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The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017

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Title

The Northern Territory news Tue 28 Feb 2017

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NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2017-02-28

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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News Corp Australia

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/266432

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/450639

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04 NEWS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wicking ..........................22 Your Say ........................22 Editorial ......................... 22 World ..............................10 Pick of the Pics .............23 Sudoku ............................21 Horoscopes ....................21 Comics ............................ 12 Television .......................12 Classifieds ..................... 24 Crossword ......................21 Weather .........................31 Fishing ............................ 31 Racing ............................ 13 GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au WORLD: 11 Renowned character actor and blockbuster star Bill Paxton dies, aged 61 RACING: 13 Get the latest trackside tips and information with our team of punting experts www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 2017 CROC CAPTURES www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise 0 5 2 A FATHER who picked up a man and threw him on the bitumen in a fit of road rage after a minor crash has been told he should be ashamed of exposing his children to the frenzied attack. Adam Russell Whitlam, who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault at Darwin Local Court, had his partner and five kids including a newborn son in Road rage brain snap the car when the victim rearended him at Palmerston. Defence lawyer Rachel Gregory said the baby was crying and her client was concerned for his children. He became angry ... his actions were out of character and spontaneous, she said. Judge Dick Wallace told Whitlam: If youre really concerned for your kids welfare the last thing you want to expose them to is their wild, angry fa ther bashing someone up. That is more likely to damage them than being shaken up in an accident. You should be particularly ashamed of carrying out such a frenzied attack in the presence of children. Prosecutor Mark Seiler said after the bingle Whitlam got out of his car yelling, what the f--k are you doing I have a baby in the car, and charged at the victim, who exited his vehicle in fear. Whitlam threw several punches, which missed; he then grabbed the man in a bear hug, lifted him off the ground and threw him onto the bitumen, punching him twice. The victim suffered a fractured right wrist and required three stitches under his left eye. His reaction was grossly disproportionate (to the incident), Mr Seiler said. Ms Gregory said Whitlam, who had no violent criminal history, was the family bread winner. She tendered a reference from his aunty, Tiwi Islands Regional Council boss and former Arafura MLA Marion Scrymgour, outlining his hard work for the organisations building program. Mr Wallace said any sentence that interfered with his work was more likely to do more harm than good. Whitlam was convicted and sentenced to five months jail, suspended on a two-year bond. ELLIE TURNER WHEN the fishing gets tough, Steve Johnson pulls out the big guns a penis-shaped lure which guarantees a wet catch. The Palmerston fisherman was fishing on the Elizabeth River bridge recently and was having a shocker so decided to pull out the old faithful penislike lure which he got from a novelty store several years ago. Within minutes, hed caught a rock cod on his special lure and then a second one not much later. Ive also caught a barra with it before, he said. Its a deep swimmer and dives deep down in the water. I was with two other mates and they thought Id never catch anything on that lure and then caught two in a row. Its not often that Mr Johnson needs to pull out his favourite penis lure as he saves it for days when the fish arent biting. Its always with me and my fishing gear but we only bring it out for special occasions, he said. He hasnt needed to use the lure since catching the two rock cods but knows its always there if he needs a helping head. He is now on a search for other fishermen who have similar luck with a lure shaped the same. If theyve got one I want to know if youve caught anything on it, he said. Penis-shaped lure a great piece of tackle MOLLY BAXTER Steve Johnson with his prized cod catch on his penis-shaped lure Picture: SUPPLIED Its a deep swimmer and dives deep down in the water F I S H O S T E V E J O H N S O N WORLD: 10 Moonlight crowned Best Picture as controversy rages at Academy Awards HOROSCOPES: 21 Starman supreme Oscar Cainer decodes the heavens to give you a head start The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause Monday Lotto Monday 27-2-17 Draw No. 3638 25 42 19 26 43 36 22 14 SUPPS WE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS FIND MORE CUSTOMERS ONLINE LET NEWS XTEND SHOW YOU HOW LETS GET SOCIAL Work hand in hand with Australias leading provider of digital marketing solutions and build a customised campaign to achieve your business goals. 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