FRONTIER 19 SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 2018 BLAH, BLAH, BLAH With Natasha Emeck and Phillippa Butt P Did you see that story this week about the consultant at Darwin council who got paid more than $1000 a day?! I’d love to get that kind of money! And I’m not even entirely sure what he was doing! N It’s definitely some serious dosh and since it’s coming from ratepayers pockets, no wonder people are asking questions. P You know what I wouldn’t do for $1000 a day? Play with spiders. The idea of having them crawl all over me gives me the creeps! N You probably should steer clear of MAGNT then because they’ve got hundreds of them creeping around there at the moment. The spider zookeeper they’ve got there definitely doesn’t rake in $1000 a day but she loves what she does that’s for sure. Whatever floats your boat I guess. P I’m glad there are people out there who enjoy that kind of thing so I don’t need to! Which would you prefer crawling on you? Spiders or snakes? LEARN THE LINGO FORGOTTEN TERRITORY ELF ON A SHELF A source of Tomorrow marks a century since Darwin’s infamous rebellion, which climaxed with angry residents marching through the streets and then burning an effigy of the the Administrator Dr John Gilruth. A range of factors had caused tempers to boil over. The NT had been handed back to the Commonwealth in 1911, leaving Territorians unrepresented at the highest level, plus there were ongoing industrial disputes and, perhaps the clincher, Darwin’s hotels had been nationalised which led to a significant jump in the price of beer. So after stopwork meetings on the morning of December 17, 1918, it was on. About 1000 men walked to Government House with placards saying demanding “no taxation without representation” carrying an effigy of Gilruth tied to a stake. After weeks of what was essentially imprisonment in Government House, Gilruth left town. neverending entertainment for N children who have to search for Hmm, I reckon spiders. I’ve had a few run in with a few snakes over the years, especially those eastern brown ones, and it’s enough to know that I don’t wanna mess with them. What about you? the elf as he moves around each night. Also known as a nightmare for parents who have to remember to move him. P Oh definitely spiders. If I can squish it with a shoe, I’m happy. Though I do bug spray rather than use my shoes most of the time. Snakes? I don’t know, they just creep me out! Logically I understand how they move but they don’t have legs!!! EXODUS The vision of Darwin airport at the moment as everyone travels south to visit family for Christmas. The city is N STORY: Caddie Brain Rodgers Collection, Northern Territory Library Speaking of being legless, nice having a beer fridge in the office! left peaceful and quiet for those IMAGE: remaining 90 85 1000 About 90 terajoules of gas is expected to flow on the new Northern Gas Pipeline each day, from about December 29 Indigenous inmates make up 85 per cent of the Darwin Women’s Prison population THE NUMBERS GAME A private consultant to the Darwin council was paid more than $1000 a day V1 - NTNE01Z01MA PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
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