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The Centralian advocate Fri 21 Dec 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 21 Dec 2018


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FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 2018 NEWS 13 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA race happen, which I did not appreciate. I have ridden the event four times, finishing three. I always thought the Finke was too dangerous and my accident proves I was right. Then I rode it and finished twice before breaking down in 2010. Riding Finke in 2017 was difficult. I had not ridden a motorbike since 2010 and it was a completely new bike for me when I got on for the first time a week before the race. But I got used to it as shown by my home leg being 20 minutes quicker than the first day. The Travelling Film Festival was formed in 1984 and has been coming to Alice Springs since 1985 The Travelling Film Festival will be screened at Alice Springs Cinema from Friday, February 15 to 18. The other movies and documentary and their screening days are: Saturday Burning. Woman at War. Capharnaum. Sunday Wajib the Wedding Invitation. Dogman. Shoplifters. The nightingale Monday Cold War. P R O D U C E R I S A A C E L L I O T T AUSTRALIAN women are still at least a decade away from achieving economic equality, new figures reveal. It comes as data shows the pace of improvement for women in pay, work, education, leadership positions and superannuation is actually slower now than it was four years ago. ment is not being matched in the labour force, the superannuation gender gap remains too wide and female board appointments stalled in the second half of 2018, Womens Index founder Bianca HartgeHazelman said in a statement. Official figures show the gender pay gap stands at 14.6 per cent for full-time workers, down from 15.3 per cent a year ago. Hannah Higgins FORMER Alice Springs resident Isaac Elliotts produced documentary Finke: There and Back will open the Travelling Film Festival when it returns to the Territory next year. The festival is the regional touring section of the Sydney Film Festival and will screen eight feature films and two documentaries. An impressive selection of films in the festival have features in Cannes, Venice and Toronto and some will be direct from Sundance 2019. Elliotts thrilling documentary, directed by Indigenous filmmaker Dylan River, dives into one of the worlds longest and most dangerous off-road motor races. It is great that a film produced by an Alice Springs guy, about a Centralian event and shot entirely around the race is opening the festival in Alice Springs, Elliott, a paraplegic after a motor bike accident, said. Finke: There and Back has been shown in film festivals in every capital city, except Canberra and Darwin, and has toured with the festival to McKay in Queensland. But this is the first time it has been the opening film. I do not know yet if I will be able to go to it. It is different from most documentaries as there is no agenda except show how exciting the race is. Making the film has given me a detailed look in to what goes on to make the Elliotts doco is first on the grid Steve Menzies I have ridden the event four times, finishing three. However, the gender gap in superannuation hasnt gone anywhere - with women still falling 34 per cent short compared to men at retirement age. While the FXWs final scorecard for women recorded an overall 4.4 percentage point improvement in economic progress, experts say they are frustrated with the continued small gains. Womens equality is still a decade away The figures released by the Financy Womens Index (FWX) on Wednesday reveal that, despite a 20-year-low in the nations gender pay gap and record numbers of women in full-time work and higher education, long-standing imbalances in labour force and superannuation are holding females back. Disappointingly the rate of progress in educational attain David Moore, (Arrernte Teacher) with students Jamal Lynch, Crystal-Rose Furber-Swan, Elise Palmer and Jayhannah Trindorfer. Picture: SUPPLIED Students use language FIVE Centralian Senior College students recently completed a Certificate III in Applied Languages (Arrernte) qualification. This is the first time in Australia that this course has been completed in an Aboriginal / Indigenous language at Certificate III level, where the students completed a Certificate II qualification in 2017. Tony Collins, Principal of Centralian Senior College, said one of the students have been able to use her highly valuable Arrernte interpreting skills in gaining a school based apprenticeship with a local branch. Mr Collins describe this an outstanding employment pathway outcome for herself and our local community coming from her course completion. The course was delivered in partnership between the Alice Springs Language Centre, the College and the Ripponlea Institute. Throughout the year the Centralian Senior College class held excursions to many workplaces including the hospital, shops, tourism businesses and museums to put into practice their learning from the classroom as they practiced their language skills. During the school holidays in October, students had the chance to travel to Canberra and showcase the Arrernte language on a national scale by translating Central Australian desert plant names for signs at the Australian National Botanic Garden. $4998 $1398eachh BONUS C A MEL CAS H $3 *$3798each XXXX Gold 375ml Cans 30 Block Bundaberg Original Rum or Jim Beam White 375ml Cans 10 Pack Secret Stone Sauvignon Blanc or Devils Lair 5th Leg White 750ml TODD TAVERN Specials valid 21/12/2018 until 30/12/2018 or while stocks last. Photos for illustration purposes only. *$1 = 100 Points on the Camel Card. 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