Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010
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www.sundayterritorian.com.au Sunday Territorian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 9 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -A P R -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 9 C O L O R : K m g 4 0 0 7 0 1 Melting shoes for Gaga WHO knows what bizarre presents Lady Gaga (pictured) got for her 24th birthday last week, but we know what shes getting for Easter a pair of chocolate stilettos. The South Australia Entertainment Centre commissioned a specially made Gaga-themed chocolate basket including chocolate stiletto shoes, a chocolate champagne bottle and an array of Easter eggs from Bracegirdles in Glenelg to thank the diva for her sold-out performance last night. Bracegirdles chocolatier Sarah Neill, 25, spent three hours preparing the $350 basket and is hoping the pop princess will go Gaga over her handiwork. NEWS Population growth concerns get hearing THE Federal Ggovernment will respond to concerns Australia is marching towards an unsustainable population by drawing up a strategy that first considers the benefits of growth. Tony Burke will be appointed as Australias first population minister and will draw up a plan on how to support the growing population and its effect on infrastructure and services, housing supply, urban congestion, the environment, agriculture and water supply. He will retain his other portfolio of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been under pressure to better examine the nations population, which is on a trajectory to reach 35.9 million by 2050. He said in Canberra yesterday that the appointment of a population minister came after a month of consideration. Many Australians have legitimate concerns about the sustainability of the population levels in different parts of the country, Mr Rudd said. Mr Rudd has previously said he supports a big Australia and doesnt believe growth has to be a bad thing. Gunned down running away Prison officers shoot murder suspect By LINDA SILMALIS PRISON officers have gunned down the man accused of brutally murdering Mudgee woman Michelle Morrissey as he tried to make a brazen getaway. The alleged killer was fighting for his life in Westmead Hospital last night, suffering multiple bullet wounds after being shot in the shoulder and abdomen during the escape bid on the Great Western Highway. Luke John Cotterill, 18, is accused of the horror slaying of the young woman at her home last week. He allegedly assaulted a guard before sprinting from a prison van in western NSW when he was shot. NSW Corrective Services Commissioner Ron Woodham backed the actions of the two officers involved in the shooting. The officers acted correctly, he told The Sunday Telegraph. Cotterill was being transferred from Bathurst jail to a mental health facility at Silverwater prison when the drama unfolded. An escort van collected him about 11.50am before making a stopover at Lithgow jail to collect 12 other prisoners. Mr Woodham said escorting staff at Lithgow were told the prisoners would kill Cotterill if they were placed together. The staff decided to segregate Cotterill, placing him in a separate section of the van on his own. Mr Woodham said the escort officers witnessed Cotterill attempting to hang himself with a seat belt on video monitors inside the front cabin of the transport van. He said the officers both armed with Glocks stopped the van, and one attempted to climb into the compartment when Cotterill leapt up and started running away. The information Ive got is the officers called on him to stop. He did not stop and one of the officers discharged his weapon. The body of Ms Morrissey, 19, was discovered in her Mudgee home last Saturday. It was alleged she had been stabbed dozens of times. A police investigation has been launched. Minister struts her bold stuff in magazine shoot By CLAIRE HARVEY IN KILLER heels and a tight leather dress, federal minister Kate Ellis is taking a bold new approach in her campaign to improve young womens body image. The last federal politician to model eightinch stilettos was Alexander Downer, but Ms Ellis, 32, wears her strappy shoes with two skin-tight outfits in this weeks edition of Grazia magazine. The photographs of Ms Ellis, posing on a sports field and athletics track in her Adelaide electorate, are published with an article on readers attitudes to their bodies. She follows in the stiletto-steps of education minister Julia Gillard, federal Labor MP Belinda Neal and NSW Premier Kristina Keneally, all of whom have embraced the lipgloss and wind-machine this year for magazine spreads. Im nervous; I havent seen the photographs, Ms Ellis said, adding she agreed to the shoot on the premise Grazias issue would promote healthy body image. Thats an issue weve been working really hard on, and if by wearing an outfit I probably wouldnt ordinarily choose I can help fashion magazines to promote a healthy body image and raise awareness among their readers, that must be a good thing. I want women to be able to read their fashion magazines if they so choose, and still have self-esteem and confidence at the other end of it. This is about working with the industry.