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The Northern Territory news Mon 10 Jun 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 10 Jun 2013

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NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-06-10

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/246038

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/585104

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4 NT NEWS. Monday, June 10, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -J U N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Were waiving our $40 joining fee. Become an AANT Member before June 30 and well waive the joining fee. All you have to pay is the annual subscription. To join call 8925 5901, visit aant.com.au or the AANT Shop at Smith Street Mall. Terms and conditions apply, not valid when joining on road. 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 Greens want non-sniffable fuel to be a requirement THE Australian Greens have said that reports of an outbreak of petrol sniffing in Tennant Creek and the areas around Ali Curung highlight the urgent need to require retailers to stock non-sniffable fuel. The Parliament has passed Australian Greens legislation which enables the Minister to mandate the supply of non-sniffable fuel if suppliers in at-risk areas refuse to stock it, Senator Siewert said yesterday. The situation in Tennant Creek and Ali Curung is exactly what this Act was designed for, to reduce the terrible harm petrol sniffing causes. Fuel retailers have had many years to change over to nonsniffable fuel, but some are still dragging their feet or relying on myths to avoid switching over. That is why the Government needs to take action to mandate non-sniffable fuel. This is a regional problem, and should be addressed as such. A community like Ali Curung has sniffable fuel available on each road into the community. Being surrounded by these outlets means any community action to address the problem by stocking non-sniffable fuel is immediately undermined. Air views on pollution By ALISON BEVEGE This is the start of something neglected over the years MARINE dredging, mine pollution, land clearing and waste burning will all come under new guidelines and the public has the chance to have their say. The NT EPA is creating the guidelines to give certainty to developers, miners, oil companies and other businesses who want to know what they have to do to satisfy environmental protection requirements. There are 11 different guidelines posted so far with more on the way. NT EPA chairman Bill Freeland said consolidating the issues would let people know what was expected. This is the start of something neglected over the years, he said. One such proposal deals with the acid mine drainage problems that have polluted the Territory at Mt Todd, Rum Jungle and Redbank. The new guidelines state explorers need to test for the sulfides that cause the problem during the exploration phase. They also need to have effective closure planning to prevent these problems in the future. Environmental engineer Gavin Mudd said there was good practical advice for companies in the proposed guidelines. Theres little things they can look for to keep acid mine drainage front and centre during exploration, he said. But it underestimated the risks of mine closure. They should take the mine waste and fill the pit. Environment Centre NT co-ordinator Stuart Blanch said the guidelines needed a provision for community consultation. Read the submissions at tinyurl.com/ kbcdyrc and have your say. To make a submission, email NTEPA.Consult@nt.gov.au WICKINGP32 THE ANNUAL Greek Glenti Festival is over for another year after celebrating its 25th anniversary with a weekend of food, dancing, culture and fun on Darwins Esplanade. Kosta Boubaris (pictured) reckons the Hellenic Athletics Club was set to sell two tonnes of souvla lamb and one tonne of souvla chicken during the celebrations. Glenti spokeswoman Lilian Gomatos said the milestone was a wonderful achievement. Glenti is about sharing our culture with the wider community but as Territorians, we become one, she said. The festival featured a variety of Greek foods, childrens activities, olive spitting, plate breaking, traditional dancing and entertainment including the Zorba Brothers and lots of partying. The proceeds from the event are still being calculated and will be donated to charity Give Me 5 For Kids. Organisers raised $90,000 last year. Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Council gets compact deal ROPER Gulf Shire Council has spent $300,000 on four Queensland-made rubbish compactors. The four $75,000 units are the first to be built by Cairns company North Queensland Engineering and Fabrication, which has hired 10 extra staff to build the Silverback compactors. The compactors are designed specifically for remote areas. They are low maintenance and can withstand harsh conditions. Manager-director John Gammie said other councils had shown interest and the company was currently tendering to supply more.