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The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021



The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021

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

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2021 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA ALCOHOL has been banned at Mindil Beach with the exception of special events and the Mindil Beach Markets. Last nights Darwin Council decision comes after Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis told aldermen about reports of people loaded with money who were very aggressive drinking in the reserve, with police pouring out as much as 70L of alcohol one day last week. Mr Vatskalis (pictured) said hed spoken to Larrakia Nation and NT Police Superintendent Daniel Shean about how they could work together to improve safety in the municipality. At least if we do our bit we can ask the police what (they are doing), he said. We have to do something, doing nothing is not a solution. However, Alderman Justine Glover said she didnt think it would solve the issue, with the whole community and tourists being punished by what the Lord Mayor said was a small cohort of people drinking outside the 5pm-9pm curfew. We have the best tourist season coming up and thats one of the best places for people to have a drink this influx of tourists are going to miss out on a great way of enjoying Mindil Beach, she said. A report on reducing antisocial behaviour in the municipality will be returned to council in the coming months. Mindil Beach grog ban WILL ZWAR ScoMos $747m splurge PRIME Minister Scott Morrison will jet into the Northern Territory today to unveil a jumbo $747m cash splash on Defence. Four of the NTs ADF training sites will be overhauled, with the Bradshaw Field Training Area to be significantly upgraded over the next five years to include a homestead training camp precinct, medical precinct and an upgraded airstrip. The spending spree comes amid rising tensions in southeast Asia between China and the US involvement. The expansion will allow a significant increase in Australias military force capabilities and provide greater opportunity for co-operation with the US. Mr Morrison is also promising a jobs bonanza from the announcement, with local contractors being urged to line up for lucrative contracts to help build the facilities. The four training areas earmarked for the revamp are the Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Kangaroo Flats near Berry Springs, Mount Bundey southeast of Humpty Doo, and the 9284 sqkm Bradshaw Field, near Timber Creek. The announcement is part of an expected $8bn spend on Defence in the Northern Territory over the next 10 years. It is the first time since the pandemic began that the Prime Minister has visited the Northern Territory, and the first time in nearly two years that hes been in the Top End. In February last year, Mr Morrison visited the secretive Pine Gap facility near Alice Springs. On the same visit, he went to Tindal RAAF base near Katherine. Artist impressions of the proposed plans at the Bradshaw base show a large urban operations training facility. The base will be suitable for a joint brigade-level ma noeuvre and will see the Nackaroo airstrip included, a medical precinct added and a Homestead training camp precinct. The Bradshaw Field Training Area alone is nearly four times the size of the Australian Capital Territory. Other upgrades include Weapon Training Simulation Systems at Robertson Barracks and a demolitions range at Kangaroo Flats. Speaking exclusively to the NT News, Mr Morrison said the upgrades would provide an economic boost to the Territory. This is a jobs boom for the Northern Territory, Mr Morrison said. Defence investment is a mainstay for the Territory economy and we are investing more than $8 billion over the next decade in the NT, he said. My commitment is keeping Australians safe and keeping Australians in a job. The new facilities are hoped to help Australian forces remain a credible military force and keep peace in the Indo-Pacific. The upgrades are also hoped to facilitate more war gaming between Australian forces and allies such as the United States. Mr Morrisons visit coincides with his Labor counterpart, Anthony Albanese, jetting into Uluru in recent days. A render of the Bradshaw facility that will be upgraded. Picture: Prime Minister Office E XC LU S I V E THOMAS MORGAN Our services are personalised and tailored for families to celebrate the life of their loved ones. We listen to what each family needs and wants are and ensure we carry out their wishes. We help guide families throughout each stage of the funeral process. We help take the stress away at this diffi cult me. We offer: Burials Crema ons Memorial Urns & Jewellery Interstate & Overseas Repatria ons admin@territoryfunerals.com.au www.territoryfunerals.com.au 0438 637 258 1/13 Butler Place, Holtze NT 0829 Caring for you and your family in your time of need With over 25 years experience of helping families in their time of need. Free advice on funeral needs Friendly & compassionate staff We are happy to come to you Weekend services available Funeral bonds and insurance available Pre-planning of funerals TERRITORY -FUNERALS