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The Malaysia Airlines tragedy has touched us all

Posted: 21 July 2014

Many tears have been shed over the weekend and at work for long-time public servants Theresa and Wayne Baker and Maningrida school teacher Emma Bell.

This is a particularly difficult time for a number of people, not only those who worked directly with Wayne, Theresa and Emma, but also the wider public service and Territory community.

All Territorians are encouraged to help support each other at this heartbreaking time.

The Northern Territory Government is offering counselling to any public servant who needs support, and staff who feel the need for additional assistance are urged to contact their human resources area.

This is an unprecedented tragedy and the Northern Territory Government fully supports the Prime Minister’s request for a full international inquiry into this terrible tragedy.

Condolence books will be available at a Commemorative Service at St Mary’s Cathedral at 7pm on Wednesday and at Parliament House afterwards. There will also be a Condolence Book at Minister Peter Chandler's Electorate Office at the Palmerston Shopping Centre and at the Alice Springs Town Council Chambers. 

A Condolence Motion will be moved in Parliament on the first day of the August sittings to mark the tragic passing of Wayne, Theresa and Emma.