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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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Alice Springs

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20 NEWS FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2016 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 TANGENTYERE Council and Western Desert Dialysis, both based in Alice Springs, have become two of only nine national finalists in the Indigenous Governance Awards. The awards were created by Reconciliation Australia in partnership with BHP Billiton to identify, celebrate and promote effective indigenous governance. Three of the IGA judges, chairman professor Mick Dodson, professor Gary Banks and they work with their clients while meeting objectives, we look at the whole organisation, Prof Dodson said. M I C K D O D S O N IGA judging panellists professor Mick Dodson, professor Gary Banks and Paul Travers with St Marys Ladies Weaving Group at Alice Springs. Great work getting its due recognition at last Paul Travers travelled to Alice Springs during the week, meeting members of Tangentyere and experiencing first-hand the organisations community governance and service delivery. Prof Dodson spoke with the media on Tuesday at Yarrenyty Arltere (Larapinta Valley) Community Centre to talk about the awards and what the judging panel had been looking for. We look at their systems, strategic planning, vision, how they treat their staff and how Were particularly focused on leadership and the fostering of leadership and the fostering of young people, particularly indigenous people who are coming through. Prof Dodson said although some Aboriginal organisations had done the wrong thing in the past, the vast majority were doing a good job. I think theres some sensationalism in there, people dont want good news about indigenous affairs and they use the few organisations that fail or have fraudsters involved which is not the general picture because the general picture doesnt provide entertainment, he said. In addition, prof Dodson believes the standout indigenous organisations could teach the rest of Australia a few things about good governance. These organisations are resilient, theyre tough and they get things done, he said. The Advocate will be keeping an eye on the progress of Tangentyere Council and Western Desert Dialysis (Purple House) through the IGAs. Jim Robertson Were particularly focused on leadership. Our hearts suffering too much TERRITORIANS are twice as likely as those living in NSW to end up in hospital because of a heart complaint, according to data compiled by the Heart Foundation. The NT had by far the highest age standardised hospitalisation rate, with 87.4 per 10,000 people. That figure was even worse outside of Darwin, with 161 hospitalisations per 10,000 in the bush. With 79 heart-related hospitalisations per 10,000 people, Darwin was Australias thirdworst region after the NT and Queensland Outback. Heart Foundation national chief executive John Kelly said it was clear areas of economic and social disadvantage correlated with high rates of cardiac disease. Those regions that rate in the top hotspot areas are regions where a large proportion of residents are of significant disadvantage. This disadvantage includes a persons access to education, employment, housing, transport, affordable healthy food and social support, he said. Census site still down for count FRUSTRATED Territorians are still trying and failing to use the Census website days after the Australian Bureau of Statistics claimed to have fixed it. A steady stream of people have complained to the ABS Census that repeated attempts to use the site using every connected device in their home has resulted in error messages. There is also a swag of complaints from people saying a simple email from the ABS requesting that the password for their online application has taken days to arrive. The advice online from the Census staff has been to turn on JavaScript in your browser. 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