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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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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 30, 2013. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:30-JGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K THE ESSINGTON INTERNATIONAL SENIOR COLLEGE CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY THE BEST PASSPORT FOR A BETTER FUTURE PHONE (08) 8985 0100 www.essington.nt.edu.au ntnews.com.au l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Analog TV switched off THAT old-school box television you have under the house will be useless today unless you have a digital set-top box. Darwins analog signal will be switched off at 9am as the old era ends for good. Most people have already upgraded, but you dont have to buy a new TV. Nearly all analog TVs can receive digital signals by connecting a digital set-top box or recorder. Regional and remote Centralians can still use their old machines until December 10. A Household Assistance Scheme is still available for eligible people that receive certain benefits. Visit digitalready.gov.au or call 1800 201 013. ACCC fires shopper docket fuel rocket By JOHN ROLFE THE ACCC has warned Coles and Woolworths they are set to face court action over petrol shopper dockets, with chairman Rod Sims saying the increasingly big discounts are likely to be harming competition. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is close to finalising a more-than-year-long investigation into the impact of shopper dockets. Yesterday, Mr Sims said its concerned had intensified by the expansion of the supermarket schemes, which now offered savings of up to 45 a litre. The ACCC cant ban shopper dockets but it can take the supermarkets to court seeking an injunction. While large shopper docket discounts provide shortterm benefits to some consumers, the likely harm to other fuel retailers and therefore to competition and the competitive process for petrol retailing could well be substantial, Mr Sims said yesterday. Over time, higher petrol prices could be the result. Australian Automobile Association executive director Andrew McKellar said: Lets not kid anyone, supermarkets are not offering fuel discounts as a measure of goodwill or charity, they will be making up the profit elsewhere in their business. He said the Federal Government must ensure the ACCC had adequate powers to take action. The Coalition has indi cated it wants to enhance the ACCCs powers. It is unclear where Labor stands on the issue. A Coles spokeswoman said fuel dockets reduced the cost of motoring for Australians, helping hardworking families. A Woolworths spokesman said: Woolworths has been offering customers petrol discounts for 17 years. Vital cash boost for boot camp AN INDIGENOUS organisation that runs boot camps for at-risk youths has received a $250,000 grant from the Federal Government, just months after its funding was scrapped by the NT Government. The Balunu Foundation was one of 35 NT organisations who shared in more than $10.2 million in funding from the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA). Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin said the funding would deliver much needed services to Aboriginal communities. These are grassroots projects which are developed by the community to benefit local Aboriginal people and make a significant contribution to closing the gap on indigenous disadvantage, she said. The ABA was created under the Land Rights Act and uses federal government revenue to match mining royalties paid on Aboriginal land in the NT. Other projects funded under the ABA include a $200,000 upgrade to the Bathurst Island oval, a $250,000 mobile male health unit and $100,000 for hip hop workshops and leadership camps. Healthy appetites have kebabs on roll Darwin holidaymaker Katherine Henry, 29, said she often bought kebabs . . . they taste like real food Picture: JUSTIN SANSON By MEGAN PALIN MOVE over Mexico, our next big food trend will be Middle Eastern and the humble kebab, food experts say. A recent survey from BIS found that more than one in 10 fast food consumers ate Middle Eastern cuisine. Mesut Demirok, owner of The Kebab House one of Fannie Bays newest Middle Eastern food cafes said the recent research was accu rate and kebabs had never been more popular. The business serves between 100 and 200 customers a day, with most of them ordering kebabs. Mr Demirok said his chilli sauce was the secret ingredient that kept customers coming back for more. We buy and make everything fresh, he said. (Its becoming more popular) because people are sick of eating unhealthy and not knowing where the ingredients have come from. There are seven or eight kebab shops in Darwin but there will be 10 by the end of the year. Darwin holidaymaker Katherine Henry, 29, said she often bought kebabs when she was intoxicated. Theyre like a hangover cure, Ms Henry said. Theyre fresher than Maccas and they taste like real food. Elizabeth Meryment, a food writer for News Limited, said the newly emerging Middle Eastern trend could be traced back to a new national focus on healthier eating habits. I think Middle Eastern food suits our more healthconscious eating habits, as the food is fresher, with a big use of salads and herbs, and often pulses such as chick peas instead of meat, she said. Cash stolen in school break-in A NUMBER of classrooms at Sattler Christian College at Bees Creek were broken into over the long weekend. Police said the classrooms were unlawfully entered be tween 5.30pm last Thursday and 6.45am yesterday. A small amount of cash was stolen, police said, and paint was thrown around the Early Learning Centre. Quake hits, but NT unmoved A SMALL earthquake struck the Territory about 48km south of Yuendumu but caused no damage. Geoscience Australia said nobody in the area reported feeling the ground shake. Nobody at Yuendumu who spoke to the NT News had noticed the magnitude 3.2 quake, which struck at 2.50pm.