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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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Title

The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2010-07-20

Description

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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/10070/222288

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/691607

Page content

6 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 : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Advertisement Authorised by the Electoral Commissioner, West Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes, ACT. Get moving, or youll miss out on your vote. Update your address details by 8pm Thursday. The federal election has now been announced. So if youve moved, and havent updated your address details on the electoral roll, dont wait. Fill in a new enrolment form right now, and return it to the Australian Electoral Commission by 8pm Thursday, 22nd July, or youll miss out on your vote. Remember, all Australian citizens over 18 are required by law to enrol and vote. For a new enrolment form visit www.aec.gov.au, any AEC offi ce, post offi ce or call 13 23 26. You must return your completed form to the Australian Electoral Commission by 8pm Thursday, 22nd July, or youll miss out on your vote. A E C 1 0 C R 2 _ C 5 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 Agencies join forces to tackle foreign invader NT Parks and Wildlife have combined with NT Field and Game to spray the Harrison Dam area to control the Hymenachne weed ONE of the most invasive weeds in Australia is invading the Top End, threatening native wildlife and plants. Hymenachne is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, its potential for spread, and its economic and environmental impacts. NT Parks and Wildlife rangers and members of the Field and Game As sociation have now joined forced to fight the weed that threatens the wetlands around Harrison Dam, about 60km southeast of Darwin. NT Field and Game president Bart Irwin said the area would not be a viable wetland for waterbirds if the weed continued to spread. Read more about the work to combat hymenachne on page 24. Misuse of drug claim By NICK CALACOURAS UNIVERSITY staff members are being investigated for allegedly misusing a euthanasia drug. The Northern Territory News understands the Veterinary Board is investigating two members of Charles Darwin Universitys rural training operations for misusing the drug sodium pentobarbital, which is commonly used by vets to euthanise animals. The strong barbiturate is dubbed the Green Dream thanks to its bright green colour. Because of its ability to cause full anaesthesia and shut down the respiratory system, the drug can only be administered by a qualified vet. But the NT News understands a nonqualifieduniversityemployee was told to administer the drug and kill the animal instead. Department of Resources spokesman Matthew Henger said the Veterinary Board would not comment on the matter or even confirm or deny if the university was under investigation. He said the board may also choose not to make the findings public at the end of the investigation. CDU vice-chancellor Barney Glover said the university would not comment on the matter until the investigation was completed. It is expected to last four weeks. Indigenous losing out NORTHERN Territory Senator Nigel Scullion said the Federal Labor Governments border protection policy was taking money away from indigenous affairs. Senator Scullion is campaigning for reelection and said border protection was important to Territorians. Territorians are telling me that they think this complete collapse of our borders is ... nonsense, he said. Particularly indigenous Australians who say... we are focusing so much money to make sure these people get good housing and a good deal, which is quite right. And yet this Government hasnt focused at all on providing housing and employment for indigenous peoples. No net support for Julia DESPITE a promised $43 billion investment in the National Broadband Network, theGillard Government has failed to win support from Australias internet users. A national survey of more than 35,000 Australian internet users found a huge majority (97 per cent) wouldnt vote for any political party that supported a mandatory internet filter. Just two per cent said they would vote for a party proposing the policy, and one per cent said they did not care. The survey began last week on media websites including News Ltd, ITWire and Gizmodo.


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