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The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014



The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014

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WEDNESDAY JULY 9 2014 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Alleged assault on police trio A MENTALLY impaired Aboriginal woman who was until recently held indefinitely in a WA prison has been arrested for allegedly assaulting three police officers days after returning to her hometown. Rosie Anne Fulton, 24, was last week sent back to Alice Springs to live under the supervised care of NT Health Department staff. Fulton had been detained in Kalgoorlie Prison for 21 months after she was charged over crashing a stolen car, but was deemed unfit to stand trial because she has foetal alcohol syndrome and the mental age of a young child. On Sunday, she was arrested after police received a report of criminal damage to a residence and the assault of a security guard in Alice Springs. After her arrest, she allegedly assaulted three officers at Alice Springs Watch House. She was charged with damaging property and assaulting police and appeared in Alice Springs Magistrate Court, where she was held in custody to appear again on Friday. Wealth of Solomon revealed THE electorate of Solomon has the third-lowest percentage of poor people in Australia, according to a new report by the Australia Institute. The authors of Income and Wealth Inequality were surprised by their findings. They were expecting to see more low-income earners in traditionally Labor-friendly seats and wealthier Australians in Liberal seats. What we found though was that low-income earners were disproportionately among the National Party seats, co-author David Richardson said. There is also a sprinkling in there of rural Liberal seats. While electorates with the lowest proportion of low-income earners tended to be big, inner-city electorates, the exception was Solomon. But Mr Richardson said despite ranking third-lowest for low-income earners in the country behind North Sydney and Wentworth, income inequality was growing everywhere. Dylans delight as baby croc pays surprise visit Trap does trick with dog-devouring giant A MONSTER crocodile has been removed after terrorising pets at a remote Territory community, which is also a top fishing destination. The 4.2m saltie was taken out of a trap in Nauiyu, 144km south of Darwin, on Sunday. Croc ranger Tommy Nichols said: It was a problem animal outside Nauiyu Mission. It was taking dogs and it was a safety problem to kids. The croc was caught in a Parks and Wildlife trap, which is kept at the Nauiyu police station. Its there because when it floods we cant get in, Mr Nichols said. The pictures show the crocs tail tip was missing and rangers said the croc may have measured 4.8m. Mr Nichols estimated the croc to be between 55 years old and 70 years old. Nauiyu is also known as Daly River. The croc has been brought to Noonamah Croc Farm. Dylan Archer, pictured with croc catcher Tommy Nichols, found a small saltwater crocodile in the backyard of his Palmerston home and, inset, Cooper Bendtsen and Jack Bendsten with the same croc NT Parks and Wildlife rangers pulled a 4.2m saltie from a trap at Nauiyu Picture: PARKS AND WILDLIFE A BABY crocodile has been found in the backyard of a Palmerston home, both shocking residents and delighting six-year-old croc wrangler Dylan Archer. Dad Andrew Archer was at work when he got a call from his visiting parents, Geoff and Betty, at home in Gray on Monday afternoon. He ran inside to my parents and they didnt believe him, Mr Archer said. They thought it was a lizard or something. They threw a washing basket over it to keep it contained. They they threw a towel over it to wrangle it. He was growling he wasnt happy at all. Mr Archer is gobsmacked about the crocs origins. When I told the neighbour, he said they saw it on the street (the previous night), he said. They called croc ranger and Dylans idol Tommy Nichols, who came in a flash to wrestle the 92cm saltie. Mum Dana said: Hes watched all the croc shows since he was two years old. Mr Nichols said he was happy to help. Where he came from I dont know, Mr Nichols said. But where the croc is going is a certainty Noonamah Crocodile Farm. By CHRISTOPHER WALSH $ 49.99 34.99 $ d Z W D - / D & ' Heineken / 7.99 $ Lindemans Bin Range 45.99 Johnnie Walker Red Label or Bundy Rum Up Carlton Dry Range $ 2 for 1 Curry Night $18 Schnitzel Night, chips, gravy & salad $15 Dinner Trivia from 7pm Steak Night starting from $16.95 Pasta Night $16.50 Ribs Night, chips, salad + a Schooner of 150 Lashes Pale Ale $22 Sunday Roast, vegetables & gravy $15