Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-0610 TDT Contents WE obviously have to be very care-
ful who, if any of our politicians, we
attribute the positive developments
in our region.
I am reminded of the opening ceremony
of the Ghan Railway when politicians des-
perately clambered over each other to be
involved in the photo opportunities of this
Many of them would not have been born
when this project was first put on the table
and the first steps were taken to survey and
develop the railway.
One could easily gain the impression from
each of the pollies that appeared at this
monumental event in NT history that they
had personally masterminded and indeed
driven each stake in the building of the line.
Likewise it seems that there is some con-
fusion as to the contribution of our local
politician to the developments that have
actually been instigated by Federal Govern-
ment decisions and funding.
A recent writer attributed great improve-
ments in housing and roads in the Barkly
to our local MLA. From all reports there is
absolute chaos in the housing situation and
there does not appear to be any new roads
around here. Local Territory government
departments do the best they can to maintain
and develop the housing and roads in the
district despite the confusion of the revolv-
ing door of Territory politics and often
spasmodic funding and policy alterations.
Then of course there are the contractors
who have to get out there and get the job
done and the people who put their money
where their mouth is and invest in the Barkly.
Our esteemed local MLA gave a more
balanced indication of the process of gov-
ernment when in his own words in a recent
column in the Tennant Times he wrote “he sat
in anticipation” – possibly a more realistic
indication of our Parliamentary contribution
to the development of the north.
– G.D. Egan, Tennant Creek.
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TO all the good people in Tennant Creek and surround-
ing communities, most of you would be aware that there
is a vacancy on the Barkly Regional Council.
There is no by-election due to the timing of the councillor’s res-
ignation therefore a replacement will be nominated by the Council.
Some of you will know, I have thrown my hat into the ring.
To be successful in my application, I am seeking community sup-
port that shows I would have support during the Local Government
Election next year.
To those who know me, and trust I would be a good representa-
tive, you can help by either signing my petition circulating around
town or lobbying the current Council which will make the decision.
Thank you to everyone who knows I give 110 per cent to every-
thing I do.
Together we will make a difference.
– Brian Coleman, Tennant Creek.
Coleman throws hat into Council ring
POLICE seized and destroyed 29
four-litre casks of wine - more
than 116 litres - bound for Al-
pururrulam last weekend.
In conjunction with Queensland Police,
NT Police ran a cross border operation
targeting major transport corridors.
They focussed on illicit substances and
sly grog moving into regional and remote
Acting Superintendent Melissa Ed-
wards said operation members from
Darwin, Avon Downs, Alpurrurulam,
Camooweal, Mt Isa and Brisbane were
part of the operation.
“In addition to the seized liquor, Police
issued 14 traffic infringement notices, a
defect notice and a drug infringement no-
tice for a quantity of cannabis,” she said.
“Operation Oscar Riverbed has pre-
vented a large quantity of liquor entering
into an alcohol-free community.
“The devastating impact that alcohol
has on remote communities is reduced
when large quantities destined for these
areas are seized and destroyed.”
Grog runners caught in
Photo courtesy of NT POLICE.
BOGAN CENTRAL: Leah Henderson, Kate Rush,
Caren Monckton, Natasha Nichols, Ella Cavallaro, Sarah
Curran, Maria McCarthy and Stephanie Butterworth.
OI MATE: Larry, Ben, Ella, Rachael and Vicky.
ELLA Cavallaro celebrated turning 30 in
style. Well, flannelette and mullet style.
The Bogan theme was a hit with friends and
family who gathered from around the nation, at
Barkly Plumbing for the soirée.
Without a doubt the best dressed award went to
the birthday girl. Her bogan denture capped off
a fantastic outfit that included ugg boots and a
t-shirt that claimed “Barbie is a slut”.
Others paraded a feast of short shorts, tramp
stamps, and knotted hair.
In a social media post, Ella wrote:
“So overwhelmed by all the birthday wishes,
cheers everyone,” she wrote.
“I’ve had an awesome time back at home, here
in Tennant, with all my childhood friends and
“I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
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