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Now it’s greener on their side of the footy fence

By OSCAR PERRI Santa Teresa was a ghost town on Thursday afternoon, with the whole community joining in the celebration down at the football ground...

Culture and country meet … skate-boarding

By KIERAN FINNANE “You can find yourself freely, rolling on four wheels. It’s a self discipline thing to do. It’s also some form of mediation...

Santa Teresa wins housing class action against NT Government

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Some 70 residents of Santa Teresa (pictured) have a win as the Administrative Tribunal finds the NT Government is obliged to provide habitable housing in remote communities and has pursued tenants over "dodgy debts" of over a million dollars.

 

UPDATE Feb 28: Statement by Housing Minister Gerry McCarthy.

 

UPDATE 4.10pm February 28 Rent agreement across the NT likely to be invalid "not with the paper they are written on".

Tassie's flash MONA embraces Metal from The Centre

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Listening to metal music from the desert was a well-received contrast for the mostly affluent-looking patrons at Hobart's MONA gallery, reports RAINER CHLANDA. Photo of Southeast lead guitarist Gavin Hayes by Duncan Giblin.

Horses perish near Santa Teresa

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Usually reliable water hole ran dry in fierce heat, reports ROHAN SMYTH on his Facebook site. Photo by RALPH TURNER.

 

UPDATE January 24, 11.30pm CST

The Central Land Council, in a media release, warns of more emergency feral animal culls.

Santa Teresa school principal dies in triple fatality car crash

 

Two school principals from  Indigenous Catholic Community Schools were killed in yesterday morning in a triple fatality on Tiger Brennan Drive in Darwin.
One was Greg Crowe, principal of the Ltyentye Apurte Catholic School in Santa Teresa in Central Australia.  He was aged 72.

The other was the principal of Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School in Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, aged 50.  She had been principal for nearly 23 years. He name was not released for cultural reason.
Bishop Eugene Hurley (pictured) said: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident where the lives of three people were taken.  Two were principals who we knew and loved well and the third was a taxi driver whose family I don’t know.

"The community of Wurrumiyanga has lost a school principal and a leader in her own community.
"Santa Teresa has lost a principal and a much-loved member of the community. He has worked as principal for the past five years."

– Media Release from the Catholic Education Office.

 

 

Democracy is complicated in the shires

 

The new rule prohibiting shire employees from standing for election to the shire council will have a big impact in MacDonnell Shire, with at least five of the 12 councillors opting to stay in their jobs and not run again in the March poll.

In the Rodinga Ward – covering the communities of Amoonguna, Santa Teresa, Titjikala and Finke – this is the case for all four councillors.

The rule seems like a 'no brainer' if you think about conflict of interest issues, but as ever, conditions in remote communities put a different slant on things.

Councillor Joe Rawson lives at Titjikala. He works as an essential services officer (ESO), and will not run again. The rule will "put a big hole in the Rodinga Ward", he said. Does he think other candidates will come forward in the ward?

"It comes down to employment – 99% of employment comes through MacDonnell Shire. To try to get others to nominate who are not on the MacDonnell Shire payroll is very hard ... if they don't have motor vehicles, the shire won't supply motor vehicles. You have to maintain your own vehicle to get to and from the meetings.

"We get an allowance – sitting fees, travel allowance every time we travel , but ... if you do a diff, you might get $700 to come to a meeting but it'll end up costing $1400 to fix the diff." KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

 

Pictured, from top: Councillors Joe Rawson and Roxanne Kenny – he will not stand again but she will.

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