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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

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32 NT NEWS. Saturday, July 16, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 3 2 C O L O R : C M Y K On this day IN THE TERRITORY 10 YEARSAGO: Jobs for Aborigines in the Territorys construction and tourism industries are part of an $11 million employment strategy announced at theweekend. 20 YEARSAGO: Darwin City Council was in a sound financial position, the LordMayor, Mr AlanMarkham, said after the release of Councils report for the 1989-90 financial year. 25 YEARSAGO: Former Alice Springs businessmanAllan Scott hasmade amulti-million dollar bid to buy the Diamond Springs Casino. SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011 Naked truth about crime VERY few Territorians are dishonest but those that are have a strange propensity to steal while naked. Yes, its hot, even at night, but does this justify thieves stripping off during break-ins and flashing their unmentionables for the security cameras? Of course it does. The latest robberwith no clobberwas caught on CCTV in Katherine lastweek. Police generously suggested theman took off his clothes to squeeze through a small window but surely that risked scratching his tender spots. Anothermanwasnt in the nudewhen he broke into a pub, but hewas shirtless and displaying a distinctive builders crack known inmore polite circles as a plumbers smile; anyway,when hewoke up (and sobered up) the nextmorning to find that smile on the front page of theNTNews, he got dressed and handed himself in to police. And then therewas thewomanwho felt the need to take off her topwhile stealing from aDarwin sandwich bar. As theNTNews commented, it gave awhole new meaning to the order onewith the lot. One of themost infamous cases of naked robbery occurred at a house in Nightcliff. A couple broke in, had sex on the owners double bed and fled (presumably after getting dressed again) with a swag of property not their own. The householder burnt the sheets. The simple truth is, Territorians like to do things differently. Letters to the editor should be kept to 175 words or less. Send your letters toGPOBox 1300, Darwin, 0801, or email ntnmail@ntnews.com.au You must include your name, home address or PO Box number. Name and address will be withheld on request. The Northern Territory News reserves the right to edit letters. Responsibility is taken by the Editor, NTNews, GPOBox 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 ... and another thing FOR the record, the lowest temperature ever recorded in Darwin was 10.4C on the night of July 29, 1942. The lowest temperature recorded in the Territory was -7.5 at Alice Springs on July 12, 1976. The highest temperature was 48.3C at Finke, near Alice, on January 1-2, 1960. Letters Lets give them a hand and have a reason to feel good about ourselves. - SEE LETTER BELOW ASYLUMSEEKERS DESERVEAHAND IT WAS chilling to read a letter in your columns recently asking why Australian taxpayers should have to foot the bill for an inquiry into the Christmas Island refugee incident. Its because little children died needlessly on our nations doorstep, and because there is a nagging suggestion that we Australians as a whole didnt do everything possible to prevent this tragedy from occurring. The people who lost their lives werent illegal. But this fact of law has been noted so many times that it seems likely this misconception is wilful. Asylum seekers eat, sleep and breathe just like the rest of us. They are few in number and can be assisted with the Federal Governments small change. Lets give them a hand and have a reason to feel good about ourselves. Graham,Darwin NOREALSOLUTIONTO CARBONTAXONA380 ONE of the immediate consequences of the new carbon tax applying to aviation is that it will almost certainly drive Qantas into foreign ownership. Heaven knows what will happen to regional airlines, like Air North, or are they excluded outside the top 500 businesses? Aero engines have come a long way since the dirty Pratt and Whitney jet polluters on Boeing 707s. The A380 by comparison has relatively clean, efficient Rolls-Royce engines, but still emits carbon in burnt exhau st to attract the tax. The object of the carbon tax is to get polluters to minimise emissions, but what can be done about modern aero engines? The only real solution is not to use them; to stop flying, and thats ridiculous. The NT depends heavily on its vigorous aviation industry in its many forms, including Care-flight. This is just one destructive aspect of the carbon tax Julia Gillard must revisit. TedDunstan, Karama CARNIVAL COSTDIVIDE ISANEXPENSIVE JOKE DARWIN races country atmosphere youve got to be joking. On hearing the the television promotion of the racing carnival having a coun try atmosphere, my wife and five of her friends from the caravan park decided to attend Ladies Day. First, to sit in the grandstand was an extra $60 on top of their entry ticket. Being ladies, they were naturally interested in fashions on the field. But what did they find? This secret womens business was about $300 to get into the airconditioned marquee and these fashion plates werent coming out to strut for the general public. Watch TV or buy the paper tomorrow was the message. Never has there been such a divide between the haves and the have-nots. The old Darwin, that made it so attractive, is now well and truly gone dead and buried. By the way, if you want to attend the Gala Cup Ball, then $770 will get you and your partner a seat. TonyMcManus, LeePoint CaravanPark ... and another thing IT should be acknowledged that Territorians are apprentices in naked burglary compared with Europeans. A Serbian broke into a bear enclosure, naked, with a carton of beer. It is unknown whether he shared a coldiewith thembefore they killed him. The Fixer WHAT: The streetlight at the Buffalo Creek Boat Ramp has been out for most of this year. Anglers are complaining it is almost pitch black there now. WHOSRESPONSIBLE: Darwin City Council General Manager of Infrastructure, Luccio Cercarelli CONTACT:8930 0581 DOYOUknowof something in theTerritory that needs fixing?GiveThe Fixer a call on8944 9750

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