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18 NEWS FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2016 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 CHIEF Minister Adam Giles says he will make a formal complaint to the ABC about its one-sided, biased opinion piece episode on abuse in Territory youth detention centres. Mr Giles was quick to support the announcement three weeks ago of a royal commission into the abuses committed against youth inmates at the centre between 2010 and 2015, Eye in sky livestock manager A CENTRAL Australian innovation that uses satellites and remote technology to manage cattle stations will go on show in central-west Queensland next week. The Precision Pastoral Management System is a revolutionary project that can monitor pasture productivity from space and delivers cattle liveweight data across vast properties to graziers. It aims to improve the productivity and profitability of beef production without labour input. The Hobbs family from Tarrina Station will host a field day after a presentation at the Tambo town hall. Principle research leader Sally Leigo said it was a unique opportunity for local cattle producers to hear firsthand how the system has been specifically developed for Outback conditions. If producers have been searching for ways to increase their production and profitability and looking for a smart way to move ahead, this field day is essential to their research, she said. Another field day will be held at Dalgonally Station near Julia Creek on October 13. The PPMS will provide information to graziers to assist them in making tough destocking decisions in drought.Sally Leigo is the principal research leader of the Precision Pastoral Management Project at one of the test sites at the Mulga Dam Yards outside of Alice Springs, but during the past week has attacked the program for what he describes as biased and racist reporting that was deliberately timed to be broadcast in the lead-up to an election campaign. The footage aired was from youth detention centres in Darwin and Alice Springs, while one of the main victims featured in the story was a Central Australian teenager, Dylan Voller. The NT goes to the polls in 12 days, on August 27, and the ruling Country Liberals have been tipped to lose government. Yesterday, Mr Giles said he would make a formal complaint to the ABC. I think what theyve done in political bias to support NT Labor is unconscionable ... but knowing Four Corners and the ABC I dont think anything will come from it, he said. The Government had instituted many changes since the incidents shown in the footage, he said, such as improving staff training and giving the childrens commissioner greater ac cess to the centre, but noted none of that was reflected in the program. Its unlike a politician to bag out a particular program and a particular broadcaster and its not with faint praise that I stand up and do that, Mr Giles said. The program was an insult to the hardworking people in youth detention, corrections, police and nursing, he said. These people walk down the street and they get abused and spat at. Thats Four Corners, thats the publicly funded taxpayer machine, Mr Giles said. Its an absolute disgrace. I think Four Corners has a lot to answer for; so does the Labor Party, theyre both in cahoots and Id like to see a response. ABC complaint to be made Neda Vanovac Four Corners, Labor in cahoots over abuse expose Saturday 20th August Build and race your own boat. 10.30am Street parade Todd Mall 11.45am Boat racing commences in the river FREE Bus service operating Check the website for more details www.henleyontodd.com.au 55TH ANNUAL ROTARY HENLEY ON TODD REGATTA Adults $20 Child (12-16) $5 Under 12 free Family $35 (2A +2C) M 9 73 4 5