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The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jul 2011

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Monday, July 25, 2011. NT NEWS. 5 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:25-JGE:5 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K Prices are based on payment by direct deposit / POLi, voucher, Jetstar MasterCard or Jetstar Platinum MasterCard for bookings through jetstar.com. For all other bookings, a Booking and Service Fee of $7.50 per passenger, per domestic fare applies. An extra $20 per passenger will apply for domestic bookings through telephone 131 538. Flights depart Darwin airport. ~Best availability from 9 August to 21 September 2011. >Best availability from 16 August to 21 September 2011. Fares are one-way and non-refundable. Limited changes are permitted, charges apply. Availability is limited (not available on all flights or days). ^Carry-on baggage limits, including size restrictions, will be strictly applied. Passengers with more than the applicable carry-on baggage allowance will need to check in baggage, and charges will apply. See jetstar.com for more details. Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd ABN 33 069 720 243. JET4433/2507NT To book call 131 538 or visit jetstar.com Jetstar direct to: Melbourne from$199 ~ (Tullamarine) Fares are one way, checked baggage not included^. For an additional $16$45 per passenger, you can choose between 15kg to 40kg checked baggage. Fares may not be available for travel outside the best availability dates below, during school or public holidays, or for bookings close to the date of departure. ...and Darwin direct to: Sydney from$199 > Brisbane from$209 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 Majority support stunning of cattle THREE out of four people say stunning should be made mandatory in the slaughter of Australian cattle, whether done here or overseas, a poll suggests. A total of 1500 people were asked if they supported or opposed introducing legislation that would make stunning compulsory as part of survey commissioned by the charity Australians for Animals. It found 75 per cent supported the idea, while just five per cent opposed it. Support jumped to 77 per cent outside the capitals. Charity founder Sue Arnold said the federal and state governments should move to legislate mandatory stunning for all Australian cattle. Cattle experience pain and terror, she said. Live cattle exports to Indonesia were banned after Australian-bred cattle were filmed being beaten and gouged during slaughter there. The trade has since been reopened with new animal welfare assurances. Frigate open to explore TOP Enders will have a rare opportunity to see the inside of an Australian frigate when HMAS Darwin is opened to the public this weekend. To celebrate Navy Week the long-range escort frigate at Fort Hill Wharf, along with the Larrakeyah Barracks, will be opened to the public on Sunday. The celebrations kick off on Wednesday with a sunset display by the Navy Federation Guard Precision Drill team at Memorial Park, Palmerston. The same drill will be performed the following night at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. On Saturday a Freedom of Entry parade will be held in Smith St Mall. Deadly hazard of swaying trucks A reader filmed this Halkitis Darwin truck swerving on the Arnhem Highway. Check out the video at www.ntnews.com.au today By SARAH CRAWFORD and ELLIE TURNER TRUCK drivers from a Top End company have described how their trailer smashed into tourists caravans and tore a car in half on the Arnhem Highway. In a YouTube video filmed last year, Halkitis Darwin truck driver Peter Grose described how drivers struggled to steer the swaying multi-trailer trucks. Blokes got out of it, did not want to drive it, too dangerous, he said. One bloke hit a tourist tore half his car apart. In the same video clip, workshop foreman Doc Kennedy told how bad publicity made drivers try everything to stop the swaying trucks. We had many issues with trailers hitting caravans on the Arnhem Highway not a real good look to get on the front page of the newspaper, he said. We tried different shockers, different suspension setups, wheel alignments. The YouTube video clip was produced to advertise a Queensland heavy vehicle mechanic, Ken Dennis , who calls himself the Truck Whisperer. In the clip, Mr Kennedy and Mr Grose said the Halkitis Bros Transport trucks stopped swaying after they used the Truck Whisperers advanced steering management system. But on Saturday July 1, a motorist took video footage of a Halkitis Darwin truck pulling three trailers swaying dangerously on the Arnhem Highway, near the Adelaide River crossing. The Nakara man, who wi shed not to be named said the truck swayed continuously like a snake. It was unbelievable . . . drivers like this should not be on the road, he said. HB Group director Nick Halkitis declined to make any comment last night. Last week, tourist Rosalyn ONeill, 65, was killed on the Arnhem Highway when a small boulder smashed through the windscreen of her four-wheel-drive. Her husband Darryl ONeill, 66, who was driving at the time, said that he saw the rock fall from a passing truck, which had just left the HB Quarry. The police investigation into last Wednesdays fatal crash is believed to have extended to HB Quarry. It is thought police are looking through the log books to try to identify which trucks were on the Arnhem Highway at the time of the accident. Mr ONeill said police had told him that his evidence conflicted with accounts given from other witnesses to the accident.

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