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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017

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FRIDAY APRIL 14 2017 NEWS 09 V3 - NTNE01Z01MA THE ragged snout of a sawfish might look menacing, but it is no match for the powerful jaws of a crocodile. As highlighted by these amazing images released by marine scientists in Western REBECCA GREDLEY A crocodile attacks a critically endangered sawfish in Western Australia's Kimberley Region Picture: MURDOCH UNIVERSITY Croc dinner a sight for saw eyes Australia the migration of sawfish in the Kimberley region between the Fitzroy River and the sea can be a very dangerous journey. Freshwater sawfish are listed internationally as critically endangered and they are the only sawfish from the five sawfish species with a juvenile freshwater phase. Scientists from Murdoch University and indigenous rangers examined scars on freshwater sawfish in the Fitzroy River, finding that about 60 per cent had bites from crocodiles, bull sharks, and for one particular sawfish, both. David Morgan from the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research says young sawfish spent about four to five years in the river before migrating to the ocean. He suggested removing or altering manmade in stream barriers as they attract crocodiles and bull sharks, which would allow the sawfish to travel safely. DESPITE sitting on a twoyear-old report that shows the economic impact of onshore gas in the Territory, the independent inquiry into fracking yesterday released a tender for economic expertise. That has some concerned about delays to the inquiry and increased costs around a matter that has already been examined. APPEA NT director Matt Doman said previous economic reports had been comprehensive. Numerous credible economic studies have confirmed the significant benefits associated the onshore oil and gas industry, he said, calling on the inquiry to ensure the final report is completed by the end of the year as promised. The 2015 Deloitte Access Economics report found an Fracking inquiry concern NT onshore gas industry could create 6000 jobs and generate up to $1 billion over the next 20 years. But inquiry chair Justice Rachel Pepper questioned those figures and told a public meeting earlier this month that the forecast offered a courageous report on the number(s) ... The terms of reference for the inquiry were released last December but the tender for economic expertise was not released until Thursday. A spokesman said the delay was due to a thorough and deliberate process of formulating a tender. This work will not delay the (final) report, he said. The services to be provided from the tender are due September 1, 2017. The inquiry has a budget of $3.05 million. It is unclear how much more the new economic research might cost. CHRISTOPHER WALSH 1 L IT R E Johnnie Walker Red Scotch Whisky, Smirnof Red Vodka OR Southern Comfort 1 Litre ANY 2 FOR $98 SAVE UP TO $24 SINGLE $51ea bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. Available in NT until Tuesday 18th April 2017 unless sold out prior. Savings based on Darwin metropolitan sell price. BWS stores are closed on Sunday. Multibuy offers apply to the quantity advertised only. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores including Alice Springs, Gove or Katherine or through Woolworths online. *Standard local call charges apply. Wine varieties may vary by store. Wine is 750ml unless otherwise stated. At this great price no further discounts apply. #Not available in all stores. Excludes Standard Cleanskins, Super Savers, multibuys, all casks, coolers, wine packs, wine based spirits and fortified wines over 1.5litre. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Advertised prices already include the 25% discount. 25% off all wine sale does not apply to bottled wine with a single bottle price of $11 or less in Alice Springs and Gove, or $12 or less in Katherine. GDAY TERRITORIANS DROP INTO BWS WOOLWORTHS.COM.AU/BWS WITH YOUR GROCERIES SEE BWS.COM.AU FIND A STORE Click & Collect# NOW AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL BWS WINE SALE ON 6 OR MORE BOTTLES OFF Baileys Original Irish Cream 1 Litre OR Frangelico Liqueur 700ml $36 EACH SAVE UP TO $10 1 L IT R E Coopers Pale Ale Bottles 24x375ml OR Tooheys Extra Dry Block 30x375ml Cans XXXX Summer Bright Lager Bottles 24x330ml OR XXXX Gold Blocks 30x375ml Cans Jack Daniels Double Jack & Cola Cans 10x375ml Smirnof Ice Double Black OR Captain Morgan & Cola Cans 10x375ml GREAT VALUE ON BIG BRANDS MIX WITH FRIENDS AND ENJOY CASE $47 EACH SAVE UP TO $8 10 CANS $50 10 CANS 10 CANS ANY 2 CASES $86 SAVE UP TO $24 30 CANS 30 CANS Veuve Clicquot NV Yellow Label Champagne IN ANY 6 $60 EACH SAVE $20 Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc IN ANY 6 $13 EACH SAVE $7 Pepperjack IN ANY 6 $18 EACH SAVE $7 McWilliams On The Grapevine IN ANY 6 $10 EACH SAVE $9 Frontera Chile IN ANY 6 $9 EACH SAVE $5 10 CANS $42 EACH SAVE UP TO $9 BP120417NT5656

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