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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016



The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016

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10 NEWS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Taylah Kernahan, 9, Liam McBride, 9 and Messina Finocchiaro, 10 went to Casuarina Event Cinemas to watch the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them all dressed up with their Harry Potter costumes Picture: IVAN RACHMAN POTTERHEADS were out in force last night as the new movie in the Harry Potter franchise screened for the first time in Darwin. Deviating from the original saga and cast, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them follows the tale of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he arrives in New York in 1926 carrying a suitcase filled with magical creatures. The screenplay was written by Harry Potter author JK Rowling and fans were excited for the event. School friends LiamMcBride, Taylah Kernahan, 9 and Messina Finocchiaro, 10 dressed up for the occasion complete with cape, wands and the Marauders Map. Messina said she liked the magical aspect of the film. Liam said the film was great and it was good that it was different to the Harry Potter series. They all agreed the special effects made the movie but the books was where the magic was brought to life. The only thing wrong with the books is you cant put it down, Taylah said. Devotees go all Potty over Beastly sequel Build is the word TREASURER Scott Morrison has been given some sage advice as he prepares the midyear budget review build more stuff. Both the Reserve Bank and International Monetary Fund this week urged the Turnbull government to lift its infrastructure spending game to support both economic growth and job creation. The government will argue as it boasted in the May budget its rolling out a record $50 billion plan for roads, airports, bridges and passenger and freight rail. But the IMF and the central bank arent convinced. IMF officials completed their annual visit to Australia this week and released their preliminary findings before a more formal report is published. It notes infrastructure spending has increased this financial year but this is down to the states, not the Commonwealth. Even then, spending is expected to level out in 2017/18 before declining. A more sustained, multiyear increase in spending on efficient infrastructure also at the Commonwealth level would be desirable, the Washington-based institution says. It believes the government has room in the budget or fiscal space as it likes to call it to carry out much-needed infrastructure in a favourable funding environment. This, and keeping interest rates low, will help ensure a return to full employment and boost the nations long-term growth potential, it says. Australia has the fiscal space for undertaking more gradual consolidation to a balanced budget by 2020/21, the target in the budget. Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe says its important to ensure the nations public finances are on a sustainable track. That does not preclude government spending on infrastructure where it is backed by a strong business case. Such spending can provide support for the economy and can help generate the productive assets that a prosperous economy needs, Mr Lowe told a Committee for Economic Development of Australia dinner this week. AAP, Canberra Your passport called. It wants a holiday. ^Things you need to know: prices based on deselection of optional extras, like baggage, and on payment by POLi, voucher, Jetstar MasterCard or Jetstar Platinum MasterCard through jetstar.com. For other payment options, a Payment Fee applies. See jetstar.com/fees. Fares are one-way and non-refundable. Limited changes are permitted, charges apply. Availability is limited (not available on all flights or days). Limited availability on school and public holiday weekends. Travel dates: Bali (Denpasar): from 16 January to 3 April, 4 May to 20 June and 24 July to 31 August 2017. Singapore: from 5 February to 10 April, 10 May to 22 June and 2 August to 25 August 2017. Ho Chi Minh City via Singapore: from 8 February to 7 April, 10 May to 21 June and 15 August to 25 August 2017. Phuket via Singapore: from 7 February to 6 April, 10 May to 21 June and 2 August to 25 August 2017. Checked baggage not included. Carefully check the carry-on baggage limits, including size restrictions, as they will be strictly applied. Passengers with more than the applicable carry-on baggage allowance will need to check in baggage, and charges will apply. All travel is subject to the Jetstar Conditions of Carriage. See jetstar.com for more details. Before you book your international fl ight, and before you travel, check current Australian Government travel advice at smartraveller.gov.au. Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd ABN: 33 069 720 243. JETS0189_NTN ^Offer ends 11.59pm AEDT Tuesday 22 November 2016, unless sold out prior. Flights from Darwin to Singapore, Singapore to Phuket and Ho Chi Minh City are operated by Jetstar Asia (3K). FROM $99^ FROM $110^ FROM $109^ FROM $99^ BALI (Denpasar) SINGAPORE PHUKET via Singapore HO CHI MINH CITY via Singapore Fly Darwin to