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The Centralian Advocate Fri 10 Jun 2022

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Title

The Centralian Advocate Fri 10 Jun 2022

Collection

Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT

Date

2022-06-10

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/876080

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/876084

Page content

02 NEWS Friday June 10 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Angling for good advice Nathaniel Chambers THE NT government has thrown out a line to try to catch some fresh ideas to support the future of recreational fishing in the Northern Territory. A consultation and engagement process will be used to form a new Recreational Fishing Development Plan (RFDP) that will aim to create a diverse range of high-quality experiences. The new plan will be in place for the next 10 years to ensure the quality of fisheries and recreational fishing opportunities are maintained and enhanced. Agribusiness and Fisheries Minister Paul Kirby said fishing was an important part of Territory pastimes. Fishing is a way of life for Territorians, with previous surveys showing around 30,000 NT residents and many visitors take part in this popular pastime, each year, Mr Kirby said. General inquiries: 8944 9900 Classifieds: 13 11 13 Business advertising: 1300 857 202 Circulation: 1800 639 700 Online: www.ntnews.com.au Editorial email: news@ntnews.com.au Other inquiries: online@ntnews.com.au Opinion ..........................29 Advocate ....................... 26 World ............................. 28 Quiz.................................32 Comics............................32 Television.......................32 Crosswords....................33 Horoscopes....................33 Sudoku ...........................33 Business.........................34 Shares ............................ 36 Buy Search Sell..............39 Sports update ................ 41 Weather .........................47In si de IndexContacts Footy star sentenced Simon Bates leaves the Darwin Local Court after being sentenced. A STAR Territory footballer has been handed a six-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to supplying and possessing party drugs. Simon Gordon Bates, vicecaptain of NTFL club Wanderers, was accused of attempting to flush MDMA and cocaine down the toilet as police arrived at his Karama home on November 14. The livewire forward known for his pace in the Muk Muks forward line was supported in the Darwin Local Court by his father, two sisters and Wanderers premier grade coach Aaron Motlop. He was charged with possessing a trafficable quantity of a schedule 1 drug and supplying a less than commercial quantity of a schedule 1 drug. His lawyer Peter Maley said Bates, while in possession of drugs, was found with them while living in the home of another alleged supplier, who police went to arrest. He stated his client, who had been found with 1g of cocaine, had recently been diagnosed with mental health issues. There was a person who was living there, a significant drug supplier, who the police went there to search and arrest, Mr Maley said. That person is now in custody. My client only moved in two weeks before the arrest occurred and that person is in custody subject to a significant number of charges over a lengthy period of time. (My client) does not have an extended history of related offences and has excellent family support. Judge Alan Woodcock said the supply of schedule 1 drugs needed to be properly punished when he handed down the six-month sentence, which was suspended for 12 months. Courts need to bring home to young people if you supply schedule 1 drugs in the Northern Territory, you will be properly punished, Mr Woodcock said. Hes a worker, hes got family support and if he stays on the straight and narrow, theres real prospects that he will never come back here (to court). Bates also pleaded guilty to a breach of bail submission. Nathaniel Chambers www.lovedarwinharbour.org.au DARWIN HARBOUR We Love our harbour, Dont Destroy it with Petrochemical Factories. Tibby Quall, Larrakia Elder Please call Heather Kerley at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers today on 08 8914 2302 mblackburn.com.au/abuse Did you attend Dundas House in Darwin between 19611979? We are investigating allegations of abuse at the house and need your help. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence.