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The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Mar 2013



The Centralian advocate Tue 5 Mar 2013


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Alice Springs

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18 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 5 -M A R -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Araluen Electorate Office Shop 1 Helm House, Gregory Terrace T: 8951 5588 E: electorate.araluen@nt.gov.au 2013 INTERNATIONAL Womens Day ROBYN LAMBLEY MLA Member for Araluen Proudly Supporting Join us this International Womens Day to celebrate the achievements of Territory women. Community groups are holding events across the Territory, and everyone is welcome to come. Find out whats happening in your region by visiting www.women.nt.gov.au International Womens Day Friday 8 March International Womens Day FREE BBQ Brunch Enquiries : Ph: (08) 8952 4055 Free Call: 1800 684 055 We are in the laneway next to K-mart, so come in and make an appointment, Monday to Friday 8:30am5:00 Friday 8 March 10am-12pm @ CAWLS PLUS Free Weekly Advice Clinics (by appointment only) every Tuesday and Thursday morning & Domestic Violence Drop-In clients are welcome any time (no appointment necessary) Website: www.ntlac.nt.gov.au Email: info@ntlac.nt.gov.au 1800 019 343 Free & confidential legal advice for: t%PNFTUJDWJPMFODF t$SJNJOBMMBX t'BNJMZMBX t$JWJMMBX 'SFFMFHBMJOGPSNBUJPO BTTJTUBODF BOESFGFSSBMJTBWBJMBCMFCZDBMMJOH UIF-FHBM"JE)FMQMJOF INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature Women deserve praise for their achievements Pat Miller Leslie Oldfield Suzanne Lee IT is important to celebrate International Womens Day. But it is always great to remember that Central Australia has a diverse history and a long list of pioneer women who made it the place it is today. The Centralian Advocate has compiled a list of some of the more prominent pioneer w o m e n a n d t h e i r achievements. n Molly Clark was the founder of the National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame. n Olive Harvey was the matron at The Bungalow at the Old Telegraph Station. n Elsie Hayes was one of the original residents of the cottages in the Gap. n Elizabeth (Lizzie) Milnes (nee Hayes) was the first white woman to be both born and m a r r i e d i n A l i c e Springs and to own a Northern Territory cattle station (which she owned for 35 years). n Rosalie KunothMonks was the first Aboriginal woman to play a lead role in a feature film. n Ida Joy Brucek established the first library in Alice Springs in 1953. n Pearl Burton was the first teacher at Hartley Street School. n Aileen Carmel Canny was the first senator to represent the Northern Territory in Canberra and was the mother of Alice Springs Mayor Fran Kilgariff. n Maria Concetta Ciccone opened Alice Springss first nightclub. n Rona Glynn was the first Aboriginal teacher in Alice Springs at Hartley Street School in 1955. n Pat Govers was the first ABC reporter in Alice Springs. n Doris Margaret Kubisch set up the Remote Womens Health Service in Al ice Springs. n Suzanne Lee was Alice Springss only Miss Australia winner, in 1992. n Patricia Miller was the first indigenous woman to be the Northern Territorys Deputy Administrator. n Leanne Liddle was the first Aboriginal legal practitioner in Central Australia. n Monica Augustine Minahan was the first barmaid and first woman to own a hotel in Alice Springs. n Leslie Oldfield was the first female mayor of Alice Springs. n Rachel Perkins was the first Aboriginal woman to direct a feature film. n Olive Pink was a teacher, an activist and an artist. n Isobelle Price was the first woman to run a cattle station in Central Australia. n Ida Standley was the first school teacher in the first Alice Springs school. n Sandy Taylor was Alice Springss first female Aboriginal alderman. Day to celebrate COMMUNITY groups across the Northern Territory have benefited from a number of Territory Government grants to assist with International Womens Day celebrations this month. Minister for Womens Policy Alison Anderson said a number of events will take place around Central Australia, including the official opening of the Alice Springs NT Working Womens Centre on Thursday, art workshops and exhibitions run by Central Craft from Friday to Sunday, storytelling at 9 Crann St, Alice Springs, on Saturday, April 6, and community celebrations in remote communities, including Santa Teresa, Titjikala, Papunya, Mt Liebig and Willowra. Ms Anderson, who will officially open the NT Working Womens Centre on Thursday, said she was looking forward to getting involved in many of the events. It will be a great honour to open the NT Working Womens Centre as it will support many women across the region, she said. The centre will provide free and confidential advice to women about their rights at work, in areas such as pay, working conditions, unfair dismissal, superannuation, discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying. Ms Anderson also said the Territory Government would unveil a new direction for womens policy on Saturday at Parliament House in Darwin. We need to focus on a policy that is supported by practical measures and is accessible to all Northern Territory women, she said. Womens safety and womens leadership and participation are not issues for girls and women to solve alone, they are issues for everyone individuals, community organisations, businesses and government. Ms Anderson said she would be working with all Territorians. The work we will be doing will be demanding and challenging but it is what we need to do if we are serious about making a real difference, she said. As Minister for Womens Policy, I am committed to improving the opportunities for all Northern Territory women, Ms Anderson said. For more information about womens policy in the Northern Territory, visit women.nt.gov.au Legal advice a call away THE NT Legal Aid Commission (NTLAC) provides free and confidential legal advice to everyone in the community. The professional staff and facilities ensure access to the NTLAC services is in a secure, confidential environment. People can see a lawyer in person or the commission provides advice by telephone. Grants of legal aid are available for ongoing legal representation to successful applicants. The Commission is a registered Family Dispute Resolution provider operating a family law conferencing program. This form of dispute resolution involves a meeting between people in a dispute, with the assistance of their lawyers. T h e m e e t i n g i s chaired by a lawyer who is independent of the two parties. It aims to help people reach a legal agreement about their children without going to court. Brochures on topics such as child support and neighbourhood problems can be accessed from the commissions website at www.ntlac.nt.gov.au Hard copies of the publications are available free of charge. The commission operates a free call Legal Aid Helpline. The helpline staff provide information on a range of different subjects and can refer callers to other helpful services to assist them and, if required, a free appointment for legal advice can be arranged. Take your first step towards a solution and call the helpline on 1800 013 343. Time to make promises a reality in fighting violence THE first national Womens Day was observed in the United States on February 28, 1909, and, the following year, the International Womens Conference proposed an internat ional day. In 1911, IWD was marked for the first time by more than a million people in Europe. It was first observed as a popular event in Australia after 1977 when the United Nations General As sembly proclaimed March 8 as Inter national Day for Womens Rights. Thousands of events are held around the world on March 8 to celebrate female achievements. The UN theme for International Womens Day 2013 is A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women. The Australian theme for International Womens Day 2013 has been declared as The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum.

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