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Calling for nominations
Nominate a nurse or midwife in one of the following categories:
Nominations close Friday 7 March 2014
To obtain a nomination form or for more information visit:
www.nursing.nt.gov.au, phone 1800 000 648, or
Aged, Disability & Residential Care •
Education, Research & Innovation • Graduate of the Year
Hospital Care • Leadership •
Mental Health • Remote Health • Primary Health Care
International Women’s Day Dinner
6.30pm on Thursday 6th March at Woks Up Restaurant
Our theme this year is: “Empowering and mentoring young women.”
“Throughout history and around us in this community and our families we will find inspiring examples of women with the courage to stand up for what they believe is right – women who
have followed their dreams to do things which are different, who provide us with great leadership, who inspire us to change the world, to help others who are struggling, and to make our
community a better place for us all.” We hope to make links between our strong women and younger women – our future leaders. Let this night be a beginning – if you don’t have a younger
woman to mentor then we can match you with one through our network and through the Stronger Sisters Program at the High School. The support you offer is up to you – it maybe lunch/
coffee every 4 to 6 weeks – it may be more substantial support.
Tickets are $50, includes a gourmet buffet meal for you and a younger woman from this community as a guest.
Drinks not included. Woks Up is BYO.
Tickets are limited to 20 women (Mentors) and 20 young women chosen as their guests.
BE QUICK! BOOK NOW FOR AN INSPIRING NIGHT.
Book your ticket by ringing Georgina or Shirleen at the Tennant Creek Women’s
Refuge on 896 21940 – please indicate if you wish us to invite a guest (young
woman from Stronger Sisters or young future leader) on your behalf.
Sponsored by the Northern Territory Government International Womens Day Grants through the Office of Women’s Policy.
NT Police Commis-
sioner John McRob-
erts (pictured right)
plans to meet the
family of an eight-
year-old boy who
was murdered in Bor-
roloola more than six
The move follows family
discontent with a botched
police investigation that
saw “K” Raggett’s death
Four Corners probes boy’s murder
in October 2007 initially
ruled as an accident.
On ABC’s Four Corners
program on Monday night,
K’s guardian Cliff Taylor
said police should have
approached the family in
Most people in Borrolo-
ola were at a funeral at the
time the boy disappeared.
Following a two-day
search, K’s body was
found in a shallow, muddy
waterhole in the drying
Rocky Creek, half a kilo-
metre from his home.
Despite large rocks in his
shorts to weigh him down,
a significant gash to the
back of his head, advice
from family members that
the boy would not wander
off alone and clues such
as his shirt and hat located
along the path to the creek,
investigators found that he
had slipped down a steep
creek bank, hit his head
Evidence was ignored
by police including a shirt
that did not belong to the
boy, a beer can containing
the DNA of a convicted
paedophile, a nearby por-
nographic magazine and
adult tracks as well as the
boy’s leading to the creek.
A suspect, whose DNA
was found on the beer
can, admitted to owning
a shirt like the one found
near the murder scene
but claimed he had lost it
He cannot be named for
A coronial investigation,
conducted three years af-
ter the boy’s death, was
disparaging of the police
investigation, critical of
the forensic process fol-
lowing the autopsy where
evidence was destroyed
and found the boy’s death
was not accidental.
Coroner Greg Cavanagh
concluded that K was
placed in the waterhole
and deliberately weighed
down by rocks by a person
or persons unknown.
Cash seized in Borroloola raid
BORROLOOLA police seized
more than $30,000 cash from
two men last Friday.
They believe the money is the pro-
ceeds from the sale of drugs.
The two men, aged 19 and 21, have
been charged with supplying a danger-
ous drug to an Aboriginal community
and possess tainted property.
Senior Sergeant Dan Davison from
Borroloola Police said police were
committed to disrupting the supply of
drugs and to reduce harm associated
with such trade in remote communities.
“By seizing this cash we have sent a
clear message that we will not tolerate
profiteering from this kind of activity,”
“Unfortunately, people in these com-
munities have parted with money that
would have been much better spent
The men appeared in the Darwin
Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
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