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The Northern Territory news Sat 28 Nov 2020



The Northern Territory news Sat 28 Nov 2020

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

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28 2020 NEWS 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Plea to give cops a break Police check motorists from South Australia heading to the Territory. Picture: Michael Marschall THE NT Police Association is calling for overworked cops to be removed from the smaller, remote border checkpoints to offer them some long overdue respite and annual leave. It comes after the Chief Minister said the NT would not scale back border control points despite its last COVID-19 hot spot declaration getting revoked on Monday. NT Police Association president Paul McCue said he saw no justification to keep officers at remote border checkpoints in places like Docker River, Tobermorey and Tanami after the NT opened the border to Melbourne next week. He said there are about 100 officers undertaking border checkpoint duties, with many unable to take leave. Some of those remote checkpoints are barely seeing more than five cars a day, while the frontline response in major centres is suffering and members cannot access leave, Mr McCue said. We would envisage the checkpoints would remain at the main cross-border arterial bitumen roads, and the smaller locations could be dismantled, but reinstated if another hot spot is declared. Until then, it is simply a waste of valuable resources at the expense of our members health and wellbeing, and the ability to adequately staff frontline rosters. Chief Minister Michael Gunner said keeping police on the border was critical for peoples confidence with how the NT was managing the risk of COVID-19. He also brushed off claims that NT police staffing restraints had somehow contributed to a recent spike in crime. Mr Gunner previously flagged the border checkpoints could remain in place until March next year. It comes as NT Police recently decided to stop rostering border duties as overtime. The NT News obtained an email notifying cops about the change on Friday. It has been recognised that members whom are working at border control points (predominantly on overtime) and then returning to their normal duties are becoming fatigued, the email read. NATASHA EMECK NTPA wants officers taken off smaller border checkpoints HEARING PROBLEMS?HEARING PROBLEMS? IT MIGHT JUST BE EAR WAX The symptoms of ear wax are impaired hearing, dizziness, ear pain, a plugged or full sensation and ringing in the ear. You should never attempt to self-clean and always seek professional advice. We can help! We offer gentle and effective methods of wax removal. BOOK NOW 1800 301 231 *Conditions Apply DARWIN ROSEBERY CALL 1800 301 231 25% OFF* PRESENT THIS ADVERT Darwin and Katherine, NT | Australian Defence Force Health Services Join us and thrive in a role with great purpose, proudly providing patient-centred care to Australian Defence Force personnel, whilst enjoying the amazing lifestyle which Katherine and its surrounding areas has to offer Flexible work options with permanent full-time, part-time and casual positions available Collaborate in a supportive and values-driven multi-disciplinary team built on mutual respect. We have full time, part time and casual roles available for civilian Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses. Join our Australian Defence Force Health Services team and make a positive difference to the lives of the 80,000 men and women who serve our country. Our values of Trust, Care, Innovation and Pride underpin everything we do. We are committed to diversity through inclusion and encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply, including First Nations people and people who identify as having a disability. For a no obligation, confidential discussion to explore these fantastic opportunities to not only work in the Defence sector, but to also live where the outback meets the tropics, a region full of gorges, misty waterfalls and thermal springs, please contact: Karin Meikle | 08 6202 4544 | Karin.Meikle@serco-ap.com To find out more and apply, visit https://bit.ly/3ozfHPm Join us and make a difference to the lives of those who serve Seeking Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Registered Nurses P: 1300 267 373 Apply via email to: recruit@ampcontrolgroup.com This is not a FIFO position and will be Darwin based. Travel is essential Unrestricted Electrical licence is a must Experience on transformers is a must Seeking a self-motivated and hands-on High Voltage Electrical Field Service Electrician to join the Northern Territory HV Field Service operations team. Play a pivotal role in High Voltage statutory testing and commissioning and repairs of electrical installations and mining systems as part of a professional and positive team. We offer market competitive rates, flexible lifestyle rosters, overtime, and fitness subsidies . JOB OPPORTUNITY High Voltage Field Service Electrician 47 Pruen Road, Berrimah NT 0828 ~ AUDiO HEAL TH ~ hear welt live well ~ AMPCONTROL '------""'" serco