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The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-06-15

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/241348

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/619863

Page content

14 NT NEWS. Friday, June 15, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 5 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K www.tyrepower.com.au DARWIN 131 Stuart Highway Phone: (08) 8981 6911 GET THE POWER OF A 260 STORE NETWORK ALICE SPRINGS 15 Whittaker Street Phone: (08) 8955 5677 NHULUNBUY Lot 11 Miller Close Phone: (08) 8987 1610 GET THE POWER OF AUSTRALIAS BIGGEST INDEPENDENT STOCKTAKE SALE. NATION l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Bullies take hit in hip pocket Alastair Nicholson believes tougher civil laws could be a key weapon in the nations battle against insidious and dangerous bullying By EVONNE BARRY MELBOURNE: Bullying victims should be allowed to sue the parents of their tormenters, says a former chief judge of Australias Family Court. And schools should be made legally responsible for student bullying that takes place off campus, and outside of school hours, Alastair Nicholson says. Mr Nicholson, one of Australias most respected legal figures, believes tougher civil laws could be a key weapon in the nations battle against insidious and dangerous bullying. If theres one thing that makes people tend to be cautious about permitting certain behaviour, its the fact it might cost them a lot of money, Mr Nicholson said. If schools know they have a responsibility outside the school gates, and if parents know they perhaps have a responsibility as well, there could well be consequences that would cause them to be a bit more careful about what their kids are doing. Mr Nicholson will address the mishmash of laws at the National Centre Against Bullying conference in Melbourne today. Mr Nicholson argues that Brodies Law, introduced by the Victorian State Government last year after the suicide death of workplace bullying victim Brodie Panlock, 19, was not specific enough. When you look at the legislation, they dont use the term bullying at all, he said. Instead he believes better defined criminal and civil laws could help reduce bullying. A lot of kids tend to take this behaviour as normal, but if they are told and taught that its against the law and you could be in trouble, I think it could have quite a good educative effect, he said. Mr Nicholson believes schools should also be more accountable. Girl nine, sexually assaulted in Bali CANBERRA: A nine-year-old NSW girl has allegedly been raped while holidaying in Bali with her family. Australian authorities last night confirmed that Indonesian police are investigating the alleged sexual assault. Australian consular officials are providing assistance to the girls family, the Foreign Affairs Department said in a statement. We understand a suspect has been arrested. The girl was reportedly snatched from her bedroom on Sunday.


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