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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2015 9
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Violence and abuse affects women from all kinds of backgrounds every
day. As many as seven in ten women around the world report having
experienced physical violence at some point in their lifetime
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation and Tennant Creek Women’s
Refuge invite you to come along to raise awareness within our community
Wednesday 25th November 2015
March to start at 10:00am
March will commence at the end of town
(across from Top ofTown) to the
Civic Hall for an open forum.
Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.
For more information please contact Leisha Booth on
8963 2914 or Georgina Bracken on 8962 1940
Plant & Equipment Hire
Graders - Trucks - Loaders
Full contingent of Plant and Equipment for:
• Sealing of Roads
• Bulk Earthworks • Dam Building
• Pastoral Land Clearing
For enquiries please call:
Jim Phillips - 0417 834 574
Allan Hull - (08) 8962 2056
Ofce - (08) 8962 1039
ADAM Giles, less than 10 years in
the Northern Territory, continues
selling our public assets.
Giles and the CLP have closed the Gov-
ernment Printing Office, sold Darwin Bus
Service and Territory Insurance Office and
now leased the Darwin Port for 99 years!
Critical decisions in the long term inter-
ests of Territorians need to be decided by
the people through a general election.
As previous Minister for Transport,
Infrastructure and Ports I was privileged
to work with industry experts and ex-
perienced board members growing the
Darwin Port now realising $17 million
profit last year.
Giles and the CLP have again put political
interest ahead of Territorians taking quick
cash while losing control of a long term
With a clear alternative Labor would
retain control of the Port driving targeted
investment through joint agreements like
construction and operation of Darwin’s
Marine Supply Base under previous Labor
Giles and the CLP have no mandate to sell
or lease the Port, a critical decision of this
magnitude should be determined by Terri-
torians in an election just 10 months away.
The CLP have not provided an open and
transparent cost benefit analysis and con-
sidering 43 jobs lost from the sale of TIO
in addition to rising insurance premiums
what guarantees protect Darwin Port work-
ers and port customers?
Defence officials are concerned about
national security posed by foreign owner-
ship, economic analysts argue $5 million
rent per year ‘dirt cheap,’ port workers are
worried about jobs and stakeholders want
certainty about port charges.
Questioned about national security and
the 99 year deal Giles said, “We had a chat
to defence” characteristic of light weight
lack of evidence decision making from a
pseudo first Minister orchestrating a cash
grab preceding an election!
Port of Darwin, strategic transport lo-
gistic for developing northern Australia,
gateway to Asia and critical Australian
Defence Force hub now leased to Chinese
owned Landbridge group was described by
Bob Katter MP as decision making from
‘a lunatic asylum.’
Hard to trust the CLP, hard to believe a
word the Chief Minister says while North-
ern Territory public assets are sold before
a looming election reeking of self-interest
and short-term cash!
China’s declaration of maritime sover-
eignty over international waters and ship-
ping navigation across the South China Sea
currently challenged by Japan, Vietnam,
Philippines and United States represents
a critical unresolved global security issue.
Chief Minister Giles own admission in
‘having a chat’ about national security
lacks maturity and integrity in the absence
of analytical, intelligent and informed
As Giles ‘crows’ budget surplus and
$200 million cash reserves I continue to
lobby for regional health services, aged
care, behaviour management support in
schools, early childhood and youth pro-
grams, juvenile justice reinvestment, roads
Can Mr Giles guarantee a Chinese owned
company will reinvest super profits into
regional and remote service delivery over
Member for Barkly
Stop selling NT public
assets, says MLA
Solar Challenge rolls through Tennant Creek
THE Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
raced through town this week, drawing as
much interest and excitement as ever.
The Netherland’s Team Twente in ‘Red One’ (pictured
left) was the first to arrive in Tennant Creek on Monday.
They were followed closely by another Dutch team,
Nuon Solar Team, (below) which has won the challenge
five times, including the last biennial event in 2013.
Coming up in third place was the University of
Michigan’s team. The Dutch rivals were nose to tail
for most of the race from Darwin to Adelaide and even
as they drew close to the finish line it was difficult to
pick a winner.
By yesterday morning, as the Tennant Times went to
press, Nuon was leading by just a few minutes.
This year was the largest, most competitive field in
the 28-year history of the race. The field included five
Australian teams out of 46 race-starters.
THE RSL is hoping to turn their
club into a Friday night social
With action beginning at 6:30pm,
locals are urged to join the RSL and
take advantage of the function facilities
and outdoor area designed to make the
most of summer nights.
And with Christmas just around the
corner, the committee is hoping to at-
tract festive revellers with great deals
President Kevin Rowland said the
venue can be hired out for $200 includ-
ing bar staff.
“That’s great value in anybody’s
view,” he said.
“We can also provide barbecues at
$10 per person or cook your own for
no extra charge.”
Kevin said the RSL needs to increase
its membership numbers and was open
With Armistice Day on 11 November
the next big thing on the calendar, the
RSL will be open from 11am until 2pm,
perhaps even longer if the crowd wants
to kick on.
RSL a great venue for parties
TENNANT Creek Transport will relaunch its early morning bus run
on Monday, with the service starting an hour earlier.
Transport Planner David Denmark said following consultation with employers,
the service will operate from 6am, instead of 7am, for three hours until 9am.
“Passengers can use the regular town bus service, which operates on a slightly
different route, to get home,” he said.
Funded for six months by the Australian Ethical Foundation, the service covers
the town’s six main community living areas as well as the industrial area around
Brown and Maloney Streets, Whippet Street and Weaber Road, stopping along
Fares are set at $4 one-way, however employers can also purchase tickets at
discount rates or could arrange for employees to agree to deductions from their
pay to obtain the tickets.
Mr Denmark said Tennant Creek Transport hopes the earlier times will make
the journey to work or training easier for people, particularly in the hot months
when the rains come.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.tennantcreektransport.org.
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