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Funding is available for projects that assist industry and
business to plan and establish practices and systems that
support Indigenous Territorians to get and stay in jobs.
This year, priority will be given to initiatives that strengthen
the capacity of small and medium enterprises as employers
of Indigenous Territorians.
Business, Aboriginal organisations, industry bodies and
not for profit organisations are eligible to apply.
To find out more about the Indigenous Workforce
Participation Initiatives Program (IWPIP) visit
Applications close 9am, Monday 12 May 2014.
Indigenous workforce participation
grant funding opportunity
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Head lice are small insects that live on
the scalp and lay eggs (nits) on the hair
and make the scalp itchy. Head lice are
common in children.
Medicated treatments to kill lice and nits
are available, at the chemist, however,
there is resistance to over-the-counter
insecticide shampoos and lotions.
Another option is to apply a thick layer of
conditioner and leave it for 30 mins then
comb the hair with a nit comb.
If you use conditioner, apply the product
to dry hair. For shampoos, wet the hair,
but use the least amount of water possible.
This method can be used every second
day until no live lice have been found for
Medicated insecticide treatment must
involve two applications, seven days apart.
Each time you need to use a lice treatment
change the brand as this provides more
There is no need to treat the whole family,
unless they also have head lice.
You will need to have clean clothes to
change into when you have done the
treatments, then you will need to wash
pillowslips and all bedding on the hot cycle
and dry in the sun. Also put mattresses
and hats out in the sun. All combs and
hairbrushes can be cleaned in boiling
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
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Graders - Trucks - Loaders
Full contingent of Plant and Equipment for:
• Sealing of Roads
• Bulk Earthworks • Dam Building
• Pastoral Land Clearing
For enquiries please call:
Jim Phillips - 0417 834 574
Allan Hull - (08) 8962 2056
Ofce - (08) 8962 1039
A FUNERAL in Ten-
nant Creek was post-
poned for a day as
Sorry Camp was held
for a man who died in
Police said a 28-year-old
man had been swimming
in the Georgina River with
friends ten days ago.
Friends reported the mat-
ter to police when he failed
His body was located the
Police are preparing a
report for the Coroner.
A PROGRAM that re-engages youth in education and em-
ployment has proved to be a big hit with young people.
Youth Connections began operating the federally-funded program
in Tennant Creek last October.
Kellie Rogers and Pauline Smith have about 25 participants so far,
although there’s room for more.
Offering assistance and support to youth aged between 12-19 years,
Youth Connections helps with whatever is required whether it is ob-
taining a birth certificate or driver’s licence, helping a student go to
boarding school, finding work or assistance with Centrelink issues.
Located at the back of the Marks Arcade (next to the ANZ bank),
young people can go in and ask for help or they can be referred by
relatives or Centrelink.
Kellie says most youth become disengaged through boredom.
“We believe that by working together with all youth services in town
we can combine our powers and create a very active, youth-focussed
calendar offering ways for young people to participate,” she said.
“That could be involvement in sporting events or attendance at
sexual health workshops.
Youth Connections is partnered with Group Training NT (GTNT)
and is assisting with the rollout of the Willpower program that aims
to improve and strengthen engagement with schools and education
through sport and activities.
Even though the program is in its fledgling days, it has already been
hailed a success.
“Close to half of the young people who are part of our program have
already made big progress,” Kellie said.
“Some have returned to school after being severely disengaged
and others have strengthened their engagement with the community.
“It has been extremely rewarding to be a part of that journey with
them and it’s amazing to see the improvements in their self esteem
over such a short period of time.
“We hope that by spreading the word, we’ll be able to help even
more young people.”
New program connects with youth
Kellie Rogers (back
left) and Pauline
people to visit Youth
Connections at the
back of the Marks
Arcade in Tennant
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