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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Apr 2011

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

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, April 23, 2011. NT NEWS. 29 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:23-AGE:29 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K G P Y & G P Y & G P Y & G P Y & R M D R M D R M D R M D F T 3 6 F T 3 6 F T 3 6 1313 NOW RECRUITING ENGINEERS. Theres never been a better time to be an Engineer in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The ADF is continually looking for engineering students and graduates to fill exciting positions across the Navy, Army and Air Force. There are a diverse range of engineering professions including Aeronautical, Armament, Avionics, Electrical, Electronics, Marine, Mechanical, Software and Weapons fields. Youll enter as an Officer which means youll have management responsibility; oversee a team; and work alongside mentors to make sure you are able to maximise your own professional development. Not only rewarding on a personal level, youll also enjoy job security, work with the most high-tech equipment available and have the chance to travel. Plus youll receive an unbeatable package including free healthcare, subsidised accommodation and much more. To find out more about a great job as an Engineer in the ADF call 13 19 01 or visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/education AG42395 GP Super Clinics are a key element in the Australian Governments strategy to build a stronger primary care system, including a greater focus on the management of chronic disease, health promotion and illness prevention and better coordination between privately provided GP services, allied health, community health and other State or Territory government services. In 2010-11, the Australian Government committed $370.2 million for 28 new GP Super Clinics and around 425 Primary Care Infrastructure Grants to upgrade and extend existing general practices, primary care and community health services, and Aboriginal Medical Services. This builds on the Governments previous investment of $280.2 million to establish 36 GP Super Clinics across Australia. CONSULTATION MEETING: GP SUPER CLINIC IN DARWIN The Australian Government intends to provide funding of up to $5 million towards the establishment of a GP Super Clinic in Darwin. The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing will hold an information and consultation meeting on: Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2011 Venue: Crowne Plaza Darwin, 32 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT Time: 5.30pm 7.30pm (refreshments will be available from 5.00pm) The meeting will provide information on the GP Super Clinics Program, explain the funding process and provide an opportunity to discuss local health needs and service priorities for the GP Super Clinic in Darwin. Community members, local GPs and health professionals are encouraged to attend. To register your interest to attend this session please email gpsuperclinics@health.gov.au or call (02) 6289 7374. Further information including the National Program Guide is available at www.health.gov.au/gpsuperclinics AG43723 ntnews.com.au l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SATURDAY EXTRA The long goodbye NT Fire and Rescue Service watch commander Nick Bell has been attending road crash accidents for the past 23 years. And he remembers the details of each one. Over the years, he has pieced together this story an amalgamation of hundreds of accidents he has attended. It is hard to describe. Yes, it is a work of fiction, but every word is absolutely factual, he said. It is a timely reminder for motorists to take evenmore care than usual on our roads during the Easter and Anzac Day longweekend. I Ts OK; Im a good driver. I know what Im doing. The pain is enor mous. My chest is heaving. Im fighting for breath and I feel weak. I can see twisted, distorted, crumpled metal and smashed glass everywhere. My girlfriend sitting next to me is silent, her head bent forward, blood running fast from her nostrils on to her lap, running out of her head as if a tap has been turned on full. But thats not water. Its thick, crimson blood and I can smell it. It comes from a place deep within her brutally broken body and it tells of damaged organs that cannot be fixed. I feel sick and I vomit all over myself. Old food and stomach fluid leak out of my smashed mouth and on to my chest. I look down at the mess. The vile stench fills my nostrils and my stomach tightens. I vomit again. My girlfriends forehead is resting on whats left of the dashboard of my car. I can see shes felt the full force of the violent impact, but shes trapped so badly that I think the firewall of my car is crushing her to death, squeezing the life out of her body. She is so terribly disfigured I think her beautiful face will be ugly and un-kissable for the rest of her life, if she lives. Continuednext page