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Northern Territory Library
Community Reference Group –
Expression of Interest
Are you excited by libraries, literacy and
literature? Have a passion for Territory history and culture?
The Northern Territory Library is establishing a Community Reference Group to give
the community a say in our future directions.
We are seeking expressions of interest from members of the community to
join this group, which will meet twice per year. Membership from all over
the Territory is encouraged, and we will try to ensure that people can
participate in meetings remotely. Membership of the group is for a
three year term.
The Northern Territory Library has two key functions:
to collect and make accessible Northern
Territory history and culture, and support
the discovery and creation of Territory
to lead, develop and represent the
Northern Territory library sector,
particularly through working in
partnership with the Territory’s
For more information and
an Expression of Interest
form, visit the Get Involved section on
Nomination close: Monday 6 June 2016.
ANIMAL WELFARE FUND
Grant Program Now Open
The Northern Territory Government is pleased to invite
submissions for the 2016–17 Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program.
The fund supports Northern Territory not-for-profit organisations
to undertake animal welfare projects that have the potential to:
• improve animal well being
• raise community awareness of responsibilities in regard to
• help promote and improve good animal management practice,
particularly in remote communities.
Guidelines and applications forms can be downloaded from
animalwelfare.nt.gov.au. Submissions must be made by COB on
Friday 24 June 2016. No late or incomplete submissions will be
For more information telephone the
Animal Welfare Branch on 1300 720 386
or visit animalwelfare.nt.gov.au
DePArTmeNT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES
The Department of Health is pleased to announce nominations are now
open for the 2016 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Health Practitioner Excellence Awards.
There are four award categories open for nominations. These categories
are: Remote, Urban, Specialist, and New Practitioner. The overall winner
from these categories will be named the “Legend” for 2016.
Nominations will close on 24 June 2016.
For nomination forms and for more information go to:
Phone: (08) 8999 2871
The 2016 Northern Territory Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner
THE Tennant Creek Showgrounds will be upgraded to the tune of
$100,000 as part of the NT Budget 2016.
And the Roper Gulf Regional Council will receive $25,000 to improve the Bor-
Community groups that utilise the showgrounds on a regular basis will also benefit
from the improvements.
Chief Minister Adam Giles said the Country Liberals Government recognised the
important role showgrounds have in communities like Tennant Creek and Borroloola.
“The showgrounds are much-loved assets, enjoyed by many interest groups in
addition to staging agricultural shows,” he said.
“All of the Northern Territory showgrounds have potential to showcase and support
local and Territory-wide activitiy creating positive social and commercial benefits
and we are proud to support the managing organisations.”
MAKEOVER TIME: The Tennant Creek Showgrounds will be
ALMOST $50 million has been al-
located to housing in the Barkly
as part of the Territory Budget
2016-17, with more than $25 mil-
lion to be used to construct new
houses as well as water and sew-
erage upgrades at Arlparra.
Another $21.1 million under national
partnership agreements for Remote
Housing and Remote Aboriginal In-
vestment will be used to construct new
houses and upgrade existing dwellings in
remote Indigenous communities and $3
million has been allocated for housing
renovations in Elliott town camps.
A further $1 million will be used to
construct two new dwellings in Elliott,
available for ownership - the first time the
Remote Home Ownership Program had
been offered on the Territory mainland.
Housing Minister Bess Price said the
incentive was included in the Budget
because she wanted Aboriginal people to
realise the benefits of home ownership in
Close to $55 million will be spent on
education in the coming financial year
with primary, middle and senior schools
in both government and non-government
sectors to receive $38 million.
Indigenous education also benefits with
$4.7 million for strategies to provide
quality and evidence-based programs
and services, a move the NT Govern-
ment hopes will close the educational
achievement gap between Indigenous
and non-Indigenous students as well as
expanding the Families as First Teachers
A funding allocation of $250,000 from
the Territory and Federal Governments
has been allocated to the delivery of
vocal education and training to develop
skills to gain employment in the region.
Education Minister Peter Chandler
(pictured) said the package showed the
Country Liberals Government commit-
ment to education was aimed at ensuring
young Territorians in Tennant Creek and
the rest of the Barkly had an opportunity
to receive the best possible outcomes.
$24 million will be spent on hospital
services in the region, including patient
travel, and $6.5 million will go towards
primary health care services in urban and
Police, fire and emergency services
throughout the Barkly have been allo-
cated $13.05 million and $4.81 million
will go towards to the Barkly Work Camp
to contribute to providing real life skills
and experiences for prisoners
Other priority areas for action in the
Barkly are community, diversity, chil-
dren and families, housing, economic
security, health, community safety and
boost in Budget
for the Barkly
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