Sunday Territorian Sun 22 Aug 2021
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SUNDAY AUGUST 22 2021 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Clean-up quotes PALMERSTON council is looking for businesses to submit quotes to run the annual pre-cyclone clean-up. Quotes close at 2pm on Monday, August 30 and the successful applicant will be published on councils website. Use the reference number RFQ210030, download quote documentation and submit online at palmerston.nt.gov.au For further details contact the Palmerston City sustainability manager on (08) 8935 9987 during office hours. The 2021 Palmerston precyclone clean-up dates have not been released yet. FINALISTS have been unveiled for the 2021 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards. The awards are held in partnership with the Australian government Health Department, Darwin Sunrise Rotary Club, United Workers Union, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory and the National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners. Health Minister Natasha Fyles congratulated the 19 finalists. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals play a vital role in our community, delivering health services across the Territory to clients in urban, regional and remote areas, she said. The finalists are Chris Rankine-Johnson, Dorothy Gondarra, Elizabeth Hitchcock, Emslie Lankin, Eyvette Hawthorne, Ilija Jacobs, Jecinta Tatipata, Keinan Keighran, Leah Carter, Maryanne Malbunka, Megan Munckton, Patricia Nundhirribala, Ricky Orr, Sarah Mariyalawuy Bukulatjpi, Sarah Quong, Sherrelle Khan, Sherryl King, Susan Mungatopi and Virgil John Puruntatameri. Indigenous health celebrated Builders $30m hit THE Northern Territorys second lockdown cost the building sector a whopping $30m, Master Builders NT has calculated, with members standing down workers or making them take leave. And the organisation has warned the NT government needs to make information clearer to the public. The government has defended its handling of the outbreak, saying it has already paid $2m to 3000 businesses affected by the lockdown. But Master Builders NT chief executive David Malone has warned the government that morale in the $2.5bn industry has deteriorated. There was definitely a significant shift in mood from the lockdown in June to this one. People were a lot more tense, a lot more anxious and a fair bit more angry as well, Mr Malone said. What it boils down is that they feel like were still at Day Zero in this pandemic for businesses. A survey of Master Build ers members found at least 30 per cent of construction businesses asked workers to take annual leave through lockdown, with 80 per cent overhauling rosters. Roughly 44 per cent of builders reported they stood down between 75 and 100 per cent of their workers. Mr Malone said some worksites were being caught off-guard by snap lockdowns. You can get a text message when theres a cyclone or bushfire coming, but you have to watch a press conference to find out if their business is being shut down, he said. Theyre busy doing what theyre doing, so when they do find out they have to go and sit on a website where the (chief health officer) puts his directions out. Theres no online tool they can go to, to put their details into to find out whether theyre open or closed. Small Business Minister Paul Kirby defended the governments actions, saying he knew the construction industry has been hit hard in the Territory. We acted quickly to keep Territorians safe and the snap lockdowns have got our businesses back open and our tradies back on the tools in record time compared to the rest of Australia, Mr Kirby said. The government paid out $2m to small businesses during the first lockdown of 2021 in June/July, and is assessing another 1660 applications for the latest Covid scare. Mr Kirby said employees who lost hours of work through lockdown would also be eligible for commonwealth disaster payments through Centrelink. E XC LU S I V E THOMAS MORGAN DJ Timmy Trumpet will perform at Mindil Beach on Territory Day. Picture: Supplied TERRITORY Days Mindil Beach concert has an exciting new addition to the already jam-packed line-up. One of the worlds top-ranked DJs, Timmy Trumpet, is set to touch down in Darwin to spice up Territory Day festivities on August 29. Trumpet said Darwin knew how to party. Every time I come to Darwin I have an amazing time, I cant wait to play my brand new music, Timmy Trumpet said. Aussie alt-rock band Eskimo Joe remains part of the Darwin celebrations and will appear on stage from 5.45pm, until Timmy Trumpet takes over. Darwin-based singer-songwriter Emily Penny said she was really looking forward to being a part the Territory Day events. This will be the biggest crowd I have ever played to and we are so lucky to be able to celebrate like this, Ms Penny said. Territory Day celebrations kicks off from 4pm and will take place across the Territory. To find out more about whats on near you, visit territoryday.nt.gov.au FLOSS ADAMS TRUMPET TOOTS INTO TERRITORY DAY 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 2022. 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