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Australians of the Year in Alice Springs

12 July 2006

A community cocktail party on Wednesday evening gave everyone the opportunity to come along and meet these inspirational Australians. Ian Frazer used the opportunity to encourage Territorians to nominate someone for the Australian of the Year Awards 2007.

"Everyone's got an opinion about who should be Australian of the Year.  This is your opportunity to have that opinion heard," he said.

On Thursday, Ian, Sally and Toni had the opportunity to visit the Centre for Appropriate Technology and learn more about the outstanding work being done there to help remote Indigenous communities.  You can learn more about CAT's work at

Toni Hoffman, Sally Goold, Ian Frazer with Jim Bray, Chairman, Centre for Appropriate Technology.

At The Gap youth centre, Sally encouraged young people to stay in school and get an education, while Ian and Toni got a glimpse of the work the centre is doing teaching young people computing skills.Sally and Toni, both nurses, also had the opportunity to encourage local health workers and nurses, participating in a teleconference with Remote Area Health nurses, and visiting the Amoonguna community health centre.

"I felt like I learned more in one day than I had in a month last time I was here," said Toni.

Sally Goold enjoying the view from Anzac Hill

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