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The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Nov 2019



The Northern Territory news Sat 2 Nov 2019

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

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 2019 NEWS 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Eggs earn green tick MORE than three-quarters of Australians believe egg farming is more environmentally friendly than other agriculture. New data from the nations top science agency CSIRO shows 76 per cent of people think egg farming has a lower impact on the environment than other industries, up from 66 per cent last year. It comes as consumers increasingly favour free range eggs rather than those laid in cages. Asked about the balance between animal welfare and environmental concerns, Australia Eggs managing director Rowan McMonnies said most important issues involved trade-offs. There is a tension, he said yesterday. Free range farming uses more land. Theres no doubt. In terms of the cooling of sheds its harder because theyre not sealed so you use a bit more energy. Union fight full of spark THE electricians union has vowed to keep up fierce attacks on crossbench senators over draft laws making it easier to ban officials and de-register unions. Centre Alliances Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff, along with independent senator Jacqui Lambie, have faced union wrath over the Morrison Governments ensuring integrity Bill. Senator Patrick has indicated he would not be willing to discuss other legislation with unions if the campaign continues after the powerful trio were singled out in newspaper ads. Electrical Trades Union national secretary Allen Hicks said campaigning for change was the reason unions exist. We are in a pitched battle to prevent the worst piece of anti-union, anti-worker legislation this country has ever seen, he said yesterday. Never too far to look for inspiration in NT LUKE HAYES luke.hayes@news.com.au THE Territory has proven to be a hotbed for creatives, partly because our beautiful surroundings provide constant inspiration to artists. This is most certainly the case for artist and children's book author Sandra Kendell, who illustrates some of the Territorys finest natives, sometimes from the comfort of her backyard. Originally from Riverina in New South Wales, Ms Kendell found herself in the Blue Mountains, and decided shed had enough of the cold and decided to get as far from it as possible. Touring the country, she arrived in the Top End in 2002. After fleeing from a relationship break-up, I kind of washed up in Darwin, she told the NT News. I was driving around the country in a van and working on organic farms. I got to Darwin and fell into the arts community here. I found good people and work and it all just serendipitously came together. Ms Kendell said the unrivalled beauty and the native wildlife of the NT is what kept her here. The biodiversity and the wealth of environmental riches we have here is the biggest inspiration to my work, she said. The different species of plants and animals, and how lucky we are in Darwin to have so much urban wildlife as well. A big interest for me stay ing here is because Im so inspired by the landscape. The inspiring landscape for Ms Kendell is sometimes within the realms of her own property. Its not just the broader landscape with all of the beautiful national parks, but I can walk out my back door and see the massive tree we have and see 10 different bird species within five minutes. Ms Kendell is very passionate about native species, she feels its imperative to educate children and the community through her books about the importance of looking after native wildlife. I try to raise awareness, and raise the profile and celebrate our Top End native species, she said. Because my audiences younger kids, Id like them to be as familiar with the blackfooted tree-rat as they are with lions or tigers. At this point in time its really important to encourage kids to have that connection with nature and to be aware of their environment. Ms Kendells most recent release Beauty was published in October. Darwin local Sandra Kendell with her fifth childrens book WHY I LOVE THE TERRITORY *Digital Membership + Weekend Delivery: $4 billed approximately 4 weekly for the first 8 weeks. After the first 8 weeks it is $30 billed approximately 4 weekly. Renewals occur unless cancelled in accordance with the full Terms and Conditions. Not in conjunction with any other offer. New customers only. Not available to any person who has previously breached any of our subscription terms and conditions. Home Delivery not available in all areas. Allow up to 5 days for home delivery to commence. 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