The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018
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20 LETTERS FRIDAY MAY 11 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Stunned as well REGARDING Councillor Pattersons Absolutely Stunned remark and the claim that the majority of the townspeople want the Anzac Oval site for the art gallery. I must comment that the people that I have spoken to are overwhelmingly against the site. In fact I would class the number in favour as minuscule. The loud minority he refers to are the vast majority of Alice residents who are against the Anzac Oval site. Councillor Patterson should realise it is not the gallery that is the problem, they are all for it, but the loss of the oval and the much loved area, when other and better sites are available He should spend a bit more time talking to the townspeople before making his remarks. This whole affair has become far too political and Ms Wakefield and the government should bear in mind that if this site is foisted upon us, that this will not be forgotten at the next election. A. Braithwaite It means history FOR some who see the pre vious Anzac High School as a derelict dilapidated building needs a history lesson on its existence and its past. Many of us who went to this school from the early 1950s and decades thereafter view this building as a historical icon which has a rich history of Central Australian Education. This building is worthy of Heritage status. Many who attended this school still live in Alice Springs and the Territory and many more in every other state and have fond memories of schooling here. Why not have both, the Art Center at another location A Heritage building at Anzac Hill School location which could be used as a possible Alice Springs museum. The history of Alice Springs and Central Australia. This would include Stations and Aboriginal communities and how when and why both originated. All of the Anzac Hill area should be Heritage listed. Micky Liddle Thank You, NT On behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Northern Territory readers for their incredible support of this years 20th Worlds Greatest Shave. The extraordinary people who shaved, cut or coloured their hair plus all their generous sponsors have now raised an incredible $178,916 in the NT alone. This will help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to provide its vital services that will make a genuine difference to local families facing blood cancer. These services include free accommodation, transport, emotional support and disease specific education to Australians and their families as they find their way through some of the darkest days of their lives. Plus, funds raised also contributes to Australian researchers who are working tirelessly to discover safer and more effective treatments. Although their critical research is improving survival rates, sadly 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer every single day. Approximately 20,000 people have taken part in this years milestone campaign and have shaved or cut away an estimated 7,000 kilograms of hair, helping to create wigs for cancer patients. Thanks to our partners at Sustainable Salons Australia, for the first time shorter hair will now also be used to create hair booms which will be used to soak up potential oil spills at sea. Thank you for your support. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of $260,000. There is still time for people to sign up or make a donation at w w w . w o r l d s g r e a t e s t shave.com.au. Thanks to you, the Leukaemia Foundation will be able to help more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and live a better quality of life. Bill Petch CEO Leukaemia Foundation Quote of the day We will catch the snake. We never dont catch it. A L I C E S P R I N G S R E P T I L E C E N T R E O W N E R R E X N E I N D O R F S A I D O F A R O G U E S N A K E I N T H E O L D E A S T S I D E A R E A . Budget proves a bonus for some THE Federal Budget is, as expected, being hotly debated lauded and pilloried all at the same time. Locally, its great news for Alice Springs Purple House which has had its Federal funding more than doubled over the next three years. This means that they will be less reliant on fundraising for some of their activities. Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt clearly recognises the value of Purple House. Organisations like Purple House are showing the way, through community based, holistic services and strong and effective Aboriginal governance, he said. An independent study has shown Purple house delivers remote renal services at a cost comparable to or even lower than the standard Australian hospital dialysis cost. Purple House was formed in 2003, following years of work by Aboriginal leaders and supporters that culminated in a million-dollar fundraising auction of local art to establish the project. The Rural Doctors Association welcomed their Budget allocation, particularly the Stronger Rural Health Strategy worth $550 million. The Budget includes a range of supports for medical students, junior doctors, registrars and senior doctors, which will deliver the right doctors with the right skills to meet community needs into the future, they said. We welcome the expansion of Australian-trained junior doctor rotations in supervised rural primary care settings, as part of the Junior Doctor Training Program. We are pleased to see that there are a number of initiatives (to) help build capacity. 6 70 $84mTHE number of Central Aus-tralian nominations in the 2018 NT Nursing and Midwifery Awards. THE percentage of Central Australian dialysis provided by Purple House. 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