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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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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. 64 no. 16

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 19 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 9 C O L O R : C M Y K When you buy 6 or more bottles of ANY wine* Excludes fortified wines, wines over 1.5 Litre, casks, standard cleanskins, coolers and wine based spiritsp Plus extra5%OFF for registered Everyday Rewards cardholders On sale from Wednesday 13th July, 2011 until Tuesday 19th July, 2011 unless sold out earlier at Woolworths Liquor Alice Springs. Limits per customer may apply, trade not supplied. Woolworths Liquor Alice Springs is closed on Sundays. To locate your nearest Woolworths Liquor store call 1300 767 969 or SMS the suburb/postcode or state on 0427 078 949. You may also visit www.woolworths.com.au. Offer may not be available through Woolworths online. *SAVE 20% OFF THE SHELF PRICE, CALCULATED AT THE REGISTER, WHEN 6 OF MORE BOTTLES OF WINE ARE PURCHASED IN ONE TRANSACTION AT WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR. EXCLUDES FORTIFIED WINES, WINES OVER 1.5 LITRE, CASKS, STANDARD CLEANSKINS, COOLERS AND WINE BASED SPIRITS. If you have any questions about your Everyday Rewards card please call 1300 10 1234 or visit everydayrewards.com.au LP220611N3DLP110712S5A Woolworths Liquor supports the responsible service of alcohol NEWS Be a part of water policy SUSTAINABLE LIVING WITHMaggie Turnbull Even though the supply is one of themost expensive sources of water in Australia (due to the pumping) we pay some of the lowest costs INFORMATION sessions, newspaper advertisements, website documents, citizen juries, advisory committees. What does it mean to effectively participate in a meaningful way on public policy? The IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) has developed a spectrum of public participation. A one-page visual document identifies five levels of public participation goals. The promise to the public is different for each of these goals and provides examples of the types of techniques that could be used to meet the goals. At each stage of the goal, the most important aspect is expectation management. In regards to our potable (safe drinking) water supply in Alice Springs, what is your expectation about participating in identifying how much we should be allowed to extract from the underground water systems? The Alice Springs Water Resource Strategy 2006-11 aimed to provide for the best long-term use of Alice Springs water resources while balancing the triple-bottom line. In the development of the strategy, a committee was established, made up of a wide range of stakeholders to develop a series of policy recommendations for the strategy. A maximum allowable yield was established to ensure the best management of the resource that must not exceed 80 per cent depletion of total available aquifer storage over a period of no less than 320 years (equivalent to the maximum allowable yield not exceeding 25 per cent depletion of the total a v a i l a b l e a q u i f e r storage in 100 years). This strategy is currently under review. The first principle of public participation is to inform. What do we know about Alice Springs Water? Due to the slow rate of recharge, the underground aquifer system is defined as a finite resource yet Alice Springs households have the highest household water use in Australia. Even though the supply is one of the most expensive sources of water in Australia (due to the pumping) we pay some of the lowest costs per kl. The second principle of public participation is to provide opportunities to engage the community in the decisionmaking process. Using IAP2 goals, these range from consultations through focus groups, surveys and public exhibitions, to involvement through workshops and planning forums. At the higher level, public participation involves collaboration through citizen advisory committees which aims to empower people in decision making through methods such as management committees. Public submissions for the Alice Springs Water Resource Strategy close today. The type of community consultation that is being conducted is at the lower end of the IAP2 spectrum. Has this level of consultation met your expectations? You can read the strategy online at nt.gov.au/nreta/ water/aswrs and write a public submission to the Northern Territory Government. South Australians want to work here MORE than 400 South Australian job seekers attended a Northern Territory job seminar in Adelaide this week. Industry experts talked about job opportunities in the Territory and the skilled workers it needs to fill its shortages. It is hoped these job seekers will fill the demand for skilled workers across sectors such as building, engineering, nursing, medicine and teaching. Jobs in the NT focuses on attracting local, national and international skilled workers to the workforce and aligns to the Territory 2030 strategy to invest in long-term growth. Safer on the road with DVD IndigenousAustralians are about three times more likely to die in road crashes and about 1.5 times more likely to be injured than other Australians A DVD focusing on road safety among indigenous Australians has been released by the Federal Government. The Being Safe, Not Sorry DVD was released in conjunction with the National Road Safety Council this week. Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure a n d T r a n s p o r t Catherine King said: Indigenous Australians are about three times more likely to die in road crashes and about 1.5 times more likely to be injured than other Australians. The DVD highlights safety concerns including unlicensed driving, overcrowding, driving intoxicated and not wearing seatbelts. It also emphasises the trauma and grief felt by families and communi ties of victims in road crashes. The DVD will be distributed to Aboriginal organisations, the Alice Springs Public Library, t o w n c a m p s a n d outstations. I t c a n a l s o b e downloaded from the Departments website: www.infrastructure.gov.au/ roads/safety/index.aspx.

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