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I HAVE now worked
with Julalikari CEO
Pat Brahim for over
I have respected her and
I have tried to get others
to work with her to help
benefit the community.
Recent events have
caused me to re-think.
I believe that now is the
time for Ms Brahim to
move on from her position
in charge of the organisa-
tion she represents.
The reasoning is based
on the fact that I believe
that there is no coming
back from the current
situation that exists in this
town and that Ms Brahim
will never get back the
respect of the vast major-
ity of the community that
are vocally calling for her
To Ms Brahim, you are
the only one in this town
that has ability to start the
I beseech you to consider
the town and the Aborigi-
nal people you are paid
to represent and do what
If you were to stand
down now it would allow
the community to start this
healing process and would
stop further damage.
Name and address
I AM a person from
Tennant Creek for
many years and are
miffed by the cur-
rent situation in town
Why have the govern-
ments that fund this organ-
isation not being able to
act to remove the manage-
ment when every segment
of the community is crying
out for it?
The recent meeting on
Tuesday between the tra-
ditional owners and the
Board highlights the ab-
surd nature of the situ-
How could a director of
JCAC tell the meeting that
the real reason for exclud-
ing a member was that the
Board didn’t want them as
Name and address
THE Government of
the NT of Australia
and the Government
of Australia you need
to know you are be-
ing watched by me,
a Citizen for a Better
You must not give this
organisation any more
Name and address
AS an avid member of
the CBB group I im-
plore the good people
fight for change.
In my opinion we have
one person responsible for
running a once proud or-
ganisation into the ground.
Millions of tax payer
dollars have been handed
to Julalikari over the years
with very little results
for the people of Tennant
Massive amounts of
money have been paid
out in litigation to former
employees who have been
bullied or wrongfully dis-
People of Tennant this is
your money that has been,
in my opinion, tipped
down the toilet because of
They have lost a huge
amount of government
funding and yet they still
won’t walk away.
The CEO of Julalikari
has said that she isn’t go-
ing to go away, I ask the
Can’t she see the writ-
ing on the wall? It’s the
Board of family members,
employees and friends that
keep voting the family
back into power.
POWER being the opera-
tive word here.
We must all join forces
one and all and demand
change and demand it now
Name and address
THIS is an open letter to the Barkly Regional Council.
As a long term resident of Tennant Creek I have a couple of sugges-
tions to improve services in the Barkly region:
1. Build a short road between Mulga Camp and Wuppa Camp.
Service providers in Tennant have to visit these communities daily.
At the moment, to drive from Mulga to Wuppa you have to drive
back to Paterson Street, to Stuart Street, to Perry Drive and then into
Wuppa or Tingkarli Camp.
It would save a lot of time and petrol money to have this short ac-
2. A couple of power outlets to be installed in Peko Park for electric
wheelchair bound people to charge up their chairs as is available in
– Sue Cassidy, Tennant Creek.
Citizens fight for a better Julalikari
Resident has a couple ideas for Council
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THE Ali Curung Women’s
Safe House has a new look
with colourful artwork adorn-
ing the front wall and a new
garden to boot.
“We are so proud of how the build-
ing looks these days,” coordinator
Edith Hanlon said.
“Local residents did all the work
and the whole community will get
a lift out of this project.”
Carol Ward from the Critical
Intervention Outreach Service in
Tennant Creek, visited Ali Curung
“It really does look great and is a
pleasant, relaxing space for clients
who visit,” Carol said.
“Having a serene place to talk
and share experiences does have a
positive effect on the trauma many
of the women who come here have
The project received backing from
the Barkly Shire Council and was
given personal support from Joyce
A welcome makeover
FRESH LICK OF PAINT: Edith, Carol and
Safe House staff member Connie outside the
new-look premises at Ali Curung.
By SEAN CLANCY
By WAYNE GREEN
Tennant & District
THERE has been a changing of the
guard at the Foodbarn this week as
outgoing management company Out-
back Stores, handed over the reins
to a new team from the Indigenous
Retail Asset Management (IRAM)
company, a subsidary of Indigenous
Business Australia (IBA) who are the
joint owners of the supermarket with
Julalikari Aboriginal Corporation.
Heading the new team is store manager Dale
Pye and along with a hand full of experienced
staff from IRAM head office and other store
locations, Dale and his team have had the
mammoth task of being handed the keys on
Friday afternoon and being open for business
“I’ve come to the Foodbarn with two de-
cades of experience in retail and 15 years in
wholesale so this process is not new to me,”
“You can never expect a task of this scale
to be glitch free and we had our share of
problems over the last week. All the staff
have been great about it and apart from a
few inconveniences, I think we are good to
go from here on and I’m looking forward to
Most of the faces on the floor will be familiar
to customers and apart from the bold new
uniforms, it will be business as usual.
“If changes are made they will be gradual but
my main focus is to reinvigorate the store and
get people back to shopping locally and being
happy with our product range and pricing.
I’ve managed big stores like Woolworths and
Coles and spent time on remote communities
like Thursday Island so my vision for Tennant
Creek is backed up by experience,” said Dale.
Change of management for Foodbarn
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