thursday on the AFL Players’ Association website.

After Wingard was traded to Hawthorn, former Port captain Warren Tredrea said he understood the Power’s “leadership group were sick of him, sick of his attitude”.

And Kane Cornes, a four-time club champion at Port, said Wingard was “feeling not a lot of love at Port Adelaide”, adding the move to Hawthorn was an “easy out for him.”

After hearing those comments, Wingard phoned Port coach Ken Hinkley.

“I rang Ken to see if there was any truth to that and he told me that nothing had come from the club, there was no truth to it, and that’s just how the media want to play things,” Wingard wrote.

“If you have seen the coverage in Adelaide, it has been a bunch of lies and a lack of understanding.

“Just because a deal like this has gone through, it doesn’t mean they have to jump to conclusions and reach for the negative angle.”

Wingard denied his post-season exit meeting with Hinkley was heated.

“I went away from that meeting still thinking I was going to be a Port Adelaide player next season,” he wrote.

“Following on from the discussions and the exit meetings, they let my manager know that they were open to trading me if a suitable offer came forward.

“I was completely taken back and upset with that initially. It rocked me, but the longer I thought about it, the more I began to understand.”

Wingard said even after meeting with rival clubs, he believed he would remain at Port.

“Meeting with other clubs … I actually told Kenny that I felt like I was cheating on a girlfriend,” he wrote.

“It just wasn’t a great feeling and I didn’t enjoy it but things started to move quickly and the opportunity at Hawthorn came up.

“I started to have doubts as to whether I was wanted at Port because, as you can imagine, getting your name thrown up for a trade isn’t exactly the best feeling.”

Players’ body criticises CA over review

Cricket chairman David Peever insists there has been no delay in releasing the results of a long-awaited independent review into the governing body.
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But the review remained under wraps at Thursday’s CA annual general meeting (AGM), prompting criticism from the n Cricketers’ Association (ACA).

Players’ association president Greg Dyer said CA had missed an opportunity.

Peever was re-elected as CA chairman at the AGM.

The Ethics Centre’s report will be released on Monday, more than six months after the think tank had been commissioned by CA to conduct a warts-and-all appraisal of the governing body in light of the Cape Town cheating scandal.

The players’ union had called on state associations to be given a copy of the review before CA’s AGM, so they could make a more informed decision about the prospect of another Peever term.

“There has been no delay,” Peever told reporters.

“We didn’t get a final copy of the review until this week.

“We have always said they will be released before the start of the international men’s summer, which is what is happening.”

The former Rio Tinto mining boss noted CA intended to brief state organisations and the players’ union in coming days before the public release.

“I don’t want to pre-empt any of the conversations,” Peever said, refusing to shed any light on the review’s recommendations.

“We accept our share of the responsibility of events …

“Tomorrow at our board meeting, we’ll be going through the recommendations with a view of trying to be clear (in what CA’s response will be).”

Dyer was unimpressed, saying in a statement that this was a crucial opportunity for the game.

“The ACA’s submission to the Longstaff Review raised concerns with the lack of transparency and accountability at the leadership level at CA,” Dyer said.

“The ACA believes that the CA Board has missed an opportunity to have the results of this review understood and contested, prior to this meeting.”

Dyer added the ACA was looking forward to the review with expectation and cautious optimism.

Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were stripped of their leadership titles and banned for 12 months by CA in response to the sandpaper ball-tampering saga in South Africa.

Coach Darren Lehmann and chief executive James Sutherland have vacated their posts since the scandal, while team-performance chief Pat Howard is departing next year.

Peever, who rowed with players during last year’s pay dispute, will not be following them out the door.

“I was asked to continue in the context of the various change going on,” Peever said.

“I felt continuity was important so I agreed to the request to continue.”

Inquiry process begins for NSW baby killer

An inquiry into the convictions of serial baby killer Kathleen Megan Folbigg should focus on medical advances and new research, including on multiple “natural” infant deaths in the one family, lawyers have agreed.
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Folbigg was jailed in May 2003 for at least 25 years after she was found guilty of killing her four babies in the decade from 1989, but the NSW government in August agreed to a judicial review of her case.

The 51-year-old’s children – Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura – all died aged between 19 days and 19 months.

She was imprisoned for three counts of murder and one count each of manslaughter and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm.

At a directions hearing in Sydney on Thursday, counsel assisting Gail Furness SC said the crown case at trial was “circumstantial” and consisted of four areas of evidence: the circumstances of each child’s death, coincidence evidence, medical evidence and Folbigg’s own diaries.

The crown case was that the “totality of the evidence” pointed to Folbigg’s involvement in all four deaths, she said.

Lawyers for Folbigg lodged a petition in 2015 casting doubt on some of the evidence that led to her conviction.

Ms Furness said the main report relied upon in the application is an undated, 91-page paper by forensic medicine Professor Stephen Cordner from Monash University.

“He concluded that there is nothing from a forensic pathology viewpoint to suggest that any of the children had been killed,” she said.

“He opined that there are identifiable, natural causes of death for two of the children, Patrick and Laura, and natural causes are a plausible explanation for the other two deaths, Caleb and Sarah, and the acute or apparent life-threatening event concerning Patrick.”

She also highlighted a 2015 report from a mathematics professor which concluded “the jury was almost certainly misled” by expert statements “regarding the rarity of multiple SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)”.

Ms Furness said the inquiry should focus on medical opinions and evidence such as “new research or literature concerning incidents of reported deaths of three or more infants in the same family attributed to unidentified natural causes”.

This medical focus was unopposed by Folbigg’s barrister, Dr Robert Cavanagh.

According to former NSW District Court chief judge Reginald Blanch, who is heading the inquiry, hearings are unlikely to begin until late February 2019.

The location is yet to be confirmed but the inquiry is slated to run for six to 12 months.

Fish for good cause

FISH OF THE WEEK: Shelley Valvo wins the Tsunami lure pack and Jarvis Walker tacklebox for this handy bream caught up off Stockton Beach recently.
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Anglers are gearing up fortheCharlestown Anglers Flathead Comp being held in Lake Macquarie on Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4.

The catch and release tournament will run6am Saturday to 1pm Sunday, with all proceeds going to the Leukemia Foundation.

“It’s a catch and release with the biggest flathead being submitted by each angler with a picture on a brag mat,” Troy said.

”Its$10entry fee for over 16 years and free for under 16 years old, with prizes for senior and junior biggest flathead, plus prizes for mystery length senior and junior.

“Presentation will be at Warners Bay Hotel on Sunday 3pm with a sausage sizzle.”

Anyoneinterested can contact Troy [email protected]成都夜总会招聘or there are entry forms at Fishermans Warehouse at Mark’s Point.

“Registration cut-off is November 1. We’re also holding a Tackle and Flathead talk withJason Nunn from Fishermans Warehouse at Warners Bay Hotel on Tuesday, October 30 from 6pm for anyone who is interested In the comp.

“Charlestown Anglerswill be raffling a rod and reel combo, with all proceeds again going to the Leukemia Foundation.”

Lake landingsTroy reports Dan Guifoyle fished the lake last week and caught a cracker bream going 46.5cm on a 100mm Samaki vibe while chasing jew and on another day he also landed a 120cm jew from the lake.

“Chad Kelly and myself headed up Port Stephens two weeks ago as there was big winds and swell, chasing drummer,” Troy added. “We ended up with 11 drummer, all around the 2kg mark, and 8 bream, the biggest going 43cm.

“It was a bit hard carrying fishing gear and 25 kilo of fish over the rocks.

“Young Sam Law got a nice kingfish in the lake going 73cm on a vibe, with his dad, “Boota” Law, filming the action.”

Kingdom comeBeen some great kingfish kicking around thebreakwall at Nelson Bay this week.

Peter Perekovic from Corlette landed a beauty well over 10kg.

“The locals have been trying to keep it to themselves, but they’ve been there for nearly a month now,” according to Brent “Hammer” Hancock, from Tackle World Port Stephens.

“They come and go and they are the type of fish that can drive people crazy.

“Some use lures, some use live baits. We’ve been selling lots of poppers and stick baits.

“Things like your Nomad Madscads and Nomad Chug Norris go good.

“The Madscad is like a cross between a stick and swim bait and kings love them.

“The ‘slimey mackerel’ colour seems to appeal.”

On top of a good lure, anglers will be well advised to arm up with heavy duty line if they’re to be any chance of taming these tanks.

“You’ll need minimum 50lb to80lb braid and 80lb leaders and even then there will be no guarantees,” Brent said.

“Kings are a ‘50-50’ fish –50 per cent chance of a hook-up, and 50 per cent chance of landing them.

“I used to chase them when I was a young fella but I’ve given it up because it’s too frustrating.”

Big snapperEncouraging signs on the snapper front up Port Stephens way – Pacific Blue Charters got an 8kg fish last weekend.

“Hopefully as the full moon passes, we’ll see more fish like that on the chew,” Brent said.

“I don’t know why but it seems harder to get snapper and other reef species so much when we’re on the full moon.”

Meanwhile, Nelson Bay has been fishing real well for sand whiting, big models up to 38cm. Live tube wormsworkingwell.

Still plenty of really nice flatties about too, and Brent reckons big soft plastics are the go.

“The Pro Lure Fishtail in the 130ml has been working really well,” he said.

“There’s one colour called a ‘lime pepper’ and another called ‘golden eye’which have been very popular on the bigger flathead.”

On the subject of new gear, Brent is a big rap on ahard body lure from Japancalled a ‘Flow Shad’ made by a company called Jackson.

“A lot of guys have been trolling those and we just can’t keep enough on the wall which means they’re going all right,” he said.

Funds availableRecreational Fishing Trust funding applications for amounts up to $10,000 opened this week.

Applications are open to anyone anyone witha great idea to improve recreational fishing in the local area – fishing clubs and organisations, universities, councils, community groups, and individuals.

Joint applications, including those that combine freshwater and saltwater projects, are encouraged.

You can discuss ideas with DPI Fisheries by calling (02) 4916 3835 or by [email protected]

Great chance to get active

Brett O’Farrell, CEO, Hunter Academy of Sport ADVERTISING FEATURE ON FOR YOUNG AND OLD: Speers Point Park will play home to SportsFest October 28, in an all-ages family friendly event hosted by the Hunter Academy of Sport.
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The Hunter Academy of Sport is hosting the annual SportsFest event, a free family fun day at Lake Macquarie’s Speers Point Park on Sunday, October 28 from 10am-2pm.

The Hunter Academy of Sport’s core objective is to identify, educate, develop and provide opportunity to the region’s most promising athletes, but each year they like to motivate the local community to get active and take up a sport.

TEST YOUR SKILLS: Fun and engaging simulators, batting cages and sports challenges will be dotted along Speers Point Park.

This event stems from the original Festival of Sport, which the Hunter Academy of Sport, alongside major sponsors Greater Bank and NIB hold each year.

For the past 25-plus years, sporting organisations across the Hunter open their doors to new participants, giving kids the opportunity to try something new.

Athletics LANSW/ANSW, AFL NSW/ACT, Ten Pin Bowling NSW, Netball NSW, Cricket NSW and many more will be on hand to give kids a try through various drills, skill development, inflatable batting cages and hitting bays.

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Hunter Academy of SportThere will also be a rock climbing wall giving participants the opportunity to try one of the new sports that will be featured in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Newcastle Jets W-league squad will also be attending, where the community can have a kick with their favourite players.

“This event is not only for the young at age, it’s for the young at heart,” Brett O’Farrell, CEO of the Hunter Academy of Sport, said.“I want dads, mums, brothers and sisters to come along, and enjoy themselves.Try a sport or activity you have never done before. You can smash a squash ball into a cage, you can relax with some yoga, you can jump, run, throw, and have all your efforts recorded. We have the support of the state sporting organisations and local associations which is a massive drawcard for this event.”

A full schedule of events is listed on the Hunter Academy website and Facebook.

So what are you waiting for? Brush off that dusty glove, throwon your joggers, grab the family and come on down to Speers Point Park on October 28 for a festival unlike any you’ve seen before.

Doing nothing does harm – all the harm that led to #MeToo

Last Tuesday marked exactly one year since a tweet by Alyssa Milano launched what’s become known as the #MeToo movement.
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Last week also marked the release by The Men’s Project of ground-breaking research that showed men who hold inflexible attitudes about “being manly”– or those in “the Man Box”, as the research termed it – are much more likely to be violent towards women and to harm themselves through suicide attempts, drinking and car accidents.

It’s perhaps fitting then, that Our Watch chose last week to launchdoingnothingdoesharm成都模特佳丽招聘.au, a new campaign aimed at helping nsdosomething – whether subtly or directly – when they see behaviour that is disrespectful towards women.

For generations, doing nothing has done harm. Bystanders in Hollywood, in workplaces, in public spaces, on screens and in the home chose not to act when men treated their female colleagues, friends and family members disrespectfully, unequally – even abusively.

Looking at the correlation between men’s attitudes and violence uncovered by the Man Box research, it’s unsurprising that the evidence tells us sexual violence against women has been, and still is, so widespread.

Not unlike a lightning strike, #MeToo was a confluence of factors that produced a rare and spectacular event. A single tweet at a particular moment in history prompted millions of women to speak out about that violence in a mass online outpouring of two simple words: me too.

The collective cry was the culmination of decades upon decades of the harm done by so many people “doing nothing”, or not knowing how or when to do something.

Here is the good news:Our Watch research found that most people (79 per cent) want to tackle disrespect towards women when they witness it. It’s just that very few (14 per cent) actually feel able or know how to speak up and act.

To address that, Our Watch produced five short videos showing scenarios that will be all too familiar to many. At a restaurant with friends, a man laughs off the idea of a female CEO, makes sleazy comments to the young female waitperson, and insists women aren’t welcome when men are watching sport.

The videos are interactive – you, the viewer, are notified that you have a few seconds to click and change the situation.

If you choose not to act, the man keeps going as his friends – and you – cringe in discomfort.

If you act, one of the man’s friends steps in and the disrespectful behaviour stops.

And here’s the clincher: unlike any other ad campaign, if you choose to act (by clicking on the video) you will not see the ad on YouTubeagain.

If you ever browse products online, you’ll know those shoes or that barbecue you clicked on will keep appearing on every other page you visit.

This is the opposite. If you click on “do something”on ourDoing Nothing Does Harmads, YouTube won’t present you with them again.

We designed it that way to mirror how social change comes about.

The more people choose to “do something”when a friend, colleague or family member acts or speaks disrespectfully, the less that behaviour will occur, until we cease to see it altogether.

But just as #MeToo, in one year, did not fix everything, neither willDoing Nothing Does Harm. The movement towards gender equality is a long game and it will take many more lightning-strike events, campaigns and people who capture the public imagination for us to get there.

When there is social change, there is always backlash, and we’ve seen some appalling examples of this. But not all resistance is bad. If we hear each other out and answer each other’s questions, together we can move forward.

At Our Watch, we know that addressing the drivers of violence against women is a community-wide responsibility and it can only be done by changing social norms and structures, attitudes and behaviours across a broad range of settings.

That’s why we work with sporting codes, educators, businesses, the media and governments.

In the last fortnight, nine more women have been killed in . This brings the 2018 toll to 54, an increasingly familiar but no less brutal reminder of how urgent this work is.

In the same two weeks, the “man box”research has offered long-awaited insights into the causes of men’s violence, thousands more words about #MeToo have been published, anddoingnothingdoesharm成都模特佳丽招聘.auhas given people the tools to do something when they see disrespectful behaviour towards women.

Reflecting on all of this together reinforces my belief that change is happening, and all of us – men and women, individuals and organisations, are part of an unstoppable movement toward a future where we are all equal, and we are all safe.

Patty Kinnersly is chief executive of Our Watch.