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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 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA The relationship broke down on January 15 when the man lost his job as a full-time nurse. The ex-girlfriend still refuses to sign the form and the money is still in the account. In a statutory declaration tabled in court, the woman said she would rather leave the money in the account so her former partner couldnt touch it. The man, who represented himself in court, told Mr Trigg when police tried to get her to sign it she hurled abuse at them. She had her own money from her job that went into her account, I paid for everything your Honour, he said. I was in a relationship with a woman who was controlling it and that was the way the relationship was. He was found guilty of knowingly uttering a forged document, but escaped conviction and received no fine. The man has to pay a $150 victim levy. romantic thing he had ever done was give his lady a shout out over Triple J while he was laid up in the hospital after being hit by a car. Several other Territory couples took out classified ads in the Sunday Territorian to declare their devotion, including one Casanova known only as Dave, who wrote to his beloved Ally: If you were Gunner to learn from top course NORTHERN Territory Opposition Leader Michael Gunner will spend almost $11,000 of taxpayers money to undertake a company directors course in Alice Springs. The course will cover topics including decision-making, legal consideration and personal performance assessment. The course and associated costs have been approved by the Speaker using the professional development allowance available to all Members of the Legislative Assembly. Territorians deserve the best leaders, Mr Gunner said. The course offered through the Australian Institute of Company Directors is recognised as a benchmark for governance for those who hold serious responsibilities. Uncorking violence at bottle-o AN INCREASED number of assaults in Alice Springs is being blamed on police not being stationed outside all bottle shops at all times. According to the Peoples Alcohol Action Coalition, without a 100 per cent police presence outside liquor outlets, crime statistics rise. In Alice Springs, the number of assaults increased by 11.9 per cent in 2015, compared to the year before. Alcohol-related assault increased by six per cent. As predicted, it appears that the periodic absence of police from Alice Springs bottle shops is starting to be reflected in the crime data, PAAC spokesman John Boffa said. We have repeatedly called on the NT Government either to fund the police to cover all Alice Springs takeaway opening hours, or reintroduce a form of photo ID scanning. The NT Governments present policy involves police being stationed outside bottle shops, and asking people to show ID to establish where they will consume the liquor. HUMPTY DOO couple Anne Hardwick and Tom Wickham were among many loved-up Darwin couples out celebrating their devotion on Valentines Day yesterday. The couple, pictured at Nightcliff Foreshore, said they were looking forward to a chilled day of Valentines celebrations. Mr Wickham said the most Nabbed over bid to access own pay AN Alice Springs man who forged his ex-girlfriends signature in pencil to withdraw money from the bank escaped a conviction in court. Magistrate Daynor Trigg described the situation as very unusual. The money going into the account was your money from your wages, he said. It wasnt joint money going in and you were simply trying to access your own money and close the account. You did the wrong thing, but it also appears the other person was not being particularly co-operative in assisting. Police prosecutor Steven Haig told the court the 44year-old father of two tried to withdraw $189.83 and close the account in February last year, but was told it required both signatures despite all money being directly deposited from the defendants salary. He returned to the bank with the completed form a few days later. The bank staff noticed the victims signature was in pencil, Mr Haig said. They thought this was suspicious. When contacted, the exgirlfriend said the signature was not hers and requested the accounts to remain open. On February 28 the defendant went to the bank to see if the account was closed. He made full admissions to police in a recorded interview on July 27, 2015. TOM VOLLING The bank staff noticed the victims signature was in pencil ... they thought this was suspicious Anne Hardwick and Tom Wickham feel the love at the Nightcliff Foreshore Picture: ISABELLA MOORE Perfect day to say I love you a fishtank, Id tap that. Princess Pookie Snurtle sent a message to her other half, Snurtle McTurtle. While Liz told Jacob Timmers that she was totes cray cray in love with him. An anonymous suitor had a message of physical affection for Paul I dont love you. You are the one I love getting dirty with. RAISE A READER * 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. *Paper + this book $3.90 ntnew s.com .au/drseuss Collect all 14 February 6 - 19 Only with tomorrow s p ap er each *Just