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The Northern Territory news Fri 13 Aug 2021



The Northern Territory news Fri 13 Aug 2021

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

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16 ADVOCATE FRIDAY AUGUST 13 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 16 behaviour regulation. He was convicted and sentenced to three years and four months jail, to be suspended after serving one year and eight months, with an operational period of two years from release. Lorena Walker interviewing Shirleen Campbell for ICTV. Picture: Supplied PILOT NEWS SERIES WRAPS UP THE final episode of the pilot series of Indigenous Community TVs Community News, which provides news relevant to residents of remote communities, will air next week. ICTV is based in Alice Springs and while the final episode will air on August 13, its hoped long-term funding can be secured for the program. The eight-episode series is presented in three Indigenous languages from Central Australia as well as English. It provides a platform for freelance reporting in languages and from communities throughout remote Australia. ICTV general manager Rita Cattoni said Community News covered everything from Covid, land rights and deaths in custody to sport and community profiles. Remote Indigenous audiences need access to the important information broadcast by news services but its not always presented in a way that is readily understood. By delivering this information in language and simple English we are trying to address a critical need for information transfer for Indigenous Australians, she said. JASMINE BURKE The court heard the victim said he got the better of (Douglas), who then left the area before returning with a large kitchen knife with a 20cm blade. The victim then threw a rock at Douglas in self-defence, which hit him in the forehead. You approached (him) in the street and, with a downward thrust of the knife, stabbed him in the nose. The pointed tip of the knife pierced his nose, slicing open the left nostril and causing considerable bleeding, Justice Jenny Blokland said. You repeated the downward thrust of the knife and stabbed (him) in the right cheek. The blade sliced into his cheek, causing a significant deep laceration that bled profusely. Bystanders rushed to his aid. You ran away and, a short time later, fled the community. The court heard the victim was medically evacuated to Royal Darwin Hospital where he underwent surgery. Dr Elliott said that the victim suffered a 10cm large, right cheek laceration, a left-sided nose laceration, and a right lip laceration. In theatre at hospital, Dr Elliott reported: The nose was almost completely separated from the face. If left untreated, he was likely to have lost viability of his nose, ultimately leading to a significant infection and either spontaneous loss of his nose via necrosis, or to require surgical amputation of his nose. Untreated, infection in this area has a direct means of spreading to the brain, which could result in irreversible disability or even death. The court heard Douglas returned to Titjikala four days after the attack and later in the month called the police and told them what happened. Justice Blokland said Douglas was sincere in wanting to deal with alcohol issues and Brother-in-law almost lost nose after repeated stabbing Jailed for knife attack A MAN who was repeatedly stabbed in the face by his brother-in-law could have attained a brain disability or died from the injuries, a court has heard. Titjikala man Christopher Douglas, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of cause serious harm in Alice Springs Supreme Court. The court heard that on November 6, 2020 Douglas was drinking with others at a house before he and his brother-inlaw ended up brawling in the street. JASMINE BURKE THE VICTIM SUFFERED A 10CM LARGE, RIGHT CHEEK LACERATION, A LEFTSIDED NOSE LACERATION JUSTICE JENNY BLOKLAND SECOND DATE TIPS WANTED A POSTER doing the rounds in Alice Springs has asked the community for second date recommendations to spice up blooming romances. Are you sick of going to Jump Inn? the poster asks, referring to the popular craft beer bar and restaurant. For some, it appears, the watering hole has become a first choice for those hoping for sparks to fly on a second date. The poster goes on: Please send your ideas in a few sentences and well put your anonymous responses in an upcoming vine. Ideas can be sent to mparntwe.second.dates@gmail.com HOST A STALL AT MARKETS ALICE Springs Town Council is putting the call-out for locals to have a stall at the next Todd Mall Night Markets. Held each month, the Night Markets attract locals in droves for an evening full of fun and entertainment. Whether you like to cook up tasty treats or dabble in quirky crafts, the council is encouraging you to host a stall to show off your talents to the community. The next Night Markets are scheduled for Thursday, August 26, from 5-9pm. For details, contact the councils community projects officer on 8950 0505 or at astc@astc.nt.gov.au. CA TOURISM AWARD OPEN TOURISM Central Australia (TCA) is calling for nominations for this years Barry Bucholtz Award for Excellence. The award was inspired by Barrys lifetime contribution to tourism. It is a perpetual award recognising longstanding commitment, leadership and excellence in the Central Australias tourism industry. The TCA Board is calling on members to nominate a candidate for 2021. TCA will announce this years recipient at its Annual General Meeting in November. Email nominations to chair@discoverca.com.au. Nominations close October 13. Robert Jennings Chief Executive Officer 8950 0500 alicesprings.nt.gov.au Seeking Expressions of Interest Environment Advisory Committee Alice Springs Town Council invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) for new members to join its Environment Advisory Committee (EAC): one (1) general member one (1) community organisation This committee assists Council by providing strategic advice relating to environmental and sustainability matters in Alice Springs, and includes representatives from Council, business, government, organisations and the local community. EAC Committee meetings are held at 4.30pm, first Monday of every second month. EOIs to be submitted by 5pm, Monday 30 August 2021 to astc@astc.nt.gov.au For further information about the EAC Committee and to obtain an EOI form, please contact the Executive Assistant Technical Services on 8950 0518 or email astc@astc.nt.gov.au