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2014 Nursing and Midwifery
Studies Assistance Grants Scheme
The Department of Health (DoH) supports the
educational preparation of a nursing and midwifery
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group of six hospital
staff members and
staff member from
the Sporties Club,
pleted a Certificate IV
course conducted by
Alice Springs based
Training last week.
Colin Furphy is the
trainer for Kreative, also
known to locals as one
of the trio from Tennant
Creek who climbed from
Kathmandu to the base
camp of Mount Everest
in 2013, in a bid to raise
money for a shade struc-
ture at the Primary School.
The course was designed
to meet local business
needs and tailored to suit
participant workloads and
Courses can be deliv-
ered anywhere in northern
Australia, whether it be in
the city, country towns or
communities, on demand.
“People become quali-
fied to train others in the
workplace once they have
completed their Certificate
IV Training and Educat-
ing,” Colin said.
“All participants receive
group training as well as
one-on-one training in the
final stages of the course.
“I have received some
really good feedback from
the first round of partici-
pants. They talked of being
more confident with public
speaking, an increase in
interest in studying and
boost in competence at the
Locals train the Kreative way
A MAN who threw a rock at his
friend in a spur-of-the-moment
rage after walking away from an
argument has escaped a jail sen-
Liam Dixon suffered a depressed com-
pound skull fracture after his drinking
mate and uncle, Hamish Robertson,
hurled a palm-sized rock at him.
He later told police: “Liam was cranky
and he was swearing at me for no reason
The two had been drinking near
Wycliffe Roadhouse when Robertson
asked his friend for the keys to his
grandfather’s car. An argument ensued
Dixon was medivacced to Alice Springs
Sentencing the 33-year-old in the Alice
Springs Supreme Court last week, Jus-
tice Judith Kelly said she accepted that
Robertson did not plan to harm Dixon
and that his judgement was impaired by
However she said drunken violence
involving the use of dangerous weapons
like rocks is far too common.
“That means I have to impose a sen-
tence that sends out a message to other
men who might be tempted to behave
this way, that if they do they will be
punished,” she said.
“The court does not approve and the
community does not approve.”
Justice Kelly noted that while Robert-
son had quite a lengthy criminal history
he did not have a very long or serious
history of violence and he did not have
an established pattern of getting drunk
and hurting people.
She said she could impose a lesser sen-
tence on Robertson because of his guilty
plea and admissions to police.
Robertson was sentenced to two years,
seven months imprisonment, backdated
to December to take into account time
already spent in jail.
Justice Kelly suspended the sentence
from the day of his court appearance
with a long list of conditions including
that Robertson completed training and
accepted any offer of employment.
She said she did not expect to see him
back before the Court.
avoids jail term
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