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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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10 NT NEWS. Saturday, February 25, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K Turn your expectations up a notch. 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JAM JAM AMAMAMAMMAMJAM JAMMJAMAMA CID/CIDCID/CID/CID/CID/CID/CID/CID/000700070007000700070007000007/A////// ST AUGUSTINES COLLEGE A CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE MARIST TRADITION SAINTS. Just a great place to go to School BOARDING A smart choice for your son or daughter: Boarding for girls attending St Monicas College Academic advantages of all-boys and all-girls schooling Social advantages of joint boarding program Structured evening study programmes Weekly boarding convenience The Enrolment Secretary, St Augustines College 251 Draper Street, CAIRNS Q 4870 T: 0740515555 F: 0740315465 E: enrol@sac.qld.edu.au www.sac.qld.edu.au BOARDING APPLICATIONS CLOSE FOR YEAR 8 2013, 31 MARCH 2012. APPLICATIONS FOR OTHER YEAR LEVELS ARE WELCOME For an information package, please contact: V IS U A L 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 NT fuel price on the rise By DAVID WOOD FUEL prices will be going up over the next fortnight and Territorians once again will be paying some of the highest prices in the nation. Commsec chief economist Craig James said motorists should expect fuel prices to edge higher. The pump price is likely to drift 1 to 2c a litre higher over the coming week, he said. Mr James said it could have been worse if the Aussie dollar had not been as high as it was. Unleaded petrol prices were mixed across Australia this week. The prices are set to rise by up to 2c a litre for unleaded in the next fortnight. Melbourne had the cheapest fuel, down 4.1c to 133.6c last week, while Darwin re mained the dearest, flat at 154.2c, figures from the Australian Institute of Petroleum for the week ending Sunday have shown. Prices on fuel price aggregation website MotorMouth show Darwinites had been paying on average about $1.54 per litre for the past week, while Melbournians paid about $1.33 per litre. In Alice Springs, unleaded averaged 165.4c yesterday, Tennant Creek 164.2c and Katherine 145.7c. University of NSW Australian School of Business associate professor Frank Zumbo said the major towns in NT were in need of independent retailers. When international prices have gone down the price is normally slow to go down if they go down at all in NT, he said. Lieutenant Colonel Paul ODonnell is the new commanding officer at Norforce Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Norforce chief brings new ideas to job By CONOR BYRNE THIS man probably has more eyes than anyone in northern Australia. Lieutenant Colonel Paul ODonnell, 39, is the new commanding officer at Norforce Defences reserve army that extends across land and sea from Broome to the Queensland border. About 50 to 60 per cent of Norforces 500 predominantly reserve soldiers are indigenous. We rely on indigenous soldiers. They bring traditional values to make modern warriors out of them, he told the NT News in his Larrakeyah Barracks office. It is important to engage with communities and with traditional owners, and communicate with them. Their knowledge of land is very useful. Norforce has bases in Alice Springs, Broome, Kun nunura, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek. Lt-Col ODonnell said commanding Norforce was a career highlight and he has a few ideas he wants to try, which include working with new technologies and education initiatives for indigenous members. Plea to workers on F-111 jets THE search continues for maintenance workers who worked on RAAF F-111 jets between 1973 and 2000. The Federal Government wants to identify all F-111 fuel tank maintenance workers in the Northern Territory who have not yet come forward, not just those who are sick. Veterans Affairs Minister Warren Snow don said an ex-gratia scheme was available to certain personnel. I encourage all those involved in F-111 fuel tank maintenance or associated tasks, between 1973 and 2000, and havent been in contact with DVA already on this matter, to call us, he said. They are urged to call 1800 555 323. or log on to f111.dva.gov.au