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8 8 On August 26, Territorians will head to the polls to determine what Councils in the NT will look like for the next four years. In June, Roper Gulf Regional Council partnered up with the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the NT Electoral Commission to visit each community in its Local Government Area to talk to residents about the importance of enrolling to vote, and what people interested in nominating as a candidate had to do. The 2017 NT Council election roadshow was a major success, with almost 40 residents completing enrolment forms, and 10 more signalling their desire to fill one of the 13 Elected Member vacancies up for grabs. The roadshow will conclude in Barunga on July 10. Aged Care staff converge on Darwin IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Roper Gulf Regional Councils Aged Care team takes time out for a photo after being asked to present at the Better Practice Conference 2017 in Darwin in May. ROPER GULF REGIONAL COUNCIL NEWSLETTER PAGE 8 MAY/JUNE 2017 (ISSUE 17/05) In brief Night Patrols keep busy June was a big month for the Councils dedicated Community Night Patrol staff in Barunga and Beswick. Both patrols received a commendation from Northern Territory Police for their professionalism during a number of domestic violence incidents in the communities throughout the month. In addition, the patrols played an active part in a rescue mission on June 8 to ensure six teenage girls stranded in Barunga were able to return safely to Beswick. Cattle art hits airwaves The creativity of Mataranka Community Development Program participants was shared with the NT when artists were interviewed by ABC Darwin last month about the cattle skulls they have painted to enter in the art section of the 2017 Katherine Show. Time for region to think about voting Roper Gulf Regional Councils Aged Care staff made a beeline for Darwin on May 3 and 4 to attend the Better Practice Conference 2017, the focus of which was Rethinking Aged Care. Community Services Regional Manager Annalisa Bowden with her team actively participated in the event after they were asked to do a presentation entitled Caring for our Ownthe Buddy System. The presentation outlined the role the Councils Indigenous Aged Care Coordinators played in the delivery of services in some of the remotest parts of the Roper Gulf region. Part of the presentation also discussed the challenged the Council faced in the delivery of the services. The Council delivers Aged Care services in six communities on behalf of the Department of Health. Presenting in Darwin let us showcase quality care and our Indigenous workforce, Mrs Bowden said.
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