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Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017



Sunday Territorian 5 Nov 2017


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10 NEWS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 $40,000 for community activities. The day was first recognised by the Australian Government in 1974. Grants of up to $3000 are available for activities planned to celebrate IWD, celebrate womens diversity and social, political and economic achievements, educate the community about IWD, encourage reflection and discussion about issues regarding gender inequality and encourage community participation in IWD. Applications close on November 30; activities must take place on or around March 8, 2018. For more information, head to NT.GOV.AU or call the Office of Gender Equity and Diversity on 8999 8373. WOMEN now hold more than half the senior management roles in the Territory public service and are increasingly taking up jobs in traditionally male-dominated fields. Female public servants make up 51 per cent of senior management, up from 34 per cent a decade ago. Their numbers among the ranks of police officers and prison guards have also increased markedly, according to the latest State of the Service report. But the report warns the NT Government is unlikely to meet its target for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander staff to make up 16 per cent of the public service workforce by 2020. The proportion of ATSI staff is currently 10.5 per cent. Overall the public service grew by 378 full-time employees last financial year, amid long-running concern over ballooning numbers. Treasurer Nicole Manison said the extra workers included 114 teachers or school support staff, 23 nurses and 45 medical professionals. The Government has also pledged to boost police numbers by 120, to 1498, by 2020. Ms Manison said there would be no forced redundancies or cuts to frontline workers but departments had been tasked to find savings of $150 million over two years through measures including natural attrition and cutting THE ULTIMATE FOODIE EXPERIENCE WORTH OVER $1,700 WIN NT News is giving you the opportunity to spoil your taste buds with this massive giveaway including pizza and craft beer tasting and a sunset dinner cruise thanks to Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront. Simply pick up your copy of the NT News daily for multiple chances to win this outstanding prize. *Entries close midnight 10/11/2017. For full terms and conditions visit ntnew.com.au/competitions THE PRECINCT TAVERN IL LI DO BA RPIZ ZA DAR WIN HAR BOU R C RUI SES VIBE HOTEL DARWIN WATERFRONT WHARF ONE FOOD & WINE Get your hands on some gender grants THOSE wanting to run programs or educate the public about International Womens Day can now apply for grant funding. The Territory Families International Womens Day Grants Program has set aside Abdul Hamidon and Maria Dang enjoy fine dishes like the pumpkin, mushroom, fetta and chilli at Wharf One Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL DARWIN foodies have the chance to titillate tastebuds with a new competition offer too good to pass up. Winners will eat their way through four fancy dinners, including a dinner for four at Wharf One Food & Wine and a Sunset Dinner Cruise for two aboard the Charles Darwin. The NT News has teamed up with Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront to showcase some of the best food in Darwin. Locals Abdul Hamidon and Maria Dang enjoy experiencing Darwins vibrant restaurant scene and said they would enter the competition. It would be a great opportunity to explore different dining experiences Darwin has to offer, Ms Dang said. To enter, go to ntnews .com.au/competitions and pick up your copy of the NT News each day from tomorrow to get the unique code word. Thrill of winning a treat for the tastebuds JUDITH AISTHORPE Women lead NT public service waste, duplication and programs that arent delivering or are non-critical. The State of the Service report shows the proportion of women in senior management roles has soared from 15 per cent in 1994 to 51 per cent and from 37 per cent to 68 per cent in middle management. The very high over-representation of women in the health professions (doctors, nurses and Aboriginal health practitioners) has shown some decline ... and, conversely, the proportion of females has increased markedly in the uniformed (police and prison officers), technical and professional streams, it says. More than three out of four educators in NT public schools are women. A spokesman for Public Employment Minister Gerry McCarthy said the NT was outperforming other governments in promoting women into leadership positions. The Northern Territorys small labour market is also likely a contributing factor ... in that there are limited medium and large private or non-government sector organisations that would otherwise provide senior executive opportunities for women, thus talented women look to the public sector, he said. The spokesman said achieving the 16 per cent Indigenous workforce target remains an ongoing priority. The NTPS continues to strive to be representatives of the communities it serves. LAUREN NOVAK EXCLUSIVE