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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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www.ntnews.com.au Friday, June 14, 2013. NT NEWS. 3 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-JGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 1 & 2 Bedroom fully furnished open plan design apartments with quality fixtures & fittings WATER VIEWS CBD LIVING FROM $347,000 FULLY FURNISHED Pool, Barbeques, Basement Security, Car Parks, Coffee Shop. 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Keep buying the NT News to find out if you strike it lucky in Game 14, which will jackpot at $13,250.David Wirrpanda Wirrpanda has leadership in his veins RETIRED AFL star and aspiring Federal politician David Wirrpanda has Territory royalty in his blood. Mr Wirrpanda announced yesterday he will be a Senate nominee for Western Australias Nationals in Septembers federal election. The 33-year-old 2006 West Coast premiership players dad Dhukal is the King of Arnhem Land. Dhukal Wirrpanda is a member of the Djapu tribe and lives traditionally among the Yolnguin (Arnhem Land) people. One of the Djapu tribes traditions is to pass the crown of King to his grandson the first son of his oldest boy. That means David Wirrpandas son Marley is first in line to the throne. David Wirrpanda played 227 games for the West Coast Eagles and believes he will also return to the Top End to live in his fathers country. NT jobless up to 5.1pc THE Territorys unemployment figure has risen from 4.8 per cent in April to 5.1 per cent in May. The Australian Bureau of Statistics found there were about 97,600 people in fulltime work and about 25,500 part-time employees. The national unemployment figure is 5.5 per cent. Opposition leader Delia Lawrie said about 500 full-time jobs had been lost in the Territory in just one month. The 500 jobs lost in May are in addition to the 3600 full-time jobs gone since the CLP Government was elected, she said. But Treasurer Dave Tollner said the unemployment rate almost doubled when Labor was in power and the latest figures were still being influenced by their policies. Rural identity dies in water pipe crash By CONOR BYRNE A young Alan Buckley at the Noonamah Store in 1985 DARWINS rural area has been in shock following the tragic death of a mango farmer, an entrepreneur and a hell of a nice bloke. Alan Buckley was killed, and his wife Linda badly injured, when the Holden Crewman dual-cab ute he was driving left the road and hit the steel water pipe on the median of the Stuart Highway about 1km south of the Noonamah Tavern about 5.30pm on Wednesday. The couple, both aged 67, were heading south towards their home, which was only metres away. It is understood he was a non-drinker. Noonamah Tavern owner Dean Innes had only met him a few times but said Mr Buckley had still made an impression. He was a hell of a nice bloke, Mr Innes said. Kevin Horner from Noonamah said Mr Buckley had a good nose for business. He could see an opportunity, he was that sort of bloke a good bloke, Mr Horner said. Mr Buckley came to the Territory in early 1975 to work as a painter after Cyclone Tracy destroyed Darwin the previous Christmas. He ran the Noonamah Tavern in the late 70s where he started the infamous frog races and published the Where the Hells Noonamah? bumper stickers. He also set up the Noonamah Cattle Yards. As president of the NT Mango Industry Association in 2000 and 2001, Mr Buckley advocated for growers through the disastrous 2000 season. He is survived by his wife, grownup children Mark and Victoria Miller, and seven grandchildren. Bulletproof-vested police, tactical officers and ambulance personnel mass on the corner of Daly and Mitchell streets yesterday afternoon Picture: DANIEL HARTLEY-ALLEN Onlookers shocked as police flood into city By SARAH CRAWFORD POLICE in bulletproof vests descended on a busy CBD street yesterday after a man threatened self-harm with a gun. Pedestrians and pub-goers watched with curiosity and surprise as 10 police piled out of five cars and strapped on the bulletproof vests in the carpark at the corner of Mitchell and Daly streets just before 6pm. They were followed by a paddy wagon and a St John Ambulance vehicle. After about 15 minutes of negotiations, the situation was defused. It was one of four calls police received from people threatening self-harm by about 6.30pm yesterday. And on Wednesday police shut down half a major Darwin road after a woman threatened to jump from a footbridge. Two northbound lanes of Bagot Rd were closed to traffic about 7pm after the woman made the threats. Officers and paramedics managed to talk her down. Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline by calling 13 11 14. Seeking man in purple jacket POLICE want help in their investigation into a sexual assault at the Adelaide River Cup Day on June 1. Officers want to speak to a man wearing a purple velvet suit jacket to assist with their inquiries. The man may have a slight beard or facial hair. Police have asked this man or anyone who may know this man to call 131 444. Asylum seeker meeting opens CHARLES Darwin University will hold its second asylum seeker symposium today. Run by the Northern Institute, the free public event has presentations from the ANUs Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute adjunct associate professor James Jupp and The University of Sydneys Professor of Public Law Mary Crock.

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