The Northern Territory news Thu 13 May 2010
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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Thursday, May 13, 2010 9 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 3 -M A Y -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 9 C O L O R : C M Y K www.growingnt.nt.gov.au Trade Mission 6th Balikpapan Mining and Petroleum Expo, June 2010 The Territory Government is calling for expressions of interest from Northern Territory businesses wishing to participate in a trade mission to Balikpapan in Indonesia from 17 to 19 June. The expo will expose Territory companies to a range of service-and-supply opportunities in the Indonesian mining market. Participants may be eligible for fi nancial assistance under the Territory Governments Trade Support Scheme (TSS).For more information on the TSS, visit ww.tradesupport.nt.gov.au For further information on the trade mission, contact John McCue on 8946 9553 or email@example.com Register early as space is limited. mg460403 NEWS Woman let loose just after bashing Bar owner hospitalised ByNICKCALACOURAS A MENTALLY ill woman was released on to the street by police just hours after she allegedly bashed a bar owner with a stick and threatened to kill patrons. Rum Jungle Tavern owner Janet McElwee is still recovering in hospital with a broken pelvis after the vicious attack on Saturday night. Her husband, Mick McElwee, said the bar was full of patrons when the woman arrived in a state of undress. Her clothes were wet and too big for her and they were falling off. When Mr McElwee said he asked the woman to leave, she responded no f***ing white c*** is going to kick me out of the premises. Then she slapped me and jumped on my back, he said. Some students pulled her off and we kicked her out. I thought that was the end of it. Mr McElwee said he locked the front door and his wife stood by to monitor who was coming in. But when she opened the door to allow a patron to step outside, the woman charged inside with a stick. She hit my wife and knocked her to the ground. She tried to stomp on her head, but I grabbed her and waited for the police. Police officers arrived soon after and arrested the woman. Mr McElwee said he stayed with his wife at Royal Darwin Hospital until early the next morning, when he had to return to Batchelor to reopen the pub. A couple of the students found me and said that she was out walking in the streets, he said. They were concerned because she might recognise them. She threatened to kill us all with a knife the night before. Mr McElwee said he understood the woman was mentally ill, but believed she should be treated and kept away from the public. Police last night issued a statement that said the woman would be summonsed to appear in court. Opposition Leader Terry Mills said the decision not to take the woman into protective custody showed there was a lack of resources in the Batchelor area. Territorymurder suspect found dead ByNADJAHAINKE A MAN believed to be involved in a Territory murder case has been found dead in his Queensland home. Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious. The man was found in his home in Brisbane on May 7 and a file for the Queensland Coroner is being prepared. Territory police said the man was a person of interest relating to the murder of Alice Springs father Peter Wayne Murphy (pictured), whose body is yet to be found. Mr Murphy went missing after he had a few beers with mates at the Town and Country Tavern in Alice Springs about lunchtime on April 17, 2008. The painter decorator was last seen travelling northbound along the Stuart Highway with two other passengers in a white Holden Commodore utility. Mr Murphy, a father-of-four, of Port Pirie in South Australia, was 46 when he disappeared. He had been living in Alice Springs for more than a decade. Meanwhile, another man, Adam Filippone, 31, was charged with murder after his arrest in Bundaberg on Monday and appeared briefly at Bundaberg Magistrate Court on Tuesday. The matter was adjourned until Friday when it will be decided whether he will be extradited to Alice Springs next week to face court. SHOWING WAY: Darwin Fish Markets owner Carmel McCaskill-Ball won the 2010 Rural Industries and Research Development Corporations Rural Womens Award. Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Prize catch for NT seafood industry CARMEL McCaskill-Ball is something of a pioneer in the seafood industry. In the traditionally maledominated fish world, Ms McCaskill-Ball has been using some female know-how to help move the industry forward. Her efforts were recognised this week when she received the 2010 Rural Industries and Research Development Corporations Rural Womens Award. She is the owner of the Darwin Fish Markets, a business she has run for three-and-a-half years. She is also the only woman board member on the NT Seafood Council and is a consultant to NT Primary Industries. Ms McCaskill-Ball has been a major player in the Darwin Seafood Festival and was the brains behind the successful Darwin Seafood Ball and Awards, an event she didnt think men could be bothered to organise. She is now planning a cookbook showcasing the best recipes for the Territorys finest seafood. Its something that the industry needs, so when we have visitors here from overseas we utilise all our own local produce, she said. Ms McCaskill-Ball will receive a $10,000 bursary which she will use to further her leadership skills. Minister for Womens Policy Malarndirri McCarthy congratulated her on the award.