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The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 14 Mar 2012

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

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14 NT NEWS. Wednesday, March 14, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -M A R -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K I WILL: Be a full time Lord Mayor who works hard for Darwin Be non-political - Council is no place for party politics Explore creative and beneficial solutions to issues for the community Deliver thoughtful and economical outcomes Strongly lead the Council to be consultative and representative. ELECTORAL ADVERTISEMENT www.katrinafonglim.com.au Written and authorized by Anthony Waite, 50 Aralia Street, Nightcliff ELECTORAL ADVERTISEMENT Katrina Fong Lim for Lord Mayorfor Lord Maayyor Working for a better Darwin VOTE 1 KATRINA FONG LIM 1 0 0 9 3 6 7 COUNCIL ELECTIONS Are the nearly 70,000 register voters of Darwin, Palmerston and Litch eld councils going to see your message? NT News and Sun Newspapers have the perfect vehicle to showcase your commitment to 70,000* voters in your area. Both publications will carry a comprehensive lift out to communicate your message. Our speci cally designed packages also have you covered in print and online. TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO BOOK Publication dates: Sun Newspapers Wednesday, March 21. NT News Friday, March 23. Booking deadline: Wednesday, March 14 Holly Clark 8944 9805 clarkh@ntnews.com.au David Wightman 8944 9945 wightmand@thesuns.com.au * 37,000 NT News readers (Monday-Friday) *33,000 Sun Newspaper readers. Roy Morgan October 2010 to April 2011. I had a look around and NAC was the best. Best Quality, Best Product and Best Value. Jim Buckley II hahadd aa lolookok a arorounundd anandd NANACC wawass ththee bebestst. Best Quality Best Product PHONE 8931 1660 www.nacptyltd.com.au 13 Mander Rd, Pinelands 1 0 6 3 5 6 8 SKATEMADNESS SYDNEY: Police have warned skaters against trying the skitching fad after an accident in Sydney on Monday. Four teenagers on skateboards were holding a rope and being pulled by a car when they crashed. The boys, aged 17 and 18, were lined up one behind the other when they fell. None of them was wearing a helmet. One suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Westmead Hospital. KOALAWARNING BRISBANE: Unless the Federal Government steps up and becomes the legislated custodian of koalas they will face extinction, an expert argues. Australian Koala Foundation CEO Deborah Tabart says environmental conditions on applications for housing and mining developments vary across levels of government. Without a consistent standard to protect koalas and their habitats, numbers will continue to dwindle to the point of extinction, she says. SNACKROBBERY BRISBANE: Three hungry thieves have bashed a man with an iron bar southwest of Brisbane to steal his takeaway food. The victim was in a shopping centre carpark when approached by three men and assaulted about 10pm on Monday, police say. The trio then fled with his food. The victim required hospital treatment for a cut forehead and bruises. A 20-yearold man and a 19-year-old man have been charged with assault and armed robbery. NATION l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Printer-cartridge gift scam ADELAIDE: South Australian government departments spentmore than $1.2million buying printer cartridges at inflated prices in return for incentives or gifts, an investigation has revealed. FinanceMinister Michael OBrien told State Parliament yesterday that 11 public authorities were involved in the scamwith about $5500 in gift cards and other items, such as iPods and plasma TVs, provided by cartridge suppliers. Chef tomiss service BRISBANE: Matt Golinskis wife and three daughters will be farewelled on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday but the celebrity chef is too unwell to attend the funeral. Hewill remain in hospital, where he has been recovering from burns to 40 per cent of his body since a fire ripped through his Tewantin home on Boxing Day. His wife Rachael and daughters Starlia, Willow and Sage died in the blaze. Matt Golinski Katter ad blamed for offensive graffiti An image from the advertisement distributed by Katters Australian Party BRISBANE: A controversial Katter party advertisement has been blamed for sparking a homophobic and racist graffiti attack on a Queensland ministers office. Indigenous Affairs Minister Curtis Pitt found the words Communist Gay, Communist Nigger Loving Party scrawled on the front windows of his Mulgrave electorate office in north Queensland yesterday. The ad, played on primetime TV, shows pictures of a shirtless male couple with blurred torsos, with their arms around each other. It asks how well voters know Opposition leader Campbell Newman and features him repeating: I support gay marriage. Mr Katter said the suspension of an ABC Radio presenter who did the voiceover for the ad was wrong. Its . . . persecution by the political correct brigade, he said. $566,000 for a crushed foot BRISBANE: An Irish backpacker whowasworking on a cotton farm at Mungindi in northwestern NSWhas been awardedmore than $566,000 in damages after his foot was crushed in a compactor. In the District Court, EndaMatthew Judge sued R H Grey and Son Pty Ltd, Danbil Pty Ltd and Daniel Burke for damages for the injury he suffered onMay 1, 2009. In awritten judgment yesterday, Judge Kiernan Dorney said the defendants had stated that liability was admitted. No Irish outrage PERTH: An online job ad stating no Irish should apply forced the Australian embassy in Ireland to defend the countrys commitment to diversity and racial tolerance. The ad that was posted on website Gumtree stated, Bricklayer needed ASAP. $250 a day, no part-time workers and NO IRISH, reports the Irish Independent. It sparked immediate reader outrage and has since been removed, but not before the man responsible a Perth man known only as Simon defended his position stating he was sick of Irish people applying for jobs they were not qualified to do. I have no trouble with Ir ish people, he said. Ive had lots of Irish people say they have experience bricklaying but come over and have no clue how to lay bricks. A spokesman for the Australian embassy told the Independent online: The Government has an unwavering commitment to a multicultural Australia and greatly welcomes the contribution made by people of all backgrounds, regardless of origin, gender, or colour, to Australias culture, society, and prosperity. He said Australia had no tolerance for racism and discrimination reflected in a broad range of antidiscrimination legislation.