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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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4 NT NEWS. Tuesday, July 20, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 0 -J U L -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 4 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 Navy footy teams tour ends NAVY football teams have wrapped up a successful tour of the Top End with the mens team defeating the Western Arnhem Buffaloes at TIO Stadium in Darwin last Saturday. The Navy Mens and Womens National Football sides also travelled to Gunbalanya, in western Arnhem Land, and Nguiu on Bathurst Island as part of a community engagement program. Womens team captain Leading Seaman Natasha Wilson said winning against the Tiwi girls was the best game she had ever played. Its been a pinnacle in our footy life for me and the Navy womens team, she said. Racism rife in Alice claim By NADJA HAINKE SHESAIDIT PAMELASAMPSON CentralAustralian resident Theyreactinglike theKKK.They goaroundin themidnight RESIDENTS of a Territory town say they are being terrorised by Ku Klux Klanlike gangs. Centralian Pamela Sampson said it was time Alice Springs talked openly about racism. The woman, who is in her 50s, said Aboriginal people were too afraid to go to the township because they would be harassed and abused by racist gangs. Theyre acting like the KKK, she told the ABCs Four Corners program last night. They goaround inthe midnight ... they broke (my brothers) hand and theyve been burning all the clothes from him. They shouldnt do that. The call came after five young men were jailed for the death of an Aboriginal man earlier this year. The man had been drinking at the dry Todd River bed when he was attacked by the white youths travelling in a twin cab ute just after sunrise on July 25 last year. Their lawyers insisted to the end that the fatal attack was not racially motivated. Ms Sampson, who was a teacher for 15 years and now liveswithherfamilyinatown camp outside of Alice Springs, said racism was a real issue in the town. Butshesaidpeopleweretoo ashamed to talk about it. Ive seen a lot of people driving past with a car, putting their finger up to us, carrying on, swearing, she said. (Once) there were two cars pulling up on the side of the creek and those white couples, they said hello to us and we said hello boys. The next minute they got out and they pick up the rock and they start smashing the car. We didnt do anything wrong for those young people. They thought we were animals sitting down there. But we are not. We are human beings. Ms Sampsons friend Audrey Martin said a group of white people had pelted her with ice. Two in the front, three in the back theyve been throwing ice in my face. They shouldnt do that, but I didnt call police, she said. Its the last day of fun at Leanyer Water park for little Campbell Walker who heads back to school today Students and police prepare for school By NICK CALACOURAS PARENTS will be dragging their children out of bed this morning after a four-week break from school. Students have been on a mid-year break since June 18, but now the party is over. Police have warned they will be out in force this week to ensure children are safe as they return to school. They will target road safety around school zones, including speed, incorrect parking and failing to wear a seat belt. The 40km/h speed limit around schools will remain in place from 7am to 5pm. Senior Sergeant Paul Fau stmann said police would enforce the speed limit. As well as obeying the speed limit, drivers need to ensure children are buckled in. Not having a seat belt on could be the difference between life and death, he said. Children riding to and from school are also reminded to wear a helmet. Parents shouldlead byexample and teach children road safety, such as crossing at signed pedestrian crossings or traffic lights and looking both ways before crossing, he said. Nuclear dump still in sights A TERRITORY Labor Senator says an election wont change the partys intention to build a controversial nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station. The Government would not alter course if it was reelected, Senator Trish Crossin told the ABC. My preference has al ways been that we would and we argued this, a number of us that we would take this out for a national nomination process again, Ms Crossin said. That wasnt successful. What weve got is a party position legislation in the Government that proceeds with Muckaty Station. Sports funding up for grabs ROUND one of the Territory Governments Sport and Recreation Grass Roots Development grants is now open for applications. Cash is available for projects that encourage people to take up sport and recreation, or that strengthen sports groups capacities to boost active lifestyles. Sports Minister Karl Hampton said the grants program was about getting people to get out and about. The program supports our sports people and sporting bodies, Mr Hampton said. Visit www.sportandrecreation.nt.gov.au - applications close August 23. New cycle path grid to open Sawyer A NEW cycle path network will officially be opened in Darwin today. The $2.05 million project will provide better connectivity in thenorthern suburbs and improve city links. It will also widen cycle paths along Nightcliff foreshore. A better cycle network will provide the Darwin com munity with more recreation and transport options, Lord Mayor, Graeme Sawyer said. The bike path fund will officially be opened today at 11am at the Nightcliff pool.