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Friday 9 October 2015
Friday 9 October 2015 – 4:00pm.
Come and join us for the arrival of the NEW Toyota HiLux.
There is no better way to finish off your working week.
An exclusive launch event will be held at Peter Kittle Toyota Alice
Springs. Celebrate the arrival of the NEW Toyota HiLux on Friday
9th October with canapés, drinks and entertainer Gareth Dawkins.
Four vehicles will be unveiled during the evening.
We look forward to you joining us for this FREE night. RSVP by Friday 2 October:
Karolina Dawkins | Toyota Sales Manager
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Peter Kittle Toyota, 46 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs
T 08 8955 4200 LMVD098
International Women’s Day recognises the extraordinary
achievements of women throughout history and across all
nations. It also highlights the social, economic and political
issues affecting them.
The NT Government’s Office of Women’s Policy is offering
grants to local groups and organisations to help celebrate
International Women’s Day next year on 8 March, 2016. Events
to be supported include conferences, festivals and functions that
encourage women to celebrate the day.
To apply, go to women.nt.gov.au or call 8999 2598 for more
Applications close 31 October, 2015.
Women’s Day Grants
The Citizens for a Better Barkly are from all parts of the community drawn
together by a common goal – each person wants the best for Tennant Creek
and the Barkly. Each person also wants to see every community member have
the opportunity for safe and secure housing, opportunities for education and
schooling, protection from violence, and the opportunity to work and prosper.
The Citizens for a Better Barkly have come to believe that the largest Aboriginal
organisation in the region that receives millions of dollars from the taxpayers of
Australia is not fulfilling the objectives that it was set up to.
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation was set up many years ago by a group
of respected community leaders to provide services to Aboriginal people in the
Although the organisation is owned by the Aboriginal people who are members,
for the past fourteen years it has been operated by the same family.
The Citizens for a Better Barkly believe it is time to change that and several weeks
ago asked the community - what do you think? The response – as we continue to
see, week after week, is a very large number of letters with the same message...
CITIZENS FOR A BETTER BARKLY
YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR VOICE
There are many wonderful people and organisations working together for the good of our
community. Together we can rebuild Julalikari to once again be a part of this strong group.
This is a paid advertisement by the Citizens for a Better Barkly
If you are an Aboriginal person living in this community, YOU are entitled to join Julalikari so your voice can be heard.
HAVE YOUR VOTE FOR CHANGE ON OCTOBER 7th
AT THE JULALIKARI ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The wide range of community members who have taken the time to write signed letters to the
Tennant Times are showing the world that they care about the future of
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation
and they all want to see CHANGE in the Management.
Many citizens have also written signed letters to the government asking for help to make sure the Julalikari Election is conducted according to fair rules.
This week, the Citizens for a Better Barkly have heard many comments about the flyer from Julalikari
that has been circulated in town. Many people are saying it raises more questions than it answers.
The flyer states:
management of Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation.
In the Flyer, The Board of Directors are saying:
employment with little support from the Tennant Creek community.
The Board of Directors is saying they:
hatred and disrespect to the cultural values and the approach
we take when dealing with the business of Julalikari.
Were all Board Members consulted before this flyer was printed and
are they all ready to take responsibility for the statements it contains?
The Citizens for a Better Barkly have great respect for the Cultural Values of Aboriginal
people in the community. They also have great respect for Board Members who are
fully informed of the true facts and who truly represent all the people who elect them.
The issue of proper effective management that demonstrates genuine accountability
for tax payer funds and proper governance has nothing to do with culture.
There are two things that people are concerned about in this statement:
1. Julalikari Council was awarded the RJCP contract by the Australian
Government because it told the government that it had the full support of
the community. Now the Board of Directors are saying there is little support.
Which statement is the right one?
2. Under their RJCP contract, Julalikari has already received millions of dollars
from Australian taxpayers to assist the jobseekers in the two Barkly RJCP
regions that it holds contracts to support. There are estimated to be well
over 1,000 jobseekers in these regions – from Ali Curung to Elliot. There are
around 650 jobseekers in Tennant Creek alone.
In the flyer, The Board of Directors are saying that with all that money, they
have only placed 80 people in jobs. What is happening to the money to
place all the other jobseekers into jobs?
TENNANT Creek Transport (TCT) has
launched a new disability-friendly bus to op-
erate on the fixed bus route.
The bus, licensed to carry nine passengers, has the
capacity for two wheelchairs and features side steps
for easy access.
At a gathering at Peko Park last Wednesday, TCT
convenor Georgina Bracken said the group was de-
lighted to have been able to provide equity of access
to their services.
“It means that a anyone can now catch the bus and ac-
cess services and agencies in the town centre,” she said.
“This is the realisation of a dream that the members
of TCT have worked towards over many years and is
a milestone in our development as a transport organ-
TCT started the town’s first-ever fixed route bus ser-
vice in July last year, beginning with a bus borrowed
from Barkly Regional Arts.
The group has since been granted funds from a variety
of sources and a subsidy from the NT Government that
has allowed it to build capacity, promote and extend
the service and now, to purchase the brand-new bus.
Ms Bracken said that with no taxis in Tennant Creek,
there was still a lot more to be done to improve trans-
port options both in town and for those who live more
“But today, we celebrate a milestone – a fixed bus
route service that offers equity to all residents,” she said.
“Our transport service may be small but it provides
access to those with a disability.”
Ms Bracken acknowledged key support for the
service from Centrecorp Foundation, the NT Govern-
ment, Australian Ethical Foundation, Barkly Regional
Council, Anyinginyi and the Foundation for Rural and
Disability-friendly bus launched
Photo by SEAN BAHR-KELLY.
TENNANT Creek Police
seized nearly half a kilogram
of cannabis in two separate
incidents on Tuesday.
A woman was arrested after police
apprehended her vehicle on the
north Stuart Highway at around
She was allegedly in possession
of 475g of cannabis and a small
quantity of cannabis seeds.
The woman appeared in the Ten-
nant Creek Magistrates Court yes-
terday charged with possessing and
supplying a traffickable quantity of
Acting Superintendent Pauline
Vicary said at about 2pm that af-
ternoon, police stopped a Holden
Rodeo on Udall Road.
“Police conducted a search of the
vehicle and seized 12 deal bags
containing 12g cannabis,” she said.
“The 36-year-old male driver was
charged with possessing cannabis
in a public place and supplying can-
nabis to another.”
He will appear in the Tennant
Creek Magistrates Court on 20
Superintendent Vicary said police
would continue to target individu-
als who profit from this kind of
“Anyone with information about
the supply and distribution of illicit
substances in the NT should contact
police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers
on 1800 333 000,” she said.
Police arrest two in local drug busts
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