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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jun 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jun 2018


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Alice Springs

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FRIDAY JUNE 15 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Ms Clifford said she was seen as an exotic speaker, coming from Alice Springs, and she always started presentations with pictures of Central Australia. She will speak about stress management. Time Tamer column P48 Time Tamer Barbara Clifford TIME Tamer Barbara Clifford said she jumped at the opportunity of a rare speaking gig on a cruise ship. Ms Clifford, who is known for her business mentoring in Alice Springs, has enjoyed three similar gigs before, but was surprised to be invited on the 15 night tour of the Polynesian Islands. I was told at the beginning of the year that there were no opportunities to speak, she said, adding such trips were perhaps becoming less popular. I figured it was good while it lasted, so I jumped at this. I never know if I will get the opportunity again so Im always grateful. Cruisy gig for Barbara THE Clontarf Billy Kart Derby has been run and won for another year, with Yirara College making it three crowns in a row. In what has become a A Yulara tour guide with a compulsive child porn addiction engaged in oral sex with a 7-year-old town camper after promising the boy money and beer. On October 23, 2017 Sean Holt drove into Hoppys Camp, where he saw victim and his 12-year-old cousin, TC, playing on a trampoline. Holt asked the boys if they wanted to earn $100 and offered them a beer if they told him where he could buy marijuana. TC told the offender to go to the back of their house, where Holt offered him cash to kiss him, but the boy declined and pointed towards the victim before walking away. The victim proceeded to touch the Holts penis, placing it in his mouth for 5-10 seconds. Holt then placed the victims penis in his mouth for the same amount of time, before TC returned to the area and told them his parents were coming. A neighbour walked to the rear of the house and saw the offender rubbing the victims chest and shoulders, and she asked what Holt was doing. The victim told his neighbour Holt wanted to play with him and would give him money later on. As the offender rushed back to his car the victim yelled out that Holt had touched his private parts. Other people from the town Yulara guide abuses boy, 7 camp came out and proceeded to smash the car Holt was driving, but the offender drove away. After being arrested, police searched Holts Yulara residence and found on his computer 2,170 pornographic images and 113 movies featuring children aged 6-12. Of those, almost 1,500 images were in the worst category of child porn involving torture, cruelty and abuse. The court heard Holt had not been in any sustained relationships and was uncertain of his sexual orientation. He began using porn when he was nine and used it like a drug; he would generally watch it for four hours a day, sometimes masturbating 7-10 times daily. In sentencing, Justice Stephen Southwood said Holts actions were made worse by the fact he targeted town campers, who were perhaps some of the most vulnerable children in this country. It is now well known that such acts can cause enormous harm to victims over the full extent of their lives retarding the emotional and cognitive development of the child, he said. Such acts humiliate and degrade children the suffering that flows from such acts is immense. Justice Southwood said the Yulara tour guide remained a danger to the community. Holt was sentenced to seven years in prison, with a non-parole period of five years. Jack Price Womens shelter moves to old cop shop AFTER years of hoping for change and celebrating each new financial commitment, refurbishments to the Alice Springs Womens Shelter are finally set to get underway. The crisis accommodation, located on the Stuart Highway, is being upgraded thanks to a commitment from the NT Labor Government, made before it was elected. The shelter often runs close to, or over, capacity and has been in urgent need of upgrades in recent years. In the meantime, the crisis accommodation will be relocated to the old police station building on Parsons Street. The move is happening on Monday, and the shelter expects to be fully operational by Monday evening with no in terruption to service. The shelter operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Refurbishments are expected to take eight months, with completion expected early next year. Emergencies: 8952 6075 Elsa's Sleigh from Yirara College were the team to beat at the Clontarf Billy Kart Derby. Picture: EMMA MURRAY regular opening event to the Finke Desert Race weekend, the derby unites Clontarf academies from around Central Australia to test the skill and speed of students. The grand final was a Yirara College showdown, with their teams Elsas Sleigh and Bucking Brumbies facing off in the final race. It was close, but Elsas Sleigh was too good on the day, rolling away with the trophy and enjoying the traditional soda water spray on the podium afterwards. Councillor Eli Melky took on Yirara College Principal Roger Ashcroft in the celebrity race, and won in convincing fashion. Check out Tuesdays Advocate for all the photos. Thrills and spills at Clontarf Billy Kart Derby EMMA MURRAY In a Small Tourism Business or thinking about starting one? Need low cost business advice? This project has been supported by the ASBAS Northern Australian Tourism Initiative, an Australian Government Initiative. If you would like information about the initiative visit business.gov.au or call 132846. Contact Grant Whan our Business Advisor today for a Personalised Consultation Phone (08) 8951 5788 or Email grant@becnt.com.au Website www.becnt.com.au 55 Todd Mall Alice Springs NT Central Australia Development Office (CADO) Face to Face business consultations Mentoring with an expert business advisor Business Diagnostic Tools Relevant Small Business Workshops and Seminars Referrals to professional business advisors Online resources BECNT can help you with: AGE CARE IN YOUR HOME goldenglownursing.com.au | 8927 2756 65 Bloomfield Street Gillen Alice Springs | Ph 0428 792 595 LOCAL CARE FROM LOCAL NURSES Northern Territorys Largest Accredited Nursing Service Golden Glow

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