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The Northern Territory news Mon 16 Mar 2020



The Northern Territory news Mon 16 Mar 2020

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MONDAY MARCH 16 2020 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Residents compo for party pain A RESIDENT who lived below a short-stay apartment that hosted rowdy parties has become the first person to reap compensation under new legislation for loss of amenity. Fed up with loud music and visitors vomiting and throwing cigarettes over the balcony, Danny Smulders took Melbourne Serviced Apartments to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). New laws introduced on February 1 last year gave the tribunal the power to award compensation of up to $2000 to residents in high-rise apartment buildings affected by unruly short-stay parties. Mr Smulders said he was unable to open the windows on his 6th-floor apartment in the Platinum Tower on Southbank if the holiday accommodation above had been leased. As a result of the operation of (the 7th floor apartment), my family and I are repeatedly denied quiet enjoyment of our home, he wrote when applying to the tribunal for damages. My family are subject to night after night of loud, offensive and dangerous behaviour. We often cannot open our windows. Many nights we cannot sleep. Mystery man found dead HOMICIDE squad detectives are investigating the death of a man found with upper-body injuries in inner Melbourne. Emergency services were called to a Collingwood address about 5pm yesterday but they were unable to save the man, who died at the scene. The man is yet to be formally identified and the exact circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated by the homicide squad. NT tourism a reality on global screens THE Territorys tourism value has been realised on TV, with a number of popular reality and feature productions bringing tourists from across the country and globe in the past two years. Last weeks showing of the final two episodes of The Bachelor US, filmed in the NTs Red Centre was the latest in a number of popular programs featuring the NT, including the finale of The Amazing Race Australia filmed at Katherine Gorge and The Bachelorette Australia filmed in Litchfield in 2018. Meanwhile, Top End Wedding showcased the best of Kakadu, Darwin and the Tiwi Islands in Australian cinemas after premiering last year, as well as to international audiences at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture executive general manager marketing Tony Quarmby said the movie proved a success be fore even considering bookings made to the NT after watching the film. The Top End Wedding production on-ground expenditure was more than $1.5 million, with a return of 3-1, which equates to $3 for every $1 invested, without even factoring in the audience reach and any subsequent holiday bookings, he said. In addition to the Territory being showcased to audiences, Tourism NT often leverages both domestic and international marketing campaigns as well as industry participation to gain further benefits from these opportunities. An episode of MasterChef was filmed at the Royal Flying Doctor Service museum at the Darwin Waterfront in 2018, coinciding with Prince Charles visit to the Top End. Mr Quarmby said where possible, agreements with reality TV programs were scheduled around such events, where they could maximise interest and return. Content integration into popular programming is an effective method to communicate messages which traditional advertising can struggle to achieve. The Amazing Race finale which featured the Darwin Waterfront and Katherine Gorge proved particularly popular among viewers, with a metro-only reach of more than 1 million Australian viewers. Further content integration with Jetstar helps provide more return on investment through the deals. Miranda Tapsell and Gwilym Lee in a scene from the movie Top End Wedding Picture: UNIVERSAL PICTURES WILL ZWAR will.zwar@news.com.au We hope you never need it, but well be there if you do. Age and loan eligibility requirements and other limitations and exclusions apply. Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 Australian credit licence 234945. For most, a home loan is the largest fi nancial commitment you can make. So its the last thing you want to worry about if something happens to you or someone in your family. Thats why well pay your Owner Occupied home loan for around 12 months if you, your spouse or child passes away or falls terminally ill. No fees, no sign-up. Home Loan Compassionate Care I Can