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What is in a name?

AT least one dad got in trou­ble on Fa­ther’s Day last week­end at the Run with Dad fun run. When the NT News asked him how to spell his daugh­ter Caitlin’s name, the sixyear-old said it was with an ‘I’ to which Dad cor­rected her and said it was with a ‘Y’. To this, Mum said, ‘No it’s not, it’s with an ‘I’. Dad said he had been spell­ing her name in­cor­rectly for the past six years

Joke fail

NT scribe Hay­ley Sorensen in­ter­viewed her hero singer-song­writer Tex Perkins this week. Or, at least, she tried to. She called up Perkins’s for a chat and was greeted with si­lence. Af­ter a few awk­ward sec­onds, Sorensen cracked a joke and Perkins hung up on her. Stick to pol­i­tics, Sorensen.

Rave on

PALMER­STON lo­cal Jor­dan Elisy Jesse

Stubbs is at­tempt­ing to crowd­fund for an “Off Chops” bush party in Dar­win. He’s try­ing to raise $2000 to fly DJs up for from Syd­ney for the oc­ca­sion. With just $35 in do­na­tions raised in two long months, seems Jor­dan’s am­bi­tious dreams are a long way off.

Pol­i­tics for dum­mies

A MO­TION at the Coun­try Lib­er­als Cen­tral Coun­cil meet­ing in Dar­win rec­om­mends de­vis­ing a can­di­date man­ual that in­cludes “What does be­ing a MLA en­tail?” The man­ual could in­clude cat­e­gories such as: Hon­esty; fi­delity; loy­alty; the mean­ing of team; Face­book dan­gers; Karaoke bar dan­gers; Asian En­gage­ment and re­la­tions – a Min­istry not an ac­tiv­ity to com­bine plea­sure and busi­ness; Mid­night coups; How to count.

Pub­lic un­rest

There has been plenty about Chief Min­is­ter

Michael Gun­ner’s polling and lead­er­ship woes. It’s not re­stricted to the “big house”. The Chief needs to take steps to en­sure that se­nior bu­reau­crat po­si­tions are filled based on merit rather than what cur­rently ap­pears to be fam­ily or friend­ship con­nec­tions. There is un­rest in the pub­lic ser­vice.

Dough-not ask us

Seems Krispy-Kreme dough­nuts are all the rage this week in Dar­win. Pity we don’t have a lo­cal shop, but that seems likely to con­tinue. The Leonardi Gov­ern­ment’s fig­ure­head Michael Gun­ner told re­porters this week he had no knowl­edge of any dis­cus­sions hav­ing taken place with the KrispyKreme peo­ple. Ru­mour is the Boss (Alf) called it “a Bun­nings for di­a­bet­ics”. For­tu­nately, no­body took any notes of the meet­ing so we’re not sure it even hap­pened.

De­fence shields

The chief ex­ec­u­tive of Tourism, Alistair

Shields, known for hav­ing a miss­ing piece of valu­able in­dige­nous art hang­ing in his of­fice, is one hav­ing his lead­er­ship ques­tioned by in­dus­try. Some strug­gling Dar­win busi­nesses ac­cuse him of not only tak­ing his eye off the ball, but say he has stopped look­ing for it.

Cam­era shy

NRL NT was left red-faced by the Northern Sharks on Friday af­ter­noon af­ter the club failed to pro­duce one player for an NT News grand fi­nal preview photo. Af­ter ini­tially con­firm­ing three play­ers were keen to take part, not one Shark showed up. It’s been a tough year for NRL NT, but Bushy thinks this episode takes the cake af­ter the club gave the ex­cuse that the play­ers were “cam­era shy”.

Spot­ted

While ev­ery­one knows it is im­por­tant to look good when you are in pol­i­tics, Bushranger did not re­alise this mantra ex­panded to staffers. One male La­bor Party staff mem­ber was spot­ted en­joy­ing a pedi­cure re­cently.

Wind­ing down

A lit­tle birdie told Bushie that Chan­nel Nine’s Dar­win news­room re­vamp in­cludes tak­ing the big cam­eras away: leav­ing staff scared of fur­ther re­duc­tions.

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