Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018-0504 TDT Contents Call out for remote Aboriginal women storytellers to attend
a 5 DAY CREATIVE FILM WORKSHOP that will give women
tools to begin to tell their unique stories on screen.
This introduction to telling a story for film will be
delivered by filmmakers Penelope McDonald from
Alice Springs and Dena Curtis from Tennant Creek.
No previous film or writing experience required.
The workshop is being run through the Australian Film,
Television and Radio School’s Indigenous Unit. May 14 to 18.
For more information please contact Barkly Regional Arts
on 08 8962 2799 or Penny McDonald on 0410 695 272.
TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018 5
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.
New kitchen upgrades
for Julalikari HACC
Pat Ball, Coordinator and Gloria Suratin,
‘super’ cook and their team at Julalikari HACC
are about to move back into their newly
With funding from the Australian Government
the kitchen has undergone a complete facelift.
New food storage areas, freezer and fridge,
re-conditioned ovens, electrical upgrades, new
air-conditioners, floor and wall tiles and a fresh
coat of paint.
“ The kitchen will be completed in the
coming week, and we are looking forward to
moving back in and having new spaces for bulk
purchases of food and the room to store more
fruit, vegetables and meat,” said Pat.
The kitchen will have capacity to prepare many
more meals for the Meals on Wheels program.
Julalikari’s HACC service offers a range of
services for aged and disabled people in
Tennant Creek. The service provides support
and assistance for older people who are able to
continue living in their own homes.
HACC which is now known as the
Commonwealth Home Support Programme
provides a range of assistance for aged and
disabled people including Domestic Assistance,
social supports such as visiting and shopping,
transport and Meals on Wheels.
Other services include Home Maintenance
services which assists with garden maintenance
and minor home maintenance for HACC clients.
Julalikari HACCs centre-based respite care
provides a peaceful place for people to rest,
have breakfast, a shower and participate in
social activities. Support workers collect clients
each morning and bring them into the respite
Staff and clients of HACC have another ‘carer ’,
who is on duty 24 hours a day and is much loved
by all at the Centre.
His name is Mr Pudg, the cat. He is a 14-year-
old male Furry Support Worker, who has been
a care worker for 13 years and he has been
approved by the Australian Aged Care Quality
Agency for his work. He is currently training his
brother to take over his work.
Please contact Pat Ball on 8962 2463 is you
need any information about services.
l Happy to be moving back into their new kitchen, Pearl Phillips (Kitchen Hand),
Pat Ball (HACC Co-ordinator) and Gloria Suratin (Cook).
Julalikari’s CDP program is looking for ‘Work for the
Dole’ Activity ideas. Activities that are designed
to equip participants with work skills and training
that enable them to get a job, and also projects that
benefit the community.
If you have a good idea please contact Brody Moore at the CDP office on 8963 2200.
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Andrew said he feels like he has
been hauled over the coals over the
error and that the positive working
environment he created for employ-
ees had been ignored.
“I have always gone out of my
way to treat my employees, who are
mainly backpackers, well.
“For example I was charging them
just $115 per week for airconditioned
rooms, some of which had ensuite
bathrooms, and three meals every
day even though I was legally able
to charge $202.
“One of the reasons our mistakes
were so obvious is because we have
always maintained records of our
“We have never done cash-in-hand
payments like many other similar
businesses so our compliance has in
fact worked against us.”
Andrew has been running the
roadhouse by himself for the past
two-and-a-half years since his brother
was diagnosed with a serious illness.
He hasn’t had a day off in more
than three years and in that time he
has been jack-of-all-trades, managing
every aspect of the business.
“It has been really tough,” he said.
“And on top of it all it feels like
we have been pursued unrelentingly.
“There has been no consideration
afforded to us at all.”
Andrew said during his time at the
Barkly Homestead he has always
been community minded, sponsoring
and providing in-kind support for
many events in Tennant Creek and
the Barkly such as rodeos, the TC
Dance Club and the King Ash Bay
Fishing Club to name a few.
“We also respond to dozens of ac-
cidents and incidents on the highway
every year,” he said.
“Often we are the first respond-
ers and have provided first aid and
traffic management as we wait for
emergency services to arrive.
“That’s all done as a community
service. I’m not trying to blow my
own trumpet here, I just want to
point out that we have never set out
to rip-off anyone, we are providing
an essential service in difficult and
unique circumstances and we give
back to the community we are part of.
Andrew said he had been heartened
by the support he received from
people throughout the Barkly.
“Also, when we contacted past
employees to back-pay them we
received quite a few messages of sup-
port, saying how much they enjoyed
working here and how well they had
been looked after.
“I think our reputation speaks for
itself on a local level and amongst
our staff but it has been hurtful to be
touted all over the media as the place
that underpaid workers.
“Now it’s over, I just want to move
on and continue to concentrate on
running my business.”
The Tennant Creek Women’s Ref-
uge was also caught-out underpaying
workers more than $50,000 in total
although the Fair Work Ombudsman
Natalie James found the error was
inadvertent and opted not to follow
through with prosecution.
She said the underpayments had
been a result of the Refuge not being
fully aware of its obligations under
workplace laws. Although in the case
of the Homestead she said there were
no excuses for employers to make
mistakes, citing a “wealth of free
advice and educational material on
our website ... and the availability of
our small business helpline”.
Barkly business fined
after Fair Work saga
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