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Evidence of 250 massacres of Indigenous Australians mapped

Evidence of 250 massacres of Indigenous Australians mapped

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were killed until at least 1930, often with police sanction, researchers sayThere have been as many as 500 massacres of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Six tonnes of tobacco seized from illegal crops in Northern Territory - video

This bust on the sophisticated, 7-hectare crop outside Katherine brought together agencies including the Australian Tax Office and Australian Border Force and netted 6 tonnes of tobacco leaves worth
Euthanasia bill defeat: former territory leaders say Malcolm Fraser's promise broken

Euthanasia bill defeat: former territory leaders say Malcolm Fraser's promise broken

Paul Everingham says former prime minister had given him an undertaking not to override territory lawsAmid a fresh push to allow the territories to legalise euthanasia, the Northern Territory’s first
'People will continue to die': coroners' 'deaths in custody' reports ignored

'People will continue to die': coroners' 'deaths in custody' reports ignored

Legal experts say a backlog in inquests is fuelling inaction on recommendations that should be saving Indigenous lives“The real thinkers in this field think of coroners as public health and public
Six babies left unclaimed in Katherine hospital morgue, inquiry hears

Six babies left unclaimed in Katherine hospital morgue, inquiry hears

Two of the babies were there since 2013, Katherine hospital staff told Senate inquiry into stillbirthsUp until two months ago, there were six babies left unclaimed in the morgue at Katherine hospital,
British man dies after bite from sea snake off Australia's north coast

British man dies after bite from sea snake off Australia's north coast

Man, 23 and reportedly a backpacker, bitten when pulling up net on fishing boatA young British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake while working aboard a fishing trawler off Australia’s
Indigenous ranger attacked and taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

Indigenous ranger attacked and taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

Woman attacked by a saltwater crocodile about 206km south west of Yirrkala on FridayA woman has been attacked and taken by a saltwater crocodile in remote Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.The
‘Backlash’: Northern Territory alcohol floor price divides community

‘Backlash’: Northern Territory alcohol floor price divides community

Minimum price for a standard drink was passed into law with minimal outrage. Then the price of beer went upOne night in 1964 an Aboriginal man was dragged from his bed in the Bagot community, a
Work for the dole is 'modern-day slavery', Northern Territory MP says

Work for the dole is 'modern-day slavery', Northern Territory MP says

Chansey Paech says Aboriginal people are being driven into poverty by ‘the federal government’s own version of the Hunger Games’A Northern Territory MP last night launched a blistering attack on the
Indigenous advancement funding redirected to cattlemen and fishing groups

Indigenous advancement funding redirected to cattlemen and fishing groups

Nigel Scullion gave almost half a million dollars to groups to argue how they might be negatively impacted by land rights claimsIndigenous affairs minister Nigel Scullion has given almost half a
Nigel Scullion gave Indigenous funding to his former fishing lobby group to fight land claims

Nigel Scullion gave Indigenous funding to his former fishing lobby group to fight land claims

Exclusive: Minister approved grant of $150,000 from Indigenous advancement strategy to NT Seafood Council – an industry group he once chairedThe Indigenous affairs minister, Nigel Scullion, has used
Indigenous groups call for investigation into Scullion fund stoush

Indigenous groups call for investigation into Scullion fund stoush

Congress of first peoples wants PM office to review minister’s use of money earmarked for Aboriginal advancement• Nigel Scullion gave Indigenous funding to his former fishing lobby group to fight land
Don Dale youth detention centre set on fire in major disturbance

Don Dale youth detention centre set on fire in major disturbance

Inmate reportedly took keys from staff member and began opening cell doorsPolice have quelled a major disturbance at Darwin’s notorious Don Dale youth detention centre after inmates set fire to parts
Fresh calls to close Don Dale after latest violent incident

Fresh calls to close Don Dale after latest violent incident

Northern Territory government under fire for operating a youth facility not suitable for childrenAnother violent incident at the Don Dale detention centre has sparked widespread criticism of the
Child found dead near three other bodies and broken-down vehicle in outback

Child found dead near three other bodies and broken-down vehicle in outback

Police search uncovers fourth body after discovery of two adults and a child in central AustraliaNorthern Territory Police searching for a missing 12-year-old boy in remote central Australia say they
Teenagers return to Don Dale detention centre days after riot

Teenagers return to Don Dale detention centre days after riot

Minister says five of the youth detainees identified as ringleaders could be segregated Youth detainees have returned to Darwin’s notorious Don Dale detention centre after a riot less than a week ago
Northern Territory MP demands better mobile coverage after family's death

Northern Territory MP demands better mobile coverage after family's death

Scott McConnell says the lack of communications in much of the NT ‘absolutely is a risk to health and wellbeing’A Northern Territory politician has called on the government to invest immediately in
Government 'suppression' tactics blamed for NT's low rate of voter enrolment

Government 'suppression' tactics blamed for NT's low rate of voter enrolment

Labor says AEC underfunding has contributed to the 26,300 people from rural and remote areas not enrolled to vote Federal budget cuts have been blamed for the Northern Territory having the lowest rate
Electricity prices forecast to fall 2.1% in two years due to wind and solar

Electricity prices forecast to fall 2.1% in two years due to wind and solar

Lower wholesale prices will give typical household a saving of $55 a year in next two years, Australian Energy Market Commission saysIncreased wind and solar generation will help drive power prices
Northern Territory Labor needs lesson of 'humiliating' defeat, says opposition

Northern Territory Labor needs lesson of 'humiliating' defeat, says opposition

Chief minister Michael Gunner returns from leave to deal with fallout in his party after sacking three ministersThe Northern Territory government will only learn its lesson if it suffers the same