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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Dec 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Dec 2012

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

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, December 14, 2012. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-DGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 13 Cavenagh Street, DARWIN 8981 2771 Casuarina Shopping Village, CASUARINA 8945 6911 Oasis Shopping Village, PALMERSTON 8932 4333 Howard Springs Shopping Centre HOWARD SPRINGS 8983 3055 Freds Pass Shopping Plaza, HUMPTY DOO 8988 4888 Your Family Doctor NOW IN THE CITY NEW CLINIC NEW LOCATION SAME QUALITY SERVICE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY Darwin City Clinic 13 Cavenagh Street, Darwin 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 The wet season is upon us and the green tree frogs are out and about Picture: BRAD FLEET Tree frogs out in force By ALYSSA BETTS AHH, the green tree frog. Everyone loves him. Until he moves into your backyard during the wet season and spends a joyful nine hours croaking in the dark, just by your bedroom window. Ne ne ne . . . NEH NEH NEH . . . ne and so on. Enough for you to turn Queenslander and start barracking for cane toads. But still, the frog inspires much fondness in most. He is a navel gazer. He is a nice colour. He doesnt bite you and cause rashes or eat holes in your clothes. Sometimes he splashes about in your toilet, and then wees in your takeaway container when you fish him out to release him outside. Do you have a cute picture of a green tree frog? Send it to online@ntnews.com.au and well publish it on ourwebsite Green tax bill $26bn last year GREENHOUSE gas emissions from our cars and buses are falling but the environmental taxes on transport are rising. A study released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed governments reaped $26 billion in environmental taxation in 2010-11, an increase of $9.2 billion since 2000-01. Households paid $8.6 billion in environmental taxes. Greenhouse gas emissions, caused by transport peaked in 2003-04 and have been declining since. But the environmental taxes households are paying have risen by 25 per cent, from $6.9 billion, in that time. The ABS defines environmental taxes as those on transport (ownership and use of motor vehicles, transport and the use of roads) and energy (fuels and carbon). Renewable energy certificates non-existent in 2000 generated $980 million in tax revenue in 2010-11. Deadly felons nabbed POLICE turned snake catchers after four deadly death adders turned up at a remote Territory tourist resort. Officers caught two of the snakes in the kitchen of the Dugong Resort on Groote Eylandt. Staff called them back a couple of hours later after finding another adder. Police captured the snake and, just as they were leaving with the offender in a bag, they spotted a fourth. The snakes were released in the bush without charge, Senior Sergeant Greg Pusterla said. Confident tip on rates MORE interest rate cuts are likely early next year as business and consumer confidence remains subdued, one of the nations most powerful bankers said yesterday. Fresh from getting shareholder approval for her $9.6 million pay packet, Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly said consumer confidence needs another boost. I think I would be in the same camp as most of the market and say there is likely to be further rate reduction in the new year, whether its February or March, she said. Children assaulted as they slept in their beds By CAMERON BOON in Alice Springs It is alleged he entered the roomof a girl and climbed into bedwith her THE hunt is on for a man who indecently assaulted two children in their beds after he broke into an Alice Springs unit, crawled into the beds of two children and indecently assaulted them. Police say the children, a boy aged 11 and a girl aged eight, were asleep in their South Tce unit at 2am on Wednesday. While the man was inside the unit, it is alleged he entered the room of an eightyear-old girl and climbed into bed with her, where he then indecently assaulted her, Detective Senior Sergeant Travis Wurst said. The girl woke up and questioned the man and he then left the room. It is alleged he then entered the room of an 11-yearold boy and climbed into his bed, where he then indecently assaulted him. Det Sgt Wurst said the girl went and got her mother while the second assault was happening. The mother confronted the man and chased him out of the unit. The man was last seen jumping over the fence and heading towards The Gap area, he said. The man is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, approximately 30 to 40 years old, about 172cm tall, with short brown hair, grey and black stubble on his chin, and of a skinny/thin build. He is described as having very distinctive wide/ large eyes. He was wearing a plain white T-shirt and light grey pants, possibly light coloured jeans. Police urge anyone who may have information to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. PERKSTOBEPUBLIC THE Territory Government yesterday said it would fulfil a promise tomake public the travel expenses paid to MPs. Chief Minister Terry Mills said the present system required details to be recorded manually. This is a time-consuming method, Mr Mills said. The Government would convert it into an electronic system. The Government will look to publicly release these details once the new electronic system is up and running, he said. KIDS SAFE CANNED A DARWIN Kids Safe event has been cancelled. The free car-seat checks and kids demonstrations along with face painting and a jumping castle was to be held at Bunnings Warehouse Darwin tomorrow. Bunnings has advised it will not be going ahead.

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