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The Northern Territory news Wed 13 Jan 2021



The Northern Territory news Wed 13 Jan 2021

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

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13 2021 NEWS 03 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation members Erica Ngurruwuthun, David Bidingal and Charlie Ramandjarri. Picture: Injalak Arts INDIGENOUS rangers may soon use virtual reality technology to map sacred sites across the Territory. Developed at Charles Darwin University, central and western Arnhem Land rangers are investigating the technology for future use. CDU Innovative Media Production Studio multimedia developer Will Tinapple said the dynamic technology could be very useful for mapping out remote sites. We had a look at some different 360 mapping of cultural sites done by groups in other areas, he said. Arafura Swamp Rangers member Erica Ngurruwuthun said it was interesting to use CDUs VR and augmented reality goggles. Its been great to try out the technology and see something different, she said. PAT CALLANAN VIRTUAL REALITY TO MAP SACRED SITES New care system $64.4m platform to keep kids safe THE Northern Territorys tattered child protection and youth justice digital systems will undergo a multimilliondollar overhaul following decades of experts flagging that changes were needed to keep kids in care safe. The NT government will today reveal a $64.4m contract has been awarded to two companies, including a Territory business, to build a digital management system that will allow government agencies to share critical information, using a single case file per child, in order to best manage each specific case. The system, to be known as the Care System, will replace the Territory governments patchwork of digital processes. Territory Families Minister Kate Worden said 72 per cent of the departments core business was currently being re corded outside of its 25-yearold computer system. The multimillion-dollar project was commissioned, according to the government, in response to a finding by the Royal Commission into Protection and Detention of Children in the NT that processes to support child protection and youth justice were lacking. However, the 2007 Little Children are Sacred re port also flagged the need to develop, as a matter of urgency, protocols for enhanced information sharing between government agencies. The $64.4m system will be built by UK-based social care software specialist LiquidLogic, alongside NT-based SRA Information Technology. The system, to be built from scratch, is due to be final ised and populated with case files by the end of 2022. The creation of the Care System and the delivery of the program is all about it being based on the child. We want to make sure we are keeping up to date information on our vulnerable families, so we can assist quickly and proactively, Ms Worden said. The new Care System will give our hardworking frontline staff in child protection and youth justice the tools they need to better protect our most vulnerable children. E XC LU S I V E MADURA MCCORMACK PLANS are going ahead for a multimillion-dollar US military fuel reserve facility in Darwin to ensure its war machines are not left stranded if fuel supply lines are disrupted. The US combat logistics support agency DAL Energy has issued a request for information for fuel operations in the Port of Darwin. An RFI is a precursor to the tender process. DLA Energy is seeking information on industry capabilities to undertake the project. Included in that capability must be the ability to store and issue 1.2 million barrels of aviation turbine fuel, and 700,000 barrels of commercial jet fuel in the Port of Darwin. The US and Australia began talks about establishing a USfunded military fuel reserve in Darwin last July. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said a Darwin fuel reserve farm was an incredibly important project, not just for the US but also for Australia. The DLAs RFI comes at the same time as the Australian government steps up its plan to increase onshore diesel stockholdings and protect the nations fuel supply. Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor has opened applications to companies wanting to be a part of the $200m program. He said the Boosting Australias Diesel Storage Program would target projects that enhanced fuel security by being in a strategic regional location or that were connected to existing fuel infrastructure. FULL STORY NTBR P15 Darwin US fuel facility to go ahead GARY SHIPWAY Were here to support Australians when they need us most The Australian Red Cross Disaster Response and Recovery Fund helps to provide immediate support to communities in disaster. Donate at participating Post Offices. When you make a donation to Australian Red Cross at a participating Australia Post outlet, 100% of your donation is received by the Australian Red Cross Disaster Response and Recovery Fund. Australian Red Cross Society (ABN 50 169 561 394) 23-47 Villiers Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051. redcross.org.au the phowe(of umamty