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Community left stranded Young talent time with only one bag of rice

GOVE’S Got Talent Quest was held in a packed Nhulunbuy To w n H a l l l a s t Saturday, April 6. Pictured here are the winners from the day; First prize: Beatboxer Lauren Ritchie (second from left), Second: Band the NEAL Boys (back), Third:Dancer E m i l y Ta n k a r d (middle); and Fourth: Dance group the Rangi Boys (front). More photos and story from the talented turnout inside, page 4, 10 and 11.

FIFTEEN people were left stranded with only one small bag of rice between them after a rapidly rising river cut-off the supply route to their remote community. Residents of the Balma Outstation, near Gapuwiyak, alerted Nhulunbuy police to their situation late last Wednesday, April 3, days after their hamlet was cut-off following a torrential downpour over the Easter Long Weekend. Staff from Gapuwiyak Aged and Disability Service were called to assist with delivering emergency aid, including a box of food, to the outstation using a light aircraft during an already planned respite trip. A Gapuwiyak local mentioned to the Arafura Times that although supply lines to Balma were cut, the community lies in the heart of buffalo and barramundi country, and so they would have had some decent options for food even if their rice had run out. Although weather forecasters have suggested the wet season may be drawing to a close, police said this incident was still a timely reminder for all East Arnhem Land residents to remember to have a cyclone kit prepared in case of emergency. “A cyclone kit filled with non-perishable goods and other emergency supplies such as batteries is a necessity for residents to be ready for the extreme weather conditions of the Top End,” a police spokesman said.

Loss of dentist leaves big hole to fill By MATT GARRICK LOCALS are sinking their teeth into the fact that pretty soon Nhulunbuy could be without a private dentist. Forking out for flights to Darwin or Cairns for dental work could be the worst-case scenario for privatelypaying patients, if officials can’t work out how to bring a dentist into the town full-time. Although a government-appointed public dentist will remain in the region, this service is primarily for minors under 18-years-old and government concession card users. Also, the public dentist is not based full-time in Nhulunbuy, due to commitments travelling around to service the entire region. Fly-in, fly-out private dentist Dr

Anand Patel, who goes by the name Dr Anand, will be discontinuing his services in May, enough time for him to finish off all his existing appointments. No new appointments can be made to see a private dentist in Nhulunbuy at this stage, with plans for what’s next still up in the air. The Northern Territory Government had a 12-month contract with Dr Anand, which meant he was granted a subsidy for his weekly flights to and from Darwin. Dr Anand said after the year came to a close, he was ready to withdraw. “It took a heavy toll on my health and well being, travelling back and forth all the time.” Over recent years Nhulunbuy hasn’t had a good run of retaining

private dentists, and Dr Anand’s departure poses the question of what should be done to fix this problem. “It’s unfortunate and I’m not really sure what they should do now,” Dr Anand said. “I don’t think the population of Gove is big enough to take on a full-time practice, and it’s difficult for someone to move in here and make it a home, due to the transient nature of the town and the lease agreement that is in place.” A spokesperson for the Northern Territory Health Minister Robyn Lambley told Arafura Times the government was committed to a private dental service in Gove. “We’re still involved in discussions with Dr Anand.” With the government confirming

their position of working towards getting Gove a stable dental practice, Dr Anand said it was also the responsibility of the town’s lease owner to take hold of the situation. “Pacific Aluminium need to come to the party here as well. “They need to put in more effort trying to establish a full-time dental service. It’s not just the government’s responsibility; private enterprises and businesses need to chip in as well.” Local MLA Lynne Walker said residents can do their bit to keep private businesses like Dr Anand’s dentist studio alive, simply by buying locally. “Part of the issue is, people do need to try and support a local business. “That’s what keeps businesses here. “So long as people keep doing their

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shopping outside of town, seeking their health care outside of town or taking their business elsewhere, it will hurt local businesses. “And there’s no doubt local businesses do have bigger operating costs here, compared to Darwin or Sydney or Cairns, but that’s just the way it is when you operate a business remotely.” Dr Anand said that with the cost of having to travel into Gove every week, despite the government subsidy, the business was not completely financially viable. As for the future of the region’s private dental service, Dr Anand mentioned a few possibilities as a solution; including a sharing system where a few dentists alternate in the position, on a fly-in fly-out roster.


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Young leaders achieve their dreams THE Winners of the 2013 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards were officially announced at a gala presentation in Darwin last Saturday night, with two of our talented East Arnhem youths shining through. Lionel Garawirrtja (left) and Evelyna Dhamarrandji (right), who both hail from the Elcho Island community of Galiwin’ku, were announced as award winners of their consecutive categories.

Mr Garawirrtja scored the Charles Darwin University Arts Award and Ms Dhamarrandji the 2013 Shorelands Group Indigenous Achievement Award. Evelyna, a Youth, Sport and Recreation supervisor for the East Arnhem Shire Council, was nominated by her Manager Mel Fajerman as a testament to her hard work and leadership in the community. “Evelyna continues to inspire me and others with their passion and dedication to working with young people,” Ms Fajerman said. “She is a born leader. “Evelyna takes on challenges and

thrives on her ability to make a difference with individuals as well as at a community and regional level.” A spokesperson from the Young Achievers Awards team said Evelyna has been a driving force in work towards developing the first Galiwin’ku Youth Council. “Through her achievements and as a role model to other indigenous youth, Evelyna has successfully been selected for several leadership and sporting opportunities interstate and regionally.” At the awards presentation, Evelyna and Lionel were presented with $2000 and a magnificent trophy.

Chief Minister Adam Giles attended the awards, presenting two Young Achievers with their trophies as well as officially launching National Youth Week which runs from April 5-14. “I’d like to congratulate all those young Territorians who were nominated, not just the eventual winners,” Mr Giles said. “There were a record number of nominations for this year’s NT Young Achiever Awards so to be nominated alone is a remarkable achievement. “The Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards applaud leadership, vision, commitment and the pursuit of excellence.

“The Awards highlight the amazing efforts and success of our young people who are making meaningful contributions to our communities.” Mr Giles said the awards helped to shine a spotlight on the talents of our youth, and showcase the young Territorians who will become our leaders of tomorrow.

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NEW YORK BOUND: Gemma Church (second from left) and Australia’s other Global Voices delegates meet with Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin.

From the Top End to the UN A FORMER Nhulunbuy resident has been selected to represent Australia at a United Nations forum in New York in May. Charles Darwin University student Gemma Church is one of just six Australians selected as part of the Global Voices program to participate in the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from May 20 to 31. Gemma said her hope was she would be challenged to learn new information, discover her voice, pursue what she believes in and be inspired to make a difference upon her return. “It will be fascinating to hear the multitude of perspectives tabled by delegates from around the world on issues relevant to Indigenous people.” Gemma has taken on the research project ‘Indigenous students in remote communities: culturally relevant policy and pedagogy for improved educational outcomes’ as part of

her preparation for the program. “Not only is this an area of great interest to me as a Territorian, but it also will help me engage more critically and with greater depth with proceedings in New York.” The research took her to Canberra recently where she met with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda, among others. “I was inspired by Mick Gooda and (former ATSI Social Justice Commissioner Dr) Tom Calma, who shared some of their vast knowledge and experience in Indigenous topics.” Gemma, who was born in the Kimberley but grew up in Nhulunbuy before relocating to Darwin, said her lifelong interaction with community organisations had influenced her decision to pursue teaching.

“Issues regarding Indigenous schooling have been topical for as long as I can remember,” she said. “Global Voices will give me an opportunity to increase the public’s awareness about some of the issues and complexities that young people in remote locations face.” It is the first overseas trip for Gemma, a high achiever who is in the final phases of a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning/Bachelor of Applied Science program. “It will be a huge learning experience that will allow me to become a more informed, critical and culturally competent teacher and young leader.” Gemma is being sponsored by Charles Darwin University to attend the forum. “I’m hoping that the combination of the New York experience, my final classroom practical and a few years’ teaching will give me a sense of direction for later on.”


School test results reveal a flawed system A PROMINENT Nhulunbuy educator says last week’s NAPLAN (National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy) results, which compared students’ tests scores across the country, are “a terrible way of comparing schools from up here”. Principal of Nhulunbuy Christian College Steve Venour said that, although he was encouraged by his school’s results, NAPLAN was of much-more relevance to compare schools in cities like Sydney and Melbourne. “It’s a terrible way of comparing schools from up here, where we have Homelands schools who are dealing with much-broader social and cultural backgrounds than what we may see in the city or townships.” Mr Venour said the NAPLAN method of testing children, while the results could be useful internally, was a very limited way of comparing schools against each other. “It’s also terrible for the selfesteems of the students of these remote schools. “Homelands schools are progressing in many different ways that may not be reflected through the methods used by NAPLAN.” The Federal Government study rated students from across the nation

on literacy and numeracy levels, with Nhulunbuy and East Arnhem Land producing a mixed bag of results. The testing system collects its data by studying the test results in numeracy and literacy of certain school year groups. The NAPLAN results revealed that NCC was a statistical leader of the region. The school scored well, showing multiple student groups were above the national average in numeracy, grammar and punctuation and reading. Conversely, remote schools of East Arnhem Land fared the poorest of the region, with schools in Gapuwiyak, Yirrkala, Milingimbi and Angurugu posting results which said they were falling behind the national grade point average in all the tested subjects. NAPLAN is a point-in-time measure of a selection of students (Year levels 3, 5, 7 and 9), and does not provide a comprehensive measurement of students’ abilities. Although this is the case, the latest results showed that Nhulunbuy Primary School’s year five group was placed above the national average for writing skills. The school was also close to the national average for multiple other

grade groups and subjects. Nhulunbuy High School scored slightly below the national average for their Year 7 and Year 9 groups, bar Year 9 reading, which gripped close to the national average. The vast majority of students in remote Homelands schools in the NT are learning English as a second or sometimes third language, said Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of Education Eva Lawler. “This is a significant factor in the results, particularly in the early years where students English language learning is beginning. “Attendance is also a factor; students who attend school regularly have a better chance of doing well,” said Ms Lawler. Mr Venour said: “Compared with other Arnhem schools, at NCC we have a much-more homogeneous student population; most have English as their first language.” A spokesperson for NT Minister for Education Peter Chandler said it was important to note that the performance of schools can be measured in many ways, and it was important to compare like schools with like schools. “This latest release has shown that NT schools are performing well when comparing them to other

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Students from Nhulunbuy Christian College Thomas Davis, Sarah Maag, Jade Erasmus, Hannah Rika, (Braedon O’Brien obscured) and Elise Djerrkura. NCC recently scored well in a test rating litercacy and numeracy rates across Australia. schools with students from statistically similar backgrounds. “The NT’s ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage)

value is lower than the national average and illustrates the high level of socioeducational disadvantage in the NT relative to the rest of Australia.”

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Councillor Mavis Daŋanbarr and her granddaughter holding up new street signs the shire has had printed for Galiwin’ku. They show some of the lettering that the NT Place Names Committee refuses to put on maps. Photo courtesy: ABC. ing of Yolngu letters was a wider EAST Arnhem Shire Council has culture,” she said. “We’ve been using our language problem than just street names, and “ignored” requests by the Northern Territory Government to use only much more and for a much longer was weakening the language. She said the modified letters, English language lettering on their time than English . . . in this comwhich could change a word’s prostreet signs. munity. nunciation and meaning, weren’t “This is not good enough. The Place Names Committee of “We want to be able to write our even officially allowed to be used the Northern Territory, an arm of in a child’s name at school. the NT Government, have frustrated language properly.” The traditional language used on “The NT Government has told residents of Elcho Island by ruling they could not use anything except Elcho Island and much of north-east them that they’ve got to use the NGs and ignore the underlined letters and normal English letters for their new Arnhem Land is Yolngu. street sign names. Member of the Place Names the ‘a’ with the dots on it.” “So, even in the schools, the kids Residents have said they were Committee Garry West said upset because they could not use the committee uses Australian are losing that understanding, for letters that have been modified for standards to make sure addresses their own names even.” But Ms Thurlow said the comare consistent and can be readily their traditional language. munity will partially get its wish East Arnhem Shire council- identified and located. “This is of particular impor- because the East Arnhem Shire lor Kaye Thurlow said the street names for a new subdivision of the tance to avoid confusion in the has “ignored” the committee and Galiwin’ku community included provision of services such as police, printed up street signs with Yolngu Yolngu letters, such as the com- emergency, postal and delivery letters. “But it won’t appear on the bined NG symbol. services,” Mr West said. Ms Thurlow said the disregard- official maps,” she said. “This is our language; this is our

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NEWS GOVE’S GOT TALENT: Members of fourth place winning dance group the Rangi Boys; Terrance Maymuru, Jacob Yunupingu and Richard Mununggurr.

Beatboxer steals show in young talent time

IT had all the makings of the Australian Olympic Games Opening Ceremony; sweet youngsters singing songs, dancers in spandex and indigenous youth performing happy music. Although the stage in Nhulunbuy Town Hall was a little smaller than the Olympic Stadium, the skill showcased at Gove’s Got Talent Quest last Saturday, April 6, was still just as soaring. Around 15 diverse acts performed on the afternoon hosted by Anglicare, including dancers, a violin recital and a beatboxer who stole the show.

Singer Alice O’Grady kicked off the proceedings, with her well-honed version of Taylor Swift’s pop hit, Sparks Fly. Human beatbox Lauren Ritchie was up next, displaying her huge range of vocal craziness to an enraptured crowd. If it’s any indication of how much it was enjoyed, Lauren ended up winning the talent quest’s first prize of $500 on the day. Second place went to band the NEAL Boys, from Yirrkala, whose spark and energy charmed the judges

into awarding them the $350 silver. Bronze award of $250 went to dancer Emily Tankard, who choreographed her own dance number, and leaped and pirouetted her way into the judges hearts. Other acts included a stirring performance of Ben E King’s Stand By Me by the Yirrkala Girls, a recital by violinist Ella Staude, Aussie Idol-style sing-offs from Lincoln Teagle and Emma Rogers and creative

dance routines by Ashley Verrall, the NEAL Boys and kids from Yirrkala’s Clontarf Academy. Anglicare Program Manager for Youth Karen Ella-Bird said the organisation decided to hold the talent quest to bring the community together. “There’s so much talent in this region, so by holding this event we got to showcase it to the general public. “It’s also a great opportunity for those talented young people to gain some exposure and, you

never know, it could motivate them towards heading down a satisfying career path.” Gove’s Got Talent was held in conjunction with the beginning of National Youth Week, seven days celebrating and recognising the value of all young Australians to their communities by giving them an opportunity to express their ideas and opinions. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 from across Australia get involved in National Youth Week each year.

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MORE than 7700 drivers were breath-tested across the Northern Territory during the Easter Road Safety Campaign, Operation Crossroads. Here in Nhulunbuy, three alleged drink-driving offenders will face court after being booked as part of the campaign during the Easter Long Weekend. A 32-year-old man from Yirrkala, a 35-yearold from Ski Beach and a 26-year-old from Gove were all pulled over and charged with medium range drink-driving offences after failing breath-tests. NT Police said they provided a high profile police presence throughout the Territory during

the course of the national campaign, and addressed all the major causes of road deaths and injuries including drink driving, speeding, fatigue and inattention and seatbelts. Acting Commander Mark Christopher of the Traffic and Specialist Services Command said he was pleased to report that there were no fatalities on the roads this Easter, with the majority of drivers taking responsibility for their actions on the roads. “Overall most motorists were careful this Easter on our NT roads and it was great to see a significant decline in drink driving offences, however police still detected 24 drink driving offences, which remains a

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great concern to us. “One drink driver is too many on our roads, that 24 people were caught drink driving over this period is frankly disappointing. “Thankfully, tragedy was averted over the holiday period, and we reached our operation objective of minimising casualty crashes and associated trauma during the Easter break.” Over 190 drivers were issued with traffic infringement notices across the Territory; 56 for speeding, 15 for licence offences and 122 for other traffic offences.

Road Safety With school holidays upon us, police have warned residents to remain vigilant on our roads, and watch out for children. They asked for locals to beware of varying road conditions, always drive to the speed limit and keep a good lookout for kids on the road. Also, police have urged both adults and children to always wear a helmet when riding a bike, or else be prepared to face an on-the-spot $25 fine.

A police spokesperson said everybody needed to wear a helmet, kids at all time and adults when they’re riding on the road. Key Register Nhulunbuy Police are currently trying to update their Keyholder Register, a register of all the business contacts in town. Police said it was important for them to have current, up-to-date contact details of all businesses in town, should their premises be broken into. Keyholders are usually the manager or second-in-charge, who police would contact if their premises was broken into or if an alarm was activated. Forms to update the information can be collected at Nhulunbuy Police Station, or for more info contact (8987 1333).


Kava crackdown continues

ant notified police with details of this shipment being delivered up from Sydney. Since January 2012, local police have seized more than an estimated 1.5 tonnes of kava in East Arnhem Land, a quantity valued at around $1.5 million if sold in remote communities. Kava is available in all Australian states but is illegal in the Northern Territory due to the social problems it inflicts on the remote communities of Arnhem Land. A ban on importing more than 2kg of the drug into Australia has been in place since 2007.

End in sight for Aboriginal land claim

IN a year set to celebrate the 50th anniversary since the birth of Aboriginal land rights claims happened here in Yirrkala, a town on the edge of Arnhem Land looks close to finding resolution for theirs. The Federal Government have introduced legislation which gives effect to the settlement agreement for the Jabiru native title claim; the longest running native title claim in the Northern Territory. The Aboriginal Land Rights and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 has formalised settlement arrangements for the Jabiru claim area, which is situated within the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and includes the Jabiru township. Under the agreement, Mirarr traditional ownership of Jabiru will be recognised by the scheduling of Jabiru and surrounding land under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. Executive officer of the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation, which represents the Mirrar traditional owners,

Justin O’Brien said the legislation has provided certainty to everyone with a stake in the region. “Once the scheduling is done, once the Jabiru area is added to the Land Rights Act, negotiations can commence to issue a head lease over the town and, ultimately, withdraw the long-running native title claim over the town,” he said. Business operators have been worried about what would happen to the town when the head lease expired in 2021. Mr O’Brien said the new law meant traditional owners could drop their native title claim. “This is an important step in providing a greater security of tenure for business, for government, for traditional owners and for industry in Jabiru,” he said. Jabiru has established itself as a thriving township that services Kakadu National Park as a tourist destination as well as the nearby Ranger uranium mine. Since 2007, the Australian Government has handed back 42,225 square kilometres of land to traditional owners under the Land Rights Act.

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Yirrkala pawpaw crop ravaged by pests EAST Arnhem Land’s number one enemy has struck again. A scourge to home and agricultural owners and operators around the region, the Giant Northern Termite (or Mastotermes darwiniensis) is one Northern Australia’s most destructive pests. And this wet season, it has ravaged Yirrkala

banana farmer Bruce Patterson’s pawpaw crop. Mr Patterson said the unseasonally dry weather seemed to have made the situation with the termites extra bad this year. “We’ve lost quite a few citrus trees and it’s gone right through our paw-paw block. “They’ve eaten the whole lot of our tropical

spinach as well, it’s all gone.” This latest setback comes just six months after the farm had to let its local indigenous workers go, after its banana plants contracted Panama disease. “We had about 15 acres of bananas and the Panama disease has spread through the farm

POWER OUTAGE Date Thursday, April 11, 2013 Time 0830 – 1700 Areas affected: Subs 5, 10, 22, 29 and 40 Acacia Close Banyan Road 23 to 89 odds, 28 to 40 and 52 to 64 evens Cassia Close Corallita Avenue Ferntree Close Gungunnu Close Jasper Road 57-61 odds, 42-50 evens Lillipilli Close Melaleuka Close

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and reduced the productivity here, so most of the farm we’ve run the slasher over it and only kept about two acres,” Mr Patterson said at the time. At current, baits were being laid on the farm to try and eradicate the termite pest. “The main thing we do is try and make baits out of radiata pine, and get them to go in the baits and then we hit them with some poison once they’re in there. “But they’d rather eat our trees at the moment, they don’t seem to want to go into the baits, so we’re not going to have much success getting rid of them.” One positive point for the farm has been the recent downpours (336mm fell in the region between March 25 and 31) which the farmer said he had been waiting for a long time. “This must’ve been one of our driest wet seasons. “The recent rain seems to have made a difference with the termite problem already.” Director of Special Projects for Arnhem Land Pest Control David Suter said the termites were also prevalent in houses around the region at this time of year. “The biggest problem we’ve had are when they get into wooden structures - they’re voracious. “In some situations, because of the cost of construction in Gove, people don’t see termite protection as an important

Yirrkala Banana Farmer Bruce Patterson says this has been one of the worst wet seasons on record.

RIGHT: Great Northern Termites have ravaged the Yirrkala Banana Farm’s pawpaw crop. issue; until their house has been eaten through to the guts.” The CSIRO have cited that the Giant Northern Termite will attack almost anything including wood, plastic, electric cables, leather, wool, bitumen and rubber. “They can demolish buildings and devastate gardens, crops

and orchards,” the CSIRO release said. Some tips for people to protect their homes from termites include: • Taking care to cleanup around the outside of the property, • Ensuring drainage pipes from hot water systems, air conditioners, leaking taps, etc, are not dripping into soil or

flower beds as moist soil attracts termites, • Fix all leaking pipes or water damage around the house promptly, • Do not store untreated timber such as firewood up against the home, and •Have regular pest inspections, at least annually, carried out to check for termite infestation.

Traditional Owners in talks over nuke dump EAST Arnhem Land Traditional Owners are continuing talks with the federal government about building a radioactive waste dump on a Northern Territory cattle station. Northern Land Council (NLC) Chairman and Yirrkala Bark Petition signatory Wali Wunungmurra has said formal talks have begun into a proposed site to be used on a section of land on the remote Muckaty Station. NLC have been involved in discussions relating to the proposal since 2007, when, on behalf of Ngapa clan traditional owners, they nominated a small area within Muckaty Station to be considered as a possible site for the facility. Negotiations over the plans took an international turn last week, with traditional land owners travelling to Spain to tour a nuclear waste facility. NLC officials and traditional owners joined commonwealth representatives on the tour of the El Cabril nuclear waste depot. Beyond Nuclear Initiative coordinator Natalie Wasley has said to take this trip was extreme and costly. “To take a big trip overseas at quite a cost is really surprising,” Ms Wasley has told media. “It seems any information sharing about the company that is intended to build (the dump) . . . could be done by less-expensive methods.” Indigenous groups against the plan have been challenging this proposal in the Federal Court. Earlier this year, Ms Wasley said targeting remote

communities because a government considers them politically vulnerable was an international embarrassment and a domestic disgrace. “It will not work,” she said. The consultation process over the site is expected to continue into next year. Muckaty Station, also known as Warlmanpa, is a 2380-square-kilometre Aboriginal freehold landholding, 110km north of Tennant Creek, and approximately 800km south of Darwin.


Politician waters down ‘cronyism’ claims THE Territory Government have been accused of “cronyism” for ignoring a court decision and permitting a CLP candidate, whose electorate would cover East Arnhem Land, to extract a huge amount of underground water for her farm. Tina MacFarlane (right), who was chosen as the CLP candidate for the federal seat of Lingiari late last year, will take three gigalitres a year from the Tindal aquifer for the next three years. The three billion litres - taken from a reservoir critical in feeding the Roper River during the dry season - will be used to irrigate her property at Mataranka, 440km south of Darwin. Ms MacFarlane, who wants to Map courtesy

subdivide her farm into two lots, denied she was getting a “political favour” from the CLP Government. “Due process has been followed. “There were no favours.” Ms MacFarlane said less than 20 per cent of the water had been allocated. “This is a good news story about sustainable agriculture,” she said. The application to take the water was lodged in 2005 and rejected by the then Labor Government. Her appeal failed in the Supreme Court in December, but it has been alleged that the Territory’s new CLP administration has granted her a licence anyway. Labor’s Natsha Fyles accused the

Government of “cronyism”. “This decision has the appearance of yet another favour for another CLP mate,” she said. “The decision was not publicly announced - no press release - and it has not been done within any changed policy position or framework. “It is not clear whether anyone else has been given increased water allocations or just the CLP candidate.” Deputy Chief Minister Dave Tollner admitted the water deal “may look bad” but he denied any favouritism was shown. Ms MacFarlane will take on veteran Labor MP Warren Snowdon for the seat of Lingiari, which covers much of Arnhem Land, at the federal election in September. The Amateur Fishermen’s Association of the NT Inc. (AFANT) says it is extremely concerned with the allocation of 5800 megalitres of water to Stylo Station which, it says, is outside the formal water planning process and has the real potential for impact on the rivers relying on the Mataranka-Tindall aquifer; particularly the Roper River system. “Such a large water allocation, which is clearly not constant with the draft Tindall water plan, raises real concerns with the potential impact on the Roper River,” said AFANT president Warren de With. “This process sets a real and negative precedent for unsustainable water allocations in the future not just for the Tindall aquifer but for all water ways.

“The Tindall aquifer was subject to a water management planning process with representatives from all sectors of the community including parstoral, horticulture, conservation, Indigenous, mining community representatives and departmental water planners. “The detailed water allocation plan they developed over 3 years which establishes the process and volumes for water allocations this draft plan has been waiting for ministerial sign off and was completed in November 2011.”

POWER OUTAGE Date Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Time 0830 – 1130 Areas affected: Sub 89 Bunggulwuy Circuit 11 to 35 odds 10 to 26 evens Pacific Aluminium will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice.

Brenden Marchesi High Voltage Supervisor - Town Ph 8987 5242

Rangers get ready to take the helm By JOHN PAPPLE LATE last year, five Dhimurru rangers and a Parks and Wildlife ranger completed Coxswain and Inshore Coxswain training. Another two Dhimurru rangers completed Fisheries Compliance Training. The training has increased the number of Dhimurru Rangers by a third that are qualified to safely operate boats and undertake routine sea country patrols within the IPA. It has also been very important in allowing rangers to better manage sea country within the Indigenous Protected Areas (IPA). With many people using the waters around Nhulunbuy, it is important to ensure they are doing the right thing particularly within the Dhimurru IPA. This training has provided the rangers with knowledge and skills and increased their confidence when being on the water and using boats. Included in the group is Dhimurru’s first female ranger to gain an Inshore Coxswain certification,

POWER OUTAGE Date Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Time 1330 – 1630 Areas affected: Sub 30 ABOVE: Djambatj Pearson, Yupunu Marika, Paul Augustin, Daryl Lacey, John Papple, Ngalkanbuy, Mununggurr, Gathapura Mununggurr. RIGHT: Dhimurru’s first female ranger to gain an Inshore Coxswain certification, Yupunu Marika. Yupunu Marika, which is Development Unit also gave two Dhimurru ranga great achievement. All of the rangers ers the opportunity to will be on the water to meet and train with rangmaintain their skills and ers from other regions of patrol within the IPA. the Territory. During this time they Patrols will focus on protection of sacred learnt about fishery regusites and maintenance of lations in the NT, as well as gained experience and recreational areas. The training also sup- knowledge in enforceports other work including ment and surveillance marine debris surveys techniques whilst operaton remote islands, sea ing under the Fisheries grass mapping and turtle Act. and dolphin and dugong This sort of training is ongoing, and Dhimurru monitoring. The Fisheries Compli- hopes to get more of their ance training provided by rangers on the next trainthe Fisheries Indigenous ing course.

Jasmine Close Klyn Circuit 1 to 23 odds, 2 to 14 evens Lobelia Close NCL works depot Pera Circuit 1 to 13 odds, 2 to 22 evens Telstra depot Wattle Close Wuyal Road Pacific Aluminium will be carrying out essential maintenance to the electricity network during this planned outage. The power may be restored earlier if possible so always treat it as being live. Due to unforeseen circumstances the power outage may be cancelled without notice.

Brenden Marchesi High Voltage Supervisor - Town Ph 8987 5242

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What’s On

Local youth shine in the spotlight

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to or phone Matt Garrick on 1300 088 000.

Sunny days at Town Beach. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

April Wed 10. Lawn Bowls at The Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Wed 10. Karaoke at The Arnhem Club from 8pm. Wed 10. Jam session/open mic night - Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Thu 11. Badge Draw, The Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm. Tue 12. Battle of the School Bands finals, Darwin Entertainment Centre. Sat 13. Yirrkala Community Nursery Plant Sale, 9am - 2pm, info: 0428 621 034. Sat 13. Disco Rollers Retro Party, Walkabout Tavern, 9pm. Sun 14. Jazz Arvo with Grant Pukeroa at The Arnhem Club, 1-5pm. Sun 14. GCGC Committee Meeting 4pm at the Golf Club, Info: (8987 3191). Tue 16. Bridging the Gap seminars in Darwin, hosted by Elcho Island author Richard Trudgen, info: http://www. Wed 17. Bridging the Gap seminars in Darwin, hosted by Elcho Island author Richard Trudgen, info: http:// Wed 17. Business of the Year Awards, The Arnhem Club, 6.30pm, info: 0427 616 145. Thu 18. Briefing night NRSFC Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic at NRSFC club room commencing 6pm. Fri 19. Glitz and Glam Disco; Transition to Grade 3, 4.30 - 6pm, Nhulunbuy Primary School. Fri 19. Glitz and Glam Disco; Grade 4 to Grade 6, 6.30 - 8.30pm, Nhulunbuy Primary School. Sat 20. NRSFC Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic Day One - 7am to 5pm. Sat 20. Nearly Neil (Neil Diamond tribute show), The Arnhem Club, $50 for the show, $80 for meal and show. Sun 21. NRSFC Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic Day Two - 7am to 5pm. Thu 21. Junior Golf Season/Sign-On: 9am at the Golf Club, Info: 89897 1905 or email: jonniesta@bigpond. com. Wed 24. Battle of Kap-yong Commemorative service, Town Cenotaph, 11am.

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THERE’S a spotlight on our young people this week, not just in Nhulunbuy but right around the country with National Youth Week. Last Saturday saw a jampacked program for local youth at the town hall, culminating in the Gove’s Got Talent Quest which attracted fifteen different performances. And my, how they all shined in the spotlight. Being on the judging panel was no easy task but in the end we identified winners from first to fourth place. Congratulations to Lauren Ritchie, NEAL Boys, Emily Tankard and Gumanara Boys who took away cash prizes. Congratulations to all those who performed including; Danni Tawhi, Yirrkala Girls Band, Emma-Louise Rogers, Ashley Verrall, Lincoln

Teagle, Court House Boys, Alice O’Grady, Ella Staude and Ainslea Barnes. Behind the scenes there was an enormous amount of work to bring the event together and I acknowledge the efforts of Anglicare and Sharyn Quigley in particular. Justin Emmerton from Yirrkala School also had a busy role with the talent quest looking after all things sound and musical. The NT Young Achiever

Awards were held in Darwin last Saturday night with our region well represented amongst the finalists. This included local lass Emily Osborne for the Chief Minister’s Excellence in Youth Leadership Award as well as the Young Carer’s Award, Sebastian Pascoe from Galiwin’ku for the Regional and Rural Initiative Award and Evelyn Ganhutjpuy Dhamarrandji, also from Galiwin’ku, for the Indigenous Achievement Award. Evelyn went on to win this award, recognising her considerable achievements as a youth worker in her community. To top off Youth Week in the Territory, Friday will see the fourth Battle of the School Bands competition in Darwin with

regional winners travelling in to perform at the Darwin Convention Centre. Nhulunbuy winners, Good Question, will be performing their three original songs for a crack at the top prize which includes a gig at the annual BASSINTHEGRASS concert next month. Both events were initiatives of the former Labor government and it’s good to see they continue. Good luck to Good Question members Alex Parfitt, Taylor Edwards, Butan Daly and my son, Harry. Huge thanks to music teacher, Tim Webb, for all his support and for giving so much of his own time for extra rehearsals with the band. I can’t wait to see them perform on Friday night!

Tony Ears extends his love northwards The Eye f the HAVE you noticed all the love and affection flowing up to the north of Australia recently? You can hardly open a newspaper or turn on the radio without finding more impressive people telling the world how important we are. And, of course, how the Government should be spending more on infrastructure. I’m not altogether sure what an infrastructure is, but I’m pretty sure we don’t have many of them up here. Looking at the people making the most noise makes me suspicious. People like Rupert Murdoch, who is well known for working tirelessly for the general well being and enrichment of Rupert

Murdoch. Then there are the polies down south who want to set up a Northern Australian ‘special economic zone’ which would involve us working hard and sending stuff to China at special prices, while China sends the economic bit to - you’ve guessed - Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra... Even Tony Ears is extending the love. He wants to send us all the unwanted Government offices from down there, presumably to teach them not to look too closely at what he is about to do with our economy. Our local pub has volunteered to host the Bureau of Statistics, and has put a carpet

on the floor to make them feel at home. The landlord reckons they will be big spenders once the heat has got to them. Aren’t I cynical? I could I possibly An irreverent, satirical (and totally fictional) comment upon the issues of life, by our faceless correspondent. doubt the good will of Gina Rinehart and her to her if she’ll just stop banging side-kick Twiggy Forrest when on about infrastructure for a they say we deserve more moment, and talk about getting infrastructure, and special tax us roads that work twelve breaks for all those luxury months a year. second homes we want to build? And plane tickets that don’t I should be more trusting of cost so much you need to take her charming smile. a second mortgage to fly to the After all, one day I might nearest town. have enough income to pay tax, And get us proper phones, and then I’ll really appreciate a while she’s about it. big tax break. Then I’ll sit down and talk I’ll tell you what, I’ll listen about her infrastructures.

o Cyclone

 letters to the editor

Humbling display of support from community

As many of you have probably heard by now, I have been hospitalised with some serious forms of cancer and a depressed fracture of my back. I have undergone five sessions of radiation therapy on my back to get me more mobile. The Oncology Team is currently assessing further treatment. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support, good wishes, cards, visits, messages and phone calls that have come from across the country, from all walks of life. I guess that I have worked and become involved with a wide cross section of people, both at work at the plant and with the various community groups that I have been involved with over the years. I would especially like to thank the members of the old bike club, the crew

from the HOG Shed, which includes the East Arnhem Blues Society, local and Darwin branches of the ALP, ETU, Gove Combined Unions and Arnhem Club. It is very humbling and much appreciated at a time when I have some serious thinking to do and decisions to make. I will do whatever it takes to get back to Gove to be reunited with my family and friends to pass this message on personally. I knew I would inadvertently miss out someone, so I decided to cover the whole town in one hit. Just one last thing, never hesitate to back up a diagnosis with a precautionary x-ray. Demand it. In my case, it would have given me an extra six weeks to seek other treatment. Hope to see you again soon. John Keogh.

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Remote disadvantage a ‘never-ending cycle’ FIGURES released last week have revealed that East Arnhem Land is the second most-disadvantaged region in the Northern Territory. The research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has provided a new perspective on the wealth of statistical information collected in the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. East Arnhem Shire Councillor for Galiwin’ku and Team Leader for the 2011 Census in Galiwin’ku Kaye Thurlow said the statistics didn’t surprise her in the least. “It’s because of the lack of income coming in. “And it’s a never-ending cycle; many children are not attending school, so their education levels remain low and they grow up just seeing their parents without jobs, and this is what they know. “So the cycle perpetuates itself.” This third release of 2011 Census data last week has ranked areas in Australia according to relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. The ABS broadly defines relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage in terms of people’s access to material and social resources, and their ability to participate in society. Ms Thurlow said when she did the Census, it wasn’t uncommon to find people earning absolutely no income, including from government welfare benefits. She said while some had to rely on family members for support, there was a huge group of people who just relied on Centrelink welfare benefits. “And when people are working, often their work is part-time, which means their income level remains low.” Progress is being made in all levels of development in remote East Arnhem Land, she said, but it remains

a work in progress. “And it’s slow.” She said negative commentary on living conditions - such as the notion that a majority of houses in Arnhem Land communities were poorly maintained - was not entirely true. “Some houses are just so neat and clean you could almost eat your dinner from the floor.” Director of the Analytical Services Branch Dr Phillip Gould said the statistics could be used to compare the relative socio-economic characteristics of areas at a given point in time. “It’s important to remember, that indexes are assigned to geographic areas, not to individuals.

“For example, it’s possible for a relatively advantaged person to reside in an area which may have a low score on some or all of the indexes. It’s also not uncommon to see a Local Government Area (LGA) that has pockets of advantage and disadvantage,” Dr Gould added. The most-advantaged LGA in the Northern Territory was recorded as Darwin, followed by Litchfield and Palmerston. The indigenous community of Belyuen on the Cox Peninsula was recorded as the Northern Territory’s most-disadvantaged area, followed by East Arnhem Land and the Central Desert. Roper Gulf was recorded as the fourth most-disadvantaged region, followed by Victoria-Daly.

Councillor Kaye Thurlow

Newsagency employee Karen Garland and competition winner Katelyn Rika.

A win for our colourful community IT’S no secret our colourful community is filled with plenty of creative kids. But sometimes, there can be only one winner - one such being young artist Katelyn Rika, who was recently picked as Nhulunbuy Newsagency’s Newspower Easter Colouring Competition champion. Katelyn’s picture was picked from amongst scores of worthy peers to win a cool art product prize pack. Co-owner of Nhulunbuy Newsagency Judy Carter said it was always a difficult job to choose from such creative competition. “It was a tough contest, but Katelyn’s picture just had some nice extra touches which made it a winner. “It’s always lovely to be a part of positive competitions like this.” The winning entry has now been posted for entry into the territory-wide finals.

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WHILE Gove’s up-and-coming stars and starlets strutted their stuff on the stage for the town’s talent quest, some of us were perfectly happy to enjoy the fun from the audience position. Here are a few of the crew who joined in to help pack the Town Hall last Saturday, where they were entertained by the region’s creative youth.

ABOVE: Cuties Corra-Lee Cavanagh and Molly Chrzanowski. BELOW: Julie Cook and Kath Hewitt.

TOP: Molly Smith, Abbey Vaggs, Jordina Grieve, Hunter Grieve, Tayla Miegel and Holly O’Neal. ABOVE: Pauline Cassar, Jemal Ward and Cynthia Anderson. ABOVE RIGHT: Melanie Glover, Madisson Quinlan and Denver Shine.

ABOVE: Jacob Wunungmurra and Molly Osborne. RIGHT: Joseph, Roey, Shane and Talbot. BELOW: Nakeisha Moody, Rebecca Hermanus and Ellie Clark.

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ABOVE: Lucy Gurruwiwi, Whitney Mununggurritj, Verna Wanambi, Faye Burrarrwanga and Chloe Mununggurr. BELOW MIDDLE: Jonas, Mary and Jeffery Sackey. BELOW: Liam Cottrell, Will Burge-Paul and Griff Durkin.



IT’S not called Gove’s Got Talent for nothin’; singers, dancers and musicians from various cultures and creeds showcased the skill of our little communities onstage for a town talent quest. The $500 first prize went to beatboxer Lauren Ritchie, $350 second place to band the NEAL (North East Arnhem Land) Boys, $250 third to dancer Emily Tankard and $150 fourth place to dance crew the Rangi Boys. The event was a great way to kick off the beginning of this year’s National Youth Week; a colourful celebration of the great spirit and energy our youth bring to the world. LEFT: Singer and pussycat Emma Rogers had the hordes meowing in appreciation. RIGHT: Talented dancer Ashley Verrall proved that this move can be done without having to be hospitalised.

Jacob Yunupingu showcased his dancing skills onstage as part of fourth-placed winners the Rangi Boys. The vibrant and creative Gove’s Got Talent contestants for 2013.

Mini-Mozart Ella Staude treated the crowd to a well-tuned and skillful violin recital.

It was moves likes this which lead dancer Emily Tankard to winning third place in the talent quest.

Sweet-voiced singers Alice O’Grady and Ella Staude with guitarist Leon Staude.

Musical group The Yirrkala Girls performed a stirring rendition of Ben E King’s song Stand By Me, with Justin Emmerton on guitar.

The NEAL Boys from Yirrkala showed the crowd why they were last year’s Battle of the School Bands competition winners, with their fun and energetic performance.

Lincoln Teagle rocked out on a cover of Foster the People’s track Pumped Up Kicks.

Clontarf Academy boys with Gove’s Got Talent first-place winner, the talented beatboxer Lauren Ritchie.

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5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 7:00 Imparja’s Live Friday Night Football: Brisbane Broncos Vs North Queensland Cowboys 9:00 Imparja’s Friday Night Football: Sydney Roosters Vs Canterbury Bulldogs 11:00 Any Which Way You Can 1:20 Movie: “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (PG h,v,l) - From stunning space imagery to in-your-face storm chasing, this series showcases the incredible power of our seasons and weather, and what drives them to both incredible creation and devastating destruction. 3:00 Extra 3:30 Home Shopping / 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 The Midday Movie: “High School Musical 3” (G) 2:00 Mercurio’s Menu 3:00 Who’s Still Standing 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 8:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 3: Fremantle Vs Essendon - The Bombers travel west to Patersons Stadium for a huge Friday Night Football clash. Fremantle ended the year strongly in 2012 creating high expectation this year, while the Bombers have suffered the off season from hell after an injury-plagued 2012. 11:30 Movie: “Sione’s Wedding” (M s,l) - Four best friends nearing their 30th birthdays are given the ultimatum to find a girl and settle down. Will they be able to do it? 1:30 Special: This Rugged Coast - Ben Cropp seeks out sea snakes on the Great Barrier Reef and studies them in great detail. 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today

5:00 World News 1:00 The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia 1:30 Don Matteo: My Father Has Been In Jail 2:30 Living Black 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Mazabique 6:00 Wainwright Walks: Swaledale Uncovered 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 The Great Brittish Countryside: Highlands 8:30 Turn Back Time: The Family: The Great Depression 9:35 As It Happened: The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler 10:40 World News Australia 11:15 Movie: “One For The Road” (MA l) - In Spanish. In an attempt to spice up an ordinary Friday night, three wealthy young men naively cross to ‘the wrong side of the tracks’ in Mexico City to have some fun. What they discover is a very different and sometimes dangerous reality hidden from their sheltered lives, but they also make friendships with people they would not usually have had any contact with. 12:55 Movie: “Princesses” (MA s) In Spanish. A compelling and poignant tale of friendship between two prostitutes struggling to survive life on the streets of Madrid. 2:55 Weatherwatch Overnight


6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer 11:30 7.30 QLD 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 The Checkout 1:00 At The Movies 1:30 Eggheads: Philly At Fifty 2:00 How The Earth Was Made: Loch Ness 3:00 Movie: “Blackbeard The Pirate” (G) 4:55 Midsomer Murders: Midsomer Rhapsody 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Last Tango In Halifax: Gillian’s lover is badly beaten and is hardly able to walk and talk Alan and Celia visit the supposedly haunted Southowram Hall and are locked in overnight during a storm. 8:30 Inspector George Gently: Gently Northern Soul 10:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL - Shaun Micallef is back and he’s MADDER than HELL! We really should have changed the name but it’d cost us a fortune in letterheads and show graphics. Anyway, he’s back and this time he knows what he’s doing (slightly). 10:30 Laid: When Roo decides the only way forward is for her to have sex with Marcus, EJ is less than on board. What if instead of Marcus healing Roo, Roo ends up killing Marcus 11:00 Rage: Guest Programmer 5:00 Rage

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today Saturday 9:30 Mornings - Saturday 11:30 Danoz 12:30 Cook For The Family 12:45 Dave 3:00 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations 4:00 Garden Gurus 4:30 4WD TV 5:00 Getaway 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos 7:00 TBA 9:00 TBA 11:00 Movie: “U-Turn” (AV a,v,s,l) - On his way to Las Vegas to pay back some bookies, a small-time gambler gets more than he bargained for when his car breaks down near a remote desert town. 1:30 Movie: “The Hunger” (M v,s,h) - Nothing Human Loves Forever. Centuries-old Egyptian vampire Miriam and her centuries-old lover, John feed on urban nightclub goers. But while Miriam can bestow a very long life on her lovers, she cannot grant them her immortality. 3:20 Nine Presents 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 Life Today With James Robinson 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show Weekend 10:30 V8 Extra 11:00 Seven’s V8 Supercars 2013 4:30 Creek To Coast 5:00 Queensland Weekender 5:30 Seven News 6:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 3: Gold Coast Vs Brisbane 10:10 World’s Wildest Police Videos 11:10 That ‘70s Show 11:40 Movie: “Borderline Normal” (M a,s) - Two sensitive teenagers from broken homes find comfort in each other’s arms as they help one another to cope with the emotional loss of their families. 1:35 Special: Ningaloo - Where Ocean Giants Meet 2:30 Harry’s Practice 3:00 It Is Written Oceania 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 That ‘70s Show: Heartbreaker (Part 2) / Ramble On - Kitty gets startling news from the doctor. Eric and Donna’s relationship is strained when she buys him a gaudy, ugly ring that he immediately hates.

5:00 World News 1:00 The Zen Of Bennett 2:35 Simon and Garfunkel: The Harmony Game 3:55 Up To The Sky: The Torre Agbar 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are?: Kim Cattrall 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Salvage Hunters 8:35 Lilyhammer: Guantanamo Blues 9:30 Movie: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (M a) - In English and Spanish. Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamoured with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. 11:15 Movie: “Volver” (M a,d,s) In Spanish. Raimunda, her teenage daughter and her hairdresser sister are coping as best they can since the death of their mother and also their grandmother, who died along with her husband, in a mysterious fire. However, all is not as it seems in their village, and unresolved matters within the family bubble to the surface. 1:20 The Fabulous Flag Sisters 2:25 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: School Choirs 2012: Senior Semi Final 12:00 Landline 1:00 Travel Oz 1:30 Cheese Slices: Seasonal Cheeses Of The Alps 2:00 How The Earth Was Made: New York 3:00 Rocksteady: The Roots Of Reggae 4:35 J.K. Rowling: Life After Harry Potter 5:00 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life 5:30 Deadly 60: On A Mission: South Africa, Namibia 6:00 Antiques Master 6:30 Compass: Rags And Riches 7:00 ABC News 7:30 TBA 8:30 Call The Midwife 9:30 Miranda: The Dinner Party 10:00 Parkinson: Masterclass: Michael Morpurgo 10:55 Making War Horse 11:45 Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words 12:35 Movie: “To Catch A Thief” (PG) - A series of jewellery robberies take place on the French Riviera. The police suspect John Robie - an expert thief who was known as ‘The Cat’ before he retired from crime. 2:20 The Race 4:00 The New Inventors: Grand Final 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Antiques Master

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Wide World Of Sports 10:30 Sunday Footy Show 12:30 Getaway 1:00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air 1:30 2013 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Wests Tigers Vs St George Illawarra Dragons 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Voice 7:30 60 Minutes 8:30 The Mentalist: Red, White and Blue 9:30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: In Vani Veritas 10:30 CSI: Miami: Caged - Horatio tries to protect a mixed-martialarts fighter from his brother, who recently escaped from prison. 11:30 Flashpoint: Clean Hands - The SRU are shocked to discover that a federal agent they’re working with is sabotaging their mission during the transport of a serial killer. 12:30 What Would You Do? 1:30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Home Shopping 3:30 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Stitch 6:00 Handy Manny 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 Wild Boys 1:00 Footy Flashbacks 2:30 Minute To Win It 3:30 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 3: Port Adelaide Vs Adelaide 7:00 TBA 8:00 Downton Abbey - The Crawleys head to the Scottish highlands for Christmas to enjoy the hospitality of Rose’s family. Amid the hunting, fishing, and fine dining, tensions bubble over and a new crisis unfolds. The downstairs staff are left behind at Downton, where a trip to the local fair leads to trouble for Carson, and Branson also remains at home, taking care of baby Sybil, and feels his isolation even more acutely. 9:10 TBA 10:40 Catle: Always 11:30 Fat Family Diet 12:30 Special: Yindi - The Last Koala? 1:30 Home Shopping 2:30 NBC Today 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Al Jazeera News 1:30 Living Black 2:00 Speedweek 4:00 Football Asia 4:30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 5:00 Netball: ANZ Championship Highlights 5:30 Inspector Rex: Killer Toys 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Lost Worlds: Treasures Decoded: The Golden Raft Of El Dorado - Discover the remarkable secrets of five of the world’s greatest treasures. Using state-of-the art forensics, experts will unlock their hidden truths for the first time ever. 8:30 The Fabric Of The Cosmos: The Illusion Of Time - In this new four-part series, renowned physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of our everyday world. Brian is going to let you in on a secret: We’ve all been deceived. Our perceptions of time and space have led us astray. Much of what we thought we knew about our universe - that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that space is just an empty void, that our universe is the only universe that exists - just might be wrong. 9:30 Death By Fire 10:30 Cycling: Amstel Gold Race 2013 2:05 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Planet Science 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Gardening Australia 1:00 Parkinson: Masterclass 2:00 Ella: A Meerkat’s Tale 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs: The Radian House: Ipswich 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 The Silence 12:35 Movie: “Madigan” (M s,v) - Dan Madigan is a New York detective with questionable ethics who runs into trouble with his moralistic commissioner. 2:10 Grand Designs: The Radian House: Ipswich 3:00 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 2: Randwick Vs Parramatta 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 8:00 House Husbands 9:00 Person Of Interest: All In 10:00 Person Of Interest: 2-Pi-R 11:00 Worst Case Senario: Sinking Car / Rattlesnake Encounter 11:30 Extra - Co-hosts Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos reporting in front of a live audience from the shows hot location at The Grove in Los Angeles. 12:00 The Avengers 1:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:00 Home Shopping 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:30 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Playing For Keeps” (M a,s) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 New Zealand On A Plate 3:00 Who’s Still Standing 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 Revenge: Collusion - With Emily by his side, Daniel goes toe to toe with his fiercest business rival, Jason Prosser, to land an important deal that Victoria is determined to block. Aiden takes a very dark turn, and Jack and Amanda’s future lands in the unlikely hands of Conrad Grayson. 9:00 TBA 11:15 Private Pactice: Life Support - In an episode told from Cooper’s point of view, we follow him from the moment of conception through a nasty fight with Charlotte, which inadvertently threatens the lives of their triplets. 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra / 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Movie: “Empty Nest” (PG) 2:35 Minnie Loves Junior 2:50 Birthday Boy 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Massive Moves: Pacific Palace 5:30 Global Village: Mexico’s Day Of The Dead 6:00 Wainwright Walks: Mowbray And The Moors 6:30 World News Australia 7:35 Mythbusters: Trench Torpedo 8:35 The Truth About Excersize 9:30 Mad Men: The Good News - As 1964 draws to a close, Don heads to Los Angeles to visit Anna - but learns her family is keeping a worrying secret from her. Back in New York, Joan finds it difficult to deal with an increasingly tetchy Lane, and struggles to cope with the pressures placed on her as a result of Greg’s new career in the Army. 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The World Game: A-League Finals Special 11:30 The World Game: Global Edition 12:00 FA Cup 2013 Semi Final 1: Wigan Vs Millwall 1:00 FA Cup 2013 Semi Final 2: Manchester City Vs Chelsea / Manchester Utd 2:00 Weatherwatch Overnight



6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Architects Of Change 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Q&A 1:30 Compass 2:00 Elements 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs: The Scandinavian House: Lizard Peninusula 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Foreign Correspondent 8:30 New Tricks: Ice Cream Wars 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 Artscape: The Sharp Edge: The Art Of Martin Sharp - Martin Sharp has shaped pop art and culture in Australia and around the world for half a century. 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:15 Media Watch 12:30 Risking Our Kids 1:25 Grand Designs: The Scandinavian House: Lizard Peninsula 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 2: Williamstown Vs Coburg 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 TBA 8:00 Two And A Half Men: The 9: 04 from Pemberton 9:30 Anger Management: Charlie Dates A Teacher 10:00 Anger Management: Charlie & Catholicism 10:30 TBA 11:30 Survivors: Abby searches for her son, Peter, after learning a group of teens are living in a nearby mansion. Meanwhile, Anya and Greg encounter some unwelcome visitors; and Al is kicked out of Samantha’s community. 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The People Next Door” (M a,v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 New Zealand On A Plate 3:00 Who’s Still Standing 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 8:00 Packed To The Rafters: Rewriting History - As Dave and Julie’s 30th wedding anniversary approaches, thoughts naturally turn to family and history. But Julie’s view of the past is rocked by a surprise admission from Ted. Meanwhile, Julie also assumes their celebration will be a small affair, but little does she realise, Ben and Nathan have returned for the occasion! 9:00 TBA 11:15 Against The Wall 12:30 Home Shopping 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

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6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Architects Of Change 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 Elements 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Grand Designs 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL 8:30 Tractor Monkeys: Fiona O’Loughlin, Joel Creasey, Ronny Chieng & Rob Carlton 9:00 The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting 9:30 Would I Lie To You?: The Unseen Bits 10:00 The Thick Of It 10:30 Lateline 11:00 The Business 11:30 Identity 12:20 Agatha Christie’s Partners In Crime: The Clergyman’s Daughter 1:15 Grand Designs: The Hi Tech Bungalow: Maidstone, Kent 2:05 The Artists Of Ali Curung 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 3: Port Adelaide Vs Glenelg 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 Days Of Our Lives 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair - A Current Affair covers the realms of politics, crime, human rights, science, technology, celebrities and entertainment. 6:30 TBA 9:00 What’s Your Emergency? 10:00 Embarrassing Bodies 11:00 Weeds: Dearborn Again - Nancy returns to her youthful stomping grounds and takes up with an old acquaintance while her sons curiously dig into their mother’s past. 11:30 20/20 12:30 Extra 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “The Good Times Are Killing Me” (M v) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 New Zealand On A Plate 3:00 Who’s Still Standing 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away 7:00 TBA 11:15 Man Up!: Digging Deeper - When Kenny and Craig clash, Will suggests they try doing a project together, but that simple suggestion turns into the pair trying to dig their own swimming pool. Meanwhile Theresa, trying to promote some togetherness with Will, wants him to take an improv class with her, and Brenda is beginning to feel like she has a little too much togetherness with Grant. 11:45 Harry’s Practice 12:30 Home Shopping 3:00 Sons And Daughters 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Dateline 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: The Aces Of Recycling 6:00 German Wanderlust: The Rhine 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Wildest India: Ganges: River Of Life 8:30 World’s Most Dangerous Roads: Alaska 9:35 The End Of Men 10:35 World News Australia 11:05 Movie: “The Solitude Of Prime Numbers” (M l,n,a) In Italian. Both Alice and Mattia are fated by childhood accidents to live as outsiders, outcast by those around them. After becoming friends as teenagers they go their separate ways, until one day they are reunited in Italy. 1:15 Movie: “After The Wedding” (M a,n,s) In Danish, Swedish and English. Jacob, who runs an orphanage in India, is faced with a near impossible choice when he’s called back to Denmark to meet a prospective benefactor. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SUDOKU No. 143

Your  Lucky 


Stars  

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) Although you will be concerned about your finances, you must be careful not to get things out of perspective. A simple budget will help. Romance. Be careful not to keep on making the same mistake. The answer to a recent problem is easy, so long as you take a different approach.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

The Moon/Ceres Midpoint moving through your sign will give your emotional energy a major boost. You may be surprised with your mood swings. Romance. You will have to make an important decision this week. An animal’s intuition will help you to decide what should be done.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st)


An encounter in an unexpected place will not disappoint you. You will be seeing this person again very shortly! Make the most of it. Romance. Make sure that you know what you’re getting into when accepting your partner’s idea. There may be hidden dangers that you’re not aware of.

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd)

You may be tempted to start something overly ambitious - perhaps a major redecorating job - which will have to be abandoned. Romance. You are very good at finding out the best way to criticise your partner. Be careful that you don’t go too far this week! They are very sensitive.

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd)

A brief meeting with a stranger may be the start of something new. Don’t hold back. They have the same goals as you. Romance. A new person entering your life will be different from other people that you know. Embrace this difference and allow it to bring good change into your life.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

An age gap may be less of a problem than you believe. You may have much more in common than you think. They are the best liaison for the project. Romance. You will be the centre of attention in your relationship. Don’t forget that your partner deserves special praise as well.


LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd)

A flexible approach will help you to get what you want. Don’t let other people’s standards prevent you from looking at this from a fresh angle. Romance. A chance meeting may trigger a memory from your past. This will make you want to catch up with an old fling. Go for it!

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd)

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You may be getting a little bored with your present routine, but perhaps are not sure how to go about changing it. Model your change around someone you admire. Romance. You will be unstoppable this week! Whatever you do, make sure that you have an outlet for your energy.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

You will be leading several groups at work. Be sure to take care of yourself so that you can continue on at this pace. Romance. Use this week to get to the bottom of any issues which have been coming between you and your partner. No problems are too small to discuss!

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

A meeting which takes a while to warm up could have long-term potential. Be patient! Your potential financial gain is great. Romance. Somebody that you met recently would like to see you again. Unfortunately, they will be a little too shy to make the first move.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)


As a well-spent day

brings happy sleep, so a life well-spent

brings happy death.


You may soon become frustrated with a situation at work which does not seem to be progressing. Make sure that you look for other routes of enforcement. Romance. Don’t get too absorbed in day-dreaming about how good your relationship could be. It already is pretty great. Realize this!

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th)

You may be surprised at something that happens to you this week. What you take away from the experience is up to you! Romance. Your dreamy mood will make this a good time for a romantic outing. Try to relax as much as possible. Keeping things simple will aid in this undertaking.

– Leonardo Da Vinci

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Women + Children Domestic Violence 24/hr Shelter

Ship Schedules


Gove Wharf Depot 08 8987 1482

Community Support Workers

Gove Industrial Depot 08 8987 2599

Permanent/Fulltime/Part time/Casual Positions with Accredited Training Available

Advertise your business in the Trades & Services! Email: ads@ arafuratimes.

Crisis Accommodation Gove provides a safe environment for Women and Children experiencing family violence.

Crisis Accommodation Gove (Inc.) 8987 1166 / 0412 317 925 * Woman and Children Family Violence Shelter. * Staff onsite 24 hours-7 days a week. * Children’s worker available Mon-Fri. * Short term and limited offsite accommodation for individuals or families experiencing homelessness. * Emergency Relief Funding Available.

Attention-seeking space seeks like-minded advertiser THIS COLOUR SPACE COSTS ONLY $50 PER WEEK* Email or call 1300 0880 00 *CONDITIONS APPLY

We are seeking value based, energetic, hands on women to be part of our team. As the ideal applicant your will have a commitment to empower women and children and respect cultural diversity. Desirable Attributes: • • • • •

Good personal presentation. Professional communication skills. Able to maintain a cleaning routine. Support women and children in day to day living. Work with minimal supervision as part of a team.

Conditions: Rates as per Enterprise Agreement. Applicants must have a current NT driver’s licence. Must have (or willingness to undergo) National Police Clearance and Ochre Card. Available hours are: Monday to Sunday 4pm – 11pm with sleepover. Saturday and Sunday 8am – 4.30pm Can support spouse roster. Have a certificate III or IV in Community Services or willingness to undertake. For queries phone Karen or Jodi on 8987 1166. Please provide a resume to with CAG – Resume in subject line. OR Send to PO Box 1007, Nhulunbuy, NT, 0881 by 5pm Friday, April 26, 2013.


Netball season jumps off to a healthy start NATIONAL Youth Week jumped off to a good start last weekend, with around 30 local girls taking part in a netball and healthy lifestyle clinic. Gove Netball hosted the clinic in conjunction with Miwatj Health and National Youth Week, where they ran a wide-range of activities for youngsters including fitness sessions, skills development and healthy lifestyle workshops. Local professionals came and spoke to the group, including B Badged Umpire Helen Clark, who explained to the girls about her role and the purposes of umpires throughout the sport. Participants also took part in a discussion about mental illness foundation, Beyond Blue, to help them gain awareness on how to defeat depression through healthy lifestyle choices. Gove Netball Coaching Coordinator Nicole Hovelroud said the clinic was a fantastic way to celebrate National Youth Week with healthy and educational activities. “A big thanks to Youth Week, as we could put this on in part because of a $1100 grant from them. “This meant we could bring Yolngu and non-indigenous people together for the event. “Girls who took part came from Yirrkala, Ski Beach, Wallaby Beach, as well as from here in town.” The Gove Netball season for both seniors and juniors starts off in full after the school holidays, on Wednesday, April 17. Coaches and participants at the Netball and Healthy Lifestyle Clinic for 2013 (with player Mahlia Snowden up For more info contact the front).

30 years kicking bombs on the edge of Arnhem Land DURING any given footy season, the Jabiru Bombers have been known to travel a combined 12,000km to get to a game. This is just an example of the spirit and determination which has driven the footy club, based on the edge of Arnhem Land in the small town of Jabiru, to keep kicking goals for three decades. The Bombers have celebrated their 30th anniversary this year by scoring a spot in the NT AFL Grand Final a

couple of weeks ago; despite being virtually annihilated in the match by team University, 36-83. Bombers players have hailed from Arnhem Land, the Tiwi Islands and Darwin, and have often trekked hundreds of kilometres just to get to a game. There have been countless times players have arrived at games after a marathon trip, sometimes crossing the croc-infested East Alligator River in boats, or flying from Maningrida or the

ABOVE: Bombers line-up circa 1990s. BELOW: Life members Darren ‘Skip’ Fairman (left) and Matty Large (right) with Matt Dunn and the 2004-05 premiership cup.

THROUGH THE DECADES: The Jabiru Bombers line-up after taking out the 1989-90 grand final. Tiwi Islands, or taking the 500km road to drive from Melbourne to Darwin anniversary year still provided extra trip from Jabiru to Darwin. three times. motivation for the team. Club President Ian Douglass said the “One of the benefits of the drier-than“It was a privilege to play in any Bombers were the only NT regionally- usual wet season is that the team doesn’t grand final for your team, but to play a based AFL team that have played in a have to travel 900kms return to Darwin grand final in the 30th anniversary year metropolitan league continuously for via Pine Creek, which can happen if was a real honour for a Bomber,” Mr 30 years. there’s too much water over the road Large said. “Each player can travel more than between Jabiru and Darwin.” Mr Large said one of the club’s 500kms to play a game in Darwin, so The Jabiru Bombers Australian strengths this year was the diversity of every week that’s at least 12,000km of Rules Football Club was established in the team, including geographical ditravel for the team combined - enough 1982; the same year the town of Jabiru versity. was officially opened - as an inaugural member of the NTFA competition. Located beneath the towering backdrop of the Arnhem Land escarpment, the home ground and training oval of the Bombers - Brockman Oval in Jabiru - is the spiritual home of AFL in the Kakadu region. Over the past three decades, the Bombers have transitioned from a lowly-ranked team drawn from the small population of Jabiru (approximately 1100), to a team best able to represent and display the remarkable sporting talent from other communities in Kakadu, Arnhem Land and across the Top End. In doing so, the club has forged an enviable reputation as the premier sporting club in the surrounding region, and is held in high esteem by the community, past and present players and volunteers, and the sporting community in Darwin. Though the Bombers didn’t manage to secure their sixth premiership A Bombers player takes a screamer this season, coach Matthew Large during the recent NT AFL Grand Final said the grand final appearance in the match against University.

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Nhulunbuy Town Board Inc.

Nhulunbuy Scout Group

Report – Meeting 19 March, 2013 The Town Board met on Tuesday, recommended the following: 19 March 2013. – East Arnhem Rugby Union Topics discussed at the meeting $1000 were – – Gove Surf Life Saving Club $2000 • Taxi Parking: The Board was informed that the signs for the – Arnhem School Sport $1000 taxi parking areas were erected, – Captain Cook Community but unfortunately the signs were Centre $1000 wrong. These would be changed so that the taxi area can accom- • Swimming Pool: The Board modate 3 – 4 taxis. A proposal asked why Surf Life Saving would be put to the Board of Di- would not be able to access the rectors to move the current taxi pool on a Tuesday morning for rank and a study into the options planned activities and was told / viability and consultation on this that the pool was closed every Tuesday for routine cleaning of would commence. the entire facility. The pool opens • Community Assistance Pro- at 2:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. gram (CAP): Applications for the current round of CAP were re- • Triple J: It was explained to ceived and presented to the Town the Board that Triple J was down Board for discussion. Ross Thee- and would remain down for some dom suggested the Board use time. The Corporation would criteria such as how many peo- have to buy an antenna for broadple would benefit from a project casting Triple J and this would tie / the impact on the town. There in with the fact that the tower is was $5000 available for these first at maximum capacity and would quarter applications. The Board have to be strengthened before discussed the various projects and any equipment could be added.

The Corporation was working on this at the moment, but it could take several months to remedy. • Bunggulwuy Park: The concept plans have been drawn up and were put to the Board of Directors on 20 March 2013. These plans made provision for play equipment and shade and the second stage (2014) would provide for a half court to be built. A large part of the park would remain grass for kids to play on (footy / cricket). The Corporation would seek public submissions on the proposed development. • Shade Sail at Lions Park: The Board was informed that the Corporation received requests for a shade sail at Lions Park. The Corporation had some money and would proceed with this after consultation with the community. There being no further business the meeting closed at 10am.

Chairman: Dr Ross Theedom • Minute Taker: Estelle Cuperus • Telephone: (08) 8939 2200 • Registered Office: Town Administration Office, Endeavour Square, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Postal Address: PO Box 345, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881 • Incorporated in Northern Territory

Nhulunbuy Town Board Inc Report published courtesy of the

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Taking enrolments now

Joey Scouts 6 - 8 years old

Joey Scouts is the first Section of Scouts, for boys and girls aged 6 – 8. The emphasis is on fun and friendship and a gentle introduction to a world of challenges and adventure. When: Commencing Thursday 18 April From: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Cub Scouts 7½ - 11 years old Cub Scouts have a lot of fun doing a lot of interesting things! There are games to play, codes and skills to learn, places to see and new friends to meet. Cub Scouts includes girls and boys. When: Commencing Tuesday 23 April From: 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Where: All sections meet at Nhulunbuy Scout Hall,

Lot 1229 Enalu Rd, South Nhulunbuy (next to ALERT)

For more information please contact Faye Brooks Jones

• email: • phone: 8987 1997 or mob. 0429940041 • or find us on Facebook (Nhulunbuy Scouts) and send a message

If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Lesley Tankard P: 8987 2136 A/H.

Arnhem Early Learning Centre Contact: Director 8987 1004 E: Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E:

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E:

Nhulunbuy Toy Library Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E: Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E:

Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Ben Hurst P: 0410 833 292

Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640

Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264 Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha, P: 0437 141 291

Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E:

East Arnhem Rugby Union Contact: Eddie P: 0407 002 357

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Tracey Chrzanowski P: 8987 3311

Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083

East Arnhem Land Tourism Association Contact: John Tourish P: 8939 2000

Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E:

Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Alicia Scobie P: 8987 1500

Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E:

Gove 8 Ball Contact: Adam White P: 0438 809 620

Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

Gove Astronomy Club Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

Gove Country Golf Club & Gove Country Golf Club - Juniors Contact: Jamie Henderson E: P: 8987 3191

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Steve Dowzard P: 0417 833 060

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Stephanie Freeman P: 0400 172 599 E:

Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0409 173 562 Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre Contact: Maria Akapita (NCNC Director), P: 08 8987 2191 E:

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E:

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530 Gove Junior Football Club Contact: David Hill P: 0438 861 599 Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Angie Moyle P: 0408 838 498 or Facebook us at: Queens - Variety NT Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

Time 0249 0853 1511 2112


Ht 0.99 3.02 0.88 3.02

Thu 11

Fri 12

Time 0332 0937 1552 2143

Time 0409 1015 1627 2214

Ht 0.85 3.04 0.93 3.09

Sat 13 Ht 0.75 3.01 1.00 3.13

Time 0441 1051 1658 2244

Ht 0.69 2.94 1.08 3.13

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Ian Shepherd P: 0412 892 703

Sun 14

Mon 15

Tue 16

Time 0512 1126 1727 2315

Time 0543 1201 1755 2347

Time 0616 1237 1824

Ht 0.66 2.85 1.17 3.11

Ht 0.68 2.74 1.25 3.05

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Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553 Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256 Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877 Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.



W/E Mar 31 W/E Mar 31 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage


Total Per head Total Per head Total Per head Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt







Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

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Wednesday 27/03







Tae Kwon Do Nhulunbuy Contact: Paul Macloy P: 0407 106 525

Thursday 28/03







Friday 29/03







TourDeArnhemland Contact: Des O’Sullivan P: 0418 840 957 E:

Saturday 30/03







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T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training P: 8987 2562

Other Cities Av. Consumption / Head of Pop.

Ht 0.73 2.62 1.33

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Seventh-Day Adventist Church Ph: 8987 2375 / 0419 465 045

Monday 25/03

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 10

OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson – Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369

RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Maria Akapita P: 08 8987 2191 E:

Gove Netball Assoc. Contact: Helen Clark - Pres P: 8987 3728 M: 0438 873 728

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Father Barry Hanson – Ph: 8987 1533 Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am



Brisbane 270 • Darwin 1100 • Perth 340

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 1 31.4 24.1 13.6 Tuesday 2 31.8 24.4 TCE Wednesday 3 32.2 23.8 NIL Thursday 4 31.3 23.7 2.2 Friday 5 31.7 25.1 5.0 Saturday 6 31.6 26.4 TCE Sunday 7 31.7 25.0 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 20.8 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, Apr. 1 to Sunday, Apr. 7

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1011.8 hPa on Mondayv Min: 1007.0 hPa on Sunday Averages for the month of April Max temp: 30.9 Min temp: 23.2 Rainfall: 229.7 mm


Thunder Cup a chance for our remote talent TALENTED indigenous footy players from remote East Arnhem communities may soon get a look-in to higher level leagues after the implementation of a ground-breaking new competition. GROOTE Eylandt and Gapuwiyak from East Arnhem, along with other remote communities from across the Top End including Wadeye, Tiwi, Maningrida, Lajamanu and Ngukurr will participate in the new Thunder Cup against a combined NT Thunder and St John’s College side in Darwin this year - as a reserves competition to the NEAFL. The Thunder Cup aims to give remote players a new level of exposure while giving the Thunder reserves good-quality competition to help push for senior selection. All players representing their community must meet the criteria of NT Thunder senior contracted players being engaged in training or employment - to be selected. The first round kicked off last week featuring Groote Eylandt and Tiwi players, who proved too good on the day and won over the Thunder reserves. AFLNT Indigenous Programs manager Kevin Bruce has said the competition created a buzz on Groote Eylandt - whose players travelled more than 630km one way to play. “The big carrot is coming into this Thunder Cup, and the key selection criteria is either having a job or being in some sort of Work Ready program,” he said. “They also have a normal football training program where they train three times a week, and generally one night of those three is an education session where

someone might come in and talk about drugs and alcohol, and road safety - or we do some (physical) testing. “That is a Groote-specific set-up but each community has a similar program where they have to be engaged in employment or education. “They can’t just be sitting at home doing nothing if they want to be selected.” AFLNT remote projects manager Tavis Perry, who is also an NT Thunder assistant coach, said introducing a strict selection criteria early would enable remote players to sustain their involvement in football long-term. “We thought it would tie in nicely to make a competition where our remote guys got repeated exposure, an incentive for doing the right things in their community, and for the Thunder coaching staff to see these guys in the flesh,” he said. “We’ve actually already had phone calls from other communities who want to be a part of it. “I think it also fills a gap for players in the Territory who still want to play in the dry season as well, that perhaps don’t want to commit to the Thunder program. “I have no idea how big it could become, but I think it has the capacity to become a fully-fledged league within the next two to three years.” Mr Bruce said for a community like Groote, it was a massive thing for them to represent their island and their people. “They didn’t put a foot

ABOVE: Combined Groote and Tiwi team who played earlier this month against an NT Thunder reserves side. LEFT: Best-on-ground Brendan Bading, from Groote Eylandt, with NT U18 coach Brenton Toy. BELOW: Groote Eylandt footy players are rapt about the new comp, despite distances required to travel for them to play in it.

wrong, they had a great time, and they played some good footy. “Already, back in their community, they can’t wait to come back again. “The biggest challenge for us at the moment is cost and logistics with travel, and accommodating them when they are in town. “Whatever we do, we want to have more opportunities for our guys to play at a higher level - whether that is in the Thunder Cup, the NTFL, or another competition - so, there is more exposure and eventually more people interested in selection for Thunder, and then hopefully the AFL one day.”

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ROUND 2 RESULTS (Home team listed first) St Kilda 12.10.82





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5.6.36 GWS Giants 11.12.78 Nth Melb 17.6.108






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Name Total Score Total Margin Duggie 15 33 pleb 13 58 Darren Nunn 13 96 waggy 12 26 crackers 12 37 Forbesy 12 51 Andres Hoffman 12 60 Damo 12 60 WestAussie Girl136 12 61 Graham Hughes 12 64

DRAW ROUND 3 (April 5 – 7, home team first)

AFL LADDER AFTER ROUND 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Essendon Port Sydney Fremantle C’wood Richmond Geelong Bulldogs Hawthorn

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Adelaide GC Suns Nth Melb Carlton St Kilda WC Eagles GWS Giants Brisbane Melbourne

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Essendon Sydney WC Eagles St Kilda Carlton Brisbane Bulldogs Hawthorn Adelaide

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Sole leader in NRL tipping

MALKZOK1 has taken the lead after round five of the Arafura Times/ Arnhem Club NRL tipping competition on th weekend. Malkzok1 sits on top with 29, hotly pursued by marlinman, Wayno, Andres Hoffman and VanDam on 28. Tanya Hoffman, Kaffir and Waggy are on 27, with a further four on 26. Only Waggy had tipped six of the seven winners of the games played, with KaDavo82, VanDam and Rose Becker selecting five of the winners. A further 14 correctly nominated four winners. The final game between the Storm and the Tigers on Monday night was not completed at the time the Arafura Times went to press. The game which caused the biggest problems for tipsters was the Raiders’ amazing second-half comeback to

Duggie still on top of the AFL ladder down the Roosters, with only Rose Becker selecting the Raiders to win. The Broncos’ win against the Titans and the Dragons’ victory against the Knights also caused difficulties for tipsters. DUGGIE INCREASES LEAD Duggie has opened up a two-point lead after round two of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club AFL tipping competition. Duggie heads the tipsters with 15, followed by pleb and Darren Nunn on 13. On 12 are Waggy, crackers, Forbesy, Andres Hoffman, Damo, WestAussieGirl136, Graham Hughes, govegal and VanDam, with a further 10 sitting on 11 wins. Darren Nunn, Forbesy, Wayno,

Travis Dehnert and Jendj were in top form picking all nine winners, while 12 missed only one. The games which caused the most problems for tipsters were the Hawks’ win against the West Coast Eagles, and the Crows away win against the Lions. The AFL winner will walk away with $750 in cash, also sponsored by The Arnhem Club and the Arafura Times. The tipping competitions on both the NRL and AFL will run independently of each other with separate prizes for both. The Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL and AFL footy tipping competitions are free - there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it. The competitions are computer

generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Arafura Times nor the sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Arafura Times, the Arafura Times facebook page and the competition operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Arafura Times and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners winners. The tipping competitions on both the NRL and AFL will run indepently of each other with separate prizes for both. The Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL and AFL footy tipping competi-

tions are free - there is no joining fee and no charges whatsoever are associated with it. The competitions are computer generated, with all selections being lodged to an independent, national footy tipping website. Neither the Arafura Times nor the sponsors can access the website, and all results are generated by the website operators. The results will be provided in the Arafura Times, the Arafura Times facebook page and the competition operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Arafura Times and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners winners. Only residents with local postcodes and subscribers to the Arafura Times are eligible to enter.

Ladies put it all on the line for fishing comp.

Scenes from past Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Airnorth Ladies’ Fishing Classics.

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LADIES, get your rods at the ready; it’s time once again for the Nhulunbuy Regional Sports Fishing Club Airnorth Ladies Fishing Classic, to be held on the weekend of April 20 and 21. Entries for the comp close on April 13, so local lasses have a few days to get a team of four anglers together, plus a deckhand and skipper, and hook in for a weekend of fishing fun. There are plenty of great goodies up for grabs, including six return tickets from Gove to Darwin, supplied by principal sponsors, Airnorth. Also on offer is a bounty of fishing outfits; rods and reels donated for prizes by sponsor Shimano. NRSFC President Ian ‘Shep’ Shepherd said the competition was held to get the local ladies involved in the fine sport of fishing, and have a bit of fun while they were at it. Ladies have been encouraged to dress up for the event, as previous years have seen all types of funny and fanciful costumes. Mr Shepherd said last year the ladies had a ball. “They ran amok and carried on like something chronic,” he laughed. He said it wasn’t a ‘Kill it and Grill it’ comp; the aim was to catch, photograph, measure and release. “But I’m sure there’ll still be a few fish for the ice box. “Everyone should be going home with a good feed.” For those interested, get your entry form filled out at Gove Tackle World and Outdoors, then rock up to the Briefing Night, to be held at the NRSFC rooms at the Captain Cook Community Centre, Thursday April 18 from 6pm. For more info, contact Ian Shepherd (0412 892 703) or Robyn Pellenat (8987 3232).

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ROUND 5 RESULTS (home team first)

NRL LADDER Total Score Total Margin AFTER ROUND 5 29 28 28 28 28 27 27 27 26 26

57 42 50 55 57 44 45 46 43 48

(April 12 – 14, home team first)

1 Rabbitohs



2 Sea Eagles

10 Eels

3 Storm

11 Dragons

4 Knights

12 W Tigers

5 Roosters

13 Raiders

6 Titans

14 Bulldogs

7 Broncos

15 Panthers

W Tigers


8 Sharks

16 Warriors



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Courage and close-calls at Gove Closed titles GOVE Peninsula tennis club has had a slamming start to 2013, with over 30 players competing in the Gove Closed Seniors Tournament. Over the tournament days, there was plenty of hearty competition and a few surprises along the way. DONNA-MARIE MEETS HER MATCH Simone Gianelli had a great tournament, starting her singles on a mission competing against DonnaMarie Grieve. Donna-Marie, who usually ends up undefeated in the Women’s Social Singles, finally met her match when she played Simone. Simone was quick around the court and had power and spin behind her shots. This was Simone’s first tournament in Gove, and her shot making was spot on.

EMMA/BRENDAN A WINNING COMBO Simone, with partner Emma, also took out the Women’s Social Doubles over Donna-Marie and Mandy Kirby. Emma also took out the Social Mixed Doubles partnered with Brendan Muldoon. There was a great final against mother and son combination Zachary and Catherine Jones. Catherine and Zac held a comfortable lead, but Brendan and Emma crawled back into the game taking the match to a tie break. Emma and Brendan were all over the net and held Catherine and Zac to the base line. Some unforced errors from both teams kept the match exciting. Emma and Brendan got a break, and with Zachary

Men’s Social Doubles Winners: Harry Walker and Brendan Muldoon with Runners-Up Brendan and Des O’Sullivan.

serving, the pressure was to be too much for the young 11-year-old. Zac double faulted giving the match to Emma and Brendan. HARRY WALKER SHINES In the Men’s Social Doubles, three teams contested for the title. Harry Walker was in good form for the tournament, playing really well in the singles, but it was in the doubles where Harry stepped up. Harry was partnered with Brendan Muldoon. The duo have teamed together in past events, but have only clinched one title in the past. But the Gove Closed was Harry’s event. Harry was determined to do Men’s Social Singles: Tennis Club Vice-President Brendan well and that he did. Muldoon with Runner-Up Zachary Scott and Winner Eugen Venter. Brendan and Harry went on to defeat Brendan and Des O’Sullivan to find a new partner at the last minute after Christo and Joseph Mayer and Warren Galloway. Esterhuyse did himself an injury in the singles. Eugene Venter had a close call in the Men’s MUM AND SON TEAM FORMIDABLE Social singles, scraping in with a one point win over Nicky Mayer jumped in to make up the numbers Zachary Scott. teaming with Damian. CLOSE CALLS IN MEN’S SINGLES Derrian was partnered by Michael Mayer, so a The men’s singles was well contested by all good show down was expected. participants with some very close games. Butler and Mayer got off to a good start, but it In the men’s Open Singles, Damian Butler and was short lived as Michael and Derrian regained the Derrian Rungan come head to head in the final. lead. Rungan and Mayer held a 5-4 lead and closed This is becoming a regular occurrence between out the match at 6-4. the two; it is always a great competition to watch the In the Open Mixed doubles, Derrian teamed up men fight it out with big serves and heavy ground with Simone Gianelli. strokes. Michael Mayer and Sally Naughton also teamed But this time it was Damian’s tournament, up, and the third team making up the draw was mother winning 9-4 in the final. and son team Joseph and Nicky Mayer. Both men met in the doubles final; Damian had Joseph and Nicky had a great game against

Sport, Tom Waterhouse and the ‘gamblification’ of everyday life By CHARLES LIVINGSTONE Senior Lecturer, Global Health and Society at Monash University on OVER the Easter weekend in Australia the furore around gambling and sport intensified. Prominent racehorse trainer Gai Waterhouse defended her son Tom’s gambling business in the tabloids, and legislation was proposed to limit gambling’s intrusion into coverage of sport. Channel Nine, meanwhile, agreed with a parliamentary committee that it had overstepped the mark by blending commentary and marketing by engaging Tom Waterhouse in their NRL telecasts this season. TV ads, hoardings around the ground and club websites as well as the jerseys, shorts, and - in the case of the NRL, the name of the ground on which the sport is played - are all used to promote gambling. It’s clear that the promotion of gambling is omnipresent in Australian sport, and now presents a supreme irritant for fans. In the face of this, it’s important to realise that sports betting - although the current focus of public ire - accounts for only $350 million or so of Australia’s $18.5 billion expenditure (that is to say, losses) on gambling in 2009-10, the most-recent year for which we have comprehensive data.

Of this, $10.2 billion went into poker machines in local clubs and pubs. Horse racing consumed $2.7 billion, casinos $3.6 billion. Nonetheless, sports betting is the fastest-growing segment of the gambling market. It is focused on a new generation of potential gamblers, for whom the pokies hold few attractions. This is perhaps why Clubs Australia wants its members to be monopoly licensed to operate online gambling sites. They can see that the future of gambling is online and mobile. At the heart of the present furore is that Australians, like many other nationalities, love sport. To see it “polluted” by crass commercialism is something many people find greatly offensive. Along with this, a big difference between, say, the pokies and sports betting is that pokies are largely concentrated in areas of disadvantage. Most people - 70% or more of the adult population - never use pokies, and avoid their habitat. Similarly with casinos and the races: if you’re not interested, they are relatively avoidable, save for the occasional racing carnival. Sports betting is in your face, on TV, at the ground and in the sports pages of newspapers. More importantly, it’s in the faces of your children, on footy tipping

Tom Waterhouse, the image that infuriated many viewers. Photo courtesy, Sydney Morning Herald. websites, on the uniforms of their heroes, and endlessly promoted during coverage of their favourite games. We don’t know with certainty what the results of this will be. We do however hear numerous accounts of children able to recite the odds of various betting possibilities, as they once recited the game statistics of favoured players. We do know that ready accessibility to gambling is a major risk factor for gambling problems. Sports betting could hardly be more available, and the knowledge of how, and where, to do it is ubiquitous in mediums where children are at home. It is not hard to deduce the likely consequences of this new preoccupation.

Since a High Court decision in 2008 authorised interstate marketing of online bookies, we have witnessed the “gamblification” of sport, and to a certain extent everyday life, as the bookies take advantage of a perfect storm of intensified marketing opportunities, technological innovation, and ineffective regulation. The bookies promote themselves by offering odds on novelty bets whether the trains will run on time, who the next Pope will be, whether the prime minister will make it to the election. In most cases, these are simply ploys for free media coverage. The media generally oblige, hungry for free copy. But this is not simply marketing. A critical element of the “perfect storm” is reflexivity - the social fact that we change our perceptions of reality and our associated social practices as a consequence of how reality is presented to us. Betting companies like Centrebet have lucrative sponsorship deals with sporting organisations, covering stadium hoardings to players’ shorts. The generation that grows up with sports betting, pokie apps, online casinos and football clubs desperate to profit from and market gambling is likely to produce problem gamblers in record numbers. This will not be because they

are any more venal or flawed than any other generation. Rather, the world they inhabit will be - if it is not already - one where gambling is portrayed as the epitome of a normal healthy life. Once upon a time, the tobacco industry successfully sought to normalise smoking by its sponsorship of sport. That endedwhen we realised the harm that was done by allowing “the best and soundest thing” (as Sherlock Holmes put it) in society to become dependent on tobacco dollars. Gambling doesn’t yet have sport in a stranglehold, as the pokies lobby does with Australia’s state and territory governments. We can act to limit the promotion of gambling during broadcasts watched by children, and the sporting codes can wean themselves off the still-modest dollars they make from associating themselves with bookies. By and large, state governments have not been up to the challenge of sensibly regulating the promotion of sports betting. If there is to be an effective response, it must come from Canberra. Against the recent onslaught from Clubs Australia over pokie reform, the current government turned to water. Perhaps the backlash against the bookies will empower them to act.

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