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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

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4 NT NEWS. Saturday, July 16, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K *Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Please ask us for further details. Prices and taxes are correct as at 14 Jul 11 and are subject to change without notice. Updates and corrections to advertised products including pricing may be found at www.escapetravel.com.au/advertisments. Prices quoted are on sale until 22 Jul 11 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Prices are per person and are subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies, government charges and other applicable fees. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. Where airfare is included, additional taxes specifi c to your fl ight routing may apply and/or may not include checked luggage (which can incur additional charges). 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ASIA Kuala Lumpur from $225* 4 nights at the 4-star Parkroyal, breakfast daily and a Kuala Lumpur City tour. Hong Kong from $295* Includes 1 FREE night 4 nights at the 4-star Harbour Plaza North Point, breakfast daily and return transfers. 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 Dont ignore signs of heart attack, says survivor Heart attack survivor Graham Kemp is urging people to call 000 if they think theyre having a heart attack Picture: FIONA MORRISON By DAMIEN McCARTNEY GRAHAM Kemp ignored all the signs. He felt as if a rock were lying on his chest and pain was constantly shooting through his arm. But the Darwin businessman went to bed instead ofhospital. Mr Kemp suffered his second heart attack in November 2010 about six years after his first. Up to 99 per cent of his major coronary artery was blocked and his heart muscle had started to die. He only just managed to drive himself to hospital before it was too late. He had felt pain for about 10 days before he took action. When I told my son, a paramedic, he said I was a stupid idiot, he said. Mr Kemp spoke out as the Heart Foundation and St John Ambulance launched a new campaign yesterday. The Warning Signs of Heart Attack campaign soon to air on television urges Territorians to recognise the signs of heart attacks and to immediately dial 000. These symptoms include pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness, anywhere from your chest, neck, jaw, arms, back or shoulders. Nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, and cold sweats are also common. Govt stays mum about dead boy, 5 By ALYSSA BETTS SHE SAID IT CLARE Gardiner-Barnes Director Department of Children and Families The child was known to the Department of Children and Families at the time of his death A CHILD who died in Alice Springs last week was known to the NT child protection authorities. But the Children and Families Department was yesterday unwilling to further explain what that meant. The five-year-old boy was killed last Friday after he was hit by a car towing a caravan at the Stuart Highway and Ilparpa Rd junction, Alice Springs. Being known to the Department could mean he was in foster care or that child protection services had received reports he was at risk or in danger. The department was asked, if it was the latter, if it had been investigating the reports or if they were sitting in the backlog of hundreds of cases not investigated. The chief executive Clare Gardiner-Barnes did not respond. The backlog was singled out by last years Child Protection Inquiry as the most glaring failure of the NTs broken system. It revealed great problems in the foster system, among which was a failure to properly monitor children in out-of-home care. Ms Gardiner-Barnes said, as of yesterday, there were 245 cases awaiting investigation. She emailed a short statement: The child was known to the Department of Children and Families at the time of his death. The department is in the process of establishing an investigation and practice audit unit to look at preventing tragedies such as this as well as to provide regular checks of the departments decision-making processes. It comes as revelations surfaced this week the Health Department is pursuing one of its whistleblowers whose complaints helped bring about the Child Protection Inquiry. Susan Mansfield revealed she was harassed by senior health figures for making child protection complaints and, later, for speaking to the media about it. Her claims were a slap in the face for Chief Minister Paul Henderson. He had been busy spruiking the Child Protection Inquiry as a government achievement, and had also given his guarantee that public servants would not be punished for speaking publicly. While the department appears not to be pursuing her for speaking out, it is instead investigating her for breaching bureaucratic process. She has until next Friday to explain why she should not be disciplined for emailing reports of children at risk or in danger, instead of making verbal reports by phone.

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