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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

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NT news

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-01-04

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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/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243817

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/599709

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14 NT NEWS. Friday, January 4, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -J A N -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Dave Jacka is aiming to be the first quadriplegic to fly solo around Australia Picture: TONY GOUGH Skys no limit in disabled pilots solo quest By LUCIE VAN DEN BERG MELBOURNE: Victorian Dave Jacka says his bid to become the first quadriplegic in the world to fly solo around Australia is a case of On A Wing and A Chair. His aptly named journey, in which he will fly 16,000km around the Australian coastline, aims to show others that a disability does not define you. Mr Jackas injuries were incurred when his motorbike slammed into a tree. The then 19-year-old was left with paralysed lower limbs. He suffered injuries to his fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae. The injury to C5 was not total, which means he retained some shoulder, wrist and bicep control, but no use of his triceps and fingers. Now 44, he has taught himself to eat, get dressed and get in and out of bed on his own. Your goals start out small, but the more you achieve the bigger they get, he said. It was a real struggle to get anyone to teach me (to fly). He had to design special controls that allowed him to fly solo in the plane, a modified Jabiru J230 aircraft. Paralymic representative Mr Jacka, who sets off on his 21-day trip in April, has set up a charity that he hopes will challenge the way people view those with disabilities. 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 If youre alive, let us know By BRYAN LITTLELY Think about your family, your life . . . comehome THE mother of missing South Australian woman Rachael Moritz has made an emotional plea for her daughter to send her a sign she is alive as police revealed her stolen car was used in an Adelaide bikie murder. Corinna Smith said she could live with her youngest daughter, 20, never coming home so long as she hears from her and knows any contact that is made is not a hoax call. You ring me Rachael . . . or send me a message, Ms Smith said. Tell me the name of the toy you lost when you were a child and Ill know that it is you and you are alive. Think about your family, your life, and you can get home. Ill buy you the biggest block of top-deck chocolate you can imagine when you get home. The family yesterday shut down the Facebook missing persons site they had set up to search for the Reynella woman as it was inundated with backlash, taunts and false reports of sightings after police yesterday revealed a bikie link in the bizarre case. Rachaels sister Emmah said the family could no longer determine what information the site was receiving was relevant in their search for the young woman, who was last seen on December 23 when her father dropped her at a friends house at Greenacres. The Missing Person Rachael Moritz site had attracted more than 10,000 followers and has spread news of the missing woman globally. Ms Smith said all information that could be useful in locating Ms Moritz should be provided directly to police. We cannot keep running the Facebook site . . . it is just too tiring, she said. If she wants to stay where she is, I can live with that. But I need to hear her voice . . . I need to know its her. Ms Smith said she was shocked when police yesterday revealed her daughters white Mazda, which was stolen from the Westfield Marion shopping centre car park on November 21, was used in the Pooraka bikie shooting murder of Jason De Ieso later that day. Police have said the murder was related to a series of clashes between the Hells Angels and Finks outlaw motorcycle clubs. Alleged killer was joking MELBOURNE: A Melbourne teenager charged with manslaughter allegedly joked and laughed as he walked away after punching a man who struck his head and later died. David Cassai died after the encounter outside a pizza shop at Rye on Victorias Mornington Peninsula early on Monday morning. Dylan John Closter, 18, is charged with his manslaughter and was refused bail yesterday. Police told the court Closter laughed and joked after the incident. Voting plan just like Joh BRISBANE: The Newman Government has been likened to that of Joh BjelkePetersens era for considering the abolition of compulsory voting in Queensland elections. Queensland AttorneyGeneral Jarrod Bleijie yesterday released a discussion paper unveiling a raft of possible reforms that will be put up for public consultation, including whether voting should be a choice. Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan said: I thought I was back in the Joh era.