The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Nov 2019
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 2019 NEWS 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Michael Gregory Franklin was detained in Bali after a brawl Balis deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati, said violent tourists breaking the law would be deported. Of course we have to deport them. This is the only way to ensure that they will not come back and repeat their actions, he said. Bali politicians have been given a special green light from the central government in Jakarta to improve the quality of tourists coming to the island by controlling the numbers and prices of accommodation rooms after the floodgates were opened when Indonesia switched to free holiday visas. Once Jakarta allowed many travellers to come to Bali with a free visa we immediately became less strict on who enters the island for a holiday, Mr Sukawati said. So badly behaved tourists have become a serious matter for law enforcement. Scientists report just two vodka-based drinks can trigger changes in the brain region linked to aggression. And when it comes to boozy holidays in Bali, alcohol-induced blackouts are not uncommon. Adelaide tradie Nicholas Carr claims to have consumed 20-30 vodka-based drinks before launching into brutal rampage where he viscously fly-kicked an innocent motorcyclist from his bike at 5.30am and raged through town raiding a house and terrifying locals. On the night of August 9, I drank a lot of vodka in Seminyak. Because I drank a lot, my memory was unclear. I woke up in hospital, Carr told the court during his trial for assault. At any one-time, Bali hosts about 20,000 Aussie tourists and Indonesia is second only to New Zealand as our favourite destination. Of the 1.2 million Australians who visit Indonesia every year, the majority stay in Bali an island without any RSA laws and a cultural problem with saying no to foreign guests. A continuous supply of cheap booze and relentless heat can cause serious dehydration, fray tempers and impair judgment. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades most recent figures from 2017-2018, Indonesia tops the list of countries for assault cases with 23 reports and is second to Thailand for the number of Australians landing in hospital, which was 143 people in 2017-18. The Bali Consulate had a total of 480 assistance call outs in 2017-18, which included 32 arrests. Bad behaviour in Indonesia comes at a cost and not just of national pride and personal injury. The majority of travel insurance providers have a blanket exclusion for drugs and alcohol use. The big shiny private hospitals in Bali aimed at tourists and where English is spoken often demand payment upfront and costs can quickly escalate to thousands of dollars. While Bali is becoming infamous for alcohol-related violence and brawling Aussies as it is famous for its beaches and relaxed holiday vibe, emergency medicine consultant Dr David Cald icott of Canberras Calvary Hospitals believes that personality is key to what separates aggressive drunks from everyone else. I think the reality is that the sort of people who are going out and hitting other people when they are drunk are the sort of people who would go out and hit other people when sober, he said. Cashless Debit Card replacing Income Management Community Information Sessions The Department of Social Services is visiting your region to share information about transitioning from Income Management to the Cashless Debit Card. This is your opportunity to learn more about what the transition means for you. The Department will also be conducting community information sessions in a number of remote areas. The dates and locations of these remote sessions will be advertised through local organisations. Darwin 19 November 2019 10.30am and 3pm Oaks Elan Darwin, 31 Woods Street, Darwin Katherine 20 November 2019 10.30am and 3pm Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, Lot 328, Stuart Highway, Katherine East Where can I fi nd out more? Contact the Department of Social Services: Go to: www.dss.gov.au/cashlessdebitcard Phone: 1800 252 604 Email: CDCtransition@dss.gov.au Australian Government 03 32 0 www.pintclub.com.au 165 Abala Road, Marrara 8945 2452 pintclub.com.au VISITORS WELCOME BISTRO OPEN 7 DAYS KENO, TAB & POKIES LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Information for Members & Bonafide Guests d a r w i n PINTCLUB THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE BEERENJOY ANYOF OUR TAPBEERS FROM 10AM - 1PM EVERY WEEKDAY FOR ONLY$3 MEMBERS ONLY PROMOTION JOIN NOW FOR $5 SCHOONER [B~ffi ffi~[m] u [i]fil~ OlKill ~lmilwTIIT\JJ~[l1l]~mIT 0
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