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Expression of Interest
Youth Justice Advisory Committee
Northern Territory Minister for Correctional Services, the Hon. John Elferink MLA, invites Expressions of
Interest from community members wishing to participate in the Youth Justice Advisory Committee (YJAC).
The Youth Justice Act provides for the establishment of the YJAC, a Northern Territory committee which
assists in the administration of justice for young people. The YJAC is responsible for monitoring and
evaluating the administration and operation of the Youth Justice Act and advising the Minister on issues
relevant to the administration of youth justice. YJAC is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a
register of appropriate support persons. The Minister may also ask YJAC to undertake other projects and
tasks. The YJAC meets four times each year.
The YJAC embraces diversity and seeks Expressions of Interest from people who have an awareness of the
administration of youth justice and/or have experience as a detainee and/or are under 25 years of age.
For further information and to submit an Expression of Interest, please contact
Jarrod Ashcroft, Youth Justice Advisory Committee Secretariat, on 8935 7781,
email YJAC.email@example.com or by mail at GPO Box 3196, Darwin NT 0801.
Applications close 12 December 2014
Bully-proof your child
NO CLASS: There will be no Kids Jiu Jitsu classes next week (2nd & 4th of
December) - Sorry for the inconvenience! Classes will resume the following week
on Tuesday the 9th December 2014.
JIUJITSU – KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY: Thursday 11
December 2014 (usual training times). As a thank you to all the kids for their efforts
over the past few months, we will combine the training session with a bit of a party
and our first ever club photo! Parents please ensure your kids come along on this
day to enjoy the activities we have planned for them.
Come join the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
staff for breakfast to celebrate International Day of People
with Disability. We will be holding a sausage sizzle and there
will also be fresh fruit available.
When: Wednesday 3 December
Where: Peko Park
Time: 8:00am - 9.30am
For more information visit: ndis.gov.au
Residents urged to
nominate local legends
WHEN Barry Lawford Benning passed away
recently, he left a musical legacy that any-
body would be proud of.
He was recognised as a living legend in the world
of Australian grass roots country and contemporary
His band, the Benning Brothers, was the first instru-
mental ensemble in Australia and one of the first groups
to perform around the Kimberleys.
With a host of awards including the Aboriginal
Country Music Award for Excellence in 2000, a guest
performance at Womadelaide and two decades of star-
dom at Tamworth, Barry made an indelible stamp on
the music industry.
Member for Barkly Gerry McCarthy, who accompa-
nied Barry on his last trip to Tamworth in 2013, said he
didn’t realise what a legend he was until he saw how
many people recognised Barry and wanted to shake his
hand at the music festival.
Barry had mentored countless young performers, in-
cluding the Jalajirrpa Band, and was a founding member
of the Winanjjikari Music Centre.
But his greatest pride was winning the 2012 Local
Government NT Australia Day Citizen of the Year
Award for Tennant Creek and the Barkly.
“It meant a lot to him,” his wife Rosemary Plummer
“He was so proud to be acknowledged for his talent
and contribution to the community as a mentor over
Now residents are being called upon to nominate
someone who, like Barry, has helped to make the region
a better place to live.
Nominations have been extended by five days until
close of business next Tuesday 2 December.
Barkly Regional Council Events Manager Ktima
Heathcote said there are a lot of great, committed
people out there who deserve to be acknowledged for
what they do.
“We all know one of these quiet achievers so make
sure you nominate them,” she said.
“In 500 words or less, describe the contribution the
nominee has made to the community including signifi-
cant achievements and any other useful information.
Categories include Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen
of the Year and Community Event of the Year.
Nomination forms are available from the BRC office
and the Tennant Creek Library at 41 Peko Road or
dowload the forms from the Council website at barkly.
nt.gov.au. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or
drop them into reception at the Council office.
Awards will be presented at the Flag Raising Cer-
emony to be held at Battery Hill on Australia Day 2015.
* Name and photo used with permission from the
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