Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-0805 TDT Contents 6 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 5 AUGUST 2016
Authorised by Neil Price, 42 Thompson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860.
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VOTE 1 ELLIOT McADAM - PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST
As you know, you and I share a few things in
common - I was born here in the Barkly, while
you also grew up here in Tennant Creek.
Michael, you and I have the potential to
achieve many great things for the Barkly,
just as we did when we were previously in
I am seeking your support, should you be
elected as Chief Minister of the next Territory
Government, to commit to the following:
The community of Tennant Creek would
like you to commit to Air North’s centre
run, established by the Country Liberal
This is an essential service to grow business
in the region and to help locals overcome the
tyranny of distance that comes from living in a
The Tennant Creek community desperately
needs a new primary school, with a focus on
early childhood and students with special
We could also incorporate capacity for
boarding facilities and I have already been
in discussion with businesses that can
build a new facility and lease it back to the
Will you commit to working with the
community to make that a reality?
There is a dire need for a residential bail
program to be established as many of those
incarcerated at Don Dale from this region
are simply there on remand and evidence
shows removing young people from the
Barkly, whether it be for incarceration or
rehabilitation, simply does not work. We have
a facility here built by Julalikari which remains
vacant and perfect for such an initiative.
We need to urgently tackle the high level of
recidivism and Indigenous incarceration in
the Barkly and with your support, Restorative
Justice and Justice Reinvestment models would
significantly address both those issues through
There is room at the Julalikari facility to
administer all three of those programs,
if the commitment is there from the new
government to operate the centre.
Many of our smaller local tradespeople and
businesses who secure sub-contracted work
experience cash flow problems because they
are struggling to get payments from larger
contractors in a reasonable time frame.
I have been pursuing this matter with the
current chief minister for some time after
approaches from local businesses over their
concerns about slow payments and I am
hoping you will commit to assisting these local
businesses get payments on their invoices
within a 30- or 60-day time frame.
Will you support the old ALP policy which
requires contractors to meet payments on
For many people in the Barkly, a lack of
housing and overcrowding is the most pressing
Overcrowded housing has been well
documented and contributes to poor health
and education outcomes, as you well know.
Over the next four years, we need at least
100 new houses built across the Barkly just to
address our chronic overcrowding.
Will you give the people of the Barkly a
commitment to achieve that target?
There are a number of existing, untenanted
houses in the region, such as Julalikari’s
“dongas”, which could be made available as
Will you commit to bringing that housing on
line, using local contractors to undertake the
necessary maintenance, as matter of urgency?
All of these initiatives are vital to stimulate
the local job market.
Win, lose or draw Michael, I will remain
committed to building a better Barkly.
I wish you and your team well on August 27.
OPEN LETTER TO MICHAEL GUNNER
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TONIGHT, FRIDAY 5 AUGUST
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