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The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 7 Aug 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-08-07

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/222620

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/689921

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, August 7, 2010. NT NEWS. 13 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 7 -A U G -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 1 3 C O L O R : C M Y K 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 NATION Latham joins reptile set CANBERRA: He told anywhowould listen just how vile and depraved journalists were and now he has become one. Former Labor leader Mark Latham is workingwith the Nine Networks 60 Minutes on the election campaign. Mr Latham appeared in Canberra yesterday and interviewed Greens leader Bob Brown. DUIwheelie hits cop car CAIRNS: An elderly man has been chargedwith drinkdriving after he crashed his motorisedwheelchair into a police car in north Queensland. The 65-year-old Cairnsmanwas allegedly almost five times over the legal driving limit when he collided with an unmarked police car at a city intersection on Thursday night. Its alleged theman disobeyed a red light at the pedestrian crossing. Speedy textmessages fine BRISBANE: Instant text messages could be sent to speedingmotorists to improve the effectiveness of fixed speed cameras, a Queensland parliamentary inquiry has heard. For example, a text message or iPhone application could inform the driver after a camerawent off before a fine arrived in themail. Bogus shares hit $4m PERTH: A woman has defrauded Perth residents of more than $4 million by selling shares in a bogus land development she called Mormonville, police say. West Australian Police fraud officers, who have charged the 50-year-old registered finance broker on 24 fraudrelated counts, say many of the womans victims were pensioners. They said the woman, from Canning Vale in Perths south, set up illusory schemes in 2007 to fund her personal investments and affairs. She tricked people to invest by offering exceptionally high rates of returns with little or no risk to invested money, a police spokeswoman said yesterday. The woman was granted bail and will appear in court on August 19. Only 294 fire homes rebuilt By CATHERINE BEST in Melbourne Many of thosewho are ready to be rebuild have been frustrated by red tape and a lack of government action EIGHTEEN months after the Black Saturday bushfires destroyed 2029 homes, only 294 have been rebuilt. Figures show only 14 per cent of the homes razed in Australias worst bushfire disaster have been issued final occupancy certificates. And only 583 have been granted a building permit. Today marks a year-anda-half since the disaster that killed 173 people. But, despite the Victorian Governments mantra we will rebuild, recovery is still a long way off for many bushfire communities. Figures from the Victorian Bushfires Reconstruction and Recovery Authority (VBRRA) show more than 2000 building permits have been issued all up for structures including houses, sheds and commercial properties. And while survivors still tough it out living in sheds and temporary accommodation, many community buildings, including the Marysville Police Station, the Callignee Community Centre and the Strathewen Primary School, have yet to reopen. Some community assets are still months away from completion. The Opposition is demanding the government urgently speed up the rebuilding works, seizing on comments made by Premier John Brumby in the days after the fires that the rebuild would take 12 to 18 months. Bushfire survivors in the 78 communities devastated by the 2009 bushfires were assured by state and federal governments of help to enable them to rebuild brick by brick, Opposition bushfires spokesman Peter Ryan said. While some bushfire survivors are not yet ready to rebuild, many of those who are have been frustrated by bureaucratic red tape and a lack of government action. VBRRA spokeswoman Jennifer Howard said many people living in their new home may not yet have applied for an occupancy permit, which affected figures. School Director Anwar Sayed was attacked in Perth amid debate over whether a witness can wear a burqa when giving evidence in court, his lawyer says School director assaulted over burqa PERTH: A Muslim school director facing trial on fraud charges has been attacked in Perth amid debate over whether a witness can wear a burqa when giving evidence, his lawyers say. But police played down the severity of the attack. In the District Court yesterday, defence lawyer Mark Trowell said his client Anwar Sayed had that morning been brutally stabbed to the chest and face, his car having been stopped. But a police spokesman said police were investigating an assault in Leeming in Perths south after a motorist forced another to stop. There was no weapon and no serious injuries, Samuel Dinnison said. He said the assailant had his face covered and the assaulted person had been taken to Fremantle Hospital with a scratch on his chest and complaining of chest pains. Sayed was reported to be in a stable condition. Mr Trowell said Sayed had received death threats via phone calls and handwritten notes over the burqa issue.


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