The Northern Territory news Wed 13 Jan 2021
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06 NEWS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 I want to play footy Karl Gruber is a Division 1 player for the Palmerston Magpies. ONE of the six people allegedly involved in a brutal bashing on Darwins nightclub strip on Christmas Eve has hit another snag in his fight for bail. Karl Gruber, 19, appeared in the Darwin Supreme Court on Tuesday supported by several members of his family to apply for a review of a decision to deny him bail. Gruber, alongside the five other alleged offenders, were denied bail by Darwin Local Court Judge John Neill late last year. The application was adjourned last week, with his lawyer James Stuchbery again telling the court a suitable address still had not been found for him to be bailed to. We do have a suitable bail address, or what is likely to be a suitable bail address, with people who are currently away from the NT, Mr Stuchbery said. They are willing to offer a bail address on certain conditions including attending DCC (the Darwin Correctional Centre) and speaking with Mr Gruber. Mr Stuchbery said Gruber requested he not have to wear an electronic monitoring device as one of his bail conditions as he intended to continue playing NTFL. Gruber is a Division 1 player for the Palmerston Magpies. However, he said if it meant he could be granted bail, Gruber would be willing to submit to assessment for electronic monitoring. Mr Stuchbery told the court last week he was requesting a bail review on his clients behalf because they disputed the order of events as told by police on the basis of observations made of the CCTV footage. The matter will return to court next month. SARAH MATTHEWS Alleged basher requests no electronic monitoring Watch house numbers info kept secret NT CORRECTIONS Commissioner Scott McNairn has declined to provide information on how many prisoners were kept at the Palmerston watch house at the weekend, for how long, and how many officers were required to supervise the group. Mr McNairn said NTCS does not disclose details about operation, staff or prisoners. The capacity of the Darwin Correctional Centre is 1148 prisoners. The Alice Springs facility holds 650 prisoners. Chief Minister Michael Gunner, when questioned on Tuesday about remanded prisoners kept at the Palmerston watch house, said he understood there to be a shuffling of prisoners between the two jails. Corrections are managing those prisoners in the watch house and theres a number of prisoners moving from Darwin down to Alice Springs, Mr Gunner said. Occasionally you have to move people based on where the need is, or the capacity is and thats currently happening so I have spoken to the Acting Police Commissioner around those movements, theyre comfortable with how thats being handled at the moment. Mr Gunner said the decision to close the Darwin watch house was up to police managing staff to cope with COVID-19 demands. There will be plans to reopen I dont think theres a date on (reopening); its more about police making decisions about staff and where theyre located and how they want to handle things during the pandemic. JUDITH AISTHORPE $250.00 REDEEMA BLE AGA INST A NEW S ET OF HEARING DEVICES * Valid unti l 31st Jan 2021 Is better hearing on your Is better hearing on your Christmas wish list?Christmas wish list? The festive season is about connecting with loved ones and family. So there is no better time to have AUDiOHEALTH help you fi nd the right hearing solution to suit your lifestyle, including the latest hidden hearing technology! Book yourself or a loved one in for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION* CALL 1800 301 231CALL 1800 301 231 ROSEBERY DARWIN WWW.AUDiOHEALTH.COM.AU *Conditions Apply. Thank you for your support through 2020. We are closed over Christmas and New Year and reopen Monday, 11 January 2021. www.bensbakehouse.com (08) 8942 2955Greetings! Seasons Tenders are invited for TS2020-17 Grounds Maintenance. Tender documentation can be downloaded and submitted online at https://portal.tenderlink.com/cityofpalmerston Tenders close at 2.00pm on Wednesday 10 February 2021. For further details contact Alex Panasewycz, Senior Procurement Adviser on (08) 7969 7806 during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org The successful tender will be published on Councils website. Luccio Cercarelli Chief Executive Officer P 8935 9922 | www.palmerston.nt.gov.au TENDER OPPORTUNITY/. PALMERSTON '.AP/ace for People' BEN'S KEHOU