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The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-06-15

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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/10070/241348

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/619863

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Friday, June 15, 2012. NT NEWS. 5 WISDOM BAR V8 UTE PARTY TONIGHT @ 6PM TIL LATE! P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:15-JGE:5 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 This is highway robbery Petrol price highest in country By NICOLE MILLS TERRITORY motorists are paying the highest petrol prices in the country because retailers refuse to pass on wholesale price cuts, a motoring boss says. Automobile Association NT general manager Edon Bell said Darwin petrol retailers were pocketing almost three times the markup of other states. They charged 22c a litre above the wholesale price, compared with 8c nationally. The retailers are making significant margins and were all paying for it, he said. Theres no justification. These guys are just ripping the public blind. Mr Bell said wholesale prices had fallen 15c since mid-April, but the bowser price had dropped just 1c. He blamed the unacceptable prices on lack of competition and it was worse outside Darwin. Id scare you if I start quoting Alice Springs figures, he said. The whole of the Territory is affected by this. Territorians might as well be on another planet. Mr Bell said the situation was the worst it had been since 2008 and he said the consumer watchdog needed to investigate. The fuel industry as a whole in the NT is very quick to pass on a price increases . . . but very slow, if at all, to pass on savings, he said. The government needs to put pressure on the ACCC to look at this. Were in an election year and this has to be top of the list for Territory motorists. Mr Bell said 10 days was a fair time for retailers to pass on a wholesale price cut. Data also showed that Katherine residents were feeling the pinch after years of paying less than Darwin motorists. A change in competition had forced prices back up to Darwin levels. New Darwin alderman Rebecca Want de Rowe has called for a dog park to be established in the northern suburbs Picture: BRAD FLEET Want de Rowe wants place that dogs want de go By CONOR BYRNE A PET park in Darwin could give dogs a new leash on life if a new breed of councillor gets her way. Darwin alderman Rebecca Want de Rowe owner of Boston terrier Milly, 10, and maltese shih tzu Franky, 6 is leading the pack. She is begging for a swimming pond, tunnel, play equipment and a separate section for small pooches in the doggie compound. The public servant, 29, has fetched nearly 400 signatures and will hound Darwin council when she collars 1000. She has marked her ideal territories as a chunk of eith er Jingili Water Gardens, East Point Reserve in Fannie Bay, or Sacred Park, Leanyer. It would be fantastic for socialising, she said. Ive made lots of friends in the Palmerston pet park. Ms Want de Rowe said owners would still have to pick up doggy business and make sure pooches behaved. And non-pet owners would benefit. It needs to be far enough away from residents so they dont hear the barking, she said. And dogs wont be harassing kids in the parks. An exercised dog is a quiet, happy dog. But instead of chasing her tail she has to teach her colleagues some new tricks and get them to roll over their attitude. There seems to be hesitation among aldermen, she said. A copy of the petition is at the RSPCA in Berrimah and vet and pet stores in Darwin. Thanks to Phil Kidman for this headline. For your chance to write an NT News headline, check out our Facebookpage Fuel tax cut jobs boost TERRITORY tradies, construction firms, manufacturers and councils which use off-road vehicles will get a 19c-a-litre tax cut on fuel from July 1. About 700,000 businesses including about 5000 from the Territory are to benefit from the change worth $200 million a year. The Gillard Government is doubling the fuel tax credit from 19c to 38c for these businesses in the slow lane of the economy, to match the rebate available for mining and agriculture. The carbon tax will add around 6c a litre to business fuel costs but this change will leave them 13c better off. It applies to off-road fuel use in vehicles such as bobcats, forklifts, diggers, cranes and ride-on lawn mowers. The Government hopes the tax break will help boost growth and jobs. A construction business operating just one heavy digger could save up to $7000 a year in fuel costs. A council could cut its fuel bill by $13 for every 100 litres of fuel used by a grader making a new road. In the NT, about 3200 construction businesses, 1300 professional, scientific and technical services firms and 500 manufacturers will be eligible.


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