The Northern Territory news Mon 4 Feb 2019
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04 NEWS MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 THE Country Liberal Party will seek nominations for the No.1 spot on its Senate ticket to replace the retiring Nigel Scullion from today. Party president Ron Kelly said a meeting of the CLP executive yesterday resolved to try to find ourselves a new Senate candidate. Were calling for nominations opening (today), he said. Itll be open for two weeks, closing on February 18. Mr Kelly said the new candidate would then be selected at the next meeting of the partys central council on March 9. He said while the party had not reached out to anyone in particular to gauge their interest, the nomination process would be open to anyone who was already a member of the CLP as of yesterday. This caveat would appear to rule out former deputy chief minister Peter Chandler, who Senator sought Who will replace Scullion? last month expressed a desire to return to politics if the CLP sought nominations but whom the NT News understands is no longer a member of the party. But the development will not necessarily stymie Mr Chandlers ambitions as he has flagged a potential run against the CLPs eventual nominee as an independent should he not be selected. Im not even ruling out at this stage, if that was unsuccessful my family want me to run, my friends want me to do it that Id run as an independent, he said. Current No.2 candidate Joshua Burgoyne has said he hoped to be moved up the ticket but will still be eligible for selection via the nomination process. I would be honoured to be selected by the CLP as the No.1 Senate representative but irrespective of whether Im No.1 or No.2 on the ticket Ill always be fighting for Territorians, he said. JASON WALLS DARWIN dragster Matt Abel had a close call at the weekend when the funny car he was racing exploded in a ball of flames at an event in Perth. Video footage of the incident shows the car behind Abels go up first in a fiery explosion, followed seconds later Anthony Begley's car explodes, followed by Matt Abel's car exploding Picture: OWEN DUNCKER Darwin dragster has a flaming end by the Top End champs own vehicle. Speaking to the NT News after the event, Abel said both he and the other driver were fine but the same could not be said about their cars. We went out for the first race of the night and we didnt really have too much dramas, he said. Then that car in the other lane had a huge explosion at the start line, which I didnt know anything about (at the time) because Id already gone. Then just as we were approaching probably the 1000 foot mark on the track something broke inside the engine ... blew the body off the race car and caught fire. JASON WALLS Its too late to flee bushfires LIVES and homes are under threat as fires edge closer to Victorian towns ahead of a weather change expected to fuel the flames. Emergency alerts have been issued for three major fires burning across the state. About 70 properties in Adams Estate on Victorias South Gippsland are at risk as the Grantville fire edged closer yesterday afternoon. Leaving now would be deadly, authorities said yesterday. Homes south of Gillingill are also being threatened. Tears stream for slow NBN IS WAITING for an NBN technician the only thing worse than a buffering video? New data from the company in charge of the nations high-speed internet shows almost 160,000 people were left waiting for a technician from July 2017 to June 2018. Whats perhaps stranger, NBN Co reported in March the number of missed appointments since July was just 80,000 meaning it doubled in the final three months of the financial year. Australians expect better than this, Labor politician Michelle Rowland said. Pearl Retirement Resort offers a life of lavishness, comfort, ease and total independence. With waterfront on your doorstep, a range of onsite leisure amenities and activities and only 10 minutes from Darwin city, everything is within easy reach. Set amongst stunning established gardens in the exclusive enclave of Fannie Bay, Pearl has a limited number of top end tropical villas available right now. Its like moving into a beautiful tropical holiday resort, except you can stay as long as you like. So start packing your bags. If youd like to start your holiday at home, call Rebecca on 8946 1812. Villa 20 Everydays a holiday at Pearl Retirement Resort. Now Available Villa 23 Low maintenance living Well appointed kitchen Split system air-conditioning Open plan living and dining Stunning kitchen with Miele appliances Private rear yard for entertaining Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) Inc, ARBN 129 895 905, South Australia, liability limited 11 Waratah Crescent, Fannie Bay | pearlretirement.com.au 3 | 2 | 2 3 | 2 | 1 Villa 20Villa 23