Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Fri 30 Aug 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 30 Aug 2013

Other title

NT news


The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT




This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication


File type



Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Friday, August 30, 2013. NT NEWS. 13 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:30-AGE:13 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K AUSTRALIAN NURSING AND MIDWIFERY FEDERATION NORTHERN TERRITORY BRANCH ELECTION NOTICE Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 Nominations are called for: BRANCH SECRETARY (1) Written nominations which comply with the Organisations rules must reach the Returning Officer not later than 12:00 noon on Monday 23 September 2013. Nominations cannot be withdrawn after 12:00 noon on Monday 23 September 2013. Nomination forms are available on request. Candidates may submit a statement (together with a photograph if desired) to be included with ballot material. Only statements which comply with the Organisations rules and are received by the Returning Officer by 12:00 noon on Monday 30 September 2013 will be published. HOW TO LODGE NOMINATIONS By post: GPO Box 21 DARWIN NT 0801 By fax: 08 8982 8025 By hand: Level 7, TCG Centre 80 Mitchell Street DARWIN NT 0800 By email: A properly completed nomination form, including all necessary signatures and attachments, may be scanned and submitted as a pdf file to ntelections@aec.gov.au The ballot, if required, will open on Wednesday 9 October 2013 and close at 9:00 am on Wednesday 30 October 2013. Changed address? Advise the Organisation now. Note: A copy of the AECs election report and the results can be obtained from the Organisation or from the Returning Officer after the completion of the election. Chris Roper Returning Officer Phone: 08 8982 8038 AG77954 NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS In catalogue commencing 24 July 2013, Liquorland featured a buy 1 get 1 free McGuigan Black Label Range promotion, save $10. Liquorland regrets to advise the price of this product was incorrect in our pricing system during the promotion. Any customer who purchased this offer should return to Liquorland with their receipt for a $6 refund. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Expressions of interest are sought for this unique property in Australias Red Centre. Henbury Station has an agreement in place for the sale of carbon credits to a major Australian international airline. Henbury Station represents a special opportunity: ^Xdc^X6jhigVa^VcegdeZginl^i]h^\c^XVcicVijgVakVajZh perpetual leasehold title to 516,800 hectares (5,168 square kilometres) contract for the sale of carbon credits in place with a major Australian ^ciZgcVi^dcVaV^ga^cZ!ediZci^Vaand[[Zg^c\higdc\XVh]dl methodology for measurement of carbon sequestration already submitted to 6jhigVa^Vc<dkZgcbZci[dgVeegdkVa &%%`b[gdciV\Zid;^c`ZG^kZg!gZejiZYani]ZldgaYhdaYZhig^kZg capable management established at the station. IdgZ\^hiZgndjg^ciZgZhi!eaZVhZZbV^aI^bAZZ!iaZZ5eeWVYk^hdgn#Xdb# Expressions of interest are due before Friday 6 September 2013. Henbury Station Pty Ltd c/o Mr Bob Hansen AZkZa)+!BA88ZcigZ! 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000 t: +61 2 8116 3000 f: +&(.'+.)&&& Expressions of interest Henbury Station ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l WORLD/NATION SCHOOLS LOCKDOWN CAIRNS: Scared students were told to stay in their classrooms after two masked gunmen were spotted near schools in Cairns. Redlynch State School and St Andrews Catholic College went into lockdown just before 3pm yesterday. The drama startedwhen residents in the northwest suburb of Brinsmead told police they saw two men with guns walk into a Shale St home. SLASHERKILLSMAN MELBOURNE: A man in his 50s has been killed after being caught underneath a slasher at an orchard in Victorias northwest. He was working at Wemen when the incident happened. KICK IN THETEETH SYDNEY: An intruder has kicked out a 77-year-old womans teeth during a home invasion on NSWs mid-north coast. Police said the woman confronted the man after he entered her East Kempsey home through a broken window yesterday. He kicked and punched her before fleeingwith her handbag. The roof of the bus was completely destroyed in yesterdays crash Picture: AP Horror bus smash claims 41 NAIROBI: At least 41 people have been killed in a bus crash west of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Kenyan Red Cross says. It is a horrible scene. Bodies are strewn all over, traffic police official Samuel Kimaru said by telephone yesterday from the scene near the town of Narok. It is difficult to tell exactly what happened, but all indications point to speeding and possibly overloading. It is quite disturbing. The Kenyan Red Cross said it had confirmed 41 deaths and 27 others with multiple injuries. The bus was travelling from Nairobi to Homa Bay when it veered off the road and plunged into a valley. Live here, youll feel wanted By JON KAILA A STAGGERING one in nine people currently living in the greater Melbourne metropolitan area is wanted by the police, the NT News can reveal. Released figures show 17,000 individuals are wanted by police across Melton, Caroline Springs and Deer Park, which has a combined population of 159,353. And each person has an average of six warrants to their name a total of 107,000 and owe a massive $38 million in unpaid Sheriffs fines. Victoria Police launched Operation Surrender yesterday, urging criminals to hand themselves in before officers searched for them. I knew it was an issue but the figures have shocked and disturbed me, Inspector Stephen Mutton, from Melton Police, said. The top issues here are family violence, drug and alcohol issues and unpaid fines and I believe they are all linked. If we can start clearing up some of these fines, Im sure its going to have a knock-on effect with other crime. Nidal Hasan OBAMAREMEMBERS WASHINGTON: Barack Obama, the United States first African-American president, marked the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march on Washington by calling for economic equality a crucial step to long-sought-after racial equality as he pushed to usher in a new era of civil rights in the United States. Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial the same spot where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr captivated a nation with his I Have a Dream speech Obama said this sometimes forgotten theme of that historic day remains elusive. DEATHSENTENCE FORT HOOD, Texas: A military jury has sentenced Major Nidal Hasan to death for a 2009 shooting rampage that killed 13 people at Fort Hood, delivering the only punish ment the US Army believed fit for an attack on fellow unarmed soldiers. The sentence was one that Hasan also appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr. The rare military death sentence came nearly four years after Hasan opened fire with a lasersighted handgun. Harris set to face 13 charges By JULIAN DRAPE in London BRITISH prosecutors say they have authorised police to charge Australian entertainer Rolf Harris with nine counts of indecent assault and four counts of making indecent images of a child. We have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Harris to be charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of a child, Londons Chief Crown Prosecutor Alison Saunders said yesterday. The alleged indecent assaults date from 1980 to 1986 and relate to two complainants aged 14 and 15 at the time of the alleged offending. There are six charges of indecent assault relating to a girl age between 15 and 16 from 1980 to 1981, three charges of indecent assault relating to a girl age 14 in 1986 and four offences of making indecent images of a child between March and July of last year. Harris, 83, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on September 23. We have determined there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is in the public interest, Ms Saunders said, adding Harris had a right to a fair trial. Harris was first questioned over allegations of sexual assault in November last year. He was arrested in March by officers from Operation Yewtree, established following the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal. At the start of August, Harris was re-arrested following further allegations of sexual abuse. A police file of evidence was then passed to the Crown Prosecution Service just over a fortnight ago. Ms Saunders said yesterday the CPS had carefully considered the evidence from the Metropolitan police before concluding there was sufficient evidence to charge Harris. The Australian artist and singer renowned for his inimitable wobble board, didgeridoo and quirky singing style has lived in the UK for more than 50 years.