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The Tennant and District Times Fri 16 Jun 2017



The Tennant and District Times Fri 16 Jun 2017


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Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Tennant Creek

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Jasmin Afianos

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Tennant Creek

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8/1812017 Tennart and District llmea, 2D17-o816 TOT opinion No More violence 1 BUDGET 2017 provides lor frontline "rvJc,es, Infrastructure and strategies to support the prevention of domestic and family violence that will help keep Territorians sale. Everyone acknowledges the cost and serious in1pact th:u domestic :1nd fnmily violence ha.~ on our sociely however more wotl ltcC:d.; 10 he done with the pcl'l)t~trutu~. 1"hc 1Crritory U1bor Government is com mined to investing in our com1nunities nnd tackling the t:au.scs or domc:o.tic. fnm ily :md ~cxual violence however JlCI"Sonn_l responsibility is hurd 10 fund nnd diflicuh to lcgislote! T he Northern Territory hns: the hishcst rates of domestic and family violence in AustrnHa. and that comes at an enormous: SQ~.: i:el :md (."C(m ( ullic I.'OSl. L;:~bors budget will addn:ss both inrrastructurc and IX)Iky iS)U\."S to ensure we hove the ncccssnf)' foundations to firstly reduce lhe mtes of dom~tie ;,uMJ rumily violcll(;C: but also to provide vie~ims esscmial support. Some of the in\'Cl>IIHCIIl inchu:k.--s $6.2 mil lion to continue cum:nl c.lomc~lic violence services in ~~ 'lcrrilory. $3 million 10 1he Alic.:: Springs Domestic Violence Court. S6 million ft)r the rcplm:cmcnl t)f the Alice Springs Women's Shelter and S I mill ion to es~<~blish ~ rtm01e women's s~re house in GoHwinJ..u. Additional irl\'~lmt.:nl' lx:ing m:.tdc intn domestic and family violcncc programs that uHow fOt' cornmunily-kd :;olution:t i r~ludc $700.000 over two years lu expand the No More violence prevention camp;_lign. HowC\'erGovemmenloccds the impottam m~-;;agc uf Nn Mnro 10 hccornc u hn11.SChnld name mtachcd 10 rcul meaning und defini~ tivc action. La;~ w<-ckcnd B:.~rkly Elcctor.ue Officer. Sid Vashist encountered ;r young man sov agely beo.ring a woman on the main suee1 mKJ intervcm.-..1 at u c.:rilicul time prc\cnting_ a possihlc f:u:al ity. More ~dunning wcro rour witnesses, throe men nnd a woman doing nothing. standing idle not protecting the woman nor rcstrainiug the attacker. Sid wots u hem intervening to prulect the wo1mm while incurrinj; a violent outbur.sl from thc uuackerhowc,crmanagcd to draw him away from the incident and the supJ>On or the male witnesses who finully rcstmincd the "lU;.~'iSM. Sid was helped by~ passing motorist who provided a li fl 10 1he Police Swtion and so lhc: !nd<lent c(')ncludcd with more 1x.~ple hurl. mvrc lives c.Lmnngcd and lll(.lrc p..-...:,plc tn.ttrmlniscd. No More i~ a c~mpaign or education :and nwareness underpinned by personal re sponsibillty whc.rc everyone needs to take irn ~cdintc :1ction to dccM:alntc the ag,grcs :sion not :;Hmd 11.round making excuses for not gcnlng involved. We n""d people 10 SIUnd up 01\d be <OUfliCd not b)Slfindci"S wotchillg on. nllowing live-s tv be nrincd wilh slmllow c~C\J~C."' os to why tl\cy cannot stop the violence. Govcmmcni invcs:lS in J>OIIcy innwn\cs. people and infrumucw rc in suppon of community action hopefully engendering. pc~omd ~t)C)n~ihi lily. As~ c:omnmnity ~mO irw.Jividua l~ we lli."Cd to sutnd up :sscning No More Violence! BARKLY ELECTORATe OFFICE: Phone 8002 4641. E~il: eto-olo.boil<ly@ntgov.ou TONIGHT, FRIDAY 16 & SATURDAY 17 JUNE MEMBERS' DRAW -lwww.tdtlmea.com.u"llld=153668tlalla=1 PHil lNG SINGER/ GUITARIST Wednesday $1900 Drawn 7pm & 8pm unless won Friday $1200 Drawn twice at 7.30pm and 8.30pm 8/12

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