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Victoria Daly Shire Council staff newsletter



Victoria Daly Shire Council staff newsletter


Victoria Daly Shire Council


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Date:2009-01; States: v. 1 issue 4; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




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Victoria Daly Shire Council staff newsletter


v. 1 issue 5

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AUSTRALIA DAY P A G E 3 V O L U M E 1 , I S S U E 4 Australia Day, also known as Anni versary Day, Foundation Day and Invasion Day, is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annu ally on 26 January, the day com memorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, marking the start of British colonisation of Australia. Australia Day is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, and is marked by the Or der of Australia and Australian of the Year awards, along with an address from the Prime Minister. Records of the celebration of Austra lia Day date back to 1808, with Gov ernor Lachlan Macquarie having held the first official celebration of Australia Day in 1818. In 2004, an estimated 7.5 million people at tended Australia Day celebrations and functions across the country. Australia Day is often seen as con troversial by historians of English humanity. Victorians have long ar gued that Discovery Day, which used to be held on April 19, should have interceded Anzac Day rather than merged with the anniversary of (national) government. Some Indige nous Australians see it as a political celebration and have protested 'Invasion Day' and the destruction of their cultures by British colonialism since 1988. What will you be doing to celebrate Australia Day. A BBQ a game of cricket???? paperwork continues and Wynita our CDEP Administration Coordinator needs your help to make sure this happens. Wynita will be travelling to all CDEP communities in the near future. We are currently building a CDEP Profile and training needs for all our communities and participants. If you know of anyone who is interested in any form of training, self advancement, or who has a desire to obtain employment in a particular field please contact us with the details. Remember we are here to help participants make the transition to employment alternatives other than CDEP we need your help to do this. After a short time with the VDSC CDEP Program as the Coordinator at Wadeye, Rebekah Busstra has decided to further her career elsewhere. We would like to thank Rebekah for all her efforts with CDEP at Wadeye and wish her all the very best for the future. It is pleasing to say that we have appointed a CDEP Team Leader for Nauiyu Community. Richard will be commencing at Nauiyu by the start of February and he brings a wealth of CDEP knowledge and experience with him. We would like to say welcome to Richard and his family and hope they enjoy their time within the Nauiyu Community. Cheers Frank Mills CDEP Regional Manager I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the VDSC CDEP Program since my arrival in September. We have come a long way so far and there is some very exciting times ahead. I trust that everyone had a safe, happy and fulfilling Christmas and New Year and that 2009 sees prosperity and health for all. VDSC CDEP currently has 346 participants employed in a variety of roles across the Shire. Many thanks go to the Community Coordinators and Supervisors for their efforts in getting so many participants on board. The long and arduous process of completing all the necessary CDEP Update Training & Development A bit of a quiet month due to the build up of Christmas. Mark Conroy and Rose Peckham spent a week in Darwin learning how to do council minutes and agendas.