The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Aug 2019
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TUESDAY AUGUST 6 2019 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA guilty in the Supreme Court to aggravated robbery following the attack on December 12. The court heard the 56year-old woman stopped to wait for a passing train. It was then Matthews approached her yelling money please and grabbed her bicycle causing her to fall to the ground. When she tried to run away, Matthews chased her and pushed her to the ground before reaching inside her shirt to pat her down and eventually stole her phone from her bumbag. In suspending Matthews sentence after six months, Justice Graham Hiley said the woman feared she would be sexually assaulted. She still used to walk past that place where you attacked her and she still is reminded of what you did to her, he said. Even though you probably thought that you were just there to steal some money and maybe her phone and (a bike) light, she thought that it could be much worse for her. I can understand her feel ing that, particularly after you were reaching inside her shirt and feeling around the upper part of her body. Matthews is due to be released on October 1. Man jailed for robbing woman out for early morning bike ride A YOUNG man who robbed a middle-aged woman out on a morning bike ride in Alice Springs in 2017 has been sentenced to three years jail. Austin Matthews pleaded JASON WALLS Children perform as part of a recent Alice Springs Malayalee Association event Picture: ALICE SPRINGS MALAYALEE ASSOCIATION soon, she said. Ms Moss said the Northern Territory Government was continuing negotiations with ASTC on a site. She said the Government had made a land swap offer that would enable the National Aboriginal Art Gallery to be built on the civic centre site. It is believed the matter was discussed in confidence by council last week. In return for the council handing the civic centre land to the Government for the Gallery, Ms Moss said the NTG would hand over the site of the old Alice Springs High School and provide funding towards a new town library and town hall. The NTG will also support council to retain Anzac Oval, she said. Palmerston and beyond School to be razed THE futures of the National Aboriginal Art Gallery, the Anzac Hill High School buildings and even Anzac Oval are still uncertain. A spokesman for the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics confirmed that a tender has been awarded for the demolition of the school and works are likely to start within a fortnight. The contractor is just finalising some documentation, the spokesman said. Alex Nelson, who campaigned against the demolition is awaiting advice on it. The campus (of the school) is immensely important in the history of secondary and tertiary education in the Northern Territory, especially for Alice Springs, Mr Nelson wrote in his submission. NT Minister for Culture and Sport Lauren Moss said the Gallery project was progressing. A strategic business case, including analysis of the economic and social impact and benefits of the Gallery, is expected to be finalised and ready for public release very STEVE MENZIES THE Alice Springs Malayalee Association (AMA) is welcoming all members of the community to Mega Onam Saturday, August 31. Touted as a fun-filled extravaganza, the event will start at midday with Onam Sadhya, a two-course lunch involving 25 different curries served in banana leaf. Cultural programs and a music mega show featuring Indian playback singer Biju Narayanan are set to entertain guests, followed by a dinner inspired by the flavours of south-western India. This is the first time the Indian community is bringing a live stage show to Alice Springs, said Jooby Mani from AMA. Onam is the biggest festival of the state of Kerala, celebrated to welcome King Mahabali. For ticket information, call Jojo Thottunkal on 0420 420 612 or Abin Cyriac on 0423 590 950. Celebrate together with day of fun ALYCE MOKRZYCKI The campus (of the school) is immensely important A L E X N E L S O N Swipe And Go Technology No need to leave your children in the car to pay Quick & Easy Everything done locally Easy Access 24/7 No queues, just fuel up and go 08 8947 6733 | email@example.com - Roystonea Ave and Temple Tce, Palmerston - 46 Coonawarra Road, Winnellie
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