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The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 30 Jul 2013

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

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2 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 30, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 3 0 -J U L -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 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 l l l l ntnews.com.au In si d e GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: news@ntnews.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntnews.com.au NATIONAL: 10 THE navys newest amphibious landing ship, HMAS Choules, is bound for Manus Island. WORLD: 11 CAMBODIAS opposition has rejected the results of closely fought weekend elections. ENTERTAINMENT: 23 HUGH Jackmans TheWolverine topped the North American box office over theweekend. BUSINESS: 25 RETIREMENT nest eggs have become amajor component of an average Australians wealth. Wicking ..........................12 Your say .........................12 National .........................10 World .............................. 11 Entertainment .............23 AndrewBolt ..................14 YourMoney ..................25 Comics ............................27 Television ......................27 Horoscopes ...................28 Classifieds .....................29 Weather .........................39 Racing liftout ...............19 Sports Extra ..................32 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: DARWIN:BagotRd;DickWard Drive;McMinnSt; StuartHwy. NORTHERNSUBURBS: HenburyAve; LeePointRd; BerrimahRdBerrimah; Trower Rd. PALMERSTON:ChungWah Tece; RoystoneaAve; Stuart Hwy; TempleTece. RURAL:PowerRd; Stuart Hwy, Coolalinga; StuartHwy, HowardSprings; StuartHwy, Noonamah. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, wewant to hear from you! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be notmore than fivemegabytes. Tattslotto Monday29-7-2013 DrawNo. 3284 8 10 39 31 42 36 14 7SUPPS Total prizepool: $1.08m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Caught! Angler:Hiro Nakamura. Fish: barramundi. Where: Somewhere in the Darwin region. MOREFISHING: Page39 Wakeuptous Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: If youwin, keep thispaper forverification. Call costs55c (IncGST).Higher from mobile/payphones -DialectSolutions Group.Recommendation:Usea land-line andtouch tonephone.Somemobiles, portableandpayphonesmayexperience technical faultsdue to reception complications. Breast practice to flesh out fee Police stepped in to stop this topless carwash business on the side of a busy road in Darwin city By BEN SMEE Abit of boob never hurt anyone A TOPLESS Top End carwash operator insists shes squeaky clean despite being cautioned by police for offensive behaviour. The NT News tracked down Laeti who did not want to give her full name who ran the car wash on Daly St in the Darwin CBD that was deemed too dirty. Tongues were set wagging at the weekend as buxom backpackers offered a topless service for motorists willing to pay top dollar. But Laeti said she was now considering whether to hang up her bucket and sponge, after the police intervention turned the suds into a soap opera. Im just a girl working in a car wash, she said yesterday. Of course bikinis are OK (but) I dont know if its too much trouble. Laeti said the bikini-clad girls usually charged $20 to wash cars at the disused service station. The girls would titillate dirty car owners by taking their tops off for a bit more money, she said. NT Police Deputy Watch Commander Brendan Lindner said the girls were wearing bathing suits when officers arrived at the carwash. But they admitted removing their tops earlier in the day. They were formally cautioned, Watch Commander Lindner said. The indecent incident sparked debate about whether the car wash was simply good clean fun or in bad taste. Most comments on the NT News Facebook page were supportive of the womens right to show off their natural assets. Yazmina said: At least she is earning money, there are plenty of people sitting on their ass waiting for their centerlink (sic) money to come through when they could be working. A bit of boob never hurt anyone. PNG plan questioned ABOUT 50 people rallied in Darwin yesterday, expressing their concerns about the Federal Governments PNG solution. Organiser Emma Murphy, from the Darwin Asylum Seekers Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN), said 60 people attended a previous rally on July 22 protesting against plans to send asylum seekers who arrive by boat to Papau New Guinea. We spontaneously decided to hold another one today, I suppose to send a really strong message that there are people in the Darwin community that are really angry and ashamed about this latest announcement . . . shutting the door on the worlds most vulnerable people, she said. Speakers addressed the crowd including Paul Bauert, the immediate past president of the Australian Medical Association in the Northern Territory and director of paediatrics at Royal Darwin Hospital. I really think its appalling, I think it is really ruining us as a nation, this complete and utter lack of compassion, he said. Music legend skips Darwin on final tour Leonard Cohen LEGENDARY music poet Leonard Cohen is throwing his hat into the ring for what is expected to be his final Australian tour. But while the 78-year-old songwriter will play a number of regional venues including Cairns and Townsville Territory fans will miss out. Cohen has thrilled Aust ralian audiences with moving three-hour concerts on two tours in the past five years. The singer was forced back on the road after a 15-year hiatus because his former manager had embezzled his retirement fund. The Australian shows, which open at the Perth Arena on November 13 will be the final leg on this world tour, his third since his 2008 concert return. Cohens concerts have been lauded as spiritual experiences and many in the audience have been moved to tears during his passionate performances. Promoter Michael Gudinski said: He is, without a doubt, one of the most special artists I have worked with in my life; its almost a religious experience. Gudinski said the artist wanted to explore other Australian cities, adding dates in Far North Queensland but skipping Darwin. Tickets go on sale August 12, with a Visa pre-sale from August 6. After Perth, Cohen performs in Sydney on November 16, Melbourne on November 20, the Hunter Valley on November 23, Cairns on November 26, Townsville on November 28, Brisbane on November 30, Wollongong on December 4, Geelong on December 7 and Adelaide on December 11. Tinkler punts took huge toll AT THE height of his wealth and power, Nathan Tinkler was sinking up to $200,000 a bet on horse races, during a roller-coaster two-year losing spree that yielded very few winners and left him with a debt he was unwilling to pay. In explosive court documents obtained by the NT News, Tinklers elusive search for a winner is laid bare, with the punter often splurging upwards of half a million dollars a month with Territory-based betting agency Luxbet, and predominantly losing. The failure to pay subsequent debts prompted Luxbet to sue Tinkler in the Northern Territory Supreme Court, chasing unpaid debts of $179,200. Full story: Page8