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The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014



The Centralian advocate Fri 20 Jun 2014


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Alice Springs

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18 NEWS FRIDAY JUNE 20 2014 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Council supports welcome zone for refugees ALICE Springs Town Council will look to strengthen the towns multicultural ties by signing a declaration to become a Refugee Welcome Zone. The declaration, brought to council by the TEAR Action Group and Amnesty International earlier this week, is a local government commitment to welcoming refugees to the community. Elected members unanimously opted to support the motion, which will act as a formal statement against vilification while acknowledging the contributions made by refugees within society. TEAR Action Group spokesman Peter Deutschmann said council was well qualified to sign the declaration. Alice Springs Town Council ... promotes inclusion through the preparation and awarding of citizenships with more than 300 last year and already 100 in January, this year, he said. Alice Springs Town Council promotes multicultural harmony through the support of the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia an organisation we have direct dialogue with in the development of this proposal, and it comes with their support. (Council) also promotes Refugee Week activities ... and provides support to multicul tural organisations and grants to those organisations. Councillor Liz Martin said the declaration was an important step in assisting with the acceptance of ethnically diverse individuals. We already enjoy a fabulous multicultural community in Alice Springs and I would absolutely support anything we can do to welcome refugees to Alice Springs, she said. There are a lot of things we need to work on and conversations we need to have in making sure we provide appropriate services for those people when they come to Alice Springs. Our lack of services is something that we already deal with, with our local Indigenous people so we need to get hard on that. I think its something we have to do to move forward, so lets do the hard stuff to make sure we move forward and it happens. Local residents can get involved in the declaration by signing an online petition via change.org/en-AU/petitions/ the-couoncil-of-alice-springsmake-alice-springs-a-refugeewelcome-zone Sarah Rohweder COUNCIL REPORTER Tourism expedition SIXTY top travel agents from China specialising in selling Australian holidays will spend the next few days in the NT. The visit will include one group of travel agents touring the Top End and another group Central Australia. The Central Australia trip will see agents from Guandong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou regions tour Uluru. They will watch the sunrise, ride camels and participate in an Indigenous dot painting workshop before travelling to Kings Canyon and then on to Alice Springs where they will attend the Todd Markets and the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station. The visit comes ahead of Tourism Australias inaugural Corroboree Greater China event to be held on the Gold Coast next week. It will be one of the biggest international trade events of the year with 270 Chinese travel agents attending. The tour comes as a draft plan to more than double the number of Chinese visitors to the Territory by 2020 has been released for consultation by the NT Government. Our lack of services is something that we already deal with, with our local Indigenous people so we need to get hard on that. CDU Scholarship winner Kathryn Cochrane (centre) with Brayden Freeman and Aaron Cochrane. Alice students scoop 65 awards MORE than $13,000 in scholarships were awarded by the Charles Darwin University to six outstanding students in Alice Springs yesterday. The universitys annual prize-giving ceremony for distinguished achievements saw 65 Alice students receive a scholarship or other prize. We award these scholarships and prizes to students who have excelled in a particular unit or program, or in some cases have demonstrated exceptional effort in achieving their outcomes, irrespective of their grades, director Central Australia Paul Fitzsimons said. Second-year Bachelor of Primary Education student Kathryn Cochrane (30) scored the Sandy Nairn Memorial Scholarship. Valued at $2500, the grant is to assist mature-aged students returning to study. Its helped pay for textbooks and catch me up on some bills, said Ms Cochrane, who is a single mum of two. She said she definitely planned on staying on in Alice Springs. Rent Renu, Sarah Ryan and Loretta Harris received the Alice Springs Town Council Scholarships. The Central Australian Hospital Network Governing Council Nursing Scholarship was awarded to Irene Weiss. Carly Molloy received the Luma Luma Holiday Apartments Scholarship and Lisa Anderson the Department of Families and Children Scholarship. Sasha Petrova EDUCATION REPORTER Transition continues A PILOT program to help people with a disability transition into employment has been extended under a funding agreement between the Northern Territory Office of Disability and the Department of Education. Developed by the Down Syndrome Association of the NT, Project21 has been running since last year initially funded by a grant from the Department of Business. Its extension will be possible with a $118,000 grant for the 2014-15 financial year under the new agreement. The program caters for Territorians who have graduated from school, aged between 18 and 25. Participants access the program 14 hours a week, and its expected that it will take students up to five years to complete their education and skills development. 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