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The Northern Territory news Thu 7 Apr 2022



The Northern Territory news Thu 7 Apr 2022

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

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Thursday April 7 2022 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA UNIVERSITY students who undertake placements in rural or remote settings are more like to work in those locations, studies have found. A Flinders University study last year found one in three students who have a rural or remote placement, work in a remote or rural location one to three years after graduation. A further 81 per cent of participants consider working in the NT. The study also found those from a rural or remote background were more likely to return to work in a similar setting. The findings coincide with World Health Day on Thursday. Senior Research Fellow Chris Rissel said the study would inform and improve rural and remote workforces. Its important to have an evidence-based approach to health care professional training, Dr Rissel said. We know that offering clinical placements in the NT can lead to later ongoing professional employment, and we need to make sure we understand this process and how to maximise the benefits for everyone. Focus on retraining workforce National calls for ban NATIONAL organisations have called for an immediate ban on spit hoods in Australia. Just days before a federal election is set to be called, the Human Rights Law Centre, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS), Change the Record and Ban Spit Hoods Collective have called for legislative change. NATSILS chief executive Jamie McConnachie said spit hoods were dangerous and dehumanising. We vehemently oppose the use of spit hoods and urge all governments to listen to and support the calls of Aboriginal leaders and advocates and put a lifesaving legislative ban on their use in all settings, she said. In federal Senate estimates last month, Victorian Greens senator Lidia Thorpe asked if the federal government was aware NT Police had continued to use spit hoods on children, and if any attorneysgeneral meetings at federal or state levels had discussed their use. The written response provided by Home Affairs Minister Senator Michaelia Cash said: the commonwealth gov ernment had oversight of the Australian Federal Polices (AFP) use of force powers. According to Senator Cash, continued use of spit hoods by Australias police forces was considered operationally necessary to reduce the risk of injury or assault to a police officer. But the NT News revealed on Tuesday most police services across the country did not use them and in some cases have never used them. Senator Cash also said the federal government was not considering any proposals for national reporting on the use of restraints including spit hoods. Following media reports of spit hoods being used on children in Don Dale Detention Facility in 2016, the Coalition government launched the Royal Commission into Child Protection and Youth Detention in the NT which found spit hoods should continue to be prohibited. At the time, then-prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Northern Territorys treatment of young people in the justice system was a shocking state of affairs and we (the government) need to move quickly to establish what had happened. The royal commission found the federal government was responsible for 28 recommendations, of which it supported in-principle 26. Ban Spithoods Collective spokesperson and Jumbunna Institute for Education and Research PhD candidate Latoya Aroha Rule said the New Zealand Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft had referred to the devices as a Guantanamo Bay-type invention. Without nationally legislated ban on spit hoods, the opportunity for their use by police and corrections on any persons remains intact, they said. Governments must implement the Human Rights Commissions protocols to the conventions against torture to ensure accurate and transparent data on the use of spit hoods. Latoya successfully campaigned for the statewide ban on spit hoods legislated in South Australia last year. Currently, police in all jurisdictions using spit hoods are not required to report their use, including on children who are in their care. The use of spit hoods has been synonymous with serious injury and death. The ongoing police use shows us that solely operational bans on spit hoods are not enough, Latoya said. Zizi Averill and (A)manda Parkinson A brand new season of Deckchair Cinema finally kicks off. Picture: Supplied SLAP on the mozzie spray, grab a cushion and head down to the waterfront to catch the sunset before an award-winning film. Darwins favourite outdoor cinema is back for the dry. Deckchair Cinema opened for the 2022 season on Wednesday night with an exclusive screening of Australian filmmaker Ivan Svens Loveland, also known as Expired. The futuristic sci-fi film features Hugo Weaving and is the first in a jam-packed list of screenings this season. The April to May film list includes award-winning Belfast, directed by Kenneth Branagh, the Scandinavian drama Echo and Academy Award nominated Japanese anime Mamoru Hosoda. In his directorial debut Sasha Haddens A Stitch in Time will also make an appearance over the next eight weeks. Special screenings this season will include Reconciliation Week which promises to bring a series of films to celebrate our shared histories, cultures and achievements. According to the program it will include The Lake of Scars and The Drovers Wife which is organised by Larrakia Womens Foundation. Banff Mountain Film Festival will make a hit return on May 17 and 18, while the French Film Festival returns that week. (A)manda Parkinson Layback In a Deckchair and enjoy the show We will spend time fi nding the hearing device that is best for you. Call our friendly team today. The Territorys only nationally accredited and independent audiologists. We dont believe one size fi ts all. Local Professionals, Global Technology Darwin City - Cullen Bay - Coolalinga - Katherine - Gove - Alice Springs Ph: 8981 0013 arafuraaudiology.com.au Apology Were sorry. You mightve noticed we made a mistake in the Woolworths Catalogue, on sale Wednesday 26th February 2020. The Sharpie Fine Point Assorted Colour Pk 8 was advertised with an incorrect comparative unit price. The correct comparative unit price is $1 per ea. Apology Were sorry. You mightve noticed a mistake in the Woolworths Catalogue, on sale 6th April 2022. The MasterFoods Moroccan Seasoning 160g on page 21 was advertised with the incorrect comparative unit price. The correct comparative unit price is 38c per 10g. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. ~ Woolworths (I))