The Northern Territory news Mon 27 Jan 2020
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12 NEWS MONDAY JANUARY 27 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Wind is a blazing issue HIGH temperatures and winds have increased fire activity across southern NSW. The NSW Rural Fire Service yesterday afternoon said the winds could push fires towards rural properties. Fire activity has increased in the states south, the RFS tweeted. Winds continue to push fires towards a number of isolated rural properties. An emergency warning was issued in the Snowy Monaro region for a blaze in the Glen Allen area. The Princes Highway in Bodalla on the south coast reopened yesterday with police escort. Rain was forecast, with a severe thunderstorm warning issued for damaging winds and heavy rainfall across parts of the state yesterday afternoon. Drugs at music festival NEARLY a dozen people will face court on drugs charges stemming from a music festival. Ten people have been charged with supplying drugs, including ecstasy, at the Summer Gathering music festival at Sydneys Olympic Park. Police conducted a drug operation at the festival attended by more than 6000 people over six hours from 6pm on Saturday. Among those charged are an 18-year-old Eastwood man allegedly found with 100 MDMA capsules and a 26year-old Homebush man allegedly found with 97 MDMA capsules. Police say they also ejected 23 people for intoxication and drug-related matters. Fury at Arndts award FORMER Australian of the Year Rosie Batty has slammed the awarding of an Australia Day honour to Bettina Arndt. Ms Arndt was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for striving for gender equity through advocacy for men. My immediate response is one of utter incredulity, Ms Batty (pictured) said. Ms Arndt had been criticised in 2018 when she conducted a sympathetic interview with convicted paedo phile Nicolaas Bester, who sexually assaulted a student while working as a maths teacher in Tasmania. PROFESSOR GREG SHAW TERRITORY parents biggest concern is the emotional and financial wellbeing of their children in the next decade, new search revealed. A study by Cluey Learning surveyed parents on their thoughts about the Australian education system and their childrens future in the next decade. While the results for PARENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT NEXT GENERATIONS LIFE, AND WELLBEING AND MONEY AND AFFORDABILITY AND SAFETY NT parents fret for kids Mental health the big worry, followed by personal safety RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS email@example.com the Territory were mixed with South Australia, the survey found 56 per cent of parents were most worried about their childrens mental health over the next decade, followed by personal safety (online and offline) at 49 per cent, and lifestyle affordability at 44 per cent. Charles Darwin University College of Education Dean, Professor Greg Shaw, said while the survey pool was small, it gave insight into the mindset and beliefs of parents. These are just normal con cerns, he said. Parents are concerned about next generations life, and wellbeing and money and affordability and safety. Theyre being practical, be it pragmatic, and thinking about vocational outcomes. The survey also found 49 per cent of parents would like to remove religion as a subject, believing it did not benefit children. This was fol lowed by drama at 34 per cent and languages at 16 per cent. Prof Shaw said those choices also reflected the pragmatism of parents. Religion as a fundamental part of the Australian societys fabric, although its still there and to some extent people still value it, its still dropping in terms of its importance in peoples minds, he said. With choices of subjects to do in a crowded curriculum, thats the kind of thing that gets pushed aside. For parents its about a benefit to their child, and the benefit parents are looking for around a vocational outcome leading to a better life. Parents cant see the connection between religion and the outcome they want for their child. Its not saying necessarily religion and understanding some of these philosophies religion brings with it isnt important, but in the curriculum they want top focus on getting a child a good job. Naomi Watts attends the G'Day USA 2020 gala in Beverly Hills, California. Picture: AFP Stars shine bright for Gday USA TIFFANY BAKKER IN LOS ANGELES WHILE the glitz was toned down in the wake of Australias bushfire crisis, there was still a touch of glamour at the annual GDay USA gala in Los Angeles yesterday. Actor Naomi Watts simply dazzled as she breezed through to the gala reception but it was her estranged husband Liev Schreiber that won hearts. Schreiber explained why he wanted to support a night dedicated to raising relief funds and why hell always love Down Under. Schreiber spoke about the depths of his roots in Australia through the two children he shares with ex-partner Watts. Im thoroughly committed to Australia, the Ray Donovan star said. Twelve years and two kids will do that. I have two kids who are Australian and care deeply about the wildlife. So donate to wildlife, particularly WIRES! Some of Australias biggest names came together in Los Angeles at the gala to raise money for bushfire relief.