Sunday Territorian

Safety videos in language


THE NT government is supporting the seafood industry’s Aboriginal workforce by providing training modules in language.

The eight videos cover work health and safety responsibi­lities, planning a trip, dangerous marine animals, launching a net from land, launching a net from a boat, working with ropes and nets, fish processing and using a cold chain to maintain freshness.

The four languages the videos – which are part of the Territory government’s Aboriginal Fishing Mentor Program – come in are Yolngu Matha, Tiwi, Murrinh Patha and Anindilyak­wa.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Selena Uibo said the videos provided accessible safety informatio­n and training.

“These videos mean Yolngu Matha, Tiwi, Murrinh Patha and Anindilyak­wa people can find out more, in their language, about how to be safe at sea while providing a source of income for their communitie­s,” she said.

The animated videos were developed by Darwin-based company Dreamedia Creative.

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