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The Northern Territory news Thu 13 Dec 2018

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Thu 13 Dec 2018

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2018-12-13

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/306342

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/349230

Page content

04 NEWS THURSDAY DECEMBER 13 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wicking .......................... 10 Your Say ........................10 Street Poll........................11 World ..............................16 Entertainment ...............17 Whats On ................28-29 Horoscope......................32 Comics ...........................30 Television ......................30 Classifieds ..................... 34 Crosswords .................... 32 Weather ........................47 Fishing ............................33 Racing ............................23 GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l ADVERTISING: 1300 857 202 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 1800 639 700 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au SPORT: 42 Adelaide Crows AFLW coach Matthew Clarke looked over his NT talent yesterday ENTERTAINMENT: 17 Vassy will perform her first concert in Darwin since becoming a music superstar WORLD: 16 The Strasbourg Christmas market gunman was on an anti-terror watch list FISHING: 33 Fingers crossed, the wet season might get going before next week Wake up to us GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call 1300 696 397 MYSTERY NUMBER CONDITIONS: If you win, keep this paper for verification. Call costs 55c (Inc GST). Higher from mobile/pay phones - Dialect Solutions Group. Recommendation: Use a land-line and touch tone phone. Some mobiles, portable and pay phones may experience technical faults due to reception complications. The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause Wednesday Lotto Wednesday 12-12-18 Draw No. 3825 5 44 2 32 14 29 28 8SUPPS Mr Roach is not employed by council and provides consultancy services only. His assistance in the asset management planning has seen him working at the council this week from Monday morning until Wednesday lunchtime. As a consultant, it is not yet known whether Mr Roach will be called upon by the council in the future and at what fre quency. Mr Roach was the former chief financial officer of a Queensland council embroiled in a corruption scandal where its mayor and senior management have either been charged or quit. He has not been named or linked to any of the substantial scandals Queenslands Crime and Corruption Commission investigated at the Ipswich City Council. When he was ap A PRIVATE consultant to the Darwin city council has been paid almost $100,000 of ratepayers money or more than $1000 per day in just over four months. Andrew Roach (pictured) initially obtained a threemonth consultancy with the council where he fulfilled the role of chief operating officer before Chris Potter took the reins in mid-September, about two months after Mr Roachs tenure began. After being asked a series of questions by the NT News, Darwin council chief executive Scott Waters confirmed Mr Roach had been paid a significant amount of money. Mr Roach works on a per Councils $1k-a-day man hour rate of approx. $130 per hour, Mr Waters said. Mr Roach has delivered 660 hours work since late July. Assuming Mr Roach has worked eight hours per day, he has worked with Darwin council for 82-and-a-half business days of a possible 92 since the start of August. In that time, he has amassed $85,800 in consultancy fees, a figure that is understood to be more than $95,000 after GST. Mr Roachs consultancy has been justified through a number of different duties. Mr Roach has performed a number of reviews, acted as chief operating officer for just over three months, assisted in Asset Management Planning and creating a framework to deliver an ICT system upgrade, Mr Waters said. pointed, Mr Waters said: I had never met him before but he was highly recommended by CEOs that I absolutely trust in the local government sector in Queensland. His availability was what was the real clear marker for me, rather than going to a major consultancy firm that would cost a huge amount to council. For me it was really about getting the right fit and who understands grassroots local government. I did do my due diligence and was aware Andrew had a high level of integrity and resigned from the organisation (Ipswich) but at no stage has he ever been implicated in any of the issues put forward with Ipswich. P10: Editorial WILL ZWAR Council Reporter Mr Roach has delivered 660 hours work C E O S C O T T W A T E R S PRICE BIGW.COM.AU While stocks last. Colours and styles may vary by store. Offer ends 09/01/2019. Food Storage Range 30%OFF Dinnerware 30%OFF Food Storage Range PRICE Range Get ready for your festive feast.


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