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The Northern Territory news Sat 4 Sep 2021



The Northern Territory news Sat 4 Sep 2021

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

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06 NEWS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Poor sleep in children ABOUT 40 per cent of parents surveyed say their child wakes at least twice a night, with a sleep expert warning it can negatively impact behaviour, health and development. More than 200 people were surveyed, with 22 per cent reporting their children have six nights of interrupted sleep. I recommend parents teach their child to adequately self-settle at as young an age as possible to help reduce these wakeful periods, sleep scientist Carmel Harrington said. They can start by spending only short intervals with them when they wake in the night. Ill students fall behind CHILDREN hospitalised with a chronic illness are up to three times more likely to fall behind at school, new research has revealed. One in every 10 kids under 14 live with a chronic health condition, including heart disease, diabetes and asthma, that can lead to hospitalisations that last days, weeks or even months. The University of NSW study found that 40 per cent of the most severely affected children those who were hospitalised more than seven times or longer than 15 days didnt take the NAPLAN test. Large eggs harm hens LARGE eggs are causing hens serious issues. A study by researchers in Europe found the majority of laying hens suffer keel bone (in birds this is an extension of the sternum) fractures. This is mainly the result of disproportionately large eggs that can sadly push the hens body to breaking point. Academics described the findings as a global issue for animal welfare. In the largest study of its kind, researchers found 85 per cent of Danish laying hens suffered keel bone fractures. Some hens can lay up to 320 eggs a year, close to one a day. Dr Penelope Steele has been named the GP of the Year for SA/NT. Picture: Supplied DARWIN-BASED doctor Penelope Steele has been named the GP of the Year for SA/NT in the RACGP Awards, which celebrate individuals in general practice. Dr Steele has been practising for the past 25 years and has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in that time and has now been recognised in the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners awards. She has a special interest in mental health, womens health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health which she is working hard to improve. In the years that I have worked with Indigenous people I have watched the health gap widen, she said. We need to change our model of health delivery, unless we change the fundamental basis of health such as nutrition, housing, engagement we will get nowhere. In spite of these limitations there was plenty that I could offer as a GP. It has been incredibly rewarding and challenging and I would not trade this experience for the world. I hope to inspire young people to work in remote Australia. RACGP president Dr Karen Price congratulated the winners for their hard work in their communities. NATHANIEL CHAMBERS DARWIN GP RECOGNISED THE Darwin housing market is booming but it isnt just locals or southerners buying up the Top End. Inquiries for Darwin real estate from international buyers have increased three-fold in the last two months. Raine & Horne Darwin general manager Glenn Grantham said Darwin was back on the international buyers map for several reasons. Asian property buyers are more familiar with our tropical climate than many Australians who move here from the chillier southern states, he said. Darwin has been touted as the gateway to Asia for many years as we are within a few hours by air from many global cities in Asia. International buyer inquiries have been most commonly received from global cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, and mainland China. Real Estate Institute of Northern Territory chief executive Quentin Kilian said there were numerous expats living overseas most likely looking to come home to Australia. Theres a real opportunity for us to capture that market and say why move back down south when you can set up a home in Darwin?, Mr Kilian said. Factors such as climate familiarity, time zones and proximity to Asia are attract ing international buyers to Darwin. Mr Grantham said the WA governments tough restrictions around Covid-19 may also be a reason for the spike in international interest. Western Australias management of Covid-19 is turning away global buyers, which is playing into Darwins hands, he said. Raine & Horne residential sales consultant Peter Gowers said despite the two recent lockdowns, international buyers were eyeing a move to Darwin to avoid Covid-19. The general consensus is that Darwin has a free and open lifestyle that people feel safe from Covid-19, he said. You go back to big cities these days and people seem so unhappy. Darwin has an easy lifestyle and nice weather all year. Overseas buyers lured to Territory FLOSS ADAMS THE GENERAL CONSENSUS IS THAT DARWIN HAS A FREE AND OPEN LIFESTYLE THAT PEOPLE FEEL SAFE FROM COVID-19 PETER GOWERS FIND YOUR DREAM HOME IN TODAYS REAL ESTATE LIFTOUT WIN A WEEKENDER Buy the paper for the chance to Simply scan the QR code and use todays code word to enter! winaweekender.com.au TODAYS CODE WORD: Entries open 29/08/21 at 12:00am AEST and close 12/09/21 at 11:59pm AEST. Australian residents aged 18+ only (except WA). Limit 1 entry per person, per day. Drawn at Engage Interactive, 24 Washpool Crescent, Woongarrah NSW 2259 on 15/09/2021 at 9:00am AEST. Winners names published in The Weekend Australian within 14 days of the draw. Total prize pool valued at $290,161. First prize: 1 x Windsor Daintree motorhome valued at $126,990 RRP (drive away). Second prize: 1 x Windsor Genesis Caravan valued at $64,490 RRP (drive away). 15 Minor prizes (1 each day): each being a Dometic prize pack valued at $2,394. 75 Minor prizes (5 each day): each being a GDay Park voucher valued at $500. 15 Minor prizes (1 each day): each being an Apollo Rental voucher valued at $1,500. Full terms and conditions at www.winaweekender.com.au. Promoter: Caravan Industry Association of Australia Ltd (ABN 70 057 668 041) of Suite 6, Level 1, 214 Graham Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207. NSW Permit No. APP-0009004358. SA Licence No. T21/1140. ACT Permit No. TP 21/01334. AUSTRALIA REGIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS REVIEW Submissions close 30 September 2021 If you live or work in a regional, remote or rural community, we want to hear your views about using telecommunications services in your area. The Regional Telecommunications Review is held every three years and provides an opportunity for people to tell the Australian Government about their experiences with telecommunications. A submission can be made in a number of ways, including via post, email, or online. Find out how to participate at www.rtirc.gov.au/consultation Submissions close Thursday 30 September 2021. XC0 34 6_ 21 60