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Plant & Equipment Hire
Graders - Trucks - Loaders
Full contingent of Plant and Equipment for:
• Sealing of Roads
• Bulk Earthworks • Dam Building
• Pastoral Land Clearing
For enquiries please call:
Jim Phillips - 0417 834 574
Allan Hull - (08) 8962 2056
Ofce - (08) 8962 1039
There has been an increase of children not attending school
over the last few weeks.
Parents and carers need to be aware of their responsibilities
towards children in their care in regards to their education.
The law states that: Attending school is compulsory for all
compulsory school age children – that is, children aged between
6 and 16 years. Each child of compulsory school age is required
to be enrolled and attend at a primary or secondary school. It is
an offence for a child not to attend school without good reason
(e.g. illness or other reasons that have been officially approved).
Where a child fails to attend with good reason each parent is
guilty of an offence.
Any authorised officer (for example, a police officer or a school
attendance officer) who sees a child of compulsory school or
education age in a public place during normal school hours has
the authority to stop and ask the child’s name, age and address
and why they are absent from school. In addition, a child of
compulsory school age who is persistently absent from school
without a satisfactory explanation is regarded as being ‘at risk’
for the purposes of the Children’s Protection Act.
Parents and carers need to notify their children schools if
children are to be away from school for any period of time or
they will be visited by the Yellow Shirts.
A list is supplied daily from schools of children absent without
So a phone call to the school will ensure the visit is not required.
It is up to all of us to ensure that our children get an education.
If you need help getting your child to school or need to get
a message to the school contact the Yellow Shirts in your
Let’s work together to get a better future for our children.
All children should be attending school
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ESTIMATES represent parliamentary
democracy where Opposition and
Independents question Government
Ministers on the Budget.
Budget papers underpin Government
reporting on revenue and expenditure with
Estimates questions detailing explicit in-
formation and analysis of Government as
The NT Budget overly dependent on Com-
monwealth Government funding represent-
ing 80 per cent of Territory revenue the ma-
jority of which is GST payments with capital
grants and national partnership agreements
funding important programs and services.
Alarmingly, hidden in Federal Liberal-
Coalition Budget papers is $80 billion in cuts
to schools, hospitals and family payments
over ten years in addition to $2 billion hidden
cuts to health and aged care cries unfair for
States and Territories!
Northern Australia needs Budgets designed
for growing regions over decade’s not fiscal
policies shedding responsibility to States and
Territories particularly the Northern Territory
vulnerable with small population, lack of
infrastructure and massive geographic area.
The Abbott Liberal-Coalition flagging a
final one-off payment for Aboriginal Outsta-
tion essential services signals this damaging
policy for cost shedding with the CLP Gov-
ernment scrambling to fill the funding gap.
Commonwealth National Stronger Regions
funding of $212 million reflects important
infrastructure investment yet disappointing
for the Giles CLP Government with the NT
only receiving $4.48 million to refurbish a
Darwin swimming pool!
Primary industries, mining and com-
munities represent the potential economic
powerhouse of Northern Australia however
dependent on Commonwealth Government
The Abbott Liberal-Coalition announced
$100 million for regional roads in Budget
2015-16 yet at this stage only $3.5 million for
the Northern Territory begging the question
why Chief Minister Giles is out of favour
with Liberal mates in Canberra?
Last year’s massive policy contradiction
saw CLP Budget appropriation of $400,000
to develop the Ord River Stage 3 however
$400,000 in grants to the Alice Springs Golf
Club arguably not a Northern Australia De-
CLP Budget 2015-16 sees $681,000 for
Northern Australian Development Offices
while the Katherine Golf Club receives an
$820,000 redevelopment grant.
In the absence of any major economic
project Treasurer Tollner cites developing
economic diversity through beef, agriculture,
mining and tourism however Prime Minister
Abbott’s $5.1 billion developing the north in-
vestment materialised as concessional loans
not direct infrastructure investment.
It would seem the Giles CLP has lost its way
in Developing Northern Australia deserted by
Liberal-National mates in Canberra directing
infrastructure funds into eastern states where
votes reside in the 2016 election year.
CLP Budget 2015-16 focuses on Alice
Springs and Darwin testifying to the same
election strategy while developing Northern
Australia infrastructure supporting beef,
agriculture, mining and community drops
off the agenda.
Member for Barkly
Estimates dig detail
BARKLY ELECTORATE OFFICE:
Phone 8962 4641. Email: email@example.com
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