The Northern Territory news Tue 1 Dec 2020
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12 NEWS TUESDAY DECEMBER 1 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Emotional success in land claim TRADITIONAL Aboriginal owners in the Barkly Tablelands have welcomed the return of a small parcel of land in an emotional and bittersweet ceremony, almost four decades after the claim was lodged. The inalienable title to the 6sq km of land comprising the Gagaguwaja Aboriginal Land Trust was handed back to traditional owners by Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt at an emotional ceremony at Lake Mary Ann, north of Tennant Creek on Thursday. NLC chairman, Samuel Bush-Blanasi, said: It was a bittersweet and long overdue day when the Wampaya people and clan groups associated with country right across the Barkly Tablelands country get a small parcel of their traditional lands back It is a bitter day because the land won back is so small. But it is a sweet day because any day the Northern Land Council can help get land back is a good day. JASMINE BURKE BALLOON COMPANY WEIGHING UP PLEA IN DEATH CASE AN Alice Springs ballooning company may consider entering a plea over the death of a woman during one of its flights in 2013, a court has heard. Sydney woman Stephanie Bernoth, 35, was on holiday in Alice Springs in July 2013 with her partner and was boarding a flight when her scarf became entangled in a large inflation fan, resulting in injuries from which she died a week later. The long-running legal matter is between Outback Ballooning and the Work Health Authority. In Alice Springs Local Court on Monday, defence lawyer Geoffrey Stirk said his client may consider entering a plea but it would depend on the outcome of another civil legal matter next month. In 2019 the High Court cleared the way for Outback Ballooning to be prosecuted over Ms Bernoths death. In 2015, the Alice Springs Magistrates Court ruled NT WorkSafe could not prosecute because commonwealth air safety regulation covered the field of air safety. The matter was adjourned to February 8 for a mention. JAIL FOR BASHING PARTNER A MAN who beat up his partner cried when he saw photos of her injuries, which were described as confronting by the judge, a court has heard. Henley Driffen, 23, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to causing serious harm to his partner on May 14 during a night of drinking in Hermannsburg. The court heard Driffen and the victim his partner of three years and mother to their three-year-old child were drinking at a party before they wandered the streets until the early hours of the morning when they got into a jealousyfuelled argument. Crown prosecutor Simon Lapinski said the victim began hitting Driffen with a stick before he retaliated and hit her. The offender started hitting the victim (who) ended up on the ground. The offender kicked the victim in the face twice. The offender was wearing shoes. Driffen was arrested in Hermannsburg on May 28. The victim was hospitalised for a week and sustained a black eye, a broken jaw, a broken front tooth and a cut to the lip. Driffen was sentenced to three-years jail, but will be released after serving 12 months and put on a good behaviour bond for two years. TRIAL WEEKEND PROVES A WINNER FOR YOUTH CENTRE THE 24-hour youth drop-in centre saw a slight bump in numbers over its second trial weekend with 152 kids attending, up from the previous weekend when 149 kids registered at the centre. On Monday, the centre came under fire from the CEO of Alice Springs Youth Accommodation and Support Service Tania Morgan, who raised concerns on ABC local radio. Ive said for a while now there does need to be a safe space for these kids to go to. I just dont think it should be a space where theres gaming and television and all sorts of things going on that stimulate them. But Territory Families Minister Kate Worden said the centre was more than a place for young people to hang out. It provides our Youth Engagement Officers an oppor tunity to speak to our young people and see how they can help whether that is finding them a place to sleep for the night or a safe home, the centre is there for our YOREOs (Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Officers) to see what our young people need early on. 12 Friends honour a real joker A WIDELY-ADORED man who was living in Alice Springs has been remembered as a unique, one-of-akind guy who loved spending time in nature. Yun-Seob Shin, 37, tragically died at the weekend after going camping in Central Australia. His car was found by a helicopter in an aerial search on Sunday near Boggy Hole, approximately 170km south of Alice Springs. Yun-Seob got bogged on a four-wheel-drive track and succumbed to the extreme weather, where temperatures reached a 42.9C in town on Saturday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. His loss has been felt by many, and has left his colleague at popular cafe Page 27 completely shattered. The cafe posted on social media that it would be closed until Wednesday following the tragedy. His colleagues described him as a real joker who was always full of ideas and full of energetic wisdom. Its believed Yun-Seob lived in Melbourne for seven years prior to moving to Alice Springs less than two months ago, and will be remembered by his mother, father and brother who live in Korea. Page 27 manager Kelly Edwards said he livened up the cafe during his short stint there. His colleagues reported him missing when he didnt show up for work on Saturday. We all hoped they would find him and that he was waiting to be found and holding on to hear that it was too late is devastating, Ms Edwards said. You know when lightness is in the room. He loved interacting with customers and the customers will never forget him. He was one of those people who was really kind to everyone and was always trying to make everyones jobs easier. Ms Edwards said YunSeob loved nature. Once a week on his two days off he would go out camping for one night. Thats why when he didn't come to work on Saturday we knew something was wrong and reported it straight away, she said Colleague Madi Pourreau said Yun-Seob was an energetic lover of music and his display of kindness and happiness was rare. He has made such an impact on everyone hes come across in such a short time, she said. JASMINE BURKE Yun-Seob Shin, 37, tragically died camping near Boggy Hole. Yun-Seob Shin died on a Central Oz camping trip (08) 8950 0500 alicesprings.nt.gov.au Community Notice Alice Springs Town Council advises the community of the below road closures for the Christmas Carnival event on Friday 4 December 2020. Todd Street (Gregory Tce to Stott Tce), Gregory Terrace (Hartley St to Leichhardt Tce) between 4.30pm 9.30pm, and North end Todd Mall (Parsons St to Target) between 3pm 10pm Council apologises for the inconvenience. Preferred Carnival car parking is on Leichhardt Terrace. For further information, contact the Community Projects & Events Officer on 8950 0500. (08) 8950 0500 alicesprings.nt.gov.au/careers Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply. Applicants must address each selection criteria in the position description, available from Councils website. Valuing employees by providing quality conditions & benefits Library Programs Coordinator Council is seeking an innovative person for the Library Programs Coordinator role. This is an integral part of the Library Team and is responsible for the provision of exceptional Library and information services to the community. If you are this person, please submit your application today! Salary $83,934 $87,041 p/a including minimum district allowance Closing Monday, 7 December 2020 Contact Felicity Waldock 8950 0551 Youth Programs Trainee Have you just graduated from school, or are you a young person under 25, looking to develop skills and get experience working in youth programs? Are you interested in helping organise youth events and activities, including the Youth Action Group? Council is looking for a Youth Programs Trainee to join our Youth Programs Team and help in providing a range of exciting activities for Alice Springs youth in 2021! Get in touch now! Salary $62,054 $67,017 p/a including minimum district allowance Closing Monday, 7 December 2020 Contact Kim Sutton 8950 0535 1 Aavoca1e centralianadvocate.com.au --~ Alice Springs iii I 1 1 1 1 11 -- -Alice Springs iii I 1 1 1 Nill