The Northern Territory news Thu 22 May 2014
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08 NEWS THURSDAY MAY 22 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Aldermen lash out at Mayor INFIGHTING has again plagued the Palmerston council as aldermen expressed dissatisfaction in Mayor Ian Abbott. Feelings spilled out at the council meeting on Tuesday night with Mr Abbott the target of criticism from elected members. In a confrontation near the end of a three-hour ordinary meeting, Mr Abbott was told by several aldermen they were not happy with his performance in the key role. Alderman Paul Bunker said to Mr Abbott that he would be blunt and that he did not deserve an increase in his mayoral allowance. But Mr Abbott, who owns a cleaning business and regularly appears in TV and radio advertisements, said he was active in his role. I believe I am working in the best interests of the Palmerston community and thats what Im elected to do, I be lieve I am doing the job the community is asking me to do, he told the NT News. The council voted to freeze allowances for all at the existing 2013-14 rate. But both Mr Bunker and alderman Andrew Byrne said a South Australian model should be adopted where the mayor is given four times the elected member allowance. That would mean Mr Abbott would collect a base salary of $56,000 a year instead of the $83,305 he will now earn, plus an electoral allowance. Newly appointed deputy mayor Heather Malone voted to keep the allowances as they were but said that Mr Abbott had to improve. Youre not here enough, she said at the meeting. Mr Byrne criticised the Mayors Report, published on the meeting agenda, and asked to see Mr Abbotts diary, indicating that he could be busier. Mr Abbott refused, saying his diary was personal. By CLAYTON BENNETT Jessica Conrad, 3, loves her milk but new CSIRO research suggests children arent getting enough dairy Picture: JUSTIN SANSON A GENERATION of Aussie kids are facing a greater chance of broken bones as they turn their backs on dairy foods. More than two out of three children between nine and 16 are not eating enough dairy foods, according to new research from the CSIRO. Teenage girls are missing out the most, with a study finding 95 per cent aged 14-16 failing to meet the dairy targets set out in the Federal Governments Australian Dietary Guidelines. A new CSIRO study of almost 4500 children com missioned by Dairy Australia found their intake of dairy decreased food as a percentage of their diet as the got older, despite their recommended intake increasing as they aged. Dairy Australia nutrition scientist Dr Roxanne Portolesi said inadequate dairy intake made children vulnerable to broken bones and other health concerns. Parents may realise their children need to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables but they may not realise the full health benefits linked to dairy, Dr Portolesi said. Oh dairy me ... Aussie kids face bad break THE GOOD GUYS TG G 0 4 0 4 2 3 For store locations and trading hours, visit thegoodguys.com.au As part of our Pay Less Pay Cash policy, our stores frequently sell advertised products at less than the nominated ticketed price. On sale Thursday 22nd May to 25th May 2014. Personal purchases only and not available in conjunction with any other offer. *Our 120% 30 Day Price Guarantee applies to all newly boxed currently available stock of an identical model, advertised by a local competitor. DC41 ANIMAL UPRIGHT VACUUM Ball Technology - manoeuvres easily Radial Cyclone Technology 20283-01 DC37C ORIGIN BARREL VACUUM Dual mode floor tool for all floor surfaces Ball Technology - manoeuvres easily 65005-01 DC59 ANIMAL STICK VACUUM Captures Hair and Ground-in Dirt Mini Motorised Tool 64957-01 SALE DC54 ANIMAL PRO BARREL VACUUM Dyson Cinetic Cyclone Technology No fi lter maintenance required 65022-01 $$545545 ONLINE & IN-STORE $$678678 ONLINE & IN-STORE $$788788 ONLINE & IN-STORE $$438438 ONLINE & IN-STORE