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The Northern Territory news Tue 13 Aug 2019



The Northern Territory news Tue 13 Aug 2019

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

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06 NEWS TUESDAY AUGUST 13 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 In brief Nine moves on radio NINE Entertainment has finally made its move to buy the remainder of Macquarie Media the troubled home of 2GB broadcasters Alan Jones and Ray Hadley. Nines offer to buy out the remaining 45.5 per cent of Macquarie Media that it does not already own comes on the back of months of acrimony at the radio station. Ad man and high profile businessman John Singleton will be the big winner from the offer, lodged after the market closed on Friday, to pay $1.46 a share. Singleton owns 32 per cent of the company and is believed to have been instrumental in getting Alan Jones re-signed for another twoyear, $8 million contract Help on NDIS AUSTRALIANS with a disability are being asked to share their experiences with a new review aimed at cutting wait times under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Former finance department secretary David Tune will review the schemes legislation and rules, with a view to streamlining processes. NDIS Minister Stuart Robert said the inquiry will help the Federal Government deliver on its promise to address issues with timeframes around setting up or altering plans for NDIS participants. Fireys save six homes JUDITH AISTHORPE judith.aisthorpe@news.com.au A BUSHFIRE came barrelling towards Fly Creek resident Ben Evans house on Sunday afternoon. The fire came close to destroying six homes in the rural suburb under perfect weather conditions. Bushfires NT volunteers parked fire trucks in front of the homes to stop the blaze from destroying houses. It came within 30m of Mr Evans home but he was prepared. About three years ago a fire tore through the same area, making it all the way up to his fire break. After that he decided to increase his fire break by another 10m and installed more sprinklers to keep the grass green, and hes glad he did. He first noticed the fire around lunchtime. When the smoke grew to a large cloud he went to investigate and drove to the back of his block, when he saw the flames he turned around and raced back to the house. It was a bit eerie the speed of the fire, he said. It had about 330m to come (to the house) and took less than five minutes. Fireys fought the blaze from the ground while planes dropped water from the sky. Fourteen volunteer units and five planes were used. Bushfires NT chief fire controller Andrew Turner said the hot temperatures and windy and gusty weather would continue for the next couple of days. Fire bans are in place. This is part of a three-day weather event and were expecting very dry conditions today and tomorrow, he said. The fire destroyed a shed, a couple of caravans and a number of cars left in the scrub. Fireys also tended to fires at Litchfield Park Rd, Cedar Park at Coomalie, Marrakai and Koolpinyah Station. Fly Creek resident Ben Evans had a bushfire come close to his house Picture: BEN EVANS

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