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Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 23 November 1994



Debates Day 2 - Wednesday 23 November 1994

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Parliamentary Record 6


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




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DEBATES - Wednesday 23 November 1994 the time o f the 1990 general election and it was indeed a great pleasure to meet a Territorian o f her stature. I am pleased to have been associated with the inaugural Young Achiever Awards for the Northern Territory. There were 7 awards contested and an amazing 106 entries, which attests to the appeal and interest shown by the community. I would like to report to honourable members the outcome o f those Young Achiever Awards. The Hot 100 Award was won by 18-year-old Liza Schenkel from Leanyer who is a part-time coordinator for Landcare. Her appointment continues her role as a volunteer helping with the care and promotion o f the rehabilitation o f the Leanyer rainforest. Lisa completed 300 hours voluntary work as part o f the TAFE parks and wildlife course and is also a volunteer with Greening Australia. The Medibank Private Arts Award went to Troy W oodcraft from Tiwi. At 17 years o f age, Troys achievements include: major roles in productions with the Victorian College o f the Arts Secondary School; a performance with the Australian Opera Company in A Midsummer Nights Dream which was invited to the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland; a role in Cats which is now touring New South Wales and Queensland; and an invitation to audition for the upcoming production o f Miss Saigon The Power and Water Authority Science and Technology Award went to 20-year-old Ju Pin Ang from Woodleigh Gardens who topped matriculation in the Northern Territory/South Australia HSC examination in 1989. Since then, he has won major prizes from Adelaide University, engineers institutes and private companies for excellence in his academic achievements. The Mitre 10 Community Service Award went to Teresa-Lea Malady o f Palmerston. She has worked to improve the lifestyle o f disabled people through a program she started single-mindedly in the Top End - Riding for the Disabled. The DEET Career Achievement Award went to 22-year-old Jamie Liddle from Alice Springs. Jamie took up training as an apprentice aircraft maintenance engineer with MAF Airlines in central Australia. During training sessions, he quickly developed a desire to fly the aeroplanes and, to meet the high cost o f learning to be a pilot, he did odd jobs, including gardening, cleaning and rubbish removal. The TIO Sports Award went to 20-year-old Ross Newell o f Darwin. Ross holds a title that few people can ever claim - that o f a world champion. Ross is world junior champion in the practical pistol discipline, a title he won at Bisley, England, in September 1993. He holds Australian and Northern Territory titles in speed shooting and practical pistol disciplines and is Australias N o 1 ranked speed shooter. Finally, the Department o f Industries and Development Regional Development Award went to 27-year-old Troy Dann from Alice Springs who won the Young Achiever Award as well. Troy, a fourth generation Territorian, has many strings to his bow, including training as a heavy plant mechanic. He is the holder o f an international pilots licence, a road train drivers licence and an open motor cycle licence. He has worked as head stockman on the familys pastoral properties and started a Brahman stud at Amburla, west o f Alice Springs. He has also won breeding awards, and negotiated with the West Timor administration for the supply and improvement o f its breeding herd. He has 1876