Home' Tennant and District Times : 2014-0829 TDT Contents AN informative and,
more importantly, a
free seminar was held
by the Barkly Region-
al Council recently.
All the local contractors
and suppliers can now
rest assured that the new
processes have been put
in place to ensure that
all ongoing procedures
will be proceeded with
in the correct procedural
manner and in strict ac-
cordance with government
guidelines and policies
pertaining to operational
Is there no end to the bu-
reaucratic clap-trap that is
generated by these quasi-
government entities and
the ridiculous expenditure
of rate-payers money to
employ consultants to
present these side shows?
Everybody has a white
card, what next? What are
they going to invent to
justify the existence of the
boffins who have created
this Occupational Health
and Safety industry that
has long passed any sem-
blance of common sense?
One thing for sure is that
all this bureaucratic jargon
doesn’t feed or educate the
kids, fix the roads, or mend
Just another propaganda
exercise to placate the
peasants with a display
of shiny things and group
G.D. Egan, Tennant
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Peter Kittle Toyota Alice Springs
46 Stuart Highway | Phone 08 8955 4200
RECENTLY on ABC
Radio, the Member
for Barkly called on
the Chief Minister
to stop travelling
around the NT having
with traditional own-
ers about prospective
nuclear waste sites.
He calls for open and
with no deals done behind
This is a bit rich com-
ing from the man whose
entire political career has
been built on travelling to
remote areas flogging his
political brand to tradi-
And fancy accusing any-
one of doing deals behind
closed doors. Have we al-
ready forgotten the grubby
little Stella Maris deal?
G.D. Egan, Tennant
I WOULD like to pass on
my appreciation to Rex
and his Staff at the Ten-
nant Creek Post Office.
The service is excellent and
customers are cheerfully attend-
ed to and transactions completed
quickly and efficiently.
As the Post Office provides an
essential service to all members
of the Tennant Creek commu-
nity, we are all dependent on the
continuation of this wonderful
Many realise the endless hours
spent sorting and ensuring the
mail is ready for delivery when
the doors open each week day.
In the past we have experi-
enced a great deal of frustration
when the post office operated
under different management,
but currently service could not
Thank you for a wonderful
Joie Boulter, Tennant
No end to bureaucratic clap-trap in sight
alive and well
Well done to
the Post Office
ON the third anniversary of Long Tan, 18 August 1969, a cross
was raised on the site of the battle by the men of 6RAR.
Veterans from the battle gathered at the cross to commemorate the fallen,
and the day was commemorated by them as Long Tan Day from then on.
Over time, all Vietnam veterans adopted the day as one to commemorate
those who served and died in Vietnam.
In 1987, following the very successful Welcome Home Parade for Vietnam
Veterans in Sydney, Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced that Long Tan
Day would be known as Vietnam Veterans Day.
Since then, it has been commemorated every year as the day on which the
service of all those men and women who served in Vietnam is remembered.
Monday last week marked the Battle of Long Tan/Vietnam Veteran’s Day.
Usually there is a small service held at the Tennant Creek RSL to remember
and commemorate this.
This year nothing.
I wonder why this was so.
Kevin Forster, 28th Intake, Graduate, Army Apprentices School,
Lack of Long Tan
Day service at RSL
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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
COMMITTEE ON THE NORTHERN TERRITORY’S ENERGY FUTURE
INQUIRY INTO ELECTRICITY PRICING OPTIONS
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Committee is calling for submissions to its inquiry into Electricity Pricing
Options with specific reference to:
a) The advantages and disadvantages of different electricity tariff designs;
b) Factors to be taken into consideration in the design and
implementation of electricity tariffs; and
c) Options for Feed-in-Tariffs for renewable electricity generation.
Industry representatives, members of the public and interested
organisations are invited to make submissions to the Committee
by Friday 17 October 2014.
Send submissions to the Secretary, Committee on the Northern
Territory’s Energy Future, GPO Box 3721, DARWIN 0801 or by
For further information, including Committee’s full terms of reference and
submission guidelines, contact the Committee Office on (08) 8946 1485 or
by email, email@example.com or see www.nt.gov.au/lant
IT will soon be unlawful to smoke in cars car-
rying children under 16.
The Northern Territory Government introduced the
legislation in Parliament this week, bringing the NT
into line with most other Australian states.
Minister for Health Robyn Lambley said the amend-
ments to the Tobacco Control Act will ensure children
are protected from the harms of second-hand smoke
whilst travelling in motor vehicles.
“Research shows that the air quality when smoking
in a car is harmful for children, even with the windows
down,” she said.
“It’s time the Northern Territory strengthened mea-
sures to protect children from the harms of second-hand
smoke in cars.
“All other jurisdictions have introduced legislation to
protect children from this harm.
“The former Labor Government left this issue un-
checked for years, but we want to send a strong message
that smoking in cars with kids is no longer acceptable.”
The proposed offence will attract an on-the-spot fine
of two penalty points ($298) for the driver or any pas-
sengers who break the law and this will be enforced
by NT Police. If a person elects not to pay the fine and
have the matter dealt with by a court, the proposed
maximum fine that may be imposed by a magistrate is
20 penalty points ($2980).
Ms Lambley said the Country Liberals Government
had committed more than $700,000 this year to enhance
anti-smoking awareness and the work of the NT’s Quit
The Northern Territory was the first jurisdiction to ban
smoking in Territory prisons and also banned smoking
for visitors and staff at all Northern Territory hospitals.
The amendments to the Tobacco Control Act will be
debated at the October sittings.
Govt outlaws smoking
in cars with children
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MEDICAL marijuana may
soon be available in the
Northern Territory with Health
Minister Robyn Lambley put-
ting the idea on the political
table this week.
Ms Lambley said there had been
public calls for legislation to access
marijuana for medical purposes with
almost 75 per cent of Territorians
supporting a clinical trial.
Marijuana has been used to treat
medical conditions such as epi-
lepsy, depression, cancer, glaucoma,
Parkinsons disease and multiple
Its use is widespread in the USA.
“The issue of legalising medicinal
marijuana has hit national headlines
in recent days,” Mrs Lambley said.
“Politicians from both sides of
the major parties in several states
have publicly expressed support
for introducing legislation to access
marijuana for medical purposes.
“In recent weeks, my office has
received many letters calling on
the Northern Territory to consider
legalising medical marijuana.
“Territorians have also approached
me in the street as the Minister for
Health, calling on our Government
to consider introducing the change.
“Due to this interest, I will be
taking this issue to Cabinet as a
matter of priority to reach a policy
Ms Lambley said any proposal
that supported the introduction of
medical marijuana in the Territory
would have to be mindful of the
issues associated with illegal mari-
juana use and its associated harm in
“I look forward to discussing this
with my colleagues and receiving
more feedback from the commu-
nity,” she said.
Medical marijuana use to be
discussed in the Territory
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