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The June 2013 Central Desert News is out now.  This edition features photos from the Imparja Cup, the amazing talents of the Youth Tunes Roadshow, and all the action from the Softball championships plus the latest news from around the Shire.  Check out the recipe for Kangaroo Tail Soup (on page 7). Do you want to receive the newsletter by email?  Please subscribe to our Newsletter and News mailing list by...
The Central Desert Shire Council is currently looking for submissions and feedback on its draft 2013/2014 Shire Plan.  “This is a big picture plan, it tells the story of what we want to do, what we hope to achieve over the next year” said Shire President Adrian Dixon .  “It belongs to everyone in the Central Desert region.  All the residents and the workers have played their part in this plan being put...
The Central Desert Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government's commitment to holding a referendum in September on the recognition of local government in the constitution.  The 'yes' campaign will be spearheaded by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).  ALGA President Felicity-ann Lewis has declared that the national campaign to convince Australians to vote 'yes' to include local...
The Central Desert Shire Council was proud to be involved in the recent Yuendumu Career Expo Evening held on 2nd of May. The idea for this community event arose from a meeting of the Yuendumu Training Network, a group of local and ‘outside’ agencies which offer education, training and employment to local people. The Expo was proudly supported by community members, all local community organizations and...
The Council is extremely pleased to be named a RJCP Provider. The RJCP (Remote Jobs in Communities Program) is an Australian Government initiative which introduces significant reforms to employment, participation and community development services in remote Australia to help more people get into jobs and participate in their communities and to better meet the labour needs of employers.  From 1 July 2013,...
Central Australia’s three Shire Councils are rolling out very successful landfill upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities. Central Desert, MacDonnell and Barkly Shires service 31 remote Aboriginal communities across the southern half of the NT (a bigger area than NSW), covering around 15,000 people. Each community has a wheelie bin collection service for household rubbish, using rubbish trailers and...
The Northern Territory Government is undertaking a review into local governance arrangements in the NT.  The NT Government has indicated its committment to delivering a stronger local voice and improved services in regional and remote areas of the Northern Territory. The review local governance in regional and remote areas aims to : make sure people living in regional and remote areas have a strong voice...
ICTV would like to invite you to the official launch of its dedicated full-time service – Channel 601 on VAST.  The launch will start at 5pm, Thursday 18th April 2013 at Yuendumu, 300kms north-west of Alice Springs. PAW Media & Communications are co-hosting the event which will include traditional dancing, a community BBQ, local bands and a screening, via the VAST service, of the award winning...
Defending Central Desert Shire Softball Champions, the Yuelamu Eagles, are gearing up to defend their title. More than twenty talented young women took to the training track last week in their first step to the NT Championships in Darwin. Last year the Eagles won the Central Desert Shire Championship before winning their Territory wide division in Darwin. The competition will be hotter this year with teams...
The March 2013 edition of the Central Desert News is out now.  Download the newsletter to find out more about the high hoopin' drama at the Ti Tree and Laramba basketball finals, the excitement of the Australia Day AFL matches in Lajamanu and other great events around the Shire.  Previous newsletters are also available from http://centraldesert.nt.gov.au/newsletters

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