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The Northern Territory news Fri 28 Nov 2014



The Northern Territory news Fri 28 Nov 2014

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28 2014 NEWS 17 Snaps that created history FIFO worker suicides shrouded in darkness INFORMATION about suicides among the fly-in, fly-out community is unreliable, a West Australian parliamentary committee has found. The committee conducted an inquiry into the mental health of FIFO workers after nine reportedly took their lives in a year. In handing down its interim report yesterday, the committee said it couldnt confirm those figures, but that was hardly surprising given the absence of reliable data. We are quite surprised in the fact there is no central, comprehensive database saying where the reporting has oc curred and what has occurred, committee chair Graham Jacobs said. Department of Mines and Petroleums Simon Ridge had told the inquiry mental health was not part of current resources sector safety legislation. And when an employee took their own life, not only was there no requirement to record whether or not they were a FIFO worker, it was not considered a suicide if it didnt occur on site during work time. Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. You can buy a copy of What a Croc at all good bookshops, selected newsagents, or online retailers such as Booktopia or BookWorld. Or you can visit the NT News online store, at www.ntnews.com.au The book retails for $19.99 in paperback and $11.99 for the ebook How our most famous front-page picture happened. Left, from bottom, Doron Aviguy (behind the camera) encourages fellow Israeli backpacker Novon Mashiah to point at a crocodile while the pair were working in the Territory for a commercial barramundi boat. The croc notices Novon and takes an interest, and then moves in for a closer look. Novon, at this stage, didnt expect anything to happen. Finally, the money shot. The croc has had enough and launches out of the water at Novon as the surprised fisho takes flight and NT News history is made Pictures: DORON AVIGUY Above, photographer Doron Aviguy (left) and Novon Mashiah outside the NT News offices with the picture that was soon to become famous all around the world ... and give us a book cover years later www.roadsafety.nt.gov.au IF YOU DRINK - DONT DRIVE! PL ANAHEAD