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Call for help with roads disaster

p2446 bush road flooded SM

 

 

His bush council needs $50m to bring roads up to scratch following disastrous rains early this year, writes Adrian Dixon, President of the Central Desert Regional Council.

 

Cuts give Indigenous advancement "uncertain future"

Local government in the bush is grappling with Federal funding cuts, write President Adrian Dixon and CEO Cathryn Hutton, of the Central Desert Regional Council.
 

Shire gets Heart Foundation award

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The Central Desert Shire Council has been recognised for its contribution to tackling heart disease at the 2013 Heart Foundation Healthy Community, writes Adrian Dixon, Shire President.

LETTER: Inauguration of ICTV Channel 601 at Yuendumu

At 5pm CST on April 18 2013, Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) will officially commence full-time broadcasts on its own dedicated channel (601 on VAST). The occasion marks over 30 years of broadcasting in remote Indigenous communities.
Yuendumu, 300 km NW of Alice Springs, is the home of Warlpiri Media (now PAW Media & Communications), who shares with Ernabella (home of EVTV), the historic foundation of Indigenous television in Australia, writes Rita Cattoni, Manager, Indigenous Community Television Limited.

Trying to get the numbers right: rents in remote areas

 

Do statistical averages give a fair picture of rents paid for housing in remote areas? Recently a presentation by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to the Alice Springs Town Council showed that the median weekly rent in MacDonnell and Central Desert Shires was $25 and $20. Territory Housing suggested that "the amounts quoted by ABS reflect an individual’s payment of rent under the “poll tax” method rather than a cumulative total of household rent received in line with the Remote Rent Framework". KIERAN FINNANE seeks further information.

 

 

Desert shrinks get global gong

 

If the term psychotherapy conjures for many the image of a bearded
Sigmund Freud in early 20th century Vienna putting his patients on the
couch, the Sixth World Congress for Psychotherapy has a mind-expanding
surprise in store. Aptly titled World Dreaming, the event in Sydney on
August 26 will honour with its Sigmund Freud Award the contribution to
the field of psychotherapy by Aboriginal ngangkari (traditional healers)
from the Pit Lands in Central Australia. Pictured are
ngangkari Iluwanti Ken, Naomi Kantjurin and Maringka Burton (photo
by RHETT HAMMERTON) and Toby Ginger, Rupert Peter and Andy Tjilari
(photo by ANGELA LYNCH). Both courtesy NPY Women's Council.

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