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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

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10 NT NEWS. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -A P R -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K v is u a l One Stop for commercial cleaning needs harveydistributors.com.au Showroom: 18 Winnellie Rd, Winnellie NT 0820 Ph: 8984 4662 Fax: 8947 2801 STIHL SE 61 WET / DRY VACUUM CLEANER Ideal for the Home, Office or Workshop 1300 Watt Motor 18 Litre capacity was $299 now $249 NATION l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Falling glass cuts girls ear SURFERS PARADISE: A seven-year-old girl has been treated after being hit by glass thrown off a Surfers Paradise highrise. The girl waswalking on Staghorn Ave outside Focus Apartments when hit about 10am. Shewas treatedwith cuts to her ear and taken to a nearbymedical centre. Gardener Jen Stuart was almost hit an hour earlier. A piece of platemissedme by half an inch, she said. Whenwe got here there was glass and smashed plates everywhere. Accused in name change puzzle BRISBANE: Defence lawyers for theman accused of Daniel Morcombes murder do not knowwhy their client changed his name prior to his arrest. Brett Peter Cowan changed his name to Shaddo Nunya Hunter in the years between Daniels disappearance and the 2010 inquest into his suspectedmurder. Cowanwas later chargedwithmurder, child stealing, deprivation of liberty, indecent treatment of a child and interferingwith a corpse. Crean opposes raid on super SYDNEY: Dumped cabinet minister Simon Crean says there is widespread discontent in the Labor caucus over a potential plan to raid superannuation in the May budget. Mr Crean, whowas integral in bringing on last months Labor leadership showdown, said yesterday hewould oppose anymoves to tax superannuation retrospectively. We have to draw the line if there is any attempt to tax retrospectively what people have accumulated, he said. Airlines pact cuts flying time to Europe SYDNEY: Europe is two hours closer for Qantas passengers following the Australian airlines partnership with Middle Eastern airline Emirates. The partnerships first flights to Dubai in which Qantas passengers fly to London via Dubai instead of Singapore left Melbourne and Sydney airports yesterday afternoon. To mark the occasion, two Airbus A380s flew in formation over Sydney Harbour with the manoeuvre approved by safety regulators in Australia and the United Arab Emirates. The partnership allows both airlines to combine operations for an initial period of five years. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the deal would bring huge benefits to Qantas customers, who can now fly to more than 30 destinations in Europe with one stop in Dubai . Blast wounds two Diggers Roadside bomb attack on special forces SYDNEY: An Australian soldier seriously wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan will be flown to Germany for treatment, but he is expected to make a full recovery. The man was one of two special forces soldiers wounded when a roadside bomb detonated during a patrol in Helmand province on Sunday. The other received minor injuries and has since returned to duties. A coalition soldier and two Afghan National Security Force personnel were also wounded in the explosion. Defence Minister Stephen Smith said the soldier had been operated on in Afghanistan and would today arrive at Landstuhl in Germany, where all seriously injured Australian troops are taken. Hes in a serious condition but stable and con scious so thats good news, he said. We are confident of a full recovery in due course. The patrol uncovered three additional improvised explosive devices (IEDs) within a compound of inter est during the incident, the Defence Department said. But Mr Smith would not give further details on their operation. It underlines whilst in some respects the risk in Afghanistan has changed . . . theres still ever-present risks, and IEDs are one of those, he said. And of course our special forces continue to . . . do what is always difficult and dangerous work. Tarin Kowt, Australias main base in Afghanistan, is due to close at the end of this year and 1000 soldiers will head home. Flying for less cost isnt rocket science SYDNEY: High-flying federal bureaucrats have had their wings clipped with the government saving more than $50 million in six months by using standard savings methods. Finance Minister Penny Wong yesterday said the savings were achieved by booking travel further in advance, selecting lower-priced but less flexible fares, and making bookings online instead of by travel consultants. New half-year results for government air travel show the total bill came in at $193 million for the first half of the 2012-13 financial year. It was down 22 per cent, or $54 million, on the previous year. The volume of air travel also decreased 17 per cent. Senator Wong claims Labor has saved $13 billion since coming to power, including in travel, hospitality and information technology. TEENMOURNED MELBOURNE: A woman who held the hand of a teenager critically injured in a freak city wall collapse, begging her to hang in there, is devastated the girl has died. Eighteen-year-old Bridget Jones became the third victim of last weeks tragedy, losing her fight for life just three days after Alexander, her brother, was killed. Brielle Chapman confirmed that in his last moments, a heroic Alexander had tried to save his sister. DOGS FACEMUZZLES SYDNEY: The iconic Aussie cattle dog has been brought to heel under new animal welfare rules that could see farmers jailed for cruelty. Animal Health Australia informed sheep and cattle farmers the use of dogs and electric prods should be limited to the minimum necessary. Sheep dogs with a habit of biting must be muzzled as should cattle dogs rounding up calves. The AHA wants public feedback on its plans for the first national animal welfare standards for cattle and sheep. Farmers would be fined and possibly even jailed for deliberate cruelty, under the proposed rules to come into force next year. Carissa Moore from Hawaii celebrates her win at the Rip Curl Pro 2013 Bells Beach Womens Final in Victoria Picture: STEPHEN HARMAN