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SUBMISSIONS to the next Place
Names Committee of the NT close
on 24 July.
The chairman of the committee is Tom
Lewis OAM. Under Section 11A(2) of
the Act, Mr Lewis can change the name
May I humbly suggest that as many
people as possible write to Mr Lewis
(GPO Box 1680, Darwin) requesting a
change of name for the Barkly.
Perhaps we could get a petition running.
I suggest we ask to change the name
Yes, I know there is one in Queensland
but there is an Inglewood in every state.
It would just make it so much easier
for the Treasurer to get up on his (or
her) hind legs in Parliament every year
when they are bringing down the Budget
to simply say: “This year, once again, I
am proud to say there is f*** ummm,
nothing for Blackall.” They’ve been
doing it for the best part of 30 years.
At least we’re getting a couple of new
culverts 600km away this year.
– Peter Cain, Tennant Creek.
Name change for the Barkly?
TO the individuals lighting fires on the Kar-
lantijpa North ALT land trust, fire is a tool
and not a toy.
If you do not know how to use it, then do not play
If so, then prior to starting it, be prepared to man-
age it and have control; also learn how to read the
You have put people’s lives, livelihood, property
and stock at risk.
Thanks to whoever you are, neighbouring proper-
ties have been burnt out by 50 to 75 per cent.
– Gina Howard, Bluebush.
Fire is a tool, not a
toy, says resident
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IS it rudeness, ignorance, arrogance
Why is it that drivers cannot get it through
their heads that we angle park in the main
street of Tennant Creek?
If they drive in the right hand lane of the road
then people who are parked can reverse out of
the parking space, instead of waiting for the
strategically separated cars driving in the left
lane to go past before they can reverse out.
I thought it was great when I saw the signs
go up on the entry to town years ago but they
haven’t made a difference.
I thought: “Great, they are going to do some-
thing about it!” when I saw the flashing sign
near the Foodbarn a few months ago.
The sign also made no difference. Now I see
a “Keep right thru town” sign on each end
of town and guess what – still no difference.
Perhaps some white arrows on the road or
our local law officers advising people when
they are pulled up for other random things
And while I am having a bitch about roads...
When is the Council going to stop being
so pig-headed and get rid of the other two
Come on Bob, you’re slipping, you’ve only
done three-fifths of the job.
– Mark Brooks, Tennant Creek.
Driver ignorance on main street frustrates resident
AN Ali Curung man has been charged with
aggravated assault following a domestic vio-
lence incident in Ali Curung last week.
Remote Sergeant Jack Mather said Police were
notified of the incident when a 23-year-old woman
attended the Ali Curung Clinic with stab wounds to
her hip and hand.
“Shortly after, Police attended the residence where the
incident occurred and arrested the alleged offender,”
“The victim was airlifted to Alice Springs Hospital
where she is currently in a stable condition.
“The 28-year-old man appeared in the Alice Springs
Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with breaching
alcohol protection and domestic violence orders, aggra-
vated assault and two counts of recklessly endangering
and causing serious harm.
Sergeant Mather said police were very disappointed
by this incident.
“Alcohol-fuelled violence continues to take a heavy
toll on our community members,” he said.
“We will continue to target perpetrators of domestic
violence and bring them to justice.”
• In other police news two teenagers have been
charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman in
Borroloola last week.
Two young men, aged 16 and 18, appeared for men-
tions in the Darwin Magistrates Court and the Youth
Justice Court on Tuesday.
Man charged over
Forensic officers investigate fire
A FIRE that destroyed a caravan
and shed last Saturday night re-
mains under investigation.
The Noble Street structures were fully
engulfed in flames when firies arrived
to tend to the blaze at about 8pm.
Both the shed and the caravan were
Fire investigators and forensic police
officers from Alice Springs and Ten-
nant Creek attended the site the fol-
lowing morning to gather more clues.
Police did not reveal whether or not
the fire was considered suspicious or if
they expected to charge someone over
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