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The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011

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

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4 NT NEWS. Monday, July 25, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 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 l l l l ntnews.com.au Remote search locates human remains By SARAH CRAWFORD Peter Worthington POLICE suspect they have found the body of a man who has been missing in the Outback near Uluru for more than a week. A body was found at the weekend nearly 4km from an abandoned vehicle and caravan belonging to the missing 71-year-old, Peter Worthington. Yulara Police Acting Senior Sergeant Shaun Gill said a policeman and an Aboriginal tracker had followed footprints which led them to a jumper. A line search was conducted in the area around the jumper and the body was discovered around 6pm on Saturday, 3.7 km northeast of Mr Worthingtons vehicle and caravan. It looks like it (the body) has been there for a couple of days, Snr-Sgt Gill said. DNA tests will be conducted to determine if it is the body of Mr Worthington. The discovery of the body ends a three-day air and ground search of more than 200sq km south of Alice Springs. Mr Worthington was reported missing on Sunday, July 17, when his car and caravan were found partially bogged near Erldunda, about 200km south of Alice Springs. His wallet, phone and keys were still in the car. He had left his home in the South Australian Riverland three days earlier to visit his son, Steven Worthington, 42, in Darwin, and meet a 15-year-old grandson for the first time. Mr Worthington said he spoke with his father before he left on July 14, to make sure he would call him every night on the drive up the Stuart Highway. But he never received a call. He said his father would most likely have spent the first night in Port Augusta, in SA, and could have travelled the 900km to where his car was found in one day although he would have been driving in the dark. . Kate McMasters with her sons Mac, 3, Tom, 5, and Will, 10, getting ready to go back to school Picture: CHLOE GERAGHTY Start of term a juggling act By SARAH CRAWFORD PARENTS across the Territory will be gratefully unloading their children at the school gate tomorrow. But for one Alice Springs mum with a disabled son, the beginning of term is just another one of lifes curve balls she has to juggle. Kate McMaster is struggling to find a carer for her eldest son, Will, 10, who sustained brain damage when he contracted meningitis in hospital after he was born. The working mum has gone through seven carers in the past year. Ms McMaster said her sons strong tantrums had scared a lot of carers away. He is not able to talk or walk or sign so he cant really communicate and he gets frustrated, Ms McMaster said. It takes a special kind of person to handle that. But once you have been with him long enough you can predict the signs. Will was a premature baby when he contracted meningitis. It left him wheelchairbound with 80 per cent brain damage, cortical vision impairment and cerebral palsy. In Alice Springs he attends Acacia Hills School. But with no carer after school Will has to sit in his stepfather Aaron McMasters office at Barbeques Galore until 6pm. His little brother Tom, 5, is in transition at Bradshaw Primary School where Ms McMaster teaches years 5 and 6. During school term the youngest, Mac, 3, is looked after by a family friend. Ms McMaster said she looked forward to the start of term despite the challenges. I dont dread it, I see it as a new beginning . . . thats where I get my energy from, she said. Chamberlain phone hack claim Michael Chamberlain AZARIA Chamberlains father Michael believes the media hacked into his phone back in 1982. He thought his phone was hacked before his and thenwife Lindys court trial over daughter Azarias disappearance, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. I would not be surprised if my phone was being tapped then, he said. The media always seemed to be second-guessing where we were. And it was largely the Murdoch press that was against us. There is very clear evidence to show they were running the dark side against us. I think they were largely responsible for the trial by media we suffered in 1982. He wants a tort in Australia that would allow a person suffering invasions of priv acy to go to the courts to seek redress. He said it could be done without getting in the way of honest media efforts to get a story. It just stops them giving the public what the press think they want than what the public think themselves is needed, he said. Gas project hopes THERE are hopes that maintenance work for a massive new gas project off the north Australian coast will be serviced from Darwin. The work would be worth millions of dollars a year. Inpex yesterday sold a 30 per cent stake in the Abadi field to Anglo-Dutch company Shell. Neither company would put a figure on the deal. But the Wall Street Journal speculated that it would be tens of billions of dollars. Abadi, which is just inside Indonesian waters, will be operated from a floating LNG processing plant. Darwin is the nearest major port to the field. Appeal for workers THE Federal Government has launched a wideranging national advertising campaign to attract more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work in indigenous health. Indigenous Health Minister Warren Snowdon said the $4.3 million campaign features Aboriginal and Tor res Strait Islander people working in the sector from around Australia. It will be on television and radio as well as print and online. Mr Snowdon said it would be supported by 20 secondary school visits in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia, expanding in 2012-13 across Australia.

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