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WE, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE OVERALL MANAGEMENT OF THE
JULALIKARI COUNCIL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
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This is ours!
JCAC has supported the Tennant Creek and Communities
across the Barkly for many years.
The total amount of funding distributed to local contractors
and local businesses across the Barkly over the past 12 months
was well over the $9 Million Dollars.
The RJCP Program has assisted 80 Aboriginal people into
fulltime employment, with little support from the broader
Tennant Creek Community.
The RJCP Program focus is on developing individuals to be job
ready and payments are claimed by JCAC after activities
This process is similar to the process in how Medicare claims
are lodged by the Hospital and Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal
The Northern Territory Government has changed its funding
process and will no longer be approaching a preferred provider
which Julalikari was, as all contracts will be awarded through
a Tender process.
The Federal Government has changed from 150 programs to 5
program streams under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy,
Julalikari Council was funded for 4 programs.
We, the Board of Directors believe that the Letters to Editor
of the Tennant & District Times is inciting hatred and showing
disrespect to the cultural values and the approach we take
when dealing with the business of Julalikari.
TO THE COMMUNITY OF
Anyinginyi Manu Anyula Parkamarri Wilyangka
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STUDENTS from Tennant Creek, Ali Curung and El-
liott will get help to make smart life choices from
some of the country’s best footballers.
Players from Port Adelaide have been brought on board to act
as mentors to Indigenous students in Years 6-9 and will help
them to become physically and mentally resilient.
The WillPOWER program has been funded to the tune of
$750,000 over three years by the Federal Government’s Indig-
enous Advancement Strategy.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion said the Port
Adelaide players will use real-life experiences to connect with
the students and engage them in various topics of discussion
including health and nutrition, violence and respect, social media
and cyber bullying.
“The program encourages participants to attend school and
complete tasks under the WillPOWER program to participate
in football carnivals with the Port Adelaide players,” he said.
“Linking one of the Territory’s most popular sports with a
program to assist students will not only encourage attendance
but help the students to make good decisions in life.”
Port Adelaide Football Club CEO Keith Thomas said the club
was looking forward to working with local community leaders
to ensure the funding delivered great change to the young people
in the Barkly region.
“Football has a powerful influence on young people and is
extremely popular in the Barkly,” he said.
“We believe that our players are outstanding role models
capable of inspiring hope and change in the students,” he said.
Mr Thomas said one of the footballers enlisted to help the
students would be returning to home ground.
Jake Neade (right), who comes from Elliott and learned the
ropes in the BAFL, has played with Port Adelaide since 2013.
Footballers to help
Barkly kids make
smart life choices
A CONVOY of postie bikes con-
verged on Borroloola recently
but they weren’t there to de-
The postie bike riders, and support
team with their backup vehicles car-
rying fuel, water, spare parts were part
of the annual Postie Bike Challenge
which travelled from Cairns through
Cooktown, Innot Springs, Croydon,
Normanton, Burketown and Hells
Gate to Borroloola.
After the gruelling trip across the
Savannah Way of over 400 kilometres
of gut-wrenching corrugations, creek
crossings and dust, the sight of green
grass, water and bitumen brought
some appreciative comments,
The challengers motored across the
new McArthur River bridge which
at their last trip was just a concrete
structure rising from the river bed,
not ready for traffic, before setting
up camp at the local Rodeo Ground.
Leslie Garner did a great job of cater-
ing for their evening meal, breakfast
and supplying packed lunches .
The bikes were on the road early the
next morning, looking forward to the
comparative comfort of a bitumen
road for the rest of the trip which took
them through Daly Waters and Kath-
erine, finishing in Darwin where the
riders donated their bikes to Rotary to
sell as a fundraising exercise.
By MiKe lonGton
Posties stop in Borroloola during bike challenge
Stronger Sisters show off talent in Grand Final curtain-raiser
THE Stronger Sisters displayed their footy talent and
high fitness levels in a curtain raiser to the BAFL
Grand Final last weekend.
The Youth Girls Squad had been training twice a week in prepa-
ration for the game where they were joined by their younger
brothers and sisters.
Under the careful watch of local Youth Leadership members,
Corey McDowell, Stella Whippy and Telita Braun, the girls
brought a whole new level of entertainment to the day.
Before the game began, the players held up a ‘No to Domes-
tic Violence’ banner they had created in conjunction with the
Women’s Refuge earlier in the week.
The message was made loud and clear once again when the
banner was waved during the official opening line-up of all AFL
officials and teams. Coaches set a high benchmark for selection
to play in the Grand Final Curtain Raiser, insisting on positive
school and training attendance, complemented by being good
role models and fair team players on and off the sporting field.
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