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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017


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Alice Springs

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04 NEWS TUESDAY JUNE 6 2017 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Christine Ansorge ALICE Springs was alive with the sound of music last week as the Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) spent a couple of days performing at six local schools. Violinists Monica Naselow and Anastasia Coroneo, and flute and keyboard player Roslyn Perry made up the ensemble. They were accompanied by DSOs Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Matthew Wood. The group demonstrated how their instruments work and provided schools with a unique opportunity to experience live classical music. Ms Naselow, who is also the Concertmaster and Education/Outreach Officer, said that music in schools has been proven to help children learn by improving their concentration and literacy. It also helps assist in greater enjoyment of school. I am aiming to expand the education and outreach programs of the DSO reaching into the community as far as that is possible and bringing music to children and families, in community and schools, she said. Ms Naselow also hopes to bring the program to places where people might otherwise not have access to live music, like prisons, nursing homes, hospitals and schools for children with special needs. I hope to be able to build on the very strong connection the DSO has to the community and expand it even further, she said. DSO looks to the future Ross Park Primary School students Luis Dougherty, Coby Walton and Vinnie Firinu with Darwin Symphony Orchestra ensemble members Anastasia Coroneo, Roslyn Perry and Monica Naselow. Picture: CHRISTINE ANSORGE MINSTER for Territory Families Dale Wakefield said it is of great credit to the police that they are leading the way on tackling domestic violence. She described the upcoming Indigenous Family Violence Policing Conference as innovative, and commended NT Polices work, particularly over the past five years. When I reflect back to when I first came to the Territory (13 years ago) how far the Northern Territory Police have come in working with women who are experiencing DV and seeing it as a core part of their work and a policing priority, Ms Wakefield said. She said those fighting domestic violence had realised they were not going to arrest our way out of this problem. The key message is about respect, Ms Wakefield said. If we can build respect between different sectors, like police, the womens sector and the legal sector, respect for each persons expertise in this area, and work together, thats how we will get the results we need to get. High profile delegates from across the country will descend on Alice Springs from today, with a remote workshop taking place in Hermannsburg tomorrow. Participants will learn about community initiatives to increase participation in school and have tours with local Elders. In the two conference days that follow, delegates will see presentations from NT Conference to bring new perspectives Australian of the Year Andrea Mason, NT Chief Justice Michael Grant and Barrister Pat McIntyre to name a few. Anglicare NT chief executive David Pugh said he rarely gets the opportunity to focus on domestic violence and to hear what solutions and strategies are being put in place. Family Violence is a major factor leading to people needing our services, he said. Mr Pugh he hoped the event would inspire new approaches. I hope the conference brings knowledge and wisdom to leaders and practitioners, to those who create policies through to those who implement it, he said. The conference is co-hosted by the NT Police and the Rirratingu Aboriginal Corporation, and takes place from Wednesday June 7 until Friday June 9. More information can be found at www.ifvconference.org. Andrea Johnston The key message is about respect D A L E W A K E F I E L D No death or serious injury is acceptable on Territory roads Help us move Towards Zero and contribute to the development of a new Road Safety Action Plan. Visit haveyoursay.nt.gov.au Complete the survey to be in the draw to win an iPad, register to attend a forum near you and provide feedback. Alice Springs Community Forums Date 6 June 2017 Time 5.00pm - 6.30pm Date 7 June 2017 Time 1.00pm - 2.30pm Location Andy McNeill Room Alice Springs Town Council TOWARDS Zero 44% of road deaths in the NT are alcohol related Speed is a factor in over a quarter of deaths in the NT SLOW DOWN of all fatalities are indigneous people 50% Road Safety Discussion Paper of people in fatal crashes were not wearing a seatbelt 41%

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