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Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council



Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

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Groote Eylandt (N.T.); Anindilyakwa Land Council; Aboriginal Australians; Land tenure; Periodicals

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Issue 11, October/November 2012 Edition

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CMYK SPOT A | 5 Ayakwa | October/ November 2012 Issue 11 Alcohol incidents Several domestic, street, liquor and traffic offences were reported to Alyangula Police after alcohol was unlawfully brought onto and distributed around Groote Eylandt. Senior Sergeant Tony Deutrom said police responded to nine domestic disturbances, two general disturbances and four intoxicated people were taken into protective custody. A number of aircrafts and related baggage were searched and three fines were issued for possessing alcohol in a restricted area. The movement and distribution of liquor on the Eylandt results in an increase in disturbances and angst in the community, Snr Sgt Tony said. Police will continue to respond and prosecute those responsible. Boat trailer registration reminder Police are focusing on the registration of boat trailers after a recent check showed a number were expired. Police have left reminder cards with the relevant vehicles. Failure to register a trailer could lead to a fine or appearance in court. Drivers urged to obey traffic controls Police have received reports of people failing to comply with traffic controls (road blocks) during blasting and road works on Rowell Highway. Senior Sergeant Tony Deutrom said there would be penalties for people who failed to abide by traffic controls which are established for the safety of the public during mine operations. CMYK SPOT A Workers trained in aged care construction project a team including 14 Indigenous trainees is constructing three accommodation units at the Mungkadinamanja Flexible aged and Disability Care Centre. GEBIE Civil and Construction (GCC) is building one two-bedroom and two one-bedroom accommodation units for staff and carers. The new accommodation units in Angurugu will allow the centre to expand to take on more clients and offer more overnight care. New GCC general manager Lindsey Davison said the project was teaching the trainees skills in welding and general construction. The training that we are giving the team will be able to flow on to other projects such as constructing and renovating more houses, Lindsey said. We should be able to provide them with continuous employment. The workers are being trained by Marrara Christian College and are working towards formal qualification. Marrara also brought several Indigenous men from offshore to get new experiences working on the project. The accommodation units are a project under the Regional Partnership Agreement Stage Two. Drivers are being warned against hooning after a man was placed in intensive care in hospital. The man suffered broken ribs and other injuries after a rollover behind the cemetery in Angurugu in June. Senior Sgt Tony Deutrom said people needed to be aware of the impact of their actions on themselves, as well as their community. There could be a child on the road or the car could hit a house, Snr SgtTony said. Several cars on the island have been taken from their owners under antihooning laws. Under the NT Government law, police can take a car away from the owner for two days after the first hooning offence. Burnouts, donuts, drag racing and other anti-social and dangerous road offences will be enough for officers to confiscate a vehicle. The car may be impounded for three to six months after the second offence in two years and forfeited after the third offence. ALC Deputy CEO Joaz Wurramara said hooning was being done mainly by young people and was dangerous to the whole community. I think the community should be aware that everyone uses the road including children and elderly people, Joaz said. SKILLS: Local GCC workers help to build the new accommodation units. WarnInG: Hoons will have their cars taken away after the third offence. Hoon warning for young drivers ToP STorIES