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The Centralian advocate Tue 5 May 2020



The Centralian advocate Tue 5 May 2020


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT






Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs.; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


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News Corp Australia



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02 NEWS TUESDAY MAY 5 2020 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 CONTENTS NEWS TIPS Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, we want to hear from you! News hotline: 89509777 Send your photos to: news@ aliceadvocate.com.au Let us know if you come across any positive news storiesin the community. Do you have an event coming up? Let us know. Want your opinion heard? Email or call us today. News 2 Active Seniors 10 TV 11 Crosswords 16 Opinion 23 Comics & Puzzles 24 Horoscope 25 Columns 26 Classifieds 28 Sport 29 May Day prompts trip down memory lane Christina Phillis with two time Academy Award winning actor Glenda Jackson in 1994. Picture: SUPPLIED FOR generations, Labour Day or May Day as it is known in the Northern Territory has marked an annual celebration in recognition of those who struggled and succeeded to ensure decent and fair working conditions in Australia. Commemorating the granting of the eight-hour working day unions, community groups and the general public across the Territory are given a reprieve from work on the first Monday in May, free to rest and relax with family and friends. In recognition of May Day this year, Alice Springs local Christina Phillis shared a treasured memory with the Centralian Advocate. Travelling to Adelaide to attend the ALP Womens Suffrage Centenary Dinner in 1994, Ms Phillis brought with her a pair of T-shirts created by the Northern Territory Trades and Labor Council, featuring cameos of women from all around the world. The words May Day Darwin 1994 emblazoned in red on the front with Towards the Century of the Womens Vote in the Northern Territory below, the T-shirts also marked the passing of the Womens Suffrage Bill in 1894 in both SA and the NT. Representing the British Parliament at the event was none other than two time Academy Award winning actor and Member of Parliament Glenda Jackson the only British MP to have ever won an Oscar; both for Women in Love (1970) and A Touch of Class (1973) Ms Jackson was very generous with her time, talking to lots of people, Ms Phillis said. I took the T-shirt up and presented her with it and explained what it was and she was tickled pink. She said she would take it back to England and put it in her office! ALYCE MOKRZYCKI Midwives with women; Celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite our time is NOW! Midwife means with woman. A midwife is widely regarded as a trained professional who assists women with pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. The role of the midwife is diverse and includes supporting women and their families, providing information about how to maintain healthy pregnancies and carrying out clinical examinations. Midwifery is a distinct profession and the title midwife is protected by law. This means that midwife can only be used by those who hold a qualification in midwifery and are registered with the Nursing & MidwiferyBoard of Australia What is IDM 2020 International Day of the Midwife began celebrating, this day in 1951, from a global need to recognise the life-saving work performed by midwives around the world and bring more attention to maternal and newborn health issues. Today the event is observed each year on May 5th, by more than 50 nations. 2020 also happens to be International Year of the Midwife, meaning IDM will have the added platform of global recognition throughout the year. This years theme for International Year of the Midwife and IDM is Midwives with women: celebrate, demonstrate, mobilise, unite our time is NOW! The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation NT Branch would like to give a BIG shout out & congratulate all Midwives in the NT on their special day today, International Day of the Midwife & the Year of the Midwife InternatIonal day of the Find us (ANMFNT) on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for International Day of the Midwife. #ProudMidwife, #IDM2020, #Midwives2020 May 5 2020 Advocate wntl!FORAI.XIE Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation NORTHERN TERR ITORY