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Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

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Title

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Other title

The West Arnhem Wire

Creator

West Arnhem Shire Council

Collection

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Date

2013-10-31

Location

Jabiru

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers; West Arnhem Region; Arnhem Land (N.T.); Newspapers; Periodicals

Publisher name

West Arnhem Shire Council

Place of publication

Jabiru

Series

Wire : fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang

Volume

Edition 304, 31 October 2013

Previously known as

The West Arnhem Wire

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

West Arnhem Shire Council

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/247787

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/574509

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West Arnhem Wire - Fortnightly news in brief from Jabiru, Gunbalanya, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang The West Arnhem Wire | 31 October 2013 4 Newly-elected Labor Senator Nova Peris returned to Gunbalanya for the first time since Septembers election, telling community representatives she is concerned about the roll-out of the replacement CDEP program. Senator Peris addressed the Gunbalanya Local Board meeting on Tuesday this week where she vowed to take concerns back to Canberra. The new remote Indigenous employment program, the Remote Jobs and Communities Program known as RJCP, replaced the old CDEP Indigenous work-forthe-dole program this financial year. However concerns have been raised in numerous board meetings that delays in getting new services up and running were having negative consequences in the community. Ms Peris was told potentially more than 300 people in the West Arnhem region who were employed on projects under CDEP still didnt have activities to work on under RJCP. Senator Nigel Scullion, the Territorys other Senator, visited Gunbalanya two weeks ago, where he heard first hand community members concerns about the program rollout. Following his visit, The Australian newspaper reported Senator Scullion had met with senior departmental officials to devise an immediate strategy to get people re-engaged in the new scheme. Senator Peris also visited the remote island community of Warruwi this week. Warruwi is experiencing similar issues with the RJCP program as Gunbalanya, with former CDEP participants not able to work on community projects as the service provider has been unable to get them going so far. NEW LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO BE IN PLACE BY 1 JULY Representatives from the NT Government also briefed Gunbalanya Local Board members on the establishment of local authorities under recent changes to local government. From 1 July local government bodies that service regional and remote communities may be required to establish local authorities. Nominations will be sought for representatives for the boards, and they will meet at least six times a year. The NT Government has indicated local authorities will be established in all communities in West Arnhem Land that currently have a local board. All regional and remote Shires will also renamed Regional Councils following amendments to the Local Government Act passed during the last parliamentary sitting. SENATOR BONANZA AS PERIS VISITS WEST ARNHEM LAND SCULLION LAST WEEK, PERIS THIS WEEK, BUT THE ISSUES ARE THE SAME Potentially more than 300 people who were employed on projects under CDEP still didnt have activities to work on under RJCP. Photos: (above left) Senator Peris addresses Warruwi School on Wednesday this week; (above, left) Gunbalanya Local Board chair Syd Laker, (middle) Senator Peris and (right) West Arnhem Mayor Lothar Siebert.


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