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The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017



The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017

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08 NEWS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 AS the Darwin community mourns the death of two 15year-old teens tragically killed on the Stuart Highway, NT Police are urging people not to spread speculation about the events leading up to the incident. Rhys Simlesa and Rhys Walters were tragically killed in an accident on the Stuart Highway in the rural area early Saturday morning. The pair had been at a 16th birthday party in Bees Creek prior to the accident at 2.30am. Since the incident, speculation has been rife on social media and Acting Superintendent Serge Bouma said it was obstructing investigations. The unnecessary interference thats been caused by (speculation) has hampered our efforts somewhat and theyve not been very helpful at all, he said. In every crash investigation the actions of every involved party is thoroughly examined, so in this case the actions of the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrians and the pedestrians; all their actions will be exam ined. He said there was nothing to support rumours the 17year-old driver had swerved towards the teens. There is simply no physical evidence or anything to suggest that despite reports to the contrary that the driver of this vehicle has swerved into the pedestrians, he said. The pedestrians were walking along the ... fast lane, they were walking in the middle of this lane when they were struck by the vehicle. Acting Supt Bouma said investigations so far had indicated the driver was not speeding, had returned negative drug and alcohol readings and, THERE are fears many Australians will die from bowel cancer because of colonoscopy waiting times. Bowel Cancer Australia is calling on the Australian government to urgently address the looming crisis, after new research showed more than half of patients who return a positive screening result dont have the diagnostic procedure within the recommended 30 days. An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report reveals 83 per cent of people who receive a positive result from the government screening program dont undergo a colonoscopy within the recommended time. Bowel Cancer Australia CEO Julien Wiggins said governments must adequately fund colonoscopy services to reduce the delays and save lives. Ninety per cent of bowel cancer cases are treatable when detected early, but early detection requires people with a positive screen or symptoms suggestive of bowel cancer to be able to access the necessary follow up procedure within the recommended time frame, Mr Wiggins said. Bowel cancer crisis looms: research Indigenous endure more racism INDIGENOUS Australians are more likely to experience everyday racism including being called names and treated with disrespect than migrants, a survey shows. The findings were based on a study of 6000 people between July and November 2015 that was commissioned by SBS for the documentary Is Australia Racist? which aired on Sunday night. While a significant proportion of all respondents had experienced discrimination, about two thirds of indigenous Aussies reported being called names and being treated with a lack of trust and respect. About half of the respondents who were born overseas endured the same kind of everyday racism, the survey by the Western Sydney University found. More than half of indigenous Australians and those who spoke a language other than English experienced racism in the workplace as well as school, uni and restaurants. Nearly 60 per cent of both those groups also endured racism on public transport. Aboriginal ... peoples experiences of everyday racisms were about 25 percentage points higher than for non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants, a report based on the surveys findings said. A third reported racism at work and within an edu cational facility, while a quarter experienced racism in relation to healthcare, police and housing. Among those born overseas, people who hailed from Asian countries such as China and South Korea were the most likely to be discriminated against. In terms of religious groups, Hindu, Buddhists and Muslims experienced the highest rates of prejudice. Three quarters of Buddhists and 70 per cent of Muslims had been targeted on public transport or on the street. Muslim women were more likely than Muslim men to experience racism on public transport and in educational institutions. Heartache as accident cause still unknown charges against the driver are extremely unlikely. Darwin High Schools principal Trevor Read said the tightknit communitys members were supporting each other following the death of two of its students (Yesterday) morning I have addressed our staff and students to inform them of the fatal crash that occurred on Saturday morning involving students from our school, he said. There are a number of students and staff that are upset by this incident and we are supporting them through this time. We have counselling and support for all students and staff. (On Sunday) I spoke to the families of the students involved in the incident to offer any support that they need. Darwin High School is an incredibly close and connected community and although the next few weeks will be very difficult for us, I know that together we will be there to support each other. JUDITH AISTHORPE Rhys Simlesa and Rhys Walters were killed in a tragic accident on the Stuart Hwy There is simply no physical evidence to suggest the driver of this vehicle has swerved N T P O L I C E S S E R G E B O U M A ss CIVIC PARK Crafts, food, entertainment And more! darwin.nt.gov.au

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