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The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-08-06

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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

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/241767

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/615609

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10 NT NEWS. Monday, August 6, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -A U G -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K When Steve competes alongside his Australian teammates, hell be part of a group where everyone supports and encourages each other. Where everyones working towards the one goal. Its the same at Rio Tinto. Join us and you can become part of a team where you can think creatively, innovate and be inspired to succeed. To go further in your career, go to jobs.riotinto.com.au or call 1300 MINING. London 2012 Olympic Stadium, Steve Hooker will live out his dream. Are you ready to do the same? Steves story 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 Giddings on a high By DAVID BENIUK Lara Giddings HOBART: Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings is confident the states move to go it alone on same-sex marriage could survive a High Court challenge. Constitutional experts have warned that a challenge to the state legislating its own marriage law may need to be decided in the highest court in the land. At issue is whether marriage falls under a section of the constitution dealing with shared powers between the common wealth and states. Ms Giddings says her advice from the Tasmanian Solicitor-General and other legal opinion obtained by gay rights groups suggest that the state could win a case. Im reasonably confident it would, Ms Giddings told reporters at the Tasmanian ALPs state conference in Hobart. This is about doing what is right. Ms Giddings said she did not believe a High Court challenge was likely but conceded it was a possibility. But this is a matter we believe we can pursue, she said. There is nothing that I have received in my legal advice that would preclude the state government from pursuing this matter and legalising marriage here in Tasmania. Theres far more legal advice out there . . . that will show you theres in fact strong arguments as to why we can indeed do this. Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young called on Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who opposes same-sex marriage, to rule out a constitutional challenge from the federal government. Marriage equality in Australia is inevitable and its time for the prime minister to show the leadership and longsightedness of the Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings, Senator Hanson-Young said. Tasmania is set to become the first Australian state to legalise gay marriage after being the last to decriminalise homosexuality, in 1997. FINES CLEARED SYDNEY: A man has had a fine time handing over almost $24,000 to clear more than 180 traffic tickets. The eastern suburbs man is one of more than 61,000 people who have taken advantage of a NSW government amnesty to pay about $67 million owed in overdue fines. FACE SLASHED MELBOURNE: A man suffered a cut to a facial artery when he was slashed with a beer glass at a strip club. Police say the man in his mid-20s was at Goldfingers gentlemens club in Lonsdale St with friends when he was involved in a fight with another patron early yesterday. OFF-DUTYRESCUE ADELAIDE: Two teenagers trapped inside a burning house have been rescued by an offduty firefighter who noticed smoke coming from the building on his way home from a shift in Adelaides south. YOUTHCAUGHT PERTH: A teenage escapee from a detention centre has been arrested after falling through a ceiling while hiding from police at a rowdy party in Nollamara, in the citys north. A lone fisho braves the elements in wet and windy Melbourne yesterday Picture: DERRICK DEN HOLLANDER Assange on own CANBERRA: While the WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange is living overseas, theres only so much the Australian Government can do to fight any extradition to the United States, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon says. If Mr Assange was living in Australia, he would be able to follow the usual judicial and parliamentary processes to fight extradition. But because he is living abroad, the Governments hands are largely tied, Ms Roxon says.


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