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The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Oct 2016



The Northern Territory news Tue 25 Oct 2016

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 2016 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA she was enjoying some time to herself while her partner took Lacey for a drive to try to settle the six-month-old. Josh Richards was coming down Anzac Hill at 10.30pm when the vehicle he was driving was hit by rocks. I saw them as I was driving up, Mr Richards said, describing a group of about six youths. As I was coming down they disappeared and as I got down to the last memorial, the window smashed and I nearly ran them over. If that was a split-second earlier it would have hit me. It would have come straight through my drivers window and anything could have happened. I just slammed on the brakes and I was so angry. How could they do that? Mr Richards described Laceys cry as something hed never heard before and said he could see the offenders running into the hills towards the RSL. I just yelled out my baby was in that car!, he said. Lacey suffered cuts to her eyelid, cheek, forearms and back. She was in a car seat and weve only recently turned her to forward facing, Ms Darley said. It was really lucky she wasnt rear facing because it would have got her in the face. An emotional Ms Darley said the family now wanted to leave Alice Springs. She called for serious action from the government and more education for children, to warn them of the consequences of rock throwing. If (the perpetrators) were in front of me right now Id ask them do you know who was in that car?, she said. Do you realise you could have killed my whole family? Do you know how serious throwing one rock can be? Born-and-bred local Mr Richards said the situation was getting beyond a joke. You cant even go for a drive at night without something happening, he said. Those kids should have been in bed. Mr Richards is the brother of hit and run victim Emma OConnor, and spoke on the anniversary of the crash which nearly killed his sister. The 21-year-old said he was pleased with the police response, recalling how a car had been sent to the scene straight away, extensive patrols were carried out, CCTV was checked and the case was even followed up with a home visit. Mr Richards said no one had been arrested over the incident. Do you realise you could have killed my whole family? K Y H A D A R L E Y Alice Springs couple Josh Richards and Kyha Darley with baby Lacey, who was injured in a recent rock-throwing incident Picture: ANDREA JOHNSTON Baby hit by flying glass in rock attack SO much glass covered baby Lacey Richards after a rockthrowing incident that shards were found in her nappy, despite being dressed in a jumpsuit. All I could see was glass everywhere, even in the front seat, the car was just covered in glass, said Laceys mother Kyha Darley. Her hair was so scattered in glass I had to put her in the bath and comb the glass out. It took three of us to do that. Ms Darley, 21, wasnt with the rest of her family when the shocking incident happened in Alice Springs on the evening of October 13. Having spent all day in hospital with her sick daughter, ANDREA JOHNSTON 29 sign up for first homes TWENTY-NINE Territory first homebuyers have taken up the Labor Governments stamp duty relief scheme since it came into effect at the start of September. Treasurer Nicole Manison said 42 applications had been made across the NT. Ten of the finalised applications were for homes in Alice Springs and one was in Katherine. Ms Manison said the government hoped 550 homes would be bought across the life of the scheme. She said population growth was critical for economic growth in the NT. Morrison says NT bid great TREASURER Scott Morrison says its great Australian, and Northern Territory, interests are stepping up to the plate to invest in entities such as S Kidman and Co. An all-Australian consortium of grazier families, BBHO, which included three NT pastoralists, formally announced a $386 million bid for cattle giant S Kidman on Sunday, competing against mining boss Gina Rinehart and her Chinese partner Shanghai CRED. Mr Morrison said it was up to the Kidman board to determine the successful bid. Jail normal for Territory kids YOUNG Aboriginal boys in the Northern Territory consider going to jail a rite of passage where they can pump iron and be like their uncles, the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children has heard. Residents in the Arnhem Land community of Groote Eylandt have told the inquiry that boys as young as 10 want to go to Don Dale Youth Detention Centre so they can go to Darwin and get big muscles. Weve got to break down the prestige of going to jail, a Groote Eylandt resident said. The royal commission continues.

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