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Archive for July, 2021
Murder-accused cop to stand trial in weeks

The trial of a Northern Territory police officer accused of murdering an Indigenous man, which was postponed due to COVID-19, has been relisted for August 18. July 30, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering a young Indigenous man during an outback arrest gone wrong will face trial within weeks. Constable Zachary Rolfe, 29, […]

Legal action over federal gas grant in NT

A Northern Territory environmental group has launched legal action challenging the federal government’s use of taxpayer money for gas exploration. July 30, 2021 Environmentalists have launched legal action challenging the federal government’s use of taxpayer money to search for gas in the¬†Northern Territory. Environment Centre NT is challenging the lawfulness of the federal government’s $21 […]

Commonwealth and NT to battle over Kakadu

Parks Australia is set to fight the Northern Territory in court over allegations it illegally disturbed an Aboriginal sacred site in Kakadu. July 30, 2021 The federal government is set to fight the Northern Territory over claims it illegally disturbed an Aboriginal sacred site in Kakadu National Park. Parks Australia is accused of building a […]

Murder-accused NT cop may walk free

A Northern Territory policeman could face trial for murdering an Aboriginal man during an outback arrest but not be punished due to a legal immunity clause. July 28, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering a young Indigenous man during an outback arrest gone wrong may be prosecuted but never punished. Constable Zachary Rolfe, […]

NT court to consider police immunity law

The Northern Territory Supreme Court is set to consider four questions of law relating to the trial of a policeman accused of murdering an Indigenous man. July 27, 2021 The Northern Territory’s top court will consider whether police officers are immune from criminal prosecution if performing their lawful duty. The scrutiny relates to the long-awaited […]

NT chief minister questions Pfizer rollout

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has questioned the federal government’s allocation of 50,000 extra COVID-19 vaccine doses to NSW. July 26, 2021 Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has raised concerns the Commonwealth may be sending Pfizer vaccines promised to other jurisdictions to NSW. The Labour leader said he hoped the announcement that 50,000 […]

NT women silent on workplace harassment

Fear of negative consequences and the Northern Territory’s small employment market is causing some women to remain silent about workplace sexual harassment. July 26, 2021 The Northern Territory’s small employment market and fear of being branded a troublemaker is causing some women to remain silent about workplace sexual harassment. There’s no data collected about sexual […]

NT starts home quarantine for residents

A Northern Territory decision to allow residents returning from interstate to isolate at home will reduce numbers in the Alice Springs quarantine facility. July 26, 2021 Northern Territory residents returning home from interstate COVID-19 hotspots will now be allowed to quarantine at home. The measure will help reduce the number of people staying at the […]

NT set to double nation’s prawn production

Work has begun on one of the world’s biggest prawn farms at an outback Northern Territory cattle station, which is set to double Australia’s production. July 26, 2021 Construction work has started on one of the world’s biggest prawn farms at an outback Northern Territory cattle station. The project is set to become the biggest […]

Missing Vic quarantine dodgers found in NT

Two Victorian tourists who failed to show up for COVID-19 quarantine after travelling to the Northern Territory have been found at a remote campsite. July 24, 2021 Two Victorian travellers missing in central Australia for four days have been placed into COVID-19 quarantine after they were found at a remote campsite. Yasemin Aslaner, 49, and […]

Clever crows craft tools from plants

An Australian scientist has helped solve the puzzle of how a crafty population of Pacific island crows is making tools from plants. July 24, 2021 A clever piece of detective work has helped solve the mystery of how a crafty population of Pacific island crows is making tools. New Caledonian crows are well known for […]

Angry NT Chief blasts quarantine dodgers

The Northern Territory Chief Minister has slammed a group of Victorians for allegedly lying on border entry forms so they could attend a wedding. July 24, 2021 Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has blasted a group of Victorian travellers for allegedly lying on their border entry forms so they could attend a wedding. The […]

Elderly NT man in scooter robbed of beer

A Northern Territory woman who allegedly shoved an elderly man out of his mobility scooter and stole his carton of beer has been charged. July 23, 2021 A Northern Territory woman has allegedly shoved an elderly man out of his mobility scooter and stolen his carton of beer. Police say the 75-year-old man was on […]

Murder-accused cop’s trial postponed

A trial of a Northern Territory police officer accused of murdering an Indigenous man has been postponed due to Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak. July 22, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman’s long-awaited trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man during an outback arrest has been postponed due to COVID-19. Constable Zachary Rolfe, 29, is accused of murdering […]

NT Woolies locks up aerosol deodorants

Supermarket giant Woolworths is locking away all aerosol deodorants in the Northern Territory to help reduce inhalant theft and abuse among young people. July 22, 2021 Woolworths is locking up aerosol deodorant products in its Northern Territory stores in a bid to help reduce theft and inhalant abuse. The supermarket giant is trialling secure cabinets […]

Murder-accused cop’s trial to be delayed

A trial of a Northern Territory police officer accused of murdering an Indigenous man is expected to be delayed due to Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak. July 22, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman’s long-awaited trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man during an outback arrest is set to be rescheduled due to COVID-19. Constable Zachary Rolfe, 29, […]

NT an exploration hotspot after gold found

Australia’s next gold rush could happen in the Northern Territory outback following the discovery of high-grade deposits near Tennant Creek. July 21, 2021 The Northern Territory could become home to Australia’s next gold rush with high-grade deposits discovered during recent exploration. Resource companies have reported promising finds in the Barkly region while searching for gold […]

Got your ‘Reg Grundies’ in a knot?

The wordsmiths at the Australian National Dictionary Centre are looking for new contributions from people who use rhyming slang. July 21, 2021 Having a ‘Barry Crocker’ of a day? About ‘to do the Harold Holt’ because you’ve got your ‘Reg Grundies’ in a knot? If you know what those phrases mean the¬†wordsmiths at the Australian […]

US military sends COVID-19 vaccines to Top End

The US Marine Corps has flown in its own COVID-19 vaccine supply to inoculate about 2200 servicemen and women based in Darwin. July 20, 2021 The US military has flown its own COVID-19 vaccine supply into the Northern Territory to inoculate Marines based in Darwin. About 2200 servicemen and women are in the Top End […]

Decision on NT cop’s trial two days away

A Northern Territory police officer accused of murdering an Indigenous man will have to wait until Thursday to learn if his trial will be delayed due to COVID. July 20, 2021 A decision is expected on Thursday on whether a Northern Territory policeman’s trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man will be rescheduled due to […]

US military flies COVID-19 vaccine to NT

The US Marine Corps has flown in its own COVID-19 vaccine supply to inoculate the 2200 servicemen and women based in Darwin. July 20, 2021 The US military has flown its own COVID-19 vaccine supply into the Northern Territory to inoculate the Marine Rotational Force based in Darwin. About 2200 servicemen and women in the […]

COVID may delay murder-accused cop’s trial

The trial for a Northern Territory police constable accused of murdering an Indigenous man could be delayed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. July 19, 2021 The long-awaited trial of a Northern Territory policeman, who allegedly murdered an Indigenous man during an outback arrest, could be delayed due to COVID-19. Zachary Rolfe, 29, is accused of […]

NT urged to take action over smoking rates

The Australian Medical Association’s Northern Territory branch has urged Chief Minister Michael Gunner to take action to address Indigenous smoking rates. July 19, 2021 The Australian Medical Association has urged the Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner to take action to address Indigenous smoking rates. Smoking causes about 50 per cent of deaths in the […]

Indigenous know-how helps defend Australia

As Australia withdraws from Afghanistan, the Army’s attention has turned to the growing instability in the Indo-Pacific and defending the country’s north. July 18, 2021 As Australia ends its longest war in Afghanistan, the army’s attention has turned to home amid growing instability in the Indo-Pacific. The re-focus comes with an increasingly assertive China advancing […]

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