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The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016



The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2016 NEWS 15 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA GIVING Centralians the same opportunities in life as other Australians inspired former Alice Springs Town Councillor Chansey Paech to join the race for the seat of Namatjira at the upcoming NT election. This is my home, where I live and my family have lived for generations, Mr Paech said. I want to be part of that change and I want to make sure that all Central Australians can be a part of making this change happen. Mr Paech, who is of Eastern Arrente and Gurindji heritage, grew up in Alice Springs and spent his childhood visiting family and friends out bush. The fifth generation Centralian has spent the past four years on the Town Council and says he wants to take that commitment to Territory Parliament. Stronger planning and better communications have been consistently raised with me and they are issues I will make a priority, he said. Namatjira residents are clear they want a say and want to be heard in decisions that impact their lives, families and communities. He said he wanted to make sure the people of Central Australia have a voice in the Territory Parliament again. AN upbringing entirely in the electorate he wants to represent inspires Scott McConnell in his quest to win the seat of Stuart for Labor. Born in Alice Springs, Mr McConnell spent the first two years of his life in Willowra, before the family moved to Napperby Station. His father was a boreman and mechanic, and his mother did various station jobs. Experience in the pastoral industry, car detailing, and working for the Conservation Commission as a park ranger has helped a once-reserved Mr McConnell gain confidence. I learnt in the public service you have to stand up for yourself to get people to share your passion by talking to them and motivating them, he said. Tom Volling Candidate Profile Alice Springs Town Councillor Chansey Paech says he wants to be part of a change thats for the good of Centralians. Bid to giveBid to give CentraliansCentralians voice againvoice again Born for seat role Campaigning has been an immensely enjoyable experience for Mr McConnell, who quit his job as the CEO of Ingkerreke Outstation Resource Centre and is currently reliant on long service leave. He said hed been impressed with the depth of knowledge across the electorate on issues like housing, justice, roads and communications infrastructure, and supporting quality schools with good teachers. Scott McConnell. Andrea Johnston Candidate Profile THE TERRITORY DECIDES Authorised by Gianna Melky, for Eli Melky, Cliffside Court, Braitling. Advertisement Level 1 Anangu House, 44 Bath St, Alice Springs NT 0870 8953 8120 @EliMelky www.melky.com.au FIRM BUT FAIR ON LAW AND ORDER SUPPORTIVE OF SMALL BUSINESS NO TO FRACKING Conservative Independent for Braitling $10 Pensioner Lunch 93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs Monday - Friday, 10am - 2pm Fish & Chips Chicken Caesar Salad Burger & Chips Beef or Vegetarian Lasagne & Chips Butter Chicken & Rice *Terms & conditions apply