The Centralian advocate Fri 14 Dec 2012
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4 Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 14, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 4 -D E C -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Higher Education Scholarships, Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarships and the Bernie Kilgariff Memorial Scholarship study grants are now open. Terms, conditions and application forms are available at www.dob.nt.gov.au Applications close Friday 1 March 2013. Study grants for 2013 - applications open Call for Nominations - Advis ory Councils Nominations are be ing sought from interested persons to join the following advisory councils : Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Advisory Council. Work Health and Safety Advisory Council. Nominations are open from Wednes day 12 December 2012 to Wednes day 23 January 2013. For more information vis it www.worksafe .nt.gov.au or call 8999 5066.all 8999 5066. NEWS Youth curfew feared Katie Weiss Mini-Budget cuts programsA TOWN councillor has raised concerns the NT Government is cutting youth programs in Alice Springs to make way for a youth curfew. Chansey Paech said he was disheartened by the mini-Budget announcement that non-government youth programs would be axed and funding reshuffled in the youth sector. He noted Minister for Children and Families Robyn Lambley was a supporter of a curfew in Alice Springs and had raised the proposal at a shadow cabinet meeting while in Opposition last year. The Government has given non-government or ganisations (NGOS) in the NT 90 days before it removes $4.8 million in funding from youth services. Mr Paech raised his concerns at a town council meeting and told the Centralian Advocate local NGOs were anxious and worried a curfew would be intro duced. He said a curfew would have a negative impact on the children of Alice Springs and would push them out of sight and out of mind. H e c h a l l e n g e d M s Lambleys claim that funding was being reshuffled to stop a duplication of serv ices, saying the services targeted different children of different cultural backgrounds. He said he was particularly concerned by the decision to scrap Central Australian Aboriginal Congresss Youth After Hours Service, which services about 2500 young people per year. The service facilitated 47 youths in its drop-in centre on Monday night. Gene Gilby practises cutting the locks of his son Connor, 9, who has volunteered to take part in the Worlds Greatest Shave in March. He has already raised $400 for the Leukaemia Foundation Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY Connor to lose curly locks in charity shave Warren Thomson CONNOR GILBY has long, red curly hair. For now. But the nine-year-old has volunteered to shave it to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. His date with the scissors is part of the Worlds Greatest Shave, from March 14 to 17 next year. He has already started fundraising. I decided to enter the Worlds Greatest Shave because my mums best friend died of melanoma cancer and I wanted to raise awareness, Connor said. I decided to do it about a week ago. I started fundraising at Arunga Park Speedway on Saturday night and I raised $400. Connors dad, Gene, is proud of what his son is doing. I think it is a great idea, especially as its for Marie Litvensky-Joachim, who died two years ago. We will probably walk around at a few community events with some tins. We havent set a date for the shave but it would be great if someone can help us with a place or a hairdresser. We will also ask some local businesses to help out, by leaving a donation tin at their premises. Illegal drinking holes spring up Katie Weiss TRANSPORT Hall of Fame CEO Liz Martin says illegal drinking spots have increased outside the Gap since police blitzes have increased in the Alice Springs CBD. Ms Martin said she had seen a group of four middle-aged men getting off the public bus to go to a supposed drinking hole in the scrub between the cemetery and her venue, off the road towards the airport, and starting alcohol-fuelled fights. She said she believed an increase in break-ins and theft at her property was directly connected to an increase of public drinking in the area, and she had witnessed one of the men steal her volunteers car three weeks ago. When theres a blitz in town, the trouble happens on the outskirts, she said. Senior Sergeant Darrell Kerr said public drinking was an ongoing issue but he hoped people will eventually get sick of their alcohol getting tipped out and will move on. He said there were drinking holes throughout Alice Springs, including the saltbush near the Chifley on Eastside, at Len Kittle Drive in Ilparpa and in areas near the cemetery. With police targeting the CBD youll have people that will try and find spots out of the way to avoid being apprehended, he said. End nears for art sale TODAY is your last chance to see and buy works from four Aboriginal art centres collaborating in a massive art and craft sale aimed at promoting fair trade. Mwerre Anthurre Artists from Bindi, Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre, Tangentyere Artists and Tjanpi Desert Weavers are offering a 40 per cent discount. Tangentyere Artists art co-ordinator Liesl Rockchild said: Art centres working together builds certainty for the consumer to know that the artworks they buy come through an ethical process. Each centre is based in Alice Springs and provides support to artists from Central Australia. The sale is at each of the four art centres, Bindi, Ngurratjuta, Tangentyere and Tjanpi, from 9am to 5pm. Mayor honoured for Finke race help MAYOR, Damien Ryan, has won a lifetime achievement award from Australasian Dirt Bike (ADB) for his major contributions to desert racing, including promoting the towns Tatts Finke Desert Race. Mr Ryan, vice-president of the Finke Desert Race, said he was absolutely chuffed to receive the Geoff Eldridge Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr Ryans involvement began in the 1970s when he invited the founder of ADB, the late Mr Eldridge, to report on the Finke race.
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