Kate Wild

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A moment in the mirror: Politicians and bureaucrats at the NT royal commission

Former chief minister Adam Giles last week described to the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory …

Crime

NT deep sea port in environmentally significant area open for business despite no impact assessment

A $130 million deep sea port in an area listed as internationally significant for wildlife is already open for business, despite no formal …

Northern Territory

NT govt admits planning 'loophole' meant Port Melville was built without environmental impact statement

The Northern Territory Government says it did not have the power to stop a port development on Melville Island from going ahead on environmental …

Aboriginal Australians

Analysis: Were environmental laws breached in construction of Port Melville?

The Northern Territory's Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) says most of the information it has received from the developers of Port Melville …

Aboriginal Australians

Prisoner, 16, diagnosed with PTSD kept in detention for two years without therapy, magistrate says

A Darwin magistrate has criticised the Northern Territory's juvenile justice system for failing to provide therapeutic services to a 16-year-old boy …

Problem gambling up to 15 times higher among FIFO workers than general population, research shows

Problem gambling amongst fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers may be up to 15 times higher than in the general population.<p>Australian National University …

Aboriginal woman Lala Mardigan died because 'people who had the power didn't care', NT psychologist Ruth Rudge says

A 20-year-old Aboriginal woman would still be alive if "the people who had the power" cared enough, says a medical professional who tried in vain to …

Empathy

Teenage detainees hooded, gassed in Northern Territory adult prison

The NT Commissioner for Corrections has slammed a report into the tear gassing and hooding of teenagers in juvenile detention, saying the report is …

Crime

'Questionable' circumstances around $700k payout by Groote Eylandt's Aboriginal corporation

A "not-for-profit" Aboriginal organisation in the Northern Territory has made a $700,000 termination payment to a former general manager in …

Northern Territory

A matter of trust: What happened to $34 million from Aboriginal fund on Groote Eylandt?

It was millions of dollars in mining royalties that was meant to be spent for the benefit of the Groote Eylandt community.<p>Instead, tens of millions …

Corruption

Teen hooded and strapped to chair for two hours while in juvenile custody in Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Chief Minister has said he was unaware of a Guantanamo Bay style incident where a 17-year-old was strapped to a restraint …

NT prisons 'aren't necessarily pleasant places', Minister says, as human rights lawyer condemns hooding of 17yo detainee

An international human rights lawyer has described the restraint and hooding of a 17-year-old in the care of the NT Department of Correctional …

Crime

Port of Darwin: US ambassador John Berry weighs in on controversial lease to Chinese company

The United States ambassador to Australia says he will have "more to say" about the controversial decision to lease Darwin's commercial port to a …

Northern Territory

Port Melville controversy: Environment Department hits back at claims from Environment Centre NT

The Federal Environment Department has hit back at a Northern Territory green group, saying strict conditions placed on operators of a deep sea port …

Aboriginal Australians

Rosalie Lalara, ex-public officer of Australia's richest land trust, pleads guilty to $475k theft

The former public officer of Australia's oldest and richest Aboriginal land trust has pleaded guilty to stealing close to $500,000 from the …

Corruption

INPEX joint venture seeks to dump $30 million of federal environmental projects

The company behind a $34 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the Northern Territory is trying to renege on its agreement to complete $30 …

Northern Territory

INPEX: Legal, Aboriginal groups criticise joint venture's attempts to dump environmental projects

Legal and Aboriginal groups have lashed out at attempts by a $34 billion gas project in the Northern Territory to back out of environmental projects …

Northern Territory

Aboriginal health body calls for taskforce to tackle child sex abuse in NT

The safety and protection of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory has slipped from the public's consciousness since the Commonwealth's …

Crime

Maddy Downman inquest: DCF admits it failed in care of teenager who took her own life

There were failures in the care of 17-year-old Maddy Downman who took her own life two years ago while in the care of the Northern Territory …

Cable ties, restraint chairs to be used on children in custody if new NT laws pass

Cable ties and restraint chairs are set to be approved for use on children in custody as young as 10 if new laws pass the NT Parliament next …

Drumbeat: Drumming program helping Indigenous children overcome anger

It is physical, sometimes frantic and often loud — and it has emerged as one of the most promising suicide prevention programs for young Indigenous …

Ngalla Maya: A training program saving lives by helping Indigenous inmates into work

Mervyn Eades spent close to two decades in and out of prison.<p>"I grew up down in the bush with the old people. I was 10 years old when my dad died," …

Crime

Government refuses permission for LNG project to renege on NT environmental protections

The Federal Government has refused a request from an LNG project to dump $30 million worth of a $91 million environmental program that the company …

Northern Territory

Remote work for dole branded a failure after figures show thousands of suspended payments

The Federal Government's work for the dole program in remote Australia has failed after just 12 months and is increasing financial hardship for …

Australia

Nigel Scullion rejects claim he doesn't understand remote work for the dole program

A job provider running work-for-the-dole programs in the Northern Territory says the minister in charge of the policy for remote Australia does not …

Department confirms work for the dole penalties are permanent, contradicting Indigenous Affairs minister

The Indigenous Affairs Minister has backed away from his claim that financial penalties applied under the Federal Government's remote work for the …

Australia

'Shocking images' reveal death of 10,000 hectares of mangroves across Northern Australia

Close to 10,000 hectares of mangroves have died across a stretch of coastline reaching from Queensland to the Northern Territory.<p>International …

Indigenous rangers on the frontline of coral bleaching in remote Australia

In April this year Indigenous rangers from the Crocodile Islands received an alarming photograph of a coral reef off the coast of Arnhem Land.<p>Leonard …

Australia

NT prison authorities knew about shocking hood vision last year and defended it

The head of the juvenile prison system in the Northern Territory vigorously defended the use of a restraint chair on teenager Dylan Voller as long …

Crime

Four Corners: Juvenile detainee Dylan Voller asks NT Chief Minister Adam Giles for personal apology

Dylan Voller, who was subjected to abuse in Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, has asked the NT Chief Minister and former Corrections Minister to …

Australia