With the cancellation of the Annual Softball NT Championships due to COVID-19 restrictions, Softball NT held a NAIDOC week competition with eight teams from across Central Australia, including South Australia. The competition was the first annual NAIDOC Mparntwe Shield, and Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) were represented by ten Laramba women.
Community members from Laramba travelled to Alice Springs to compete in the tournament, held at the Jim McConville softball fields on 14 November 2020.
This Saturday over a dozen community members from Laramba will compete in Alice Springs representing Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) in the Mparntwe Softball Shield as part of NAIDOC week. Competing against other council teams from across Northern Territory, the CDRC team will play in a round robin competition at Jim McConville Softball fields on Saturday from approximately 11am, with the finals commencing in the late afternoon.
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) 2019-20 annual report has been sent to the Minister for Local Government, Chansey Paech MLA, and is now up on the CDRC website. The annual report shows the progress CDRC has made against the Strategic Plan throughout the financial year and the CDRC annual financial statements. It also includes achievements and stories of the CDRC communities.
Nominations are now open for the NT Government’s First Circles Leadership Program. The First Circles Program focuses on identifying, mentoring and supporting Indigenous emerging leaders from remote communities across the Northern Territory.
The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) People and Cultureteam's entry to the CDRC “Working through COVID-19” video competition for National Safe Work Month in October is called ‘COVID Safe’. It demonstrates physical distancing and safe hygiene practices through interpretive dance.
The Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Governance and Business Support Services team's entry to the CDRC “Working through COVID-19” video competition for National Safe Work Month in October finished as runner-up. The film is called ‘Mind Management’ and focuses on the mental health side of the pandemic, and the help that is available.
Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) used COVID-19 restrictions to their advantage in July with a number of staff completing the Occupational Health and Safety Construction Induction training online through a special one-off trial with Charles Darwin University. Staff from both head office and communities were offered the course which was broken down to sessions of two hours each over three days instead of the normal full day.