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The Northern Territory news Tue 17 Dec 2019



The Northern Territory news Tue 17 Dec 2019

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 2019 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA THE Department of Trade, Business and Innovation has stated Charles Darwin Universitys proposed cuts will not have a detrimental impact on the Territory. Since CDUs proposed cuts to its Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, VET cuts wont hurt NT RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS raphaella.saroukos@news.com.au Territory businesses have expressed concern for the future of VET. The certificate is like a gateway for jobs and avenues to go on to teach or be a colour technician or an educator You cant do that without a Cert IV, said Hair Oracle owner Joe-Joe Summerhill (inset) who runs the Certificate IV in Hairdressing through CDU. When asked about the potential impact to the Territory, a department spokeswoman said: CDUs decision to cease the operation of some VET courses with low uptake will not have a detrimental impact to the Territory. The NT News asked wheth er the department was consulted on CDUs proposal but the spokeswoman said the department does not have a role in these business decisions. National Tertiary Education Union NT president Darius Pfitzner said due to this fact, the department was in no position to comment on the impact of the cuts. If they havent been engag ing then its inappropriate to be making qualitative statements like that in my opinion, he said. The university and Government have said they have been engaging each other relating to the restructure of VET. If its not the department, what department is that? What meeting have they had and what was identified? Chamber of Commerce chief executive Greg Bicknell said the next year would be crucial for VET. Its not the end of all options for local training for businesses but in the next 12 months we need to work very hard on looking at some of those different options, he said. We have a situation where we have some time to work through a potential solution. NT Water Police Sergeant Andrew Hocking with the stolen yacht that a man used in a bid to escape the country and land in the Philippines Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Cops foil flee bid A MAN serving a suspended sentence caught in Territory Waters last week had been trying to flee Australia to start a new life in the Philippines. The 52-year-old Nambucca Heads man was caught by NT Police and the Australian Border Force last Thursday after concerns were raised for his welfare and whereabouts. NT Water Police sergeant Andrew Hocking said the man used a window of opportunity to drive to Darwin, steal a yacht and take to the waters. He gave us an indication that he was trying to get to the Philippines to see a girlfriend there, he said. At the same time, (he realised) that he probably wouldnt make it. Sgt Hocking said the man had last month been given a suspended sentence for domestic violence related offences. He will be extradited and serve more than two years in detention upon his arrival in Sydney. We do not provide any advice based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Call or go online for a Product Disclosure Statement to see if TIO comprehensive car insurance is right for you. Territory Insurance Office (TIO) is a trading name of the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL 234708 CHOICE recommended two years in a row Get a Quote today on 131 846 or visit tiofi.com.au Our Comprehensive Car Insurance has been CHOICE recommended for the second year in a row, so you know we deliver on quality and service. Weve been helping Territorians for 40 years. Plus, we have the only contact centre, claims team and assessors based in the Territory, so were here when you need us most. celebrating YEARSYEARS

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