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The Northern Territory news Thu 1 Nov 2018



The Northern Territory news Thu 1 Nov 2018

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 2018 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA legations of collusion by fuel retailers. Deputy Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro said the website had been an expensive failure. For one whole year, this dud website has done nothing but drive up the price of fuel and the cost of living for Territorians, she said. And to add insult to injury, despite using Territory taxpayer dollars for this flop of a website, its also meant weve got the highest fuel prices in the country as well. Ms Finocchiaro said the website should be axed and the recommendations of a 2015 report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission implemented instead. She said Labor should incentivise new fuel companies to set up shop in the Territory in a bid to drive prices down. Under the MyFuel NT initiative, it is mandatory for fuel retailers to report changes to their prices immediately. That information is available to motorists on the website. The NT News contacted AANT for comment. L I A F I N O C C H I A R O final is a fabulous addition to the Arafura Games schedule and will draw even more visitors and increase tourism spending for Darwin, he said. This is an exciting spectator sport and to see such prize money on offer in the Territory as part of the Arafura Games is sensational. Basketball NT chairwoman Anne Coleman said showcasing the sport would help boost THE national 3x3 Pro Hustle basketball final will be held in Darwin next year to coincide with the 2019 Arafura Games. Games Minster Ken Vowles said the fast-paced, shorter form of the traditional five a side game was the basketball equivalent of crickets T20 competition. The 3x3 Pro Hustle Tour JASON WALLS Prawn farm a step nearer THE Brisbane-based AAM Investment Group has exercised its option to purchase the Territorys Legune station from the current owners. Seafarms, the company planning to build the biggest tiger prawn farm in the world, has negotiated a 90-year lease over the station in anticipation of the successful purchase. Completion is now subject only to standard regulatory requirements and Pastoral Development Property Trust, part of the AAM Investment Group, executing documents with its financiers. Hypocrisy writ large at ABC Young Liberals take down post THE Young Country Liberals were forced to take down a Facebook post which criticised the appointment of NT Cattlemens Association chief executive Ashley Manicaros to a government board. The post, which the NT News has chosen not to publish, angered the Labor party because it was also highly critical of Minister Eva Lawler only days after she lost her husband, Tommy, to cancer. The NT News understands the Country Liberals told the Young Country Liberals to take down the post not long after it was published. PRIOR to the falling out that claimed their jobs and plunged the ABC board into crisis, Michelle Guthrie and Justin Milne championed notions of independence and trust. Mr Milne orchestrated Ms Guthries removal as ABC managing director in September and was then forced to resign as chairman days later. But in a somewhat ironic joint statement penned prior to their departures, the pair extolled the virtue of values. Values matter because they anchor communities, they wrote in the ABCs annual report, published yesterday. THE Governments fuel comparison website has cost the public $250,000 in its first year of operation, but fuel prices are still higher in the Territory than elsewhere in the country. Motorists in Darwin paid an average of $1.62/L for unleaded yesterday, the website showed. Katherine motorists paid $1.81, while those in Central Australia were slugged $2.06. Motorists in Sydney paid $1.53; Brisbanites paid $1.55 and Melbourne residents paid $1.60. Adelaide was the only capital city where fuel cost more, with unleaded selling for $1.65 in the South Australian capital yesterday. Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said the website had been accessed 26,000 times since its launch. If a motorist in Darwin shopped around using MyFuel NT, they would know that FuelXpress has the lowest prices, compared to Coles Express which currently has the highest priced fuel in Darwin, she said. That motorist could save $5.75 per week or $300 over the year, based on a 50L tank of ULP if they had shopped at FuelXpress. Thats why it is more important than ever to shop around to find the cheapest fuel in your region. The price monitoring website has its critics its launch last November was blamed for an immediate 10 per cent increase in petrol prices amid al Petrol still high despite website HAYLEY SORENSEN For one whole year, this dud website has done nothing Basketball players CJ Rankin and Austin Hill are looking forward to the 3x3 Pro Hustle basketball final as part of the Arafura Games with $100,000 up for grabs Picture: JUSTIN KENNEDY Hustle sparks up Games participation in the Top End. 3x3 Hustle provides a pathway for aspiring basketball players across the Territory, from the grassroots level with Street Hustle all the way through to Pro Hustle at the elite level, she said. Its a wonderful opportunity for our seniors, it completes the pathway and thats something that weve been lacking to a certain extent here.

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