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MY first experience
of living in Tennant
Creek has just come
to an end and I would
like to express my ap-
preciation of this re-
I knew only one person
when I arrived in town
last winter but quickly
received warm overtures
and invitations from all
sorts of people.
The friendliness offered
to me in your town has
been genuine and of a rare
That alone is worth cel-
However, in my work
with folks from a range of
roles and organisations,
I have also consistently
intelligent and warm peo-
ple: people who aren’t
afraid of hard work in hard
circumstances; who think
outside the box to solve
problems; and who show
it is feasible and enjoyable
to work together despite
linguistic and cultural dif-
ferences. Although there
are very real challenges for
people living in Tennant
Creek, I admire your high
levels of professionalism,
wellsprings of energy and
optimism by the bucket-
Thank you to the tradi-
tional owners for host-
ing my presence on your
Thank you to the prag-
matic, capable and knowl-
who have offered support
and fine examples to me in
And whether I was wait-
ing for postage stamps, the
my essential morning cof-
fee, my turn to order from
the menu or a Friday night
thirst-quencher, thank you
to the individuals who
have been unfailingly gen-
erous with a smile, a joke
or a chat.
I will continue sharing
my positive experiences
I’ve had with you, Tennant
Creek, and I look forward
to seeing you again.
Tennant is a remarkable community
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AN agreement between the Northern Territory
Department of Correctional Services (NTDCS)
and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary
Education (BIITE) is set to deliver quality edu-
cation and training outcomes for prisoners,
aligning them to suitable employment oppor-
tunities on return to their communities.
The seven year service level agreement was of-
ficially signed between NTDCS Commissioner Ken
Middlebrook and BIITE Chief Executive Officer Robert
Somerville AM at Parliament House on 29 June.
“Batchelor Institute looks forward to extending first
class education and training support for the prisoners,”
Mr Somerville said.
“We strongly support the intended outcomes of the
relationship which mutually benefit NTDCS, prisoners
and the community.”
The agreement will see the delivery and brokering of
relevant training needs that meet National standards
with a strong focus on foundation, literacy, numeracy
and employability skills.
It will also incorporate enhancing networks with in-
dustry, job service agencies, government and support
organisations to identify prisoner employment and
“BIITE staff in Alice Springs have been delivering a
blended Certificate I in Conservation Land Manage-
ment and Certificate I in Foundation Skills to a cohort
of 19 pre-release male prisoners,” Mr Somerville said.
“This agreement will build on the already successful
educational partnership between NTDCS and BIITE.”
FABIAN Brown is a man on a mission.
He wants to clean up this town and show the
world who’s boss.
“Well, Frank Gregory is my boss actually,”Fabian
“I went and saw him and now I do a routine
job for him.
“Collecting cans around the football oval, bas-
ketball courts and the surrounding areas of town.”
Every morning Fabian goes and gets the trol-
ley from the yard, pumps up the tyres and starts
He refers to his collection business as his “per-
sonal activity” and prefers it to just sitting around,
waiting for something to happen.
“I like it, it’s a good thing in life,” Fabian
“You know, 600 cans that’s 60 bucks. A thou-
sand cans, that’s $100.
“It’s my own personal program.”
Fabian makes the
most out of cans
I WANT to thank everyone involved in making
this year’s Territory Day a special day from
event organisers, to police and emergency
services, to sponsors and Territorians them-
This year Territorians from all walks of life came out
in their thousands to support the many family friendly
events celebrating 37 years since the Northern Territory
was awarded self-government.
Territory Day in 2015 was bigger and better than last
year with events in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant
Creek and Katherine featuring a range of new entertain-
ment attractions, as well as the traditional community
fireworks in another eleven locations, from Nhulunbuy
to Yulara, Palmerston to Bathurst Island, Coomalie to
Cox Peninsula, Dundee Beach to Jabiru and Pine Creek,
Berry Springs to Mataranka.
Territory Day is a day where we say we’re different
and unique and we’re proud to be different and unique.
Events are already being planned for next year and
we’re expecting Territory Day to be even bigger and
better again in 2016.
Once again thank you everyone.
Adam Giles, Chief Minister of the Northern
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