Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-0805 TDT Contents DOZENS of cattle were killed after a road train
rolled on the Stuart Highway last Sunday
All three trailers, carrying 144 cattle tipped over in
the accident, 80 kilometres north of Ti Tree, after the
driver over corrected the vehicle.
Injured cattle had to be put down, bringing the total
number of dead beasts to 46.
The driver was not hurt in the crash that occurred at
The road train involved in the accident had been
travelling in a convoy of four - all with triple trailers
from Wave Hill to the Roe Creek Cattle Sale Yards
in Alice Springs.
The other three drivers were able to assist at the ac-
cident scene, releasing stock to reduce injuries.
Once police and pastoralists from nearby cattle sta-
tions - who were called in to assist -arrived the three
remaining road trains continued on to Roe Creek to
unload their cattle and then returned to the site to assist
with stock removal.
A passing motorist with an industrial excavator
stopped to assist with the disposal of carcasses.
Surviving cattle were moved to Stirling Station.
Police were at the scene for most of the day and there
was minimal delay to other traffic.
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Tennant Creek Alcohol
The current Tennant Creek Alcohol Management Plan
(AMP) was launched on 24 October, 2015, and the
membership and Terms of Reference for the Tennant
Creek Alcohol Reference Group (ARG) have just been
updated. The AMP is now into the implementation
phase, and all community members are encouraged to
ask questions and give feedback or suggestions. It is a
Plan for the WHOLE community!
The AMP has been put together by Tennant Creek
representatives who form the Alcohol Reference Group or
ARG. Their role is to advocate for the sectors they represent
and monitor and review what is happening with alcohol and
alcohol management in Tennant Creek so that the AMP can
change and evolve as needed. The AMP is divided into actions
in four sections:
1. Supply Reduction – such as the CCTV cameras in Paterson
2. Demand Reduction – such as education programs, services
for young people
3. Harm Reduction – such as FASD education, community
4. Governance – regular ARG meetings, Department of Business
Secretariat support, listening and talking to community members
• Signage/Cultural Protocols project completed by Papulu
• New Youth representation on the ARG (the first ARG in the NT
to initiate this)
• Tennant Creek Show display
• Funding for Alcohol Action Initiatives, such as youth programs,
for Tennant Creek and Barkly
Alcohol Reference Group members:
• Stewart Naylor - Chairperson, representing the non-
government Alcohol and Other Drugs Services
• Karan Hayward – Deputy Chairperson, representing the broad
community of Tennant Creek.
• Marie Murfet – representing the primary health care and
Indigenous health sectors.
• Gary Loy – representing the licensees and Liquor Accord.
• John (JB) Baker – representing licensees/licensed clubs.
• Sharen Lake – representing the NGO/AOD sector.
• Richard James – representing the Traditional Owners.
• Jordan Jenkins – representing hotels/licensees.
• Georgina Bracken – representing the women, children and
families impacted by alcohol related family violence.
• Greg Marlow – representing the business sector.
• Pearl Randhay & Jonathon Williams – representing youth.
This is Tennant Creek’s AMP and these are your representatives,
so talk to one of them soon – we want your feedback and ideas!
Or contact: A. Gibson, Harm Minimisation Unit,
Department of Business, on (08) 8951 5439.
Cattle killed in road train rollover, driver unharmed
Photos courtesy of NT POLICE.
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