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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 57

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4 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 6 -D E C -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS Thursday 8th of December 7:30pm at the Araluen Centre Adults:$25 Concession:$20 Children: $18 Tickets available from the Araluen Box Offi ce! Phone: 8951 1122 2 4 2 3 0 2 /1 2 A S A life-changing service Mluleki Moyo Residents at Percy Court at their graduation Any effort that helps people into NT Housingprograms is always appreciated ALICE Springs Mission Australia has been hailed for its work in training indigenous people on tenancy skills before they move into Territory Housing. Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan says the organisations operations have yielded great results earlier than expected. The Alice Springs Town Council has always been involved in the transformation plan. The Aherlkeme Village was officially opened by Prime Minister Julia Gillard a few months ago and the results we see today, of people who have been trained and are now ready to occupy houses, means that Mission Australia has done a splendid job. Any effort that helps people into NT Housing programs is always appreciated. Mission Australia Services Coordinator Ian Hunter said his organisation was proud to offer such a life-changing service to local indigenous people. He said: Mission Australia was contracted to do life skills and tenancy training as a transitional program for people meant to move to Territory Housing programs. There are four modules which include subjects like money and resource management, visitor and overcrowding management, happy home life skills, how to keep a healthy and hygienic home, tenancy responsibility and basic house maintenance. We put them on an assessment process and notify Territory Housing once the clients are ready. Mr Hunter said they still have room for more people: We are at 85 per cent capacity at the moment and we have 29 units that can take approximately 78 tenants. The training time-frame ranges from three to 12 months depending on the individuals level of skills and ability to learn. Some of the people may have never been in a house so it may take them a longer time to master. Percy Court case manager Ronald Sibanda says the success of the program also rests in support from other service providers. He said: We have more than 60 clients, both adults and children, and they are willing to engage. The only area that needs improvement on their part is consistency. Other service providers like Congress, Tangentyere and Alice Springs Hospital among others are doing very well in dealing with our clients individual problems. 2 9 2 3 0 2 /1 2 First mobile op for NT cops ALCOHOL misuse, anti-social behaviour and drink driving are just a few of the aims of the latest Territorywide police operation. The fortnight-long Operation Shiloh starts tomorrow morning when 24 Darwin-based officers depart the Top End by both road and air to join forces with police in Central Australia. Police will continue to target problem drinkers and other offenders in what is believed to be the first Territory-wide mobile operation. Superintendent Matt Hollamby will be leading the operation and travelling with what NT Police have termed, the main force. He said: The main force will be supported by additional police who will travel by air, all of whom will work to complement existing intelligence-led policing, specific to regional areas. We are not going to disclose all our targets in advance and the operational focus may vary slightly from town to town. RIGHT: Lecturer Suzi Lyon and Liz Wauchope in front of a work called My Life in Two Countries Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY Students all fired up for biggest CDU art exhibit yet THE end-of-year exhibition for CDU art certificate students opened last night and features numerous sculptures among the paintings, prints and sketches. Former student Liz Wauchope said there had been a significant increase in student numbers since she studied in the past. She said: When I was studying, they were struggling to get students and there wasnt much sculpture. This exhibition shows how far the university has come. About 80 works will be on display as part of the All Fired Up exhibition. It will be open until Friday at Witchettys at the Araluen Arts Centre and the works are for sale. Heritage council seeks advisers Erin Jones MEMBERS are being sought for a Heritage Council which will be established when the new Heritage Act comes into force next year. Minister for Heritage Karl Hampton said: The role of the new Heritage Council is similar in many ways to that of the existing Heritage Advisory Council, which is to advise the minister about a wide range of matters in relation to heritage management in the NT. However, the council has new responsibilities in terms of making decisions about proposed work on heritage places. Under the existing Act, only the minister or the ministers delegate can make decisions about work, and there is no distinction between major and minor work. Under the new Act, the Heritage Council will make decisions about minor work. For more information go to: www.nt.gov.au/ heritage.

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