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The Northern Territory news Mon 4 Feb 2019



The Northern Territory news Mon 4 Feb 2019

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 2019 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA acy levels with the skills they need to enrol and complete the accredited education and training courses, she said. These non-accredited courses include a QuickSmart numeracy and literacy program delivered by the University of New England at the Darwin and Alice Springs correctional facilities. There were 242 prisoners participating in this program during 2017-2018 and the course has been extended for a further 12 months. More than 80 per cent of Territory prisoners are indigenous and the spokeswoman said there were additional barriers for people from remote Aboriginal communities in participating in education and training programs. She said those barriers included limited education and employment experience outside jail, language and literacy issues and short-term sentences. The report also showed the 4.5 prisoner-on-prisoner assaults per 100 inmates in Territory jails was the highest in a decade but was still lower than in most other jurisdictions. N T C S S P O K E S W O M A N KIDS across the NT will soon be suffering from acute heat hangovers at school, and one prominent Territory scientist has issued the cure. Dusty and irritable students will, if their hangovers go unchecked, disrupt the classroom and cause a general nuisance for local parents. The call comes from National Critical Care and Trau Big wet soaks northern QLD TORNADOES could affect Queenslands flooded north with reports of high winds downing trees in Townsville, where up to 500 homes have already been inundated. Townsville has had more rain over the past week than its ever seen before, with its seven-day rainfall tally of 1012mm eclipsing the previous record of 886mm, set in the 1998 floods. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said days of danger were ahead, as the weather bureau warned of a serious situation as intense rain again fell over the catchment of the citys dam. MORE than a third of all Australian jailbreaks in 2017-18 happened in the Northern Territory, a Productivity Commission report has revealed. The 2019 Report on Government Services shows 14 open classification prisoners absconded from Territory correctional facilities last financial year, along with two prisoners classified as secure. The figure is the highest on record dating back to 2008-09, except for 2013-14 when 24 prisoners escaped custody. A spokeswoman for NT Correctional Services said the 14 open security prisoners who escaped were not accommodated within the secure perimeter of the Territorys two correctional facilities at the time. In response to the absconding, NTCS is reviewing the classification manual and is undertaking infrastructure upgrades at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, she said. The Productivity Commission report also revealed only 15 per cent of eligible Territory jailbirds were engaged in education and training, the lowest in the country. But the NTCS spokeswoman said that figure only included accredited education and training courses under the Australian Qualifications Framework. NTCS delivers a range of non-accredited courses tailored to provide prisoners who have low numeracy and liter Prisons plan to address escapes JASON WALLS NTCS is ... undertaking infrastructure upgrades Siblings Yaelle Morse, grade 5, and Felix Morse, grade 7, have a crack at Dr Matt Brearleys slushy recipe to beat the heat Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY Cool way to beat heat ma Response Centre heat expert Dr Matt Brearley, who has urged parents to check if their children were suffering from the effects of hot weather or, a kind of heat hangover. Dr Brearleys research found the effects of heat was felt well after exposure, and persisted for several days. Just like a hangover from alcohol, getting too hot can make kids feel irritable, nauseous and lethargic for days. When kids have a heat hangover, it also makes it really difficult for them to concentrate, he said. If heat exposure is unavoidable, kids may benefit from consuming an icy drink or slushy, especially in tropical regions. Send a slushy to school in a Thermos, drinking that before going back to class will assist in lowering kids core body temperature, and help avoid the heat hangover. STEVE VIVIAN Search for man finds new clues TRACKS believed to be made by missing man Harold Morton were found north of his last known location. Mr Morton, 44, was last seen in the Ampilatwatja community, 320km north of Alice Springs, at 6am on February 1. Ampilatwatja community members found the tracks 4.5km north away from the area indicating he was continuing in that direction. Since Mr Morton went missing, police and community members have conducted several ground and air searches. He was reported missing last Friday at 7pm after family members could not locate him. Mr Morton is described as Aboriginal in appearance, 175cm tall with a skinny build and greying beard. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue and green polo shirt and runners. Mr Morton is an experienced bushman but authorities and community members are concerned about the impact of Central Australias extreme heat conditions. Police urge anyone in the Ampilatwatja or Arlparra area who may have seen him or have information about his location, to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 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