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The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013



The Northern Territory news Sat 9 Nov 2013

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26 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 9, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 9 -N O V -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 6 C O L O R : C M Y K SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 Sisters show way forward TOP End ladies have swept the board with their performances lately. Muso Shellie Morris took out NTAustralian of the Year followed by two other gals in other categories; 19-year-old student ChloeMoowowed the crowds towin theMelbourne Cup fashions on the field and TV star Tahan Lew-Fatt became an overnight darling by getting to the final of Big Brother. And thatwas all in the lastweek. What have the lads done lately? Trevor the RubbishWarrior got to the second round of the X Factor awhile back, real estate agent Sam Wilks has thankfully cleared a few ghosts from haunted houses in Darwin and someweirdowas spotted having toomuch of a good time on his own at Palmerston bus interchange yesterday. Theres a dearth of good blokey achievements in a good blokey place like the Territory. The only saving grace for the boyswas community advocate Klaus Helms, who deservedly took out NT Senior Australian of the Year on Thursday. Good man, Klaus. Maybe its theweather. Perhaps the humidity makes the girls excel and the lads fall at the first hurdle? That theory could be dashed because Tahan and Chloewere both down southwhen they achieved their success. But it has been fantastic weather for drinking, both responsibly and otherwise, andmen are probably distracted taking advantage of the narrowwindow before it gets toowet and stormy for a brew. Letters to the editor should be kept to 175 words or less. Send your letters toGPOBox 1300, Darwin, 0801, or email ntnmail@ntnews.com.au You must include your name, home address or PO Box number. Name and address will be withheld on request. The Northern Territory News reserves the right to edit letters. Responsibility is taken by the Editor, NTNews, GPOBox 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 Letters PARKING FINEHITS LIKEKICK IN THEGUTS REGARDING Royal Darwin Hospital parking problems. I was issued a $65 parking infringement for parking illegally on a curb in the hospital carpark after trying to find a park for 30 minutes. A pretty low act considering we are there by necessity, not choice. My wife has just had a premature baby and was flown up from Katherine. Trying to juggle this with work and a two-year-old has been difficult and this just feels like a kick in the teeth. I would like to know just what the alternative is for people travelling in from remote areas. AdamCoffey, Katherine BLINKERBILLYGOATS AHAZARDTODRIVERS WHAT is it with people indicating right at roundabouts when they are in fact going straight on? Apart from the fact it prevents the free flow of traffic because someone waits to give way to someone they dont have to give way to, its wrong and illogical. Lets put aside for a minute the road rules, or the road codes in any country in the world that happens to have roundabouts, and think of the logic here. What is the purpose of using an indicator? Answer: it is to warn other road users what you are doing. So indicating right to go straight on is what? Confusing for other road users. Please, someone who insists on indicating right on a roundabout when going straight on, write in and explain to me: Who told you to do it and why do you indicate right when you are not turning right? Theoriginal realist from Karama froma long time ago COURTFARTOOSOFT ONREPEATOFFENDERS GOT to give it to the good old NT. What a ruddy joke are your magistrates who dish out a suspended sentence to a driver who was caught five minutes after losing their licence. Why was the car not seized and the driver given the two weeks inside? You had a chance to get tough but showed youre not. What a joke. Any wonder the rest of the country sees you all as different? ColinDavies, VIC WASTINGMONEYON TOYSFORTHEBOYS WHAT the hell is this government thinking? Teachers about to go on strike because of budget cutbacks, the slashing of public sector positions, the health system (as always) in need of increased funding, and our political masters spend $6 million on two new air craft for our security services to swan about in. Who is responsible for prioritising where the money is spent in regard to the public getting the best result? One would think education and health is far more important than new toys for the boys. Peter, HumptyDoo LETSHEARWHERE THEMISTAKEWAS I READ Tony Pickerings letter with interest. Why did you say there was an inaccuracy in a story but not say where it was or what it was. Is that because there wasnt an actual mistake but the story was just inconvenient for you? It was a vague and personal attack on reporter Alison Bevege. Ive read her stories before and theyve been all right. So, Tony Pickering, tell us all where the mistake was. DaveMartin, Palmerston The Fixer WHAT:ATelstra cage is uglifying Priest Cct, Gray. WHOS RESPONSIBLE: Telstra NT general manager Brian OKeefe CONTACT: (08) 8928-203 DOYOUknowof something in theTerritory that needs fixing?GiveThe Fixer a call on8944 9750, email thefixer@ntnews.com.auor followon Twitter@NTNTheFixer Email: ntnmail@ntnews.com.au Text: 0428 NTNEWS Fax: 08 8981 6045 Letters: PO Box 1300, Darwin NT 0801 VOTE LAST WEEKS VOTE Your Say Should drink-drivers be banned from licensed premises? Would you travel overseas for cosmetic surgery? To cast your vote go to www.ntnews.com.au Yes 31% No 69% ... and another thing IF youre stuck for something to cook for dinner tonight, throw some local prawns on the barbie. Not only will you satisfy your tastebuds but youll be joining the fight of prawn fishermen and farmers to getmore people eating local seafood. On this day IN THE TERRITORY 10 YEARSAGO: A tenderer for Darwins $600 millionwaterfront development says it is attractive for developers due to the Territory Governments $100m fund injection. 20 YEARSAGO: Development of the $250 millionMcArthur River lead, zinc and silvermine has gone into high gearwith 120workers engaged in a major construction phase. 25 YEARSAGO: The Territorys unemployment rate fell last month to its lowest in 15months. Full-time employmentwas at its second-highest level in 3years.

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