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Top End warned to cover up following Murray Valley encephalitis case

Top End residents and visitors are urged to cover up against mosquitoes following a recent case of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) acquired in a remote Arnhem Land community.

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Precautionary drinking water advice to the community Garawa

Power and Water Corporation (PWC) has informed the Department of Health that routine testing of the Garawa community water supply, near Borroloola, identified that one sampling point had returned an elevated level of lead and another had returned an elevated level of lead and manganese.

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Call for bystander action to prevent sexual violence

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the community is being asked to be conscious that the actions of bystanders are important in combating sexual violence and prevention.

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Addressing Sexual Assault and Consent

The Central Australian Health Service‘s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is collaborating with other stakeholders across Alice Springs during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) to bring attention to the ‘silent crime’ associated with sexual assault.

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Students get a taste for working in the health sector

High school students from across Darwin will be given the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in the health sector at today's Interactive Careers Day at Royal Darwin Hospital.

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Embrace your voice against sexual assault in the Top End

The Top End Health Service’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) will hold a series of events across the Top End during April to raise awareness of sexual assault and abuse in the community and encourage people to embrace their voices and speak out against sexual violence.

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Focus on Sexual Assault during April in Central Australia

The Central Australian Health Service’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is planning a number of events throughout the month in collaboration with other Central Australia stakeholders, including the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, Central Aboriginal Family Legal Unit and the Central Australia Women’s Legal Service.

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Minimise the guilt this Easter

It is that time of year where the shelves are filled to the brim with all sorts of delicious chocolate eggs, bunnies and bilbies.

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Water boil alert lifted for Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding area

The precautionary advice for drinking water (Boil Water Alert) has been cancelled for Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding area.

Tap water is safe to drink.

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Post cyclone melioidosis warning

In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Marcus, Top End residents and visitors are being urged to continue protecting themselves from the potentially life-threatening soil-borne disease, melioidosis.