Home' Tennant and District Times : 2017-0901 TDT Contents 2 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2017
SUMMER is just around the corner and
what better place to be than at the Ten-
nant Creek town pool as a lifeguard.
Barkly Regional Council is encouraging locals
wanting to be a lifeguard or update their skills to
book training courses available this month with
Royal Life Saving NT.
Director of Community Services Stephen
Dawkins said Council is aiming to open the
Tennant Creek Swimming Pool before the end
of September and would like a pool of paid
lifeguards ready for the season.
“We are currently in the recruitment process
for a pool manager and the successful candi-
date will need a team of reliable people from
the community for early morning sessions and
Mr Dawkins said being a lifeguard is more than
just knowing how to swim.
“It truly is one of the most rewarding jobs,”
“Along with staying fit, saving lives and
enjoying the outdoors, lifeguards gain useful
“Lifeguards play an important role in the com-
“They have the ability to educate patrons on
pool and water safety which is essential to pre-
venting accidents from occurring.
“If a lifeguard sees a child misbehaving in the
water, they can explain the rules and educate
them on the reasons behind the safety measures.”
Royal Life Saving Society NT will be in town
from 18-22 September to conduct the training
For more information see Page 9.
Make a splash this summer and become a lifeguard
KEEPING HER COOl:
Michelle Frenken is a
ALI Curung residents
are pretty pleased
with their new goal
posts at the commu-
nity football oval.
Workers have put in a
solid effort over the past
few weeks, removing the
old posts and setting up
the new regulation-height
Outdoor gym equipment
was also installed during
the working bee.
The project was a col-
laborative effort between
Julalikari CDP and the
with the Barkly Shire
funded by the Ali Curung
off their new
NT Senator Nigel Scullion says
Chief Minister Michael Gunner
must end the moratorium on
fracking and open up gas sup-
plies for the sake of jobs cre-
The Labor Government fulfilled an
election pledge by banning fracking
pending an outcome from an inquiry
into the matter amidst widespread
concerns about the damage the con-
troversial process would cause to land
and water supplies.
One of the biggest supplies of gas
in the Territory lies in the Beetaloo
Basin, near Elliott.
Senator Scullion said the ban was
“silly” and called on Mr Gunner to
end the ban and promote economic
growth for the Territory.
“Territorians can only hope the Gun-
ner Government listens to the advice
of business leaders and allow on-shore
gas development that will create jobs
and bring people to the Territory as
well as making energy prices more
affordable across the country,” he said.
However, Lauren Mellor from Ter-
ritory Frack-Free Alliance said Sena-
tor Scullion’s comments were an
undemocratic and desperate attempt
to fix a gas export crisis of the Federal
Government’s own making.
“Instead of attempting to ride rough-
shod over the democratic will of Ter-
ritorians, who voted overwhelmingly
for a fracking ban that saw the Gunner
Government elected, Senator Scul-
lion should be trying to convince his
Federal Liberal colleagues to take real
action to fix the gas crisis they helped
to create by restricting gas exports and
stopping companies price gouging
domestic gas customers,” she said.
“Far from create jobs, unconvention-
al gas has been found to destroy local
jobs and industries in Queensland and
the only increase in numbers we can
expect will be fly-in, fly-out labour,
distorting local economies and hurt-
ing communities, other industries
“Thousands of local jobs in the tour-
ism, pastoral and fishing industries
across the NT stand to lose out if
fracking goes ahead.”
Ms Mellor said Senator Scullion’s
comments showed he was in lock step
with the gas companies and not with
the people he was elected to represent.
Scullion calls for end of fracking moratorium
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