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The Northern Territory news Wed 4 Nov 2020



The Northern Territory news Wed 4 Nov 2020

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 2020 NEWS 17 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A cohort of students from Our Lady Of The Sacred Heart Thamarrurr School in Wadeye were the first to graduate since 2007. Picture: Supplied HISTORY was made at a remote NT school when for the first time in 13 years a cohort of students graduated from high school. Seven students recently completed studies at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic College in Wadeye, 400km from Darwin, the first cohort to graduate since 2007. The schools last graduate was a single student in 2014. Deputy principal Matthew Spring said it was the culmination of a lot of hard work, efforts by staff and improvements to students learning. This was not just a three-year journey for them, theyve started since transition, he said. It was also the first time curriculum using Murrinhpatha, the common tongue of Wadeye, was counted towards students completion, which Mr Spring said was key to their successful studies. Its a family achievement, not just a school achievement, he said. GRADUATES MAKE HISTORY FOR COMMUNITY RAPHAELLA SAROUKOS Ryder, 20, entered Wycliffe Well roadhouse after they had been drinking. Crown Prosecution said Ryder entered the store first and picked up a cross brace. Morton entered the store shortly after, where he grabbed one of three employees working at the time from behind and held him in a bear-hug before pushing him into a pie warmer, which then fell off the counter and broke. The court heard Morton told Ryder, Try and make it fast, before he grabbed the employee again and bit him twice on the shoulder. Ryder, who was holding the cross brace, went behind the counter and attempted to open a locked fridge but failed. An employee asked the two men to leave but Ryder replied, Nah, I need grog. The employee asked, How much do you want? to which Ryder replied, All of it, referring to the eight six-packs of VB in the fridge. The employee said, No, I can give you one six-pack if you leave the property. He then handed over two six-packs after Ryder demanded more. Ryder left the store with the beer, followed by Morton, who had been holding one of the store employees in a grip. The court heard the matter was reported to police, who later found the two men parked up in a car which had run out of petrol. Upon police arrival Morton exited the vehicle from a pass enger seat and ran into bushland. He was arrested on June 28, 2020. Ryder was sentenced to 14days jail on May 7, 2020. Upon hearing the facts, Justice Judith Kelly said the pair were totally unsophisticated in their operation. Perhaps this is inappropriate to say but these would have to be two of the most useless robbers on the planet, Justice Kelly said. The victims really had control of the situation, Most useless robbers A COUPLE of men who robbed a Central Australian roadhouse have been described by a judge as two of the most useless robbers on the planet, a court has heard. Harrison Morton, 24, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to one count of aggravated robbery and another of damage to property. The court heard on the night of August 8, 2019 Morton and a co-offender, Keanu JASMINE BURKE they bargained with the robbers. Crown prosecution said it was an unsophisticated offence but there must have been some small degree of premeditation It was a joint enterprise. Defence lawyer Tania Collins said Morton didnt have a significant criminal history and had no priors related to robbery. Morton was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on Thursday. Thieves ended up bargaining with roadhouse staff to take two six-packs SOUTH Australian police will be on high alert monitoring known arsonists in an operation aiming to stamp out bushfire threats. As the fire danger season begins in some parts of the state, officers from Operation Nomad will work to stop deliberate, reckless and negligent acts that have the potential to cause a bushfire. Patrols will be deployed on total fire ban days which includes severe, extreme and catastrophic fire danger ratings throughout the season. Acting Assistant Commissioner John Venditto said known arsonists would be a focus as well as preventing accidental bushfires that could be avoided, with police acting in an educative role. There are 83 people of interest that SA Police will continue to monitor, including some in jail who may be released in coming months. When the temperature rises and there are high risk areas, so does the police resources directed in those areas, Acting Assistant Commissioner Venditto said. Cops put heat on arsonists EMILY COSENZA SCOTT Morrison has responded to the awful terror attacks in Vienna, as shocking footage emerged of the moment a gunman opened fire. Its understood that several people have died in co-ordinated attacks at six locations across the city, while many others are injured. The death toll is believed to include two civilians and one assailant. Deeply shocked by the awful terror attacks in Austria. The situation remains fluid and details of the attack are still not clear. I have contacted Austrian Chancellor @sebastiankurz to convey our thoughts, condolences and assurances to the Austrian people, Mr Morrison wrote on social media. We pray for, and stand firm with, our Austrian friends against acts of violence, terror and intimidation, and all they seek to undermine. Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer confirmed one attacker was still at large while another was shot dead. It comes as video emerged showing a terrorist shooting a man at point blank range with a long-barrelled weapon. Footage taken on CCTV shows a man dressed in white shoot an innocent bystander with a shotgun. He then returns to shoot the man again with a handgun after he had fired shots at other people in a street near a synagogue. Other footage shows a man bleeding outside a cafe. PM shocked by Vienna terrorist attack STEPHEN DRILL, DAVID AIDONE, AFP Apology Were sorry. You may have noticed we made a mistake in the Woolworths catalogue on sale 4th November 2020. The Sirena Tuna 96g on page 13 is advertised incorrectly. The correct grammage is 95g. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. rwoolworths (a)

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