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It’s time to get the Tennant Creek
Neighbourhood Watch Scheme up
Neighbourhood Watch is a commu-
nity based crime prevention program
which aims to improve the quality of
life within a neighbourhood by mini-
mising preventable crime and promot-
ing closer community ties.
The program relies on the community
and the Police working together in a
partnership to achieve these aims.
If anyone wishes to participate in this
scheme, please contact me via e-mail
(email@example.com) or drop
into the Tennant Creek Police Station
I am particularly interested in finding
a motivated volunteer to undertake
the role Neighbourhood Watch Co-
Again, if interested please don’t
hesitate to contact me.
LAST Tuesday, two males died
in a fatal motor vehicle crash
just north of Elliot on the Stuart
Tragic events like this not only im-
pact the families and friends of those
who passed, but they impact the com-
munity as a whole.
As you could expect, the circum-
stances of this crash are now the
subject of a coronial investigation and
no further comment will be provided
at this stage.
To this end, I think it’s a timely
reminder to reinforce the importance
of road safety here in our community.
Next time you step into your car or
get on your motorbike, I ask that you
consider the following:
• Is your seatbelt on?
• Are you tired or fatigued?
• How much alcohol have you had
• Are you affected by drugs or medi-
• Is your vehicle roadworthy?
• How fast are you travelling? Could
you stop with sufficient time to avoid
• Where is your mobile phone? Is it in
your hand? Are you texting? Are you
talking on it?
These are just some of the consider-
ations which I need you to think about
when going for a drive or a ride on our
streets here in Tennant Creek.
Put simply, if any of the things I have
mentioned are a consideration for you
then you might need to rethink your
mode of transport.
More often than not, it is these factors
which play a part in the crashes which
Tennant Creek Police attend.
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ThE Member for Lin-
giari, the hon War-
ren Snowdon MP, is
wrong to claim the
ment will reduce
spending on new
housing and refur-
bishments in Bor-
accuses Govt of
roloola housing deal,
In 2008-09, the former
Labor Government al-
located $14.6 million to
fund housing works in
Borroloola under the for-
mer Strategic Indigenous
Housing and Infrastruc-
ture Programme (SIHIP),
now known as the Nation-
al Partnership Agreement
on Remote Indigenous
That allocation remains
in place and will deliver
up to 25 new houses.
It was never the case
that $21.6 million was
allocated under SIHIP
or NPARIH for housing
works in Borroloola.
I ask Mr Snowdon to
provide any evidence of
It is true that to date, no
works have commenced
in Borroloola under
NPARIH. However, the
timing and scheduling of
works under NPARIH in
the Northern Territory are
matters for the Northern
with works prioritised to
address those communi-
ties with the highest needs
The Australian Govern-
ment is continuing to work
closely with the Northern
Territory Government to
ensure we are getting the
best value from our invest-
ment in remote housing.
This includes ensuring
that Aboriginal employ-
ment is prioritised so we
can deliver real jobs for
people in these communi-
ties and so that land tenure
conditions are in place to
support home ownership.
I look forward to seeing
this investment delivered
and the better outcomes
that will come from it
for the residents of Bor-
Nigel Scullion, Sena-
tor for the Northern Ter-
ritory and Minister for
Snowdon wrong about housing
‘cuts’ in Borroloola: Scullion
I RECENTLY had the dubious pleasure of go-
ing to the dentist twice in fairly quick succes-
Both times I was treated by different dentists.
The whole experience was both socially pleasant and
No pain and all gain.
The refurbished surgery is clean and bright. The staff
were friendly and professionally efficient. I was left in
no doubt about the need to have both procedures and
the manner in which they were to be carried out.
I was given appointments in reasonable time.
All in all a fulfilling event. I would recommend the
service to anybody.
Congratulations to AHAC for providing a great service
to the community of Tennant Creek.
– Ray Wallis, Tennant Creek.
Dental service a treat
with Officer-in-Charge DES GREEN
Help keep our community safe
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