Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018-0316 TDT Contents THE owner of the Barklyh region’s
Epenarra Station has charged over the
death of one of its workers who was
killed in a single vehicle rollover 18
British national, 24-year-old Daniel Jarmin,
was killed on the Kurundi/Epenarra road about
15 kilometres east of the Stuart Highway in
The store manager had been returning from a
shopping trip to Wauchope Hotel.
NT Worksafe alleges the vehicle he was driving
was in poor mechanical condition and had only
NT pastoral registration, meaning it was not
legally permitted to be driven on public roads.
NT Worksafe also alleges that the company did
not comply with their health and safety duty by
failing to provide the appropriate information and
training to Mr Jarmin on how to safely drive a
four-wheel-drive in outback conditions.
The matter is listed in the Darwin Local Court
on 10 April.
If found guilty, the company will face a maxi-
mum penalty of $1.5 million.
Cattle station charged over worker’s death
2 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2018
Tennant & District
l Nutritionist Merrin Ashton and TIS Support
Worker Ronalda Walker.
l Registered Nurses Lisa Wade and Leo Curran.
l Tackling Indigenous Smoking team members
Morrazita Foster and Theresa Paterson.
l Siju Manadan Varghese (right) from the
Renal Health Unit, pictured with Frank, was
overseeing the blood pressure checks.
How’s your kidney been?
ANYINGINYI Health Aboriginal Corporation recently
hosted free health checks and information stalls at
Peko Park as part of Kidney Health Week.
Registered nurses and other health professionals offered blood
pressure and blood sugar checks as well as information on the
dangers of smoking and the benefits of good nutrition.
IN a bid to keep the community safer, 12
CCTV cameras will be installed in Ten-
They will be installed along Paterson and Am-
brose streets with one in Schmidt Street near the
The stationary cameras, to be installed by the
end of June, will be complemented by extra mo-
bile CCTV cameras to be used near bottleshops
throughout the Territory to identify shoppers
involved in the secondary supply of alcohol.
Announcing the initiative, Chief Minister
Michael Gunner said people doing the wrong
thing would be caught.
“These are sweeping, historic alcohol reforms
that will tackle alcohol-fuelled crime and vio-
lence head on to keep Territorians safer in their
communities,” he said.
“I have listened to Territorians and my Gov-
ernment is addressing these issues as a matter
of urgency - our community has dealt with this
for too long and I am not afraid to make tough
decisions when it comes to keeping people and
their businesses safe.
Extra CCTV cameras for Tennant
THE National Disability Insurance
Agency (NDIA) has been found to
have erred after withdrawing thou-
sands of dollars worth of support
for an 11-year-old Tennant Creek girl
who is blind, cognitively impaired
The girl - who displays challenging anti-
social, and sometimes violent, behaviours
requires round-the-clock personal support
and care because of the magnitude and com-
plexity of her disabilities.
Following an annual review last year, the
NDIA cut the girl’s care package by nearly
$24,000as well as funding for respite care.
The girl’s foster mother told the Tribunal
that due to the child’s high care needs, respite
was crucial and she agreed to look after her
on the condition she would receive seven
days respite each six weeks.
However, the agreed arrangement was not
possible under regular foster care arrange-
ments because the girl needed to be accom-
modated in disability-supported residential
care which had been paid for by Territory
Families because her NDIS plan did not
provide for specialist care.
The NDIA also refused to pay for two sup-
port workers to take the girl to the pool. The
foster mother explained that the swimming
sessions were therapeutic and confidence
building but it was not a safe option to take
her alone because of the girl’s epilepsy.
The Tribunal found the pool visits were
important to the girl’s physical and social
wellbeing and should be funded by the NDIS.
Last week, the Administrative Appeals
Tribunal in Adelaide ordered the NDIA to
reinstate support offered to the girl and to
vary her NDIS plan to include additional
The package, worth over $50,000, provides
funds for a range of support including a
cognitive assessment, assisted technology,
improved daily living, core supports and
Tribunal rules against
NDIA for denying
Tennant girl support
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