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The Tennant and District Times Fri 25 Jul 2014



The Tennant and District Times Fri 25 Jul 2014


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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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6 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 25 JULY 2014 opinion Wednesday $1600 MEMBERS DRAW Drawn 6pm, 7pm & 8pm unless won Friday $2800 Drawn twice at 7.30pm and 8.30pm Members & Bonafide guests only. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Members and guests are reminded that drunkenness and anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated on the premises. The Memorial Club fully supports the Licensees Accord and stiff penalties apply to drinkers who infringe these rules. with LANCE FRIEND Performing tonight, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 July 2014. MURKY RIVER ROCK GRASS BAND M C ARLOW ANETE & Associates 77 Ambrose Street TENNANT CREEK Certifi ed Practising Accountants LODGE YOUR TAX RETURN ELECTRONICALLY and have your refund back usually within 10 working days! Support your local accountants, the people who live here. To arrange an appointment with GREG or NORMA HOURS Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm. Saturday: 9am - 1pm.AFTER HOURS BY ARRANGEMENT Ph: 8962 2322 SPENDING time with a single father and fi ve children in Borroloola recently was informative research however understanding the challenges presented by his 15-year-old son with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) provided signifi cant revelations. The Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory set up the Select Committee to look into the prevalence of FASD, the effects it has on sufferers and what actions the Government can take to help prevent it. The nature of an inquiry enables Members of the Legislative Assembly to learn from experts, people working in the fi eld, and those affected by the disorder and make recommendations for effective Government action Public Hearings research a diverse cross section of stakeholders like medical research organisations, Government Departments, Justice Agencies, Peak Aboriginal Organisations and Community Advocacy groups including eminent medical professionals specialising in early childhood growth and development. The Select Committee is also holding public forums where the public can talk with Committee Members and I encourage constituents from Tennant Creek and the Barkly to share their important insights. The Select Committee on Action to Prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be holding public forums and hearings in Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs between 29 July and 1 August. The Committee held initial hearings with national experts and now it wants to hear from people around the Territory about the impact that FASD is having and what can be done to prevent it, Chair of Committee the Hon Kezia Purick MLA said. FASD has a complex impact on individuals, families and communities. If we are to reduce the incidence of FASD and improve outcomes for those affected we need to understand the issues from an individual and community perspective. The Select Committee encourages all interested members of the community to attend and share their views and experiences at the Public Forums in addition to holding Public Hearings where invited witnesses speak to the Committee. Members of the public may gain a greater understanding of the issues from listening to Public Hearings and I encourage constituents to take the opportunity in Tennant Creek at both the Public Forum and Public Hearing. The members of the Committee are the Hon Kezia Purick MLA, Mr Gary Higgins MLA, Ms Nicole Manison MLA, the Hon Bess Price MLA, Mr Gerry McCarthy MLA and Mr Gerry Wood MLA. The Select Committee on Action to Prevent Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will be holding: Public Forum: 30 July from 5pm 6pm at the Tennant Creek Civic Hall. Public Hearing: 31 July from 8.30am 12.30pm at the Tennant Creek Civic Hall. GERRY McCARTHY Member for Barkly FASD forum in Tennant Creek BARKLY ELECTORATE OFFICE: Phone 8962 4641. Email: electorate.barkly@nt.gov.au

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