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The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021



The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021

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08 NEWS WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for Top End THE 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to visit Darwin after it sets sail on a deployment to Asia next month, according to DefenceNT. The United Kingdoms largest Royal Navy warship will travel to the Indo-Pacific region in May, leading the largest naval and air task force to leave the UK in a generation. Its fleet will include eight fast jets, six Royal Navy ships, a submarine and 14 naval helicopters. The UK government said the HMS Queen Elizabeths deployment was expected to last about six months and visit more than 40 countries. It will carry out exercises with forces from Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, the UAE, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Israel, India, Oman and South Korea. DefenceNT Defence and National Security senior director Guy Boekenstein said the HMS Queen Elizabeth was also expected to visit Darwin. Great news, and Darwin looks forward to welcoming the HMS Queen Elizabeth and other elements of the task force during the deployment, he said in a post on LinkedIn. DefenceNT is part of the NTs Department of Trade, Business and Innovation. HMS Queen Elizabeth, the British navys newest and most expensive aircraft carrier, will have to transit through the contested South China Sea. The high-profile trip comes amid growing tension between China and Taiwan. China claims almost the entire sea while Southeast Asian nations, including the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam, also claim parts of it. Accompanying the HMS Queen Elizabeth will be a sur face fleet made up of Type 45 destroyers HMS Defender and HMS Diamond, Type 23 anti-submarine frigates HMS Kent and HMS Richmond, and the Royal Fleet Auxiliarys RFA Fort Victoria and RFA Tidespring. The four Wildcat maritime attack helicopters, seven Merlin Mk2 anti-submarine helicopters and three Merlin Mk4 commando helicopters will be the greatest quantity of helicopters assigned to a single UK task group in a decade. Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to visit Darwin after it carries out naval exercises next month. NATASHA EMECK POLICE charged 37 youth offenders during a three-month youth crime crackdown in Alice Springs. The youth crime spree, which took place between January and March, occurred after Strike Force Trident detectives identified a large group of emerging youth property offenders in December. Over the course of three months, a total of 110 cases were taken on by Trident, NT Police said in a statement. Thirty-seven youth offenders aged between 10 and 16 were identified and prosecuted or diverted in accordance with the provisions of the Youth Justice Act. A total of 198 prosecution/diversion files were submitted for the 37 youths. The offences including 189 counts of stealing, 12 counts of unlawful entry, 15 counts of property damage and 37 counts of obtaining benefit by deception. 37 youth offenders charged SARAH MATTHEWS Buy back Darwin port SOLOMON MP Luke Gosling says Prime Minister Scott Morrison should act to put the Darwin Port back into Australian hands. It was on Scott Morrisons watch as Treasurer that the control of the strategic port of Darwin shifted to a foreign entity, for a century, Mr Gosling said. No one could think it serves Australia to have our most vital northern port in the control of a foreign country. It should be in Australian hands. The port was sold to Chinese-owned company Landbridge on a 99-year lease in 2015 for $506 million. Envirobank has launched a brand new recycling POD in partnership with Coles, located in the Northlake Shopping Centre car park. Our DropnGo pod makes it easier to recycle your eligible bottles and cans in a contactless way using our Envirobank Crunch app. The pod allows our community to recycle their containers and receive their 10c refund in a convenient way. You can also redeem your containers for a Coles gift card!For more information Visit www.envirobank.com.au or Find us on Coles Northlakes Links Road & McMillans Road, Marara, NT 0812 DARWIN WATERFRONT Harmony Soiree SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021 4PM-8.30PM Celebrate Darwins multicultural diversity Taste delicious food Enjoy spectacular performances Decorate a lantern for release into the lagoon. NORTHERN .x. TERRITORY GOVERNMENT ~ . b ~ env1ro an& '---' recycling that pays .