Northern Territory

Northern Territory celebrates first same-sex wedding

"We've been walking around Darwin holding hands and hugging, and no-one has said anything negative"The post Northern Territory celebrates first …

Sexuality

Can you ride on the footpath? It depends where you live

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>It's a law that sets two of Australia's states apart …

Cycling

Federal government flags changes for all Australian juvenile jails

Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion announced the Commonwealth government would release a "fully funded" response to the final report …

Indigenous Australians

Boy escapes from Darwin's Don Dale half an hour after arriving at detention centre

Police unable to find juvenile detainee who was injured after he exited through an emergency door and climbed through four coils of razor wire<p>A juvenile detainee escaped from Darwin’s Don Dale detention centre on Wednesday night by exiting through an emergency door and climbing over the fence, …

Refugees

Minister Scullion: Jobs being created across the Northern Territory under the ABA

• 40 new jobs are being created under the most recent Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) round with ten projects being supported.<br>• The next round for …

Indigenous Australians

NT Royal Commission

The photo of a child strapped to a chair, his face covered by a spit hood became emblematic of the harsh and inhumane treatment of juveniles inside …

Indigenous Australians

Study seen needed before lifting fracking ban in remote Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gas extraction via fracking could only resume in Australia's Northern Territory district after a study on the controversial practice is completed in two to three years, according to the recommendations of an independent group released on Tuesday.<p>The Australian government sees …

Environment

Northern Territory land-clearing approvals increase nearly tenfold

Exclusive: environmental groups call on government to freeze land-clearing permits and enforce stricter controls<p>Australia’s deforestation and land-clearing crisis is spreading from the east coast to the Northern Territory, where land targeted for clearing has increased nearly tenfold in just a few …

Environment

New report shows life expectancy differences

A new report out on Thursday shows the average Australian can expect to live to the age of 82.<p>The Australian Health and Welfare Institute's research …

Australia

Australian state legalises assisted dying in national first

<b>The Australian state of Victoria has become the nation's first to legalise assisted dying.</b><p>The landmark legislation was approved after more than 100 hours of gruelling debate - including two all-night sittings.<p>The law means terminally ill patients in Australia's second-most populous state will have …

Australian News

Northern Territory pushing for renewable energy target of 50 per cent by 2030: Chief Minister

The Northern Territory's energy market will undergo a massive transformation as the Gunner Government tries to reach a 50 per cent renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

Major NBN outage hits Optus internet users

An internet outage on the National Broadband Network has hit Optus customers across the country.<p>Optus reported NBN outages in Victoria, South …

Internet

NBN outage hits Optus internet users

Customers in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, Fairfax reports.<p>Optus blamed the outage on a …

South Australia

Assisted dying could be legalised in NT by 2018 under Greens' plan

A new push for assisted dying could see the practice legalised in the Northern Territory as early as next year.<p>That is - if the Greens get their …

Richard Di Natale

Prime Minister Turnbull: Final Report of Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

<b>Joint media release<br>The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister<br>Senator the Hon. George Brandis, Attorney-General<br>Senator the Hon. Nigel Scullion,</b> …

Malcolm Turnbull

NACCHO @AMSANTaus @CAACongress respond #NTRC #DonDale Royal Commission demands sweeping change – But how can we make it happen?

‘ <i>This Commission has been a landmark opportunity to expose the brutal and inhumane treatment of children in youth detention centres in the Northern</i> …

Indigenous Australians

The humble breakfast fruit saved by Queensland scientists

The disease, which can lie dormant in the soil for decades, was first identified in Australia on a Northern Territory plantation in 1997 and was …

Brisbane

NACCHO Press Release : Aboriginal Health and #NTRC Download : The NT Govt. must work with #ACCHO’s in true partnership on Royal Commission recommendations

<i>“</i><i>The extent of this over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people compared with all other children and young people compels a special</i> …

Indigenous Australians

Report

The Report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory was tabled in …

Indigenous Australians

NT youth justice overhaul would be cheaper in the long-run, commissioners say

The Northern Territory Government would save hundreds of millions of dollars by implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Youth …

Australian News

Evaluation of anaemia management in three remote Aboriginal communities in Katherine East region, Northern Territory

The project evaluates an anaemia prevention program in East Katherine Community A and anaemia best practice guideline fidelity in Communities A, B …

Indigenous Australians

NACCHO Aboriginal Children’s Health :Boosting early learning for Indigenous children

<i>“There’s no doubt there’s a high level of adversity in remote communities,”</i><p><i>There are multiple risk factors for children, including parental</i> …

Indigenous Australians

SSM: The NT celebrates result despite having lowest survey turnout rate in Australia

There were tears, cheers, and celebrations in Darwin as supporters of the Yes campaign learnt the result they had been hoping for.<p>The Northern …

Same-sex Marriage

NT PTSD sufferers with 'nowhere to go' could benefit from new clinic plans

Returned soldiers and emergency services workers with mental illness may be able to access to treatment without having to travelling interstate, as …

Vietnam Veterans

Juvenile justice findings to be released

The Northern Territory government will establish a new body to oversee its implementation of the juvenile justice and child protection royal …

Australia

More than 20,000 hectares of land to be cleared in largest single permit issued for Northern Territory - ABC Rural - ABC News

The decision to grant a permit for a Top End cattle station to clear 20,432 hectares of land has been heavily criticised by an environmental lobby …

Environment

PFAS: NT Government has failed to provide advice to Katherine doctors on health risks, GP says

The Northern Territory Government has been "extremely slack" in terms of advising Katherine's medical staff about the health risks posed by the PFAS …

Australia

Aus Music Month: The challenge of making music in remote Northern Territory communities

It was no secret that Indigenous band Lonely Boys were playing on borrowed instruments when they supported Queens of the Stone Age earlier this …

Indigenous Australians

Vietnamese farmers flourish in the Northern Territory to become Top End's top growers

Michael Quatch arrived in Australia as a refugee of the Vietnam War. Now he is one of the most successful growers in the Northern Territory.<p>During …

Australia

Youth drowning deaths rise 32 per cent

The Northern Territory remains the drowning capital of Australia, and has retained the unwelcome title for at least a decade.<p>The NT recorded the …