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The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

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4 NT NEWS. Friday, July 12, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -J U L -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 4 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: 17 The political career of an aspiring Labor candidate for Julia Gillards seat may be over before it begins. WORLD: 20 Egypt has issued awarrant for the arrest of theMuslim Brotherhoods supreme leader Mohammed Badie. ENTERTAINMENT: 40 Australian icon Paul Hogan says travel restrictions imposed on him by the tax office were crazy. BUSINESS: 43 Car maker Holden says it is doing everything in its power to secure the future of its local operations. Wicking ..........................38 Your say .........................38 National .........................16 World ..............................18 Entertainment ............ 40 Movies ........................... 40 Business ........................43 Comics ............................41 Television ......................41 Classifieds .....................45 Careerone ......................47 Weather .........................55 Racing liftout ...............23 Just Footy ......................25 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: Darwin:BagotRd; Daly St;Mitchell St; Stuart Hwy,Winnellie. Northernsuburbs:Nightcliff Rd; TrowerRd;Vanderlin Drive; YanyulaDrive. Palmerston:ChungWahTce; StuartHwy; TempleTce; UniversityAve. Rural:ArnhemHwy; StuartHwy,BeesCreek; StuartHwy,HowardSprings; WhitewoodRd. Powerball Thursday11-07-2013 DrawNo.895 00 00 00 00 00 00POWERBALL Total prizepool: $28.57m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Caught! WELL for those that just love a bigmack, this should get you salivating profusely. Fresh fromBlake Gilmore, this image is enough to send the bluewater boys into panic. MORE: Page55 Now open for dinner Wednesdays through Saturdays beginning June 12 Family Friendly. Book early. MUSEUM CAFE www.cornucopiacafe.com.au Monday to Friday from 9am Weekends and Public holidays from 8am Ph: 08 8941 9009 Catering and Functions: 0438 411 748 Receive a 10% dinner discount when you bring in this advertisement. Valid after 5pm Wed-Sat until August 3rd 2013. Fighting fires with red tape Leading Aircraftwoman Melanie Schenk prepares the hose as colleagues extinguish a simulated fire emergency Picture: ADF By MEAGAN DILLON DEFENCE trained firefighters stationed at three Darwin bases are not allowed to fight fires. The Defence Department has confirmed that all Australian Defence Force firefighters posted at Robertson Barracks, HMAS Coonawarra and RAAF Base Darwin cannot respond to a fire, even on base. It is the responsibility of the NT Fire and Emergency Service to attend fires on the Darwin Defence bases. But Defence firefighters can respond to fires on other Territory bases, including RAAF Base Tindal. The department said in a statement: At bases where ADF provide firefighting, such as RAAF Base Tindal, firefighters are responsible for providing firefighting operations and responses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment, at Robertson Barracks in Palmerston, has 14 members posted to the Emergency Response troop who are not allowed to attend to fires. Even in an extreme situation, where Defence infrastructure is at risk, they can only help if asked by the NT authorities. The troop does not attend to fire alarms on base as this is the responsibility of the NTPFES, the statement said. Defence firefighters have extensive training in structural blazes, aviation crash rescue, hazardous material handling and road accident rescue. But they can only use these skills once they have been deployed. In October last year, a caretaker and his wife fought desperately to save their burning home metres away from fuel storage tanks at the Darwin Fuel Installation site near Stokes Hill Wharf for at least 30 minutes until firefighters arrived. Bingo jackpot up to $14,250 THE winning numbers for this weeks Sunday Bingo (Game 17) were 1, 5, 9, 14, 23 and 24. The numbers were drawn by Rea Webb of Bakewell. Rea said if she won the Bingo jackpot she would put it towards her savings. But there were no winners this week so Bingo Game 18 in the Sunday Territorian will jackpot to a mouthwatering $14,250 Council fesses up on rates By CLAYTON BENNETT PALMERSTON council will slug residents with a predicted 5.75 per cent rate rise after stalling for weeks on the announcement. The rise was initially reported in the Sunday Territorian on June 30 but the council did not pass the price hike at its July 2 meeting. Instead the proposed increase has been included in the 2013-18 Palmerston Draft Municipal Plan which was put up for public consultation for the next few weeks. Mayor Ian Abbott said the council was in a good financial position. We are running financially quite well, (but) rates dont make up the total cost of what it takes to run a city, Mr Abbott said. A community is an expensive place to run. He said the proposed rate rise and other areas of the municipal plan would be under scrutiny from the public and could change. They are continually under review until the point of passing through council. Results from a community survey revealed that key performance indicators had dropped in a number of areas including arts and culture, service and tourism. Other areas that saw key performance go up were still well below the 100 per cent mark, such as safety at 80.28. Mr Abbott said the yearto-year differences were minor and due to different groups surveyed. But the mayor recognised the need to improve. It tells us we need to be vigilant in what we do, he said. The 2013-18 Draft Municipal Plan public consultation period ends on July 24. To view the plan visit www.palmerston.nt.gov.au. Drive for Carlie clues POLICE are still looking for a white van and a car that may have been around the area where missing mum Carlie Sinclair was last seen more than three weeks ago. Detectives are treating the disappearance of Ms Sinclair, 36, as suspicious. Acting Commander Tony Fuller said police wanted to speak to anyone who saw a white HiAce van or latemodel silver Toyota RAV4 around the Parap, Stuart Park, Cox Peninsular Rd or Berry Springs areas on the evening of June 18 or before noon the next day. Information can be given to police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.