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Find & Connect : Northern Territory



Find & Connect : Northern Territory

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Relationships Australia NT newsletter; RANT newsletter


Relationships Australia NT


Find & Connect : Northern Territory newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT; Find & Connect : Northern Territory newsletter




Funded by the Australian Government; This publication contains many links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; From March 2017 issue, publislhed quarterly




Relationships Australia (Northern Territory); Interpersonnel relations; Marriage counseling; Mediation; Periodicals

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Relationships Australia NT

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Find & Connect : Northern Territory newsletter


Issue 6

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In the loop : an update from Relationships Australia NT

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Relationships Australia NT



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FIND & CONNECT NORTHERN TERRITORY | Issue 6 4 Left: Crystal and Paul National Update Former Retta Dixon Residents attain Compensation In 2014, 85 former residents of the church run Retta Dixon Home launched a class action against the Commonwealth Government and the Australian Indigenous Ministries Christian Organisation. The goal of the class action was to gain acknowledgement and compensation for the failure of duty of care from the Home, including the experience of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. In February 2017, after a week-long mediation in Darwin, the class action was settled. The Retta Dixon residents are the first group to attain compensation from the Federal Government following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The terms of the settlement are confidential. A Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet spokesperson said the Commonwealth acknowledges the trauma that has resulted from the abuse experiences by some of the children who resided in the Retta Dixon Home. Relationships Australia NT would like to acknowledge the former residents of the Retta Dixon Home for their success in the class action. Royal Commission Redress Scheme Caroline Carroll (President, Alliance of Forgotten Australians) will be visiting Darwin on the 9th and 10th of March. The purpose of the visit is to meet with local Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants to enable them to have a voice during the redress scheme consultations. A morning tea will be held with Caroline Carrol for NT residents to voice their concerns/queries with her. When: 9th March 2017 Time: 10:00am 12:00pm Where: 5 Shepherd Street - Relationships Australia NT Darwin Office Contact Crystal Keitaanpaa on 8923 4999 for more information Suggestions and Contacts If you would like to write a piece (article/poem/recipe/interview) for the newsletter or have any suggestions please contact Crystal Keitaanpaa on 8923 4999 or crystal@ra-nt.org.au. Contact Us: Free Call 1800 16 11 09 Darwin Alice Springs Katherine (Mon to Fri 8:30am-5:00pm) (Mon to Fri 8:00am-4:30pm) (Tue & Wed by Appointment Only) 5 Shepherd Street 4/11 Railway Terrace 6/15 Katherine Terrace (08) 8923 4999 (08) 8950 4100 1800 650 276 mailto:crystal@ra-nt.org.au

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