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Trophy to Nicholas Bencsevich. eXeCUtIve members President Senior Vice President Vice President Treasurer vInCe keLLy tIm LLoyD DAvID CHALker mICHAeL orDeLmAn NTPA Firearms Examination OIC Alice Springs Station Northern Traffic Operations Forensic Science Branch Nightcliff DAvID tAyLor CoL GooDseLL kyLIe AnDerson LAUren HILL bInDI bUrneLL Tennant Creek Territory Intelligence Division PMC Staff Officer DCOP's Office ASP Regional Investigation Div Forensic Crime Scene Unit DAve CUbIs steve mArtIn seAn pArneLL HeGe ronnInG-bUrns sHAUn GILL Marine & Fisheries OIC Darwin Station Superintendent Alice Springs OSD Counter Terrorism Security Territory Response Section Coordination Division ntpA stAFF members rob perry owen bLACkweLL JULIe CoLbert Industrial/Legal Officer Industrial Research & Project Office Manager Support Officer reGIonAL DeLeGAtes For november 2008 – oCtober 2009 ACpo reGIon ALICe sprInGs reGIon AUXILIAry reGIon bArkLy reGIon Chairman Denise Goddard Chairman Alex Brennan Chairman Pauline Williams Chairman Dean Barrett Vice Chairman Joseph Russell Vice Chairman Mark Ashton Vice Chairman Ferdinand Cheam Vice Chairman Mark Nash Secretary Michelle Masters Secretary Mark Clemmens Secretary Brigid Gregory Secretary Michael Kent Ordinary Member 1 Vacant Ordinary Member 1 Mick Valladares Ordinary Member 1 Lisa Greville Ordinary Member 1 Ben Hosking Ordinary Member 2 Vacant Ordinary Member 2 Greg O’Berg Ordinary Member 2 Vacant Ordinary Member 2 Jarrod Mathison berrImAH reGIon CAsUArInA reGIon CommIssIoneD oFFICers reGIon DArwIn reGIon Chairman Lisa Bayliss Chairman Wayne Newell Chairman Max Pope Chairman Rodney Godden Vice Chairman Chris Wilson Vice Chairman Jen Barrett Vice Chairman Kate Vanderlaan Vice-Chairman Adam Beecham Secretary Brad Currie Secretary Alan Hodge Secretary Mark McAdie Secretary Mark Bland Ordinary Member 1 Chris Ruzsicska Ordinary Member 1 Corey Borton Ordinary Member 1 Rob Kendrick Ordinary Member 1 Graeme Wheeler Ordinary Member 2 Ivana Young Ordinary Member 2 John Ginnane Ordinary Member 2 Bert Hofer Ordinary Member 2 Melinda Edwards Groote eyLAnDt reGIon JAbIrU reGIon CentrAL reGIon Gove reGIon Chairman Kim Chambers Chairman Brad McCartney Chairman Tony Henrys Chairman Ian Williams Vice Chairman Shane Arnison Vice Chairman Rob de Vos Vice Chairman James Watkinson Vice Chairman Martin McCallum Secretary Matt Allen Secretary Tania Smith Secretary Ronald Millar Secretary Patrick Carson Ordinary Member 1 Martin Metcalfe Ordinary Member 1 Vacant Ordinary Member 1 Kathryn Stewart Ordinary Member 1 Brendan Sheppard Ordinary Member 2 Lee Morgan Ordinary Member 2 Vacant Ordinary Member 2 Bennan Rossiter Ordinary Member 2 Mat Cram pALmerston reGIon terrItory sUpport reGIon AIrport UnIForm reGIon sUperIntenDents reGIon Chairman Crispin Gargan Chairman Steve Darymple Chairman Paul Dixon Chairman David Pryce Vice Chairman James Clancy Vice Chairman Vacant Vice Chairman Greg Lamb Vice Chairman Anne-Marie Murphy Secretary Marika Taylor Secretary John Gregory Secretary Sharon Galea Secretary David Proctor Ordinary Member 1 Mathew McDonald Ordinary Member 1 Jason Conroy Ordinary Member 1 Norman Skenner Ordinary Member 1 Ian Lea Ordinary Member 2 Brendan Hogan Ordinary Member 2 Neil Mellon Ordinary Member 2 Vacant Ordinary Member 2 Sean Parnell AppeALs boArDs seLeCtIon revIew pAneL LIFe members Invalidity Disciplinary Col Goodsell Hege Ronning-Burns Alexander Carolan William Josephs Gowan Carter Gowan Carter Lauren Hill Steve Martin Gowan Carter Shaun O’Sullivan Shaun O’Sullivan Shaun O’Sullivan Stephen Wallace Laurence (Jack) Clifford Promotions poLICe FeDerAtIon oF AUstrALIA Anne-Marie Murphy Andy Smith Gowan Carter Mark Christopher Chief Executive Officer Mark Burgess (ACT) Bruce Sandry Maxwell Hill Northern Territory Police News March 2009 02 president’s message presIDent’s messAGe vInCe keLLy President, NTPA I extend the sympathy of all our members to the Victorian families and communities who have lost family, friends, and neighbours in this overwhelming tragedy. A t the time I commenced 12 months ago that the economic what opportunities and threats preparing this article boom would continue, I believe the arise from that environment. my initial focus was on prudent will be planning for a deep At the time of writing, the the economic crisis, however, and long recession. workshop report is being finalised; the tragedy of the Victorian It is already evident that however, it is apparent that we as Bushfires is a stark reminder of the both the Federal and Territory an Association need to evaluate the important things in life – our loved Governments will be running expectations and aspirations of our ones – and how quickly your life “temporary” deficits for some members as soon as possible in a can change. As always whenever period – whatever that definition scientific manner. tragedy strikes, the generosity of means. Irrespective, it is reasonable This will be a significant spirit of serving Police Officers at to assume that we will all be the undertaking and Association the centre of any tragedy and the subject of government cost-saving officials will be focused on this many more watching from afar measures over coming months and task over the coming months. is inspiring. budget cycles. Like anything we undertake Our office has been inundated Even if the situation improves our success will depend on your with requests to provide assistance sooner than expected it is almost support and cooperation. not just in Victoria but in the impossible to see how the current Despite all the dark clouds flood affected areas of North crisis will not impact on the 2011 gathering, particularly on the Queensland. Of course eventually Consent Agreement negotiations economic front, I am encouraged the media focus will shift or in other areas covered by our by the level of commitment from and many of these devastated industrial agreements. We may members to our Association I have communities and families will rely get some idea of how governments encountered during regional visits on our interstate colleagues as they will deal with police conditions of I have undertaken with Owen rebuild their lives. Ultimately, for service during the upcoming NSW Blackwell in recent months. the majority of Police Officers it is police wage negotiations. These regional visits have tragic events and the desire to help We have included in this edition reinforced with me how dedicated other people in times of calamity an opinion piece by Ron De Lord, Police officers are to our job of that provides our real motivation a successful police union leader serving the community. I am for joining the Police profession. from the anti-union US State of continually amazed at what I extend the sympathy of all our Texas (the Republic) outlining you and your families will members to the Victorian families how governments in the US are endure to provide protection and communities who have lost dealing with the rising cost of to the community generally family, friends, and neighbours in professional Police Officers. While without complaint. this overwhelming tragedy. the US experience may be different The other aspect of these With these thoughts in mind it to our own, in some ways there regional visits that I have found is difficult to focus on the other is a message here and we must rewarding is the personal reminder challenge that has emerged over as a collective prepare for all of the enjoyment I had carrying the past six months – the economic possibilities in the short, medium, out remote policing as a younger crisis and what that might mean and long term. Police Officer. for us all now and into the future. As part of that process, the NTPA The personal dedication to Many commentators and analysts Executive conducted a strategic the job I witness on a daily basis have suggested that people in planning workshop in February, despite all the challenges we face secure, well-paid government with the valued assistance of Greg reinforces my earlier observation jobs might not even notice the Chilvers from the NSW Police that it is the desire to help other economic crisis. Association, to consider the people in times of calamity that In light of the fact that many of political, economic, and industrial provides our real motivation for nthese analysts predicted just over environment that confronts us and joining the Police profession. 03 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 industrial news InDUstrIAL owen news bLACkweLL Industrial & Field Services Officer In December 2008 I travelled to Alice Springs along with NTPA President Vince Kelly, and executive member Steve Martin. I n Alice we were joined by the roadhouse team over the police team southern Welfare Officer, Ian for the first time. Kesby. The four of us visited We then took up Tennant Ti Tree, Yuendumu (overnight), Creek’s invitation and enjoyed Papunya, Kintore (overnight), a great night at their Christmas Hermannsburg, Kulgera, Yulara party, then a slow drive back to (overnight), Imanpa and Alice Darwin the next day. Springs. We were able to time our In January this year Vince trip to ensure we were in Alice Kelly and I travelled to Lajamanu for the farewell of a longstanding (overnight), Kalkaringi, Timber member, Graeme Farquharson. Creek (overnight) and Katherine Steve and I worked at Papunya (overnight) then to Pine creek, Daly Hermannsburg Police Station. and Yuendumu respectively in River and Adelaide River. We had an the late ’80s/early ’90s and bored enjoyable evening at Lajamanu with Vince Kelly and Ian with tales of the members stationed there along “I remember when…..” We enjoyed with the Kalkaringi members and exceptional hospitality everywhere the Katherine traffic RAP patrol. we stayed and thank all the members We followed up with another great and families for making us welcome. night at Timber Creek. Lucky we Vince Kelly and I returned to travelled into the VRD district when Darwin by road and stopped at we did as the following week the Ti Tree for the annual cricket match. road was cut at the Victoria River Vince Kelly, due to injury, was crossing on the Vic Highway. commissioned as umpire and took up Kintore Police Station. position in a folding chair at square leg. As the game drew to a tense close, Vince Kelly was concerned about some of the more questionable calls from the other umpire. Upon querying these as perhaps being slightly unfair, he was told: “Yeah I know, but I don’t like that bloke”. Upon learning this previously unknown rule of umpiring, Vince Kelly went on to make some Yuendumu Police Station. truly inspired decisions of his Issues raised with us on these own. The outcome was a win to the trips include: Papunya Police Station. tHemIs: At Yuendumu we were advised of plans by the department to station THEMIS members there. This was repeated by members at Kulgera. Since this trip, we have been advised that the placement of members at Kulgera is not going ahead. Yuendumu members advise us Kulgera Police Station. that a substantial amount of their Imanpa Police Post. 05 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 industrial news work takes them to Yuelumu some stAFFInG: 80km from Yuendumu. Similarly Staffing levels were raised as an to Ali Curung it is confusing why aside to THEMIS stations. Whilst, members are being placed at a obviously, some stations have station which is clearly too small to clearly been identified by the accommodate extra staff when the department as requiring extra trouble is an hour’s drive away. staffing, hence THEMIS postings, Given that THEMIS is federally all stations we visited indicated a funded, we can only assume the need for extra staffing. At Batchelor, reason for not building and staffing members indicated that Territory Yulara bathroom. extra stations is to avoid placing NT Housing now had a policy to police officers at the extra localities. house the ‘overflow’ from Darwin Whilst this will avoid impacting and Palmerston to Batchelor. The on NT staff levels, the decision matter has been raised by the seems to fail to take into account members there with TH, with no the added burden on already small avenues of negotiation. It was stations struggling to accommodate indicated to us that Adelaide River the permanent NT members now spend a majority of their time stationed there, notwithstanding attending and giving assistance to the renovations of station to Batchelor members. As indicated, accommodate new members. The the department has been working Yulara kitchen. placement of THEMIS members on a resource allocation model, at permanent NT stations will also and this will be supplied to the develop a situation whereby police Association when complete. officers doing the same work, at the same station and in the same LeAse AGreements: conditions will be accessing very Whilst travelling throughout this different pay scales. region we were advised of ‘lease All of these issues have been raised agreements’ that members in with A/C Kelly when he briefed an remote localities had been sent to executive meeting on sixth February. sign. This was causing a great deal At this time the department is going of ire with most of the members due ahead with the deployment of the to the clear differences in quality Yulara shower. extra members and we have been of housing as well as quality of advised that renovations have been living between rural and urban done at stations to accommodate areas. We were able to quickly have the extra staff. I recall travelling to these documents recalled after a Maningrida in 2002 relieving as discussion between Vince Kelly and OIC with on other member, and the HR department. I’m confident now there is a Brevet Sergeant, three there will be proper consideration constables (one supernumerary) an given to conditions in rural areas ACPO and three THEMIS members. prior to any further requests to It will be interesting to see what the complete lease documents. department’s proposed resource Yulara fencing. allocation model comes up with bUsH InCrements: for Maningrida. At most of the bush stations we Further to the placement of visited, the members raised the extra members is the added onus of problems with accessing an extra bush stations relieving at THEMIS increment, as per the 2005 CA. All of postings in their district. Members the members had transferred to their at Yuendumu have relieved at localities prior to the 2008 CA and Nyrippi and similarly members were entitled to the increment. Since at Hermannsburg have relieved at returning we have been able to ensure Haasts Bluff. This is a situation that these members have accessed which places extra workload on these entitlements including back already busy stations and whilst pay to when they were transferred. the members benefit by accessing improved pay scales, it certainly HoUsInG: does nothing to ease the discord I was also able to inspect housing Yulara AC vent. with THEMIS stations. at Yulara and Ti Tree and whilst we Northern Territory Police News March 2009 06 industrial news acknowledge that these are part of pregnant, there were considerable the housing upgrade program, it is concerns for her and for her unborn truly unfortunate that the houses child. We have been advised that after have been ignored for the extent scans from her specialist in Perth, all of time that they have, leading is OK. Since this incident, the houses to the condition that they are in at Lajamanu have both had safety now. The current OIC at Yulara is switches fitted. being paid TA as the residence he Again, we acknowledge that was expected to move into was in a many of the problems listed above truly abominable condition. are on the upgrade program and Problems with one of the houses will soon be dealt with, but the at Yulara currently being lived fact that the houses have got into in included: this condition over previous years • Old evaporative aircon units is regrettable, given the housing used to duct into the houses conditions members are putting up have been removed and the with now. There is a separate article ends of the ducting into the in this magazine detailing the residences have merely been ongoing upgrade program. cardboarded and taped up. To finalise issues surrounding • No kick boards throughout housing, on our next trip to Groote the house and Gove, Vince Kelly and I will be • An old extraction fan screwed accompanied by personnel from into the bottom of the Territory Housing and Police HRM to cupboard unit rather than sit down and explain to members the a proper range hood problems faced with the program, the • No cupboard/cabinets in the scoping that has been done and the bathroom to put all their future plans to finish the upgrading toiletries in of remote housing in these areas. • The shower cubicle being approx I will be continuing regional visits 50cm deep throughout this year, accompanied • The fence for the property going by Vince Kelly and hopefully other only as far as the verandah – executive members. We have found no fence where the property that these visits are rewarding boundary actually exists. both on a personal level with the At Ti Tree, the problem with the hospitality we receive and also on a older residence persists in relation to professional level as we are able to excessive power bills due to the air- gain a comprehensive insight to issues conditioning. We have had meetings faced by members throughout the NT. Tennant Creek Christmas Party. with Territory Housing and requested Over the weekend of the 6th – 8th further assessment of the property at February a strategic planning Ti Tree as to whether it is truly viable meeting was attended by all to continue with its upgrade. executive members. This meeting At Timber Creek, the houses and developed forward planning station continue to sink on the measures to be undertaken by the unstable ground. Vince Kelly located association executive and staff. the visitors’ book and he and I last Later this year we will be forwarding visited Timber Creek together in a questionnaire to ascertain ongoing April 1994. I recall the station and issues of concern and also to gauge Vince Billy Bowden Kelly. houses were facing troubles then a direction for the next EB in 2011. and certainly in visits to the area in By the time this magazine is the past 10 years the problem has published, nominations will have been exacerbated. The timeframe for been called for executive positions the relocation of houses and station with the ballot going ahead at Timber Creek is being held up in April. I urge all members to whilst negotiations continue to find participate in this ballot as a high suitable land at Timber Creek. return is a sign to the department, Whilst at Lajamanu we were and the government, of an engaged advised that the OIC’s wife had membership with a strong interest received an electric shock from a light in the ongoing rights and welfare of switch. Due to her being four months all members and their families. Owen THE DON Blackwell. 07 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 industrial/legal rob perry AvoIDInG DIsCIpLInAry Industrial/Legal Officer ACtIon In tHe Internet AGe M embers will be aware DIsGrACeFUL or The Statement details principles for of a number of recent Improper ConDUCt the proper conduct expected of our incidents in which The first thing to note about this members and includes community photographs/video clips of police breach of discipline is that a charge rights and expectations. “on duty” have been published in can be brought relating to conduct Duty … the print media and on sites such that a member engages in “either Integrity We act with as “U-tube”. These incidents have on or off duty”. integrity. We are resulted in differing reactions Section 76(a) places a stricter honest in our from Police management; however, burden on a member of the Police dealings with members need to be careful in their Force than employees in most other people, and with use of digital cameras and mobile occupations through its application ourselves. phones both on and off duty. to off duty conduct, the meaning of Respect We respect the Whether we like it or not, once the words “disgraceful or improper” worth and dignity a digital image is obtained by the are to be understood in the ordinary of all. We treat media, appears on a web site or is meaning of those words. all people with made public in some other way, “Disgraceful” is defined in empathy and the Commissioner of Police may the Concise Oxford Dictionary as equality. take action. meaning “shameful, dishonourable; Responsibility … A member’s conduct may degrading”; whilst “improper” is Accountability … be called into question if the relevantly defined as meaning What is important to note here Commissioner believes, objectively, “unseemly, indecent; not in in the context of this article is that that the member has conducted him accordance with rules of conduct”. members must at all times, whether or herself in such a way as to have The obligation on members on or off duty, keep in mind that they committed a breach of discipline imposed by s.76(a) is therefore that are obliged to ensure that their own contrary to section 76 of the Police they are to conduct themselves at all actions do not have a detrimental Administration Act (“the PAA”). times, on and off duty, in a manner effect on the integrity and respect of Relevant to this article, s.76 states: that cannot be seen to be “shameful, others. Members should at all times 76 Breaches of discipline dishonourable or degrading” or consider the possible consequences of A member commits a breach “unseemly, indecent and not in their actions on others, particularly of discipline if the member – accordance with rules of conduct”. the possibility that third parties may (a) engages in disgraceful or The latter in the case of the Police seek to exploit recorded activities improper conduct, either on Force includes breaches of the Code of members out of context for their or off duty; of Conduct, which is discussed below. own ends. The possibility always is (b) …; that a member will be called upon (c) contravenes or fails to comply CoDe oF ConDUCt to explain the repercussions that with a provision of a Code of AnD etHICs such disclosure might have on the Conduct referred to in section All members are no doubt aware that reputation of the Police Force. 14A(2); they are obliged to comply with the The Code then goes on to advise (d) …; terms and conditions specified in the members on their own personal (e) …; Northern Territory Police Code of conduct, stating relevantly: (f) …; Conduct and Ethics (“the Code”). Members’ behaviour on and off (g) is convicted of an offence, The Code has adopted and duty may often be the subject of whether within or outside embraced the Australasian Police public scrutiny and comment. the Territory; or Statement of Ethics which includes Members must act with honesty (h) … in part: and integrity at all times. Northern Territory Police News March 2009 08 industrial/legal Members must always conduct enough for the Commissioner to rest with the Commissioner or themselves, both on and off duty, consider charging the member with his delegate1. In many cases, the in a proper manner that does not unauthorised use or disclosure member’s conduct in the aftermath bring, or has the potential to bring of information. of their actions that may be the discredit to, or adversely affect, the Members should be extremely subject of a charge of an offence will police force. cautious should they contemplate be just as relevant as the impugned To maintain the respect of the setting up an access page on this conduct itself – that is, the actions community it is critical that type of media. of the member immediately after members’ conduct on and off duty the conduct that is complained is beyond reproach, members should meDIA reLAtIons of will, where they are considered endeavour to be role models for the Members may only release information to be an attempt to “cover up” or community (emphasis included to the media in compliance with reduce the impact of the impugned and defined within the Code to NTPFES Media Policy. conduct, be treated as aggravating be prescriptive). Information published in the media circumstances and will lead to These provisions expand upon that appears to be from a police greater disciplinary penalties. the obligations imposed under s.76(a) of the PAA not engage in Members should also be mindful of the disgraceful or improper conduct and reinforce the point that police potential for damage that images such as officers must give consideration to the possible implications that photographs and video streaming might have their own actions may have on the on that member’s reputation and that of the general reputation and integrity of the Police Force. Police Force. proteCtInG oFFICIAL communication or source that is not sUmmAry InFormAtIon in accordance with the NTPFES Members need to keep in mind Members must not access, use or Media Policy will not be tolerated. at all times the possibility of disclose any official information, Such information can include, but is disciplinary proceedings for their without proper authorisation or not limited to, police information or actions, whether on or off duty, in circumstances that amount to administrative issues. that could be viewed by a third a misuse of information… Again, members should keep well in party to be inappropriate behaviour Any access to official mind what they pass on to friends or behaviour that could impugn information must be related to and acquaintances by way of verbal, the reputation of the Police Force. your specific duties. Such access written or electronic means. If you Members should also be mindful must be appropriate, ethical and are the source of something that of the potential for damage that authorised. finds its way to the media and images such as photographs and The Commissioner has in you are later identified, regardless video streaming might have on the past treated allegations of of whether you intended that that member’s reputation and that improper use and/or disclosure information to be published or not, of the Police Force should they of information seriously and the you may find yourself the subject of come into the possession of third disciplinary consequences of such serious disciplinary charges. parties (by whatever means) and breaches of discipline can be severe. are then brought into the public Breaching this obligation may CrImInAL ConvICtIon eye through on-line media such as be the result of actions that a The implication for a member who Facebook and U Tube. member at the time may believe is found guilty of an offence is Finally, members should be is innocent enough, but with obvious. Members face dismissal vigilant as to what they relate to hindsight may later come back from the Police Force if they are their friends and acquaintances and haunt them. The emergence found guilty of serious criminal outside of the Police Force in social of internet sited “chat rooms” offences or have acted in such a way surroundings when discussing such as Facebook and other similar as to compound a strict liability their own work, having care for the electronic communications are a offence (such as offences against release of details of any matter that potential for such breaches – all be the Traffic Act) with an aggravating could fall foul of their obligation it unwittingly. A simple message act of dishonesty (such as making a not to release official information. to a friend via these kind of false report about a traffic accident media that their name had been that they have been involved in 1 The Deputy Commissioner has mentioned somewhere or that the either on or off duty). been granted a delegated power of member had noted that they had In every case, the impact of a dismissal by the Commissioner of been mentioned in a PROMIS entry conviction in terms of s.76(g) of Police in accordance with section as a witness to an incident could be the PAA on a member’s career will 14(3) of the PAA. 09 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 police federation of australia nAtIonAL poLICe servICe meDAL After almost two decades of debate, the Federal Government has announced that Australia’s Police would in future be awarded the National mArk Police Service Medal (NPSM) in lieu of the National bUrGess Medal in recognition of the special status Police Federation of Australia police have because of their role protecting the community. The decision to award such a medal had to be agreed to by Her Majesty The Queen as the medal will be recognised in the Australian honours system. T he PFA raised this issue with the previous Federal Government in 2006 and at the same time sought the support of Police Commissioners. We also sought a commitment from all major political parties in the lead-up to the 2007 Federal election. The announcement in December was the culmination of a long period of lobbying by the PFA. We are currently making comment to the Government on our views of the Regulations and protocols that will underpin the medal and look forward to further formal announcements as we move towards the first medals being awarded in the second half of 2009. Mark Burgess was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Police Federation of Australia on 6 December 2000. He joined the NSW Police Service in 1988 and was promoted to Sergeant in 1996. He holds a degree in Justice Studies from Newcastle University as well as a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Charles Sturt University. He was full-time President of the NSW Police Association for two-and-a-half years immediately preceding his appointment as PFA Chief Executive Officer. Northern Territory Police News March 2009 10 police federation of australia 11 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 police federation of australia pFA weLComes FeDerAL Government nAtIonAL poLICe AUDIt F ederal Minister for Home national workforce planning issues the audit of police capability set out in Affairs Bob Debus has and has called upon all police Labor’s five-point Federal policing plan. announced a “National jurisdictions and governments to Labor is committed to conducting Audit of Police Capabilities” in play an active role in the process. a Federal audit of police capabilities line with the government’s pre- In the lead-up to the 2007 in 2008 and would encourage all election commitment to the Police Federal election, the PFA sought the states and territories and the PFA Federation of Australia. then Opposition’s commitment to to participate in a national policing The audit will be conducted “…support and fund a National Police white paper to establish a coherent and by Mr Roger Beale AO who has Workforce Planning Study commencing coordinated national policing strategy”. extensive experience working at in 2008 as a collaborative effort between This national audit will provide senior levels of government. the Australian Government, the PFA an opportunity to take a snapshot The PFA has welcomed the and all state and territory jurisdictions”. of resources, equipment, skill levels, announcement as a vital first The ALP response was that they and other relevant issues across step in a wider pre-election would “…undertake a comprehensive Australia’s police. commitment from the ALP on workforce planning study following – Mark Burgess Northern Territory Police News March 2009 12 glen huitson 10tH AnnIversAry oF tHe DeAtH oF brevet serGeAnt GLen HUItson August three 2009 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the death of Brevet Sergeant Glen Huitson. Glen was shot and killed while performing his duty on 3rd August 1999 in the vicinity of the intersection of Old Bynoe Road and the Stuart Highway. O ur Association is acutely and policing the Territory had 9 am, 3 August 2009: aware of the other men changed since Cyclone Tracy in Commemorative Service and women who have 1974 and before that since the Glen Huitson Memorial been killed in the execution of murder of Constable Bill Condon Old Bynoe Road their duty, died whilst serving or in 1952. In support of our commemorative who have arguably died before For all of these reasons and activities, the Darwin Airport Resort their time due to the rigours many others it is the intention of and the Darwin Airport Inn have of operational police work. It is our Association in conjunction offered a special accommodation our belief that recognition of with the NT Police Force and NT rate for the weekend of $220 per Glen’s death on this significant Police Legacy to mark the 10th night for a standard room. anniversary will serve to highlight Anniversary of Glen’s death with a You should remember as this both his sacrifice and the sacrifice significant commemorative service. is the Darwin Cup weekend of many others. The service will allow us to accommodation is at a premium Glen was recognised as one of remember Glen and all of our and bookings should be made soon. nature’s gentlemen, a selfless police fallen, to share the sacrifice of his If you require accommodation officer committed to his job and family, and to acknowledge the please call either of the above the community, particularly the enormous community support we resorts on 1800 600 975 or Aboriginal community. Perhaps received ten years ago. 1800 451 996 respectively and more importantly he was a It is also our intention to use advise the reservations clerk you dedicated son, brother, husband, this occasion to promote the are booking as part of the Huitson father and friend. For all of these good work of NT Police Legacy Commemorative activities. reasons the impact of Glen’s death in supporting the families, Check out updates on the was magnified many times over. particularly the children, of planned activities on our website For many, including those who deceased members. www.ntpa.com.au or register your resigned or retired prior to this Two events are planned: interest now in the Commemorative tragic day, Glen’s death became an 12 noon, 31 July 2009: Service and the Golf Day. Please historic signpost which underlined Glen Huitson Memorial contact our office on 0889818840 or how much the NT Police Force Police Legacy Golf Day via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 13 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 graeme farquharson Photos left-right: Farkie and Steve Martin; Farkie's girls singing their tribute; Farkie and Mick Potts; Farkie; Farkie, Steve Martin and Vince Kelly; NTPA presentation. FArky's resIGnAtIon Dear Vince, of myself and your members and flowers were appreciated and After over 27 years of service generally. I have enjoyed good it was good to know we were being (with lots of laughs and some pay and excellent conditions over thought of during this time. minor headaches!!) my resignation the last three decades due to the My address will be 14 Bates date will be on the 20th February work of the association. My only Court, Greenwith, SA and I would 2009 I tender my resignation from regret is that I did not contribute request a copy of the NTPA the NTPA. as much of my time to assist the magazine if at all possible. Vince, I would like to thank the association as I should have. Your Carry on the good work, all the association and yourself for all support of members and families best for 2009 and beyond, the hard work and dedication the came home to us recently during association executive and branches my wife’s serious illness almost six Yours sincerely have performed both on behalf months ago. The cards, phone calls Graeme Farquharson oDe to FArky sUnG to tHe tUne “FAIry tALe oF new york” by tHe poGUes On a rainy day Elliot, gosh we liked The Hickeys, the Breeds Farky left old’ Ireland Bartending for Spike Camping trips, catch a feed With a backpack, dreaming of Queenie Martin was kind Farky ‘oh what class’ adventure But Mart he did find… Please don’t flash us ur arse Left to Australia Spent days at the lake To fight the drunkards Haggis he tried to bake Chorus Conducting searches He drove out of Elliot, He became a territory cop Saying feck’ that was great! With many years in the force Headed to Alice of course There are drunks, smell like skunks Chorus: Bo’s and Skankies, There are shitty wee teens The boys of NTPD squad Police club too… Were eating choccy buns The soccer mob, the Irish crew But there’s friends and old And the sound of sirens rang So raise your glasses and comrades Throughout the camps Toast to Farkies spew… For the times in between… Farky entered the force Hunting crocs Chorus x 2 Best dressed man, about town In the stream Patrols to old 3-ways Chasing buffaloes away Tennant Creek was the town… Cyclones were the highlight of the day Northern Territory Police News March 2009 14 graeme farquharson FArky's poem Ireland I left in nineteen eighty, At Cockroach Castle I done me training, I’ll never forget them NT coppers, The decision I made was rather weighty, The heat and flies, it was sometimes The low-life swine, the dirty rotters, Like Paddy, Mick and Big Fat Seamus, raining, Their CS gas it made me choke, I’ll go overseas and be right famous, At six in the morning we’d go for a run, That horrid stuff nearly made me croak, With a roaring hangover t’was no fun, I was not unhappy on the farm, A blast of capsicum was sprayed in me eye, I knew I’d never come to harm, The sergeants they all taught me law, I began to moan, whinge and cry, Cattle and sheep was all I knew, ‘Til the acts I knew without a flaw, My loyal mates they stood around, I needed something else to do, I knew that stealing was really bad, They laughed as I lay gasping on the And killing people was terrible sad, ground, I left the airport of Belfast, My friends they said,”you’ll never last” They taught me how to use a baton, But nothing is worse than the pain of You’ll miss the harbour bar, Bad people I now could flatten, the Taser, you’ll miss the anchor, They taught me how to point a gun, Ten million volts like a red hot laser, You’ll be home soon, "ya big wanker” I used it once nearly hit the sun, I was struck on the back and on me bum, They never gave me a chance to run, I saw a film about Australia, Ten weeks in Darwin was just great, They’re good people, they’ll never fail ya, Cold beer and discos I didn’t hate, And now I’m nearly fifty-five, The chicks on the beaches wear no clothes, I like this town I will stay here, I’m just glad to be alive, ‘Cept nail varnish on their toes, With any luck for my whole career, Tennant, Elliott, Gove and Groote, They were all a bloody hoot, In Brisbane town I soon landed, The super said, “you must go”, Soon a job I was handed, And don’t you flamin’ dare say no, But the place I love is Alice Springs, The foreman said, “are you a worker?” A lovely village called Tennant Creek, Every night it rocks and swings, I’m from Ireland, I’m no shirker, I am told it’s really neat, From Charles Creek to Todd Mall, I suppose I’ve seen it all, A year of dusty building sites, You can stick it up your bum, I’m sick and tired of climbing heights, That place does not sound like fun, The NT Police Force I am leavin’, A map of Australia I did unfold, I’ll scream and swear, I’ll tear me hair, But don’t you cry and don’t be greavin’, I found the Territory, a land of gold, But please don’t send me there, You’ll be alright me old cobber, There’s always plenty more cannon I headed north on me motor bike, To the sergeants I'll be good, fodder, Cammooweel, I did not like, I never ever will be rude, The Territory will be much better, Just leave me up here in Darwin, So if yez have a son, a daughter or a niece, I wish me ma would write a letter, I find this place rather charmin’, Don’t let them join the NT Police, You would have to be bloody barmy, I signed upon the dotted line, Shut up you dopey fucker, Life would be easier if they joined I knew that things would work out fine, In Tennant Creek it will be much tougher, the army. I was going to be a copper, You’ll really learn to love this place, Things got bad, I met Bert Hofer, I’ll tell you now, it’s no disgrace, 15 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 policepay daily update pUbLIC poLICInG Is seeInG strUCtUrAL CHALLenGes ron DeLorD Special Counsel Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) “This isn’t a cyclical downturn. The kinds of challenges we face aren’t the kind that can be ridden out. They’re structural challenges and they require new and farsighted solutions.” Ron Gettelfinger President, United Auto Workers + Auto Workers Worried About More Givebacks I n hindsight, every commentator Many police union leaders argue cities will continue to fund salaries, can now predict that the that “the city cannot send our work benefits and pensions unavailable to melt down in the automobile, overseas.” The real work of the police 90% of the general public. The world steel, and industrial sectors was is providing security to its citizens. has been changing for the police inevitable. With unionised auto Police unions seem to forget that the profession in small increments workers making more than $70 police are in the “Security Business,” for at least 10-20 years, but now an hour in wages and benefits and not the “Police Business.” The that change is coming at warp competing inside the US against search for less expensive methods speed. The bottom line – the shift non-unionised auto workers of providing that “security” have to private security, technology, making $40 an hour, and more started slowly and they are building civilians and 2nd tier police is not retired union auto workers drawing momentum. The recession is forcing cyclical. The days of continuing to pensions and free health care than governmental budget cuts, even to demand salaries and benefits that working unionized auto workers, the often sacred police department. far exceed what is being paid in the well something had to give, and it In addition, we are seeing an private sector for similar skills and did. There are lessons to be learnt emerging taxpayer lobby wanting to education are over. Public Policing by police unions from this situation. get rid of defined benefit pensions is seeing structural challenges Today, many police unions can and retiree health care for public that require new and farsighted rightfully brag that their members employees. The public is being fed solutions. Continuing a quasi- are making record salaries and the bad news by the media, but the military work model that is more receiving pensions and health reality is that these are hard times, than 200 years old and seeking insurance, both for active and retired and global market shifts have forced recruits from Gen Y is a round peg members, that far exceed what private white collar workers out of many and a square hole. The world is not sector employees are making. In good paying jobs. There are virtually coming to an end, but for those who fact, many officers make more than no defined benefit pensions left in do not prepare for the challenges, other city employees with law degrees the private sector, and active health and adapt to the reality of the world, and post graduate degrees. The old care is expensive, and retiree health they are going to see where the edge argument that police officers and fire insurance is often not available. And of the world is at. Some are already fighters assume greater risks is still these private sector taxpayers are there and simply do not know it. true, but what is that really worth funding the public employee benefits. Comment From Ron York - to the taxpaying public. If you argue The auto workers continued to I totally agree with this article by Ron there should be no cost controls of increase wages and benefits and DeLord. Few people are brave enough police and fire departments, then ignored all of the warning signs to speak the truth on such a sensitive such an argument pales in the face of that the world was changing. Many issue. Ron is one of the few. what taxpayers have decided to pay police unions are assuming they can Posted by POLICEPAY.NET, Inc. US combat troops. ride out this cyclical downturn and at 12/02/2008 04:30:00 PM Ron Delord was a patrol officer for the Beaumont Police Department (Texas) from 1969 to 1972. He served as a patrol officer and detective for the Mesquite Police Department (Texas) from 1972 to 1977. In 1977, Ron Delord was one of the founders of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) and was elected its first president. He served nine three-year terms. Ron Delord has a BA in Government, MA in Police Science and Administration and a JD. He has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1987 and is the co-author of Police Power, Politics and Confrontation: A Guide for the Successful Police Labor Leader. 17 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 stan fensom FAreweLL to stAn Fensom On 6 February 2009 Stan Fensom walked out of the door of the Darwin City Police Office for the last time as a serving member of the NT Police. S tan joined in late February parked. Generally speaking no one a number of spears from a senior of 1979 so his service was below the rank of Senior Sergeant relative of the deceased man who just short of thirty years. was ever seen in the vicinity of wanted payback. Much of that was in the CIB before the trolley. Stan said that Tony had his that body as it was known and Shortly after this unauthorised attention elsewhere as he struggled understood was broken up into use of said biscuit he was called with the old man to get the spears various disparate investigative into the office of the late Bob from him, but that when the spears units. More about that later. Jackson, a huge bear of a man and of another twenty or so seekers of Stan joined the NT cops because a Chief Inspector. He informed summary justice started to rattle after doing six years in the Army Stan that Groote Eylandt was both of them thought, as they say in 3RAR he decided that it offered looking for a good man and that in the classics, that their number him an opportunity to come to the Stan was it. Stan thought that was up. NT, where he had spent some time he was being railroaded for his Fortunately, reinforcements on Army exercises in 1976. He had temerity in helping himself to arrived and they safely extricated loved the place and as he said to the Scotch Finger. Jackson denied themselves along with the me when I spoke to him about it, this and simply told Stan to go prisoners. Some things never seem he added: “Well, it was also the away and put in an application for to change and those moments of best paid at the time, and while transfer. Stan told Mr Jackson that extreme danger would have been that wasn’t the main reason it was enough to sway me”. So Stan along with other luminaries commenced his training of 16 weeks in the old Cavenagh Street Police Training Centre. His instructors were John Hancock, Dave Barrett, Barrie Smith and JDD Thompson. After recruit training, Stan was posted to Casuarina Police Station and spent about six months there before going into Darwin Station. From there he was “transferred” to Groote Eylandt. Stan reckons that the transfer happened thus: There used to be a tea trolley presided over by dear Mona. Stan, always a believer in the Australian egalitarian idea, foolishly thought he was happy that when he had the faced by most if not all cops who that meant everyone could help biscuit that it was only a Scotch served at Groote. Not for nothing themselves to the offerings, Finger, had it been an Iced Vovo he was it always known as the land of usually a cuppa and various types was sure that he would have been the whistling spears. of biscuits. He apparently, and given Finke. Stan served there with Ian this is Stan’s version remember, Stan spent about 12 months Bradford and then John Hancock grabbed a Scotch Finger and on the tropical paradise of Groote as the boss and along with Tony scoffed it. This, once again and in reminiscing about his Barton (who we think served there according to Stan, caused outrage service he recounted that in for something like six years) Noddy among the habitués of the arresting two men for murder Iddon and Steve Sims as troops he corridor where the tray was always he and Tony Barton had to take enjoyed the moments of the rare 19 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 stan fensom beauty of the place as well as the told the joke that led to the name. millions of dollars of property camping and fishing. It goes something like this: crime. Stan was always at the After coming back to Darwin, There was an Indian Chief who forefront of these investigations Stan worked in GDs, on the was approached by his young son and had a well-developed retinue famous “A” Watch, oops, inquiring as to how tribe members of reliable gigs whose identities he infamous “A” Watch, led by Geoff were given their names. guarded with the ferocity of a dog “Gobby” Shervill. Some of the The Chief said: “Well, when with a bone. Of course, that was others were Stan’s great mate Jon your sister was born, I came out in the early days when it was a bit “Cuffs” Hayes, Steve Wallace, Bob from the tepee and saw a deer of a matter of pride among Ds as “Blobby” Allen, Jimmy Lindsay, running by, that is how she got to how many and how reliable the a young Rob Farmer and the the name “Running Deer”. When fizz was. incomparable Kerry “Nanna” your brother was born, I came Now along with other dinosaurs, Kent, who tried, without much out of the tepee and saw a solitary I understand that a far better success it must be admitted, to wolf off in the distance and that system has been developed add a little class to the rest of the is why he is named “Lone Wolf”. where they are all registered and Wild Bunch. What has made you ask me these managed by another specialist It must have been at about this questions “Two Dogs *******”?. unit. Oh well, I guess that is time that Stan saw the movie As I said, poor jokes were progress. Of course, in Stan’s Blazing Saddles for the first time. definitely a Fensom forte. heyday it was an absolute Stan fell in love with the movie, the Stan also relieved out at Port anathema. You’d give up your characters in it and the dialogue. Keats with the late Alan Price and girlfriend before you gave up a gig. He must have seen the film later at Pine Creek with Fluffy Under the present absolutely dozens of times, because Williams, both great coppers and Commissioner’s regime, it was he could, and often did, to the from whom Stan learnt a lot. decided that the Detectives would chagrin of his workmates, reprise In 1984, Stan was given a run be “regionalised” and whether the movie in its entirety. in the Criminal Investigation that was the actual terminology From memory I think this is Branch, and for the next 25 years used or it was something else, that about the same period in Stan’s he was a permanent fixture as a was what effectively happened. career that he earned the sobriquet Detective. Initially investigating This caused great consternation of “Two Dogs”. I think, Geoff what he termed ‘kiddy breaks’, among many Detectives. Rightly named him that because among he progressed on to general CIB or wrongly they, or many of them, some of Stan’s other annoying work and during this period felt that something that they had habits, like the movie rendition he and his colleagues did some striven for and then carried out for and the ad nauseam singing of every outstanding work. There is no many years was being taken away Slim Dusty song ever produced, doubt that during the period that from them. telling poor jokes was definitely a Stan was in the Branch and its At about this time the Fensom strength. later derivatives that he and his Commissioner happened to arrive It wasn’t until recently that I was close workmates cleared up many at the back of the PMC near the Northern Territory Police News March 2009 20 stan fensom smokers’ mango tree, where Stan, I always assumed that his point out of some crooks whom we were Matt Sodoli and I were all having was most reasonably made, as they jointly interested in, Stan from a a durry. Seeing the Commissioner always undoubtedly were. property point of view and me from approaching, we all ambled back One day in the carpark a druggies aspect. to the door and got there at about of the Mitchell Centre, the It was at about this time that the same time as the Boss. He, very Commissioner was in his vehicle the Commander's rank epaulettes unwisely in my view, asked “How and about to drive out from the had changed from that of Colonel are things going”. carpark; it was about three in to that of a Brigadier. I don’t know why that was the case, but it seemed to have happened I think it says something about our job almost overnight, unlike the that a certain amount of irreverence is tortuous time we had fought to get the ten-year service medal encountered and that there are some established. But as usual I digress. In any event, a certain recently characters that can carry it off. Stan was promoted Commander and from my perspective at least (him definitely one of those rare few. being in charge of Detectives), was strangely attired in his I looked at Matt Sodoli, he the afternoon. Fensom saw the Commanders uniform and for looked at me and we both Commissioner about to leave and want of better words, was parading groaned. Because dear Stan like theatrically tapped his watch. around the near-deserted CIB the case of the biscuit from the The Commissioner wound the muster room. sacred tray those many years window down and Fensom said: Seeing us, he made a beeline before, took the offered liberty “Taking an early mark, are we”. The toward us and haughtily, with of telling the Commissioner Commissioner said: “No, I have got the head thrown back, sneeringly exactly what he thought of the to go to a meeting”. Fensom replied: asked why Stan wasn’t out on the impending reorganisation of the “Yeah, that is what I tell Matt Sodoli road doing what he was paid to do. CIB. Well, that is taking a bit when I want to sneak away early.” Stan replied: “Come here General”, of licence, insofar as what the I think it says something about which the Commander obligingly actual conversation was, because our job that a certain amount of did. Fensom pointed out to George Matt Sodoli and I did a Harold irreverence is encountered and that the total absence of keys on the Holt, when we saw Stan’s finger there are some characters that can vehicle board, and asked did the start to waggle up and down in carry it off. Stan was definitely one Commander want him to use his reinforcement of his obviously of those rare few. own expletive vehicle, or expect strongly held views of the I can recall once I was down in him to expletive walk between jobs. Commissioner’s proposal. Stan the old Task Force Surf office with And that now that the Commander didn’t get another transfer so Stan. We were discussing a tip was a General, perhaps he could do 21 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 stan fensom something about securing more Pappy Dawes was able to attend to Vince Kelly said in his address to cars for the hardworking demons? see Stan ride off into the sunset. the gathering that Stan was an old The Commander didn’t slink The Commissioner spoke style Detective. He sure was and a away, but his departure did not glowingly of Stan’s time in the job damn good one at that. They don’t have the same, shall we say swagger and said that he was fortunate make them like that any more as did his approach. I guess he that he hadn’t worked with Stan as and, as Stan said, it was a great was thinking something along the that meant that Fensom couldn’t ride (there is that bloody cowboy lines of “Some people……………….”. tell any tales about him. He’ll theme again). Perhaps only Stan could have got also probably be grateful that Stan will be sorely missed as away with such ego-deflating an when he next asks someone how he and Jane and his daughter exercise. I think he did because things are going he will get a more Laura are leaving the NT and his delivery was always so measured response. going back to Young where Stan spontaneous and was the essential Fensom. What you saw, was what you got. The Commissioner spoke glowingly of There are countless stories about Stan’s time in the job and said that he was Stan, some true, some untrue and some greatly exaggerated and then fortunate that he hadn’t worked with Stan some grossly understated. Like perhaps most people who as that meant that Fensom couldn’t tell have served at the front line for so any tales about him. He’ll also probably be long and worked so hard as Stan did, there were the odd vicissitudes grateful that when he next asks someone of life that Stan encountered on his how things are going he will get a more journey. But whatever he faced he got up, dusted himself down and measured response. got on with it. His farewell was on his final Stan recounted a couple of has a hundred acres. He is going day in the job and was held out stories, one in particular about to build a house on that block at the Fisheries shed, organised his great workmate Pete Stowers and reckons he is going to go by Graeme Wheeler, who with the and the recovery of a pearl. It was fishing quite a lot. Just what great assistance of his troops and typical Fensom, told with relish he hopes to catch down there the Cypriot marvel George from and recounted in vivid detail one can only speculate about, the workshop, put on a top show as to the occurrence, with the but Fenno reckons it is not a for the many people who turned up expressions and style of the various problem. Mind you Stan has to say well done to Stan. players down pat. It had everyone always been an optimist, he would One of the great moments in attendance in stitches. have to be, being a mad keen was that Stan’s great Army mate – Gowan Carter Parramatta supporter. Northern Territory Police News March 2009 22 housing report on HoUsInG IssUes AnD proGress In the December issue of NT Police News the Field Officer, Owen Blackwell, highlighted ongoing concerns about Police Housing, particularly on Groote Eylandt. As a result of that and a number of other regional visits undertaken by Association officials our Association undertook to obtain a status report of the remote area housing upgrade program. M embers should be The timetable was as follows: been a number of reports to the aware that the remote 2007/2008 tribunal since the timetable was area housing upgrade Adelaide River, Daly River, Jabiru, agreed and a number of upgrades program has been undertaken Wadeye, Pine Creek, Mataranka, have been completed. largely due to a dispute initiated Maranboy, Ti Tree, Papunya, At the time of writing, your by our Association in the Police Yuendumu, and Yulara Association has been advised that Arbitral Tribunal in 2006. The 2008/2009 residences at Yuendumu, Papunya, dispute stemming from the 2005 Alyangula, Nhulunbuy, Batchelor, Ti Tree, and Yulara remain Housing Agreement in which Oenpelli, Ngukurr, Ali Curung, outstanding from the 2007/2008 the Commissioner undertook to and Harts Range financial year. These works will upgrade police supplied housing 2009/2010 commence on 16 February starting to the agreed GEH standard in a Pirlangimpi, Maningrida, in Yuendumu and should be reasonable time. Kalkaringi, Lajamanu, Borroloola, complete by June 2009. The Tribunal in August 2006 Avon Downs, and Hermannsburg Currently the upgrades agreed with our Association that The upgrade program is programmed for 2008/2009 “reasonable time does not mean being managed by Territory should be complete by the end of an indefinite period, however its Housing, however, due to the 2009 calendar year, however it meaning needs to be relevant to issues that arose prior to the is hoped many of these residences the particular circumstances it dispute Territory Housing will be finished in the 2008/2009 seeks to address”. The Tribunal has outsourced the scoping of financial year as scheduled. directed the parties to prepare works required, the actual work The upgrades programmed a timetable for the upgrade itself, and the supervision of the for 2009/2010 should proceed as program. The other major benefit successful contractors. scheduled. Work has commenced of this decision was an immediate This has led to some delays already to tender for the scoping. improvement in the standard of due to government procurement The one other major area housing members were provided rules, however it places Territory outstanding is the Alice Springs within the major centres. Housing at arms length from Barracks. This issue has presented many unique and challenging This has led to some delays due to government problems in relation to land ownership and sacred site issues. procurement rules, however it places Territory The department will be required to Housing at arms length from the project. report some progress in this area to the Police Arbitral Tribunal in the Difficulties have also arisen attracting trades first quarter of 2009. people and contractors due to the now While your Association remains concerned about delays, many have formerly buoyant economy and mining boom. been beyond the control of the Commissioner or Territory Housing. A timetable was subsequently the project. Difficulties have also We also urge you to cooperate established to upgrade all arisen attracting trades people and with any reasonable requests remote area housing. Due to the contractors due to the now formerly the appointed contractors make size of this project the upgrade buoyant economy and mining boom. during the scoping process. We will program had to be staged over There have also been specific continue to monitor the program three financial years starting problems that have caused further and urge you to contact the Field in 2007/2008 with completion delays at Alyangula, Yulara, Jabiru, Officer, Owen Blackwell, with any scheduled for June 2010. and Timber Creek. There have problem, concerns or queries. 23 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 squad 97 sqUAD 97 GrADUAtes Squad 97 graduated in February. The 24 graduates will take up duties in the Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Darwin areas. Award winners were: Rod Evans Memorial Trophy – Joanna Darby Glen Huitson Trophy – Nicholas Bencsevich The Commissioners Trophy – Andrew Kren Physical Training Trophy – Shannon Harvey 25 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 greg lade GreG LADe Detective Sergeant Greg Lade retired from the Northern Territory Police Force on 1 January 2009 after nearly 33 years. Greg joined the force on 13 September 1976. A presentation was made to Greg by NTPA president Vince Kelly on 7 February 2009. N TPA President, Vince Kelly, spoke of the high regard Greg is held in across the NT as a criminal investigator and the role he has played in developing many young investigators both as a mentor, supervisor, and instructor. Throughout his career, Greg worked in Alice Springs for 10 years including time in CIB, Hermannsburg, Yuendumu, Warrego, Groote Eylandt, Katherine, Fisheries, Prosecutions and CIB Darwin. Greg acknowledged the important role of the NTPA in the Police Force. Greg was “chuffed” with his presentation saying that it was one of the best gifts he had received in some time. Greg was involved in many serious cases in the NT including the murders at O T Downs, the Thai prostitute murders and the murder of Phillip Crews at Jabiru. Greg reflected on a mostly enjoyable career in the NT Police and the good friends he had made along the way. Greg acknowledged the important role of the NTPA in the Police Force. Greg was “chuffed” with his presentation saying that it was one of the best gifts he had received in some time. Greg and wife Anne will eventually be sailing their 38 foot yacht to Yeppoon, Qld where they intend to settle. Northern Territory Police News March 2009 26 chaplaincy CArtoonIst peter C wrIGHt tALks to GoD PFES Senior Chaplain Employee Support Services Leunig the cartoonist has compiled a small book with some of his writings entitled “When I Talk to You – a cartoonist talks to God”, published by Harper Collins. O ne says this: are all different, so deal with the refocus, be positive about who “Dear God, various events differently. However you are and understand that We struggle, we grow we may react, we all go through the role of the Police Officer is weary, we grow tired. We are some level of stress. to keep the community safe, exhausted, we are distressed, We can get on the negative despite the stresses and strains we despair. We give up, we fall bandwagon or we can rise above it that are almost a constant for down, we let go. We cry. We are and look on the positive side which many members. empty, we grow calm, we are ready. will lift us up (I admit this can be Each one has to be responsible We wait quietly. difficult, but it’s not impossible). in how they deal with issues; A small shy truth arrives. Arrives It reminds me of the song; “Always it’s not entirely someone from without and within. Arrives look on the bright side” from the else’s problem. and is born. Simple, steady, clear. Life of Brian. Maybe I can suggest some ways to Like a mirror, like a ball, like a I heard a saying once that went deal with the stresses that come: flame. Like rain in summer. A something like this: • Eat healthy and regular meals precious truth arrives and is born “Two men looked out from • Exercise regularly within us. Within our emptiness. prison bars; one saw mud while the • Avoid drugs and excessive use We accept it, we observe it, we other saw stars”. of alcohol absorb it. We surrender to our bare It depends on how we want to • Talk about the event to those truth. We are nourished, we are see things, we can remain negative you feel comfortable with. changed. We are blessed. We rise up. or we can be positive. Despite the pressures and stresses For this we give thanks. Leunig commences with the that Police Officers encounter, Amen.” negative, weary, tired, exhausted, know that you are doing a It made me think of the stressful distressed, we fall down etc. He magnificent job in the communities conditions Police face from time then goes on about feeling empty, you have been appointed to – to time, some more than others and I think he is suggesting we to serve and protect. perhaps. As human beings we need to sit quietly, take time out, Keep up the good work. nortHern terrItory Chaplain Peter Wright (Darwin) is Chaplain Denis von Blanckensee the Senior Chaplain for the PFES, (Alice Springs) is the part-time poLICe, FIre & covering the Northern and Central Chaplain in the Southern Region. emerGenCy servICe Regions. Contact: 8995 5425 or Contact: 8951 5168 or 0423 926 925 CHApLAIns 0407 797 197 pLeAse sUpport tHe ADvertIsers wHo sUpport yoUr mAGAzIne 27 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 nt worksafe nt worksAFe ConsULts on workpLACe HeALtH AnD sAFety IssUes The Workplace Health and Safety Act 2007 provides for extra worker involvement in issues that affect their health and safety in the workplace. It allows for more consultation and representation rights to address the challenges of their work environment. C onsultation is such an is the ability for workers to form workplace health and safety important aspect of the workgroups and elect a Health and matters is covered in Sections new Act that NT WorkSafe Safety Representative to represent 49 to 54 of the Act, and guidance has developed a new information the workgroup. on appointment, powers and bulletin section on the website The HSR role is to represent the conditions is provided in www.worksafe.nt.gov.au called health and safety concerns of the NT WorkSafe information Series 18 – Consultation to assist workers to the employer, not to act bulletin 18.01.06. workers and employers in utilising as a safety officer. this mechanism to achieve Sections 33 to 44 of the Act tHe roLe oF safer and healthier outcomes in covers the constitution of work nt worksAFe the workplace. groups, the election, functions In workpLACe and powers of health and safety HeALtH AnD sAFety obJeCts oF tHe representatives, and the employers’ ConsULtAtIon ACt In reLAtIon obligations to HSRs. NT Under Part 4 of the Act – to ConsULtAtIon WorkSafe information bulletins Consultation and worker AnD worker 18.01.03 to 18.01.05 provide representation, NT WorkSafe representAtIon extra guidance. plays a supportive and, where Part 4 of the Act is intended to For more information on the necessary, determining role in ensure that relevant information formation of workgroups and the consultative process between about occupational health health and safety representatives, employers and workers on and safety is shared between please contact NT WorkSafe HSR safety issues. For example, NT employers and workers and that advisor Mark Koppen on toll free WorkSafe may upon request assist workers are given the opportunity call 1800 019 115. in resolving the constitution to express their views on, and to of a workgroup. NT WorkSafe contribute to, the resolution of AUtHorIseD UnIon may take any action it considers occupational health and safety oH&s representAtIves appropriate to resolve questions in issues at their workplace. The (AUoHsr) issue and may itself decide how the views of workers must be valued The new Act also allows for the workgroup is to be constituted and and taken into account by provision of training and right- establish the workgroup. the employer. of-entry for occupational health Similarly, NT WorkSafe oversees Section 30 of the Act describes and safety related purposes for the appointment, and may, on the employer’s duty to consult, and authorised union representatives. application by an authorised Section 32 outlines the duty of It reflects the government’s belief OH&S representative or an workers in regard to consultation. that unions have a positive role to employer, determine a dispute play in supporting employees and about the exercise of powers by workGroUps AnD employers in resolving workplace an AUOHSR. HeALtH AnD sAFety health and safety issues and Please contact NT WorkSafe representAtIves (Hsr) creating a co-operative and more toll-free on 1800 019 115 or visit One way the consultative proactive culture when it comes to the website www.worksafe.nt.gov.au arrangement between employer risk prevention. for more information on health and worker has been strengthened AUOHSR participation in and safety issues. 29 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 australian financial advisers wHAt Goes Down…? pAUL bettI CEO, AFA W ith the constant reports number of strategic planning issues The more specific and clear you can of doom and gloom including volatility, superannuation, make your investment goals, the dominating the media, tax, asset allocation, banking and more likely you are to achieve them. it’s not surprising that many debt management, as well as risk investors are feeling apprehensive. management and insurance options. wHAt sHoULD yoU In times like these, one of Financial advisers have expert Invest In? the most important things to knowledge across all of these Once you have worked out what remember is that market volatility issues and it’s this knowledge you want from your money, you is completely normal. There are that is essential in developing an need to find the most appropriate always going to be ups and downs investment strategy to help you investments – like shares, property, when it comes to investing. In fact, reach your goals. Keep in mind bonds and cash – to help you seasoned investors accept this however, that every investment achieve your goals. volatility in the short term as a strategy no matter how carefully Your financial adviser can help trade-off for long-term returns. structured, is vulnerable to the you determine the mix to meet Reality is, market volatility is effects of change. Developing a your needs. inevitable, the trick is getting the financial plan with your adviser right investment strategy in place that focuses on realistic long-term How sHoULD to ensure a balance of risk and investment goals is a sensible yoU Invest? return that is right for each investor. way to decrease any effect market Choosing an appropriate So how do you go about volatility may have on you reaching investment structure (or vehicle) developing the right investment those goals. is vital to the success of your strategy – one that will be able to Even if you have a good investment strategy. Your financial weather the ups and downs of the relationship with a financial adviser can help you find the market? Some investors have had adviser, it is often hard to ignore simplest and most reliable way to success with the do-it-yourself all the media hype when financial implement your financial plan. approach to their investments, often markets show substantial This is one of the most important with no real strategy or objectives movements – up or down. In things an adviser can do. in mind. However, these investors times of volatility, some investors Before you make any investment are often the ones caught in the are tempted to change their decisions, make sure you rain without an umbrella when the investments in the hope of either understand the implications of financial weather changes suddenly. benefiting from abnormal gains that investment, including how If you are really serious about or protecting themselves from it will be taxed, what (if any) developing a sound investment abnormal losses. Before you make income it will provide and how it strategy to help achieve your any decisions about changing your could affect other investments you financial goals, an open, ongoing investments, it’s a good idea to ask might hold. relationship with a financial yourself three basic questions. A sound financial plan is built adviser is vital. around these basics and these An adviser can provide you wHAt Are yoU basics don’t change even if the with all sorts of expert insights InvestInG For? markets do. Asking yourself these into financial planning and help • Make sure you’re clear about three key questions in times of you achieve long-term investment why you’re investing market volatility will help you to goals. When developing a financial • What do you want to achieve avoid making any rash investment plan, it is important to look at your with your money and when do decisions based on short-lived goals and priorities in light of a you want to achieve it? media frenzies. PDA Financial Planning Pty Ltd T/A Australian Financial Advisers is an Authorised Representative of GWM Adviser Services Limited T/A MLC Financial Planning an Australian Financial Services Licensee (AFSL No:. 230692) Registered Office at 105-153 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060. This advice may not be suitable to you because it contains general advice that has not been tailored to your personal circumstances. Please seek personal financial advice prior to acting on this information. 31 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 nissan nIssAn ADDs DIeseL torqUe to X-trAIL AppeAL A new torqued-up diesel from Nissan Australia is set to expand its reach in the Compact SUV market, by aiming new variants of the popular X-TRAIL at active lifestyles. W hile Nissan is renowned for of the most versatile and capable MODE 4x4-i are Uphill Start Support its powerful, high-torque compact 4WD’s on the market. (USS) and Downhill Drive support (DDS). diesel engines in the Patrol “Importantly the new turbo diesel DDS is engaged manually when and Pathfinder families, the X-TRAIL will attract new customers with the system is in LOCK mode and SUV has been petrol-only to date. its combination of performance, uses the anti-lock brakes to maintain The new second generation X-TRAIL refinement and economy. We expect a controlled descent speed of about secured the prestigious Australia’s Best fully 40 per cent of X-TRAIL sales will 8km/h. With the system looking Cars award for the ‘Best Recreational be of the diesel variant. after the vehicle speed, the driver can 4WD’ from the country’s auto clubs in Familiar X-TRAIL innovations concentrate on taking the safest path. December 2007. include cup holders at either end of the DDS works if the X-TRAIL is The Nissan X-TRAIL ST also won instrument panel that are able to heat driving downhill in first gear, but also the Best 4WD under $40,000 award in or cool drinks, enhanced now by two when reversing down a descent. the Drive Car of the Year awards in 2007. similarly heated or cooled cup holders USS operates automatically both on Now there is the choice of a diesel for the rear-seat passengers as well. and off-road. It comes into play when engine, developed in association with Standard in all new X-TRAIL the X-TRAIL starts off from rest in Nissan’s alliance partner Renault. models are a trip computer, exterior any gear on an incline of 10 per cent This highly refined, state-of-the-art temperature gauge, cruise control, or more, and prevents the vehicle from 2.0-litre four-cylinder powerplant delivers height-adjustable driver’s seat, air rolling backwards for the second or so smooth, responsive performance when conditioning, power windows, keyless it takes the driver’s foot to go from the mated to a six-speed automatic, and high- entry, 12-volt cargo area power outlet, brake to the throttle. USS also works torque, overtaking power when mated to cargo area tie-down hooks and roof rails. when reversing up a hill. the six-speed manual transmission. Petrol driven versions of the Nissan The new generation X-TRAIL is To make the diesel-powered X-TRAIL X-TRAIL are available with an optional marginally bigger all round. dCi as attractive to all categories of stepless CVT automatic transmission It is in the luggage area that the new outdoors-oriented customers it will be that not only improves driveability in X-TRAIL really shows its versatility. available in two grades, TS and TL. all situations but also helps reduce Not only is the luggage area much Fuel efficiency and exhaust fuel consumption. larger than before, it also has an emissions are laudable with the 127kW The petrol engine consumes 9.5 innovative drawer unit that slides away engine consuming only 7.4 litres of fuel l/100km in six-speed manual guise under a false floor where valuable items per 100km. and the optional continuously variable can be kept out of sight. The new diesel X-TRAIL dCi TS automatic transmission (CVT) reduces This has allowed an increase of close and TL variants have front, side and this to 9.3 l/100km. For a more sporty to 50 per cent in luggage accommodation. curtain airbags, stability control (ESP), drive, the CVT system offers a manual With the seats folded and the ABS brakes, seat-belt pretensioners and override. Operated via the central gear double floor in place, there is a flat Nissan’s intelligent ALL MODE 4x4-i stick, six set ratios can be accessed loading bay, which can extend all the system which incorporates Hill Start manually by nudging the lever forward way to the rear of the front seats and and Hill Descent control. or back, motorcycle style. the rear seat squabs can be removed Further standard features include ALL MODE 4x4-i is exceptionally easy completely to create extra load space. 17-inch alloy wheels, power windows to operate. Controlled via a large two- The drawer unit has removable and mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise position, three-mode rotary knob situated partition walls that can be positioned control, a six-stack CD player, front fog behind the gear lever on the centre as required to section off areas in lights and chrome door handles. console, the system allows the driver to which smaller items can be placed For the TL model, the specification choose between front-wheel drive or fully without fear of them rolling around. list includes power adjustable heated automatic four-wheel drive: the ‘AUTO’ Alongside the drawer is an leather seats, climate control air- setting is the default mode, while the additional compartment, big enough conditioning and a panoramic sunroof. third ‘LOCK’ setting is for use off-road. to hold two briefcases or a suit carrier. The Nissan X-TRAIL dCi TS diesel ALL MODE 4x4-i includes a All models come with air is priced from $36,990 for the six-speed predictive mode, which anticipates the conditioning, electric power steering, manual model, and $38,990 for the six- risk of wheel spin based on throttle keyless entry, electric windows front speed automatic. position and engine torque, and and rear, electrically adjustable The premium X-TRAIL dCi TL transfers torque to the rear before the door mirrors and a trip computer diesel is priced from $39,990 for the front wheels start to lose grip. Four- with average speed, average fuel six-speed manual version and $41,990 wheel drive systems on most other consumption, fuel range and running for the six-speed automatic. compact SUVs do not have the benefit of time and a full-sized spare wheel. “We believe it will reinforce ALL MODE 4x4-i’s predictive capability. A large sunroof with automatic X-TRAIL’s reputation as being one Two further features of the new ALL closing is standard on Ti and TL models. 33 Northern Territory Police News March 2009 meal break meAL breAk Goundrey g presents Shiraz Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. 2005 Vintage 2005 2007 GoUnDrey G Growing Areas GoUnDrey G sHIrAz Western Australia sAUvIGnon vIoGnIer Grape Variety Shiraz, Viognier bLAnC bACkGroUnD Winemaker semILLon InFormAtIon Peter Dillon G – is the astronomy symbol for bACkGroUnD yellow star Food Suggestion: InFormAtIon G – for the Great Southern region, Enjoy with crumbed veal loin G – is the astronomy symbol for home of Goundrey chops with steamed potatoes and a yellow star G – for Goundrey and great wine garden fresh green salad. G – for the Great Southern region, home of Goundrey tAstInG notes Alcohol pH Acidity G – for Goundrey and great wine Deep garnet red with purple hue, 14.4% 3.46 6.07 g/litre this wine displays hints of apricot tAstInG notes and almond kernel on the nose, Bright and luscious pale green coupled with exciting and intense in colour, with wonderfully clear aromas of blackberry spice. rim, this wine displays nuances of The round, juicy palate follows tropical blackcurrant, passionfruit on from the exciting bouquet with and gooseberry, with hints of characters of raspberry, blackberry freshly squeezed lime. and spicy black pepper. Also similar The palate brings together the are the secondary flavours of blackcurrant and passionfruit of apricot and almond kernel, which the bouquet, and combines them linger, and are complemented by with crunchy herbaceous notes of fine, velvety tannins. lantana and lime sherbert. The wine has a tight, crisp acid wInemAker’s notes Vintage structure, complemented by a The combination of Shiraz and 2007 textured and layered mouthfeel, Viognier is a method that has evolved and refreshing finish. from blends initiated in the Rhone Growing Areas Valley, France. Surprisingly, the Western Australia wInemAker’s notes combination of the red Shiraz grapes The Spring and Summer period and white Viognier grapes does not Grape Variety was warmer and drier than usual dilute the wine in any way. In fact, Sauvignon Blanc, for WA. The Sauvignon Blanc the colour of the wine is intensified Semillon held up remarkably well under and becomes a more intense and these conditions, proving to be dark red-purple, through a process Winemaker a highlight of the vintage. The called co-pigmentation. Similarly, Peter Dillon warmth of the season saw a steady the tannin structure of the wine ripening of flavour and natural becomes remarkably altered, with a sugar in the berries, such that the very fine and mouthcoating structure Food Suggestion: grapes were able to be picked at to accompany the juicy fruit. The Enjoy as an aperitif on its own, or optimum ripeness. The Semillon, two varieties complement each other accompany it with a green paw paw from Margaret River, was also to make an exciting and different and rare beef Vietnamese salad. a highlight, yielding beautifully wine for the Goundrey portfolio, and textured wines. well befits the inaugural red in the Alcohol pH Acidity Goundrey G range. 13.4% 3.23 6.4 g/litre Northern Territory Police News March 2009 34 transfers & promotions trAnsFers & promotIons promotIons Mitchell S M 12 November2008 Roberts D J 12/11/2008 (InCLUDInG provIsIonAL) Robson G D 12 November2008 Name From To Streeter B J 12 November2008 Carter D J ACPO 1/C Senior ACPO Watts A P 12 November2008 Dash P Sergeant Senior Sergeant Westerhuis N J 12 November2008 Freshwater K Auxiliary 1/C Senior Auxiliary Wheaton K J 12 November2008 Jackson W M Senior Constable 1/C Sergeant Yates L J 12 November2008 Joy C B Constable 1/C Senior Constable Yow C A 12 November2008 King M R Senior Constable 1/C Sergeant MacCarthy K L Martin R F 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