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The Northern Territory news Mon 4 Jun 2012



The Northern Territory news Mon 4 Jun 2012

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2 NT NEWS. Monday, June 4, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -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: 10 The DefenceMinister says hewill attempt to allay Chinese concerns over Australias bondwith the US WORLD: 10 Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has completed her first trip out of Burma in 24 years CITY 2 SURF: 8 All the fun, action andwinners caught on camera RACINGGUIDE: 15 All the details for todays race meets around the country Wicking ..........................32 Your say .........................32 National .........................10 World ..............................10 Movies ............................10 Just Footy ...................... 17 Comics ............................31 Television ...................... 11 Mega crossword ..........31 Classifieds .....................35 Weather .........................39 Racing liftout ...............15 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: DARWIN: Bagot Rd; Gilruth Ave; McMinn St; Stuart Highway. NORTHERN SUBURBS: Henbury Ave; Parer Drive; Trower Rd; Vanderlin Drive. PALMERSTON: Temple Tce; Tilston Ave; University Ave; Wishart Rd. RURAL: Arnhem Highway; Stuart Hwy, Coolalinga; Virginia Rd; Whitewood Rd. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, wewant 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 notmore than fivemegabytes. 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. Just Footy YourMondaymorning eight-page round-up of all things football. PAGE17 Housing hold up queried A FIRE fight erupted over housing numbers after fresh figures showed there were just 28 dwelling units approved in the NT last month. CLP leader Terry Mills seized on the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures to rubbish the Governments announcement last week that more than 2700 units were in the pipeline. Theyve had 10 years, he said. And the saddest thing is that young Territorians are wanting to find an actual place to live in. Chief Minister Paul Henderson said more than 2700 units had already received planning approval. But he blamed banks for holding things up. We would like banks to ease their post-GFC lending restrictions for developers so construction can begin on these new units, Mr Henderson said. Mr Mills was asked could he guarantee an improvement in approvals figures if the CLP won office. There will be improvements. There will be a fresh look at decision-making processes, Mr Mills said. Disorder leads to lock up A MAN who threatened to blow up police because he believed he was being persecuted will have to stay in a maximum security mental health ward, a court heard last week. Brett Bird was admitted to the Joan Riley Ward in Darwin after a Mental Health Tribunal finding last month. But his lawyer, Alistair Wyvill SC, told Justice Jenny Blokland: The whole practical purpose of his incarceration falls away. He argued that the tribunals order was invalid because it did not authorise any treatment. He asked for the order to be suspended pending a tribunal appeal. But forensic psychiatrist Kevin Smith told the court: He gets into trouble because of his mental illness. He said Mr Bird suffered from a delusional disorder based on his way of thinking including beliefs he was the subject of persecution by police. Mr Wyvill said there was no evidence Mr Bird had not been victimised. Childcare fees soar by 15pc ONTHERISE National $70.29 (up 11.2%) Tas $73.62 (up 16.6%) NT $72.39 (up 15.4%) Vic $74.95 (up 13.8%) NSW $68.31 (up 11.3%) Qld $67.76 (up 10.3%) ACT $82.43 (up 9.4%) WA $68.91 (up 8.2%) SA $69.81 (up 7.4%) Source: United Voice Childcare Fees 2011 2012 report TERRITORY childcare fees have leapt to more than $70 a day the second highest rise in the nation. Releasing its 2011-12 childcare fees report today, childcare workers union United Voice says that in the 12 months to April 2012, NT fees had increased 15.4 per cent in the past year to $72.39 per day. United Voices Sue Lines says while the charges go up, 180 educators a week are leaving the sector because of low wages and poor working conditions. Families need affordable, quality early childhood education and care with a professional workforce to deliver it, Ms Lines said. The unions report showed in the 12 months to April 2012, childcare fees rose from an average of $63.21 to $70.29 a day. Tasmania had the heftiest increase, an average of 16 per cent to $73.62 a day. Overall, the ACT topped the list for the most expensive childcare at $82.43 a day up 9 per cent. NSW ($68.31) was most affordable, but had an 11.3 per cent increase since 2011. Victoria was next, with fees of $74.95 up 14 per cent, followed by the NT at $72.39 up 15 per cent. This massive fee rise is more evidence the childcare funding system is failing and placing children, parents and educators under severe strain, Ms Lines said. The funding model introduced by the Howard government is broken. Its time for a new funding system . . . without renewed government intervention the crisis can only worsen. The study collated fees at childcare centres in a sample of 71 post codes across all states and territories. The Federal Government provides a 50 per cent childcare rebate for working parents, capped at $7500. Some 782,000 families receive the rebate, which is not means tested. Federal Childcare Minister Kate Ellis said the government was providing record levels of financial support, investing $22.3 billion in early childhood education and care over four years. When fees do increase the government shoulders half of the increase, she said in a statement. Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia sufferer Cheryl Catayong with daughter, Enrryl Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Young mum lives a rare life By ELLIE TURNER CHERYL Catayongs horrific nosebleeds while pregnant with her two kids were enough to scare an expecting woman out of her wits. She didnt know what was wrong. A doctor eventually wrote down her condition on a piece of paper and dismissed her with one mess age: Google this. She was devastated. It was hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia a rare genetic blood vessel disorder that can affect the skin, lungs, liver and brain. Nobody knows much about it, Ms Catayong said. I ended up in hospital with my second pregnancy I had towels of blood from my nose every day. The doctor said I could do nothing. Then I found an internet group who said there was a lot you could do. June is HHT awareness month. The condition affects 1 in 5000 Australians. Ms Catayong, who now has Dylan, 6, and Enrryl, 1, said she wanted to get the message out. She has abnormal blood vessels that are prone to rupture and bleed in her lips, tongue and lungs. But they are too small to be catheterised. It affects my life every day I worry my kids might have it, she said. Now I only have about one nosebleed a week. I thought it was normal.

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