Territory Stories

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

Page content

22 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 17, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au Territory Natural Resource Management Annual Forum 29th November, Darwin Convention Centre 8.30 16.30 Tackling fi re, ferals and weeds Managing signifi cant sites and species Peak Industry Challenges and Opportunities Sharing NRM Stories The forum will gather together expertise from across the Territory to discuss a range of natural resource management issues, including how to manage threats such as weeds and fi re, managing the Territorys signifi cant assets such as sites and species, promoting sustainable industry. 30th November, Vibe Hotel, Darwin Waterfront The workshops will cover a range of land management strategies ranging from fi eld monitoring techniques, Carbon Farming info sessions to engaging with social media and new technology. Both events are free and are open to anyone with an interest in Natural Resource Management. While the events are free, registration is required as catering will be provided and places are limited. Territory NRM may be able to provide travel assistance to regional participants in some cases. Please direct all enquiries and RSVPs to events@territorynrm.org.au and check the TNRM website at http://www.territorynrm.org.au/nrm-nt/forum for more information - including discount hotel rates for the event.event. di ff CLOSING DOWN SALE SATURDAY EXTRA l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Former chief ministerPAUL EVERINGHAM argues against statehood and calls for the scrapping of Australias federal system, which would mean the abolition of the NT Government. Statehood: Ive had a change of heart Paul Everingham I N 1978, it was almost impossible to buy a house block in Darwin and some communities didnt even have a water supply. Many Territorians didnt even have a telephone, it was cheaper to fly to Singapore than to Sydney and our communications were hopeless. Things have changed enormously. Better communications the internet, new media and all the rest have brought Australia closer together. There has got to be something in statehood for you and me. Well, we know the administrator will become the governor and so entitled to an 18-gun salute and the chief minister will become the premier. But what else? What is there in it for the average Territorian? In 1983, I thought there was a chance we would achieve greater federal representation through statehood, but I do not believe that now. Thats one of the potential benefits of statehood, maybe the only one: greater federal representation more senators, more members of the House of Representatives. But the past has already sold out on that. Statehood can bring us only two things (and dont fall for that stuff about a voice in the federal compact weve got all the voice were going to get). We have already been told: no more senators, no more MHRs. What else then? Certainty on Territory laws! The euthanasia law was struck down but perhaps its advocacy deserves some of the credit for that and, after all, it was only one law in 25 years. Thats not a bad average.


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