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1-5 Paterson Street
Telephone: 8963 2916
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
Join us women making bush
medicines on Tuesdays from
10am at Piliyintinjiki Stronger
Families Women’s Centre.
All women welcome!
1-5 Paterson Street
Telephone: 8963 2916
About Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families
Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families actively supports the mission of Anyinginyi Health
Aboriginal Corporation (Anyinginyi): To be a provider of high quality holistic primary
health services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally
Piliyintinji-ki provides culturally appropriate and responsive wrap-around supports for
Wumpararni men, women and children of the Barkly Region through the Men’s Centre,
Women’s Centre, FASD and Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) programs.
The staff of Piliyintinji-ki include Wumpararni staff in the positions of Community Support
Workers, Family Support Workers, operational and administration staff as well as male
and female Counsellors and a Psychologist.
The Men’s Centre and Women’s Centre run daily programs in collaboration with
agencies such as Catholic Care and include: Hygiene and cooking, life skills and legal
information, healthy lifestyle and self-care, cultural activities, intensive family supports
and family strengthening.
For further information, please call George at the Men’s Centre on 8962 3300 or
Keisha at the Women’s Centre on 8963 2916.
Drought Concessional Loans Scheme (Northern Territory)
LOAN APPLICATIONS OPEN
Concessional loans are now available to assist farm businesses recover from drought
and return to viability in the longer term.
Loans of up to 50% of eligible debt to a maximum of $1 million are available to
eligible farm businesses for:
• restructuring eligible debt
• meeting operating expenses
• financing drought recovery or preparedness activities.
The Drought Concessional Loans Scheme in the Northern Territory will be managed
and delivered by QRAA.
For information on eligibility criteria, loan terms and how to apply
visit www.primaryindustry.nt.gov.au or phone 8936 4089.
This program is funded by the Au stralian Government, and delivered by QRAA
on behalf of the Nor thern Territor y Government.
Mission Statement: To enable girls and young women to grow into
confident, self-respecting, responsible community members.
Girl Guides will restart next week,
Tuesday 10th February 2015.
Please note the changes in days for the following Units:
Any queries please call Shelagh on 0418 890 371.
Unicorn Guides (5-7 years): Tuesdays from 5pm-6pm
Eagle Guides (8-12 years): Wednesdays from 5pm-6.30pm
Redback Guides (12-15 years): Thursdays from 4.30pm-6.30pm
JOIN OUR TEAM IN THE NT!
The National Disability Insurance
Agency (NDIA) is currently recruiting an
Engagement Officer in Tennant Creek,
The NDIA is looking for candidates
with experience in engaging with local
organisations and communities.
This is an opportunity to use your
understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal
and/or Torres Strait Island people to help
the NDIA make a difference for people with a
disability in the Barkly region.
For more information about this
vacancy and to apply please visit
THE Northern Territory Govern-
ment has funded local youth ser-
vices to the tune of $525,000.
The money will be distributed over the
next four years through the Barkly Re-
gional Coordination Committee (BRCC),
headed by the Department of the Chief
Minister’s Regional Executive Director,
Chief Minister Adam Giles said the
funds are an investment in services and
activities that young Territorians need,
particularly in regional centres such as
“The Government is keen to support
early intervention programs that both
deliver results and have support at the
local community level and that’s why we
will be tasking the BRCC with the job of
allocating these funds where they see the
greatest local need,” he said.
Minister for Young Territorians Pe-
ter Styles said the need for additional
funding for youth services was raised
by members of the Chief Minister’s
Round Table of Young Territorians in
their recommendations to Government
late last year.
“We are listening to young people and
the community more generally about the
need for better access to more compre-
hensive services,” he said.
“Young Territorians in our regions often
face particular challenges and that’s why
we wanted to support local projects and
address local needs.”
The funds are part of a $4.2 million
investment across the Territory.
Youth services gain a
huge funding boost
have until the end
of this month to ap-
ply for funding from
the Territory Govern-
Grass Roots Grants are
available through the De-
partment of Sport and
Initiatives that can be
funded include assistance
to develop club volunteer
bases, training for admin-
istrators, coaches and of-
ficials, events to increase
assistance to become in-
corporated, minor facil-
ity upgrades and sports
Applications are avail-
able online and can be
downloaded from www.
Grass Roots grants up for grabs
PROTECTING MANUWANGKU: Bunny
Nabarula addresses the 2013 rally in
LOCALS are set to hit the world screen as a film about the fight to
protect their land from becoming a nuclear dump site has been se-
lected to feature in the prestigious International Uranium Film Festi-
Protecting Manuwangku by Frontyard Films and researchers from the Jumbunna
Research Unit at the University of Technology in Sydney was directed by Jason
De Santolo and Isaac Parsons.
It documents the 2013 annual rally in Tennant Creek, one of dozens of public pro-
tests about the Federal Government’s plans to construct a nuclear dump at Muckaty
Station, land known to the traditional owners as Manuwangku.
The site was nominated in 2007, a decision which split the community and sparked
outrage which continued for eight years until the plan was defeated during a Federal
Court Hearing last year.
Dianne Stokes, Bunny Nabarula, Isobel Phillips, Penny Phillips, Michael Wil-
liams, William Williams, Gerry McCarthy and Kylie Sambo are amongst those
who star in the film.
The global festival opens in Quebec, Canada in April and will hopefully come to
Australia later this year.
The IUFF is considered the most important film festival about nuclear power and
screens movies, documentaries, animations, music clips, fiction and non-fiction
Last year, Ellie Gilbert and Natalie Wasley’s film Muckaty Voices was featured
at the festival.
fight story to debut
at film festival
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