The Northern Territory news Fri 22 May 2015
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FRIDAY MAY 22 2015 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Angling to avert conflict THE NT Government is about to introduce a framework which will see key interest groups allocated proportional shares of the Territorys fish resources. Indigenous groups, and commercial and amateur fishers will be among those considered in all future significant resource-sharing decisions. Primary Industry and Fish eries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe said the NT Fisheries Resource Sharing Framework would provide the Government with a clear and simple system for decisionmaking on Territory fisheries. Both amateur and commercial fishing bodies have welcomed the initiative. Northern Territory Seafood Council chair Rob Fish said the framework would be a tool to ensure fisheries were managed sustainably and that conflict between users was minimised. Access to our fantastic seafood resources needs to be balanced so that within sustainable limits everyone has access to the NTs prestigious seafood, Mr Fish said. Fish eries resources belong to all Territorians, not just those who own a boat, meaning that we all need to share the fish and ensure that they and the habitat on which they depend are managed sustainably. Mr Westra van Holthe said the allocation process was likely to be based on geography rather than tonnage. Amateur Fishermens Association executive officer Tristan Sloan said this was likely to see recreational fishers being allocated areas closer to Darwin, with commercial operators working further out. Mr Westra van Holthe conceded the framework would not always produce harmonious outcomes. The framework document acknowledged that in cases where resources were reallocated there could be financial implications which may have to be addressed by government. Aboriginal customary use of the Territorys fishery resources will be recognised as a priority in all resource sharing decisions, the paper said. Attempts to get a comment from the Northern Land Council yesterday were unsuccessful. Fishing bodies welcome resource-sharing moveFRED McCUE Territory songstress Jessica Mauboy is excited to be Targets new face for womens wear, saying it offers serious style Litchfields ratepayers left to pick up the slack THE budget blowout has hurt the heart of Litchfield its ratepayers, the suspended mayor has said. Litchfield ratepayers will be forced to fork out nearly $2 million to cover the councils over-expenditure, by either increased rates or having its financial reserves cut. Yesterday the NT News revealed from September to December 2014, the council employed eight additional staff, despite not having the money in its approved Budget, and bought extra fleet vehicles. In early December, Mayor Allan McKay was barred from council premises by the former chief executive Iian Wilson. Along with the elected council, Mr McKay was then suspended in February by the Local Government Minister. Just last week, Mr Wilson was sacked as chief executive, and yesterday it was revealed the council blew out its annual Budget by nearly $2 million. Mr McKay said none of the events has been in anybodys favour. Its hurt the Litchfield council area, he said. Its not a very nice thing to happen at all. We could have a couple of bridges or culverts put in from that money. Claims shovel used in Tennant Creek assault A MAN was in police custody following the alleged aggravated assault of two people in Tennant Creek on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Constable Carl Marcic said police alleged the man went to the home of his expartner, 33, and her current partner, 54, and became involved in an altercation. Police allege the offender assaulted the man with a shovel and struck the woman when she tried to intervene, SenConstable Marcic said. The alleged offender was arrested by police a short time later. The two victims received injuries to their arms and head and have been transported to Alice Springs Hospital. The 43-year-old man was taken to Tennant Creek Hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. Investigations are ongoing. Police in Tennant Creek and all over the Northern Territory take a zero-tolerance approach towards domestic and family violence and we encourage all community members to report any matters of domestic violence to ensure the safety of their community, Sen-Constable Marcic said. Oh boy! Our Jessica now a fashion icon TERRITORY pop sensation Jessica Mauboy has another accolade to add to her list of talents fashion icon. Mauboy has just been announced as Targets new face for womens wear, heralding a new fashion direction for the brand and a dream come true for the starlet, who will work with the brand for the next year. I love fashion and having fun with clothes, so to be the new face for Target womens wear is a dream come true, Mauboy said. I have always shopped at Target and worn their clothes and accessories since I was a little kid, so it feels great to be part of the Target family. I am excited to show Australia that Target has got serious style and is the perfect place to shop for fashion on a budget. Mauboys ambassadorial role with Target will include photoshoots and event appearances with the brand over the next 12 months. Target managing director Stuart Machin said Mauboy would represent Targets fashion and style credentials. Jessica is down to earth and a much-loved Aussie icon, which is why shes the perfect fit for Target, he said. Park in flap as Ozzie takes flight ONE of the Territory Wildlife Parks biggest stars has been missing since Monday. The park is asking the public to keep their eyes peeled for Ozzie the Osprey (pictured). Assistant curator Damien Stanioch said an extensive search for the bird in and around the park had so far proved unsuccessful. Ozzie is a much-loved bird that came to the park as a rescue bird more than 15 years ago and we urge anyone who knows where he might be to contact us, Mr Stanioch said. He was a juvenile that was taught by park staff to dive into the arena pond at the Flight Deck and hes become one of the star attractions through his amazing freeflight displays on a daily basis for more than a decade. He said Ozzie had recently been paying his usual attention to the migratory kites. As soon as Ozzie was released from his enclosure on Monday, he flew his normal routine, dived for his fish and flew off over the trees but unfortunately, has not been seen since, he said. Anyone who thinks they have spotted Ozzie is asked not to approach him but to call the Territory Wildlife Park on 8988 7200, he said. sale shoes from $20 20% off all full price stock