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The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018



The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Aug 2018

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

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 2018 BUSINESS 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL REBRANDING THE NEW BLACK WITH all the hoopla associated to the new Masterbrand exercise being undertaken by the Gunner Government, there has been one which may have gone a little under the radar as well. Southern Cross Television in Darwin has been renamed 7Darwin and Seven Central in its larger regional footprint. The change follows the renewal by Southern Cross Austereo of its regional television affiliation agreement with the Seven Network. The three-year agreement allows broadcast of Sevens metropolitan free-to-air television content into the Tasmanian TV1, Darwin TV1, Remote Central and Eastern Australia TV2, Spencer Gulf TV1 and Broken Hill TV1 regional television licence markets. SCAs Darwin general manager Kym Menzies said: Weve enjoyed a successful partnership with Seven over many years giving us the ability to deliver a strong line-up of programming for our viewers and delivering positive results for our commercial clients and partners. Seven hopes it can still capture its ratings share with programs including My Kitchen Rules, Sunrise, Sunday Night, Home & Away and sports including the AFL and soon cricket. BUSINESS NEWS TRADITIONAL owners of the Palm Valley gas fields will seek reassurance from Central Petroleum executives today economic development and employment opportunities delivered under the guidance of former chief executive Richard Cottee will be maintained. Mr Cottee is on garden leave until January 2019 after the board of Central Petroleum decided the timing of a succession plan was right. Acting chief executive Leon Devany, who is also the chief financial officer, is meeting the group led by Leo Abbott. Mr Abbott wrote to the Board earlier this month calling on Mr Cottee to be reinstated adding they would refuse to co-operate in the future development of Palm Valley Gas Field and other exploration permits which would include Dingo and Mereenie fields. Traditional owners are concerned that the inroads being made, particularly with employment will be lost. A third of Central Petroleums workforce is indigenous, a third are locals from Central Australia and a third are FIFOs. We are concerned at the rumours that are being spread over the recent departure of Managing Director Richard Cottee, Mr Abbott wrote. Mr Cottee has worked very hard to establish good relations with traditional owners over the past six years and we feel very strongly that his departure will adversely affect those relations. If Mr Cottee has not committed any offences punishable by law or behaved in any way that might be detrimental to the companys interests, we earnestly request that you reinstate him immediately. If we do not have a satisfactory response to our re quest we will be left with no alternative but to take the following action: Refuse to co-operate in the future development; Boycott all meetings called by the CLC to discuss ongoing exploration and development in the aforementioned exploration permits which will include Palm Valley Gas Field and Mereenie and consideration of establishing a protest camp at the foot of the Palm Valley Gas Field with media exposure. Mr Devany said the company was very much committed to maintaining and enhancing the current employment benefits. Richard was the face of this company but those of us who are still here and were also involved in developing those strategies are just as committed, he said. Mr Devany said the President of Operations Mike Harrington had ensured the employment structure was met on the ground and mov ing into 2019 they will look at how it can be enhanced. We expect to be in a different financial position in 2019 and we will look at enhancing what weve already achieved, he said. Burning questions ASHLEY MANICAROS Central Petroleums former managing director Richard Cottee is on garden leave. Traditional owner Leo Abbott (inset) wants the company to reaffirm its commitment to indigenous employment or reinstate Mr Cottee. Picture: REX NICHOLSON Call us today (08) 8947 0833 www.titanhomecentre.com.au 1/14 Casey Street, East Arm EXTEND YOUR HOUSE WITH SAN INDUSTRIES At SAN Industries we can build any size you want with single or multiple bedroom at a reasonable price. The choice is yours! Prices from $15,000 Your business and workplace industrial relations LMPL is an industrial relations consultancy. We assist businesses dealing with: Modern Awards Enterprise Agreements The Fair Work Act 2009 Lucio Matarazzo Pty Ltd (LMPL) Telephone 8941 0868 / 1300 554 214 | www.WorkplaceResource.org We represent businesses in: Workplace industrial relations matters The Fair Work Commission Enterprise bargaining negotiations Fair Work Ombudsman matters INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IS EVERYTHING WE DO Kenworth T909 Designed and Built to Perform in the harshest conditions IN STOCK JULY 2018 1 Toupein Rd, Yarrawonga, NT, 0831 Call (08) 8935 9100 or Visit www.cjd.com.au - lJ Sftn lnDusmlts Drr LTD