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The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Nov 2012

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6 NT NEWS. Tuesday, November 6, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -N O V -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K COUNCIL SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTION 30 NOVEMBER 2012 Voting is Compulsory For further information call the Northern Territory Electoral Commission ELECTORAL NOTICE 1800 MYVOTE or visit www.ntec.nt.gov.au 6 89 6 8 3 Alyawarr Ward - Councillor (1 Vacancy) When do nominations close? NOTICE INVITING NOMINATIONS Nominations must be received at the Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC) no later than 12 noon sharp, Wednesday 14 November 2012. How do I nominate? The nomination form, candidate handbook and scrutineer appointment form, with instructions on how to complete and lodge the nomination form, are available from NTEC website (www.ntec.nt.gov.au), Council RIFHVDQGRIFHVRIWKH1RUWKHUQ7HUULWRU\(OHFWRUDO&RPPLVVLRQ MyVote Central Alice Springs Suite 3, Yeperenye Centre Gregory Terrace NTEC Darwin Level 3, TCG Centre 80 Mitchell St Authorised by Bill Shepheard, Northern Territory Electoral Commission, 80 Mitchell Street, Darwin The roll, prepared for the by-election, was closed on 13 September 2012 and will apply for the supplementary election. Only electors enrolled in the Alyawarr Ward of the Barkly Shire Council are required to vote. Close of Roll No nominations were received for the previous election in the Alyawarr Ward and a further supplementary election is required. NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Ruby Josif, 14, is one of the first Nightcliff residents to have a hit at the tennis courts Picture: ELISE DERWIN Tennis courts facelift a big hit By CLAYTON BENNETT DARWIN council served up new tennis courts for Nightcliff residents yesterday. Lord Mayor Katrina Fong Lim donned a headband and runners to launch the refurbished Aralia St courts. The courts cost $300,000 and took eight weeks to complete. They are free to use and work on a first-in, bestdressed system. But the timing was not ideal for the open-air courts, with the Dry well and truly over and the hot and humid Wet under way. Keen tennis player and Nightcliff resident Ruby Josif, 14, said she enjoyed playing tennis with friends. Its fun having a game of doubles or just a singles match and now I dont have to go far to do it, she said yesterday. The tennis courts have been a staple of the Nightcliff area for 20 years, but they were in desperate need of a lick of paint. Ms Fong Lim said the spruced-up facility was a great community asset. Call for dole to be earned By NICOLE MILLS HE SAID IT JOHN ELFERINK NT Attorney General For the first time in human history . . . we have allowed large numbers of humans . . . to be unproductive TERRITORIANS could be forced to work for their welfare, if the Attorney General gets his way. John Elferink said a work-forwelfare system should be introduced across the Territory from Casuarina to Yuendemu. He said people were dying from indifference and decay. For the first time in human history, only in the last 50 or 60 years, we have allowed large numbers of humans . . . to be unproductive, he said. The lack of productivity has killed, I suspect, more people through their own attendant selfneglect, indifference and decay than any number of other government policies. Mr Elferink made the comments in a speech to Parliament on Thursday. He said investment in Aboriginal communities was at an all time high but the results had been so awful that Aboriginal people had created their own words for welfare sit down money. In spite of the fact that our expenditure went up, up, up, our results went down, down, down, Mr Elferink said. Aboriginal people worked bloody hard before the settlement of Europeans. The reason they worked bloody hard is if they did not work hard they died; they starved to death. A voluntary work for the dole system has existed in Aboriginal communities, in several forms, for decades. Community Development Employment Projects give employers a wage subsidy that covers a couple of hours work each day for a subsidised employee. It gives job seekers in remote communities the chance to learn new skills and will be replaced by the Remote Jobs and Communities Program from July 1, 2013. Mr Elferink said a compulsory work-for-welfare system would not only help people with essential services but bring back their sense of self-worth. Looking after does not mean a Santa Claus approach to gift giving, he said. It means . . . we will give you something, we will help you . . . but only if you make an effort in return. Pollution-spewing incinerator shut By NIGEL ADLAM AN incinerator that was meant to protect the Territory environment is to be closed after spewing pollution into the air. The new Environment Protection Authority had decreed that it close on November 30. But Transport and Infrastruc ture Minister Adam Giles yesterday ordered that it be turned off immediately. The waste will now be kept in refrigerated containers until a private operator can be found to carry out the disposal work. The incinerator, which has an 11m-high chimney and holds four wheelie bins of waste, was in stalled at Darwins East Arm Wharf in 2006. It was only supposed to run for two years but was given two extensions. Checks found it was blasting burnt-plastic smoke into the air. The incinerator burnt mainly waste such as food and utensils from ships and planes.

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