Territory Stories

This week @ LGANT newsletter

Details:

Title

This week @ LGANT newsletter

Creator

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

Collection

This Week @ LGANT; E-Journals; PublicationNT; This Week @ LGANT

Date

2008-11-14

Location

Parap

Notes

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory; Local government; Politics and government; Periodicals

Publisher name

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

This Week @ LGANT

Volume

Newsletter, 14/11/2008

Now known as

What's on : LGANT

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/213888

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/714632

Page content

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.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.