The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009
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v. 63 no. 59
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8 Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 8 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 4 5 2 5 0 5 /1 0 8 - 10 Cameron Street 8952 1377 KENWORTH STICKER & LOGO PACKS TRUCKIES ATLAS 2009 LATEST EDITION $ .9541 KWATLAS2009 New to this edition: Load restraint regulations. National driving hours information. Truckstops. Measurement adjustment procedures. Strip maps. EXTERNAL STICKER PACK TRUCK STICKER PACK $ .9534 $ .9511 SPAC1 TPAC1 KENWORTH EMBLUM PACK KEPAC1 $ .9525 BADGE PACKS - LOGO PACKS from $ .9522 GP Wheel end assy Special Brake Drum Brake Shoes Brake Hardware Kit Bearing Kit $ .77328 +GST Wishing Alice Springs a Safe Prosperous Festive Season 7 2 2 5 0 5 /1 0 Men fight violence Helen Womack As men, weneed to stand up together SCOTT MCCONNELL MEN concerned at the level of violence in Alice Springs are planning to form a cross-cultural group to tackle the issue. They have held a number of meetings with a view to starting Men Against Violence. The deaths of Aboriginal trainee ranger Kwementyaye Ryder and white family man Ed Hargrave, now the subject of court cases, prompted the idea. Scott McConnell, general manager of Ingkerreke Outstations Resource Services, produced an outline proposal for the movement, which he showed to Mayor Damien Ryan. He said: Theres been an ongoing issue surrounding acts of extreme violence in our township. At least two members of our community have lost their lives and several local people are currently in custody. It is time for us to admit that we need to search for a new way to deal with issues that are the root cause of this abhorrent behaviour. Mr McConnell said his idea received support and an initial meeting was held at the Town Council in September, attended by about 40 men. There was a really good response. Men from all sorts of backgrounds attended businessmen, politicians, community leaders, indigenous and non-indigenous. This was followed by another meeting at which the men agreed to keep going and try to organise sporting and other events. The men want to show that despite ethnic differences, they are mainly the same when it comes to lifes problems and joys. One idea is for a TV and radio advertising campaign that would feature men worried about their children drinking, regretting past acts of violence, remembering the experience of jail and talking about the pain of disappointing their families. Brad Bellette, of Bellette Media, who attended the first meeting, said:If this goes ahead, we would be interested in participating. Mr McConnell said: As men, we need to stand up together and help each other make better decisions in life.
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