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This week @ LGANT newsletter



This week @ LGANT newsletter


Local Government Association of the Northern Territory


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Newsletter, 14/11/2008

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6 The award also proves to those who havent used us before that the company can provide an on-time service to mining and civil earthmoving clients without compromising our commitment to Indigenous employee opportunities. According to Rusca, the company respects the cultural and family responsibilities of all employees and ensures that they have the flexibility to enable them to meet their obligations. On some projects, CDE Capital has recruited up to 50 per cent of the workforce from local Aboriginal communities. Around 80 per cent of their permanent workforce is Aboriginal. Cycling Awards Many councils are implementing innovative strategies to promote and encourage cycling and improve infrastructure to make it easier for people to cycle for transport, health or recreation. A special category for local government has been established as part of the 2008 Bicycling Achievement Awards of the Cycling Promotion Fund. Nominations are open now and close on 19th December. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be invited to an award ceremony in Canberra. In addition, nominees will be included in a booklet that is distributed widely around Australia. More information at www.cyclingawards.com.au Remote Communities to Receive Public Phone The member for Lingiari, the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP today welcomed news that 20 remote Territory communities would soon have public telephones. The phones are the first to be installed under the 'Backing Indigenous Ability (BIA) Telecommunications program'. "Already four outstations around Wadeye now have a community phone, available to be used day or night, and 16 more remote communities will have a phone installed by the end of the year," said Mr Snowdon. "Basic telecommunications have a crucial role when it comes to ensuring health care, education, and safety in remote Indigenous communities. "Isolation is about more than distance, it's about access, and these phones are a small but significant way to assist communities that are among the most disadvantaged in the nation." It has been announced by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Senator Stephan Conroy, that a longer term contract for the installation and operation of up to 300 additional community phones is intended to commence in the first half of 2009. The BIA Telecommunications program aims to increase the use of communications technologies in remote Indigenous communities with populations fewer than 50 and without access to a public payphone. The initial 20 Northern Territory communities are: Adelaide Bore, Araru, Arilljhere, Artekerr, Bunhungura, Burt Creek, Galadgapin, Iluwurru, Imanpa Top Camp, Kuy, Manaburduma, Merrepen, Nemarluk, Sandy Bore, Snake Well, Tommyhawk Swamp, Welere, Wudapuli, Yirringa and one other which is under negotiation.

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