The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Nov 2019
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04 NEWS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Youth in attack on women TWO women were injured after they were kicked and had rocks thrown at them. Watch Commander Senior Sergeant Greg Pusterla said at 1.10am yesterday two women were sitting on Katherine Tce in front of a service station when a youth, who was among a group of about 12 young people, allegedly kicked one of the women. The other woman got up to chase the youth away when he threw a rock at her, which hit her. The two women then went to the entrance of the service station for safety. The youth then threw a large rock at the pair that sailed past them through the open doors hitting a bainmarie. In another incident a 29year-old man was pulled over and charged after being found to be driving over the limit. Sen-Sgt Pusterla said the man allegedly blew a high range reading of 0.151. He drew the attention of police after they noticed he had faulty rear lights and was swerving around the lane on the Stuart Hwy, Noonamah about 10pm. Doc has served NT well DR Geoffrey Thompson has been able to combine his passions through his career in medicine. Dr Thompson, 74, has been announced as the NT 2020 Australian of the Year Award recipient for his dedication to medicine. Growing up in rural South Australia he finished his medical career and headed to the Territory with the Royal Australian Air Force as a flight surgeon and medical officer. He and his wife originally only planned to stay in the NT for two years, but 48 years later are still here. Notably, Dr Thompson coordinated the evacuation of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy, despite losing everything. After leaving the RAAF he worked in remote communities often flying his own plane. As a sports medicine specialist, he was the first president and founding member of Sports Medicine Australia NT and has been the chief medical officer for the Australian Paralympic Committee since 2008. He said the NT had afforded him many opportunities. Its (the NT) just a wonderful mix of opportunities, he said. The other recipients are: 2020 NT Senior Australian of the Year Banduk Marika; NT Young Australian of the Year Mitchell Ford and NT Local Hero Shirleen Campbell. NT 2020 Young Australian of the Year Mitchell Ford, NT Senior Australian of the Year Banduk Marika, NT Local Hero Shirleen Campbell and NT Australian of the Year Dr Geoffrey Thompson Picture: NATIONAL AUSTRALIA DAY COUNCIL
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