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The Northern Territory news Tue 16 Mar 2021



The Northern Territory news Tue 16 Mar 2021

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

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News Corp Australia

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TUESDAY MARCH 16 2021 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 1000 march to get justice Women march down Bennett Street in Darwin. Picture Glenn Campbell MORE than 1000 people marched through the Darwin CBD with signs and banging pots and pans and chanting yesterday for the March 4 Justice rally. The march, which ended on the steps of Parliament House, called on the federal government to act in response to recent sexual abuse allegations. Event organiser Sara Rowe said the march was about creating a groundswell movement. The rally was held across the country with an estimated 100,000 people participating at about 40 locations. On a Territory level were calling for better responses to domestic family and sexual violence in the Territory, were calling for police to receive better education how to respond to these kinds of reports, Ms Rowe said. We know there are terribly low rates in the Territory of police actually following through with sexual assault complaints and people might say thats because of a lack of evidence but that doesnt really correlate because we also simultaneously have the highest rate of sexual assault in the country. In Alice Springs, hundreds of people gathered on the court lawns and demanded enough is enough. Alice Springs councillor Catherine Satour asked: What hope do we have as a country if Parliament House cant support women?. What message does that send to others victims, to predators, to communities, to people working in organisations in the front line dealing with women who are victims of sexual assault?. NT Working Womens Centre Senior Industrial Liaison Officer Claire Pirrett said the day was a conversation not the solution. The solution is the dismantling of systemic structural sexism and gender inequality, she said. We need those that benefit from it mostly white men, to support the changes that gave them these advantages in the first place. JUDITH AISTHORPE & JASMINE BURKE Crowds gather in Darwin and Alice Springs demanding change Enjoy the latest sports news, stats and analysis. *Some exclusions apply. Participating IGA stores only. March 10 - April 6, 2021 *One copy of The Australian, The Weekend Australian, NT News, or Sunday Territorian per transaction of $20 or more, excluding cigarette & tobacco products, ePay, and Golden Casket purchases. Limit one free paper per person per day. Offer only available at participating IGA stores, while stocks last. Spend $20* at IGA and get a FREE paper. e.,y0~ or'\en Ju5,-\ce