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2014 Nursing and Midwifer y Excellence Awards
Award Recipients and Nominees
Tina White - Nurse/Midwife of the Year
Lesley Scott - Education, Research and Innovation
Susan Dalkie - Hospital Care
Clancy Tucker - Graduate Nurse of the Year
Elaine McArthur - Administrator’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement
Pauline Howard - Aged, Disability and Residential Care
Sandra Markovich - Enrolled Nurse
Raelene Carroll - Leadership
Natalie Colmer - Mental Health
Tina White - Midwifery
Dorian Dent - Primary Health Care
Martina Grimshaw - Remote Health
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Budget 2014 will save a family with three children up to $2145 a year through a boost to
sports vouchers, increased childcare subsidies and the $150 Back to School payment.
Sports Voucher Scheme
The Government has boosted the highly successful Spor ts Voucher
scheme, increasing the annual payment from $75 to $200 per child.
The Spor ts Voucher will now cover activities such as dance, music
lessons and other ar tistic and cultural pursuits to ensure Territory
kids can par ticipate in their favourite spor t or recreational activity.
The scheme will also be expanded to cover swimming lessons
for children aged up to five years not enrolled in school, who
have completed the Government’s Under 5 Water Safety
Visit www.spor tvoucher.nt.gov.au to find out more.
The Budget increases the childcare subsidy by 10%, meaning it
now contributes about $1445 per year towards the cost of day care
for a child under two. The subsidy will also cover family day care,
meaning an additional 1000 Territory children will be eligible.
Back to School Payment
In addition, the $6.6 million Back to School payment will continue to
provide $150 payments per student across all Territory schools to
help parents with expenses such as school uniforms and textbooks.
For a family of three children, two school aged and one under
two in child care, this equates to a savings of $2145 to the
Helping the family budget by $2145
BUDGET 2014 -15
Securing Our Children’s Future
ADA Beasley has joined the Barkly
Ms Beasley was the only person to
nominate for the vacancy in the Alyawarr
Ward. She was declared ‘elected unop-
posed’ by the NT Electoral Commission
BRC President Barb Shaw congratu-
lated Ms Beasley on her election and said
she looked forward to working with her.
“Ms Beasley is well known in her com-
munity and we are really pleased to have
her on board,” she said.
Ms Beasley, from Epenarra, attended
her first meeting yesterday as the Council
met in Arlparra.
New councillor for Barkly
Challenge nominations to close
A WOMAN was followed by a man
then grabbed from behind late on
She managed to break free from the
offender’s grip and fled the area.
Constable First Class Paul Parkanyi
said the 20-year-old woman was walking
along Pinnacles Road at around 11:10pm
on Tuesday when an unknown man began
“The victim continued to walk in a
southerly direction and turned the corner
when the offender grabbed the woman
from behind. The woman broke free from
the offender s grip and fled the area.
“He is described as being of Aboriginal
appearance, approximately 30-years-old,
athletic build, 182cm tall, black shoulder
length wavy hair with a full face beard.
“He was wearing a dark coloured base-
ball cap, a grey t-shirt and dark jeans.”
Police are now calling for public as-
sistance, they’re asking anyone who may
have witnessed this incident or anyone
who may have further information, to
contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stop-
pers on 1800 333 000.
Meanwhile, police have urged people
to be aware of their surroundings at all
times, especially at night.
“Make sure you stay in well-lit popu-
lated areas and if possible carry or mobile
phone,” Constable First Class Parkanyi
Man sought for
assault on woman
urged to join in Any-
Challenge with nomi-
nations closing in just
Organiser Jemma Pater-
son said teams of four to
six participants need to
register for the four-week
challenge beginning on
“This is about encourag-
ing everyone to walk ,”
“It is cheap, easy, achiev-
able and the weather at the
moment is just perfect.”
“Pedometers will be
given out and there will
be spot prizes for those
spotted out walking with
“There all be other prizes
Jemma said the challenge
is free to join.
For more information
call Sport and Rec on
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