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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Community push for introduction of Opal fuel in Katherine, Northern Territory

A collection of community interest groups in Katherine (Top End of the Northern Territory) have moved to support the introduction of a low aromatic fuel in their town.

About 70 representatives gathered in Katherine to discuss how to address a spike in petrol sniffing in the region. The meeting heard that children as young as six were known to be sniffing petrol in one community.

A health worker moved for the group to push for the rollout of the low aromatic Opal fuel in Katherine; the group is expected to vote on the proposal at a later date.

Source: ABC News

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Katherine Town Council
Lot 1865 Stuart Highway
PO Box 1071
Katherine NT 0851
Ph: (08) 8972 5500
Fax: (08) 8971 0305
Email: records@ktc.nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 2 April 2012
 
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