Sunday Territorian 7 Mar 2021
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SUNDAY MARCH 7 2021 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA THE Northern Territorys former chief minister Marshall Perron (pictured) has penned an opinion piece exclusively for the Sunday Territorian throwing his support behind the voluntary assisted dying campaign run by the NT News. The campaign, launched last Monday, is pushing for parliament to overturn the Andrews Bill, which prevents any territory from making its own laws regarding euthanasia. Back in the 90s Mr Perron, as chief minister led the way in fighting for euthanasia to be legalised in the Territory, and for a fleeting moment it was. His piece points out the discrimination Territorians face simply for where they live. He also calls on the leaders of the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory to do more to progress change. P17: MARSHALL PERRON OPINION Marshall backs NT campaign JUDITH AISTHORPE Nominate for awards TERRITORY apprentices, students, teachers, employers and training providers can nominate for the 2021 Northern Territory Training Awards. There are 13 award categories, comprising of seven individual categories and six organisation categories. Developing a strong local workforce means local businesses can take advantage of new opportunities, Jobs and Training Minister Paul Kirby said. To apply, visit trainingawards.nt.gov.au Purple reigns as crowds flock to city IWD march DARWINS city centre was transformed into a sea of purple as hundreds of people gathered to support International Womens Day. The march through the CBD was led by a marching band followed by groups of people walking for womens rights and celebrating how far society has come and the road ahead to equality. This years theme is Women in Leadership Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. At the march was Tracey Knighton, who attends the event every year. Ms Knighton handed out pamphlets calling for change in the Anti-Discrimination Act. It needs to be fixed up to protect womens rights so that theyre not discriminated against in workplaces and employment, she said. Liliana Aristizabal of Nightcliff braved the heat for her second IWD march. She said it was important for her to attend as a way to push for equal rights. Just try to make sure that we have the same opportunities particularly in the workplace, she said. Theres so many people here from different countries and women should be free to do whats right for them. Rainbow Alexander, 11, attended the march with her mother, Kirstene Ost. Rainbow said marching was important for her to show that girls can do anything. We should be equal, she said. Ms Ost said she was marching for future generations, including her daughter. I think things are going a bit backwards at the moment I think especially with parliament in the news, she said. We are seeing the glass ceiling is still very much there and women are not considered equal and women are not welcomed into what is considered traditionally a mens space. International Womens Day events have been held over the weekend ahead of the official day on Monday. Darwin's International Womens Day March in the CBD. Pictures: Glenn Campbell JUDITH AISTHORPE Liliana Aristizabal at the IWD march. Lyndall Vuillermin, Eloise Avery, Karen Avery, Jane-Louise Mercer and Rosie King. WE ARE CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY A network of schools that create a lifetime of connections WE HAVE FAITH IN THEIR FUTURE Enrolments are now open, with interviews available face to face, or via phone or skype. Join us in 2021. EARLY LEARNING | PRIMARY | SECONDARY | BOARDING www.ceont.catholic.edu.au Catholic Education NORTHERN TERRITORY