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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Jun 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-06-14

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

News Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/246059

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/804119

Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Friday, June 14, 2013. NT NEWS. 7 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:14-JGE:7 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Salties Rapid getaway By CONOR BYRNE and ELLIE TURNER Croc spotted in creek is still on the loose Because the tide was rushing out it was just looking for a feed. Shes headed toward theHarbour A CROCODILE has been spotted swimming outside a suburban Darwin creek but is still at large. The saltie, estimated to be between 1.6m and 2m, was having a splash after high tide at the mouth of Rapid Creek opposite the Beachfront Hotel about 10am yesterday. But it scarpered when two rangers approached. Croc ranger Tommy Nicholls said the elusive crocodile would be caught soon. Because the tide was rushing out it was just looking for a feed, he said. Shes headed toward the Harbour. Well wait for another sighting. Newsbreaker Corey Johnson said the croc had been hanging around the area for a few minutes. And rangers have declared Berry Springs croc-free where snorkelling teens reportedly spotted a 3m saltie. NT Parks and Wildlife chief ranger Nigel Weston said no saltwater crocs were detected during surveys over the past five nights. We have determined this popular attraction can now be reopened, he said. Public safety is our top priority. This latest reported sighting should serve as a reminder to the public to be crocwise. The NT News reported local boy Javadd Anderson the younger brother of Hawthorn AFL star Jed Anderson narrowly escaped an attack from a man-eater on Saturday afternoon. He said he alerted his mates when he heard a croc slide into the water. I swam straight to the side, the Darwin Buffaloes footballer said. I was surprised . . . as we got out it came straight at us. At the tender age of 22, Rhys Kevern has been recognised as one of Australias top McDonalds managers Picture: HELEN ORR By CONOR BYRNE Maccas star has eyes on his own franchise THIS bloke pictured above has been making sure about 18,000 Palmerston residents get their burgers each week since he was 14 years old and hes just been rewarded for his efforts. McDonalds Palmerston manager Rhys Kevern, 22, was awarded the Silver Spatula national award for his dedication to quality, service and business building. I needed some extra pocket money and my parents told me to get a job, he said. Its still my first job. Mr Kevern has finished Year 12 and received his advanced diploma in management from McDonalds after five years of study. Theres still a lot to learn, he said. Asked about life in McDonalds, he said: Its very fast-paced. Its challenging. Its quite a good starting career, you can take your skills anywhere. But the go-getter has no plans to desert the golden arches just yet. He plans to set up or buy his own franchise. When Im a bit older, he said. You oversee the restaurant whether it be people working for you, customers, training new people, or making sure that we are on budget. Were one of the busiest stores in Australia and were top three for sales last year in Australia. People love their Maccas. He was chosen from 800 entrants and 45 finalists. He won $500 in cash, which he will use as spending money on his trip to the managers conference in San Francisco later this year. He has about 160 staff beneath him, including 15 managers. Grog law watered down By NICOLE MILLS THE NT Government has softened its legislation around mandatory alcohol rehabilitation meaning people will have to escape three times before being sent to prison. Alcohol Policy Minister Robyn Lambley said she had also shortened the time a person could be detained while waiting for their initial assessment. She said she had listened to stakeholders concerns and where possible amended the legislation, but many groups, including the Australian Medical Association are still concerned that the policy locks people up just for being drunk. But Ms Lambley said they were not about criminalising alcoholics. It is not and never has been the intention of our legislation to criminalise alcoholism and the proposed amendments around this show very clearly that our number one priority is treating problem drinkers, she said. The Government believes that alcoholics have a right to medical treatment to help them get control of their addiction. Chief Minister Adam Giles supported the changes and told ABC radio he had had concerns with the original legislation. He denied the policy would see more indigenous people in prison. What we want to do is start dealing with the problem. We want to treat those people rather than having them go to jail, he said. Opposition leader Delia Lawrie said the policy was a $45 million revolving door. Reserves call SETTING aside water for indigenous people to use for economic development is an important policy that should be reinstated, the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance chair said. Peter Yu called on the NT Government to bring back the Strategic Indigenous Reserves water policy because it would aid economic independence.


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