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TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER 2016 7
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Elders Rural, Outback Outfitters, T&J Contractors, Barkly Work Camp, Top of Town Café
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NGP pipe arriving in Darwin
Northern Gas Pipeline
If you have any questions about the project we
are happy to meet with you to discuss them.
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The first lengths of pipe to be used for
the Northern Gas Pipeline will arrive in
Darwin this weekend.
After 10 days on the high seas more
than 8,500 lengths of pipe will soon
be unloaded at the Darwin Port.
Project Director Jonathan Spink said
the arrival of the pipe was another
major milestone for the NGP Project.
“It has been a huge effort from our
team to ensure the first shipment
of pipe left the port safely and on
schedule,” Jonathan said.
The pipe will this month be
transported by rail to Tennant Creek,
then to a depot north of the town,
until it’s required for construction.
The 622km long NGP requires 34,000
lengths of 18.5m pipe. Manufacturing
of line pipe will continue until early 2017
with the final shipment of pipe expected
to set sail for Darwin in May.
Jemena supports Indigenous
Business Network at OBM events
Jemena supported the NT
Indigenous Business Network
(NTIBN) in its October Business
Month events in Tennant Creek and
Alice Springs last week.
Jemena provided a project update
including contracting, employment
and training opportunities and also
provided advice on how to apply
for Jemena’s Small to Medium
Enterprise Business Investment
To apply, contact your local Department of Trade, Business and Innovation representative
or contact Jemena at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in work or training opportunities?
Register now: www.ngpjobsandtraining.com.au
A DRUG dealer who plied his wares
in Tennant Creek and Alice Springs
has been jailed for seven years.
Brenton Whitlock was charged with sell-
ing more than 16 kilograms of cannabis to
Tennant Creek man, Currado Calesso in
November last year.
The Alice Springs Supreme Court heard
Whitlock had an arrangement to supply
Calesso and that he drove from his home
in South Australia to Tennant Creek many
He was unaware that SA Police had been
monitoring the movements and communica-
tions of his suppliers.
They passed the information on the NT
Police who apprehended Whitlock last
November about 20 kilometres south of
Nine vacuum-sealed bags of cannabis,
that Whitlock planned to sell to Calesso,
During a police interview he made full
admissions, saying he began supplying can-
nabis in order to raise money for his family
but then “just got greedy”.
Sentencing Whitlock, Justice Graham
Hiley estimated that he had sold more than
$180,000 worth of cannabis in Tennant
Creek and about $25,000 in Alice Springs.
“Cannabis causes significant harm to other
people,” Justice Hiley said.
“The harm caused by cannabis is not only
to those who actually consume it and become
addicted to it. It is also caused to many other
innocent people including the own families
of users who suffer as a result.
“I appreciate you were not the grower or
the manufacturer of the cannabis but you
were involved and it was clearly a vital and
integral part of the drug trade.
“People like you who transport drugs from
interstate into the Northern Territory for the
purpose of supplying it here are a necessary
link in the criminal chain of activity between
the production of drugs at one end and the
miserable plight of the consumer and the
consumer’s family, friends or other victims
at the bottom end.”
Justice Hiley said it was unfortunate that
in places like Tennant Creek, cannabis often
ended up in the hands of Aboriginal people
and Aboriginal communities.
“It is often the weak, poor and vulnerable
people who end up buying cannabis and get
addicted to it,” he said.
“Sadly, particularly for people on very low
incomes or perhaps Centrelink benefits, the
money that they spend on buying cannabis is
money that should be spent on feeding their
children and clothing them.”
Justice Hiley said Whitlock’s crime was
particularly serious because he was relatively
high in the supply chain because he accepted
orders from Calesso, sourced the cannabis,
hid it and travelled with it in a car. And be-
cause the operation was well planned and
ran for an extended period of time.
“Had you not been picked up by the police
there is every likelihood you would have
continued,” he said.
Whitlock’s sentence was backdated to last
November to take into account time already
spent in custody and a non-parole period of
three and a half years was imposed.
drug dealer seven
year jail term
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