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The Centralian Advocate Tue 28 Sep 2021



The Centralian Advocate Tue 28 Sep 2021


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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 2021 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Search for NSW man A SEARCH is under way to find a man who allegedly assaulted a nurse at a medical centre in Sydneys inner west in August. NSW police were called to the Glebe Point Rd business at 11.45am on August 27 and were told a female nurse, 37, was outside the Glebe centre when she was allegedly assaulted by an unknown man. Despite their search of the surrounding area, officers could not find the suspect. NSW police have since released CCTV images of a man they believe can help with their investigation. ENVIRONMENTAL groups are urging mining giant Rio Tinto to commit to providing resources and funding to rehabilitate the former Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu. It comes after Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) on Monday advised it was apparent there would be cost and schedule overruns in the rehabilitation of the mine. Commercial operations at the site ceased in January, with the focus now on rehabilitation and repair. Rio Tinto holds more than 80 per cent of shares of ERA. Environment Centre Northern Territory co-convener Shar Molloy and Australian Conservation Foundation nuclear campaigner Dave Sweeney urged Rio Tinto to deliver on their obligations. Kakadu is a national and global treasure and needs urgent attention, Mr Sweeney said. ERA and Rio Tinto need to deliver on their obligations and the federal government needs to make sure the company can access the site for the time needed to do comprehensive rehabilitation. However both groups commended ERAs statement it was committed to the successful rehabilitation of the mine. Rio Tinto urged to commit RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS Police in DV probe NT POLICE did not investigate one of their own after his partner, herself a former police officer, died of head injuries following many reports of domestic disturbances and violence over a period of five years, a court has heard. The hearing began on Monday after Territory Coroner Greg Cavanagh called the inquest to probe the forces handling of domestic violence complaints made against fellow officers. Mr Cavanagh ordered that the names of both officers be suppressed from publication. Deputy Coroner Kelvin Currie told the court the woman had developed an alcohol dependency due to post traumatic stress disorder following the death of her infant child in 2011. Mr Currie said her alcoholism impacted her relationship with her partner and led to 17 reports of domestic disturbances being made to police between 2015 and her death in March last year. He said prior to the womans death, her partners volatility had been noted in the workplace. From time to time, when he is under stress, he has acted aggressively and abusively towards others at work where he has lost control, one of his managers said. It concerns me because in front of me and other managers he is this calm, very helpful bloke, yet there is this volatility. On March 4 last year, the woman was at home with a headache when her partner arrived at about 1pm and found her asleep on the couch and while she did not smell of alcohol, he was unable to rouse her. Mr Currie said she then woke up at about 4pm and appeared to be hallucinating. She was trying to plug her phone cord into open sockets and was incoherent, he said. She walked into a wall and her feet and legs just kept going as if walking. She was in the hallway and thought she was in the shower and was making gestures as if to turn the taps on. Mr Currie said her partner took her to the shower and put her to bed but she fell out twice and when he checked on her at about 3am she was unresponsive. An ambulance was called but she was pronounced dead at about 4.16am. It was noted in the hospital notes that she had multiple bruises of varying ages over her body including her arms, legs, hands, chest, right breast and periorbital, Mr Currie said. A crime scene was not set up by police. The inquest continues on Tuesday. JASON WALLS Sam Weston and Adam Guilani have come together to create a support group for former and serving ADF members in the NT. Picture: Che Chorley TWO veterans are looking to support former and current Diggers doing it tough through a newly formed group Council of Australian Veterans Inc. President Adam Guilani and cofounder Sam Weston decided to start the group as they found there was a lack of support services for the mental health and wellbeing of defence members and veterans. We thought we needed to stop whingeing about it and take it into our own hands, so we thought lets see if we can get something off the ground, Mr Guilani said. So we hope to just reach out to any NT veterans or family or current serving (defence members), just to come down to Mad Snake Cafe, and just reach out to us, were here. The group started off informally meeting at the cafe before becoming official in May. They now meet every Friday at 10am at the Mad Snake Cafe. Mr Guilani said the meetings were about getting people in the door to access support in a non-clinical environment. We just hope to just improve the situation and stop the scourge of veteran suicides, he said. JUDITH AISTHORPE SUPPORTING VETERANS AT MAD SNAKE WE ARE CATHOLIC EDUCATION IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY A network of schools that create a lifetime of connections WE HAVE FAITH IN THEIR FUTURE Enrolments are now open, with interviews available face to face, or via phone or skype. Join us in 2022. EARLY LEARNING | PRIMARY | SECONDARY | BOARDING www.ceont.catholic.edu.au