ANNUAL REPORT 0708 by grb15373

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									ANNUAL REPORT 07/08
CONTENTS




           Corporate Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02
           Funding Bodies and Sponsors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03
           Chairman’s Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04
           General Manager’s Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05
           Entrepreneurial Fund Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06
           Local Hirers’ Subsidy Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09
           Performances and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
             Playhouse Performances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
             Studio Performances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
             Gallery Hirers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
             Rehearsal Room Hirers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
           Other Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
           The Administrator’s Pleasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
           Project Control Group Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
           Membership Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
           Box Office Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
             Box Office Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
             Ticket Printing Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
           Directors’ Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
           Directors’ Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
           Auditor’s Independence Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

           Financial Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
              Statement of Financial Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
              Statement of Financial Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
              Statement of Equity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
              Statement of Cash Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
           Notes to the Financial Statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
           Independent Audit Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
           Disclaimer to the Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
           Detailed Statement of Financial Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
            Operational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
            Entrepreneurial Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
            Local Hirers’ Subsidy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
           Members as at 30 June 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
           Photography Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36




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    CORPORATE INFORMATION



    DARWIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE ABN 14 009 624 248

    Corporate Information as at 30 June 2008
    Registered Office
    93 Mitchell St Darwin NT 0800
    GPO Box 1993 Darwin NT 0801
    Phone 08 8980 3366
    Facsimile 08 8980 3399
    E-mail admin@darwinentertainment.com.au
    Website www.darwinentertainment.com.au

    Auditors
    Peter Hourigan Chartered Accountants
    Suite 5 Raffles Plaza, 1 Buffalo Court, Darwin NT 0800

    Bankers
    National Australia Bank
    71 Smith St, Darwin NT 0800

    Board Members
    Chairman Cecil Black
    Deputy Chairman Adam Gordon
    Directors Vicky Coleman, Diana Leeder, Peter Delis, Heather Sjoberg, Christine Tilley
    Board Members who departed during the Financial Year (1 July 2007 – 30 June 2008)
    Margaret Black

    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    Administration
    General Manager Hamish McDonald
    Venue Coordinator Sharon Henwood
    Marketing Coordinator Suzie Simmons
    Finance Officer Alan Sanderson
    Front of House Coordinator Carl Farmer
    Administrative Assistant Elizebeth McDonald
    Marketing Assistant Mary Beames
    Housekeeping Rodney Haig

    Box Office
    Box Office Manager Kerri Santalucia
    Assistants David Lilliebridge, Lyn Ross

    Technical
    Technical Manager Garry Ferguson
    Technicians Chris Kluge, Peter Bonnell

    Staff who departed during the Financial Year (1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008)
    Justin Moon, Patricia Annett, Rhonda Rees

    Approximately 112 casual staff were employed in front of house, box office,
    technical and housekeeping areas.




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FUNDING BODIES



The Darwin Entertainment Centre gratefully acknowledges the funding support of the Darwin City Council and the
Northern Territory Government through the Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts.




SPONSORS


The Centre also extends its gratitude to its generous corporate sponsors for their ongoing support:
Territory Insurance Office, Saville Park Suites, Power and Water Corporation and Colemans Printing,
and to its Supporters and Performance Supporters.

Principal Sponsor




Season Sponsors




Supporter




Performance Supporters




Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow




Paradise City, The Gospel According to Elvis, The Club, Flamenco Fire


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    CHAIRMAN’S REPORT




    With the renovations to the Centre complete, and launched in a Gala Opening Concert featuring David Campbell and Jessica Mauboy, the Darwin
    Entertainment Centre completes another successful year.
    The renovations have put us in good shape to remain competitive in the entertainment and the conference market in Darwin. This year’s very
    successful conference business is a testament to that, but we will have to await the full effect of Convention Centre coming on line before we can
    make a final judgement.
    The program of entertainment this year has been exceptionally broad and varied and our audience has responded to the bigger and more diverse
    program. Attendance has been at record levels.
    The Board has been active over the year in planning for the new triennium of funding. We have developed a business plan that outlines some new
    strategic directions for the company which we hope will prove fruitful over the coming years. The Entertainment Centre is a wonderful resource
    for the people of Darwin, and we believe it should be utilised to its fullest extent possible by residents, both as audience and as performers.
    As can be seen from the financial results, this has been a very busy and profitable year for the Entertainment Centre. I would like to thank the staff
    and the General Manager for their hard work and for contributing to such a good result.
    I would also like to thank our funding bodies, Darwin City Council and the Northern Territory Government for their continued support, which is
    vital to the ongoing operations of the Centre and to its programming.




    Cecil Black
    CHAIRMAN OF DIRECTORS




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GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT




One of the most successful financial years the Entertainment Centre has had proved to be one of the most challenging as well. The Centre
finished with a record operational surplus of $123,755, due to very good conference business and an extended entrepreneurial program.
However, this result was marred by the situation the company found itself in towards the end of the financial year: under great administrative
and financial stress due staff turnover, and struggling to meet our reporting and compliance obligations, both statutory and to funding bodies.
The company had experienced extraordinary growth over the past five years. By the end of the 2007-08 financial year, turnover had grown
70% since 2002-03 – from a turnover of $1.4M to a turnover of $2.4M. During that time, the equivalent of just one full-time staff member
had been added, so by the time we reached this year, our resources were stretched to breaking point. In these circumstances, the departure
of a key employee and the inability to find a satisfactory replacement (in a time of a great skills shortage) led to the situation reported above.
Management had made the situation clear to the Board on a number of occasions, and we had been trying to negotiating an increase in funding
for our next triennium to help alleviate the resourcing problems, but the negotiations were put on hold and we faced 2008-09 without the
assurance of funding for additional staff.
But to our successes: attendances were at record level, with attendance at performances exceeding 50,000 for the first time. We were pleased
with last year’s result of 44,000 (the first time we had exceeded 40,000), so to leap even further ahead in the space of a year is an excellent
result. Much of this was due to an extended entrepreneurial program (see Entrepreneurial Fund Report). A total of 30 seasons and 44
performances were presented, far ahead of the usual program load. Nevertheless, the extended programming put pressure on the funds, and
the fund endured a loss of $45,800 over the financial year (which was well covered by reserves).
Attendances at the Centre overall were also at record levels, largely due to some big conferences. We were fortunate to host the Sister Cities
Conference, and the Australian Local Government Association Conference in late 2007, as well as the 10th International Paediatric and Child
Nursing Conference, the Australian Wound Management Association Conference and the Lions Club Convention in 2008.
Income from our ticketing services was also at record levels, helped in part by the Elton John concert (for which we provided ushering staff
and were a Ticketek agent) staged in May 2008, though this concert tended to suck the oxygen from other events around town, with the result
that we had to cancel two entrepreneurial seasons in May.
The renovations to the Centre were completed in July 2007, and our new exterior was officially celebrated in October with a Gala Opening
Concert featuring David Campbell and Jessica Mauboy. The concert was generously funded with support from Darwin City Council and the
BG Hotels group.
In terms of locally-produced events, the last Administrator’s Pleasure concert under Ted Egan was staged in September 2007, and DEC continued
as a partner in Superstar Productions and was heavily involved in the production of The Sound of Music in April 2008. We partnered Corrugated
Iron Youth Arts in presenting two seasons of the ‘Snap It Up’ festival for young people, and gave rehearsal space to Gary Lang and supported
a public showing of his then work in progress, Munuk Gapu.
In closing I would like to thank all the DEC staff who endured a busy and difficult year and contributed to a great result. I would also like to thank
the Board and the funding bodies, Darwin City Council and the Northern Territory Government, for their continued support of this wonderful
facility. Our loyal sponsors, TIO, Saville Park Suites, Power&Water and Fosters also deserve a huge thanks for their continued support of the
Centre and the performing arts in Darwin; and this year we welcomed Coleman’s Printing as a Season Sponsor.




Hamish McDonald
GENERAL MANAGER




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    ENTREPRENEURIAL FUND REPORT




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The Northern Territory Government provides annual funding of               Mr McGee and the Biting Flea
$70,000 for the Entertainment Centre to bring performances to Darwin       13 & 14 August 2007, The Playhouse
at the Centre’s own risk. Many of the performances that come to Darwin     Performances: 3 Attendance: 2,384
through the Entrepreneurial Fund receive touring support from the          An enthusiastic cohort of young Darwinites thoroughly enjoyed Patch
Federal Government’s Playing Australia program and are co-ordinated        Theatre’s whimsical adaptations of the stories of Pamela Allen.
by the various State touring organisations. The Entrepreneurial Fund
receives generous support from our Season Sponsor, Mantra.

Chantal the Fairy
Magic & Music and The Animal Show                                          An Evening with Keith Potger
4 July 2007, Studio Theatre                                                22 August 2007, Studio Theatre
Performances: 2 Attendance: 442                                            Performances: 2 Attendance: 217
                                                                           This former Seeker delivered a show featuring some his solo material as
Bring Santa Back to Darwin, Dottie the Doggie                              well as classic hits from the Seekers.
and The Magical Fairy Show
22-24 January 2008, Studio Theatre
Performances: 3 Attendance: 204
Darwin’s favourite fairly delighted the young audiences with her usual     Chunky Move: Glow
charm and magic as part of the Snap It Up program for young people         26 August 2007, Studio Theatre
                                                                           Performances: 2 Attendance: 384
LaLaLuna                                                                   Presented with the Darwin Festival, Chunky Move’s Glow was a brilliant
11 July 2007, The Playhouse                                                hybrid of multimedia savvy and contemporary dance.
Performances: 2 Attendance: 349
Wolf Boewart’s delightful and whimsical piece presented for children
and families as part of Snap It Up. Enjoyed by those who saw it,
attendances were nevertheless disappointing.
                                                                           Jessica Mauboy & David Campbell
                                                                           5 October 2007, The Playhouse
                                                                           Performances: 1 Attendance: 880
                                                                           After two years of renovations, the revitalised DEC was launched with
Mark Isaacs: The Elements                                                  this spectacular gala concert hosted by Darwin City Council, DEC and
13 July 2007, The Playhouse                                                the Holiday Inn.
Performances: 1 Attendance: 124
The renowned pianist performed his improvisations based around the
ancient elements.

Bell Shakespeare Company: Macbeth                                          Ed Kuepper & The Kowalski Collective
17 & 18 July 2007, The Playhouse                                           13 October 2007, Studio Theatre
Performances: 2 Attendance: 925                                            Performances: 1 Attendance: 180
Shakespeare’s most accessible tragedy performed by Australia’s leading     A legend of the Australian independent music scene, Ed Kuepper played
Shakespeare company.                                                       to a capacity crowd in the Studio Theatre.

                                                                           Educating Rita
                                                                           20 October 2007, The Playhouse
Tawadros                                                                   Performances: 1 Attendance: 423
20 July 2007, Studio Theatre                                               Willy Russell’s warm-hearted Cinderella tale was a hit.
Performances: 1 Attendance: 96
The two brothers, James and Joseph Tawadros, gave a masterful recital
of arab music on the oud and the req.
                                                                           Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band
Sean Choolburra
                                                                           9 November 2007, Studio Theatre
28 July 2007, The Playhouse
                                                                           Performances: 1 Attendance: 101
Performances: 1 Attendance: 246                                            The beautiful and melodic jazz of Mark Isaacs featured in the first
A mildly disappointing turnout for Australia’s leading indigenous stand-   concert of the November jazz weekend.
up comedian.
                                                                           Barney McAll Septet
Take Two: Judi Connelli & Suzanne Johnston
                                                                           10 November 2007, Studio Theatre
3 August 2007, The Playhouse
                                                                           Performances: 1 Attendance: 119
Performances: 1 Attendance: 152                                            The New York-based Australian pianist brought a band composed of
Two of Australia’s brightest lights of musical theatre together in         great local and international talent, including eminent guitarist Kurt
concert.                                                                   Rosenwinkel.

                                                                           Bangarra Dance Theatre: True Stories
                                                                           16 February 2008, The Playhouse
Australian String Quartet: Intimate Voices                                 Performances: 1 Attendance: 945
9 August 2007, Studio Theatre                                              This impressive double bill from some emerging choreographers dealt
Performances: 1 Attendance: 186                                            with the traditional indigenous past and recent history in the form of
Regular visitors to Darwin, the ASQ performed a program of Beethoven,      the Maralinga tests.
Sibelius and the contemporary Australian composer, Graeme Koehne.



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    ENTREPRENEURIAL FUND REPORT                                                  Continued...




    John Williams & John Etheridge: Together & Solo                                Ben Winkelman Trio
    28 February 2008, The Playhouse                                                14 May 2008, Studio Theatre
    Performances: 1 Attendance: 402                                                Season cancelled
    Two of the world’s finest guitarists came together in a concert ranging        Another victim of ticket sales going elsewhere.
    from classical to jazz and world music.

    Show Us Your Roots
    1 March 2008, The Playhouse
                                                                                   Gadgets
    Performances: 1 Attendance: 766
                                                                                   31 May 2008, Studio Theatre
    Our foray into ethnic stand up deepened with another hilarious and
    popular line-up.                                                               Performances: 1 Attendance: 157
                                                                                   Former Circuz Oz frontman Joel Salom came to Darwin with this
                                                                                   delightful piece and a very naughty cyber dog called Eric. Well-received
    Memories of Theatre Royal
                                                                                   by the families that went to see it.
    14 March 2008, Studio Theatre
    Performances: 1 Attendance: 108
    Patti Allen and friends returned for another trip down memory lane.

    Songbirds                                                                      Emily Loves to Bounce
    15 March 2008, The Playhouse                                                   10-11 June 2008, The Playhouse
    Performances: 1 Attendance: 1,013                                              Performances: 3 Attendance: 1,902
    Three of Australia’s finest country singers, Gina Jeffreys, Beccy Cole         Patch Theatre’s adaptation of the popular children’s book proved very
    and Sara Storer together in a sold-out show.                                   popular with schools and the general public.

    Paradise City
    14 & 16 April 2008, The Playhouse
    Performances: 2 Attendance: 580                                                New Days With The Hooley Dooleys
    Branch Nebula’s piece about youth in the urban space proved popular
    with high schools and a young audience.
                                                                                   17 June 2008, The Playhouse
                                                                                   Performances: 2 Attendance: 858
                                                                                   More children’s entertainment, with the effervescent Hooley Dooleys
                                                                                   sporting a new look and line-up.

    The Gospel According to Elvis                                                  Flamenco Fire
    22 April 2008, The Playhouse                                                   27 June 2008, The Playhouse
    Performances: 1 Attendance: 297                                                Performances: 1 Attendance: 353
    A disappointing turn out to a show that concentrated on the gospel             On their second visit to Darwin, Flamenco Fire put on an excellent
    music of Elvis Presley and his deep affinity for that genre.                   show, though the audience had waned since their first visit.




    Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow
    26 & 27 April 2008, The Playhouse                                              Total Seasons:                                                    30
    Performances: 2 Attendance: 1,387
    The Roadshow collided with the ANZAC Day long weekend, resulting               Total Performances:                                               44
    in a decline in attendances this year.                                         Total Attendance:                                             16,788
                                                                                   Cancelled Seasons:                                                 2


    Shorter & Sweeter                                                              Workshops
    3 May 2008, Studio Theatre                                                     Gospel Workshop
    Season cancelled                                                               A cohort of locals was given the chance to perform with Andy Seymour
    In May, we felt the gravitation pull of the Elton John concert and Shorter     and The Tongues of Fire Gospel Choir in the show The Gospel According
    & Sweeter was one of the first victims. The season had to be cancelled         to Elvis. Renowned gospel singer and teacher Trace Canini took a gospel
    due to poor sales.                                                             workshop to prepare them for the show.




    The Club
    11 May 2008, The Playhouse
    Performances: 1 Attendance: 608
    David Williamson’s popular comedy about the politics behind an AFL
    club was given an excellent production and a cast including small-screen
    legend John Wood.




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Darwin City Council and the Northern Territory Government,                Highlights of the Local Hirers’ Subsidy
through the Department of Natural Resources, Environment and
the Arts, provide $25,000 each annually for the Local Hirers’             Music NT – Monsoon Sessions
Subsidy. The available funds for the subsidy were further augmented       A major highlight were the two sold-out performances by Geoffrey
by generous sponsorship from Power&Water Corporation. The                 Gurrumul Yunupingu in February. It was not long before this artist
Local Hirers’ Subsidy allows local hirers producing performing arts       had risen to national, and then international, stardom, and future
events to access the venue and its professional staff and services at     appearances in Darwin are likely to be a rarity.
subsidised rates.
                                                                          Studio 93
Organisation                 Event                       Date             Closely allied with the Monsoon Sessions, Studio 93 also presented
                                                                          local artists in the Studio. Mike Foley used his performance to raise
2007                                                                      funds for a much-loved Darwin identity, Trixie Mullooly. The Darwin
Jack Tinapple                Jigsaw                      7 July           Blues & Roots Club played to a capacity audience in February and
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts   Tarzy-boy and
                                                                          look to establish their gigs as a regular part of the calendar.
                              Arch-eee-PONG              12-13 July
Music NT                     Leah Flanagan
                              & Tin Pan Orange           28 July          Superstar Productions
ADCOA                        Cantonese Opera             11 August        Superstar Productions have a very successful record of staging
Darwin Theatre Company       Constance Drinkwater        14-19 August     locally-produced amateur musicals. Back after a three-year gap,
Mike Foley                   They Don’t Write ‘Em Like                    Superstar staged the family favourite, The Sound of Music, for a two-
                              They Used To               31 August        week season in April 2008 and with a budget of nearly $250,000. A
Beat Foundation              Beat of the Territory       6-8 September    highlight of this production was the musical direction and the choral
Parap Primary School         Early Childhood Concert     14 September     singing, though attendances were down compared to previous
Darwin Symphony Orchestra Classic DSO for the
                                                                          seasons.
                              Music Lover                15 September
St Mary’s Primary School     End of Year Concert         24 October
Guide Dogs Association       The Administrator’s
                                                                          Darwin Theatre Company
 NT/SA                        Pleasure                   22 September     Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset was presented as
NT Calisthenics              Team Competition            13 October       part of the Darwin Festival. The play came from the pen of Darwin
George Tumino                Whiskey Creek & Friends     19 October       playwright Stephen Carleton and had a considerable pedigree,
George Tumino                Sabrosa                     26 October       having won the Patrick White Award and having been produced by
Darwin Symphony Orchestra Musical Giants                 27 October       the Queensland Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre in Sydney
Belly Dance Events           Tropical Middle Eastern                      prior to its Darwin season.
 Committee                    Belly Dance                3 November
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Comedy Shop                   16 November      Darwin Symphony Orchestra
Darwin High School           Generation B                21-23 November
                                                                          The Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s four shows covered a wide
Palmerston Assoc for Dancing Hansel & Gretel             1 December
The Essington School         End of Year Concert         3 December       variety of repertoire. Musical Giants included the contemporary work
St. Paul’s School            End of Year Concert         12 December      Of A Darwin Vision by Wilfred Lehmann conducted by the composer
                                                                          himself, Tantalising Tchaikovsky was a sell-out success, and From Mist
2008                                                                      to Trees engaged audiences with contemporary music from Japan.
Roy Mackonkey             Roy Mackonkey                  9 February
Corrugated Iron Youth ArtsRaw Comedy                     22 February      Corrugated Iron Youth Arts
Darwin Blues & Roots Club Darwin Blues & Roots Club      23 February      CIYA presented Tarzy-boy and Arch-eee-PONG as part of the ‘Snap It
Music NT                  Geoffrey Gurrumul                               Up’ Festival for young people during the dry season school holidays.
                           Yunupingu                     27-28 February
                                                                          They continued their support of local comedy with Comedy Shop and
Darwin Symphony Orchestra Tantalising Tchaikovsky        8 March
Mick Totham               The Strikes                    22 March
                                                                          the hugely successful Raw Comedy.
Darwin Chorale            Jerusalem Passion              21 March
Superstar Productions     The Sound of Music             2-12 April
Darwin Symphony Orchestra From Mist to Trees             19 April
NA Eisteddfod Council     North Australian Eisteddfod    20-30 May

Total Users: 31




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     PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS




10
PLAYHOUSE PERFORMANCES



Performance                                             Hirer                                     Performances         Attendance         Capacity         %

July
Fiesta Flamenca - Oscar Guzman & Friends                Darwin International Guitar Festival                     1               564              1007   56%
LaLaLuna                                                Darwin Entertainment Centre                              2               349              2014   17%
Mark Isaacs                                             Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               124              1007   12%
Bell Shakespeare - Macbeth                              Darwin Entertainment Centre                              2               925              2014   46%
Sean Choolburra                                         Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               246              1007   24%
August
Take Two - Judy Connelli & Suzanne Johnston             Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              152               1007    15%
Cantonese Delights*                                     Australian Darwin Cantonese Opera Association            1              283               1007    28%
Mr McGee & The Biting Flea                              Darwin Entertainment Centre                              3             2384               3021    79%
OzOpera - Carmen                                        Darwin Festival                                          1              982                985   100%
September
The Beat*                                               The Beat Foundation                                      3             1837               2955   62%
Les Ballets Grandiva’s Men in Tutus                     Hutchison Entertainment Group                            3             2298               2955   78%
Vivaldi Violin Velocity                                 Australian Brandenburg Orchestra                         1              759                985   77%
Classical DSO for Music Lovers                          Darwin Symphony Orchestra                                1              391                985   40%
The Administrator’s Pleasure - Music Hall Mayhem        Guide Dogs Association SA/NT                             1              878               1007   87%
October
Gala Concert - David Campbell & Jessica Mauboy          Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               880              1007 87%
Educating Rita                                          Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               423              1007 42%
Witches and Sorcerers                                   Darwin Symphony Orchestra                                1               514               985 52%
November
Paul Kelly in concert                                   The Harbour Agency                                       1              1003              1007 100%
The Nutcracker                                          Leisa’s School of Dancing & Duprada
                                                         Dance Company                                           1               783              1007   78%
Peter Brocklehurst                                      Managecorp (Australia) Pty Ltd                           1               218              1007   22%
The Rhythms of Ireland                                  Retfar Entertainment                                     2              1385              2086   66%
Tour de Force*                                          Forces Entertainment & DCO Darwin                        1               350              1007   35%
December
Hansel and Gretel - The Ballet                          Palmerston Association for Dancing                       1               727              1007 72%
Jimeoin - Nice Touch                                    Geffer Notice Productions & Lauren
                                                         Bergman Management                                      1               878              1043 84%
February
Danny Bhoy                                              Fox in the Snow & A-List Entertainment                   1              1032              1043 99%
Bangarra - True Stories                                 Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               945              1007 94%
John Williams & John Etheridge - Together at Last       Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               402              1007 40%
March
Show Us Your Roots II                                   Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               766              1007   76%
Tantalising Tchaikovsky                                 Darwin Symphony Orchestra                                1               930               985   94%
Songbirds                                               Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              1013              1043   97%
The Jerusalem Passion                                   Darwin Chorale                                           1               361               985   37%
April
The Sound of Music                                      Superstar Productions                                    8              3996              7880   51%
Paradise City                                           Darwin Entertainment Centre                              2               580              2014   29%
From Mist to Trees                                      Darwin Symphony Orchestra                                1               567               985   58%
The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour                 The Chaser & Laughing Stock Productions                  3              2634              3129   84%
The Gospel According to Elvis                           Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               297              1007   29%
Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow                      Darwin Entertainment Centre                              2              1387              2086   66%
May
The Club                                                Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               608              1007 60%
Kevin Bloody Wilson                                     Both Barrels Music                                       1              1039              1043 100%
Heath Franklin’s Chopper in
 Make Deadsh*ts History                                 Laughing Stock Productions                               1              1010              1043 97%
2008 North Australian Eisteddfod Final Concert          The North Australian Eisteddfod Council                  1               544               985 55%
June
Emily Loves to Bounce                                   Darwin Entertainment Centre                              3              1902              3021    63%
The Beat Awards*                                        Rotary Club of Darwin                                    1               350              1007    35%
New Days with the Hooley Dooleys                        Darwin Entertainment Centre                              2               858              2014    43%
Hotel California - The Eagles Experience                Showtime Management                                      1               589              1043    56%
Fiesta Caliente                                         Salsita                                                  1               111              1007    11%
Flamenco Fire - Sol de Otono                            Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               353              1007    35%
Drum Tao - Martial Art of the Drum                      Retfar Entertainment                                     1              1041              1043   100%

Total                                                                                                           71           42648           71517 60%
*denotes performances to which the promoter sold tickets in conjunction with the Box Office. Attendance figures represent the number of tickets
 sold through the Box Office.
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     STUDIO PERFORMANCES



     Performance                                            Hirer                                     Performances         Attendance       Capacity     %

     July
     Chantal the Fairy                                      Darwin Entertainment Centre                              2              442         546    81%
     Tarzy-boy and Arch-eee-PONG                            Corrugated Iron Youth Arts                               4               27        1092     2%
     Jigsaw                                                 Jack Tinapple                                            1               50         180    28%
     Tawadros                                               Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               96         273    35%
     Leah Flanagan & Tin Pan Orange                         Music NT                                                 1               54         180    30%
     August
     Australian String Quartet - Intimate Voices            Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              186         273 68%
     Constance Drinkwater & the Final Days
      of Somerset*                                          Darwin Theatre Company                                   7              1115        1911   58%
     An Evening with Keith Potger                           Darwin Entertainment Centre                              2               217         546   40%
     Tahir Live!                                            Darwin Festival & A-List Entertainment                   2              407          546   75%
     Chunky Move - Glow                                     Darwin Festival & Darwin Entertainment Centre            2              384          402   96%
     They Don’t Write ‘em Like They Used To                 Mike Foley                                               1               169         180   94%
     October
     Ed Kuepper & the Kowalski Collective                   Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              180         180 100%
     Whiskey Creek and Friends                              George Tumino                                            1              104         180 58%
     Sabrosa                                                George Tumino                                            1              145         180 81%
     November
     Tropical Middle Eastern Bellydance Concert             Bellydance Events Committee                              1              127         273 47%
     Mark Isaacs Resurgence Band                            Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              101         273 37%
     Barney McAll Septet featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel         Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              119         273 44%
     Polish Independence Day Celebration Concert*           Lea and Keith Aitken                                     1               31         273 11%
     Comedy Shop                                            Corrugated Iron Youth Arts & Melbourne
                                                             Comedy Festival                                         1               88         200 44%
     Generation B*                                          Darwin High School                                       4              690        1092 63%
     January
     Chantal the Fairy - Bring Santa Back to Darwin         Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               62         273     23%
     Chantal the Fairy - Dottie the Doggie Show             Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               61         273     22%
     Chantal the Fairy - The Magical Fairy Show             Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1               81         273     30%
     Supernova*                                             Pure Sounds Entertainment                                1              350         350    100%
     February
     Roymackonkey                                           Roymackonkey                                             1                74        180 41%
     Raw Comedy                                             Melbourne Comedy Festival & Corrugated
                                                            Iron Youth Arts                                          1              217         217    100%
     Raw Comedy - overflow seating (Level 2 foyer)                                                                                  178         200     89%
     Darwin Blues and Roots Club                            Darwin Blues & Roots Club                                1              190         190    100%
     Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu                            Music NT                                                 2              534         546     98%
     March
     Munuk Gapu*                                            Baru Kadal                                               1              150         273    55%
     Memories of Theatre Royal                              Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              108         180    60%
     The Strikes                                            Mick Totham                                              1               93         180    52%
     One Man Star Wars Trilogy                              Tim Woods Entertainment                                  2              429         546    79%
     May
     Gadgets                                                Darwin Entertainment Centre                              1              157         273 58%
     Total                                                                                                         51              7416       13007 57%
     *denotes performances to which the promoter sold tickets in conjunction with the Box Office. Attendance figures represent the number
      of tickets sold through the Box Office.




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GALLERY HIRERS



39 individuals or organisations hired the Exhibition Gallery during 2007/08

A Closer Look - Donna Mearns & Christine Fox art exhibition             Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations
Agentur - Music sector round table meeting                              - workshop & seminar
Arte Moris - art exhibition                                             Equations, Questions and the Cosmos - Cecily Bree art exhibition
Arts NT - meeting                                                       Event Planners Australia - 10th International Paediatric & Child
AusIndustry Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources               Nursing Conference (break out room)
- seminar                                                               Kormilda College - Year 10 Art Exhibition
Australian Business Arts Foundation - artist business workshop          Law Society Northern Territory - meeting
Australian Local Government Association - conference                    Lions Club - Lions Top End Conference (registration and forums)
Australian Wound Management Association - conference                    Mimi Arts and Crafts - exhibition
Bula Bula Art Sale                                                      Music NT - Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu media launch
Catalyst Consulting International Pty Ltd - function                    Nightcliff Middle School - ballroom dancing classes
Charles Darwin University - gown room, 2007 graduation                  NT Council of Social Services - conference break out room
Christine Christopherson - art exhibition                               O’Loughlin Catholic College
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts - Darwin Fringe Festival                     Optus - Bell Shakespeare’s Macbeth sponsors’ function
performances: Intimate Moments and Spots and Stripes                    OzOpera - Carmen pre-show function
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts - Drama workshops                            Palmerston Bahai’i Community - expo
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts - Snap It Up                                 Property Council of Australia - Congress 2007 secretariat
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts - Snap It Up! School holiday activities      Queensland Arts Council
Darwin City Council                                                     - State and National Performing Arts Touring Forum
- 2007 Australian Sister Cities Association conference                  Superstar Productions - costume storage
Darwin Entertainment Centre - CDU marketing presentation                Superstar Productions - The Sound of Music opening night function
Darwin Entertainment Centre                                             Superstar Productions - rehearsal
- Show Us Your Roots opening night function                             Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation
Darwin High School - Graduation function                                - art exhibition
Darwin Patchworkers and Quilters - Territory Quilts 2007                Wisemind Psychology - training workshop
Darwin Performing Arts Centre - Annual General Meeting                  WWF Australia
Darwin Theatre Company - workshops                                      - Threatened Species art and photography exhibition
Department of Business, Economic and Regional Development
- 3rd Indigenous Economic Development Forum




REHEARSAL ROOM HIRERS



34 individuals or organisations hired the Rehearsal Room during 2007/08

4 the Love of Dance                                                     Julia Gray
Arafura Dance Association                                               Lions Club
Balare Dance Studio                                                     Lisa Gilbert
Bangarra                                                                Munuk Gapu
Barbara Pederson                                                        NIDA
Baru Kadal                                                              NT Ballroom Dancing Association
Belare Dance Studio                                                     O’Loughlin Catholic College
Casuarina Senior College                                                Oz Opera
Cecchetti Society                                                       Palmerston Association for Dancing
City of Palmerston                                                      Palmerston Ballet School
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts                                              Rachael Smith
Darwin High School                                                      Rince Na Eireann
Darwin Highland Dancers                                                 Salsita - 2008 Darwin Latin Dance Festival
Darwin Theatre Company                                                  Sarah Calver
Gary Lang                                                               Superstar Productions
Hutchison Entertainment                                                 The Beat Foundation
Jamaleah Belly Dancers                                                  Top End Mustangs
Jemma Kennedy                                                           Tracks Dance




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     OTHER ACTIVITIES


     Hirer                                     Activity                                       Venue                      Days Attendance
     July
     Property Council of Australia             Property Council of Australia
                                               Congress 2007                                  Playhouse & Gallery           4       1900
     Department Employment
     & Workplace Relations                     Meeting                                        Playhouse                     1        160
     Corrugated Iron Youth Arts                Snap It Up! School holiday program             All venues                    6        500
     August
     Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters            Territory Quilts 2007                          Studio & Gallery              8       1500
     Step to the Future Foundation             Step To the Future Youth Forum                 Playhouse                     1        650
     September
     Darwin City Council                       2007 Australian Sister Cities
                                               Association conference                         Gallery/Foyers                3        200
     Parap Primary School                      Early Years Concerts                           Studio                        1        400
     Darwin Symphony Orchestra                 Supper Club function                           Studio                        1        100
     St Mary’s Primary School                  End of year school concert                     Playhouse                     1        650
     October
     Darwin City Council                       2007 Australian Sister Cities
                                               Association conference                         Playhouse                     3        600
     NT Calisthenics                           NT Calisthenics Team Championships             Playhouse                     1        200
     Charles Darwin University                 2007 Graduation                                All venues                    1        900
     Superstar Productions                     Audition workshops                             Studio                        3        120
     Humpty Doo Primary School                 Youth forum                                    Studio                        1        180
     CHARTTES                                  Technician training graduation                 Studio                        1         20
     November
     Parap Primary School                      End of Year Concert                            Playhouse                     1        800
     Menzies School of Health Research         Menzies Oration                                Studio                        1        100
     Australian Labor Party                    Forum                                          Studio                        1        170
     Kormilda College                          Senior Awards Presentation                     Playhouse                     1        800
     Casuarina College                         Year 12 Graduation                             Playhouse                     1        950
     ALGA                                      Australian Local Government
                                               Association Conference                         All venues                    4       2000
     December
     Essington School                          Celebrations 2007                              Playhouse                     1        550
     Darwin High School                        Year 12 Graduation Ceremony                    Playhouse                     1        550
     O’Loughlin Catholic College               2007 Presentation Night                        Playhouse                     1       1000
     Kormilda College                          Middle School Celebration Night                Playhouse                     1        850
     Darwin High School                        Presentation Night                             Playhouse                     1        350
     St Paul’s Primary School                  School Concert                                 Playhouse                     1        500
     Marrara Christian School                  2007 Thanksgiving Service                      Playhouse                     1        710
     Tracks Dance                              Christmas Party                                Star Deck                     1        120
     The Training Consortium                   Christmas Party                                Star Deck                     1        100
     January
     Darwin City Council                       Australia Day Citizenship & Flag
                                               Raising Ceremony                               Playhouse                     1        500
     February
     Darwin Entertainment Centre               2008 season launch                             Studio                        1        120
     Southern Cross Television                 2008 program launch                            Studio                        1        180
     March
     Austar Entertainment                      Business at Sunset                             Studio                        1         85
     Darwin Symphony Orchestra                 DSO Supper Club - Tantalising Tchaikovsky      Studio                        1        160
     Darwin Entertainment Centre               Fire and evacuation training
                                               (DEC casual staff)                             Studio                        1         27
     Superstar Productions                     TVC Shoot                                      Studio                        1         15
     Superstar Productions                     Sound of Music Rehearsal                       Playhouse                     1         55
     Superstar Productions                     Sound of Music Rehearsal                       Playhouse                     1         55
     Superstar Productions                     Sound of Music Rehearsal                       Playhouse                     1         55
     April
     Corrugated Iron Youth Arts                Workshop                                       Studio                        1         12
     NT Council of Social Services             Conference                                     Studio, Gallery & Foyers      2        290
     Darwin Symphony Orchestra                 DSO Supper Club - From Mist to Trees           Studio                        1         95
     Darwin Entertainment Centre               Gospel According to Elvis
                                               - Gospel Workshop                              Studio                        1         20
     Event Planners Australia                  10th International Paediatric
                                               & Child Nursing Conf                           All venues                    2       1050
     May
     Event Planners Australia                  10th International Paediatric
                                               & Child Nursing Conf                           All venues                    2        400
     NT Calisthenics Association               Graceful Girl/Duo/Solo Championships           Playhouse                     2        350
     Australian Wound Management Association   Conference                                     All venues                    5       1050
     Lions Club                                Lions Top End Conference                       All venues                    6       7500
     North Australian Eisteddfod Council Inc   2008 North Australian Eisteddfod               Playhouse                    11       1568
     North Australian Eisteddfod Council Inc   2008 North Australian Eisteddfod               Studio                        7        399
     June
     Salsita                                   2008 Darwin Latin Dance Festival - workshops   Studio & Rehearsal room       2         40
     Salsita                                   2008 Darwin Latin Dance Festival - party       Studio                        1         45
     Donna Mearns & Chris Fox                  Art Exhibitions                                Foyers
     Total                                                                                                               107       31701

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THE ADMINISTRATOR’S PLEASURE



Music Hall Mayhem was the title of the 2007 Administrator’s Pleasure concert, the last to be held under the patronage of His Honour, Ted
Egan AO. Promising “marvellous, madcap, munificent musical entertainment” and “splendid, sensational, sumptuous spectacle”, the show
certainly lived up to its name and promise. Led by the charismatic and colloquial master of ceremonies, Mr Martin ‘Ponsford’ Pearson of
Melbourne, a host of local talent delivered the show with aplomb and panache to an appreciative and applauding audience.
The list of local talent was long: Shellie Morris, The Darwin Palm Ensemble (Neil McHattie, Peter Bate, Tony Suttor and Danny Thomas),
Sand Williams, Tim Hayward, the Oceanic Bell Ringers, The Chins and a host of well-known Darwin hands. All brought together under the
direction of Nerys Evans, this was a fitting final concert for a much-loved Administrator.
With an attendance of nearly 900, it was the highest grossing of all the Administrator’s Pleasure concerts, and the concert itself raised nearly
$14,000 for the Guide Dogs Association SA/NT. Additional funds were raised by a generous host of corporate sponsors.
Thanks are due to the Government House staff, in particular Barbara Vos, for their outstanding organisation of this concert.




PROJECT CONTROL GROUP REPORT



Darwin City Council and the NT Government provide funds annually for the maintenance of the Darwin Entertainment Centre building.
The funds are administered through the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, and a project control group (PCG) meets regularly to
determine the allocation of funds and the scope of works required.
Major works for this year included the carpeting of the administration areas. A mezzanine level was constructed in the understage chamber
to allow easy storage for Playhouse seating rows AA – CC when not in use. An access door was created between the Rehearsal Room and
the Studio Dock Area which allows us greater ability in the movement of equipment around the Centre.
Both performance spaces have had their lighting desks replaced over the year and all the Centre’s sound compressors and graphic equalisers
have also been replaced.




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     MEMBERSHIP REPORT



     My first full year with responsibility for Membership Services has proven very busy but none the less tremendously rewarding. This special
     gathering of loyal enthusiasts continues to form an integral part of the culture and heart of the Darwin Entertainment Centre. It is very
     encouraging that the Members continue to be generous with their feedback which in turn allows us to fine tune and improve our offering.
     The membership fee remained at $45 per annum this year, and the programme undoubtedly remained the best value entertainment package
     in Darwin. Once again, we had a healthy membership base of 859, of which 29% were new members. This turnover remains in line with the
     very transient nature of the Darwin population and so is a very positive outcome.
     The format and layout of the Members’ monthly Newsletter was changed in September to give more detailed information of the shows as
     they went on sale. This in turn has increased the size of the newsletter from A4 to A3 on a regular basis and we have received very positive
     feedback on both counts.
     During 2007-08 there were 75 shows totalling 118 performances at DEC compared with 66 shows in 2006-07. Of these, 29 were presented
     by DEC and offered members discounts ranging from $2 to $7 per ticket with an average discount of just under $5 per ticket. Members
     received preferential booking periods for 19 of the 29 shows presented by DEC. Of the 46 external shows, we were able to negotiate
     members discounted prices for just over half, with an average discount in excess of $4.50 per ticket. Members accounted for an average of
     12% of attendees this year; that is a decrease of 2% on 2006 – 07 but on a par with 2005 – 06. Members’ attendances peaked at 36.5% , with
     16 shows where members made up more than 20% of the audience.
     The Members supporters have been a pleasure for DEC to deal with and, as usual, very supportive of the Entertainment Centre. Everyone
     has remained with us and it was a pleasure to welcome on board two new supporters, Foxfire Designs Jewellery of Parap and Serenity
     Perfection Florist of Mitchell Street. The Deckchair Cinema’s concession ticket price was withdrawn at the end of the year, with a new
     form of discount to be introduced in 2008 – 09. Members were offered additional discounts this year by our two our new supporters.
     Foxfire Designs offered a 15% Christmas special compared with their usual 10% discount; and Serenity Perfection Florist gave away boxes
     of chocolates with orders for Valentines Day. Several supporters also took up the opportunity to supply special offers to be distributed to
     potential members via DEC show bags at the Royal Darwin Show.
     Our continuing close alliance with the Darwin Festival again benefited the membership as we were able to run two competitions. 25 lucky
     members received a double pass invitation to attend the Opening Night and launch of the festival at the George Brown Botanical Gardens,
     where they were entertained and given a snap shot of the Festival programme. This was complemented by a “Festival tickets up for Grabs”
     competition in which we gave away a double pass per day so enabling seventeen lucky members to receive a complimentary double passes
     to a selected show. All members received a personal copy of the Darwin Festival brochure.
     The Members’ Lounge was re-opened in August following a four month closure for the final completion of the renovations to the Centre.
     The Lounge facelift included the installation of folding glass doors from the Members’ Lounge into the courtyard garden, thus opening up
     the members’ area in the cooler months. The bar is now accessible from both the Lounge and a window opening onto the courtyard. Pre-
     ordering of interval drinks is available and Members continue to receive discounted prices upon production of their membership card.
     There was a good turn out from the membership for a “Wine and Cheese Tasting” held in the members lounge prior to the performance
     of Educating Rita. A new range of wines was supplied by Fosters and members’ feedback on the tasting was subsequently taken into account
     when deciding which new wines to stock in the members bar. Members were invited to an exclusive post show function following the John
     Williams and John Etheridge concert. An ample number of members joined the two artists for drinks, nibbles and conversation.
     The 2007 Annual Prize Draw was made at a very well attended champagne reception held prior to the gala opening concert featuring David
     Campbell. The winners were drawn by Fiona Garner of Flight Centre Cavanagh Street, and resulted in Kate McCullough winning a trip for
     two to Vietnam and Dr Lyn Reid received a night in a suite at the Holiday Inn Esplanade. Again, I extend our sincere appreciation to the major
     sponsors Garuda Indonesia, Flight Centre Cavanagh Street and The Holiday Inn Esplanade for their tremendous generosity.
     In February the Members Quiz Night, Comedy Capers, a regular fixture on the membership calendar in recent years regrettably had to be
     cancelled. The evening clashed with a free ABC celebrity quiz night which had received extensive on air publicity with which we just could not
     compete. A considerable amount of time had been put in to preparations for the evening, and our sincere appreciation goes in particular to
     quiz masters Grahame Cheater and Daryl Butler who very kindly donated many hours of their time to putting together the quiz questions.
     I look forward to continuing looking after the membership and getting to know many more of them over the coming year. I will continue to
     seek out new initiatives to continue adding value to “the best value entertainment package in Darwin.”




     Suzie Simmons
     MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP SERVICES




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BOX OFFICE REPORT



It was with a sigh of relief that we began 2007-08. In July, after 18 months of constuction, the much anticipated renovation of DEC’s façade
and foyer was completed and business returned to normal. It wasn’t quiet for long though, with July and August two of the busiest months
on our ticketing calendar.
In July the Box Office was appointed to ticket the opening of the new Darwin Football Stadium at Marrara, featuring a pre-season game
between A-League teams Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory. The event was a tremendous success, the grandstand selling out just days
after going on sale. This was the first of 3 matches to be held in the Stadium during the year – the Box Office ticketed 2 games between
Australia and Brazil in June which were equally as successful. In fact, football featured prominently throughout the year. Two AFL matches - a
NAB Cup game in February and a premiership season match in June - were played at TIO Stadium and theatre-loving footy fans were well
looked after when the Darwin Festival presented Barracking at Gardens Oval and the Centre presented David Williamson’s classic play The
Club in the Playhouse.
Following on from a very successful association in 2006, the Box Office was again appointed exclusive ticketing agent for the 2007 Darwin
Festival, with tickets going on sale mid July. This was the most successful festival to date. Events were held at a variety of unique venues across
Darwin and the DEC managed box office located at the Star Shell, in the spectacularly transformed Botanic Gardens, provided a seamless
ticketing service to patrons for the duration of the Festival.
Other outside ticketing highlights included the NAIDOC Awards Ball held on the lawns of Sky City, two lively Tracks Dance seasons, the
Darwin City Muster at Gardens Amphitheatre and a very special concert by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and the Ad Hoc String Quartet
on the banks of Daly River. And let’s not forget Elton John’s Darwin performance under the stars at TIO Stadium, tickets to which went on
sale to a queue of enthusiastic fans who had gathered at DEC well before the Box Office opened. The response to this concert was so great
that we saw queues stretching the length of DEC’s foyers, upstairs and downstairs, for most of the first day of ticket sales! There was no
shortage of variety during the year - cocktail parties, dinners (including an Elizabethan Feast!), dance parties and even a circus proved the Box
Office can successfully ticket a diverse range of events at all sorts of venues.
In addition to the outside ticketing events recorded in this year’s report, the Box Office managed sales to Corrugated Iron Youth Arts’
workshops and membership program, the 2008 Darwin Latin Dance Festival workshops and DEC’s own membership program. We even
managed the sale of wireless internet access to conference delegates, further highlighting the versatility of the ticketing system. Not included
in the year’s activity is the ever popular Walking With Spirits, held at Malkgulumbu annually, and Rock the Foundation which was to have been
held at Gardens Amphitheatre. Unfortunately both events were cancelled due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoters.
Overall, 2007-08 produced another pleasing result for the Box office. Despite there being a slightly lower number of tickets sold in the past
12 months, I’m pleased to report that we saw an increased number of events ticketed by the Box Office, a greater number of organisations
using the services of the Box Office, and much higher box office takings over the 12 month period. Over 95 000 tickets were sold to 245
events held at DEC and outside the Centre and another 43 000 tickets were printed for organisations who chose to sell tickets through their
own networks.
Ticket sales from our outlets were slightly lower this year. This was due in part to the fact that our city outlet was inoperative for a couple of
busy months whilst it relocated to the Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre and partly to the fact that tickets to some events, including
Elton John, were not sold through DEC’s regular sales channels. Despite this, over 11000 tickets, 14% of all tickets sold, were purchased from
an outlet. Interestingly, outlet sales to events held outside of the Centre were almost double those sold to DEC events, particularly sports
events and Darwin Festival performances which commonly saw outlet sales over 30% of total sales. The convenience outlets provide to ticket
buyers is of vital importance to the ongoing growth of the Box Office and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our ticketing outlets, Oasis
News and Lotto, Tourism Top End and the GPT Group at Casuarina Square, for their continued and enthusiastic support.
Late in the year the Australia Council for the Arts invited the Centre to participate in ADVICE (audience data and visitor information
collection enterprise), an online project aimed to help arts companies and venues gain better insights into their audiences. On a national level
this research will allow analysis and benchmarking of arts audiences across Australia. On a local level however, it will provide promoters with
detailed sales and geographical data which will aid future marketing, programming and sponsorship decisions. We look forward to being able
to provide this valuable information to organisations selling tickets through the Box Office in the coming year.




Kerri Santalucia
BOX OFFICE MANAGER




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     BOX OFFICE CLIENTS


     The Box Office ticketed 123 performances or events held outside of the Centre during 2007/08
     Promoter                                Event                                            Venue                                                     Performances        Tickets
     July
     2007 Darwin International Guitar Festival              Guitar and Light                                                Town Hall Ruins                             1       43
     2007 Darwin International Guitar Festival              Once Upon A Time                                                Town Hall Ruins                             1       40
     2007 Darwin International Guitar Festival              Sunday Serenade                                                 Supreme Court Foyer                         1       23
     Africa Australia Friendship Association                AAFA Dinner Dance 2007                                          Italian Club                                1       24
     Office of Sport and Recreation                         A-League Pre-season match
                                                            - Perth Glory vs Melbourne Victory                              Darwin Football Stadium                     1     2372
     National NAIDOC Committee 2007                         National NAIDOC Awards Ball                                     SkyCity Lawns                               1     1570
     Corrugated Iron Youth Arts                             Term 3 Workshop Series (8 workshops)                            Various                                     8       32

     August
     Tracks Dance                                           You Dance Funny                                                 Gardens Park Golf Links                    10     1562
     Agentur                                                2007 NT Indigenous Music Awards                                 Gardens Amphitheatre                        1     1128
     Darwin Festival                                        Scared Weird Little Guys                                        Star Shell                                  2      667
     Darwin Festival                                        Traditional Indigenous Dance:
                                                            White Cockatoo & Kenbi Dancers                                  Star Shell                                  5      803
     Darwin Festival                                        Play Play                                                       Brown’s Mart Theatre                        4      207
     Darwin Festival                                        Sing Sing                                                       Star Shell                                  1      361
     Darwin Festival & Deckchair Cinema                     World Premier Screening of Rogue                                Deckchair Cinema                            1      340
     Darwin Festival                                        Duo Lointain                                                    QANTAS Hangar                               1      163
     Darwin Festival                                        Sarah Blasko                                                    Star Shell                                  1      589
     Darwin Festival                                        Nabarlek                                                        Star Shell                                  1      407
     Darwin Festival & Deckchair Cinema                     NT Premiere Screening of 4 (U/C)                                Deckchair Cinema                            1      107
     Darwin Festival                                        Kransky Sisters                                                 Star Shell                                  2     1172
     Darwin Festival                                        The Tangled Garden                                              Museum and Art Gallery of the
                                                                                                                            NT Amphitheatre                             4      209
     Darwin Festival                                        Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Wildflower                      Star Shell                                  1      587
     Darwin Festival                                        Traditional Indigenous Dance: White Cockatoo
                                                            & Djilpin Arts Dancers                                          Star Shell                                  4      615
     Darwin Festival                                        Dili Allstars                                                   Star Shell                                  1      338
     Darwin Festival                                        Kate Miller Heidke                                              Star Shell                                  1      331
     Darwin Festival & Slow Food Darwin                     Tastes of the Top                                               Galuku Gallery, George
                                                                                                                            Brown Botanic Gardens                       1       50
     Darwin Festival                                        Jali Buba Kuyateh and Diyaa Looloo                              Star Shell                                  1      597
     Darwin Festival                                        Broad                                                           Star Shell                                  2     1147
     Darwin Festival                                        4 on the Floor                                                  Star Shell                                  1      394
     Darwin Festival                                        Roy Mackonkey & DYO                                             Star Shell                                  1      409
     Darwin Festival                                        Tecoma                                                          Star Shell                                  1      318
     Darwin Festival                                        The Lonely Boys and T-Lynx                                      Star Shell                                  1      272
     Darwin Festival                                        Music NT Festival Showcase                                      Star Shell                                  1      211
     Darwin Festival                                        Barracking                                                      Oval 2, Gardens Oval Comples                2      229
     Darwin Festival                                        Ngarukurawala (We Sing Songs)                                   Star Shell                                  1      597
     Darwin Festival                                        Mia Dyson                                                       Star Shell                                  1      590
     Darwin Festival                                        Manu: Portents & Wonders                                        Star Shell                                  3      966

     September
     Moyston Productions                                    The Borderers                                                   Brown’s Mart Theatre                        1       65
     Blue Hawk                                              2007 Darwin City Muster                                         Gardens Amphitheatre                        1     2022
     Darwin Chorale Inc                                     Elizabethan Feast                                               Brown’s Mart Theatre                        2      155

     October
     Pure Sounds Entertainment                              Bodyrox                                                         Time Nightclub                              1       74
     Young Professionals Association                        2007 Young Professionals Cocktail Party                         SkyCity                                     1      300

     November
     Darwin Chorale Inc                                     Concert for St Cecilia                                          Christchurch Cathedral                      1       43

     February
     Australian Football League                             2008 NAB Cup, Western Bulldogs
                                                            vs North Melbourne                                              TIO Stadium                                 1     4359

     March
     Darwin Theatre Company                                 Gods of Spicy Things                                            Brown’s Mart Theatre                        5      368

     April
     Darwin Theatre Company                                 Futz                                                            Brown’s Mart Theatre                        5       114

     May
     Merrepen Arts Festival                                 Geoffrey Gurrumul & the Ad Hoc String Quartet                   Daly River                                  1      462
     Merrepen Arts Festival                                 Concert picnic hampers                                          Daly River                                          80
     Tracks Dance                                           Struck                                                          Gun Turret, East Point Reserve              9     1062
     Ticketek                                               Elton John with his band                                        TIO Stadium                                 1     2267
     Darwin Theatre Company                                 Tracy                                                           Brown’s Mart Theatre                       13      665
     National Youth Choir of Australia                      Darwin concert                                                  St Mary’s Cathedral                         1       69

     June
     Circus Joseph Ashton                                   Circus Joseph Ashton                                            Marrara Indoor Sports Stadium               6     3176
     Football Federation Australia                          Qantas Under 23’s vs Chile Under 23s                            Darwin Football Stadium                     2     4104
     Australian Football League                             2008 Toyota AFL Premiership Season
                                                            - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide                              TIO Stadium                                 1     6220
     Total                                                                                                                                                           123    45075
     Note: These figures represent only the tickets sold through Darwin Entertainment Centre Box Office and exclude tickets printed for sale by the promoter at the venue

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TICKET PRINTING CLIENTS



19 clients utilised the ticket printing services of the Box Office during the year 2007/08

Darwin Theatre Company - preview performance of Constance Drinkwater & The Final Days of Somerset
ABC Radio - Your Favourite Driving Songs CD launch and quiz night, Browns Mart Theatre
ABC Radio - Your Favourite Driving Songs CD launch and quiz night, Witchetty’s Araluen
Access Entertainment - Christine Anu, Darwin Sailing Club
Access Entertainment - Manhunt Australia, Discovery
Access Entertainment - Screaming Jets, Vic Hotel (2 performances)
Access Entertainment - Sunday Mass Boat Party
Access Entertainment - The Cav’s 2007 New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, The Cavenagh
AHA NT - 2007 Restaurant and Catering Awards, SkyCity
AHA NT - 2007 President’s Charity Lunch, Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin
AHA NT - 2008 Aristocrat Technologies Awards for Excellence, SkyCity Casino
Casuarina Senior College - Year 12 Graduation Ceremony, Playhouse
Darwin City Council - Australia Day Citizenship and Flag Raising Ceremony, Playhouse
Darwin Patchworkers and Quilters - Territory Quilts 2007
Darwin Rifle Club - 2008 Queens Shoot BBQ, Darwin Rifle Club
Defence Community Organisation - Tour de Force, Playhouse
Discovery - Planet Dance: The National Final, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - The Legends and the Godfather, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - Vanessa Amorosi and Band, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - Electro House Sessions ‘The Tour’, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - Evolution 08, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - Miss Bikini World, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - The Waifs, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - 2007 Hookers Ball, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - Adrenalin, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - Not The Darwin Cup Ball, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - Paul Van Dyke, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - The Screaming Jets, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Discovery - White Christmas, Discovery Entertainment Complex
Essington School - Darwin Celebration 2007, Playhouse
Homemade Renegade - PureVillian, Foskey Pavilion
Kormilda College - Middle School Celebration Night, Playhouse
Kormilda College - Senior School Awards Night, Playhouse
O’Loughlin Catholic College - Presentation Night, Playhouse
Parap Primary School - Early Years Concert 1, Studio Theatre
Parap Primary School - Early Years Concert 2, Studio Theatre
Parap Primary School - End of Year Concert, Playhouse
Performance Promotions - Bodyrox, Time Nightclub
Performance Promotions - King of the Ring 9, Kalymnos Club
Performance Promotions - King of the Ring, Kalymnos Club
Performance Promotions - Unfinished Business, Marrara Indoor Sports Stadium
Pure Sounds Entertainment - Famous DJ Producers, Monsoons
Pure Sounds Entertainment - First to the Floor, Time Nightclub
Pure Sounds Entertainment - Pharmacy, Time Nightclub
Pure Sounds Entertainment - Supernova, DEC Studio
St Mary’s Primary School - A Night to Remember, Playhouse
St Paul’s Primary School - End of Year Concert, Playhouse




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     DIRECTORS’ REPORT



     Your directors present their report on the company for the financial        (e) Environmental Issues
     year ended 30 June 2008.                                                        The company’s operations are not regulated by any significant
                                                                                     environmental regulation under a law of the Commonwealth
     1. General information                                                          or of a state or territory.
        (a) Directors
            The names of the directors in office at any time during, or        4. Corporate Structure
            since the end of, the year are:                                      Darwin Performing Arts Centre is a company limited by guarantee
                                                                                 that is incorporated and domiciled in Australia.
            Names                       Appointed/Resigned
            Cecil Black                 Appointed 1 July 2000
                                        Re-appointed 28 July 2004              5. Employees
            Chris Tilley                Appointed 9 June 2004                    The Darwin Performing Arts Centre employed 15 permanent
                                        Resigned 30 June 2008                    employees at 30 June 2008. The Centre employs up to 25 casual
            Vicky Coleman               Appointed 10 November 2003               employees per week during the year as required.
            John Bailey                 Appointed 12 February 2002
                                        Re-appointed 4 July 2008               6. Director Information
            Margaret Black              Appointed 14 November 2005               (a) Information on Directors
                                        Resigned 3 December 2007                     Cecil Black - Cecil Black is a specialist family lawyer in private
            Adam Gordon                 Appointed 14 November 2005                   practice in Darwin. He has now been resident in Darwin
            Diana Leeder                Appointed 1 November 2006                    for 40 years during which time he has been the chairman of
            Heather Sjoberg             Appointed 4 July 2007                        numerous community groups, and a member of a number of
            Peter Delis                 Appointed 3 December 2007                    national organisations. He is a former National President of
                                                                                     the Australian Local Government Association and a former
        Directors have been in office since the start of the financial year
                                                                                     Lord Mayor of Darwin for four years and for 23 years was an
        to the date of this report unless otherwise stated.
                                                                                     Alderman of the Darwin City Council. In November 2006, he
        (b.) Principal Activities                                                    was appointed by the Minister for Senior Territorians to be the
             The principal activities of the company during the financial            Chairman of the Northern Territory Advisory Council on the
             year were the hiring of the theatres and other areas within the         Ageing. He has now been a board member for a total of 12
             Centre, entrepreneurial activities in the staging of shows and          years and since November 2004 he has been the chairman of
             acting as a ticketing agent for other venues.                           the board.
            There have been no significant changes in the nature of the              Chris Tilley - Chris Tilley has been an Alderman of the
            company’s principal activities during the financial year.                Darwin City Council since 1987 and has served on numerous
     2. Business review                                                              committees and boards serving the people of Darwin. She has
        (a) Operating Results                                                        twice served as Deputy Lord Mayor. Chris is an accomplished
            The profit of the company for the financial year amounted to             business woman, having operated her own business since
            $ 70,831.                                                                1971.

        (b) Review of operations                                                     Vicky Coleman - Vicky is a long-term Darwin resident and
            A review of the operations of company during the financial               is currently employed by the NT Government as Manager
            year and the results of those operations show that during                Financial Administration for the Northern Territory Treasury
            the year, the company continued to engage in its principal               Corporation. She has previously held various accounting
            activities, the results of which are disclosed in the attached           positions in Darwin within the private sector, has a degree in
            financial statements.                                                    accounting, is CPA qualified and is a member of the Finance
                                                                                     and Treasury Association and the Australian Institute of
     3. Other items                                                                  Company Directors. Vicky was elected to the Board by the
        (a) Auditor’s Independence Declaration                                       membership in November 2003, and was re-appointed as a
            The auditor’s independence declaration for the year ended 30             community representative in May 2006.
            June 2008 has been received and can be found on page 22 of
            the financial report.                                                    John Bailey - John Bailey, a qualified psychologist, was elected
                                                                                     to the Legislative Assembly in 1989 until his resignation in
        (b) Significant Changes in State of Affairs                                  1999. He was elected in 2000 and remains an Alderman of the
            No significant changes in the company’s state of affairs                 Darwin City Council holding the position of Deputy Mayor
            occurred during the financial year.                                      from July 2004 to June 2005. John was appointed to the Board
        (c) After balance date events                                                in February 2002 and was elected chairman in March 2004.
            No matters or circumstances have arisen since the end of the             John resigned as chair at the AGM in November 2004, and
            financial year which significantly affected or may significantly         from the Board in June 2007. John was reappointed to the
            affect the operations of the company, the results of those               Board in July 2008.
            operations or the state of affairs of the company in future              Margaret Black - Margaret is a long term Darwin resident with
            financial years.                                                         a teaching background and has two children, now adults, who
        (d) Future developments                                                      were born and bred in the Territory. Margaret has a wealth
            Likely developments in the operations of the company and the             of experience as a convener and promoter of community
            expected results of those operations in future financial years           arts activities, particularly in the field of dance and visual arts.
            have not been included in this report as the inclusion of such           Margaret is currently a member of the Board of Sommerville
            information is likely to result in unreasonable prejudice to the         Community Services where she has actively served for 30
            company.                                                                 years. This has given her invaluable experience on boards
                                                                                     managing business in the not for profit sector.




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6. Director Information cont...

       Adam Gordon - Adam Gordon has been a business consultant           7. Directors’ Benefits
       helping small businesses improve their profitability since 1988.      During or since the financial year no director of the company has
       He has considerable experience in senior management, in               received or become entitled to receive any benefit, other than a
       both the private sector and government. He specialises in             benefit included in the aggregate amount of emoluments received
       strategic business planning, marketing and quality management.        or due and receivable by the directors shown in the financial
       Adam was elected to the Board by members at the AGM in                statements, by reason of a contract entered into by the company
       November 2005 and elected as Deputy Chairman at the next              or a body corporate that was related to the company when the
       Board meeting. He was a member of the Board of Darwin                 contract was made or when the director received, or became
       Theatre Company until he resigned in January 2000. He is              entitled to receive, the benefit with:
       also a member of other local committees. Adam Gordon                  - a director, or
       was previously on the Board as an appointed member from               - a firm of which the director is a member, or
       1998 to March 2004 and Chairman from June 2000 to March               - an entity in which the director has a substantial financial interest.
       2004.
       Diana Leeder - Diana Leeder is currently Executive Director,       8. Indemnifying Officers or Auditors
       Natural Resource Management, Department of Natural                    (a) No indemnities
       Resources Environment, The Arts and Sport. Prior to                       No indemnities have been given or insurance premiums paid,
       joining the NT Government in July 2003, Diana worked                      during or since the end of the financial year, for any person who
       in local government, firstly in New South Wales regional                  is or has been an officer or auditor of Darwin Entertainment
       library services until 1985 and then in community services                Centre.
       with the Darwin City Council. She is a Graduate Member                (b) Insurance premiums paid for directors
       of the Planning Institute of Australia, an Associate of the               The company has paid premiums to insure each of the directors
       Australian Library and Information Association and a Fellow               against liabilities for costs and expenses incurred by them in
       of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Diana was               defending any legal proceedings arising out of their conduct
       appointed to the Board in November 2006.                                  while acting in the capacity of director of the company, other
                                                                                 than conduct involving a wilful breach of duty in relation to the
       Heather Sjoberg - Heather Sjoberg is currently an Alderman                company. The amount of the premium is $ 6,050, inclusive of
       on Darwin City Council and Chairman of the Australia Day                  GST.
       Council (NT) and has been a Northern Territory resident
       since arriving in 1976. She has two Masters degrees, one in
                                                                          9. Proceedings on Behalf of Company
       Education and the other in Business Administration and has
                                                                             (a) No Leave or proceedings
       studied piano and singing. Education, the arts and community
                                                                                 No person has applied for leave of Court to bring proceedings
       involvement have played an important role in her life, and
                                                                                 on behalf of the company or intervene in any proceedings
       her business experience has given her an insight into the arts
                                                                                 to which the company is a party for the purpose of taking
       business in the Northern Territory.
                                                                                 responsibility on behalf of the company for all or any part of
       Peter Delis - Until recently Peter was the manager of Jabiru              those proceedings.
       Orchards, winner of the 2004 Telstra Business of the Year                 The company was not a party to any such proceedings during
       Countrywide and NT Awards. Peter was a St John’s Ambulance                the year.
       officer for almost ten years, and trainer for the NT St John’s
       team at the National Championships. Professionally, Peter is       Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors:
       an industry leader which is reflected in his membership of a
       Commonwealth Ministerial Advisory Group for Horticultural
       Exports, Chairman of the NT Horticultural Advisory Group
       to the Minister, Chairman of the Australian Mango Industry
       Association, and Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership         Director_____________________________________________
       Foundation. He holds a Masters of Business and is currently
                                                                                                     Cecil Black
       doing a Doctorate of Business at CDU.
   (b) Meetings of Directors
       During the financial year, 11 meetings of directors (including
       committees of directors) were held. Attendances by each
       director during the year were as follows:                          Director_____________________________________________
                                                                                                   Vicky Coleman

                                   Directors’ Meetings                    Dated this 14th day of November 2008
                    Number eligible to attend    Number attended
       Cecil Black                         11                        8
       Chris Tilley                        11                        7
       Vicky Coleman                       11                        8
       John Bailey                         11                        7
       Margaret Black                       5                        5
       Adam Gordon                         11                       11
       Diana Leeder                         9                        9
       Heather Sjoberg                     11                        8
       Peter Delis                          6                        4




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     DIRECTORS’ DECLARATION



     The directors of the company declare that:
     1. The financial statements and notes, as set out on pages 23 to 29, are in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and:
        (a) comply with Accounting Standards and the Corporations Regulations 2001; and
        (b) give a true and fair view of the financial position as at 30 June 2008 and of the performance for the year ended on that
            date of the company.
     2. In the directors’ opinion, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the company will be able to pay its debts as and when
        they become due and payable.
     This declaration is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors.




     Director _____________________________________         Director_________________________________________
                          Cecil Black                                            Vicky Coleman


     Dated 14 November 2008




     AUDITOR’S INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION



     Auditor’s Independence Declaration under Section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001
     I declare that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, during the year ended 30 June 2008 there have been:
     (i) no contraventions of the auditor independence requirements as set out in the Corporations Act 2001 in relation to the audit;
         and
     (ii) no contraventions of any applicable code of professional conduct in relation to the audit.



     Peter Hourigan Chartered Accountant




                                                                                      Suite 5, 1 Buffalo Court
     _________________________________________________________                        Darwin, NT, 0800
     Peter Hourigan (FCA)




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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS



STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

                                             Note          2008         2007
For the year ended 30 June 2008                                $            $
Revenue                                           2   2,394,689    2,150,292
Administrative costs                                   1,297,483    1,094,419
Utilities                                                129,369      129,046
Sponsorship and support                                   77,813       65,622
Membership                                                 9,693       11,639
Marketing                                                 51,481       48,695
Technical                                                 21,109       14,684
Front of house                                            66,698       53,760
Box office                                                55,733       64,509
Entrepreneurial expenses                                548,603       513,731
Depreciation, amortisation and impairments      4         65,921       50,040
Gain and loss on disposal of assets          9(a)              -        1,405
Total expenses                                        2,323,858    2,047,550
Surplus before tax                                        70,831     102,742
Income tax attributable to surplus           1(j)              -            -
Surplus after tax                                        70,831     102,742




STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

                                             Note          2008        2007
For the year ended 30 June 2008                               $           $
Assets
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents                    5          875,795     629,180
Trade and other receivables                  6          156,789      54,836
Inventories                                  7           28,449      24,353
Other assets                                 8            4,446      37,254
Total current assets                                  1,065,479     745,623
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment                9           179,371     131,470
Intangible assets                            10           16,546     22,462
Total non-current assets                                 195,917    153,932
Total Assets                                          1,261,396    899,555
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables                     11         566,209      314,974
Financial liabilities                        12          21,206            -
Provisions                                   13(a)       64,861       43,963
Total current liabilities                               652,276     358,937
Non-current liabilities
Provisions                                   13(b)       17,446      19,775
Total non-current liabilities                            17,446      19,775
Total Liabilities                                      669,722     378,712
Net Assets                                             591,674     520,843
Equity
Reserves                                     24          103,334    156,258
Retained earnings                            24         488,340     364,585
Total Equity                                            591,674    520,843




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     FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Continued...



     STATEMENT OF EQUITY


                                             Retained         Local Hirers’          Entrepreneurial     Financial Assets                 Total
                                             Earnings      Subsidy Reserve                  Reserve              Reserve
     For the year ended 30 June 2008                $                    $                        $                     $                    $
     2008
     Balance at Sunday, 1 July 2007          364,585                13,009                  143,249                     -           520,843
     Profit attributable to members           70,831                     -                        -                     -            70,831
     Transfers to/(from) reserves
     - Local Hirers’ Subsidy Reserve                -                (7,119)                      -                     -             (7,119)
     - Entrepreneurial Reserve                      -                     -                 (45,805)                    -           (45,805)
     Transfers to/(from) retained earnings     52,924                     -                       -                     -            52,924
     Sub-total                                123,755                (7,119)                (45,805)                    -            70,831
     Balance at 30 June 2008                 488,340                 5,890                   97,444                     -           591,674
     2007
     Balance at 1 July 2006                  296,345                13,608                   98,168               10,000            418,121
     Profit attributable to members          102,742                     -                        -                    -            102,742
     Transfers to/(from) reserves
     - Local Hirers’ Subsidy Reserve                -                 (599)                        -                   -                (599)
     - Entreprenurial Reserve                       -                    -                    45,101                   -              45,101
     - Financial Assets Reserve                10,000                    -                         -             (10,000)                  -
     Transfers to/(from) retained earnings    (44,502)                   -                         -                   -             (44,502)
     Prior year adjustment                          -                    -                       (20)                  -                 (20)
     Sub-total                                 68,240                 (599)                  45,081              (10,000)           102,722
     Balance at 30 June 2007                 364,585                13,009                  143,249                    -            520,843




     STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS


                                                                              Note                      2008                     2007
     For the year ended 30 June 2008                                                                       $                        $
     Cash from operating activities:
     Receipts from customers                                                                       1,603,659                 1,462,864
     Payments to suppliers and employees                                                          (1,966,927)               (1,978,824)
     Operating grants received                                                                       690,000                   694,500
     Interest received                                                                                27,789                    22,060
     Total cash from operating activities                                 15(a)                      354,521                  200,600
     Cash flows from investing activities:
     Acquisition of property, plant and equipment                                                  (107,906)                  (58,238)
     Net cash used by investing activities                                                         (107,906)                  (58,238)
     Net cash increase (decreases) in cash and cash equivalents                                     246,615                   142,362
     Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                                                 629,180                   486,818
     Cash and cash equivalents at end of year                                   5                  875,795                   629,180




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NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2008



Note 1: Statement of Significant Accounting Policies                                       (f) Intangible assets
(a) General information                                                                        (i) Software
    The financial report is a general purpose financial report that has been                       Software acquired by the company is stated at cost less accumulated
    prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and other                          amortisation (see below) and impairment losses (see accounting policy
    authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards                            (g)).
    Board and the Corporations Act 2001.
                                                                                               (ii) Amortisation
    Darwin Entertainment Centre is a company limited by guarantee,                                  Amortisation on fixed life intangible assets is charged to the income
    incorporated and domiciled in Australia.                                                        statement on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of
                                                                                                    intangible assets unless such lives are indefinite. The estimated useful
    The financial report of Darwin Entertainment Centre complies with all
                                                                                                    lives for intangibles with definite lives are as follows:
    Australian equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    in their entirety.                                                                             Computer software               1-5 years

    The following is a summary of the material accounting policies adopted by                      The useful lives of the intangible assets are reviewed on an annual basis
    the company in the preparation of the financial report. The accounting                         and the useful life is altered if estimates have changed significantly.
    policies have been consistently applied, unless otherwise stated.
                                                                                                   Gains or losses on the disposal of intangible assets are determined as
(b) Basis of Preparation                                                                           the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying
    The financial report has been prepared on an accruals basis and is based                       amount of the asset, and are recognised in the income statement as
    on historical costs modified by the revaluation of selected non-current                        other operating income or other operating costs, respectively.
    assets, and financial assets and financial liabilities for which fair value basis of
                                                                                           (g) Impairment of Assets
    accounting has been applied.
                                                                                               At each reporting date, the company reviews the carrying values of its
(c) Cash                                                                                       tangible and intangible assets to determine whether there is any indication
    For the purpose of the Statement of Cash Flows, cash and cash equivalents                  that those assets have been impaired. If such an indication exists, the
    include cash on hand, deposits held at call with banks, other short-term                   recoverable amount of the asset, being the higher of the asset’s fair value
    highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less, and            less costs to sell and value in use, is compared to the asset’s carrying value.
    bank overdrafts. Bank overdrafts are shown within short-term borrowings                    Any excess of the asset’s carrying value over its recoverable amount is
    in current liabilities on the balance sheet.                                               expensed to the income statement.

(d) Inventories                                                                            (h) Leases - Operating
    Inventories are measured at the lower of cost and net realisable value.                    Lease payments for operating leases, where substantially all of the risks and
    Costs are assigned on a first in first out basis.                                          benefits remain with the lessor, are charged as expenses in the periods in
                                                                                               which they are incurred.
(e) Property, Plant and Equipment
    Each class of property, plant and equipment is carried at cost or fair value               Lease incentives received under operating leases are recognised as a liability.
    less, where applicable, any accumulated depreciation and impairment                        Lease payments received reduced the liability.
    losses.
                                                                                           (i) Employee Benefits
    (i) Plant and equipment                                                                    Provision is made for the company’s liability for employee benefits arising
        Plant and equipment are measured on the cost basis less depreciation                   from services rendered by employees to balance date. Employee benefits
        and impairment losses.                                                                 that are expected to be settled within one year together with benefits
                                                                                               arising from wages and salaries, annual leave and sick leave, which will be
         Assets purchased for less than $300 during the year have been written
                                                                                               settled after one year, have been measured at the amounts expected to be
         off.
                                                                                               paid when the liability is settled, plus related oncost. Employee benefits
         The carrying amount of plant and equipment is reviewed annually by                    payable later than one year have been measured at present value of the
         the directors to ensure it is not in excess of the recoverable amount                 estimated future cash outflows to be made for those benefits.
         from those assets. The recoverable amount is assessed on the basis
                                                                                               Contributions are made by the company to an employee superannuation
         of the expected net cash flows, which will be received from the assets
                                                                                               fund and are charged as expenses when incurred.
         employment and subsequent disposal. The expected net cash flows
         have not been discounted to present values in determining recoverable             (j) Income Tax
         amounts.                                                                              No provision for income tax has been raised as the company is exempt
                                                                                               from income tax under Division 50 of the Income Tax Assessment Act
    (ii) Depreciation
                                                                                               1997.
         The depreciable amount of all fixed assets is depreciated on a straight-
         line basis over their useful lives to Darwin Performing Arts Centre,              (k) Goods and Services Tax (GST)
         commencing from the time the asset is held ready for use.                             Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST,
                                                                                               except where the amount of GST incurred is not recoverable from the
         The estimated useful lives used for each class of depreciable assets are:
                                                                                               Australian Taxation Office. In these circumstances the GST is recognised
         Class of Asset                                                                        as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of an item of the
         Plant and Equipment          5 years                                                  expense. Receivables and payables in the balance sheet are shown inclusive
         Office Equipment             5 years                                                  of GST.
         Computer Equipment           3 years
                                                                                               Cash flows are presented in the cash flow statement on a gross basis,
         The assets’ residual value and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if             except for the GST component of investing and financing activities, which
         appropriate, at each balance sheet date.                                              are disclosed as operating cash flows.
                                                                                           (l) Revenue
                                                                                               Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised upon the delivery of goods
                                                                                               to customers. Interest revenue is recognised on a proportional basis taking
                                                                                               into account the interest rates applicable to the financial assets. Revenue
                                                                                               from the rendering of services is recognised upon the delivery of the service
                                                                                               to the customers. All revenue is stated net of the amount of goods and
                                                                                               services tax (GST).




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     NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS                                                         Continued...




     (m) Grant Income                                                                                                                  2008       2007
         Grants are recognised as income in the period to which they relate. Grants                                           Note        $          $
         received in advance of the period to which they relate are transferred           Note 3: Grants Received
         to liabilities in the balance sheet and carried forward to the subsequent        Operational
         accounting period. Any surpluses relating to the Local Hirers’ Subsidy           Darwin City Council                        285,000    285,000
         and or Entrepreneurial grants are transferred to specific reserves at the        Northern Territory Government              285,000    285,000
         end of the financial year. Any losses are either covered by transfers from
                                                                                          Total operational grants                   570,000    570,000
         reserves or, if insufficient reserves exist, brought to account in the year in
         which they occur.                                                                Entrepreneurial
                                                                                          Darwin City Council                              -          -
     (n) Performance Revenue                                                              Northern Territory Government               70,000     70,000
         Only revenue attributable to performances staged by the company is
                                                                                          Total entrepreneurial grants                70,000     70,000
         reflected in gross terms in operating revenue. Commission on ticket sales
         and venue hire are recognised in the case of Playhouse, Studio Theatre and       Local Hirers’ Subsidy
         Other Venue performances, at the completion of a performance or season.          Darwin City Council                         25,000     25,000
                                                                                          Northern Territory Government               25,000     25,000
     (o) Sponsorship Income
                                                                                          Total local hirers’ subsidy                 50,000     50,000
         Cash sponsorship is taken to income in the period to which it relates.
         The total value of in-kind sponsorship is booked to income when it is            Total Grants
         confirmed, and then to expenditure as it is used. Any unused balance at          Darwin City Council                        310,000    310,000
         the end of the financial year is transferred to reserves                         Northern Territory Government              380,000    380,000
                                                                                          Total grants received                      690,000    690,000
     (p) Long Term Repairs and Maintenance
         In 1996, an agreement was reached between the Darwin City Council
         and the Northern Territory Government, whereby the Department of                 Note 4: Depreciation, Amortisation and Impairment
         Planning and Infrastructure would supervise the long term repairs and            Depreciation
         maintenance of the building. The costs associated with this work are not         Office equipment                            38,539     33,504
         recorded in these accounts.                                                      Property, plant and equipment               16,220      8,640
                                                                                          Total depreciation                          54,759     42,144
     (q) Economic Dependency
                                                                                          Amortisation
         The company receives significant grant funds from the Darwin City
                                                                                          Intangible assets                           11,162      7,896
         Council and the Northern Territory Government. The financial report
         has been prepared on a going concern basis on the expectation that such          Total depreciation,
         funding will continue.                                                           amortisation and impairment                 65,921     50,040

         The Darwin City Council has entered into an agreement with the
         Northern Territory Government to provide triennial funding to the
                                                                                          Note 5: Cash and Cash Equivalents
                                                                                          Cash on hand                                 5,685      5,428
         company from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2008. The company has received
                                                                                          Bank balances                              467,669    221,793
         advice that this agreement will be extended to 30 June 2009.
                                                                                          Short-term deposits                        402,441    401,959
     (r) Interdivision Charges                                                            Total cash and cash equivalents            875,795    629,180
         It is company policy to charge events entrepreneured by the company
         (and jointly with other promoters) all venue and box offices charges that
                                                                                          Note 6: Trade and Other Receivables
         are charged to promoters under normal commercial arrangements. The
                                                                                          Trade receivables                          175,409     52,266
         effect of these charges and transactions is not eliminated in the accounts.
                                                                                          Provision for impairment of receivables    (18,292)         -
     (s) Sponsorship - Community Support                                                  Prepayments                                 (2,930)     2,570
         From the commencement of the 2005 financial year the company instituted          Sponsorship in advance                       2,602          -
         a policy of booking income and expenditure of an in-kind nature. At the
                                                                                          Total trade and other receivables          156,789     54,836
         time such income or expenditure is booked, a corresponding entry is made
         to increase expenditure or income, respectively, so that the effect of these
         entries on the Income Statement is nil.                                          Note 7: Inventories
                                                                                          At cost
     (t) Change in Accounting Treatment                                                   Bar stock                                    8,860      5,298
         Income and expenditure relating to entrepreneurial activity and the              Ticket stock                                10,792     10,571
         Local Hirer’s Subsidy, as noted last year, is now recorded in the Income         Consumables                                  8,797      8,484
         Statement.
                                                                                          Total inventories                           28,449     24,353
                                                            2008           2007
                                            Note               $               $
                                                                                          Note 8: Other assets
         Note 2: Revenue                                                                  Entrepreneurial fund
         Operating activities
                                                                                          - net expenses in advance                    4,446     37,254
         - Operating grants                      3        690,000           690,000
         - Sponsorship                                      24,000            12,273      Total other assets                           4,446     37,254
         - Membership                                        37,154           36,168
         - Interest                                         27,789            22,060
         - Venue rental                                   432,155           329,993
         - Marketing services                                 3,462            3,375
         - Technical                                      139,370             91,294
         - Bar sales                                       131,955            90,878
         - Front of house                                   88,633            56,135
         - Box office charges                             304,609            274,107
         - Entrepreneurial income                         432,798           488,832
         - Utilities recoveries                             60,312            45,185
         - Sundry                                           22,452             9,992
         Total revenue                                  2,394,689         2,150,292


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                                                     2008            2007                                                          2008             2007
                                        Note            $               $                                                             $                $
Note 9: Property Plant and Equipment                                          Note 11: Trade and Other Payables
Plant and equipment                                                           Trade payables                                     527,113         184,073
At cost                                            293,587         212,929    Amounts received in advance                        19,509           24,013
Less accumulated depreciation                     (195,648)       (179,428)   Hirers’ control                                     5,721           99,108
Total plant and equipment                           97,939         33,501     Other payroll liabilities                          13,866            7,780
Office furniture and equipment                                                Total trade and other payables                    566,209          314,974
At cost                                            186,717        164,715
Less accumulated depreciation                     (105,285)       (66,746)
                                                                              Note 12: Borrowings
Total office furniture and equipment                81,432         97,969     Bank overdraft                                      21,206                -
Total property, plant and equipment                179,371        131,470     Total borrowings                                   21,206                 -

(a) Movements in Carrying Amounts

                                   Plant and            Office                Note 13: Provisions
                                  Equipment         Equipment         Total   (a) Current
                                           $                 $           $        Employee benefits                               64,861          43,963
    Balance at the beginning of year   33,501           97,969      131,470      Total current provisions                        64,861           43,963
    Additions                           80,658          22,002     102,660
    Depreciation expense               (16,220)        (38,539)    (54,759)      (b) Non-current
    Carrying amount at the                                                       Employee benefits                                17,446          19,775
    end of year                         97,939          81,432      179,371      Total non-current provisions                     17,446          19,775


                                                     2008            2007     Note 14: Related party transactions
                                        Note            $               $     (a) Directors
                                                                                  There were no transactions during the year between any director and the
Note 10: Intangible Assets                                                        company other than on normal commercial terms.
Computer software
At cost                                             50,386         45,140     (b) Ultimate Controlling Entity
Accumulated amortisation and impairment            (33,840)       (22,678)        Under clause 1.9 of the Articles of Association of the Darwin Performing
Total Intangibles                                   16,546         22,462         Arts Centre, the Darwin City Council has the power to appoint five of the
                                                                                  seven directors of the Company. On this basis the Darwin City Council is
(a) Movements in Carrying Amounts                                                 considered to be the ultimate controlling entity of the Darwin Performing
                                                                                  Arts Centre.
                                             Computer software       Total    (c) Grants
                                                         $              $         During the year Darwin City Council provided the company with operational
    Year ended 30 June 2007                                                       grants totalling $285,000, a grant of $25,000 for Local Hirers’ Subsidy.
    Opening balance                                 11,075         11,075         The operational ($285,000) and Local Hirers’ Subsidy ($25,000) grants
    Additions                                       19,283         19,283         were matched dollar for dollar by the Northern Territory Government. In
    Amortisation                                    (7,896)        (7,896)        addition, the Northern Territory Government provided a grant of $70,000
    Balance at 30 June 2007                         22,462         22,462         through Darwin City Council for entrepreneurial activities.
    Year ended 30 June 2008                                                   (d) Complimentary Tickets
    Opening balance                                 22,462         22,462         Directors are eligible to receive complimentary tickets to shows at the
    Additions                                         5,246          5,246        Centre. The directors who have taken advantage of this are listed below,
    Amortisation                                    (11,162)       (11,162)       along with the value of the tickets received.
    Balance at 30 June 2008                         16,546         16,546                                                          2008             2007
                                                                                                                                      $                $
                                                                                 Directors
                                                                                 Cecil Black                                       1,984           1,325
                                                                                 Chris Tilley                                        155              88
                                                                                 Vicky Coleman                                       288             687
                                                                                 John Bailey                                           -             387
                                                                                 Margaret Black                                      327             453
                                                                                 Adam Gordon                                         461             134
                                                                                 Diana Leeder                                        322               -
                                                                                 Heather Sjoberg                                   2,173               -
                                                                                 Peter Delis                                         386               -
                                                                                 Total                                             6,096           3,074




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     NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS                                                                   Continued...




                                                          2008                     2007          Note 17: Centre Operational Costs
                                                             $                        $          In addition to the operational costs contained within the financial statements,
     Note 15: Cash Flow Information                                                              the Darwin City Council and the Northern Territory Government pay certain
     (a) Reconciliation of Cash Flow from Operations with Surplus after                          costs of the Darwin Performing Arts Centre. During the year ended 30 June
         Income Tax                                                                              2008, the Darwin City Council paid approximately $120,000 ($120,000
         Surplus                                            70,831    102,742                    in 2007) and the Northern Territory Government $120,000 ($120,000 in
         Cash flows excluded from surplus                                                        2007). In addition, Darwin City Council provides the building, fixtures and
         attributable to operating activities                                                    fittings at no cost to the company. Darwin City Council contributed a total of
         Non-cash flows in surplus                                                               $4.4M to renovations of the Centre that were completed in October 2007.
         Depreciation                                       54,759       42,144
         Amortisation software                               11,162       7,896                  Note 18: Robbery
         Net loss on disposal of assets                           -       1,405                  In May 2008, the company was burgled and $22,092 in cash was taken. This
         Changes in assets and liabilities, net of the                                           loss has been provided for in the accounts as a doubtful debt pending the
         effects of purchase and disposal of subsidiaries                                        finalisation of the insurance claim.
           (Increase)/decrease in trade and
           term receivables                               (101,953)     (11,317)                 Note 19: Terms, Conditions & Accounting Policy
           (Increase)/decrease in prepayments               32,808    (22,508)                   The Darwin Performing Arts Centre’s accounting policies, including the terms
           (Increase)/decrease in inventories               (4,096)       5,088                  and conditions of each class of financial asset, financial liability and equity
           Increase/(decrease) in trade payables                                                 instrument, both recognised and unrecognised at the balance date, are as
           and accruals                                    272,441      77,577                   follows:
           Increase/(decrease) in provisions                18,569       (2,407)
           Other - prior year adjustment                          -         (20)                 (a) Financial Assets (Receivables)
                                                                                                     Trade receivables are carried at nominal amounts less any provision
         Net cash flows from operating activities           354,521             200,600
                                                                                                     for doubtful debts. A provision of doubtful debts is recognised when
                                                                                                     collection of the full nominal amount is no longer probable.
     Note 16: Segment Reporting                                                                      Credit sales are on 30 day terms.
     Darwin Entertainment Centre operates in a single geographical segment being                 (b) Financial Liabilities (Payables)
     in the Northern Territory of Australia, and in one industry segment, being venue                Liabilities are recognised for amounts to be paid in the future for goods
     operator and presenter of performing arts events. It derives income primarily                   and services received, whether or not billed to the company.
     from grants received from Darwin City Council and the Northern Territory                        Trade liabilities are normally settled on 30 day terms.
     Government through Darwin City Council and from rental and ticket sales.




     Note 20: Financial Instruments
     (a) Interest Rate Risk
         The company’s exposure to interest rate risk, which is the risk that a financial instruments value will fluctuate as a result of changes in market interest rates and
         the effective weighted average interest rates on classes of financial assets and financial liabilities, is as follows:

                                           Weighted Average Effective Interest Rate               Floating Interest Rate      Non-interest Bearing                           Total
                                                                2008          2007                   2008          2007         2008         2007             2008           2007
                                                                    %            %                       $             $           $             $               $

         Financial Assets:
         Cash and cash equivalents                                       4.00             4.00     870,110      623,752         5,685          5,428       875,795         629,180
         Trade and other receivables                                     -                -              -            -       156,789         54,837       156,789          54,837
         Total Financial Assets                                                                    870,110      623,752       162,474         60,265    1,032,584          684,017
         Financial Liabilities:
         Bank loans and overdrafts                                        -               -         21,206             -            -              -        21,206               -
         Trade and other payables                                         -               -              -             -      566,209        314,974       566,209         314,974
         Total Financial Liabilities                                                               21,206              -     566,209         314,974       587,415         314,974

         (b) Credit Risk
             The maximum exposure to credit risk, excluding the value of any collateral or other security, at balance date to recognised financial assets, is the carrying
             amount, net of any provisions for impairment of those assets, as disclosed in the balance sheet and notes to the financial statements.
             The economic entity does not have any material credit risk exposure to any single receivable or group of receivables under financial instruments entered
             into by the economic entity.

         (c) Net Fair Values
             The net fair values of listed investments have been valued at the quoted market bid price at balance date adjusted for transaction costs expected to be
             incurred. For other assets and other liabilities the net fair value approximates their carrying values. No financial assets or financial liabilities are readily traded
             on organised markets in standardised form other than listed investments. Financial assets where the carrying amount exceeds net fair values have not been
             written down as the economic entity intends to hold these assets to maturity.




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Note 20: Financial Instrument cont...
        Aggregate net fair values and carrying amounts of financial assets and financial liabilities at balance date:

                                                                Carrying amount                 Net Fair value          Carrying amount   Net Fair value
                                                                           2008                          2008                      2007            2007
                                                                              $                              $                        $                $
    Financial Assets                                            Carrying amount
    Trade and other receivables                                          156,789                       156,789                   54,837          54,837
    Cash and cash equivalents                                            875,795                       875,795                  629,180         629,180
    Financial Liabilities
    Bank overdraft secured                                                 21,206                       21,206                        -               -
    Trade and other payables                                              566,209                      566,209                  314,974         314,974
    Fair value are materially in line with carrying values.



                                                     2008                  2007
                                                        $                     $
Note 21: Auditors’ Remuneration
Remuneration of the auditor for:
- Auditing or reviewing the financial report        13,682                15,333

Note 22: Company Details
The registered office of the reporting company limited by guarantee is:
Darwin Entertainment Centre
93 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800

Note 23: Members’ Guarantee
The company is limited by guarantee. If the company is wound up, the
Constitution states that each member is required to contribute a maximum of
$10 each towards any outstanding obligations of the company. At 30 June 2008
the number of members was 864 (2007: 877).


                                                     2008                  2007
                                                        $                     $
Note 24: Share Capital and Reserves
Reserves
Local Hirer’s Subsidy                                5,890               13,009
Entreprenurial funds                                97,444              143,249
Total reserves                                    103,334               156,258
Retained earnings
Opening balance                                   364,585               296,345
Transfers to/(from) reserves                       52,924               (34,502)
Net surplus/(deficit) for the year                 70,831               102,742
Total retained earnings                           488,340               364,585
Total Equity                                       591,674              520,843




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     INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT




              INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF
              DARWIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
              (COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE)



              Scope
              We have audited financial report of Darwin Entertainment Centre for the financial year ended 30 June
              2008 as set out on pages 23 to 29.
              The financial report includes the financial statements at the year’s end or from time to time during the
              financial year. The company’s directors are responsible for the financial report. We have conducted an
              independent audit of this financial report in order to express an opinion on it to the members of the
              company.
              Our audit has been conducted in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards to provide reasonable
              assurance whether the financial report is free of material misstatement. Our procedures included
              examination, on a test basis, of evidence supporting the amounts and other disclosures in the financial
              report, and the evaluation of accounting policies and significant accounting estimates. These procedures
              have been undertaken to form an opinion whether, in all material respects, the financial report is
              presented fairly in accordance with Accounting Standards and other mandatory professional reporting
              requirements in Australia and statutory requirements so as to present a view which is consistent with
              our understanding of the company’s financial position and performance as represented by the results of
              their operations and their cash flows.
              The audit opinion expressed in this report has been formed on the above basis.

              Independence
              In conducting our audit, we followed the applicable independence requirements of Australian professional
              and ethical pronouncements and the Corporations Act 2001.
              In accordance with ASIC Class order 05/83, we declare to the best of our knowledge and belief that the
              auditor’s independence declaration as set out in the financial report has not changed as at the date of
              providing our audit opinion.

              Audit Opinion
              In our opinion, the financial report of Darwin Entertainment Centre is in accordance with:
              (a) the Corporations Act 2001, including:
                  (i) giving a true and fair view of the company’s financial position as at 30 June 2008 and of their
                      performance for the year ended on that date; and
                  (ii) complying with Accounting Standards in Australia and the Corporations Regulations 2001; and
              (b) other mandatory professional reporting requirements in Australia.




              Peter Hourigan (FCA)                             Darwin
              Registered Company Auditor                       14 November 2008




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DISCLAIMER TO THE MEMBERS




         DISCLAIMER TO THE MEMBERS OF
         DARWIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
         (COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE)


         For the Year Ended 30 June 2008


         The additional financial data presented on pages 32-33 is in accordance with the books and records of
         the company which have been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in our statutory audit of the
         company for the year ended 30 June 2008. It will be appreciated that our statutory audit did not cover all
         details of the additional financial data. Accordingly, we do not express an opinion on such financial data
         and we give no warranty of accuracy or reliability in respect of the data provided. Neither the firm nor any
         member or employee of the firm undertakes responsibility in any way whatsoever to any person (other than
         Darwin Entertainment Centre) in respect of such data, including any errors of omissions therein however
         caused.




         Peter Hourigan                                    Darwin
         Registered Company Auditor                        14 November 2008




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     DETAILED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE




     OPERATIONAL


                                                      2008         2007
     Year Ended 30 June 2008                             $            $
     Income
     Grants                                         570,000     570,000
     Sponsorship & support                            19,000      10,000
     Membership                                       37,154      36,168
     Interest                                         27,789      22,060
     Venue rental                                   432,155      329,993
     Marketing services                                3,462       3,375
     Technical                                      139,370       91,294
     Bar sales                                       131,955      90,878
     Front of house                                   88,633      56,135
     Box office charges                             304,609      274,107
     Utilities recoveries                             60,312      45,185
     Sundry income                                    22,452       9,992
     Total income                                 1,836,891    1,539,187
     Expenses
     Auditing or reviewing the financial report      13,682       15,333
     Bank charges                                      3,475        2,347
     Conferences                                       4,811        4,325
     Bad debts                                       22,914             -
     Employee costs - general                     1,073,267      908,380
     Office equipment                                13,398        19,019
     Filing fees                                           -           40
     Freight                                             290        1,363
     Insurance                                       66,516       65,818
     Legal fees                                            -        1,120
     Leases                                                -        4,884
     Licence fees                                      1,541        1,536
     Occupancy                                       14,842        14,135
     Postage                                          2,046         2,410
     Printing and stationery                         40,879        20,110
     Subscriptions                                     5,284        5,072
     Travel and accommodation                          6,423        5,383
     Telephone and fax                               20,809       21,298
     Other expenses                                    7,261        1,846
     Utilities                                      129,369      129,046
     Membership programme                              9,693      11,639
     Marketing and promotion                         51,481       48,695
     Technical                                       21,109       14,684
     Bar supplies                                    52,487       38,597
     Front of house                                   14,211      15,163
     Box office                                      55,733       64,509
     Sponsorship                                     15,694       12,750
     Depreciation, amortisation and impairments      65,921       50,040
     (Gain)/loss on disposal of assets                     -        1,405
     Total expenses                               1,713,136    1,480,947
     Surplus/(deficit) for the year                123,755       58,240




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ENTREPRENEURIAL FUND



                                   2008       2007
Year Ended 30 June 2008               $          $
Income
Box office sales                 385,674    465,174
Merchandise sales                    476        636
Co presentation income            26,627          -
Sponsorship and support           20,021     18,522
Operating grants                  70,000     70,000
Other income                           -      4,500
Total income                     502,798    558,832
Less: Expenses
Artist fees                      252,021    224,404
Accommodation and travel          30,519     18,781
Marketing                         86,990     85,389
Production                        45,661     44,784
Venue costs                       87,064     88,402
Box office charges                46,348     51,971
Total expenses                   548,603    513,731
Other items:
Prior year adjustment                  -        20
Total other items                      -        20
Surplus/(deficit) for the year   (45,805)   45,081




LOCAL HIRERS’ SUBSIDY


                                   2008       2007
Year Ended 30 June 2008               $          $
Income
Grant - Darwin City Council       25,000     25,000
Grant - NT Government             25,000     25,000
Sponsorship                        5,000      2,273
Total income                      55,000     52,273
Expenses
Expenditure                        62,119    52,872
Total expenses                    62,119     52,872
Surplus/(deficit) for the year    (7,119)     (599)




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     MEMBERS AS AT 30 JUNE 2008
     Life Members              Damien Brown             Cheryl Day             Peter Garton               Shirley Houghton
     Nan Giese                 Julia Brown              Cheryl Day             John Gaulke                Tony House
     Adam Gordon               Mervyn Brown             Jenni Day              Catherine Gaylard          Anne M Howard
     Sylvia Langford           Noreen Brown             Raz de Jongh           Debbie Gee                 Colleen Howard
     David Martin              Sarah Brown              Helen de Silva         Ruth Gerke                 Valerie Hristova
     Tom Pauling QC            Charlotta Browne         Charles de Soysa       Karen Gibb                 Jill Huck
                               Lynette Bruekers         Gwen Deacon            Nan Giese                  Maureen Hughes
     Other Members             Catherine Buckley        Karen Dee              Lisa Gilbert               Chen Hui
     Andrea Adams              Lisa Bundock             Robyn Delaney          Margarete Gill             Kevin Humphreys
     Marian Ah Toy             Maureen Burr             Peter Delis            Geoff Gillman              Joan Humphries
     Pauline Ah Toy            Carolyn & Viktor Bursa   Andrew Dembski         John Gilmour               Dianne Hunter
     Lea Aitken                Sharon Burt              Pam Dempster           Belinda Glasby             Nannette Hunter
     Helen Albion              Darryl Butler            Ian Denning            Jacqui Gleeson             Ian Hyde
     Kaye Aldenhoven           David Butt               Ranjith Dias           Jeanette Goetjes           Julie Ingham
     Donna-Lee Alexander       Pauline Buxton           Karen Dickinson        Paul Goldrick              Davena Irish
     Norma Allen               Kay Byrne                Allan Domaschenz       Anne Goodman               Alan James
     Diane Altmann             Andrew Cameron           Mark Domjahn           Rebecca Goodman            Colin James
     Raeleigh Ambrose-Pearce   Barbara Cameron          Lorel Donnelly         Meredith Goodrich          Gail James
     Elizabath Amega           Pamela Cameron           Sue Donnelly           Susanne Goodrich           Kerry James
     Ian Anderson              Tegan Cann               Jeannette Donohue      Vida Goodvach              Drina Jankovic
     Owen Anderson             Chris Capper             Christine Dore         Vicki Goodwin              Stephen Jarvis
     Penny Anderson            Michael Caraher          Fiona Douglas          Kay Goon                   Beverly Jenkins
     Trevor Angus              Kelly Carne              Jennifer Dowling       Maxine Gordge              Juno Jenkins
     Cathy Applegate           Bronwyn Carson           Mark Dowling           Adam Gordon                Mark Johnson
     Brian Arantz              Susan Carter             Carol Doyle            Treasure Gordon            Phillipa Johnston
     Chris Armitstead          Katherine Cavanagh       Karen Doyle            Sue Gostynski              Brian Jones
     Jacqueline Armstrong      Sheelagh Cavanagh        Mark Duffy             Helen Graetz               David Jones
     Austin Asche AC           Amanda Challen           Nicole Dunn            Annette Graham             Helen Jones
     David Ashbridge           Martin Challennor        Tom Earley             Julie Graham               Vijaya Joshi
     Helen Atkin               Vince Champion           Barbara Eather         Michael Graham             Caroline Joswig
     Brendan Atkins            David Chapman            Garry Eckermann        Leonie Gray                Katherine Judd
     Colleen Atkinson          Erain Charles            Jutta Edler            Natalie Gray               Xana Kamitsis
     Martin Atkinson           Elaine Charlton          Marianne Eichenberg    Pam Gray                   Samuel Kandiah
     Peter Atkinson            Thevi Chelliah           Jessica Elderfield     Mirella Green              Erica Louise Kane
     Di Ausburn                Katrina Chin             Jennette Elliott       Nigel Green                Viki Kane
     Barbara Backers           Michael Chin             Liz Elphick            Janet Greenham             Dorothy Karlhuber
     Susan Baddeley            Natalie Chin             Vivian Eugster         Mike Grenfell              Jennifer Karlsson
     Veronica Bagshaw          Francine Chinn           Craig Evans            Jan Grice                  George Kasparek
     John Bailey               Michelle Chiplen         Frieda Evans           Catherine Griffin          Leonie Katekar
     Valerie Bainbridge        Peter Cholmondeley       Lorraine Evans         Juta Griffiths             Melinda Kealy
     Alex Bakunowicz           Karen Christopher        Megan Evans            Margaret Griffiths         Julie Keech
     Vikki Baldwin             Robin Clark              Ross Evans             Natasha Griggs             Alan Bruce Keith
     Russell Ball              Kim Clayworth            Janet Farnell          Michael Gubbins            Margaret Keller
     Kathryn Bannister         Helen Cleanthous         Elaine Farnham         Roxanne Guesnon            Darren Kelly
     Larry Bannister           Dorothy Close            Jane Farr              Vita Gustafson             Katherine Kelly
     Lyn Barlow                Elizabeth Close          Stephen Farrawell      Elizabeth Hagan            Vince Kelly
     Susan Barnes              Raylee Coad              Russell Farrell        Tamara Haines              Graham Kemp
     Brooke Barnett            Helen Cobb               Cathryn Farrington     Catherine Halkon           Brian Kennedy
     Julie Baronio             Beverley Cockman         Vic Farrington         Heather Hall               Edmund Keogh
     Charlie Ruth Bauman       Nicholas Cockshutt       Mary Fathers           Valerie Hamilton           Sharon Keogh
     Deborah Bear              Michele Cody             Ray Fauntleroy         Anne Hammond               Lyn Kerr
     Pauline Beaty             Roslyn Coggan            Francis Fausett        Brian Hammond              Kathleen Kibblewhite
     Veronica Beckwith         Tony Cole                Linda Fazldeen         Chris Hancock              Fran Kinnear
     Karen Bell                Susan Coleman            Sue Feeney             Felicity Hancock           Peter Kirk
     Ian Belsham               Vicky Coleman            Sharon Feist           Patricia Hancock           Marie Kirkwood
     Mary Beneforti            Sarah Collins            Keith Field            Sharon Handley             Vicki Krause
     Lyn Bennett               Stewart Collis           Stefania & Jan Fikus   Joyce Harding              Christine Kuhl
     Melanie Bennett           Lorraine Connell         Tracey Filipovich      Katrina Harding            Robyn Kuhn
     Peter Bennett             Ken Conway               Angela Finocchiaro     Stella Harding             Myron Kulbac
     Wendy Beresford-Maning    Pamela Cooney            Benito Finocchiaro     Evelyn Hare                Jutta Kulwikowski
     Oliver Berst              Jenny Cooper             Traude Fischer         Kim Hare                   Yvonne Lamotte
     Niki Best                 Lawrence Cooper          Stu Fitch              Roger Harmer               Sylvia Langford
     Sally Bevis               Alison Copley            Anthony Fitzgerald     Judit Haromszeki           Kerri-Ann Laurence
     Robyn Bierton             Graham Copley            Penelope Flanagan      Des Harris                 Jen Le Messurier
     Lynne Bigg                Lorraine Corowa          Paul Fleming           Marie-Benedicte Harrison   Ian Lea
     Darryel Binns             Dave Cotton              Dianne Flesfadar       Jacqueline Harter          Josephine Leahy
     Kerry Bishop              Kerin Coulehan           Lorraine Fletcher      Jamie Harvey               Richard Ledgar
     Cecil Black               Mike Coulthard           Lance Follett          Marilyn Harvey             Glynis Lee
     Margaret Black            Barbara Courtney         Lois Fong              Neil Harvey                Diana Leeder
     Marion Blackburn          Justine Cowling          Tanya Fong Lim         Steve Haskard              Warren Leeder
     Robyn Blake               David Cox                Elly Fontes            Lisa-Marie Hatton          Sheena Lees
     Martin Blaszczyk          Susan Cox                Annette Ford           Damien Heaslip             Damian Legg
     Sue Bleakley              Roxane Craig             Shelley Forester       Jan Hedenig                Daryl Lehmann
     Rosemary Blum             Marilyn Cramond          Rebecca Forrest        Julie Hercelinskyj         Georgina Leishman
     Christine Bond            Geoff Cross              Mary Fox               Samuel Herry               Tracey Lemass
     Desley Booth              Phillip Cross            Vicki Fox              David Hibbert              Alf Leonardi
     Andrew Boukaseff          Wendy Crow               Deborah Fracaro        Natalie Higgins            Julie Lewis
     Heather Boulden           Joan Cunningham          Colleen Francis        Marcelle Hill              Angela Librio
     Sandra Bowden             Catherine Curry          Jayen Francis          Jan Hills                  David Lilliebridge
     Peter Boyce               Candice Cushway          Jim Francis            Margaret Himmelreich       Peter Lindwall
     Kate Boyd                 Mary Cuttler             Clare Frew             Peter Hirschausen          Helen Lines
     Susan Boyd                Stephanie Cvirn          Bob Fricker            Carol Hobson               Mary Linnell
     Pat Bradley               Vic Czernezkyj           Maryann Fryer          Marilyn Hockey             Sheri Lochner
     Sue Bradley               Peter Da Rocha           Margaret Fuller        Melissa Hockey             Graham Lockerbie
     Sibylle Brautigam         Shani Darby              Rebecca Fuller         Margaret Hodgetts          Vicki Long
     Joan Brears                Darwin City Council     Hannelore Gaertner     Barbara Hogan              Meron Looney
     David Bridgman            Jacqueline Das Gupta     James Gallacher        Michelle Hogan             Petrena Lovell
     Les Brigden               Fran Davies              Emma Gallagher         Lynne Holland              Marianne Lovich
     Anne Brooks               Annette Davis            Kate Ganley            Annette Holmes             Dianne Lowe
     Ian Broomfield            Kevin & Heather Davis    Trevor Gargan          Christine Holt             Michael Lowry
     Maria Brotherton          Anthony Davoren          Ian Garland            Dragica Hosking            Dianne Lucas


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Elizabeth Lugg                Ronald Mitchell                Tricia Phillips          Dave Smalloon               Christine Watt
Michael Lunney                Amber Moharich                 Sue Phoo                 Annette Smith               Martina Watt
Vince Luppino                 Renate Mohrbach                Robert Picton            Arlene Smith                Robert Watt
Rebecca Luxford               Dix Molanus                    Renate Pietschmann       Darryl Smith                Annette Watts
Richard Luxton                Lindsay & Armida Monteith      Barbara Pitman           Elizabeth Smith             Deanne Watts
Helen Lyle                    William Moodie                 Maurice Pitt             Kate Smith                  Susan Webber
Catherine Lynch               Rosemary Mooney                Natscha Plani            Viki Smith                  Dale Webster
Angelie Lyons                 Jan Moore                      Andrew Polotnianka       Gemma Smithers              Sharon Webster
Lois MacDonald                Patricia Moore                 Karen Pon                Brad Smyth                  Leonora Wehrmann
Sonia Mackay                  Carole Morgan                  Lynette Ponter           Kathryn Southon             Robert Weihart
Mark Maczkowiak               Suzanne Morgan                 Marcel Ponti             Julie Southwell             Anne Weir
Angela Madden                 Susan Mornane                  Stewart Potten           Denise Southwood            Marcel Werps BSc
Gaynor Maggs                  Ann Moroney                    John Powell              Kristy Spalding             Julie Westerberg
Lorna Maher                   Sally Morris                   Reg Prasad               Craig Spencer               Penelope Whinney-Houghton
Paul Maher                    Marj Morrissey                 Jacqueline Presbury      Alan Sprigg                 Nancy White
Heather Malcolm               Ray Moss                       Wendy Puautjimi          Ross Springolo              Robert Whitehead
Tree Malyan                   Sally Motyer                   Howard Pullen            Janice Stach                Cheryl Whyte
Kim Manias                    Tony Mount                     Julia Quinn              Marilyn Starr               John Whyte
Zoe Marcham                   Jacky Mousellis                Donna Quong              Ann Stephens                Rex & Lyn Wild
Wendy Marquenie               Kym Muller                     Hania Radvan             Judith Stevenson            Tracey Wild
Tracey Marris                 Lanni Mulyani                  Lalith Ramachandra       John Stewart                Deirdre Williams
Yvonne Marshall               Jane Munday                    Megha Raut               Lucinda Stewart             Lynette Williams
Catherine Martel              Debra Mundy                    Fiona Ray                Martha Stewart              Marion Williams
David Martin                  Nuala Murphy                   Kathie Rea               Kate Stiles                 Paul Williamson
Gabrielle Martin              Coral Murray                   Daphne Read              Louise Stokes-Chapman       Frances Wilson
Jennifer Martin               Helen Murray                   Helen Read               Helgi Stone                 Rose Wilson
Michael Martin                Leonie Murray                  Gill Rebecchi            Karen Stringer              Sharon Wilson
Pam Martin                    Annette Murtagh                Fran Redmond             Fiona Stuchbery             William Wilson
Debra Mason                    Music NT                      Brenda Reid              Walter Sulim                Sharyn Winders
Annette Matthews              Bronwyn Myers                  Lyn Reid                 Jennifer Sullivan           Natalie Woo
Justine Mayer                 Michael & Patricia Myers       Kim Reinke               Maria Sutcliffe             Vernon Work
Debra Maynard                 Ingrid Nadjarian               Patricia Rendall         Janine Sutter               Alison Worsnop
Murray Maynard                Deidre Neave                   Carolyn Richards         Delma Swan                  Darlene Wright
Robyn Maynard                 Georgia Neave                  Michelle Richards        David Sweet                 Jeffrey Wright
Greig McArthur                David Nebauer                  Malcolm Richardson       David Swift                 John Wright
Nancy McCann                  Tamara Needham                 Andrea Richmond          Maureen Sykes               Lorraine Wright
Mary McCarthy                 Mark Nelson                    Jan Riley                Graham Symons               Robyn Wright
Judith McColough              Anthony Neuman                 Laurie Rivers            Ferenc Szabo                Penny Wurm
Jeanette McCormack            Mary Newbery                   Suhaila Rizqallah        Syahrul Tahir               Lena Yali
Samantha McCue                Peter John Newcombe            David Roberts            Grant Tambling              Helen Yallop
Kate McCullough               Rory Nichols                   Josie Roberts            Christine Tarbett-Buckley   Chris Young
Ron McCullough                Anna Nicholson                 Allison Robertson        Penny Tastula               Cyril Young
Colin McDonald                Julie Nicholson                Mary Robins              Helen Tate                  Heather Young
Hamish McDonald               Nikolay Nikolaev               Lyn Roddy                Barbara Taylor              Jenny Young
Jane McDonald                 Zeny Nimmo                     Lucy Rogers              Marika Taylor               Marianne Yuen
Jean McGill                   Karen Nixon                    Tracey Rogers            Laurel Tedesco              Renee Yuen
Peter McGill                  Rosa Norman                    June Roos                Lyn Temby                   Linda & Leon Zagorskis
Ross McGorman                 Mike North                     Katrina Roper            Bun Teo                     Leeanne Zamagias
Maree McGrath                  North Australian Eisteddfod   Susan Rose               Darryl Thomas               Maria Zarimis
Suzanne McGrath               Council Inc.                   Elizabeth Ross           Jan Thomas
Helen McGregor                Greta Northcote                Jenny Roussos            Mahiban Thomas
Legs McGregor                 Narelle Northwood              Patricia Rudd            Sally Thomas
Pat McGregor                   NT Calisthenics               Carolynne Rumble         Carole Thomson
Frank McGuiness               Bob O’Callahan                 Judy Rush                Robyn Thorpe
Wendy McHenry                 Julie O’Brien                  Doris Sales              Sue Thurlow
Helen McHugh                  Roger O’Brien                  Kylie Salisbury          Elizabeth Thynne
Barbara McInnes               Patricia O’Brien-Price         Jan Salmon               Pam Tibbits
Patrick McIntyre              Ole Oeleckers                  Craig & Sue Sanders      Christine Tilley
Penny McIntyre                Malika Okeil                   Brenda Santi             Mary Tissear
Ana McKay                     Paul O’Kelly                   Peter Saunders           Adrian Toohey
Janelle McKell                Tim Olencewicz                 Linda Sayers             Andrew Tooms
Andrea McKey                  Dennis On                      Wendy Scarlett            Total Recreation
Sue McLean                    Judy Orme                      Kira Schlusser           Tod Trainer
Charles McLeod                Christine Osborne              Sonya Schmidt            Kaye Treloar
Susan McLeod                  Monica Ostigh                  Heather Scott            Melanie Tribe
Paul McLoughlin               Fred Pachter                   Dennis Scrutton          Niki Tsakirios
Kevin McMeeken                Peter Page                     Nicole Searby            Soula Tschirner
Jane McMellon                 Brad Palmer                    Romola Sebastianpillai   Joan Tuppack
Wanita McNeill                Neville Pantazis               Hemali Seneviratne       Beverley Turnbull
Bronwyn McTaggart             Heather Parbs                  Sheryl Sephton           Lisa Turner
Jean Meakin                   Jennifer Parish                Wendy Seymour            Jennifer Upton
Lesley Mearns                 Robert Parker                  Bernie Shackcloth        Lee Upton
Lay Mendes                    Judi Parkinson                 Sue Shallard             Rick Van Dieren
 Merit Partners Social Club   Nyleta Pascoe                  Jodie Sharman            Anna Vandenberg
Helen Meyering                Allan Patience                 Irene Sharp              Jo Vandermark
Marlene Meyers                Yvonne Patterson               Fran Sharples            Natalie Venturin
Rod Meyers                    Anne Patton                    Darryl Shaw              Maureen Vicary
Margaret Michaels             Tom Pauling QC                 Janis Shaw               Maria Viegas
Katherine Middleton           Kellie Paull                   Teresa Shean             Peter Vincent
Paula Milatos                 Glenise Payne                  Stephen Shenfield        Uta Vorst
Dean Mildren                  Christine Paynter              Anne Shew                Max Wainwright
Sandra Miles                  Belinda Peacocke               Peter Siebert            Andrea Walduck
Annette Milikins              Tom Pearse                     Howard Sillery           Elizabeth Wallace
Maryclaire Milikins           David Pegum                    Robyn Simon              Amanda Walsh
Betty Mill                    Pamela Pemberton               Di Sinclair              Denise Walsh
Christine Millowick           Linda Percy                    Janice Sinclair          Susan Walsh
Judy Mills                    Elizabeth Perrie               Janet Sincock            Miecheline Walter
Jacki Milnes                  Lynda Petersen                 Heather Sjoberg          Rosy Warden
Lyn Minchin                   Danielle Petrovic              Tina Sketchley           Daniel Warner Collins
Katrina Mitchell              Kevin Phang                    Sue Skull                Kate Watkin
Maureen Mitchell              Kathleen A Phelan              Dennis Smallacombe       Jeremy & Marrilyn Watson


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     Cover
     True Stories – Bangarra

     Contents (Top-Bottom)
     The Gospel According to Elvis
     Gadgets
     Macbeth - Bell Shakespeare Company
     Tawadros
     Show us Your Roots II

     Entrepreneurial Fund Report – Page 6 (Left-Right, Top-Bottom)
     True Stories – Bangarra
     New Days with the Hooley Dooleys
     Take Two – Judy Connelli & Suzanne Johnstone
     Barney McCall Septet featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel
     Paradise City
     Gala Concert - David Campbell & Jessica Mauboy
     Songbirds
     Together & Solo - John Williams & John Etheridge
     Mr McGee & The Biting Flea
     Emily Loves to Bounce
     Sol de Otono - Flamenco Fire
     Glow - Chunky Move
     The Club
     Keith Potger
     Sean Choolburra

     Local Hirers’ Subsidy – Page 9 (Left-Right)
     Roymackonkey
     Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
     Studio 93 – Jigsaw

     Performances & Events – Page 10 (Left-Right)
     Vivaldi Violin Velocity – The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
     Men in Tutus - Les Ballets Grandiva
     Chopper - Heath Franklin
     Constance Drinkwater & the Final Days of Somerset
     Drum Tao
     The Rhythms of Ireland
     Paul Kelly
     Danny Bhoy
     Tahir Live!
     Hansel & Gretel
     Kevin Bloody Wilson
     The Chaser’s Age of Terror Variety Hour




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