Girls, don’t show your ankles on websites

Let me run a potentially revolutionary concept by you: instead of chastising young girls and women for their standard of dress, how about we teach young boys and men that taking and sharing non-consensual photos of said young girls and women is a crime?
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Apparently this constitutes fringe thought in 2016, with the news that one of the schools whose students have been implicated in the”schoolgirl porn” siterevealed this month held an assembly during which it heavily implied the burden of responsibility rested solely on female students.

Girls at Victoria’sKambrya Collegewere told to watch the lengths of their skirts, wear less make-up, and not to comply with any requests for “sexy selfies” that boys may make, nor to post any photos of themselves online.

“It doesn’t matter what the girls are wearing, it should be about the choices those boys make and we should be encouraging these girls to be who they are without being shamed,” said Catherine Manning, whose daughter was present at the assembly.

With each new “sex scandal”* (*sexual assault) and “sexy photo site”** (**non-consensual porn archive), I hold out increasingly less hope that something will change: that schools will teach boys about informed consent, or that rape victims won’t be asked what they wore or drank, or that rapists, wife beaters and murderous ex-husbands won’t be describedby friends as “good blokes” who were “having a hard time”.

Just last week, a 32-year-old former Children’s Court security guard was given a good behaviour bond after having sex with a 14-year-old, then living in a Department of Human Services-run residential care unit. County Court judge Christopher Ryan described the girl as “worldly”. The guard “[wasn’t] made of steel”, Judge Ryan said, presumably implying that an adult man was powerless to resist the charms of a child.

I’m as angry as I am exhausted about this continued failure of our young people, about a climate that fails girls and women by placing the burden of responsibility for avoiding rape and assault, and it fails boys and men by assuming that they are, by nature, rapists in the making who need only glimpse an exposed bosom or “sexy selfie” before their inner monster springs forth. It’s heartbreaking that we expect so little of our sons and brothers.

The students at Kambrya will not be the only ones who’ll be advised to drop their skirt hems and avoid selfies over the ensuing weeks, just as more victims of statutory rape will be described as “worldly” or “sophisticated”, and women whose private images are stolen will be told to hide themselves away from camera lenses.

It seems there’s no point repeating the same case studies, analogies and quotes that my peers and I have been patiently disseminating for over a century, because we always end up in the same place: “don’t get raped”, not “don’t rape”; “don’t take naked photos”, not “don’t steal and trade stolen naked photos”.

At times like these, wondering what can be done in the face of such apparent apathy stokes a searing-hot fury. It’s enough to make the corner of your eye twitch as you consider totalitarian measures like throwing the smartphone of every young man who shares a “sext”*** (***stolen nude photo) into an industrial mincer.

After all, they confiscate and wreck hoons’ cars, don’t they?

Clem Bastow is a Fairfax columnist and recipient of the2012 Gold EVA Awardfor excellence in the reporting of violence against women

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Walmsley wins first grade final with ‘golden’ bootPHOTOS

NO 1: Lachlan Walmsley’s field goal in golden point extra-time lifted the Scone Thoroughbreds into next week’s Group 21 first grade grand final against the Muswellbrook Rams. The hosts pipped the Aberdeen Tigers 31-30 at Scone Park on Sunday.A LACHLAN Walmsley field goal in “golden point” gave the Scone Throroughbreds a heart-stopping 31-30 victory over the Aberdeen Tigers at Scone Park on Sunday.
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But, the side’s A-Plus Contracting Hunter Valley Group 21 final triumph came at a heavy price.

Captain-coach Daniel Ritter looks set to miss this weekend’s decider with the Muswellbrook Rams at Olympic Park after suffering an injury in the showdown.

However, even he would have been happy to see his boys overcome a brave Aberdeen outfit, which fought back from 30-12 midway through the second half, in his absence.

The Tigers snared the perfect start to the fixture with captain-coach Trent Walker crossing over in the seventh minute. Winger Matt Thompson converted for a 6-0 lead.

Then, in the twinkling of an eye, the Thoroughbreds turned the tables.

A double to fullback Hayden Topliss in the 15th and 22nd minutes, as well as two John Johnson goals, put the hosts in front 12-6.

That soon became 18-6 when hooker Jarrod Wicks dived over between the posts, and Johnson added the extras.

Thompson’s successful penalty right on the stroke of half-time meant the Tigers trailed 18-8 at the break.

Aberdeen needed to score first in the second period – and that they did, courtesy of centre Karl Shearman.

Thompson sent the attempt astray but the margin was reduced to 18-12.

Scone lifted another gear.

In the 46th minute, centre Josh Adams added his name to the tryscoring list. Johnson made no mistake with the conversion, pushing the Thoroughbreds out to 24-12.

Almost immediately, Wicks secured a well-deserved double for the afternoon. When Johnson raised the flags, Scone led 30-12 – and appeared destined for an easy win.

The Tigers had other ideas and, spurred on by a band of hearty supporters, threw everything at their opponents.

In the 60th minute, Thompson touched down in the corner after some excellent team work in the middle. His shot was waved away and the score remained 30-16 in the Thoroughbreds’ favour.

Soon after, five-eighth Leigh Mitchell put his stamp on the encounter. Again, Thompson’s kick was unsuccessful, however it was now a 10-point ball game at 30-20.

With time running out, Aberdeen continued to attack.

Second-rower Alex McMillan smashed his way through the defence to score near the uprights. Thompson piloted the ball over the black dot for a 30-26 scoreline.

Less than a minute remained on the clock when Aberdeen winger Tyler Wolfgang scored in the corner. Thompson had the opportunity to wrap up the match, but his sideline shot went agonizingly wide, leaving it all locked up at 30-all.

A mistake from the kick-off, to start extra-time, gave the Thoroughbreds possession in a very handy position. And, Walmsley coolly potted over the winning field goal – much to the delight of his team mates and home crowd.

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Students set to work

EXPERIENCE: Lisa Crick, Ethan Shultz and John Stephens during the Cootamundra High School year 11 student’s placement at Wattle Hire. Ethan was able to learn valuable skills while on placement. Picture: contributed. A number of Cootamundra High School students have gained valuable employmentskills by taking part in the school’s work placement program.
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Catherine Alderman from the high school and Leanne McGrath from Compact organised the placements forVET studentsin various fields including hospitality, construction, healthcare and information technology.

Year 11 student Ethan Schultz took part in the program. Hecompleted a successful placement at Wattle Hire.

Ethan assisted in editing and updatingWattle Hire’s websitewhichinvolved uploading photos and preparing product listings and prices.

He also createda promotional video for the business that is likely to be used well into the future.

Wattle Hire’sLisa Crick was delighted with Ethan’s performance.

“He settled in really well and was confident in his ability and intalking to others and management.I’dhighly recommend him to any employer,” she said.

Ben Wright, another student at Cootamundra High,was also involved in the program.

He completed a week-long placement at the Cootamundra Library as part of his IT studies.

Ben was kept busy during the week helping out members of the public with their iPads and computers. He was also involved in designing and formatting this month’s library newsletter.

Ben said that he thoroughly enjoyedthe opportunity to put his IT competencies into practice and was also able toexperience other aspects of library activities.

This included reading to youngchildren, assisting people with book choices and being involved in the borrowing and returnsprocess.

The placements gave all students opportunities to put the skills that they had learned at school into practice but also gave them a chance to learn outside of the classroom.

The program coincides with National Skills Weekwhich runs from August 29 to September 4.

The week is designed to raise the profile of practical and vocational learning.

Minister for education and training Simon Birmingham emphasized the importance of practical learning.

“National Skills Week is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and reflect on how important vocational education and training is,” he said.

The placement program sets students up with valuable skills for the future.

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82-point thriller

82-point thriller Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.
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Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and Whites Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

Griffith Black and White Panthers 42 defeated Yenda Blueheelers 40 at Wade Park on Sunday.

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Girls, don’t show your ankles on websites

Let me run a potentially revolutionary concept by you: instead of chastising young girls and women for their standard of dress, how about we teach young boys and men that taking and sharing non-consensual photos of said young girls and women is a crime?
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Apparently this constitutes fringe thought in 2016, with the news that one of the schools whose students have been implicated in the”schoolgirl porn” siterevealed this month held an assembly during which it heavily implied the burden of responsibility rested solely on female students.

Girls at Victoria’sKambrya Collegewere told to watch the lengths of their skirts, wear less make-up, and not to comply with any requests for “sexy selfies” that boys may make, nor to post any photos of themselves online.

“It doesn’t matter what the girls are wearing, it should be about the choices those boys make and we should be encouraging these girls to be who they are without being shamed,” said Catherine Manning, whose daughter was present at the assembly.

With each new “sex scandal”* (*sexual assault) and “sexy photo site”** (**non-consensual porn archive), I hold out increasingly less hope that something will change: that schools will teach boys about informed consent, or that rape victims won’t be asked what they wore or drank, or that rapists, wife beaters and murderous ex-husbands won’t be describedby friends as “good blokes” who were “having a hard time”.

Just last week, a 32-year-old former Children’s Court security guard was given a good behaviour bond after having sex with a 14-year-old, then living in a Department of Human Services-run residential care unit. County Court judge Christopher Ryan described the girl as “worldly”. The guard “[wasn’t] made of steel”, Judge Ryan said, presumably implying that an adult man was powerless to resist the charms of a child.

I’m as angry as I am exhausted about this continued failure of our young people, about a climate that fails girls and women by placing the burden of responsibility for avoiding rape and assault, and it fails boys and men by assuming that they are, by nature, rapists in the making who need only glimpse an exposed bosom or “sexy selfie” before their inner monster springs forth. It’s heartbreaking that we expect so little of our sons and brothers.

The students at Kambrya will not be the only ones who’ll be advised to drop their skirt hems and avoid selfies over the ensuing weeks, just as more victims of statutory rape will be described as “worldly” or “sophisticated”, and women whose private images are stolen will be told to hide themselves away from camera lenses.

It seems there’s no point repeating the same case studies, analogies and quotes that my peers and I have been patiently disseminating for over a century, because we always end up in the same place: “don’t get raped”, not “don’t rape”; “don’t take naked photos”, not “don’t steal and trade stolen naked photos”.

At times like these, wondering what can be done in the face of such apparent apathy stokes a searing-hot fury. It’s enough to make the corner of your eye twitch as you consider totalitarian measures like throwing the smartphone of every young man who shares a “sext”*** (***stolen nude photo) into an industrial mincer.

After all, they confiscate and wreck hoons’ cars, don’t they?

Clem Bastow is a Fairfax columnist and recipient of the2012 Gold EVA Awardfor excellence in the reporting of violence against women

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Historic aircraft touches down after two-week journey

Historic aircraft touches down after two-week journey The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts
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The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 arrives at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Georgia Matts

The Convair 440 is refuelled in Darwin. Picture: Supplied

The Convair 440 in Darwin. Picture: Supplied

The Convair 440 is refuelled in Darwin. Picture: Supplied

The Convair 440 is refuelled in Darwin. Picture: Supplied

The Convair 440 in Darwin. Picture: Supplied

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Girls, don’t show your ankles on websites

Let me run a potentially revolutionary concept by you: instead of chastising young girls and women for their standard of dress, how about we teach young boys and men that taking and sharing non-consensual photos of said young girls and women is a crime?
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Apparently this constitutes fringe thought in 2016, with the news that one of the schools whose students have been implicated in the”schoolgirl porn” siterevealed this month held an assembly during which it heavily implied the burden of responsibility rested solely on female students.

Girls at Victoria’sKambrya Collegewere told to watch the lengths of their skirts, wear less make-up, and not to comply with any requests for “sexy selfies” that boys may make, nor to post any photos of themselves online.

“It doesn’t matter what the girls are wearing, it should be about the choices those boys make and we should be encouraging these girls to be who they are without being shamed,” said Catherine Manning, whose daughter was present at the assembly.

With each new “sex scandal”* (*sexual assault) and “sexy photo site”** (**non-consensual porn archive), I hold out increasingly less hope that something will change: that schools will teach boys about informed consent, or that rape victims won’t be asked what they wore or drank, or that rapists, wife beaters and murderous ex-husbands won’t be describedby friends as “good blokes” who were “having a hard time”.

Just last week, a 32-year-old former Children’s Court security guard was given a good behaviour bond after having sex with a 14-year-old, then living in a Department of Human Services-run residential care unit. County Court judge Christopher Ryan described the girl as “worldly”. The guard “[wasn’t] made of steel”, Judge Ryan said, presumably implying that an adult man was powerless to resist the charms of a child.

I’m as angry as I am exhausted about this continued failure of our young people, about a climate that fails girls and women by placing the burden of responsibility for avoiding rape and assault, and it fails boys and men by assuming that they are, by nature, rapists in the making who need only glimpse an exposed bosom or “sexy selfie” before their inner monster springs forth. It’s heartbreaking that we expect so little of our sons and brothers.

The students at Kambrya will not be the only ones who’ll be advised to drop their skirt hems and avoid selfies over the ensuing weeks, just as more victims of statutory rape will be described as “worldly” or “sophisticated”, and women whose private images are stolen will be told to hide themselves away from camera lenses.

It seems there’s no point repeating the same case studies, analogies and quotes that my peers and I have been patiently disseminating for over a century, because we always end up in the same place: “don’t get raped”, not “don’t rape”; “don’t take naked photos”, not “don’t steal and trade stolen naked photos”.

At times like these, wondering what can be done in the face of such apparent apathy stokes a searing-hot fury. It’s enough to make the corner of your eye twitch as you consider totalitarian measures like throwing the smartphone of every young man who shares a “sext”*** (***stolen nude photo) into an industrial mincer.

After all, they confiscate and wreck hoons’ cars, don’t they?

Clem Bastow is a Fairfax columnist and recipient of the2012 Gold EVA Awardfor excellence in the reporting of violence against women

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Uni-Mowbray usurp to be kings of the Eagles

Uni-Mowbray overcame an unlikelysix-year hoodoo on Sunday to burst straightinto a preliminary final.
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The timing to bypassa shoddy Evandale could not have been any better amid the nature of acutthroat final.

“Evandale has sort of had the monkeyon our backs for the last six years –we haven’t beaten them for that long,” coach Nathan Lowe said.

“They also beat us twice throughout the year, though not by big margins, but we just needed to tweak a few things to go up forward.

“The weather (on Sunday) suited us and the way we played really benefited to us.”

The 75-point margin was also a turnaround in fortunes for both semi-finalists.

Uni-Mowbray scored just five goals last Saturday during its40-point defeat to Lilydale in thequalifying final, but managed to kick16 among 34 scoring shots on a dry deck at Invermay Park.

Evandale’s 19 goals that led to a mighty 80-point win over St Pats was a faded memory when turning out only four goals – two of which until three-quarter time.

Evandale trailed by eight points heading towards time-on in the first quarter before Uni-Mowbray piled on 10 of the next 11 goals to ice the game.

The final 16.18 (114) to 4.15 (39) score was a reflection of a horror day for Evandale.

“For some reason when we play bad footy all over, we kick badly as well,” coach Anthony Axton said.

“But I don’t think we were ever really in the game to be honest after quarter-time.

“They set the tone and we weren’t good enough to go with them.”

Large chunks of the first three terms, Uni-Mowbray played thegame inside its attacking half to starve their Eagles counterparts of goalscoring opportunities.

The winnersran harder and were also first to the ball in most contests, their marks inside 50 a constant concern.

Forward Glenn Dawson turnedthe dominant number of entries into four goals.

Axton addressedthe players during the finalhuddle, lamenting their style of“bruise-free football” and askingthem to lift for thefinal 30 minutes of their season.

“I guess bruise-free is a bit harsh on the lads, but they just wanted to put their head over it more than we did,their want was more than our wantand the scoreboardindicated that,” he said.

Uni-Mowbray, who finished second to Old Scotch, battle the Thistles a week earlier than the favoured grand final encounter.

Lowe said inflicting one of Old Scotch’s two losses–the other was Saturday to Lilydale –will go a long way.

“I think if we run the ball the way we did, we’ll be hard to stop if we turn up.There isheaps of room for more improvement,” he said.

OUT OF REACH: Evandale’s Clinton Ball scrambles to gain possession from Uni-Mowbray’s Matthew Murfett at Invermay Park. Picture: Neil Richardson

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Watasanta sets new high and average records

Neil, Rosalie, Meg and Jack Watson, Watasanta stud, with the $32,000 bull. The sale average was up $2200 on last year’s figure.It was records all round for the eighthannual Watasanta bull sale near Tamworth last Wednesday with a new sale high and the average up $2200 on last year.
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Neil Watson and his family sold 35 out of 37 Santa Gertrudis bulls to top at a new on-property record of $32,000 and a new average record of $9486.

All seven twoyear-old Black Santa bulls sold to average $8571 and top at $11,000 whilst all 12 yearling Black Santa bulls sold for a $6458 average.

Guest vendors, the Anderson family, Brookside stud, Armidale, offered and sold four bulls to top at $8000 and average $5500.

Watasanta Kingscross, was a the headline act selling to Mark Bazeley, Burramurra stud, Moama, for $32,000.

The 22month-old poll bull by Watasanta Grand Boy and out of aWatasanta Big Banana daughter, weighed in at 878 kilograms with a daily weight gain of 1.20kg, a scrotal circumference of 39 centimetres, 13 millimetreson the P8, 9mm on the rib, an eye muscle area (EMA) of 130cmsqand an intramuscularfat (IMF) of 3.7 per cent.

Mr Bazeley, who inspected the bull sixmonths ago, but couldn’t be present on sale day, said he could see the potential in him then.

“Being a little bit younger, he’s going to grow into a huge bull,” he said.“You can loose size very easily and cattle shrinking is a concern for me, but this bull will put some scale back into my herd.”

The second highest price of $22,000 was knocked down to Will Barlow, Yarrabee stud, Dango, central Queensland forWatasanta Kickback.

A 23month-old poll bull weighed 862kg with a daily weight gain (DWG) of 1.15kg, 40cm in the scrotum, 12mm for P8, 8mm for Rib, 128cmsq for EMA and 4.3pcof IMF.

The first time buyer was impressed with the shape, head and bone in thetrait leader for 400-day growth.

Mr Barlow said he felt he was the bull to put head and boneback into his stud operation that joins around 250 females annually.

Another QLD influence, the McGuigan family,through Landmark Goondiwindi, secured the top priced Black Santa Watasanta Kilo for $11,000.

Volume buyers, Ashley and Doris McKay, “Torris Park” Augathella central QLD, secured eight bulls topping at $17,000 and averaging $9750.

This was the first time the McKay family had purchased from the Watasanta on-property sale and were chasing new blood.“We were after some outcross genetics but it was also the size of the Watasanta bulls that drew us down here,” Mr McKay said.

The sale was settled by Davidson Cameron and Co., with Paul Dooley, Tamworth, as guest auctioneer.

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Girls, don’t show your ankles on websites

Let me run a potentially revolutionary concept by you: instead of chastising young girls and women for their standard of dress, how about we teach young boys and men that taking and sharing non-consensual photos of said young girls and women is a crime?
Nanjing Night Net

Apparently this constitutes fringe thought in 2016, with the news that one of the schools whose students have been implicated in the”schoolgirl porn” siterevealed this month held an assembly during which it heavily implied the burden of responsibility rested solely on female students.

Girls at Victoria’sKambrya Collegewere told to watch the lengths of their skirts, wear less make-up, and not to comply with any requests for “sexy selfies” that boys may make, nor to post any photos of themselves online.

“It doesn’t matter what the girls are wearing, it should be about the choices those boys make and we should be encouraging these girls to be who they are without being shamed,” said Catherine Manning, whose daughter was present at the assembly.

With each new “sex scandal”* (*sexual assault) and “sexy photo site”** (**non-consensual porn archive), I hold out increasingly less hope that something will change: that schools will teach boys about informed consent, or that rape victims won’t be asked what they wore or drank, or that rapists, wife beaters and murderous ex-husbands won’t be describedby friends as “good blokes” who were “having a hard time”.

Just last week, a 32-year-old former Children’s Court security guard was given a good behaviour bond after having sex with a 14-year-old, then living in a Department of Human Services-run residential care unit. County Court judge Christopher Ryan described the girl as “worldly”. The guard “[wasn’t] made of steel”, Judge Ryan said, presumably implying that an adult man was powerless to resist the charms of a child.

I’m as angry as I am exhausted about this continued failure of our young people, about a climate that fails girls and women by placing the burden of responsibility for avoiding rape and assault, and it fails boys and men by assuming that they are, by nature, rapists in the making who need only glimpse an exposed bosom or “sexy selfie” before their inner monster springs forth. It’s heartbreaking that we expect so little of our sons and brothers.

The students at Kambrya will not be the only ones who’ll be advised to drop their skirt hems and avoid selfies over the ensuing weeks, just as more victims of statutory rape will be described as “worldly” or “sophisticated”, and women whose private images are stolen will be told to hide themselves away from camera lenses.

It seems there’s no point repeating the same case studies, analogies and quotes that my peers and I have been patiently disseminating for over a century, because we always end up in the same place: “don’t get raped”, not “don’t rape”; “don’t take naked photos”, not “don’t steal and trade stolen naked photos”.

At times like these, wondering what can be done in the face of such apparent apathy stokes a searing-hot fury. It’s enough to make the corner of your eye twitch as you consider totalitarian measures like throwing the smartphone of every young man who shares a “sext”*** (***stolen nude photo) into an industrial mincer.

After all, they confiscate and wreck hoons’ cars, don’t they?

Clem Bastow is a Fairfax columnist and recipient of the2012 Gold EVA Awardfor excellence in the reporting of violence against women