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The Northern Territory news Wed 4 Nov 2020



The Northern Territory news Wed 4 Nov 2020

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

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14 NEWS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Sam Rawlings, 28, from Sydney, bought a used Mitsubishi. Picture: Jonathan Ng A COMBINATION of tight supply of new cars due to the pandemic and people shunning public transport has sent used car prices soaring to record levels. Used motor vehicle prices rose by 3.8 per cent last week after increasing by 4.2 per cent the previous week, and stock remains low, according to data analytics firm Datium Insights. Holden Commodore prices rose the most, up 9.8 per cent, followed by Toyota Hiace, up by 7.8 per cent, while passenger vehicles gained 6.5 per cent. Sydney man Sam Rawlings made the step and bought a second-hand Mitsubishi Triton ute in July for $35,000, compared to around $42,000 brand new, after his previous car became more expensive to fix than it was worth. He said his previous car was near new and served him well for nine years. ADELLA BEAINI CAR PRICES DRIVEN HIGHER AUSTRALIANS who suffer from severe eczema have been left devastated after plans to put a life-changing drug on the federal governments subsidy scheme were halted for a fourth time. The drug, an injection called Dupixent, has been hailed for its miracle-like ability to repair the skin barrier of those living with severe eczema, relieving them of raw, cracked and itchy skin. It was set to be approved for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in April, but seven months on, sufferers have been left in the dark or forced to fork out a whopping $1600 per month to buy it themselves. Eczema drug on hold again Bali travel not likely for a while WESTERN Australias hard border could return if the commonwealth does something rash by opening unsafe travel bubbles, as the Premier warned he does not see travel to Bali resuming until there is a COVID-19 vaccine. We wont hesitate to make (WAs border arrangements) tougher if the health circumstances indicate we need to, Premier Mark McGowan said. Im very, very careful about the international borders. I just cant see Bali being an option until theres a vaccine. WA will open its borders from November 14. Have you claimed your government Incentives yet? Energie Group Australia Pty Ltd 4 Makagon Rd Berrimah 1300 724 516 www.energiegroup.com.au jamiec@ega.energy SBA Offi ce National 135 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park 08 8944 7979 sbaon.com.au When you talk to us you talk to a local No Assembly Fees!!! DARWIN businesswoman Carolyn Reynolds could end up in an awful pickle if she cant follow the rules of the Supreme Court and has ruinous costs awarded against her, a judge has warned. Ms Reynolds is seeking to appeal a ruling by Chief Justice Michael Grant affirming a Territory government decision to refuse registration of her Lake Bennett resort as a food business. But in striking out Ms Reynolds notice of appeal on Tuesday, Justice Stephen Southwood said her fundamental obligations as a litigant included having a proper basis for making a claim. You are required to present arguments on appeal that are not frivolous, vexatious, an abuse of process or dont otherwise have a proper basis or foundation in law or fact, he said. You must not present arguments that are replete with unsubstantiated perceptions or contain expressions of conviction without proper foundation. Justice Southwood warned Ms Reynolds if she couldnt follow procedure, she risked having the whole case thrown out, leaving her with an utterly enormous legal bill. If you dont comply with those matters you potentially are going to end up in an awful pickle because ultimately you may become subject to indemnity costs, he said. Most individuals who have an award of indemnity costs made against them find it ruinous it utterly destroys them financially so its important that you take on board what Ive just said. The other side has produced seven volumes of appeal materials, the cost of doing that alone is quite considerable, so youre potentially ultimately responsible for those sorts of costs if they are thrown away. Ms Reynolds said she had searched the internet but had been unable to find an example of what a notice of appeal should look like. Ive been a teacher for 35 years and this is a new topic for me, a new subject, she said. Justice Southwood gave Ms Reynolds another seven days to file a proper one and directed her to Chief Justice Grants judgment for guidance. Massive legal bill warning JASON WALLS @env1roheat