april 2007       ISSUE 14

                                                                                                 What’s Inside
                                                                                                 ➤ Charity Golf Day pics
                                                                                                 ➤ Tips to help you sleep
                                                                                                 ➤ BHP Billiton & the Beijing Olympics

                                                                                                     Pictured above left (masthead):
                                                                                                      Out and about at the Golf Day were Kate
                                                                                                      Richardson, Andrew Bigg, Matt King and Ben
                                                                                                     Troy. See inside for more photos…

                                                                                                 CANNINGTON SERVICE
                                                                                                 AWARDS 2007
                                                                                                      DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE CURRENTLY
                                                                                                      OVER 50 EMPLOYEES AT CANNINGTON
                                                                                                 THAT HAVE WORKED FOR BHP BILLITON FOR
                                                                                                 MORE THAN 10 YEARS? THE MAJORITY HAVE
                                                                                                 SPENT THE WHOLE 10 YEARS AT CANNINGTON.

 Local students
                                                                                                 In today’s working environment it is rare to
                                                                                                 find people with such dedication and loyalty

 learn lesson
                                                THANKS TO CANNINGTON’S SUPPORT, THE
                                                                                                 to their employer. Both Cannington and BHP
                                                ‘SPINAL EDUCATION AWARENESS TEAM’
                                                                                                 Billiton are grateful for their hard work and
                                           (SEAT) FROM THE SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION

 of life in a
                                                                                                 contribution and wish to thank them.
                                           BASED IN BRISBANE WERE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO
                                           MOUNT ISA AND CLONCURRY LAST MONTH TO
                                                                                                 To celebrate this milestone and their

                                           DELIVER A MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM TO LOCAL
                                                                                                 achievements, all long term employees have
                                           STUDENTS ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF LIFE IN A
                                                                                                 been invited to attend a Cannington 2007
                                                                                                 Service Awards gala dinner in Townsville in
                                                                                                 April or May. Photos and all the details will be
                                           The SEAT program is presented by a team of            in the June edition of CANdid Talk.
                                           professionally trained volunteer presenters all of
                                           whom have paraplegia or quadriplegia and use a              Long Service Award Recipient
                                           wheelchair.                                                 Operations Planner Peter Hagen
                                                                                                       walking on Crane Platform.
                                           Each presenter understands all too clearly the
                                           cost of life in a wheelchair, and have dedicated
                                           themselves to changing the attitudes and
                                           responses of young people when it comes to
                                           acting safely.

                                           The sessions cover a number of issues including
                      Top photo: Bark
                                      ly   the lifestyle challenges of people with a spinal
                      Highway State
                                           disability, the anatomy and physiology of the
                  m   School Year 1 &
The SEAT progra       students with
                                       2   spine and a number of safety messages aimed at
is designed to be     SEAT presenter       preventing spinal cord and other serious injuries.
enjoyable as well     Wayne Leo.
as informative.                            Cannington has contributed $50,000 toward
                                           the SEAT Program, which has enabled the Team
                                           to visit schools throughout rural and remote
                                           communities in Queensland, including Mount Isa.

                                           Statistics show that over 40% of spinal cord
                                           injuries sustained in Queensland last year occurred
                                           in rural and remote communities.

                                           Spinal Injury Association CEO Mark Henley
                                           said the Association was delighted with the
                                           sponsorship and what it has meant for rural and
                                           remote schools throughout Queensland.
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from the                                                                                                    awards for service with BHP Billiton of 10 years or
                                                                                                            over. The gala events will be held in Townsville
ASSET LEADER                                                                                                and it is expected to be a very memorable

     CANNINGTON HELD A VERY SUCCESSFUL                                                                      With just 500 days to go until the Beijing 2008
     CHARITY GOLF DAY IN FEBRUARY TO RAISE                                                                  Olympic Games, I am delighted to advise of BHP
MONEY FOR AN EDUCATION TRUST FUND FOR                                                                       Billiton’s sponsorship of the Beijing 2008 Olympic
THE CHILDREN OF MATT MOSSMAN.                                                                               and Paralympic Games, the world's largest and
                                                                                                            most prestigious cultural and sporting event. As
                                                                                                            an Official Sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic
More than 50 Cannington employees, friends and                                                              Games, BHP Billiton has secured an exclusive
family competed on the day, and many others                                                                 opportunity for all BHP Billiton employees,
who were unable to attend donated to the fund.                                                              including contractors and part time employees, to
The event was very generously supported by                                                                  be part of the excitement in Beijing.
Cannington contractors who provided a huge
offering of prizes. Congratulations and thankyou                                                            BHP Billiton employees worldwide will have the
to organisers, Ruth Kaurila, Leigh Richardson,                                                              opportunity to purchase discounted Beijing 2008
Peter Tangey and Glen Garvey for their efforts.                                                             Olympic Games tickets and accommodation
The people of Cannington have also showed                                                                   packages, before they go on sale to the general
their support to Daniel Hensler’s family by raising                                                         public worldwide. Cannington employees
money through donations from fellow workmates.                                                              and contractors will receive the offer to
                                                      production. Our targets for the remainder of this     purchase tickets in the coming months. For
Safety is still one of our big challenges at          financial year are:                                   more information, please visit the BHP Billiton
Cannington. Unfortunately, in March two people                                                              Cannington website.
required medical treatment after being injured.       ■   No recordable injuries
We have seen months free of injury before at                                                                Finally, I’d like to wish everyone at Cannington
                                                      ■   60,000t of ore per week
Cannington so we can do it again with the right                                                             and their families a Happy & Safe Easter, take
focus and management of hazards and risks.            ■   11,000t of concentrate per week                   care on the roads if you are travelling.

Mine production is improving even though some         Cannington has been operating for over ten            Kind regards,
challenges are still there. Our goal is to get        years now so we thought it was appropriate to
further in front with development, cable bolting      recognise those employees that have been with
and drilling so that it is not limiting the mining    the company for that time. The BHP Billiton
process. March is the first month in 2007 where       Service Awards for 2007 will be held on 13 April      Shane Hansen
we have exceeded budget with concentrate              and 04 May. This year we have 53 recipients of        ASSET LEADER

                        BHP BILLITON HELPS MAKE                                                             An exciting new BHP Billiton Olympics
                                                                                                            promotional product range was also launched,

                        HISTORY AT BEIJING 2008                                                             allowing employees to obtain their own BHP
                                                                                                            Billiton exclusive Olympic memento. Products

                        OLYMPIC GAMES                                                                       available for purchase include USB memory
                                                                                                            sticks, travel mice, stress balls, umbrellas, polo
                                                                                                            shirts, water bottles and backpacks.

                                                                                                            In addition, employees have the chance to win
     BHP BILLITON HAS PLAYED A KEY ROLE               significant event and is proud to play our role       an Olympic prize pack simply by nominating
     IN CREATING OLYMPIC HISTORY. IN                  in providing the raw materials that will be           themselves or a colleague who has been involved
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BEIJING ORGANIZING               the foundation of the world’s most coveted            in an Olympic or Paralympic Games - either as
COMMITTEE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES                       medals, as part of the Beijing 2008 Olympic and       an athlete, a coach, a volunteer or as an official.
(BOCOG), BHP BILLITON LAUNCHED A MEDALS               Paralympic Games.”                                    Winners of the Olympic prize packs will be
DESIGN COMPETITION IN CHINA 12 MONTHS                                                                       announced in May.
AGO – MARKING THE FIRST TIME IN OLYMPIC               In addition to the medals design being
HISTORY THAT THE MEDALS DESIGN WAS OPEN               announced on the 500-day-countdown to the             Details on the unique Olympic medals design
TO THE PUBLIC.                                        Games, BHP Billiton launched the first round of       for the 2008 Games, or information on how to
                                                      its Olympic initiatives for employees.                take up these employee initiatives can be found
                                                                                                            on the new Olympic intranet Olympics2008.
The culmination of this historic event saw the        BHP Billiton employees will be able to experience Alternatively, speak with your
winning design for the Beijing 2008 Olympic           the excitement of attending the Beijing 2008          local communications contact to find out more.
medals unveiled in China on the 500-day-              Olympic Games through the exclusive Employee
countdown to the Games, Tuesday 27 March              Ticket Offer. As part of this initiative, employees   As we near the Games, the Olympic Games
2007.                                                 (including contractors and part-time employees)       Project team will provide more information about
                                                      will have the opportunity to purchase ticket and      BHP Billiton’s sponsorship program and will
BHP Billiton CEO Chip Goodyear said, “BHP             accommodation packages to the Games, before           launch more exciting Olympic opportunities for
Billiton is honoured to have been part of this        they go on sale to the public.                        employees.

                                                             Surveyor Paul Tozer                 Project Officer Teresa              Mining Administration
                                                             and wife Wendy                      Stratton and Luc Vets               Coordinator Kerrie
             Employee                                        welcomed a baby boy
                                                             Thomas Ryan Tozer
                                                                                                 welcomed a new baby
                                                                                                 girl to their family
                                                                                                                                     Hodgkinson and
                                                                                                                                     husband Trent had a

               News                                          on 26 February this
                                                             year. Thomas was a
                                                                                                 called Abby Gail on
                                                                                                 26 March.
                                                                                                                                     beautiful little baby
                                                                                                                                     boy Noah Trent on
                                                             very healthy 7lb 11oz.                                                  3 February.

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                                                                                                                ■ Physical activity – Large muscle movement gets
  Fatigue Management Training                                                                                   the blood flowing and oxygen moving to the brain.
                                                                                                                Brisk walking for even 4 or 5 minutes is ideal.
                                                                                                                ■ Take care at high risk times – take most are
                                                                                                                at high risk times such as midnight to dawn and
                                                                                                                in the mid afternoon. If tired, have a nap or work
                                                                                                                on activities where falling asleep will not put you
                                                                                                                at risk.
                                                                                                                ■ Prevent Sleep debt – Most adults need at least
                                                                                                                7 hours sleep but often get less than this. This
                                                                                                                results in “sleep debt” and causes you to “crash”
                                                                                                                on days off and holidays. You can prevent sleep
                                                                                                                debt by keeping to a regular routine and having
   FATIGUE MANAGEMENT TRAINING                                                                                  good sleep habits. If you do build up a sleep debt,
                                                                                                                try and catch up with a couple of good solid sleeps
                                                                                                                and a nap or two.
      ONE OF THE MOST COMMON REASONS                   Over the next couple of months, a group will be          ■  Temperature - Cool, dry conditions promote
      PEOPLE ARE UNABLE TO CONCENTRATE                 looking at how to effectively roll the training out to   alertness while warm, humid conditions reduce it.
AT WORK OR PERFORM THEIR JOB SAFELY                    all employees at Cannington.                             Use extra clothes rather than heaters to stay warm
IS FATIGUE. FATIGUE REDUCES ALERTNESS,                                                                          and cold air on your face from you air conditioner
COORDINATION AND MOTOR SKILLS WHILE AT                                                                          or winding the window down will help you stay
                                                                  Interesting Facts                             alert.
                                                                                                                ■ Sound – Noise can put you to sleep or wake you
                                                                                                                up. White noise such as a continuous buzzing or
                                                       Signs of Fatigue when you are Driving:                   the noise of a fan puts you to sleep. By contrast
In February, Fatigue Management Training for
Supervisors was held on site to give them the          ■   You can’t remember driving the last few              listening to a chat show on the radio will help you
knowledge and skills to manage individuals who             kilometres                                           stay awake.
may have fatigue related problems.                     ■   You have trouble keeping your head up
                                                       ■   Vehicle drifts across lanes or onto the road
Supervisors have a very important role in
promoting alertness and managing fatigue at                verge                                                                 Sleep Tip #1
work, including monitoring employees and taking        ■   Fewer but large steering corrections “jerky”
action if there is any concern a person is fatigued.       driving                                                  ■ INSOMNIA

                                                       ■   Forgetting to dip lights for oncoming traffic            Do you take more than 30 minutes to fall
The training was designed to give the participants                                                                  asleep. You wake up during the night and
a detailed understanding of fatigue, sleep and         ■   Speed varies without you noticing                        have difficulty getting back to sleep. Do you
shiftwork. It also gave them the opportunity to                                                                     persistently wake up earlier than you’d like. Do
better understand their own sleep and how to
                                                       Staying Alert on shift                                       you have trouble switching of you mind when
improve it.                                                                                                         you go to sleep. If so you may be suffering
                                                       ■ Mental Stimulation – schedule easy, short,
                                                                                                                    from insomnia a common sleeping disorder.
A number of factors can contribute to fatigue          interesting tasks when you are most likely to
                                                                                                                    Insomnia can have a huge impact on your sleep
at work including shifts/rosters, type of work,        be fatigued. Arrange with co-workers to check
                                                                                                                    by constantly disrupting it making you feel tired
commuting, sleeping environment, private               on each other regularly during the night. Listen
                                                                                                                    in the morning. If you experience any of these
commitments, individual characteristics and an         to talkback radio. Avoid reading or watching
                                                                                                                    symptoms consult your local GP.
individuals shift work skills and knowledge.           television especially if you are alone.

  APPRENTICES                                               CANNINGTON RECENTLY RECRUITED
                                                            THREE SCHOOL LEAVERS AS PART OF THE
                                                       APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM IN THE AREAS OF
                                                                                                                the opportunity to work closely with mentors
                                                                                                                while receiving realistic and productive tasks
                                                                                                                and training. Apprentices are given the relevant
  IN 2007                                              DIESEL FITTING, MECHANICAL FITTING AND
                                                                                                                skills, knowledge and experience of their trade
                                                                                                                through structured workplace training.

                                                                                                                Cannington recruit apprentices from the
                                                       Apprentice Diesel Fitter Hugh Lonie, Electrician         surrounding districts, including Townsville,
                                                       Matthew Gromkowski and Mechanical Fitter Daniel          Mount Isa and Cloncurry where we focus
                                                       Berryman started in mid January on site and have         predominantly on individuals who are currently
                                                       quickly become part of the team.                         completing or have completed Year 12 studies.
  2006 APPRENTICE DIESEL FITTER DANE                                                                            Apprenticeship positions are advertised each
  HOLMKVIST WORKS ON REPLACING THE                     The apprenticeship program allows apprentices            year around the month of October.

             Apprentice                                What do you enjoy most about working at
                                                       Cannington: “The food, I like learning new things,
            Personal Profile                           there is always something new happening, the food
                                                       and I enjoy my crew they are a great bunch of guys,
   Name: Hugh Lonie                                    did I mention the food?”
   Nick Name: Barry (Big Gun’s)                        What do you dislike: "Getting up at 3.50am"
   Age: 17                                             How have the team welcomed you: “They are all
   Weight: "59kg up from 56kg since arriving at        great I love both crews that I am on and they have
   Cannington!"                                        really made me feel part of the team. My supervisor
   Favorite Hobby: "Fire twirling/ snow boarding"      is a top bloke. (He said I had to say that!).”
   Favorite football team: "Canberra Raiders – they    How do you occupy yourself on your week off:
   are going to win the premiership"                   "Slowly trawling through a big stack of DVD’s
   Why did you apply for the Cannington                Where do you see yourself in 5 years time: "I
   Apprenticeship: “I’ve always wanted to be a         hate this question, well I will have finished my
   diesel fitter and I wanted to work on the big       apprenticeship and I really don’t know what I’ll
   trucks!”                                            be up to – I can’t look that far ahead."

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                                                                                                                                     GETTING PREPARED FOR THE BIG DAY   CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR ROD HOHN, UNDERGROUND OPERATOR AARON                           TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR HUNYATI GROOM
                                                                                                                                                                        MURPHY, METALLURGIST BEN HOLLOWAY AND JIM MOSSMAN

MOBILE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR PETER TANGEY                                                                                                                                                              Generosity, Golf                                                                                                 ASSET LEADER SHANE HANSEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AWARDS THE BEST (AND WORST!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DRESSED TO METALLURGIST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         BEN HOLLOWAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                         & Great mates…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WHEN YOU GET A GROUP OF             A   big thanks     to those who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GREAT MATES TOGETHER,               helped organise the day and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A WHOLE HEAP OF GENEROSITY                the sponsors who contributed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AND SOME POORLY PLAYED GOLF,              huge amounts of prizes and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      REMARKABLE THINGS HAPPEN.                 money:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■   James Technologies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A couple of months ago a group of
                                                                                                                                                                        UNDERGROUND OPERATOR AARON MURPHY             employees got together to discuss         ■   TP Human Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ideas to raise money for the future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      education for the children of fellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■   Alliance Airlines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      workmate Underground Operator             ■   Macair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Matt Mossman. Matt tragically
                                                                          UNDERGROUND OPERATORS MARK CARROLL AND DAVE
                                                                          GORNELLE, TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR HUNYATI GROOM, HSEC                                                                                        passed away late last year and in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■   Bilfinger Burger                          INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR
PROJECTS JACK STANDA, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                              SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR BRON KELLY AND UNDERGROUND                                                                                            an effort to support their friend,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■   Cannington                                LAIMA CRAWFORD AND HUMAN RESOURCES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ADVISOR MELISSA HARRIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Sharks crew decided to hold a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fundraising golf day for his kids.        ■   Townsville Sheet Metal
                                                     MOBILE MAINTENANCE
                                                     SUPERVISOR DAN                                                                                                                                                   Over $10,000 was raised in one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■   Remote Auto Electrical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      day thanks to the generosity of           ■   Blackwoods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      participants, workmates, BHP
                                                                                                                                                                        MOBILE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR                 Billiton and contracting partners of      ■   Extraman
                                                                                                                                                                        PETER TANGEY                                  Cannington.                               ■   Mike Carney Toyota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The day included more than just           ■   Beaurepaires @ Garbutt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      straight golf, prizes were awarded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for ‘closest to the pin’, ‘best and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■   Bridgestone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      worst dressed’ (which was won by          ■   Four Wheel Drive Hire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the same person – good one Ben),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      raffles galore and a tricky Australian    ■   NQX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      trivia quiz.                              ■   Pacific Hydraulic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plenty of laughs, plenty of               ■   Toll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      beverages, plenty of memories, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      most importantly plenty of money
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ■   Stradacon Penna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      was generously handed over to             ■   Casey's Deli                              WAREHOUSE CONTROLLER SEAN MCMANNUM
                                                                          RELAXING BETWEEN HOLES                                                                                                                      support Matt’s kids.                                                                    DEMONSTRATES A FINE SWING
                                                                                                                                                                        UNDERGROUND SUPERVISOR GLEN GARVEY


                                                                          GEOLOGIST AL BLACKBURN, SAFETY ADVISOR DOUG JONES, FIXED                                                                                                                             UNDERGROUND OPERATORS PETER LUND, RICKY MAY,
                                                                          PLANT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR JOHN WRIGHT AND MOBILE                                                                                                                                  BEN ISAACSON AND PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT
                                                                          MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR DAN MOSSMAN                                                            PETER TANGEY AND DAVID TAWSE ON THE DRINK ROUND                                        CAMERON ROUTLEY


Late last year, Kells and his Stingers mines            “It’s just for a bit of character building for the   Brent has been a member of the Cannington
rescue team scaled Cannington’s version                 boys,” Brent said. “Nobody really use to do it       mines rescue team for seven of the seven-
of the torture chamber…a 570m ladder                    because they thought it was too hard, but that’s     and-a-half years he has been employed at
way that extends from the foot of the                   our job.                                             the mine. He said the satisfaction that came
underground mine to the earth’s surface.                                                                     from helping fellow miners in the event of
                                                        “I think we hold the record. It took us an           an emergency made the hours of training
The journey, which for the most part is                 hour and 32 minutes from bottom to top. We           worthwhile.
a sheer 90-degree ascent, examines the                  stopped a couple of times for a quick breather,
mind as much as the body. To put the                    but it was pretty much straight up. It’s tough       “That’s the reward for me. Just being able
climb in perspective, the world’s tallest               work put you’ve just got to push through.”           to help out if we’re needed,” the relief shift
building, the Taipei 101, measures 508m in                                                                   boss said.
height, or 62m less than the ladder way at              While Brent and his team made the record
Cannington.                                             climb in standard PPE (personal protective           Cannington boasts four mine rescue crews,
                                                        equipment), they have been known to tackle           each with about eight members.
Australia’s tallest building, the Q1 Tower on           sections of the ladder way in BAs and BG4s
the Gold Coast, is just 323m high.                      (breathing apparatus).                               Courtesy of the North Queensland Advocate.

                                                           EMPLOYEES GET THE                                        What Next:
                                                           OPPORTUNITY TO                                    Employees will soon receive an Information Pack
                                                                                                             either via email or to business address.
                                                                                                             Cannington’s HR Department have recently been
                                                                 SHAREPLUS IS BHP BILLITON'S ALL             holding briefing sessions (March & April) to
    STUDENTS HAVE FUN                                            EMPLOYEE SHARE PLAN, WHICH                  provide further information including timelines.
                                                          GIVES EMPLOYEES THE OPPORTUNITY
    OUT OF THE SUN                                        TO SHARE IN BHP BILLITON'S SUCCESS.
                                                          IT IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO OFFER                      Key Dates:
    Thanks to a $15,000 contribution from                 THE SAME BENEFITS TO ALL EMPLOYEES                 ■   The 2007 plan commenced in 2 April - the
    Cannington late last year, students at St             REGARDLESS OF ROLE, LOCATION OR                        enrolment period ends on 30 April 2007
    Joseph’s School in Cloncurry can now play
                                                          CUSTOMER SECTOR GROUP.                             ■
    happily outside, protected from the sun’s                                                                    First payroll deduction will be made in June 2007
    harmful rays under a newly constructed                                                                   ■   Last payroll deduction will be made in May 2008
    covered play area.                                           Through Shareplus you can:
                                                                                                             ■   The first purchase of shares will be made in
                                                          ■   Buy ordinary BHP Billiton shares from your
    Temperatures in Cloncurry are widely known to                                                                September 2007
    be extreme and the covered area will enable               after tax salary.
                                                                                                             ■   The last purchase of shares will be made in June
    the students of the school to be both outside         ■   Receive Matched Shares from BHP Billiton           2008
    and protected. Half of the undercover area is             after a specified period (3 years).
    used as a basketball court, while the rest will
                                                          ■   Become a BHP Billiton Shareholder,             If you have any queries please speak to your HR
    be used as a recreation area during the heat
    of the day and during periods of rain.                    receive dividends and voting rights.           Representative or email

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                                 Name     Dave Mackrill                         Name   Neil Colbourne
                                                                              Occupation: Mining Manager
                                 Nickname: Fish
                                                                              Place of birth: Wolver Hampton,
                                 Occupation: Diesel Fitter/Bludger            England

                                 Place of birth: Brisbane                     Marital Status: Single

                                 Marital Status: Married Alison – expecting   Started working at Cannington:
                                                                              December 2006
                                Started working at Cannington:
                                5 years ago                                   Favourite sport: Rugby Union

                                Favourite sport: Soccer                       Favourite sporting team: Leister
                                                                              Tigers, Rugby union
                               Favourite sporting team:
                               Manchester United                              Favourite TV show: Anything on the
                                                                              History channel
Favourite TV show: House, The Family Guy
                                                                              Favourite singer / band: The Pogues
Favourite singer / band: Johnny Farnham, Chad Morgan
                                                                              Favourite food: Chicken Tikka Masala
Favourite food: Pasta
                                                                              Hobbies: Shouting at people in orange
Hobbies: Enduro bike racing
                                                                              Last holiday destination: Kenya
Last holiday destination: Canada
                                                                              Favourite holiday destination: Zambezi Valley
Favourite holiday destination: Canada
                                                                              Type of car you drive: Jeep Cherokee
Type of car you drive: Datsun 12Y Coupe, $300 with RWC & 8 track
                                                                              Three famous people I would invite to dinner: Julius Caesar,
Three famous people you would invite to dinner: Ricky Charmichael,            Alexander the Great, Cleopatra
Valentino Rossi, the Iron Chef to cook
                                                                              Primary School: Cotwall End Primary School, UK
Primary School: Woodridge State, Brisbane
                                                                              High School attended: The High Arcal Grammar School, England
High School attended: Woodridge State High, Brisbane

         Personal                                                                            Profile
                                 Name   Brenton Gibson                         Name    Ray Albert
                                 Nickname: Gibbo                              Occupation: Underground operator
                                 Occupation: Underground Operator             Place of birth: Rotorua, NZ
                                 Place of birth: Casino, NSW (not an          Marital Status: Single
                                 actual gambling establishment – the
                                 town)                                        Started working at Cannington:
                                                                              September 2005
                                 Marital Status: Partner Karina
                                                                              Favourite sport: Rugby Union
                                 Started working at Cannington:
                                 May 2004                                     Favourite sporting team: Any teams
                                                                              that play against Australia
                                 Favourite sport: Rugby Union
                                                                              Favourite TV show: Everybody Loves
                                 Favourite sporting team: NSW                 Raymond
                                 Warratahs, or NRL bulldogs
                                                                              Favourite singer / band: Evanescence
Favourite TV show: Prisonbreak
                                                                              Favourite food: Spicy food, Spanish, Mexican
Favourite singer / band: The Killers
                                                                              Hobbies: Shopping, reading, music
Favourite food: Sushi
                                                                              Last holiday destination: Bondi beach
Hobbies: Rugby Union, mountain biking, golf
                                                                              Favourite holiday destination: Bondi beach
Last holiday destination: Sydney
                                                                              Type of car you drive: 1988 VL Commodore
Favourite holiday destination: Sydney
                                                                              Primary School: Hirangi Primary School, Turangi NZ
Type of car you drive: Holden SS VZ ute
                                                                              High School attended: Tongariro High, Turangi NZ
Three famous people you would invite to dinner: John Eales, Eva
Longoria, Tiger Woods

Primary School: St Mary’s Primary School

High School attended: St Mary’s High School

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          FROM FAR LEFT: MARK DANIELL,                                                                        DID YOU KNOW THAT THE TWIN CITIES
          ENVIRONMENTAL SUPERINTENDENT;                                                                       OF TOWNSVILLE AND THURINGOWA
                                                                                                         ARE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO)
                                                                                                         ACCREDITED SAFE COMMUNITIES?

                                                                                                         In October 2006, the two councils along with eight
                                                                                                         other partners, including Cannington, received
                                                                                                         the honour of being designated as the 103rd Safe
                                                                                                         Community in the world.

                                                                                                         The partnership includes Queensland’s
                                                                                                         Departments of Health, Communities, Ambulance,
                                                                                                         Fire and Rescue, Police, and Transport, as well
                                                                                                         as James Cook University and the councils of
                                                                                                         Townsville and Thuringowa. It was formed in 2002
                                                                                                         and selected the WHO Safe Community model
                                                                                                         to collectively address issues of safety in the
                                                                                                         twin cities. Issues like the prevention of falls in
                                                                                                         older adults, the road safety awareness of young
                                                                                                         drivers, the prevention of crime, the prevention of
                                                                                                         injuries to toddlers at home, etc.

                                                                                                         The partnership is called Townsville Thuringowa
                                                                                                         Safe Communities or TTSC. Cannington has
                                                                                                         supported the group since 2004. With its help,
                                                                                                         TTSC looks to make Townsville and Thuringowa a
                                                                                                         safer place to live, work, learn and play.

                                                                                                                    To find out more, visit:


kid s zone
                                                                 Easter Crossword Puzzle                                     Easter Word Game

                                                                                                                 Solve the clues, write the answer in
                                                                                                                 the boxes provided and when you put
                                                                                                                 together the first letter of each answer
                                                                                                                 you will reveal a special message for you.

                                                                                                                                                                    Your house

                                                                                                                                                                    A fruit

                                                                                                                                                                    Queen's son

                                                                                                                                                                    King's daughter

                                                                                                                                                                    Opposite of old

                                                             1   Baby chicken                                                                                        Opposite of hard
                                                             2   Symbol of Crucifixion of Jesus                                                                      Mad
                                                             3   Chocolate and sweets to eat
                                                             4   Easter kind of bean                                                                                 Very easy
                                                             5   Name for Resurrection
                                                             6   Look for Easter eggs                                                                                Fall
                                                             7   Easter Flower                                                                                       Largest land animal
                                                             8   Another name for sheep
                                                             9   Animal that delivers Easter goodies                                                                 Have a nap

                                                                       win!A FAMILY PASS TO
                                                                                                        Name: ..................................................................................

                                                                           THE MOVIES                   Age: .....................................................................................

                                                                                                        Name of Parent Employee: .....................................................
                                                                      To be in the running for this
                                                                        great prize colour in the       Department: .........................................................................
                                                                     Easter picture, then complete
                                                                       the entry form. The winner       Postal Address: .....................................................................
                                                                      will be announced in the next
                                                                      edition of CANdid Talk. Entries
                                                                    close on Friday 18 May 2007 and        The winner of the Fairyland Colour-In Competition was
                                                                     are to be sent to: Ruth Kaurila,
                                                                       Cannington, PO Box 5874,
                                                                                                                        MICHELLE BAUSER
                                                                                                          Congratulations Michelle, winner of a family pass to
                                                                            Townsville Q 4810.
                                                                                                          the movies! Michelle is the daughter of Underground
                                                                                                                       Operator Warren Edward

                    Articles and photos for future editions of CANdid Talk can be sent to Ruth Kaurila at
                    Cannington is proud to acknowledge that CANdid Talk is prepared for mailing by the Endeavour Foundation’s Adult Training
                    & Support Service in Townsville.
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