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Full contingent of Plant and Equipment for:
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Pensioner and Carer Concessions
The Department of Health wishes to advise members of the
Northern Territory Pensioner and Carer’s Concession Scheme of
changes to concessions.
On 1 January 2016, water and sewerage concessions under the
Northern Territory Pensioner and Carer’s Concession Scheme
increased by 0.8 per cent as a result of growth in the Darwin
consumer price index.
The increases will be in line with water and sewerage tariff
increases implemented by the Power and Water Corporation on
1 January 2016.
There will be no changes to the electricity concession as a result
of the reduction to electricity tariffs of five per cent.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
GET ready for an action-packed
Australia Day folks with official
and fun-fuelled celebrations and
a visit from Australia Day NT Am-
bassador Corey Payne.
Whether you build a raft, take part in the
tug of war, have been nominated for an
Australia Day award, run in the Triathlon
or just simply watch other people slip
and slide in the mud, there are plenty
of activities for everyone on Tuesday,
The day kicks off with a Triathlon at
Lake Mary Ann at 6am, followed by
the flag raising, official proceedings
and champagne brekkie at Battery Hill
Breakfast is $12 and there’s also the
Citizenship Ceremonies and Australia
From 12 noon onwards there’s fun and
games including tug of war, egg relay,
raft race, pie eating contest, leaky bucket
race and a free community BBQ out at
Lake Mary Ann.
You can also catch up with the former
NRL footballer Corey Payne at the Aus-
tralia Day celebrations in Tennant Creek.
Corey Payne is mainly known for his
talent as an NRL footballer with the
However, it is his passion for getting
high school kids in south-west Sydney
to university that has brought him a dif-
ferent kind of recognition when he was
named NSW Young Australian of the
Year in 2013.
Hosted by Barkly Regional Council,
President Barb Shaw said Australia Day
was the one day of the year where locals
let their hair down, had fun and joined in
a spirit of camaraderie that is unique to
“The celebrations reflect the diverse so-
ciety and landscape of the Barkly and are
marked by community and family events.
It’s a remarkable day, with many different
activities on offer,” said President Shaw.
“I would also like to extend my warm-
est appreciation to all those volunteers,
local businesses and sponsors who are
contributing either time or money to
make Australia Day such a special event
in Tennant Creek.”
Tennant Creek Transport will offer free
bus rides from Paterson Street to Lake
Mary Ann from 12 noon-2.30pm, return-
ing to town from 4pm-6pm.
There will be pickups from BP, Mobil,
outside Foodbarn and the town camps.
Watch out for the bus during these times
and please hail the driver.
The Triathlon runs from 6.15am-
7.15am but Council asks that participants
and those cheering them on turn up at
Lake Mary Ann around 5.45am-6am.
If you want to register for the Triathlon
please call Ktima Heathcote on 8962
0027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants for the afternoon activities
at Lake Mary Ann can register on the day.
For game rules, entry forms and updates
please visit the Australia Day page:
l Australia Day NT
Ambassador Corey Payne
A MISSING man who was last
seen near Tennant Creek in Oc-
tober is at the centre of a police
brutality case in Adelaide.
Shaun Jones (pictured) and his friend
Christopher Mackie were filmed by
Channel Seven during an altercation with
police in Adelaide’s Whitmore Square in
The homeless men were capsicum-
sprayed and struck with a baton by police
during the incident.
Jones and Mackie were charged with as-
sault and resist police although a magis-
trate found the officers, one in particular,
had acted unlawfully and exceeded their
powers by continuing to pursue the pair
after they had made it clear that they did
not wish to speak to police.
The two men have sought compensation
for the assault.
Jones and Mackie were relocating
from Adelaide to Darwin by bus but
their plans were interrupted when they
were removed by Tennant Creek police
following a report of disorderly conduct.
Mackie was medevacced to Alice
Springs soon after, leaving Jones who
was reportedly suffering with mental
health issues, alone in Tennant Creek
where he had no connections or friend-
It is believed Jones was attempting to
walk to Alice Springs to find his friend
when he disappeared.
He was last seen by a passing motorist
about 30 kilometres south of town on 2
October, having been in town since 21
September, although his disappearance
was not reported until 9 October when
Mackie realised he was missing.
Jones apparently ran into the bush when
the passing driver stopped to see if he
was okay, behaviour that was not out of
character for him.
An extensive search of the area failed to
turn up any clues and police hold grave
concerns for his welfare.
Jones’ bank account has not been ac-
cessed since he was reported as missing.
Missing man centre of
police brutality case
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