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The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018



The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018

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14 NEWS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Larrakia senior ranger Steven Dawson and trainee ranger Gabrielle Miller out on the water in the new boat Picture: KERI MEGELUS Rangers get new boat to watch crocs LARRAKIA rangers will be out on the saltwater surveying crocs, dolphins and traditional lands in a new $83,000 boat. The group secured funding for the 5.4m boat under round one of the Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program. The Territory Government program will see $4.1 million in grants delivered to ranger groups for essential equipment and $2 million for land management and conservation fund projects. Under round one of the grants, 27 ranger groups and 22 projects received funding including Larrakia Rangers. Applications for round two of the grants open on Monday, September 24. Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation chief executive Robert Cooper said the new boat would give rangers the capability to access their traditional lands along the coastal margin. The ranger vessel will increase the Larrakia Rangers capacity to manage commercial contracts, such as the Conoco Phillips Crocodile Monitoring for Diver Safety project, and will support the monitoring of mud crab populations in Larrakia sea country, he said. NATASHA EMECK *Entries open at 9.00am on 3 September, 2018 and close 11.59pm on 30 September, 2018. Australian residents only. Limited to one entry per eligible member. Winner determined on 3 October at 11.00am at MasterCard, Level 3, 34 James Craig Road, Rozelle NSW 2039. Winners name to be published on the +Rewards website. Total prize pool valued at $3,928. One HP Spectre X360 15.6inch Laptop and HP Sprocket Plus photo Printer to be won by an eligible +Rewards Member from The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, The Mercury, NT News, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post, The Weekly Times and Townsville Bulletin. 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Hazard: The thong sole surface of these batches may present a slip hazard. What to do: We recommend you stop using the product and return the product to a Target or Target Country store as soon as possible, where our team members will provide you with a full refund. A receipt is not required to obtain a refund. Contact Details: If you require further information, please contact our Customer Support Centre on 1300 753 567 or visit www.target.com.au/help/contact-us 35 47 -ASee www.recalls.gov.au for Australian Product Recall Information Navy/Orange keycodes: Size 6: 60451019 Size 7: 60451026 Size 8: 60451033 Size 9: 60451040 Size 10: 60451057 Size 11: 60451064 Size 12: 60451071 Size 13: 60451088 Black/Blue keycodes: Size 6: 60450937 Size 7: 60450944 Size 8: 60450951 Size 9: 60450968 Size 10: 60450975 Size 11: 60450982 Size 12: 60450999 Size 13: 60451002 Telstra increases home phone fees TELSTRA is hitting hundreds of thousands of home phone and business customers with higher landline fees. From November 1, affected households will pay $2 more per month, up 4.5 to 11.1 per cent depending on their plan. For some businesses, monthly access charges will rise by between $2 and $60, up as much as 12 per cent. Various call features on some Integrated Services Digital Network business plans will rise by between 50c and $14 per month, up 8.2 to 14.8 per cent. Australian Communications Consumer Action Network policy director Una Lawrence said people were already paying big amounts for having a home phone. Its another financial pressure that ekes away at the budget when households have been facing cost increases in other essential areas such as energy, Ms Lawrence said. Telstras head of fixed products, Jana Kotatko, said it had worked to minimise the price increases. We know affordability and value is important to our customers, Ms Kotatko said. The changes reflect our ongoing investment in operating and maintaining voice services across Australia and costs such as labour and electricity as the number of customers using our fixed network significantly diminishes as Australians move to the NBN network. About 640,000 residential and 100,000 business customers on some older fixed-line phone plans are affected. The new monthly household access charges by Telstra for Home Phone Basic and Casual; and Voice Light, Complete, Part and Plus plans range from $19.95 up to $45.95. Ms Kotatko said fewer than one-fifth of fixed voice customers were affected. They would be advised of any better value options. There was no price change for an Essential plan designed to help low-income households and pensioner discounts were being retained. Telstras $3.5 billion net profit for the year to June was down 8.9 per cent on the previous year. The telecommunications giant is slashing 8000 jobs over three years as part of a massive company overhaul. KAREN COLLIER

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