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The Northern Territory news Mon 14 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Mon 14 Dec 2009

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

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Monday, December 14, 2009 9 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 9 C O L O R : C M Y K Exclusive to Darwin Mitsubishi 8946 4460. To see all offers visit buyamitsubishi.com.au or call 1300 13 12 11. See mitsubishi-motors.com.au for further information. Offers at participating Mitsubishi Dealers only. While stocks last. Mitsubishi Motors Australia reserves the right to extend or modify these offers. Offers available on new vehicles ordered and delivered between 12 December and 31 December 2009. Business, Fleet sales by special arrangement. 10 year or 160,000km Powertrain Warranty (whichever comes first) (non transferable). See your Dealer for full details. *5 year or 130,000km New Vehicle Factory Warranty (whichever comes first). ^5 year or 130,000km (whichever comes first). Service conditions apply. 1. Recommended selling price. 2. Drive away price includes 12 months Registration, CTP Insurance, Stamp Duty and Dealer Delivery. 3. Proof of certification required. 4. Genuine factory general purpose aluminium tray. LMVD348 TDM1032/NT/6x7/SC DRIVE AWAY 2 TO ABN HOLDERS ONLY.3 EXCLUDES RENTAL AND GOVT BUYERS. NEW Triton GL 4X2 Single Cab Includes tray4 2.4L petrol 5 speed manual Power steering Air conditioning Power windows Driver & front passenger SRS airbags AUSTRALIAS BEST NEW CAR WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER CARE 10YEAR POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5YEAR * NEW CAR WARRANTY 5YEAR ^ ROADSIDE ASSIST to Darwin Mitsubishi 89 NEWS Allenby claims fourth PGA A FLAWLESSRobert Allenby claimed his fourth Australian PGAChampionship in style at Coolum yesterday. It was the 38-year-old Victorians second big win in asmanyweeks after breaking a four-year drought in a play-off in the lucrative Nedbank Challenge at SunCity in South Africa. Full report: Sport School choir sings up a storm THE Essington School junior school choir turned heads when they performed in the Mitchell Centre last week. About 100 year 1 and 2 students performed Christmas carols under the guidance ofmusic director Jill Kuhn and teacher Lucy Neville. The group also sang at NTSpeaker Jane Aagaards Christmas Party. Stocks set to open higher THEAustralian stockmarket is expected to open higher today despite amixed set of leads fromoverseasmarkets during weekend trading. WhileWall Street finished higher after investors were buoyed by better-than-expected US retail sales figures, the price of oil and gold eased. Full report: MondayMoney Health service fined for info leak ByNADJAHAINKE ... the parties agreedthat the respondent pay the complainant the amount of $4000 as compensation for hurt and humiliation suffered A TERRITORY health service has been charged thousands of dollars after a patients private information was mistakenly released to his employer three times. The information commissioner said the errors caused embarrassment, hurt and humiliation to the patient. On each occasion ... the complainant had been questioned about matters to do with the complainants health status by staff at the complainants employer, the commissioners case note said. The provider was forced to pay $4000 in compensation. It has not been released what caused the mistakes. But it is understood the patient also worked at a health service provider, which may have led to the mix up. The commissioners case note revealed the health provider sent a doctors referral to the employer instead of the patients family doctor. He did not have the patients authorisation to do so. The mistake forced the health service provider to apologise and review its referral processes. The provider also said it made internal changes to correct the error and not repeat the mistake. The respondent failed however to include up to date information on the electronic records regarding the identity of the complainants doctor, the commissioners case note said. This disparity between the paper and electronic records resulted in the respondent releasing the complainants health information to the complainants employer on a third occasion. The mistakes were clear breaches of the Information Act. In handing down his decision, the information commissioner said the matter was referred to mediation. At mediation the complainant accepted the respondents explanation of improved record handling processes, he said. The respondent agreed to apologise unreservedly to the complainant with acknowledgement that a breach of privacy had occurred on three occasions. The respondent paid the complainant $4000 as compensation for hurt and humiliation suffered. TOP TRIO: Peggy Alp, Marie Heavey and Heidi Versteegh enjoyed lunch. Pictures: FIONA MORRISON Seniors still know how to celebrate FUN: The Groovy Grans Diedre Binns (left), Marge Duminski, Maureen Thomas and Joan Carter provided the entertainment GOOD TIMES: Melanie Hughes had fun dressing Shane Morrissy FRIENDS: Marj Smith and Barbara Carrell THE Territorys seniors came out in style for the highlight of the over60s social calendar. More than 400 turned up for the NT Fire and Rescue Services 40th Aged Pensioners Christmas Party at the Kalymnos Club in Marrara and they partied like it was 1949. The crowd was entertained by Santa Claus, belly dancers and a special Village People tribute by the Groovy Grans dancing troupe. Party organiser and Jabiru fire station officer Wayne Tex Tourell said the event was a way of saying thank you to the community. For quite a few of them, its the highlight of their social year, he said. It used to focus on the battlers, like aged pensioners. Its still for aged pensioners, but if youre over 60, anyone is welcome. The Aged Pensioners Christmas Party was first held in 1970 with a turn out of only 30 people. The original concept behind it was to thank the senior citizens of the Territory who made the Territory what it is today, he said. That was the basic premise of it and it is just a flow on from there. NICK CALACOURAS

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