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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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2 NT NEWS. Thursday, April 21, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 1 -A P R -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au In si d e GENERAL INQUIRIES: 8944 9900 l CLASSIFIEDS: 8944 9999 l CIRCULATION: 8944 9901 l ADVERTISING: 8944 9801 ONLINE: www.ntnews.com.au l EDITORIAL EMAIL: ntnmail@ntn.newsltd.com.au l OTHER INQUIRIES: online@ntn.newsltd.com.au NATIONAL: 16 A stabbingmurder that strained ties between Australia and India has resulted in a guilty plea. WORLD: 17 At least 846 Egyptians died in the nearly three-week popular uprising. ENTERTAINMENT: 32 Those in the know in the Darwin music scenewill be familiar with the name. BUSINESS: 19 The rampant Australian dollar is keeping a lid on the price of imported goods. Wicking ..........................14 Your say .........................14 National .........................16 World .............................. 17 Entertainment .............31 Movies ............................33 Business ........................19 Comics ............................21 Television ......................21 Classifieds .....................36 Careerone ......................38 Weather .........................47 Racing liftout ...............23 BiteMe ...........................27 Speedcameras NTPolice speed cameraswill be in theseareas today: Darwin:BagotRd;McMinnSt; StuartHighway; Tiger BrennanDrive. NorthernSuburbs: DripstoneRd;McMillansRd; TrowerRd;VanderlinDrive. Palmerston:ChungWahTce; DriverAve; StuartHighway; TempleTce. Rural:ArnhemHighway; GirraweenRd;HowardSprings Rd; PioneerDrive. Are youon the spot? Do you have a news photo or a story tip? If so, wewant to hear from you! Newshotline: 8944 9724 Send your news photos to: newsbreakers@ntn. newsltd.com.au Include your contact details and a brief description. All emails should be notmore than fivemegabytes. Tattslotto Wednesday20-4-2011 DrawNo. 3027 13 31 20 14 7 2 24 35SUPPS Total prizepool: $1.7m TheNTNewshas taken all possible care but cannot accept responsibility for any errors, whether due to equipment fault, staff handling or any other cause. Caught! Angler:Will Smith. Fish:Queenfish. Where: Peron Islands. MOREFISHING: Pages 35 and47 Wakeuptous GET YOUR AND HOME DELIVERED Call8944 9901 MYSTERYNUMBERCONDITIONS: If youwin, keep thispaper forverification. Call costs55c (IncGST).Higher from mobile/payphones -DialectSolutions Group.Recommendation:Usea land-line andtouch tonephone.Somemobiles, portableandpayphonesmayexperience technical faultsdue to reception. Henderson kills off euthanasia debate EXCLUSIVE ByNIGELADLAM in Canberra NTNEWS SURVEY EUTHANASIA n For 85 per cent n Against 13 per cent n Dont know 2 per cent STATEHOOD n For 42 per cent n Against 56 per cent n Dont know 2 per cent CHIEF Minister Paul Henderson yesterday ruled out introducing euthanasia laws in the Territory. He said the issue should be left to the Federal Government after national debate. An NT News readers survey last year revealed 85 per cent of Territorians supported bringing back voluntary euthanasia 15 years after it was taken from us by Canberra. Greens leader Bob Brown is putting a Private Members Bill before Federal Parliament to take away Canberras right to overturn any Territory law. But Mr Henderson said he wouldnt introduce mercy killing legislation even if the Bill was passed. He also ruled out same-sex marriage. The Chief Minister told the NT News he used to be a strong supporter of euthanasia, which was legalised in the NT in 1996 but overturned by the Federal Government a year later. With improvements in palliative care, Im moving against supporting it, he said. But there is still a lot of soul searching to do. Mr Henderson said he didnt have a strong opinion on same-sex marriage. But he added: Im a traditionalist and I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. He said the Territory Government had removed all discrimination against gays. Mr Henderson earlier put the case for Territory Statehood to the Canberra Press Club. He said it was offensive that the Federal Government thought the democraticallyelected Territory Parliament wasnt responsible enough to pass legislation without Canberra having a veto. He also told the press club that he would ask banks to be more generous in lending money to first-home buyers and property developers in the Territory. He said banks were making life difficult by demanding developers have 100 per cent pre-sales before lending money for housing projects. Young men who never got to grow old Vietnam Vet GrahamMintern looks through the NT News VietnamWar tribute and reflects on his own participation more than 40 years ago Picture: BRAD FLEET THERE is no one word that describes ANZAC Day. Words like sombre and sad do not even come close. This year, the NT News has put together a 32 page special feature to commemorate our personnel who fought in one of the dirtiest wars ever fought Vietnam. Graham Mintern was conscripted by the birthday raffle just after he turned 20. In 1968, he sailed for Vietnam onboard HMAS Sydney. Mr Mintern has given his seal of approval for the liftout. Its really great, absolutely fantastic, he said with a grin. When people think of ANZAC Day, a lot of people just think of old farts, he said. But it wasnt it was young people going over there to fight. They people who died there were not old people they were young people who never got to be old. Mr Mintern will commemorate ANZAC Day by attending the Dawn Service on the Esplanade, before marching in the annual parade. Then Ill go home and watch Collingwood smash Essendon in the AFL, he said.