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The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-11-17

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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/10070/242748

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/605787

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-NGE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K As part of its commitment to help safeguard marine animals in Darwin Harbour during the dredging program, INPEX is also: setting up a patrol in Darwin Harbour to report and help any injured marine animals including dolphins, whales, sea turtles, crocodiles and dugongs in conjunction with Marine WildWatch monitoring turtle and dugong movements through surveys in Darwin Harbour, Bynoe Harbour and near the Vernon Islands monitoring turtle movements through GPS tagging of turtles in Darwin Harbour monitoring local populations of the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin and Australian Snubfin Dolphin through boat based surveys using propeller guards on vessels with propellers extending below the keel beam, special chains to keep turtles away from dredges and adhering to speed restrictions. Darwin Harbour and Marine Safety Bulletin www.ichthysproject.com Call 1800 705 010 Issue 18 Protecting Marine Mammals in the Harbour Local knowledge is proving to be the key in protecting marine animals during dredging in Darwin Harbour for the Ichthys Project. Local turtle researcher and marine wildlife guide Hannah Seward from Greenkey is passing on her experience during training for Van Oord staff working on dredgers, barges and support vessels in Darwin Harbour. Having Marine Fauna Observers (MFO) on board the vessels is part of the commitment by INPEX to safeguard marine animals such as dolphins, whales, dugongs, sea turtles, sawfish and crocodiles. In order to improve their MFO capabilities, a full day training course teaches the observers what to look for, how to identify key marine species and what to do if they are seen within a certain distance from vessels. This could include stopping operations, slowing down, stopping or steering vessels slowly away. Each vessel will have at least one trained MFO on duty during daylight hours, but Van Oord stresses that it is the responsibility of everyone on the Project that any marine fauna sightings are properly managed and reported. After learning to identify the key marine species, observers are taken out on the harbour to practise spotting marine fauna and logging key information about each sighting such as location, behaviour, species and distance from the vessel. slow down, stop, ste er aw ay pr ot ec ting marine animals Contacts Any reports of stranded or injured marine animals can be reported to Marine WildWatch on 1800 453 941 or any crocodiles to Croc Watch on 0419 822 859. 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 Zeljko Hrkac yesterday found out hed lost his job after 28 years of working for Ford Picture: TIM CARRAFA Ford cuts 200 jobs MELBOURNE: More than 200 Ford workers at the firms Victorian plants have been sacked after production cuts due to a slump in car sales. The Geelong and Broadmeadows plants were shut for the day yesterday as 212 devastated workers were told during one-on-one meetings that they would be going home without a job. One sacked assembly plant worker, who had been at Ford for more than a decade, said it was unfair to be let go with no reason given. Yeah (its a) shock. Im young and fit, said the worker, who did not want to be named. I feel bad but what can you do, you know? Other employees who kept their jobs, such as shop floor worker Ronald Landverde, said watching colleagues lose theirs had been stressful. People we thought were safe, they wont be there on Monday, he said. The morale is down. Its hard to get another job. Ford announced in July it would slash 440 jobs at the two plants by November. Redeployment, in-house transfers and 118 voluntary redundancies still left 212 jobs to be cut. Ford Australia president and chief executive Bob Graziano said it had been a difficult day. Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said government assistance had failed to protect jobs.


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