The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011
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www.ntnews.com.au Monday, July 25, 2011. NT NEWS. 13 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-JGE:13 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Agreement to restructure forestry HOBART: The Tasmanian and federal governments have reached a preliminary $276 million agreement to restructure the states forestry industry. The commonwealthwill fund the implementation of the statement of principles signed last year by environmentalists, unions and industry representatives. The sector has been ailing in recent years withmill closures, low export volumes and timber company Gunns exit from native forestry. Teen shot by police MELBOURNE: Police in Victoria have shot a youth, 17, after a car chase through a town in the states east. The teenager is in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Melbourne Hospital with upper-body injuries following an incident at Maffra, 220km east of Melbourne. Police said they had been alerted to an alleged stolen weapon just after midnight on Sunday. Road blocks were set up in the area and a police unit later spotted the alleged offender driving a car on MaffraRosedale Rd. Superintendent Geoff Newby said police chased the vehicle and, after it stopped, two officers approached it, one on either side. As they got closer, the driver pointed the firearm at the sergeant, Supt Newby said. The sergeant then discharged his weapon and fired a number of shots into the vehicle which struck the driver. He said the officer had no choice but to shoot the teenager. With the cars windows up, capsicum spray would not have been an option, he said. We certainly support our member 100 per cent in this case after having a firearm pointed at him. He feared for his life, there is no doubt about that. My heart goes out to our members. They did a sterling job and we will continue to support them. Federal Member for Kingsford Smith, Peter Garrett, led a Clean Energy Future rally at Coogee Beach yesterday as other politicians continued the carbon tax debate Picture: CAMERON RICHARDSON Rubbish tax reply By CRYSTAL JA in Canberra CLIMATE Change Minister Greg Combet has lashed out over criticisms at how long its taking the public to warm to the carbon tax. Its two weeks since the Federal Government released the longawaited details of its carbon price and the polls are still indicating a lukewarm response. Asked if the government would be forced to rework the tax or consider alternatives if support didnt pick up, Mr Combet gave an exasperated response. Give us a break will you. God, this is such rubbish, he told Network Ten yesterday. The detail (of the car bon price) has been out for two weeks. There has been months of deceitful, misrepresentative campaigning by (Opposition Leader) Tony Abbott, supported by some others. He insisted the Government would not waver on its plan to price carbon at $23 a tonne starting July 1, 2012. Burmese refugee admits military past BRISBANE: A Brisbane refugee and father of five has revealed his secret military past, saying he caused the deaths of up to 50 people in Burma. Moon Hsar, 44, says he worked as a secret agent for the Burmese military from within the Karen revolutionary army between 1984 and 1987. He claims it was his job to incite conflict between the Karen people and other ethnic groups by rumour-mongering and blaming innocent parties for others deeds. Forty to 50 people (died) be cause of me, because of order from military government, he said. I feel guilty, very guilty. Last week, Australian citizen Htoo Htoo Han confessed to killing 24 protesters and students as a Burmese intelligence officer from 1988. Pick up your recipe card in store. Lilydale Free Range Chicken $660 kg MasterChef is a trade mark of FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd as agent for Reveille LLC dba ShineReveille. Licensed by FremantleMedia Enterprises. All rights reserved Last nights MasterChef recipe at Coles today. Assiette of Chicken Cooked by Michael Advertised prices apply at Darwin stores. Advertised prices not available at Coles Express and Coles Central.
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