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The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018



The Centralian advocate Fri 11 May 2018


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FRIDAY MAY 11 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Your call to determine future of skate park David Lornie Team aims to wipe out hep B A PARTNERSHIP has been forged in the fight to eliminate chronic hepatitis B (CHB) from the Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Menzies School of Health Research has been given National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding and will work in partnership with the NT Department of Health and community service providers to eliminate the chronic disease from the NT. The $1.4 million funding will assist the $5.2 million hep B PAST project, led by Menzies, which will identify and treat those suffering the burden of CHB. Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council executive director Kerrie Jordon said the collaboration would benefit sufferers in Central Australia. This project provides an opportunity to broaden what has been a successful project in Arnhem Lands into Central Australia, so that access to gold standard care is expanded across the Territory. NTAHC looks forward to continuing its partnership with Menzies School of Health Research as we work towards elimination of chronic hepatitis B, she said. Ms Jordon said the support was welcome for a partnership project that aims to eliminate hepatitis B in the Territory. Chronic hepatitis is prevalent among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including in Central Australia, and can cause serious liver disease including cirrhosis and liver cancer. The collaborative team will be led by Menzies infectious diseases expert and Royal Darwin Hospital specialist physicianDr Jane Davies through Menzies and the NT Department of Health, in partnership with Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation, Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation, the NT AHC and the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine.Cr Matt Patersons proposed skate and family park will be discussed by the community. Call out for pilots to attend meet THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is urging all local pilots to attend important safety briefing on Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Royal Flying Doctor Service. People attending are asked to book online at the CASA website. At the briefing, pilots will learn lessons from past accidents and incidents to make local skies even safer. The briefing will focus on pilot pre-flight and in-flight decision making, flying within personal limits and hazards during landing. Pilots will be encouraged to share their own good and bad flying experiences and any lessons they have learned. CASAs Peter Gibson said the Alice Springs briefing is part of a national aviation safety campaign. Getting pilots to think and talk about aviation safety issues is the key aim of the briefings, Mr Gibson said. ALICE Springs Town Council will be holding a community consultation on a proposed family bike and skate facility for Newland Park on Wednesday at 5.30pm. Council Director of Technical Services Scott Allen said, were seeking community input into establishing the views of the residents and wider community. Its one of those parks thats a very big green open space and its costly to maintain ... and it is under-utilised, he said. So were asking (the community)_what they would like in that space. Then we take it back to the elected members for budgetary considerations and then hopefully we can deliver something that the community wants and can afford. Mr Allen said it is important for the Council to listen to what the community wants and then look at how we can best deliver that in the future. The consultation which has been advertised in mainstream media, social media and letter drops, will be attended by elected members and Council staff. The park was first proposed to Council by Cr Matt Paterson and the consultation is the first step to see if it will proceed. Recent experience has shown the importance of gathering views from the community when planning projects such as this. Its great that the community is passionate about their town and what happens in their town, Mr Allen said. Nurses and midwives honoured CENTRAL Australian medical professionals have received six nominations in the 2018 NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Alice Springs Hospital lactation consultant, Robyn Wallace, has been nominated for the excellence in midwifery award and NT Administrators medal for lifetime achievement in nursing/midwifery. Claudia Griffiths, who is the Integrated Health Services Manager at Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, was short-listed for the excellence in nursing/midwifery leadership award. Cognitive Assessment Nurse Lucy Comerford will be competing in the excellence in nursing/midwifery primary and community health category. Alice Springs Hospital Medical East and Royal Flying Doctor Service Flight Nurses vie for the team award for excellence in nursing/midwifery. The awards are on May 12. Sunday 13th of May is Mothers Day and we reckon that Mums are pretty bloody good so book a table for Sunday the 13th and Mum eats free* *Dine in only, in conjunction with purchase of other meals, one main meal free per Mum PH 8952 6749 Phone: (08) 8950 0500 Web: www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au Rex Mooney &KLHI([HFXWLYH2IFHU A town like Alice Council runs a free garden waste removal service for senior residents of Alice Springs. The next service period is Tuesday 29 May to Thursday 31 May 2018. Aged pensioners who would like to use this service are to complete an application form which is available at the Civic Centre or on Councils website. Applications close at 4:30pm on Friday 25 May and are to be lodged at the Civic Centre. Evidence of entitlement to the service is required at the time of lodging the application. For further information please contact the Councils Customer Service Team on 8950 0500. COMMUNITY NOTICE PENSIONER PRUNING REMOVAL SERVICE free INTRODUCTION TO SMALL BUSINESS Bookings are essential visit www.becnt.com.au Conducted by Business Enterprise Centre (Darwin Region) Inc. Sponsored by: Small Business Workshops Venue: Central Australian Development Offi ce 55 Todd Mall (next to Red Ochre Grill) Monday 21st May 9am 12 noon Starting a Business 1pm 4pm Marketing 5pm 8pm Business Structures & Tax Tuesday 22nd May 9am 12 noon Business Planning 1pm 4pm Introduction to Bookkeeping