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Ministers drop in to support Jurnkurukurr volunteers

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Ministers with Jurnkurakurr volunteers
It’s a local effort: Minister Selena Uibo, Minister Nola Marino, Barkly MLA Steve Edgington and daughter Aimee Edgington with Deb Cain with members of Julalikari Youth Patrol. Photo: Tennant & District Times

The Jurnkurakurr Volunteers continue to turn up each night at BP in their efforts to curb some of the anti-social behavior around Tennant Creek.

The word of what they are doing appears to be spreading far and wide, with several visitors coming along last week to see what is happening in our community.

Central Land Council ladies with Jurnkurakurr volunteers
Night time watch: Deb Cain and Linda Turner with the Central Land Council ladies from Alice Springs. Photo: Tennant & District Times

Firstly, a group of women from Alice Springs, who had come to Tennant Creek for the Central Land Council meeting came along to observe the set up, and see if it was practical to set up a similar system when they returned home after the meeting. They sat with the volunteers for several hours, asking questions and watching how the volunteers dealt with the young people out at night.

If that wasn’t enough, Federal Assistant Minister Nola Marino and NT Attorney General Selina Uibo also stopped in to offer words of encouragement for what the volunteers are doing to make our town a better community.

Tennant & Dsitrict Times 30 April 2021

This article appeared in the Tennant & District Times, 30 April 2021.

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