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Sunday Territorian 12 Jun 2016



Sunday Territorian 12 Jun 2016


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06 NEWS SUNDAY JUNE 12 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 manded by CLP officials last month over comments he made to representatives of Netball NT. It is understood from a variety of sources that Mr Barrett suggested to sport officials that good looking players had a better chance of obtaining government funding. Netball NT Christopher Walsh christopher.walsh@news.com.au LIBERAL frontbencher James McGrath has told a protester who pays for your dole at an event attended by the Prime Minister. In a clash that echoed former Prime Minister Paul Keatings rebuke that a protester should get a job, the Queensland Senator abused the protester at an event in Nambour on the Queensland Sunshine Coast. As Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull were patting snakes at meeting babies at the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show, Liberal Senator James McGrath and a senior staff member from the Prime Ministers office were exchanging barbs with a Greens protester. The Turnbulls visited the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show as they campaigned with Liberal National Party Fairfax candidate Ted OBrien. Greens activist Frances Law, yelled at Mr Turnbull about coal mining and local hospital funding. Senator McGrath said to the woman: who pays your dole? Im not on the dole mate, Ms Law responded. What sort of ridiculous question is that? How do you know where Im from? How rude are you? The confrontation continued with senior Turnbull staffer Sally Cray further challenging the woman, saying how are you going to pay for it?, in reference to the hospital funding. Following the confrontation Ms Law, 49, told News Corp she was in fact receiving dole payment. The fact is I am on a Centrelink payment because I have a hip injury so I cant work, but thats not relevant, she said. Whats relevant is not if Im on the dole or not, its the decision that the Prime Minister is making. Mr Turnbull ignored the woman and bravely picked up a five-metre Australian bredli python. Activist outraged by dole sledge LIZ BURKE and PETER JEAN DISGRACED MLA Nathan Barrett resigned from Cabinet yesterday after the NT News revealed the former Sport Minister and Assistant Treasurer sent sexually explicit videos of himself to a female constituent. But he still intends to stay in Parliament and seek re-election at the August poll, despite fresh allegations of inappropriate comments made to women. As his party colleagues strongly rounded on Mr Barrett, the NT News can reveal the embattled MLA was repri declined to comment. Mr Barrett said on Friday that his comments were misconstrued. Chief Minister Adam Giles said he was horrified to read about Mr Barretts video in the paper and said he was not aware of the alleged comments to Netball NT representatives. If true, its reprehensible and Im even more disappointed in the former ministers behaviour, he said last night about the netball incident. Earlier in the day, Mr Giles called Mr Barretts explicit video harassment to young women. Quite frankly he had to go. Theres no other choice, he said. I dont want a minister in the Northern Territory Parliament who behaves like this. This issue goes beyond a relationship issue, this issue is a matter of ... public interest because its crossing over those elements of what I would call harassment to young women. Sexting is not on ... I think it puts women down and I wont tolerate it. It was revealed yesterday that Mr Barrett, a married father of three, sent a video of himself masturbating in a bathroom to a female constituent in the middle of the afternoon. The woman said he had manipulated her, took advantage of her when she was vulnerable and offered her a job when he became Treasurer. He has denied that. Mr Giles said yesterday that Minister walks over sex videos Born in Darwin on February 4, 1976. Has lived in Palmerston for more than 20 years. Married to Rebecca Barrett on January 10, 2004 and has three children. Received a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Economics, and Grad Dip of Secondary Education from Northern Territory University (1994 2001). Former teacher. Taught science, mathematics, economics and senior classes at Kormilda College (1999 2006) and physics and mathematics at Good Shepherd Lutheran College (2012 2013). Former owner / operator at the Fitness Bay Gym (2006 2008) Received a Certificate 3 in Fitness from Charles Darwin University (2007 2008) Former port worker. Worked as a operations shift manager at Territorian logistics and supply chain company Patrick (2013 2014). Elected to Parliament in the Blain by-election in 2014 following the resignation of former Chief Minister Terry Mills. Acquired the Sport and Recreation and Young Territorians portfolios, and the position of Assistant Treasurer after Willem Westra van Holthe resigned from Cabinet in February 2016. Anointed as the next Treasurer by senior government figures. Resigned from cabinet after NT News story revealed he sent an explicit video to a constituent. WHO IS NATHAN BARRETT? WATERFRONT DINING AT ITS BEST! Ph: (08) 8981 6868 Email: info@peewees.com.au www.facebook.com/peeweesdarwin 2015 AHA Restaurant of the Year and 2015 AHA Best Stand Alone Restaurant Darwins Pee Wees at the Point is set in the spectacular East Point Reserve. Pee Wees is open for Dinner 7 evenings from 5:30pm Gift vouchers available

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