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The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019



The Northern Territory news Wed 15 May 2019

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WEDNESDAY MAY 15 2019 NEWS 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA ed in court by other building residents and who had character references from three members of the body corporate, told police it was the fifth or sixth time the woman had put a mobile phone in my face. The woman was unharmed by the shove. Prosecutor Hamish Riley told the court Gay had been in an ongoing dispute with the woman over her keeping a dog in her unit. Clearly theres a history of ill will between the parties, Mr Riley said. Its a low-level assault ... being a simple push. Theres a trigger of provocation, the phones being waved in his face while hes at work. Barrister Peter Bellach, for Gay, said the courts had approved his clients application for a personal violence restraining order against the woman. Judge John Neill said he had to completely ignore the womans victim impact statement. The victim impact statement, at times ... looks as if its relating more to a war crime than the material on the agreed facts before the court, he said. I can only disregard the victim impact statement. Mr Neill said the courts took a dim view of men assaulting women, but that Gay had been pestered by the victim while he was doing his job. This is something that has been blown out of all proportion. Mr Neill recorded no conviction against Gay and imposed no penalty other than a $150 victim impact levy. I can only disregard the victim impact statement J U D G E J O H N N E I L L STUDENTS from 32 schools across the Territory will sit the NAPLAN test online today for the first time. The Year 5 cohort of 75 students at Nakara Primary will be taking part and student Annise McNair said she was looking forward to the writing component of NAPLAN. She said the chance to write her work on a laptop would make things easier. Nakara Primary principal Britany Roestenberg said students had undergone practice tests on the laptops to help smooth out any issues. Education Minister Selena Uibo said the department was Ruff justice over assault Barking mad about dog in apartment A DISPUTE between a Darwin apartment building manager and a dog owner boiled over, leading to the manager being charged with aggravated assault. Jason Eugene Gay, 48, the building manager of Marrakai apartments on Smith St, pleaded guilty in Darwin Local Court yesterday to aggravated assault against a female resident in the building. Gay admitted to shoving the woman during a recent flare-up of their long-running dispute, after the woman provoked him by filming him with her mobile phone. The woman had in February demanded to see footage from the apartment buildings security cameras, which Gay declined to provide her. After repeatedly asking the woman to stop filming him on her mobile phone, Gay pushed her, and the woman called police. Gay, who was support CRAIG DUNLOP Nakara Primary School students Kate Ashlin and Annise McNair Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD working with schools to ensure they were capable of providing NAPLAN online by next year which is the last year of the transition to online. The schools undertaking NAPLAN online are both government and nongovernment schools in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs. Testing times for new generation JUDITH AISTHORPE

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