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Edition 6 October 2017
Phillips Earthmoving Contractors has completed key earthworks at the Phillip Creek Compressor Station site. Above left: Elizabeth and Angela Phillips.
Phillips Earthmoving Contractors has just wrapped up another contract on Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline
Project. The locally owned and operated family business was awarded the earthworks contract at the Phillip
Creek Compressor Station site, near Tennant Creek.
The contract included clear and grade and extensive earthworks to prepare the site for further construction
including major structures. Phillips’ large local team worked on the job, while also providing valuable work
experience for several of Jemena’s Project Ready Training Program graduates.
Phillips Earthmoving was one of the first local contractors to undertake work on NGP
Phillips Earthmoving wraps up major earthworks works on NGP Project
Congratulations to Barkly AFL
A Grade Premiers Sporties
Jemena’s Damien Bahr-Kelly was part of the
Barkly AFL A Grade Premiership team
A contingent of Jemena personnel were on
the sideline in Tennant Creek to support
their team mate and watch the exciting
Jemena was proud to have sponsored the
umpires for this year.
Members of Jemena’s Phillip Creek
Compressor Station crew with the Barkly AFL
Grand Final umpires. Inset: Jemena’s Damien
Project-related construction activities, in 2016, when they upgraded an intersection on the
Stuart Highway at the entrance to Jemena’s pipe laydown yard.
The company has delivered multiple NGP contracts to Jemena and its major contractors.
Jemena greatly appreciates the commitment and hard work shown and we thank Phillips
Earthmoving Contractors and their team for their efforts.
A YOUNG Ampilatwatja man whose girlfriend
was only 13 years old walked out of court hav-
ing spent longer on remand than the judge
would have sent him to prison.
In fact the judge said she only recorded a conviction
against the teenager because legislation required such,
otherwise she would not.
The man, who was 19 at the time of the offence, pres-
sured the girl into having sex and passed on a sexually
transmitted disease to her.
Sentencing the man in the NT Supreme Court in Alice
Springs recently, Justice Judith Kelly said the girl felt
she should have sex with the man because they were
in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.
“That is so wrong,” Justice Kelly said. “She did not
have to and you should not expect somebody to have
sex with you just because they are your girlfriend.
“These laws are designed to protect young people
who are not mature enough to make a proper decision
about these things.”
Justice Kelly said the man had not had any trouble
of the kind before and was now married with a young
child and unlikely to reoffend.
The man was sentenced to 12 months, backdated to
March this year to take into account time spent in cus-
tody and suspended at the rising of the court.
Legislation required judge
to convict Ampilatwatja teen
A WOMAN who used
the Women’s Refuge
vehicle on a drug run
to Alice Springs has
Carol Ward, who was
working as a social worker
at the Outreach Service,
was found in possession
of 1.83 kilograms of can-
nabis when police inter-
cepted her vehicle during
the Easter long weekend.
Ward told the court that
she collected the cannabis
for an associate in Darwin
who had arranged to pick
it up from her in three
She also said the drugs
were not intended for sale
in the Northern Territory,
a submission Justice An-
thony Graham said he did
not find persuasive.
The Supreme Court in
Darwin heard Ward had an
extensive criminal history
involving drugs, dating
back 30 years and was
no stranger to the prison
She has several convic-
tions for possessing, im-
porting and selling con-
Sentencing Ward last
week, Justice Graham said
looking at her past crimi-
nal record, the conclusion
he reached is that the past
is often a good indication
of the future.
“Despite the fact that she
has obtained employment
in a significant role, de-
spite the fact that she has
done a degree, she has still
become involved in the
drug trade,” he said.
“... it is clearly appropri-
ate that there be a term of
imprisonment. Ms Ward
has a substantial criminal
record and though she
has apparently sought to
reform, it does not seem
to have worked and she
must be punished for her
Justice Graham said
Ward must also be de-
terred from offending
He said he accepted the
Crown’s submission that
the community must re-
alise that if you supply
drugs there would be con-
“Generally, one would
have thought that through
Ms Ward’s education,
through bringing up her
daughter, through this
job, she would have been
aware that doing what she
did would have substan-
tial consequences,” said
Ward was sentenced to
two years imprisonment
with a non parole period
of 17 months.
Jailed social worker used
Refuge car for drug run
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