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The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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2 NT NEWS. Wednesday, June 20, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 0 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 In si d e GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: ntnmail@ntn.newsltd.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntn.newsltd.com.au NATIONAL: 15 A MAN has been charged with manslaughter for running down his ex-girlfriends best friend WORLD: 18 World powers have urged Greece to move quickly as talks inch towards a national unity Cabinet ENTERTAINMENT:24 Paul McCartney can still rock at 70 what more could a Beatle want? BUSINESS:27 TREASURER Delia Lawrie has been grilled on falling mining royalties during Senate Estimates. Wicking .......................... 12 Your say ......................... 12 National ......................... 15 World ..............................18 Entertainment .............24 Movies ............................24 Business ........................ 31 Comics ............................25 Television ......................25 Classifieds .................... 40 ConfideNTial .................22 Weather .........................55 Racing liftout ...............27 Sport ...............................56 Speedcameras Northern Territory Police speed cameras may be in the following areas today: DARWIN: Bagot Rd; Daly St; Mitchell St; Tiger Brennan Drive. NORTHERN SUBURBS: Lakeside Drive; McMillans Rd; Trower Rd; Vanderlin Drive. PALMERSTON: Driver Ave; Elrundie Ave; Stuart Highway; Woodlake Blvd. RURAL: Cox Peninsula Rd; Stuart Highway, Coolalinga; Stuart Highway, Noonamah; Virginia Rd. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, we want to hear from you! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be not more than five megabytes. Super7s Tuesday 19-6-2012 Draw No. 957 16 4 1 2 31 39 10 18 21SUPPS Total prizepool: $18.7m The NT News has taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Wakeuptous Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: If youwin, keep thispaper forverification. Call costs55c (IncGST).Higher from mobile/payphones -DialectSolutions Group.Recommendation:Usea land-line andtouch tonephone.Somemobiles, portableandpayphonesmayexperience technical faultsdue to reception complications. Heartfelt apology on death in custody By MEAGAN DILLON Court Reporter Greg Cavanagh THREE Territory police officers gave the family of a man who died in their custody a heartfelt apology yesterday and admitted they had failed to protect him. Constable Alana Grey one of 10 officers disciplined over the failure told a coronial inquest: I will do everything in my power to make sure it doesnt happen again. She said she had been affected professionally and personally by Kwementyaye Terence Br iscoes death on January 5. The 27-year-old man died when he was taken into protective custody at the Alice Springs watch house with a toxicity level of 0.375 per cent a potentially lethal reading. Coroner Greg Cavanagh heard many officers knew Mr Briscoe had a head wound and they had mopped up his blood around the watch house. He also heard Mr Briscoe had been distressed in his cell because he couldnt move and his cries for help raised to police by inmates went unanswered. Counsel assisting the coroner Peggy Dwyer asked Constable Grey if a fellow officers action to shove Mr Briscoe had been a shock. Constable Grey said: It was quite a stressful, volatile situation and at that point I thought everything was going to erupt. But she said in hindsight she should have given Mr Briscoe medical attention. Im obviously very sorry he passed away, she said. Aboriginal police officer Robyn Parker told the inquiry: Im so sorry for your loss. I cant imagine what youre going through but please accept my apology. She said that she was now in a better position to help other people in custody since the death. Sergeant William McDonnell who was in charge the night Mr Briscoe died gave a similar apology to his family. He said that many officers had become complacent about drunks in protective custody with head wounds. Parks will aid asylum boats By ALYSSA BETTS If you get in a tinny fromDarwin, you travel 680km before you get to the nearest place where you cannot drop a line Natasha Griggs NT FEDERAL MP Natasha Griggs caused a mini-uproar in Parliament yesterday when she suggested the new marine parks could lead to more asylum seeker boats. I remind the minister that commercial, recreational and tourist charter fishing boats have provided much-needed intelligence to Northern Command about illegal boat arrivals in the north and northwest of Australia, she said. Environment Minister Tony Burke accused the Solomon MP of fishing for outrageous arguments. If you get in a tinny from Darwin, you travel 680km before you get to the nearest place where you cannot drop a line, he said. If . . . you reach that area 680km away, you probably dont have enough petrol to get back. It prompted a brief fight, with the Oppositions Chris Pyne accusing the minister of recasting the question to suit himself. Labors Anthony Albanese countered that Mr Pyne was only miffed because he had written Ms Griggss question himself. Mr Burke went on to say the establishment of marine parks came with a set of management obligations, with different options on how surveillance was carried out. When you establish a national park at sea, just like when you do on land, you take on obligations for management of course you do, he said. Ms Griggs said he clearly didnt understand the contribution recreational and commercial fishing made to border protection. He also doesnt understand that many Territory recreational fishers have bigger boats than tinnies, she said. Warren H Williams will play at the National Indigenous Music Awards Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Spotlight on talented artists By CAINE EDWARDS THE air of anticipation surrounding Australias premier indigenous music awards was appeased yesterday with the announcement of the final line-up. Country music icons Troy Cassar-Daley and Territorian Warren H Williams will join a host of Aussie talents at the National Indigenous Music Awards on August 11. The event at The Amphitheatre in the George Brown Botanic Gardens is set to be a highlight on the Darwin Festival program. Performing at the NIMAs will be one of the standout moments of 2012 for Williams, who said the event transgressed cultural boundaries. Its fantastic for me its one of the highlights of the year. Theres more and more white people coming in from interstate to have a look at the show. He will appear with the Warumungu Songmen and perform songs from his album Winanjjara, in his grandmothers language. Arts Minister Gerry McCarthy said he was proud NT was home to the flagship event. The NIMAs are still open for nominations at www.nima.musicnt.com. au/nominations

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