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04 NEWS TUESDAY MARCH 28 2017 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 TOURISM Minister Lauren Moss took some time out of Fridays Economic Summit in Alice Springs to pose with the open letter which hit the national press at the weekend. Tourism Central Australia chief executive Stephen Schwer, Mayor Damien Ryan and Chief Minister Michael Gunner flanked Ms Moss during a press conference when she reaffirmed her support for Alice Springs. We are aware there has T O U R I S M M I N I S T E R L A U R E N M O S S New business leader at Alice campus CHARLES Darwin Universitys new Business Central Team Leader Sajjad Rana has come a long way since his days as a security officer at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. At the time he was new to Australia and undertaking language training, having recently arrived from Pakistan. I worked at the Sydney Olympic Village, and was located for some of the time at the protocol entry point where the team officials and dignitaries came through, Mr Rana said. Among the dignitaries I encountered were Princess Anne, and the then Opposition Leader Kim Beazley. I also saw and met many of the athletes, including our own Ian Thorpe who was very personable despite all the hype surrounding him at the time. Mr Rana said he moved to adult vocational education as a security trainer and later became a trainer manager. Ive worked for several registered training organisations on the east coast for the past 12 years, mostly in the field of business and leadership, he said. Mr Rana moved to Alice Springs this month to take up the team leaders position. The first thing to impress me was the passion that people have for the community, he said. I am exploring how we might grow Business Central. One idea is to offer diploma and advanced diploma courses to students outside of Alice Springs. We have the software, the infrastructure and the expertise to do this. Mr Rana said Business Central would continue to offer face-to-face courses in business, retail, accounting, human resources, leadership and management. Im also about to travel to Tennant Creek and to the bush communities where we deliver our courses to meet stakeholders and to learn their needs first-hand. Being able to get people like Peter Garrett, Bryan Brown, Cathy Freeman and a whole host of others to come Chief Minister Michael Gunner, Tourism Minister Lauren Moss and Tourism Central Australia chief executive Stephen Schwer with an enlarged copy of the letter encouraging people to visit Alice Springs. Picture: CHRISTINE ANSORGE Heart of Australia is close to their hearts been some negative attention over the last couple of weeks, but as a government and a community we recognise how amazing and incredible Central Australia is, Ms Moss said. The open letter was written in response to stories in the national media earlier this month, about European travel advisories naming Alice Springs, and warning visitors to be wary of crime in the town. An open letter was written, and signed by 12 prominent Centralians, Territorians and Australians. forward without hesitation and also say how special this place is to them is an absolute credit to this town, Ms Moss said. Midnight Oil are going to launch their tour here later in the year which is amazing. Alice Springs is close to the heart of a number of prominent Australians who were all more than happy to put their names to this. Andrea Johnston Alice Springs is close to the heart of a number of prominent Australians. Repatriation held overseas A REPATRIATION ceremony was held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin last week to respectfully acknowledge the unconditional return of three indigenous ancestral remains from German institutions. NT Country Liberals Senator Nigel Scullion said direct descendants, community members and representatives from Aboriginal Land Councils attended the repatriation ceremony. The Australian Government will now support those in attendance as they accompany the ancestral remains home< he said. Two ancestral remains were returned to community mem bers and direct descendants from indigenous communities located in Far North Queensland and the Clarence River region in New South Wales. Representatives from the Grafton Ngerrie Local Aboriginal Land Council and Yaegl Local Aboriginal Land Council received an ancestor on behalf of the two Land Councils as well as a third council from the Clarence River region, the Birrigan Gargle Local Aboriginal Land Council. The delegation will also accompany the return of an unnamed ancestor to Australia so further provenance research can be undertaken to identify the community of origin. Recently a number of media outlets ran stories about outdated travel warnings for Alice Springs. We want to assure the travellers of the world that Alice Springs and the entire Central Australian region is a magical, exciting, unique and welcoming part of the world. The Red Centre is the beating heart of the worlds oldest living culture to visit Central Australia is to experience this in a profound and life changing way. It is home to incredible landscapes including the mysterious beauty of Uluru and the majesty of the MacDonnell Ranges. It has a vibrant festival and events scene with AFL, NRL and first class cricket games, the Finke Desert Race, Red Centre Nats, the Henley on Todd, the Camel Cup and Parrtjima: A Festival in Light bringing people to the Red Centre each year. The people of Alice Springs are warm, friendly and passionate about their beautiful town. At least one in four locals has moved to Alice from somewhere else drawn to the Red Centres laidback lifestyle and great sense of community. You can be assured that the Alice community are always ready to roll out the welcome mat they already do it for the 700,000 people who visit the region each year. This is the Alice Springs that we know and love. We urge you to come and do the Red Centre for yourself. AN OPEN INVITATION TO TRAVELLERS ALICE SPRINGSA GREAT PLACE TO VISIT Lauren Moss, NT Minister for Tourism & Culture Peter Garrett AM Lead singer Midnight Oils and former Federal Environment Minister Bryan Brown Cathy Freeman OAM, Olympic Champion and Founder/Director of the Cathy Freeman Foundation Matthew Hayden Cricket Legend and Tourism NT Ambassador Robert de Castella AO MBE, Olympic & World Marathon Champion, Indigenous Marathon Project Rachel Perkins, award winning Film Director/Writer Michael Gunner, Chief Minister, Northern Territory Damien Ryan, Mayor Alice Springs Stephen Schwer, CEO Tourism Central Australia Michael Bridge, Chair Tourism NT Board The Hon Ted Egan AO In response to recent stories about travel warnings for Alice Springs, we want to assure travellers that Alice Springs and the entire Central Australian region is a magical, exciting, unique and welcoming part of the world. The Red Centre is the beating heart of the worlds oldest living culture to visit Central Australia is to experience this in a profound and life changing way. It is home to incredible landscapes including the mysterious beauty of Uluru and the majesty of the MacDonnell Ranges. It has a vibrant festival and events scene with AFL, NRL and first class cricket games, the Finke Desert Race, Red Centre Nats, the Henley on Todd, the Camel Cup and Parrtjima: A Festival in Light bringing people to the Red Centre each year. The people of Alice Springs are warm, friendly and passionate about their beautiful town. At least one in four locals has moved to Alice from somewhere else drawn to the Red Centres laidback lifestyle and great sense of community. You can be assured that the Alice community is always ready to roll out the welcome mat they already do it for the 700,000 people who visit the region each year. This is the Alice Springs that we know and love. We urge you to come and do the Red Centre for yourself. AN OPEN INVITATION TO TRAVELLERS ALICE SPRINGSA GREAT PLACE TO VISIT Peter Garrett AM Musician Environmentalist Robert de Castella AO MBE Olympic & World Marathon Champion Indigenous Marathon Project Lauren Moss NT Minister for Tourism & Culture Michael Bridge Chair Tourism NT Board Cathy Freeman OAM Olympic Gold Medallist Director of the Cathy Freeman Foundation Rachel Perkins Award Winning Film Director of Jasper Jones and Bran Nue Dae Ted Egan AO Former Administrator NT Long Term Resident, Alice Springs Stephen Schwer CEO Tourism Central Australia Bryan Brown AM Award Winning Actor Matthew Hayden Former Australian Cricketer Tourism NT Ambassador Michael Gunner Chief Minister, Northern Territory Damien Ryan Mayor Alice Springs Sajjad Rana, a new staff member at Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs. Picture: PATRICK NELSON ADULT LANGUAGE CLASSES Enrolments are now open for evening adult language classes! Spaces are limited, dont miss out! www.alicespringslanguagecentre.com 08 8952 5544 firstname.lastname@example.org Alice Springs Language Centre Term 2 classes start from Tuesday 18th April COURSE FEES: $180 Enrolments and course fees due Tuesday 4th April *closed for the school holidays - April 10th17th* VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL TO ENROL NOW! Arrernte Chinese French German Indonesian Italian Japanese Pitjantjatjara Spanish
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