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The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 4 Jan 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-01-04

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

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

Parent handle

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

Citation address

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

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Friday, January 4, 2013. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:4-JAGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Get your tongue around the language as well as the food! Join the Alliance Franaise de Darwin classes. http://afdarwin.org ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Quickweather DARWIN Possible afternoon shower or storm ALICESPRINGS Very hot andmostly sunny MAX 34 MAX 43 FULLWEATHERREPORT:PAGE47 Bingo bonanza BINGOwill jackpot to $54,250 next week. This weeks numbers were , 17, 25, 27, 29 and 30. The lucky numbers were drawn by Michael Brook. If Michael won the bingo jackpot, he said hewould put themoney towards a holiday. Therewere nowinners this week. Lambley backs Macklin in dole debate furore SHE SAID IT ROBYN LAMBLEY Treasurer Id imagine if I had to, I could By NIGEL ADLAM CLP Treasurer Robyn Lambley says she could live on $35 a day. She matched the assertion by Labor federal Cabinet Minister Jenny Macklin. Asked on ABC radio if she could live on the dole, Ms Lambley said: Id imagine if I had to, I could. The deputy Chief Minister earns $231,000 a year, plus a $30,000 electorate allowance, $15,000 study travel allowance, chauffeur-driven car and mobile phone. Ms Macklin was pilloried in the media after saying she could survive on $35 a day. But Ms Lambley said: Good on her. Go, Jenny. Assuming she lived in a $75-a-week Territory Housing flat in Shiers St, Darwin, the Treasurer would have $24.28 a day left to spend on herself. Ms Lambley would have to feed and clothe herself and pay soaring electricity and water charges. She is not old enough for the newly introduced $1 bus fare for seniors so she would have to pay $3 or walk. The debate about whether politicians could live like poor people erupted after 100,000 single parents on welfare were switched to the dole, at up to $100 a week less. For the record, Territory backbenchers earn $138,000 a year. Chief Minister Terry Mills gets $271,000 and Leader of Government Business John Elferink $222,000. Other Cabinet Ministers are paid $205,000. All politicians get the electorate and travel allowances. The Remuneration Tribunal has been asked to change the way the pay of Territory politicians is calculated, which would give them a raise of up to $50,000 a year. Wheelchair-bound Barry Whittingham says the introduction of bus fares for pensioners is outrageous Picture: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN Outrage as buses start charging A NEAR-blind, wheelchairbound pensioner is furious after being charged to travel on a bus. Barry Whittingham, 73, said he was shocked when the driver asked for payment. I thought I would be exempt because Im going blind, he said. Its not the dollar its the principle. Seniors and carers travelled for free for many years. But Treasurer Robyn Lambley introduced the $1 fare in her mini-budget last month. She also increased the general fare from $2 to $3. Mr Whittingham, of Gray, Palmerston, catches the bus to the shopping centre every morning to buy the NT News. He said he couldnt walk because of bad hips. Police hunt man who hit woman A WOMAN was punched in the face after she refused to give a man cash and booze in a Territory town. The victim, 63, suffered a cut and bruises when the offender punched her once to the right eye outside her home, in Tennant Creek, about 7.45pm on Wednesday. Senior Sergeant Brendan OHara said the woman did not know the man. He walked up to the gate of the womans residence, he said. The alleged offender has demanded alcohol and money, and when she refused he has assaulted her. The man was described as being a man of Aboriginal appearance, solidly built, with black hair and wearing dark clothing. Police have urged anyone with information to call police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Assault arrest A TERRITORY man has been arrested over a serious assault on Boxing Day. The 37-year-old man allegedly assaulted another man, 28, who was walking on Victoria Drive, Gray, in Palmerston. Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Board said the offender was driving with a woman when he approached the victim. The alleged offender has stopped the vehicle and (made threats to kill) before the assault, he said. A woman, 28, and another man, 25, witnessed the attack. Yesterday, the alleged culprit of the assault faced court charged with threats to kill, two counts of armed with an offensive weapon and aggravated assault.