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The Northern Territory news Mon 15 Feb 2016



The Northern Territory news Mon 15 Feb 2016

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 2016 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA read they need to be able to see and learning we do thorough reading like Dr Seuss; they combine reading with life lessons, she said. Reading in general helps kids to develop their imagination and Dr Seuss helps kids to broaden their vocabulary. She said kids who could see clearly would also be able to look at all of the quirky and bright illustrations the Dr Seuss books are famous for. To grab yourself a copy of Dr Seuss I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! book, grab tomorrows paper, cut out the coupon and you can redeem the book for just $2.60 at any participating newsagency or outlet. Reading is easy and so is getting hold of your next Dr Seuss book I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! is Stefanie Renkewitzs favourite Dr Seuss book. The receptionist at Colin Rubin Optometrist loves helping people see. She said it was especially important for kids to get the right start in their learning to be able to read. So for kids to be able to Stefanie Renkewitz makes a spectacle of herself reading Dr Seuss I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Picture: PATRINA MALONE TERRITORY Labor will put a ban on fracking until another study into its effects is complete, should it win government at the August election. The party voted at its annual conference yesterday for a moratorium on fracking until it could undertake comprehensive, extensive public consultation and a study into the science and regulations that surround fracking, party president Syd Stirling said. Labor digs in with poll pledge to halt fracking An independent inquiry commissioned by the CLP Government into hydraulic fracking last year recommended laws to manage the environmental risks associated with the practice. Mr Stirling said there was no definitive time frame on the moratorium. If there is going to be hydraulic fracking in the NT in the future, the Territory Labor government will accept absolutely nothing less than the worlds best-practice regula tions, and we dont believe we have that now, he said. Mr Stirling said a headlong rush into fracking would put jobs in agriculture, tourism and fishing at risk. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association NT director Matthew Doman said the policy was disappointing. The science on fracking is already in. The facts have been confirmed time and time again by independent, scientific inquiries from the Australian Council of Learned Academies, the NSW Chief Scientist, the UKs Royal Society, the US EPA, to the Hawke inquiry here in the NT, he said. Australias Chief Scientist has said the evidence is that, if properly regulated, its completely safe. He said the policy would impede economic growth. This moratorium threatens the creation of thousands of new jobs, tens of millions of dollars in payments to traditional owners and tens of millions of dollars of work for local businesses in the regions that will host industry activity. Improvements to roads and other shared regional infrastructure would be put on hold, he said. Developing the Northern Territorys shale gas resources could be worth $1 billion per year to gross state product and create an additional 4200 fulltime-equivalent jobs by 2040, according to a Deloitte Access Economics report produced for APPEA. HAYLEY SORENSEN Expo will tell bomb raid story DARWIN is set to receive a new hi-tech tourism attraction in 2016. The Royal Flying Doctor Service will invest more than $3 million to create a virtual reality and holographic experience of the Bombing of Darwin. Highlights of the Stokes Hill Wharf attraction will include a replica bomb, a full replica of the Mitsubishi Zero Japanese war plane of the time and a video floor underneath the aircraft that will allow visitors to experience the bomb view from above. But the main attraction at the new facility will be a holograph, which will tell the littleknown story of Admiral Etheridge Grant, who observed the bombing from the water after being thrown from a boat. In a Hollywood-style production, actors, costumes and make-up will all be used to recreate Admiral Grant so visitors will see the attack through his eyes. Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said the exhibition would showcase the Northern Territory as a leader in World War II history. Military tourism is a growing trend, with more and more people visiting war memorials, exhibitions and events in Australia and around the world, he said. This new attraction will complement the range of other military experiences on offer in Darwin and establish the Northern Territory as the place to come and learn more about Australias war history. Work on the fitout of the new facility is expected to begin in March, with the attraction planned to be open by mid-July this year. Funds raised at the facility will go towards the RDFS. Grab your chance for study help SCHOOL leavers and students are being urged to put themselves forward for Government grants and scholarships. As part of the NT Governments Study Grants Program, 56 students commencing study in 2016 will receive over $290,000 in scholarships. While 40 of the scholarships will go to applicants with the top Australian Tertiary Admission Ranks, 15 students studying vocational education and training could receive grants of up to $5000 each. There is also a $3000 Bernie Kilgariff Memorial Scholarship for an Alice Springs student undertaking tertiary studies in a health-related field. Minister for Employment and Training Peter Styles said the grants were designed to provide assistance to students while they study at the certificate, diploma or degree level. To apply, visit nt.gov.au/ trainingprograms. * Books 2-14 are available from 7/2/16 to 19/2/16 for $2.60 each when you buy the NT News or Sunday Territorian. Total collection $54.00. Available at participating newsagents and supermarkets while stocks last. One Book per original token from hardcopy (not digital) newspaper only. TM & 2016 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved. TOKEN Collect Your MR. BROWN CAN MOO! CAN YOU? Book Today For Just $2.60* Present this original token at participating outlets. ntnews.com.au/drseuss * Paper + this book $3.90