The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Oct 2020
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 6 2020 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA CDU leads the nation CHARLES Darwin University will be the first in Australia to fly international students back into the country to study. The pilot program will allow up to 70 international students to fly from Singapore to Darwin at their own expense in late October, in time for the next CDU intake on November 9. The group will be the first international students to enter Australia since the introduction of border restrictions in March due to COVID-19. The students will then quarantine at Howard Springs for 14 days. CDU deputy vice-chancellor global strategy and advancement Andrew Everett said the university was determined to make the pilot program a success so it could assist with the local and na tional international student market. Its certainly a model we are determined to get right, then help other universities around the country, he said. Its also to get international students and the whole industry back on its feet in Australia. Its really critical we get this right. We would like to get back to our normal intakes but were also conscious that we have to work with the other international education providers in Darwin and help them bring international students in. Mr Everett said the students, from a range of countries including China and Southeast Asia, were predominantly studying business, engineering and information technology qualifications. He added the students were a major boon for the Northern Territorys economy, with students staying in the NT on average for 2.7 years. International students contribute an estimated $99m into the NT economy each year and support almost 500 jobs. It is hoped that the success of the pilot will help contribute to the recovery of the NT economy, he said. This is a breakthrough for Australia and particularly CDU, the institution closest to Asia and the logical city to be piloted as the first safe corridor. The pilot program will allow up to 70 international students to fly from Singapore to Darwin in time for the next CDU intake. Picture: Glenn Campbell RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS 70 international students bound for Top End LOVELESS Territorians are being warned not to send personal information or intimate photos to potential suitors online after an increase in reports of romantic scams. NT Police have seen an increase in romantic scams since COVID-19 restrictions began with cops now receiving at least one report each week. Some people who have been conned have lost large amounts of cash, while others have become further victims of sextortion from intimate photographs shared and others have become unwilling participants in the dealing of proceeds of crime. Cybercrime Unit Senior Constable Joel Smith said offenders were often not who they said they were and abused a persons trust and loneliness to progress a relationship. As a result of the relationships, some victims have been asked to provide the offenders with their bank account details or even give them access to their online banking; from here the offenders come up with an elaborate hoax as to why they are putting money into their account, he said. They will then ask the victim to transfer the money to them usually using an international money transfer service; as a result of this the victim becomes an unwilling participants in dealing with proceeds of crime as the money placed into their account is obtained fraudulently. Constable Smith reminded people not to share intimate photos or banking details with someone you have not met in person. He also urged people to be careful of meeting people on social platforms that you do not know and report cyber crime to www.cyber.gov.au. Beware internet suitors JUDITH AISTHORPE VICTORIA has recorded no new virus deaths for the first time in three weeks. The states death toll remains at 806. Its only the sec ond fatal-free day in the state since July 13. The last deathfree day was September 15. The state recorded nine new coronavirus cases. Vic records no new virus deaths DARWIN CBD DARWIN WATERFRONT RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility STOKES HILL WHARF Adult $28.00 Senior $22.00 Child (6-14 yrs) $16.00 FAMILY (2 Adult + 3 Children) $70.00 See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as this state of the art facility brings history to life. Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin 08 8983 5700 firstname.lastname@example.org rfdsdarwin.com.au Discover the heroic tales of the birth, and growth of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. OPENING HOURS 09:30am - 4:00pm (Last Entry at 3:00pm) Public Holidays 10am - 3pm (Last Entry 2.00pm) Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday 10% OFF ENtRY When you show this voucher Valid 31/12/20 GAMBLING? Spend time connecting with what matters IS IT WORTH THE RISK? GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY www.amity.org.au 1800 858 858 24HR GAMBLING HELPLINE
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