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Review of the Alcohol
Mandatory Treatment Act 2013
Call for Submissions
The Northern Territory Government committed to a
6 month review of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment
(AMT) Act which commenced on 1 July 2013.
The review will assess to what degree the AMT Act meets
its objective of providing mandated assessment and
treatment for people who repeatedly misuse alcohol.
The review will focus on the legislation and its practical
application. All interested parties are encouraged to
A submission guide, the Act and further information about
Alcohol Mandatory Treatment are available at:
Submissions can be sent to:
Or Alcohol Mandatory Treatment – AODS Health House
Department of Health
P.O.BOX 40596 Casuarina NT 0811
Submissions close 14 February 2014.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SPORT, RECREATION AND RACING
Every enrolled, school-aged child across the Territory
is entitled to receive a Spor t Voucher up to the value of
$75 to help with the cost of playing organised sport.
Vouchers are available from your school during
February or by phoning 1800 045 678.
Students gift books to
friends in Philippines
CHILDREN from a small
school in the Philippines
have been engrossed in
wonderful and exciting sto-
ries thanks to a gift from
their counterparts in Ten-
gift after local students heard about
how difficult it was to find books
to read in Kandiis.
The cross-continent friendship
between students from the Pri-
mary School and Kandiis Elemen-
tary School was spawned last year
when classroom teacher Peter
Davenport suggested a pen-pal
Peter asked the Tennant Creek
children to donate a book they no
“The response was great and a
whole freight box was filled in no
time,” he said.
Peter paid the freight bill and the
literary gifts left Australian shores
As it happened, Peter was holi-
daying with his family in Kandiis
when the box of books arrived so
he was able to hand-deliver the gift.
“It was a humbling experience to
see how overjoyed the people were
to receive the books,” he said.
“They do not get very much
funding compared to schools in
Australia so they have very few - if
any - books of their own.
“They borrow from a central
library which is also very limited.”
Peter said the teachers had a great
morning going through the box and
sharing out the books and sincerely
thanked the Tennant Creek Primary
BOOKWORMS: Cecilia and Peter Davenport (back) and their daughter Denise
presented books to staff from the Kandiis Elementary School in the Philippines, much
to everyone’s delight.
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“Open speed limits mean
driving to the road condi-
tions - everyone should
drive within their own
capabilities, the condition
of the road, prevailing
weather conditions and the
standard of their vehicle,”
As an Aston Martin, Fer-
rari and a Yamaha super-
bike were spotted on the
highway on the first day
of the trial, police too were
out in force watching out
for reckless drivers.
Two drivers were issued
with infringement notices
and each fined $600 for
driving over the marked
speed limit in a road works
zone south of Ti Tree.
Assistant Police Com-
missioner Southern Re-
gion, Jamie Chalker, told
media at the launch of the
trial that motorists should
not treat the stretch of
highway like Germany’s
“If an individual comes
up here and has a plan to
drive at 250 km/h or in
excess, I would suggest
to them that they could all
do us a favour, go and kiss
their loved ones, tell them
if anything untoward does
happen that they, and they
alone, are responsible for
that activity,” he said.
Open speed limit
trial now in action
WITH the Barkly selected as a trial site for the
rollout of the National Disability Insurance
Scheme (NDIS), people with disabilities are
urged to attend forums to be held in Tennant
Two forums are scheduled for Wednesday 19 February
(see details on Page 1).
They will be the first official NDIS events in the NT.
Families, carers and service providers who work with
disabled people along with community leaders and
anyone else interested in the scheme are also urged
Archie Baker who has been appointed to oversee the
rollout in the Barkly said the forum would give people
a better understanding of how the scheme would help
people with disabilities access the support they need.
“There’s a lot of buzz about the NDIS around town
and people are very supportive, even though they aren’t
necessarily aware of the finer details of the scheme,”
National Disability Insurance Agency CE, David
Bowen, said forum organisers wanted to draw on lo-
cal expertise and knowledge to ensure the NDIS in the
Barlky would be the best it could be.
“That’s why we’re looking forward to meeting local
people at our Tennant Creek forums,” he said.
NDIS forums in Tennant Creek
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