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The Centralian advocate Tue 9 Jun 2009



The Centralian advocate Tue 9 Jun 2009


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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. 63 no. 5

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10 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 9 -J U N -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra Advertisement Where is my payment? If you have not received your tax bonus payment check the details in this advertisement. If youre still not sure why you havent been paid contact us or visit the tax bonus website, details below. Have you lodged your 200708 tax return? To be eligible for the tax bonus payment you must lodge your return by 30 June 2009, unless we have granted you a deferral. E-tax is no longer available but you can lodge: by mail using TaxPack until 30 June 2009 through a tax agent until 30 June 2009. TaxPack is available from our shopfronts or you can download it at www.ato.gov.au Are you eligible? See the quick eligibility check to the right, or use the calculator at www.australia.gov.au/taxbonuspayment Did you lodge after March 2009? If you did, then you can expect your tax bonus four weeks after receiving a letter from us containing your notice of assessment. Were your bank or address details correct? We sent payments to the bank account or address nominated in 200708 tax returns. If the details in your return were incorrect you need to phone us on 1300 686 636. Is the payment with your tax agent/accountant? If a tax agent/accountant completed your 200708 tax return, we may have sent your payment there. Quick eligibility check To check your eligibility you will need your notice of assessment the document we sent you after you lodged your 200708 tax return. Step 1: Is your taxable income equal to or less than $100,000? Yes Go to step 2. No You are not eligible. Step 2: Is the total of A + O minus G (if G is present) greater than $0? Yes You are eligible provided you were an Australian resident for tax purposes during the 200708 fi nancial year. No You are not eligible. MORE INFORMATION For more information about your payment, eligibility or lodging your tax return: visit www.australia.gov.au/taxbonuspayment phone 1300 686 636 between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Beware: we do not send emails asking for personal information including tax fi le number, bank or other fi nancial institution account or credit card details. Stimulus plan Tax bonus payments A T O T B 6 /1 3 NEWS Song writers quest YOUNG musicians with free time this school holidays are invited to lay down a song with producers in the professional recording studio at CAAMA Music from Monday June 22. Any talented musicians aged 12 to 20 who write their own songs are invited to help create PoPpOrTunIty, a compilation CD of danceable originals. With the school holidays just around the corner CAAMA needs help to identify young people with the songwriting skills and vocal talent necessary to come into the studio and record their work. Students must be ready to work in a demanding, highenergy environment, as the project will be running on a tight production schedule from June 22 to July 17. The program will feature intensive sessions in songwriting, vocal development and recording techniques, and participants will also have the opportunity to arrange their songs for a live studio backing band. For more information call: Stephanie Harrison at CAAMA on 8951 9731. Prize for Anangu healers TWO traditional Anangu healers, or ngangkari, from Central Australia have been awarded the prestigious Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry Mark Sheldon Prize. The prize was established in 2000 to honour the memory of the late Dr Mark Sheldon, a psychiatrist and Fellow of the RANZCP who was devoted to the welfare of indigenous people in remote communities. It recognises outstanding contributions to indigenous mental health in New Zealand or Australia. Andy Tjilari and Rupert Peter have worked as ngangkari for Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Womens Council since 1999, providing traditional treatments for indigenous people in the communities of the cross-border area, with a focus on mental health problems. Footy star joins war on violence Dan Moss St Kilda utility Xavier Clarke in Alice Springs. Picture: DERRICK DEN HOLLANDER. Inset: Charlie King FOOTBALL is the way-in to get men to confront the likes of family violence and sexual abuse, says sports personality Charlie King. King was talking at the recent No-more campaign meeting in Alice Springs with St Kilda utility Xavier Clarke. Clarke said football helped open up the debate to people. He said: Men dont really have a voice any more in speaking up against these problems. A lot of these men know things that are happening are not right. But not a lot of them are speaking up. Clarke said his aim was to get more men to speak out on violence and abuse. He said: My involvement would be to get that voice out of men. He said the focus of the intervention, on empowering women to fight violence, limited the scope as the issue went wider than remote communities. King said that when people cant read and take part in the wider discussion of child abuse they dont know the meaning of the term. He said men he spoke to thought child abuse was yelling at children a majority of the men had a very t h i n u n d e r standing of neglect and abuse. M e n have been left out of the negot i a t i o n s , men have been left out of the discussion. As a result they s t e p p e d aside and women became more empowered thats a good thing for women. But, you cant fix this problem with just the women fixing it. What were trying to do is make men more aware of it ... and try to get them to come to the table and develop strategies for reducing the instances of those things. No-more campaign works with Centacares Men and Family Relationships Centre.