Funding from Senator Simon Birmingham (pictured) to run three outback crèches now goes to the Alice Springs Group School Management Council, not to the Central Desert Regional Council. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
A new School Attendance Policy adopted by the Central Desert Regional Council ensures that activities for school aged kids run by the Council on nights preceding school days are finished by no later than 8.30pm. It also mobilises council resources such as Night Patrol to help get kids home at night. And council will not support community events and sporting carnivals that interrupt school days.