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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2012-02-25

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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

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/238940

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/629104

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, February 25, 2012. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-FGE:9 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Have your say on proposed amendments to the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act The Territory Government invites the community to have their say on proposed legislative amendments to enhance environmental investigation and enforcement powers. To provide feedback or for further information: Complete the online feedback form at www.nt.gov.au/consult; Send a written submission to: Email environment.nretas@nt.gov.au Arts and Sport Consultation closes Thursday, 15 March 2012. LS A L LS A L AS A SS A L E EE S A L E ES A L E S A L E S A L E A L E L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E A L E A L E A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E S A L E Shop 1-31 Knucky Street Darwin Ph: 8941 0688 30% OFF ALL Sandler, Easy Step & Jane Debster Shoes TODAY ONLY 25TH FEB 9.30AM -3PM 1 0 8 1 6 6 0 Conditions apply DATE: Saturday 3rd March TIME: 7 pm PLACE: Holiday Inn Esplanade COST: $100 per person Cash bar Lucky door prize Entertainment TO BOOK: Call 0418 898 082 or www.katrinafonglim.com.au CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING DINNER For LORD MAYOR KATRINA FONG LIM Meet, Greet & Eat with Katrina 1 0 9 3 7 2 7 Written and authorized by Anthony Waite, 50 Aralia Street, Nightcliff Electoral Advertisement 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 Buffalo project proffers profits By DAVID WOOD Federal Government plans to introduce climate change legislation could result in buffaloes being removed from Arnhem Land REMOVING buffaloes from Arnhem Land could provide money for landholders under a federal Government climate change initiative, according to a wildlife management consultancy. Australian Wildlife Services has conducted a preliminary assessment of a buffalo and pig control project to determine if it is feasible and cost-effective under the Federal Governments Carbon Farming Initiative. Company principal and Australian National University adjunct professor Dr George Wilson said the plan could provide income. We have determined it could generate significant revenues for landowners and the indigenous rangers conducting the project, he said. Our analysis advocates that Indigenous Protected Area managers proceed with an emission reduction project. Removal of buffalo could generate an income which would more than cover the costs of the control operation. Benefiting from subsequent carbon sequestration is more complex monitoring and measurement are expensive, and time consuming but the income is substantially larger. Dr Wilson said details were not yet available and getting funds would take time. In the meantime indigenous landholders have the option of proceeding with commercial investors, he said. Doing so would enable the project to continue quickly but at a cost to the size of eventual returns for carbon units sold. Son, 22, off to school Welfare cut fear sparks panic By ALYSSA BETTS THREATS of suspending welfare payments initially saw fearful families flood schools with kids including one who sent a son, 22. He had not been to school for at least a decade. This was part of evidence given by NT Catholic Education Office director Michael Avery at Darwin hearings of a Senate committee inquiry into planned new Intervention laws. Mr Avery said the SEAM trial, where welfare pay is linked to school attendance, had an initial splash, straining schools resources, and then fizzled. It spread some fear, he said. There was certainly an increase in attendance, including a family who sent their 22-year-old son along he hadnt been to school for 10 or 15 years because they thought it might affect their income. There was the old rise up (in attendance), the trials here, and drop off. I dont think its made a substantial difference to regular attendance. Mr Avery was asked what initiatives might make a real difference in attendance. He said good teachers, and a real hope in communities of jobs at the end. Mr Avery said the NT Emergency Response had its good and bad points. It produced a muchneeded energy and resourcing. It has been, to my mind, a fantastic initiative, he said, pointing to new housing. He said, however, the Intervention, which would be extended by the Commonwealths planned replacement Stronger Futures laws, was undermined by a constant rotisserie of new faces. He also was critical of the Government Business Managers (GBMs) the Common wealth installed into Intervention communities. The GBMs reason for existence was to be the single face of the Commonwealth, co-ordinating a whole-of-government delivery of services. It seems to us that theres a lot of time spent with people coming in and out in land cruisers, Mr Avery said. He said there was a lack of cohesion and consistency he thought the GBMs failed to fix.


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