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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2014 7
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT ROADMAP CONSULTATION FORUM
Released for public comment on 9 December 2013, the Northern Territory Integrated
Transport Planning and Investment Roadmap, will provide a long term plan in delivering
transport infrastructure and services to the Territory.
The Department of Transport is holding a FREE consultation forum, at 5 pm on
Wednesday 5 February 2014 at the Bluestone Motor Inn, Walters Room.
To register, please contact Department of Transport’s Policy Unit via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 8924 7916.
For more information on the proposed Roadmap and alternative options to provide
comment, please visit www.transport.nt.gov.au
our national day
Free opportunity to advertise your
jobs at Worker Attraction Expos
The Northern Territory Government will be promoting the
Northern Territory as a key destination to live and work at the
upcoming national Newcomers Australia Expos and the Oz
Jobs Expo to be held in Auckland, New Zealand.
Local employers are invited to submit their ‘hard to fill’ job
vacancies to be showcased as part of the Northern Territory
Government information stand. This is an opportunity to source
new interstate and international talent for your business.
Sydney - 15 February 2014
Auckland - 29 March 2014
Brisbane - 5 April 2014
Melbourne -12 April 2014
Adelaide - 10 May 2014
Perth - 24 May 2014
Submited vacancies will be promoted at all the Worker
Employers should submit new vacancies a minimum of 5
working days prior to the expo to ensure inclusion.
To find out more or to register your job vacancies visit: www.
t: 1800 006 282
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
Workers Compensation Scheme
Review - Public Comment
The Northern Territory Workers Compensation Scheme is
under review and a preliminary report is now available for public
The Scheme provides a no fault coverage for eligible workers
who are injured at work and supports injured workers nancially
whilst they are assisted to return to work.
The preliminary report and public comment response form can
be accessed from:
The public comment period closes on Friday 28 February 2014.
AN exploration manager for major local
mining company has been named as Ten-
nant Creek’s Australia Day Citizen of the
Emmerson Resources has gone from strength to
strength under Steve Russell’s leadership.
But it was his community commitments that earned
him the coveted title.
Having lived in town for more than ten years,
Steve has volunteered his services to a variety of
local groups such as St John Ambulance, Clontarf
Football Academy, Battery Hill Mining Centre and
the Chamber of Commerce.
Steve is currently the training officer for St John
Ambulance’s Tennant Creek Division and is respon-
sible for all aspects of volunteer training to enable
the provision of first aid services to the community
at public events.
He also works as a casual paramedic and in this
capacity has attended many accidents such as the
2010 Greyhound bus rollover where he provided
valuable life saving medical care.
Over four years ago, Steve negotiated the partner-
ship between Emmerson and the Clontarf Foundation
to provide financial support for football development
as well as an after-school employment program for
indigenous boys. The program has been an outstand-
ing and continuing success.
As a member of the Battery Hill Mining Cen-
tre committee, Steve was was able to secure the
McLaughlin mineral and rock collection and was
instrumental in the restoration of the underground
tourist mine at the complex.
Steve also works with the NT Volunteer Bush Fire
Brigade and has had an active role on the Chamber
of Commerce for several years.
Steve and his wife Lisa have three children.
Fiona Reid and Hal Ruger received achievement
Fiona was nominated because of her willingness
to help others in the community and being a mum
She has been a foster parent for 11 years and is
involved with children’s sports such as cricket and
Auskick as well as St John Ambulance.
Hal is well known for his community involvement
which spans from several years as a councillor, mem-
ber of various committees including the Christmas
Tree and for his generosity when it comes to lending
a hand to children and community events.
The joint winners of the Young Citizen of the Year
Award were brothers, Liam and Brandon Wilson,
who are both involved in the NT Fire and Rescue
Liam is now the Auxiliary Captain of the team.
They received the award for demonstrating that
even at a young age it is possible to make a difference
to the community.
Kylie Sambo received an achievement award for her
ongoing opposition to Federal Government plans to
build a national radioactive waste dump at Muckaty.
Her hip-hop song about the issue has been viewed
nearly 20,000 times on You Tube.
Further, Kylie has performed her Muckaty track at
music festivals around the country and spoken at high
profile public events. A video question she submitted
was played on the national television show, Q&A.
Kylie has encouraged other young people to learn
about environmental and social justice issues, join
community protest events and feel confident to speak
up and be advocates for their community.
Cebby Johnson also received an achievement award
for being a standout at a junior lifeguard program
held at the town pool.
Nine-year-old Cebby has been selected as a leader
of the junior lifesaving program for this year because
of his interest in lifesaving as well as for showing
respect, discipline and kindness to others.
Cebby has been cited as a role model, especially
given the high incidence of drowning in rural and
Community Event of the Year Award went to the
Tennant Creek Volunteer Association (NTES) for
their collective efforts at various events.
The group is always on call to provide support at
community events and unexpected situations.
Last year three members, Karl Herzog, Phil Merry
and Robin Pearce received Fifteen Year Service Med-
als while Adrian Calyun received a Commissioner’s
Certificate of Appreciation for 10 years service.
Award winners and Australia’s newest citizen gathered to cut
the cake at the Australia Day celebrations at Battery Hill.
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