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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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TUESDAY AUGUST 13 2019 PALMERSTON AND BEYOND 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Screening out cybercrimes NORTHERN Territory Police are urging small business owners and not-for-profit organisations to be aware of cybercrime scams. They are holding a free Cyber Smart for Business Briefing in Alice Springs this month. Cybercrime impacts businesses of all sizes and in the Northern Territory. Police have observed an increase of cybercrime reports of up to 40 per cent this year. To attend the event, register at becybersmart.nt.gov.au Healthy dose of wellness at mall COTA NT, Seniors Card and My Aged Care Navigator staff from the Top End are holding a Health and Wellness Day at Yeperenye Shopping Centre this week. All Seniors Month events are listed on the printed calendar, which is available at electoral offices, libraries and the local council. The latest information on events is also listed on the COTA NT online calendar. The event will be held in the shopping centre on Friday in Alice Springs. WHETHER the Aboriginal flag should be flown on Anzac Hill 365 days of the year was discussed at Alice Springs Town Council last night. In March 2018, the council allowed the Australian national flag and/or the NT flag to be flown from flag poles on Anzac Hill. It also permitted the Aboriginal flag to be flown on ceremonial occasions. These were later determined to be National Sorry Day, National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week. Several letters have been received by the council in support of flying the Aboriginal flag 365 days a year. Elections were last night held for Deputy Mayor and Finance, Corporate and Community Services and the Technical Services Committee chairs. Councillors hold the four positions for one year at a Bid to fly flag daily STEVE MENZIES Alice Springs time. The council also discus sed obtaining a new Christmas tree for the towns festive celebrations. Other items on the agenda included a report on the progress of the capital works being funded by a $6.2 million NT Government Grant. Acting chief executive Scott Allen said the works featured new toilet blocks on several of the towns sporting venues. Council is on schedule for the sporting infrastructure upgrades project currently under way and aims to have these facilities completed in the coming months, he said. Included in the project is the already completed new hockey pitch at Traeger Ave along with the upgrades to the facilities at the basketball centre, Flynn Oval, Jim McConville Oval, Ross Park, Rhonda Diano Oval and Albrecht Oval. The outcomes from the meeting were not known before deadline last night. A one-stop shop for policing THE Territorys newest police station, complete with a state-of-the-art watchhouse, will open its doors during a community day at the end of August. The Palmerston Police Station will have its official opening on August 31. There will be several displays, crime prevention tips and childrens activities. People will also be able to inspect the new front counter, watch-house and community centre. Official opening formalities will take place from 11am. The open day will run between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Police will officially move into the new building on Monday, September 2. The station includes all the bells and whistles for the Territorys crime fighters to easily do their jobs, such as more than 20 cells in the watch-house, large desk spaces and a visitor-friendly front counter and foyer. MPs Nicole Manison and Tony Sievers inspect Palmerston Police Station Picture: GLENN CAMPBELL

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