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The Northern Territory news Sat 5 Oct 2019



The Northern Territory news Sat 5 Oct 2019

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

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 2019 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Outrage on rise over wombat kill OUTRAGE is growing over the stoning of a wombat by a South Australian police officer with calls for him to be sacked and prosecuted. Premier Steven Marshall has described the video of the incident, which was posted online, as gut-wrenching. The officer has been identified in media reports as Waylon Johncock, who is stationed on SAs west coast. The video shows a man following a wombat along a dirt road while throwing rocks at it as he is cheered on by a friend in a car. Towards the end, the wombat falls over and stops moving after being hit several times in the head. Mr Marshall said he abhorred any glorification of the animal cruelty. The public dissemination of acts which glorify cruelty to animals is completely and utterly unacceptable, he told reporters yesterday. $3.8m offer rejected for jail compo A MAN suing the ACT Government after being wrongfully imprisoned for almost two decades rejected a $3.8 million payout from the territory. David Eastman is seeking damages for the time he spent behind bars for the 1989 murder of federal police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester. The 74-year-old was found not guilty at a retrial last year after his original conviction was quashed in 2014. He pleaded not guilty to the shooting murder in 1993 but received a life sentence two years later. Mr Eastman is seeking between $14 million and $18 million in compensation. The ACT Government initially offered him $3.8 million as an act of grace payment but he rejected the offer. Mr Eastmans lawyers and those representing the territory made their closing submissions yesterday. Hubby takes a slash at design Couple strike deal to give pees a chance outdoors WILL ZWAR will.zwar@news.com.au THE key to any successful marriage is compromise. And for Palmerston couple Jarrett and Shay Sherman its also the secret to a harmonious house build. When building their Zuccoli home, both had positions they werent willing to compromise on. For Shay, it was a top-ofthe-line, $12,000 stove. And for Jarrett, it was a urinal to whizz in the great outdoors. It was the first thing he said when we started building the house and I thought he meant inside so I was against it, Shay said. With her mind on the stove, she forgot about her partners request. I was stuck on it and forgot about the urinal and we paid for it and got it and he said I get my urinal now. I had to say yes, it was a deal. As soon as it was done he said I knew you forgot about it thats why I wanted you to get (the stove). But it didnt take long for Shay to turn the corner, realising it was actually a rather smart idea. As soon as we actually decided to do it I thought it was great, it doesnt really bother me, she said. They always pee outside and it kills the grass so it is more sanitary. (Jarrett) plays rugby as well so when he finishes rugby and all the boys are there they wont be walking through the house and making a mess, theyll all be outside. Im pretty happy with that. Weve got a one-year-old and I dont really want her playing on the ground where they all piss. Their request was popular with the project builders. It was the first thing he said to the builders when they came around to start building, before he even said how many bedrooms he wanted or anything like that, she said. They thought it was brilliant. All of his friends think its hilarious as well, a few of them have asked how did you get that? and he said she got a stove. Upon seeing the final product, Jarrett wasnt disappointed with his dunny. All I can say is its one for the boys and its an absolute ripper, he said. The builders done a fantastic job and went above and beyond to make it happen. In exchange for her dream stove, Shay Shermans husband Jarrett Sherman got an outdoor urinal at their new Zuccoli home Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL 8941 0422 - 7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin Waterfront Present coupon to receive discount. Valid throughout October. We are celebrating throughout October with instore prizes and giveaways PLUS a chance to win FREE COFFEE for a year! COFFEE CLUB WATER FRONT'S 10TH BIRTHDAY CCCCCCCCCCCC d gigiggigggg vevee *Valid at Waterfront store only. *Valid at Waterfront store only.

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