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v. 16 issue 22
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Aboriginal Health and at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Thats when she developed her interest in medicine. During her six years of medical school she did many placements in remote health in Western Australia, Maori paediatrics in New Zealand and Native American health in the USA on the Navajo Reservation. With her studies overseas, she found a lot of similarities in health issues, but says the challenge of remoteness for the Kimberley people is still a major problem, as they have to travel great distances to access tertiary health care in Perth Theres a need to put more resources into primary health care in remote areas more GPs and early screening of diseases in order to get on top of problems before tertiary health care is required, says Dr Isaacs. Fun & freedom of the Show life. By KIERAN FINNANE. They wouldnt change the freedom and fun of life on the show circuit for anything. That was the theme amongst all the show men and women the Alice News spoke to on Tuesday, as they set up their tents and spruced up their rides. There are three generations of Browns on the circuit now. Sue is pictured with daughters Camilia (9), Maticka (7) and Angela (6) setting up their shooting gallery (opposite page). The girls do distance education out of Forbes in NSW. Is that home? No, home is the road, says Sue with pride. The family also own the Twister ride, a laughing clown stall, dodgeem cars, bungey jumping, a food van and childrens rides. The Millers have been in the business even longer six generations, counting baby Griffin-Lee. The family were taking amusements around the Territory 80 years ago before a show circuit even developed. Today there are hundreds of Millers on show circuits around the country. Its rare to go to an Australian show where theres not one of our family, says Tyrone Miller, father of Griffin-Lee. Theyve brought to Alice the Cha Cha, the Octopus, dodgeem cars and this year are introducing a new ride for little kids, Bumper Boats. Tyrone says the boats have had an excellent safety record in the USA over 25 years. Dad Bruce chips in: We give the kids a quick swimming lesson before we put them in! Its not always a family affair. Craig Gilchrist (pictured page 1) leaves his partner and children behind when he heads off on the circuit. It works out well, he says. This is his fifth year on the road, and he wouldnt give it up for anything. Paid to travel, what more could you ask for? Meeting different people, seeing different things, seeing the outback and how they carry on here. And hows that? People in the country are better than city people. Theyve got more time for you, they talk to you civilly. Trent Andrews is new to the life. Its only been three weeks but hes loving it: Its fun, exciting, something different every day. The appeal is similar for Hayley Binsiar and Teresa Horrex who work for Gills. Gills have got the ferris wheel, the Star Dancer ride, motorbikes and shooting galleries. Teresas been with Gills for four months, travelling with them through Outback Queensland. Shes come back to the show circuit and Alice Springs after a 16 year break. The work and the lifestyle are a great change from raising kids (hers are grown up now) and doing housework, she says. Hayleys been with Gills for just two weeks, but on the show circuit for some 18 months. She loves travelling around. Originally from Mackay, where everything is so green, in Alice shes enjoyed her first sight of red dirt. Aboriginal art for World Expo 2010.