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The Northern Territory news Mon 1 Jan 2018



The Northern Territory news Mon 1 Jan 2018

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MONDAY JANUARY 1 2018 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA conditions that would ensure constitutional equality with the existing states. Cabinet directed that a series of submissions be prepared to deal with different aspects of the granting of statehood. In 30 years nothing has changed. We are still no closer to achieving the absolute right to govern ourselves without Federal Parliaments intervention. HOME AFFORDABILITY It was an issue then and its still an issue 30 years later in 2017. In July 1987, cabinet approved an NT Shared Equity Home Ownership Scheme which allowed homeowners to buy a share in a dwelling using private sector finance. The scheme allowed Territorians to buy homes with a minimum 10 per cent deposit using finance from a private lender, and the remaining value of the property up to 50 per cent of its value in some cases was made available under the Shared Equity Home Ownership Scheme. The buyer enjoyed all rights of home ownership and paid a reduced rental for the governments equity in the dwelling. While the scheme was intended to stimulate activity in the private sector market, it could also be used by housing commission tenants to buy their homes BERRY SPRINGS WILDLIFE PARK The popular Top End recreation park had its beginning in August 1987. Territory cabinet met to approve an opening date for the Berry Springs Wildlife Park by December 1988. The park was established to fill a shortfall in attractions to entice tourists to Darwin. Clockwise from main: Darwin aerial view, taken during a flyover on October 21, 1987; the Beer Can Regatta, June 7, 1987, and the Beer Can Regatta from above; Nourlangie Rock in 1980; conservationist Harry Butler and British Professor Kenneth Mellanby speak to the media regarding the federal governments proposed listing of Kakadu; the Bougainvillea Festival Parade in June 1987; and the CLP Cabinet in 1987: Marshall Perron, Tom Harris, Don Dale, Fred Finch, Barry Coulter, Steve Hatton, Ray Hanrahan and Daryl Manzie. Downers tip put FBI into action FORMER foreign minister Alexander Downer (pictured) has been sensationally caught in the middle of an FBI investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trumps presidential campaign. On a boozy night out last year, Mr Downer, who is Australias High Commissioner in London, was reportedly told by a Trump aide that Russia had political dirt on rival candidate Hillary Clinton. An explosive New York Times report claimed Australian officials later passed details of the drunken meeting to the FBI, kicking off the counterintelligence investigation that has dogged Mr Trumps presidency. The revelations are another extraordinary twist in Australias relationship with Mr Trump, whose first phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull descended into a heated argument later revealed in a leaked transcript. Mr Downer reportedly met Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos at the Kensington Wine Rooms in London after they were connected through other diplomats, including an Israeli official. Mr Papadopoulos had been told about three weeks before their meeting that Russia had thousands of apparently stolen emails which could be used to up-end Ms Clintons presidential bid. He shared this information with Mr Downer at the upscale bar around the corner from Kensington Palace. The New York Times reported that it was unclear whether the high-profile former politician was fishing for that information that night. Win an Australian Open 2018 experience! With the biggest names in world tennis set to return to the Australian Open this summer, you could be a part of all the fun, excitement and entertainment with an Australian Open 2018 experience up for grabs. As a +Rewards Member you could win a weekend in Melbourne, a double pass to the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena, a Rod Laver Arena fan walk on and a behind the scenes tour! Entries open at 9.00am on Monday 18th December, 2017 and close 11.59pm Sunday 7th January, 2018. Winner determined on Monday 8th January, 2018 at 11.00am at Mastercard Loyalty Solutions, 34 James Craig Rd, Rozelle, NSW 2039. Winners name will be published on the +Rewards website. Total prize pool valued up to $2,623. Australian residents aged 18 years and over only, and who are available to travel on the set travel dates outlined in the prize description. Limited to one entry per eligible member. Prize is not transferrable nor redeemable for cash. Australian Open Ticket Conditions of Sale and Entry 2018 apply, visit www.ausopen.com/tickets for details. Enter now at ntnews.com.au/rewards