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The Centralian advocate Tue 29 Jan 2013



The Centralian advocate Tue 29 Jan 2013


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Alice Springs

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 9 -J A N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Phone: (08) 8950 0500 Web: www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au Rex MooneyRex Mooney Chief Executive Ofcer A town like Alice p Town Council is looking Alice Springs ack and opinions to helpfor your feedba the future - so look out for Council plan for ommunity Survey formthe 2013 Co his publication.in th re also available from theSurvey forms ar rary, Depot and some localCivic Centre, Libr pies can also be downloadedorganisations. Co springs.nt.gov.au and oncefrom www.alices d be returned to Council bycompleted should 3. Call Council on 8950 050024 February 2013 on. for more informati 2013 COMMUNITY SURVEY2013 COM ave your say!...ha COMMUNITY INVITATION SATURDAY LOTTO: 3289 12, 6, 39, 25, 36, 43 Supps: 18, 8 OPINION TV GUIDE COMICS SPORTSOCIAL CENTRE SERVICES CLASSIES 19 20 23 246 11 21 SUNDAY 87 87 87 87 B at h St COLES COMPLEX WOOLWORTHS Target K m a rt Subway To dd S t Gregory Tce Gregory Tce H on g St W ill sh ire S t B at h S t Skinner St Stuart Tce Royal Flying Doctor Service St ua rt H w y Te le gr ap h Tc e St ua rt H w y Olive Pink Flora Reserve Botanical Gardens Desert Rose Inn Aurora Alice Springs Alices Secret Travellers Inn s Fame Alice Springs Resort Anzac Hill Lookout AnzacSmi th S t Anzac Park Le ic hh ar dt T ce Le ic hh ar dt T ce To dd M al l Stott Tce S turt Tce S turt Chew ings S t Wills Tce Wills Tce Undoolya Road U ndoo lya R oad Mills St McMi nn St Renn er St Lindsay A ve To dd R iv er To dd R iv er dd R iv er yder St M ue lle r S t Li nd sa y A v Sturt Tce Alice Lodg Backpack s Hawk ins C t N icker Cres Ge e St Ashwin Park A shw in S t Fo ga rt y St Kidm an St Elder St W ilkinson St Co ls on S t Stokes St McDonald St Whittaker St W hi tt ak er S t Ghan Road Harvey Norman Railway Station Best Western Elkira Court Bojangles Yarabah Ct Alice Springs Hospital Espie St Larapinta Dr Parsons St Parsons St R ai lw ay T ce H ar tle y St Post Offi ce Police Alice Springs Reptile Centre To dd M al l Todd Tavern Montes G ap R oa d Kirk P l Ewart Pl G ru n d y S t B lo om ld S t Tuncks Rd y St A nd re w s All Seasons Annies Place Traeger Park Bagot St S ou th T ce G ap R oa d M iln er R d Kidm an St Elder St R oss P ark Olive Pink Botanic Garden Hill R oad KFC Hungry Jacks Ba rr et t D riv e H ar tle y St GD McGees Cinema A ra lu e n A rt C e n tre S tu a rt C a ra va n P a rk Toddys Backpackers Heavitree Gap Lodge Wintersun Caravan Park Town Council & Library Car Wash Memo Club 24 Hour Store Centrelink RSL Club Club Eastside G ille n C lu b East Side Shops Shell S h e ll MCDONALDS The Residency Haven Resort rt BP Telegraph Station Gap View Hotel Subway Red Rooster To West McDonnell Ranges Rock Bar Old jail Uncles Tavern Town & Country Tavern Tennant Creek Darwin Adelaide Car Wash YHA Rockys Pizza Westpac ANZ NABCBA Courts Yeperenye Shopping Centre Alice Plaza Bank SA Chemist Chemist Chemist Budget car hire Central Car Rentals Thrifty Northside shops Lasseters Casino & Convention Centre Golf Course Crowne Plaza Alice in the Territory Hotel B at h St H ar tle y St Bendigo Bank Australian Central Hertz Sto tt Tc e Pioneer Park Racecourse Jaycar A lice S p rin g s D e se rt P a rk Chifley Woolworths Caltex Plus ALICE TODAY min 15 max 32 Fine mSm han Ghan oRoRoadad SEND US YOUR UPCOMING EVENTS, NEWS & PICTURES Got something newsworthy? Send it to us at: corey.sinclair@news.com.au (All inclusions at Editor's discretion) WEDNESDAY min 14 max 34 Fine min 15 max 36 Fine ULURU: Today min 17 max 32 Wed min 16 max 36 Thu min 19 max 37. TENNANT CREEK: Today min 24 max 37 Wed min 24 max 39 Thu min 24 max 41. AROUND ALICE F o r l o c a l s a n d v i s i t o r s WHO TO CALL Police, Fire, Ambulance: Emergencies only dial 000 Alice Springs Police: 131 444 Ambulance: 8959 6600 Fire & Rescue Service: 8951 6688 Alice Springs Hospital: 8951 7777 Power and Water (emergency number): 1800 245 090 RSPCA: 8953 4430 Alice Springs Town Council: 8950 0500 Wildcare: 0419 221 128 THURSDAY Traegvzer Ave Helm House Crackers Lounge RDAY LOTTO: 3289TURD yy DROP IN Gap Youth & Community Centre TUE-FRI: 124pm l yder St yder St Li n Li nin d in dsds a ds a Li nd saa y y y AAA v A vv A v A vv Alice Lodce LodAlice LodAlice LodLodLodLodAlice LodgAlice Lodg kpackkpkpaBaackkBaacaBackpac s ATTENTION TOURISTS Pop into the acclaimed Visitor Centre for all information and booking needs in Central Australia Call 1800 645 199 M ue lle r S r S M ue lle S r S r S tt TABLE TENNIS OLSH Marian Centre TUE/THU: 7pm dd R iv er dd R iv er STUART ROTARY CLUB Todd Tavern TUE: 6.30pm POWERBALL: 871 8787878787877 BP LIVE MUSIC The Rock Bar TUE: 8pm Guido Staps WED: 8pm Damo THUR: 9pm Fatboy Slim Dusty idm an YOGA Satyam Kutir, 2 Crispe St WED: 5.30-7pm eee S t eeeGe S t n d y y S t n d y y S S tt B lo om B lo om ld S ld S t rtrt Pioneer Park ART EXHIBITION Araluen Cultural Precinct TUE-THU: 9am-5pm Neridah Stockley ART EXHIBITION Araluen Cultural Precinct TUE-THU: 9am-5pm Unique Perspectives: 40th anniversary of Papunya Tula Artists 87 kinner S Skin s Ckins C Cres Cres 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL ROUND ROBIN Alice Springs Basketball Stadium WED: 6pm 11, 14, 30, 28, 9 P: 37 StStSto tt ottottott TcTcTceFREE HEARING TESTS Alice Springs Public Library THU: 1.30pm Govt rules out blanket curfew l From Page 1 It would have to be nego tiated with police and other stakeholders, but what I would envisage is over a three or four-day period for chil dren under the age of 12 or 13. Say from midnight, late in the evening, til 5 or 6 in the morning. The specifics are entirely negotiable. Ms Lambley said currently the number of children on the street was similar to last year, but a lot lower than the critical and unmanageable stage in Alice Springs. At an Alice Springs Town Council meeting tonight, Cr Eli Melky will move a motion to write to the NT Govern ment requesting it consider introducing new powers. Under the proposed changes, an authorised youth services provider and police would be empowered to issue an on the-spot youth curfew notice to those youth who are 15 years old. Ms Lambley said the Territory Government would consider the motion if it passed, but said police and DCF staff already had powers to take children off the street. So just how that would translate into action and a curfew, Im not sure. Axe falls on home violence workers Ms Lambley DOMESTIC violence (DV) specialist workers at hospitals across the Northern Territory have disappeared, a situation that has shocked those who work in the sector. In June 2012, 12 Territorywide positions were cut to five. But in December, those five remaining roles two at Alice Springs Hospital, two at Royal Darwin Hospital and one in Tennant Creek were cancelled. Territory Minister for Children and Families Robyn Lambley says the Government will make a decision in the coming weeks on whether the Domestic and Family Violence Program will be renewed and staff re-employed, but it is unlikely. Ms Lambley said there were other hospital staff tra ined to look after violence victims. Nurses in the emerg ency department are trained in how to work with victims of domestic and family violence, and medical staff, they all know what to do, she said. Then you have the social workers. You usually have a social worker specialising in trauma and emergency work. They become quite specialised too. But the Central Australian Womens Legal Service is concerned that if dedicated DV workers are removed from hospitals, many vulnerable women and their children will fall through the cracks. The organisation has warned that failing to adequately support survivors of domestic violence can have widespread ramifications. Many women are too scared to report domestic violence because they are threatened with further violence if they do. For these women, the hospital may be the first and only port of access they have to support services or to the p o l i c e , a C A W L S spokesperson said. Hospital DV workers play a vital role in supporting and protecting women experiencing domestic violence by referring women to police, legal services and support services to ensure they and their children are safe. Ms Lambley said some victims were already falling through the cracks, but the Government would look to ensure victims received the services they required. I think where we have got to is that the existing hospital services provide an adequate level of service to these women. Creek fires tamed UP to 20 firefighters worked through the night to douse bushfires threatening properties outside Tennant Creek, north of Alice Springs, at the weekend. Bushfires NT director Mick Ayre said firefighters and volunteers from Alice Springs and Tennant Creek worked for 12 hours before taming the fires. At one stage 17 properties were under threat and residents were forced to evacuate but damage was limited to fences in the area. Mr Ayre said firefighters used front-end loaders and graders to contain a blaze that stretched over several hundred hectares. NT Fire and Rescue will monitor the situation in case of flare-ups. Mr Ayre said the fire season would last until the end of March.

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