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Investigation launched into care of toddler before alleged rape

Investigation launched into care of toddler before alleged rape

Children’s commissioner gives department notice of inquiry into services offered to Tennant Creek family The Northern Territory children’s commissioner has launched an investigation into the care and
Nigel Scullion calls for transparency as alleged rape of Tennant Creek toddler investigated

Nigel Scullion calls for transparency as alleged rape of Tennant Creek toddler investigated

Girl’s family members say Territory Families failed to act on welfare notificationsThe Indigenous affairs minister has called on the Northern Territory government to be open and transparent about the
NT releases Tennant Creek 'action plan' after alleged rape of two-year old

NT releases Tennant Creek 'action plan' after alleged rape of two-year old

Plan includes deployment of welfare workers for families and after-hours servicesThe Northern Territory government has released a five point “action plan” to assist Tennant Creek after the alleged
'Jesus loves nachos': Australian woman trademarks divisive bridge graffiti

'Jesus loves nachos': Australian woman trademarks divisive bridge graffiti

Toni Tapp Coutts hopes phrase will boost tourism to outback town of KatherineA Northern Territory woman has trademarked graffiti on the side of a railway bridge that reads “Jesus loves nachos” in the
Blind girl with epilepsy wrongly denied thousands of dollars in NDIS support

Blind girl with epilepsy wrongly denied thousands of dollars in NDIS support

National Disability Insurance Agency withdrew funding for support workers and respite for 11-year-old’s foster carerAn 11-year-old girl in foster care in Tennant Creek, who is blind, has epilepsy and
Tropical Cyclone Nora: Queensland on alert for destructive winds

Tropical Cyclone Nora: Queensland on alert for destructive winds

Cape York community warned of dangerous storm tides even as category three storm weakens slightlyCape York communities are on high alert ahead of Tropical Cyclone Nora, which developed into a category
NT urged to pass laws banning routine strip searches in juvenile detention

NT urged to pass laws banning routine strip searches in juvenile detention

Proposed legislation would also ban solitary confinement in Northern Territory’s youth detention centresProposed legislation in the Northern Territory to ban routine strip searches and solitary
Surf, sand and sunset skylines: Australian cities on Instagram

Surf, sand and sunset skylines: Australian cities on Instagram

Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra and Sydney have Instagram presences as distinct as their charactersSee the whole Australian cities week series hereAustralia is one of
Medicare change to give greater dialysis access to remote Indigenous Australians

Medicare change to give greater dialysis access to remote Indigenous Australians

Move is welcomed as a lifeline for the growing health crisis of Indigenous kidney diseaseSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningThe federal government has added
NT camp water still contaminated two weeks after alert

NT camp water still contaminated two weeks after alert

Indigenous residents in Garawa 2 community told to avoid drinking water until source of lead and manganese detectedA Northern Territory community is still unable to drink water from the town’s supply
'One-stop liver shop': chronic hepatitis B 'will be eradicated in NT in five years'

'One-stop liver shop': chronic hepatitis B 'will be eradicated in NT in five years'

Combination of app that offers key information in local Aboriginal languages and community care giving researchers hope• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon “Only your
Barramundi farm first NT beneficiary of $5bn government incentive

Barramundi farm first NT beneficiary of $5bn government incentive

The Naif was set up to give the northern Australian economy a boost, but two years later, only two businesses have received funds• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every
You Can Now Fly to the Australian Outback for Free

You Can Now Fly to the Australian Outback for Free

Do you plan to visit Australia this year? If you’re going to travel all the way down under, why not extend your trip a little longer to explore the wild Australian Outback? And if you’re worried about
Historic Northern Territory treaty agreement means 'the old way is finished'

Historic Northern Territory treaty agreement means 'the old way is finished'

Chief minister says ‘nothing is on or off the table’ for new treaty agreement signed in BarungaFor a small Aboriginal community in Australia’s Northern Territory, Barunga has seen some big promises.On
Fifteen children removed from families in Tennant Creek, NT says

Fifteen children removed from families in Tennant Creek, NT says

As Malcolm Turnbull agrees to send two ministers to the town, Territory Families chief says more could have been done for victims of abuseThe Northern Territory government has removed 15 children from
I grew up with a mother behind bars. But her innocence wasn’t the only lie I was sold | Fernanda Dahlstrom

I grew up with a mother behind bars. But her innocence wasn’t the only lie I was sold | Fernanda Dahlstrom

Australia has become a country defined by its love of locking people up and we see the most vulnerable in our society as a threat In a lecture hall at the University of Queensland, a woman in
Elderly Japanese tourist dies while climbing Uluru

Elderly Japanese tourist dies while climbing Uluru

The 76-year-old man’s death is not being treated as suspiciousAn elderly Japanese tourist has died while climbing Uluru, Northern Territory police have confirmed.The NT coroner will investigate the
Head of insurer accused of ripping off Indigenous families had ‘no qualifications’

Head of insurer accused of ripping off Indigenous families had ‘no qualifications’

Bryn Jones, who ran Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund, appears before banking royal commission for second dayThe chief executive of an insurer accused of ripping off and misleading Indigenous families
‘Finally the prime minister is here’: Turnbull to visit Tennant Creek

‘Finally the prime minister is here’: Turnbull to visit Tennant Creek

Residents had requested he visit following child protection crisis and struggles with poor servicesMalcolm Turnbull will spend Sunday night in an outback town which has become the focus of the
No evidence cashless welfare card will help Tennant Creek, senators told

No evidence cashless welfare card will help Tennant Creek, senators told

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation calls for spending on healthcare insteadThere is no evidence supporting an expansion of the cashless welfare card trials and such a move