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Sunday Territorian 12 Jun 2016



Sunday Territorian 12 Jun 2016


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02 NEWS SUNDAY JUNE 12 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 WORST PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: Its dry season, or, as police call it: Tourists crashing rental cars season. On Thursday, two poms got bogged in a rental 4WD because it was only in 2WD. On Friday night, another two tourists rolled their van on the Central Arnhem Rd. AN eagle-eyed reader took note of the whiteboard in the background of a photo in the NT News this week. Maybe its just trying to teach kids what the wrong answers are ... or is some wag having a laugh? NUMBERS GAME Throw away the key LABOR candidate for Blain Damian Hale may have come up with the quip of the week during the Week that Was on MixFM 104.9. During a debate about spending priorities with Business Minister Peter Styles the point was made Labor spent $1.8 billion on a prison instead of a hospital. Hale responded: At least we used to lock it. Zerbe for Mayor? THERE is growing traction in the profile of Wayne Zerbe who sees everyone around Palmerston for a few minutes a week on commercial television. Described as the unofficial mayor of Palmerston in the NT Business Review the title has now taken on an official status. At the opening of a community centre in Durack Heights on Thursday Zerbe was introduced with a host of others this way. We welcome the unofficial Mayor of Palmerston Wayne Zerbe who is standing next to the official Mayor of Palmerston Ian Abbott. Everyone else for Mayor THE Darwin roundabout debacle has the Lord Mayoral candidates coming out of the woodwork left, right and centre. And were still a year out from the next election. As typically happens when councils upset the local community, there could be a Melbourne Cup field of contenders. Alderman Mick Palmer and roundabout campaigner Des Fong have hinted at runs. And Bushie can reveal Kon Vatskalis, the beloved former NT polly whose gender ruled him out of the Labor Senate race, is also flirting with the idea of seeking the mayoral chains. High and dry The dry season has come and gone at least according to Litchfield Vets. Bushie heard a radio ad for the vets early this week saying pet owners should be looking out for skin issues in pets, now that the build-up is here. Breaking the hard news Gosling, goose, gender LABOR candidate for Solomon Luke Gosling wants everyone to know how Territorians have been failed by members of the Liberal and Country Liberal parties and by their mums. In a trainwreck interview in which he spent 13 minutes not answering questions about his use of images showing him in Defence uniform in election material, he tried to deflect attention from the issue. The NT has been forgotten by the current Liberal Federal Government, okay. Whether it be Mr Turnbull, Mrs Giles or Adam. Mrs Giles? Mrs Griggs, Mr Giles, the CLP, the Liberal Party, he said. He quickly backtracked on his slight against the Chiefs mum. Im not trying to start anything, I just made a mistake, he said. Just a trickle LEAKING has become an ubiquitous part of Australian politics unfortunately, but we feel ABC Radios Adam Steer was being a bit unfair this week when he introduced Michael Gunner as Opposition Leaker. Charred for life SPEAKING of Radio Aunty, our very own chain-smoking Canadian Chris Walsh was invited onto the airwaves on Friday to discuss, among other topics, Darwin councils Mall smoking ban. One listener expressed his concern that smoke ruined the taste of his steak to which Walsh, who exists almost entirely on red meat and refuses to eat green vegetables, replied: Sir, youre doing it wrong. Breaking the hard news ItS BEEN a smutty week in news for the NT. Bushranger can reveal that the loving (and consensual) relationship between F*ck It the kangaroo and Apples the pig has gone global. As of yesterday, the NT News sexpose has been featured in the following organs of news: The New York Daily News, The Guardian, The New York Post, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Telegraph and The Mirror and others. The affable owner of the Aileron Roadhouse Greg Dick must be proud as punch. Overheard on Mitchell St HIP HOP artist Requiem was wandering down Mitchell St the other day and overheard an older tourist summing up the party strip in four words: Every shop sells beer!. Age, it seems, brings with it a heightened sense for grasping the plain obvious. The Blain game EMBATTLED Member for Blain Nathan Barrett will be regretting a few things this week. Hes surely reconsidering his future. As if to rub salt into the wound, Bushranger can reveal that Barrett recently invested in some vanity plates for his ute: BLAIN. Nathan was set to be Treasurer. His LinkedIn page shows he had great qualifications for that job: a Bechelor of Economics. Lucky he wasnt up the for Education Minister gig. Bushranger Send Bushranger a tip-offPhone: 8944 9765Email: sunday@ntnews.com.auINDEX Tattslotto DRAW NUMBER: 3641 32 45 39 4 10 25 26 22 9 7 5 7 3 9 Page 5 Wicking: 12 Opinion: 12 Frontier: 15 TV Guide: 27 Movies: 39 Fishing: 46 Stars: 48 Puzzles: 49 Classifieds: 52 Supps SUPER 66 Natasha Griggs and the Turnbull Territory Team are delivering jobs and growth for the Territory Authorised by Natasha Griggs, Unit 3, 266 Trower Road, Casuarina NT 0810 Unit 3, 266 Trower Road, Casuarina NT 0810 8928 0180 natasha.griggs.mp@aph.gov.au natashagriggs.com.au natashagriggsmp Get in touch with Natasha ADVERTISEMENT Promoting economic growth by cutting the small business tax rate Investing in jobs through the Youth Employment Package, helping up to 120,000 young people secure jobs

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