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The Centralian advocate Mon 3 May 2019



The Centralian advocate Mon 3 May 2019


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FRIDAY MAY 3 2019 NEWS 03 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA New hairdressing trainer Wayne Elphick in the Alice Springs campus salon. Picture: SUPPLIED STATE and federal Labor politicians have unveiled major promises to the NT as the Federal Election inches closer. The NT Government has revealed some of its budget commitments for reforming the youth justice system however the opposition has demanded tougher action. Territory Families Minister Dale Wakefield on Wednes day announced $10.3 million for facilities to support youth diversion programs, provide alternatives to detention and deliver consequences to youth criminals. Minister Wakefield also announced additional funding to break the cycle of crime and said repeatedly punishing kids has clearly not worked. We need to have alterna tives to detention as well. We cannot just keep doing the same things over and over again, Ms Wakefield said. Opposition Leader Gary Higgins slammed Ms Wakefield and said the government is putting offenders rights before community safety. Territorians should not have to wait on generational change to feel safe, Mr Hig gins said. The question must also be asked how much of the Ministers announcement (on Wednesday) is new funding, and where has this new money come from? Ms Wakefield said her government will be better placed to improve youth justice if the Coalition loses power in the Federal Election. We had a Liberal government that called for a royal commission into the NT youth detention system and then walked away from being part of the solution, she said. Warren Snowdon, Member for Lingiari, Senator Jenny McAllister and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy were in town on Tuesday. They announced they Investing in Red Centre would address overcrowding and create jobs in remote Indigenous communities with a $1.5 billion, ten-year investment if elected. We all know the impact of overcrowding on the education, health and wellbeing of Aboriginal kids right across the Northern Territory, Minister Snowdon said. We understand the need, this is a long term need, which will require long term funding commitments. Funding announced but Higgins poses questions SATRIA DYER-DARMAWAN AND JAMAL BEN HADDOU A HAIRCARE industry professional who once styled for the stars has been appointed to run the Charles Darwin University hairdressing program in Alice Springs. Wayne Elphick, a former salon owner who once won the Schwarzkopf Hairdresser of the Year award, said he was still as enthusiastic about the profession as he was when he started more than 20 years ago. Creating beautiful hairdressing is an ongoing goal of mine, said the selfproclaimed perfectionist. A sound education in the basics is the key to excellence and client satisfaction. We will continue to train apprentices in Central Australia and students enrolled in school-based traineeships. Im also looking forward to working with the salons and mixing with industry in Alice. Mr Elphick said he had participated in several bridal and cutting competitions throughout his career. There were a few big wins along the way, which were a big deal at the time, he said. I ran a salon at an international luxury hotel in Perth, which accommodated a number of celebrities. Janet Jackson was one of my favourites. Ive also styled for Elle McPherson, Judith Durham, Ita Buttrose, Collette Dinnigan and a few others whose names I cant mention because of confidentiality clauses. Bringing style to the Red Centre Long term Alice Springs and Katherine locals Support for the regions and rural areas Focused on small business, agriculture, health and education COUNTRY LIBERALS FOR THE SENATE Authorised by Jason Riley, Country Liberals (NT), 2/229 McMillans Road, Jingili NT 0810. Dr Sam McMahon & Joshua Burgoyne