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The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Feb 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 28 Feb 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 66 no. 79

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 8 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 1 C O L O R : C M Y K 3 3 3 5 0 2 /1 2 NEWS Cop gets headbutted on the job Cameron Boon A MAN who headbutted a police office, fracturing his eye-socket, has been remanded in custody to appear in Alice Springs Magistrates on April 12. Police Superintendent Craig Barrett said the 28-year-old man headbutted the officer, 48, in the face during a domestic violence welfare check. Supt Barrett said: The officer and another member went to check on the welfare of a woman involved in a domestic violence situation in Tennant Creek on Friday night when the incident occurred. When officers arrived at the house they found an intoxicated man. In the course of removing the man from the house a struggle has ensued. Supt Barrett said incidents like this are an unfortunate reality of policing, but police do not tolerate such abuse. Police are here to ensure community safety. Police do know the dangers but we wont tolerate assault on police during their duty. Superintendent Barrett said the Officer was recovering but would require further treatment. The man was is charged with contravening a Domestic Violence Order, resisting arrest and assaulting police. Centralian duo get a key role TWO Central Australians have been named for the Youth Ministers Round Table of Young Territorians. Rona Glynn-McDonald of Alice Springs and Karina Files from Tennant Creek are among those chosen to provide youth advice and insight to the NT Government. Two existing members are returning in a mentoring capacity, while the remainder were selected from applications received from people aged 15 to 25. Young Territorians Minister Rob Knight said: The standard of applications was very impressive and from a diverse range of young people. I would like to congratulate the new members of the round table on their selection to this key role. The members will be consulting with other young people in their communities throughout the year on issues of importance to them and conveying these issues to the government. I look forward to working with them and I encourage all young people to contact the members to ensure they have their views heard. Nursing attracts most students Mluleki Moyo Paul Fitzsimons and David Reilly address the new students Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY SCORES of students have started their courses at CDU Alice Springs campus after an orientation session to mark the beginning of a new year, with the nursing department registering the highest number of students. Campus administrator David Reilly welcomed the new students last week and congratulated them for taking a step in higher education. He said: This orientation process is an occasion to see the campus, staff, facilities and the services offered here. CDU Central Australia director Paul Fitzsimons said: This campus came about in the mid 80s when the government saw the need for social and economic changes through education. The contribution to bring about this change comes from students, staff and the community to produce results. On behalf of the Northern Territory I want to congratulate you and thank you for this move. Midwifery lecturer Jillian Richards said nursing had good numbers this year. She said: This year we have 30 students five more than last year. Ms Richards said the three-year course will see all nurses doing their clinical placement in the NT. Ecology and environmental science lecturer Dr Christine Schlesinger said: The Batchelor of Environmental Science will be offered externally to students around Australia and 88 are enrolled for this year and we have students from Central Australia. This degree takes advantage of the unique environment of the NT. We use our environment as our focus. Students from around Australia will come to Alice for a field program to explore our environment.