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The Northern Territory news Tue 14 Dec 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 14 Dec 2010

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10 NT NEWS. Tuesday, December 14, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 4 -D E C -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 0 C O L O R : C M Y K mg230302 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 RSPCAs talking turkey CANBERRA: Shoppers will be able to buy RSPCA-approved turkeys for the first time this Christmas amid increasing demand for high-welfare food. The RSPCA, which already vetoes pork, egg-laying hens and chickenmeat, said it was about providing a more ethical option for turkey lovers. The turkeys, sourced from free-range farms in the NSWHunter Valley, will be on shelves at Coles fromDecember 18. Burglar escapes prison PERTH: A 27-year-oldman serving a prison sentence for burglary and car theft has escaped from the Wooroloo Prison Farm inWestern Australia. Police say Brett Shannon Klimczak breached the perimeter fence about 12.30pmWA-time (2.30pmNT-time) on Saturday. Hewas last seen yesterday at 3amWAtime in the Cataby area, 170km north of Perth, travelling in a stolen green Holden Commodore utility. Police warned he should not be approached. Groper onmenu CAIRNS: Its illegal to catch one, but the Queensland groper is destined for dinner plates across Australia and Asia. The fish, also called a giant grouper, is classified as a threatened species and a no-take fish in Australianwaters. But Queensland Government researchers in the states far north are working to establish the species as amainstay of commercial fish farms. Mother guilty of murdering baby By MARGARET SCHEIKOWSKI Keli Lane is taken away in handcuffs after being found guilty of killing her baby 14 years ago Picture: NATHAN EDWARDS Tegan never had a voice, its in memory of Tegan SYDNEY: Seconds after a jury found she had murdered her newborn baby, Keli Lane screamed oh no and collapsed with a thud on the dock floor. Her anguished cry was echoed by her sobbing mother, Sandra Lane, while many of the obviously distressed jurors had tears in their eyes. Almost everyone in the crowded NSW Supreme Court room seemed affected by the raw emotion before Justice Anthony Whealy adjourned the case so Lane could get medical help. The 35-year-old former water polo champion had denied murdering two-day old Tegan Lane on September 14, 1996 after they left Auburn hospital. She claimed she handed the infant over to the babys father but, despite nationwide searches, police found no trace of him or Tegan. She was accused of murdering the infant and secretly adopting out two other babies so as not to dent her golden girl reputation. The jury of six women and six men had been deliberating for a week without a verdict, when the judge gave them the option of a majority 11-one decision yesterday afternoon. He had earlier delayed calling them into court to answer questions after being told some emotion is being experienced in the jury room. When the court resumed, Lane looked shellshocked but sat quietly beside her solicitor, who had her arm around her. Lane did not stand up when the jurors returned to court to be discharged. Justice Whealy refused to continue her bail, saying he had great sympathy for Lane but it would be a very unfair result to grant bail. This was because it could give her false hope as the crime she had been found guilty of carried a substantial sentence. Lane also was found guilty of three counts of making a false statement on oath in relation to documents dealing with her adopting out of the two other babies. Outside court, John Borovnik the Department of Community Services worker who first reported Tegan missing said justice had been done. Tegan never had a voice, its in memory of Tegan, Mr Borovnik said. Sentencing submissions will be heard on February 25. Killers claim Daniel Morcombe BRISBANE: A jailed killer who lied to police about abducting Daniel Morcombe has told a court the real kidnapper will reveal his identity this week. P1, whose name has been suppressed, was the first of six persons of interest (POI) to be called in the third week of an inquest into the teenagers disappearance from a Sunshine Coast bus stop in December 2003. The prisoner, serving a term for manslaughter, told Brisbane Coroners Court yesterday that a fellow in mate at the Wolston Correctional Centre had confessed last year to abducting Daniel. P1 said the alleged jailhouse confessor another POI in the case would take the stand on Thursday to tell the how he abducted, raped and murdered 13-year-old Daniel. He said to me You know that second person (the police) are looking for? Youre looking at him, P1 said. The inquest continues. Police arrest striking workers MELBOURNE: Police have been accused of using heavyhanded tactics to arrest 29 protesting workers outside packaging giant Visys Melbourne plant. But police say no one was injured and they had no choice but to forcibly remove demonstrators after they refused to leave the entrance of the Dandenong plant. Almost 400 workers at Visy sites in Victoria and NSW began striking 10 days ago over the company wanting to freeze the hourly pay rates of casual staff for the duration of a new enterprise bargaining agreement. Australian Manufacturing Workers Union national secretary Dave Oliver said it was inappropriate for police to become involved in a peaceful industrial dispute. Visy won a Supreme Court injunction on Friday banning union officials from hindering access to the companys Dandenong site. Water buyback cash dries up Barnaby Joyce CANBERRA: A report has suggested the Federal Government will need billions in extra dollars to fund its commitment to restoring the Murray-Darling Basin. Some $3.1 billion over 10 years has been pledged to restore the basins rivers through water buybacks, but the report suggests the government is burning through the money. If the current performance rate is maintained . . . the current budget would be insufficient to achieve even the smallest of the recovery targets, the report by water broker Waterfind states. Opposition water spokesman Barnaby Joyce added: (The government) are either hiding things from the public or they dont know the answers.

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