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The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010



The Northern Territory news Sat 23 Jan 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 21 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 3 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 2 1 C O L O R : C M Y K www.cdu.edu.au Launch your IT qualifi cation NOW! Would you like formal qualifi cations in Information Technology? CDUs Diploma of Network Engineering, one-year higher education program is ideal for you. Available for internal or external study Study full time or part time Gain skills and knowledge required by industry Course includes MCTS training Applications for Semester 1, 2010 are now open. To enrol or for further information: P: 08 8946 6457 E: it@cdu.edu.au Call 1300 727 706 | flightcentre.com.au or SMS your postcode to 131 600 and well call you. Applies to genuine quotes from airlines and Australian registered businesses and websites for travel that originates/departs from Australia. Quote must be in writing and must be presented to us prior to booking. Fare must be available and able to be booked by the general public when you bring it to us. Fares available due to membership of a group or corporate entity or subscription to a closed group are excluded. Must be for same dates and flight class. We will beat price by $1.00 and give you a $20 voucher. *Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Please ask us for further details. Prices and taxes are correct as at 21 Jan 10 and are subject to change without notice. Prices quoted are on sale until 29 Jan 09 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior. Prices are per person and are subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies, government charges and other applicable fees. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. Where airfare is included, additional taxes specif ic to your flight routing may apply and/or may not include checked luggage (which can incur additional charges). Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store. Advertised price includes any bonus nights. Minimum/maximum stay restrictions may apply. Australia Airfares: Prices based on fares that include carry on luggage only please call for details. Australia Airfare Sale: Travel restrictions and conditions apply. Fares valid for sale until 28 Jan 10 unless previously sold out. Fares may not be available on all days or at peak times. FROM DARWIN. Flight Centre Limited (ABN 25 003 377 188) trading as Flight Centre. Licence No.008. ntn_23jan_20x4_fc International HolidaysInternational Airfares Australia Airfare Sale Bangkok 3 Nights from $115 * INCLUDES Breakfast daily. BONUS Upgrade to a Superior Room. Bali 6 Nights INCLUDES Breakfast daily. BONUS Volcano tour. 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Singapore Return from $290 * Economy return from Bali $397 * Bangkok $571* Kuala Lumpur $458* London $1415* Los Angeles $1521* Phuket $590* L M V D 3 4 8 P ic tu re f o r il lu s tr a ti o n p u rp o s e s o n ly Phone 8946 4460 www.ntag.com.au Isuzu UTE Darwin 34 Stuart Hwy, Darwin NT Automotive Group save lives in Territory Poor attitudes like it wont happen to me orits only a short trip are all too common in the Territory BUCKLE UP AND LIVE: A car crash on Bagot Rd in Darwin I cant stressstrongly enough the importance of wearing a seat belt at all times whether driving or as a passenger and ensuring children are secured properly Ive been a fire fighter for 32 years and faced countless fatal car crashes which should have been avoided. I cant stress strongly enough the importance of wearing a seat belt at all times whether driving or as a passenger and ensuring children are secured properly Its not hard buckle up! Mr Trewartha is not the only one stressing the message. Car wrecks have been piled up at the gates of Darwin on Stuart Highway and crosses on many road sides remind motorists of the lives that have been lost there. The NT Government has launched an expensive advertising campaign to reduce the number of lost lives on Territory roads. And several police operations have been desperate to free Territory roads from dangerous drivers. Despite the statistics, horror stories and endless warnings, some Territorians seem to refuse to hear the message. Police were shocked and appalled when they pulled over a man who had his slab of beer buckled up on the Ross Highway south of Alice Springs in May 2008. His five-year-old boy sitting next to it was unrestrained. Constable Wayne said the driver only looked at him blankly when he was handed a $750 fine for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and failing to ensure a child was wearing a seat belt. He didnt get it, Const Burnett said. A woman was breastfeeding her four-month-old son as she was swerving along Gap Rd into the path of an on-coming police car in the desert town in April last year. Police said the 19-year-old driver was coming out of Gap View Hotel car park and was allegedly drunk. Poor attitudes like it wont happen to me or its only a short trip are all too common in the Territory, Mr Trewartha said. We are always careful not to go into graphic details about the work we have to do at these scenes as no one wants to hear the gory details. But occasionally I have to wonder if a few home truths might be what it takes to get people to simply slow down, wear a seat belt and generally share our roads responsibly.