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The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022



The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022


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Tuesday August 23 2022 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A FATHER and son who went missing in Top End waters have been found by a Challenger jet. Northern Watch Commander Meacham King said a worried Territorian had reported her husband and son, 20, had left Gunn Point to go fishing near the Tiwi Islands but had not returned on Sunday. The rescue co-ordination centre in Canberra dispatched a Challenger jet and located that vessel at 2am (Monday), Cmdr King said. Water police attended and found the vessel had mechanical issues so they were sleeping in the boat and are currently under tow back. As far as Im aware, they had all of the safety equipment but my interpretation . . . is that they probably didnt feel like they were under stress. It was more of a battery mechanical issue and thought they could fix it. On Sunday morning, an emergency distress beacon was activated and a helicopter sent from Katherine to search for a boat near Point Blaze at Dundee Beach. The helicopter arrived on scene and water police were dispatched, Cmdr King said. Luckily the owner managed to self recover the boat back to Dundee boat ramp and contact police to say it was all good. Jet finds missing fishermen When dogs cry with joy DOGS eyes can well up with tears when theyre happy, according to international research. After noticing his own dog had tears in her eyes while nursing her puppies, a Japanese researcher wondered if this was associated with happiness. The team recruited dogs and measured the volume of tears in their eyes before and after reuniting them with their favourite human. They say the dogs had more tears when reuniting with a loved one but not when meeting a stranger. Laura Adele Hinks leaves Darwin Local Court on Monday. Picture: Glenn Campbell THE mother of five-year-old Darwin girl Grace Hughes is free on bail and looking forward to her story being told after she was arrested and charged with abducting the little girl on Saturday. Laura Adele Hinks, 35, faced the Darwin Local Court on Monday charged with kidnapping Grace from an address in Berrimah on August 7. Her lawyer, Matt Hubber, applied for the court to be closed so the successful bail application was heard behind closed doors. But speaking outside court, Mr Hubber said Ms Hinks was happy with the outcome of the hearing. Obviously, I cant say too much as the matters before the court now and the investigations are ongoing, were very happy that my client was granted bail today, shes happy, he said. Were looking at the charges at the moment, theres a lot of material to be considered and shes looking forward to her story being told. Its a difficult situation, the court was closed today and theres a number of sensitivities involved with this matter so well have to let all those play out in time. It comes after 50-year-old Juliet Marie Oldroyd was also granted bail in the Darwin Local Court on Monday where she also stands charged over her alleged role in Graces abduction. Jason Walls mum wants story told A WOMAN who was allegedly involved in the abduction of Darwin five-year-old Grace Hughes has been granted bail despite fears her release could compromise the ongoing police investigation. Juliet Marie Oldroyd faced the Darwin Local Court on Monday where she stands charged with abducting Grace from an address in Berrimah on August 7. During the rowdy hearing, repeatedly interrupted by Oldroyds supporters, Flinders University law student John Quaremba, an associate of her husbands, sought leave to speak on Oldroyds behalf. But judge Dick Wallace refused his application after she told Mr Quaremba I dont know who you are and threatened to hold him in contempt if he did not leave the bar table. As far as I can see, you are not instructed or instructable in the matter and Im not going to hear from you, he said. Stop talking and get back out of the bar table or I will have you locked up. Appearing via video link, Oldroyd said she was under duress and stress in prison and had changed her mind since declining to apply for bail as she felt safer in jail last week. Oldroyd insisted her name was not Ms Oldroyd, its Juliet Maree and had been denied an opportunity to speak to a lawyer, had not had access to pain medication and had had little sleep. I am an internationally recognised human rights advocate, and according to universal principles of international law, while Im acting in the office as a human rights advocate Im immune to prosecution, she said. But Oldroyd conceded that obviously I would like to get out on bail, yes. Crown prosecutor Tiarni McNamee said bail was opposed due to the strength of the case against Oldroyd and concerns that potentially there might be some interference with the evidence. But in granting bail on a $2000 surety, Mr Wallace said there was no compelling reason to keep Oldroyd locked up, while ordering that she have no contact with Grace or two of her relatives. What was put forward by the prosecution as reason to keep you in prison, namely that investigations are proceeding, doesnt seem to me to be anywhere near adequate in this society to keep someone in jail whos never before been in trouble with the law, Mr Wallace said. 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