Sunday Territorian 6 Oct 2019
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10 NEWS SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Sights trained on benefits BART IRWIN Hunting columnist shooting contributed $2.4 billion to the economy and it could be as high as $6 billion. In the Territory, it was found $68 million was spent by the 15,400 hunters and shooters annually. That could be extrapolated to be $170 million in the Territory and should be higher than $68 million considering a University of Queensland study earlier found spending by hunting alone in the NT to contribute $100 million. Across Australia that meant at least 19,500 full-time employees and 478 in the NT. I found it astounding that no shooting sports were included in the recent Arafura Games. When people I know asked the Department of Sport and Recreation they were told the Games were concentrating on team sports. I didnt see tag team judo or weightlifting pairs. Kezia Purick put a mo tion that the Territory Government do a study into the economic benefits of shooting and hunting just the other week. This one should suffice and the Government should concentrate on looking into how it can attract the other 620,000 hunters and shooters to visit the NT to hunt or shoot competitions. Hunting and shooting provides opportunities for physical activity, as well as pathways for greater wellbeing through nature connection, self-efficacy, social networks, physical activity and nutrition. It has potential to positively contribute to wellbeing, particularly given that many hunters are male, with men being at greater risk of health risks from social isolation compared to women, and older, with older people at greater risk of health problems related to physical inactivity com pared to younger people. The NT Field and Game clay target range at the Mickett Creek Shooting Complex is open for practice on Fridays at 4pm until 9pm and today from 9am until noon. There is 50 target simulated field competition at the range next Sunday from 8am. All are welcome at NT Field and Game. Join Field and Game at ntfieldandgame.com.au IT was very satisfying to see just one day prior to the opening of the NT Waterfowl Hunting season a study commissioned by the Commonwealth Health Department into the health and economic benefits of hunting and shooting in Australia. The report showed that the economics of hunting and Facebook told to end encryption MATHEW MURPHY SOCIAL media giant Facebook should put an end to message encryption which can help foster criminal activities, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told the US Department of Justices Lawful Access Summit. He also signed a letter alongside UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, US Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and US AttorneyGeneral William Barr calling on Facebook to uphold the broader moral views of the wider community. Mr Dutton acknowledged encryption was important for security in banking and other services but said paedophiles are using it to order children and send images of children being raped. Use of end-to-end encryption, which allows messages to be decrypted only by end users, leaves service providers unable to produce readable content in response to wiretap orders and search warrants. This barrier allows criminals to avoid apprehension by law enforcement by limiting access to crucial evidence in the form of encrypted digital communications, the letter said. Mr Dutton said the encryption move would make it harder to block images of child abuse. The law that applies in the real world must apply online, he said. Crap tatts certain to grow on readers PHILLIPPA BUTT LIVING in the Territory there is a pretty high chance youve got a tattoo, have a friend with a tattoo or are dating a tattoo enthusiast. And if you do, have or are, theres an even higher chance its a shit tatt. Theres been some stunners that have made it into the NT News, from a bloke who got a Monnies for One stamp permanently inked, to another who chose a Collingwood fan to have a woody on his nipple. And we have no doubt there are more out there. One man, who begged to remain anonymous rather than face public ridicule, said he regretted his ink. I got some toadstools tattooed on me when I was 22 and taking a bunch of drugs, he said. Some girls think they look a bit like penises but I dont see it. He recommends not getting a tattoo until youre 30. Also, dont get tattoos that might make people think you can sell them drugs. To see if everyone in the NT reckons youve got the worst tattoo, enter a photo of it now at ntnews.com.au/ yourpics.People can live to seriously regret their choice of tattoo. Are you one of those people? 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