Sunday Territorian 20 Feb 2022
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Sunday February 20 2022 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A US Marine Honour Guard at the USS Peary Memorial. Soldiers re-enact the Defence of Darwin. Peter Dutton at the service Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese. We remember 80 years on from that fateful day more news ntnews.com.au 07 ScoMos no-show at service slammed Thomas Morgan and Floss Adams SCOTT Morrison has been criticised by a Labor MP and former soldier for not attending a bombing of Darwin commemoration service for the USS Peary. The destroyer was sunk 80 years ago on Saturday, with 88 men on board. Among those who attended the ceremony was Governor-General David Hurley, Chief Minister Michael Gunner, Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and Veterans Affairs Minister Andrew Gee. Despite being in town and appearing at other services throughout the day, the Prime Minister was a notable absentee from the USS Peary service on Saturday morning. The NT News understands a seat was left open for Mr Morrison to attend the service, but his office confirmed he had declined the invitation in December. Solomon MP Luke Gosling, who served in the Australian Defence Force in East Timor, criticised the PM for not attending. The Prime Minister doesnt visit Darwin often, so it was disappointing he did not see it fit to attend the service this morning commemorating the sacrifice of our US allies, Mr Gosling said on Saturday. A spokeswoman for Mr Morrison said the Prime Minister had paid tribute to the USS Peary in a subsequent address later on Saturday. The Prime Minister was honoured to pay tribute to the memory of the many courageous Australians and Americans who lost their lives in the devastating attack, the spokeswoman said. DONT MISS OUR MEGA PICTURE GALLERIES ntnews.com.au Bombing of Darwin veteran 101-year-old Brian Winspear chats with Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the Bombing of Darwin commemoration. Lead With Courage ENROL NOW FOR 2022. Places are limited. mackillopnt.catholic.edu.au/enrol WIN A SHARE OF $100,000 IN WIN A SHARE OF $100,000 GIFT CARDS! Enter at winwithnews.com.au or via the QR code Buy the paper on 3 or more days from Feb 5-20 and collect the codewords for the chance to win. DAY 16 CODEWORD: PERFORMANCE Aust (excl WA) residents 18+ only. Starts 5/02/22, 12:01 am (AEST). Ends 20/02/22, 11:59 pm (AEST). Winners drawn 23/02/22, 12:00 pm (AEST) at Unit 40, 1-5 Thew Parade, Cromer NSW 2099. Entry mechanic: Buy a minimum of 1 copy of a Relevant Newspaper on at least 3 different days during the Promotion Period, find the codeword in each of these newspapers; and complete the online entry form. Entrants, other than subscribers at the time of entry, must retain their original Eligible Newspaper(s) printed code(s) daily code(s) for all entries as proof of purchase. Max 3 entries during promotion. Total prize pool valued at $100,000. Major Prize: 3 x $5,000 in rebel gift cards, Minor Prize: 425 x $200 digital rebel gift cards. Winners notified by telephone or email by 2/03/22. Full terms and conditions available at winwithnews.com.au. Promoter: Nationwide News Pty Ltd ABN 98 008 438 828, 2 Holt St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. NSW Authority No. TP/01005. ACT TP 21/02192.1 & SA:T21/1973.