Home' Tennant and District Times : 2015-0619 TDT Contents TOURISM is the Territory’s largest
employer, and there is a real oppor-
tunity for the industry to continue
to grow and thrive in the magnifi-
cent Barkly region.
The Northern Territory Government is
focussed on driving the development of
Central Australia, and we’ve increased
Tourism NT’s overall budget for 2015-16 to
$50.4 million to help market the Territory
and its attractions.
We’ve got a new TV campaign that’s
screening on commercial television about
the Battery Hill mine tour restarting, while
Tourism NT has developed a series of TV
ads promoting a stopover in Tennant Creek
to experience the delicious food on offer.
Leading Australian foodie Glenn Austin
has been brought in to help sell the Barkly’s
gourmet message through the ‘Undercover
Chef’ promotion. The campaign is screen-
ing on Imparja and is aimed at the grey no-
mads who will travel north this dry season.
There are also plans for a permanent exhi-
bition to be established in Tennant Creek to
commemorate the Victoria Cross recipient
The exhibition will help attract more
tourists to the region and will be funded
under the Government’s new $4.75 mil-
lion Tourism Infrastructure Development
Fund (TIDF) which has a particular focus
on regional and remote development. This
display will encourage visitors to stay in
town longer, which will help boost the local
economy of the Barkly.
We want tourists to come to the Barkly
and to have an ever expanding menu of
experiences to choose from, and our $4.75
million TIDF is an investment in broaden-
ing what we can offer with tourism.
This funding pool will be used for strate-
gic infrastructure that will grow the value
of the NT tourism industry, beginning the
recovery of the sector in the Barkly, after
a decade of decline under Labor.
In the Barkly there is a real chance for an
economic shift and tilt towards tourism as
a key economic driver in the region.
I would like to hear from you about ways
to improve tourism in the Barkly and I
want operators with inspirational tourism
projects to make their dream a reality.
While the CLP Government is de-
termined to build a $2.2 billion visitor
economy by 2020, Labor has shown its
complete disinterest in an industry that is
the lifeblood of the Territory.
Despite having 55 hours to grill Govern-
ment Ministers during Budget Estimates
Hearings, Labor didn’t or couldn’t be both-
ered asking a single question about tourism.
How disappointing it is that Labor are
more interested in petty politics than job
creating tourism projects that can drive
the economy for decades to come in the
magnificent Barkly region.
Please feel free to email me anytime chief.
8 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 19 JUNE 2015
TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 19 JUNE 2015 9
WE have lost too many women in the Bark-
ly to violence.
Domestic violence, family violence, senseless
violence has to stop!
Ending violence starts with all of us, as a com-
munity, saying NO.
Tennant Creek people came together on Saturday
afternoon to acknowledge and remember the life
of another woman taken in tragic, horrible circum-
It was heartening so many people came together
in a time of such grief and sadness to not only
remember but to say ‘stop the violence’ as it can
be overwhelming to confront violence and all its
The organisers of the weekend vigil must be con-
gratulated facilitating the opportunity for those who
attended to demonstrate Tennant Creek and Barkly
does not condone violence and losing loved ones
through senseless acts of violence.
This important message must resonate with young
people in the community, many of whom grow up
with intergenerational violence presenting as ‘nor-
mal’ behaviour for resolving conflict.
Our children must be taught by example that
violence is not normal or acceptable when dealing
with issues, adults must become role models for
proper conflict resolution as children exposed to
violence present at risk of continuing the violence
with siblings, peers and their own children.
The impact of family violence extends to the wider
community contributing to an increased fear of
crime and feeling unsafe.
Conversations about violence are important;
shedding light on inappropriate behaviour bringing
abuse out of the shadows, matched by action with
children supporting each other, husbands support-
ing wives and community supporting the elderly at
risk of abuse.
The government’s role represents service provision
dealing with violence through crisis accommoda-
tion, home services, counselling, legal support,
education, preventative campaigns and behaviour
management programs supporting victims of vio-
lence while dealing with offenders.
I support the focus on preventing violence against
women and children where the national conversa-
tion raises issues and advocates for action including
Tennant Creek, Barkly and the Northern Territory
Stopping violence against women, children,
families and old people starts at home and in the
community, right here, right now so what can we do?
We cannot be silent excusing violent behaviour by
turning a blind eye or deaf ears.
Family role models must proactively teach chil-
dren and young people acceptable alternatives for
Governments need to support frontline services
dealing with issues of violence and community must
advocate ensuring services are properly resourced
We must talk publicly about the issue; we must
speak up with clear and united voices for not com-
mitting violence against women, family and elders,
put simply against anyone.
For support, call the National Helpline – 1800RE-
SPECT: 1800 737 732.
Member for Barkly
Barkly has a bright
future in tourism
Chief Minister Adam Giles’ portfolio includes Minister for Tourism, Minister for Northern and Central
Australia Minister for Economic Development and Major Events Minister for Indigenous Affairs.
Speak out against violence
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Sunday 21st June
Meet at 8.30am at Tingkarli (Lake Mary Ann)
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School Holiday Program
School Holiday Program
10am: Fun and Games
1pm-4pm: Sports Competition
10am: Kids Gardening Club
“From little thing’s big thing’s grow!”
1pm-4pm: arts & crafts
10am: TC BUS TOUR
1pm-4pm: FRIDAY FUN!
10am: Junior Chefs
1pm-4pm: MOVIE TIME
FRIDAY 19 JUNE
PACE Neon Disco at the Civic Centre
Primary age 5.30pm, High School age 7.30pm
MONDAY 22-FRIDAY 26 JUNE
Graffiti Skate Park
9am to 12noon at the Skate Park
THURSDAY 2 - TUESDAY 7 JULY
Barkly Diva’s Girls Music Workshop
10am - 12 noon, 1pm - 3pm @ Youthlinx
MONDAY 5 - TUESDAY 6 JULY
Children’s Art Competion - Sunday 5th July
12noon - 3pm @ Sports ‘n’ Rec
NAIDOC March - Monday 6th July
Meet at 9am @ Sports and Rec
10am: Kid’s Olympics’
1pm-4pm: Dodge ball
22 June – 17 July 2015
Registration forms must be
completed for your child to attend.
Sports and Rec cannot guarantee supervision of
all children within this School Holiday Program and
by allowing your child to attend is entirely at your/
their own risk.
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