The Northern Territory news Thu 30 May 2019
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04 NEWS THURSDAY MAY 30 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 NORTHERN Territory prisoners are twice as likely to report being sexually assaulted in jail as people locked up in other Australian jurisdictions. Australian Institute of Health and Welfares The Health of Australias Prisoners 2018 report, released today, shows 4 per cent of people discharged from NT prisons said they were sexually assaulted when serving time double the national average. An NT Correctional Services spokeswoman said it took any allegations of physical or sexual assaults extremely seriously and it was mandatory to report allegations to police. NT Police investigate all reports of physical or sexual assault by prisoners or Correctional Services staff and police determine if charges will be Mindil Beach Casino Resort general manager Mark Bennett, Qantas sales manager for the Northern Territory Sara Sarib, Delaware North managing director Gary Brown and Darwin Turf Club chairman Brett Dixon at the casino yesterday Picture: KERI MEGELUS Rape big threat in NT jails laid, she said. The spokeswoman was unable to confirm before print deadline whether any NT prisoners or corrections staff had been charged with physical or sexual assault of a prisoner in the past year. Criminal Lawyers Association of the NT president Marty Aust said sexual assaults could be under-reported due to the nature of incarceration and prisoners living in close quarters. This may be because of the perceived implications of making a report, such as fear of reprisals or being moved to protection or other sectors of the prison in which there are limitations on access to programs that may otherwise be available to the inmate, he said. Mr Aust urged the Attorney-Generals department to look at alternatives to imprisonment. LAUREN ROBERTS Health Reporter THE famed Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball will remain at Little Mindil Beach. The headline acts Vanessa Amorosi and the X Factor 2012 winner Samantha Jade were revealed at the Mindil Beach Casino Resort yesterday morning, where tickets were released for the gala event for $435 a pop. But not all will be the same as previous years, with Delaware North managing director Gary Brown saying the culinary experience would go to the next level. There will be a slight change in the format for the dining at the event ... it wont be a smorgasbord-style event, he said. Itll be table service line of food, which is a little bit different to what weve seen in previous years. Mr Brown said inheriting the event as the new owners of the casino precinct was an easy decision to make. Well work with the turf club to make sure it stays here because thats the tradition, he said. The difficulty was we didnt close the purchase until April so couldnt commit to anything until we owned the property. So we certainly were talking to the turf club and understood the importance of it. Top names lined up for Darwin Cup Gala Ball retrospectivea in concert www.yourcentre.com.au DARWIN Entertainment Centre MAY 30th tickets now on sale boxoffice: 08 8980 3333 toni childs DONT MISS OUT ON YOUR LOCAL HR CONFERENCE The AHRI Darwin State Conference is an unmissable learning experience designed to put the latest HR practices, ideas, networking opportunities and practical tools at your fingertips. 13 June 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade. Registrations close 6 June ahri.com.au/NT-conference The power of human connection and belief Suzie Whitfield Building an inclusive work culture Sulal Mathai CPHR Leadership and building a positive organisational culture Blake Repine CAHRI Get insights on trending HR topics: Identifcation: The model number is marked on the product label and on the packaging above the barcode. Where the product was sold: Sold nationally at Coles Supermarkets, Coles Express and through Coles Online at www.shop.coles.com.au between 27 July 2017 and 28 May 2019. Defect: The enclosure of the charger may separate and expose live parts. Hazard: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Action required: Customers should immediately stop using the wall charger and return it to any Coles store for a full refund. Contact details: For further information on this recall, please call Coles Supermarkets on 1800 061 562. See www.recalls.gov.au for Australian recall information ELECTRICAL SAFETY RECALL Coles USB wall charger model 1844154
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