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FRIDAY MAY 11 2018 NEWS 05 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Dan and Joe Falzon of the Earth Sanctuary. Dan is featured in a Qantas tourism special. A drug runner who got caught driving more than 2.5kg of weed from Adelaide into Alice Springs has been given a break in the Supreme Court, and will only need to serve three months of his prison sentence. Guy Sultan, 36, was caught with five bags of marijuana in the back of his car, after being stopped by police at Stuarts Well on February 6, 2016. Millier to give the key note address CENTRAL Australian researcher Jeanette Millier has been invited to provide the keynote address at the Knowledge Intersections II symposium at Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs Campus, on Thursday. The PhD candidate, who is undertaking a families study in Papunya, said she would explain how a flexible approach to gathering information would ultimately raise the standard for research practices in remote communities. Ms Millier said she needed to rethink the methodology so that the information-gathering process better represented the families, while at the same time met the community, ethical and academic standards. Taking an organic approach resulted in stories being collected through the use of video ethnography, narrative methods and auto-ethnography enabling greater freedom and emphasis to the storytellers, she said. My presentation will explain the emergent processes that led to a mixed-methods approach with a mindset that involved constantly questioning systemic and personal and western cultural assumptions. Ms Millier is in the latter stages of an ethnological study that involves the collection of authentic stories by a group of remote central Australian Aboriginal families who discuss the growing up of their children. The symposium is free and will be held in the Higher Education theatre. The police officer detected a strong smell from the vehicle and deployed a drug detection dog to the scene. Sultan was travelling with two other men and he denied any knowledge of the drugs being in the car at the time. Chief Justice Michael Grant found Sultan was not a part of the original plan to drive the weed up to Alice Springs, but joined the scheme after learning one of the men had a large quantity of the drug. Having lived in Alice Springs, Sultan knew people in the area and was able to ensure nobody stood over his younger accomplices. Sultan, who lives in South Australia, did not have a relevant criminal history. The court heard he had a rough upbringing, growing up in an abusive household in Melbourne before being abandoned by his mother in Alice Springs when he was only 12 years old. He excelled at Australian rules football and moved to Adelaide to play in the South Australian National Football League. Despite living south of the border, he still came up to Hermannsburg for mens business every year. He has two children from a previous relationship, both of whom he cares for. In sentencing, Chief Justice Grant said Sultans drug running was not part of a significant commercial enterprise, but one-off in nature. He took into account the of Drug runner gets break fenders difficult childhood and his good prospects for rehabilitation, but indicated the sentence could have been harsher. Now what that means, Mr Sultan, is that I am giving you a break here, he said. Sultan was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended after three months. He must enter into a good behaviour bond for the remainder of his suspended sentence. Hard life factors taken into considerationJack Price A new Qantas initiative using local bush characters is set to drive tourism to the Red Centre. The new Qantas Entertainment Original series Our Town will increase awareness about the diversity of local tourism products. Featured is Dan Falzon from Alice Springs Earth Sanctuary Nature Centre along with Chris Hill of Uluru Camel Tours and Christine Braeden Karrke of Kings Canyons Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tours. They each tell their story about their lives living and working in Central Australia. The Our Town miniseries is an entertaining and prominent way to elevate the profile of the Red Centre, its characters and their incredible tourism products. The pilot episode is part of our continued commitment to grow visitation to the Territory, Department of Tourism and Culture Acting CEO Andrew Hopper said. The series is part of the Department of Tourism and Cultures marketing partnership with Qantas that will also see NT destinations featured on the Qantas flight view, allowing passengers to explore the Territorys landscapes below as they fly above. The tourism specials will be seen on TVs around the country from July and will feature a trade and wholesale component to allow viewers to book trips to the NT. Qantas initiative to boost tourism Mothers Day SpecialMothers Day Special Sunday May 13thSunday May 13th Lunch or Dinner + +Dessert (Sticky Date or Jaffa Slice) A Glass of Okiwi Bay wineAll for $20 per person Club EastsideClub Eastside Phone: 08 8952 1917 28 Undoolya Road, Alice Springs, NT 0870 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kitchen Hours 7 days, 12pm 2pm & 6pm 9pm Sunday Buffet Roast