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The Centralian advocate Tue 1 Jul 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 1 Jul 2008


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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. 62 no. 11

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 -J U L -2 0 0 8 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K 2 5 0 1 0 2 /0 8 Jeff Kennett to speak at Public Meeting Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative, The Hon. Jeff Kennett will talk about how beyondblue is tackling depression by helping to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with the illness. FREE PUBLIC MEETING ON DEPRESSION beyondblue and the Centre for Remote Health TACKLING DEPRESSION IN ALICE SPRINGS For more information contact the: Centre for Remote Health on (08) 8951 4700 DATE: Tuesday 1 July 2008 VENUE: Lecture Rooms 1 & 2, Centre for Remote Health Corner Simpson and Skinner Streets Alice Springs TIME: 5.30pm to 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free LOTTO DRAW 2811: SUPER 66: 40, 11, 3, 10, 44, 37 Supps: 36, 26 2, 0, 2, 5, 9, 6 INDEX OPINION FINANCE TV GUIDE COMICS CENTRE SERVICES CLASSIES SPORT 6 10 13 18 20 21 23 CAAAPU would like to thank the following organisations for making the Alcohol Action Week Open Day a great success: A Place of Health, Hope and Healing CAAMA Inc and The Elders 9 IMPARJA NT Government Department of Justice NT Police Indigenous Coordination - Centre Tangentyere Council Institute for Aboriginal Development Offi ce of Hon.Warren Snowden MP (Member for Lingari) Amoonguna Council & Clinic Alice Springs Council Mr. Warren H. Williams Rotary Club of Stuart Offi ce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSHI) 2 4 0 1 0 2 /0 8 2 2 0 1 0 2 /0 8 0% Vacancy WE NEED YOUR PROPERTY Call the Elders Property Management Team 8950 3200 11 Railway Tce, Alice Springs LLBA NEWS Health forum turning point Rebecca Lollback A MENS health summit being held this week could be a turning point in improving the lot of families in Aboriginal communities. Up to 400 Aboriginal men are expected to attend the three-day event, which will be held at the Ross River campsite. It has been organised by Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. Topics will include domestic violence, pornography, substance abuse, education and employment. Congress male health manager John Liddle said the summit represented a turning point. He said: We need to acknowledge the hurt and pain that has been caused by violence which has shamed many indigenous males who are not violent. More importantly, we want to come up with solutions that will bring about safe, healthy environments for our children and families. The summit will feature eight workshops, aiming to teach men to be better fathers, uncles, brothers and sons. The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation has welcomed the initiative. Chairman Dr Mick Adams said it showed Aboriginal men wanted to be part of the solution to the problems affecting their communities. He said: Aboriginal men, by adopting healthy, responsible lifestyles, go a long way to improving the health, wellbeing and vitality of their families and communities. All Aboriginal men from Central Australia have been invited to attend the Male Health Summit and will be expected to focus on the need for behavioural change. Family lucky to be alive AN Alice Springs family is lucky to be alive after their unit was destroyed by flames and heat when an overloaded powerboard caught fire. Police and fire crews arrived at the Mirus Court duplex in Alice Springs west on Friday. A woman aged 32, her daughter, 9, and son, 4, along with a roommate, a 27-yearold woman, fled the unit when the fire alarm went off before 9pm. Their next door neighbours, a couple, both aged 34, also escaped as smoke engulfed their home. Fire crews brought the fire under control within half an hour. The three-bedroom unit was extensively damaged. Senior Station Officer John Kleeman said the fire started in the back bedroom of the unit. Mr Kleeman said: The saving grace in all these fires is a smoke alarm which was fitted in the duplex in the hallway of the bedroom. I reckon it will cost $200,000 to replace the fire went up and into the ceiling and extended into the roof. Its personal stuff which is damaged or beyond repair. The people living there were quite upset. Fundraiser fantastic RED Cross has praised a sale and auction which raised more than $5000 at the weekend. Former Territory administrator and renowned singer Ted Egan had paintings, building materials and even an old bus up for sale. Nareen Carter from the Red Cross said the day was fantastic. She said: It was a really good day we had about 300 people come along. Money raised will help fund the mobile library, Breakfast Club and magazine trolley at the renal clinic. Weekend on roads THERE were four car crashes in Central Australia over the weekend. A drink driver, 29, crashed into traffic lights at the intersection of Stott Terrace and Gap Road at 3.15am on Saturday. Further north, an 18-year-old man was flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital after the car he was in lost control and hit a power pole in Tennant Creek early on Saturday. A couple, aged 50 and 60, lost control and rolled their car and caravan 15km south of Barrow Creek on Sunday. Another minor accident happened near the same spot yesterday. Easy to be a winner DONT miss your chance to win a fantastic prize in another great Centralian Advocate giveaway this Thursday. Just complete the entry form in Thursdays edition and follow the instructions and you could win a Cleanmatic Pressure Cleaner valued at $465. Its light just 12kg and produces 1500psi through a wire braid hose. Remember, Fridays edition is coming out on Thursday. Its easy to enter, so why not be a winner? Mechanic George Lia and Don Kyatt Spares manager Dale Hadfield check out the first of the V8 Supercars to take a break in Alice Springs. Picture: HANNAH MILLERICK; FULL STORY Page 12 New airline takes off OUTBACK Airlines launched its inaugural charter flight from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek last night. Fifteen passengers from two mining companies boarded a 19-seat Fairchild Metroliner for the Barkly region. Emmerson Resources CEO Rob Bills said it will make moving workers in and out of the region easier. Outback will provide charter flights five days a week for six mining companies.

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