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Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 May 1995



Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 23 May 1995

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Parliamentary Record 11


Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997




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DEBATES - Tuesday 23 May 1995 Mr Jach Hamilton Council Member/Cork Recycling Coordinator Dwn Mr R. Setter Casuarina Support Group All Guiding Support Casuarina/Nightcliff/Darwin/Palmerston/SandersonJAlice Groups in Springs/Katherine/Tennant Creek/Jabiru/Nhulunbuv I wish this volunteer group every success in the year ahead and I congratulate them on their VIP Award. The Territory has been treated to a feast o f dancing during the Dance Week activities at regional centres throughout the Territory. An interesting program has been presented under the banner o f Boundaries and Beyond by Darwin's Tracks Dance Collective, in 3 parts. Silent Thought is a historical glimpse into the life o f the drover's boy; Sacred Space deals with the impact o f the Lajamanu community on 2 Western travellers; the final presentation was based on a perception o f the Territory as a take-away shop. I note also as part o f Dance Week that dance workshops were conducted in a number o f regional centres. The dance company. Dance North, will tour the major regional centres during May. I congratulate the organisers o f the dance activities and compliment them on their role in delivering dance activities to the community. Mr HATTON (Lands, Housing and Community Services): Mr Speaker, first I wish to praise the Department of Lands, Housing and Local Government as the winner in 1995 of the Northern Territory Public Sector Annual Report Award. The awards encourage excellence in public sector annual reporting. They are awarded by the Public Sector Accounting Group and sponsored by the Northern Territory Public Accounts Committee, the Royal Institute of Public Administration, and Deloitte Tomatsu. The Department of Lands, Housing and Local Government was not only named overall winner of the awards, but also received an award for excellence, a special award for best reporting of corporate objectives and a special award for most readable report. In addition, the department received nominations in the categories of best reporting of performance and best reporting of people. It is a credit to the high standard of the overall workings of my department that it received that award. I congratulate all the officers and members of the Department of Lands, Housing and Local Government on the excellent work that they are doing and for its accurate reflection in the departments annual report. It is only fitting that they receive the award for the presentation of the very lucid information provided in that report. Tonight, I wish also to pay tribute to a very fine Territorian, Jim Gayton, who died, aged 82 years, in Perth on 25 March after a very short illness. Jim Gayton was bom on Christmas Day 1912 in Maryborough, Queensland, and arrived in the Northern Territory during the early 1940s. He was first engaged by the Public Works Department as a carpenter at the East Point fortifications and was billeted at Tiwi Camp with about 150 other men. He was in Darwin for the first air raids in February 1942 and, on that afternoon, he was a member of a party which buried about 40 bodies in a mass grave at Kahlin Oval. 3605