A huge crowd came to Tennant Creek to watch the 2014 Barkly AFL Grand Final on the weekend. The Sporties Spitfires played a solid four quarters and held a strong margin against the Hawks from Elliot, and took home the championship trophy. The Best on Ground and Leading Goal Kicker awards both went to Andrew Baker from the Spitfires. Check out the highlights and what the coaches had to say about the grand final match.
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(All photo’s courtesy Paddy Gibson and Matty Day)
Family and supporters of the Alice Springs Whitegate community turned out in numbers on Monday morning to challenge the Territory Government decision to turn off their water supply.
About 60 protestors gathered outside the office of the NT Community Services Minister Bess Price with signs claiming “water is a human right… and “turn on the tap”
Local sculptor and Whitegate supporter Dan Murphy told the gathering that the government’s action was a shame job.
The Federal Minister responsible for Aboriginal and Islander Australians says any new program funding must deliver outcomes which make a difference… including more Aboriginal people in employment.
Territory Senator Nigel Scullion says there are many organisations providing services which are not actually making any difference for Aboriginal people.
The founder of Australia’s First Nations Political Party has blasted the Northern Territory Government over its treatment of traditional owners living at the Whitegate camp in Alice Springs.
Maurie Japarta Ryan says he was asked by the residents at Whitegate to visit the camp… which is just outside town boundary. …and the experience had deeply saddened him.
The peak Central Australian organisation responsible for providing services to Alice Springs town camps says Whitegate is a remnant of what town camps used to look like…. and its residents have now become forgotten people.
Tangentyere Council CEO Walter Shaw is calling on all parties with responsibilities for the welfare of the Whitegate camp residents… to come on board and hold the Giles CLP Government responsible to find a lasting solution.
The Desert Harmony Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary in the Barkley region with a two week lineup of guest performers and cultural activites. The festival ended with BamFest 2014 which had musicians from all over the country come to Tennant Creek to take part. The Barkley Desert Divas showcased their original songs while students from Griffith University in Brisbane teamed up with the Winanjjikari Music Centre for a musical collaboration. Warren H Williams made a suprise performance while acts like Rayella, Sandridge Band and Tjintu Desert Band rocked out for a massive audience.
Australia is currently going through an unprecedented period of change in its attitude to its Aboriginal Peoples and their Culture…. opening up new possibilities for everyone.
The quality of this change and the extent to which it is embraced by the population at large will depend in the first instance upon reliable information about what has been attempted in the past, both what has succeeded and what has failed.
The Conference is being held at the Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, 24 /25 /26 September. Email enquiries should be addressed to John Strehlow at email@example.com
The explosion of a 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste stored at a remote American dump earlier this year is a frightening reminder of the potential hazards associated with storing nuclear waste.
The explosion left the facility closed for months and according to the LA Times raised questions about the ability to safely manage other nuclear waste containers buried at the site.
With the Abbott and now Giles CLP Government keen to locate a nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory, the Member for the Barkly Gerry McCarthy has warned traditional owners to be wary of politicians offering money.
After Tony Abbott’s comments that colonisation was Australia’s “defining moment”, Warren Mundine raises his voice to say it was a “disastrous moment”.