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The Centralian Advocate Fri 8 Jan 2021



The Centralian Advocate Fri 8 Jan 2021


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04 NEWS FRIDAY JANUARY 8 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Voucher date out Bombing of Darwin Tour operator Garry Gallagher. Picture: Che Chorley THE third and final round of Territory Tourism Vouchers will be available from 8pm on February 1. Tourism Minister Natasha Fyles said the waitlist from round two of the $200 vouchers had been cleared, with all 18,000 eligible Territorians who signed up receiving a voucher. I encourage people that might have that email sitting in their inbox that theyve only got a week. Those vouchers need to be booked by the 13th of January for use by the end of the month, Ms Fyles said. Go ahead and book something, get out and support our tourism and hospitality operators and start thinking about the final round, round three, what you would do. Like the second round of vouchers, Territorians are eligible for an additional $200 reimbursement for ex penses if they travel more than 400km. Ms Fyles also apologised for the schemes website crashing during the release of the first two rounds of vouchers. We certainly experienced huge demand and I again apologise for the IT issues people experienced back when registering, she said. Bombing of Darwin Tour operator Garry Gallagher said the vouchers had provided a major boost for his business and encouraged locals to visit war memorial sites with the upcoming memorial of the bombing. (Theyre) getting to see their own backyard and theyve said to me theyre quite surprised with what theyre seeing around town, he said. I have seen a boost, especially this time of year. The voucher system has been great for the local tour operators and also Im sure for the operators in the regional areas. SARAH MATTHEWS, PAT CALLANAN Third round of tourism coupons released on Feb 1 PM cops it over jab scare SCOTT Morrison has come under fire over Australias new coronavirus vaccine timeline which he unveiled just days after warning that fast-tracking the rollout would be very dangerous. Labor health spokesman Chris Bowen on Thursday welcomed the decision to bring forward the jabs to February following Opposition pressure. But Mr Bowen called out the government for fearmongering and casting doubt on the UKs testing of vaccine batches. Scott Morrison and Greg Hunt have spent the last week hysterically claiming that bringing forward the rollout would risk Australians health, Mr Bowen said. Yet the government has now brought forward Australias vaccine rollout twice in two days: to early March yesterday, and to mid-late February today. The Prime Minister on Tuesday slammed the Opposition for being uninformed after Labor raised concerns March was too long to wait. JADE GAILBERGER Open 7 days a week - 8am - 5pm 35 Arnhem Hwy, McMinns Lagoon 8988 1351 A Labor Government will increase the maximum Child Care subsidy to 90%. 97% of families in the system will save between $600 to $2900 per year. No family will be worse off. Authorised by L. Gosling, 3/266 Trower Road, Casuarina, NT 0810 Add Value To Your Home! Ph: 08 8932 7378 & A/H: 0401 693 549 www.darwinargospainting.com.au DARWIN ARGOS PAINTING Local Darwin Local Darwin BusinessBusiness 40 Years Meet John & Your Painting Team Painting & Design rlUU VOIUl:i A-r11he-rvi Nv~e,y-~ Where beautiful plants grow to perfection! Come see us for all your plant and garden accessory needs