Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-09-10

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

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/10070/235158

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/650225

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, September 10, 2011. NT NEWS. 11 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:10-SGE:11 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K and Trade mark and registered trade mark of Telstra Corporation Ltd ABN 33 051 775 556 TCW0130/NT/NTN Netball star takes skills to the Top End Telstra Foundation makes the difference for Humpty Doo Venturer Scouts BY BRIAN OKEEFE Liz Ellis and the Miwatj Sparks Netball Club, including Telstra Country Wide, Area General Manager, Brian OKeefe. Australian netball legend, Liz Ellis has put the Miwatj Sparks Netball Club through their paces as part of their prize for winning Telstras national Super Coach competition. One of the most remote netball clubs in the country, the Miwatj Sparks Netball club was chosen as the competition winner from hundreds of entries after demonstrating their passion and commitment to the game of netball. The Sparks not only received an exclusive training session with Liz Ellis and current Australian Diamonds squad member Caitlin Thwaites, but also a Motorola Defy Pre-Paid handset with $500 of credit from Telstra and $1,000 worth of netball equipment. Sarah Mitchell from the Miwatj Sparks Netball Club said the club was over the moon to win the completion. This is an experience we will never forget thank you Telstra! she said. Having Liz and Caitlin take our girls through an exclusive training session was a huge thrill for everyone! The chance to learn new skills and insights from one of the greatest netball players in the world will provide a huge boost to the development of our players. The Telstra Super Coach Competition is part of Telstras national sponsorship which supports the game of netball at every level, from the elite to local grass roots activity. We are proud of our sponsorship and are committed to ensuring communities all around Australia even those as remote as Gove enjoy their netball and have the opportunity to develop the skills required to become the next Liz Ellis of Australian netball. The Humpty Doo Venturer Scouts have received a $1200 Telstras Kids Fund grant, has helped develop and enhance the talents, skills and fun times of the scouts in the club. The funds have been used to design and build a oating structure for the annual Darwin Can Regatta. Becky Myers of the Humpty Doo Venturer Scouts said, This grant helped ensure we were able to be part of one of the Northern Territorys great events. It allowed the Venturers leadership and teamwork skills to come to the fore and built stronger bonds amongst the Venturer Scouts Group. The Telstra Foundation programs such as Telstras Kids Fund can help community organisations like Humpty Doo Venturer Scouts juniors realise their potential. Telstra is committed to making a positive and lasting difference to the future of young Australians living in the Northern Territory area. ADVERTISEMENT To find out more about how the Telstra Foundation could support your community organisation, visit www. t e l s t r a f o u n d a t i o n . c o m . ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Greenlight sought for red light district By ALYSSA BETTS BROTHELS need to be legalised and Darwin should have a red light district, a Territory political party says. Sex Party spokeswoman Seranna Shutts lobbying comes after the NT News reported illegal, unregulated brothels were allegedly operating under the radar as massage parlours in Darwin. Chief Minister Paul Henderson said brothels wouldnt be legalised. He urged people with evidence of the crime to contact police. It was pointed out the people who had the evidence usually were the ones seeking the extra services and werent likely to be contacting police. Police have intelligence capabilities . . . were not legalising brothels, Mr Henderson said. Four parlours figure prominently in an online site that contains informative, graphic and sometimes unpleasant descriptions by punters of what is on offer. Escort services, which are legal but subject to regulations and police scrutiny, say it makes a mockery of the law and hurts their business. Ms Shutt said the fact certain massage parlours were probably doing extras was fairly well known. Absolutely, for years, everyone knows about it, she said. People need to be a little bit more realistic about whats happening. Territory laws made it difficult for sex workers to work legally, she said. And those working illegally were more at risk of being exploited. Prostitutes who work for escort agencies must register with police which isnt popular among sex workers. Those who work independently dont have to register, but are forbidden to work with anyone else even to have security or a driver. The whole sex industry would be decriminalised in best-practice for sex workers, Ms Shutt said. Create a red light district or (have it) in an industrial area. Brothels are illegal under the NT Prostitution Regulation Act, meaning a place cant be set aside as a premises where sex services are provided. Escort agency girls must use hotel rooms, as long as the deal for the sexual service is struck somewhere other than the hotel. Tourism Australia is urging Aussies to get behind Uluru in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign. The rock is one of 28 finalists. To vote go to www.new7wonders.com Picture: DAVID KIRKLAND/TOURISM NT