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The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 16 Nov 2012

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18 NT NEWS. Friday, November 16, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -N O V -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 8 C O L O R : C M Y K Community Information Days Maritime laws for commercial vessels are changing In November, AMSA will be holding community information days in Sydney, Brisbane, Gladstone, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Fremantle and Darwin. Come along and nd out how AMSA administers Australias maritime safety laws. AMSA staff members will be available to talk about: new laws for ships and domestic commercial vessels safe shipping, particularly in protected reef environments Australias marine environment protection arrangements the Maritime Labour Convention and the Australian International Shipping Register AMSAs search and rescue role. For event locations and more information go to www.amsa.gov.au A G 6 9 4 4 2 www.crocodyluspark.com.au Phone 8922 4500 815 McMillans Road, Berrimah, NT Open Daily 9am-5pm Meet the Tigers! Check out the Lions! Take an Explosive Croc Tour Genuine Leather Products Layby Available! FU N F O R TH E WHOLE FA M ILY ! 1 0 8 3 5 1 6 Catered Conferences & Functions Granny met violent, unnatural death BRISBANE: An 85-year-old grandmother, the first person to have been murdered on Brisbanes Macleay Island, was viciously attacked, police said. The body of Liselotte Watson was discovered in her home on Tuesday afternoon after concerned relatives, who had not heard from her, asked police to check on her welfare. Detective Superintendent Geoff Sheldon said a post mortem had confirmed Mrs Watson met a violent and unnatural death. Her injuries are consistent with suffering quite a high level of violence, he said. Police are trying to confirm reports Mrs Watson distrusted banks and kept thousands of dollars at home. Mums the word on weight gain advice MELBOURNE: Health professionals are reluctant to give women advice on pregnancy weight gain for fear of offending them, despite growing numbers recording dangerously unhealthy gestational weights. Maternal experts say the lack of guidelines for gestational weight gain is also behind women who are resisting putting on enough weight during pregnancy, leaving them at greater risk of giving birth to smaller and premature babies. A study of more than 660 Australian women, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ob stretrics, found a quarter of women had not gained enough clinically appropriate weight by 16 weeks, while 38 per cent gained too much weight. 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 SEXATTACKARREST SYDNEY: Police have arrested a man over two separate sexual assaults on young girls on the NSW north coast. A six-year-old was indecently assaulted by a man in the toy section of a large department store at Ballina on Tuesday, police said. A day later a 13-year-old was indecently assaulted in the DVD section of a nearby department store. MANS BODY FOUND SYDNEY: The body of a Sydney man who fell overboard on a fishing trip in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains has been found. The 56-year-old, from Emu, fell from his motorboat on remote Lake Eucumbene on October 17. PRIESTRAPE CASE MELBOURNE: A former Catholic boarding school student felt dizzy after being given a drink by a Victorian priest and woke up to find he was being raped, court documents allege. David Edwin Rapson, 59, is alleged to have yelled come back! in a voice like the devil as the boy ran from his office after being raped in the late 1980s. ANIMALATTACKS SYDNEY: The RSPCA is urging the public to report injured flying foxes, after recent attacks on the native species, including one fatally sprayedwith paint. Cassandra Jane with her five-year-old daughter Montana Picture: IAN CURRIE Family hails naked ambition MELBOURNE: She was crowned Miss Nude World 2013 last month, but Cassandra Jane says her biggest plaudits are at home. Jane, a burlesque dancer from near Melbourne, is mum to Montana Jane. She loves that mummy is a winner because I come home with trophies and sashes, Jane said. She knows a little bit about burlesque, and thats where I want to keep it. She is only five. Jane was crowned Miss Nude World in Ohio. I know its not everybodys dream, but it was my dream, she said. Jane will perform at the EROS Shine Awards in Melbourne on November 29. Clinton backs choice CANBERRA: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says its wrong to suggest Australia must choose between maintaining strong ties with the US and forging closer links with China. Speaking in Adelaide yesterday, Mrs Clinton said her Australian visit this week reinforced the indispensability of the US-Australian partnership in terms of shared prosperity, security and values. She criticised those presenting a false choice that suggested Australia needed to choose between its longstanding ties to the US and emerging links with China. That kind of zero-sum thinking only leads to negative-sum results, Mrs Clinton said after touring a South Australian navy shipbuilding facility in Ade laide. We support Australia having strong multifaceted ties with every nation in the Asia Pacific, indeed in the world . . . including China just as we seek the same. Mrs Clinton, who will not seek a second term as Secretary of State, said this would be the Pacific century. But she insisted the USAustralia alliance wasnt simply about calculating costs and benefits. Rather it was in both countries DNA, she said. It is rooted in shared history and shared struggles to overcome adversity, Mrs Clinton said. And to build a better future for ourselves, our families and future generations. We (Australia and the US) are not fair-weather friends.