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Tuesday March 29 2022 OPINION 13 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA 1461 Edward IV defeats Henry VI for the throne of England in Towton, the bloodiest battle of the York-Lancaster conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. 1867 With the British North America Act, the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada unite as Dominion of Canada. 1885 A NSW contingent arrives in Sudan, the first time Australian troops fight in an imperial war, to fight Islamist forces under the Mahdi. The NSW contingent consists of an infantry battalion and an artillery battery, totalling 758 men. They leave Sydney on March 3 and return to Australia on June 19. 1901 NSW, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia begin voting for members of the first Australian parliament. 1912 While returning from the South Pole, Englands Captain Robert Falcon Scott, 43, writes his last diary entry before he and his two companions freeze to death in Antarctica. 1961 A Sydney court finds Stephen Bradley guilty of the kidnap and murder of schoolboy Graeme Thorne, 8. Bradley died in jail in 1968. 1971 US Army lieutenant William Calley, 27, is convicted by a New York court martial of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre. 1973 US troops evacuate Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) as the US ends its involvement in the Vietnam War. Communist forces free the last known 67 US POWs on the same day, in accordance with Paris agreement. 1987 US model Ginger Meadows, 24, is killed by a crocodile while swimming in WAs Prince Regent River. 1994 Allan Border (pictured) ends his Test cricket career in Durban, South Africa, with a record tally of 11,174 runs. 1994 March 29 birthdays Elle Macpherson. 1976 JENNIFER CAPRIATI American tennis player Capriati won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She won three singles Grand Slam tournaments during her career: the Australian Open in 2001 and 2002, and the French open in 2001. 1899 LAVRENTIY BERIA Soviet secret service chief Beria was the longest-lived and most influential of Joseph Stalins secret police chiefs. After the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, Beria was responsible for organising purges such as the Katyn massacre of 22,000 Polish officers and officials. 1900 JOHN MCEWEN Australian Prime Minister Born in Chiltern, Victoria, McEwen served as the 18th prime minister of Australia, holding office from late in 1967 until early 1968 in a caretaker capacity after the disappearance of Harold Holt. McEwen ceded power to John Gorton after 23 days in office. 1941 TERENCE HILL Italian actor Born Mario Girotti, Hills most widely seen films were comic and standard Spaghetti Westerns, often with longtime film partner Bud Spencer. His most well-known film is They Call Me Trinity, which was released in 1970. 1946 BILLY THORPE Australian musician As lead singer of his band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, Thorpe had success in the 1960s with songs such as Poison Ivy and Baby, Hold Me Close. But Thorpe is perhaps best known for the 1970s single Most People I Know Think That Im Crazy. 1964 ELLE MACPHERSON Australian supermodel Nicknamed The Body, MacPherson appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a record five times: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1994 and 2006. She has her own intimate apparel line, plus a skin care range. Film credits include Batman and Robin. 1968 LUCY LAWLESS New Zealand actor Lawless is best known for her role as Xena in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She also had roles in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica and Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Lawless was also in Parks and Recreation. All very well and predictable the developers whingeing about tighter standards. Tell that to the owners in apartment blocks that have catastrophic structural failure. Is a 2 year apprenticeship backed up with study at strippers night enough expertise to build homes people put their life savings into? Nah. Ma The reason unemployment is lowest its been isnt great govt handling. Its because of restrictions on ppl coming to Aus due to Covid. When we start letting semi skilled migrants back in as before, the jobless rate will rise, no doubt. There are many underemployed ppl also which really screws with the unemployment rate. R.L Hey Pat Dry. If you dislike capitalism so much, which brings incentive and innovation to the world, then perhaps you should move to a socialist paradise like Russia, Cuba, North Korea or China. I cannot work out why the government was so concerned and so focused on protecting us from Covid, when its now a free for all. I cannot understand why Covid positive people are allowed to transport children and shortly be our new Prime Minister and am convinced that my dream will be an actuality by the end of May. Political Pundit If the Federal Government reduces the excise tax on fuel at the budget, what is the betting that fuel goes up at the bowser just before the excise reduction cuts in. Bob, Darwin After 30 years in the territory, (another day in paradise?) today I went to the shopping centre and brought 4 litres of port and 4 litres of wine for $48 (in Darwin the same for $130!) Go Perth. CCWOODY The govt is spending $100k for a consultant about a NT AFL team. If they look through the back issues of the NT News they will see that it had already been reported there is a $40 million shortfall just on the stadium and AFL usage. All the previous studies have shown it is uneconomically viable. Stop wasting money Mr gunner. Thousands of people Run onto SCG and not one person misbehaved, how good are Aussie rules fans? Unrealist Parap ratepayer Why does the City of Darwin Council take months and months to action the orders it has issued for the removal of dogs. Is it because the dog catching section has to give countless notices of intention to come and seize, meaning householders always ensure they (and maybe the dog(s) are not home when the catcher comes calling. Problem fixed! Not for a minute! others to school, childcare (with children having to be signed in) and to sporting fixtures. And how can Covid positive people be allowed on aeroplanes. Has responsible government taken leave of its senses on the Covid issue? Septuagenarian Septuagenarian (26/3). Please, others of us have now had more than enough of the fake pandemic and the bogus vaccines, etc (and all over a grossly over exaggerated, over statused flu virus), its time to wake up, get over it, and move on. Sexagenarian, Darwin. I hope the federal election when called has a short and focused campaign. I have been dreaming at night that Anthony Albanese will