Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019
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04 NEWS SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Uibos courting Indonesian students ENCOURAGING Indonesian students to study in Darwin will be the focus of an international delegation. Workforce Training Minister Selena Uibos 14-person delegation to Indonesia will promote the Territorys vocational education and training sector at a summit in Jakarta, in the hope of putting the NT on the map as a leading provider of quality education. The group will also attend an education agent briefing and two Alumni and Friends of the Territory events. The aim is to boost student numbers from Indonesia by 20 per cent by the end of next year. The delegation includes representatives from private training providers, Charles Darwin University, the Education Department and the Trade, Business and Innovation Department. Selena Uibo Southern states buy hour of daylight ITS that time of the year when those dreary southern states of NSW, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia are just a tiny bit more bearable. Daylight saving started at 2am today. So those in NSW, the ACT, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria have turned their clock forward by one hour, giving them more sunlight at the end of the day over the spring and summer months They will wind their clocks forward an hour next year on April 6. For us here in the Northern Territory and those in Queensland and WA, life remains the same. The downside though is if you have business to do you will have less time to do it in if you arent too fond of an earlier start to your business day. And of course get used to changes in late-night flight schedules as airlines adjust to interstate flying curfew hours. Australia first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916, when Tasmania employed it during World War I. The measure has been used in NSW, the ACT, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria since 1971 while Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory still dont subscribe to the time difference. A WOMAN caught driving at more than six times the legal blood-alcohol limit with her two-year-old daughter in the car was fleeing an argument with her mother, a court has heard. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty in the Darwin Local Court to failing to submit to a Girl, 2, in DUI mums car Court hears of rows before woman took offJASON WALLSCourt Reporter breath test and drink-driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.303 after the incident in Leanyer in July. The womans lawyer told the court her client had been living in a safe house at the time after fleeing an extremely violent relationship when her mother asked her to come over to discuss moving in with her on July 27. She said her clients mother plied her with beer and the pair stayed up drinking until 3am, when they had an argument and the woman went to bed. The next morning, the womans lawyer said her clients mother suggested they continue drinking to make up for the fight, which they did until the inevitable happened and they had another argument. She said the womans mother then told her to piss off and she got into the car with her daughter. She said her client believed that her mother had been trying to get her drunk and into trouble deliberately so she could take custody of her children. But prosecutor Damien Jones said the woman had a history of high-range drinkdriving convictions and it beggars belief that the twoyear-old child was also in the car on this occasion. You go to any accident and emergency department in any hospital and you will see the absolutely tragic consequences of people who decide to get drunk and get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, he said. Frankly, this is just extremely dangerous behaviour, not only for her child, not only for other general road users, but herself as well. The woman will return to court for sentencing after being assessed for supervision. Mauboys message of respect for the rock KATHY MCCABE JESSICA Mauboy has called for Australians and tourists to respect the imminent ban on climbing Uluru. During a special visit to the physical and spiritual heart of Australia for a Stellar shoot ahead of the release of her new album Hilda, Mauboy explored the base of the rock and the dreamtime stories of the Anangu people who are the caretakers of the land. The ban on climbing Uluru comes into effect on October 26, coinciding with the 34th anniversary of the return of Uluru to its traditional owners. The last day we went back and the conversation about closing the walk up the rock was happening, she says. When you consider the power of this rock and its history ... why doesnt it make sense to people? You cant deny the feelings you have standing there and it haunts me that this is even an argument. Touch the rock from its base and you will feel everything you need to feel. Read the full interview: P16-17Territory star Jessica Mauboy is urging people to respect the ban on climbing Uluru
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