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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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16 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 : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K NT News May Day Public Holiday Display Advertising Deadlines Edition Deadline Monday, 2nd May 2011 Thursday, 28th April 2011 - 2pm Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 Thursday, 28th April 2011 - 2pm Wednesday, 4th May 2011 Friday, 28th April 2011 - 10am Thursday, 5th May 2011 Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 - 10am For advertising enquiries call 08 8944 9801 and ask for the Sales Representative in your area. The NT News offices will close at 5pm Friday 29th April and reopen 8.30am Tuesday 3rd May. 4 3 m g 0 3 0 7 NATION l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l 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 Judge pops magistrates jail-term blow for gum-chewing tradie Mirza Zukanovic MELBOURNE: An apprentice painter got a harsh reality check when he was jailed for blowing a chewing gum bubble in court. But its the magistrates turn to feel deflated after his decision to lock up the defendant was quashed. Mirza Zukanovic, 20, raised the ire of Magistrate Rodney Crisp when he blew the bubble during a court hearing in June 2010. Mr Crisp, who said Mr Zukanovic blew a large bubble and pop ped it while looking in his direction, sentenced the offender to one months jail for contempt. Mr Zukanovic spent 12 hours in cus tody before the Victorian Supreme Court granted him bail after an appeal by his lawyers. On Wednesday, a judge burst the magistrates bubble when he quashed the conviction, saying Mr Zukanovic was denied a fair hearing. Justice Jack Forrest said Mr Crisp did not let Mr Zukanovic seek legal advice, plead guilty or not guilty, or argue his case. Mr Zukanovic was not given the opportunity to put his side of the case and was therefore denied a fair hearing, Justice Forrest said. The magistrates decision will be quashed. KINKYSEXKILLING MELBOURNE: A Victorian grandmother who killed her husband after he constantly demanded kinky sex has been jailed for 11 years. Eileen Mary Creamer, 53, is the first Victorian woman to be found guilty of defensive homicide. She bashed husband David before stabbing him in the abdomen during a fight at their Moe home in 2008. PUNISHMENT CLAIM PERTH: A West Australian teacher who allegedly tied a five-year-old boy to a chair to punish him for misbehaving has been stood down while the case is investigated. The part-time female teacher at Avonvale Primary School in Northam, about 100km northeast of Perth, allegedly tied the boy to a chair with a skipping rope in front of his classmates last week. UNIONSWARNING SYDNEY: Unions have warned the Federal Government to clamp down on cheap illegal imports crowding out Australias manufacturing sector or face a harder carbon tax debate. Union and business leaders have demanded stricter laws to combat dumping of cheap goods in Australia, which they say are harming local manufacturers. AMERICAREMINDER CANBERRA: The problems in the US economy are a reminder about why it is important for countries to get their budgets in order, Treasurer Wayne Swan warns. He used a speech in Brisbane yesterday to outline the economic backdrop for his May 10 budget. MANFOUNDDEAD ADELAIDE: Four men had been seen near a home in Adelaides north where another man was found dead, believed murdered, police say. Detectives and major crime investigators were called to a house in Paralowie after the body of the 37-year-old man, who lived alone, was found yesterdaymorning. JUMPTHREAT SYDNEY: Two asylum seekers yesterday threatened to jump off the roof of Sydneys Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, a refugee advocate says. The two men clambered on to a roof at the centre, in Sydneys southwest, in protest at the rejection of their applications and subsequent appeals to remain in Australia. The security breach at Sydney Airport led to the cancellation of 29 flights Picture: NICK WELSH Airline fumes after travellers stranded Wewill be looking for some formof compensation as there has been a huge disruption to our service SYDNEY: Budget airline Jetstar says it will seek damages after a Sydney Airport security breach left thousands of its passengers stranded. A power failure caused a security screening checkpoint in the T2 terminal to malfunction on Tuesday afternoon, resulting in 16 passengers walking through without being screened. Sydney Airport ordered the rescreening of the entire terminal, including many of those already on board planes waiting to take off. Of the 29 flights that had to be cancelled because of the security lapse, 15 were Jetstar flights. The airline yesterday said it would discuss damages with Sydney Airport over the disruption, which left 2000 of its passengers stranded overnight. We will be having discuss ions with Sydney Airport to seek damages for what happened, a Jetstar spokeswoman said. We will be looking for some form of compensation as there has been a huge disruption to our service. A Sydney Airport spokesman said the organisation would wait to hear from Jetstar before commenting. All of Jetstars passengers were expected to get to their destinations yesterday. A Qantas spokesman said only a couple of its regional flights had been affected by the incident and all planes were running on time. All other flights were expected to be running on schedule yesterday and a number of extra services had been added to help clear the stranded passengers. An investigation into the incident is under way. Killer will never be revealed Nitin Garg MELBOURNE: A stabbing murder that strained ties between Australia and India has resulted in a guilty plea by a teenage mugger who will never be identified. Nitin Garg, 21, was fatally stabbed as he walked through a Melbourne park in January 2010. The accounting graduate, in Australia on a student visa, died early the next day in hospital. Yesterday, a 16-year-old pleaded guilty to Mr Gargs murder and attempted armed robbery. The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been remanded in custody to appear in the Victorian Supreme Court for a presentence hearing in June. The murder made international headlines, coming after a series of vicious attacks on Indians in Victoria, sparking fears it would put Australias multi-billion-dollar international student sector at risk. Insulated homes fail test CANBERRA: About a quarter of houses inspected under Labors botched home insulation scheme do not meet national building safety standards. The Government has released findings of an independent audit into the $2.45 billion rebate scheme it axed last year after it was linked to four deaths and 205 home fires. The analysis by science agency the CSIRO shows about 24 per cent of the 140,000 homes inspected were in breach of the code. That has no bearing on the fire incident rate, which for insulated homes 12 months after fitting was 2.5 per 100,000 homes from 2.4 per 100,000 homes before the scheme.