Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018-0406 TDT Contents THE newest addition to Tennant’s café scene
is still buzzing, despite rumours that it is clos-
Kristen Munckton from Café Buzz Bean said this
week several customers had asked her if rumours she
was shutting down were right.
“No, we’re not closing our doors,” she said.
“We’re doing well and having a great time to boot.
“I have lived here a long time so I know how stories
spread as fast as bushfires but it’s simply not true.
“I’m worried that these rumours could damage our
business and upset our loyal customers.”
Kristen said she hoped locals would ask her for the
facts before passing on the rumours.
“I’d much rather be asked to clarify things like this
than to be thrown into damage control,” she said.
“Rest assured, we are up and running and it’s all busi-
ness as usual.”
Kristen said another blow for Café Buzz Bean and the
town as a whole, was an article that painted Tennant
Creek in a bad light.
Circulating on the online news.com.au sites this week,
the article described Tennant as a “crime-ravaged com-
munity” and a ”dysfunctional highway town” and said
for some who move to the town, “the culture shock is
on par with moving to the Middle East.”
Kristen said she was especially offended by the claim
that “visitors won’t find smashed avo on even the fan-
ciest menu and the closest they get to a barista-made
coffee is at the local BP”.
“That’s a complete untruth,” she said.
“And it’s very hurtful.
“We sell barista-made coffee and so does Top of the
Town Café and we get lots of compliments from our
“One of our specialities is ‘smooshed avo and poached
eggs’ and we have other favourites such as ‘shrooms
and brie on Turkish bread’ and ‘acai with fresh fruit,
coconut, chia seeds and banana chips’.
“We take great pride in the diversity of our menu
which includes vegetarian, vegan and paleo selections
alongside more traditional favourites like nachos and
Kristen said people in Tennant Creek had hearts of
gold and there was plenty to do.
“If you want to be a part of the community, to get out
and meet people and take advantage of so many great
events then it’s all here,” she said.
“Of course we have our social problems, but they are
not what defines our wonderful community.
“I love living here and I’m proud to call myself a
TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 6 APRIL 2018 5
A new-look team of Engagement and Employment consultants, recently
commenced and currently being trained, have been recruited to work
intensively with Job seekers to help them find the right path to a job.
Locating and providing employment opportunities are very important
to Julalikari staff, and the new team of consultants are working hard to
open up new employment journeys for participants.
A key role of the CDP service is to work towards removing job seekers
barriers, or the ‘stuff ’ that gets in the way of obtaining employment.
This can include homelessness, mental health issues, general lack of
wellbeing, isolation, and lack of work readiness or work skills.
All avenues are explored in finding jobseekers a job, including seeking
out and placing participants into training.
A number of training opportunities and groundwork preparation for
work readiness is implemented for job seekers, including applications
for Ochre Cards, Police Clearances and funding applicants First Aid
Jobseeker participants can complete a range of licences through CDP,
including driver’s licences, and Fork lift, skid steer and earth moving
Julalikari are revamping their Work for the Dole activities to include
work experience in areas that are more relevant to local employment
needs and aligned to the local economy and jobs of the future. CDP
will be inviting all community members to have a say in shaping future
activities in the region.
Julalikari have also enlisted two major training companies, Karen
Sheldon Training and the Centre for Appropriate Technology to provide
relevant training for young people in areas of work where there is
likelihood for real local jobs.
On April 9th, training in Certificate 2 in Construction will commence in
both Elliot and Tennant Creek. Certificate 2 in Retail will also commence
in April. Please contact the CDP office for more information or to enrol.
Other new work experience areas include:
Drone Piloting: Participants will learn about and experience Piloting
remotely piloted aircraft systems and aligned robotic technologies.
Increasingly agencies, local governments and businesses are using these
devices for infrastructure management, vegetation mapping, land use
planning and tourism. Drones have the capacity to perform many tasks,
often saving time and money when used appropriately.
Construction - Shipping Container Housing: Jobseekers will participate
in work experience and learn real skills in carpentry, metal work,
plumbing, painting and gas fitting in the building of housing in shipping
containers. This project will start in three weeks.
Art Trade and Technology Lab: An exciting project for job seekers
interested in technologies and will assist in the development of the
above two work experience projects. Apart from learning about piloting
drones. Participants will learn about robotics, security operations, drone
maintenance, collecting information, drone camera operation, plotting
and printing in 3 dimension.
The CDP program is assisting to locate trainees for the Jemena Gas
pipeline project. Jemena will be interviewing candidates this week.
Jemena is an Australian company that owns, manages and operates
energy infrastructure assets in the eastern states, and they are seeking
local candidates to undergo a 6 week training program beginning in this
month. Please contact the CDP office for more information.
Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation is currently recruiting for:
We are seeking an Executive Assistant to provide high level
administrative and secretarial support to the Chief
Executive Officer and Executive Management team of
Julalikari. Other responsibilities will include, but are not
• Maintain CEO diary and appointment schedule by
planning and scheduling meetings, conferences
• In the CEO’s absence, manage incoming
• Ensure that all reports, business papers and
correspondence are filed and CEO is appropriately
prepared with all documents prior to meetings.
• Prepare board agenda papers, take minutes and
draft action lists and coordinate follow up from
• Organise JCAC and staff events as requested.
CORPORATE SERVICES SUPPORT OFFICER
Two Fulltime Positions
The Corporate Services Support Officer has a vital role in
providing general and corporate administrative support within
the Corporate Services team. The role is varied and ensures
that corporate services operations function efficiently and
The Support Officer will coordinate Corporate Service support
to ensure all divisions of Julalikari operate to maximum
efficiency in such matters such as:
• Human Resources
• Information Technology
• Asset Management
• Health, Safety and Environment System
• Property and Building Management
SAFETY AND ASSET MANAGER
This position is responsible for providing operational and
advisory support to the organisation in the
implementation, management and evaluation of the
integrated Quality Management System, Risk Management
processes and Health, Safety and Environmental Program
The position includes the implementation and maintenance
of safety and quality plans and procedures that allow the
organisation to respond to industry standards, relevant
legislation and current best practice.
The position is also responsible for managing and
maintaining physical and portable assets to ensure they
meet legislative requirements, our asset management
obligations and, policy and procedures.
HOW TO APPLY
Position description enquires and applications containing a
resume and cover letter outlining your experience are to be
directed to Janis Whittard via email@example.com
or on (08) 8962 2699.
Applications close on Tuesday 8th August 2017
Stories from Julalikari
Julalikari is one of Australia’s largest Aboriginal Corporations, bringing a range of community
services and businesses to the Barkly Region. Julalikari is owned and controlled by the Aboriginal people of the Barkly.
JULALIKARI’S NEW CDP TEAM: Back row: Brodie Moore, Executive Manager Employment Programs, Melissa Carse,
Geraldine Reid, Desley Parlow, Marcine Palmer, Judi Macknamara, Ivan Williams, Rob Bateman and Ann Curtis. Front
Row: Jane O’keefe, Pauline Smith, Steph Parlow, Tash Samphire, Chantelle Johns and Beverley Grant – CDP Manager.
Café is still a-buzzin’!
145 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT Phone 0400 898 965
3 Fresh house made meals, sandwiches and Turkish melts, salads, fruit salad & quiche
3 New Organic Barista coffee 3 Smoothies, shakes & cakes
3 Extensive range of Tommo’s pies, sausage rolls, vegetarian pasties and a variety of hot dogs.
3 Extensive menu of delicious breakfasts & meals
Weekdays 7am-2pm | ⎜Sat & Sun 8am - 1pm
Café BUZZ BEAN
DON’T FORGET OUR
LOYALTY CARD -
10 stamps = 1 free regular coffee!
CATERING AVAILABLE FOR LARGE & SMALL GROUPS
FRESH FOOD DAILY
FOODIES HAVEN: Café Buzz Bean owner Kristen Munckton
and son Gage Jones are still mastering the cuisine and coffee in
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