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06 NEWS FRIDAY MAY 11 2018 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Snake bit dogs then legged it ITS enough to viper the smile off your face. Itll have you ducking for cobra. The people of Alice Springs have adder nuff. Yes, a cold-blooded snake is on the loose after eluding reptile catchers on a handful of occasions. The snake catcher service has been repeatedly called to houses in Eastside, but theyve thus far been outmanoeuvred by the orange-bodied, blackheaded western brown criminal. Its believed at least two dogs have been bitten by the cunning reptile, which has been sighted four or five times. But despite fears that this snake might be uncatchable, snake catcher and Alice Springs Reptile Centre owner Rex Neindorf has assured the community otherwise. Often by the time we get there its completely left the area it was seen in, he said. In Eastside theres a lot of places that are overgrown snakes love that. The snake has lived in your yard all its life and it knows where to hide. Mr Neindorf said people should keep watching over snakes after they call the catcher service, staying six or seven metres away from them. You cant just go off and have a tea or coffee, he said. As soon as you take your eyes off a snake, its gone. Mr Neindorf said there were plenty of dogs being bitten in the past few months and it was important owners took them to the vet immediately if they noticed a snake bite. He said many brown snakes go into hibernation around this time, so it might be a while before the snake catchers get another crack at their budding nemesis, but he issued a stark warning to the slippery snake of Eastside. Well catch the snake, he said. We never dont catch it. Jack Price SC, and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Attorney-General and Justice, Meredith Day. Mr Fleming QC was the Advisory Panels sole recommendation for appointment, said Ms Fyles. Natasha Fyles. Workers taught to be safe CONSTRUCTION workers, electricians and people working in communications, horticulture and Administration in Alice Springs are among a group of people much better informed about workplace health and safety, thanks to a new program. The Industry Skills Advisory Council (ISACNT) delivered Certificate 4 Work Health and Safety training through a partnership with Future Skills, which was so successful they are already considering a follow up course later this year. Susie Dark from ISACNT in Alice Springs said ongoing industry engagement led the council to identify a skills gap when it came to work health and safety, across a number of industries. This is the first time Certificate 4 Work Health and Safety training has been offered by this partnership, Ms Dark said. The training was delivered to 13 participants over five days with progressive assessment. Future Skills trainer Margot Hoyte, a former resident of Alice Springs, said she enjoyed returning to the Red Centre. Another course is being considered for later this year. Expressions of interest can be emailed to Susie.firstname.lastname@example.org WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE BILLY THE SNAKE WANTED FOR: TWO COUNTS OF A SSAULT ON A DOMESTIC ANIMAL EVADING LAWFUL C USTODY SUSPECT CONSIDE RED DANGEROUS. DO NOT APPROACH , CALL REX THE REP TILE MAN goldenglownursing.com.au | 8927 2756 65 Bloomfield Street Gillen Alice Springs | Ph 0428 792 595 LOCAL CARE FROM LOCAL NURSES Northern Territorys Largest Accredited Nursing Service Golden Glow MOBILE NURSING 24-7 MR Kenneth Charles Fleming QC is set to be nominated for appointment as Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC). In accordance with the Judicial Appointments Protocol, an Advisory Panel was convened to make an independent recommendation for this important appointment, Natasha Fyles, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice said. Ms Fyles said that the Advisory Panel appointed in accordance with the Judicial Appointments Protocol comprised the Honourable Trevor Riley QC as former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Solicitor-General Sonia Brownhill ICAC head nominated While Fred and Wilma had been together for many years, they had never been married. They had three school aged children. Fred as a younger man had married Phoebe and had three adult children. He had always provided for his daughter Selena as she had a serious disability which meant that she would never be able to support herself independently. He was not supporting Phoebe or the other two adult children. Fred told his good friend Barney that he had written a Will in which he left his entire estate to the Royal Society for the Propagation of the Buffalosaurus and Barney was the executor. Unfortunately Fred passed away in his sleep that night. Wilma and the children were distressed and a little annoyed to fi nd that Fred had not provided for them. Selenas carer Phoebe was also concerned as it meant Selena would no longer be able to afford a raft of activities funded by Freds payments. In the Northern Territory, the Family Provisions Act enables a court to vary the terms of a Will in circumstances where there is evidence that there is a moral obligation to provide for a restricted class of benefi ciaries. In a case such as this, it is likely that Selena, Wilma and her children would receive an entitlement. Being married or not is not a relevant issue. Barney was the unhappy executor sorting out the mess. In hindsight he wished Fred had taken some advice rather than being embroiled in court proceedings. The court ordered a mediation ahead of listing the matter for hearing. Court hearings often lead to the monies available being dissipated and the parties need to consider a sensible compromise. The Royal Society for the Propagation of the Buffalosaurus agreed to accept 25% of the estate with the remainder being equally split between Selena, Wilma and the three school aged children. JOHN STIRK THE LAW AND YOU CULTURAL WORKSHOP KIDS WORKSHOP WORKSHOP CULTURAL WORKSHOP #liveALICE livealice.nt.gov.auu FRI 11 & SAT 12 MAY , 16-19 MAY SATURDAY 12 MAY SUNDAY 13 MAY SUNDAY 13 MAY THURSDAY 17 MAY FRIDAY 18 MAY artsandmuseums Live Alice Mparntwe Arts is a program of free arts and cultural events in the Alice Springs CBD THIS WEEK #liveALICE FREE EVENTS Friday 11 May 03 18 JF