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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
2014 study grants -
applications close soon
If you are a Territorian enrolling in university or a vocational
education and training (VET) Certificate IV or higher course
in 2014, you may be eligible for a grant to help you reach
Applications close Friday 28 February 2014.
Terms, conditions and application forms are available
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS
Nominations open for Study Grant
of $2000 to help you return to work
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2014 the
Department of Business is offering four $2000 vocational
education and training study grants to Territory women to
help them return to work after a period of absence.
For further information and eligibility criteria, please phone
8935 7748 or visit www.dob.nt.gov.au
Applications close COB Friday 28 February 2014.
would like to announce the
commencement of the
Interested teams, please contact John Baker (JB)
at the Tennant Creek Memorial Club on 8962 2474
or Alan Scott on 0407 719 234
on Thursday 27 February
AT THE HELM: New CEO, Dr Edwina Marks, brings a wealth of experience to the position.
THE newly appointed Barkly Re-
gional Council (BRC) CEO is six
weeks into the job.
Dr Edwina Marks, the first female CEO
in the Council’s 35 year history, replaces
David Shoobridge who left last October.
BRC President Barb Shaw welcomed
Dr Marks, noting she brings a solid back-
ground in senior management in retail
finance, health and local government to
“She understands many of the factors
that affect Council activities,” she said.
“Dr Marks’ work as executive director
of communities for the former Barkly
Shire Council also means she has an
understanding of the special relationship
the Council has with its constituents in
outlying areas, not just Tennant Creek.
“In conjunction with councillors, I am
looking forward to building the next
chapter in the history of the Barkly region
with a new council name reflecting the
wider interests of the organisation and a
Dr Marks, who moved to Tennant last
year, is heading up a dedicated team with
a mixture of experienced managers and
new senior management members which
gives the council a good base to build on.
“While Tennant Creek remains a major
focus of council activities, the communi-
ties also need a strong focus to continue
to build on council services that their
residents rely on and which we are re-
sponsible for providing,” she said.
New CEO for
DRUG detection dogs outed
seven people carrying canna-
bis during a four-day opera-
tion last week.
Police from the Substance Abuse
Intelligence Desk (SAID) teamed
up with officers from the Tennant
Creek Investigation Unit as part of
an effort to prevent the trafficking of
illicit substances through the Barkly
region. They were assisted by four
drug-detection dogs - Yona, Archie,
Leo and Viper.
All passengers, cars, trucks and
buses were screened as they passed
by the Three Ways intersection.
Superintendent Daniel Bacon
from the Tennant Creek and Barkly
Division said from last Thursday
through to Sunday, 83 people were
breath tested with one returning a
low range positive test.
There were four traffic infringe-
ment notices and seven drug in-
fringement notices issued while
151 litres of alcohol and 15 grams
of cannabis were seized.
Detection dogs sniff out drug culprits
A TROPICAL low caused heavy rains
in the south-western Barkly this
week, prompting the Bureau of Me-
teorology to issue a ‘severe weather
A spokesperson said desert areas can’t
handle too much water before there’s local-
ised flooding, including flash floods.
The warning was issued on Wednesday
although by late afternoon the low had
weakened as it moved towards the Western
Pastoralists are pleased with the wet season
Ray Aylett from Muckaty Station said he
had recorded nearly 460mm of rain so far
“The more water the better,” he said.
“Last year we only got 167mm for the whole
wet so we’re really happy.
“Although stations to the east haven’t done
so well, I’ve heard it has been quite dry in
places like Brunette Downs.”
While the rain slowed down in Tennant
Creek yesterday and today, more is expected
on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Rain pleases pastoralists
Photos by KYM BOTT.
HEAVEN SENT: Muckaty Station is looking cleaner and greener after good rainfall
this year. Wouldn’t it be a great shame to spoil the beautiful view with a ugly, toxic
nuclear waste dump?
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