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The Northern Territory news Mon 8 Nov 2021



The Northern Territory news Mon 8 Nov 2021

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

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 8 2021 NEWS 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA STONE SWIPED THIEVES have stolen a stone valued at $100,000 from a rural museum in northern NSW. The 80kg piece of quartz was stolen when an unknown number of people entered a museum in Tingha about 1am on Saturday. The stone is described as being a dark brown smoky quartz grass stone and valued at an estimated $100,000, NSW Police said. Police are appealing for information over the brazen robbery. Officers have established a crime scene at the museum. No chance of a carbon tax revival THE prospect of a carbon tax in Australia is all but dead as both major parties dismiss suggestions a global push for emissions pricing could lead to the policy revival. Labors shadow climate change spokesman Chris Bowen on Sunday confirmed a Labor government would not resurrect its contentious emissions policy. But he did leave the door open to expanding the safeguard mech anism a benchmark that requires Australias largest greenhouse gas emitters to keep their net emissions below a set limit. If youre asking for an emissions trading scheme or carbon price under a Labor government, no, Mr Bowen said. Speaking to Sky News earlier, Energy Minister Angus Taylor denied the governments carbon credits policy could make way for an emissions trading scheme. That is not how this is work ing, he told Sky News. The traditional approach to a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme is to impose penalties penalise the activities you dont like. This is a very different approach this is an incentives-driven approach. Under the voluntary scheme, incentives are provided to organisations who reduce their carbon emissions. A carbon credit unit is earned for each tonne of carbon dioxide stored or avoided. COURTNEY GOULD The 80kg piece of quartz. Picture: Supplied Bunnings charges on BUNNINGS has started rolling out a national battery recycling program across its 338 Australian sites. It will be the nations largest network of power tool battery recycling locations and will be rolled out across all sites by mid-November after a successful trial in selected stores. The collection units at the front entrance of each site have been designed to take standard household and power tool batteries, which will be convenient to both retail and trade customers. According to the CSIRO, only 2 per cent of Australias annual 3.3 million kilograms of lithium-ion battery waste is recycled each year. THE police officers who found little Cleo Smith will have their heroic efforts recognised at an official function presided by the Queens representative in Western Australia and Premier Mark McGowan says they should also get the nations highest honour. Mr McGowan told reporters on Sunday the reception for the 140-member Taskforce Rodia team would be held at Government House or parliament, led by Governor Kim Beazley. It will be great to acknowledge all of those police officers and other staff who are involved, the Labor leader said. The awarding of police medals would be decided by Police Commissioner Chris Dawson, Mr McGowan said. But I expect there will be some nominations out of all this because it was an extraordinary piece of police work, he said. All of us were amazed it was such a dim, dark scenario that we were facing and the family was facing, and then they burst into that house and there she was. That was a wonderful outcome. A journalist suggested the team should get the Australians of the Year award and Mr McGowan agreed. Cleos heroes lauded REBECCA LE MAY Found Cleo Smith. Volunteers sign up to battle disasters YOUNG people and volunteers from across Australia are being called upon to join a new disaster army to defend the country against fire and flood in a national servicestyle campaign to be launched today. The new Australian Resilience Corps is an unprecedented joining of community groups and organisations from across the country into a single national force to combat and prep against natural disasters. It will train volunteers in everything from landscape and property management to mental health and resilience planning and aims to be the nations largest on-call volunteer and training resource for the preparation for and protection against fire and flood. The Resilience Corps brings together a coalition of groups including Disaster Relief Australia, Red Cross, Rural Aid, BlazeAid, Lifeline, Lions and Rotary and is backed by former RFS hero and now Resilience NSW chief Shane Fitzsimmons. It was founded by Andrew and Nicola Forrests Minderoo Foundation and NRMA Insurance. The Forrests said they were overwhelmed by the huge volunteer and community efforts in the wake of the 2019-20 bushfires and wanted to harness that energy into disaster prevention. Seeing the outpouring of help following the Black Summer bushfires and hearing from communities themselves inspired us to work with partners to provide opportunities for Australians to direct their goodwill to off-season activities, the couple said. By coming together to prepare each year for fires and floods we can make the seemingly impossible possible and make our communities resilient to the devastation caused. This is a program for Australia. Mr Fitzsimmons said : We know there is often a surge of people volunteering in the aftermath of a disaster, which demonstrates the community spirit and desire to help which is at the core of our Australian spirit. But it is also crucial that people get involved before disaster strikes so we can ensure that we are prepared and ready to spring into action for the next event. Monique Lehane said she had signed up to stop herself from feeling helpless when disaster struck. I was living in Sydney during the Black Summer and remember feeling helpless on the smoky days where all we could do was watch the news and donate some money, the 25-year-old said. To be able to help the farmers with my hands, see the fire-burnt land with my eyes and connect with the farmers and fellow volunteers is a very eye-opening and inspiring experience that keeps me wanting to come back. Queensland veteran Adam Moss left the Australian Defence Force in 2015 and is currently head of the Office of Bushfire Mitigation for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. He has also signed up. I actually dont know what motivated me to volunteer my time, it sort of just happened, he said. It appealed to me automatically. Our communities across our great nation have been built on volunteerism. Volunteering strengthens the communities in which we live. From left, Adil Jain, Monique Lehane, Emily Copley-Moorby and Mark Reilly are part of the Australian Resilience Corps. Picture: Richard Dobson E XC LU S I V E JOE HILDEBRAND