Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 10 Sep 2011

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NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-09-10

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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

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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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. 15 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 0 -S E P -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 1 5 C O L O R : C M Y K NA100602 Does your dog eat better than you do? Darwin Dietitians can help! Healthy eating advice Weight loss programs, food intolerance For an appointment phone 08 8911 0622 www.darwindietitians.com.au 1 0 -F H -0 6 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 NATION He might weigh 630kg, but hes still a mummys boy. And in celebrating his first birthday today, one of Melbournes most famous babies caused a bit of fanfare. Ongard, Melbourne Zoos first male baby elephant, marked his first year by demolishing a banana cake etched with his name and knocking around a water ball with his sister. ER060606/11 Driver rams police SYDNEY: A man has been charged with hitting a police officer with his car, flinging him onto the bonnet, after he tried to pull him over near Newcastle. It is alleged the 33-yearold then turned his car on another officer, who retaliated by firing a single shot that hit the driver in the leg. It sparked a police chase on Thursday night that was abandoned about 10km later. The incident was triggered when two patrol units attempted to pull the man over at Wallsend over outstanding warrants for driving and drug offences about 10pm (AEST). But the driver allegedly drove his car into a senior constable who rolled onto the bonnet. FIRSTBOATARRIVES CANBERRA: The first asylum seeker boat to arrive in Australian waters since the Governments Malaysian refugee swap deal was struck down by the High Court has been intercepted near Christmas Island. Authorities were expected to transfer those on the boat to the islands detention centre late yesterday. THOMSON IN FOCUS CANBERRA: NSW police have been asked to look at fresh evidence against Labor MP Craig Thomson. Fairfax has reported that Mr Thomson and union boss Michael Williamson, then senior figures at the HSU, were allegedly provided with credit cards by a graphic design business that was paid exorbitant amounts to produce a union newsletter. STABBING CHARGE PERTH: A Perth man has been found guilty of the knifing murder of his 19-year-old neighbour. Garret Nicolas Cianciosi, 23, was accused of stabbing Steven Warwick Leslie Hodges 11 times on November 1 last year at Bassendean in Perths northeast. A Supreme Court jury took less than three hours to find Cianciosi guilty of murder. CADET ENTERSPLEA CANBERRA: A military cadet has pleaded not guilty to secretly filming a female cadet in the shower at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra. Pakistan National Obaid Fayyaz, 21, briefly appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court yesterday to enter a plea of not guilty to committing an act of indecency in the presence of the victimwithout consent. LASERTRACED MELBOURNE: A man faces up to two years in jail after he allegedly shone a laser at a police aircraft during a party last weekend. Air wing crew were struck by the laser about 9.40pm (AEST) on Saturday and pinpointed its origin in Craigie Court, Hampton Park. They used an infra-red device to film a 21-year-old Cranbourne man, who was charged with interfering with an aircraft, reckless conduct endangering life and possessing a prohibitedweapon. Williams mate did nothing as he died By MIKE HEDGE in Melbourne ONE of Carl Williams oldest friends witnessed his killing in prison but did nothing to help him and made no apparent attempt to prevent it. Tommy Ivanovic, the godfather to Williams daughter, is shown on security video in the room as accused murderer Matthew Johnson bashes the Melbourne underworld figure to death with a metal pole. The video, revealed publicly for the first time yesterday during Johnsons murder trial, shows the killing from two angles and every move the men made during the hour before it. It begins with Williams and Ivanovic walking the exercise yard in the highsecurity Acacia 1 unit before midday on April 19 last year. The video shows the three men eating together in their day room and talking, seemingly without animosity. During the 10 minutes before Williams is killed, the three men again walk the exercise yard before Johnson leaves the other two and returns to the day room. Johnson is then seen on the security footage removing the post supporting the seat of an exercise bike and taking it to Ivanovics cell. Soon afterwards, Williams and Ivanovic return and Williams sits with his back to the cell door, reading a newspaper containing a front page story about deals he is doing with police. Johnson walks around in the background before again entering Ivanovics cell. Seconds later Johnson emerges and smashes the pole into the side of Williams head and continues bludgeoning him as he lies on the floor. Throughout the attack Ivanovic is a few metres away with a clear view. Afterwards, Johnson walks into the exercise yard, then sits on a chair before being joined by Ivanovic. Johnson has pleaded not guilty to murdering Williams, claiming he acted in self-defence. The court has heard Ivanovic told Johnson the day before the killing Williams intended to bash him to death with a sock full of pool balls. Defence barrister Bill Stuart said Johnson had acted out of necessity after finding himself in a kill-or-bekilled situation.