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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022

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06 NEWS Saturday April 16 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 AUSTRALIA needs to make its relationship with the US as strong as possible to front up against China, according to Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce. The Deputy Prime Minister welcomed suggestions the US should grow its military presence here with Chinas heightened presence in the Solomon Islands. Mr Joyce said Chinas attempts to dig in to the Solomon Islands was a threat to your children and your grandchildren. Weve got to try and make sure that your sons and daughters and grandsons and granddaughters are not put in a position where theyre threatened or subjugated or intimidated, he told Sky News. Our relationship with the US has to be as strong as possible. Circumstances have changed. I wish they hadnt, but our focus has to change. His comments came after senators on both sides of politics in the US pushed for a greater US military presence in Australia to defend against China. Democrat Robert Menendez and Republican Lindsey Graham told Sky News on Wednesday the US wanted to help Australia defend against Beijing. Mr Joyce said things were escalating, and a greater US presence was a good reflection of the times we are in. The Deputy Prime Minister is concerned Chinas proposed alliance to the Solomon Islands could allow Beijing to establish a military base in the Indo-Pacific. Our relationship with the US has to be as strong as possible, because we dont have the platform in our own right to match up to a military superpower, which is China, he said. Chinese a threat to your kids Ellen Ransley US Marines march in Darwin on Anzac Day ... Australia needs to make its relationship with the US as strong as possible, says Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce. Picture: Glenn Campbell TERRITORIANS, and particularly young Territorians, are being encouraged to hurry to make sure they are correctly enrolled to vote in the federal election, with only a few days left to do so. The Australian Electoral Commission says you have until 8pm local time on Easter Monday to be eligible to vote. Australia will hold a federal election on the May 21 and an AEC spokeswoman has emphasised the importance of enrolling and encouraged Territorians to be on the electoral roll so that they do not waste their vote. The spokeswoman said the AEC wanted to particularly emphasise why voting was important to young people. When it comes to young Australians, they are less likely to enrol than the rest of the population, she said. We want to encourage Territorians and particularly young Territorians to get on the electoral roll. The stick is that it is compulsory under law but the carrot and the more important message is that voting is important. The Easter Monday deadline means those mailing in their form have likely already missed the deadline but the AEC has assured people they will be working public holidays to make sure people will not miss the chance to register online. So what do you need to do to get that democracy sausage? Enrolling is simple by just visiting aec.gov.au and going through the steps. You must be an Australian citizen or eligible British subject aged 18 or over and have lived at your current address for more than a month. If you have no fixed place of living, you may be eligible to enrol as an itinerant voter. You can enrol when you are 16 or 17 but will not be able to vote until you are 18. To kick off the enrolment process head to the link at the AEC website and follow the prompts. You will be asked to fill out a form. To enrol you will need either your drivers licence, your passport number, or someone who is enrolled to confirm your identity. It is compulsory to enrol and vote in Australia. Those who fail to vote in federal elections may have to pay a fine. You are also throwing away an opportunity to decide who runs the country. If you did not enrol or vote in past federal elections, you will not be penalised now when you enrol for this one. Time to enrol in NT is now Daniel Sumpton and ALEX DRUCE Anglicare NT is proud to support young people across the Territory and to celebrate their achievements during Northern Territory Youth Week. Our services for young people include: childbirth education housing & homelessness emergency relief mental health & wellbeing youth diversion advocacy school holiday activities peer & family mentoring employment & education support Aboriginal youth engagement alcohol & other drug support Youth Homelessness Matters Day Wednesday 20 April 2022 10.30am - 3pm Civic Park, Darwin Celebrating 10 years of Couch Surfing Calling for more action on youth homelessness Join the fun and help raise awareness of this important issue for young Territorians FREE ACTIVITIES, STALLS, FOOD & DRINKS T 08 8985 0000 anglicare-nt.org.auFind out more atanglicare-nt.org.au