The Centralian advocate Tue 25 Sep 2007
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10 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, September 25, 2007 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 25-SE P -2007 PA G E : 10 C O L O R : C M Y K You wait, you miss out. Enrol to vote today. Advertisement Authorised by Gail Urbanski, West Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes, ACT. The deadlines for enrolling to vote at federal elections have changed. So if youre not enrolled, or youve moved and havent updated your details, dont wait. Fill in a new enrolment form today. Remember, all Australian citizens over 18 are required by law to enrol and vote. For more information on how the new deadlines might affect you, or to check if youre enrolled, visit the AEC website or call 13 23 26. For a new enrolment form visit www.aec.gov.au, any post office, AEC office or call 13 23 26. Or SMS your full name and address to 0413 33 67 65 and well send you one. (standard SMS rates apply) A E C 7 E 2 0 _ M 4 NEWS Making smiles makes Peta happy Rebecca Lollback GIVING someone a brand new set of teeth is one of the most rewarding parts of Peta Willoxs job. The 24-year-old is a newly trained dental prosthetist she makes dentures, mouthguards and all the other appliances that go in your mouth. She said: When people who havent had teeth for a while see themselves with their new teeth, they just crack up. Its really satisfying to see someone walk out of the surgery with my work and to know they are happy with it. Ms Willox is one of just three dental prosthetists in the Territory. It might seem like an unusual career choice, but it runs in her family. She said: My uncle is a dental technician, so this sort of work has always interested me. I did my apprenticeship, which took four years. The dental prosthetics course took another 18 months. Its really good to have all of that done now. Ms Willox also did a stint in real estate, but eventually came back the dental industry. She said: Initially people do get scared when I tell them what I do. But then I explain it. Ms Willox would ideally like to work with the Territory Government as a dental prosthetist. But she is also considering starting her own clinic in Alice Springs. She said: It would be something different. The dental waiting lists here in Alice Springs are pretty big. I get really disappointed when I see bad teeth, because I wish that we could have got to that person earlier. Ive learnt so much because were remote. You have to learn to solve problems yourself. But Im really glad I got into this field its satisfying and fulfilling and it makes me happy. Dental prosthetist Peta Willox is considering setting up in private practice. Art key in NT tourism A NEW study has shown that international tourists spent more than $11 million on Aboriginal art and craft in the 2006 March quarter. But spending at Uluru-Kata Tjuta accounted for $684,000 or just 6 per cent of this spending. Federal Tourism Minister Fran Bailey said the figures highlighted the growing importance of indigenous tourism. She said: Indigenous tourism gives Australia unique appeal, helping to make Australia the most desired country in the world to visit. In particular, German and British tourists are keen to discover the magic of the Outback with an authentic indigenous tourism experience. Sticks to mark NAIDOC Week Saby Spinks BRADSHAW primary School student Saby S p i n k s s a i d h e r favourite activity during NAIDOC celebrations was painting her clap sticks. Saby, 8, said she enjoyed painting indigenous designs with cotton buds. She said: Its really fun. Saby, along with the rest of the Bradshaw s c h o o l , c e l ebrated NAIDOC Week this week. School principal Brenda Jolley said most of the schools in the Alice Springs district hold NAIDOC celebrations at different times. She said: Because NAIDOC week falls during the holidays, most schools fit it in when they can. She said students enjoyed the various activities held during the week. On Wednesday we had a flag-raising ceremony and weve also had dancers from Braitling Primary school join us. We have also had indigenous guest speakers come and speak to the students mainly about their stories.
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