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The Northern Territory news Thu 1 Nov 2018



The Northern Territory news Thu 1 Nov 2018

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04 NEWS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Boiling crabs set for ban IT will soon be illegal for Territory fisherman to boil mud crabs alive, if proposed animal protection laws make it through the next stage. NT Parliament voted to adopt its new Animal Protection Bill on Tuesday night and agreed the ethical way to kill mud crabs was to freeze them or kill them quickly, not boil them alive. Amateur Fishermans Association of the NT president Warren de With supports the Bill, saying most Territory fishos are already doing the right thing. This Bill reiterates a lot of peoples thinking, he said. In fact, 99.9 per cent of the people that I see are doing the right thing. If they go crabbing, they tie them up, but them in their Esky, and (the crabs) get cold and fall asleep. The Gunner Government gave AFANT a $9500 grant to develop a code of practice which is expected to be released mid-2019. Once finalised and adopted, fishing in accordance with the code will be a defence under the new animal legislation. I can imagine that well be suggesting to people to put them on ice or dispatch them with a spike, I wouldnt recommend people boil them, Mr de With said. Primary Industry and Resources Minister Ken Vowles said the code would guide NT recreational fishos on the appropriate ways to handle their catch including crabs. Marlow Lagoons Theodora Saroukos has never boiled a mud crab live before, but thinks the new proposed laws will be hard to police. How will they catch someone, by going into their kitchen? she said. LAUREN ROBERTS Theodora Saroukos has never boiled a mud crab live before, but thinks the proposed new laws will be hard to police. Scullions handouts under fire INDIGENOUS Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has been questioned over his allocation of just under $500,000 of funding from the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) to NT cattlemen and fishing groups. Mr Scullion approved grants of $150,000 to the NT seafood council, $170,000 to the NT amateur fishermens association and $165,000 to the NT Cattlemens Association. Mr Scullion said the bulk of the funds given were for legal assistance in progressing land claim issues and for the organisations to be able to come up with a case of detriment as to how land claims could adversity affect their operations. NT Senator Malarndirri McCarthy, who raised the line of question with Mr Scullion in Senate estimates, said her issues lay with the transparency of the decision process. Im not satisfied, I feel that there is certainly more questions to ask, she said. Mr Scullion said the IAS funding had been given to the organisations to resolve outstanding claims as soon as possible. I make no apologies for my commitment to progress all outstanding claims to ensure we can grant all remaining parcels of Aboriginal land that are appropriate to, he said. grand o pening Activiti es sausag e sizzle free supplier demos display cars giveaways & heaps more! *% Off regular ticketed price. Store stock only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Excludes gift cards, GoPro, portable navigation units with built in dash cameras, navigation, installation, advertised lines, in store specials & Opposite Lock ranged products. DARWIN 287 BAGOT ROAD COCONUT GROVE PHONE: 8901 3100 PALMERSTON 3/1 ROYSTONEA AVENUE YARRAWONGA PHONE: 8998 9933 Cash Converters Petbarn Jaycar Bunnings BAG G O T RO A D McM illans Rd Totem Rd Osgood Dr GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTRE STUART HWY ROYSTONEA AVE YA RR AW ON GA RD Packard Av e super grand opening darwin & Palmers ton sale 1 day only! 25 % off minimum storewide * 30%OFF* dash cams oils filters coolants & add itives car audio led lights with saturday 3 november 2018 8:30am -5:00pm

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