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The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014



The Northern Territory news Mon 17 Nov 2014

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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10 NATION MONDAY NOVEMBER 17 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Abbott stares down Obama in G20 defence of our coal BRISBANE: Tony Abbott has foiled Barack Obamas attempt to hijack the G20 with climate change, refusing to put a cent into the US Presidents push for a $10 billion global green climate fund. And as chair of the G20, Mr Abbott succeeded in ensuring that global economic growth and job creation was at the top the final declaration yesterday, delivering a blow to Mr Obamas attempts to elevate climate change to a first order issue of the world leaders meeting. Mr Abbott became the first Australian leader to stand up to a US President on a major policy issue, refusing to allow the final communique to include a binding requirement that all G20 nations commit to the Green Climate Fund which Mr Obama announced at a Queensland University speech on Saturday. Several Australian officials, however, said privately that it had been discourteous of the US President to grandstand on the issue as a guest in Australia this years host of the G20. But the NT News can reveal Mr Abbott told world leaders behind closed doors at the G20 summit yesterday that he would stand up for coal during a robust debate on climate change. He stared down the worlds most powerful leaders to fight for Australias $60 billion industry. And he refused to give Mr Obama a commitment to contribute funds to the climate bank which would assist poor nations combat climate change a fund he once described as socialism masquerading as environmentalism. According to sources close to the discussions, Mr Abbott was frank in arguing against the US President in the meeting. Mr Abbott was supported by others in the room including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Saudi leader Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz. Despite claims that climate change would dominate the real discussions in the leaders meeting, the final communique reflected the original draft circulated by Australia in September, which had climate change listed as the 19th point in the document, behind other issues including economic growth, tax, infrastructure and jobs priorities. Protest rally sees burning of Aussie flag BRISBANE: Indigenous rights protesters have burned six Australian flags and labelled police murderers at a provocative rally on the sidelines of the Brisbane G20 summit. The group was incensed by comments from Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week regarding Australias history, in which he referred to the country as being nothing but bush before the arrival of the first fleet. It wasnt desolate. It was built on the blood and bones of our warriors, activist Wayne Wharton told the rally gathered in a Brisbane city park yesterday. In a series of passionate speeches, protesters addressed officers keeping watch nearby. How many black fellas have you killed this week? teenager Ruby Wharton asked. How many black fellas have you locked up for doing nothing wrong? The group burned six Australian flags to chants of resist, revive, decolonise, saying the flag symbolised oppression. Protesters burn Australian flags during a rally coinciding with the G20 summit in Brisbane Picture: DEAN SAFFRON/AP PHOTO Hinch backs party MELBOURNE: Media personality Derryn Hinch is backing the new Voluntary Euthanasia party in the Victorian election. Hinch, a longtime supporter of voluntary euthanasia, launched the campaign of the single-policy party yesterday, arguing the right to die was commonsense. Burnouts teen hurt SYDNEY: A teenager has been seriously injured after falling off the roof of a car while it was doing burnouts near Newcastle. The local 17-year-old was taken to hospital with neck and abdominal injuries. They are not believed to be life-threatening. Wind fans flames SYDNEY: Strong winds have caused a fire in NSWs Blue Mountains to flare up but authorities say no properties are under threat. About 250 firefighters are on the ground in the region inland from Sydney to monitor a blaze that has burnt through 120ha of bushland. Helicopters are being used to deal with the outbreaks quickly. Under-age penalties PERTH: Anyone who buys alcohol on behalf of a minor in Western Australia from next year will run the risk of prosecution. Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron says tough penalties, yet to be determined, will deter offenders and empower parents. Stolen car fears SYDNEY: Australia could be flooded with thousands of stolen cars from Asia if the Federal Government presses ahead with plans to relax the restrictions on importing second-hand vehicles. 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