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The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-07-12

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/246750

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/581298

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, July 12, 2013. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:12-JGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K THE ESSINGTON INTERNATIONAL SENIOR COLLEGE CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY PHONE (08) 8985 0100 www.essington.nt.edu.au RISK BEING A HIGH ACHIEVER Casuarina Shopping Village CASUARINA Tel: 8945 6911 l Healthcard holders l Children under 16 Same dedicated family care Same thorough support package Your local doctor in the heart of Casuarina New billing practices Casuarina clinic only Bulk billing now available for: l Aged pensioners l Veteran affairs gold card holders 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 Airport fines pie in sky By XAVIER LA CANNA Demand your money back, lawyer urgesMOTORISTS given parking tickets at Darwin Airport should ask for their money back because they may not be worth the paper they are printed on, a prominent lawyer has said. Darwin lawyer Peter Maley said it was questionable as to whether parking tickets issued by private security firm ISS would be legal. He said motorists did not have rights to park wherever they wanted at the airport but because the airport was Commonwealth land only police could issue the fines unless there was a clear power of delegation to another entity. I cant find that delegation, Mr Maley said They may have no more power to issue a ticket than you or I. Mr Maley looked into the matter after an inquiry from the NT News, which was aler ted to the possible loophole by a reader. It is like me issuing a ticket to someone and they paid me, Mr Maley said. I think the money should be paid back. He said people given fines in the past at the airport should consider demanding the money back. There is nothing stopping anyone writing a letter say ing this ticket was improperly and unlawfully issued without authority and I demand a complete refund, he said. An airport spokeswoman said their legal advice was that the tickets were lawful. There are provisions in both Commonwealth and Territory law that cover traffic and parking issues in this case, and DIA (Darwin Inter national Airport) has been advised that it has the capacity to issue parking infringement notices, she said. She said the notices were sometimes given out to ensure roadways and carparks within the airport were safe and accessible to the public. NT Airport manager for ISS Security Darren McCartney said his company had been delegated power to issue the tickets. It is not a police matter, it is a (Darwin City) Council matter, he said. We actually are employed by Darwin International Airport and we are acting under their authority, he said. Mr Maley said he thought the chances of defending a ticket issued by a security firm were pretty good and he urged anyone who had been given a parking ticket in those circumstances at the airport to contact him. I would like to see this tested, he said. Naite Kitsons wish will come true today when he gets a tour of the Territory Wildlife Park thanks to the Starlight Childrens Foundation Picture: JUSTIN SANSON By SARAH CRAWFORD Naite lapping up the star treatment in Territory THERE have been many heartaches in five-year-old Naite Kitsons short life but this week has been filled with joy thanks to the Starlight Childrens Foundation. When Naite was one he swallowed engine degreaser, an industrial strength caustic soda that burnt through his oesophagus, leaving him unable to eat or swallow. Since then his mother Tracy has had to feed him every two hours through a tube to his stomach. Ms Marshall who has six other children said her youngest childs survival was a miracle. The registered nurse recalled the harrowing hour drive from her Marrakai home to Royal Darwin Hospital where she breathed through Naites nose to keep him alive. I just refused to have my child die in my arms, Ms Marshall said. After she arrived in Adelaide with Naite on a Royal Flying Doctors plane the surgeons told her to prepare for the worst. I remember the doctors in Adelaide saying Tracy, babies just dont live through this, Ms Marshall said. But four years and 64 procedures later Naite is a joyful, active kid who loves animals and the outdoors. Ms Marshall said although they have to live in Adelaide for Naites care, he loves the Territory and its wildlife. He is a bush kid just like his brothers and sisters, she said. Thats why we decided for his Starlight wish to bring him up here. Starlight Childrens Found ation paid for Naite and Ms Marshall to fly to the Territory and stay in serviced apartments for a week. They also paid for them to visit Crocodylus Park and ar ranged a jumping crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River where Naite got to feed a saltie himself. If you could see the look on Naites face when he fed the crocodile, it was just priceless, Ms Marshall said. Today Naite has a personal tour of the Territory Wildlife Park. But Ms Marshall is looking forward to tomorrow when all seven of her children will be together for the first time since Naites accident. To find out more about the Starlight Foundation or to donate go to starlight.org.au.


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