Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Tue 13 Aug 2019



The Northern Territory news Tue 13 Aug 2019

Other title

NT news


The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT






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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication


File type



Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

TUESDAY AUGUST 13 2019 OPINION 25 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA PO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 news@ntnews.com.au facebook.com/ TheNTNews Follow us at twitter.com/TheNTNews Comment on the news at www.ntnews.com.au SMS 0428 NTNEWS normal rates apply Speak up Do you like the new-look NT News? YES I like it but it needs more crocs Bob Gosford, Millner NO I want to see a broadsheet Jett Street, Darwin Waterfront YES I think its great weve still got a newspaper Don Milford, Stuart Park YES I read it and it was totally fine Mary Durack, Fannie Bay YES I love the size Isle Kaiplinger, Jingili Super snaps Something to say? Letters to the editor should be kept to 300 words or less. Send your letters to GPO Box 1300, Darwin, 0801, or email ntnmail@ntnews.com.au You must include your name, home address or PO Box number. Name and address will be withheld on request. Preference will be given to letters that give the writers full name and suburb and are kept to under 300 words. The Northern Territory News reserves the right to edit letters. Responsibility is taken by the Editor, NT News, GPO Box 1300, Darwin, NT, 0801 ON TERRITORIANS NOT BEING PRESCRIBED MEDICINAL CANNABIS Grow your own. Krissy Roberts Something needs to change. Thanos Thanos Thats because they dont need a doctor for a prescription or a chemist to supply it. Paul Sonny Regattieri Does anyone know how or where to start with this? Bonni Ryan-Smith Bloody do it, omg. Tracy Ansell Yeah they have to be Drs with a specialised licence to prescribe it and surprise surprise after much research there are no Drs in NT that have that licence. Amber Chambers Yet again behind the times, come on get with the rest of the world. Funny how government stresses to private sector how we must innovate and diversify our products, yet they cant seem to do it. Debbie Turner $3 grand! WTF Clauds Monty Have you seen all the ridiculous hoops you have to jump through before you can prescribe it? For starters, doesnt the Dr need to be registered with the TGA? Bianca Sparreboom ON VENDORS TAKING A STAND AGAINST THE WAR ON SOY SAUCE No one was aware soy sauce had an alcohol content until you made a big deal of it. Jeremy James Czolosznski A week after the government announced that soy sauce is not a beverage and is therefore not affected by the alcohol laws? Jono Black Why was it even on the list in the first place? Colleen Grigg I stand with soy sauce. Jill Kinang More emotive drivel from PETA. Sheep are shorn all year-round. Science has proven over and over that diet affects the strength of the wool not when the sheep are shorn. Mavis of Moil, you are incorrect. Australian Road Rule 114 states: A driver entering a roundabout must give way to ; (a) any vehicle in the roundabout For this rule, give way means the driver must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision. Everyone is breaking the law. Even the cops. Ross, Winnellie Dr Leigh is incorrect if he thinks the ACT population is just 160,000. Its more like 410,000. So the NT Government is doing a worldwide search for a new police commissioner so we get the best. Has the minister not considered that the best may already be here and doing a great job in the role in which he is currently acting? The search infers that our present police force leadership is second-best and that is just not true. Appreciator Gamba grass has been under the microscope for the past 11 years. Containment and eradication programs have been unsuccessful. The scourge of this grass is spreading to previously uncontaminated areas. Clearly, there needs to be an urgent management rethink. GMH Purchased a 3.785lt bottle of soy sauce from an Asian outlet, would that be a trafficable quantity, just curious. Lets hope this NTFL season brings some talent forward for Thunder. Willsy needs some back-up. I think the smaller NT News is great. It fits better on my iPad, the whole page fits on my ipad. The adds look better as well. Jack Henderson, Larrakeyah Inpexs gifting of the Howard Springs Workers Village to the NT Government was extraordinarily generous. Until it decides on how facilities will be used, the Government should program for care and maintenance. Without programmed caretaking, buildings and grounds will quickly deteriorate. Worried Peter Susanto, 12, came first in the 2019 Australian Brain Bee Challenge Regional Finals in Queensland, against 118 students from Queensland and (opposite page) Baker Boy wins artist of the year at the National Indigenous Music Awards Pictures: GLENN CAMPBELL World wide web NEWS@NTNEWS.COM.AU txt the editor 0428 NTNEWS