The Northern Territory news Mon 27 Jul 2020
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MONDAY JULY 27 2020 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA ANGRY residents in Darwins northern suburbs are calling for something to be done about a block of notorious public housing units they claim has been plagued with anti-social behaviour for years. A group of residents in Karama, a suburb with about 300 Bad blood on our streets NATASHA EMECK firstname.lastname@example.org public housing dwellings, say they have been making complaints about a handful of noisy and dirty tenants for years. One female resident, who did not want to be named, said she was living in constant fear due to her neighbours. Our part of the street has become notorious, she said. The same tenants will go crazy at night time, fighting and getting drunk out in the open. Every night at 8pm I lock my door and Im scared to go outside after that. Its been going on for about 10 years. Ive lived here since 1987, but I dont think I can live like this any more. An NT Police spokesman said while the public housing units on that street were not considered a hot spot for crime, there had been ongoing issues of anti-social behaviour on the street. Another resident said disturbances on the street had become so frequent his family had decided to move. My cars been stolen and weve constantly got police over here. Its terrible, he said. Ive called public housing so many times Im sick of it. A Department of Housing spokeswoman said they werent able to disclose how many complaints they had received in regards to the units due to privacy concerns. In the year ending 2019-20 the department had a 97 per cent response rate of responding within targeted time frames, she said. It comes as the CLP proposes to introduce a red card rule to evict tenants for antisocial behaviour and/or property damage. Darwins top five suburbs with the most public housing are Karama, Coconut Grove, Malak, Millner and The Narrows. There were 2090 occupied public housing dwellings in Darwin as of June. Nhulunbuy student one of four killed in horror crash on the Gold Coast KATE BANVILLE NATASHA EMECK A 21-YEAR-OLD uni student originally from Nhulunbuy has been identified as one of the four young victims killed in a Gold Coast horror crash. Katrina McKeough was travelling with three friends in a sedan on Nerang Murwillumbah Road in heavy rainfall on Saturday, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with an oncoming ute. It is understood Ms McKeough moved to Townsville to study a Bachelor of Engineering after graduating from NT Christian College in 2016. She had a promising career ahead of her, and was awarded the 2019 Glencore Prize in Engineering as well as the 2019 Glencore Prize in Science. Her sister Andrea McKeough left a heartbreaking tribute to Katrina on social media on Sunday. I dont even know how to begin to process this, she said. I loved my sister so much, and I feel wretched knowing that the last time we spoke, we fought. Badly. We never made peace with the argument, and now we never will. All I can say is to keep your loved ones close and to cherish every moment. Dont let pride get in the way of love. I never imagined that this would happen, but it has, and I would give anything to have seen her one last time to make it right. The other victims in the car have been identified as Lochlan Parker, 20, from Townsville, Courtney Smith, 20, from Emerald, and Kirsten Van Gorp, 22, from Brisbane. It is understood the group had been sightseeing while on a university holiday. All four died at the scene, while the 31-year-old male driver of the ute was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with minor injuries. The crash was so catastrophic that detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch were called in to assist the Forensic Crash Unit as part of the response, with dozens of emergency service first responders attending.Katrina McKeough (inset) and with her sister Andrea McKeough (right). Pictures: SUPPLIED Pet lovers loving lockdown bonus THE results are in: Victorians say the silver lining to reentering lockdown and spending time at home is seeing their pets each day with eight in 10 hoping it doesnt end. The research comes from pet food brand Open Farm, which found during the COVID-19 lockdown owners were home with their furry friends for an average of six extra hours a day. The data found 66 per cent were trying to squeeze in even more time at home with pets. Of those considering post-lockdown, 82 per cent worry about leaving their pets home alone. Man pretended to be policeman A MAN has been charged after he allegedly tried to impersonate a police officer in an attempt to steal money from a Sydney business owner. The Yagoona man was arrested on Saturday morning. Police allege the 51-year-old lied about being an officer to a 36-year-old business owner to manipulate the man into giving him money over a twoweek period. He is also accused of pretending to have cancer in order to attain more funds. He was charged with six counts of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage and impersonating a police officer. Jobseekers flock to join military RECRUITMENT applications to Australias military have had a significant spike since COVID-19 hit the country. Australian Defence Force recruiting data has revealed recruitment was up 38 per cent from April to June 2020, compared with the same period in the previous year. This equated to 24,739 applications against 17,859. 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