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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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4 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 : 4 C O L O R : C M Y K play paint ball now! Book 7 days a week Call 0407 644 575 or email info@unitedpaintball.com.au FACEBOOK-UNITED-PAINTBALL-DARWIN www.unitedpaintball.com.au Players must be 18 years and over. Bring photo ID and closed shoes. 1 1 0 2 4 2 5 United Paintball is the NTs largest paintball fi eld. Hit up Freds Pass Reserve, unite your team & get splattered! united paintball ok 7 days a week r email info@unitedpain DARWINDARWIN 247 Trower Road, Casuarina DARWINS FIRST 24/7 Club NOW OPEN 1 0 6 2 8 1 3Part of the Genesis Fitness Familyof the Genesis Fitness Fa Memberships starting from as little as $7.95 per week CALL 8927 2099 TODAY! 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 Liam Jurrah trains in Melbourne yesterday for the first time since he was charged over an incident in Alice Springs last week Picture: COLLEEN PETCH AFL will let Liam play on THE AFL will not stop Liam Jurrah playing for Melbourne while he fights criminal charges. Jurrah, 23, returned to the club for the first time yesterday since being charged last week in Alice Springs over an alleged machete attack. Jurrah, who is recovering from a wrist injury, had an individual fitness session in the clubs gym but did not train with his teammates. He was to meet the Demons administration and coaching staff to work out how best to continue his career as he deals with his fitness issues and upcoming court case. Jurrah is to reappear in court on May 17 on charges of unlawfully causing serious harm and being armed with an offensive weapon at night. The Demons were still to determine whether he would also be sanctioned by the club. AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou said when Melbourne decided the forward was ready to play again, the league would not have a problem. Fury as NT nuclear dump gets the nod By DAVID WOOD A NUCLEAR waste dump will almost certainly be built in the Territory after legislation passed through the Senate yesterday. But Territory groups say they will keep fighting to stop the dump. The Federal Government is only considering Muckaty Station about 120km north of Tennant Creek as a future site. The Greens and indepen dent senator Nick Xenophon opposed the National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, but NT senators, Labors Trish Crossin and the Country Liberal partys Nigel Scullion, voted for it. Environment Centre NT spokeswoman Cat Beaton said there would be a fight to stop the dump. Canberra may now have its legislation, but we are more determined than ever to ensure a radioactive waste dump doesnt end up in the Territory, she said. This legislation spits in the face of the NT Government who have legislated against a waste dump, Muckaty traditional owners who have consistently said no, and unions, church groups, green groups and Territorians who do not want the risks that come with a radioactive dump in their Territory. Western Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam had his amendment which means it must return to the Lower House to be rubber stamped passed, effectively barring any international radioactive waste from being stored at the dump unless it originated in Australia. But he was not happy. I think what we saw today was an abomination, he said. It was a shame on the Territorys representatives in the Parliament. You shouldnt need a guy from WA sticking up (for) the rights of the Territory. A dispute over the land on which the dump could sit is before the Federal Court in Victoria. The case is expected to continue despite the legislation. Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson told journalists the Federal Government would not proceed with the dump until the court case was decided. Only the NT and federal governments will be allowed to send low-level waste free of charge, while other states will have to pay. Pollies kids day TWO politicians will spend a day working in an Alice Springs childcare centre to better understand the plight of childcare workers. MLA Lynne Walker and Opposition children and families spokeswoman Robyn Lambley will attend the YMCA Childcare Centre in Alice Springs today. Childcare Educators Union secretary Matthew Gardiner said the program was an opportunity to let decisionmakers see how things really are in centres. Put youth first THE manager of a leading youth service organisation in Central Australia said kids were destined for the scrap heap if the Federal Government failed to fund youth services. Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service manager Blair McFarland said Treasurer Wayne Swan should consider remote youth in the Federal Budget. An occasional visit by a football or Olympic star . . . wont be enough to turn around the lives of these kids, he said. Police boldly go bald A GROUP of NT Police officers will go under the clippers to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Six officers calling themselves The Hairy Pigs have already raised over $2000 and will look to add to that when they hold their Worlds Greatest Shave event at the Police College in Berrimah on Saturday. Senior Constable First Class Amee Mededith promised to shave her head but said she would keep some hair. The boys are going completely bald but Im not brave enough, she said. The day will kick off at 12.30pm and include a sausage sizzle and raffles.

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