The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 2016 NEWS 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA NT walks against violence HUNDREDS of men and women have walked the streets of Darwin in support of White Ribbon Day to send a strong message against domestic violence. Police have responded to more than 75,000 cases of domestic violence in the Territory in the past three years. Territory Families Minister Dale Wakefield said alcohol remained a major contributing factor to the high rates of domestic violence in the NT. Systemic change is needed to stop the path that so many find themselves on, she said. Theres a whole range of things that are influencing our high rates of family violence. What we know from the international research and what we know on the ground here is there are a range of things that we need to do, she said. We need a good strong alcohol policy because alcohol is a risk factor. We need to be working with communities to make sure we have grassroots solutions happening. We need to make sure there are services on the ground and that women can access them. Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw said there had been a 37 per cent increase of cases during the past five years. Of those weve had a 48 per cent increase in police officers making applications for domestic violence orders and 63 per cent of all of our domestic violence incidents alcohol is involved. Coupled with the No More campaign, were saying enough is enough. Were linking up with each other and showing the community that weve got to stop them urge and the poison in our community. KIERAN BANKS Hundreds of participants took part in the White Ribbon Day march yesterday which began at the Esplanade and finished at Rain Tree Park Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY Role of uni important for regions THE role of universities should be enhanced in regional capitals across Australia because they build local economies and communities, a Senate committee report has recommended. And an awareness campaign should be launched to encourage people to relocate to the regions, it found. The Future Role and Contribution of Regional Capitals to Australia report made nine recommendations, including: ACCELERATE the roll out of the NBN to regional capitals across Australia. MODIFY university funding criteria to enable organisations that supported distance university education to apply directly for funding. MODIFY the system of Financial Assistance Grants, which has been frozen by the government as Budget measure, to reflect the projected growth of each regional capital. But the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References committee paid particular attention to universities, saying they performed a critical role in supporting regional capitals to achieve their potential. Regional universities can reduce skill shortages in the regions, the report said. On sale until Tuesday 29th November, 2016. Savings based on our Darwin metropolitan sell price. Specials are subject to store availability at NT Woolworths Supermarkets and Metro stores only. Products may not be available at Woolworths Metro, Woolworths online or Caltex Woolworths co-branded fuel outlets. Vitamin supplements are not a substitute for good nutrition or a balanced diet, and will only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. WP211117NT6A Price Price $12 70 ea Natures Own Complete Sleep Advanced Tablets Pk 30 $42.33 per 100 ea SAVE $12.75 $21 50 ea Ostelin Vitamin D or Vitamin D & Calcium Capsules Pk 180 $11.94 per 100 ea SAVE $9.25 $14 99 ea Natures Own Glucosamine 1500mg with Chondroiton Tablets Pk 120 $12.49 per 100 ea SAVE $15 $15 50 ea Natures Own Odourless Fish Oil 2000mg Capsules Pk 200 $7.75 per 100 ea SAVE $15.50 Price