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The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016



The Centralian advocate Fri 19 Aug 2016


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FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2016 NEWS 03 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Girls add grace to Girls add grace to festival of wheelsfestival of wheels Jim Robertson AFTER a surge of entries flooded in for the 2016 Mombasa Red CentreNATS girls team a final squad has been chosen. Scores of applications were received from right across the Territory all seeking to represent the Red Centres ultimate festival of wheels. The chosen girls include Zoe Lang, Gracie Marsh and Amy Simson, all from Alice Springs, alongside their Darwin-based teammate Aleisha Boyd. The girls were asked to apply online before the finalists underwent a last interview in Alice Springs on Monday. Alice Springs local Zoe Langs submission made mention of the stunning NT landscape. What I love most about my home is the country. I love the contrast of colours, the bluest sky and the reddest earth, Ms Lang said. I love the people you meet, and the sense of community the town (Alice Springs) has to offer. For the duration of what is sure to be an action-packed weekend, the Mombasa Red CentreNATS Girls will become the official ambassadors of the event. The Red CentreNATS will be on from Friday, September 2, to Sunday, September 4. The 2016 Red CentreNATS girls Zoe Lang, Gracie Marsh and Amy Simson. Picture: JIM ROBERTSON POLICE were called as campaigners tested new 100m restrictions at Central Australian bush polls this week. The Northern Territory Electoral Commission received one complaint at Santa Teresa after campaigners failed to comply with changes to the Electoral Act that restrict where how-to-vote cards can be handed out. An NTEC spokesman said the officer in charge requested all candidates comply with the 100m requirements. The allegation is that when the OIC went back to the voting room, some campaign workers were not complying, she said. NTEC has contacted the relevant party contact officers asking they advise their campaign staff at Santa Teresa to comply with the requirement. A complaint was received today that some candidates were not complying with the 100m requirement at Santa Teresa. The Centralian Advocate understands the voting venue was changed, causing confusion. The Giles Government introduced the changes so Territorians didnt have to run the gauntlet of party officials. The Country Liberals said they lodged the complaint. Territory Labor confirmed they also made a complaint, putting it down to teething problems under new legislation. Given that this is the first day of remote voting and the first election where the 100m prohibition applies, the NT Police were contacted and a request was made that an officer attend the voting centre at Santa Teresa to remind campaign workers they must com ply with the 100m requirement, the NTEC spokesman said. Police were also at Amoonguna. One of the changes at this election is that there is a prohibition on political canvassing within 100m of a voting centre that also applies to remote voting. Maps showing the prohibition area of all voting centres are available on the election website. Keep your distance Tom Volling Driver due to face charges A DRIVER was due in court yesterday after allegedly failing to stop after a crash. David Byrne, 27, was charged after the crash at the junction of Larapinta Drive and Van Senden Avenue just after 3.30pm on Wednesday. Charges included driving a motor vehicle while disqualified, driving without due care, failure to stop after a crash and driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle. The driver, 66, of the other car was released from hospital later that day. Commissioners arrive in town THE Royal Commissioners who will be investigating children in Northern Territory detention centres were in Alice Springs yesterday. The Honourable Margaret White AO and Mr Michael Gooda visited Aranda House, which is now a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. The Royal Commission was announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last month. It will make recommendations about legal, cultural, administrative and management reforms to prevent inappropriate treatment of children in detention, and explore what improvements can be made to the child protection system. Land councils want control ABORIGINAL NT land councils have demanded control of funds generated by mining on their land. A historic meeting at Kalkaringi between the Northern and Central Land Councils decided to urgently develop a model for self control. CLC chair Francis Kelly said he rejected Senator Nigel Scullions proposed changes to reduce Aboriginal representation on the Aboriginal Benefit Account. The Minister for indigenous Affairs should have no role in the disbursement of ABA moneys, he said. ADVERTISEMENT Authorised by Tabby Fudge 1st Floor, Ludmilla Primary School, 41 Bagot Road NT Our children deserve properly funded public schools. We ask you to vote for nothing less. NT Council of Government School Organisations (COGSO) The CLP Government says our public schools are properly funded. NOT TRUE Labor has promised to put back $124M to public education. NOT ENOUGH "NT Public Education is underfunded by 5 - 10 times". Professor Stephen Lamb CLP LABOR