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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-11-18

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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

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/236154

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/643046

Page content

10 NT NEWS. Friday, November 18, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 8 -N O V -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K Media inquiry insult By VANDA CARSON NEWS Limited chairman John Hartigan leapt to the defence of his companys 2700 editorial staff yesterday, arguing the media inquiry is a knee-jerk reaction to the poll woes of the Federal Government. This is a Government which is on the nose with the public and is looking for someone to blame, Mr Hartigan said. He said his newspapers had been labelled hate media and accused of campaigning for regime change by Labor. But the ALP was itself guilty of regime change in removing Kevin Rudd. The Government had claimed News journalists hacked phones and paid bribes but had not once substantiated the claims. The company was cleared by an independent audit of editorial spending completed earlier this week. Apparently our readers are so weak-minded they dont have the ability to make up their own minds this is a preposterous insult to all Australians he told the inquiry, chaired by retired Federal Court judge Ray Finkelstein. If News Limited wields so much power this country would be a republic. Mr Hartigan said critics had turned a blind eye to its newspapers good work in cases such as the campaign to prove the innocence of convicted murderer Andrew Mallard and exposing the home insulation fiasco. He said he opposed the idea of government funds supporting media as it could create a perception of obligation to the government. News Limited is the publisher of the NT News. 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 Cyclone Tracy survivor Marilyn Gibson with Millionaire Hot Seat host Eddie McGuire after she won $50,000 Picture: CHANNEL 9 Thank Noddy for $50K By DAVID WOOD When I got the hot seat chair it was like a rush of adrenaline MARILYN Gibson won $50,000 on the back of knowing the colour of Noddys hat (blue). Ms Gibson, who spent seven years in the Territory from 1967 to just after Cyclone Tracy, was on Millionaire Hot Seat on Channel Nine on Monday night. She answered six in a row, claiming fifty grand off host Eddie McGuire. Ms Gibson was secretary to three Darwin mayors, Lucius (Bill) Richardson, Harry Chan, and Harry Tiger Brennan. From May 1975, the now Seaford in Victoria resident, spent two years on Groote Eylandt as a traffic officer for MMA, a subsidiary of Ansett airlines. I had lost everything I owned in the cyclone so I had to go and make some money, she said. I remember coming home from work and it was dark and wishing it (the weather) would go away because I had to take a cheesecake round to a friend because it was Christmas Eve. I woke up at midnight think ing this is more than a rain storm. Then the windows were sucked out and then the furniture was sucked out. It was horrific. I sat in the shower recess and cried my eyes out. The cyclone helped me pack. I came home (to Melbourne) with a pair of jeans, sneakers and a T-shirt. She said the beer can regatta was born while she was working for Tiger Brennan. Because the streets in Darwin were covered in VB cans, they decided to build boats to get the cans off the streets, she said. Marilyn said she was in the zone on Millionaire Hot Seat. When I got the hot seat chair it was like a rush of adrenaline, she said. Bike funds lag DARWIN city is spending the least on its infrastructure for cyclists after Hobart, new research released by Melbourne-based Bicycle Network shows. The cycling organisation has estimated that the tropical city spends $4.04 a head on infrastructure to keep its cyclists happy. The Tasmanian capital spends a mere $1 on bike facilities. Sydney forks out $62.34 a head, compared with Melbournes $12.43. Case delayed A TOP End alumina refinery charged with spilling more than 60,000 litres of petrol into soil has had its court case delayed. Rio Tinto Alcan Gove was charged with causing serious environmental harm after allegedly breaching the mining management act after fuel contaminated soil last dry season. It is fighting the charges. The company will re-appear in court at the end of the month. Get your home ready for Christmas HOME ENTERTAINING WORKSHOP SATURDAY 19TH NOVEMBER Come and learn how to rejuvenate your home and entertaining area in time for the festive season at our Free D.I.Y. Workshops. Workshops run on the hour from 9am - 3pm (excluding 12pm) Bookings are preferred. For more information ask at the service desk. BBNT2738 JAN, TEAM MEMBER


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