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Sacked NT minister Ken Vowles accuses government of 'ripping off' Indigenous people

Sacked NT minister Ken Vowles accuses government of 'ripping off' Indigenous people

Exclusive: Ousted Aboriginal affairs minister says Northern Territory governments use money meant for people in the bush to prop up DarwinThe sacked Northern Territory Aboriginal affairs minister Ken
Northern Territory refusing one in four FOI requests – seven times Victoria's rate

Northern Territory refusing one in four FOI requests – seven times Victoria's rate

NT’s refusal rate above 20% for four years running, which experts attribute to deeper problemsThe Northern Territory government is refusing one in four freedom-of-information requests – a rate seven
Lawyers given just 36 hours to respond to Dutton's child sex offender register plan

Lawyers given just 36 hours to respond to Dutton's child sex offender register plan

Law Council president Arthur Moses says legal profession would be very troubled if proposal is rushed for political purposesThe government has allowed Australia’s peak legal body just 36 hours to
Australia heatwave: temperatures to soar in every state and territory

Australia heatwave: temperatures to soar in every state and territory

Much of Australia will bake this week with meteorologists forecasting the hot conditions will last for days in some partsEvery state and territory will bake through a heatwave on Monday with
'Catastrophic systemic failure' led to death of soldier in live-fire exercise

'Catastrophic systemic failure' led to death of soldier in live-fire exercise

Private Jason Challis was accidentally shot in the head in an urban warfare exercise in the Northern TerritoryThe death of an inexperienced 25-year-old soldier during a live-fire training exercise
Monika Billen: body of missing German tourist believed found in Australian outback

Monika Billen: body of missing German tourist believed found in Australian outback

Northern Territory police find body believed to be that of Billen during aerial searchesThe body of the missing German tourist Monika Billen is believed to have been found in the East MacDonnell
Australia’s road deaths at lowest level in four years

Australia’s road deaths at lowest level in four years

Road toll analysis shows 1,146 deaths in 2018, 78 fewer than in 2017Australia’s road toll has fallen to its lowest in four years, with 78 fewer deaths in 2018 than the previous year.There were 1,146
Great Australian heatwave takes a breather – only to return again soon

Great Australian heatwave takes a breather – only to return again soon

Late monsoon and lack of strong cold fronts cited as main reasons behind back-to-back spells of abnormally hot weatherThis week’s record-smashing heatwave is over for now in Australia’s south-east,
'Known hugger': Scott Buchholz told colleagues he may have misread the situation

'Known hugger': Scott Buchholz told colleagues he may have misread the situation

Sources say Queensland MP told them he hugged the RAAF officer who filed the complaintThe under-fire Liberal minister Scott Buchholz gave a female air force officer what he described to colleagues as
Nigel Scullion's intervention in Northern Land Council denounced as 'irresponsible'

Nigel Scullion's intervention in Northern Land Council denounced as 'irresponsible'

Indigenous affairs minister uses powers under the NT Lands Right Act to force the council to meet over an alleged conflict of interest In an unprecedented move, Nigel Scullion has used his powers
Class action win opens door for remote communities to sue NT for housing neglect

Class action win opens door for remote communities to sue NT for housing neglect

Santa Teresa residents – one of whom had blocked toilet and leaking shower for 269 days – awarded compensationDozens of Aboriginal communities could sue the Northern Territory government for millions
‘It looked prehistoric’: angler describes fish that resembled creature from Alien

‘It looked prehistoric’: angler describes fish that resembled creature from Alien

Rare mud-dwelling fish, with sharp teeth and no eyes, is believed to be a worm goby, but is not dangerousAn Australian fisherman, who captured a rare, unsettling fish that resembled a creature from
In Tiwi, the word for football is yiloga. There is no word for suicide

In Tiwi, the word for football is yiloga. There is no word for suicide

Local footy team the Bombers have played an extraordinary role in the tightknit community’s recovery from tragedy“COMPANY – US MOB – WHY?”The words are scrawled across the bottom of a whiteboard in
Hotel giant Accor to investigate allegations it racially segregated Aboriginal guests

Hotel giant Accor to investigate allegations it racially segregated Aboriginal guests

Australian government to investigate claims French-owned Ibis Styles in Alice Springs reserved poorest accommodation for Indigenous visitorsThe international hotel giant Accor has launched an
Hotel giant Accor appoints new manager in Alice Springs, amid racial segregation claims

Hotel giant Accor appoints new manager in Alice Springs, amid racial segregation claims

French company issues ‘formal communication’ to staff ‘reiterating our anti-discrimination expectations’ The international hotels giant Accor has appointed interim management to an Alice Springs hotel
Cyclone Trevor hits the Queensland coast with 200km/h winds

Cyclone Trevor hits the Queensland coast with 200km/h winds

Category three storm expected to strengthen as it heads towards the Northern TerritoryCyclone Trevor has slammed into the north Queensland coast with ferocious winds of more than 200km/h that are
Cyclone Trevor could reach category 4 as it crosses Northern Territory coast

Cyclone Trevor could reach category 4 as it crosses Northern Territory coast

The now category one storm is expected to intensify, bringing destructive winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm tideCyclone Trevor is heading for the Northern Territory, after leaving a trail of
NT to pass new youth justice laws that contradict Don Dale findings

NT to pass new youth justice laws that contradict Don Dale findings

Northern Territory laws to clarify how and when guards can use force, restraints and isolation on childrenThe Northern Territory is set to pass controversial youth justice laws that clarify how and
Twin cyclones force largest evacuation since Cyclone Tracey in 1974

Twin cyclones force largest evacuation since Cyclone Tracey in 1974

Air evacuations in Northern Territory have been suspended and remaining residents are advised to seek shelterTwin cyclones approaching Western Australia and the Northern Territory have forced the
Cyclone Trevor lashes Northern Territory coast with destructive winds

Cyclone Trevor lashes Northern Territory coast with destructive winds

Residents of Port Hedland and Karratha in Western Australia prepare for Cyclone Veronica, due to hit on Sunday morning Cyclone Trevor has struck the Northern Territory as a category four system,