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Out of Gove and Over the Top

The Over the Top Tour left Gove bound for Europe last Friday. YEAR 11 and 12 students from Nhulunbuy High School will this week be using the words “tre bien!” rather than “that’s awesome!” when they start exploring Europe on the Over The Top Tour. The students left Gove last Friday, bound for the cobblestoned streets of Belgium, France and England.

It’s the third time the high school has hosted the trip, with teacher Wendy Troe pulling the organisational strings. She said she has always found the trip to be very rewarding. “To see the students’ amazement at the little things; the advertisements, the buskers, the cultural tidbits. Our visits to the World War

One battlefields are probably an emotional highlight.” Ms Troe said the tour prepares the young adults for the real world that awaits them. “Students who have taken part in the past have become big travellers, and that’s really my dream to see.” Student Gabrielle Birch who was heading

off on the tour said it would be an eye-opener. “I’m looking forward to checking out the history of the war. “I’m also looking forward to going to Disneyland.” Friends and family can follow the tour by checking their blog at http://www.mytripjournal.com/travel-741329.

Celebrate history with the P. M. and Gurrumul By MATT GARRICK COME one, come all to Yirrkala on July 10, to help celebrate history with Prime Minister Julia Gillard and musician Gurrumul. It’s the central event of a nationwide NAIDOC Week, which is this year honouring the surviving signatories of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions. In 1963, the Yirrkala Bark Petitions

were signed by 13 Yolngu clan leaders and sent to Parliament House to protest against the building of a mine on Aboriginal land in Gove. Fifty years later, in 2013, it’s time to remember this historic moment with a ceremony and concert in the spot where this landmark, social turning point took place. Ms Gillard will formally honour the surviving signatories of the peti-

tion - Wali Wunungmurra, Manunu Wunungmurra and Dhunggala Mununggurr - in the community from 11am until 2 pm in Rika Park. Following the ceremony, the Prime Minister will officially open the new wing of Yirrkala’s Art Centre (Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre); to be named the Djotarra Wing, after a highly respected deceased artist. In the afternoon, from four o’clock

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onwards, the celebrations will continue with markets by the beach, Yolngu cultural activities, a jumping castle, waterslide, face painting, a photo booth, a basketball competition, and to cap it off, a free concert in the evening. The concert will feature local bands East Journey and the NEAL Boys, as well as the stirring sounds of Elcho Island’s Gurrumul, and will begin around 6pm.

Art Centre co-ordinator Will Stubbs said it would be a celebration for one and all to honour local heroes who have created the circumstances for us to all come together and remember a major turning point in Australian history. “This was the first time when Aboriginal people were recognised by the Australian Parliament.” Continued Page 2 >>

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Tartan troupe heads to Sydney Arafura Dance Association teacher Sharlene Cardilini said the event was one of the most prestigious of its kind in Australia, and also features international competitors. “We anticipate there will be 200 competitors from Australia and Australasia.

“It will be a great experience for the girls, and I expect that however their results are, they will come home motivated and know what it is like to dance at that level.” The youngest girl in the troupe is Keala Florian, who is just seven years old.

The competition will be adjudicated by well-known Scottish Highlands dancer Dawn Fraser. RIGHT: Dancer Ashley Verrall. BELOW: Dancers Keala Florian, Codi Roath, Ashley Verrall, Emily Tankard and Megan Donovan are heading to dance in Sydney.

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THE singer of Cows With Guns, the 1996 cult hit about barnyard bloodshed, says the tune first came to him in a dream. Dana Lyons was in town earlier this week to rock out at the Arnhem Club and the Hog Shed, and, while here, he shared this freaky fact about his song and his subconscious. “The song has been a little miracle since the start. “Actually, I dreamt it. “My cat knocked a flower pot off the table and awoke me from my dream, and I had the whole chorus and the words there. “I went outside to the

parking lot and recorded it, and then I wrote down a bunch of the verses.” He then worked on the song for a few weeks, before it ended up at its present day form. For those who don’t know it, the novelty smash features lyrics like, “He was a scrawny calf, who looked rather woozy, no one suspected he was packing an Uzi.” But Dana also has an entire back catalogue of non-bovine related material; he is a staunch environmentalist, and many of his songs reflect this, and his skepticism of politics in his home country, the USA. Dana, who hails from

Celebrate history with P. M. and Gurrumul << From Page 1. “We’ve come a long way since 1963, when Aboriginal people were officially regarded as fauna. “This is credit to the Parliament for listening to someone outside of the system, to the point where we now have black and white living in unison in East Arnhem Land; and it’s very much thanks to these guys, the signatories.”

For the first and only time ever, the historic artworks the Yirrkala Church Panels, which are housed in the centre, will be able to be photographed. Mr Stubbs said the time was right to open the panels to the public. “The Prime Minister and the rest of the country have shown they value the importance of the Bark Petitions, so now is the time to showcase the Church Panels, which are like the

mum and dad of these.” The event will be alcohol free, and everybody is welcome and urged to come along and help honour a pivotal moment in Australian history. The momentous occasion has been organised with support from Anglicare, Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited, Pacific Aluminium, Miwatj Health, East Arnhem Shire Council, YBE, Nhulunbuy Police and many others.

Washington, sang an a cappella song about the Red White and Blue at the Hog Shed; a humorous and scathing attack on the US government’s penchant for invading countries to hunt for oil. Now on a tour around the country, Dana said there was something in the humour of his songs which reflected that of NT. “In the Northern Territory where it’s kind of wild and free, with a little bit of rebel spirit, Cows With Guns just rings true for the attitude. “It’s part of the reason I love coming, because it’s more free up here. “It may be more crazy, but it’s more free.” Dana ended his weekend with a rousing jam of Cows With Guns at the Hog Shed alongside some of our own musical royalty; Yothu Yindi’s Stu Kellaway on drums, and muso Paul Dewhurst, the author of Gove’s popular novelty song, Cane Toad Avenue, on guitar. Dana said he was thrilled to be in Arnhem Land, but will this week head off on tour to rural NSW.


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New committee to tackle the tough questions THE announcement in February that the region’s alumina refinery would stay open may have helped allay fears of the town shutting-down; but why are people still leaving? Why are there so many empty houses? A new committee has been formed featuring members from key Gove businesses and organisations to try and answer tough questions like these. The Nhulunbuy Regional Development Committee (RDC) was created following an announcement by the Northern Territory Government in May that locals would have more power to forge the future of their own region and that’s just what the RDC aims to do. Chairperson Klaus Helms said after pushing to get Gas-to-Gove, and now being on the verge of achieving it, the RDC has the function to help drive the region further. “We have a direction and we’re focused and have enough good leaders on this committee to get something out of it,” Mr Helms said. The committee features leaders from the Chamber of Commerce, Lirrwi Tourism, Dhimurru, Laynhapuy, the

Department of Housing, East Arnhem Shire Council, Northern Land Council, YBE, Pacific Aluminium and more. The committee held their second formal meeting on June 19, where topics were raised including the need for Gove to have a more- diversified economy, and not have to rely solely on mining to bring economic benefits to the region. Lirrwi Tourism General Manager Matt Grooby said the region needs to remain a financially viable place to work and live after the life of the plant. “There are too many eggs in one basket. “The Gas-to-Gove situation highlighted the need for economic diversification,” Mr Grooby said. Other questions to be raised by the committee include how people living in Homelands could find sustainable prospects of jobs, and how costs of transport and building costs could be lowered. A couple of members of the committee voiced their opinions that fly in, fly out (FIFO) workers could be damaging to the region’s economic and job prospects. A spokesperson for Pacific Aluminium

Members of Nhulunbuy’s new Regional Development Committee. said it was the mining company’s clear long-term skilled employees where their preference to maintain a predominantly family has moved on and we support the residential work force. transition of family circumstances.” “However, it has always been the Deputy chair of the committee Glenn case that a portion of the workforce will Aitchison said they would be looking at be FIFO. how to sustain the region’s growth. “This is largely to do with retention of “We must look at how to stop eco-

nomic leakage from the region,” Mr Aitchison said. The committee have said they were open to input for the region’s development, and have invited the public to offer their feedback to NhulunbuyRDC@ nt.gov.au.

Tollner urged to hit the road THE Northern Territory Treasurer David Tollner has been urged to bring a so-called ‘Budget Roadshow’ to Gove. Nhulunbuy MLA Lynne Walker sent Mr Tollner a letter last week, disputing his recent claims that a budget presentation “would not be well attended”.

She asked why the Treasurer’s budget presentations only went to Darwin and Alice Springs, and not to the regional communities, unlike the former Labor Government. Ms Walker wrote Mr Tollner in the letter that budget presentations in Nhulunbuy have been extremely well attended, at

least during her four years as local member. “I consider a crowd of 30 or so interested stakeholders to be a good turnout in my home town and certainly worth the Treasurer making a visit to talk about the 2013-2014 budget.” She also called on the Treasurer to consider

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reinstating budget visits to other regional communities including Katherine and Tennant Creek. Mr Tollner had not responded to her invitation at time of publication. RIGHT: MLA Lynne Walker last week sent a letter to the NT Treasurer, inviting him to Gove to talk about the budget. Nhulunbuy’s multi-talented sultan of satire Gil Avila has put his own quirky spin on the situation.

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Sharing knowledge, sharing culture LEFT: Nhulunbuy Primary students presented a bark painting to the Child Care Centre. FAR LEFT: Yolngu kids and parents working on bark paintings.

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YOLNGU students learning English as a second language presented and explained a bark painting to a group of children at the Child Care Centre last week. It was their way of saying thank you for letting them share their knowledge and culture with them over the term, during a program initiated by Nhulunbuy Child Care Services. The Child Care services had approached Nhulunbuy Primary earlier in the term, to propose the idea that their English as a Second Language (ESL) students could come along to the centre and test their new skills by reading story books to young children. The program has been hailed as a total success, with the child care kids loving the stories, and the ESL students loving to tell them. A bark painting was created with the assistance of parents and grandparents of the ESL students. ESL teacher Shane Ogg said the painting symbolised the importance of togetherness and education. “The turtles were a symbol of cooperation, and a way of saying thanks to the child care centre for letting the students expand their skills. “The turtles all come together to feed on seaweed, Dr N. Lewis | Dr W.L. Wong | Dr D. Gordon | Dr K. Babu

and share it, while we come together and share knowledge.” Both NPS and Nhulunbuy Child Care Services have said the program will continue in the future.

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ABOVE: Local Anglicare staff, board and community members met in Gove last Friday. BELOW: New Anglicare NT CEO Dave Pugh in Gove last week.

A ONE-TIME Gove schoolteacher has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Anglicare NT. Dave Pugh, who worked in the region as a school teacher in the 1980s, when he also spent time in Milingimbi assisting in the Homelands movement, was welcomed to the position on June 20. The day after this he travelled to Gove, where he met with local Anglicare staff, community members and board members of the Anglican Church diocese. Mr Pugh said that for a long time he’s wanted to put his mind towards finding how a mainstream organisa-

tion like Anglicare can help contribute to Aboriginal self-determination. “I want to work in a team that finds solutions, seeks to learn from its clients and apply those lessons in new ways, in early intervention and with compassion. “I particularly want to be in a team that works towards closing the gap for Indigenous Australians in both urban and remote settings.” Anglicare is one of the largest providers of government-funded welfare, social justice and community development programs in the Northern Territory.


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Save our small businesses Over-taxed, over-regulated, over-looked and • Building better infrastructure. Executive Officer of the East Arnhem Chamber Maché Eloff (right) said it was time for small businesses to make their voices heard. “Being over-taxed and over-regulated applies as much to us here as it does across the rest of Australia.” Chief Executive of the NT Chamber of Commerce Greg Bicknell said they have had input into this campaign from small business people from Nhulunbuy through to Katherine and Alice Springs. “Our tax and finance systems are im-

Fridge fossicker handed 21 days

A MAN police have described as a “local On The itinerant” has been Beat jailed for 21 days after being caught with rifling through the fridge inside a house NT on Ferntree Close on Police June 18. The resident of the house woke up around 5am to get ready for work, when he discovered the man standing looking in his fridge. He chased the offender outside, and kept him restrained in the driveway while he called the police. The offender was by reports so intoxicated that his attempts to escape did not last long, then he just sat in the driveway and waited for police to arrive. He was arrested and charged with trespassing on enclosed premises, and handed a sentence of 21 days jail two days later. Police have urged locals to take the incident as a warning. Senior Sergeant Brendan Muldoon said cases such as this should always be reported to the police. “Ignoring an incident such as this has the potential to put others in danger. “By reporting this crime, even if we are not on shift, it lets us know the time of day incidents such as this occur. “Because the police were called, it means there is now 21 days that this offender cannot intrude around town.” To report an fridging offence, contact Nhulunbuy Police on (8987 1333). YOUTH FOUND DEAD Crime Division Detectives are investigating the non-suspicious death of a 17-year-old male on an outstation near Maningrida. Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Board said the youth was located deceased in a billabong close to the family home at the outstation early in the morning of June 20. “Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the boy’s death, however at this time it is not being treated as suspicious.” A file will now be prepared for the Coroner.

possible for the average small business person to understand and comply with. “Australia has become a very costly place for small business to hire, keep and dismiss staff. “The NT Chamber stands beside the movement in devoting energy to a nation-wide grassroots campaign; a movement for the silent majority in the Australian private sector.” Ms Eloff urged all small business owners and their customers to get involved in the campaign, by signing an online petition at www.toobigtoignore. org.au.

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Rangers eradicating pests/diseases

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BIOSECURITY work to protect our part of the country from pests and diseases was recently undertaken in the region. Dhimurru and Parks and Wildlife rangers undertook the work for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).

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ADDICTION is often viewed as an illness; something which can’t be controlled by the person suffering from it. Nhulunbuy Alcohol and Other Drugs Rehabilitation Services are implementing a program which seeks to argue this thought, and help addicts take control of their behaviour by teaching them how to make some simple choices. The program, named Smart Recovery, began in Nhulunbuy last week, when a specialist was brought up from Sydney to help train local staff on how it all works. Smart Recovery Coordinator Josette Freeman said it was all about empowering addiction sufferers, by teaching them the skills to make their own positive choices. “For example, if you have a drinking problem, you’ll end up having a drink at the end of the day to calm yourself down; and it’s about changing the mind-set of why it’s like that. “Having people question these feelings, and asking if they really do need it.” Smart Recovery encompasses all addictions and all types of substance abuse, not stopping at drugs and alcohol; addictions like over-eating were also covered, Ms Freeman said. “When people have to take some time out and enter rehabilitation, this program helps teach simple, everyday living skills they can use to deal with greater problems that await them on the outside.” Ms Freeman said with addiction, often the underlying issues which trigger them were the same; anxiety, depression, anger, stress, restlessness, loneliness, boredom and frustration. Although this is the first time Nhulunbuy has used this program, the concept itself is nothing new; it began around 20 years ago in the USA.

Coordinator of Smart Recovery, a program to help deal with addictions, Josette Freeman. For more information on the program, or if you or someone close to you suffers from an addiction, contact East Arnhem Drug and Alcohol Services (8987 0445).

Sales of smokes barred in prisons TOBACCO will no longer be sold to prisoners ahead of a total ban on smoking in prisons in the Northern Territory. Prisoners last week had a final opportunity to purchase tobacco through the prison’s canteen system before it becomes classed as contraband. From July 1, the ban will apply to all prisoners, staff and visiting friends and relatives of prisoners. Minister for Correctional Services

John Elferink said people who are found to be in possession of tobacco or tobacco related products after this date would have these products confiscated and destroyed and may

face disciplinary action under prison regulations. “This ban aims to create a healthier Territory population with the harmful effects of smoking being widely known.” He said the smoking ban was part of a wider Healthy Choices program within correctional institutions, where prisoners are encouraged to exercise and make healthier food and beverage choices.

New world for Batchelor graduates A NUMBER of local tertiary education students have been granted their wings, after graduating and completing certificates from the Batchelor Institute on June 20. Toni Rusca from Gapuwiyak, Mandy Azzi and Samantha Goodlad from Nhulunbuy, Robyn Beecham, Charles Mbouti, Leon White, Danielle Yakubu and Banula Marika, from Yirrkala, all recieved new

accreditations from the event. A total of 277 awards were given out including Certificates I to IV, Diploma, Advance Diploma, Bachelor Degree and Graduate Diploma qualifications. Indigenous and non-indigenous students from 90 communities across the Northern Territory and interstate received their awards. Batchelor Institute Director

Adrian Mitchell said Batchelor campus graduation was a special event on their calendar. “It is a day that we get to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students, many of whom have had to overcome numerous challenges during their learning journey.” The keynote speaker at the ceremony was popular television presenter Ernie Dingo.


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Will I lose my current support? No. Your current arrangements will stay in place until you have met DisabilityCare Australia to discuss your needs.

Will it affect my Disability Support Pension? No. Your Disability Support Pension will not be affected.

When does it all begin? DisabilityCare Australia is being rolled out in stages because it is a big change to the current system. Locations that start from July 2013 Barwon region of Victoria ...................................People aged 0-64 Hunter region of NSW ............................................People aged 0-64 South Australia ......................................................... Children aged 0-14 Tasmania .......................................................Young people aged 15-24 Locations that start from July 2014 ACT .............................................................................................People aged 0-64 Barkly region of NT ....................................................People aged 0-64 From July 2016, DisabilityCare Australia will continue to extend to more locations and age groups around Australia, including Queensland.

For more information, visit australia.gov.au/disabilitycare or call 1800 800 110 For people with hearing or speech loss TTY: 1800 555 677 Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

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What’s On

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have an upcoming event, please let us know by email to editor@arafuratimes.com.au or phone Matt Garrick on 1300 088 000.

In the light of the full moon. PHOTO MATT GARRICK

WEEKLY Every Wednesday. Barefoot Bowls at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm.

Every Wednesday. Jam session/open mic night Walkabout Tavern from 8pm. Every Thursday. Badge Draw, Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm, followed by Karaoke. Every Friday. Jag the Joker, Arnhem Club, from 5-6pm. Every Saturday from 1pm. Jam Session at the Arnhem Club. Every Monday. Trivia at the Arnhem Club, from 7pm. Every Tuesday. Pool Comp at the Arnhem Club, from 5.30pm.

JUNE Wed 26. State of Origin event at the Gove Boat Club. From 5pm, free sausage sizzle. Wed 26 - Fri 28. Circus and Drama Week, Surf Club. Various events. More info: Anglicare, 8939 3400. Thu 27 - Fri 28. Minecraft Camps at Nhulunbuy Primary. More info: http://govecamp.eventbrite.com.au. Sat 29. Jenny Talia, Live in Concert. Walkabout Lodge, $30. Bookings 8939 2000. Sun 30. Dr Yunupingu's Memorial Service. 11am at Garma site.

JULY Sun 7. Golf Ambrose, Relay For Life fundraiser, 9am, $45pp, contact Ina 0432 377 492. Wed 10. NAIDOC Week Celebrations; ceremony for Bark Petition signatories, Rika Park, Yirrkala, 11am-1.30pm Wed 10. NAIDOC Week Celebrations: Markets and activities in Yirrkala, from 4pm. Wed 10. NAIDOC Week Celebrations: FREE Concert, featuring Gurrumul and East Journey, Yirrkala, from 6pm. Sat 13 - Sun 14. Gove Country Golf Club Championships. Tue 23. First day back at school. Sat 27. Gove FM's Evening of Jazz with Grace Knight. Surf Club. Info: (8987 1500).

Can club secretaries please send in a list of their events planned for the year to editor@arafuratimes.com.au so they can be included in the What's On section.

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 letters to the editor/comment Thanks for keeping ‘my kids’ cool I would like to personally thank the following people and businesses for helping me to give all my kids at the skate park a cold water bubbler. Firstly, for the anonymous donation which helped us purchase the bubbler. Then to John Tourish from the Walkabout Hotel, for his donation towards the shelter over the bubbler. Morningside Electrical for the installation of the electrics and the unit. Tony Katsotourhas for concreting the children’s step. DJ Fabrications for building the shelter at a reduced cost. Nhulunbuy Corporation who kindly did all the excavation and installation. It’s my hope that everyone will benefit from this bubbler and take care of it; it is my final gift to all my kids. Eva Cantrell (Founder of Cantrell’s Skate Park, pictured)

Opposition scrutinises government spending PUBLIC hearings of the Parliamentary Estimates Committee continue in Darwin this week, and draw to a close on Thursday when we return to parliament to see the budget bills passed, but not before six days of exhaustive questioning across every area of government service delivery. Last week’s hearings revealed that the Member for Arnhem Larisa Lee had an incredible fuel bill for her vehicle totalling more than $14,000 since being elected last August. By contrast, my fuel bill was less than $1400 for the same period and my colleague, Gerry McCarthy, who is a regular commuter

via road between his home of Tennant Creek and Darwin, had a fuel bill in the vicinity of $6000. Given that Ms Lee is in reasonable proximity to Darwin from her home in Barunga and that several communities in her electorate are islands (Groote, Milingimbi, Bickerton) and that the Goyder River cuts her off from road travel to other parts of her electorate during the wet, the figures just don’t stack up. During questioning, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly has committed to investigating Ms Lee’s fuel bills against odometer readings to understand how it is that taxpayers are paying for

such excessive consumption. Last week in Estimates I had the opportunity to question the Attorney General about law and order and the corrections system, including the cost to taxpayers around controversial new laws for minimum mandatory sentencing and mandatory alcohol treatment which will see more people locked up. On Wednesday of this week, as the Shadow Minister for Local Government and Indigenous Policy, I will be asking Minister Anderson questions around these critical areas of government service delivery and the CLP’s pre election promise to ‘get rid of the shires’ versus current rounds

of consultations about local government reforms which are essentially about a rebadge from ‘shire councils’ to ‘regional councils’. L A S T w e e k e n d ’s inaugural East Arnhem AFL Carnival in Nhulunbuy was a huge success with teams travelling from as far as Groote, Maningrida, Elcho and Gapawiyak. I was so impressed with the quality of play, the spirit of camaraderie amongst teams, and the first class sportsmanship. Congratulations to all teams and to AFL NT for their commitment to the game and players. Special thanks to Kevin Bruce from Groote, along

Electoral News

by NT Member for Nhulunbuy

LYNNE WALKER

with Hamish Simpson and Robbie Clements from GAFL, who worked so hard to pull the carnival and all of its logistics together. THIS Sunday at 11am I’ll be attending the memorial service for Dr Yunupingu at Gulkula (the Garma site) with a large crowd expected to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of this outstanding Australian.

Skiing down election mountain on a landslide IN the slow Himalayan ascent to the Federal election, Our Julia has just had a normal couple of weeks, while Tony Ears has had some wretched ones. Labor has dropped again in the polls - quite normal. The press say some nameless Labor members have wheeled out Rudd the Zombie again - yes, that’s normal too. And she was asked socially embarrassing questions by a vicious, empty-headed radio presenter. Yup, just normal. Her opponent, Tony Ears, should have had an absolutely terrible week - but somehow managed to avoid the shower of trouble altogether. It started when a menu from March 28 was leaked to the press, and

I’m sure you heard about that. If you listened to the same news that I did, you would have heard that the menu had several inappropriate comments about Our Julia’s figure, but no-one saw it and there is nothing to worry about. The politician most closely concerned with its production was a very nice, level-headed chap who wouldn’t dream of saying demeaning things about any woman. With Tony’s support, he has put the matter behind him and returned to his day job of telling the world what a wonderful leader Tony will make. Meanwhile, anyone with an internet connection can call up the menu and wonder what sort of national figures would indulge in such puerile,

The

misogynist rubbish. Then the Indonesian government weighed in against Our Tony’s stop-theboats panacea - turning back asylum seeker boats on the high seas. Indonesia feels it has a natural right and duty to An irreverent, satirical (and totally fictional) comment help people smugglers turn an upon the issues of life, by our faceless correspondent. opponents and supporters, continue honest dollar and, no matter what Tony says, if they send boats to ask for policy statements and his south, we had better receive them, no fig-leaf is slipping. Who won the week’s feuding? matter who is Prime Minister. To make matters even worse, The smart people who know about industrial relations have come back these things, and just happen to run our newspapers and television are to haunt Tony. He is very sensitive about his unanimous in handing the laurels to history here, and pours the massage Tony Ears. Why? Well, you don’t expect a oil over any questions. Unfortunately for him, a few misguided people, both rabid socialist woman to win, do you?

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Life’s no drone for film-makers

ABOVE: RIPIA Project contractor Anthony Gray with filmmaker Ishmael Marika. RIGHT: Drone takes to the sky above Yirrkala. FAR RIGHT: Young director Ishmael Marika practices aerial photography with an unmanned drone. IT seems like something out of a science fiction movie, but unmanned drones are a reality of our times. And they’re even experimenting with them in Yirrkala. One was being tested last Friday by young film-makers from Yirrkala Art Centre’s Mulka Project to research how aerial photography, captured by the drone, could potentially help them make movies. Young director Ishmael Marika said the crew hoped to be able to attach a camera to a remote-controlled drone, which they would then use to film movie scenes from above. “We have plans to make a horror movie, about Galka; Galka is a person who has darkness in his body and kills people. We would use the drone to film from above while the character runs across a field, so it looks as if he is being chased.” The drone lessons were given as part of the Federal Government funded Remote Indigenous Public Internet Access (RIPIA) project. The project, set up through the NT Library, sends contractors to 19 communities across the Territory to help rural residents enter into the digital age, and be a part of today’s globally connected society. Contractor Anthony Gray said the project taught different digital technologies to suit different communities. “Some it’s just things like helping people set up an email account, or for a community like Yirrkala who are all over that sort of thing, the drone was what they wanted to try.” The drone used on the day was worth about $700, but other drones available to consumers can come with a price tag of $15,000; as they feature robotics which can control an attached camera remotely.

Film-maker tackles suicide Head First

Documentary-maker Sabour Bradley stayed in Yirrkala earlier this year to learn about youth suicide. A documentary-maker has explored the issue of youth suicide in Yirrkala, as part of a series called Head First; about Australians living extraordinary lives in hidden worlds. Film-maker Sabour Bradley headed to Yirrkala earlier this year to experience life under the rules of the Northern Territory Intervention. He said he wanted to find out what it was like to live under the Intervention, by staying in a tent on a beach in the community for a fortnight. On his first night, a suicide attempt by a young future leader shocked him to his core. One grandmother told him that: “There were very few families in Yirrkala who haven’t been touched by the death of a young man to suicide”. Mr Bradley set out to unravel what was affecting the community’s youth, by immersing himself in the lives of a few local young men. He said he provided an outlet for the young men to be heard in a way they had never been heard before. The documentary screened earlier this year on ABC2, but for those who missed it, it will soon be available to watch at Yirrkala Arts Centre.

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TEAM SPIRIT at NPS SPORTS DAY

PHOTOS: MATT GARRICK

IT was out of the classrooms and on to the ovals for Nhulunbuy Primary School students on Thursday, June 20, for Primary School Sports Day. There were sprints, shot put, skipping races and more on the day, as the school’s four houses; Daliwuy, Arnhem, Mitchell and Wirrwawuy; battled it out on the fields. Principal Matt Watson said the event was packed with team spirit. “Everyone participated, and cheered each other on with war cries. “It was also a community event; parents and grandparents came down and got involved, supporting the kids in any of capacity they could.” The Early Childhood Sports Day was also held, for the NPS littlies from Transition to Year Two.

ABOVE: GO ARNHEM: Francis Gurruwiwi, Queenie Turner and Rekeisha Taylor were cheering their red house. RIGHT: Holly Crowley and Carly Seaniger.

ABOVE: TYRED BUT NOT TIRED: Bronte Lane and Ana Malupo. ABOVE RIGHT: DOIN’ IT FOR DALIWUY: Diana Greenland, Codi Roath and Tailah Whitmore. RIGHT: Students show their House colours. BELOW: Leila Dunn, Charli Appo, Amy Newton, Sophia Russell, Megan O’Dwyer and Lany Reynolds.

Irene Weo, Mahli Kistin and Izzy Wilbur.

Fun and games.

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Wirrwawuy narrowly edges out Mitchell in the House relays.

Cloudie Callow, Sarah O’Brien and Michaela Stelfox.

Student Jack Kalms was proud as punch to Parent Glenn Jackson and NPS have his grandparents Dennis and Pauline Principal Matt Watson showcase how Kalms at hand to help out on the day. to look cool at school.


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THURSDAY 27

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 World’s Greenest Homes 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 My Family 1:00 Twins 2:00 Parliament Question Time 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: Buck Mill 6:55 Clarke And Dawe 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Catalyst: Athletes Cheat, Do You? 8:30 Wonders Of Life: What Is Life? 9:20 Stephen Fry’s 100 Greatest Gadgets 10:15 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Origins Of Us: Brains - Dr Alice Roberts explores how our species, homo sapiens, developed our large brain; and asks why we are the only one of our kind left on the planet today? 12:25 Parliament Question Time: The House Of Representatives 1:25 Wonders Of Life: What Is Life? 2:30 Football: WAFL: Round 14: Peel Thunder Vs Perth 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 The Block Sky High 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block Sky High 8:00 The NRL Footy Show 10:00 Two And A Half Men: I Found Your Moustache - Charlie and Chelsea keep having one-night stands after they break up. 10:30 Two And A Half Men: Ixnay On The Oggie Day - Charlie runs into Chelsea’s old friend Gail. Alan learns he has a new skill. 11:00 The Block Sky High 12:30 20/20 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Not Like Everyone Else” (PG a) 1:30 Winners & Losers 2:30 TBA 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Casey is finding it hard to deal with Tamara’s condition. Heath struggles filling Brax’s shoes. Kyle tries to get Tamara to stay in the Bay. Meanwhile, Roo wants find out what’s bothering Marilyn. 7:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 14: West Coast Vs Essendon - The Bombers head west again to Patersons Stadium where they had such a famous victory against the odds earlier in the year against Fremantle. Can they repeat the feat against the Eagles? Brian Taylor leads the call with expert commentary from Matthew Richardson, Luke Darcy and Cameron Ling. 10:30 2013 Wimbledon 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

4:00 FIFA Confederations Cup 2013: Semi-final 1 6:30 World News 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Noirmoutier To Talmont-Sur-Gironde 6:00 Tracks And Trails: The Barrow 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Shane Delia’s Spice Journey 8:00 The Little Paris Kitchen 8:35 Heston’s Feasts: Chocolate Feast 9:35 One Born Every Minute Special: Twins And Triplets 10:30 World News Australia 11:00 The Story Of Playboy 12:10 The Observer Effect 1:10 Movie: “Curiosity Kills The Cat” (M s,v) In Mandarin. Set in urban China, director Yibai Zhang delivers a contemporary psychodrama following the intertwining lives of five characters struggling to find the love they want without losing what they have. 3:00 Weatherwatch Overnight

FRIDAY 28

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:30 One Plus One 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Last Of The Summer Wine 1:00 Poirot 2:00 Bed Of Roses 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Mont Orgueil 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 NT 8:00 Wild Life At The Zoo: Meerkats, Snow Leopard - Jealousy, betrayal and rebellion – it’s sister versus sister as the females decide who is going to be the boss meerkat. 8:30 Doc Martin: Martin struggles with Louisa’s surprise news, but Louisa has her own struggle when her return to school is made difficult by the increasingly strange behaviour of the headmaster. 9:20 The Bletchley Circle: Part Two: Four seemingly ordinary women become the unlikely investigators of a string of grisly murders in this original thriller, set against the backdrop of post-war London. 10:35 Lateline 11:10 Getting On / 11:45 Rage

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz 1:30 The Block Sky High 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block Sky High Unlocked 7:00 Friday Night Football: South Sydney Rabbitohs Vs Canberra Raiders 9:30 TBA 12:00 Movie: “Deliverance” (AV v,l) - A weekend camping trip through the mountain wilderness turns into a terrifying nightmare for four men. Based on the novel by James Dickey. 2:00 The Baron: There’s Someone Close Behind You - Exciting, danger-laden, unusual exploits...the human dramas of those who buy, sell or steal precious treasures. 3:00 Extra 3:30 Brand Developers 4:00 Good Morning America

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Enid” (PG a) 2:00 Winners And Losers 2:30 TBA 3:00 TBA 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight: The latest news and current social issues presented by a team of reporters. Hosted by Sharyn Ghidella. 6:30 Better Homes And Gardens 7:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season: Rnd 14: Sydney Vs Carlton - The Blues took the chocolates against against the Swans in their last encounter at the SCG, but the reigning premier is really winding up their 2013 campaign, so it promises to be a huge clash. Bruce McAvaney and Dennis Cometti lead the call with expert commentary from Leigh Matthews, Tim Watson and Tom Harley. 10:30 2013 Wimbledon: Live coverage of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon. Hosted by Todd Woodbridge, with expert commentary from John Newcombe, Rennae Stubbs, Sam Smith and Geoff Masters. 3:30 NBC Today

4:00 FIFA Confederations Cup 2013: Semi Final 2 6:30 World News 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines: Noirmoutier To Talmont-Sur-Gironde 6:00 Tracks and Trails: Pheonix Park 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Coast: Sweden And The Baltic 8:35 Tour De France: The Story 10:35 World News Australia 11:10 Movie: “Dark Blue Almost Black” (MA l,s) - In Spanish. Jorge, a young Spanish man, has his plans for the future put on hold when his father has a stroke. His relationship with his girlfriend Natalia is further strained when his infertile brother asks him to impregnate Paula, his imprisoned girlfriend. 1:00 Hot Cities: Counting The Cost / Surviving Climate Change - China has the biggest population and the fastest growing economy in the world. It has an economic policy based on growth - which is why, as a country, it is the worst polluter on the planet. 2:50 Weatherwatch Overnight

SATURDAY 29

6:00 Rage 10:30 Rage: Guest Programmer: Steve Albini 11:30 7.30 NT 12:00 Australian Story 12:30 Catalyst: Athletes Cheat, Do You? 1:00 Three Men Go To Ireland - The three men, Griff Rhys Jones, Rory McGrath and Dara O’Briain, are on the last leg of their trip across Ireland, during which they visit Ireland’s most haunted castle and try powerboat racing. 2:00 Football: SANFL: Round 13 Central District Vs Norwood 6:30 Gardening Australia 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Death In Paradise: When a shot is fired at a charity fundraiser, host Malcolm Powell is found dead in his study. Malcolm’s PA, Vicky, is certain she knows who the culprit is. 8:30 Midsomer Murders: The Noble Art: The 150th annniversary of the world’s first heavyweight boxing championship that took place illegally in a Midsomer field leads to a country house murder mystery. 10:00 Adam Hills Tonight: Fresh from hosting his hit UK talk show, The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills returns for the new season of Adam Hills Tonight 11:00 Rage Guest Programmer: Steve Albini

5:30 Bubble Guppies 6:00 Dora The Explorer 6:30 Weekend Today - Saturday 9:30 Mornings - Saturday 11:30 Danoz 12:30 Movie: “Ocean’s Eleven” (PG v) 3:00 Anthony Bourdian: No Reservations 4:00 Discover Downunder 4:30 4WD TV - 4WD TV covers all of the up to date news, products and events within the diverse Australian and NZ 4WD scene. 5:00 Getaway 5:30 National News Saturday 6:00 TBA 10:30 Movie: “Blindness” (AV v,l,a) - When a city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant blindness a doctor’s wife becomes the only person with the ability to see. Keeping this a secret, she helps her husband and a group of others, as they avoid streets now ravaged with criminals. 1:00 Movie: “Westworld” (M v) - Written by acclaimed writer Michael Crichton, Westworld is a classic western/romance. A robot malfunctions creating havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. 3:00 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 3:30 Brand Developers 4:30 Life Today With James Robinson / 5:00 Wesley Impact

5:30 Saturday Disney 6:30 Weekend Sunrise 9:30 The Morning Show - Weekend 11:30 Beauty And The Geek Australia - Tonight, the beauties’ aversion to numbers is tested in a car wash maths challenge. With three mathematical questions hidden underneath a thick covering of mud, the girls will face two fears in the one challenge: the chance of breaking a nail, and maths. Who will stay focused through the grime to add a win for their team? 12:30 Parking Wars - Tonight, a ticket writer teaches Philly drivers tough lessons on the rules of parking. Officers scramble to find the missing keys to an impounded car as the owner loses her cool. 1:00 2013 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 14: Gold Coast Vs Adelaide 4:00 Highway Patrol 4:30 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 14: Adelaide Vs Collingwood 7:30 Family Movie Special: TBA 10:30 2013 Wimbledon 3:30 Home Shopping 4:30 That ‘70s Show: Young Man Blues - It’s Kelso’s first day as a police cadet and he gets to drive around in a police cruiser with a real cop. 4:30 That ‘70s Show: A Legal Matter

5:00 World News 1:00 Peter Grimes 3:40 Piano Notes: Joseph Haydn 3:55 Tim Marlow’s Virtual Galery: Michelangelo: David 4:00 Photo: New Vision: Experimental Photography of the 1920s 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Who Do You Think You Are? Bruce Forsyth 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 James May’s Man Lab: In the final episode, James May attempts his most secretive and risky stunt to date, which involves an ailing seaside town and a great big monster. Also in the program, James challenges his hapless sidekick Rory to the unenviable task of running a whelk stall, a new type of table football is invented for every England fan, and a cup of tea will never be wasted again with the amazing ‘cup of tea alarm’. 8:30 RocKwiz: Adalita/J Mascis/Sarah Lee Guthrie/Johnny Irion Rock music’s most famous faces continue to mix it with the best local trivia buffs. Host Julia Zemiro asks the questions and Brian Nankervis adjudicates over the mayhem. 9:30 Tour De France 2013 Live: Stage 1 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

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SBS

6:00 Rage 6:30 Children’s Programs 9:00 Insiders 10:00 Inside Business 10:30 Offsiders 11:00 Asia Pacific Focus 11:30 Songs Of Praise: Dunblane 12:00 Landline 1:00 Gardening Australia 1:30 Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook 2:00 Shamwari: A Wild Life 2:30 Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation: All Manor Of Love 3:00 La Boheme 4:55 Wallace And Gromit’s World Of Invention: Home Sweet Home 5:25 Deadly 60: Australia 2 6:00 Australia’s Remote Islands: Norfolk Island 6:30 Compass: Fashion And Faith: Muslim Style 7:00 ABC News 7:30 Grand Designs: River Thames 8:30 Dream Build: Wheatsheaf House 8:30 The Time Of Our Lives 9:25 The Years That Made Us: Survival 10:25 Chopin Saved My Life 11:20 Set The Piano Stool On Fire 12:20 Shine 2:00 Order In The House 3:05 The Last Confession Of Alexander Pearce 4:05 The New Inventors 4:35 Catalyst 5:00 Gardening Australia / 5:30 Painting Australia: Bendigo

5:30 Children’s Programs 6:30 Weekend Today 9:30 Financial Review Sunday 10:00 Wide World Of Sports 11:00 Sunday Footy Show 1:00 Making Of The Great Gatsby 1:30 2013 Intrust Super Cup 3:30 Imparja’s Sunday Football: Warriors Vs Brisbane Broncos 5:30 National News Sunday 6:00 The Block Sky High 7:00 60 Minutes 8:00 House Husbands: Justin’s life starts to unravel as he struggles with new crises at home and work. Lucy risks her own future to save Justin from self-destruction. Poker night turns dangerous when Dimitiy’s husband learns of her affair with Justin. 9:00 The Mentalist: Devil’s Cherry 10:00 CSI: Miami: By The Book 11:00 The Block Sky High 12:00 What Would You Do? 1:00 Spyforce 2:00 Danoz 2:30 Brand Developers 3:30 Good Morning America - Sunday 4:30 National Early Morning News / 5:00 Today

5:30 Fish Hooks 6:00 Jake And The Never Land Pirates 6:30 Weekend 5:00 World News 1:00 Speedweek 4:00 Cycling: National Road Series 2013: North West Tour 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Bigger, Better, Sunrise 9:30 AFL Game Day 11:00 TBA 12:00 Wild Boys 1:00 Footy Faster, Stronger: Mailbox 5:30 Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger: Toaster Flashbacks 2:30 AFL Premiership Season Rnd 14: North Melbourne 6:00 Tour De France 2013 Daily Highlights Vs GWS 6:30 World News Australia 5:30 Seven News 7:30 Lost Worlds: A History Of Celtic Britain: Age Of Warriors - An 6:00 Sunday Night epic exploration of the Celtic and Roman ages with Neil Oliver. 7:00 TBA In this episode, the fast growing tribes of Britain turn violent. 8:15 A Place To Call Home: Lest We Forget - On the eve of But out of the fighting something remarkable appears - glorious Remembrance Day, George is asked to host a Japanese trade art and design, as well as magnificent swords of a lavish beauty delegation. never seen before. 9:15 TBA 8:30 The Observer Effect: What are Australia’s mavericks, power11:15 Fairly Legal: What They Seem brokers and celebrities really like? In an age where 30 second 12:15 I Just Want My Pants Back: A Piece Of Cake sound-bites and social media dominate our view of the world, 12:45 Harry’s Practice host Ellen Fanning uses the news events of the week as a 1:30 Home Shopping window into the lives of the people who shape our culture and 2:30 NBC Today politics. 3:30 NBC Meet The Press 9:30 Tour De France 2013 Live: Stage 2 4:30 Sunrise Extra 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight 5:00 Seven Early News

MONDAY 01

7 CENTRAL

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Landline 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Midsomer Murders 2:00 Chopin Saved My Life 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: Les Gellettes 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Australian Story 8:30 Four Corners 9:20 Media Watch 9:35 Q&A 10:35 Lateline 11:10 The Business 11:35 Dalziel And Pascoe: An Autumn Shroud 1:10 Movie: “The Private Affairs Of Bel Ami” (PG) - From the Guy de Maupassant story about a soldier returning from the war without prospects and being persuaded to capitalise on his good looks to get ahead. 2:55 Rage 3:30 Rugby Union: Shute Shield: Round 12: Teams TBA 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 The Block Sky High 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block Sky High 7:30 TBA 10:00 Person Of Interest: In Extremis - A medical luminary is poisoned, and Finch and Reese must work quickly to determine the toxin’s origin and find the attacker. Elsewhere, an informant gives the Internal Affairs Bureau pertinent information on Det. Fusco. 11:00 The Block Sky High 12:00 Extra 12:30 The Avengers 1:30 Danoz Direct 2:00 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Geek Charming” (G) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News At 4.30 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away - Tamara wants to be with Kyle. Kyle’s racked with guilt for betraying his brother. Casey’s friends are concerne d by his behaviour. Meanwhile, Marilyn tries to avoid John and dispel the feelings she has for him. 7:00 TBA 11:30 2013 Wimbledon 3:30 NBC Today: International news and weather including interviews with newsmakers in the world of politics, business, media, entertainment and sport. 4:30 Sunrise Extra: Bringing you the best moments of your mornings with the Sunrise team. 5:00 Seven Early News: Natalie Barr and Mark Beretta present the latest news, sport and weather from around Australia and overseas.

5:00 World News 6:30 Tour De France 2013 Daily Update 7:00 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final 10:00 World News 1:50 Sunday 2:00 Did Cooking Make Us Human? 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 5:00 Cycling: National Road Series 2013: North West Tour 5:30 Global Village: The Women’s Bank 6:00 Tour De France 2013 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Mythbusters: Battle Of The Sexes - Tackling four more classic gender-based clichés, the Mythbusters once again battle for the supremacy of the sexes! 8:30 Make Me: Smart 9:30 Tour De France 2013 Live: Stage 3 12:35 Movie: “Changing Sides” (M l) - In French. To save their marriage, Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange their lives for a year. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental company and he tries to take the role of a house-calling jewellery salesman. But is life really better when you live it on the other side of the bed? 2:15 Weatherwatch Overnight

TUESDAY 02

IMPARJA

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 Compass 1:00 Q&A 2:00 The Matilda Candidate 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: Castor 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 Kitchen Cabinet 8:30 New Tricks: Spare Parts - Jack Halford confronts his nemesis in court when Ricky Hanson stands trial for his attempted murder, and Gerry Standing faces the consequences of lying to his ‘daughter’ Emily. 9:30 At The Movies 10:00 The Book Club: July 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Four Corners 12:20 Media Watch 12:35 Movie: “Underworld USA” (PG) 2:30 Football: VFL: Round 12: Casey Vs Northern Blues 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 The Block Sky High 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block Sky High 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: The 43 Peculiarity - Howard and Raj try to get to the bottom of why Sheldon disappears every afternoon at 2:45. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny wrestle with jealousy in their relationship. 8:00 TBA 11:00 The Block Sky High 12:00 Extra 12:30 Skippy - The Bush Kangaroo 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Hannah Montana: The Movie” (G) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Brax isn’t impressed when he hears about Kyle and Tamara. Tamara allows Casey to help her remember their relationship. Marilyn tries to hide her feelings for John, telling him that she has a virus. Meanwhile, Holly finds her perfect revenge in the form of Sasha and Spencer’s secret. 7:00 TBA 8:15 Packed To The Rafters: Centre Of The Universe / Packing Up The Rafters - The return of Ben rattles Emma as she worries that seeing Ben will stir up old feelings. When it becomes apparent that Ben still holds a candle for Emma, could the old flames of romance be rekindled? 10:15 Border Security: International 10:45 2013 Wimbledon 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Final 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Fiji: Island Flavours 6:00 Tour De France 2013 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Who Do You Think You Are? J.K. Rowling - Best-selling author J.K. (Jo) Rowling sets out to investigate her French roots. Jo has always been intrigued by her late mother’s French ancestry, but knows very little about it. Beginning her journey in Edinburgh, Jo’s search takes her from The Savoy in London, to once-bloody battlefields and the back streets of urban Paris. 8:30 Insight 9:30 Tour De France 2013 Review 10:30 Tour De France 2013 Live: Stage 4 - Hosted by Michael Tomalaris with SBS cycling analyst David McKenzie and former world champion cyclist Kate Bates. Commentary from Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen and Matthew Keenan. 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

WEDNESDAY 03

ABC

6:00 ABC News Breakfast 9:30 Business Today 10:00 Children’s Programs 11:00 Big Ideas 12:00 Midday Report 12:30 National Press Club Address 1:30 At The Movies 2:00 The Jonathon Ross Show 3:00 Children’s Programs 5:00 Eggheads 5:30 ABC News: Early Edition 6:00 Time Team: Llancaiach Fawr 7:00 ABC News 7:30 7.30 8:00 QI: Jobs 8:30 Adam Hills Tonight - Fresh from hosting his hit UK talk show, The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills returns for the new season of Adam Hills Tonight - a one hour chat show filled with celebrity guests, clever comedy and live music. 9:30 Wednesday Night Fever 10:00 The Hollowmen: Shared Interests 10:30 Lateline 11:05 The Business 11:30 Spooks 12:35 Movie: “The Ugly American” (M v) 2:30 Football: SANFL: Round 13: Central District Vs Norwood 5:30 Eggheads

5:30 Today 8:30 Mornings 10:30 National Morning News 11:30 The Ellen Degeneres Show 12:30 Danoz Direct 1:30 The Block Sky High 2:30 National News Now 3:30 Extra 4:00 National Afternoon News 5:00 Hot Seat 5:30 National News 6:00 A Current Affair 6:30 The Block Sky High 7:30 The Big Bang Theory: Reality Hump Day 8:00 Arrow: Vendetta - Oliver trains the Huntress to be his ally, but Diggle disapproves and believes she can’t be trusted. Later, Helena’s thirst for revenge leads her to kill the head of the Triad. 9:00 What’s Your Emergency 10:00 Embarrassing Bodies 11:00 The Block Sky High 12:00 20/20 1:00 Danoz Direct 1:30 Brand Developers 3:00 Good Morning America 4:30 National Early Morning News 5:00 Today

5:30 Sunrise 8:30 The Morning Show 11:00 Seven Morning News 11:30 Movie: “Wizards Of Waverly Place” (G) 1:30 Dr Oz 2:30 The Daily Edition 4:00 Seven News 5:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Seven News 6:00 Today Tonight 6:30 Home And Away: Casey is outraged to find Ricky has returned to the Bay. Maddy pretends she’s fine with Sasha and Spencer’s relationship. Meanwhile, Jett tries to convince VJ and Nina to forgive each other. 7:00 TBA 8:15 Criminal Minds: Magnum Opus / All That Remains 10:15 Hannibal: Releves - Seeking his own therapist’s advice about his complex relationship with Will, Hannibal wonders how he should handle Will’s deteriorating mental health. Following another death, Will develops a theory that the Copy Cat killer’s actions extend far beyond the murder of Cassie Boyle. 11:15 2013 Wimbledon 3:30 NBC Today 4:30 Sunrise Extra 5:00 Seven Early News

5:00 World News 1:00 Insight 2:00 Neil Morrissey’s Risky Business 3:00 France 24 International News 3:30 Al Jazeera News 4:00 The Journal 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: Generation Gogohoun 6:00 Tour De France 2013 Daily Highlights 6:30 World News Australia 7:30 Bears Of The Last Frontier: City Of Bears - This three-part series follows ecologist Chris Morgan on an epic 5,000-kilometre motorcycle journey across the Alaskan wilderness to encounter three species of bear. Chris aims to explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of these majestic animals as they struggle to make a living in five dramatically diverse Alaskan ecosystems. In the first episode, Chris sets up camp at a remote spot in the heart of the wilderness, alongside the largest concentration of grizzlies in the world. 8:30 Toughest Place To Be A... Binman - Three ordinary people with ordinary jobs take on an extraordinary challenge: clocking on with their local counterparts in some of the toughest destinations on the planet. 9:30 Tour De France 2013 Live: Stage 5 1:30 Weatherwatch Overnight

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CROSSWORD No. 154

SUDOKU No. 154

Your  Lucky 

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Stars  

CANCER (June 22nd - July 23rd) This would be a very good time to start a diet. You will have to convince yourself that it is worth doing, however, or else you will lapse within the week. Romance. Do not give up on your relationship, just because you have had a small set-back. Your luck is about to turn. Hang in there!

LEO (July 24th - August 23rd) Don’t allow anyone lead you away from your dreams. They won’t understand your needs as well as you do. Stay on course! Romance. You will have to make progress by yourself. The partner you have been depending on has much less energy than you. You need to take the lead.

VIRGO (August 24th - September 23rd)

FOR KIDS

You may have to compromise your beliefs in order to fit in with other people. Try to see things from their point of view and you will feel enlightened. Romance. Your partner will need to be treated fairly gently at the moment. They have more things on their mind than you realise.

LIBRA (September 24th - October 23rd) You may be thinking about going overseas for a while. This is not the best time for anything rash. Make sure you know what you really want to do first. Romance. Your ability to sense what is happening to your partner will enable you to keep one step ahead of them during the week.

SCORPIO (October 24th - November 22nd) Other members of your family may need to be called in to help. There is too much for you to do by yourself. Don’t be afraid to state your needs. Romance. You may be a little too strongly influenced by fantasy at the moment. Try to keep your feet firmly on the ground and be happy with reality.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23rd - December 21st)

FINDWORD No. 154 A LAUGH WITH LOTSA

An unexpected chance to get away should not be missed. You may not have a similar opportunity for some time. Pack light! Romance. You may be interested in getting a long-term friendship onto a slightly less platonic footing. Try to figure out what your friend feels before moving ahead.

CAPRICORN (December 22nd - January 20th)

Your confidence will receive a muchneeded boost this week. Be sure to have confidence in yourself and not rely on others for your self-worth. Romance. Your partner will be in a strange mood. Encourage them to spend time with friends. They may simply need an outlet for their feelings.

AQUARIUS (January 21st - February 19th)

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MUDDY RIVER

Make sure you don’t miss an opportunity to get together with some friends. You have been working hard recently and deserve a break. Romance. Your love-life will shortly be on rocky ground. Heighten your awareness and you may be able to prevent any upcoming disparities.

PISCES (February 20th - March 20th) Be careful not to lose your temper over an issue that is not really very important. It’s best to pick your battles wisely and save your energy for more important things. Romance. You must be careful to consider your partner’s needs because they may not be expressing them directly to you.

ARIES (March 21st - April 20th) A new friend will shortly be coming into your life. This person is quite different from most of the people you have known. It’s a good change of pace for you. Romance. Your energy levels will be very high this week. This will be an excellent time to put more effort into your current relationship.

TAURUS (April 21st - May 21st)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

New discoveries in

science will continue to create a thousand new

frontiers for those who still would adventure.

– Herbert Hoover

SOLUTIONS No. 154

An offer to get together with some people that you do not know very well may seem daunting. You will be glad that you went along, however. Romance. Make sure that you have your partner on your side before you make any important decisions. They will have to deal with the results.

GEMINI (May 22nd - June 21st) Something that you feel is right may seem quite illogical on the surface. Trust to your intuition and things will come together smoothly. Romance. A chance to make new acquaintances should not be missed, however busy you may be. You need someone to spend your free time with.

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NHULUNBUY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL, JUNE 21 CHEERING could still be heard as school buses took Nhulunbuy Christian College students home for their mid-year holidays, while the school community celebrated a successful athletics carnival. Shadrach House team members might have had a bit broader smiles as they took out the championship title for 2013, with Abednego and Meshach not far behind. Principal Steve Venour said the carnival was wonderful and it was fantastic to see all the kids participating. “The weather was just right and the students had a sensational time. “There was something about the day that seemed to make kids smile. “I am so impressed by the care shown by the older students to the younger ones; particularly the efforts of the House Captains in ensuring the little kids enjoyed themselves.” Mr Venour said he was always impressed by the bipartisan support shown by all students in cheering others on, whether they were coming first or last, and that he was grateful for NCC’s parent community for helping to make the day possible.

LEFT: Ben Pickford, Felix Bertschi, Jackson Hoffman in Tug of War. ABOVE: Jarvis Murray, from Year 3 during the House Tug-of-war event. RIGHT: Shakira Marika from Year 4.

BELOW: Riley O’Neal, Year 3 Age Champion relaxes with his mate Shane Erasmus.

ABOVE LEFT: Lydie Harper enjoys a congratulatory hug from Mum, Hannah, after her first race. ABOVE RIGHT: BFFs Kuleni Venour and Grace Dwyer. LEFT: Katie Farnsworth prepares to release the discus in the Open event. BELOW: Transition student Makei Kuiha finishes off his hurdles event with a smile.

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Face of East Arnhem footy’s future By ALF WILSON VERSATILE East Arnhem footballer Gordon Garawirrtja shone for the Northern side at the Queensland Under-15 schoolboys’ Australian rules championships at Dalby on the Darling Downs. The 15-year-old was so impressive that after the carnival he was named in the Queensland Country Merit side, and as a shadow player for the state team to contest the coming National titles in Darwin. Ten teams fought it out for the State championships in late May, and Northern won two of their four matches to finish sixth overall. Gordon is from Lake Evella (Gapuwiyak), and was Northern’s best and fairest player scoring 12 goals for the carnival. Northern coach Joel Muller said on June 19 that in one game Gordon scored five goals and he played half-forward flank, full-forward and they gave him a run on the ball when play wasn’t getting down to him. “It was a really good effort from Gordon who has lots of natural ability. “He played really well and we were glad to win two games against good Footy player Gordon Garawirrtja from Gapuwiyak. opposition.” Another East Arnhem Land youngster, Christian College in Townsville and plays for Elijah Dhamarrandji, also had a good carnival the school side in the Under-16 and Under-18 despite being one of the smallest players Townsville junior competitions. competing. His school coach Joe Christensen said “Elijah took the mark of the carnival in our Gordon was very versatile. game against Peninsula,” Joel said. “Gordon plays in all positions depending on Gordon is a boarding student at Shalom the teams needs of the day,” Joe said.

Rosy outlook for bird-watchers OUR friends in West Arnhem Land recently made a colourful discovery. A rare pink-crested dove has excited bird watchers in Kakadu, as writer Leah Bourke tells. Photo (above) courtesy of Bjørn Christian Tørrissen and (below) Anne O’Dea. One of Kakadu’s moreelusive bird species, the rose-crowned fruit-dove, has been spied among the mostrecent visitors to Cooinda in Kakadu, 50km south of Jabiru. Bird watchers seeking the chance to view the spectacular plumage of this shy pigeon previously tended to try their luck along the Manngarre Walk by the East Alligator River, but are now also keeping a keen eye out in Cooinda after recent sightings. With the female having similar plumage to the male, this dove is not easy to see among the foliage, and is more often heard than seen. It makes a series of loud, long ‘whu-whoo’ calls, becoming faster and sounding monkeylike. The dove is mainly found in sub-tropical and dry rainforest and occasionally in moist

eucalypt and swamp forests, where fruit is plentiful. They feed entirely on fruit and are thought to be locally nomadic as they follow the ripening of fruits. They play a vital role in seed dispersal and rainforest regeneration. The female lays a single glossy white egg on a very flimsy dish of thin twigs and both sexes share the raising of the chick. If you have a change of contact details for your organisation or group, can you please email thru to ads@arafuratimes.com.au

Nhulunbuy Community Guide Community organisations Arafura Dance Assoc. Contact: President Lesley Tankard P: 8987 2136 A/H.

Nhulunbuy Toy Library Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: westrett@optusnet.com.au Lodge Arafura Contact: Secretary P: 0418 831 120 or 0437 272 210

Arnhem Early Learning Centre Contact: Director 8987 1004 E: aelcdirector@bigpond.com

East Arnhem Land Tourism Association Contact: John Tourish P: 8939 2000

Arnhem Gun Club Contact: President, Grub Stevens E: grub.gove@bigpond.com Arnhem Land Bowls Club Contact: Isobel Murray P: 0435 822 107, 8987 2120

East Arnhem Rugby Union Contact: Eddie P: 0407 002 357

Arnhem Writers Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 Australian Breastfeeding Assoc. Contact: Meaghan Kennedy P: 0438 175 260 Helpline:1800 686 2686 E: nhulunbuyba@gmail.com Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre P: 8987 1701 E: art@yirrkala.com Captain Cook Comunity Centre Captain Cook Community Centre President: Richard Webb M: 0404 351 839 E: richard.webb@riotinto.com Endeavour Room Bookings: Contact: Lorretta Peirce M: 04130913 127 E: westrett@optusnet.com.au Gove Arts Theatre Contact: Chris Andrews P: 0428 856 392 E: sma44324@bigpond.com Nhulunbuy Playgroup Contact: Cassie McIllree P: 0418 322 719 E: nhulunbuyplaygroup@gmail.com

8EAR Community Radio (Gove FM) Contact: Michael Stimpson P: 8987 1500 E: admin@govefm.com.au Gove 8 Ball Contact: Adam White P: 0438 809 620

Gove Peninsula Festival Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490 E: govefestival@yahoo.com.au Gove Peninsula Surf Life Saving Club Contact: Chris Putland P: 8987 8083 Gove Peninsula Tennis Club Contact: Nicky Mayer P: 8987 2640 Gove Touch Footy Contact: Bec Thomson E: secretarygtouch@hotmail.com Gove Volleyball Assoc. Contact: Fred Rowe - Pres P: 0417 080 579 E: fredntash@froggy.com.au Junior 8 Ball Contact: Marian Richter P: 0402 355 499

Nhulunbuy Child Care Centre P: 8987 3311 E: jaklwill@bigpond.com Nhulunbuy Child Care Services Inc. Contact: Tracey Chrzanowski P: 8987 3311 Nhulunbuy Speedway Contact: Ben Hurst P: 0410 833 292 Northern Territory Emergency Service P: 0427 392 264

Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga Hala Tupou – Ph: 8987 3553

Oasis Play Time Contact: Nisha, P: 0437 141 291

Nhulunbuy Baptist Church Sundays 9.30am at Town Hall – Ph: 8987 1256

Old Codgers: Contact: Shane Ogg P: 0423 172 139

Uniting Church: Sunday Service 9.30am Hazel Trudgen – Ph: 8987 3545 Mobile 0413 536 877

Queens Bus (Variety NT) Contact: Angie Moyle P: 0408 838 498 or Facebook us at: Queens - Variety NT Runners North Contact: Vanessa Drysdale P: 8987 8005

Gove Country Golf Club & Gove Country Golf Club - Juniors Contact: Jamie Henderson E: manager@gcgc.com.au P: 8987 3191

Nhulunbuy Amateur Swimming Club Contact: Steve Dowzard P: 0417 833 060

Rotary Club Nhulunbuy Contact: Stephanie Freeman P: 0400 172 599 E: stephfreeman@live.com.au

Nhulunbuy BMX Club Inc Contact: Donna Leahy, Secretary P: 0409 173 562 Nhulunbuy Community Neighbourhood Centre Contact: Maria Akapita (NCNC Director), P: 08 8987 2191 E: ncnc@email.voicetalk.com.au

Scouts Nhulunbuy Contact: Group Leader E: gl.nhulunbuy@nthq.scouts.com.au

Gove Netball Assoc. Contact: Helen Clark - Pres P: 8987 3728 M: 0438 873 728

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club Contact: Ian Shepherd P: 0412 892 703

Thu 27

Fri 28

Time 0442 1113 1712 2249

Time 0531 1157 1758 2338

Time 0618 1238 1844

Ht 0.07 2.72 0.91 3.13

Ht 0.08 2.73 0.84 3.09

Sat 29 Ht 0.15 2.71 0.79

Time 0026 0704 1318 1930

Sun 30 Ht 2.97 0.27 2.68 0.77

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Ht 2.78 0.43 2.63 0.79

Mon 01

Tue 02

Time 0208 0835 1444 2112

Time 0307 0924 1532 2209

Ht 2.54 0.62 2.58 0.81

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Total Per head Total Per head Total Per head Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt Kilolitres of Pop: Lt

5793

1524

4700

1237

1093

287

Squash Club Contact: Donna Marie, P: 8987 1272

Tuesday 11/06

6971

1834

5200

1368

1771

466

Wednesday 12/06

5945

1564

5000

1316

945

248

Tae Kwon Do Nhulunbuy Contact: Paul Macloy P: 0407 106 525

Thursday 13/06

6091

1603

5500

1447

591

156

Friday 14/06

6845

1801

4900

1289

1945

512

TourDeArnhemland Contact: Des O’Sullivan P: 0418 840 957 E: tourdearnhemland@hotmail.com

Saturday 15/06

6087

1602

5000

1316

1087

286

Sunday 16/06

4861

1279

5400

1421

-539

-142

42593 11209 35700

9394

6893

1815

T.S. Melville Naval Cadet Training P: 8987 2562

Ht 2.30 0.82 2.52 0.81

NOTE: these are predictions only, subject to change due to prevailing weather conditions. It is recommended you use this table as a guide only.

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NHULUNBUY

W/E June 16 W/E June 16 Variance Actual Usage Target Usage Monday 10/06

Tide times – Gove Harbour (Melville Bay) Wed 26

WATER CONSUMPTION TABLE

RSPCA: Contact: Sarah Howland P: 0437 526 502

Nhulunbuy Motorcycle Club Contact: Maria Akapita P: 08 8987 2191 E: ncnc@email.voicetalk.com.au

Gove Junior Rugby Contact: Jon Regan P: 8987 8094

Forward in Faith Ministries Sunday: 10am – 12.30pm. Library at the Nhulunbuy Christian College. Ph: 0434 059611 or 8987 8268. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Brother Forbes 0428 767 616 – Sunday 10am.

MOPS Contact: Katie Hovenden P: 8987 1607

Gove Junior Football Club Contact: David Hill P: 0438 861 599

OASIS Christian Assembly Pastor Phil Sampson – Ph: 8987 1522 / 8987 1369 Seventh-Day Adventist Church Ph: 8987 2375 / 0419 465 045

Gove Astronomy Club Contact: Ian Maclean P: 0417 601 490

Gove Golden Oldies Contact: Ria Ngamoki P: 8987 3530

Church services

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Vigil Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday Service 8.30am

TOTAL

Other Cities Av. Consumption / Head of Pop. Brisbane 270 • Darwin 1100 • Perth 340

Weather details o

Temperature ( C) Max Min Rainfall Monday 17 29.3 20.0 NIL Tuesday 18 29.1 24.0 NIL Wednesday 19 29.3 24.6 NIL Thursday 20 27.7 24.1 NIL Friday 21 28.8 24.3 TCE Saturday 22 27.3 24.4 NIL Sunday 23 27.7 23.1 NIL Monthly total rainfall to date: 20.6 mm

Weather details supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology – Gove Airport from Monday, June 17 to Sunday, June 23

Mean sea level pressure Max: 1016.6 hPa on Sunday Min: 1008.2 hPa on Monday Averages for the month of June Max temp: 28.4 Min temp: 21.3 Rainfall: 32.3 mm


NEWS/FOOTY TIPPING

Fuel on the fire at Budget Estimates about petrol expenditure THE Northern Territory Opposition government have questioned embattled CLP politician Larissa Lee, the Member for Arnhem, over the large amounts she has spent on fuel. In a session of Budget Estimates last week in Darwin, it was revealed Ms Lee had claimed $14,402 in fuel costs from her election until

March 31 this year. Opposition leader Delia Lawrie said the Member for Arnhem used her taxpayer funded fuel card at a rate that equates to $66 a day, every single day for 217 days in a row. “Taxpayers are coughing up $464 every week just to fill up her car?

“No other Member of Parliament even comes close, including those with similarly large electorates. “The neighbouring bush seat of Stuart only incurred $2414 in fuel expenses for the same period.” The Opposition said Ms Lee has previously

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admitted in parliament she misused her fuel card. Labor have also asked for full details on her fuel receipts and vehicle’s mileage. Ms Lee’s electorate covers much of East Arnhem Land, including communities on Groote Eylandt, Numbulwar and Milingimbi.

Only one tips all three NRL winners

Lead cut to one ALTHOUGH only three games were played in round 15 of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club NRL footy tipping competition on the weekend, only one Forbesy - got all three correct. And to compound the dilemma, only seven got two of the three correct - Morgstar, Tracey xxxx, Andres Hoffman, hayden4x, broccoli, Jeremy 4X and Jez. The Titans and Storm clash had not been completed by the time the Arafura Times went to press on Monday night. And, of course, State-of-Origin had not been played as well. Tipsters struck out with the Tigers’

victory against the Raiders, while many struggled with the Roosters’ win against the Bulldogs. Marlinman (1) and Kaffir (1) remain on top with 78, but their lead has been cut to one ahead of Andres Hoffman (2). On 76 are Malkzok1 (1) and doodlesuckernobagchc (1). 74: Jez (2). 73: Wayno (1), Tanya Hoffman (1). 72: Duggie (1), Halwes (1). 71: Killer (1), Waggy (1), Putty (1), 70: Shaun Dennis (1), Travis Dehnert (1), broccoli (2), grimmus8u (1). The winner of the Arafura Times/ Arnhem Club NRL tipping competition wins $500.

No perfect scores TWO stunning upsets derailed virtually all tipsters in round 12 of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club AFL footy tipping competition on the weekend. Only two - Graham Hughes and Govegal - chose Port to down the Swans, and while Tanya Hoffman, Andres Hoffman and Morgstar picked the Lions in their after-thefinal-siren win against the Cats. With such results, it comes as no surprise that no one got a perfect score, with five the best result from the six games with five achieving that noteworthy goal - Tanya Hoffman, Andres Hoffman, Graham Hughes, Govegal and Morgstar. Numerous tipsters got four right. Darren Nunn (4 correct) continues to show the

Tipping Competition

way with 85, one ahead of pleb (4). Third are hayden4x (4), Forbesy (4) and Duggie (4) on 83. 82: Waggy (4), Kaffir (4), crackers (4). 81: David Gibson (4), Tanya Hoffman (5), Aussie_Joe (4). 80: Wayno (4), WestAussieGirl136 (4), Travis Dehnert (4). 79: Dobbo (4). 78: Woodsgal (4), Agron (2). 77: Jeremy4X (4). 76: Andres Hoffman (5), Jendi (4), marlinman (4). 75: renae forbes (3), 43 (4), Spudly (4), KaRon1 (4). The winner of the Arafura Times/Arnhem Club AFL tipping competition wins $750. PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

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*PLEASE NOTE: Where there is a Monday night game, results will be given up to and including Sunday games and Tipster Leader board will also reflect these results.

LEADERS AFTER ROUND 13

ROUND 13 RESULTS (Home team listed first) Hawthorn 19.9.123

WC Eagles

16.7.103

10.12.72

Port

Sydney

8.6.54

16.8.104

St Kilda

Melbourne

10.9.69

8.13.61

Bulldogs

Richmond

17.19.121

10.7.67

Fremantle

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4.5.29

15.13.103

Brisbane

Geelong

14.14.98

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Adelaide

Carlton

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BYE

C’wood

Essendon

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GC Suns

GWS Giants BYE

Name Darren Nunn pleb hayden4x Forbesy Duggie waggy KAFFIR crackers David Gibson Tanya Hoffman

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WC Eagles Sydney GC Suns Port Geelong Melbourne Hawthorn Nth Melb Richmond

Essendon Carlton Adelaide Collingwood Fremantle Bulldogs Brisbane GWS Giants St Kilda

competition operator’s website after each round. Staff from the Arafura Times and sponsors are ineligible to enter. In the event of a tie, the prize value will be divided among the joint winners. No substitution of prizes for cash. Residents with local postcode and subscribers only eligible to enter and win prizes.

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Bulldogs

Roosters

20

17

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Raiders

12

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Eels

Rabbitohs

30

Storm

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LEADERS AFTER ROUND 15

ROUND 15 RESULTS (home team first)

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Total Score Total Margin 85 274 84 397 83 236 83 293 83 311 82 242 82 336 82 395 81 252 81 309

AFL LADDER AFTER ROUND 13

*NR

Name KAFFIR marlinman Andres Hoffman Malkzok1 doodles Jez Wayno Tanya Hoffman Graham Hughes Duggie

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NRL LADDER Total Score Total Margin AFTER ROUND 15 78 78 77 76 76 74 73 73 73 72

131 143 181 167 176 198 144 176 196 160

(June 28 – July 1, home team first)

1 Rabbitohs

9

Knights

2 Storm

10 panthers

3 Roosters

11 Broncos

4 Sea Eagles

12 Warriors

5 Sharks

13 Cowboys

6 Titans

14 Dragons

7 Bulldogs

15 W Tigers

8 Raiders

16 Eels

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Friday, June 28

Rabbitohs

Raiders

Saturday, June 29

W Tigers

Storm

Panthers

Dragons

Knights

Titans

Warriors

Broncos

Cowboys

Sharks

Roosters

Sea Eagles

Sunday, June 30

Monday, July 1

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SPORT

Standing on the shoulders of Giants

Photos: Matt Garrick and Graham Hughes IT was a fitting finale to a thrilling weekend of footy on Hindle Oval Two; Galiwin’ku verses Maningrida in the Grand Final of the inaugural East Arnhem Football carnival. Both teams were hungry for the win; Galiwin’ku’s squad, the Giants, had travelled the distance in four charter planes just to play, while Maningrida’s side the All-Stars had driven the dirt track squashed into two troopies from the other side of Arnhem Land. They’d beaten out other worthy Arnhem opponents to get to the top, including Groote Eylandt, Gapuwiyak, Yirrkala and Ski Beach.

It looked like Maningrida had the magic to take the win, until Galiwin’ku rallied for a spectacular comeback in the last two quarters. Yirrkala were only just nudged out from the Grand Final, after scoring a memorable win over Ski Beach for their last game of the carnival which put them in third place. Ski Beach finished in fourth place, followed close behind by Gapuwiyak at fifth and Groote Eylandt at six. Indigenous Programs Manager for AFL NT Kevin Bruce said the alcoholfree event was a great vehicle for promoting important life skills. “Footy is one of the big motivators for Indigenous people in the region. “Everyone back in the communities

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were so keen to find out which league was named the best.” And the good news of who won was taken back to the Elcho Island community of Galiwin’ku, where 70 per cent of the community, including women and children, are involved in footy. Regional Development Manager and player for the Galiwin’ku Giants Tayo Cafarella said the win was incredibly important for the whole community. “This just raises everyone’s spirits, and it was a great opportunity for our players to have a trip off the island. “One of the players had never been

out before in his life.” Tayo said they’d picked a young squad this year, with some players around 16 and 17 years old, and had had to whittle the team down from about 400 candidates. BEST AND FAIREST Groote Eylandt: Brenton Bading. Gapuwiyak: Malakai Munungurra. Ski Beach: Michael ‘Longy’ Mamarano. Yirrkala: Terrance Wunungmurra. Maningrida: Hezikiah Lawrence. Galiwin’ku: Jerome Lacey.


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Golfers still chipper under tough conditions WINDY conditions greeted golfers at the Gulf Gove Open on June 8-10, but they couldn’t stop 11-year-old Katelyn Rika beating 92 competitors to win the event. The Toll Marine Logistics 54 hole Gulf Gove Amateur Open was held at the Gove Country Golf Club, and attracted competitors from across the NT, Queensland and Western Australia. Visiting competitors represented golf clubs from Alyangula on Groote Eylandt, Darwin, RAAF in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Paradise

Palms, Mandurah, Gordonvale and Woodford. Gove Country Golf Club President Donna-Marie Grieve said it was a great turn out with many new and old faces. “Congratulations to all who finished the three-day competition, as conditions were not as favourable as some of us would’ve liked.” This year’s Gulf Open Champion, the young star Ms Rika, took everyone by surprise with a 10-shot lead, scoring a nett win of 205. “It was a very special honour

presenting the Gove Open Cup to Katelyn Rika; our up-and-coming junior champion. “Well done and well-deserved,” said Ms Grieve. “On behalf of the President, Manager and Committee, thank you to our volunteers and sponsors who have contributed to the success of this event.” This included major sponsor Toll Marine Logistics and minor sponsors, Gove Rentals, Big Carpentry, Giovenco, Pump Technology Services, Dean Troughear, Oamps and GIS.

Gove Country Golf Club also put a big thank you to all the golfers for putting on a great show, and to all the volunteers: grounds people, green-keeper, spotters, committee members, bar staff, The Waterfront Kitchen, Gove Junior Golf parents and dedicated manager, Jamie Henderson. Special thanks to the following members; Owen Grills, Darryl Manderson, Steven Spears, Lindsay Waters, Paul Birch, Liz Pickett, Coral Walker, Gus Gomez, Jason Lane, Dean Trougher, Barry Walmsley, Mat Majid and Ripeka Dargerville.

Katelyn Rika with her caddy and uncle Kenny Gentle.

Wayne Jago, Anthony Quayle, Damien Saunders, Zac Hughes, Luke Sherwood and Jeremy Chrzanowski, Alex Brennan, Greg Whelan and Katelyn Rika. A. Van Oosten.

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BELOW: M. Holt, H Craft, Zac Huges and B. Leibelt.

RIGHT: Tim Thompson, Janine Trou, P. Holland and Greg Wiley.

LEFT: Paul Kearney, Steven Spears, Graham Rice and Darryl Manderson. RIGHT: Chris Moorfoot, Agnese Rinaldi, L McDonald and Alan McKenzie.

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