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02 NEWS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wicking .......................... 10 Your Say ........................10 Street Poll........................11 Super Snaps ....................11 Entertainment ...............15 Whats On ................. 24-25 Get Forked .....................27 Comics ........................... 26 Television ......................26 Classifieds .....................30 Crosswords ...................28 Weather ........................39 Fishing ........................... 29 Racing ............................19 GET FORKED: 27 A Coconut Grove cafe hosts a Poetry and Coffee meeting once a month ENTERTAINMENT: 15 Get your flowers and face paint to join in Mexicos life and death festival WORLD: 14 The Duchess of Cambridge had a ball during a visit to Basildon Sporting Village FISHING: 29 The final round of the Top End Barra Series rounded out a great year of competition 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 31-10-18 Draw No. 3813 3 2 12 39 31 8 33 43SUPPS www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 0 9 32 9 5 2018 CROC CAPTURES PARENTS will be able to change their childs gender without the need for the child to undergo gender reassignment surgery, under new laws before the Northern Territory Parliament. The NT Government says it is making the changes as part of a review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act, prompted by the legalisation of same-sex marriage by the Federal Parliament last year. But independent MLA Gerry Wood has accused the Government of pandering to minority groups and rushing through the changes without proper consultation. Im concerned about that whole process, you know, I want children to grow up knowing that they are male or female and I sometimes feel that our society is putting pressure on them to think Am I this or am I that?, Mr Wood said. Were being basically told by some groups, some people, academics, that the world is changing and weve got to think this particular way, and this legislation will basically put this into place. AttorneyGeneral Natasha Fyles introduced the legislation to Parliament this week, saying she acknowledged this was an issue many people found emotive. She said current legislation only allowed Territorians to change the gender on their birth certificate after undergo ing gender reassignment surgery. The new laws would remove that requirement, with a person including a child instead required to have sought appropriate clinical treatment from a certified health practitioner. It will also require such applications be only made by the parent or guardian of the child and only in circumstances where the parent or guardian considers the change to be in the best interest of the child, she said. A child aged 14 or over would be able to consent to having their gender changed. If a child is aged under 14, the Registrar would determine if the child is deemed able to give GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9800 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org l OTHER INQUIRIES: email@example.com Gender bender laws that consent. The safeguard provides that the registrar of Birth, Deaths and Marriages must not register a change of sex or gender for a child where a child is not aware of the meaning, implications of the change and does not consent to the change, Ms Fyles said. The move is part of a range of changes being introduced as the Government updates its legislation to match the new Commonwealth marriage laws. The changes will also include removing the words husband, wife, widow and widower, from the marriage act. These terms generally reflect historical and heterosexual concept of marriage (and will be replaced) with genderneutral terms such as spouse or surviving spouse, Ms Fyles said. But Mr Wood said he had serious concerns about the proposed new laws, which would almost certainly be passed by the Government next month. Whats wrong with boys and girls knowing theyre boys and girls, because there are lots of complications with these changes that I dont think the Government has actually recognised, he said. MATT CUNNINGHAM Sky News Correspondent NT Attorney-General Natasha Fyles has introduced legislation that allows parents to change a childs gender without the need for the child to undergo gender reassignment surgeryPicture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Yee-haw, Tamworth drops Qantas bid THE Northern Territorys competition to be the home of the final Qantas pilot training academy has been cut by one with the northwest New South Wales regional city of Tam worth bowing out of the fight. Instead Tamworth Re gional Council, which had pitched the towns long association with pilot training dating back to World War II, has picked Virgin Australia as its preferred airline to establish a pilot training school. It said the facilities in Tam worth did not suit Qantas training proposal. Alice Springs is among the seven remaining Australian regional centres vying to host the Qantas academy. Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner said Tamworth was expected to be a strong rival to the Territorys chances and its exit is encouraging for the Territorys bid. Toowoomba was named as the first of two sites last month. The second flight academy must be built in its rightful home, Alice Springs it will create hundreds of jobs for Territorians, Mr Gunner said My government has strongly made the case for Alice Springs. GARY SHIPWAY FOURTH AND FINAL COLLECTION Keep the ANZAC stories alive this Remembrance Day. AnzacCoinCollection.com.au | #ThanksForServing Collect the Patriotic Coin tomorrow Just $3.00* with the paper *Coins 2-15 are available for $3.00 each when you buy the NT News or Sunday Territorian from 28/10/2018 - 10/11/2018. Total collection $69.80. Available at participating newsagents only while stocks last. 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