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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2015 9
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WHILE the schools took a break from educating our children last
week, the Papulu Apparr-Kari (PAK) Yellow Shirts, PaCE teams and
Language Section went back to grass roots and held get-togethers
in the community living areas.
At the local communities of Mulga, Karguru, Tingkarli, Village and Wuppa
the teams hosted barbeques, information sessions and games.
Remote Student and Attendance Strategy (RSAS) team manager Anita
Mayers said that the events were well attended and a great time was had
“The teams were able to talk to community members and discuss ways of
helping to get their children to school more regularly,” she said.
“Some great information sharing was the outcome of all the events.”
While the teams in Tennant Creek held these great events, PAK CEO
Karan Hayward joined forces with Marie Murfet from Anyinginyi Health
Stronger Families and travelled to Darwin to deliver a joint
presentation at the conference “Healthy Kids, Smart Kids”.
The presentation was greatly received and the interest in how we as
community organisations work together to ensure our children are able to
access better education.
So if you need help let us know and be assured there is always people at
our organisations willing to give you assistance.
As the new school term starts the Yellow Shirts (RSAS) and the PaCE
teams will be out in the communities ensuring they are there to assist in
getting our children to school.
PAPULU APPARR–KARI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
PAK goes back to grass roots
Tennant Creek PlayGroup
Every Monday from 9.30am onwards
Senior Citizens Hall, 49 Haddock street
$ 5 per visit per family
Every THURSDAY 10am
Tex’s Schnitzel House Eldorado Motel
Check our facebook website
for further events
All children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.
PO Box 834 TENNANT CREEK NT 0860
Facebook Page: Tennant Creek Playgroup
For details, contact Coordinator
Rebecca Way 0409 802 510
From page 1.
“They’re doing the wrong thing and we’re not happy.”
A group calling itself Citizens for a Better Barkly (CBB) has recently called for account-
ability from the organisation and change to the senior management, citing widespread
community concerns about its operation as the reason.
The group claims Julalikari has lost community support and has not fulfilled its charter or
displayed good governance.
Readers have also flooded the Tennant Times with letters echoing the concerns of CBB.
In an open letter to the community (TDT 25/9/2015), Julalikari claimed the group and the
letter writers had incited hatred and showed “disrespect to the cultural values and approach
we take to dealing with business.”
Locals stage protest at Julalikari AGM
THREE supported ac-
commodation houses will
provide more options for
people with disabilities in
The housing, part of the Na-
tional Disability Insurance
Scheme (NDIS) trial in the
Barkly region, will also provide
local job opportunities.
National Disability Insurance
Agency (NDIA) Deputy CEO
Louise Glanville said prior to
NDIS, Tennant Creek had lim-
ited supported accommodation.
“Now a number of new dis-
ability service providers have
registered to provide supported
accommodation to NDIS par-
ticipants,” she said.
“Jobs for local support work-
ers are being created alongside
this increase in accommodation,
meaning the wider community
is benefitting from the NDIS.”
Ms Glanville said in recent
months, 17 local people had
been trained as disability sup-
port workers by service provid-
ers operating in the region.
“The NDIS trial in the Barkly
region is helping us learn how
best to make the scheme work
for people living in remote areas
and to work in the most effective
way with Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander communities,”
“The NDIA is working closely
with Aboriginal people, ser-
vice providers and community
groups as part of a trial in the
Barkly. Our latest report shows
that as of 30 June, more than
60 people with disabilities in
the Barkly have an individual
plan in place with the NDIS and
the number continues to grow.
These plans give people more
choice over their lives and the
supports they receive.”
INDIVIDUALS, groups and non-profit
organisations are invited to apply for
the next round of NT Government arts
The program provides funding to develop and
showcase the artistic talent of the Territory and
enrich the lifestyle of Territorians through arts
and cultural activities.
Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins said
the grants could help Territory artists to research
and create new art works, develop artistic skills
and professional networks or tour and present
their work in remote areas of the Northern Ter-
“Up to $15,000 is available for eligible proj-
ects,” he said.
“There is also a special category for emerging
artists, providing up to $10,000 for artists within
the first five years of their professional practice.”
Funding applications are open until 9 November.
Arts grants up for grabs
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