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NT Wave Hill walk-off stockman dies

One of the last surviving Aboriginal stockmen to take strike action at Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory over unpaid wages has died aged 85. August 27, 2021 One of the last surviving Aboriginal stockmen to take part in strike action at Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory over unpaid wages has died. […]

No all-male boards at top 200 companies

For the first time in history, there are no all-male boards at Australia’s top 200 companies, with 30 ASX-listed firms diversifying since 2015. August 26, 2021 There are no all-male boards in Australia’s top 200 companies for the first time since the Australian Securities Exchange was formed in 1987. Almost 30 ASX company boards have […]

NT COVID-19 health restrictions lifted

Health restrictions in Greater Darwin and Katherine have been lifted after no further COVID-19 cases linked to an infected US defence contractor were detected. August 26, 2021 Northern Territory COVID-19 health restrictions in Greater Darwin and Katherine have been lifted as planned. Gyms and markets are now able to reopen and face masks will no longer […]

Everyday quantum computing a step closer

Australian scientists have pushed the world’s first room-temperature quantum computer another step closer to commercial production. August 26, 2021 The world’s first room-temperature quantum computer is another step closer to commercial production after an Australian startup netted millions of dollars in seed funding. There are hopes the startup could become a billion-dollar company within five […]

Teen forced to work after serious burns

A Northern Territory cattle musterer bullied and forced a young ringer from NSW to work after the teen suffered serious burns to seven per cent of his body. August 26, 2021 A cattle musterer who forced a young ringer to work after he suffered serious burns requiring surgery has been ordered to pay the teenager […]

Search for missing NT fisherman called off

The search for a fisherman missing in croc-infested waters about 400 kilometres from Darwin has been called off, with police saying he’s dead. August 25, 2021 The search for a man missing in croc-infected waters off the Northern Territory coast has been called off after police found DNA evidence. Police say the 28-year-old is dead after […]

Top End space race satellite dish saved

The Northern Territory government has heritage-listed a 1960s satellite dish that helped track rockets fired from Woomera over Arnhem Land. August 25, 2021 A remote Northern Territory satellite dish that helped track rockets fired from Woomera during the space race has been heritage-listed. The parabolic dish antenna was one of five installed in the 1960s at […]

NT COVID vax rates prompt call for action

The Northern Territory’s chief minister has expressed concern about the Top End’s COVID-19 vaccination rate as he implored people to roll up their sleeves. August 23, 2021 Chief Minister Michael Gunner has expressed concern about the Northern Territory’s COVID-19 vaccination rates amid the ongoing NSW outbreak. About 60 per cent of eligible Territorians have had their first […]

Murder-accused cop’s trial postponed

The trial of a NT police officer for the murder of an Indigenous teenager has been postponed an hour before it was to start, following a High Court stay order. August 23, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering an Aboriginal teenager during an outback arrest could wait until December for his trial to […]

Trial delay for murder-accused cop

The trial of a NT police officer for the murder of an Indigenous teenager has been postponed an hour before it was to start, following a High Court stay order. August 23, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering an Aboriginal teenager during an outback arrest has arrived at court in Darwin, but his […]

Murder-accused cop’s trial delayed again

The trial of a NT police officer for the murder of an Indigenous teenager will be postponed an hour before it was to start, following a High Court stay order. August 23, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman’s long-awaited trial for allegedly murdering an Aboriginal teenager during an outback arrest is to be postponed for a […]

Bid to delay NT cop’s murder trial due

A Northern Territory policeman is set to find out if his trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man will be delayed for an appeal hearing. August 23, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering an Aboriginal teenager during an outback arrest is set to find out if his long-awaited trial will go ahead. Constable […]

Final bid to delay NT cop’s murder trial

A Northern Territory policeman’s long-awaited trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man during an outback arrest could be delayed for an appeal hearing. August 23, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering an Aboriginal teenager during an outback arrest will have to wait until an hour before his trial to learn if it will […]

NT cop’s murder trial start in jeopardy

A Northern Territory policeman’s long-awaited trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man during an outback arrest could be in jeopardy of a further delay. August 20, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman accused of murdering an Indigenous man during an outback arrest will have to wait until 60 minutes before his trial to learn if it […]

NT COVID lockdown ends in Katherine

The lockdown in Katherine will end at midday on Friday as planned after no new COVID-19 cases were detected. August 20, 2021 The lockdown in a Northern Territory town will end as planned after no new COVID-19 cases linked an infected US defence contractor were found. Katherine was locked down for three days at midday […]

NT town waits for COVID lockdown to lift

Residents in Katherine are expected to find out if a lockdown triggered by an infected US defence contractor will end at midday on Friday as planned. August 20, 2021 Residents of Katherine in the Northern Territory are expected to learn if a COVID-19 lockdown triggered by an infected US defence contractor will end in time […]

NT MP quits, triggering Daly by-election

The Northern Territory is set for a by-election in the seat of Daly after first-term opposition MP Ian Sloan quit politics due to health concerns. August 19, 2021 The Northern Territory is set for a by-election after a first-term opposition MP announced he is quitting politics due to health issues. Country Liberal Party MP for […]

NT cop’s murder trial faces appeal delay

The trial of a Northern Territory police officer accused of murdering an Indigenous man during an arrest is scheduled to go ahead on Monday but may be delayed. August 19, 2021 Whether a Northern Territory policeman’s trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man during an outback arrest will be further delayed remains up in the […]

Darwin lockdown ends, no COVID-19 cases

A lockdown in Greater Darwin has ended, but Katherine will remain under wraps for another day as the Northern Territory records no new COVID-19 cases. August 19, 2021 The Northern Territory’s lockdown in Greater Darwin has ended as planned after no new COVID-19 cases linked to a US defence contractor were found. However, the town of Katherine […]

NT to learn if COVID-19 lockdown will end

Greater Darwin and Katherine are expected to find out if a COVID-19 lockdown triggered by an infected US defence contractor will end at midday on Thursday. August 19, 2021 The Northern Territory is expected to find out if a COVID-19 lockdown triggered by an infected US defence contractor will end as planned. Greater Darwin and […]

NT chief frustrated over infected US man

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner wants to know the vaccination status of a COVID-19 infected US defence contractor who triggered a lockdown. August 18, 2021 Northern Territory Chief Minister is frustrated a COVID-19 infected US defence contractor refuses to say if he’s vaccinated after triggering a Top End lockdown. There’s speculation the man’s reluctance could […]

NT lockdown likely to end after three days

The Northern Territory’s chief minister says he’s confident but not certain the lockdown in Greater Darwin and Katherine will end on Thursday. August 18, 2021 The Northern Territory’s COVID-19 lockdown is likely to end as planned with no new cases linked to an infected US defence contractor who travelled from NSW to the Top End. Chief […]

No new COVID-19 cases in Top End

No new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the Northern Territory after an infected defence contractor travelled from a Sydney quarantine hotel to Darwin. August 18, 2021 The Northern Territory has reported no new COVID-19 cases after an infected US man travelled from Sydney to the Top End. The defence contractor spent three days in […]

NT cop’s murder trial faces further delay

The trial of a Northern Territory police officer accused of murdering an Indigenous man during an arrest could be further delayed. August 18, 2021 A Northern Territory policeman’s postponed trial for allegedly murdering an Indigenous man during an outback arrest could be further delayed. Constable Zachary Rolfe, 29, is accused of murdering Kumanjayi Walker, 19, […]

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