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The Northern Territory news Thu 30 May 2019



The Northern Territory news Thu 30 May 2019

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

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THURSDAY MAY 30 2019 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park rangers helped rescue a man in his mid-60s who suffered a heart attack while climbing Uluru Picture: FACEBOOK Gunners writing wrongs CHIEF Minister Michael Gunner has been criticised for using a speechwriter based in Melbourne and not in the Northern Territory, despite his Labor governments Buy Local program. Earlier this month, Mr Gunner employed Stephen Smyth to be his personal speechwriter and work from Melbourne on a three-month contract for up to $15,000. Mr Smyth also previously worked for former chief minister Clare Martin. Independent Member for Araluen Robyn Lambley said the Chief Ministers choice to fill the position with someone from interstate was the epitome of hypocrisy given the governments Buy Local Plan which is supposed to prioritise Northern Territory jobs. Gunners got to practise what he preaches, Mrs Lambley said. I dont understand why you cant find anyone in the Territory and have to go down south to find someone to tell you what to say. A spokesman from the Chief Ministers office said the Melbourne-based speechwriter would only be used on a short-term basis. A new, locally based, fulltime speech writer will be employed in the near future, he said. Opposition Leader Gary Higgins said the issue added on to existing concerns he had about contractors based interstate doing jobs Territorians could do. The Chief Minister says his priority is creating jobs for Territorians, but when we see interstate contractors get jobs, we question how genuine his priority really is, Mr Higgins said. NATASHA EMECK Man saved after Uluru heart crisis A MAN is lucky to be alive after having a heart attack while climbing Uluru. St John Ambulance Territory duty manager Craig Garraway said a man in his mid60s had been flown out of the Red Centre after suffering a heart attack. About 3pm yesterday we received reports of a medical episode on the top of Ayers Rock, he said. Rangers responded I believe, along with the clinic from Yulara. RFDS responded, transported the patient to Alice Springs Hospital. An Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Facebook page post said: Thank you to the amazing members of the public who assisted Park Rangers, NT Police and NT Ambulance staff with a major rescue operation on Uluru this afternoon when a visitor became very unwell around of the way up the climb chain. They included two offduty police officers from NSW, two paramedics from Tasmania and two miners from Western Australia who were also experienced climbers. The man is now recovering in Adelaide. People will be banned from climbing Uluru from October 26 this year. every s aturda y and every s unday! You must be 18 years or over to enter the casino. Please game responsibly. 25 May 30 June 2019. Permit number TLP1061.

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