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The Centralian advocate Tue 25 Sep 2007



The Centralian advocate Tue 25 Sep 2007


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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. 61 no. 38

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2 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, September 25, 2007 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 25-SE P -2007 PA G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K LOTTO DRAW 2731: SUPER 66: 7, 16, 34, 23, 22, 19 Supps: 25, 41 6, 3, 5, 4, 9, 0 INDEX OPINION FINANCE COMICS TV GUIDE CENTRE SERVICES CLASSIES SPORT 8 12 14 15 23 25 28 !"#!#! Functions Book your staff Xmas party now! Seminars Lunch /all day dining $15.95 Chargrilled Barramundi / Salad Cobb Salad Assorted Baguettes w/ chefs salad Chicken Caesar salad Prawn Caesar salad Traditional Beef Burger Salt n Pepper Squid w/passionfruit or mango dressing Chicken Avocado Chilli Burger Vegetable lasagne Chefs special of the week 4 3 1 3 0 2 /0 8 Date Friday 28 September 2007 Location CDU, Alice Springs Campus For further information and registrations www.cdu.edu.au/cdss email cdss@cdu.edu.au telephone 8946 7702 What will attract and keep people in regional and remote Australia? How do we attract Generation Y to regional and remote Australia? The FREE Charles Darwin Symposium in Alice Springs will attempt to answer these questions, with keynote speaker, Peter Sheahan, expert in attracting and retaining Generation Y staff. NEWS Honeymoon nears end Carenda Jenkin ALICE Springs police are likely to arrest problem town camp drinkers in October. Federal legislation banning the consumption, possession, supply and transport of alcohol in the camps came into effect on September 15. Police targeted 16 town camps to educate residents about the new drinking laws on Thursday and Friday nights. Acting superintendent Rob Burgoyne said it was a matter of informing town camp residents of the new laws and not to arrest or summons people for drinking offences. Acting Supt Burgoyne said: Its up to them (the town camp drinkers). Well give them the honeymoon period while we are waiting for administrative duties to come through and by October well be making arrests and summonsing people. A drunken riot of 100 people at Hoppys Camp marred the first day of grog bans in Alice Springs town camps. Police also confiscated up to 100L of alcohol from 170 cars at the intersection of Namatjira Drive and Larapinta Drive last Tuesday. Officers found 108 cans of VB, 24 cans of Carlton mid-strength beer and 24 cans of Jim Beam and Cola in one car. The operation targeted the illegal supply of liquor into restricted areas. Call for a grog-free day for NT Rebecca Lollback AN Aboriginal health organisation has called on the NT Government to introduce a grog-free day across the Territory. Stephanie Bell, a board member of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance, said a no takeaway alcohol day would benefit regional centres like Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine. She said it should be introduced for the weekday on which most Centrelink payments are made. Ms Bell made the comments at the Public Health Association of Australia conference, which is being held in Alice Springs until tomorrow. Chief Minister Clare Martin has been vocal about her support for a grog-free day. At an anti-social behaviour summit in Alice Springs last month, she said the government was giving serious consideration to the idea. Ms Martin said: My point of view is that we should have a grog-free day. But Alice Springs Town Council has said it would not support a liquor-free day in Alice Springs. Meanwhile, the Territory Government has blasted new alcohol laws by taking out a full page advertisement in the Northern Territory News yesterday. Anyone buying more than $100 worth of alcohol from takeaway outlets must state their name, address and where the alcohol will be consumed. In the ad, the Territory Government claimed the laws would not work. The advertisement read: Forcing Territorians to fill in a form when buying takeaway alcohol wont help protect children. Canberra needs to get these laws right by listening to Territorians. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough condemned the NT Government for the advertisement. He said: It is staggering that the NT Labor Government can find money for this sort of blatantly political advertising, yet be unable to adequately resource indigenous communities in the NT with the basics like police. Certainly the new laws will cause some inconvenience, but that is a small price to pay as part of the overall effort to protect children from abuse and violence. Choirmaster Morris Stuart conducting the 70 strong choir in Trephina Gorge. Picture: Alan Weeks Beautiful festive finish Daniel Burdon Morris Stuart THE Alice Desert Festival had one more dark horse event for the town, with the Asante Sana community choir singing in Trephina Gorge on Sunday. More than 1000 people witnessed the 70-person strong choir play in one of Australias most unique landscapes. The choir, directed by South American Morris Stuart, was publicly asked to return to Alice Springs for the 2008 festival program, a request that is not likely to be turned down. Both Morris and his artistic wife Barb seem to love coming to Central Australia, and the community choir has grown immensely since it started last year. After only 12 weeks of rehearsal, it played to a full house on Friday night, joined by other local acts Alice Springs Quartet (Strings on the Rocks), Cafe MD1, Drum Atweme and Wa Mutunga. The choir entertained audiences with several unaccompanied African songs, as well as anti-apartheid freedom songs and a popular Fijian tune. Between its sets , Strings on the Rocks kept the relaxed atmosphere afloat with some classical pieces. The event capped off another entertaining and unusual festival. The arts and cultural community will next come together for the highly-anticipated 2007 Wearable Arts Acquisition Awards in October. Crucial talks From Page 1 Renowned Generation Y specialist Peter Sheahan will be the CDU events keynote speaker. Symposium convenor Professor Ian Thynne said employment issues were crucial to the wellbeing of the Territory. He said: Skilled workers need to be attracted to the Northern Territory and not just see it as a fly-in and flyout destination. Subway Alice Springs manager Amy Booth said: Who isnt having problems? (getting and keeping staff). Its both unskilled and skilled workers we need but we have a great core team who keep up with the workload. But we never seem to have enough staff to fill all opening hours. The free public symposium will be held from 8.30am until 5pm on Friday. Rim repairs on agenda ONE of the most popular walking tracks in the NT the Kings Canyon Rim Walk in Watarrka National Park is set to undergo some repair works. Parks and Wildlife Service chief district ranger Chris Day said works will start on October 8.

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