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Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011



Sunday Territorian 11 Dec 2011


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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday, December 11, 2011. Sunday Territorian. 13 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:11-DGE:13 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Now with four different divisions; Tree Services, Nursery, Landscaping & Maintenance, Paradise Group has it all covered. We can care for anything from residential to Government contracts or the Building & Construction sector. Unknown to some, Paradise Nursery, is nestled away at 100 Thorak Road, Berrimah, offering: plants you in transforming your garden into a tropical haven. With a passion for plants, our qualified staff are ready to assist you. Beautiful Mahogany slabs, perfect for kitchen and bar tops! Can be bought raw or cut to size, great prices on offer. Opening hours: Phone: Fax: nursery@paradisegroupnt.com.au Bring your Garden to Life... 15FH08/11 Blow-up and portable pools and spas that hold a depth of 30 cm or more are required by law to have a fence. Babies and toddlers can drown in as little as 10 cm of water. Drownings are preventable. Follow these water safety tips when using blow-up pools. Ensure that your pool is appropriately fenced. Always stay within arms reach of babies and toddlers. Remove toys and objects after play and empty the pool. Do you own a blow-up or portable pool? For more information telephone 1300 301 059 or visit www.watersafety.nt.gov.au WE HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF HUMPTY DOO HOTEL MERCHANDISE TO SUIT EVERYONE FROM $2.50 - $35.00 (+P&H) Mens & Ladies; singlets, t-shirts, polos & long sleeve shirts. Caps, Bucket Hats, Beanies & Bandannas Coolers for; Cans, Schooners & Long Necks 6 Pack Bag or Sling Style & Wine Bottle cooler bags Key Rings, Magnets, Stickers & Lighters Email to humptydoohotel1@bigpond.com or Phone 8988 1372 to place your order and we will post it to anywhere in the world. Or come in and see the merchandise on display in the bar and grab a cold drink and a meal while you decide. WE HAVE A GREAT SELECTION OF HUMPTY DOO HOTEL MERCHANDISE TO SUIT PPPPPRRRRREEEEESSSSSEEEEENNNNNTTTTT FFFFFOOOOORRRRR XXXXXMMMMMAAAAASSSSS????? 1067741 sundayterritorian.com.au NEWS Risks of riots brewing THE Opposition has flagged the possibility of renewed rioting in Australias detention centres after the recent influx in boat arrivals off Australias northwest. The interceptions of two boatloads of asylum seekers on Friday brought the numbers of apprehensions to five this week and eight for the fortnight, with 28 boats carrying about 2000 passengers arriving since the High Court torpedoed the Federal Governments Malaysia Solution at the end of August. The Government and Opposition yesterday continued to blame each other for the increasing number of illegal arrivals, in the standoff over legislation that would enable offshore processing of asylum seekers. Opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison said yesterday the influx could result in riots, with the immigration department warning that as many as 3600 people might arrive in the next six months. Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has said the Governments move to alleviate pressure on detention centres the issuing of bridging visas is like building a bridge between Australia and Indonesia for asylum seekers. But Mr Morrison said this wont be enough to stem overcrowding of detention centres. The airline transporting asylum seekers from Christmas Island to the mainland would be busier than Qantas over Christmas, he said. Specialist doctors inspect Motaba the gorilla and remove his infected tooth during an operation at Werribee Zoo Tooth fairies pay a visit to 160kg gorilla A STEADY hand and nerves of steel are needed to pull a tooth from this jungle giant. Werribee Open Range Zoos silverback gorilla Motaba made a trip to the theatre this week to check his teeth, ears and eyes. While a previous ear infection had improved, a lower molar needed to be pulled. Veterinary dental specialist Stephen Coles and a human dentist extracted the tooth while eye specialists checked the apes peepers. A doctor who usually works on humans also oversaw the anaesthesia for the imposing 160kg primate. Zoo vet Natalie Rourke said Motaba seemed as fit as a fiddle after the op. Motaba is part of the $3.6 million Gorillas Calling exhibit at the zoo, southwest of Melbourne, which also features three western lowland gorillas. It is unknown how much the apes tooth will fetch from the Tooth Fairy. Survey insults customers CENTRELINK customers have been humiliated, distressed and reduced to tears for a $5 million taxpayer-funded study into homelessness in which they were quizzed on everything from drug taking to sexual abuse. The research, carried out by Roy Morgan researchers, has outraged family and domestic violence groups after the government gave the go ahead for the survey of more than 1600 Centrelink customers nationwide. Researchers visit a clients home and pay them $40 to participate in the wide-ranging interview, asking about drug use and whether they suffered sexual assault or domestic abuse. Researchers reported seeing grown men breaking down in tears during the survey. New mums hiding baby blues NEW mothers are increasingly hiding post-natal depression for fear of being labelled bad mums. And some lie about suffering from the baby blues because they are scared their children might be taken away, according to leading experts. About one in seven women develops post-natal depression. While there is more public awareness of it, Beyondblues Dr Nicole Highet said its stigma was worse than depression in men 10 years ago. Memory card resale warning GOVERNMENT documents, medical records, personal credit card details and incriminating photos were obtained in a WA study exposing the dangers of selling computer memory cards second-hand. The files were downloaded by Edith Cowan University researchers who bought 119 second-hand memory cards from over a recent ninemonth period. Files were restored from the cards using basic computer programs found on the internet.