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The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012

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Title

The Centralian advocate Tue 17 Jul 2012

Collection

Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-07-17

Notes

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Volume

v. 66 no. 15

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/Details/C2019C00220

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/241550

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/617263

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-JGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 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 Wayne Adamss family has been stuck in East Timor as riots broke out in the country Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Timor riot terror By ALISON BEVEGE Therewere maybe 20 to 30 shots last night A TERRITORY grandfather is afraid for his family who were yesterday hiding in their homes after murder and gunfire erupted on the streets of Dili. Berry Springs resident Wayne Adams, 63, has five grandchildren in Dili, where his two sons run stevedore Troy Logistic Services. Younger son Chris, 40, rang yesterday morning to tell his father he was staying indoors with his wife Dianer, 24, and three-year-old son Alex after he heard shooting on Sunday night. Im very worried, Wayne said. Chris told the NT News from Dili that some of the gunshots were right outside his front gate. There were maybe 20 to 30 shots last night . . . As far as I know there were four people killed and 58 vehicles burnt in Dili, he said. Police were shooting. . . I havent been outside (today). Im too scared. Chris Adams said pol ice were blocking the roads as more people may be coming in from the districts to cause trouble. He said the internet was down but the power was on. The unrest is believed to have flared after Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao announced on the weekend that he would form a coalition government with two minor parties, but exclude the main opposition, Fretilin. It is officially unknown who the perpetrators of the violence are. Everyone is so scared, said Chris. Chris said he was angry that the Australian Embassy had not contacted him to tell him of the danger. A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson would not confirm gunshots were fired and referred only to rock throwing. The spokesperson did not mention any deaths but said five people had been injured and 50 vehicles damaged. She said none of the 461 Australians registered as being in East Timor had been injured. The Department advises Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in East Timor due to the possibility of civil unrest, and has urged people to register their travel and contact details through smartraveller.gov.au. Yacht race set to continue despite skirmishes in Dili THE Darwin-Dili yacht race is continuing despite the unrest in East Timor, with organisers keeping a close eye on the situation. Seventeen yachts with 70 crew are on their way to the troubled capital, Dili, where last night there was rockthrowing, property damage and unconfirmed reports of gunfire. Front-runner Australian Maid skippered by John Wardill was expected to arrive in Dili by mid-evening yesterday. Rally co-ordinator Anne Kemp flew to Dili yesterday morning and said she saw no sign of the previous nights trouble. Im walking around and its Dili as normal, she told the NT News. Ms Kemp said the race would go on, but the Australian Embassy in Dili was monitoring the situation and would keep the yacht race organisers informed. The trouble followed Prime Minister Xanana Gusmaos weekend decision to form a coalition government excluding the main opposition, Fretilin. A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson said rocks were thrown, five people were hurt and 50 vehicles damaged. None of the 461 Australians in East Timor had been hurt.