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In Your Parliament
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THE CHIEF MINISTER
TENNANT Creek has been
given two years of fund-
ing for a new service not
yet available in either Alice
Springs or Katherine, at-
tached to the Women’s Ref-
A critical incidence manager has
been appointed to head the refuge
outreach service, primarily respon-
sible for the six town camps in Ten-
nant, as well as the communities of
Ali Curung and Elliott.
Carol Ward was a mature age,
Charles Darwin University gradu-
ate when she got her degree in
social work and is currently work-
ing on a masters degree in forensic
mental health, but her diverse life
path and two decades of social
justice advocacy has prepared her
well for her new job.
“I grew up in Fiji and came back
to Australia when I was 14 years
old so I can communicate quite well
in Hindustani and Fijian as well as
my first language,” Carol said.
“As a single parent with a 20-year-
old daughter, Magdalene and many
years experience running my own
business in Malaysia, coming to
Tennant Creek is a welcoming
“Uluru was my first taste of the
Territory back in 1993 and I spent
three years there getting a handle
on the NT lifestyle.
“My work has taken me to Alice
Springs, Yuendumu as a domestic
violence educator and a lot of work
in Darwin before I moved to Ten-
nant Creek, so what this job entails
is what I’m good at and what I love
Carol heads up a three-member
team with Linda Rice and Denise
Ricky as support staff.
Apart from the local areas of
responsibility, Carol and her team
expect to receive referrals from all
over the Territory and are ready to
accept the work load.
“From the day I arrived here,
everyone has made me feel very
welcome, which is a big deal for
someone in my role,” she said.
“This is a new service and is open
to anyone who would like to have
a chat and that is what I want to
promote to the community. I like to
have an open door policy with cli-
ents beyond those who are referred
here. Early intervention is the key
to making these services work and
that is what we will be delivering
from this office.”
Carol and her team are located at
124 Ambrose Street, with access
via Blain Street and can be con-
tacted on 8962 2310.
Women’s Refuge offers new service
ON THE JOB: Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge new team: Carol Ward, Denise Ricky and Linda
Open day success
The Citizens for a Better Barkly stand for a community where every person has the right to;
• Safe and secure housing and quiet enjoyment of their home;
• Opportunities for home ownership;
• School for every child;
• Protection from violence and freedom from bullying or harassment; and
• The opportunity and assistance to work and develop a career or a business.
CITIZENS FOR A BETTER BARKLY
YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR VOICE
This is a paid advertisement by the Citizens for a Better Barkly
Since the Citizens for a Better Barkly started speaking out, more and more people
are now stepping up to have their say. YOU can now have your say and talk about
what has happened and what changes you want to see for a better future.
The Citizens for a Better Barkly call on ORIC, The Australian Government and the Northern Territory Government to take steps
to assist local Aboriginal people to have their say and to make sure this important meeting is run according to the correct
procedures and that a properly constituted Board of Directors is elected and an Independent CEO or Administrator is appointed.
All information will be treated in confidence and you can remain anonymous
if you wish. All information is being supplied to the appropriate authorities.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD WITH JULALIKARI
YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL TO: citizens for a better firstname.lastname@example.org
The Julalikari Annual General Meeting is on the 7th of October.
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation was set up many years ago by a group of respected Aboriginal
community leaders to provide services to Aboriginal people in the Barkly Region. It was a strong culturally
sound organisation that worked to bring benefits to members and the community.
Julalikari applies for funding from a variety of sources including the Australian Government and the
Northern Territory Government and has been provided with many millions of dollars over the years to
provide services to all Aboriginal people in the Barkly region.
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation is owned by the members who should all have the same rights
to have a say in what happens.
People are concerned about the way Julalikari is currently being managed and want more accountability
from the organisation. Many questions about Julalikari are being asked including:
• What happens to Members or Directors who don’t agree with decisions made by management?
• How many Directors are employed by or receive payments from Julalikari?
• What happens to Members who want to see more information about how their money is spent?
• Why are people who speak out about Julalikari or disagree with
management decisions having their membership cancelled?
• What happens to staff members who disagree or speak out?
• How much money has been paid out in legal settlements to past staff?
• Are all members and Board Members being given correct and accurate information?
The Citizens for a Better Barkly feel that when people say ‘culture’ is the reason why proper governance and
fair business management is not happening it shows great disrespect for both the culture and the people.
TENNANT Creek Women’s Refuge held its an-
nual open day last Saturday with around 40
attending. A brunch-style spread was on offer
as the visitors were shown through the com-
plex; a privilege not enjoyed in other centres.
“We are pretty unique with our refuge in Tennant
Creek,” Coordinator/Manager Georgina Bracken said.
“There are many places that have strict policies which
do not allow men inside ever, not even male police of-
ficers. Our approach works for here because the public
don’t normally see beyond the security gate but on open
days, they get to explore and discover that it is a really
beautiful space and how proud of it we are.”
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