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Further matters that intending teachers might consider prior to appointment as staff to schools in remote areas. There is no future in arriving within a community and THEN starting to learn about the place ion which the school or government agency is located.

Is there a police presence in the community. Is that a permanent or occasional presence. Is there a police station.

Is there a health clinic and what are its operating hours. Do health Department staff include registered nurses and qualified Indigenous health professionals.

Is there a resident or visiting doctor.

Can counselling or psychological support services be engaged to meet needs of staff and school students if this is necessary.

Is the community serviced by an all weather road and/or air access should medical evacuation be necessary.

Does the community have a Community Government Council.

What are the permit requirements that must be met before visitors (family and others) come to stay.

Is there a rubbish collection service managed by the community.

In what Shire Council is the community and who is the member for the ward (local government area) in which the community is located.

What is the name of the electorate in which the community is situated and who is the local member in the NT Legislative Assembly.

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