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Northern Territory Government.
Department of Agriculture
and Water Resources
PEOPLE of Barkly
region are invited to
join landholders and
across the Territory
in Katherine on Fri-
day and Saturday 15-
16 April to develop
joint strategies and
take action to protect
the places we love
from risky shale gas
Right now, more than 90
per cent of the Northern
Territory is under applica-
tion for fracking, despite
the known risks to the
health of our water, people
and the climate.
The two-day ‘Our Land
is Our Life’ event includes
a community conference,
gala fundraiser dinner
and huge horse and rider
march to send a clear mes-
sage to the Northern Ter-
ritory Government that
unsafe shale gas fracking
is not welcome in our pre-
The conference program
for Friday 15 April is
packed with speakers on
the health, environmental
and economic risks of the
shale gas industry, plus
skills building workshops.
The gala dinner will fea-
ture prominent interna-
tional advocate for water
protection John Fenton, a
Wyoming rancher whose
community now relies on
water to be trucked in fol-
lowing fracking contami-
nation of local drinking
Bender will also join the
events, speaking out af-
ter she tragically lost her
father, Chinchilla farmer
George Bender, after a
long-running battle with
unconventional gas en-
croachment on the family
On Saturday saddle up
and join us for the biggest
horse and rider march
Katherine has ever seen,
followed by a family fun
tion is available at the
or participants can book
their own cabins or hotel
A bus will leave from Al-
ice Springs early on Thurs-
day 14 April which will
pick up conference del-
egates in Tennant Creek
and arrive in Katherine the
evening before the confer-
For more information see
tory.org or contact Tanya
on 0409 886 129 or email
Frack Free Alliance
Anti-fracking event to highlight risks
I FIND it so sad that there are barely any Eas-
ter eggs at the Foodbarn.
Yes, the Easter eggs have been out for weeks and
weeks at the Foodbarn, but who knew there would be
almost nothing left in the days before Easter, when
purchases are usually made?
I know there are teachers, children’s agencies and
parents who are having to arrange pickups and freight
from Alice Springs.
All that money going out of town, when we are en-
couraged to shop local.
– Carrie Adamo, Tennant Creek.
No Easter Bunny
in TC this year
letter to the editor
A MAN who was arrested
for dangerous driving had
appeared in court just two
days before, charged with
The vehicle the 18-year-old was
driving was impounded for two
days under hooning legislation,
he was disqualified for driving,
fined and ordered to do commu-
Acting Senior Sergeant Brendan
O’Hara said at the time he hoped
the sentence would send a strong
message to the community.
However, days later the man was
seen, in the same orange Ford BA
Falcon, driving dangerously and
doing burnouts on Bornite and
He resisted arrest when con-
fronted by police.
This time, the car was im-
pounded for three months under
hooning legislation and the driver
was remanded in custody to Alice
Appearing in the Alice Springs
Magistrates Court, the man was
disqualified for driving for a fur-
ther eight months and sentenced
to prison for six months.
The sentence was fully sus-
pended, providing he abides by a
Community Custody Order.
Sgt O’Hara said police take dan-
gerous driving matters seriously
as lives are on the line.
“It is potentially very easy for
dangerous drivers to cause seri-
ous harm to others, especially in
Tennant Creek where we have so
many children out and about.
“We will use legislation to im-
pound all vehicles caught hooning
around our streets.”
Sgt O’Hara said he was grate-
ful to members of the public for
reporting the man to police.
“We want hoons off our roads
and are thankful for reports of
such incidents,” he said.
“The community has a right to
be protected from dangerous driv-
ers and police will do all they can
to keep our streets safe.”
Hoon caught at it again
A 16-year-old boy was charged over three unlawful entries in Ten-
nant Creek last week.
And while police had the charge book out, he was also charged over two
unlawful entries last month.
Detective Acting Sergeant Luke Dalgliesh said the youth allegedly stole items
including alcohol, cigarettes, two mobiles phones and car keys with a total
value of $1,874.
“The car keys and one mobile phone were recovered,” he said.
“The offender was identified through CCTV on 14 March, the day after the
“He was arrested and charged with six counts of unlawful entry, five counts
of stealing and criminal damage.”
The youth was dealt with at the Tennant Creek Youth Justice Court which sat
in Tennant Creek last week.
AN Elliott musician has been shortlisted in
the Young Achiever Awards.
Eleanor Dixon has been named as a finalist in the
Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional and Rural
Initiative Award and the Chrales Darwin University
The 24-year-old who is in the running to win a $2000
category prize and could go on to become the Chan-
nel Nine Young Achiever of the Year, plans to attend
the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner in Darwin on 16
Eleanot mentors female musicians, encouraging them
to participate in the Desert Divas and Sista Sounds
programs run by Music NT.
She represented the Northern Territory at the recent
Australian Worldwide Music Expo where she spoke
about the real challenges for Indigenous musicians
Eleanor also volunteers at events such as Desert
Harmony, Winanjjikari Music Centre and Bush Bash
Last year, Eleanor received the Barkly NAIDOC
Week Culture Award in recognition of her outstanding
achievements in performance, creative arts and cultural
As a finalist, Eleanor goes into the People’s Choice
Award, run through the NT Young Achiever Awards
Facebook page. This provides an opportunity for
everyone in the Barkly to show their support for
Eleanor, so be sure to give her your vote.
Elliott musician shortlisted
in Young Achiever Awards
IN THE RUNNING: Eleanor Dixon performs at the 2014 Bush Bands Bash – the first
solo female to do so. Right: Eleanor and her father Raymond at the recording studio
finishing their album last year.
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