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A TENNANT creek
man spent nearly
four months in jail for
kicking another man
during a fight.
The second man sus-
tained a broken arm al-
though the judge said he
could not find that it re-
sulted from the kick.
However, Justice Brian
Martin claimed Troy Ode-
gaard, 37, had caused the
man “immediate and sig-
Having been held is cus-
tody since 20 March, the
four-month sentence for
the kick matched the time
Odegaard had spent in
Kick lands man in jail for four months
The Supreme Court in
Alice Springs heard Ode-
gaard and his girlfriend
were walking along Pater-
son Street last November
when the victim stopped
and offered the woman a
Odegaard also got into
the car, lying across the
passengers in the back
An argument ensued
when he refused to leave
and the driver punched
Odegaard in the face
which led to a fight be-
tween the two.
Attending hospital three
days later, the man dis-
covered his arm had been
Justice Brian Martin said
the Crown accepted that
the man’s arm may have
been broken when he fell
to the ground or in the
intervening period before
he attended hospital.
“This is one kick in the
course of a fight which
caused pain, but I empha-
sise that I am not sentenc-
ing you for breaking the
victim’s left arm,” he said.
“It is for causing signifi-
cant and immediate pain to
Justice Riley said had it
not been for Odegaard’s
guilty plea he would have
imposed a five month im-
Odegaard had been in
custody since 20 March
so he was released at the
rising of the court.
Justice Martin said Ode-
gaard had a shocking re-
cord and that every time
he came back to court the
sentences would increase.
“There is not much point
in spending the rest of
your life in jail,” he said
A NEW mobile breast screen ser-
vice will help to tackle cancer
rates in remote areas of the Terri-
tory, including Tennant creek and
The Breast Screen NT Bus, that offers
mammograms, was launched by Minister
for Health Robyn Lambley this week.
“Extending and improving health
services for Territorians in remote areas
have been top priorities of the Country
Liberals Government,” Minister Lam-
“The Breast Screen Bus will make a big
difference to the lives of women living
in the bush.
“Remote women have always had to
travel hundreds of kilometres to have a
breast screen, and some did not access
the service at all.
“Thanks to the Breast Screen Bus they
will no longer have to put up with the
tyranny of distance, and it will encourage
more women to access the test.”
“In addition the Bus will provide
screening services in places like Tennant
Creek, Elliott and Ali Curung.”
Previously, a team from Breast Screen
NT made regular visits to Tennant Creek,
operating from the Hospital.
However the new mobile service will
be able to travel to smaller communi-
ties, saving women the journey in from
remote communities and cattle stations
to Tennant Creek.
Minister Lambley said she hoped that
within the next six months the Breast
Screen Bus would screen 800 women in
“In 2015, the service will aim to have
capacity for 1350 women to be screened
in remote communities,” she said.
“The bus has been fitted with specialist
mammography equipment, and it also
looks fantastic featuring the artwork of
young Wadeye artist Magdalena Mul-
The Commonwealth Government has
provided $1.2 million for the bus, and
the Territory Government has committed
$415,000 in operational funding for the
Breast screening mammograms are
strongly recommended for women aged
over 50 years, as early detection offers
women the best chance of recovery. It
is a free service and takes less than 30
New breast screen bus for remote NT
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