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The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Dec 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-12-22

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/10070/243784

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/600836

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, December 22, 2012. NT NEWS. 13 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-DGE:13 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Darwin Harbour and Marine Safety Bulletin Issue 23 Call 1800 705 010www.ichthysproject.com Floating pipeline at night. Volvox Asia Rai lwa y EAST ARM Elizabeth River Frances Bay Volvox Asia working on the approach channel WICKHAM POINT BLAYDIN POINT Dredging update As we head into the Christmas and New Year period, INPEX, Van Oord and their contractors wish everyone in the Northern Territory a happy and safe break. Dredging in Darwin Harbour will continue over the Christmas break so please remember our key safety messages: VWD\DWOHDVWPHWUHVFOHDURIDOOGUHGJLQJYHVVHOV DVJD]HWWHGE\WKH+DUERXU0DVWHULQWKH1RWLFHWR Mariners on the Port Corporations website UHPHPEHUWKDWWKHGUHGJLQJDFWLYLW\PHDQVGUHGJHUV FDQEHFRQQHFWHGE\RDWLQJSLSHOLQHVWREDUJHV ZDWFKRXWIRUWKHRUDQJHDVKLQJOLJKWVDWQLJKWDQG GRQWGULYHEHWZHHQWKHPWKH\DUHVLWWLQJRQWKH VHPLVXEPHUJHGSLSHOLQH 7KHGUHGJLQJHHWZLOO VRRQEHERRVWHGZLWK WKHDUULYDORI the Vox Maxima, a large dredger being used as a barge in Darwin because of its large hopper. This reduces the number of trips to the offshore spoil ground. By mid January, a new dredger, the Volvox Asia, will arrive to dredge part of the approach channel to Blaydin Point, just before Cossack and Lightning Creeks (see map). Unlike other dredging vessels, the Volvox Asia does everything itself. It will dredge loose sandy material from the sea bed by lowering its drag head to the sea RRU DQG VXFNLQJ XS WKH VDQG like a giant vacuum cleaner. It will place the dredged material in its hopper, then sail to the spoil ground to dispose of the material. The vessel has limited ability to manoeuvre while dredging so please stay clear. We thank everyone in Darwin for their patience and cooperation in ensuring our operations have gone as effectively and safely as possible. This is our last bulletin for 2012. We will resume in late January. If you have any questions or topics youd like to see covered, please visit www.ichthys.project.com and send us your feedback. No surplus, says Joe Joe Hockey shelved the Coalitions surplus position By PATRICK LION SYDNEY: Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey yesterday used the fallout over Labors budget surplus backflip to abandon the Coalitions own backin-the-black pledge. The backdown came as NSW Independent MP Rob Oakeshott used the governments change of strategy to call for a third round of stimulus spending, adding to multibillion dollar cash splashes made during the global financial crisis. A day after Opposition Leader Tony Abbott recommitted to delivering surpluses annually based on current budget figures, Mr Hockey shelved the position. We are not going to make promises that we cannot keep, Mr Hockey said. And therefore, if we dont know what the books look like, and the books havent closed, then how could we possibly make those sort of commitments? Treasurer Wayne Swan yesterday said the backflip was just the sort of rubbish that he expected from a Coal ition which was short on economic policy. For all his huffing and puffing over the past 24 hours, now hes quietly changing the oppositions position, hoping nobody would notice, Mr Swan said. Mr Oakeshott praised Labors decision but said it might now be time to open the Federal purse strings. 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 NATION


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